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Watch the badgers from the window in a beautiful & peaceful countryside setting

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Bungalow between Redruth & Four Lanes. Down private lane off of Buller Hill, - Incredibly Peaceful, Central To The North And South Coasts, Giving A Choice Of The Best Beaches

A warm welcome and a cream tea await your arrival at Badgers Holt which is situated next to the farm house of Buller Farm a relaxing, peaceful place in the centre of West Cornwall with direct access from the farm gate to bridleways and cycle paths which traverse the county giving many miles of walking or riding without using roads, ideal for exploring Cornwall's mining heritage which is now listed as a World Heritage Site. It is central for the beaches on both North and South Coasts, as well as Stithians lake for fishing and water sports, golf courses, a riding school a couple of hundred metres from the gate for lessons or hacks, Bissoe Bike Hire for exploring the old mining trails, The Eden Project and many other gardens and attractions.

The south facing sliding glass doors lead to a terrace which is a sun trap, here you can relax with garden chairs and table and a bar-b-cue. First bag of charcoal is supplied. The large secluded back garden is for the sole use of the guests of Badgers Holt.

From the front window you can watch the badgers which come up to the house to forage for peanuts each night, they can usually be seen just after dusk each night. We can't guarantee that you will see them as they are wild animals, but all guests have seen them so far (see reviews). If you visit facebook.com/badgersholt you will be able to view a video of a badger rolling a hens egg across the lawn, recorded by one of our guests from the sitting room window.

Being newly built for 2014 Badgers Holt has all of the home comforts that you would expect from a first class holiday let. The fully tiled bathroom has a full size bath as well as a separate shower cubicle. Towels for washing are supplied as well as towels for the beach.

The accommodation is flexible with one bedroom having a king size bed and the other with zip-link beds to give two 3 ft singles or one super king bed.

When accompanied by the owners you will be able to visit the horses in the yard or fields and the chickens, ducks and geese. Fresh eggs straight from the nest boxes available.

There is plenty of room for parking for those who wish to bring a trailer or boat. Also there is a container lock-up which can be used to store bikes, surf boards etc.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Anne Wills
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Anne Wills

We are Anne and Graham and have owned Buller Farm for over 14 years and run it as an equestrian yard. When we bought the farm the house and the land was semi-derelict and it took several years to clear the fields and re build the farm house. It has been worth all of the hard work as it is incredibly peaceful and beautiful. We built Badgers Holt on the site of the old milking parlour and finished it in May 2014. We love to share the tranquillity of our home and ask that you respect the peace and quite, it is not the place for loud music,

We look forward to meeting you and hope we can help you to have a relaxing and refreshing holiday and like us you will fall in love with this 'Piece of Heaven'.

Why Anne Wills chose Cornwall

It's simply unique, people just love the setting and tell us we are so lucky to live here. The icing on the cake is the nightly visits to the garden by the badgers, all of our guests have been thrilled to get such a close up view of them.

What makes this bungalow unique

Comments from our guest book.

'Very peaceful, very relaxing.Perfect in every way - will be back.'

'Accommodation 5*, Hosts 5*, Location 5*, Badgers a bonus.'

'The badgers visiting every evening was spectacular.'

'Easy to lapse in to rural oblivion, with unobtrusive but ever helpful hosts. How blessed you are to have such a retreat.'

'What a haven of peace and wildlife. A wonderful backdrop to a perfect holiday.'

'This is our second visit and it's just as good as our first.'

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantastic peace and quiet. Couldn't have asked for more.



Amazing to see the badgers outside the window at night. Anne sent a text to let us know when they were there so that we didn't miss them.



Very central for all beaches and attractions. Best holiday ever!
Jun 2014
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantastic peace and quiet. Couldn't have asked for more.



Amazing to see the badgers outside the window at night. Anne sent a text to let us know when they were there so that we didn't miss them.



Very central for all beaches and attractions. Best holiday ever!
Jun 2014
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19 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

5

Excellent comfortable welcome plate of scones friendly helpful owners absolutr pleasure to be here

  • 5 of 5

Lots of attention to detail everything you could possibly want. Fortunate enough to see badgers every night. Rural setting just minutes from town. Very friendly owners so special for my Aunty to get a lovely card and Cornish fudge for her 90th birthday thanks for that thoughtfulness. Definitely on our list to go back to. One of the best places we have stayed in. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely corner of the world.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely review Sal and pleased that you enjoyed watching the badgers every evening. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to wish June a happy 90th. Look forward to seeing you when you are back in the UK. Safe journey back to New Zealand, Best wishes, Anne and Graham.
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Gloucester
5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely week we had at this superb bungalow. Beautifully clean, well maintained and furnished to a very high standard. Location perfect for beaches, countryside and scenic drives. This was our second visit and we shall be returning again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to see you both again and thank you once again for leaving Badgers Holt so spotless. We look forward to seeing you again. Anne
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5

A very smart property in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable bungalow with all mod cons. The owners have really set a high standard in the furnishings and fixtures making for a very comfortable and convenient holiday.

The location is very quiet with lots of wild birds and the badgers too. Ann and Graham are very welcoming and immensely helpful. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments. Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy. We look forward to seeing you both again. Anne and Graham
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5

Fantastic property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Badger's Holt is one of the nicest places we have ever stopped in. The property is immaculate it's clean, tidy and well equipped. Anne and Graham are great hosts, they are around but not intrusive like some owners we have come across from time to time. The property has a lovely secluded garden which is a real sun trap, and the swingball kept us occupied!!!

From a location point of view Badger's Holt is a perfect base to explore Cornwall, 20 minutes to Falmouth and St Ives and around 45 mins to Lands End/Lizard point. We will definitely be stopping here again next time we holiday in Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving everything clean and tidy, makes our life a lot easier when we do the deep clean for changeover. We look forward to seeing you all again next time. Anne and Graham.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Hosts are lovely. Very inviting and the cottage is everything you could want in a holiday place. Had the most amazing time. The location is central to a lot.

It's so peaceful. The wildlife is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all enjoyed your stay. It was lovely seeing the boys faces when they met the horses. Hope you have a great time in Tiverton tomorrow.
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Saarland - Germany
5

Just Perfect, property, Location, lovely Host´s

  • 5 of 5

We had perfect holidays in Badgers Holt, the property very well equiped, clean and right in the middle of Cornwell, so all destination which we want to visit have been not more than 1 hour away. Anne and Graham have been very lovely and nice to us, we had every evening the chance to watch 1-3 Badgers they visited the property at 22:30 (+- 15min :-) ) We love to come back, Thank you very much indeed. Martin and Christine

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Martin and Christine for choosing to stay at Badgers Holt and for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to meet you both and we hope that you will make the long journey from Germany to Cornwall again soon. Also many thanks for leaving Badgers Holt absolutely spotless, we were amazed and had nothing to do before our next guests. Thank you and hope to see you again in 2017. Anne and Graham
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Location

From the Owner

It's simply unique, people just love the setting and tell us we are so lucky to live here. The icing on the cake is the nightly visits to the garden by the badgers, all of our guests have been thrilled to get such a close up view of them.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The North Coast can be seen from Buller Farm and is approximately 5 miles away, with Falmouth on the South Coast being approximately 7 miles. All the beaches on both coasts are within easy reach by car. It is approx. 10 miles to Gwithian's miles of sandy beaches ideal for swimming or surfing and less to Newquay's famous surfing beaches.

Travel:

As this is a rural area transport is essential.

Distances:

The old mining town of Redruth is 5 minutes down the hill by car. Towns such as St Agnes, St Ives, Falmouth, Penzances, Newquay and Truro are all between 15 and 30 minutes by car. The world famous Eden Project is approx. 30 minutes as are The Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are many other gardens and tourist attractions close by as well as the beautiful countryside to explore and the ruins of Cornish tin mine engine houses which are now listed as a World Heritage Site.

Further Details:

Leaflets giving information on local places of interest are supplied and Anne and Graham are on hand to help if they are able.

Two very good apps are recommended www.explorecornwallapp.com and www.appforcornwall.com

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£705
for 7 nights
£705
 
 
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£860
for 7 nights
£860
 
 
August Bank Holiday
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£640
for 7 nights
£640
 
 
Summer
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Early Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
Autumn Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Winter
21 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Winter Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Late winter
17 Feb 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Winter/Spring
17 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Early Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Spring
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Summer half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Early Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Early Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£885
for 7 nights
£885
 
 
Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£707
for 6 nights
£825
 
 
Summer
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Late Summer
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Late Summer
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Early Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Autumn half term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
When booking your holiday you should pay the full amount due or if more than 8 weeks before your holiday 25% must be paid with the full amount no later than 8 weeks prior to your holiday. The booking will not be confirmed until payment is received. In line with all holiday cottage bookings holidays are not refundable unless we can rebook your dates. For this reason we strongly advise you to take out holiday booking insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday with bookings for whole weeks. Please do not arrive before 3pm as Badgers Holt will not be ready for you. It is important to vacate the property by 10am so that we can prepare it for our next visitors

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Comments from our guest book. 'Very peaceful, very relaxing.Perfect in every way - will be back.' 'Accommodation 5*, Hosts 5*, Location 5*, Badgers a bonus.' 'The badgers visiting every evening was spectacular.' 'Easy to lapse in to rural oblivion, with unobtrusive but ever helpful hosts. How blessed you are to have such a retreat.' 'What a haven of peace and wildlife. A wonderful backdrop to a perfect holiday.' 'This is our second visit and it's just as good as our first.'

Property Type

  • bungalow

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, No shower over the full size bath. Separate walk in shower.
  • The bathroom is beautifully tiled floor to ceiling and has a full size bath as well as a separate shower cubicle, hand basin with mirror and wc. Towels are supplied.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) 1 King double & 1 zip link Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one has a king sized double bed. Bedroom two has zip-link beds which give two 3ft singles or one super king double. Both bedrooms have televisions with DVD/freeview & dressing tables with mirrors. Windows give beautiful views of the gardens. Cot available on request.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Outside: The private rear garden has a large lawn surrounded by shrubs. The south facing sliding doors lead to a paved terrace which is a sun trap. There are steps up to the lawn. Garden chairs and table are supplied on the terrace as well as a picnic table on the lawn. A bar-b-cue and first bag of charcoal is also supplied. A rotary washing line is stored out of the way and can easily be put up for drying washing and beach wear. There is a lock-up container which can be used to store surf boards, bikes etc. There is plenty of room for parking of trailers etc. Utility Room: On entering the front door there is a lobby with plenty of coat hooks, a rubber boot tray and cupboard housing the c/h boiler, washing machine and tumble dryer. Also found here is the ironing board and iron, brushes, hoover etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Towels for washing and towels for the beach are supplied as is all bed linen. This is changed weekly on a Saturday. Cleaning is carried out between guests. Other: The kitchen area has a round toughened glass table with comfortable chairs. There are sliding glass doors leading to the terrace.