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Sleepy Fox

(Ref. 905070)

Blisland, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Another lovely stay as usual."

    The cottage has everything you need and is in a super location. Looking forward to our next time there.

    Reviewed by Jeni5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable and warm."

    Field for the dog to run in was a real joy. Spent hours on the comfy seat enjoying the view through vast picture window! Lovely walks from the door. Village shop and pub only 15 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by Erika5.0Jan 2024

  • "A fantastic cottage, amazing views, with the most up to date appliances as well as being so clean."

    We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous property!"

    Decorated and furnished to a very high spec with a fully equipped kitchen. Located on the edge of the moor, it is in a perfect location if you enjoy walking. Could not fault it in any way and would recommend it particularly to anyone with a dog. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Outstanding Cottage Friendly Owners"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "A truly superb barn conversion of a very high standard situated a short drive (or ten minute walk) outside of the lovely village of Blisland down a dead end single track lane."

    Blisland has both a pub (which does food) and a community shop.Bodmin is only about 10 minutes drive away where there is a large Asda and Morrisons. The cottage is open plan and very comfortable and airey and equipped with all you need to fully self cater and has a pleasant garden to relax in. All in all a delightful place to stay to explore northern Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage."

    If anything, the pictures do not do it justice. Beautiful location, house, immaculate throughout and well decorated and maintained. Highly recommended. The owners too were warm and friendly. We had a fab time and would have no hesitation in going back. A good location for many of the northern beaches, towns and ports. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in a perfect location for exploring both the south and north coast of Cornwall."

    Very clean, comfortable and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Immaculate, very well equipped cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and the owners were extremely helpful and friendly."

    The pub and post office/shop are within walking distance, both of which were welcoming. A fantastic place to visit.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very spacious cottage in a lovely quiet setting."

    Well equipped with helpful instructions given. You get the feeling of remoteness but a 10 minute walk takes you to the village shop or a 5 minute drive gets you to a petrol station. Helpful owners and an especially helpful recommendation for a pub/restaurant.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Jul 2023

  • "Ultimate cottage they had thought of everything down to last detail Highly recommended will go again"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the property, it had everything we needed."

    The garden was great, completely safe for our dog and we were able to use the adjoining field to walk around. There were great views from the cottage and it was very peaceful. It was only a 5 minute walk to Bodmin Moor and Jubilee Rock, well worth a visit. The village of Blisland was just down the road with a handy shop and a very nice pub. Lovely woodland walk nearby. We would definitely love to stay at Sleepy Fox again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2023

  • "As it’s for four people another two garden chairs would be good and perhaps a ..."

    As it’s for four people another two garden chairs would be good and perhaps a parasol Beautiful peaceful property with lovely views

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic place to say we love it"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Such a beautiful cottage with a phenomenal view from the lounge and master bedroom, overlooking acres of countryside."

    There are some very friendly horses in the rear field too. The property is finished to a very high standard. I'd highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Leonie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house and great location, enclosed garden great for dog and fab walks from the house."

    Spotlessly clean and really well equipped, useful stair gate to stop dog going upstairs. Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Apr 2023

  • "We both forgot to write in the visitors book."

    Apart from the weather, we really enjoyed our stay at sleepy fox cottage. The cottage was warm, clean and very comfortable. The owner was very helpful when we couldn’t work the key box. The little village of Blisland was lovely, with a very friendly pub and shop. We would love to return and hopefully have better weather.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic two weeks stay at sleepy fox."

    The house was very clean and very well equipped. Ziva the dog loved the field and large garden. The owner Denise sorted the problem out with the Tumble dryer in 3days. (new one brought and installed) This over the Christmas/New year period was fantastic. WE will be coming back again. Pearl

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely modern barn conversion, everything done to a very high standard."

    It was really nice to see the large solar panel that powers the house. Amazing views out the large windows. The setting is lovely and very convenient for visiting different parts of Cornwall. Unfortunately the property is not great for anyone with mobility problems. Shower room is not on the same level as bedrooms and is a fixed rainforest type without a separate hose. My partner can’t get in and out of a bath and really struggled with the shower. The smooth wooden stairs between levels are very slippy, an accident waiting to happen. I couldn’t understand the decision to put signs everywhere with house rules rather than put them all into a folder. At times this made the property feel more like a hotel than a holiday cottage, it just didn’t feel homely. I’d love to stay in the area again but would not book this property again for the above reasons.

    Reviewed by David4.1Nov 2022

  • "Such a comfortable and spacious cottage."

    Very well equipped. Lovely and clean. We especially liked the bathrooms and garden. Very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of the best properties we have rented - spotlessly clean, beautifully dressed and decorated, good quality furniture, fully equipped and stunning view from the picture windows in lounge and main bedroom."

    We experienced a problem with our car and Denise, the owner, went out of her way to recommend a local mechanic and even offered to collect us if it needed to stay at the garage (fortunately not necessary). First class, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a wonderful holiday at Sleepy Fox."

    One of the cleanest cottages we have stayed in and felt like a home from home. The dog loved the field and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning place, the owner is a lovely lady, she helped us find our dog when he whent missing which we are truly thankful to her, nothing is to much for this ladie, the house was very very clean and renovated to a top spec, we will definitely be going back, the inlaws are also booking as my wife showed them a video of the place, this was the perfect place to recharge our batteries."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Sleepy Fox is in a lovely peaceful setting,very well equipped property and immaculately clean we enjoyed are stay here."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property - great decor and facilities"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage that surpassed our expectations from images and details on the website."

    Great location for access to the North and south of Cornwall. Cleanliness and layout could not be faulted, great holiday.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "This is quite simply one of the best holiday properties that we have stayed in."

    The cottage has been renovated to a very high specification and was a real home from home. The views from the sitting area and main bedroom are amazing! The local pub in Blisland is a beer drinkers heaven and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. We would definitely consider coming back to the Sleepy Fox

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Stylish yet ultra comfortable, well-equipped and warm. Tons of walking right on your doorstep, great village pub and shop. North and south coasts within easy reach but you could just stay local and have the best of times. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by Melinda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing cottage which made a good base for exploring both coasts."

    Had everything that we could need. Our dog enjoyed the pretty and enclosed garden a lot. The photos of the outside do not do the place justice.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent property very well equipment and comfortable, in a very peaceful location with great views."

    Hope to be able to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2022

  • "Stunning property!"

    Can’t really say anything negative about it. It’s beautiful and we were so comfortable there! The location is perfect - in the middle of no where, yet not far from everything. The garden and the field are great for the dog and Jubilee Rock is so close!! Ultra clean and well presented, we had an amazing week and couldn’t have asked for anything else. Defo be back!

    Reviewed by Langleigh5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful property with the most amazing views, it was so lovely to find a property that was immaculately clean."

    The barn was so warm and cozy it was a last minute booking and I have to say I'm so very glad I decided to book. Denise and John own the property next door and are very warm and welcoming, but never intrusive. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Clare & Gareth xx

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and had all we could ask for; Comfy sofas and beds."

    Board games for the children on rainy days. Lovely views. The owners were friendly and helpful. A lovely stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2021

  • "Sleepy Fox was fabulous!"

    A perfect base for exploring both north & south Cornwall. The cottage was a home from home, very well furnished with beautiful views from the picture windows. The garden too was just lovely & the adjoining field was great for our dog to run some energy off. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage, spotlessly clean, so peaceful and great facilities."

    Such a convenient place, we felt like we were in the middle of the countryside but were less than 10 mins from the A30, so convenient to visit the rest of Cornwall. Cottage had everything we needed and good WiFi. Comfy beds and it is really spacious. The views are amazing. Our dog loved the fantastic garden and being large, the garden managed to get the sun somewhere in it most of the day. We were worried by one reviewer who mentioned single track lane to the cottage, but this was literally the last little bit of the road to the cottage which was less than half a mile, so was no hassle at all.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Brilliant property, well-equipped a real home from home, quirky extras and absolutely 100% spotlessly clean, which I never say as I'm a clean freak and end up cleaning as I enter most places I stay, I didn't need worry here at all its wonderful and it impressed us hugely."

    The underfloor heating was a brilliant treat to come back to after walking the Moor as was the fantastic freestanding bath, what a treat! So many things have been well thought out and designed so well here, huge compliments to the owners. Simply stunning views in a quiet spot away from all the hustle yet central enough to be able to get to anywhere in Cornwall for a good day out. The only additions I would add to make this perfectly 5* would be a coffee pod machine and a Wifi speaker to be able to play music. Our only very small criticism of our stay is that the double bedroom bedding didn't smell freshly washed, which we put down to perhaps a period of the house being empty, That being said its a super minor point and we would stay again in a heartbeat at any time of year, sending the differentseasons here would be lovely. We actually live in Cornwall only 20 miles or so away from the area but after spending all of 2020 at home we wanted somewhere to escape to locally for a few days and this place has firmly become our happy place, we felt like we could have been hundreds of miles from home and we will recommend it to people that visit us as a place to stay and explore. We will hopefully soon return to sit in the window chair and take in the view. Thank you for the stay we love the Sleepy Fox.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2020

  • "Sleepy Fox was perfect."

    We dreamed of putting on the log burner but didn't need to, the under floor heating warmed it up and was so cosy. Our dog loved it too. Had everything you could need and plenty of space to relax. The road leading to the property is 1 Lane and sometimes you come across horse boxes and other cars so be confident reversing back to a cross path. Our dog is small so could have fitted under the gates in the garden so we couldn't let him off the lead but this wasn't a big issue as we don't tend to let him out on his own anyway. But some netting or something across the gates would have helped but not a big issue. All in all an incredible week. Will recommend to friends and family for the perfect getaway. Close to places but far enough away to feel relaxed and away from it all.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2020

  • "A really lovely cottage, extremely clean and very well equipped."

    Comfy beds, great kitchen, fully enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage was well equipped, and perfect for relaxation."

    Lovely, comfortable and warm. We made some fantastic memories here on our first family holiday and will look back on this week for years to come!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely property that was spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    Great views and very peaceful with all home comforts.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Sleepy Fox is a beautiful property, one of the nicest self catering places we have stayed in!"

    It has everything you need and is like home from home! It’s in a beautiful location and so quiet, we all slept so well! It’s a great location for both north & south Cornwall! It was lovely to meet Denise the owner and she kindly called us when the property was ready early so we could settle in! I would definitely recommend to anyone, and hopefully we’ll be back one day. Thank you, from the West family, West Sussex

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2020

  • "Just stayed at this lovely cottage and despite the very poor weather it was a joy to just stay in and relax."

    Denise (the owner) popped over on arrival to check we were ok and told us if we required anything to just call her. The cottage is a converted barn to a very high standard while keeping in with its surroundings. Everything we needed was there even a welcome pack and flowers. We only stayed for 5 nights but would like to come back in the summer when hopefully the weather is a lot better. If your looking for somewhere to stay for a quiet time away then this is the place.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Feb 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove and TV.
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, feezer microwave, dishwasher and TV
  • Electricity and Heating inc. in rent
  • Wood for woodburning stove can be purchased locally
  • Wifi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Multi-level lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • 1 x well behaved dog is welcome a £25 charge applies, dog(s) not allowed upstairs
  • Note : If you wish to book a short break please contact Sykes
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and pub 0.7 miles

The property

Tucked away in a peaceful hamlet on the outskirts of the charming village of Blisland, Sleepy Fox is a beautiful rural retreat within just a moments walk from Bodmin Moor in North Cornwall.

This delightful converted stone barn oozes style with modern bathrooms and underfloor heating throughout whilst still retaining its original charm including slate floors and curved walls.

Spread over two floors, this property boasts a wonderful light decor and large windows which flood the interiors with light, well-suited to friends and families looking to explore the best of the wonderful region of Cornwall.

From the moment you enter, you are welcomed by a combination of calm, neutral tones which radiates throughout the cottage.

The open-plan living room come dining area is a great space to bring all the family together whether relaxing in front of the TV watching a favourite film or challenge yourselves to a board game on those wet and windy days.

During the winter months, you can curl up by the wood burner and enjoy uninterrupted countryside views which looks out onto farmland and across the valley.

From the living area, an original stone archway guides you into the contemporary kitchen and utility area.

Well-equipped and complete with a range of appliances, enjoy many home-cooked meals using fresh, local ingredients which can be purchased from the local Post Office and Shop just 0.8 miles away.

Once the evening draws to a close, rise to the first floor where you will find a king and twin bedroom linked by a hallway.

Fitted with plush beds and quality bed linens for your comfort and enjoy stunning, far-reaching views across the surrounding fields from the master king bedroom.

Run yourself a hot bath in the freestanding bath tub in the family bedroom on the first floor or there is a stylish shower room on the ground floor in the utility area, perfect to jump into the shower straight after a long walk on Bodmin Moor.

Dine alfresco in the multi-level private garden where you have a choice of a sheltered patio area at the top of the garden or a picnic on the lawn.

From here, you can relax and soak up the countryside sounds.

The small village of Blisland has access to a brilliant pub which serves award-winning local ales and serves traditional pub meals if you don't fancy cooking one evening, or pick up some ingredients for an evening meal at the Blisland Post Office.

Pull on your wellies and take a stroll up to the wonderful open countryside of Bodmin Moor, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting two high peaks for those keen hikers among you.

As you enter Bodmin Moor from here, Jubilee Rock is within a few strides from the gate, a grade II listed large granite Rock decorated originally by Lieutenant John Rogers in 1810 to mark the Jubilee of George III and again by Queen Victoria.

Standing on top of Jubilee Rock on a clear day provides an elevated view of the countryside.

For a spot of history, visit Pencarrow House and Gardens dating back to the 18th century and set in landscaped gardens, perfect for exploring.

Further afield, take a 30 minute drive to the North Cornwall coast of Rock, Daymer Bay, Padstow and Polzeath with miles of coastline to explore towards Port Isaac through to Tintagel and many restaurants serving delicious coastal delicacies.

Make sure to visit Tintagel Castle, resting atop a cliff with some of the most beautiful views imaginable.

Sleepy Fox is the perfect place to be for those who enjoy the secluded countryside.

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

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About the location


Bodmin 5.7 miles; Wadebridge 8.4 miles; Polzeath 13.2 miles; Tintagel 13.8 miles; Padstow 16 miles; Fowey 17.2 miles.

Situated under the western edge of granite-bound Bodmin Moor, the village of Blisland retains its age old character and is the only village in Cornwall to have a village green with trees. Around the green, cluster old houses and cottages, as well as the famous, award-winning Blisland Inn. The village is located less than three miles from the A30, and so provides an ideal central location for touring Cornwall. Nearby, Poley’s Bridge marks the beginning of the Camel Trail, a 17-mile long route, which follows a long disused old steam engine railway line to Padstow. The route is completely traffic-free and perfect for walkers and cyclists. You can even explore the trail on horseback and a purpose-built hide has been constructed between Wadebridge and Padstow, so even birdwatchers are catered for! Pull on your walking boots and explore Bodmin Moor, or venture to the coast with your buckets and spades and enjoy a day on one of the many beautiful beaches that stretch along Cornwall’s northern coastline. A fabulous part of the country for all!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: please do not interfere with the ground source heat pump settings located in the utility cupboard. The controls have been configured and preset. These are checked prior to every guests arrival and departure - if the controls have been altered, you may incur additional charges.

PLEASE NOTE: From 2025 this property will no longer accept pets.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas