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Cardwen Farmhouse

(Ref. 999357)

Pelynt near Looe, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous property and a great host who was on hand for any questions we had."

    We will definitely be back -thank you

    Thank you so much Teresa, we enjoyed having you stay here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages and look forward to welcoming you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Nov 2023

  • "Photos really don't do the farm or house justice!"

    A beautiful old farm house, with plenty of character, and a modern well-equipped kitchen; beautiful family bathroom, and ensuites. The Owl TV in the living room was a great addition, and we often had it on while milling around the house, cooking and staying warm by the fire. The perfect place for a winter retreat, with gorgeous grounds to walk in, and big enough that you never feel like you're stepping on anyone's feet. Hosts were fantastic, showing us around the house when we arrived, and always on-site if we needed anything from them. We will definitely be back!

    Olly it was lovely to meet you all and a pleasure having you all to stay. Thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olly5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, clean farmhouse, lovely location, friendly hosts, ample parking."

    We had a fantastic stay during the October school holidays and enjoyed days out in north and south Cornwall.

    Lin Thank you so much for leaving us lovely feedback, it really warms our hearts to know the hard work pays off. I will also pass on your comments to our hard working Housekeeping team who take real pride in ensuring the cottages are left sparkling! From everyone at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Oct 2023

  • "The farmhouse was beautiful and very homely."

    Five star! Fabulous!

    Thank you so much Sally!! Couldn't ask for more than a five star review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have enjoyed a super stay here - a lovely cottage which is well equipped, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean & in a great location."

    The owners could not have been more accommodating - around to sort out any queries/problems but always respecting guests' privacy. Hope to return ourselves to explore more of this part of Cornwall & would definitely recommend Cardwen Farmhouse. Thank you so much to Siobhan & family.

    Nigel thank you o much for leaving us such lovely feedback, I and the whole team working hard behind the scenes really appreciate you taking the time! We hope to see you again at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything about Cardwen Farmhouse was amazing, the location was perfect with so many options close by and the Farmhouse had everything we need as well as being spotlessly clean!"

    We will be back.

    Thanks for leaving us such lovely comments Ben, everyone here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages really appreciates it. I will pass on your comments to our hardworking housekeeping team who will be thrilled to know all their effort is appreciated. We hope to welcome you all back soon! Siobhan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0May 2023

  • "Everything was great and elegantly presented."

    We are not too keen on power showers, but other then that it is a very comfortable accommodation.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed the Farmhouse here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages. We go to great lengths to ensure that your stay is stylish and comfortable. We are, as I write this, undertaking a series of bathroom renovations including the upgrading of the showers. We are proud of our 5.0 star rating and will always work as hard as we can to maintain it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michel4.7Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely delighted with Cardwen Farmhouse."

    It was just perfect for our first ever Christmas away. It had everything we needed to make our stay how from home. Siobhan made us feel welcome and answered any questions I had prior to our stay. The best thing of all… mobile phone signal! Would definitely recommend this place if you want total R&R

    It was lovely to welcome you all to Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages! The Farmhouse is particular is fantastic for multi generational large family gatherings. As always, I am happy to help with questions. Certainly pleased you enjoyed disconnecting from your phones. Many networks do receive signal, and for those who wish to - guests are able to use the free wifi network to enable wifi calling if their network is not available. I hope we see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by victoria5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Farmhouse was ready early and our host rang to let us know which was fantastic and meant we could settle in earlier than planned after our journey from cheshire, the host met us to explain a few things and then left us but was on hand if we needed anything."

    We had 6 of us plus the dog in the house and there was plenty of room for everyone and all needs were catered for, it definitely made our stay more enjoyable, we come cornwall every year to see family and this was the best place we have stayed, will defintely be coming back.

    What lovely feedback. Thank you Samantha. It was a pleasure to have you here and we look forward to welcoming you back here to Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages. We always call all our guests as soon as the cottages are ready as we know after a long journey you just want to arrive, turn the key, and have a cup of tea along with the complimentary cream tea we leave for all our visitors! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have been to Cornwall over the years and this cottage is the best we have ever stayed in, you can't fault it, the location is the best, the cottage is perffect roomy and spotless the grounds are spotless and clean."

    No need to contact the owners over anything will go again

    Thank you! We enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again. I will pass on your comments to our hardworking housekeepers who pride themselves in presenting the Farmhouse beautifully clean. See you again here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely family holiday at Cardwen farmhouse."

    The farmhouse and surrounding area was outstanding! Beautiful countryside and very peaceful. Siobhan was really friendly, and popped over when we arrived to welcome us. We especially loved following the activities on the owl cam! My son spent several evenings sitting outside ( very quietly!) around dusk, to wait for the male to swoop out of the nesting box, and off into the night. We were hoping to see the eggs hatch out during our stay. All in all it was a lovely holiday, in a beautiful part of Cornwall. We thoroughly recommend Cardwen holiday cottages!

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages. The resident Barn Owls have been incredibly popular with visitors, it has been a real privilege for us too to be able to see them through the Owl Cam. The eggs are now hatching so the male owl is even busier feeding more mouths! We hope to see you again in what we agree is certainly a beautiful area of Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2022

  • "A little picky of me but a well lit area for make up application would be a ..."

    A little picky of me but a well lit area for make up application would be a fantastic addition as well as a hanging rail in the detonation over the lobby Overall a fantastic stay helpful owners convenient well facilitated and spotlessly clean Thank you Siobhan

    Thank you for your comments, when you were here you mentioned the above, so we have already ordered a stylish hanging rail for the bedroom and are looking at fitting a backlit mirror in the ensuite bathroom. I will pass on your comments to our hard working housekeeping team who maintain high standards every week! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Mar 2022

  • "The property is fantastic."

    Everything is provided, to help make it as comfortable and relaxing as possible. We had a very enjoyable week visiting Looe, Polperro and the surrounding area.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback, we really appreciate it. Three years after moving here we are also still discovering wonderful things to do in this fabulous part of Cornwall. We hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay over Christmas,we were three families with young children and everything was perfect !"

    What perfect feedback! The big lovely Farmhouse is just made for big family get togethers, it makes us smile to know happy memories are being made here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages! We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Dec 2021

  • "Perfect break for us."

    Idyllic cottage, very comfortable upstairs & down. Brilliantly equipped kitchen, Log fire which I was proud to of mastered on our last night!! For those who WiFi is important - no problem here at all. Recommended to anyone unless wanted the same week we will want to return.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such great feedback. We get lots of comments on our well stocked kitchen, its always nice to have a full dishwasher but still cups for that next cup of tea! We have even had a professional chef stay with us who was happy. High praise indeed haha. Always happy to come in and help anyone with some log fire instructions where needed. We live on site and are happy to help. Our Wifi is super fast and available throughout all of our properties here are Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages. We hope to see you again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely."

    Home from home. Hosts were fabulous we would definitely love to stay again. Great location. Beautiful property.

    Well thank you very much indeed! We hope to see you again here at Cardwen Farm Holiday Cottages! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing stay at Cardwen!"

    Loved the Farmhouse and was a perfect base for a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "If you are thinking of taking a holiday at Cardwen Farmhouse you will be pleased you did."

    It is set in a fabulous location and is beautifully appointed and clean. It has so much character and is very cosy. The owners could t do enough for us. I would highly recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area."

    Very well equipped and very homely. The owner is on site and very friendly, approachable and helpful.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Photos are a little deceiving as the property is not as private as you are led to believe due to the proximity (5-10 mtrs) of various other holiday lets."

    Owners extremely helpful.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that the owners made you feel welcome. The description of Cardwen Farm does explain that this is a 'group of holiday cottages' and you can see the proximity to the next building in photo 25. Our reservations team are always happy to check any queries you might have about a property prior to booking and will be pleased to assist next time you are planning a break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bowen4.7Aug 2021

  • "Well we’re to start x, What an absolutely beautiful cottage and grounds."

    It’s like home from home,full of character and charm with a personal eye for detail,from well equipped kitchen to really comfortable beds. The location was tranquil and with easy access to the coastal towns, The owners were so down to earth and a pleasure to have a good old chin wag with.would definitely recommend and definitely be returning. Credit to the owners a little piece of heaven. Regards the Cooke family July 24-7th aug 2021

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is very comfortable, very authentic and super hosts!"

    The occasional hen and dog wandering in to the cottage just added to the experience. Although it is a group of holiday cottages, each had a private outdoor area but as part of a shared large garden area. The cottage is a 10 minute walk from the village so conveniently rural!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stunning farmhouse and gardens,lovely friendly people exellent location,already booked to go back next year"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Hosts were very welcoming."

    Scones, jam and cream on arrival and fresh flowers. The gardens were beautiful and the farmhouse plenty of room and character just what we wanted. We walked into Polperro and one day managed the coastal walk to Looe.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0May 2021

  • "Siobhan helpful and efficient with any problems that arose."

    Excellent farmhouse accommodation and lots of garden space

    Reviewed by Joan E5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, wished we could have stayed longer."

    The farmhouse was well equipped and comfortable, really felt like a home away from home. The hosts were excellent and on hand if needed, we enjoyed our visits from Archie the dog! Great location for visiting Looe and the surrounding Cornwall countryside and attractions. Would love to book again soon.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2020

  • "We’ve had a Brilliant week staying at Cardwen, the house is beautiful, well equipped, super comfy beds and beautiful views."

    It feels very private and idyllic surrounded by the beautiful landscapes gardens. It’s wonderfully placed for visiting Polperro or Looe which both became firm favourites. Cardwen has everything you need for a week away and we felt really safe even with all the current COVID restrictions. I wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Thank you for a wonderful week away

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great property."

    good location. very friendly owners and dog. great holiday with friends with some lovely memories made.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2020

  • "What an amazing place to stay absolutely breath taking we definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely farmhouse set in beautiful grounds."

    Plenty of space for families.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cardwen farmhouse is a fabulous place to stay, it is spacious with two sitting rooms a huge kitchen diner with enough seating for all to comfortably sit around the table to eat or socialise."

    The grounds are gorgeous with lots of areas to explore with a stream and pond and even an orchard. Its close enough to the village to stroll to the shop or pub and the beautiful cornish countryside just beckons while being close enough to coast too. Plenty of space for parking is great as we came in 3 separate vehicles, us being 9 and a dog. Can't recommend it highly enough. 10/10

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful house with a very helpful and friendly host."

    Close to wonderful beaches and cliff walks in a lovely area of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very professional brilliant owner beautiful farm house"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was just as the pictures described."

    It was so well equipped, you didn’t want for anything. The owners, although they live on site are very helpful if needed but will not bother you otherwise. They are very dog friendly. Great location. We went to the Jubilee Pub a couple of times in the village which you can walk to. Very nice but suggest you book a table for dinner. Highly recommended this cottage

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, everything was described accurately."

    It was large, comfortable, plenty of storage space. Easy to get taxi’s into Looe and Polperro. The owners made sure that we had everything we needed, left a welcome gift and were so friendly, both when we arrived and when we left.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2019

  • "The farmhouse is amazing."

    Beautifully clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The grounds are stunning and make for a fantastically peaceful holiday. We had to miss the first day due to other commitments and called Sykes to tell them. However they failed to let the owners know which was disappointing. The owners were really lovely people though and it wasn't an issue. I'll always book direct in future.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2019

  • "Friendly but not intrusive owners."

    Excellent property, well appointed. Very dog friendly, even he had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2019

  • "The owner, Clive and his wife, were most welcoming and could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable."

    Fresh eggs were available and the house was as good as on the web site. The location could not be better to explore Cornwall. We can highly recommend this large farm cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x double with en-suite shower room, with shower, basin and WC, and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with a bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating, open fire, woodburning stove
  • Range electric oven and induction hob, microwave, nespresso coffee maker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 x TV One Smart with Sky Q, and a Sky Q mini box, iPod dock, a selection of books and games and Super-fast WiFi
  • A tumble dryer is available which serves the 5 barns charged at £5 per load
  • Logs are provided on arrival and additional logs can be purchased at £5 per load
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and Highchair (available on request)
  • Communal landscaped gardens with gas BBQ
  • Disposable BBQ's can also be purchased for guests going to the beach
  • Two well behaved pets welcome (XL Bully breeds cannot be accommodated)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 12 mins walk and pub 1 mile
  • Bike storage (available on request)
  • Note: Care must be taken with children in the grounds as there are open ponds

The property

Cardwen Farmhouse is a lovely rustic cottage is located in Looe, Cornwall.

The property dates back to the 17th century and boasts incredible stone walls and slate flooring.

Downstairs has an open-plan kitchen and dining area, with seating for up to 10 people.

The kitchen has a lovely set of pristine white units and sleek black worktops, which is sure to inspire some home cooking.

With two sittings rooms and a snug area, you will not be short of places to sit and relax after a long day out strolling the beautiful countryside.

The property has four bedrooms; one king-size bedroom, with an en-suite shower room, and three doubles, one with an en-suite shower room.

There is a separate bathroom with many modern fixtures and fittings.

Set in the grounds of a private estate, with stunning landscaped gardens surrounding, Cardwen Farmhouse is the ultimate holiday home for family reunions and get-togethers.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 999355, 999356, 1072735 and 987239 together they can sleep twenty-four people.

Cardwen Farm

Set in the grounds of Cardwen Farm, in Pelynt near Looe, Cornwall, this group of cottages have undergone an extensive renovation and now provide high-quality, contemporary accommodation. Internally, the huge vaulted ceilings create spacious rooms, while the heating system ensures that your stay is as warm and comfortable as possible. The main living areas are open-plan and refreshing, providing comfortable sitting areas, social dining spaces and well-equipped kitchens hosting a range of high-quality amenities to set you up perfectly for your break. All are beautifully decorated throughout, featuring exposed beams, giving the properties a wealth of character. With a total of 12 bedrooms, these cottages are ideal for couples or families to enjoy and the sleek bathrooms provide peaceful spaces to top off the superb interior wonderfully. All cottages have access to the shared landscaped gardens, with extensive lawned areas and ample seating. Enjoy your morning coffee or your evening glass of wine outside, with your peaceful, rural location making it extra special. The cottages are within 3 miles of the coast for those that are looking for a beach holiday, why not visit the beautiful towns of Lansallos and Polruan. Local attractions include the Looe to Polperro walk, a coastal walk along the South West Coast Path. With magnificent sights, such as the 6th century monastery. There are rockpools and surrounding beaches with remnants of shipwrecks, tales of smugglers and the picturesque fishing village of Polperro.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Polperro 5 miles.

Looe is Cornwall’s second largest fishing port and hence there is always a lively maritime bustle around the quay area of East Looe, which is connected to the quieter West Looe by a seven arched 19th century bridge over the River Looe. You can also catch the river taxi between East and West Looe. East Looe has narrow cobbled streets, twisting alleyways and plenty of tourist shops, whilst West Looe has a lovely outlook across the harbour. Looe’s viewpoint, Banjo Pier, can be reached from the quay and is a great spot to watch the returning fishing trawlers and look across the bay to Looe Island, which can be walked to occasionally at very low tides. The sandy Looe beach adjoins the pier and is very popular with families because of its safe shallow swimming and vast expanse of sand. There is also a great rock pool area at Hannafore that children will love. West Looe has a Heritage Centre that recently opened in the Old Sardine Factory with a climbing wall and a cafe and the delightful Kilminorth Woods have way marked walks through the majestic oak wood, rich in plant, insect and bird life. Apart from beach activities in this part of south east Cornwall, there are many mining remains on Bodmin Moor and in the Tamar Valley and much of the mining landscape has World Heritage status. This area of Cornwall has inspired writers, such as Daphne du Maurier and much of Bodmin Moor has inspired legends linked with King Arthur. There is much to explore in this beautiful part of Cornwall.

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Note: No stag or Hen parties allowed.
Note: Care must be taken with children in the grounds as there are open ponds.
Note - Regretfully no XL Bully breeds accepted in any circumstance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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