Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
a spacious, double-glazed farmhouse side-on to the B3314, 1½ miles south-west of Delabole. Smallish, enclosed gardens side and back, well-hedged from the road; excellent, suntrap patio (barbecue); also large play area with swings, slide and Adventure Tower play equipment at the back, well away from the road. Cosy living room with beamed low ceiling (beams less than 6'), Delabole slate fireplace (gas fire, cloam oven), slate floor (rugs), TV/DVD; fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, TV/DVD). From the living room, steep narrow stairs up to a twin bedroom (5'7" lintel) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); also from the living room, gentler stairs up to two double bedrooms (one with 5' bed and TV/DVD, the other with limited clothes-hanging space) and another twin, and shower-room (suite). Tumble drier and storage space for bicycles, surfboards etc in attached outhouse.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
The West Country region
Cornwall's north coast: from the river Camel north to Bude and on to Morwenstow and the highest cliffs in the West Country, it is a mixture of great cliffs and beaches. Walking (coast path) and bird-friendly cliffs (usually no road near): peregrines possible. Great sand/surf beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith, Widemouth Bay, Bude and Sandy Mouth; sandy coves at Port Gaverne, Bossiney, Crackington Haven, Duckpool, and others less accessible; Rock, also sandy, is the place for watersports, including sailing on the Camel estuary; very fine golf course (St Enodoc); mini-fjords at Port Quin and Boscastle. Port Isaac is very pretty round its cliff-enclosed harbour.
The well-worth-riding Camel Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows the river Camel from Bodmin Moor to Padstow. Pencarrow is a beautiful house with wonderful garden. Tintagel has a ruined castle (King Arthur's?) on a wild headland. St Juliot church was restored by Thomas Hardy and 'a pair of blue eyes' nearly fell down a Crackington cliff. Bodmin Moor, its highest hills quite mountainous, is only a little way inland and Blisland, on its northern edge, is one of Cornwall's prettiest villages - makes a change from sea: so does lovely Lanhydrock (see Cornwall's 'Med'). Not far to Eden (see South Cornwall).
Delabole: large village (pub, shops) two miles from the sea and famous for its immense slate quarry – visitable, spectacular. Tintagel, 3½ miles; Trebarwith Strand (surfing, low-tide sand), 2; Port Isaac/Port Gaverne, 7.