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High Moor Cottage

Minions, Cornwall (Ref. 934344)


  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Linwood

    “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

    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

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.


  • 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.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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