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High Moor Cottage

Minions, Cornwall (Ref. 934344)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage with everything one could need."

    In particular, for dog owners, this is a perfect place to stay. Our collie cross, the great escapologist, was quite unable to exit the garden - glad to say. Lovely to be right on the moor with just s short walk to the Hurlers and Cheesewring. The cottage itself is lovely with just enough to make a really comfortable stay. Especially suitable for dogs with wood flooring and truly splendid mattresses. Looking forward to a return journey.

    Reviewed by MarylynnSep 2021

  • "The cottage was great, cozy and very well equipped."

    We loved the garden for sitting out to eat breakfast in the sunshine. It was nice and shady in the afternoon, which was useful in the heatwave. Minions was a great location on the moor and near great swimming spots.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly as we expected."

    A cottage. We live in a very rural spot, but I found the property claustrophobic. It was too small and uncomfortable. But that is my personal view. The garden is a huge letdown and very disappointing. Completely unkempt, impossible to sit and enjoy a cuppa and basically a doggy loo. I cleared up daily after our little dog, but previous people had not. The unkempt garden spoilt the stay for me. Minions is a lovely village, the people are great and we felt right at home in the pub. We have details of other properties to stay in if we go again. Unfortunately I would not stay in this cottage again.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2021

  • "We loved this cottage - a pleasure to get back to it each day."

    Thoughtfully and tastefully furnished, in-keeping with its age/history, well equipped with good quality items. Lovely walks right from the front door and a great base from which to explore wider Cornwall. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "Tastefully finished and furnished cosy cottage within a few steps of the moor."

    Well equipped kitchen and logs supplied for the fire as well as the ingredients for a cream tea upon arrival. A good base from which to explore the surrounding area with many great suggestions of walks and places to visit in the cottage information file. Covid safe arrangements in place.

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2020

  • "It was lovely, thank-you."

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2020

  • "The cottage was perfectly placed for both the north and south coasts."

    The place was clean and tidy and linen fresh. The bathroom and kitchen clearly recently refurbished and modern with all appliances needed, with a well thought out layout throughout. The bed was comfy and even on a main road very quiet and peaceful. Parking is in a free public car park less than a minute away. We had no issues parking due to arriving in the evening and being out all day. On check out (Sunday 10am) it was rammed, just a warning to others if you’re thinking of popping out and to plan wisely as there are no designated bays for the cottages. It was a fantastic break away and would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by GeorginaAug 2020

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It was absolutely perfect. We were even provided with a brand new hoover when ours didn’t pick up properly. We haven’t used Sykes before or visited this area. We will do both again!

    Reviewed by KateJul 2020

  • "The company that you use to manage the property were exceptionally good."

    Any issues were dealt with immediately.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "Cottage was great, good location for amenities and to get out on to Bodmin Moor!"

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "This is the fourth year we have been to this cottage."

    It’s perfect . Especially if you have a dog . There is every think you need . Loads of walks to be had . Places to visit all very dog friendly . Well recommended cottage for dog lovers . Hope to be back nxt year

    Reviewed by LilithNov 2019

  • "Cosy cottage in a great location on the edge of Minions village, where ponies & sheep regularly stroll down the lane past the front window."

    Great for walks & picnics with some spectacular views. Quiet & very dark at night - good for stargazing & lovely to hear an owl hooting nearby.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect location for walking etc. Magnificent scenery.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2019

  • "This is a perfect small cottage that I recommend highly"

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "Had a great second visit to high moor cottage,had a fantastic stay in the snow,caretaker extremely helpful with his updates on getting there in a blizzard!"

    Will be back soon!!

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2019

  • "A lovely welcoming cottage."

    Was really nice to have cake, jam and cream on arrival. Some cars do travel incredibly fast past the cottage so you do need to be extra vigilant when going out the gate, especially if you have a dog.

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2018

  • "Very clean and tidy cottage set in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "The cottage was really comfy, clean and cosy, tastefully decorated and well equipped."

    It was in a good location lots of lovely walks from the cottage on Bodmin moor, and easy to go and explore the north and south east coasts if you don’t mind driving a little. Everyone in the village was very friendly and the local pub served excellent food. It was lovely to see the sheep and their lambs roaming freely through the village and occasionally the moor ponies decided to pay a visit too! Would definitely recommend High Moor Cottage if you are looking for a quiet relaxing break. Only one negative, the fence to the right of the garden has gaps that allows small dogs to pass through. My Jack Russell got through and I got into a bit of a panic when I couldn’t find him. Luckily he came back by himself shortly after but if you have a small dog that likes to wander, be aware.

    Reviewed by DanielaJun 2018

  • "Fine simple cottage in a beautiful spot on Bodmin moor."

    The downside was it was essentially very basic in terms of furniture. Bare floor boards in every room gave a very basic feel and could be much improved with some rugs at least by the bed. Stairs are not suitable for more elderly guests or people with limited mobility. Very very steep and narrow.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "WE HAD A LOVELY WEEK AT MINIONS WITH EVEN THE SUN SHINNING FOR US."

    IT WAS A REAL WALK IN THE PAST FOR US WITH A FAMILY HISTORY AT THE COTTAGE AND ARROUND THE AREA WHEN IT WAS A HIVE OF ACTIVITY DURING THE MINNING BOOM. ALTHOUGH OUR 1ST HOLIDAY TAKING A PET THE COTTAGE AND THE WHOLE AREA JUST COULDNT HAVE BEEN BETTER SUITED TO A LITTLE DOGS NEEDS. SO MANY LOVELY EASY WALKS WITHOUT HAVING TO EVEN GET IN THE CAR, WHAT A GODSEND AND WE HARDLY MET A SOUL. SO PEACEFUL. AND THE VIEWS WERE BREATH TAKING THE PUB AND CAFE JUST A STONES THROW WERE ALSO IDEAL, THE PEOPLE MOST HELPFUL AND VERY FRIENDLY AND THE FOOD VERY GOOD. ALL IN ALL WE FOUND THE WEEK WAS A PERFECT GET AWAY AND WE HOPE TO GO BACK VERY SOON. THE ONLY DRAW BACK ,AS SUCH FOR US ,BEING THE LACK OF BASIC GARDENING EQUIPMENT TO HAND WHICH WE WOULD HAVE BEEN KEAN TO PUT TO USE HAD THEY BEEN AVAILABLE. WE DID FEEL., AS OTHERS HAVE MENTIONED ,THAT THE LOVELY ENCLOSED GARDEN WAS IN GENERAL LACKING A CERTAIN TLC. ALTHOUGH WE UNDERSTAND IT IS DIFFERCULT TO DO WITH LETTINGS ONE AFTER THE OTHER WE DID FEEL THIS WAS A SHAME AS IT WAS SUCH A LOVELY AREA.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2018

  • "Lovely clean and cosy cottage in beautiful area of Cornwall."

    Lovely welcoming touch of cream scones on arrival - nice after long journey. Lots of details of local walks, pubs and restaurants as well as places of interest. We had a great short stay, great walking with our dogs and a fabulous meal in the local.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2018

  • "Interesting location in a quieter part of Cornwall, we found the cottage warm and comfortable (The bed and day-bed were really good)."

    Very quiet, the open fire was fantastic, overall a good cottage to escape to.

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2017

  • "Beautiful location."

    Lots to see and do. Dog friendly. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, good job we arrived before the office closed as we were given an incorrect key safe code."

    Reviewed by KayAug 2017

  • "The location is excellent, the cottage is small but excellently equipped."

    Very comfortable

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2017

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well equipped, a joy to return to after a day out walking."

    Reviewed by DawnMar 2017

  • "Fantastic short break away, plenty of room for a couple with two dogs."

    Spare room if more people staying. Cosy, tastefully decorated cottage and everything still has that 'new' feeling. Great location for exploring the Moor on your doorstep and coast and Forestry walks within half an hours drive. Open fire is lovely to have after a busy day, logs can be bought locally. Great find!

    Reviewed by SaraNov 2016

  • "High Moor Cottage in Minions is an absolute gem on the edge of Bodmin Moor."

    Every attention to detail was thought of in the cottage. The location was perfect for walking on the moor with the dog.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2016

  • "Party of 2 adults and 2 labs."

    Cosy cottage which was very well equipped and clean. Heating was good and no need for us to use woodburner. Dog-friendly with wooden floors so no worries if paws weren't immaculate after a long walk on moors. Might be worth knowing that: (1) Garden is properly enclosed and dogs cannot get out - reassuring if letting them out in the dark. (2) Pub in the village does great food AND is very dog-friendly in bar. Dog snacks supplied upon entry. (3) Shop in village is a bit basic on what it sells. Essentials are there, but not much more (so be prepared to drive to Liskeard if you want more - or bring with you) (4) Bathroom in cottage is downstairs (5) Care needed coming downstairs to avoid banging head, especially if 6'4" like me. Great walks all around or within short drive. Cardinham Woods walk was worth going to with well prepared trails if you wanted a change from open moorland.

    Reviewed by AshleyOct 2016

  • "Cottage was beautifully presented very clean and great location especially for dog walking."

    Reviewed by KatherineAug 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single day bed
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and all fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available in free public car park 1 min walk from cottage
  • Garden with lawned area with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

Perfectly located for exploring the moors and touring both north and south coasts, this cosy, terraced, romantic old cottage is set in Minions, the highest village in Cornwall and one rich in history, heritage and legend.

Set just five miles from Liskeard, high up on Bodmin Moor in South East Cornwall, this is the ideal place to get away from it all and, being in such a beautiful area of moorland, it is no wonder it is one of the most popular bases in the county for walkers.

You arrive and park in the free village car park just a minute’s walk from the cottage, one of a small terrace.

You sense the character as soon as you walk through the front door.

With the beams, wooden floors and woodburner set in an old granite fireplace, this is a lovely cosy room to relax and curl up after a day’s walking.

The kitchen gives access to the pretty long garden, with herb garden, dining area and barbecue.

There are two bedrooms here with the king-size double having lovely moorland views and the single which can also be used as a day bed to rest after the day’s events before strolling across the road to the village pub, the Cheesewring which has been serving locals since 1863.

A most welcoming moorland pub that takes great pride in being a free house that serves a good range of ever-changing local ales and fresh home-cooked food served every day to order.

The pub also hosts live music every Saturday night.

Very close to the cottage is The Hurlers, a unique Bronze Age monument and just one of the many fascinating places to see in this area, rich in archaeological interest.

There are also many other recreations on offer close by, apart from the top-quality walking, shooting, horse riding, and many watersports, including windsurfing and sailing at the nearby Siblyback Lake.

This is a lovely old character cottage offering cosy accommodation all year round.

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About the location

MINIONS

Liskeard 5.5 miles; Looe 14 miles; Bodmin 15 miles; Plymouth 25 miles.

Minions is the highest village in Cornwall and has a choice of tea rooms, a pub and a local store with a Post Office. Nearby is the historic market town of Liskeard at the head of the Looe Valley. The town has a weekly market and is home to a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. The beaches and harbour of the quaint fishing port of Looe is a mere 14 miles away. In-between there’s fishing and watersports at nearby Siblyback Lake, the Donkey Sanctuary at St Ann's Chapel, Cotehele House (NT) and gardens, and the championship golf course at St Mellion International Resort. Head to the world-famous Eden Project for a superb day out with the children. Even the maritime city of Plymouth with its historic Barbican docks area, outstanding shops, theatres and restaurants and the National Maritime Museum is only 45 minutes by car.

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