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Tamar Valley - Woodland, Orchard, Beach, Tennis Court, Games Room - Kingfisher Barn

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Holiday Home in Tamar Valley, Cornwall - Beautiful peaceful location, baby & child friendly, shingle beach, tennis court and more. Close to St Mellion Golf

Lower Marsh Farm, Landulph, is set within an Area of Outstanding National Beauty on the River Tamar. A former Duchy of Cornwall renowned daffodil farm, Lower Marsh Farm is on the outskirts of the pretty village of Landulph benefiting from the secluded feel of being a million miles from City life but with the convenience of being striking distance of modern amenities. On the farm there are Highland Cattle, chickens, ducks, geese and lots of wildlife (including deer in the woods). So normally plenty of zero food mile eggs are available!

Guests have access to all of our on-site amenities – including tennis court, games room (with table tennis table), orchard with a hammock for relaxing and admiring the view, picnic area, basketball hoop, private woodland and shingle beach. We also have our own Salt Marsh Nature Reserve that borders Lake Kingsmill on the River Tamar.

Children and babies are welcome and we have a cot, high chair and stair-gate available by prior arrangement (plus can provide baby bath, kitchen cupboard door locks etc). We have ample parking and storage areas for bikes, surf boards. You are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog by prior arrangement.

After a day of exploring the Farm and nearby areas, relax with a drink in front of a roaring log burner – you are welcome to use wood from our wood store.

This is a NO SMOKING property with FREE Wi-Fi, luxury Egyptian Cotton bed linen, white fluffy cotton towels, complementary toiletries and heating are included.

During the Christmas period there will be a decorated Christmas tree in the living area and we can source local ingredients for the perfect Christmas dinner, including a goose raised on the farm.

The magical Nature Reserve is rare salt marsh habitat and boasts an interesting array of flora and fauna. With herons, buzzards, egrets, kingfishers, pheasants, owls and bats galore, Lower Marsh Farms offers the nature lover around 42 acres of opportunities for rambling, bird watching, or just enjoying the peace and quiet of the Cornish countryside.

In easy reach are beaches, fantastic gardens, and lots of activities for all ages.

There are plenty of sailing opportunities in the nearby safe waters of the Tamar estuary and there is a yacht club approximately 1 mile away in Cargreen. For Golfers, a few miles away is the St Mellion International Resort and for non-golfers there are luxurious spa facilities.

More Details

Details for holiday barn Kingfisher Barn, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Kingfisher Barn is an attractive stone converted barn which provides superior accommodation for 4-8 people staying at Lower Marsh Farm. Set over two floors, the top floor boasts a large open plan lofty beamed ceiling kitchen / living area (approx 5m x 10m) with oak flooring, dining table and a fitted kitchen (new in 2015) with all modern conveniences. Outside there’s a private garden area including a table and chairs for al-fresco dining, a tree perfect for kids to climb on and herbs for adding to your dinner.

There are so many things to do here and out and about, but for any rainy days, the barn comes complete with a 49″ wall mounted satellite television, Blu-Ray/DVD player and 5.1 surround sound. You can even connect your iPod / iPhone wirelessly to the sound system to play your favourite tunes whilst you cook or eat. There are books and DVDs in the the property for your use.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ed & Olivia live here with their young children and growing menagerie of animals. We enjoy the space and peace at the property while desperately trying to stay on top of weeding the large vegetable garden!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just got back from a week at Orchard Cottage with our 9 month old son, we had a lovely time. Hosts were extremely accommodating and nothing was too much trouble, we felt felt very at home. The farm was beautiful with chickens, ducks and cows, our son also loved the owners friendly dog. The farm is set in stunning surroundings which we enjoyed exploring, we would recommend the cottage to anyone that wants a break away, its the first time we've felt truly relaxed since our son arrived, sitting in the hot tub with a glass on wine as the sun went down was definitely a highlight.
May 2016
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7 Reviews

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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Amazing cottage, perfect for two families on holiday and brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Owners are fantastic, extremely helpful and friendly. Cottage is amazing, very comfy for two families with children. On arrival you are provided with emergency supplies such as milk and pasta to allow you to have a drink and make a meal. The living area is upstairs and open plan, perfect for the group to always be able to watch the kids whilst preparing tea. There is a games room which the kids loved, and tennis courts. It is only a short walk down to the beach area which is stony but we found lots of baby crabs and a swing so the kids throughly enjoyed it. Plymouth is only a short drive away and many attractions are within 30 to 60 minutes drive. Highly recommend this property and would definately visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good holiday and hope to see you again soon :-)
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5

Great games room!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay from 23rd from 30th July. The accommodation was all you could ask for, particularly upstairs with a really well equipped and seemingly new kitchen. It was a great base to explore the countryside with lovely walks on the doorstep. When it rained we had some fab table tennis tournaments in the games room.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house and great location - despite the weather

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as 6 of us for our annual Easter weekend family getaway, Olivia was there to check us in and provided a wealth of local knowledge and house information in a pack for us. The barn has been tastefully converted and furnished well, the kitchen is well equipped and Olivia was happy to provide a thing extra we needed as well. It is quite a windy road from the main route which made for some interesting routes to the supermarket etc but this was to be expected. You can get in on either level from outside which was helpful with 2 muddy dogs and 6 pairs of muddy wellies to come in on the hardwood floor instead of the carpet. We loved having the log fire on during the evening and when the rain stopped we were straight in the hot tub which was a great extra to have available. We used the games room for a little bit which I imagine would be brilliant if you've got young kids or teenagers who want to get away. We walked along the coast a few times which was a nice walk from the house but didn't use the private bit of coastline. The only 1 downside I'll say is that if you take dogs who aren't that good with livestock and farmyard animals then you will have to take them outside on the lead as there isn't an enclosed area just for them to go to the toilet etc. We had a brilliant time over the weekend and would recmmomend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for writing a review and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. We are already working on enlarging the garden and making it dog proof but it is good to know that it will make the barn more comfortable.
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Idyllic rural location with a warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

Lower Marsh Farm is an idyllic location, and we found the accommodation and gardens to be absolutely perfect for our needs with four adults and four children under ten to cater for.

All the four bedrooms are on the ground floor of this traditional converted barn, with a spacious living, dining and kitchen area on the first floor.

The property was very clean, well-maintained and well-equipped. And we had a very warm welcome from the owners who live just across the courtyard, who thoughtfully provided a welcome pack including vegetables from their own kitchen garden. They also provided local artisan toiletries, which is not always the case for self-catering holiday lets.

There were acres of space for the kids to play in including a games room with table tennis, tennis court, play area and woodland all in easy reach of the barn.

You will have to drive to find a beach but I can thoroughly recommend a visit to Kingsand/Cawsand and the property is conveniently located for Plymouth, Looe & Polperro. The Eden Project is about an hours drive away, and we also took a trip to Bude.

Everything was in such good condition that I guess that it has only recently been converted for holiday letting purposes. If so I would be very surprised if it does not becomes increasingly difficult to book as I am sure they will be getting many return visits from satisfied guests.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent, can't fault it

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent place to relax, to use as a base or exploring the surrounding countryside and coast, both Cornwall & Devon: 1/2 hr to the nearest surf beaches, 1hr to Salcombe, 1hr 20mins to Padstow. We would recommend the house to anyone looking for a special break away from it all. The property was spotlessly clean with all the facilities you will need: dishwasher, w.machine etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic family break

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful for our stay as 2 adults with our 2 young boys. Clean and bright and so comfortable. There was plenty for the boys to do just onsite with a tennis court, sandpit, climbing frame, chickens and ducks to marvel at. The owners were so lovely and the boys helped with some gardening and planted vegetables. We took a lovely walk in the woods which were carpeted in bluebells, The boys were off exploring and making dens. We walked to the private shingle beach which was a treat for us all. We would highly recommend a stay and look forward to our return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The views of the River Tamar when resting in the hammock and the waterside access are what brought us to this property. It has the feeling of remoteness while having easy access to facilities. The salt marsh and woodland give this place beauty and provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife and rare birds and plants.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Salt marsh SSSI area with plenty for bird watchers to enjoy.

Coast/Beach:

Walk to our private shingle beach in 5 minutes.

Lots of great sandy beaches on the south coast within 30 - 40 minutes drive.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Exeter and then Bristol.

Plymouth is 20 minutes away with its ferry port.

A car is needed to getting to / from the property, and for getting around during your holiday.

Distances:

Saltash is approx 10 minutes away with a great Waitrose supermarket and a good high street with pharmacies, doctors, etc.

Tavistock is approx 30 minutes and is a pretty riverside town with good shops and restaurants - well worth a visit.

Dartmoor is great for walking, spotting the wild ponies, has lots of beautiful places to visit and good activities for children. Plus there is a selection of great National Trust properties and other lovely gardens with easy reach.

Further Details:

Closest shops, restaurants, banks, supermarkets are in Saltash which is 10 - 15 minutes away. With big city attractions in Plymouth about 20 minutes away.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Xmas hols
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Feb half term
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£215
Fri,Sat
£965
 
 
Easter hols
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
Early Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£215
Fri,Sat
£965
 
 
May bank hols
29 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£768
for 3 nights
From
£256
£1,295
 
 
Late Spring
2 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£215
Thu,Fri,Sat
£965
 
 
Summer half term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
Early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£215
Fri,Sat
£965
 
 
Summer hols
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,910
for 7 nights
£1,910
 
 
Autumn break
14 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£965
for 7 nights
£965
 
 
Christmas
9 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
£1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£595
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Book online at www.lowermarshfarm.com, 30% deposit required and full payment 6 weeks prior to start of booking. Payments can be made by BACS or paypal.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day, arriving after 3pm and departing by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Access to private woodland, rare salt marsh habitat (great for bird watching) and private waterfront with a shingle beach.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • playground

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 50 m²

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower over, WC. Separate cloakroom with WC.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk-beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 - 8 people in 4 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 2 twins (1 has bunk beds) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin rooms

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: Private garden with picnic table & chairs. Access to tennis court, orchard with picnic area, woodland, shingle beach. Utility Room: Laundry rack, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included. Property cleaned and towels / linen changed weekly.

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