Cornwall’s splendid Bocaddon holiday cottages offer the ultimate self catering getaway on a farm set in lush countryside with its own heated swimming pool, spa bath and play area.
The two cottages are only a few minutes’ drive from some of the county’s best beaches and the pretty harbour town of Looe, one of the south coast’s most popular holiday locations with its wealth of independent shops, bars and eating places.
Rated 4 Star Gold by VisitEngland, the Bocaddon cottages were each converted from stone farm buildings. They are both disabled friendly to Mobility Level 3, accessible to wheelchair users. Each bedroom has an en suite wetroom shower/bathroom and the décor, furnishing and equipment throughout is of high quality, ensuring a most comfortable and pleasant stay. Dairy Dell sleeps 4 plus a child and Bramble Byre sleeps 4.
Some of Cornwall’s finest tourist spots are within easy reach, including Charlestown, famous for the filming of Poldark, and Polperro, the quaintest of villages with its fishing boats and charming cottages clinging to the hillsides.
However, some holidaymakers may stay put! The pool has panoramic views and the play areas include a trampoline, climbing centre and Wendy house. The children may even feed the chickens and collect their eggs with friendly hosts Alison and Nick Maiklem. Who’d want to leave?
Contact details: Bocaddon Farm, Lanreath, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2PG; tel 01503 220192, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornish adventures begin and end beautifully at Dalswinton Guest House, north coast bed & breakfast accommodation with a self catering lodge in a holiday hideaway.
Dalswinton House, run by Drew Warren and his wife, Ange, is a Victorian former farmhouse between the lively seaside town of Newquay and the foodies’ fishing port of Padstow. Overlooking the stunning Vale of Lanherne it is 2 miles from the coast at Mawgan Porth and 20 miles from delightful south coast destinations.
The eight en suite bed & breakfast rooms are primarily aimed at couples. Those on the ground floor are suitable for people with impaired mobility. Each room has TV, towels, internet and tea and coffee making facilities and friendly, well trained dogs are welcome.
Guests can use the large garden, sun terrace and hot tub and as well as looking forward to an appetising breakfast. Evening meals can be booked.
The lodge caters for small families, providing one double room and one with a king size bunk bed. It has a lounge/diner, kitchenette, bathroom with shower and a private decking area. Lodge guests can order breakfast if they wish. All guests can use the Dalswinton bar.
“St Mawgan, where we’re based, is a beautiful village and a great base for exploring Cornwall,” says Drew. “We offer a very friendly, comfortable place to stay.”
Contact details: Dalswinton House, St Mawgan Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4EZ, tel 01637 860385, email email@example.com
Panoramic views, privacy and proximity to a Blue Flag beach famous for surfing are just a few of many reasons for booking into Tredenham, idyllic self catering accommodation in the pleasant Cornish village of Polzeath.
Tredenham accommodates up to eight people in a quiet location overlooking the sea at the front and unspoiled countryside from the sun trap garden at the back. Let from March to September, it offers a high standard of comfort and convenience throughout, including a full set of modern must haves such as multi channel TVs, DVD, hi-fi, wi-fi and beautifully equipped fitted kitchen.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with a balcony and each with an en suite shower room. Downstairs are two twin bedrooms together with a modern family bathroom with walk-in shower, a dining room and a sitting room from which to enjoy the vista across Polzeath Bay from Pentire Point to Stepper. There is a separate utility room and even a warm shower outside for cleaning up after the beach.
Tredenham is only five minutes’ walk from the village shops, pubs and restaurants.
Fox Valley Cottages
South Cornwall is one of the most idyllic places to spend a holiday and one of the most perfect locations of all must surely be Fox Valley Cottages. This superb complex of 11 properties in tranquil countryside comes with its own indoor heated swimming pool and is perfect for extended families and groups of up to 44 people.
Fox Valley Cottages are near to the pretty fishing ports of Looe and Polperro on the south coast, within easy reach of picture perfect coves and beaches, coastal walks and a fantastic range of memorable places and attractions such as Bodmin Moor, the Eden Project and Bodmin & Wenford heritage railway line.
The cottage complex holds a coveted Certificate of Excellence from the travel website TripAdvisor. Delighted guests frequently give testimonials to the quality of the accommodation, the peaceful location and the appealing amenities. Many of them return again and again to enjoy it anew.
The cosy cottages have all been converted from former farm buildings and are full of character with their exposed timbers and stone walls. Arranged in two groups, each one sleeps from two to six people and has living, dining and kitchen areas. They are all tastefully decorated and fully equipped with good quality fixtures, fittings and furniture. Everything is designed for comfort and convenience, from the microwaves and flat screen TVs to the books and games left to amuse.
They have lovely gardens with outdoor seating and barbecue areas and they also have some extra amenities, notably a games room with equipment for pool, table tennis and table football, an outdoor play area with a Jungle Gym and a dedicated dog exercise field. There are dog friendly beaches and day boarding facilities nearby so pets can enjoy their holiday as much as their humans.
Fox Valley Cottages, Lanlawren Farm, Trenewan, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2PZ
Tel 01726 8700115
Cornerways Guest House
Cornerways Guest House provides an excellent, disabled friendly base in the pleasant town of St Austell, from which to explore some of the very best sights and experiences that Cornwall has to offer.
Key attractions close at hand include Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the pretty village of Mevagissy – famous for boat building and pilchards – and the fascinating harbour of Charlestown, which is home to the tall ships which featured in Poldark.
Cornerways offers cosy accommodation with a 3 Star rating from VisitEngland. It offers the following guest rooms; double en-suites, twin en-suites, single en-suites and double and single standard rooms in a quiet location, only a few minutes walk from the town centre. All rooms have TV with Freeview.
The owner or housekeeper are always available to ensure that guests are comfortable and have all they need, including a very tasty breakfast.
Owner Peter Marsh says: “This is a really good place to stay, whether people want to just relax or go off on all day excursions. There’s so much to see and do. The housekeeper, Debs, and I are always pleased to advise people on how to make the most of their time, depending on what they enjoy.”
Cornerways Guest House, Penwinnick Road, St.Austell, Cornwall PL25 5DS
Tel 01726 61579
This stylish Queen Anne manor house at Trereife offers a unique and historical base for your holiday near the western tip of Cornwall.
The Grade II listed building and grounds are so impressive and rich in history that they are regularly opened to the public or used for weddings.
Charles Valentine Le Grice was a friend and contemporary of Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Trereife has been owned by the Le Grice family for seven generations. It offers sumptuous en suite bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering apartments in this idyllic location two miles west of Penzance It is well placed for staying overnight before taking to the beautiful Scilly Isles with Tresco sub tropical gardens, beaches and wildlife. Trereife is pleased to offer guests the facility to park their cars inexpensively while they enjoy their visit to the Scillies.
Contact details: Trereife, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8TJ, tel 01736 362750 or 07435 789423, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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