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Cosy traditional 2 double bed cottage on Bodmin Moor, 10.5 mls to beach. Garden.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4 plus cot in 1xDB 1xKing. Enclosed garden. Allocated Parking. Logburner.

Bandylegs is perfectly situated for walkers, cyclists, families and couples wanting to explore rural and coastal Cornwall.

Please note - we are sorry - but we do not accept dogs.

Off street parking directly opposite the cottage. Plenty of room and extra parking on request. Check-in is at any time after 4.30 pm.


The cosy cottage has recently been renovated but maintains the traditional character - with a contemporary feel to provide a home from home.

The property is double glazed and centrally heated throughout.


The ground floor is open plan with exposed beams and flagstone floors.

On one side of the room is a comfortable sofa and armchair arranged around the log burner. Logs and coal are provided. The fireplace's exposed stone and lintel adds to the character. Wall mounted TV/DVD with freeview. Tablet with internet also available for guests use. WIFI in all areas. On the opposite side of the room is the dining table, which seats 4 people (highchair available). There is another large comfy sofa under the window with large reading lamp.

A newly fitted kitchen has everything you could need. Breakfast bar with 2 stools, dishwasher, digital radio, fridge, oven with grill, gas hob, toaster and all other kitchen crockery, glassware etc. There is also a microwave, freezer and washing machine in the utility area.


The back door leads out to a south-facing enclosed garden. Laid with slate chippings with various plants in pots. Wooden table seats 6, parasol, charcoal barbeque, washing line, sun loungers and sun chairs are all provided. There is a large lockable shed for bike/body board storage. Useful airer for drying wetsuits out too!


The property has 2 bedrooms.

One has a King-size bed and the other a comfy double. The large bedroom has dual aspect. Exposed stone walls and feature fireplace. Dressing table and built in wardrobe. Hairdryer also provided. Travel cot in wardrobe if required.

Bedroom 2 also has built in wardrobe/cupboard space. Duvets, linens and towels are all provided for guests.

Family bathroom. Bath with shower over. Basin and heated towel rail.


Bandylegs is situated in the hamlet of Mount, in Warleggan parish.

The common moor is a short stroll up the road and you can wander freely amongst the highland cattle, moorland ponies and deer. The moor is also a great place to spot owls! There are footpaths and bridleways in every direction.

Cardinham woods is a Forestry Commission managed site. There are a range of mountain bike trails with the Bodmin Beast (a six mile blue graded loop), dialled-in Dave and Hells Teeth being the best tracks. Shared use fire tracks enable people ad cyclists to walk and roam throughout the woodlands. There is an excellent cafe, play area and barbeque area here as well. You can hire a bike or bring your own.

Lanhydrock house, owned by the National Trust also has a new cycle trail. They have a skills track and the cycle hub (cafe with log burner and good soup).

Bodmin Moor is right on the doorstep and offers an abundance of good walks - with woodland trails and cycle routes for all ages at nearby Lanhydrock Estate and Cardinham Woods. Siblyback lake, a 20 minute drive, offers watersports, walks and a cafe for a well deserved cuppa. Equidistant from both coasts, Fowey is the nearest coastal location, with Looe and Polperro a short drive away. Padstow and Port Isaac are a 35 minute drive - famous tanks to Doc Martin!

The mining heritage sites of Minions and Caradon Mines are an easy 15 minute drive. The Hurlers, Sharp Tor and te Cheeswring are all great walks - so don't forget your walking boots.

St Neot is a 5 minute drive from Bandylegs and offers a local shop, a beautiful church, children's park and a fantastic old coaching inn - The London Inn. The pub serves great food and is open all day in the summer months. In the winter you can cosy up by the log fires with a slow pint of Doom Bar.

Jamaica Inn, the notoriously haunted Inn - is 15 mins away and has a smuggling museum and farm shop.

Bodmin is the nearest town, where you can find supermarkets, leisure facilities and various eateries. Bodmin Jail is worth a visit on a rainy day.

The Eden Project is a 20 minute drive.

Camel Creek Advneture Park is also 20 minutes away.

Siblyback watersports - 15 minutes.

All of the beaches are in a reasonable distance - 15 minutes to the nearest cove (with rockpools!)


We can offer free transport to the local pub on one night of your stay with our compliments! Just let us know which night!

Welcome pack on arrival.

More Details

Christian Thomas
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Christian Thomas

We have lived together in Cornwall since 2007. Emma is Cornish born and bred and was brought up in Truro. Christian is from the West Midlands originally.

We have a nine year old daughter and a one year old cat, called Stavros.

We bought Bandylegs in 2016 as a new venture. We have completely renovated the cottage - which dates from 1780 - and we hope it feels like a home from home.

Christian Thomas purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Christian Thomas chose Warleggan

We love the area as it is central to the Cornish attractions. We can head to the coast - and be there in 15 mins, or walk on the moors, cycle in the woods and breathe fresh air. We love the wildness of the moor and the people that are a part of this community. We are in between both coasts. We can head to the south coast and be by the sea within 15 minutes. We can head for the north coast and be there within 30 minutes.

Truro, the capital city of Cornwall is a 35 minutes drive and great for shopping.

The cottage is traditional, with slate floors, wood beams, fireplace and exposed stone. It has a cosy, welcoming feel and is away from the hustle and bustle of life.

What makes this cottage unique

The exposed stone adds character. The cottage is as lovely in the winter as it is in the summer. The cottage on a winters evening, log burner lit, lamps on....a good tot of rum and everything is right with the world!

You can sit in the garden and just hear the birds. There are views over fields and you are surrounded by the Cornish countryside.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Warleggan around the Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower over bath with screen. Sink, loo and hand basin. Storage cupboard with towels and linens. Rubber ducks too!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , King sized bed, built in wardrobe, travel cot if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , double bed, built in wardrobe, bedside tables.
  • Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed. Exposed stone walls, original fireplace, dressing table and upholstered stool, bedside tables and large built in wardrobe and storage. Dual aspect view over fields at front and rear of property. Bedroom 2 has a double bed. Large built in wardrobes and storage, bedside tables. Looks out over fields at the front of house.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Moorland location - perfect for walkers and cyclists and those who just want to get away from it all. In between both coasts. Nearest beach is only 10.5 miles away. Padstow, Rock, Fowey, Newquay - all just a nice day out. There are walks surrounding the cottage. The pub is a 2 mile walk - please note that we can drop you off and collect you from there one night of your stay. Welcome pack is provided. (Either a cream tea or all the ingredients for a full english breakfast).


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Cosy traditional 2 double bed cottage on Bodmin Moor, 10.5 mls to beach. Garden.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Absolutely fabulous even better than the photographs.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and were impressed the moment we walked through

the door. Once inside,the level that the owners had gone to make it welcoming was the Cornish cream tea that had been left for us. The property was tastefully furnished, in the kitchen was fridge, dishwasher,freezer,washing machine and microwave. The owners had thought of everything from soap powder in the washing machine to shower gel in the bathroom. What greatly impressed us was the salt and pepper on the dining table (something that is always forgotten when packing). It was raining on our first night but it didn't matter to much after we lit the wood burner fortunately the weather changed for the better and we spent the rest of the week exploring Cornwall. This beautiful cottage is very central and most of Cornwall is an easy drive away. This report may seem gushing but is a true reflection of our experience. PROPER JOB a Cornish way of saying well done.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well that is praise indeed. I think you both won guest of the year as well. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we would love to welcome you both back soon. Thank you for the beautiful plant and for our daughters birthday card! Thank you both so so much for choosing Bandylegs.
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  • 5 of 5

Bandylegs was fabulous, had everything we needed and more! Cosy,yet roomy,well equipped.Spotlessly clean,comfy bed,good shower.

Chris,Emma and Tabatha madoe us very welcome. Appreciated the lovely cream tea!

Cottage in a great place for exploring Cornwell. Will recommend to others and hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great village cottage

  • 5 of 5

A completely refurbished seventeenth century two bedroom cottage beautifully presented well equipped and spotlessly clean. Situated in a small Bodmin moor village approximately 5 miles from Bodmin town. Great rates and lovely hosts. Very quick response to our booking request and a very generous welcome pack. Own off road parking spot and all the mod cons including WiFi. Very peaceful and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The pictures are an accurate reflection of this great little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had everything we needed, was fresh and full of character. Hosts Chris & Emma were very helpful and we enjoyed a cream tea upon arrival. We stayed (2 couples) for 3 nights during our stay in the U.K. (from Australia) & it was very comfortable & ideally located as a base to explore Cornwall. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for your fabulous review of Bandylegs.We hope you had a lovely time exploring the sights and sounds of Cornwall. All the best, Christian and Emma.
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Lovely little cottage, well equipped, helpful ownere

  • 5 of 5

We came over for Easter weekend, reached late in the night. We were greeted with warm house, tasty scones. The house was well equipped and tastefully decorated for a comfortable stay. Would be happy to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wünderschöne Cottage in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schöne, saubere und geräumige Cottage nähe Bodmin. Wir waren zu viert (2 Erwachsene, 2 Kinder) und hatten genügend Platz. Zwei Schlafzimmer und Bad im ersten Stock, Wohn- und Küchenbereich im Erdgeschoss, kleiner Garten mit Grillmöglichkeit. Perfekte Lage um Cornwall zu erkunden.

Äusserst freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeber. (Dear Emma, dear Chris, thank you so much, it was great to stay at Bandylegs)

Sehr zu empfehlen, wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The London Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lanhydrock Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Bodmin parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The London Inn
Nearest Beach
10.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Cardinham Woods - just a short cycle ride - down through the cycle trails and you're there!

The nearest beach is Polkerris. This is 10.5 miles away from Bandylegs. Numerous beaches and coves all around us to explore.

Fowey - historic fishing port. 15 minutes away. lovely pubs, cafes and boutique shops overlooking the water. You can walk around the headland on the coast path for even better views, or catch the ferry across the river to Polruan.

Carnglaze Caverns are 3 miles away, through the village of St Neot. These impressive caves were used as rum stores during the war. You can do a tour into the depths of the slate mine.

Port Isaac, Padstow, Trebarwith and Rock are all within a 30 minute drive. Rockpools, boat trips, beautiful beaches, picnics and cream teas await you on the north coast.

Bodmin Moor, famous through the Poldark series of novels is reachable through Warleggan. There are some fabulous walks, peace and quiet, ancient monuments, moorland ponies and natural breathtaking scenery.

The Eden Project is 20 miles away, near St Austell and the historic port of Charlestown. The domes and the different zones are a great way to spend a whole day away from the cottage.

Looe is 20 mins away with a pretty harbour, banjo pier, fish restaurants, boat trips and boat hire and great fish and chips.

Polperro is a smaller harbour near Looe with small narrow streets leading to a loely beach. Boat trip also available from here and atmospheric pubs.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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