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Badgers Sett

(Ref. 936829)

Lanivet near Bodmin, Cornwall Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area if using sat nav enter "helman tor cottages" that will take you directly there."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2023

  • "Shower very disappointing no power just a trickle, this has been mentioned on previous reviews, furniture, bed was basic and mattress very soft, living quarters no table or chairs for eating just a breakfast bar which was very uncomfortable as the height was too high and stools were very high with no backs felt as if we were standing to eat, felt like a parrot on a perch, there was no hairdryer but this was rectified."

    Owners were hidden away with no contact good or bad left to daughter who said I only work here for my parents I have no say in running the cottages which we felt shut down.

    If they had looked at the Photos before booking they would have seen that there is only a breakfast bar because the cottage has no room for a dining table! they spent most of their time in the garden because the weather was good, In fact they at one point they told our daughter the they would like to stay till the end of the week and tried to book through us and she told them to contact your selves to extend their booking. Mr kept telling Jenny that they were enjoying the holiday very much. She was finding it very difficult because she was servicing the other cottages for other visitors due in and he kept talking to her making it difficult to do her job!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila1.9Jun 2023

  • "Needs a heavy curtain in bedroom , Mattress a bit thin ."

    Apart from those inadequacies, lovely and clean . It is a working Farm overall enjoyed our stay Thank you Derek

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Apr 2023

  • "This was a really lovely stay - beautiful location, extremely comfortable, great kitchen facilities and we felt very at home."

    The only slight issue was internet, which is (understandably) slow given the location. We would be delighted to return another time

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location perfect place to relax after stressful times at work."

    Everything you needed on site all you had to bring was food. Have been before and will happily come again

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "A fantastic stay"

    Reviewed by Will5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property to stay at with excellent location"

    Reviewed by Will5.0Jul 2022

  • "This cottage was a perfect base for us, it gives superb access to all of Cornwall."

    The instructions on how to get to the cottage were accurate and must be followed as it is rather difficult to find without them. The cottage had everything you could require, the only slight issue was the double bed as it does creak a lot. With that aside we would recommend this as a base and are looking to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Marc4.7Oct 2021

  • "The detailed directions that we received are a must and extremely useful."

    The shower water pressure was disappointing but we were fully aware of this before we arrived. The beds are a little creaky so could be upgraded to improve the comfort.

    Reviewed by Genny4.4Aug 2021

  • "Badgers Set is a lovely cottage."

    It was very clean and had all the amenities you would need (such as cooking items and washing up items). Make sure you use the very accurate directions that are sent to you. We would definitely recommend this place. One thing to note is that the shower doesn’t come out very fast, the owners acknowledge this and explain why. We managed but this might be an issue to some people.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2021

  • "The location is an ideal base for touring located in a rural setting with great views and local walks."

    We were thrilled with the accommodation, Badgers Set was as described, extremely comfortable, very clean with great facilities and infirmary and we felt very much at home during our stay. It was a welcome quiet and leisurely retreat to come back to after a day of frantic touring. We will definitely book again. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very dirty on arrival, even though arrival time was out back for DEEP CLEAN!"

    !! Large black patch of rising damp, smelt of must and damp, cups and plates dirty, had to wash them all!! Good job me and my husband like a cuddle because the mattress was so bad we kept meeting in the middle, no bedding or towels as promised but that was the fault of Sykes for not forwarding on owners new arrangement and the owner did eventually get us bedding and towels, WiFi rubbish and considering there was only one other family there, it was useless, the water from the shower was trickling out, I understand that it comes from a bore hole but they fail to tell you that until you arrive!!! We left after 3 days cos of the damp, even buying candles and febreeze we could still smell the damp..... not impressed at all, who is looking at these cottages and making sure they are fit to use as a holiday let.... especially at £996 for the pleasure!!!!! Very disappointed!!! Have put in a complaint so it doesn’t happen to someone else, thank goodness neither of us had asthma!!!!

    Reviewed by Robert1.6Aug 2020

  • "Really comfortable accommodation with everything we needed."

    The weather was a bit mixed during our stay so it was nice to have a warm, welcoming place to come home to each evening.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2020

  • "Nice cottage but the bathroom is freezing even with the one bar overhead heater on"

    Reviewed by Jon2.8Feb 2020

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday."

    The beautiful location was perfect for what we like. We weren't far from places we wanted to visit. Our toddler loved seeing the farm machinery. Accommodation was great for what we needed.

    Reviewed by Jessica3.8Aug 2019

  • "Finding the place was a tad tricky, I suggest a better full description on how to find it should be sent to any would be renter ."

    All in all the place was quiet and remote, with good views ,a good thing! However the experience could have been so much better with a few small considerations. Ok the wifi was not working 75% of the time and it wasn’t for the owners fault ,not massive for us but still not as advertised . The eating of meals was awkward due to the breakfast bar height and the stools provided were very uncomfortable and precarious, especially for elderly! We managed but again not ideal for dinner time. Also the bathroom smelled on occasion akin to drainage problems, needs attention, coming from overflow on bath I think. The Velux windows were tricky to open and close, the correct pole would work better . One last groan! The Helmand tor is a beautiful spot only a very short distance from the farm house and cottages but the foot path is a mile and a half walk! Surely a permissive path could be arranged by the owner! It would really make all the difference for walks locally. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay in badgers what’s it.

    Reviewed by Melvin3.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - difficult to find initially - great value for money."

    Needs trouser hangers but absolutely everything else there that we needed. Good central area to visit all the Cornish resorts. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage that was clean, warm and welcoming."

    The cottages are very well maintained and cared for. Local supermarket are able to deliver too, so we had everything we needed for the first few days. We used the cottage as a base and made day trips to various places. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very nice cottage, as described."

    Pleasantly situated in a very rural location down long winding narrow roads. Quiet and peaceful. Don't be put off by the bore-hole water - it tastes beautiful. Caroline and Kevin are friendly and helpful and they supply lots of information, including very good directions to the property. Wifi is slow but perfectly adequate for surfing. Plenty of hot water and heating, but don't expect a power shower. Our only negative comment is that the laundry room could do with some attention.

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    Thanks to Kevin’s instruction for the route.

    Reviewed by Asif4.4Apr 2019

  • "Mostly the price."

    We were coming down as we are looking to relocate to Cornwall and was veiwing properties in the area. The cheapest travelodge I found was in Okehampton, on the A30 and was rather dreary, one room "apartment" and at £250 did not even include wifi. To my surprise, we found badgers set, which was a lovely two bed barn conversion, with own kitchen so we could cook our own food, beautiful surroundings, and very tranquil. And still cheaper than a travelodge on a main road.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2019

  • "Sykes directions were totally inadequate!"

    We would NEVER have found Badgers Sett if Mr Wilkinson had not E Mailed us detailed directions! HOT WATER was hard to achieve and impossible in the shower. WiFi reception was very poor. As we had booked the holiday for my wifes 80 th Birthday ,the cottage did not meet expectations. Comments in the visitors book showed that these problems are ongoing and have not been addressed! This experience will make us wary of using Sykes again .We holiday very regularly.

    Reviewed by Keith3.1Oct 2018

  • "Met expectations - just!"

    Property is difficult to find - there are only property names on one side of the lane which cannot be seen when approaching from the opposite direction. The property is 4 miles from the village and not as described. It is approached by a long, narrow and sometimes uneven lane but when finally arriving at Badgers Sett we were pleasantly surprised to find a very well equipped cottage. However, we were disappointed that the wifi was so poor!! The shower was also disappointing as it was very weak and not very hot. Unfortunately all the cottages had a power cut one evening (but the farmhouse was not affected). We were told that the power should be back by 9.30pm but that we might lose our water supply!! Power was restored but it would have been useful to have a torch in the property for such emergencies! We did have a lovely holiday in Cornwall and the cottage is located within easy distance of many of Cornwalls favourite tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.1Sep 2018

  • "As this cottage is "off the beaten track" Caroline & Kevin who manage it sent us an email with very detailed directions which helped a great deal."

    When we arrived there was milk in the fridge and plenty of tea & coffee to make a welcome drink after a long drive from Cambridgeshire. Badgers Sett is really clean, comfortable, well equipped and is set in lovely surroundings. I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting an "away from it all" break.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2018

  • "Over the last six years we have traveled all over France and Spain."

    We have stayed in some amazing places; cottages in Normandy, Brittany and other places of France. Agroturismo places in Spain. This year we decided to stay in the Uk and chosed Cornwall for our destination. It was fantastic. We had great weather, a great place to stay and some amazing beaches!!!!!

    Reviewed by Jose5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage and Caroline was friendly and helpful, the cottage is quite remote but the views are stunning and is really peacefull , we both really enjoyed are stay ."

    The cottage was really clean and well equipped .

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is down a long lane but if you follow instructions it is not a problem."

    Enjoyed our stay and made a good base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.8Jun 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric log-effect fire
  • Shared external laundry.
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Water supply is from a borehole on-site
  • The water is double filtered and the supply is serviced once a year
  • Please note: due to the shared indoor communal areas legislation which has been released, there will be no shared laundry access until the 17th May

The property

This charming ground floor barn conversion is one of four cottages set in a stunning countryside location.

The open plan living area has an electric log-effect fire to warm you after a day spent exploring the area.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 936311, 936828 and 936830, together they sleep 14.

Helman Tor Cottages

Lanivet 2.2 miles. This delightful collection of four individual barn conversions are situated at the foot of the historic Helman Tor on the owner's working farm, surrounded by glorious countryside within the Helman Tor nature reserve, one of the wildlife gems of Cornwall. Located near the village of Lanivet, well known as being the centre point of Cornwall, means that access to anywhere in the county is within easy reach. A haven for walkers with many choices direct from the door you really do get a feeling of being away from it all yet you are close by to many leading attractions and the fishing ports and villages that Cornwall is so well known for. The beautiful historical harbour town of Fowey is only 10 miles away and the world-famous Eden Project only 7 miles from the cottages. The Saints Way, a well signed, favourite trail for walkers in the county passes right by Helman Tor on its route across Cornwall from Padstow on the north coast to Fowey on the south. Cyclists are also well catered for with the cycle routes connecting to the wonderful Camel Trail again giving access to Padstow. The cottages can be rented individually or as a group all offering great holidays in a superb location.

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About the location

LANIVET

Bodmin 5 miles.

A small village just to the west of Bodmin, Lanivet is a collection of picturesque properties, an award-winning fish and chip restaurant, a pub and a few shops. The main town in the area is Bodmin, with its shopping centre and local attractions of the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the Camel cycle trail, and the Bodmin Jail with its courtroom experience. Close by are Bodmin Moor, the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House and Gardens for walking and cycling, as well as the magnificent Eden Project. Cornwall’s northern surfing coast and beaches are some twelve miles away, and the south coast is eight miles away. With good communication links on the doorstep to all parts of Cornwall, Lanivet is an ideal location for touring or for a simply relaxing Cornish break.

Please be aware, until the end of 2020 owner requires guests to take their own bed linen, duvets, pillows and towels

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute