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The Smithy

(Ref. 990095)

Blisland, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely two weeks in The Smithy which was cosy, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely, loved cottage containing every comfort you need for a home from home feel."

    Thoughtful welcome gifts & the best nights sleep we've ever had away from home. Sorry not to have met Caroline but given it was the stormiest of weeks, we weren't surprised. We really hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Mar 2024

  • "A fantastic cosy cottage has everything you need and more , plenty of space for 2 , great for dogs ."

    Great little village , pub and shop both worth a visit .

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Smithy is in a lovely location with Bodmin Moor on the doorstep, so no need to get the car out, if you don't want too."

    The cottage was very comfortable, clean and warm with a log burner, if you want to use the fire, alternatively the central heating was more than adequate for the inclement weather we had on a couple of days, in the midst of winter. With having two active and inquisitive dogs, it was a relief to have a robust ,fenced in garden that was completely safe. There are some stunning views and sunsets from the conservatory. The amenities in the property were excellent, possibly one of the best holiday lettings we have stayed at. Blisland Village is about a mile away with a community shop and post office that sells good produce plus has a cafe. The church is a must to see and finally the Blisland Inn, does really good food and very friendly. Lastly, the owners of the Smithy live adjacent to the property and are very helpful and friendly. If you want peace, tranquility and a fab holiday stay, would highly recommend the Smithy

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent property, extremely comfortable and well appointed."

    Ideal for dog owners with numerous walks on the doorstep. Short walk to village, with well equipped shop and cafe and a great pub which does excellent food. A perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2024

  • "This was a lovely cottage and had everything one needed for a relaxing break."

    We enjoyed sitting in the conservatory in the evenings looking out at the night sky. The small lane leading to the property was very very narrow and a couple of times we had to reverse all the way back to pass vehicles so be aware. Pub is about a 15 min walk down the lane but take a torch as it’s totally dark. Garden is totally enclosed so ideal for our dog. Owners were nice and friendly. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "We found The Smithy offered a first rate standard of accommodation and comfort throughout."

    The added touch of welcome of a cream tea and flowers was an unexpected bonus and such a thoughtful thing to do. We would not hesitate to recommend and plan to return next year if at all possible.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was are second visit to this cottage this year as we were desperate to take advantage of the log fire and it happened to be the hottest week!"

    it was hot but it got lit! Lovely place central to everywhere! A great place to relax and unwind we will be booking for next year without doubt love it.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was spacious for two people."

    Since the external fence was erected, the parking space has been reduced and even with a small car it had to be manoeuvred into position. The lanes to access the cottage and other nearby areas are very narrow, in many places only wide enough for a single car, so be prepared for this! Bathroom was clean but the rest of the cottage and garden needs more attention. The facilities available were good.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Sep 2023

  • "Really nice property,super clean."

    Really well presented and everything you needed. Very well equipped kitchen too. 10/15 minute walk to dog friendly pub. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the Smithy."

    The home has everything you need. There is an asda and morrisons 10 minutes away by car. So hidden away it's unreal. Your literally on Bodmin moor. Great for dog walkers. I must say please go to St Breward for a bar meal at the Old Inn you will not be dissatisfied. The best pub food you will get. Turn right out the drive and immediately right again and that will take you onto the moor itself. Enjoy all.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2023

  • "Caroline called around on the Saturday to check everything was OK with us."

    There was everything in the cottage that we needed for our holiday. It was very clean and tidy and well kept. When we arrived on the Friday, there was milk, scones, jam and cream which was thoroughly enjoyed. It is nice to have fresh flowers in the cottage as well. The Smithy was ideal for us with bringing our golden retriever. It had a small enclosed garden and a conservatory. It was lovely having the dining table in the conservatory. We felt we were in the garden watching the butterflies on the buddhlia and swallows flying around and perching on the cables. There was a nice walk up the lane and onto the Moor by the Jubilee Stone. There were lovely views of the surrounding countryside from the Moor. We had a lovely holiday and visited The Eden Project and Wheal Coates at St. Agnes. Stunning scenery. Thank you Caroline for our lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "A really comfortable cottage, well furnished and equipped."

    Beautiful conservatory overlooking a pretty garden. Situated in a pretty village on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful quiet location."

    Great and comfortable facilities. Spacious areas and garden to relax in. Close to little village of Blisland with lovely shop/ cafe run by volunteers.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage and wonderful village a great base point to venture out both sides of Cornwall, and then to come back a peaceful and beautiful area!"

    Our host was charming and so helpful if needed.we had great time Thank you........

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous stay , lovely and peaceful"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage home from home."

    Fantastic area and a lovely log fire for a rainy day. Great welcome with flowers and a cream tea. Lovely to be able to walk from cottage onto Bodmin Moor and other footpaths. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Smithy."

    The accommodation is perfect. My only criticism is that it could do with a new mattress as it slopes but otherwise amazing

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    When we first walked in it was like stepping into the picture gallery. Caroline and John are a lovely couple and left us a lovely welcome pack. Lots to do and explore with different beaches less than half an hour’s drive, which our 2 dogs thoroughly enjoyed. Very spacious and cosy and will most definitely be booking again. We arrived on 22/12/22 and stayed for 7 nights and had the best Christmas ever From Michelle and Lee in Northampton xx

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect little bolt hole to base our Bodmin Moor walking weekend."

    Clean, cosy, well equiped and plenty of logs for the wood burner. We will book this place again if we return to Blisland for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "A real wow factor when we walked in."

    Tastefully decorated and with everything you could need. Beautiful location with access to North and South coast lines plus a sunset view from the spacious conservatory. Truly loved it.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved it, quiet, peaceful, lovely homely cottage."

    Loved being on the moors. Not far from anywhere but isolated enough. Am going to book again if prices dont go up too much. A *

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Oct 2022

  • "We've just returned from a lovely stay at the Smithy."

    The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and clean. Caroline was welcoming and there if we needed anything throughout the stay. Great location for exploring lots of Cornwall as not too far to drive to everything. The lane into the cottage is very tight but we didn't have a problem during our stay and there were plenty of passing points. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2022

  • "I'm tempted to down grade it so nobody else will stay as it's a little gem!"

    My wife and i plus our dog loved every minute and didn't want to leave! Re booking definitely!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay at The Smithy such a beautiful property although the narrow country lanes around Pendrift were the only drawback!"

    Reviewed by Caryl5.0May 2022

  • "Well located holiday accommodation for access to beautiful coast and country."

    Excellent village pub in Blisland serving really good food and good selection of beers (an easy walk from cottage). First impressions of The Bothy looked favourable but we found the quality of the furnishings, bedding etc were certainly not up to the standard of many cottages we've hired in the past. Little things like sharp kitchen knives and extra mugs would have helped! We also found it slightly unusual not to be welcomed by the owners next door at any point during our week or on our departure. Whilst most people, understandably, would like to be left to their own devices, I do feel it's important for owners to acknowledge your presence in their property at some point during the stay.

    Wrong Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.8May 2022

  • "10 out of 10 !"

    Great cottage, very well equipped literally had everything you require. Location ideal too, got to Lands End about 1.5hrs. Port Isaac half an hour. Great for our two dogs, garden totally enclosed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely spacious and comfortable cottage on a great location for exploring both Bodmin Moor and the coastal locations of North Cornwall."

    The local pub at Blisland is a 10 minute brisk walkaway, very welcoming, as is the local shop/cafe, The pub serves good wholesome homecooked food at very reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property with facilities and surroundings to match."

    Felt very at home with the log fire burning and wind blowing around outside. Very comfortable, clean and all as described. Excellent location for exploring Cornwall. Thanks, Lynne & Jon.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage that really feels like home from home 5*"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2022

  • "This a superb cottage for a couple and we had a wonderful stay."

    The accommodation is very spacious and so well situated for exploring the Moor and coast. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2022

  • "Loved this place."

    The location is great, you are close to everywhere! The local pub was very welcoming, and did amazing food. Couldn’t ask for anything more from the accommodation itself, it was so cosy and felt homely. Clean and well equipped, will 100% be back… if you’ll have us!

    Reviewed by Langleigh5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location for peace and quiet."

    Good base for walking on Bodmin

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "The only possible drawback to this property is the access."

    Its a very narrow "Cornish" lane which means somebody has to reverse if you meet other vehicles but this does not detract from the comfort etc of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "You failed to inform us of the difficulty of reaching a shop and the pub."

    In your listings you stated that the pub was 10 minutes walk away. I have poor mobility and my husband, who is in good health and walks miles every day, could not do it in 10 mins. The road was more like a track with no passing places on one stretch. It would be insane to walk at night as there are no street lights and no pavement to avoid any traffic. The cottage was beautiful but the holiday was ruined by the difficulty in getting to a shop or to the pub. I think you should be honest about these difficulties when advertising properties.

    Reviewed by Steven4.1Sep 2021

  • "We found The Smithy to be very clean and tidy and was well equipped."

    The conservatory made it very spacious and it was lovely to have meals out there and also relax in the evening. This is a cottage that we are sure to re-visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic property in an ideal location ideally suited for visiting a variety of locations."

    Reviewed by Vivian5.0Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, well maintained and equipped."

    The owners had thought of everything we could need. We didn’t take pets, but you would never have known that pets could stay it was spotlessly clean. The owners were friendly and available if we needed anything. The area is lovely although be prepared for the narrow country lanes. We really enjoyed staying at The Smithy and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "We stayed here back in June."

    Was a really lovely cottage. It was nice and spacious and the little garden was lovely. Was good to have parking and it was in a nice and quiet area.

    Reviewed by June4.4Jun 2021

  • "I thought the cottage was a great place to stay it was very clean and moden it ..."

    I thought the cottage was a great place to stay it was very clean and moden it was also very quite place to relax Had a great week Thank you

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2021

  • "Having stayed at The Smithy before we knew what to expect and the conservatory was lovely."

    The same cannot be said of the weather this time but we managed to get out and about,

    Reviewed by Judith4.7May 2021

  • "Ideal property for dog owners, the property owners had thought of everything to aid taking your pet on holiday."

    Wonderful to be able to walk straight from the front door following a footpath up to the open moor.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic experience of booking on line, very easy to use and kept up to date before our departure and throughout the holiday and on our return."

    cottage was fantastic, everything that you could possibly need. the locations was remote, on the edge of the village but not too remote that you could get out and about. the hosts john and caroline were fantastic too, from the welcoming biscuits and mince pies and milk in the fridge to their kindness and courtesy. the log burner was amazing!!! we would thoroughly recommend the smithy for your holidays

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2020

  • "Spent 2 of my 3 weeks in lockdown which was excellent."

    Could still visit the beach etc to walk with my dog and the views from the front window better than home. Have already booked my next visit.Some new fencing and a gate made the garden totally secure which was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Last visit to Smithy 2 years ago and were equally impressed ."

    Will return

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Oct 2020

  • "The peace and relaxation."

    The sunny weather and sitting out in the garden every thing was great. Just one thing using sat nab at the last junction before the house it says go left and then right but it is actually straight on down a no through road we did a circular tour before finding it the sign post also is obscured when driving if people could be warned of this it could be helpful.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage was very clean and spacious, great conservatory for a relaxing meal."

    Cottage was situated perfectly for exploring Cornwall's stunning coastline and close to the Camel Trail great Cycling all the way to Padstow. Cottage had everything we needed so we had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really impressed."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean. Extremely well appointed - everything you could possibly need was there (and more). Large bedroom, very comfy bed and plenty of storage space. Bathroom also large and a good powerful shower. Kitchen area was excellent with large fridge freezer and including a dishwasher and washing machine. Living area very cosy - wish it had been a bit cooler so we could have used the log burner - all logs/kindling/firelighters were provided. Beautiful location and really quiet which made for peaceful evenings. Overall, a very chilled and relaxing week, and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2020

  • "The smithy was a lovely cottage and the people in the village was friendly and helpful ."

    Lots of beautiful walks to do in the country but not too far if you want the beaches for the day a lovely Relaxing holiday . And dog friendly

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage with all the comforts of home."

    So cosy and warm and very welcoming. Will definitely book again. Had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Mar 2020

  • "It was quite a secluded location, but accessible quickly to the rest of Cornwall."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped beyond anything I had experienced before. A short walk to the village that had a well stocked Store/Post Office and an excellent pub on the village green. My dog was allowed in both store and pub which allowed me to go out evenings and meet very friendly 'locals'. Bodmin Moor was accessible via a lane next to the cottage for some good walks. It is a cottage I will certainly return to.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2020

  • "TheSmithy was fantastic the best so far thank you"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent owners."

    I asked before booking if the garden was FULLY enclosed. By that I meant dog proof. A bit disappointed as it was ok for a large dog. Not my inquisitive small cockapoo.the two slated gates that had large gaps each side. She would have got through Otherwise loved the cottage.

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Nov 2019

  • "A lovely cosy cottage set in a beautiful location ."

    The cottage was extremely clean and had everything we needed and more. The perfect base to explore North Cornwalls seaside towns of Padstow, Rock, Port Issac and Boscastle.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2019

  • "Although the cottage was reached via some very narrow lanes after leaving the main road it was well worth it."

    The cottage was perfect in every way, very clean, well equipped and had a lovely homely feel. The garden with its views was a lovely place to take in the tranquility of the area. It is probably the best cottage we have stayed in in all of our 20+ years of staying in holiday cottages. We would not hesitate to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very clean, well equipped cottage."

    Comfortable. Everything provided that we needed. Very remote that we loved.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Very clean on arrival with a lovely touch of some wine and cookies as a welcome. The location was ideal for us with the added bonus of the moor being less than a 5 mins walk away and the local pub (which is highly recommended) a comfortable 10 min walk down the lane. The garden area is beautiful and is perfect for an evening drink watching the sun go down. If the front gate is closed it also means the whole garden and drive area is dog friendly. Our hosts were very welcoming and were always on hand if needed which we never did as everything was excellent. We will be returning for sure.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage left us some provisions - everything was very welcoming and so spacious for a one-bedroomed cottage."

    We have rented through Sykes before and have been very pleased with all accommodation but this cottage was lovely especially with the added space of a conservatory.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2019

  • "Great location and really peaceful."

    Very comfortable cottage and ownerscouldn't do enough for us. Highly recommend The Smithy.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastically situated cottage on the edge of Bodmin Moor."

    Well equipped and comfortable. We had a lovely break and our dog enjoyed the secure outside space. Fortunately blessed with beautiful weather over Easter which added to the holiday. The conservatory is an added bonus and perfect for relaxing in.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Apr 2019

  • "The Smithy was great."

    Your constant almost daily emails are unwelcome and too intrusive and I wish you to stop sending them. They have made me question whether we would use your site again. At this time we would not. If we want to use your services we will notify you. Please stop inundating me with your emails.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We will take you off the mailing list so you will not receive any more marketing emails. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Mar 2019

  • "Was absolutely fantastic, the cottage was clean, comfortable, very well equipped and any information we needed was given to us in a binder."

    I would highly recommend this cottage and me and my partner will certainly be returning

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Mar 2019

  • "On returning to the area, the accommodation was perfect for needs."

    Blisland is a peaceful location with easy access to surrounding areas. We will continue to stay

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely welcome from John and Caroline, the cottage was so comfortable and warm too."

    It was very peaceful and the views were lovely, especially the sunsets. You could walk on to the moors from the cottage, it was a lovely walk for our dogs. We love finding different beaches to walk on and this time of year there are no restrictions. Holywell and Padstow beaches are our favourite. Thanks for a great week John and Caroline, we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Our stay at The Smithy was lovely and very relaxing."

    The cottage is superb in every way, the owners Caroline and John are great and are close by if needed. Looking forward to returning later in the year.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Feb 2019



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    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Cottage was of an exceptionally high standard of."

    ..finish...all quality facilities and utensils. It was warm and very comfortable...just like being home...wonderfully relaxing. John and Caroline made us most welcome and were nearby ..just in case. Nice touch of milk and a lovely bottle to enjoy. Highly recommended....we would certainly return and could not fault our visit in anyway. The cottage is ideally placed for reaching an excellent range of places to visit. The lanes of Cornwall can be a little daunting...but well worth the effort. Many thanks for an excellent range of properties...this one was certainly well enjoyed. Kindest regards. John and Cheryl. Norfolk 14th December until the 21st.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was one hundred percent perfect for us and our holiday thank you very much"

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent situation on the edge of Bodmin Moor near the lovely village of Blisland."

    Very generous accommodation for two people including outer conservatory and patio garden. Owners delightful and helpful. Perfect for a country holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove and breakfast bar
  • Conservatory.
  • Electrical Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with patio
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk away. Note:Facility to charge cars via the cottage with a jump lead and 13amp plug
  • Guests must bring their own jump - a charge of £25 per week

The property

This spacious one bedroom cottage is based in a lovely rural location joining the owner's farm, close to the village of Blisland, Cornwall.

Suited for couples wanting somewhere refreshing to return to each day, The Smithy is beautifully designed, immaculately presented with both a summery feel for those warmer months, and a cosy feel come winter. The open-plan living area is the perfect setting to begin your holiday, a lovely place to settle down at the breakfast bar with a cup of tea, or snuggle up before the central woodburning stove.

The modern kitchen is effortlessly styled in fresh white units, with ceiling spotlights situated above, bringing a warm glow to the layout, and you can prepare your favourite meals amidst it all.

What better way to take in the wonderful location than enjoying dinner in the serene conservatory, with a view over the patio area, and in the distance, an outlook across the stunning Moor.

Continuing through The Smithy, there is a family bathroom with a large rainfall effect overhead shower, wrapped in smoky grey walls, whilst the double bedroom is glamorously put together, complimented by wooden furnishings, and a skylight window which welcomes the outside in.

Dog-friendly and ideal for walkers, you can spend much of your time strolling the one-of-a-kind destination, or for something different, why not enjoy a taste of the village charm at Blisland Inn, one of the most popular pubs in 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.

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 beaches that stretch along Cornwall’s northern coastline.

A relaxing escape for two.

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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!