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Spacious barn conversion cottage

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday barn in Bodmin - The Swallow

1 bedroom cottage for 2, 3 miles/10 mins from Port Isaac, Cornwall

The Swallow is one of four Cornish holiday cottages located at Higher Trewiggett, a former working farm, rurally located about 3 miles from Port Isaac.

The Swallow offers spacious, single storey holiday accommodation for 2 persons. It has a double bedroom, a bathroom with WC, basin, bath and walk-in shower (please note - towels are not provided), an open plan kitchen/diner and a lounge, with pine floors throughout the bedroom and living areas. The Swallow is fully equipped with flat screen Freeview TV, DVD/CD player, iPod player and with a dishwasher and washing machine in the kitchen area.

The Swallow has its own garden with wide southerly views across open countryside.

Golf in the area: The Swallow at Higher Trewiggett is conveniently located for several golf courses including St Enodoc, Roserrow, St Kew and Bowood Park.

All of these courses are less than 20 minutes drive away.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kathy Alford
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2016
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About Kathy Alford

We have lived locally in Pendoggett for more than 30 years and have offered holiday cottages at Higher Trewiggett for rental since 1999.

Kathy Alford purchased this barn in 1997

Why Kathy Alford chose Cornwall

We had been looking for an opportunity to create a samll number of high quality holiday cottages from former farm barns. Our criteria were that the barns should be near the coast, near where we live and yet in an idyllic rural location.

Such opportunities come up rarely in our area as barn conversion holiday cottages are for the most part owned, developed and operated by local farmers and hardly ever come available on the open market. So we were looking for a very long time!

The opportunity to purchase Higher Trewiggett came about because a local farmer, who owned Trekee Farm, bought the adjoining Higher Trewiggett Farm to scale up his working land area – with the result that Higher Trewiggett Farmhouse and its farm buildings plus some of the surrounding land became surplus to requirements.

We heard that Higher Trewiggett was coming on the market on a Saturday evening, looked at the property on the Sunday and it looked ideal – wonderful old stone buildings, compact, private and peacefully yet conveniently located - and made an offer for it on the Monday. We bought the property in 1997 and developed the barn conversion holiday cottages between 1997 and 2000.

What makes this barn unique

Peaceful rural location yet close to the coast, golf courses and local attarctions.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious barn conversion cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Peaceful and pretty.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage which was surprisingly spacious and an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area. Yes, there are cobwebs on the very high beams, it's a barn conversion after all, and the spiders were friendly. The cottage was lovely and clean and equipped with everything you might need but I didn't see a tumble drier as in the ad. A brilliant retreat for getting away from it all and very peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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September break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there in September this year (2014) as a return visit from staying in the same cottage in June last year. The cottage was ideal for our needs, the cleanliness of the rooms and the bathroom facilities were exceptionally good. The location was perfect and we were able to travel around, taking in such locations as Tintagel, the Jamaica Inn, St. Michael's Mount, the Lizard, Land's End, etc., etc., some of which were new to us. We may very well go back some day. Thank you Kathy Alford. We shall keep you in mind!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Wonderful - such a nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Janice and I have stayed at Swallow Cottage twice: once in June 2013 and once in September this year. We found that the accommodation well suited our needs - we didn't find cobwebs in the bathroom, sian! We couldn't have been more happier there, hence the return visit. It is quite central for exploring much of Cornwall. We were attracted to come because of the TV Series Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes. Cornwall (Kernow) is probably the prettiest county in the country and time, health and finance permitting we shall be back some day and stay at Swallow and discover more of the county that we haven't hitherto seen.Thank you Kathy for allowing us to stay there again! Maybe next time more people will be speaking Cornish as it is now being taught in school's again? Kernow a'denergh!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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The Swallow Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage provided everything I dreamed for an more. It was perfect for my needs as a solo traveler. Kathy and her husband were excellent hosts. Maps for hiking were provided along with suggestions for popular destinations. I stayed for three weeks in April of 2013, and will happily rent this cottage again if my travels bring me back to Cornwall. Everything was clean and very well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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comfortable and good location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, close to Padstow etc.

We enjoyed a lovely week here. Cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.

The only small thing that I would say is that because it was a barn there were some cobwebs that had been missed in the high corners, which meant that when I was taking a shower I often shared it with some friendly spiders!!

But on the whole lovely and clean and as described

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
St Kew
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Port Isaac
Car: necessary

Higher Trewiggett is a former working farm in a peaceful rural location, situated in beautiful countryside about 10 minutes drive away from the harbours of Port Isaac and Port Gaverne.

Higher Trewiggett is set near the boundaries of two officially designated areas, one being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the North Cornwall Coast from Pentire Point to Widemouth, and the second being the Area of Great Landscape Value of the Camel and Allen Valleys. There are magnificent cliffs and secluded coves, fishing villages and rugged stretches of open moorland nearby, ideal for anyone who is enthusiastic about the outdoors.

Port Isaac, the historic fishing village, famous for the TV series Doc Martin and the shanty singers Fishermans Friends, sits just a mile along the coast from Port Gaverne. It offers a wide range of cafés and eateries including two Michelin starred chefs.

Within 7 miles are wonderful sandy beaches including Porthilly, Polzeath and Daymer Bay. The popular coastal village of Rock is also just 7 miles away, whose sailing club, restaurants and local shops are famous around the world. Overlooking the Camel Estuary and a haven for water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, boating and fishing, Rock is a short ferry ride away from Rick Stein’s base in Padstow.

The Camel Trail links Padstow and Bodmin and passes through the town of Wadebridge. There are cycle hire shops in Wadebridge for those who want try cycling the Camel Trail, which is exclusively for walkers and cyclists.

For walkers, the nearby Coastal Path provides miles of unspoiled coastal scenery for wonderful bracing walks, as well as the Camel Trail which is excellent for cyclists.

Foodies are spoilt for choice - for a real treat, try Nathan Outlaw’s seafood restaurant at the St Enodoc Hotel in Rock or his restaurant Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac – local fare brilliantly prepared.

The area is also perfect for the golfing enthusiast with a several excellent courses all within a short drive, including St Kew, Bowood Park, Trevose near Padstow and St Enodoc, above the estuary at Rock.

Wine buffs will enjoy a tour of the award winning Camel Valley vineyard which is just 11 miles away, off the road to Bodmin.

Amenities such as a doctor’s surgery, supermarket and post office are just 3 miles away at St Kew Highway.


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Prices for this holiday barn in Bodmin, North Cornwall

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bodmin in West Country

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Towels not provided - please bring your own towels
  • Bath and beach towels are not provided - please bring your own towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please note that towels are not provided at Swallow Cottage - please remember to bring any towels with you

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