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Gorgeous Traditional Cornish Cottage with Hot Tub & Sauna

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming, Immaculate & Spacious - ideal for either couples or families.

Welcome to Steppes Farm Holiday Cottages near Tintagel in Cornwall.

Set in an almost secret valley on the edge of Bodmin Moor – but only 10 minutes from civilisation.

Traditional Barn Owl Cottage is a fabulous light and airy barn conversion only 7m from the beach. There is the added bonus of a hot tub and sauna :o)) Ideal to unwind and let those cares drift away. Our water is from our own spring and it's delicious.

Steppes Farm has a magical caring atmosphere that you notice the moment you arrive. It is a pleasure living here and we are delighted to share our home with you guys, who I hope will enjoy it as much as we do ! We love having visitors to stay in the beautiful Cornish countryside of this fabulous part of Britain.

At night the only noises are the hoot of owls and the snuffling of nocturnal wildlife. On clear nights (no light pollution here), the skies are inky black and dotted with a million stars, the most incredible that I have seen anywhere in the world - best viewed from the hot tub – the perfect end to a perfect day x

Bodmin Moor is now a designated International Dark Sky Landscape. The very first classified Dark Sky Park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Barn Owl Cottage has stunning views with charming, immaculate and luxuriously spacious accommodation. This character Cottage, with its very interesting upside-down arrangement, has gorgeous soft furnishings and offers a relaxing atmosphere with exposed beams. Barn Owl Cottage is warm in winter with a cosy coal burner, while being cool and refreshing in summer. We are happy to provide the usual comfy towels and linens.

Our aim is simple - to provide you with immaculate farm cottage accommodation so that you have a wonderful time you will always remember.

2 PERSON RATE - Barn Owl Cottage is ideal for either 2 or 4 guests and there are two tariff bands above to reflect this. To attract our 'couples discount' we ask that 2 adults share one bedroom (plus a cot if required) - please contact us for prices.

FOR SHORT BREAKS - nightly prices shown are for 3 nights, please contact us for 4, 5 & 6 night prices - thank you.

HOT TUB & SAUNA facilities are shared between our 3 cottages. We operate a diary system - you just pop down the time you wish to use the facilities and this ensures your private use.

HEATING – is included. For the coal stoves – the first coal scuttle and firelighters are provided free. Refills will be subjected to a charge of £4.50 per large scuttle.

TWO WEEK HOLIDAYS - For guests who wish to book a two-week or more holiday in Barn Owl Cottage a £100.00 cleaning/breakage deposit will be required on arrival. This charge will not apply to our regular/previous guests.

PETS - it is unfortunately not possible for us to have your dogs inside our Cottages. However we are more than happy to have 1 dog by arrangement to stay in our kennel. Our kennel has an indoor sleeping section plus a good sized outdoor run and is close to all Cottages. Of course your dog can be with you in the gardens and grounds, provided he/she is leashed. Charges are £20.00 per dog and should heating be required within the kennel, an additional charge will be made - depending on usage.

DURING PEAK TIMES - we try to keep to a Saturday changeover.

More Details

Owner
Karen Briggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Karen Briggs

My family & I moved here in 2007 to pursue our dream and we know that you will be as pleased with your stay here as we have always been :o))

Our cosy old farm nestles in the hillside, complete with its own natural spring water supply. We have a fantastic location between the stunning rugged coastline of North Cornwall and Bodmin Moor - an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Steppes Farm, in parts, dates back to medieval times. The main farmhouse was a lot smaller then, with a barn and a dairy behind it. These were merged with the farmhouse around the 1970s.

Karen Briggs purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Karen Briggs chose Cornwall

Steppes Farm has all the atmosphere and tradition you could ever hope for. With the added plus of hot tub and sauna :o))))

We are set in 20 acres and surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty. The farmhouse and our 3 luxuriously furnished barn conversions nestle into the countryside, right on the edge of wild and romantic Bodmin Moor - just five miles from the breathtaking Cornish coast. You will find our lovely accommodation in North Cornwall near the towns of Tintagel, Camelford and Boscastle. Polzeath, Rock and all the best beaches are within easy reach.

Poldark, King Arthur, Daphne du Maurier, Agatha Christie, Rosamunde Pilcher - all inspired by the beautiful coastline and countryside on our doorstep and let’s not forget Doc Martin which is filmed at Port Isaac.

What makes this cottage unique

Such a peaceful, tranquil location - an ideal retreat from the outside world. With beautiful views from every angle, which alter with the changing seasons - bliss x

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Advent in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Contemporary bathroom with basin, shower cubicle & wc
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Large bedroom with more than enough room for a cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Simply Lovely

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage, lovely setting, lovely people.

We really enjoyed our stay in Owl Cottage. It is charming and very comfortable.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wunderschöner Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt im Owl Cottage sehr genoßen. Die Lage der Farm ist traumhaft, etwas abseits, vollkommen ruhig und idyllisch. Auf dem Gelände begegen einem viele gesellige Tiere, das Cottage selbst ist liebevoll, gemütlich und mit allem Komfort eingerichtet.

Es ist ausgesprochen sauber und ordentlich. Auf dem Hof gibt es eine kleine Touristen-Information im Gartenhäuschen mit jeder Menge Tipps, Landkarten und Flyern.

Die Besitzer sind sehr warmherzig und freundlichen. Gerne beraten Sie Ihre Gäste hinsichtlich geplanter Ausflüge und Touren, halten einen kleinen Plausch oder versorgen Sie mit frischen Eiern. Das Gästebuch ist voll mit Einträgen begeisterter Kinder, die sich beim Ponyreiten in eines der schönen Pferde verliebt haben oder auf ein Wiedersehen mit dem verschmuster Hofkater hoffen.

Vom Cottage aus ist man in wegen Autominuten in Tintagel, mitten im Bodmin Moor oder an einem der atemberaubenden Strände Cornwalls.

Nach langen Tagestouren haben wir unsere Abende gerne vor dem Ofen oder im Whirlpool unterm Sternenhimmel verbracht.

Für uns steht fest, wenn wir nach Cornwall zurückkehren, dann immer wieder gerne auf die Steppes Farm.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Wunderschöner Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt im Owl Cottage sehr genoßen. Die Lage der Farm ist traumhaft, etwas abseits, vollkommen ruhig und idyllisch. Auf dem Gelände begegen einem viele gesellige Tiere, das Cottage selbst ist liebevoll, gemütlich und mit allem Komfort eingerichtet.

Es ist ausgesprochen sauber und ordentlich. Auf dem Hof gibt es eine kleine Touristen-Information im Gartenhäuschen mit jeder Menge Tipps, Landkarten und Flyern.

Die Besitzer sind sehr warmherzig und freundlichen. Gerne beraten Sie Ihre Gäste hinsichtlich geplanter Ausflüge und Touren, halten einen kleinen Plausch oder versorgen Sie mit frischen Eiern. Das Gästebuch ist voll mit Einträgen begeisterter Kinder, die sich beim Ponyreiten in eines der schönen Pferde verliebt haben oder auf ein Wiedersehen mit dem verschmuster Hofkater hoffen.

Vom Cottage aus ist man in wegen Autominuten in Tintagel, mitten im Bodmin Moor oder an einem der atemberaubenden Strände Cornwalls.

Nach langen Tagestouren haben wir unsere Abende gerne vor dem Ofen oder im Whirlpool unterm Sternenhimmel verbracht.

Für uns steht fest, wenn wir nach Cornwall zurückkehren, dann immer wieder gerne auf die Steppes Farm.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review – thank you. We enjoyed having you stay with us enormously, you were all great fun. You certainly fully explored our beautiful area and we are pleased that you enjoyed it all so much. It was a pleasure to have you all and we very much hope to see you again. Take care, Adrian & Karen x
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Camelford
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bowood
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bodmin
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Camelford
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Trebarwith Strand
Car: necessary

The name of Tintagel immediately conjures images of King Arthur and the legends associated with him. The blackened ruins of Tintagel Castle brood over the coast, but no-one can say for sure whether this was really the place where Uther Pendragon seduced the Queen of Cornwall.

The ruined Norman castle is much more recent than the times of the legend, although there are signs of much earlier settlements. Other legends have it that Camelford has a connection with Camelot and that King Arthur died at Slaughterbridge and his spirit returned to haunt Tintagel. 15 miles away is Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor. Legend says this was the last resting place of Excalibur, King Arthur's magical sword. Whatever the truth of the old stories, the coastal scenery is certainly the stuff of legends.

Boscastle - with its medieval past and distinctive natural harbour is one of Cornwall's most romantic places. It is a village steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty. Abundant in wildlife, dramatic walks and historic features.

As you stroll down the long valley to the harbour, passing thickset fishermen's cottages, you'll understand why Boscastle remains one of Cornwall's most romantic places. There's a great selection of shops, galleries, a pottery and the renowned Museum of Witchcraft, too. The area also has a number of gorgeous churches, most dating from Norman times and in such beautiful countryside there are plenty of good walks that start in the village.

Follow the Poldark & Rosamunde Pilcher filming trails. Bring the television adaptations of the books to life by visiting the gorgeous filming locations used.

Bodmin Moor is just 0.75 mile away from Steppes Farm, with Brown Willy and Roughtor being a great attraction for walkers and riders alike. The local Camel Trail is close by and you can hire bikes from Wadebridge.

There are attractions to suit all tastes which include Newquay Sea Life centre, the Eden Project, Boscastle and cosmopolitan Padstow and Rock.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Advent, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Sept 3
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£342
for 3 nights
From
£114
£430
 
 
Sept 4
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£334
for 3 nights
From
£111
£420
 
 
Sept/Oct
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£348
 
 
Oct 1
7 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£283
for 3 nights
From
£94
£356
 
 
Oct 2
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£348
 
 
Oct HT
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£485
for 3 nights
From
£162
£608
 
 
Oct/Dec
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£238
for 3 nights
From
£79
£301
 
 
Xmas/NY
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£562
for 3 nights
From
£187
£703
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Barn Owl Cottage is ideal for either 2 or 4 guests. The prices above are for 4 GUESTS, if you would like a price for just 2 GUESTS please do get in touch :o))

SHORT BREAKS - We are more than happy to accept short break bookings. Please contact us for pricing.

HOT TUB & SAUNA facilities are shared between our 3 cottages. We operate a diary system which is kept in our Information centre - you just pop down the time you wish to use the facilities and this ensures your private use. Please note that from 1 November 2015 to 19th March 2016 (excluding Christmas and New Year bookings) there is a charge of £75.00 per week for unlimited use of the Spa facilities. For short break bookings the charge is £25.00 each time you book the facilities. Charges are payable during your stay, at the time of request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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