|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Sky Lark, sleeping two, is ideal for that special romantic time away together. This traditional spacious cottage, with a wealth of traditional features, sits near the pretty village of St Keyne, just three miles from Liskeard. Sky Lark is close to the well-known fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey. Situated on Killigorrick Farm in a quiet valley with five other character holiday cottages, Sky Lark is accessed down a long winding farm lane off the road, and guests have shared access to 17 acres of the owner’s natural grounds. Sky Lark is perfect for exploring the charms of South Cornwall or for simply relaxing amongst glorious countryside close to the sea.
Guests are greeted with a spacious reception area with an original fireplace, providing a second seating area or a space for a single bed on request. The open plan living area with exposed beams comprises a sitting room with wood panelling, a wood burning stove in an original fireplace and a dining area. The well-equipped kitchen with a slate floor has a door onto a large private courtyard garden. Equipped with a barbecue, this is a delightful spot to sit and relax in at any time of day and provides the perfect place for al fresco dining in peace and tranquility. Upstairs the spacious double bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters and a sitting area and provides the opportunity for a further single bed or cot on request. The large bathroom with a separate double shower completes this floor.
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One double bedroom
One bathroom with bath and separate shower
Suitable for a baby (travel cot and highchair available on request)
This cottage welcomes one small well-behaved dog
Fully enclosed courtyard garden with barbecue and garden furniture
Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
Parking for one car
Large reception area with original fireplace, providing a second seating area. If required this area could easily accommodate a single bed on request.
Open plan sitting room with wood panelling, a wood burning stove in an original fireplace for cosy evenings and a dining area.
Modern kitchen with a slate floor and door onto a large private courtyard garden with a barbecue.
Large double bedroom, with a 5′ bed, a sitting area and exposed beams. This spacious room provides the opportunity for a further single bed or cot on request.
Large bathroom with a separate double shower cubicle.
Oil-fired central heating, wood burner in the sitting room
Electric oven with 4 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
Freeview TV, DVD, Radio/CD player & small DVD library
PAYG mobile for incoming and emergency calls only
WiFi internet access*
Travel cot and highchair available on request (please note: cot linen is not provided)
Outdoor furniture and portable barbecue
Parking for one car
A delightful traditional cottage a wealth of charming features, built of natural Cornish stone with a grey slate roof.
With exposed beams throughout and an oak floor on the ground floor, the cottage is tastefully furnished with your comfort and relaxation in mind.
A beautiful high pitched ceiling with original exposed timbers is a great feature of the upper floor.
Private large enclosed courtyard garden with a barbecue, perfect for outdoor dining.
Access to 17 acres of the owner’s natural grounds, shared with the farmhouse and cottages.
This charming cottage makes an ideal base for a memorable holiday at any time of year, with a minimum stay of 2 nights.
Brilliant in all seasons and the ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning. From country walks to Christmas markets, the outdoors can be enjoyed at the most unexpected times. The cottage is warm and cosy with central heating, a wood burning stove and a comfortable bed.
Close to Liskeard and just a short distance from the picturesque fishing villages of Polperro and Looe.
Secluded sandy beaches along the south coast are just a short drive away.
Natural spring water supply from borehole.
There are many quaint country pubs and restaurants within a short drive including The Plough in Duloe, only 5 minutes’ drive away.
*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to Guests free of charge. Should Guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.
Items left behind - There is a charge of £10 to cover packing and our time in returning these items, plus postage costs. Unless claimed, all items will be kept for 1 month and then sent to a charity shop.
The vast majority of holidays are a complete success but things can go wrong from time to time and it is essential to discuss any problems with us at the time of the occurrence. We are committed to ensuring the success of your holiday. Regrettably, we cannot accept any complaints, which have not been brought to our attention at the time of occurrence. Any complaints not resolved locally must be confirmed in writing to Staycation Holidays within 28 days of your return.
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This is a great property in a good location. It's close enough to local towns but far enough away for some quiet evenings and stunning views under the stars.
The property itself was great and was a fantastic size for two of us, we will be going back with a baby as they provide a cot if required.
There isn't anything that you could ask for extra in the property with all white goods, a great welcome pack of scones, milk and household consumables provided and a large bedroom and living area.
The only downside was that there were a few cobwebs here and there and a few light bulbs out but it didn't ruin our break
Would definitely go back
Needs a bit of love and care and cleanliness.
I would thoroughly recommend the cottage , it has been lovingly restored and is a beautiful quality and excellently equipped cottage, more like a well renovated home than a holiday let. The downstairs living area is very spacious, the cottage style kitchen great to cook in and the comfy corner sofa and good TV by the fire is lovely to spend the evening in after a day out. The upstairs with a large bedroom and large bathroom is perfect- bed very comfortable.
The outside lower terrace with furniture is a great space- my only very minor point to note is that a little more climbing plant screening on the trellis needs to grow up , as the BBQ of the garden area of Swallows Roost overlooks the terrace.
Overall - I would thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage and it is also extremely good value for money .
We stayed in Skylark for a week after our wedding. Although the cottage is in a lovely, secluded, rural setting it is close to several beauty spots and there is lots to do in the local area. The cottage itself was absolutely beautiful and well furnished. The only thing that meant our review was 4 star rather than 5 was that there was rather a lot of pet hair left left from the previous occupants.
We had a lovely week in this characterful very dog friendly and spacious cottage. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, it is not far from Looe and Liskeard. There is a good car park and enclosed paved garden. We had everything we needed, it was great to have a welcoming cream tea when we arrived. We had excellent, helpful and friendly communication via e mail with the owner. There are great places to visit nearby. We would recommend this cottage especially if you take your dog.
A lovely little cottage, perfect for exploring the lovely sights of Cornwall. A well stocked kitchen made eating in easy.
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Ideal for that special romantic time away together, this traditional spacious cottage, with a wealth of traditional features, lies near the pretty village of St Keyne. Just three miles from Liskeard, Sky Lark is close to the well-known fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey.
Guests have shared access to 17 acres of the owner’s natural grounds. Sky Lark is perfect for exploring the charms of South Cornwall or for simply relaxing amongst glorious countryside close to the sea.
Lying in a stunning peaceful valley, Sky Lark is handily situated only three miles from the A38. The sandy beaches and the picturesque fishing villages of Polperro and Looe are only a short distance away, from where wonderful cliff-path walks can be enjoyed along the South West Coast Path.
The ancient market town of Liskeard is only three miles away and offers a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and individual shops, some retaining their attractive Victorian fronts and interiors, as well as major supermarkets, so all your needs will be met.
To the north west of Liskeard lies Bodmin Moor, made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.
Just a short drive away is the Eden Project – a spectacular place with its stunning architecture and breathtaking living plant collection.
Many quaint country pubs and restaurants are within a short drive. The Plough in Duloe is a traditional Cornish pub serving good food only 2 miles away and the nearest shop is 1.5 miles.
For more information on nearby attractions and events, visit our website: http://www.staycationholidays.co.uk/holiday/sky-lark-killigorrick-cornwall-cottage/
WALKS IN SOUTH EAST CORNWALL
As well as the many opportunities for walking at the attractions nearby, the South West Coast Path provides many opportunities taking in nearby Seaton, Looe, Talland Bay, Polperro and east towards Portwrinkle, Cawsand and Kingsand. The walk from Looe to Talland is about 6 or 8 miles, of which nearly 3.5 miles are along the coast. Lantic Bay and Lansallos (9 miles), cared for by the National Trust, includes some beautiful stretches of land. Pencarrow Head is a great starting point and a network of footpaths links farmland and wooded valleys to the South West Coast Path and gets you right into a landscape rich in wildlife, conservation and farming.
Spectacular Bodmin Moor is perfect for all types of walking from the short stroll to the more serious cross country adventure (in all weathers!).
Virgin Balloon Flights (8 miles). Virgin’s hot air balloon launch site at Liskeard is a great spot from which to explore this beautiful part of the West Country.
Adrenalin Quarry (17 miles), near Liskeard. As well as the UK’s longest zip wire, there are lots of other activities to take part in and food is available on site with a picnic area, fantastic views and ample parking.
Paddle boarding, canoeing, wet & wild days, coasteering, surfing, cable water-skiing – and much more is available:
Enjoy family-friendly and adventurous water sports at Siblyback Lake Country Park (7 miles). Surrounded by the moody hills of Bodmin Moor, this impressive lakeside location offers a wide range of activities suitable for beginners to keen watersports enthusiasts, including kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and SUP. Siblyback also boasts the only clockwise wakeboarding cable in the UK.
Kayak & paddle board hire at Millendreath (7.5 miles): Explore the water at your own pace at Looe Bay (Millendreath). This sheltered spot lends the perfect conditions for kayaking and paddle boarding.
Adventure Bay are the one-stop shop for all sea lovers, providing surfing classes and coasteering packages for all ages at the beautiful Whitsand Bay (14 miles).
For coasteering in Cornwall with a twist, look no further than Adrenalin Quarry (17 miles) and sign up for their newest adventure, called The Blob.
Head over to Encounter Cornwall to sample one of their great canoe, stand up paddle board and kayaking experiences. The centre is situated in a quiet, safe and sheltered base in Golant at the heart of the Fowey Estuary, 17 miles away.
Looe Golf Club, Looe (6.6 miles).
Whitsand Bay Golf Club, Whitsand Bay (14.2 miles) also boasts an impressive pool, sauna and restaurant.
St. Mellion Golf & Country Club (15 miles).
TM International School of Horsemanship, Sunrising Riding Centre, Henwood, Liskeard (9.7 miles).
Lower Tokenbury Equestrian Centre, Upton Cross, Liskeard (9.7 miles).
Siblyback Lake Country Park, Bodmin Moor (7.3 miles). Permits for rainbow trout angling are available and boats can also be booked.
Colliford Lake, Bolventor, Bodmin Moor (8.1 miles). The lake offers traditional fly-fishing for natural brown trout and is regarded as Cornwall’s premier brown trout fishery. Permits are available from the nearby The Jamaica Inn, an ancient smugglers’ haunt made famous by Daphne du Maurier.
Temple Trout Fishery, near Bodmin (12.7 miles). For anyone looking for quality stillwater trout fishing in Cornwall, Temple Trout Fishery is an enjoyable day ticket option. It’s an old clay working site with deep, clear waters and some formidable trout in residence.
Trewandra Coarse Fishing Lake, Trewandra Farm, Landrake, Saltash (14.3 miles). You’ll find bream, tench, roach and carp here, along with reasonable day ticket prices.
Liskeard and District Angling Club – Salmon and sea trout fishing in 26 miles of Rivers including the Lynher, Fowey, Inny, Seaton and West Looe River.
ROCK AND BEACH FISHING
Conger, mackerel, wrasse and pollack can be caught from most beaches, particularly Cawsand, Whitsand Bay, Seaton, Downderry and Plaidy. Consideration should always be shown to other beach users whilst fishing.
Fishing Cornwall provide Shark, Mackerel, Reef & Conger Fishing in Looe (6 miles). Many day and half-day boat trips are available from Looe, Polperro, Polruan and Fowey. These trips tend to be advertised in the windows of the chandlery shops or along the quayside. In Looe most of the boat trips are advertised along East Looe Quay where noticeboards are put up by the skippers. Simply take your pick of the boat you want and sign on up!! Equipment is usually supplied but check first. Likely catch will be ling, cod, bream and conger.
Looe is also the home of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain and trips can still be made to try big game fishing for blue and porbeagle sharks.