Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
500 yards from the pub at Edmonton and the Camel Trail, a cleverly designed, eco-friendly, smart, 'upside down' cottage converted from a barn attached to the friendly owners' ancient cottage, wonderfully tucked away along a no through road with gorgeous, long, tranquil views over the Camel estuary. A hundred yards of hardcore farmtrack/footpath lead to it with the occasional passing tractor or walkers. At the back, a neat enclosed suntrap garden and you are welcome to wander the owners' kitchen garden to their little wood, all surrounded by sheep/cattle grazed meadows.
Inside, mostly wood floors. Entrance to tiled hall and two bedrooms – a double (5' bed) with French windows to garden, and a twin; smart shower-room (suite with large shower cubicle). Beech stairs (stairgate) up to attractively fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer) with beech worktops; 3 steps down to light and airy living/dining room (TV/DVD) with those great views one side and, on the other side, French windows to balcony with steps down to the garden. A real retreat and a great spot for cyclists/walkers/surfers, with easy access to Padstow (and good public transport) via the Camel Trail.
|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||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|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).
Edmonton: hamlet of former stone quarrymen's cottages (no working quarry near now), excellent family good food pub. Little-used lane runs one mile down to the Camel estuary (birdwatching) and Camel Trail (cycleway). Wadebridge, 2 miles; Padstow, 6; the splendid Trevose peninsula beaches, 7½ miles; Camel Valley vineyard (tours, tastings), 8. Excellent golf, walking, watersports and riding nearby.