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Dick Cottage

(Ref. 976288)

Blisland, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs."

    Cosy, warm and close to the pub! It had all the things you need from a holiday home. The location is lovely and quiet but close enough to lots of things to do. We'd definitely recommend Dick Cottage to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage in beautiful surroundings and very well equipped."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Beautiful setting. It was well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is such a delightful little cottage in a beautiful setting and in a great location for exploring the surroundings."

    We had a perfect time there . It was comfortable and relaxing and gave us everything we needed. A great find.

    Many thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Lavethan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a fantastic property!"

    Really nice, clean and my eldest (5) loved the swing and slide outside. The team were fantastic in putting in a stairgate at very short notice for us. All in all a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time staying in Blisland."

    We had booked to stay in Dick Cottage but were offered the bigger cottage Tom and accepted. The cottage was very comfortable and the setting very quiet and peaceful. There was a swing outside that the kids loved playing on. We even got greeted by sheep in the garden one morning.

    Reviewed by A5.0Jul 2023

  • "What an idyllic place Levathan is."

    Dick Cottage is perfect and the estate spectacular. We have not only appreciated the bucolic setting and pastoral landscape, but we were also serenaded by the owner's ethereal music. A week to remember…

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0May 2023

  • "We found the owners and staff helpful and hospitable."

    The position of the cottage was pleasant and peaceful. Kitchen well stocked. Smart tv excellent which pleased us immensely as we could watch our programmes from our hard drive. I enjoyed the variety of birds that could be seen and heard around the estate. Only one thing very minor no facility for depositing the dog poo and felt uncomfortable putting it in the ordinary refuse bin. Otherwise we loved our holiday there and might return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Apr 2023

  • "We were booked to stay in Dick, but unfortunately the boiler packed up and we were asked if we wanted to stay in Tom and at no extra charge and having a log burner we enjoyed a wonderful relaxing pleasant week."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was exceptionally clean. Lovely village, lovely people and caretakers. We didn't have any issues, but if we had we feel like they would have been dealt with well. Would definitely love to return, thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect location for exploring Cornwall."

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful village with a fantastic, well stocked community shop and lovely pub

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottages."

    Stayed in all three over the last decade or so. My only suggestion for improvement this time concerns the sofa and armchairs. Their seat cushions are getting very flat which means we were sitting very low. I suggest the seat cushions are re stuffed so the two sofas and arm chair are comfier to sit in.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2022

  • "Dick cottage was a wonderful place to stay with everything a family could need and with very accommodating hosts."

    The delights of Cornwall are easily accessible and Bodmin provided us with a lot of interesting things to do. I would highly recommend the cottage (and my wife has all ready done so, to Her family). For the owners, I have only 2 minor areas which could be improved upon. 1. Applying some sort of frosting or a one way mirrored film to the window in the bathroom would allow daylight in and maintain privacy. and 2. The dining room table was difficult to sit at if you are tall, I was unable to sit at the table and fit my legs under as well. I realise few people are more than 6’4’’ but a different kitchen/dining room table would make for more comfortable meal times.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed onto the owner. There is a blind in the bathroom when needed for privacy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Aug 2022

  • "The artwork in the cottage is very eclectic and dated and could do with being refreshed, I appreciated its down to personal taste but maybe some pictures of Cornish landmarks or landscapes?"

    The bathroom could do with an extractor fan fitted to reduce condensation when using the shower. I’m not meaning to be critical here just making suggestions, on the whole we were very pleased with the cottage and had a very pleasant stay. We like to think we will return in the future and have no hesitation recommending to others.

    Thank you for your feedback. Since your stay, a whole lot of new pictures have been put in. Thanks for your suggestion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and we would recommend the accommodation and facilities."

    A special mention to Fiona & Stephen who were excellent in all they did for us to make our stay most memorable.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely rural setting , beautiful cottage , immaculately clean."

    Caretakers Fiona and Steve went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed with out being intrusive. Great position for moors and both north and south coasts. Hope to be back soon. Serena

    Reviewed by Serena5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautifully quiet location."

    Property was very well equipped with everything needed for our time there. Local pub, The Blisland Inn, within easy walking distance and served huge portions of very good food. The locals were also very welcoming and friendly. Would certainly recommend this area, as made a good base for the days out we did.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7May 2022

  • "We had a great week and enjoyed the tranquil setting of the cottage."

    Having the shop and pub a short walk away was very useful. The local walking was good and having easy access to the Camel trail for walking was handy too. We did feel that the kitchen worktops and sofas were a little tired but all in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and may well return one day...a cosy cottage and a good value holiday !

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Apr 2022

  • "Very clean and in a beautiful location."

    Caretaker very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by P5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area."

    Has everything you need for a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2022

  • "We have been going to all three cottages for some time."

    I would say given the high costs of fuel these cottages are now over priced based on their location. On this occasion there were students booked into the neighbouring cottage we were not made aware of this and the sound of violins, piano amongst other instruments was constant. Whilst we did not mind the music it could be problematic for a lot of people who are just after the peace and quiet. All paying customers need to be made aware if music students are staying so they can make the decision if this for them or not.

    Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry you were disturbed by the music. Very occasionally we do invite music students to Lavethan, as part of our plan is to support and encourage young musicians, especially those from the South West. We try to make sure that any disturbance to other guests is kept to a minimum and we apologise if on this occasion we fell short. We will be more careful in future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by G3.1Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely spot and we could have stayed for much longer."

    I live in the country myself - but here there was no noise except for the babbling brook at the bottom of the field. Remote? Hardly - a pub 300 yards away and Village Shop 400 yards. Everything in the lovely cottage worked and was stylish to boot! What more can i say? Were coming back!

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage, ideal for dog owners as."

    Had a lovely week. The only negative was the mattress was too soft for my liking.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Friendly welcome - brownie points for the cream tea! Would recommend to friends and hope to visit Lavethan again. Thank you for a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2021

  • "We stayed at this cottage earlier in the year and had a brilliant time."

    The cottage is in a stunning location and has all the facilities needed for a great stay. We'll certainly be returning here soon

    Reviewed by Joel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location to explore both coastlines from."

    Special thanks to Clare, the caretaker of the cottages, who was extremely helpful throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Sam4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, a great location for exploring - everything on the South and West Coast approximately 30 mins away."

    Siblyback Lake about 20 mins, great for walking, kayaking and a play area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Nathan4.4Jul 2021

  • "Such a beautiful place and perfect setting"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything was great."

    Reviewed by Keith4.7May 2021

  • "Idyllic cottage set in beautiful surroundings Ahh the peace & quiet !"

    Reviewed by Joel5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    We were met by the caretaker who was extremely helpful. The owners were very welcoming and interesting to talk to. A beautiful area and cottages set in a lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Apr 2021

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    We felt instantly at home here and really enjoyed our stay here. An idyllic spot, close to a great village and perfectly cosy.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Oct 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in fantastic grounds, ideal for walking two dogs."

    The cottage was beautifully equipped and very comfortable. Clare, the Housekeeper, could not have been more helpful. Blisland is a lovely village and the community shop was a real boon. We visited Pencarrow House, St Nectan Glen, Boscastle, walked part of the Camel Trail and the church in Blisland is a gem.

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Unfortunately we had a visitor who burrowed a hole in the couch and left droppings everywhere."

    Not the best experience think it is overpriced for where it is. The less impressive of the three cottages.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback request, following your recent stay at Dick Cottage. We have spoken with the owner who has apologised that your stay was affected by a mouse, there have been no previous sightings but unfortunately is one of the hazards of visiting the countryide! The affected area has been thoroughly cleared and there has been no further visits from said mouse. Dick Cottage is indeed smaller than the other 2 properties, many guests have found it cozy and welcoming. We hope to welcome you back to Blisland once again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by G2.5Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in glorious location."

    Cottage was perfectly sized for a family of 4, inc 2 children. The host’s were incredibly helpful. We would definitely stay again when back in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely Cottage within a lovely village."

    Pub and village shop, people make you very welcome food at amenities were very good! Our only criticism is its not quite Dog friendly would have liked garden secure at one end to enable us to let our dog have freedom had to always be on the lead ! Otherwise a very nice stay clean cottage was made very welcome and close to all attractions.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Dick Cottage. Around the property there is immediate access to beautiful dog friendly walks. We feel it would detract from the character of the beautiful gardens to fence them in completely. Understandably some care has to be taken when there are sheep and lambs in the adjacent fields. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Oct 2019

  • "Blisland was a lovely village to stay in."

    The cottage was very clean and quiet and the surrounding area was fabulous. The Camel Trail just down the road and close to both the north and south coast. Would definitely recommend this cottage. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2019

  • "This is a wonderful cottage, we will be returning next year."

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2018

  • "Incredibly beautiful place in a convenient location for exploring North Cornwall."

    Cosy, well equipped cottage with helpful and considerate people on hand to attend to any needs. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area, kitchen and dining area.
  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Shared use of Electric Vehicle Charging point
  • Barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, for a second dog please enquire
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: No pets between 20th July and 31st August.

The property

Picturesque cottage in the grounds of an ancient Cornish manor house, set in a peaceful valley with spectacular mature trees, just outside Blisland village with its famous real-ale pub and Grade-1 listed church.

Dick is the middle cottage of the three converted from barns at Lavethan and has bags of charm.

The open plan living space is light and airy, a good place to relax and cook family meals to enjoy in the dining area.

Head upstairs to bed in the two bedrooms which share a family bathroom and from this level you can head out to one of the lawns.

With the lovely coastline close at hand, Dick is an excellent place to stay.

Note: This property can be booked with Tom and Harry, together they sleep 15.

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!

Note: No pets between 20th July and 31st August.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas