Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
My cottage is perfect for a traditional Xmas or New Year holiday break in the beautiful Cornish countryside. Snuggle in front of the fire sipping festive mulled wine with a slice of my own homemade Christmas cake. Please note the minimum rate for Xmas or New Year is £550. If you let me know your dates I am happy to send you a quote.
This beautiful semi-detached stone cottage was built for the local stonemason Sam Ough in the 1850s. Sitting on the outskirts of the peaceful moorland village of St Cleer, it has stunning views of Caradon Hill from its terraced garden and a walker's paradise on the doorstep. Colour blossoms from the private tiered gardens and the rose-trimmed front lawn, ideal for day picnics or sunny breakfasts and barbeques on the private patio.
Ideal as a couple's retreat or a family holiday with older children. There is a local pub in the village serving homecooked meals and just a few steps away the popular farm shop, open daily, holds an impressive range of local fresh produce including wild boar sausages, a gluten-free selection and some of the best fresh pasties in Cornwall. With a woodburner for cosy nights in and two light and airy double bedrooms Moorside Cottage offers a perfect base for those who both want to enjoy the home comforts of cottage living or to relax and dine out. This cottage is the perfect size for entertaining with a well equipped modern kitchen and a separate dining room containing a piano and dining table accommodating four people.
With country walks right from the door onto unspoilt Bodmin Moor discover Bronze Age Trevethy Quoit and The Hurlers Stone Circles, the spectacular balanced Cheesewring rock formation or the natural beauty of Golitha Falls. Enjoy wakeboarding, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, cycling and climbing at nearby Siblyback Lake. Take the scenic train from Liskeard or a short 9 mile drive to Looe Fishing Harbour and the South Coast sandy beaches, close by the pretty Cornish villages of Polperro, Polruan and Fowey with stunning South Coastal walking paths and stylish restaurants. As Liskeard Station is only 3 miles away you are centrally located to take the train deep into the West of Cornwall or South Devon with the spectacular rugged Northern coast just a 40 minute drive away.
A great base for easy day trips to Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, Mevagissey, Lostwithiel, Carnglaze Caverns, Lanhydrock, Cotehele, Whitsand Bay, Rame Peninsula, Padstow, Newquay, Port Isaac, Tintagel, Tavistock and Dartmoor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Looe 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 53 km, Nearest railway: Liskeard 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The West Country region
Cornwall sits on the far south west of England. Its coastline is renowned for surfing, but other attractions include diving, kayaking, angling, walking, and cycling. Blessed with long golden beaches and the best weather Britain can offer, Cornwall also appeals to those who don't want such a hectic pace to life. Cornwall's natural beauty makes it a stand-out holiday destination. There are rolling moorlands, winding country roads, towering cliffs and breathtaking beaches. How you choose to enjoy Cornwall will depend upon what appeals to you.
Cornwall also offers a host of activities that don't necessitate squeezing into a wetsuit or clambering into a boat. Why not hire a bike and cycle through Cornwall's beautiful and rugged countryside? The county offers scenic routes that are suitable for beginners and kids, as well as more challenging off-road routes that will test the more hardened cyclists. And there are plenty of walks that can be enjoyed by enthusiasts of all ages along the world-renowned South West Coastal Path which covers 630 miles of breathtaking beautiful Cornish coastline.
The unique, rich Cornish culture is celebrated in a huge range of festivals and events throughout the seasons of the year. In May a bewildering array of Beltaine and Spring celebrations heralding in the return of the sun god Bel abound throughout the county, the most famous being the Padstow Obby Oss, the Helston Furry dance and the Black Prince flower boat procession. Eclectic celebrations of food, literature, music and arts can be found at the Fowey Festival of Words and Music, the elegant, glamping Port Elliot Festival, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, the Rock Oyster Festival, the Boardmasters Festival of music and surfer life style, the Cornwall Film Festival, the Winter festivals of Montol and Truro City of Lights, the Cornish County Show showcasing all that is the best about the county and a mix of local and headlining international bands at the Eden Project, to name but a tiny number of events.
Finally, no holiday would be complete without convivial company, good food and drink. Not only does Cornwall boast some of the finest traditional English pubs, but it is fast becoming a mecca for foodies with top quality restaurants open all year round run by superstar chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein, Chris Eden, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw. As well as the superb bounty from the sea of fresh caught fish, mussels and oysters, Cornwall is renowned for its high quality award-winning artisan breads, charcuterie, ice creams, beers, ciders and cheeses. Nearby Upton Cross is the home of delicious Cornish Yarg nettle-wrapped cheese and if you look in early Summer you may also track down wild garlic-wrapped Yarg.
Such a feast for all the senses, and I haven't even started on Cornish Cream teas!
Our cosy Cottage getaway is in the heart of Cornish rural life with easy access to modern amenities. Old world charm meets modern comforts with a welcoming village pub on the doorstep serving home cooked meals, offering a range of draught beers with regular guest ales in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The popular farm shop opposite is open daily and has a huge stock of fresh and frozen West Country specialties from field, river and sea, stocking West country wines, beers, cider, meats, cheeses, breads, locally baked cakes and the best pasties in the region, maybe give the wild boar sausages a try, also catering for dietary restrictions, as well as the usual groceries and fresh foods for all your needs. There are a selection of Supermarkets in Liskeard and close by the West country's famous discount shopping store Trago Mills.
The cottage's central location is a great base for walkers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts. Nearby is Siblyback Lake with wake boarding, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, cycling, climbing and or just strolling . For keen walkers there are plenty of spectacular walks including the Copper Trail and the South Coastal Path 25mins away which has staggering views out to sea. Days can be planned for culture as well as adventure with National Trust properties of Lanhydrock and Cotehele Houses and gardens, Sterts Open Air Theatre on the Moor, Cardingham Woods cycle routes with Woods Cafe, recently voted one of the best cafes in Cornwall, Camel Trail bike path passing through Bodmin, treetop adventure parks and numerous moorland walks. St Cleer is ideally located to visit both the South and North coasts with unspoilt Cornish sandy beaches, dramatic Northern coastline, surfers' hangouts and unique Cornish fishing villages.
Or you can leave the car behind with a local bus from the village and the main line train station in Liskeard just 3 miles away. Take the picturesque Looe Valley train as it runs down to the coast through beautiful woodland and fields with dramatic tidal estuary river with wading birds or take a day train trip to St. Ives visit the Tate Modern, artists' colony, 5 star restaurants and unique shops.