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Bulls Cottage

(Ref. 924874)

Blisland, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Bulls Cottage was well equipped, comfortable and in an idyllic location."

    Ideal for dog owners with an enclosed garden and plenty of walks from the doorstep. Its situation just minutes from the Camel Trail was perfect.

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Sep 2023

  • "The only problem with the cottage was that the downstairs bedroom smelled a bit damp It would benefit from having either a small window put in that could be opened or some kind of expel air,so could the bathroom."

    That said the bedroom and the sheets, duvets, towels etc were all clean and they didn't snell musty.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Peace and quiet in abundance."

    Lovely holiday cottage.would highly recommend.....

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at bulls cottage everything was in there you needed hosts ..."

    We had a lovely stay at bulls cottage everything was in there you needed hosts where very freindly and helpfull would certainly go back again very peacefull setting loads of walks and not to far for places of intrest

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Warm, cosy, and welcoming. Beautiful and convenient location. Owners were friendly and approachable but not intrusive. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved our holiday at Bowls cottage I saw it last year but it was fully booked ..."

    We loved our holiday at Bowls cottage I saw it last year but it was fully booked so I booked early this year had everything in the cottage that we needed for a nice holiday peaceful and tranquil and the proprietors let us know if we needed anything just to let them know apart from that they left us alone to Enjoy our holiday was happy to stay there most of the time without Having to go very far If anybody is looking for a peaceful tranquil holiday in the Cornwall countryside this is the place to go Kind regards Malcolm

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2022

  • "We did enjoy our stay at Bulls Cottage and found it a good base to range out from and visit the area."

    Owners were very friendly and accommodating, even loaning us OS maps for areas we planned to walk. They also provided kindling and logs for the log burner, which made the place really cozy. The double bed was really comfortable, one of the best we've encountered in a rental. We did find that the access road is extremely narrow and rather muddy, with two gates to open/shut. This meant tracking mud into the car when leaving and arriving. People with wide vehicles will need to be careful as vegetation rubbed along both sides of our car. The cottage was really well equipped although we would suggest that the scatter rugs could be trip hazards, so we rolled them up till we left. A great place to really hide away from the world.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a very nice week at ‘Bulls Cottage’ We have stayed at a lot of cottages in Cornwall & this was by far the cleanest & cosiest cottage in a very beautiful part of cornwall."

    Had everything we needed & Richard made it clear that whatever we needed we must let him know. Thank you Richard, look forward to returning in the future

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cosy little cottage, we were actually encouraged to use as much heating/hot water as we needed."

    Owners live nearby and were friendly and helpful. The garden was safely enclosed for my dog, a Spaniel, but it would have been easier to let him out into it from the conservatory. A small fence from the door to the garden gate. As it was, I let him out from my downstairs bedroom, straight into the garden.

    Reviewed by Rosie4.7Jun 2022

  • "We have stayed in many Sykes cottages and this was the first time there was not a welcome pack."

    Also we had to buy a few essentials that are normally at a cottage. We left the washing machine powder we bought. We just feel these touches are nice to arrive to. The host was very helpful in sorting out the hot water and informing us about the heating. We would recommend this cottage to other people if you want peace and quiet and off the beaten track. Eden Project is a must to visit and quite close.

    Reviewed by Henry4.7Jun 2022

  • "Had a very relaxing holiday."

    The cottage is in the beautiful camel Valley . So peaceful was truly an escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Host Richard very welcoming and made us feel at home . Very helpful to. Cottage is in easy reach the coast . Camel trail on the doorstep and few inns close by.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely time in Cornwall and the cottage (a completely salvaged and renovated barn!"

    ) was in a reasonably good location for all our day trips to Penzance, St. Ives, Tintagel, Port Isaac, and the coastal paths for hiking. The cottage is really cute and well-equipped although the twin room is very small — no space for luggage — as is the living room (there were only 3 of us); it was good we spent very little time at or inside the cottage. The sheets on the beds smelled “musty” even though the cottage was clean. The bathroom fan didn’t work very well and we wished there was a window. The WiFi is almost non-existent so it’s not the place for anyone wanting to catch up on social media or emails, or anything related to the Internet in the evenings. The solarium is wonderful and the owner (who lives next door) was most pleasant. We had an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Brooke4.1May 2022

  • "Very well looked after cottage, out in the middle of the countryside but that's ..."

    Very well looked after cottage, out in the middle of the countryside but that's what we wanted, totally recommend a stay at Bull Cottage

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "Highly recommended."

    Lovely barn conversion in a very tranquil setting. Owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cosy comfortable cottage with loads of hot water."

    Very kind and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Rikki5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a really quiet private location."

    Everything you could need is in the cottage. The owners are great and will do what ever they can to help if you need something. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful Stayed here for 4 nights early January and it was blissful, everything was as described, cottage was immaculate…."

    It was warm on arrival, had lashings of hot water and was a perfect base to explore the surrounding areas.. will use again for sure.. highly recommended

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Bulls Cottage is a lovely, secluded holiday property set in a peaceful location, exactly what we wanted."

    We enjoyed cycling and walking the Camel trail which was right on the doorstep. The A30 isn't far away which made it easy to get out and about to explore Cornwall. The owners couldn't be more helpful and made us really welcome. We highly recommend Bulls Cottage and will definitely return in the near future.

    Reviewed by R5.0Dec 2021

  • "My friend and I stayed in this lovely cottage for a week this November."

    Clean and cosy and had all we needed. Very warm, and hot water available at all times. Owner was very friendly and helpful. We also worked remotely for 3 days and WiFi worked just fine for that. Great location near Bodmin makes for an easy drive to see both the north and south coasts of Cornwall, the Eden project, etc. We loved our week there and hope to be back!

    Reviewed by Aleksandra5.0Nov 2021

  • "Hosts very welcoming, we had no issues but they were open to being contacted should anything not meet our expectations."

    Enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful little cottage in very peaceful surroundings."

    Everything we needed for a relaxing 2 week stay. Very clean and comfortable and the owners who live behind the cottage were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The main bedroom, leading up from the main living area is a delight, just be careful of the low ceiling height over the bed which you soon get used to. There was plenty of parking space for our 2 vehicles. We loved having the garden too, great for our dog, and we sat out there most evenings. Chairs and table were all provided in the garden shed. Despite the fairly remote position of the cottage, Sainsbury’s happily delivered our grocery shop which was very helpful. The private drive up to the cottage is quite narrow but you quickly get used to it. We enjoyed some lovely walks nearby and the Camel trail was very close at Poley’s bridge. There were so many wonderful places we visited all within 20- 40 mins drive. We loved our stay at Bull’s Cottage and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a beautiful little Cottage, a place to get away from it all, with all the facilities you need for a holiday break."

    Richard the nearby owner came and made sure we were settled in on the first day and was every bit polite and the perfect host. The access to the property was narrow yes, but a pleasure to get off the big busy roads, and in fact this gave the cottage its peace and quiet so every bit worth the small trip and your unlikely to cross another car and there are places to pass if in the unlikely event you meet another car. The Camel trail is in walking distance from the cottage and had many fantastic places where you can stop and enjoy the area and the rivers beauty. Padstow, Polzeath and Wadebridge all a short trip away from the cottage with many more places to visit. We had a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Bulls cottage which is in an ideal location for the Camel Track and peaceful walks along the river."

    When at cottage it was nice just chilling in the garden. One of the bedrooms opens out onto a patio so was safe and secure for small children. The cottage has everything you need to hand so all you need is some food and you can do just what you please. There is even a small shed where I could store my bike. The Hosts are really nice and live close by and were really helpful when I had to call on them. Can’t ask for more really, we hope to pay another visit soon.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2021

  • "Was nice and quiet, lots of nice places to go for long walks in the surrounding area."

    There's a camel trail just down the road. We didn't d do that one but was recommended by the owner. We went Into Padstow and done a sea life boat trip, we got to see a seal. Theres a lovely little harbour down there was about 30 minute drive. We also went to tinetagel Castle, and Manack. The cottage is lovely, it has a double bedroom and a room with two single beds, was clean and had all the things you would expect I. E. Microwave, dishwasher plates etc. It was clean and smelt lovely when we walked in too. Would recommend staying here and would go again.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2021

  • "We had a great week in Bull's Cottage."

    Off the beaten track but convenient for so many places - the Camel Trail, the coast, lovely towns and villages - the description of the property is helpful and accurate and there is more information in the cottage about places to visit. The kitchen is well-planned and had everything we needed for self-catering. The weather was not great when we were there but the cottage was so cosy and welcoming. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2020

  • "The listing describes the cottage really well."

    It's in a lovely rural location if you're looking for a feeling of seclusion. It's thoughtfully equipped and laid out and was plenty big enough for just the two of us. We didn't have our dog this trip but noticed that the rear garden is fully enclosed, which is helpful. The owners home is just behind the cottage but very unobtrusive, they offered any information or help we needed but we were fine and just saw them briefly on the first and last day. All in all, a great find.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "We stayed for 1 week at Bulls Cottage about a week after England allowed for overnight travel so we were the first guests to stay in the cottage for over 3 months."

    We chose it because it was tucked away and isolated but within driving distance of many villages and attractions in Cornwall. We had a great stay here, the host Richard was helpful and friendly. It is very close to the Camel Trail for those who plan to hike or cycle in the area. When we weren't out exploring, we were able to cook, watch movies (there is a DVD player and a drawer of DVDs), and do laundry here. The only minor issue was there was some dust and spiders in the corners, but this is likely because it hadn't been lived in for a few months. The cottage is the perfect size for a couple or a family with one or two kids, and was a great value for a week's stay. We'd definitely consider staying here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Laurence4.7Jul 2020

  • "The Holiday was perfect and the location was as described."

    The cottage was well presented and the owners were on hand if needed,but everything was there so able to relax and enjoy the week.This is an amazing place for walking and exploring the whole of Cornwall.Can not wait to come again.

    Reviewed by Harold5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable, with everything exactly as we would wish for."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The cottage is in a very quiet and out of the way place and was very peaceful and relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended for anyone looking for a quiet week away from busy life.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2019

  • "It has been a really lovely holiday away from the normal routine for me."

    I went on my own. I felt so welcome at Bulls cottage, and found the recommendations from the owners such as the camel trail and visit to Padstow and to Fowey -so helpful. I am not familiar with Cornwall nor do I have friends or family in the area so to have the owners on site was great for me. I saw them on occasion when I was going out and about. They are there if you need them otherwise you have the property to yourself. I thought the facilities and the location were outstanding. The beds and seating areas were very comfortable. I had everything I needed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2019

  • "This place is amazing."

    Bed was really comfortable, everything we needed was there. The dog had a great time too! The properety is ideally placed for walking or trips to the coast and there are some great local Inn's providing good/excellent food at reasonable prices. The lane to the property provides an interesting challenge initially, but we soon got used to the steep incline and blind bends. We will definatley be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely short break at Bulls cottage, we only wish it could have been longer."

    We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bull's Cottage."

    It is well appointed and cosy. We stayed in October so could not sit out in the garden or use the bbq, which must be wonderful in summer. It is well placed and we were able to get to all tourist attractions easily. Cleanliness rating a little down due to cobwebs, but then it is Autumn! The approach to the cottage is not for the faint-hearted. We got used to it, but perhaps it needs to be made clearer, as I could imagine that others might be challenged.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.4Sep 2018

  • "Accommodation faultless, well equipped left us wanting for nothing."

    All home comforts taken care of, cosy welcoming feel to accommodation and owners were very helpful and considerate, on hand if we needed them, but left us to enjoy the peaceful holiday otherwise. Beautiful countryside retreat, isolated, which suited us to a tee.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2018

  • "It was our first holiday in about 15/20 years and the cottage and the owners/landlords were very accomadating if we ever decide to go on holiday again although we loved bulls cottage ,i think we like to try another place next time ."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, well equipped and met all our expectations."

    The owners were on hand if you should need anything and we’re delightful. The location was great for exploring Cornwall and the quiet tucked away setting was peaceful and beautiful. The cottage has a small garden which was perfect for our little dog but also offered a secure lane for walks with picturesque views across the countryside. I could not fault this cottage or its owners and would highly recommend to anyone wishing a quiet getaway. I look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2018

  • "The directions from the A30 are not correct, the road layout has changed and you can not turn right from the A30."

    The cottage was just as you had described, in a lovely quiet spot and had everything you could possibly need. The Sat Nav did prove useful down the narrow lanes but the Sainsbury's food delivery found us! Altogether we had a very enjoyable week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2018

  • "Owners are very helpful if required and on hand (discreetly) if necessary."

    Cottage is beautiful and has a lovely garden. Our staffie certainly enjoyed himself! Very picturesque setting.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2018

  • "We loved Bulls Cottage, just what we were looking for very secluded and quiet."

    You need to be organised with your provisions as there are no shops within walking distance, we tended to use the local Asda which was about 25 minutes away. The cottage is very homely and comfortable everything you could possibly need was provided. What a lovely man Richard was, very friendly, gave tips and advice where needed, always on hand if we needed him but not in your face or at all intrusive, infact was very helpful, with a surprise delivery from my partners daughter for Fathers Day which went above and beyond. Although the location was very rural nothing was too far away with Landsend probably being the furthest about 2hrs away. If you need a get away from it all to totally unwind this is the place. Definitely on our "we want to return list".

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very nice cottage offering a lot of privacy and all the facilities you would ever need."

    Reviewed by P5.0May 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage,lovely location,warm and friendly reception from owner Richard."


    Reviewed by Jaime5.0Oct 2017

  • "Excellent base for exploring North Cornwall."

    A lovely tranquil area around the cottage with the lovely sound of owls at night.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was delightful and lovely garden too."

    Ideal if you want a peaceful holiday, would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Clare4.6Aug 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time, the Bulls Cottage was just perfect for us."

    The house was very well specified. The location was very good. We would certainly recommend it to our friends and will hopefully come back one day

    Reviewed by Marzena5.0Jan 2017

  • "Just returned from a great week at Bull's Cottage."

    We took Norman the dog with us to escape the fireworks and it certainly did that. Well positioned towards the end of the Camel Trail, and a 50 minute walk to the award winning Blisland Inn pub, it gave us great walks. Also being around 30 minutes from Padstow, Wadebridge and Rock on the North coast, and around the same to Fowey on the South coast, it was very well positioned for exploring. Richard the owner was very helpful and friendly. The cottage was very warm, we had to turn the heating off in order to enjoy the lovely log burner. A great cottage in a lovely quite and secluded location. Just what we wanted!

    Reviewed by Lee4.6Nov 2016

  • "A lovely small barn conversion, in a relatively remote spot, wonderfully quiet (apart from the owls!"

    ), yet surprisingly quick to reach attractions. Well equipped, lovely small conservatory, all well set up for dog owners. Lots of easy walking down the Camel trail, or more strenuous walks around the coasts, and over the moor. Owners v friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. All in all, a great place to book.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely area lovely people that own it very helpful"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, in a quiet area, if peace and quiet is what you want."

    Found it handy for traveling around, and walking. Nice place to just chill out and get away from the rat race. Owner handy and happy to help.

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Sep 2016

  • "It was fantastic"

    Reviewed by Gayle4.8Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x eaves double, 1 x lower ground floor twin
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with sitting area and woodburner
  • Conservatory with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Max occupancy 4 (including infants)
  • Note: There is fishing available at the end of the drive on the River Camel (local permit required), please contact the owner for more information
  • Note: Due to eaves double there may be limited headroom and bathroom is accessed down two small sets of stairs
  • Note: Due to local wildlife, wild dear, pheasants and cattle in the surrounding fields, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead when outside.Note: You are at present unable to charge cars/vehicles at this property.

The property

For keen cyclists, walkers and nature lovers, or just those who want a truly peaceful break away, this spacious yet cosy detached barn conversion is absolutely perfect.

It is set amongst beautiful woodland, two miles from one of Bodmin Moor's prettiest villages, Blisland.

This is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday and the owners live nearby, so are on hand should you have any queries.

As you approach the cottage, up a long private lane, you begin to sense the unique setting of Bulls Cottage, surrounded by private gardens.

Parking outside, you enter the cottage into an open plan living room, which is full of character with a woodburner and comfortable sofas.

From the sitting area, the conservatory is perfect for dining, whatever the weather, and the kitchen is well equipped.

The two bedrooms are set on different floors, offering privacy for couples and when travelling with friends.

A few stairs lead up from the living area to the beautiful double bedroom in the eaves, enjoying lovely views and stairs lead down from the living area to the bathroom and twin bedroom, which has the advantage of French doors that lead directly out onto the patio garden.

Outside, the gardens offer total relaxation, with a barbecue and garden furniture so you can enjoy alfresco dining when the weather is warm.

Two major attractions, one on the doorstep and one two miles away, are not to be missed; The Blisland Inn is a national award-winning CAMRA pub that people travel from all over the county to visit, for both excellent beer and food.

Closer to home, situated at the bottom of the drive is Poley's Bridge; this is famous as the start of the Camel Trail, a 17-mile route that follows the tracks of a former railway line, one of the oldest in the world, all the way to Padstow.

Because it was designed for steam engines, there are no steep inclines and it is traffic free, making it perfect for both cyclists and walkers!

The trail is also popular with birdwatchers, with a purpose-built hide to be found half way between Wadebridge and Padstow.

With so much to do close by, and the north coast within 20 minutes and the south coast 30 minutes, a stay at Bulls Cottage offers a well-earned break at any time of year.

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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: Max. occupancy 4 (including infants).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas