|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Dove's Dawn, sleeping two, is ideal for that special romantic time away together. This traditional spacious detached barn conversion sits near the pretty village of St Keyne, just three miles from Liskeard and 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, the barn 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. Dove’s Dawn 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 open plan living space which comprises a well-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas with a wood burning stove, a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. A further two steps lead to the double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed rafters and adjacent bathroom. With French doors to the garden from both the dining and sitting areas, the private large gardens to the front and rear are a delightful spot to sit and relax in at any time of day with a sunny patio providing the perfect place for alfresco dining in peace and tranquility.
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One double bedroom
One bathroom with shower over the bath
Suitable for a baby (travel cot and highchair available on request)
Sorry, no pets are allowed
Private large gardens to the front and rear
Patio area with garden furniture
Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
Parking for one car
There is NO internet access
Ground Floor Accommodation
Open plan living space with a high pitched ceiling comprising a dining area, modern fitted kitchen area and two steps up to a sitting area with a wood burning stove. There are French doors to the garden from both the dining and sitting areas.
Two further steps from the sitting area to a separate double bedroom with 5′ bed, high pitched ceiling and exposed rafters.
Bathroom with shower over the bath.
Oil-fired central heating, wood burner in the sitting room
Electric oven with 4 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
Freeview TV, DVD, Radio/CD player & small DVD library
PAYG mobile for incoming and emergency calls only
Travel cot and highchair available on request (please note: cot linen is not provided)
Parking for one car
A delightful barn renovation, built of natural Cornish stone with a grey slate roof.
Designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind with charming features and tastefully furnished.
A beautiful high pitched ceiling with original exposed timbers and oak floor is a great feature of the open plan living area and bedroom.
Private large gardens to the front and rear with a lawn and patio area, perfect for outdoor dining.
Beautiful views across the surrounding countryside.
Access to 17 acres of the owner’s natural grounds, shared with the farmhouse and cottages.
This charming barn for 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 house is warm and cosy with central heating, a wood burning stove and comfortable beds.
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.
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.
We have enoyed this little house for two. It is cosy and comfortable. The garden and the view are superb.
The only comment we have is that the toilet makes very much noise when flushing (at night not so nice for your partner). Also, the fridge is noisy.
Attractive property in nice location. Clean and well furnished, but fell down on a few points: -
- microwave did not appear to function
- two of the four elements on the toaster did not heat up
- the shower head appeared to be a replacement which did not attach to the support, and was really inconvenient.
Unfortunately there was no reply to a voicemail message regarding the above which we left for Hilary Cox on the first Monday of our stay. We had no contact from the owners during our stay.
Property was exactly as described. Lovely scones awaited us on arrival. Very clean and tidy. Perfect location for a relaxing break.
The Plough at Duloe is well worth a visit.
The accommodation is perfect if you want total peace and quiet but if you want to go for example to a pub or for a meal you have to go by car.
+ The scones, clotted cream and milk in the fridge and a supply of teabags when we arrived.
+ The availability of a dishwasher and washing machine.
- The fridge was making strange "breathing" noises when we arrived and we discovered that the freezer compartment was so iced up that it was necessary to defrost it which solved the problem.
- The bushes along the path leading to our accommodation need to be cut back.
- The toilet flush is extremely loud and when we came back after a day out or first thing in the morning there was an unpleasant smell in the bathroom which even with the extractor never completely went away.
- The wall behind the fridge and the boiler had mould on it and the dishes and glasses in the wooden cupboard smelt of damp and mould.
The problem is not helped by the fact that there is no extractor for the oven in the kitchen.
- The lock on the front door is not very secure. It would be very easy to break in.
- The door to the terrace has no handle on the outside. If it happens to shut while you are outside you can't get back in - this happened to my husband. Luckily I was inside and could open it.
Ideal for that special romantic time away together, Dove’s Dawn is a traditional spacious detached barn conversion near the pretty village of St Keyne, just three miles from Liskeard and 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. Dove’s Dawn 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, Dove’s Dawn 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/doves-dawn-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.
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