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Peaceful Rural Location In Outstanding Setting On A Former Farm - Hollies (1 bedroom)



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
Cottages near Perranporth, Cornwall, England - An Excellent Base for Beaches and Other Cornish Attractions

Caerkief Cottages offer charming and characterful holiday accommodation in a tranquil setting. Restored from period farm buildings, retaining beamed ceilings in the living areas and original stone walls. They share use of large grounds and woodland, along with a recreation area with barbecue facilities. Set 500 metres down a quiet, unmade lane, yet within easy reach of Goonhavern village, there are delightful panoramic views over undulating countryside.

This is a perfect location for those seeking a peaceful holiday in the countryside, with miles of beautiful country walks, yet only 2.5 miles from Perranporth with its large surfing beach, amenities and golf course. The surfing beaches and golf course at Newquay is 7 miles away, Truro is 9 miles and the Eden Project, 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Details for holiday cottage Hollies (1 bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Ground floor: One double bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

First floor: Living room (with sofa bed) and kitchen/dining area. Beams throughout.

Freesat TV with DVD player. Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included.

Travel cot and high chair on request.

Outside: Large private balcony with patio furniture. Large lawned garden and parking area.

Shared facilities: Laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities, 2-acre recreation area with a gazebo housing a gas barbecue and chiminea (fuel supplied), sitting out area and cycle store. A selection of outdoor games is available.

Both properties have free wireless internet access.

Welcome pack includes fresh bread from Perranporth bakery, butter, jam, milk, tea and coffee plus one or two other locally sourced goodies. Fresh eggs from the Caerkief chickens will be included if the ladies are on form!

No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Caerkief Farmhouse which is in the same grounds as Hollies and Babes cottages. Simon is an IT consultant and Gail does most of the work of looking after the house and cottages. Lucy (our daughter) helps out. Occasionally. Charlie (the cat) and Buddy (the dog) don't help out at all. At least the chickens make themselves useful by providing the eggs for the welcome packs!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"From very first impressions on opening the door to the end of our stay, the cottage has more than met our expectations. Not sure if I would tell *too* many people though as it might mean you would get fully booked and not be able to accommodate us!"

Mike & Belinda
Sep 2012
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful and peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Hollies Cottage with our lurcher and had a wonderful time. Located up a tiny track, the cottages are in such a peaceful and rural location yet still handy for the main road to get out and about.

The large field is fantastic for the dog with a BBQ and chimera, all free to use with fuel provided. Hollies cottage has a wonderful balcony to enjoy the view and a glass of wine in the sun. Sadly the weather wasn't that great for us but the cottage was a fantastic base for us to go out walking, both from the cottage to get to the shop in Goonhavern (15 min walk the back-way) and by driving out to walk coastal paths especially around Perranporth, St. Agnes, Holywell Bay and Crantock.

Hollies Cottage is an upside down cottage so you walk up the steps outside to enter the living room on the second floor which is then open plan to the kitchen diner. There are stairs leading down to the bathroom and bedroom, which has been newly decorated. All spotlessly clean and equipped with everything we needed for our week. We love that it's dog friendly and brought our own blanket throws with us so that our lurcher could lounge on the sofa.

Gail and Simon were there to welcome us with Buddy the dog and were lovely and friendly. We didn't really see them much as we were out and about most of the time but they were very approachable. We loved the wildlife, hearing owls at night and watching the nesting swallows swooping into their nests on the cottage next door. This was our first time at Hollies and will definitely be returning as we love the area and are thrilled to find a nice cottage to make our base in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Late Spring Holiday at Caerkeif Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth time visiting, we have stayed in both cottages and received our usual welcome from Gail, Simon and Buddy. The accommodation as always was prepared ready for our arrival to a very high standard and is a perfect location for a relaxing break providing a real home from home where every need is catered for within the cottage. We enjoyed excellent weather which allowed us to walk our dogs through the lanes and fields surrounding the farm along with the usual vast sands of Perranporth beach. Gail and Simon ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable and are always on hand should you need any advice, help or even just a chat about dog's !!! The location of Caerkeif Cottages is close enough to allow you full use of the beach and experience the hustle and bustle of Perranporth but far enough out of town to be quiet and relaxing. It is very easy to travel to anywhere in Cornwall from the site but ensure you leave plenty of time to relax and enjoy the tranquility that is a way of life on Caerkeif Farm. We will definitely be visiting again and would give the accommodation, service and facilities on site five stars out of five.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, private, and off the beaten track

  • 5 of 5

Truly home from home, the owners provide pretty much everything you need to settle straight in to this warm cosy cottage. Exactly as advertised, immaculate and well maintained. The cottage is set off the beaten track, with access to lovely local walks, and a field for exercising your dog, but still providing excellent access to hundreds of places to visit, pretty much all dog-friendly, even the restaurants! Nearby Perranporth town and beach are a must, very friendly locals. We had a fantastic week!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sehr schöne Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Hervorragende ruhige Lage, sehr Schönes Ferienhaus, sehr nette Vermieter. Was will man mehr. Zudem sehr zentral in Süd-West Cornwall gelegen und somit sind die schönsten Ziele schnell zu errreichen.

Sehr zu empfehlende Unterkunft.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the Google translation: Lovely accommodation ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Excellent quiet location, very nice holiday house , very nice landlord . What more do you want. In addition, centrally located in South West Cornwall , and thus the most beautiful destinations are errreichen (reached?) quickly . Very recommenndable accommodation . Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you again in Cornwall. Best regards, Gail and Simon
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Beautifull cottages perfect all round

  • 5 of 5

These cottages are so welcoming fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Gail and Simon are fabulous hosts and care so much about your stay making sure it's everything you expected. This is our second time at the cottages and tried both and equally happy with both cozy and warm with a huge field to the side to excercise dogs and relax with the barbie and the fire pit. We will be back in 2017 if not before

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks again for taking the time to review both cottages now that you have stayed in both. We are very grateful. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Gail and Simon
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restful and relaxed stay

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome with a thoughtful package of local produce. A fabulous place for pets with nothing too much trouble for Gail & Simon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you very soon for your third visit! Gail and Simon
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From the Owner

We've been desperate to move to Cornwall for many years but had to wait for the right time and the right property. When the opportunity to buy Caerkief Farm came up we leapt at it. It's in a breathtaking location and marvellously peaceful yet only a few minutes drive to the nearest beach.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 13 Miles Nearest Barpub : New Inn, Goonhavern at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Perranporth at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Truro at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : New Inn, Goonhavern at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Perranporth at 2.5 Miles Car: recommended


Perranporth beach - 2.5 miles.

Newquay beaches - 7 miles.

Crantock beach - 6.5 miles.

Holywell Bay - 6 miles.

St Agnes - 8 miles.


Newquay airport - 14 miles

A30 - 2 miles

Truro train station - 9 miles


Goonhavern village - 1 mile.

Perranporth - 2.5 miles.

Truro - 7 miles.

Newquay - 8 miles.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 30
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 31
29 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 32
5 Nov 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 33
12 Nov 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 34
10 Dec 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 35
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 36
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
20% deposit required to confirm the booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
There is an additional charge of £25 per pet per week.
Please contact us for prices on any dates not listed.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday.
For short breaks, contact us.

Prices are fully inclusive of:
Wireless internet
Welcome pack
Washing-up liquid
Kitchen towel

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Sink, toilet, bath with shower over bath.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 x bedside cabinets with lamps.


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The cottages are just a few steps away from a beautiful 2 acre recreation field which contains a gazebo with large barbeque, chimnea and table & chairs. Half the field is given over to meadow to encourage the local wildlife. There is also a separate area with picnic table & seats. We provide a selection of outdoor toys & games including kites, badminton, cricket, rounders, frisbees and swingball.

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