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FIve cottages ideally located for exploring Cornwall - LATE DEALS FOR MAY ADDED - Old Brock Cottage



Updated: 30-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Old Brock Cottage

This beautiful former farm worker's cottage is set in open moorland (a designated Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty). The cottage retains many of its original features, such as traditional Cornish stone walls and exposed beams.

This cottage accommodation includes TV/Freeview & DVD player. Wi-Fi access is included. There is a log burner to keep you warm on the winter nights, and a basket of logs are provided.

There is the fully fitted kitchen including a washer/dryer, a bathroom with bath/shower, and two bedrooms: one double and a second bedroom with two single beds.

A private barbecue is also provided so you can enjoy the warm Cornish sun.

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About the property

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.

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About the Owner

Ross and Brenda Hawkey
Member since: 2003
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a cosy cottage in a lovely location and the nice cream teas after a long journey
Oct 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a cosy cottage in a lovely location and the nice cream teas after a long journey
Oct 2016
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Please contact the owners for further information regarding dates outside of the normal change-over days and short breaks during the low season. We do not accept dog guests in Old Brock Cottage.

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(7 traveller reviews)


Charming and relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Spent a short break in Old Brock cottage. Very well equipped and cosy even in March. Didn't let the mizzle dampen our holiday, got out and about on the moors and visiting the nearby towns and villages. Overall very enjoyable few days away.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm and Cosy

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 4 adults and a 5 month old baby found that this property was cosy and comfortable and a cot was assembled and ready to use. A big tick for scones cream and jam to welcome us but a pity about the very blunt kitchen knives and a truly awful potato peeler! Some kind of drying rack for washing would have been useful too but overall this is a good little place to stay. Property was clean and well maintained and would recommend to family and friends. Advise that you do not arrive at night (as we did) - it is a bit out of the way and we missed a turning on our given directions then GPS took us on a very long re route.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and kind comments, we're glad to hear you found the cottage cosy & comfortable. We have replaced the potato peeler and sharpened the knives. We are sorry that you did not locate the drying rack which was in the cottage. Best Wishes Hallagenna Cottages
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A perfect spot to explore the beauty of Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

From the moment Ross and Brenda welcomed us until we left seventeen days later we were very happy with our choice of Old Brock Cottage. Warm and cosy, great location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a wonderful place for a peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy and comfortable. The place is beautiful, lot of romantic walks to do there (weather permitting). Very relaxing, if you don't mind driving on very narrow ways.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a 3 night Bank Holiday break at this lovely cottage right on the edge of Bodmin Moor. As we pulled into the driveway we were greeted by the owners and welcomed to the cottage. On entering the property the lovely surprise of cream teas for four was waiting for us. The cottage itself was excellent in all ways. Furnishings were of a high standard, the beds were extremely comfortable and having a pile of wood ready to use for the log burner was a welcome touch. Games and DVD's were provided which were well received after long days out. The cotttage is well placed for exploring the area and a wealth of information on local attractions and interests is provided at the cottage. The setting was very relaxing and we all enjoyed stepping out of the door and seeing chickens, horses, sheep,cows etc roaming around. All in all a great cottage which we cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quaint cottage in a picturesque setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a great five days at Old Brock Cottage. The setting is fantastic and, while the small country lanes were sometimes challenging it was well located for easy access to Bodmin, Wadebridge and the coastal towns.

An unusual set up with the bedrooms downstairs but it seemed to work well. The cottage was clean and tidy and well kitted out. Could perhaps do with a floor mat in the bathroom especially with children but other than that it had everything we needed.

The owners were very friendly and on hand should we have needed them.

A ride out to Padstow on the Camel Trail was great and highly recommended (we used Bridge Cycle Hire right at the end of the trail) - really lovely town to walk around and people watch!

Polzeath beach and Harlyn Bay have to be the best beaches we have seen for a long time and would recommend Constantine Surf School if you want lessons.

Horseriding at the stables over the road also excellent.

Would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • 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.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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


  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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

  • 600 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • This cottage offers 1 double bed and 2 single beds making it ideal for couples, families with children or 4 adults.


  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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