- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Games Room
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
46 Customer Reviews
"Very enjoyable stay."
The property is extremely comfortable and well maintained, ideally situated for exploring the moors.
Many thanks John, we're very glad you enjoyed it! All best wishes Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"This was our 4th visit to Meadowlea."
Each one has been faultless. One of the nicest properties I think we've ever stayed at in the UK. Owners are very approachable, friendly and understanding.Already booked for next year.
Always great to have you visit, Stephen! All best wishes, Ian Property Owner
"The cottage was well maintained to a high standard with nice gardens and parking space."
It was well equiped with everything you could need on a holiday. It's a good location for travelling to different areas of both coastlines most places within 50 to 60 min drive.
Many thanks Stephen, very glad you enjoyed Meadow Lea! Best wishes Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"This was our 2nd stay at Meadow Lea."
The place doesn’t disappoint. Same level of cleanliness and comfort as last time. The garden is amazing - kids and dog love it. This time we also had access to board games and a new coffee machine. Everything about the cottage and it’s location is perfect for a relaxing holiday.
Many thanks Namita, glad you had a good holiday! Best wishes Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"We had a wonderfull time at Meadow lea Cornwall."
Thank you Ian and Jennifer voor such a great place to stay and spend our vacation. It's everything we were looking for. We will certainly come back soon.
Hi Anja, great to have had you with us and look forward to welcoming you back! All best wishes Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"We had an amazing time at Meadow Lea."
The house was beautiful and the garden is stunning and incredibly well maintained. Both the house and garden far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much and we are already trying to work out when we can visit again!
We’ll be delighted to see you return Justin! We enjoy working on the garden and it’s lovely when our visitors enjoy it too! Property Owner
"Our stay at Meadow Lea was really enjoyable."
The cottage is in a beautiful location, very well appointed with excellent facilities and well maintained. Ian was friendly and helpful. All of which made for a lovely stay.
We're delighted you all enjoyed your stay at Meadowlea, Paul, and hope to see you again! Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"Just spent a week at meadow Lea."
We had a lovely week. We were lucky with the weather. The cottage was cleaned to high standard on arrival. Very spacious. The garden is beautiful and very private.The cottage has 2 shower rooms and 1 bathroom All the bedrooms are very nice. Plenty of pillows. Comfy beds. We loved the ensuite shower. The kitchen has everything u need.we did do a lot of cooking. We think the other sitting room would be great with a pool table in there..we didn't use it as it was . We took our dog and it was great to know once gate was closed he could roam the garden. The only problem we found and it isn't the owners fault but I think skyes should show a picture of the steps in the garden where you park your car. We had 2 people with walking disabilities and were surprised to see all the steps as you drive through the gates to park your car. It was hard carrying all the luggage up the steps. These steps were not shown on skyes. We all loved the cottage and would definitely recommend. Also would be great if you have children . Theres table tennis.swings and games for the children to enjoy The owners kept in touch before ,during and after our stay. Thankyou very much Ian and Jennifer
Many thanks for your good feedback Helen and we are sorry about steps: there used to be a picture and we will amend the details on this. Best wishes Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"This is our third stay at Meadow Lea and to confirm what a lovely place it is we have already booked a week there for next September."
Facilities are first class, everything you want is to hand.
Many thanks Stephen - always a pleasure to see you return! Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"Excellent holiday property with almost everything you could want."
Our group of 7 were able to eat inside and outside comfortably during our stay. Plenty of room for food and drink in the fridges and freezers. Very clean
Many thanks Anthony! Best wishes, ian and Jennifer. Property Owner
"We loved 'Meadow Lea', would definitely consider returning and would readily recommend it to others."
We thought it was light. spacious, modern, well equipped , lovely gardens, beautifully appointed, very comfortable and quiet. 1 or 2 suggestions to make it even better would include more tv's, more extensive instructions for the ultra modern cooker and some fans, as the bedrooms became quite hot during the heatwave which occurred whilst we were there.
Thank you for your comments Sue, and we are very pleased you enjoyed Meadowlea, especially the gardens: we work hard on them and it is always nice when people appreciate them! The full printed manufacturer's cooker instructions are in the kitchen, with highlights only on laminated cards. The cooker (new October 2016) uses touchscreens, however, which we find less easy to use than traditional dials. We will certainly consider adding some fans for the future, given the increase in heat waves. Property Owner
"We had an amazing stay at Meadow Lea."
Loved the fact that the house has its own character, while kitchen, bathrooms etc. are really modern. It’s a nicely secluded house and safe at the same time. Once the gate was closed kids and our dog could play around without us having to worry about them. The house had everything we needed. Would really like to come back again.
Many thanks Namita, we will hope to see you again! Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"Meadow Lea is a lovely private cottage with a great garden, I would recommend this holiday stay to everyone"
Many thanks Andrew, we’re particularly pleased you enjoyed the garden and hope to see you again! Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"The property was everything we needed and then some!"
.very spacious and comfortable with a great garden and outdoor space unfortunately one week wasn't enough to fully appreciate it so hope to be making a return visit in the near future.
We’re very pleased you enjoyed it Michael and look forward to welcoming you back! Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"An outstanding property, in a superb and very tranquil location."
The whole family agreed, it is without doubt the best holiday home we have stayed in. The feel and ambience of the place makes staying at Meadowlea like living in a friend’s house rather than renting a property from a stranger. It is incredibly well furnished and provisioned throughout. We count ourselves very lucky to have found Meadowlea.
Thank you very much Christopher! We love spending time at Meadowlea and it gives us a lot of pleasure when other people also enjoy it! Best wishes Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"A beautiful and spacious cottage in idyllic surroundings."
The house is a well presented mixture of old and new. It’s easy to see the remnants of the original building but the modern extensions have been done to a high standard whilst maintaining the countryside feel. Well stocked kitchen and all of the utilities that you could ever need. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this amazing house and location.
Very glad you enjoyed your week, Gary! Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"Perfect house to stay at, nice and peaceful setting to sit in well kept garden after a day out."
Stunning house and well worth the money to stay at. Hope to stay again in summer and enjoy the BBQ in the peaceful stunning garden. All of us who stayed loved it and want to return. Many thanks Ian & Jennifer.
Delighted in particular that you enjoyed the garden Timothy, and hope to welcome you back in the summer! Property Owner
"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.
We're delighted you all enjoyed it so much and hope to see you again! Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"O ur second visit to this property and third trip booked already."
Fantastic property, everything you could wish for. Owner very easy to correspond with.
Many thanks Stephen, always nice to see visitors return! Best wishes Ian Property Owner
"We had an amazing week staying at Meadowlea, there was everything we needed at the cottage."
Ian the owner telephoned us a couple of days into our stay to check that we were all ok, which was a lovely gesture. The gardens were fantastic for the children to play in and there was plenty of outdoor seating so we spent a lot of our evenings outdoors star gazing. There was more than enough room for the two families and the extra freezer was particularly handy in the really hot weather. Would definitely recommend staying at Meadowlea and we will return in the future.
Look forward to your return, Carl and glad you got to see the stars, the dark sky is quite something, you only realize how many there are when you can see down to the horizon. Property Owner
"Lovely cottage beautifully presented and equipped in excellent peaceful location."
Well located not only for the moors but also both the south and north coastline of Cornwall. In addition the owner made every effort to ensure that our stay was an enjoyable one with suggestions as to walks, pubs, beaches etc.
Very glad you enjoyed the peace and location, Anne! Best wishes, Ian and Jennifer Property Owner
"The cottage was equipped to a very high standard."
Ian & Jennifer were very friendly and helpful. Lovely cottage well located. Enjoyed watching the bird's and deer from the window. Would definitely visit again and highly recommend it.
"We enjoyed our stay in Meadow Lea and appreciated the spaciousness, the quality of facilities and decor and the quiet location."
The house was warm and very clean. The extra freezer was useful and the table tennis was used. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The property description includes a note about the garden and this should be considered for toddlers and small children. We would certainly recommend the property and like to return for another stay.
"This was our second visit to Meadowlea and it is without doubt the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in!"
The cottage is incredibly well equipped and so clean; which was a reassurance with the pandemic. We felt very safe and looked after with the detailed information from the owners on the cleaning regime. The cottage is in a peaceful location on the edge of the village and moor and it was a joy to look out and see the moorland sheep and lambs. The garden is very well maintained and it was so relaxing sitting in the evening sun after days out walking on the moor and exploring the north coast beaches. The weather was warm and sunny in the days but still cool enough at night to light the log burner and enjoy time watching the flames. All the rooms are spacious and well-furnished and the two fridges was a definite bonus. The cottage is definitely a home-from-home and has everything you will ever need. Our thanks for to the owners and we can’t wait for our third visit!
"Meadow Lea cottage was really a home from home, the owners had taken great care to ensure that you had everything you needed and the added bonus was the garden swings for children."
The area was beautiful and peaceful
"From start to finish of our holiday there is nothing to fault."
Although we didn't meet the owners they were perfect "hosts "via messages and emails. The cottage is in an excellent location and very peaceful. Perfect kitchen for those that like to cook, every gadget you could want. Two decent size fridges AND a chest freezer. If you had to batten down the hatches for a week there is plenty of space. Everything very comfortable. The hosts have certainly pretty much thought of everything. Are we going again, you bet, already booked for 2021, not going to let covid-19 interfere with that.
"The cottage is lovely with everything you need and the owners are very helpful and approachable."
The surrounding area is beautiful and the Moors were perfect for walking. I highly recommend this cottage for families that want a comfortable, clean place to stay and the extra touches like the piano room add to the experience. I hope to go back and stay again.
"Meadowlea is a fantastic holiday home, perfect for families."
The house has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break, a real home from home. Beautifully decorated and cosy, with lots of space to relax and enjoy the peaceful location. The garden is wonderful for children and the walk directly onto the moor and up to farm shop and cafe for a lovely breakfast is perfect. Highly recommend a visit to Meadowlea for a holiday exploring Cornwall.
"Spacious and clean with all the required amenities."
Beautiful setting with plenty of outside space, the children loved the gardens, especially the swings. The garden is so private, with sun all day, it took a lot to tear ourselves away and go explore the area! Lovely beaches within 30 min drive. Lots to do locally with beautiful walks on the doorstep! Would highly recommend the property and I’m sure we will look to go back next year!
"We have just returned from a short break at Meadow Lea and what a lovely cottage ."
We found the cottage to have a very homely feel and is very well equiped . We didnt use the outside space as the weather was awful but whenever we went out it was lovely to come back to a warm snug cottage. It was easy to find and right where we wanted to be as attending a wedding nearby .I can imaging its lovely in the summer and wouldnt be suprised if we come back . The owners called to make sure we were happy and to see if there was anything they could do to improve our stay , nice touch.
"This beautiful cottage was absolutely wonderful."
From the minute we arrived it felt like home. It was absolutely immaculate and had so many lovely personal touches. It was incredibly well stocked with every utensil we could possibly need. It was missing nothing. Coming home after a windy walk on the moors or visits to the nearby coast to the log fire was the highlight of every day.
"Meadow Lea cottage is just a fantastic place to stay, Plenty of space in the garden for adults and children to enjoy with the added bonus of a Table tennis games room to while away the hours, Inside the cottage just gets better with everything you'll ever need for your holiday, If you have time you could even learn to play the piano !"
! Highlight of the week for me was to sit outside in the sunshine having some breakfast thinking : It just doesn't get any better than this !!!
"Amazing, from the cottage to the grounds couldn’t fault it at all."
Every thing was perfect within easy reach of shops and places to visit would love to go again. PERFECT.
"A wonderful stay in a serene part of Cornwall, the house exceeded all our expectations and the garden was wonderful for our 5 year old to charge around in."
We would love to come back at some point.
"Stayed at meadow lea with my young family, cottage was very spacious and had all the desired facilities and was presented well."
The swings where a nice touch and my boys had lots of fun on them. Lots of outside space for them to run off some energy, (are some steep parts and some steep steps around the property so need to be alert if have a young children) enjoyed our time here and would recommend to friends and family.
"The house catered for all our needs."
We were a party of young children, parents and grandparents. It had everything we needed. Children were able to play in the large garden. We were also able to relax outside in the sun and the privacy and the solitude suited us. The house is so comfortable and luxurious. We loved it.
"The photos of the garden do not do it justice, it was so pretty."
The peace and quiet and just hearing birds singing, made this holiday very relaxing. Also, it’s location is ideal for visiting most places in Cornwall. We would highly recommend this house for couples and also families.
"A lovely cottage in a great location."
Very clean and well equipped. Beautifully kept garden, our dog Charlie loved exploring in every nook and cranny. The weather wasn't too good but you just had to travel a little to get some sunshine. We enjoyed beach and countryside walks. St. Ives, Newquay, Plymouth, Bolster and Padstow to name but a few. Lovely place to Holiday. Thank you
"Lovely holiday spent in this spacious family home, perfectly located for short day trips around gorgeous Cornwall and an idyllic garden to relax in the sun after exploring."
Will definitely be back.
"This cottage is just lovely."
Exactly what we had hoped, beautiful and really well stocked! It really made our Christmas holiday special. The owners are very friendly and quick to clarify any queries. Definitely will go back!
"For a week we lived the idyllic country dream at Meadow Lea."
The gentle baaing of sheep replaced our usual distant motorway hum. It is an immaculate and practical house which encourages relaxation and a great location for various English Heritage sites and trips to the coast. Two acres of garden and a boot room were ideal for our lively dog and no exaggeration – you really do walk out of the house onto the moors!
"The cottage was really homely and beautiful, very spacious."
Would have loved to stay longer!
"Wonderful holiday cottage & secrecy garden of Cornwall all amenities there to use."
walks from cottage to the moor and great base for travelling to see other places around Cornwall ie bude padstow etc all comforts to a nice relaxing holiday wow
"We had such a lovely holiday."
The cottage was perfect for our whole family. So many extras included, that I would normally pack and buy when settled. It was like home from home. Thoroughly recommend this cottage. It’s also an ideal base for exploring all of Cornwall.
"Our holiday cottage was perfect and the location was extremely pleasant, I would recommend to anyone ."
"A wonderful property in a peaceful setting."
The cottage has all that you need to make this a home from home and is a property that you will want to come back to, again and again.
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- 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 with bath, thermostatically controlled shower over, basin, heated mirror, integral toothbrush charger and Duravit Sensowash WC (Japanese Toilet)
- Ground floor shower room 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 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 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
- Please note there are 17 steps up from the parking area to the house which unfortunately makes the house unsuitable for wheelchair users
- Please Note: Owners may in their discretion accept worker bookings subject to separate prior arrangement - please call to inquire.
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.
Mattresses of King size beds are interior sprung, zipped and linked.
Mattress in en-suite bedroom is Vi-Spring Realm, one half firm, other half medium tension.
Mattresses of Twin beds Harrison Posturfil Boucle 3200.
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 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.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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.
Please note: No stag/hen parties or similar
"Please note there are 17 steps up from the parking area to the house which unfortunately makes the house unsuitable for wheelchair users."
Please Note: Owners may in their discretion accept worker bookings subject to separate prior arrangement - please call to inquire.
This property offers the following short breaks: