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On the edge of the moors situated in the rolling hills of east Cornwall nearest - Luxury Yurts



Updated: 23-Jul-2016
Holiday Apartment near Liskeard,Cornwall, England - Peaceful rural location with the convenient proximity of a market town just a short ten minute drive

Little Fursdon holiday apartment is an attractive bolt hole for small families or couples wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and relax in the Cornish Countryside. It's a world away from the noise and fumes of town life. The only noises you'll hear here are the hoot of an owl or the bleat of the lambs. Close by the rugged moorland has many fascinating historical locations that beg to be explored either on foot or by car. The ancient standing stones 'The Hurlers' located on the moor near Minions is just a short drive away, just one of the amazing ancient historical sites that litters this area and the location for some of the scenes from the recent production of the film Poldark.

Details for holiday barn Luxury Yurts, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, 4 Bathrooms

Our wonderful Luxury Yurts will sleeps four adults or a family of 5 if three are children. They are fully furnished with a king sized bed, modern oak furniture and each yurt has a wood burning stove. There is also a spacious barn with a fully fitted individual kitchen for each yurt with all mod cons. There are also decked areas around the barn with firepit and BBQ and outside tables and chairs. You will also have your own private heated shower room.

There is a new wood fired hot tub for guests use on the barn decked area. Wood may be purchased on site for the hot tub.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My husband David and I have lived at Little Fursdon for twenty two years.

We love living in this beautiful place on the edge of the moors. Just a few minutes walk from the house you can be in the countryside on open moors. We both enjoy walking and cycling and Little Fursdon is ideally located to do both.

The beaches of Cornwall are never far away and you can get to either the north or south coast beaches within half an hour by car. We both love travelling and so we have created our own small business here in the heart of Cornwall where we rent our holiday apartment and luxury yurts in the summer and in the winter months we take the opportunity to travel the world.

This year we cycled from Cornwall to Spain and spent several weeks in Rajasthan in India and we went trekking in Nepal

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Speaks English, French

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


A fantastic break away

  • 5 of 5

A brilliant set up with excellent facilities. Stayed as a group and rented all three yurts which worked really well. The Cowshed is a fantastic addition to the site with all it's amenities meaning that this is truly glamping in style!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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You have to visit!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to the Luxury Cornish Yurts in 4 years and we have booked again for next year already. That says it all really!! From the moment you arrive all the stresses and strains of normal life disappear. Lindsey and Dave look after your every need during your stay and ensure you have the greatest time. We have experienced weather extremes on our visits from scorching sunshine to named storms and, regardless, we have had the very best of holidays. The yurts are comfy and the cow shed has everything you need to cook and entertain yourselves and the children. Collecting fresh eggs, making dens and running round the field playing games are a few of the things our children love and the proximity to both of the Cornish coasts and especially Talland Bay make the yurts well placed for many excursions. Our family love the yurts. Thank you to Lindsey and Dave for helping our family create fond memories.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your amazing review Andrea and Paul. We have really enjoyed having you and your family and friends here at Little Fursdon. You have always been the best of guests and we have really enjoyed having you all to stay over the last four years. We are already looking forward to seeing you and your friends again next year. The wine is already chilling!
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Definitely 'luxury' yurts

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good holiday here that we've booked to go again - it's the only place we've ever been to twice. The yurts are just gorgeous, with proper beds and bed linen. The Cow Shed kitchen set up is fantastic - very sociable with a separate area for each yurt to use with everything you need to prepare a proper meal. The showers are brilliant - it's a million miles away from camping that's for sure - and there's electricity for when you want to dry your hair after!

I cannot recommend this place enough. Lindsey and Ian were great hosts, helping us with our bags and advice on places to eat, visit, etc. We had the best of times. Our boys met up with the children in the other 2 yurts and played in the field, whilst we sat in the evenings with a glass of wine watching them all have fun. What more could you ask for!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review Donna. We are always pleased when our guests have a great time and we're delighted that you have booked to come back!
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Fantastic fun and sooo relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here (family of four - two adults, two children) and had the most fabulous holiday. The yurts are just gorgeous. The whole Cow Shed communal kitchen area is fantastic - a real home from home kitchen with everything you need. The showers are just lovely - it's a million miles away from camping and definitely 'luxurious'. Ian and Lyndsey are great hosts - they made us feel so welcome, helped with bags, places to eat, visit etc. We had such a good time we've booked to go again. It's the only place we've ever been to twice! If you want somewhere to relax, with masses of room for the kids to run around and play, then this is just the place. Sitting on the decking with a glass of wine whilst your children make friends with whoever's in the other two yurts is a lovely way to while away an evening. I could not recommend this place more :) (It's even fun in the rain!)

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxury Cornish Yurts

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Yurts! Very clean, spacious place, beautiful environment and hospitable owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nienke and Jephta, Many thanks for your kind review. It was really nice to meet you and your family and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Lindsey and David
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Little Fursdon as soon as we saw it. The old part of the house dates back over 600 years and it is full of charm and character. The large garden is full of flowers and shrubs, giving it a real cottage garden feel. Located less than a mile from the open spaces of Bodmin Moor, there are numerous picturesque walks both from the house around the country lanes or over the moors. The yurt paddock is a spacious area with just three individually crafted yurts. It is wonderfully quiet and yet Liskeard market town is only a very short drive away where shops and supermarkets can be found. The holiday apartment is completely self contained and has its own entrance through an attractive conservatory. There is a shared wood fired hot tub which guests can enjoy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 40 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Liskeard at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Crows Nest at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Looe at 20 Kilometres


Nearest beaches are 10 miles to Looe, Downderry or Whitsand Bay [15 miles].

South coast beaches of Polzeath, Newquay are approximately 25 miles.

Gardens and Stately Homes

There are lots of National Trust Properties worth visiting in Cornwall.

The nearest one is Cotehele [PL12 6TA] just four miles west of Tavistock. This is a very fine Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds

Nearest airport is Newquay Airport which is about 20 miles away.

The cross channel port of Plymouth is only 20 miles away.

Use of a car is recommended.


Nearest village of St Cleer with farm shop is 2miles.

Pensilva- 2miles

Nearest town is the market town of Liskeard which is about 4 miles away with leisure centre with indoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

Siblyback Lake offering high wire, wake boarding, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, cycling and fishing is about ten minutes by car.

Golitha Falls also ten minutes by car for rural walking.

Further Details:

There are two large supermarkets in Liskeard and many local shops, pubs and banks with ATM's. There are also several excellent restaurants nearby including Tapenades in Liskeard, The Canteen near Cawsand, and The View on Whitsand Bay, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is in Newquay [30 mins by car] and Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow.

Guests can also cycle into Padstow along the camel trail from Wadebridge or Bodmin. Bikes can be hired in both locations.

The Eden Project in St Austell is only 30 minutes from here by car where you can see the amazing biomes created in a disused china Clay pit.

The National Marine Aquarium is also within easy reach in the Barbican in Plymouth which is about 40 minutes away by car. However, there is also a small passenger ferry which takes you straight to the Mayflower steps in the Barbican from the Cornish village of Cawsand on the Rame Peninsular. There is a whole wealth of places to explore on the Rame Peninsular including Edgcumbe Park, the coastal path from Rame Head to the twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand as well as the spectacular Whitsand Bay area with its wonderful beaches.

The magical woodlands of Cardinham are also worth a visit located near Bodmin and only 20 minutes drive from here. There are woodland tracks that can be explored on foot or by bike and there are picnic areas with built in BBQ's beside the river.

Lanhydrock House near Bodmin. [PL30 5AD] It is a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate.

The lost Gardens of Helegan- [PL26 6EN]

These gardens, near Mevagissy in Cornwall, have been restored and well marketed by Tim Smit. They comprise eighty acres of pleasure grounds plus a complex of walled gardens and a huge vegetable garden.

The Eden Project- [PL24 2SG] The ultimate Garden of all time. You cannot leave Cornwall without visiting this inspirational place, transformed by the genius of Tim Smit. Ten years ago it was a barren, exhausted china clay pit. Now its massive Biomes (one of which is the biggest greenhouse in the world) and millions of plants bear witness to what can be achieved by a can-do attitude and the tenacity of the human spirit.

CHARLESTOWN [PL25] Near St Austell

The harbour village of Charlestown was a Georgian 'new town', a port development planned by local landowner Charles Rashleigh (after whom it was named) and built between 1790 and 1810 for the export of copper and china clay. Throughout the nineteenth century the little dock was packed with ships and the harbourside sheds.

Minions-[PL14 5LE]

Just up the road 10 mins by car. Minions is a small village situated high up on Bodmin moor in South East Cornwall, England. Most of the village is over 300m above sea level and it is therefore the highest village in Cornwall. The name Minions derives from Minions Mound, a Barrow at the west end of the village. The village itself has a pub "The Cheesewring", named after the rock formation at the top of the hill above Minions, a restaurant and tea rooms "Hurlers Halt

Camel Trail a cycle path following the line of a disused railway, runs along the beautiful the Camel Estuary from Padstow the 6 miles to Wadebridge, and on , for the more adventurous, another 8 miles to Bodmin ; and yet on again to the western edge of Bodmin Moor, the rugged heart of Cornwall. There are several bike hire shops in Padstow Wadebridge and Bodmin from which to rent one. Whole day, half day, and evening hire. From mountain bikes to adult tourers to child’s trailer bikes to tandems. The Camel Trail is very popular, particularly during the School Holidays.

Golitha Falls-[PL14 6RY] Just 10 mins by car or 30 mins by bike!

Golitha Falls refers to an area of ancient woodlands that sit alongside the river Fowey as it cascades its way through a valley gorge. The scenery here is beautiful at any time of the year.


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3 night minimum stay
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Booking Notes:
Booking via email. Once contact is made via email we will send you our Guest Information Pack with all the booking instructions and payment details. We require a 50% deposit with the balance paid a month before. We will acknowledge all payments via email. Our cancellation policy is also included in the Guest Information Pack. We will also send you a booklet with information about the local area, highlighting places of interest, giving our personal recommendations for what to see and do.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. However we will consider short stays and alternative changeover days for short lets in low season.

Notes on prices:
Yurts from £450 a week to £775 in high season. Short breaks from £270.
Holiday apartment weekly rates from £300 in low season to £525 in high season.
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Updated: 23-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

Our luxury yurts were inspired by a visit to a game park in Tanzania. Each yurt has a lovely contemporary feel and they are beautifully furnished with light oak furniture and with a king sized beds and single two single futons. Each yurt has its own Kitchen area within the barn and a private shower room. The holiday apartment accommodation is an upside down construction with the spacious bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and the kitchen/lounge area with deck access on the upper floor. The apartment has a very spacious feel and is decorated in a contemporary boutique style in subtle pastel colours. The king sized bed has a comfortable Vi-sprung mattress ensuring a good night's sleep for all guests.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Each yurt has its own private heated shower room with heated towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: In the holiday apartment we accept weekly bookings only, however in our luxury yurts we accept short three day week-end stays from Fri-Mon and also week-day stays Mon-Fri during low and mid season and weekly bookings only during high season. Changeover day is Friday although we would consider short lets at short notice in off peak season. Outside: Yurt guests have an enclosed two acre paddock where they can relax, play games and enjoy the space. There are extensive decked areas around the barn with patio furniture and each yurt has its own small deck with table and chairs. There is a games net for badminton and a large fire pit area where guests may sit and light an open fire to BBQ on. There is also a gas BBQ located at the barn.

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