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Pretty, quiet Cornish farmhouse - as featured in Period Living Feb 17

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Old Farmhouse in Helston, Cornwall, England - Bags of charm, rural, peaceful, 20 mins drive to beaches

We bought Bodilly Veor in Easter 2014 and have been busy renovating it since. This is not a polished, empty holiday let but very much a warm family home where children are welcome. Think of it more as a friend's house that you are visiting, where they happen to be out! Charming and ancient. Huge granite fireplaces, full of character. Lots of things available for your use, from the kitchen store cupboard to books and games. Upstairs is the master bedroom with a huge superking bed, a large room with a small double bed overlooking the garden, and two smaller bedrooms both with bunk beds. So two double beds in total plus four singles. Huge bathroom with roll top bath and shower. Downstairs: breakfast room with 4 oven Aga plus gas cooker in back kitchen, cosy sitting room with woodburner and TV, large bathroom, sheltered pretty garden with BBQ, trampoline and field for football/cricket. The 3 acre private garden is home to 2 French Maran hens, which I can lend to a friend if you'd rather not look after them - but the eggs are delicious if you choose to keep them. The house is 2 miles from a friendly pub in Porkellis, 10 mins drive to Helston (Tesco, Sburys). Our fave beaches are Gwithian on the north coast (10 miles) or on the South: Praa Sands and Gunwealloe (both 10 miles). You can borrow our bodyboards. This is a great spot to explore West Cornwall from - St Ives is 25 mins away, and you have The Lizard south of Helston with its stunning beaches and the coastal path for walking. Falmouth has lots of new eateries and the Maritime Museum if it's raining plus nice antique shops. Central heating. Wifi. Pool table and table tennis in (unheated) barn.


Owner
sarah hayes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 May, 2017

About sarah hayes

Hello, my husband and I moved from London to Cornwall and run two businesses in Cornwall - a hotel and a restaurant. We have three children, aged 12, 10 and 8.

sarah hayes purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why sarah hayes chose Truro & Falmouth area

This spot is beautifully quiet and peaceful, down lanes lined with wild flowers, opposite a working farm - enjoy watching lambs in the spring months. Listen to barn and tawny owls at dusk. Fresh air, bird song, pretty garden with pond. We are based near Helston that has a cinema, Sainsburys, Tesco plus a Horse and Jockey Bakery with best pasties in Cornwall. Playground with boating lake too, and entrance to bicycle-friendly path to Loe Bar and Penrose Estate (National Trust).

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace, calm, nature, rural, garden, stunning ancient house with ancient features. Half an hour's walk to Poldark Mine.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Wendron in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No dogs in main house. Lock all doors and windows when out/ on departure. Do not leave dryer on when out. Do not leave woodburner door open.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Huge room with lovely reclaimed roll top bath and a new shower. Dual aspect - views to fields to the west or south over the garden. Wooden floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King wonderfully comfortable bed from Feather + Black
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds - adult length but narrower than a standard single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Large room w small double bed overlooking garden
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This is a charming, ancient, characterful and unique place... rustic and old but tons of charm. Outside: Main house Bodilly Veor enjoys a 3 acre garden including trampoline and monkey-swing plus a sheltered lawn in front of house with a small pond. Barn conversion Wheal Rose and Poldark Cottage share a gravelled garden and off-road parking. BBQs available, and table tennis. Lovely quiet spot. Working farm opposite.

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Pretty, quiet Cornish farmhouse - as featured in Period Living Feb 17
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Stunning, family friendly country home.

  • 5 of 5

One of our favourite, easiest holidays in the most wonderful joyful home. A short drive to towns and coast. Sarah is very friendly and answered all our queries promptly, even taking the time to film a few short videos of the (very lovely and large) garden, driveway and adjoining field to help put my mind at rest having 2 young children. The house is magazine stylish, warm and welcoming and a total joy for those of us with young families - low maintenance. Flagstone floors and rugs removed the stress usually associated with toddlers, country walks, muddy wellies and someone else's carpets! Very sweet children's rooms with vintage bits and bobs throughout - (my daughter was in heaven) and a family bathroom to die for with plenty of hot water. We can't wait to come back to this magical Five Star corner.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Star Inn pub at Porkellis
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Redruth
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Porthleven
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Enquire for further information on foraging trails, surfing lessons, sailing courses on the Helford or Stithians Lake, fishing, rowing, windsurfing, as well as cookery, painting, drawing courses all available locally.

Coast/Beach:

Favourite beaches: Gwithian and Godrevy on the north coast, 25 mins drive away, surfing lessons available here also at Praa Sands on south coast. Wilder beaches to be found on The Lizard, half an hours drive away, eg Gunwalloe, Kynance Cove, or further West out at Sennen and Whitesand Bay (again 30 mins drive). St Ives has lovely beaches too: Porthminster and Porthmeor - catch the train in from St Erth.

Travel:

Nearest airport: Newquay (1 hour drive). Nearest station: Redruth (20 mins drive).

Distances:

TOWNS: Helston 3 miles, Porthleven 7 miles, Falmouth 12 miles, Marazion 13 miles, St Ives 15 miles, Truro 16 miles

BEACHES: Rinsey 9 miles, Gunwalloe 9 miles, Praa Sands 10 miles, Gwithian 10 miles, Kynance Cove 15 miles

PUBS: Star Inn at Porkellis 2 miles, New Inn at Wendron 1.5 miles, Blue Anchor in Helston 4 miles

Further Details:

Leisure activities: outdoors - walking on the coastal path, surfing lessons at Gwithian or Praa Sands, sailing lessons on the Helford, foraging lessons (ask for details).

Indoors - galleries in Falmouth, Marazion, St Ives and Truro

Eating out - Porthleven has lots of great eateries inc Rick Stein and St Ives too

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Wendron, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Summer 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,499
for 7 nights
£1,499
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit on booking retained by owner until a week after departure. Half of total cost due one month before arrival. Second half needed 2 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday

£100 deposit taken on booking. Then half of remaining cost due 2 months before arrival. Balance due one month before arrival. If cancellation, refund only given if re-booking found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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