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Kestrel Corner

(Ref. 936828)

Lanivet near Bodmin, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing week at Kestrel Corner, well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The air-conditioning also worked as a heater which was great as the weather was not behaving itself during our holiday. Unfortunately the water pressure in the bathroom is quite low which means the shower is very not very powerful, although this is understandable as the water in the cottage is not from a mains supply. The water is double filtered direct from a boar on site and I must say it is the first time I have enjoyed drinking water. This cottage is on a working farm and is one of a small complex of 4 converted barns, it is isolated but for us this was part of its charm vast open sky and rural views with absolutely no light pollution.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really lovely stay, although shower was mentioned as challenging it was not great when with children."

    The only other issue was the DVD player did not work. Well equipped apart from pizza cutter, But these are small gripes, the location is so quiet and peaceful the cottage was so warm and cozy, location is perfect for Cornwall south or North. We will definitely book again as such a lovely stay overall.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very peaceful and comfortable stay, we shall definitely return."

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely time would use the house again"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great wardrobes but not one decent hanger."

    the supplied hangers had obviously come from the rubbish bins in a supermarket. (one can purchase twenty wooden coathangers for £20.00 from Amazon). We had a two week stay and there was no offer to change the bedding during this time. We expected a change of sheets after a week. But there was no change, nor was it offered. It's a lovely quiet place, with great views.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellently decorated and supplied with all the essentials needed for a self catering holiday."

    Lovely friendly hosts who went out of their way to help with a car problem, we'll be back!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely setting with all of the facilities you'd expect and need for a cornish staycation."

    Great location with good access to main A roads for visiting all corners of Cornwall. Kids really enjoyed being surrounded by wildlife and the farm animals. Beautiful views as we ate outside some evenings. Bonus to have washing and drying facilities on site. Looking to book our next adventure here.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with fantastic views of the countryside."

    The cottage itself was well set out and comfortable. Getting to and from the cottage is no mean feat and it would have been easy to get lost without the aid of the excellent instructions given by the cottage owners which enabled us to navigate ourselves there successfully on the first day.

    Reviewed by Ethan4.7May 2022

  • "Better signage would be a improvement."

    Took about an hour to find it. Found it in the end. I understand that being country lanes is difficult. But only saw the signs when I eventually turned around.

    Reviewed by Matt3.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing stay, Kestrel corner was very spacious and had everything you would need, even better than the pictures."

    Knowing the grandkids could go outside without us worrying about them was a bonus, and seeing the ponies each day made their holiday. Although the roads are tight to get to the cottage, the directions were spot on and everywhere was within easy commute (North or South beaches are roughly the same distance). I would also recommend the Lanivet Inn, the food and staff were great, we ended up going their 3 times during a weeks stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "The comprehensive directions that we received from the owners were excellent."

    A good central location off the beaten track and a beautiful, peaceful place to return to, sitting out looking at the farm animals and abundant wildlife, after a day of exploring Cornwall. The cottage was well equipped and more spacious than expected. The owner was very nice and pleasant to talk to. Sorry we tried but can't think of any negatives, we had a wonderful week in a very pleasant cottage, can't wait to book again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was so far out from everywhere you could not even have an evening stroll, the entrance to the cottage was a mile long on a very narrow lane with pot holes everywhere,, which did not do the car any good, The accommodation was clean but very dated, the beds were comfortable , but 1 bedroom was a very tight squeeze, as the foot of both beds were almost touching the cupboards , which made it almost impossible to get into them for your cloths, The television in the lounge area was so small myself with failing eyesight could not see it only listen to it."

    . i dont think it was any bigger than 24 inch of which i took a picture of to show the family and they have not stopped laughing at it yet ,,

    Reviewed by Wilfred2.8May 2021

  • "It’s perfect for couples and with 360 degrees of breathtaking scenery it makes for a relaxing stay."

    But saying that it’s still so easy to get to other parts of Cornwall. It’s slightly dated and I think my laptop is bigger than the tv but who cares it’s a a holiday cottage. The facilities included laundry room and recycling facilities were a nice surprise too if you need them. Definitely would go back as soon as I can.

    Reviewed by Janina4.4May 2021

  • "Kestrel Corner is a clean and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    I have never stayed anywhere that is so quiet. No traffic noise and very little bird song to wake you in the morning. It was useful to have access to a washing machine and a dryer? However,, there are some negative things that future customers need to be aware of. The roads to the cottage are extremely narrow. Approximately the last two miles are single track with very few passing places and the last section has lots of big potholes. Although the cottage is clean, it is very damp. Every cupboard smells damp. All our clothes felt damp after the first two days. The third issue is the lack of water pressure - especially from the hot tap. Filling a bowl to wash the dishes took ages. The shower is not fit for purpose.

    Reviewed by James3.8Aug 2019

  • "Could be hard to find but directions update by Kevin (Manager) helped."

    It is on a working farm, so very rural but wild life a pleasure to watch. Cottage was really nice. WiFi adequate for email and messages but not for streaming but plenty to see and do anyway. Water was fine (bore hole) but shower very slow. Other than that, a very enjoyable holiday. The people we met were very friendly and those we needed to contact, very helpful. Thanks for a lovely, albeit wet, holiday. So much to do in Cornwall and its all on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey3.8Jun 2019

  • "Booking fees are expensive over the top from Sykes Kestrel corner is ..."

    Booking fees are expensive over the top from Sykes Kestrel corner is fabulous little cottage a little dated but very comfortable Facilities and heating are really good The only little thing that lets it down is bathroom and shower Adding a inline pump or separate shower is an easy fix to increase water pressure to shower head I will return when I am required to work in the area again

    Thank you for your comments, we are working alongside the customer to ensure that the issues you have highlighted are addressed and rectified. If you have anything further to add to your feedback please don't hesitate to contact us. We are open 7 days a week, 9-7pm Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Mar 2019

  • "Lovely location not too far from the coast and very clear directions."

    Reviewed by Celia4.7Oct 2018

  • "The only issue was the water pressure and the lack of decent wifi"

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2018

  • "Best holiday I have had kestrel Corner was very clean relaxing ,views were beautiful , owner even lef milk tea coffee and sugar for us."

    Road to cottage is very narrow but well worth it WiFi not great but you on holiday all in alllovely place and will be going back.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2018

  • "We really enjoyed it."

    Great base to visit all areas of cornwall.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Jul 2018

  • "Very nice, clean cottage."

    Well equipped, comfy and very peaceful. It is in the middle of nowhere and at night there is no noise, no light pollution and sleep comes easy. However, if you don't like narrow (and I mean narrow) country lanes, then drive clear of this cottage. The only pain really is the Wi-Fi. What reception and speed I could receive was very poor (0.09 megs). I would recommend this cottage, if you don't mind narrow lanes and don't need Wi-Fi, this could be just right for you. Very nice friendly people made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by David4.4Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic location lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic location very clean good directions great week"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage had a fabulous time."

    Reviewed by Rachel4.8Jul 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric coal-effect fire
  • Shared external laundry.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire and air conditioning
  • 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

Comfortable two bedroom cottage with a four poster bed near Lanivet and Fowey.

One of four Helman Tor Cottages set in fabulous countryside with an open plan living area and a shared garden to enjoy.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 936311, 936829 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


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