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Five delightful cottages ideally located for exploring Cornwall - Old Dairy Cottage



Updated: 26-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 Old Dairy Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

This cottage is attached to the main farmhouse and was once a milking parlor! Old Dairy has, however, been tastefully and carefully renovated to provide extremely comfortable accommodation with lots of outside space.

Accessed by a private driveway, Old Dairy has a log burning stove, two bedrooms (one double and one single), a large pine-fitted shower room and a kitchenette. 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.

There is a private patio to the front with garden furniture, and also a private patio side, this way you are sure to get the best of the sun, no matter what time of day!

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

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Thank you for the lovely stay, perfect weather and a perfect week away! Perfect little getaway.
Nov 2013
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Gorgeous Cottage in the Heart of Bodmin Moor

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, cosy cottage in a great location. Moors and wildlife literally on your doorstep with stunning views and a gorgeous cosy cottage with log burner to come back to. Will certainly be back again. Thank you Brenda and Ross for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet location, very private, nice relaxing stay. Local pub, enjoyed our short break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcome by Brenda and Ross,milk in the fridge, and cream, to use in the scones. Beautiful cottage, comfy,a home from home, clean, very impressive. Washer/dryer, no need to fret about having dirty washing piling up.Any problem, Ross was there to sort it out.Plenty of information on things to see and do. Loved our short break, very impressed with everything.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old Dairy Cottage, Hallagenna Farmhouse Cottages, St. Breward, Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcome from Ross and Brenda and a cream tea waiting for us. Great little cottage, small but perfectly formed. Well equipped and comfortable. Two patios to catch the morning and evening sun. Good position a stone's throw from Bodmin Moor. Village and pub ten mins walk. Camel trail at bottom of village. Trebarwith Strand nearest beach about 20 mins. Super chippie in Camelford! All in all a great centre for exploring the the moor and the coast. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very poor standard of accommodation

  • 2 of 5

As this was our first cottage holiday we found the accommodation very poor standard there was dampness in the bedroom we bought candles to try and freshen up the place curtains have been there for a long while without a decent wash and put back up the entrance doors were filthy with dirt and spiders webs very poor standard throughout if we had booked through a travel agent is would have asked the rep to get us other accommodation

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to learn about the concerns you had during your stay with us. Our previous reviews for this cottage on this site have been 5 stars, therefore we are naturally disappointed to receive a 2 star review. As we live on site, we make every effort when greeting our guests to ensure that they are aware where we live, should they have any questions or issues. Therefore, we are saddened that we did not have the opportunity to address any concerns during your stay as we were unaware of them. Had we known that you were not happy, we would have made every effort to try to rectify the situation for you, as it is important to us that all of our guests enjoy a comfortable stay.
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Country stay

  • 5 of 5

The Dairy had everything required for a comfortable stay for three people and being able to wander on Bodmin Moor was a bonus. The beds were deceptively good. We travelled out each day to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and down to Penzance, St Ives areas. Had dinner at the local pub which is a 10 minute walk away. We enjoyed our time here in the countryside of Cornwall and would not have missed the experience for anything. Oh, I forgot to mention, as Australians new to this country we found the country lanes bordered by the wild flowers a fascinating drive - easy to get lost if you don't have a sat Nav. Thank you Brenda and Ross for sharing your property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage with amazing views!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute stay and it was absolutely amazing. The cottage was beautiful, the owners were lovely and even had left us scones and fresh milk. The log fire was a fab and kept us nice and warm. The cottage is located in a great place with a pub just down the road that did a really nice roast. We would recommend this place and will def be coming back at some point.

Lovely break away :0)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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
30 Sep 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Winter
3 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 17
31 Mar 2017 - 18 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring 17
19 May 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 17
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 17
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer 17
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn 17
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
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 the normal change-over days and short breaks during the low season. Well behaved dogs are welcome, maximum two dogs per cottage (£15 per dog per week). Unfortunately, HomeAway are unable to include the tariff for dog guests in their booking system, therefore the owners will request this separately.

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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

  • 450 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • This cottage offers 1 double bed and 1 single bed making Old Dairy ideal for couples or families with 1 child.


  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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

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