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Unique new eco-build holiday cottage, on Bodmin Moor. Near Boscastle & Tintagel.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2-bed, sleeps 4, located on a working smallholding in glorious North Cornwall.

This gorgeous, brand new, architect-designed two bedroom bungalow features stunning details including natural slate floors (complete with underfloor heating), exposed beams, a light and airy open plan living area with a glazed 'atrium' corner, and a free-standing wood burning stove. A large decked veranda is furnished for outdoor dining, and is a perfect sun trap to enjoy for your morning coffee.

The cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms. It can be presented either with two super-kingsize double beds, or one super-kingsize double bedroom and one twin bedroom with full-size (3ft) single beds. Bedlinen and towels are included in the rental costs, as are water, gas, electricity, heating and unlimited Wi-Fi. Visitors should bring their own beach towels.

Little Crifts Cottage is located on a working smallholding near the moorland village of Altarnun, within the dramatically scenic Bodmin Moor AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). It neighbours its owners' farmhouse. The cottage is in a uniquely beautiful rural location, enjoying the peace and tranquility of the moorland over which panoramic views can be enjoyed from around the property. Bodmin Moor has recently gained Dark Skies Park status, and keen astronomers can enjoy stunning starscapes on clear nights.

Perfectly located to make the best of beautiful Bodmin Moor, a haven for walkers and horse riders, the cottage is also within easy reach of the stunning North Cornwall coast, and makes a great base for exploring the whole of Cornwall and West Devon. We welcome well-behaved dogs.

Little Crifts Cottage has been architect-designed and built specifically with holiday use in mind – we have done our best to ensure it has everything you could need in a place to stay, whether you’re looking for somewhere to get a great, comfortable night’s sleep in between busy active days, or planning to settle in, relax and enjoy the peace and seclusion of this beautiful corner of North Cornwall. The cottage is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor on a working smallholding, neighbouring our farmhouse.

The accommodation at Little Crifts Cottage features –

Two bedrooms, sleeps 4 (as two super-kingsize bedrooms, or one super-kingsize and one twin bedroom).

Stunning open plan living area with cathedral roof and exposed beams, a large glazed corner for maximum natural light, natural slate floors and underfloor heating.

Fully equipped fitted kitchen – we love to cook, if you do too then we hope you’ll be delighted!

Large decked veranda equipped with table and chairs for outside dining & relaxing.

Freestanding wood-burning stove for those chilly winter nights (or just because!).

Hotel-style wet-room shower room.

Driveway parking for two cars.

Dedicated use of fully fenced, large lawned garden / orchard.

Families most welcome.

Single-storey layout, for maximum accessibility.

Well behaved dogs welcome (see 'Dog Policy' below).

Bedlinen & towels included (but please bring your own beach towels).

Heating & electricity included.


Washing machine, and folding Brabantia clothes airer on deck.

Freeview TV & DVD player.

Dedicated unlimited Wi-fi (we’re happy to turn it off if you really want to get away from it all!)

What’s nearby?

The cottage is within easy walking distance of the excellent (and dog-friendly) Rising Sun Inn, with a well deserved reputation for its food and locally brewed real ales, located less than a mile along a quiet, almost level country lane.

The A30 is only 10 minutes drive from the cottage, providing easy access to all destinations in Cornwall and the South West.

The local village of Altarnun has a post office and small village shop.

A full range of services (including town centre shops and banks, supermarkets, local hospitals and GP services, veterinary clinics, leisure centres etc) are located in the nearby towns of Launceston, Bodmin and Camelford, each about 20 minutes away.

Bodmin Parkway railway station is about 20 minutes drive away, with local taxi services and car rentals available.

Walk directly from the cottage and out on to the dramatic landscape of Bodmin Moor (local OS maps and walking guides are provided).

The stunning North Coast beaches and harbours (including Padstow, Rock, Port Isaac and Tintagel) are a short drive away, and providing a wide range of options for surfers, swimmers, walkers, shoppers…

North Cornwall is becoming increasingly famous for its ‘foodie’ delights – and there are many wonderful producers and places to eat in the surrounding area. Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ Restaurant which enjoys panoramic views across Watergate Bay near Newquay, Rick Stein’s justifiably famous Seafood Restaurant at Padstow, and Nathan Outlaw’s quirky little Fish Kitchen by the slipway in Port Isaac are just a few personal favourites of ours.

Watersports enthusiasts may enjoy sailing, windsurfing and canoeing at nearby South West Lakes Trust facilities at Siblyback and Roadford Lakes. These lakes – and many others – offer fishing, too. (And there is plenty of space at Little Crifts Cottage to park a dinghy!)

Further afield, the cities of Exeter, Truro, and Plymouth, with their full range of retail, entertainment, and cultural offerings, are each about an hour away.

Dog policy -

One medium sized adult dog only (Labrador sized or smaller, at least 1 year of age).

Dogs should not be allowed on furniture or in bedrooms.

Dogs must not be left unattended in the cottage, tied up outside, or left in vehicles at the property at any time.

There is livestock on the smallholding & in neighbouring fields. Dogs must always be under close supervision, and on a lead at all times when around livestock.

More Details

Kate & Nigel Watson
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Kate & Nigel Watson

We have lived here at West Trelyn for three years, during which time we have developed our smallholding with poultry, geese, and growing vegetables in our garden and polytunnel. Construction of the holiday cottage began in 2015 and finished in the summer of 2017.

Why Kate & Nigel Watson chose Altarnun

We have built this beautiful, architect-designed cottage, specifically for holiday use, on our Cornish smallholding. From the ground up (a minimum-concrete foundation made with block & beam technology) the cottage was constructed as an eco-build, it is highly-insulated, with underfloor heating, to make a comfortable, low energy, holiday home all year round.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has exposed beams, natural slate floors with underfloor heating, and a freestanding wood-burning stove. We love to cook, and have equipped the kitchen to contain everything we would have wished to find when cooking in a rental home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Altarnun in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see the PDF Rental Agreement for the property for full details of Rental Rules applying to the booking.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet-room (shower is not enclosed).
  • The cottage Bathroom is a wet-room shower room with a lovely powerful shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King double bed.
    Bedroom 2 - Super King Double OR Twin configuration - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King double bed or Twin with two full size singles
  • This is a Two Bedroom cottage, configured either as two super-king double bedrooms, or as one super-king double bedroom and one twin bedroom with two full-size single beds. Please advise us when booking of which configuration you required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The cottage is located on a working smallholding, with poultry, geese, sheep, and vegetable gardens, providing a real taste of country life to our visitors!


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Unique new eco-build holiday cottage, on Bodmin Moor. Near Boscastle & Tintagel.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic Cottage in a lovely rural location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay. The presentation of the cottage and the facilities were brilliant. Thank you for the personal touches such as fresh eggs from your hens and home cooked biscuits on arrival. We would like to come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern & very comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay. Brand new and very comfortable accom, all modern facilities and spotlessly clean. Our hosts were extremely welcoming, and were easy to contact if you need to ask any questions about anything, as they live in the house beside. Easy access to all the main roads, so getting to anywhere is very easy, especially the lovely north Cornish coast. Highly recommend the place, and will hopefully return again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rising Sun Inn (Public House)
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trethorne Golf Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
M5 at Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rising Sun Inn (Restaurant)
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Plymouth Ski & Snowboard Centre (dry slope)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Trebarwith Strand
Car: necessary

The local village of Altarnun has a village shop & post office, as well as the Church of St Nonna, some of which dates from the 15th Century, and which was made famous in Daphne Du Maurier's novel 'Jamaica Inn'.

Town services are available in the local towns of Launceston, Bodmin, and Camelford, 15-20 minutes away, including doctors' surgeries, veterinary clinics, local hospitals, supermarkets, leisure centres, banks and local shops.

Bodmin Moor is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Dark Skies Park, a stunning area of upland wildnerness landscape which has inspired authors and artists.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Altarnun, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season (Summer)
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season (Late Summer)
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season (Autumn)
29 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid-Season Christmas
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season (X-mas/NY)
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season (Winter)
5 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season (Easter)
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season (Spring)
27 Apr 2019 - 17 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season (Late Spring)
18 May 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season (Summer 2019)
6 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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