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Five cottages ideally located for exploring Cornwall - Old Brock Cottage

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

Description

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.

Beaches

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.

Golf

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

Owner
Ross and Brenda Hawkey
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

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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Notes

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.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Old Brock Cottagein Saint Breward in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 74 reviews
5

Lovely weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Old Brock is s lovely old cottage, warm, clean and cosy and blissfully quiet. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
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5

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and found the cottage quaint and cosy with everything we needed. Would recommend for short or longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cosy cottage on Bodmin Moor

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week's stay in Old Brock Cottage. The location was great for exploring the local area, and we loved being able to walk straight out onto the moor. Despite having a few issues getting to and from the A30 due to recent roadworks, we enjoyed staying in such a quiet, peaceful place away from the crowds.

The cottage itself had everything we needed, including a good selection of board games, which the kids loved. Wifi was a bit difficult to get on mobile devices, but was fine on our laptop. Many thanks to Ross and Brenda for their hospitality - we would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Plymouth, Devon, UK
4

Quaint little cottage in a beautiful moorland setting!

  • 4 of 5

First impression of the outside of the cottage didn't disappoint & inside was well laid out & pleasantly spacious. The owners Ross & Brenda welcomed us on arrival & provided us with a generous cream tea treat. We had a slight issue with a window that wouldn't close however, Ross was willing & able to fix it right away. Wifi was available at the front of the property at no extra cost & signal strength was quite good. The shower was very powerful & there was plenty of hot water for a nice long soak in the bath too! A basket of logs was supplied for the wood burner which provided a welcomed glow in the evening. There are a few steps up to the bedroom and a further flight of stairs to the lounge/ dining area which may prove challenging to some guests. The steps down into the bedroom caused us a bit of an issue due to the last step being carpeted the same dark blue as the bedroom therefore, it was not very visible and we missed stepped it many times. Overall, we thouroughly enjoyed our stay & hope to book Brook Cottage again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Truro,Cornwall,England
5

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
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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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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bodmin
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M5
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.

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