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Mellydonen Beder Del (Melly), Tor Down Quarry

(Ref. 995951)

St Breward, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "A Home Away From Home: Our recent stay at Tor Down Quarry was an absolute delight and significantly contributed to the overall success of our holiday."

    From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by Melly , the hosts, who went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and well-being throughout our stay. Excellent Value for Money: Tor Down Quarry offered exceptional value for what we paid. The accommodation was impeccably clean, well-maintained, and provided all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The location proved to be ideal, offering easy access to beaches and we do have own hot bath outdoor in a complete view of country side Enhancing the Holiday Experience: The true highlight of our stay was the warm hospitality extended by Melly. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the area and provided invaluable recommendations on things to do and see. Their genuine interest in our well-being and willingness to go the extra mile truly elevated our experience. Overall Impression: We highly recommend Tor Down Quarry to anyone seeking a comfortable, welcoming, and well-located accommodation. The exceptional value offered, coupled with the outstanding hospitality of Melly, made our stay truly memorable and contributed significantly to a successful and enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Saiprudhvi Reddy5.0Mar 2024

  • "All good, welcome pack included dog treats, hot tub was great, the lodge was very comfortable and warm, would definitely book again."

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Feb 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation and great value for money!"

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Tor Down Quarry and were made to feel very welcome by the owners."

    The views are stunning and it is a very peaceful location with an excellent pub within walking distance. The accommodation was really well equipped and had everything that we needed for our stay. The location is great as you get to relax in the countryside but are just a short drive to a number of attractions such Bodmin Jail, The Eden Project and the beaches of Padstow.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really relaxed break."

    Will return

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was absolutely perfect beutiful grounds all well kept the two lakes upper and lower both amazing the granite rock mirrored in the still waters of the lakes breathtaking."

    the complex its self is quite central for visiting both north and south coastlines which we did making sure we got back in time to enjoy a soak in the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here, the photos dont do the place justice."

    The view is absolutely stunning. Everything in the cabin is well maintained and high quality.

    Reviewed by Talya5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second visit to Tor Down Quarry and we had a fantastic time!"

    The lodge was lovely and spacious. It was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and then some! The view was stunning, with a gorgeous sunset on the doorstep! Nothing is too much trouble for Kirsty! We had a small glitch on our arrival and she quickly sorted it out! We can't wait till our next visit! 5 star all the way!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was really lovely, beautiful surroundings."

    The property was for 6 people, but had much more crockery , glasses etc to accommodate 6, and lots of cooking utensils as well. The owner came up to see us just after we arrived, she was very friendly and made sure we knew how to contact her if there were any problems (there weren’t) and and also told us what was in the area. Lovely peaceful place and the hot tub was a definite winner with us all. We would definitely recommend this property. Also a cream tea waiting for us was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Mellydonen was a little slice of heaven."

    Three generations of women had a perfect stay. The lodge was absolutely beautiful inside with plenty of space, spotlessly clean. With a huge Veranda, the outdoor space and privacy with 180° view was stunning. Not overlooked at all. we felt like we were in a different world. I cannot recommend this lodge highly enough. We had such a fantastic peaceful holiday. The Veranda is a real sun trap all day. The added bonus of a daily swim in the lake for both my dogs was fantastic. Both the lakes are beautiful. The quarry is packed with bird life. Lots of bunnies bouncing around in the evening. Kirsty the host was on site if needed, but you had total privacy. Oh and let’s not forget the hot tub, my 83-year-old mother fell in love with it, and we watched the sunset from here almost every night. I cannot wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0May 2023

  • "Another amazing stay at Mellydonen, our third time now and we already want to come back again!"

    We love this place, so peaceful and in a gorgeous setting. Kirsty and family are so friendly and always around if you need anything. Until the next time!

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday, although the weather wasn't good!"

    . Our holiday home was so much better than we thought it was lovely, very warm, spacious, & the view was amazing. Kirsty was lovely, very helpful & our 2 Grandsons didn't want to go home. Will we be coming back???. Most definately.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "We've just had a amazing week staying in 'melly' which was fantastically equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Kirsty and her family were the perfect hosts. The nearby town of St Breward is also lovely with the all important shop and pub within walking distance. Can't fault a thing about it. So I think we'll be back before long!

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Melly."

    Location is perfect. The lodge itself had everything we needed and was spacious and conformable. Owners were super helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had. Would love a return visit. Have recommended to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week staying in Melly at Tor Down Quarry, St."

    Breward. The accommodation was warm, comfortable, clean and in a delightful situation that was private, had excellent views & walks and central for us to visit family and local touristy areas. We would definitely recommend this property, and hope to come back again on our next family holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely place to stay Very warm and welcoming hosts."

    Beautiful setting absolutely stunning views. Spotless and had all the touches of home Hot tubs amazing Will be back 1000%

    Reviewed by Kieron5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, very clean and comfortable, everything you needed was at the cabin."

    the views were amazing especially as the sun set. Both the quarry lakes were lovely and very quiet. Would definitely highly recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2022

  • "The lodge was absolutely gorgeous and so spacious."

    We have 2 older teenagers and we all had room to be apart when we needed to. Clean and tidy with everything you need. Perfect location and close to beaches etc. Hot tub was great and lovely to watch the sunsets. Our lodge Melly was positioned so we didn't feel overlooked and we were totally private. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Karanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "A great place to stay to explore Cornwall."

    Clean and tidy and with everything you need to be as relaxing or adventurous as you please! Will definitely be returning to explore more of the beautiful county, I may even brave a swim in one of the lakes!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "I loved the place the kids loved it plenty to keep yourselves occuppied if staying on site and plenty in surrounding areas…."

    .just getting up every morning to the views is worth it…..we will be back in future

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Brilliant holiday lodge had everything we needed."

    Son in law and Maisie the dog had a great swim in the quarry on the hottest day of the year. We will be booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent in every respect."

    Cream scones and jam on arrival was the starting touch.

    Reviewed by Basil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, very comfortable with outstanding views around."

    It was lovely to sit in the hot tub and take in the glorious views around, good for wildlife watching, a deer walked past the dinning room window on our first night. The host were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely book again if visiting Cornwall. 5 star accommodation, 5 star views and 5 star hosts.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have just got back from our staycation to Tor Down Quarry and what a holiday we have had!"

    On arrival, the lodge was immaculate and very homely. It had all the facilities you could wish for and the owners also thought about all the basic necessities, no need to bring towels, linen, kitchen utensils and the like as this lodge has it all. The highlight was the views from the hot tub in the evening, a great place to wind down. We also took a trip to the lake on sight and it was a memory we won't forget! Needless to say I would 100% recommend this lodge to anyone wanting to stay in Cornwall, we can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had as b excellent stay."

    Everything was perfect. Arriving to scone and treats for our dog was just perfect. Kirsty the owner was fabulous. Will definitely be vack

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved it, from the moment we arrived everything was as described."

    The kids called me and were excited about their bedroom, the drawers and the best bathroom ever, and we can even watch Netflix in bed!! We had everything we needed and all the essential comforts, a well equipped kitchen and plenty of apace for a family of six, the views from the hot tub were amazing and we made good use of the indoor and outdoor space. We quickly got used to our location… what3words is essential to locating the cabin on arrival. Fab location as we used it as a bolt hole to explore Cornwall with some lovely beaches in 10-20 miles.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic stay."

    The cabin was extremely clean and comfortable. Kirsty and John were very welcoming and the scenery was beautiful. We have already booked in for our next stay there... can't wait!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2022

  • "The lodge was bigger, brighter and more spacious than we expected."

    The cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch and Kirsty couldn't do enough to make sure we had everyone we needed or wanted. Will definitely be back for a swim in the lakes when it's a little bit warmer.

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amazing stay!"

    Very clean, very quiet and out of the way. Beautiful views just out of the window! Really loved our stay here and it is an amazing cabin!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week staying in Melly."

    From the Fantastic location we were able to explore the more hidden parts of Cornwell. The setting of our Cabin was tranquil and relaxing with amazing views across Cornwell. The owners made us welcome, and the home made scones, jam.and cream, were a fantastic surprise and very much enjoyed! The hot tub was secluded and enjoyed the fabulous views. Our Cabin was amazingly well equipped with everything you could need on a self catering break. There are 2 lakes one within easy reach on a little further away both of which are gorgeous and would be fantastic in the summer to a swim, but looked stunning even in January! Basically if you want a fantastic relaxing holiday in Cornwall away from the coast (its within easy reach) then I would wholeheartedly recommend staying here, you will bot be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jan 2022

  • "We came to the Melly as a group for new year, we really enjoyed our stay, the lodge had everything we could possibly need there ready for us, the lodge it’s self is beautiful and spacious & the hosts are very welcoming."

    Will definitely be returning. :)

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2021

  • "The lodge was fantastic, perfectly situated to visit beaches and the moor."

    It was spotlessly clean and perfect for our holiday Kirsty was at hand if we needed her, very welcoming and friendly We would definitely recommend to friends and return again

    Reviewed by Nichola4.7Dec 2021

  • "Such a lovely place to visit if your celebrating with friends and family had lovely views and the hot ton was amazing definitely would go back in the summer!"


    Reviewed by Emily4.7Nov 2021

  • "Just before arriving, we got lostso we phoned the owner who were more than happy to help and very friendly."

    Freshly baked scones with clotted cream and local jam on the side. Was a nice welcome. The lodge was spotless with everything you need at hand. My husband is a wheelchair user and the lodge was perfect plenty of space, it was child freidly too and my dog had a fab time. We have had an amazing week. Highly recommended and we would book it every year. Thank you very much for an amazing lodge.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wow! This holiday exceeded my expectations in everything from the ease of booking to the actual accomodation and facilities."

    Hope to be back one day

    Reviewed by Kerri5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cabin was perfect, on fact, beyond perfect."

    The lovely owner had anticipated everything we may have needed so the cabin was really well stocked. And fresh homemade scones with jam and cream as we arrived was very welcome. There is a Quarry lake near by which the kids loved for swimming and that was probably the highlight of their holiday. Would highly recommend this property and area of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous."

    The cabin is fantastic, clean, in a wonderful surrounding with a breathtaking view over the countryside and some spectacular sunset. The location is perfect, short distance from everything we wanted to see and to do and Kirsty has been an excellent host, gentle and fun. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Mauro5.0Jun 2021

  • "The holiday was great and we have already booked again to stay at the same place this year."

    Melly was so well kept, clean and well thought out. Would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0May 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king - dressing room, en-suite, smart TV
  • 1 x king - smart TV, en-suite shower, heated towel rail
  • 1 x twin, en-suit bathroom with towel rail
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area.
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wine cooler
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Terrace with private hot tub
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 mile
  • Please note this lodge can be booked with the only other nearby lodge ref 962968, 962967, 1051215, and together they will sleep 23
  • Please Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £500

The property

Mellydone Beder Del is a stunning, single-storey lodge situated on the outskirts of St Breward in Cornwall.

Set within a large quarry and with two lakes, this unique retreat offers a first-class getaway for families and friends to Cornwall.

Illuminated with natural light, the contemporary open-plan living space offers a delightful space to relax in the evening; take a seat on the sumptuous sofa before the Smart TV, tuning into your favourite on-demand shows or simply reminiscing over the holiday so far.

Head to the breakfast bar and keep the chef of the group company whilst they get acquainted with all the mod cons, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher, so you won’t have to lift a finger when it comes to washing up!

When the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the three bedrooms, each tastefully furnished with crisp white bed linen and enjoying en-suite facilities and Smart TVs, so you can resume your binge watching in bed!

After the thrill and excitement of a day on the moors or enjoying the exhilarating lakes, relax in the hot tub out on the terrace, before returning to the lodge, or gather your loved ones for an alfresco meal.

When it comes to dining out, you have two of the finest moorland pubs in Cornwall just two miles away; head to the award-winning Old Inn, dating back to the 11th century, or book a table at the Blisand Inn, famous for its quality range of real ale and former national CAMRA pub of the year award.

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.

Pop on your walking boots to venture into the rugged landscapes of Bodmin Moor, or head to the coast with your buckets and spades and enjoy a day on one of the many beaches resting along Cornwall’s northern coastline, including Polzeath Beach, Harlyn Bay Beach, and Tregardock Beach.

Alternatively, you might prefer some sightseeing so visit the TV home of Doc Martin at Port Isaac or venture to Tintagel where the legend of King Arthur abounds at Tintagel Castle and Merlin’s Cave.

With so much to do close by, as well as being within reach of the north and south coast of Cornwall, a stay at Mellydone Beder Del promises life-long memories with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Bodmin 7 miles; Lostwithiel 14 miles; Padstow 17 miles; St Austell 20 miles.

St Breward is a small village set amongst beautiful countryside in Cornwall, about 7 miles from Bodmin. The village offers all the amenities you will require during your stay with a shop, village hall, church, two playgrounds and a pub. A footpath in the village creates a nice circular loop past the holy well, the church and across the River Camel. Nearby, you can also enjoy the Camel Trail which is popular with both walkers and cyclists and winds its way through the town Wadebridge on its journey to the sea at Padstow. On the edge of the town of Bodmin is the fascinating museum and haunting presence of the old Bodmin Jail, which was built from granite excavated from this very quarry back in 1840. Close by are the open spaces and wind swept grandeur of Bodmin Moor while the incomparable Eden Project (11 miles), Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum (30 miles) and the beautiful harbour town of Padstow with its famous pubs and restaurants (16 miles) make for great days out. There is a good choice of country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area.

Please Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £500

Please Note: From 1st January 2023 this property will only accept Friday check-ins

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas