Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
50 yards from the bridge and riverside village green in Altarnun, a Grade II listed, granite-built cottage, sitting prettily, end-of-row in a small terrace with a burbling mill leat passing the front door. Reached by footbridges (care needed), it is surrounded by a good-sized, enclosed garden, sheltered and well-planted, partly-lawned, with a raised slate terrace (tables/chairs) looking to the church and sheep and pony-grazed fields behind. Inside, beautifully restored with original charm and all modern comforts. Slate footbridge across leat to front door (guarded by wrought iron gate) into cosy beamed living/dining room (TV/DVD/PVR) with big granite inglenook fireplace (woodburner), comfy seating for 4 and window seats. Smartly fitted and well-equipped kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, cooker with induction hob) with breakfast table (church views), and drying room with back door to garden/terrace. Stairs (5'11” beam at bottom) up to two pretty double bedrooms (one with 5' bed, the other with additional single bed, by arrangement). Smart bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Care needed, especially with children and pets, as footbridges/leat are unfenced. Choice of good food pubs within 1 mile; Jamaica Inn of the famed novel, 5 miles. A great base for exploring moors or dramatic coastline with easy access (1 mile) to A30.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||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.
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).
Altarnun: pretty village (pub, PO/shop, medieval church) in a sheltered valley on the north-eastern edge of Bodmin Moor (great walking, fishing, boating). An ancient packhorse bridge is overlooked by the church (known as 'Cathedral of the Moors', its rectory featuring in Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn'). Launceston, 8 miles. North coast at Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, 12.