Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Forge Cottage is found at Ta Mill, a secluded rural hideaway nestling in a peaceful hollow of 45 acres on the fringes of Bodmin Moor. Surrounded by rolling countryside, it is an idyllic place in which to relax and unwind. This tranquil setting offers an escape from the pressures of everyday life in a quiet ambiance where nature thrives. Magnificent birds of prey can be seen swooping down the valley and nesting swallows are spotted in every corner. Ewes and lambs gambol in the surrounding fields and you can get close to new born lambs in Spring. A babbling brook meanders through the grounds, past the peaceful duck pond and into the pretty copse. Delight at the discovery of 2 wildlife ponds as you wander along the peaceful nature trail.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Crackington Haven 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 30 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Everything you need for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings in North Cornwall. Forge cottage offers three bedrooms- two doubles plus a bedroom with 3 singles leading off the second double bedroom. Beds are made up for your arrival. There is a bathroom with a shower over bath downstairs and a separate wc upstairs. Wonderfully comfortable open beamed lounge with log burner and spacious dining area in fully fitted tiled kitchen make this an attractive and homely cottage which is very popular with our guests. The forge has a secluded sheltered garden with original stone walling surrounding a lawn area with mature shrubs.
* attractive open-beamed lounge with wood burner
* large kitchen/dining area with dishwasher and tiled floor
* bathroom with shower over bath downstairs
* further w.c. upstairs
* storage heater in lounge and kitchen
In addition, for the larger party, Ta Mill House offers 4 en-suite bedrooms and sleeps up to 9- see tamill.co.uk for details.
|Further details outdoors|
* Enjoy the secluded garden and patio area - excellent for a summer barbecue
Ta Mill accommodation is set in a peaceful hollow of 45 acres. A babbling brook meanders through the grounds, past the wildlife pond and continues along the picturesque nature trail, which is a DEFRA assigned access, recognised for its archaeological interest and unique setting. This nature trail leads you through a beautiful valley of dramatic stone outcrops and blossoming gorse. In the Spring, the bright yellow gorse and white blossom of the blackthorn contrast with the stunning grey slate rocks. Later in early Summer the hillside is adorned with purple foxgloves. Indulge your imagination as you absorb the natural beauty and unique tranquility whilst you wander along this unspoilt haven for nature where you can glimpse magnificent birds of prey, flocks of lapwing and much more. After nearly half a mile of wending stream you will be delighted at the discovery of another wildlife pond, playing host to a wealth of pondlife, including dragonflies, striking turquoise damselflies and swallows as they dip and dive across the shimmering water.
Other facilities include a pitch 'n' putt course set in an acre of meadowland and games room with gym equipment.
At Ta Mill, you can hire the site Hot Tub. The Vita Hot Tub is situated in a private setting, unusually surrounded by the original stone walling of the waterwheel pit. Climb down into the inviting Hot Tub which is sat on a steel grid above the fantastic vertical walls where a working waterwheel once belonged. Be amazed at the beautiful example of local craftmenship from ages past which is lit up below you or look above at the changing scenes as clouds drift by or marvel at the sky at night. The Swim Spa has a never ending current which you can swim against and also massage chairs for relaxing- see website for terms and conditions (sorry, no children under 12 years of age in Spa facilities).
Weekly bookings or short breaks - any day start for 3 or 4 nights out of season.
20% discount for 5 people or less
Ta Mill House also available - sleeps up to 9- 4 bedroomed house
The West Country region
Ideally situated for touring Devon and Cornwall, Ta Mill is approx. 50 minutes from Exeter, so why not enjoy a short break for a therapeutic experience ‘away from the madding crowd’ any time of year. You will be within easy reach of the dramatic Heritage coastline of North Cornwall and the untamed beauty of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. Explore the hidden coves and pretty fishing villages including Port Isaac and Padstow. Visit the timeless harbour at Boscastle or the mystical castle of King Arthur at Tintagel. Relax on a sheltered sandy beach or take in the stunning views as you follow the coastal path from Bude to Padstow. Enjoy the world famous Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan or visit the wealth of National Trust houses and gardens in the locality.
Within 10 miles
•Boscastle and Tintagel – explore the picturesque village of Boscastle with cottages dating back to the 15th Century and stroll along its timeless harbour. A few miles down the coast lies Tintagel, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, which boasts superb walks with numerous pubs along the way.
•Tintagel Castle – a land full of mystic and legend, discover for yourself the rocky headland of Tintagel with King Arthur’s castle.
•Crackington Haven – its dramatic cliffs draw many tourists to this lovely spot, close to ‘High Cliff,’ Cornwall’s highest point. While you are there visit nearby hamlet St Gennys and the tiny historic church which has amazing views to Lundy Island.
•Bodmin Moor-Explore the crags and combes of Bodmin Moor. Scale the heights of the rugged but beautiful peaks of Roughtor or Brown Willy for a kestrel’s eye view of the moor. Look out for rare plants such as bog orchids and coral necklace and marvel at her mysterious 4000 year old Stannon or Trippet stone circles.
•Trethorne Leisure – great entertainment for children and adults alike, Trethorne Leisure offers something for the whole family.
•Tamar Otter Park – the Otter Park and Wildlife Centre allows visitors to not just otters (made famous by the legendary Tarka), but also deer, wallabies and many species of birds while walking through the woodlands.
•Launceston Steam Railway – step back in time and visit this historic railway, museum and gift shop. Buy a ‘Day Rover’ ticket that will allow you to travel in open or closed carriages around the Kensey Valley and with a train every 50 minutes, there is plenty of time for a picnic stop on route!
Within 20 miles
•Port Isaac – another beautiful and historic coastal village that offers fantastic walks along the coast or allong the steep and narrow streets.
•Bude – Sandy beaches, stone breakwaters and the canalside walks make this an all weather destination with evening concerts and mouth-watering restaurants.
•Golitha Falls – a famous beauty spot on the edge of Bodmin Moor, best seen between April and July.
•Pencarrow – this magnificent house boasts 50 acres of stunning gardens designed by Sir William Molesworth between 1831 and 1855.
•Lanhydrock – this stunning Victorian country house is National Trust owned and provides a great day out for visitors of all ages.