The Old Dairy is part of an old Cornish Longhouse and once a working dairy and provides a wonderful one-bedroom holiday cottage combining loads of comfort and old-world character and charm. The rooms are light and airy with lovely exposed beams. The accommodation provides a huge kitchen with modern, fitted units and a dining table and chairs. There is a large modern walk-in shower, leather sofa and chairs, flat screen TV and WiFi throughout. The large bedroom also has exposed beams up to the rafters and a wooden floor and leads out onto a private courtyard which gets the early morning sun right through to late afternoon and is great place for morning coffee or an evening barbecue. Outside there is plenty of parking and lovely views over open countryside. You also have access to our gardens and wooded area where we have a large treehouse with balcoony overlooking marvellous views of the local countryside. Take a glass of wine down and relax whilst watching the sunset in calm and tranquility. If you are cyclists, bikes are easily stored securely in our garage and we are an ideal base to explore the flat trails, the hills of Bodmin Moor and the Coastal Highway. The Old Dairy is situated on the village road that leads into St Kew where you can find the renowned and wonderful 15th century 'St Kew Inn' where you will receive a warm welcome and excellent pub food. We are very close to Port Isaac where you can wander the winding lanes and dine out with marvellous coastal views and Padstow which you can reach by ferry from Rock or arrive by bike on the Camel Trail. St Kew is close to the lovely market town of Wadebridge and provides easy access to the rest of Cornwall. We are surrounded by lovely sandy beaches for surfing and walking and many have cafes and restaurants for refreshments after a long laze in the sun. The Cornish coastal path also provides miles of undulating cliff top walks again with stunning views and we can suggest a variety of interesting walks locally and across the county. The Old Dairy is a non-smoking property but guests can smoke in the courtyard garden.
Lovely beamed barn in St Kew, Cornwall. Peaceful location, close To Port Isaac, Padstow and the Camel Trail.
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 25 Mar 2019
About Philippa Eddison
We have lived in this wonderful long house full of character and charm for the past 14 years enjoying the peaceful calm of rural village life and having views of open countryside all around. We sometimes have neighbours when the cattle come to graze for a few weeks but generally the sounds are of birdsong with the odd tractor rumbling by. Being on the village road there is some light traffic coming by as well - mainly heading for the excellent local village pub. We have renovated the barns that were once used as a dairy and as a carthouse to create the 'Old Dairy' and we hope that our guests will be able to enjoy all that there is to offer locally or further afield whilst staying in our cosy and comfortable holiday cottage. Dogs are very welcome.
Why Philippa Eddison chose Saint Kew
The Old Dairy is very quaint with lop-sided walls, beamed ceilings and has loads of character but is also fitted with very modern facilities including a fully equipped kitchen, a large, open shower with dual heads, an extremely comfortable king-size bed, a private and a sunny courtyard perfect for relaxing, barbecuing and chilling out. We are surrounded by fields and have a small wood at the bottom of the garden where we have built a tree house. A great place for an evening drink whilst watching the sun go down and Guests are most welcome to use this.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Old Dairy is so old that parts of it date back to the 12th century. We are in a rural spot but the excellent 15th century St Kew Inn is just a 12 minute walk away, taking you across the ancient ford. The food is wonderful, there is a massive garden out front down by the running stream and dogs are most welcome. In the winter months there is a massive log fire, lively music on a friday night and always a warm welcome.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely location, high standard & very friendly owners. We enjoyed our stay, thank you.
The Old Dairy is a perfect away from it all location
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Dairy & were sorry that it had to end so quickly. The property was extremely clean. Everything was provided & Philippa was available if we needed anything. Our dogs had a wonderful time playing in the paddock & absolutely loved the local beaches.
We had a fantastic meal at the Kew Inn & a great breakfast at the Farm Shop.
We would highly recommend this property!
We hope to visit again soon.
Superb cottage for two people.
The Old Dairy is a delightful cottage which has been beautifully restored and is very comfortable. Plillippa could not have been more helpful and was very welcoming. Then nearby St. Kew village pub (although further than I was expecting!), was excellent with good food, and beer, with very pleasant staff. Well situated for touring around the lovely towns and villages of north Cornwall.
The Old Dairy St Kew
Enjoyed our stay, ideal location for walking and exploring beaches. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Excellent accommodation with everything you need.
Owners who live on site were very welcoming and found nothing too much trouble, even helped with a car issue which we had. Accommodation was very comfortable and good facilities . Would book same again if returning to the area. Thanks for a very relaxing holiday.
Had a lovely stay in Cornwall in this lovely cottage. Just one point ,a washing machine was mentioned which we failed to find.
I am glad that you had a lovely week and hope you had a good journey back home.
With regards to the washing machine I am sorry that you thought there would be one. As we have never had one I have checked the listing and it says that there isn’t a washing machine at the Old Dairy but that we are happy to wash and dry clothes if needed.
I hope this didn’t affect your stay in any way.
Port Isaac and Port Gaverne beaches are a 12 minute drive away and these rocky coves have many places to eat and drink as well as swim and bathe. Polzeath and Daymer Bay are 15 minutes drive and are great for surfing and relaxing. Again they have many restaurants and cafes for refreshments during the day or dining in the evening.
Newquay airport is 20 minutes drive with flights to London and the north and Bodmin railway station is about 30 minutes away. Exeter is about an hour's drive and there is an airport there or you can catch faster services from Exeter train station.
St Kew is nestled in beautiful open countryside but is close to many beaches and is 5 minutes from the lovely market town of Wadebridge. Newquay is about 25 minutes away and the Eden Project is 35 minutes away. The A39 provides good access to the south-west from here.
St Kew has a late-night shop open at the petrol station at St Kew Highway. Wadebridge has many lovely shops and restaurants and there are loads of places to eat out at the beach, in quaint villages like Port Isaac and in numerous welcoming country pubs.
The area is great for cycling with many easy, flat trails and lots of more challenging hills and off-road courses. There are lots of local potters and artists running day courses and many food related cookery schools running courses of varying length including fish, bread-making, thai and japanese.
Booking Notes: Online booking is available through the Owners Direct website or you can book direct with me by phone. Please feel free to call for more information. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday but this may be more flexible during the winter months. Generally we ask our leaving guests to be out by 10.30 am so we can prepare for new guests who can arrive anytime after 4 pm.