|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A single storey, 17th Century Farm Cottage sitting right in open moorland with uninterrupted views over stunning countryside. Wild animals will come right up to your lounge and kitchen windows!
The cottage has two bedrooms, one double and one twin, one bathroom with bath and shower fitting, a large, fully fitted pine-fitted kitchen with all mod-cons including a dishwasher, and a comfortable living room, with dining furniture, leather sofas, log burning stove and TV/Free-view & DVD. Wi-Fi access is included. A basket of logs is provided, to keep you really cosy on those winter nights.
A private barbecue is also provided so you can enjoy the warm Cornish sun.
Five delightful Cornish cottages on the edge of Bodmin Moor yet ideally located to reach any part of Cornwall. On the doorstep is uninterrupted countryside views, officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and yet close to the coast - best of both worlds. Moorland ponies, sheep and cattle are your neighbours which graze on the adjacent Bodmin Moor.
Three of the cottages retain many of their original features, such as the traditional Cornish stone walls and exposed beams. Delphy and Barn Cottage, whilst newly built maintain character with the benefits of modern design. Recently under new management, all the cottages have gone through a period of refurbishment so whilst being full of character, they are also full of comfort. Situated on a former working farm and set in 5 acres of private land, guests are welcome to explore the property as they wish.
Things To Do
There's just so much to do and we hope that our enthusiasm for what this part of the country has to offer will come across to you here!
Detailed below you will find various activities which may interest you:
The riding stables adjacent to us, provide hacks during the popular months of the year. Riding out on the moor from your cottage is just fantastic.
Walking and Hiking
Bodmin Moor is also fantastic for walking and hiking, with Rough Tor and Brown Willy (the two highest points in Cornwall ) viewable from Ladydown Moor. Explore the tors, streams and stone circles in this fascinating Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Camel Trail & Cycling
The Camel Trail is one of Cornwall's best known attractions and is a cycle path that runs for about 26 miles along a disused railway track and the Camel Estuary. It runs from Padstow up onto the Moor, passing through the town of Wadebridge , and covers some of the most stunning scenery you're likely to encounter in this country. The track is level and even the youngest child can enjoy the day out. The Camel Trail is just a short distance from your cottage. Bring your own bikes, or alternatively, we can recommend various bike hire companies along the Camel trail. It is also possible for you to arrange for bikes to be delivered to your cottage if necessary.
There are some fantastic beaches just a short drive away from Hallagenna Cottages which cater for all tastes of beach activity. The North Coast beaches are rugged and wild, with huge stretches of soft sand, rocky outcrops, cliffs and caves, and great surf for body boarders or surfers. It's easy to catch fishing boats, speedboats and short boat trips from places like Padstow and Rock.
There are nine golf courses within driving distance from your cottage. Bowood Park in Camelford,is very close by and is highly recommended, also St Enodoc Golf Club offers a mature golf course with stunning views out to sea. Contact details of many more courses are supplied within the cottages.
Historic & Cultural Sites
Cornwall is steeped in history with it's ancient settlements, stone circles, monuments, old tin mines and castles. It's varied scenery has been used as stunning backdrops for film locations and inspiration for novels.
Cornwall retains many of its original fishing villages, including Port Isaac, which is set in the side of a hill and recently used as the setting for the TV series 'Doc Martin'. You can wander around the quaint narrow streets, leading up to the clliff side walk where you can view the stunning Atlantic Ocean. There are many other fishing villages on both the North and South Coast, including Boscastle, Charlestown , Mevagissey, Fowey & Padstow.
The Eden Project
It has brought millions of pounds of industry to Cornwall and is still growing in size and reputation. It's a very short drive from your cottage, about 1/2 hour, and is well worth a visit.
A lovely week. Our boy wants to take Beatnik home with us. We have loved our visitors (wildlife) at our window all week.
Please contact the owners for further information regarding dates outside of the normal change-over days and short breaks during the low season. Well behaved dogs are welcome, maximum two dogs per cottage (£15 per dog per week). Unfortunately, HomeAway are unable to include the tariff for dog guests in their booking system, therefore the owners will request this separately.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
Wir haben eine tolle Woche bei Brenda und Ross verbracht. Das Cottage war sehr schön und mit allem ausgestattet, was man so braucht. Es liegt direkt am Ladydown Moor und somit sehr ruhig. Wir haben uns besonders über den Cream Tea zum Empfang gefreut und werden bestimmt noch einmal hin fahren.
We were very happy with the lovely cottage we stayed in.It was warm cosy and clean.The location was perfect and the country side was idylic.Ross and Brenda the owners were very friendly and helpful.We would defitnatly reccomend these lovely cottages to our friends and family.
We had a great week at Bodmin Moor. Owners are verry kind and the scones were delightfull (for us Dutch)
The cottage was well-maintained and the beds were sleeping great.
We would recommend this cottage becouse the nearby A30 was nearby and bring you to the bigger cities in no time.
If you are a walker, than this is a great area to be.
This was my third time at Hallagenna and the second at Ladydown Cottage. Everything has been well thought out; outdoors the car parking is kept away from the courtyard with a one way through driveway, a picnic bench and resident Robin red breast are best saved for nicer days than those in late October.
Inside, the house is very clean and well appointed with nice touches, such as the log burner, a varied selection of DVDs and books to suit all tastes, Freeview TV and DVD player, plenty of towels on the beds, washing machine, etc. Heating was very easy to adjust to suit via thermostat.
Ross and Brenda, the owners, keep a fairly low profile (which I like) and are more than happy to help whenever needed.
The farm is very child friendly. There is a large wooden playhouse in the courtyard and the ponies provide plenty of stroking opportunities.
Locally, Bodmin provides supermarket shopping (ASDA does extremely cheap fuel there), St Breward has a decent enough local shop with a rather chatty owner, the Old Inn, which is just a 10 minute walk down the lane (take a torch at night) does very decent food and beer but can get busy, even on a weeknight, so think about booking, particularly if you are a large group.
Being on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Hallagenna is within striking distance of the seaside, both beach and wild cliff edge, but also retains a real 'away from it' feel.
The properties represent extemely good value, particularly in low season and I will definitely be returning in the future.
Very comfortable with everything you need. Beds good, heating wonderful, and a great shower. Well located for driving trips all over Cornwall which we did in every direction. Quiet, rural area right on the moor. We loved passing the cows and ponies each day. Owners could not have been nicer. Planning to return again.
This property is set in the most beautiful surroundings of Bodmin Moor. To open the living room curtains on a morning and see wild horses, cows and sheep gives you the most amazing feeling ever. Ladydown cottage is exactly as described. You couldn't want for more. Its fully equipped and has a great layout. The owners are a really friendly couple who couldn't do enough for you.Our kids enjoyed counting the rabbits in a morning, petting the ponies and chasing the chickens.The courtyard provided a safe area for them.
The local shop in St Breward has just about everything you could want and I wholly recommend the fresh Cornish Pasties they sell. I ate a lot during my stay and these where by far the best!
The Old Inn and Restaurant at St Breward has got to be the best pub I've ever eaten in. If your appetite has never been satisfied before then I challenge you to almost any meal here and all at a very good price. There is a recommendation for a pub in Blisland which unfortunately I don't agree with!
Straight across the road from the cottage are Hallegenna stables. They took my 2 children out twice for a ride across the moor and Sarah was absolutely fantastic with them.The price is spot on.
The roads around here are great fun as most of them are single track and windy. Even the larger roads have an element of fun about them!!
The journey to Newquay took us about 30 mins on average although I'm sure if in a hurry the larger roads would get you there quicker. The beaches here are clean, spacious and well patrolled by life guards, although if you're not body boarding and in a wet suit you do feel a little out of place!
We took the kids to Dairyland Farm near Newquay which was highly entertaining for them. Holywell Park was absolutely fantastic but don't expect it to be cheap just because there's no entry fee...its not, we spent half our budget here!!!
Lands End took about and hour and a half but was well worth it. We terrified our 5 year old in the Dr Who exhibition, had our picture taken at the famous sign post and ate a freshly made Cornish Pasty - beware, not much meat!! We were lucky to have a visit from the Air Ambulance which delighted the kids.
We visited Mousehole on the way back - not much there but the kids love the story of old Tom and the cat. Then headed for Marazion to see St Michaels Mount. We would have loved to have walked the causeway but unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse!!
WE FULLY RECOMMEND STAYING HERE!!!!
A fabulous fly-drive base, the cottages are centrally located and situated in uninterrupted countryside officially designated by the World Heritage Organisation as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Open Moorland with wild horses is the view from your windows and yet the closest beaches are just a short drive away (Rock, Polzeath, Trebarwith Strand). Only a half mile stroll from the village of St Breward where you will find a village stores, post office and an Olde Worlde 11th century pub with roaring log fires and a Les Routiers Restaurant.
A few minutes away from the Camel Trail which runs from the Moor to Padstow, you can hire bikes locally, which will give you a great day out.
Just 4 miles from the main A30, both north and south coasts are easily accessible, as are Cornwalls many other varied attractions. Wadebridge is just 7 miles away if you would like a more cosmopolitan experience and is well served by all sorts of boutiques and supermarket.