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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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)
Access Car advised
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
General TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
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.

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Review 1-1 of 1

6 Aug 2014


"Don't bother"

The cottage is tatty and very tired looking. It would benefit from a lick of paint, new carpets, a spring clean and attention to the general finish. It has a damp and doggie smell to it. We only staye… More

Thank you for providing your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't feel P70 was up to the standard you would expect. We were surprised and saddened to hear of your concerns, as in our experience this cottage is much loved by its visitors. It's unfortunate that you did not contact ourselves or the caretaker until you had made your decision, as we could perhaps have assisted to resolve some of the issues you feel you had.

Please do address this to us directly in your questionnaire or in writing and we will be very pleased to investigate further.

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  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:19 Aug 2014

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