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



Updated: 04-Dec-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 Babes (1 bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed and beams. 3 steps leading to kitchen, one double bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

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

Travel cot and high chair on request.

Outside: Picnic table and parking area.

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

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

5 Stars: 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
Apr 2016
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent! Absolutely everything you could need,even a hot water bottle in the cupboard! Owners were exceedingly pleasant and most helpful. Our pooch had the time of his life in the field,how he would love that permanently .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very dog friendly and welcoming. Peaceful location. Cosy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

For us, the outdoor space at these two cottages is the key advantage. The acre of beautiful grass with its covered barbecue gazebo is superb for exercising dogs, flying kites, playing footie or just eating way too much with a couple of Rattler ciders (the cider farm is very close by). When you factor in the warm friendly welcome from Gail and Simon and the character of the cottages, it's a package that's hard to beat. The cottages are situated down a long off road lane so don't bring your Ferrari. They have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Both only have the one bedroom but our 9 year old was very happy sleeping on the bed settee. Perranporth with its great beach is only a short drive away, as is Holywell Bay and Crantock. Good walks right on the doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dartford Kent

A wonderful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay in a wonderful cosy cottage. All items that are needed are supplied and more. A really nice touch is the welcoming pack. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone. The owners are very helpful and are on site for any information needed. The location is away from any hussle and bussle of town life and sits in a really lovely part of Cornwall. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Truly relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here it is a wonderful relaxing location.

Gail and Simon are perfect hosts and could not have been more helpful. Buddy the dog is the best !!

The cottage is well equipped and has everything you could need. The heating and hot water is amazing if you need it at the flick of a switch.

The location is stunning and relaxing. It is very central for lots of resorts.

We would definitely return and recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I took your advice and made a feeding station that has now attracted a great-spotted woodpecker among other things.
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Ongar, Essex


  • 5 of 5

We both needed a relaxing holiday whilst organising and planning our wedding, sometimes it can get a bit hectic.

This cottage helped us both relax, with lovely scenery, picture perfect views and a great location, not forgetting wonderful hosts.

A great retreat for anyone looking to relax and enjoy cornwall.

The Eden project was not far away at all, nor Newquay.

Highly recommended, you won't regret picking this cottage for a perfect retreat away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. Have a wonderful wedding day!
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A great little place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with our 3 dogs and had a great time. Simon & Gail were extremely helpful and friendly, and made us feel very welcome. We probably had one too many dogs for their liking, but they didn't say anything! Fortunately ours are reasonably well-behaved, and we were careful to follow after them with pick-up bags! The cottage is a converted piggery, but you wouldn't know it! Very comfy bed, steaming hot water, central heating if you need it, sky tv, all mod con. The place is up a very bumpy track, in a lovely rural location, so nice and quiet, but easy enough to get to the local beaches etc. We spent most of our time walking the dogs around the area behind Perranporth beach, and the beach itself, and patronising the local pubs (especially the Watering Hole, actually on the beach). We picked May as a quieter time - would probably avoid the summer (the beach gets extremely crowded), but September would be lovely. The area would be great for a walking holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed yourselves - thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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: 04-Dec-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.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Double bed, wardrobe, tall boy with drawers, 2 x bedside cabinets, bedside lamps, chair.


  • 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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