Barn Owl Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welcome to Steppes Farm Holiday Cottages in Cornwall.
Imagine a holiday that is exciting, enthralling, relaxing and indulgent - allowing you all time to recharge. Think of a place which offers everyone memorable experiences, whatever the time of year.
Consider the idea of somewhere so right for you - that you find yourself coming back year after year. Steppes Farm is just that kind of place. Our aim is simple - to provide you with immaculate farm cottage accommodation so that you have a wonderful time you will always remember.
Our self-catering holiday cottages are set in 20 acres of an area of outstanding natural beauty. The farmhouse and luxuriously furnished barn conversions nestle into the countryside, right on the edge of wild and romantic Bodmin Moor - just five miles from the breathtaking Cornish coast. You will find our lovely accommodation near the town of Camelford in North Cornwall, not far from Tintagel and Boscastle.
Traditional Barn Owl Cottage has stunning views with charming, immaculate and luxuriously spacious accommodation. This character Cottage, with its very interesting upside-down arrangement, has gorgeous soft furnishings and offers a relaxing atmosphere with exposed beams. Barn Owl Cottage has its own spring water supply - excellent to drink and makes a delicious cup of tea !!
PETS - Due to our high standards it is unfortunately not possible for us to have your dogs inside our Cottages. However we are more than happy to have 1 dog by arrangement to stay in our kennel. Our kennel has an indoor sleeping section plus a good sized outdoor run and is close to all Cottages. Of course your dog can be with you in the gardens and grounds, provided he/she is leashed. Charges are £20.00 per dog and should heating be required within the kennel, an additional charge will be made - depending on usage.
TWO WEEK HOLIDAYS - For guests who wish to book a two-week or more holiday in Barn Owl Cottage a £100.00 cleaning/breakage deposit will be required on arrival. This charge will not apply to our regular/previous guests.
SHORT BREAKS - Please contact us for prices.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Trebarwith Strand 10 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic ocean, almost completely surrounded by the sea, a magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles. Cornwall is also the location of mainland Great Britain's most southerly promontory, The Lizard, and one of the UK's most westerly points, Land's End, while a few miles off shore and even further west is an archipelago of tiny islands that make up the Isles of Scilly.
Enjoy the varied coastline which offers breathtaking cliff top walks, sheltered coves to explore, long sandy surfing beaches and captivating fishing villages like Trebarwith Strand, Port Isaac and Port Gaverne. The spectacular beaches and the pounding surf provide a natural playground for a variety of water sports; and who can forget famous Cornish pasties and luscious cream teas?
There are also lots of things about Cornwall that may surprise you. For instance, the wilderness of captivating Bodmin Moor with its panorama of big skies, fascinating prehistoric remains, great walking trails and more than its fair share of local legends.
There's also the dynamic art scene found in mainly in West Cornwall, inspired by the naturally stunning landscape; and more recently a food scene to rival London and beyond; Cornwall now has a multitude of award-winning local food producers and stellar chefs putting the region well and truly on the gourmet map.
Cornwall also has a tremendous history based on its Celtic roots, its Celtic Cornish culture, the warmth and friendliness of the people and the Cornish language that can be seen in the village names.
Take a trip around Cornwall and you'll discover a hugely diverse landscape. In the far west where the sea turns turquoise in the sun, the sand is white and the natural light is sometimes blindingly bright, the land is adorned with a legacy of Bronze age standing stones, huge granite burial chambers, Celtic crosses and holy wells.
In the old industrial heartland, the landscape, recently awarded World Heritage Site status, is dotted with the fascinating remnants of a triumphant mining past illustrating Cornwall's enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution with engine houses, museums and miles of recreational trails.
Around the coastline Cornwall's maritime legacy is never far away where local fishermen land their daily catch of fresh seafood and tall ships, luggers and ketches unfurl their sails in the Cornish breeze.
The natural environment, recognised nationally across the twelve sections of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is accessed by the spectacular South West Coast Path providing walkers with miles of gentle strolls and challenging hikes.
To the north, a sweep of enormous golden sand bays stretches along the coastline often pummelled by giant Atlantic rollers. Long famed for its perfect surfing conditions, the coastline here is a hub for all kinds of extreme sports from coasteering to zapcat racing and scuba diving to rock climbing.
And in the wonderful south of Cornwall, fed by rivers from the high moorlands, leafy estuaries, fishing villages, beaches, harbours and beautiful gardens that flourish in Cornwall's mild climate.
The name of Tintagel immediately conjures images of King Arthur and the legends associated with him. The blackened ruins of Tintagel Castle brood over the coast, but no-one can say for sure whether this was really the place where Uther Pendragon seduced the Queen of Cornwall.
The ruined Norman castle is much more recent than the times of the legend, although there are signs of much earlier settlements. Other legends have it that Camelford has a connection with Camelot and that King Arthur died at Slaughterbridge and his spirit returned to haunt Tintagel. 15 miles away is Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor. Legend says this was the last resting place of Excalibur, King Arthur's magical sword. Whatever the truth of the old stories, the coastal scenery is certainly the stuff of legends.
Boscastle - with its medieval past and distinctive natural harbour is one of Cornwall's most romantic places. It is a village steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty. Abundant in wildlife, dramatic walks and historic features.
As you stroll down the long valley to the harbour, passing thickset fishermen's cottages, you'll understand why Boscastle remains one of Cornwall's most romantic places. There's a great selection of shops, galleries, a pottery and the renowned Museum of Witchcraft, too. The area also has a number of gorgeous churches, most dating from Norman times and in such beautiful countryside there are plenty of good walks that start in the village.
Bodmin Moor is just 0.75 mile away from Steppes Farm, with Brown Willy and Roughtor being a great attraction for walkers and riders alike. The local Camel Trail is close by and you can hire bikes from Wadebridge.
There are attractions to suit all tastes which include Newquay Sea Life centre, the Eden Project, Boscastle and cosmopolitan Padstow and Rock.
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