P42 - Swallows Barn
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A mile west of Wadebridge, along the hedgerow lane leading to the downs, a cottage converted from a barn attached to an 18th cent. cottage which was once a hostelry for travellers along the Pilgrims' Way (route from Padstow to Spain). A footpath (1¼ miles) running alongside the cottage takes you to the Camel Trail. To the front, a neat, enclosed garden with table/chairs and barbecue, and, beyond, grassy space for ball games, all surrounded by meadows.
The interior has been well thought through and stylishly done. Glazed door into open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (washing machine, microwave) with butler sink, oak worktops and floor, leather sofas, TV/DVD/video and exposed stonework. Smart ground-floor bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Stairs (stairgate) from centre of living room up to two bedrooms – a double (5' bed) with long tranquil rural views, and a twin. A smashing cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 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
|General||TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|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 4 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).
Wadebridge: lively, small market town, plenty of shops, good restaurants, cinema, leisure centre (indoor pool), fine medieval bridge on the river Camel, where bicycles can be hired for the Camel Trail. Padstow, 6 miles.
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14 Jul 2014
"Far from the madding crowd"
This is a nice quiet secluded place so if it's peace and quiet you are after, this is the one for you. The cottage is well equipped and has most of the things you might need on your stay in Cornw… More
Thank you very much for your feedback. It sounds as though you really enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for letting us know about the windows, we will let the owner know and I'm certain they will ensure they're given a really good clean. I'm glad to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the cottage.
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