' ' mile south of Michaelstow, 100' back from the B3266, an attractive, 'upside down' stone cottage with lovely long moorland views. There are three cottages, originating as barns to the old farmhouse, now all individually owned and quietly enjoyed. In front, a large gravelled, hedgerow-sheltered area with your own parking spaces and tiny bit of garden. At the back, with lovely open views, a large, mostly lawned enclosed garden. Inside, simple and unfussy with exposed stone-work and pine floors (rugs). Hall with slate floor; two bedrooms ' a twin, and a double; shower-room (suite with large cubicle). Upstairs, open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric double oven/gas hob) with high exposed roof timbers, electric fire, TV/DVD and French windows (lovely long views, low lintel) to balcony and steps down to garden (table/chairs). Very convenient for touring, a great walking area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|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.
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).
Michaelstow: little village (ancient church) just a few miles from the magnificent north Cornwall coast on one side, and the wild beauty of Bodmin Moor on its south side. St Breward (PO/shop, pub), 2½ miles. Camelford (shops, pubs, restaurant, café, indoor pool/leisure centre, museum), 3 miles. Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, 5 miles.