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Ravens Croft

(Ref. 936830)

Lanivet near Bodmin, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "If you want to be right out in the Cornish countryside this is the place for you, quiet at night after a busy day around Cornwall, a journey of adventure as you wonder if you are on the right track, but it is a delight when you arrive."

    Certainly a relaxing time for me with al mod cons.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our holiday stay."

    Everthing you need for a relaxing holiday. Great value for money.would definitely recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Very well located making it easy to visit both north south and west. Would recomnend

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice location, beautiful quiet farm surrounding, easy access out to main roads, comfy beds."

    Cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Very obviously just cursory cleaning done for a long time (eg, deep dust patches alongside furniture and against walls. We moved one of the little seats in the bedroom and there was a perfect rectangle of dirt on the carpet that obviously hadn't been hoovered in months or longer). We booked very last minute and only for two nights so it was comfortable enough for what it was. Everything was there that we needed but we wouldn't come back due to poor cleaning effort.

    Reviewed by Steven3.1Oct 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay will be recommending this property to my friends x"

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Aug 2022

  • "Clean cozy and comfortable."

    Home from home. Ideally placed to visit the north and south coast. Very peaceful in the middle of a Nature Reserve. Ideal for walking. Helman’s Tour is just behind cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Nice position."

    The bathroom was the worst room, sink overflow very dirty, the plastic strip on the shower screen very dirty, plug holes dirty, even the light pull was dirty, overall one felt the cottage needed a good clean to get rid of the cobwebs and dust in the corners and on the doors. The beds were comfortable. Crockery needs replacing, wouldn’t stay here again.

    Reviewed by Susan2.8Jul 2022

  • "Everything was as we wanted."

    A home from home . In a lovely area .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The property was homely, comfortable and well positioned to enjoy the immediate countryside plus it was well located to venture to the North or South coasts. Everything we needed was provided and we could not have wished for a better cottage and setting. The walk across to the Tor can be muddy after sustained rainfall so pleased we packed our wellington boots. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a cosy cottage in a farm setting.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Kitchen filthy, mould on fridge door seal ,rusty and dirty on outside,oven greasy ,smelt oburnt fat not clean,cooker hood never been cleaned,microwave food splashed roof sides back ,tiles not clean."

    Bathroom not clean mould on tiles grime on bath edge. No covid care .not good.

    Reviewed by Dee1.3Oct 2021

  • "This was booked in error and I contacted you to sort this out but to no avail I lost approximately £380"

    Reviewed by Robert1.3Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The remote feeling of the cottage was lovely, with wonderful views and yet the location just outside Bodmin meant we could easily access all our favourite cornish locations north and south. We found the local nature reserve and walked up to the Tor and had many a breakfast on the picnic bench enjoying the sunrise and calm pace of life. The other reviews we read before arrival made us worry a little but actually we had everything we needed and the facilities were absolutely perfect for our needs. My 5 year old would like to add that there is a comfy bed and lots of wardrobes. She was very happy with her room. We will happily book again in future.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Aug 2021

  • "Centrally located for touring all of Cornwall’s coasts ."

    . just a 5-10 minute slow drive to get to any ‘real’ road. We also found Bodmin Parkway railway station (15-20 mins drive) convenient and cost effective, to visit Looe and St Ives. The emailed easy-to-follow route instructions from the owners were appreciated, as sat nav didn’t recognise the final half mile of very narrow, bumpy farm track. Owners explained in the guidance book, about the wifi being slow, and why. We found this a real handicap, as it was actually very hit and miss on our iPhones and iPad. Perhaps some mention should be made by Sykes in their cottage features list? We almost didn’t book, because the lounge photo shows a tiny tv (why do so many owners do this? .. a decent telly is only £200 .. we almost always ignore a property, if pic shows a ridiculously small telly). HOWEVER, telly had been swapped, and there was a nice 32” one provided. SYKES need to change the photo, to reassure potential clients, who may be put off. There are some nice walks, but always starting back down the farm track. Overall, we had an enjoyable week, but would not return, purely because of the WiFi deficiency.

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jul 2021

  • "Aside from the bumpy narrow approach road(!"

    ), it was a lovely place to stay. It is a very convenient spot from which to explore the wonderful towns and places of interests in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and well equipped."

    Its about 3/4 mile along a farm track so a bit off the beaten track but worth the drive.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, set very remote and perfectly located for exploring Cornwall."

    So wish we had more time to spend there.

    Reviewed by Arun5.0May 2021

  • "Nope..."

    Everything was just right. We had a very enjoyable stay at Ravenscroft Cottage. There was everything that we needed all within easy reach. Lovely cottage and beautiful area to visit.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "Overall a great stay, in a perfect location."

    The property was well looked after, clean and was comfortable for a weeks stay in Cornwall. We used it as a base to explore the south west coastal path as well as walking up to Helman Tor. The information pack was useful and provided us with good instructions to get to Helman Tor. Comfortable double bed in the main bedroom and the kitchen facilities were of a good standard. We found there was a lack of provisions including tea/coffee, toilet paper (one roll for a weeks stay) and also washing up liquid (almost empty on arrival). The bath/shower could do with an upgrade along with the storage furniture at it seems the wardrobes/cupboards have been purchased on the cheap. One handle fell off on pulling open the door. Overall though for the price we paid we were more than happy with the property and would return

    Reviewed by Ross4.7Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was at the end of a single farm track, with plenty of passing places."

    Ideal for our needs of peace and quiet. The owner was very friendly and chatty when we saw her. Ideal place for star gazing due to no street lighting etc. Plenty of wild life / birds around we saw deer early in the morning plenty of rabbits too playing on the front grass. The cottage was well equipped for our needs, warm and comfortable. Ideally placed for all tourist areas less than 30 minutes to the beach. The A30 is only a short distance away which is excellent route up and down Cornwall. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Brilliant base for our holiday."

    Great value. Perfect size for two adults and a 5 year old.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Aug 2019

  • "It would have been nice for our hosts to introduce themselves and show a little interest."

    Serious lack of toilet roll supplies - had to buy our own.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jun 2019

  • "While Ravens Croft was quite cosy , it was difficult to find, the directions issued took you ‘ around the houses ‘ ."

    We found our own way without a sat nav which was easier. About the accommodation — although it was quite nice it lacked the following, a) there was only one Tea Towel , b) there was no hoover , we had to sweep the floor if we accidentally dropped anything , c) there were a lot of spider webs above eye level, d) there was only the rubbish bag that was in the bin , there was no replacement. The lighting in the kitchen area was rather inadequate it was only a small fluorescent tube , so it was quite dim , there was no under cupboard illumination at all . Although the weather wasn’t all that good inside was quite cool we had to have the heating on. Finally the Wi Fi that was advertised was totally inadequate, we could only connect 1 device , and the connection was so very slow. Sad to say we won’t return next year .

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Jun 2019

  • "The location of the cottage was great - we were able to visit both the north and south coast of Cornwall so easily and the instructions provided were so useful!"

    The cottage had everything we needed, it was clean and comfortable and the view was outstanding! We would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2019

  • "The property is nicely presented, located in an attractive position below the Helman Tor (but this is not easy to access)."

    We were warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. The wifi which was one of our key requirements in making the property selection was woefully inadequate - it was basically unusable - worse than 55k dial up modem. A speed test showed 0.1 mbps download and 0 mbps upload. We resorted to using our mobile phone to access the internet which was not very convenient. Either the owner needs to remove wifi from the listing or a proper solution needs to be provided.

    Reviewed by Roy4.4Apr 2019

  • "Very well equipped and comfy cottage."

    Could do with a little updating but more than adequate for an enjoyable holiday. Lovely views in a rural setting.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Oct 2018

  • "We enjoyed our holiday, very peaceful and quiet."

    The cottage had all we required. Lovely walks from the farm. Easy access to both coasts. A really relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Jun 2018

  • "The Raven's Croft was very comfortable and the perfect size for my partner and I, and our one year old daughter."

    The location was beautiful and so peaceful. We loved hearing the lambs in the big barn opposite our accomdation and the chickens round the back. Bodmin (Lanivet) was ideally located to explore Cornwall. Our hosts Kevin and Caroline were so helpful and accomdating. We will return in the near future!

    Reviewed by Karla5.0May 2018

  • "Very relaxing time away from it all near the top of the tor."

    Cottage was comfortable and the owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2018

  • "All the little touches and felt like people cared about our stay would go back again"

    Reviewed by Keith4.8Aug 2017

  • "Lovely quiet location on working farm but close to attractions and coast."

    Shame weather was so bad we came home a day early

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2017

  • "Two minor niggles - duvet supplied was far too heavy for summer use and wifi has problems with connectivity."

    Reviewed by Bob4.0Jun 2017

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  • 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 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

A delightful two bedroom cottage with character beams throughout and air conditioning.

One of the charming Helman Tor Cottages near Lanivet set all on one floor within a nature reserve in glorious countryside, 10 miles from Fowey.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 936311, 936828 and 936829, 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
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