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Damson Cottage

Broadwoodwidger, Cornwall (Ref. 959938)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mr Grainge

    “Lovely cottage.”

    Very comfortable and peaceful. Could do with a dishwasher and there is plenty of space for one in the kitchen. Who wants to wash up on holiday? ...

    Very comfortable and peaceful. Could do with a dishwasher and there is plenty of space for one in the kitchen. Who wants to wash up on holiday?! Previous comments made it sound like the cottage was hard to reach without a 4x4, and grumbled about narrow roads. The access was fine for any normal car. If you're lucky enough to own a Ferrari then take your other car, but all normal cars will have no trouble. As for narrow roads, only the last 2 miles from the A30 were on local roads and they were fine. Peaceful, rural locations don't come with your own slip road off a main road.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Damson Cottage. We've spoken with the owner who agreed that a dishwasher would be a great asset and has now had one fitted. - Sykes owner relations

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The cottage

A picture-perfect thatch cottage set amidst rural countryside, close to the village of Lifton on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Damson cottage is one of a small cluster of cottages at the end of a country track, in the tiny hamlet of Higher Rexton near the village of Broadwoodwidger.

Far reaching views from the garden stretch as far as Bodmin Moor and the cottage is conveniently placed just a few minutes drive from the A30, ideally placed for exploring Devon and Cornwall.

The cottage whilst having been tastefully modernised, is overflowing with character and charm, evident as you step over the threshold into the cosy sitting room.

A large inglenook fireplace takes centre stage, with original timber beams and whitewashed stone walls creating a wonderful cosy room to relax.

A bespoke and striking country kitchen with a central island and Rangemaster cooker with induction hob, will appeal greatly to keen cooks, and leads into a southwest facing modern and spacious conservatory, a more recent addition to the property.

Overlooking the pretty planted garden, the sunny spot acts as a separate dining area for the family to gather with additional comfortable seating to unwind with a good book or morning coffee.

There is a ground floor bathroom and a stone spiral staircase that leads to the first floor landing and the three attractive bedrooms.

An unusually narrow and low doorway leads into a spacious master bedrooms with views across the countryside.

There is a further double with a useful en-suite shower (no WC) a cute single room and first floor cloak room.

Outside a beautiful cottage garden is enclosed and enjoys a private aspect with wonderful views towards Bodmin Moor.

There is also a heated summerhouse equipped with pool table and useful for storing bikes and walking gear.

This is the ideal country escape with the nearest pub and shops found in the village of Lifton 4 miles away.

Just 2 miles away is Roadford Lake, a fantastic day out for the family.

Explore Roadford by bike, on foot or by boat and there are acres of space for children to play freely and a whole host of water based activities to try.

Enjoy the nature trails, the whole area is dog friendly and the café serves locally produced mouthwatering snacks and light lunches.

Bring your walking boots as this is perfect walking country with both Dartmoor and Bodmin within easy reach and for days on the beach head west to the North Cornish coast and the beaches of Bude, Widemouth Bay and Summerleaze beach, all reachable in a little over 40 minutes drive.

Damson Cottage is a wonderfully secluded retreat with all the comforts of home, its central position perfect for discovering new places and enjoying the great outdoors.


  • 3 bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double with en-suite shower and basin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor cloak with WC and basin
  • Sitting room with open fire, kitchen with breakfast bar, conservatory dining room with comfortable seating area
  • Summerhouse with pool table.
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove (starter pack provided)
  • Electric range cooker with induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, freezer and washing machine (in garage), TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, Pool table, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Dogs welcome at £20 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop/Pub 4 miles
  • Note: Sorry, no children under 4 years
  • Sorry, no barbecues due to thatch
  • Note: Low eaves, ceilings and narrow doorways in areas.

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About the location


Launceston 5 miles.

Lifton is a small village in the upper Tamar Valley, close to Launceston and the passing A30 road into Cornwall. This pretty community, once sitting astride the old A30 London to Penzance trunk road, is blessed with a village shop and post office, a superb pub and 3 top quality restaurants. At the far end of the village is an award winning farm shop/pick-your-own complex with a good bakery and on-site restaurant. Well placed for visiting anywhere in the South West, Dartmoor is 20 minutes away by car, Bodmin Moor is also 30 minutes and all of the major beaches and Cornish holiday attractions can be reached in under 45 minutes.

Region Information

Note: Sorry, no children under 4 years. Note: Sorry, no barbecues due to thatch. Note: Low eaves, ceilings and narrow doorways in areas.

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