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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.
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:
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.
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.
Another wonderful stay! Thank you so much for providing such comfortable and well equipped cottage!
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.
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.
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.
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.