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Meadow Lea

Pensilva near Liskeard, Cornwall (Ref. 953967)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

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29 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautiful cottage, which is a lovely mix of old world charm, with flagstone floors and ancient beams, but with all the mod cons of a much newer property.”

    Huge garden, set in beautiful countryside, on the edge of a quiet village, which means it’s wonderfully quiet. A 40 minute drive will get you to the north Cornish coast, as well as lots of seaside towns and villages along the south coast. Loved the area and all eight of us, from 5 - 65 years had a great time.

    Huge garden, set in beautiful countryside, on the edge of a quiet village, which means it’s wonderfully quiet. A 40 minute drive will get you to the north Cornish coast, as well as lots of seaside towns and villages along the south coast. Loved the area and all eight of us, from 5 - 65 years had a great time.

    - Mrs Hurrell, September 2021

    We're delighted you all enjoyed it so much and hope to see you again! Ian and Jennifer Property Owner

The property

Escape from the crowds to the wild open spaces of Bodmin Moor!

This is a delightful, detached holiday home, situated in ¾ of an acre of beautiful, secluded garden, and with a further 1 ¾ acres of its own fields adjoining the garden, on the edge of the village of Pensilva.

A bridle path immediately beside the drive gives direct access to the Moor, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and an International Designated Dark Sky Landscape. This property has been a much-loved second home, with the same family, for over thirty years.

It features a very fully equipped kitchen, including a Kenwood, Magimix Food Processor and full range of cooking, roasting and baking equipment.

It has been lovingly maintained and the family bathroom and downstairs shower room have been upgraded for 2021. It retains many of its original features, including wooden beamed ceilings throughout, a large stone fireplace and slate floors and windowsills, and combines this with modern furnishings and appliances. There are four upstairs bedrooms, two being double rooms each with a King size bed, one twin and a room with children's bunk beds. There is a large kitchen, fitted with all the necessary appliances, as well as an adjoining utility room. The sitting and dining room is incredibly spacious with a large wooden dining table, leather sofas and comfy chairs for the whole family. There is also a grand stone fireplace that houses a woodburning stove, making this the perfect area to relax as a family after a tiring day on the moors or the coast. The adjacent study houses an electronic piano with optional headphones.

There is a Wi-Fi repeater in the sitting room and Wi-Fi works throughout the property. Outside a large private lawned garden includes a patio area with furniture and a BBQ and gives onto two fields, backing onto Bodmin Moor. There is an excellent village shop and a pub within half a mile. The South Cornish coast, with the iconic fishing towns of Looe and Polperro is a 30-minute drive from the house, with secluded coves for swimming further East or West.

The fascinating harbour town of Fowey is easily accessible. The dramatic surfing beaches of the North Coast such as Polzeath are an hour away. You are also perfectly placed to enjoy exploring the quaint market towns, excellent National Trust and other houses and gardens and attractions such as the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan in this peaceful corner of Cornwall. This county as a whole is perfectly suited for all manner of outdoor activities from trekking across the moors, coastline walks, long bike rides, surfing, horse riding, golfing and fishing. Due to the size of the property, its ideal location in the beautiful Cornish countryside and the fact it is equipped as a much loved second home, Meadow Lea is perfect for groups who want to experience country living in comfort.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x King size (one with en-suite shower, bidet, basin and WC and Juliet balcony), 1 x twin, 1 x children’s (2 feet 6 inch) bunks
  • Bathroom (renovated for 2021) with bath, thermostatically controlled shower over, basin, heated mirror, integral toothbrush charger and Duravit Sensowash WC (Japanese Toilet)
  • Ground floor shower room (renovated for 2021) with walk in thermostatically controlled shower,, basin, integral toothbrush charger, heated mirror and WC
  • Very fully equipped Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Snug/study with (new for 2021) Yamaha AvantGrand NU1X electronic piano (electronic but with weighted touch keys and can be played through headphones when children are in bed)
  • External games room with table tennis
  • Children's swings in the garden.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating in en-suite and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, separate fridge and separate 95 Litre chest freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso, Kenwood, Magimix Food Processor, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Cot, highchair and booster seat
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and childrens swings
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: There are steps, slopes and drops in the garden, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: Sheep may be grazing in fields, if so, please keep dogs on a lead in the fields
  • Please note: the cottage contains feather pillows.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Liskeard 5 miles.

Pensilva is a moorland village with its origins in Cornwall’s tin mining history. This part of Bodmin Moor has all the raw beauty of a wilderness with many well known landmarks including the rugged Cheesewring Quarry, where granite was taken to build Plymouth’s Devonport Dockyard, and also the remote village of Minions, home of the famous Hurlers stone circles. Further west there are spectacular walks to Rough Tor and Brown Willy. There are a host of watersports available at nearby Siblyback Reservoir which is also an excellent spot for fishing. The market town of Liskeard is close by, while the famous fishing port of Looe on the south Cornwall coast is approximately 14 miles away and other noted coastal beauty spots such as Polperro and Fowey are all within close proximity.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas