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Carrows Stable

(Ref. 1066679)

Morwenstow, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed at The Old Vicarage."

    The house is lovely, very comfortable with fabulous views. Very peaceful. Highly recommended

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Am really glad you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kj5.0Jun 2024

  • "Cottage can be very noisy from the garage workshop directly beneath the accommodation."

    Not good for spending a peaceful time indoors or in the garden. But stunningly beautiful location, close to the SW footpath, church and excellent tearooms. 'Double' bedroom scarcely bigger than the bed. Needs redecorating throughout.

    Reviewed by Mike3.1May 2024

  • "Our stay was lovely, peaceful and very enjoyable."

    The cottage was well equipped, nicely secluded but within easy reach of a good pub and quaint tea rooms, with my favourite cream teas, within an easy walk. Paula the owner was very welcoming and our two dogs loved her dog Seamus. The bed was soo comfortable. There were several walks close to the cottage. We will certainly be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0May 2024

  • "We had a really relaxing week away."

    The owner was always on hand when needed. Some updates have taken place since our last visit, nice. Already looking forward to next time .

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Apr 2024

  • "Carrows Stables is a wonderful location because it lies very remote and we enjoyed seaviews as well as the fact that the South West Coast Path is only a 5 minutes walk away from the cottage."

    With The Rectory Tearooms and the Bush Inn close by, very good food was always at hand. The kitchen was very well equipped. Paula, the owner of Carrows Stable, was very kind and always helpful (she also cut the plants so that we had a great view from the window in the living room). Her dog Seamus was absolutely adorable and a highlight of our stay. Nevertheless, I agree with Carolyn´s review (August 2023) concerning the condition of the cottage: it needs redecorating and the cleaning was not very well done (cobwebs, empty dogfood tin from a previous tenant in the dustbin ...). The second bedroom and bathroom in the first floor are very small. Although the cottage is supposed to host six guests, I think the eating table is too small for more than four people. The pictures of the art deco window are not really accurate, because the window sill is not wide enough to sit there comfortably. Since old houses often smell musty, it would have been nice if the house had been ventilated and heated before we arrived. We also missed hooks in the entry hall for our jackets - luckily it didn´t rain during our stay so we just put them over a chair. In terms of price, I would have expected

    Reviewed by Marita3.4Sep 2023

  • "We have just returned from a 2 week stay at carrow stables."

    If you love walking and want a complete get away from hustle and bussel this is the place for you but be aware you will need your car alot. We met the owner and the renowned seamus the dog on day 1, very friendly and helpful. The cottage has all you could want but is getting a bit tired around the edges I think some tlc required soon and maybe just a tad better cleaning as dusty round edges, however only minor issue. We walked along the cliffs on many paths my 2 sons did a few longer yomps where they walked back from other places we visited such as sandy Bay. We visited Port isaac, tintagell, Eden project, lanhydroc House and gardens, Padstow. The Bush inn a short stroll up the road does lovely food and very nice staff if you don't want to cook, nice local cider too. It would have been lovely if tree could be pruned so sunsets could be seen out to sea from big window in lounge. It now obscures most of view and sunsets are quite spectacular. Better sheets would also be good, again clean and OK but they are rough even my 15year old commented on them. Thankyou for a lovely holiday we have all returned home much more chilled than when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Carolyn3.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a great week at Carrows Stables."

    Very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Paula is a wonderful host and her Bedlington Whippet Seamus is just the friendliest dog you could wish to meet. The location is stunning and the large garden is a pleasure to spend time in. Nearby walks and beaches are lovely and the Bush Inn just up the road is very nice and serves very good food. We shall certainly be looking to return to Carrows in the not too distant future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage is in the most beautiful, tranquile location with a wonderful view over the pastures and the sea."

    Good grounds for children to play in & lots of space to lounge around. The beds were comfortable but we found the un-ironed linen sheets & duvet covers were very scratchy. A table in the Main bedroom bathroom could do with a little table for toiletries etc. The kitchen was really well equipped but the over head extractor fan was very greasy & dirty. The hostess was charming & very eager to help accommodate us with our queries and made the stay even more special by her attentiveness. Seamus her dog was an absolute delight and well loved by us all. We will definitely be looking to stay here again. Thank you from us all.

    Reviewed by Caitlin4.1May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Carrows Stable over Christmas, it was a lovely warm cosy home from home ,with wonderful views."

    The kitchen was well equipped so I was able to cook Xmas dinner with no difficulties. We all slept well in the comfortable bedrooms. There was even a bean bag reading nook that was lovely. As a family of three generations we had a special Christmas after a difficult couple of years . Carrows stable is a gem.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "The previous review mentioned the lumpy mattress - I would agree."

    Other than that I thought the cottage was absolutely delightful, a little gem tucked away in the middle of nowhere. The walking is superb in the local area, the Bush Inn was a real experience! Clearer instructions on parking and what to do with rubbish/recycling would be useful. Overall a great few days away and somewhere where we will be returning!

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and overall loved the cottage however all 4 of us on all the beds found the mattresses very uncomfortable hard and lumpy."

    loved the extra touches with sweets and showergel provided

    Reviewed by Tracy3.1Oct 2022

  • "Super property, ideally located for some breathtaking walks."

    The silence and tranquility of the property lends itself to a truly relaxing break.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to have you here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keven5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow - what a beautiful place !"

    The stables is a genuine character cottage to get away from it all : secluded , comfortable and with the most amazing outlook. The local amenities are great with the tearooms , a fantastic pub and cafe and shop in walking distance. Loved the decor and Paula was a great host . Seamus the dog really made the holiday special for our two dog obsessed girls. Would highly recommend if you want a beautiful place to stay and unwind with games a plenty and lovely walks all around .

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Aug 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic and memorable holiday at Carrows Stable."

    What a fabulous place to stay. The location is definitely best described as rural. There is only the Old Rectory that the stables is attached to, a church, a farm and a very popular tea rooms within the immediate area. There is a local shop a few miles away and a pub about 5 minutes walk away. On the plus side, you are a few minutes walk away from the coastal foot path. Fantastic place for dogs! We loved the accommodation, found the facilities excellent and the property has great character. But, be aware. There is no phone signal at the house at all and WiFi is very limited in the property. All the better for it if you're looking for a beautiful, quiet and tranquil spot to stay. The location is just breath-taking. Watching the summer sunset from the enormous arched lounge window every evening and listening to the church bells on a Thursday night are memories I will hold dear for a very long time. If you are interested in the local history, there is tons to explore right on your doorstep. The property itself is very interesting and the church, right next door is fascinating. Well worth checking out.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jul 2022

  • "A most beautiful location."

    A cosy property and a delightful owner. We will surely visit again.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7May 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with beautiful orchard and garden,wonderful host very friendly and with a gorgeous little dog."

    Very beds and bedding and fully equipped kitchen.ideal for walking the coastal path and with easy access to bude and other North Cornwall towns and beaches

    Reviewed by William4.7Apr 2022

  • "The property advises that it has Wifi, however the signal is not that good as the router is based in the owners property a few meters away."

    With no phone service it is considered that a good WiFi service should be provided. The beds downstairs were very firm and not very comfortable, the beds upstairs were not too bad, one very soft, the other firm. The furniture within the property was relatively basic but considered reasonable for a place that accepts pets. The place was clean, well equipped and in a lovely rural location ideal for walks, but a trip by car is needed to local facilities. The location was also very quiet.

    Reviewed by Melanie3.1Apr 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time at Carrows Stables."

    It was the most delightful setting, perfect for the dogs as we were literally on the Coastal Path. The Rectory Tea Rooms were just up the hill for a delicious cream tea, along with the pub down the road serving excellent food. We were accompanied each early morning by the owners dog Seamus, which was fun for our two. We definitely will come back next year. Working out how to use the TV was an experience, but we got the hang of it. There is no mobile phone signal, unless you walk up the hill, so if you want mobile/wifi free holiday, this is the place for you. Cannot fault the facilities. My only drawback, was that some of the beds were far too hard for me, so I surfed bedrooms each night !!

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Mar 2022

  • "Just come home from a 3 might stay at Carrows Stable in Morwenstow, Cornwall."

    The sat nav directs you to the hamlet and not the property but if you head for the local church you'll find it just below it. The cottage is very clean and really well equipped with big comfy beds and everything you will need. Really dog friendly too! All rooms furnished to a high standard. The local area is great for the walks and the views but the South West coastal path can be very challenging! The views make the steep pathways worthwhile even if you do need a few moments to get your breath back! The cottage is around 5 minutes from the one and only local pub, The Bush Inn. Thankfully the pub is excellent so you don't need anything else! Great selection of beers and the food is amazing! Good choice, freshly cooked and reasonable prices. The local cheese board was out of this world! Highly recommend the pub and thanks to all the staff who made us welcome. We would highly recommend Carrows Stable for couples, families and groups of up to 6.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Breathtaking location, The Stables were comfortable and well equipped."

    A lovely pub within a 5 minute walk and wonderful walks and beaches on the doorstop. Hostess could not have been more helpful, will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by R4.4Feb 2022

  • "Superb location, lovely comfortable cottage."

    close to walks, places of interest, a pub serving good food and all dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2022

  • "Everything was a described and we enjoyed a very relaxing few days."

    The beds are super comfy and the area lovely and peaceful and yet has cracking walks right on the doorstep. Extra bonus was The Bush Inn 5 mins walk away which was very cosy and friendly and served great food. It was great to find such a nice cottage that allowed dogs!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2021

  • "It was much appreciated that the heating had been put on along with lights for our arrival."

    The cottage was very clean, spacious and very warm and cosy. The entrance had flagstones which were perfect for coping with muddy boots after walks across the cliffs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay over Christmas and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views and amazing coastal path walks straight from the door."

    Can't wait to come back again!

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Nov 2021

  • "This lovely comfortable property was ideal for our dog walking holiday with all we needed the owner was very friendly and we felt able to ask her for anything if we needed to."

    The location was ideal for us to walk straight from our door o to several dog walks and a short drive away where several lovely beaches. We would recommend this accommodation to anyone with dogs and who likes walking

    Reviewed by Harriet4.1Oct 2021

  • "It would be useful to have cereal bowls & pasta dishes."

    We had to buy 2 bowls to cook our porridge in the microwave as there was nothing. Only a small thing. The property was very comfortable and warm. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Vivien4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Only thing for us was it smelt of wet dogs when we arrived, which with second thoughts dogs are allowed there so we did give it a second clean which did help with the smell.and no tumble dryer as is said to be there .views are beautiful from the window in sitting area .walks are spectacular.and loved the history which is associated with the cottage vicarage and church.lots of interesting things to do and see .lady who owns the let is lovely and helpful and informative.

    Thank you for your feedback. The tumble dryer has now been relocated into house due to guests being unable to locate it in the garage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Britannia4.1Aug 2021

  • "The setting of this property was absolutely stunning and was lovely and secluded - beautiful 13th century inn close by within walking distance - lounge area wasvery relaxing after a day of coastal walks The Netflix on the lounge TV did not work and we couldn’t find a tumble dryer as described in features of property."

    Bedrooms very nicely decorated with plenty of cupboard space - the beds definitely require new mattresses as they were terribly uncomfortable to sleep on especially in master bedroom probably due to the slatted base of bed Overall a lovely holiday was had at Carrows Stable with the property views being super

    Thank you for your feedback. The tumble dryer has now been relocated into house due to guests being unable to locate it in the garage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawnmarie3.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a most beautiful tranquil location, perfect for coastal walks and excellent with a dog."

    Owner in next door vicarage kept to herself but was always available if needed. Mattress in main bedroom rather dipped and not the most comfortable and downstairs twin rather dark but well equipped kitchen , lovely bathrooms and comfy , if fairly basic sitting room with beautiful sea view. The friendly tea rooms in village did the best cream tea plus good home made light lunches . Pub within walking distance did very reasonable food too. Other good restaurants we found in Bude including Temple and Bank tapas are within a 20 minute drive but need to book ahead.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2021

  • "Access to property very tight for larger cars Owner very helpful and pleasant"

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite roll-top bath, hand held shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: No mobile phone signal

The property

Carrows Stable is a stunning stable conversion settled in the quiet Cornish hamlet of Morwenstow, sitting at the top of a long drive leading up to The Old Vicarage, built by the famous Revered Hawker.

The property is set mostly over the first-floor and enjoys vintage features like the art deco low arched windows and exposed beams, with valley sea views to enjoy too, it's perfect for those seeking a tranquil base not far from the sea.

Following a wonderful day of activities, begin to relax within the open-plan living space, stepping across the wooden floors to the seating area to unwind, or heading into the pretty blue fitted kitchen to rustle up a tasty meal.

Discover all the appliances you need here and gather at the dining table and chairs at mealtimes, or head outside to the garden lawn in sunny weather to dine alfresco on the furniture.

The décor throughout the property is classic country style, continuing its elegance into the super-king-size bedroom on the first floor, boasting a high, vaulted ceiling above and a blush pink theme, with an en-suite bathroom home to a roll-top bath with handheld shower.

A double bedroom also rests on this floor featuring an en-suite shower room, whilst down on the ground floor, guests can find the attractive twin room served by its own en-suite bathroom, affording all guests with a private space to freshen up.

The property rests next door to The Old Vicarage, built by Reverend Hawker, famous for introducing Harvest Festivals and helping shipwrecked mariners, with closer inspection revealing the vicarage's chimneys to be models of church towers, providing some interesting architecture on your doorstep.

Walk along the footpath to the coast, enjoying the valley scenery before being met with the beautiful seascapes, giving easy access to the South West Coast Path which walkers are sure to love, making sure to visit Hawker's Hut built into the side of the cliff.

Excellent seasonal tea rooms can be found at the top of the drive, perfect for an afternoon treat, while the much-loved pub, The Bush Inn, is within a short stroll too.

Venture over to the neighbouring hamlet of Shop to find the nearest convenience store to Carrows Stable, with the town of Kilkhampton also offering further amenities.

Plenty of beaches lie along the coast, with smaller, quieter spots like Duckpool Bay, and larger stretches like Sandymouth Beach and Bude's central Summerleaze Beach with the fantastic Bude Sea Pool.

Walk along Bude's Breakwater before heading up to Compass Point to soak up the sunset over the town, with lots of restaurants and pubs to enjoy, along with attractions like the history museum within The Castle Bude.

Make amazing memories in exceptionally beautiful surroundings at Carrow Stables in Cornwall.

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About the location


Kilkhampton 6 miles; Bude 10 miles.

Morwenstow is a rural hamlet set within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately ten miles north of the coastal resort of Bude, complete with a well-respected pub (the 13th C Bush Inn) and the fabulous Rectory Tea Rooms next to Morwenstow Church. This breathtaking stretch of rugged coastline features delightful National Trust walks along the clifftops and through the woodlands within Coombe Valley, as well as numerous coves including Duckpool, Stanbury and Marsland Mouth. There is plenty of history to discover around the parish church regarding the renowned Reverend Hawker, a notable figure from Cornwall's past. Six miles away, the self-contained village of Kilkhampton offers day-to-day shopping facilities, a café and a pub and supermarkets are only a little further afield at the bustling sea-side town of Bude.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas