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Took Some Doing

(Ref. 1095335)

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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely peaceful property, plenty of comfy seating and beautiful bedrooms."

    Only negative was that the kitchen equipment was a bit lacking, only just enough crockery and cutlery for those staying meaning needed to be on top of the washing at all times, particularly if wanted to have a larger tree-course meal. Also, more baking tools, yorkshire pudding tray, meat rack, etc. would have been appreciated. A lovely property.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Feb 2024

  • "This is a very warm, spacious, comfortable and clean property with an accurate listing."

    The whole family loved it. Mark, the owner is very helpful and answered the few questions we had very quickly. The only thing missing was a tumble dryer or a fold out clothes airer, this would be useful on wet days particularly when you have young children in your group. The games room was such good fun with all the board games and the enormous smart tv. St Tudy is a very quiet pretty village. The community run shop is very useful and has a good range of products.

    Thank you for your kind words glad you had a nice time in Cornwall i will put a clothes airier on the shopping list Kind regards mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2023

  • "The property was a delight and entirely suited our family of two grandparents, two parents and their two sons."

    The only blot on the landscape was that one of the three panes in the back window in the largest bedroom was crazed after an impact of some sort. We discovered this on arrival and immediately emailed Mark about it asking if repairmen might be visiting the property during our week. Oddly, despite two emailed reminders, I never received a reply. It may be that Mark and family were themselves away, and I hope it wasn’t due to a crisis in Mark’s family or anything of that nature. Still, I expected something by way of acknowledgment especially after other reviews describing Mark and Ruby as super hosts.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "Basically good, one or two unexpected things."

    The door to the dishwasher is faulty, it is very heavy and drops quickly scraped shin!! Clothes dryer broken, very old, reported, replace for the next client.!! Kitchen excellent, but needs more equipment....bowls for microwaving food, Plates to keep food on/in, no tin opener, two saute pans but no frying pan. We had a really good holiday, but meals were a bit of a challenge, little things but noticeable and we paid a lot of money.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey3.8May 2023

  • "The property is located in a beautiful quiet location yet close to all amenities and not far from the beach and other attractions."

    The accommodation is super comfortable and bigger then it appears on the pics. It is spotlessly clean and very tastefully designed and decorated. The entertainment room is a major plus as is the spacious outdoor area. I would consider Mark and Ruby as super-hosts. They went out of there way to make our holiday one to remember.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Aug 2022

  • "I would definitely recommend this property."

    It has all the facilities required for an amazing holiday like board games, entertainment room, nice living room etc.

    Reviewed by Shivam5.0Jun 2022

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This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
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  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC and bath, 1 king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory
  • Entertainment room
  • Air source heat pumps with electric fire and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi, record player, selection of books, games, records, bar area
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road road parking for 5 cars
  • Front garden with lawn, patio and furniture, rear garden with patio, raised terrace, furniture, outdoor table tennis and double garage with storage for bikes and surfboards
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are two steps down to the sitting room, please take care

The property

Perched on the outskirts of St Tudy in Cornwall, is this lovely four-bedroom, detached cottage, Took Some Doing.

Enjoying a fabulous location near to Bodmin Moor with distant rural views from the front garden, Took Some Doing is a fantastic dwelling for a group or family of seven looking for their next relaxing getaway.

Leave your vehicle on the generous driveway with space for five cars, before being greeted by a large front garden and patio with picnic bench, the perfect spot for savouring your morning coffee as the little ones play.

Look forward to conjuring up delicious feasts in the contemporary and well-equipped kitchen, featuring a washing machine and dishwasher, ready to enjoy at the dining table for eight over celebratory bottles of fizz.

Just off the kitchen is a light and airy conservatory with dining seating for six, where you can catch the last of the day’s rays.

After dinner, explore the rear garden where you can enjoy your favourite tipple or challenge your loved ones to a game of table tennis.

As the evening cools, retire to the sitting room, where you can gather your loved ones on the huge corner sofa for a family film night, courtesy of the Smart TV, as the electric fire gently warms the space.

If you fancy watching something else, the property’s entertainment room is the place to do it, with large Smart TV, plush seating and a bar area, sure to be the social hub during your stay!

After a day of exploring, wash away the day with a relaxing soak in the bath, or rinse off with a refreshing shower.

When sleep calls, choose from four well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest, 1 super-king-size (zip/link) with en-suite walk in shower room, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower room and bath, a king-size and a single, all with plenty of storage.

Completing the property is a double garage where you can store bikes or surfboards after your excursions.

Explore your local surroundings, where nearby, you will find the welcoming St Tudy Inn, serving a tasty menu and local ales, it is the perfect place to refuel at the end of the day.

The village also has a well-stocked village store for stocking up on essentials, a charming café where you can grab a light bite, and a Thai takeaway, available on Friday and Saturday, ideal for when you don’t fancy venturing out.

For a wider selection of amenities, take the short drive over to Bodmin, where you will find the attractions of Bodmin Jail, Bodmin Keep and the Bodmin Town Museum.

Keen cyclists can also access the famous Camel Trail, which spans for 18-miles and leads towards Padstow.

Be sure to visit the Bodmin Beacon, where you can soak up the exceptional views on offer overlooking the town.

Keen walkers are well-placed for exploring the delights of Bodmin Moor, where you can hike through Cardinham Woods, hook your catch of the day at Temple Trout Fisheries, embark up Brown Willy, Cornwall’s highest hill, or meet the Moor View Alpacas.

The idyllic village of Port Isaac is a must-see, with fresh seafood on offer at Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen and Fresh From The Sea, Squeezy Belly Alley and easy access onto the renowned South West Coast Path.

Further afield, you will find Padstow, home to the National Lobster Trail, the esteemed Prideaux Place, and The Padstow Museum.

All this and more awaits at Took Some Doing.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Port Isaac 7.1 miles; Bodmin 8 miles; Newquay 22.1 miles.

Nestled in the heavily wooded River Camel Valley is the pretty village of St Tudy in North Cornwall. Resting just over seven miles from the quaint fishing village of Port Isaac, and just a few miles from Bodmin Moor, St Tudy is a fantastic base for touring both the coast and countryside. St Tudy is home to a well-stocked village shop, a Post Office and a pub, St Tudy Inn, and lies just two miles from the start of the popular Camel Trail, a 17-mile cycle path following the river from Bodmin Moor down to Padstow. Surrounding attractions to visit include Tintagel Castle in the pretty coastal village of Tintagel, Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, Lanhydrock House and Gardens, and Pencarrow House and Gardens. Visit the charming village of Port Isaac and walk the winding, narrow streets and soak up the quaint harbour scenery, or venture further south to the surfing haven of Newquay, or quieter shores of Polzeath Beach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas