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The Bull Pen

(Ref. 1016560)

Coombe near Grampound, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our third time at the Bull Pen and we love it, plus it’s a great part of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2024

  • "This was a great little find, great location with everything you need to enjoy a well earned rest from the day to day hectic life we all live in these days."

    Host was lovely and friendly, nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2024

  • "The Bull Pen is an excellent cottage, situated in a quiet part of Cornwall, but only a couple of miles from the main roads so easy access to all the main towns and beaches."

    The cottage is clean and tidy, everything you need is there including a large garden for in our case the dogs to run around in and after a long day out you can relax in the the hot tub. The owner kate is their to greet you and as they live next door on a working farm, anything that you need, they are there to help. There pop up farm shop is a must or just contact Kate if you want anything from there, we ordered 2 x sirloin steaks and honestly they were the best steaks we've had, so good we ordered 6 x more to take home. We have stayed in many cottages all over the UK and this cottage is in our top two and the other one is in cornwall too. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone, you will enjoy your stay here like we and many others have. Thank you Kate & family.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2024

  • "The Bull Pen is a lovely peaceful place to stay."

    Definitely recommend it. The owners made us feel very welcome. It’s got everything you need in the accommodation. It’s a narrow country lane no matter which way you leave to get to a main road but slow and steady you’d be fine. Great for the dog safe enclosed gardens. Pick up essentials on route makes first day easier. Recommend for peaceful relaxing holiday we loved it.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fabulous place to stay, we couldn't have asked for anything more."

    Kate the owner was super friendly and helpful from the start of the visit. One our musts, was a good dog friendly feel and they settled quickly as thought they were at home and the garden space was perfect to keep them both occupied. Trips to the local beaches were easy and trouble free. The facilities were perfect, Basically 'The Bull Pen' is a great place to stay in a perfect location. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2024

  • "The host was very welcoming and nothing was too much."

    The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable and very quiet. Like home from home. Everything was perfect, we wished we could have stayed longer and will be going back.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jan 2024

  • "Loved the Bull Pen, great place for peace and quiet and for seeing the sights of Cornwall."

    Ideal for our dog as I could let her in the enclosed grassed garden or walk the quiet lanes with her. The accommodation was well equipped, and very comfortable, lovely bed and soft fluffy towels. We visited in January and the property had underfloor heating which I kept turning off as the real fire warmed the building up brilliantly. Unfortunately we didn't sample the meats from the pop up farm shop as we were leaving the next day and carrying onto Devon for a few days otherwise from previous comments about the quality I would have taken some home.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jan 2024

  • "Perfect for myself and my two little terrier girls."

    Dog proof garden easy parking lovely and warm plenty of hot water comfortable sofa lovely white thick towels and good quality bedding. Owners close if you need help but they keep their distance if not needed. Very quiet It was a perfect place to stay. I loved it

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Dec 2023

  • "We've just got back from one of the best 2 week holiday we've been on with our two dogs."

    The bull pen is such a beautiful cottage, beautifully decorated with great large secure garden. The location was perfect with beaches a short drive away and St ives only a hours drive. The hot tub was lovely, our first time using a wood burning hot tub but was easy enough to master. The owners were lovely, kept in contact to make sure we were OK, left some lovely flowers and treats for our arrival and a bottle of prosecco the following week which was a lovely surprise! We had snow also whilst we were there and Kate was very quick to provide us with grit to ensure we didn't slip on the decking. We always knew they were at hand if we needed anything and very approachable. All in all i would highly recommend the bull pen and would absolutely book again in the future :)

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Nov 2023

  • "I booked this as birthday treat for my wife, however she tested positive for Covid on the morning we were due to arrive."

    We contacted the owners direct to advise we didn't think it appropriate to stay in their property under the circumstances. They did not even have the courtesy to respond. Appalling communication and zero level of customer service. We never book here again and will definately not be recommending to anyone!!

    Reviewed by Alan1.3Oct 2023

  • "A really lovely place to stay, tucked away making the views, stargazing and wildlife all the better."

    The owners were so lovely - they popped in to check everything was okay and helped show us/get a fire going to make the cottage extra cosy. Whilst it's tucked away and you really do feel like you're away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life there's so much within easy driving distances. We had a wonderful time and we will definitely be booking this one again for another holiday soon.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place great host we all had a lovely time loved the hot tub"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely week in Cornwall staying at The Bull Pen, the property was 5 star with a location to match."

    Will definitely return, many thanks again to Kate,Will and family for letting us share you beautiful home.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely stay at The Bull Pen!"

    Cottage exactly like the pictures but the view from the garden was an extra treat! Felt like actual home from home, had all the little things you need in the kitchen. Lovely welcome pack, bubbles for us, treats for the dogs. We are planning to come next year in the summer so we can get a bit more use out of the hot tub! Great location to visit everywhere too.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely self contained cottage in a great location to explore all the places we love in Cornwall!"

    Well set up, like home from home with a lovely big garden for those furry friends to enjoy whilst the humans enjoy the hot tub. Kate was there to welcome us and had left some lovely treats for us & the dogs. Make sure you visit the pop up farm shop to sample the farms produce, it was lovely!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property and facilities, lovely hosts and lovely area in a great location for accessing all of Cornwall."

    We had such a great trip and very much enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub after being out all day, thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful property, we hope to be back soon :)

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2022

  • "It was unfortunate that the water was frozen it dribbled through , no hot water ..."

    It was unfortunate that the water was frozen it dribbled through , no hot water in the kitchen , the hand shower needed fixing , but I loved it,

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Dec 2022

  • "We have just returned from our stay at this beautiful cottage."

    We arrived on Fri 9th Dec around 3.15pm. The owner Kate came round to welcome us. We were warned there would probably be no water in the morning due to the cold weather. We had no water at all until the afternoon. We filled the hot tub and filled the kettle and the water stayed on until the early evening. Sunday morning we had no water again. We had to use the water from the hot tub to flush the toilet and drinking water for the dogs. We also used that same water to fill the kettle to wash up. We were going to come home yesterday as this was unacceptable but the driveway and lane was frozen and dangerous. We decided to stay but later in the day when the ice had melted we drove 3-4 miles to be nearer to the main road. We walked back to our accommodation around 2.50pm knowing we were able to leave on time today and walk with our dogs and luggage to drive home. Kate did offer to drive us there but were happy to walk. When we returned yesterday afternoon at 2.50pm we had a trickle of water and that continued for an hr then went completely off again. I have a video of it showing the time and date. I understand that cold weather can cause problems but there should be provisions in place to ensure a basic requirement is available. It did spoil what would have been a perfect mini break. I have a video of the tap and shower showing the poor water flow which was taken just before it went off completely again an hr later. We did consider heating the hot tub so we could bathe in it as we couldn't have a shower but it is a log burning hot tub which takes 3-4hrs to heat up. I wish we had come home a day early in hindsight, when the roads were slightly safer in the afternoon. I would also recommend for safety reasons that grit should be accessible to put down around the front door, driveway and decking area in the garden, it was extremely dangerous. The dogs needed regular access to the garden and they have to walk across the decking to get to the garden area.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Dec 2022

  • "So lovely :)"

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very friendly welcome with lots of lovely touches of welcome for us and the dogs."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    Immaculately clean and comfortable with a really nice ambience. Pleasant host who left bubbly,flowers and biscuits as well as treats for our two collies. Very much appreciated! There's a farm shop but we didn't use it. Just one tiny thing - there isn't enough cutlery. It's only a small thing and didn't affect our holiday. The towels provided were a bit small but again didn't affect us as we always bring our own.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow! Just wow!"

    We have had a fantastic week at the Bull Pen, clean, comfortable, well equipped, we couldn't have asked for more, so many little touches make this a real home from home. We felt welcome the second we walked through the door. Our 3 fur babies also relaxed instantly and loved the secure garden. Hot tub and log burner are fabulous! Kate is lovely and on hand if you need anything. Highly recommend the farm shop, we had some fabulous steaks and bought more to take home. We will 100% return.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "What an absolute gem of a find this cottage is."

    Kate & Will were the perfect hosts and couldn’t do enough for us as we had some transport issues. The bull pen was absolutely perfect and very dog friendly in a beautiful part of Cornwall, we are very much looking forward to returning next May.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Bull Pen."

    Great location for visiting various locations in Cornwall like Mevagissey, Padstow and Perranporth. The property is well kept and the garden is perfect for our four legged friend. The hot tub went down a treat after a long day walking. We also had some steaks from Kate which we highly recommend, delicious!

    Reviewed by Katie4.4Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage, very comfortable and very dog friendly."

    Great location to explore Cornwall. Hot tub was amazing!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just like home from home!"

    Reviewed by Jennie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great location, amazing host."

    The garden is amazing, and the hot tub was a perfect way to relax after a day exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Evie5.0Jul 2022

  • "I know the property was on a farm but there was a huge amount of cobwebs in the property."

    Some looked like they had been there months not just inside windows but across corners of the ceiling. Would question if these were left there a long while what else could the cleaning staff miss!

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Jul 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful few days at The Bull Pen."

    After getting married the weekend before we needed somewhere to relax and take it all in. What a find! The cottage was stunning. The enclosed garden was great for our dog with lots of shady spots. The bedroom was a great size with enough storage and the bathroom had great light. The welcome pack was very informative and gave us lots of ideas of places to visit, left with the lovely touch of cake and Prosecco when we arrived. There was even a treat for our pup. The cottage has great facilities for all weather to allow us to stay in and cook dinner if we wanted to or BBQ. The hot tub was very easy to use and was the perfect temperature in a few hours.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage allowed us to relax after spending days exploring Cornwall."

    Nice to have a good Internet connection in the cottage and a lovely powerful shower.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Amazing place Very special touches bottle of preseco Fresh flowers Kate the ..."

    Amazing place Very special touches bottle of preseco Fresh flowers Kate the owner was lovely Absolutely everything you need Would highly recommend Roy & nicky Portsmouth

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2022

  • "On the first day we got there we bought steaks and burgers from the farm which were really nice."

    The Bull Pen is in a great location very close to attractions to visit, such as Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Eden Project, Bodmin Jail and much more. The private hot tub was lovely, sitting in there with a glass of bubbly looking at the view from the garden during the day or at night with the outside light on looking up at the moon.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2022

  • "We had the most fantastic stay for our mini-moon the day after getting married."

    The cottage really did have every single thing you needed with the added bonuses of cook books, board games, reading books etc. We wish we could have stayed longer than 2 nights! The Garden was perfect for our two dogs to run around in and it was fully enclosed so no worries about them escaping when you had your back turned. The hot tub, Kate helped us heat up on the first day and on the second day, it only took an hour or so to get fully warm to use again. Thank you for the goodies left for us, they were very much appreciated! We hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Apr 2022

  • "Attention to detail was great."

    Lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting. Loved it x

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2022

  • "Honestly one of the best places you could stay!"

    If you love a romantic private getaway to relax after a day of exploring spring time blossoms and gorging of cream tea across the Cornish coast and gardens, this is the place. Come back and enjoy a soak in the hot tub and a couple steak of purchased from Kate and her family who run the farm, and are the most wonderful hosts. Our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bull Pen."

    Kate was very friendly and offered help and guidance on the hot tub. There was a lovely surprise on arrival, and the book with peoples comments we found to be lovely.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "A excellent cottage with a lovely garden for our dogs, very well decorated and tasteful an absolute pleasure staying there."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were very happy with the property, it was light and spacious for a one bed with a surprisingly good sized garden which the dogs enjoyed."

    Being lucky with the weather and having a south facing garden was a bonus. The garden although well fenced proved not to be totally dog proof for our two smaller rescue dogs who took the opportunity to explore further. When mentioned to the Kate she sent her husband around the following day. The escape route was blocked so no more absconding. Excellent service. We tried some Rib Eye Steaks and burgers from the farm which were very good. Kate also took us on a tour of the farm. With the log burner in the lounge and underfloor heating if needed The Bull Pen would be comfortable any time of year. Outside the back door is the wood burning hot tub. With the good weather we decided to give it a try. Kate had given us some advice on how to get it going and within 3 hours we were enjoying the results. The following day the water was still warm so it took a lot less time to get it to the desired temperature. We also enjoyed the very rural setting and quiet walks along country lanes. The property is well placed for accessing the various Towns and Beaches. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would be happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had the most gorgeous stay at the Bull Pen."

    Kate’s service goes above and beyond, and she accommodated our every request, including late night log deliveries !! We would highly recommend a stay here, and look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Becki5.0Feb 2022

  • "We booked the Bull Pen at short notice and were delighted to find such a lovely place."

    Very comfortable and cosy with a fantastic log burner. The cottage apartment is all on one level and well equipped. In a very pretty spot by the farm. Prosecco, flowers & biscuits when we arrived. Kate was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again. Wanda & Roger

    Reviewed by Wanda5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a week at the bull pen over Christmas."

    .what a lovely place..very warm, we hardly used the log burner as the underfloor heat was very efficient. Had a little trouble getting the hot tub upto temperature. But Kate was so helpful, and came round to show us what to do and lit it for us..we then had a lovely affternoon into the evening enjoying it..the garden and views are fabulous. Our two dogs loved the large secure garden..we ordered a turkey breast and fillet steak from the farm too..amazing..and Kate left us some love treats, even some for the dogs.. The TV, had all the free view channels and even netflix and Amazon prime to use free. the WiFi was good too all in all, I can highly recommend the Bull pen, if you want to get away from it all..or have a romantic break.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely lovely, but we booked it specifically for the hot tub which is seems is not really useable in winter."

    It is a wood-fired hot tub. On the first day we arrived and immediately started trying to heat the water in the hot tub with the wood burner. Half a basket of logs and 4 hours later the water temperature was approaching the required temperature, at least near the surface. The lower levels of water were still only mildly warm despite attempts to stir it with the wooden paddle. We decided not to bother on subsequent nights which was disappointing. In practical terms you need to be in all day with the fire roaring and an endless supply of logs to acheive a comfortable temperature. This is not a hot tub you can just jump into after a day out.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Generally well thought out and extremely amenable to catering for four legged visitors. The owner had told us that we were her first visitors to stay for a fortnight and I cannot understand why more people don't stay longer at this cottage given its central location in Cornwall and easy accessibility to Cornwalls plethora of exciting attractions and wonderful sea coves etc. This is a cottage too good not to visit

    Reviewed by Coral4.7Nov 2021

  • "Just returned from staying at The Bull Pen and can't rate it enough."

    The place is absolutely beautifully done, has an excellent enclosed garden for dogs & the fizz, biscuits and dog treats on arrival were a lovely touch! Kate came to visit us during our stay and her knowledge on places to go was very much appreciated, especially as we were newbies to Cornwall. We went to all places recommended and was not disappointed in the slightest!! The only slight criticism we have is there were a lot of cobwebs particularly up in the beams. However this didn't effect our holiday and we absolutely recommend anyone to stay here - don't let that tiny bit of feedback put you off. We had pre ordered steak and burgers prior to our visit and they were absolutely delicious - definitely check out their list of meat if you get a chance. Thank you for making our first holiday as a family of 3 an extremely enjoyable one!

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful place for a romantic get away"

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in the Bull Pen cottage."

    It is furnished to a high standard and offers a very relaxing stay due to the location, peacefulness, the log burner and hot tub. There were however, a few downsides to our stay: we realised on arrival that no towels were provided for the hot tub, nor the robes shown in the photographs on the advert. There was no hand towel for the kitchen. The grass was quite long in the garden making finding dog dirt and keeping the lodge clean very difficult. Our dogs escaped twice over the wall by the road, which was not fenced off like the rest of the garden - so be mindful of your dogs outside! Some areas of the lodge were not clean, IE under the bed, shower tiles/tray and the outdoor ground around the hot tub was covered in algae. We were disappointed that no one introduced themselves to us during our stay, unfortunately no rubbish bags were provided and we found the recycling system confusing and a lack of a recycling bin meant this was a daily chore unless we wanted it heaped up on the worktop. There was also no where to dispose of the ash from the fires and the ash was full on arrival. Overall despite these issues we had a lovely stay at the Bull Pen and can see that a lot of effort went in to making this a lovely holiday let. The design etc was really lovely and made for a relaxing stay. We would recommend it but hopefully the above issues could be ironed out.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Oct 2021

  • "Had a lovely holiday weather & cottage perfect (arrived to a bottle of fizz & ..."

    Had a lovely holiday weather & cottage perfect (arrived to a bottle of fizz & yummy choc biscuis& even dog treats such a nice touch),enjoyed our nights in the hot tub after a days exploreing ,the garden ideal for dogs it was safe with a big lawn where they can run free or just crash out on the patio ,(the picture doesnt do it justice)we will be back

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely everything that we possibly needed was there."

    Cottage beautifully thought out and size and security of the garden ideal for our dogs. Would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2021

  • "Meeting the owner and using her farmshop for some delicious Steak on our night of arrival."

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Loved the cottage and Kate the host couldn't do enough for us."

    Our dogs Doris, Bill & Ernie had a great time and the hot tub for great for us Alison & John

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2021

  • "This place is truly spectacular!"

    Beautiful decor, garden and the hot tub was the cherry on the top. Kate was a fantastic host, with bubbly and steaks waiting in the fridge on arrival. The garden was a lot bigger than we expected, Jax (our Frenchie) absolutely loved it, we could barely get him to come in. The location was ideal for travelling to all the sandy beaches and the town is also only a short distance drive away. We had a amazing long weekend and really didn't want to go home!

    Reviewed by Loren5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage , exceeded our expectations."

    Rare to find a property of this standard that takes dogs so a real treat . Owners really have thought of everything to make the stay special .

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2021

  • "What we enjoyed most was the home from home feeling the Bull Pen had."

    Also the hot tub and unique location on a farm were a big plus.

    Reviewed by Conor5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage!"

    Everything was very clean & well equipped for a long weekend away! Bed & sofa were comfortable and a good spacious area. Garden was larger than expected which was great for the dog! Overall a very beautiful & well presented cottage. Kate was really accommodating & provided extra logs when we needed them to make our stay extra comfortable. Bottle of bubbly on arrival was also a lovely touch! Would absolutely recommend this cottage for a stay. Only comment would be that most things are a drive away, not much in walking distance but it didnt affect our stay in anyway.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7May 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful week at The Bull Pen, the owners Kate"

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything you could need, a proper home from home."

    Kate has done an excellent conversion, the property is light, bright and everything you need is provided and having met Kate a couple of times I’m pretty sure she would be willing to help if there was anything else you needed. The location is very quiet and we enjoyed a proper chill out week. Hot tub is a nice touch although I didn’t use it myself. The garden is large with a lovely decking and seating area, I can see in the summer it would be a lovely sun trap for a bbq. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at the bullpen fantastic lovely place the family who own the property are lovely and friendly and I would highly recommend trying the steaks and mince they sell of their farm absolutely lovely couldn’t get enough."

    I would highly recommend a stay at the bullpen and we will definitely be staying again 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was beautiful, very high standard."

    Lovely touches with nice scented candles and chilled prosecco on arrival. Owners were very friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage and stood up to it's rating."

    First class location with all the comforts of home. We would highly recommend a stay at the Bull Pen.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent cottage and well presented."

    Follow owners directions and not sat nav, as the latter can lead you around some ‘interesting’ lanes

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our time at The Bull Pen, the little touches were perfect and it was the perfect place to spend our time away together."

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Bull Pen was the perfect getaway for my partner and puppies, the cottage was beautiful and fully furnished with everything you could possibly need!"

    The owner Kate really went above and beyond to make our stay as memorable as possible, with a bottle of Prosecco and treats for the pups and some delicious steaks from the farm! There isn’t a single thing I would change about my time at the cottage except for our stay to have been longer! Would 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Bull Pen is a beautiful property right in the heart of the countryside."

    It is furnished and finished to a high standard and the owners are warm,friendly and are keen to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We loved having the cottage as a base to explore Cornwall and would recommend this to everyone.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2020

  • "I was taken here as a Valentines treat for a short stay and I just wish we could of stayed longer!"

    A great location off the beaten track and beautifully quiet, but still close to lots of great places to visit in Cornwall. The cottage itself is finished to a very high standard with everything you could need, especially in the kitchen. They really have thought of everything, and the little touches really made the difference. The towels were thick and fluffy, even with robes which would be great if using the outdoor hot tub. We were greeted with bubbles and valentines chocolates which was such a lovely touch. The owner (Kate) is just amazing, she popped round when we arrived and showed us everything we would need to know and was always contactable if we needed anything and nothing was to much trouble. We had the pleasure of storm “Dennis” during our stay so didn’t really get outside much, (so didn’t take advantage of the hot tub) but this was fine with me, we just lit the woodburner and bunkered down. I felt safer here than I would of at home! We also called ahead and ordered a couple of their homegrown steaks for our first night dinner and they were ready in the fridge for our arrival. I can confidently say this is the best tasting steak I have ever eaten, (perfectly cooked by my better half!) We will definitely be returning here, hopefully with better weather and my dog to take advantage of the fab enclosed garden. I would highly recommend this accommodation, and to feel like you are part of a true, family, local business, makes it all the more worthwhile. Thankyou Kate and Family

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Feb 2020

  • "Absolutely loved the bull pen, great location, we could not have been looked after more."

    The cottage has beautiful decor, very clean. Kate could not have been more friendly and welcoming, she really did look after our every need. Thank you

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2020

  • "Superb cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jan 2020

  • "Perfect gorgeous cottage to go to chill out and be away from the hectic world in beautiful country spot."

    Has all cooking facilities you need. Lovely touch with hot tub and large garden for the dogs. The owners are the best and always there if you need them. You have all shops beaches not that far away.was sad to go home

    Reviewed by Nadia5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Bull Pen was absolutely lovely."

    It had everything you could possibly want to make it a home from home but with added luxuries. Kate and will have really thought of everything, providing you with everything you might need, completed to a high standard and a bottle of bubbly!! The hot tub was glorious and such a nice added treat to the stay. We also loved the log burner which made our new year break extra cosy. Kate text to see how we were and was happy to provide us with more logs when needed, even leaving some mince pies and dog treats! The garden was fab, it’s not very often you get an enclosed garden area, a massive bonus when you have a dog! We didn’t want to leave the cottage, even after being there a whole week, everything was so nice and comfortable! You must also ask Will and Kate for one of their steaks off the farm, they were delicious!! If you’re looking for luxury, comfort, cosy and fantastic customer service, you must come to The Bull Pen!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed large lawned south facing garden and patio area with furniture and hot tub
  • Off road parking available
  • 3 dogs are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles

The property

Grampound 1.9 miles.

Sitting on the outskirts of the village of Coombe surrounded by rural wonder and countryside lands is this captivating barn conversion; The Bull Pen.

Boasting luxury through its contemporary style and thoughtfully selected décor, there’s no better base for a romantic retreat.

Settled on a working farm, this dwelling offers the best glimpses of the rural lands of Cornwall.

Step inside to find a glorious open-plan living space, with a warming woodburning stove taking centre stage for that extra sense of comfort on cooler evenings.

Take a seat amongst the neutral hues of the room and sink into the sofa with a chilled beverage in hand, the perfect way to unwind after a day of adventure.

In the middle of the room you will find the modest dining area, ideal for romantic meals with your loved one prepared in the amply-equipped kitchen.

The wonder carries on in the kitchen, boasting rose gold fixtures and solid granite work tops as well as a wide selection of high-end appliances, you’ll have no trouble in preparing your favourite meals here.

To the rear of the property you will find the bedroom, home to a king size bed and its own gleaming en-suite shower room, it offers a great spot to rest in between the excitement.

Outside the property benefits from its own private hot tub and large fully enclosed lawned garden area, a perfect space for you and your dog to make the most of the fantastic weather.

The immediate area of the property is fairly remote, making it an ideal spot for dog walks amongst nature, or head further afield to Cornwall’s coast to find dog-friendly beaches when you’re not making the most of the sunbathing terrace at the cottage.

Within easy reach is the picture-postcard village of Grampound, offering all the essential amenities including a shop and pub, perfect for your self-catered stay.

Venture into the popular town of Truro which has a good range of independent shops, art galleries, bars, restaurants, as well as a cinema, theatre and outstanding cathedral.

You are also in reach of the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and many more fun-filled attractions, The Bull Pen is perfect for your romantic getaway to Cornwall.

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

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About the location


Truro 8 miles. St Austell 6 miles.

Grampound is a pretty, historic village situated on the edge of the Roseland Peninsula, a designated part of Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Approximately equidistant to the cathedral city of Truro, the old market town of St Austell and the north and south coasts, it is an excellent location for exploring the Cornish Riviera with its beautiful landscape and coastal scenery. You will find a country pub, heritage centre, restaurant, general stores and a coffee shop in the village. The long tracts of sandy beach at Carne, Pendower and Porthluney, are dog-friendly and are within easy reach of and the charming fishing village of Mevagissey and historic port of Charlestown, which are well worth a visit. The infamous Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are within a short drive and for a more active break, there is Pentewen Cycle Trail and Porthpean Golf Course. A visit to the exclusive waterfront village of St Mawes and the harbour town of Fowey with their excellent range of pubs and foodie restaurants are highly commended.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas