4 cottages (sleeping 2-6) on a 400 acre working farm in a quiet rural location.
Markwell Farm is situated about 1.5 miles from Landrake village and the A38. Easily accessible, it is reached just 5 miles after crossing the River Tamar at Plymouth. Its quiet location affords superb views over rolling countryside with the spectacular St Germans viaduct and the River Tiddy as its centrepiece. The farm, which is 400 acres, has suckler cows and a large sheep flock as well as growing arable crops. Of course there are also a collection of dogs, cats, ponies,goats and pet lambs to greet you and make friends with. Two 18th century barns have been tastefully converted into 4 cottages each sleeping between 2 and 6 people. Offering high quality, self-catering accommodation in a tranquil location but within easy reach of the best that Cornwall has to offer. Children are welcome and we can accept dogs in some of the cottages. While it is a commercially run farm, features have been enhanced to ensure that visitors are able to enjoy their stay to the full. Find Markwell Farm on Google.
Markwell Farm: Visitors are encouraged to walk round the farm and enjoy the views and the animals. There is plenty of space for children to play.
Look out for the Buzzards and the Badgers, listen for the owls at night.
Here at Markwell we have a 40 cow suckler beef herd which calves in the spring and a large sheep flock. The flock is made up mainly of commercial breeds but we do have a few rare breed White faced Dartmoor ewes who are a small hardy breed local to the area. This breed of sheep featured on the award-winning film 'Warhorse', filmed on location on Dartmoor.
Also on the farm we have a collection of vintage tractors which range in age from 1926 to 1960. We will be happy to show them to you.
Beaches: South East Cornwall enjoys some lovely sandy beaches. From the small villages of Kingsand and Cawsand to the rock pools of Downderry and Seaton. At low tide there is a large stretch of sand at Whitsand Bay, though the walk back up is a bit steep. Looe combines the beach for the children with the shops and wonderful cream teas.
Finding us: We can be found on any major search engine where you can also access our live webcam.
Details for holiday cottage The Stable, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom
The Stable is a one bedroom cottage, sleeping 2 (+cot). Downstairs there is a living room with well equipped kitchen, including full size electric cooker, microwave and fridge/ freezer. There is a comfy sofa and dining table and chairs. Colour tv, dvd, Cd/radio. Stairs lead to the bedroom which has a stylish four poster bed and the shower room. There is room in the bedroom for a cot which is usually available with prior notice.
Please note this cottage is only suitable for a baby (not todlers).
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About the Owner
We have been tenants on this 400 acre mixed farm since 2000.The barns were converted into holiday cottages in 2001.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say we really enjoyed our stay last week in The Granary. We left fairly early so we could visit the Monkey Sanctuary in Dorset on our way home.
Again thanks so much we had a great time and my Emily loved being able to walk to see the goats, horses and sheep each evening.
4.6 based on 16 holidaymaker reviews
The cottage was clean and very comfy
The view, wow. You will not get bored of it. Allison and her family were very friendly and welcoming. If you want peace and quiet, being able to hear the birds and countryside sounds, this is the place. Easy to reach popular places and out of the way sites. We will happily visit and stay here again.
Fantastic family cottage!
We had a fantastic week on Markwell Farm. Our 6 & 3 year old were desperate to meet Knuckles the cat (we'd looked on the website & Facebook and seen all the animals)! The farm was easy to find down a long, pretty country lane. We stayed at the Dairy, which was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The beds were perfect and we all slept very well - the children loved the teddies on their beds and it made it feel like home from home. Allison greeted us with a delicious cream tea and homemade apple juice! The children loved exploring the farm, meeting the goats, horses, Honey the Lab puppy and 'driving' the tractor! The view is spectacular and the area was so peaceful. We were very lucky and had great weather. We visited many places that were very easy to reach: Mawgan Porth beach, Watergate Bay, Tintagel Castle, Mevagissy and Polperro. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again at Markwell Farm and Allison and her daughter were always friendly and happy to help. Thanks for everything!
Wonderful place to stay
We stayed her for a week and had an absolutely wonderful stay. The Granary is a nice and cozy appartment with an amazing view. The bed I slept in was very comfortable. The peacefulness of the place is relaxing. The animals are a major plus when you have kids. My 10 year old daughter had a hard time lsaying goodbye to all the lambs, who she had been allowed to feed by bottle.
It is also near Plymouth, Cotele, Looe (beach) and other day trip activities.
Allison welcomed us with an Cornish tea. She is very friendly woman. The fresh eggs and the home made apple juice are delicious.
I can certainly recommend a stay at Markwell Farm.
The Granary at Markwell farm
We always enjoy staying here. We visit Plymouth every year for a show at the Guildhall and have found Markwell Farm the best place to stay.
If you want a stay in the quiet of the countryside this is perfect, the view over the estuary is wonderful, and changes as the tides come in and out. If you don't want to cook for yourself there are several good restaurants nearby.
Take good shoes/boots, this is a working farm and there are plenty of opportunities to get close to the animals if you want to, and walk in the local area.
It's an ideal spot for visiting the city attractions in Plymouth or for venturing further into Cornwall to places like the Eden Project.
Matthew and Allison are excellent hosts, and very welcoming.
We came for a few days at the beginning of October and had a lovely time. It was great to see Alli and Matt again. The weather was nice and we managed to do lots of walking round the farm and next villages. The views from the farm and cottages are magical and you feel very close to nature here. The cottages are very warm and welcoming and the bed was lovely and comfortable. We would recommend the Eliot Arms in St germans for a gorgeous, well priced evening meal.....fabulous. We will be back very soon.
Activity and Interests
Markwell Farm is less than 2 miles from the village of Landrake - with its pub & shop / po - and the A38. Ideally placed for walkers as we are between Bodmin and Dartmoor. There are also lovely walks in the Lynher and Tamar valleys. A number of NT houses and gardens, including Cothele are nearby. The beaches of Whitsand Bay and the smuggling villages of Looe & Polperro are less than 10 miles away.Seaton is a safe beach for children to play, about 8 miles away. Carp fishing is available on site, with other sites locally, along with horse riding, sailing and windsurfing. Plymouth is home to the National Marine Aquarium, The Pavilions (ice skating, swimming & theatre), museums. Local activities for children include The Donkey Park, Bodmin & Wenford Steam railway. A little further afield is Trethorne Leisure park, The Lobster hatchery at Padstow, Ben's play world at St Austell, not forgetting the Eden Project and The Lost gardens of Heligan which are about 40 minutes away.
Other Activities: clay pigeon shooting, dry skiing, health club/gym, canoeing, boat trips & sea fishing
Golf: We are less than 5 miles from the internationally renown St Mellion club which has 2 x18 hole courses. The China Fleet Club in Saltash is about 4 miles away. Looe, Launceston, Lostwithial and Whitsand Bay are all a short drive away and have excellent facilities.
Ski: There is a dry ski and tobaggan centre in Plymouth for those who are looking for excitement.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Payment is usually made in Pounds but can be accepted in Euros by arrangement with the owner. Payment GBP by cheque or bank transfer, Euros by bank transfer.
Short breaks,minimum 3 nights, subject to availability from Nov to Easter (excluding Xmas & New Year), please enquire for prices.
Rates include vat, bed linen, electricity and winter heating (Oct - May at owners discretion)
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Quiet rural location with stunning views but less than 2 miles from the A38.”
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Parking ...
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Hob ...
- Dining Area
- Audio Tape Player
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Four poster bed.
- Bed linen supplied.
- 2 garden chairs
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- The Stable sleeps 2 adults and will accommodate a baby but we are unable to accept older children due to the stairs. The cottage is not suitable for anyone who finds stairs dificult. The washing machine is in an outbuilding and is shared by the cottages.