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Five delightful cottages ideally located for exploring Cornwall - Delphy Cottage



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
2 bedrooms * sleeps 4 * 1 bathroom * fully equipped kitchen

Five delightful Cornish cottages on the edge of Bodmin Moor yet ideally located to reach any part of Cornwall. On the doorstep is uninterrupted countryside views, officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and yet close to the coast - best of both worlds. Moorland ponies, sheep and cattle are your neighbours which graze on the adjacent Bodmin Moor.

Three of the cottages retain many of their original features, such as the traditional Cornish stone walls and exposed beams. Delphy and Barn Cottage, whilst newly built maintain character with the benefits of modern design. Recently under new management, all the cottages have gone through a period of refurbishment so whilst being full of character, they are also full of comfort. Situated on a former working farm and set in 5 acres of private land, guests are welcome to explore the property as they wish.

Things To Do

There's just so much to do and we hope that our enthusiasm for what this part of the country has to offer will come across to you here!

Detailed below you will find various activities which may interest you:

Horse Riding

The riding stables adjacent to us, provide hacks during the popular months of the year. Riding out on the moor from your cottage is just fantastic.

Walking and Hiking

Bodmin Moor is also fantastic for walking and hiking, with Rough Tor and Brown Willy (the two highest points in Cornwall ) viewable from Ladydown Moor. Explore the tors, streams and stone circles in this fascinating Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Camel Trail & Cycling

The Camel Trail is one of Cornwall's best known attractions and is a cycle path that runs for about 26 miles along a disused railway track and the Camel Estuary. It runs from Padstow up onto the Moor, passing through the town of Wadebridge , and covers some of the most stunning scenery you're likely to encounter in this country. The track is level and even the youngest child can enjoy the day out. The Camel Trail is just a short distance from your cottage. Bring your own bikes, or alternatively, we can recommend various bike hire companies along the Camel trail. It is also possible for you to arrange for bikes to be delivered to your cottage if necessary.


There are some fantastic beaches just a short drive away from Hallagenna Cottages which cater for all tastes of beach activity. The North Coast beaches are rugged and wild, with huge stretches of soft sand, rocky outcrops, cliffs and caves, and great surf for body boarders or surfers. It's easy to catch fishing boats, speedboats and short boat trips from places like Padstow and Rock.


There are nine golf courses within driving distance from your cottage. Bowood Park in Camelford,is very close by and is highly recommended, also St Enodoc Golf Club offers a mature golf course with stunning views out to sea. Contact details of many more courses are supplied within the cottages.

Historic & Cultural Sites

Cornwall is steeped in history with it's ancient settlements, stone circles, monuments, old tin mines and castles. It's varied scenery has been used as stunning backdrops for film locations and inspiration for novels.

Fishing Villages.

Cornwall retains many of its original fishing villages, including Port Isaac, which is set in the side of a hill and recently used as the setting for the TV series 'Doc Martin'. You can wander around the quaint narrow streets, leading up to the clliff side walk where you can view the stunning Atlantic Ocean. There are many other fishing villages on both the North and South Coast, including Boscastle, Charlestown , Mevagissey, Fowey & Padstow.

The Eden Project

It has brought millions of pounds of industry to Cornwall and is still growing in size and reputation. It's a very short drive from your cottage, about 1/2 hour, and is well worth a visit.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Delphy Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Named after Delford (Delfy) Bridge, a pretty stone bridge and popular picnic area on the Moor, this recently built cottage has been sympathetically designed to maintain many of the rural characteristics of old Cornish cottages with the benefits of modern design. A single story cottage with exposed beams, it has an open plan living area which includes washer/tumble dryer, fridge, cooker, microwave, TV with DVD/freeview and selection of DVDs, games and books. Wi-Fi access is included.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks very much for fitting us in for a very short stay, but well worth it. Warm and cosy cottage, all you could ever need. Having 12 visits by family and friends, we would all recommend any one of the cottages to anyone thinking of coming to Cornwall again and again.
Jan 2014
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Perfect base for North Cornwall exploring

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed, clean and very nice owners. The surrounding moors are stunning and beaches are not too far away. We loved our short stay and are looking forward to returning. Thank you very much. R & C.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Truly lovely cottage in a truly beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We received a pleasant welcome on arrival by the owners and once inside discovered fresh flowers and a traditional cream tea, which was a very nice touch.

The cottage itself was very clean & tidy and fully equipped with everything we needed: pots & pans, crockery, books, TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, all we had to supply was food. The cottages are arranged around a small yard which made it very private and our two boys (aged 5 & 2) were free to roam around and play outside safely. There is also a small horse stables and paddocks with some very friendly Shetland Ponies which proved to be a big hit with the boys.

If you love the countryside then you'll love the location, it is literally on the moor; as in you walk through the car parking area, through a gate and you're there! Great views, great walking and some very friendly local wildlife. A short drive away there is the Blisland Inn, which is a superb old fashioned traditional village pub serving good food and beer at reasonable prices with a warm friendly welcome. Rock is roughly 30 mins drive and has an amazing beach, with regular ferries running across the estuary to Padstow, just make sure you get there early if you want any chance of parking!

All in all we had a fantastic time and would highly recommend Hallagenna Cottages, we will definitely be back. If you're looking for a quiet getaway in a beautiful, remote part of Cornwall it's well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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the cottage was beautiful and homely and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday Cornwall, Delphy Cottage was in the perfect location for beach and moor walks. We were there in November and the weather was wild so the cottage was a cozy sanctuary. The owners were lovely and left fresh flowers and cream tea for us when we arrived. I can't recommend it enough, we had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delphy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Excellent accommodation, very clean and tidy. Owners friendly and helpful, providing a cream tea on arrival which was a bonus.

Position perfect for dog walking and for easy access to North and South Cornwall coasts. Would have awarded 5 stars if settees had been slightly more comfortable. We could happily stay again and will recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Bodmin at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 60 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : at 15 Miles Car: recommended

A fabulous fly-drive base, the cottages are centrally located and situated in uninterrupted countryside officially designated by the World Heritage Organisation as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Open Moorland with wild horses is the view from your windows and yet the closest beaches are just a short drive away (Rock, Polzeath, Trebarwith Strand). Only a half mile stroll from the village of St Breward where you will find a village stores, post office and an Olde Worlde 11th century pub with roaring log fires and a Les Routiers Restaurant.

A few minutes away from the Camel Trail which runs from the Moor to Padstow, you can hire bikes locally, which will give you a great day out.

Just 4 miles from the main A30, both north and south coasts are easily accessible, as are Cornwalls many other varied attractions. Wadebridge is just 7 miles away if you would like a more cosmopolitan experience and is well served by all sorts of boutiques and supermarket.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 17
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring 17
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 17
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 17
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer 17
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn 17
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please contact the owners for further information regarding dates outside of normal change-over days and short breaks during the low season. Well behaved dogs are welcome, a maximum of two dogs per cottage (£15 per dog per week). Please contact the owners regarding payment for dog guests as all prices quoted do not include pets.

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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 40 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • This cottage offers 1 double bed and 1 captain's bed with pull out guest bed, making Delphy ideal for couples and families with children.


  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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