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The county of Cornwall has been attracting holidaymakers for decades and is without doubt one of the UK’s most loved holiday destinations, with its rich abundance of natural assets; beautiful beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, pretty fishing harbours and winding country lanes.

Cornwall’s unique charm and its stunning countryside and coastal landscapes are easy to access in this compact corner of south west England and you won’t have to travel far from your Cornish cottage to find it!

A host of top quality visitor attractions and holiday activities await you and here you’ll also find a fine selection of Cornish cottages, suitable for families and couples alike. But before you start packing your bags you might like a few suggestions for things to see and places to go on your break.

The Eden Project is undeniably one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall. This all-weather oasis offers a wealth of stunning flora in an amazing collection of ‘biomes’. Or, if you fancy getting out in the open-air then a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must.

Padstow is highly recommended for those seeking the fine Cornish cuisine. This lovely coastal town offers an endearing sense of community and, thanks to the involvement of Rick Stein, several fantastic eateries.

For a unique occasion why not take in a play at the Minack Theatre, one of the world’s most spectacular open-air venues perched on the cliff side facing the sea. Similarly, St Ives celebrates a rich and varied artistic heritage through its Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden and much more.

With Cornwall’s temperate climate its beaches are perhaps one of the biggest attractions; a spectacular coastline extends for mile after mile and whether you want to surf, swim, stroll or just relax, you won’t be short of fantastic activities and great seaside locations.

With an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that covers 12 separate geographical areas, walking in Cornwall is a delight. Enjoy the beautiful moorland and towering tors of Bodmin Moor, take a cycle ride down the Camel Trail or gaze out from Rame Head; there’s a wealth of wonderful choices.

Alternatively you may prefer to relax and enjoy the comfort offered by a holiday cottage in Cornwall. So start a search for your dream holiday home right now.

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  • Pottery

    Woodford, nr. Bude

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 28632


    This converted pottery, accessed by a well-maintained, off-road private track, is the perfect hideaway for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle. The owner is an artist and the property reflects his love of art and nature. The owner also offers fantastic opportunities for walking tours and painting tuition (available at cost and by prior arrangement). The ideal choice for a romantic escape this detached holiday cottage stands at the end of the owner’s pretty gardens and enjoys countryside views from the bedroom towards the rugged North Cornish coast. Beaches close by include Duckpool and Sandymouth. Surfing, golf and horse riding are all available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and slate floor. Kitchen. 2 steps to shower room/utility room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin with wooden floor, Velux and sloping ceilings leading to 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Small, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Summercourt Cottages - Smithy

    Looe

    Grade
    3
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    1
    Ref: 30380

    This collection of 17th century stone, semi-detached barn conversions (refs 30378, 30379, 30380, 30381, 30382 and 30383), located in the owners’ grounds, sit in a secluded spot, just yards away from the South West Coastal Path and the picturesque Millendreath Beach, which is close to Looe on Cornwall’s beautiful south coast. Millendreath has a licenced café providing local ales and home-cooked food right on the sand. Just a mile away is another beach at Seaton, with a local pub and beach bar – another great day out for families and couples alike. The resort of Looe is home to famous fish markets which are supplied daily with fresh fish from the day boats that leave the quaint working harbour. Walk the lanes that lead to the harbour and wide expanse of golden sand, buy some fresh seafood for a special meal or visit one of the multitudes of restaurants that the town offers. The coastal path passes close to the property and provides beautiful walks and views along the dramatic coastline. Polperro is a quaint, historic fishing village, just a short distance away from the coast. There are numerous cycle routes around the area and many surfing spots along the coast. Various tourist attractions are nearby, including The Monkey Sanctuary, many National Trust houses and gardens along with golf courses to visit. The Adrenalin Quarry is a must for the adventurous and it is only a short drive away. The Eden Project is also within easy driving distance and it provides an exceptional day out, as does Padstow, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Fowey, a picturesque seafaring town providing sailing, kayaking and pleasure trips along the River Fowey. Deep sea fishing and other water sports can all be enjoyed in Looe, along with woodland and coastal walks nearby. To the east of the town is the historic city of Plymouth, with its National Marine Aquarium, theatres, cinemas, bowling and shopping, which can be reached from the historic village of Kingsand, right into Barbican, while to the west is Fowey, home to the royal sailing regatta and many galleries, shops and restaurants. Cycling, horse riding, golf and go-karting are all nearby. Each property has an allocated parking space, plus there is parking for a further 3 cars if needed. Shop 1½ miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 300 yards.

    5 steps to entrance. Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (2ft 6in for child). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two coin-operated washing machines, two coin-operated tumble dryers and freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, landscaped grounds with children’s play area. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bal-maiden’s Cottage

    Trewellard, nr. Pendeen

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42922

    This pretty terraced former miner’s cottage, in the centre of Trewellard village, makes the perfect base for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Cornwall. The nearby coast path offers superb walking, spectacular views, and access to many delightful beaches and coves. The cottage is conveniently located on the St Ives to St Just road, and within easy reach of Land’s End, Sennen Cove, Penzance, Newlyn Harbour, Mousehole and the open-air Minack Theatre. St Just, 3 miles. Pub 100 yards, shop 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden and stone floor. 1 step down to kitchen with tiled floor. Steep turning stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 NSH, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed lawned garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 6 years due to steep stairs.

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  • Owls Cry

    Chacewater, nr. Truro

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
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    Ref: W41590

    Secluded country location

    This converted barn, attached to the owner’s home, is situated deep in the Cornish countryside. The north coast with its surfing beaches and cliff walks is approximately 8 miles, while the south coast with its sub tropical climate is within 6 miles. The ancient sea faring town of Falmouth provides many activities such as sailing, windsurfing, pleasure trips and diving. It is also home to the National Maritime Museum, 2 yacht marinas and numerous National Trust gardens. The famous Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Lizard Peninsula are all easily accessible. Nearby Truro has great shopping, restaurants and theatre. Shops, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Wooden floors throughout.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden and patio. Built-in barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB. There are 3 steps and a pond in the garden.

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  • Tokenbury Manor - Cowshed

    Pensilva, nr. Liskeard

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 16359

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set in an AONB on the edge of the village of Pensilva, these beautifully converted holiday properties stand amongst the most spectacular scenery in Cornwall. The stepping stone to exploring the beauty, cultural and wildlife of south east Cornwall is literally at the end of your drive via the footpaths which take you through unspoilt wooded riverbanks, where herons and kingfishers dwell.
    There is so much to do in the area - you can fish for blue sharks, ride a steam train, take a river cruise, play championship golf or visit some of the finest historic houses in the country. A short drive will take you to the South Cornwall Heritage Coast with beautiful walks from Polperro and Looe to Talland with secluded sandy coves. Don’t miss the windswept uplands of Bodmin Moor shrouded in mystery with burial chambers and holy wells, giant stones and Bronze Age settlements. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Freezer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Footpath through shared woodland. Parking (1 car). No children under 5 years.

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  • Hillsweek

    Gunnislake

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 25603

    Hillsweek is a detached stone white washed holiday cottage ideally suited for a couple or a small family. Situated just a short walk from the centre of the village of Gunnislake, in the Tamar Valley on the border between Devon and Cornwall, making this an ideal location from which to explore both counties. As well as the local mining history, there is the pretty riverside village of Calstock, the NT house at Cotehele, the historic Morwellham Quay and the market town of Tavistock. From Gunnislake you can catch the train into the maritime city of Plymouth. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Breakfast room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in dining room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Cotehele Estate - Retainers’ Court

    Cotehele, nr. Callington

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: NT011087

    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    Retainers’ Court is a charming 15th-century stone building set just off the superb enclosed courtyard at the main house. Once a dairy or still room for the main house in the 18th century, it is now converted to a comfortable holiday cottage. Its granite mullioned windows overlook a cobbled courtyard leading to Cotehele’s ancient chapel, and the Upper Garden and orchards are filled with daffodils in the spring. Retainers’ Court is a wonderful property right in the heart of Cotehele House and Gardens itself and guests staying here have access to the extensive gardens at all times. Beach 16 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Step to entrance. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small fridge/freezer
    • Shared gardens of Cotehele House (National Trust)
    • Public car park 110 yards
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Talland Bay

    Liskeard

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: W43075


    This detached bungalow has been furnished to provide a comfortable holiday home, set in a rural location. The property has patio doors leading directly out to a patio, with a stream running close by and easy walking access. Set on the owners’ site, Rosecraddoc Holiday Village, which is situated in a quiet wooded valley, and has access to a fishing lake (licence required, at cost). Ideally located to visit many gardens such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Gardens, and the Eden Project. There are many historic houses close by including Llanhydrock, Cotehele and Anthony House. Visit the north coast villages of Boscastle, Port Isaac and Padstow. Horse riding nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH and electricity included (£10per week October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in grounds. Fishing lake 300 yards.

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  • Cotehele Estate - Mill Cottage

    Cotehele, nr. Callington

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: NT011089

    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    In the heart of the lovely wooded seclusion of the Morden Valley, Mill Cottage is an attractive semi-detached cottage, part of the stylish gabled house with tall brick chimneys that was built in the 1860s for the miller at Cotehele. With abundant wildlife all around, the views from the latticed windows of the cottage are across a flower-rich meadow to the stream and woods beyond. The cottage has its own small, enclosed garden. In the mill building opposite, you can watch the mill in action twice a week throughout the season, and its excellent stone-ground flour is available to buy: it will make you want to bake! Beach 16 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Step to entrance. Cosy open-plan living room with open fire, garden views, dining area and compact kitchen with stable door to front yard. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Small fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional public car park at Cotehele Mill (National Trust)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Stream 50 yards

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  • Millpond Cottage

    Hayle

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: TMB

    Millpond Cottage stands in the beautiful gardens of a splendid Georgian residence in the coastal town of Hayle. Overlooking a pretty millpond, it occupies a side wing of the owners’ home, yet offers guests both peace and privacy with a separate entrance and private courtyard to the rear. The property is beautifully appointed and furnished to a high standard. Local shops, pub and wine bar serving good food are a short 2-minute walk away, as is access to both national and local train and bus services. Located in the crescent of St Ives Bay and famed for its 3 miles of golden sands, Hayle is the ideal touring base from which to explore the spectacular West Cornwall Peninsula with its beaches, sub-tropical gardens and beautiful coastal path. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Living room. Dining room. Kitchen, tiled floor. Bathroom, over-bath shower, toilet. Steep stairs with low beam to first floor: Spacious double bedroom. Single bedroom.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Own pretty courtyard with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car) within gated grounds, requires entry code
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond opposite property, swimming pool in owners’ grounds (not for guests’ use)

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  • Bodrugan

    Gorran Haven, nr. St Austell

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: NT011091

    National Trust Holiday Properties


    Edgcumbe (ref NT011078) and Bodrugan (ref NT011091) are traditional stone barns, located on the edge of the old farming hamlet of Penare, now converted into spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation. Both have their living rooms on the first floor to make the most of the views over the countryside, and both also enjoy enclosed gardens. The beautiful beaches of Vault and Hemmick are close by and the perfect spot in which to enjoy rock pooling and sunbathing on their soft sand, as is Gorran Haven, an unspoilt fishing village nestling around a cluster of fishermen’s cottages and a secluded cove. Take a walk from the cottage along the footpath to Dodman Point, the highest point in south Cornwall and enjoy the spectacular views. A haven for walkers, bird-watchers and budding archaeologists alike, the Dodman offers space away from the hustle and bustle and a chance to get back to nature. The fishing village of Mevagissey is just minutes away and it is in this working harbour where deep sea fishing trips can be arranged. The village has many harbourside pubs to while away the day, as the boats come and go. The Eden Project is a short drive from Edgcumbe and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a treasure of exotic plants and trees, is nearby. Caerhays Castle and Porthluney beach are a must, while in the area, the latter being a favourite beach of the locals. Cycling, golf and horse riding are all available nearby. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    4 steps down to entrance. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with solid fuel stove and country views. Compact kitchen.

    • Solid fuel stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 19" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Car port (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Trethin - Grooms Cottage

    Advent

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: GMA

    "Cottages in the quiet countryside of a land steeped in legends . . ."

    Trethin is situated off the beaten track on the northern edge of Bodmin Moor between the moor and the sea. Once a working farm, its traditional farm buildings now form a cluster of comfortable holiday cottages in rural surroundings. The cottages are surrounded by lawns, flowering shrubs and mature trees and provide plenty of space for relaxation. There is also a games room with table tennis and a pool table.
    Nearby are several golf courses, the fishing villages of Port Isaac of Doc Martin fame, Padstow with its renowned fish restaurant and Tintagel with the ruins of King Arthur’s Castle. There are many other attractions in the vicinity too numerous to mention. Views of the wild Atlantic and the coastline from the coastal footpaths are magnificent while walks on the moor offer solitude. Shops/restaurants 1½ miles.

    Single-storey cottage with open-plan living room with kitchen area. Two bedrooms; one double and one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Elec heaters included

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blankets
    • Cot by arrangement
    • High chair by arrangement
    • Bed guards by arrangement
    • FreeviewTV/DVD
    • Clock/radio
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machines, tumble dryer and ironing facilities
    • Shared grounds of 5 acres
    • Garden furniture
    • Recreation field
    • Parking
    • Games room with table tennis and coin-operated pool table
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking

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