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Penpethick Barn Cottages - Swallow Cottage

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Waterpit Down, near Boscastle, Cornwall
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Enjoy the superb views to Bodmin Moor from this light and airy cottage, and enjoy an al fresco meal on the patio.

These two super little properties are ideal for couples of all ages looking for a rural hideaway. Located midway between Boscastle and Tintagel, Swallow Cottage (ref UKC305) and The Old Workshop (ref UKC3166) are lovely single-storey, detached holiday cottages. Light, bright and airy in decoration, they have been thoughtfully fitted and furnished to provide a comfortable base from which to explore this lovely part of Cornwall.
Formerly cattle stalls, Swallow Cottage offers a cosy wood burner and a full wall of French doors from the living area, boasting sweeping views across to Bodmin Moor in the distance, and leading to an enclosed patio area ideal for al fresco dining. The Old Workshop also offers patio doors leading from the open plan living space to a decked area, with far reaching views towards the sea.
The cottages enjoy shared access of the owners’ 10-acre grounds, where there are many walks available including through a secluded wood in the valley. The cottages are close to Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur, Boscastle with its picturesque harbour, and Port Isaac, made famous by the TV series ‘Doc Martin’. Further up the coast are the lovely sandy surfing beaches of Crackington Haven and Bude. In the other direction, and equally as beautiful, are the beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay which are just past Port Isaac, on the way to Rock and the pretty fishing village of Padstow. Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 guests.

All on the ground floor:
Open plan living space: With French doors to patio.
Living area: With wood burner and 24" Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven and electric hob.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Wi-Fi and initial logs for wood burner included. Enclosed courtyard with patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a bore hole.

Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freezer (shared). Laundry service available on request. 10-acre grounds with woodland and pastureland (shared). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: These properties have a natural water supply from a bore hole.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/12/2017
    Me, my partner and our dog had an amazing weekend over the Christmas break and would definitely go back!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Perfect cottage in a perfect setting. There was everything provided in the cottage that we required. Modern and minimalistic and very clean and tidy. The shower is amazing and just bliss after a long day walking/sightseeing. Beautiful views and lots of places to visit near by. For dog owners, Nutty's wood is just a few steps away. Fresh eggs available daily and we were welcomed with a lovely selection of essentials and treats on arrival. Although the description didn't say, there was wifi, iron, ironing board, airer (essential after wet days) toaster, fridge with a small freezer compartment and all the essentials like tea,sugar,salt,pepper,foil,clingfilm,teatowels,fairy washing up liquid,sponge,hand wash and hand towel. We cooked a few times on our stay and had everything we needed including garlic press, grater, measuring jug etc. Truly relaxing and very would defiantly stay at Swallow Cottage again. Joanne

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Fantastic stay at Swallow Cottage

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    Great place as base,few minor things that attention both front & patio doors stick,dust on top of microwave,but apart from that was lovely place host very friendly.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    Wonderful cottage and stunning location with a wide variety of adventures (walking, horse riding, kayaking) right on your doorstep. Lovely local produce left for us on arrival. Only feedback on the less positive side was lack of kitchen knives to prepare food, filter in shower clogged with large amount of hair and dog odour on sofa. Otherwise excellent utensils, beautiful decor of a perfect minimalist style and much wanted solitude. Thank you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    My girlfriend and I were absolutely delighted with this cottage. It's in a perfect location for neighbouring villages/port towns. A fabulous off-the-lead walking area for our dogs. Amazing hosts. The perfect sized cottage for those who, like us, want to get out through the day and relax in the evening. Highly recommend this cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2017
    Absolutely lovely cottage in a quiet location central to many beautiful beaches. The cottage was lovely and clean, it had everything we needed and more - the welcome pack was a treat especially the fresh eggs. Nutty's Wood is a wonderful addition which our dog loved it as did we.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2017
    Swallow cottage is lovely. Well kept, clean and all of the little things have been thought of. Highly recommended.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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