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Pretty, quiet Cornish farmhouse in countryside - Poldark Cottage - woodburner, DOG FRIENDLY



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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 renovating it since. So please accept this is not a polished holiday let but 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 single room overlooking the garden, and two smaller bedrooms both with bunk beds. Huge bathroom with roll top bath and new 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, swingball, trampoline and football pitch. 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), 5 miles to a decent farm shop. 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.

Details for holiday barn Poldark Cottage - woodburner, DOG FRIENDLY, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Semi-detached half of a barn conversion: bedrooms: master bedroom with double bed, one twin with two single beds. Upstairs large comfy sitting/dining room with new woodburner and kitchen with open rafters: spacious and light. New bathroom has bath with shower.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

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 11, 9 and 6.

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From the Owner

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).

Activity and Interests

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

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.


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.


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


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


Rental rates

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Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct halfterm 2016
21 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
8 night minimum stay
school holidays
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

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.

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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television


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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Newly refurbished bathroom has a bath, shower (in bath), basin ans toilet and window.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Master has a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and double aspect. Twin has two single beds plus under-stairs hanging space and window.


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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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