About the home
Ideal quiet location for a relaxing break for couples and families being set on the edge of Bodmin moor yet only three miles from the nearest town with a good selection of shops and places to eat. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area with a great selection of beaches a short drive away.
The barn itself boasts open beams to the first floor open plan living and dining area with doors out to the exclusive raised deck at the rear for just chilling out and enjoying the view. The accommodation is arranged with one double with en suite and one twin bedroom on the ground floor with a separate family bathroom.
There are three acres of grounds in which to enjoy a gentle stroll or for the children to let off some energy, running around or playing ball games.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Trebarwith Strand|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
Small utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board on the ground floor.
Further details outdoors:
Dedicated parking for two cars.
Shady paved area at rear for sitting or for the children to play.
You are free to roam in the grounds but children should be supervised as there is a large pond.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Strictly no smoking except on the raised decking.
25% deposit required to secure booking with balance due eight weeks before holiday due to commence.
The West Country / Cornwall region
In the legendary land of King Arthur the barn is sited about 6 miles from Tintagel Castle and about two miles from King Arthurs reported last battlefield at Slaughterbridge. Tintagel Castle is an interesting place to visit - the walk there is mainly downhill and there's a landrover trip available for those that cannot face the climb back up to the village!
The two highest peaks in Cornwall, Roughtor and Brown Willy, are a short drive away and are well worth the climb to experience the breathtaking views they offer over the surrounding countryside with Crowdy reservoir at their foot. On a clear day Dartmoor can be seen in the distance.
The Camelford / Trewassa, Davidstow area
Many beaches within a short drive to suit all tastes. Trebarwith Strand is the nearest and is a small cove with a sandy beach at low tide; Widemouth Bay, just south of Bude has miles of flat sandy beach (see the photos) and is ideal for younger children to paddle in the streams that cross the sand to the sea.
Padstow - old harbour town that celebrates May day with the Obby Oss competition of the red and blue Osses and on Boxing Day remembers the ports history with Darkie Day and stories from the slave traders that used to land in the harbour.
The Eden project, the gardens of Lanhydrock House and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all within reasonable driving distance.
How to get there
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Approximately one hour from Exeter on the A30 turning off just after Launceston towards Camelford and Wadebridge.
Nearest station is Bodmin Parkway approx. 25 minutes
Nearest airport is Newquay approx. 45 minutes or Plymouth approx. one hour.
Activities near Camelford
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
08 Mar 2013
My husband and I first stayed at Skiber Spar for a week in Easter 2011 and have been back since then for a few long weekends off season in the winter. Jean and David are excellent hosts and the welcome pack is definitely very welcome after a long drive across country!
The location is very convenient for Camelford, Wadebridge, Port Isaac, Padstow, Bude and Tintagel and it is a pleasure coming back at the end of the day to Skiber Spar to the peace and quiet.
The facilities are top notch and a real home from home. We made full use of the self-catering facilities and even hosted a casual dinner party for four of our relatives who live nearby.
If you are thinking of an off season weekend break then Skiber Spar actually works out better value for money than staying at a local B&B or hotel like the Travelodge in Wadebridge or the Premier Inn in Bodmin. The weekly rates are good value for money too.
We will be back to stay again in the not too distant future.
08 Sep 2012
Jean welcomed us with a kitchen stocked with bread, milk, tea, coffee and biscuits-which was great after our long journey. Skiber spar was a good base for visiting the local beach and on rainy day other attractions as it was just off the main camelford to launceston road.
Don't be put off by the factory that hones into view as you approach the farm, it's davidstow creamery.
The only down side was the en suite bathroom was damp, I expect due to the amount of rain we've had this summer!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|15 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||£ 330||£ 50||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Half term||20 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 280||£ 45||£ 50||3 Nights|
|22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 280||£ 45||£ 50||3 Nights|
|Half term||9 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 280||£ 45||£ 50||3 Nights|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 330||£ 50||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Half term||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 545||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 500||£ 75||£ 80||3 Nights|
|29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 550||£ 80||£ 85||3 Nights|
|13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 630||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 550||£ 80||£ 85||3 Nights|
|14 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 75||3 Nights|
|21 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 330||£ 50||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Half term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 280||£ 45||£ 50||3 Nights|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 280||£ 45||£ 50||3 Nights|
|Half term||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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