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Higher Worthyvale Farm - The Hen House

Boscastle, near Camelford, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating

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2019-05-21
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Pets 1
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Description

A semi-detached, bungalow-style property, nestled on a grassland farm just 5 minutes from Boscastle. An excellent base for exploring Cornwall.

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, CD player and patio doors leading to patio.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and slate floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Shower room: With shower cubicle, shower seat and toilet.

Enclosed patio with garden furniture. 1 pet welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Doggy extras.

All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a natural water supply from a borehole.

These properties lie on the owners’ working mixed grassland farm, in a superb holiday location between Bodmin Moor and the north Cornwall coast. The Bull Pen (28055) and The Cow Shed (28056), have been converted from a traditional barn and are furnished and fitted to a very good standard. Both have a large kitchen/dining area, a wood burner in the living room, French doors and Juliet balcony in one double bedroom and a private, enclosed patio and garden area to the rear, ideal for morning coffee or an evening barbecue. The Hen House (28054) adjoins the owners’ farmhouse; it has a private patio area to the side to enjoy alfresco dining with country views. Boscastle is a 5-minute drive, with walks, harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants. Down the coast is Port Isaac, of TV series Doc Martin fame, where The Fisherman’s Friends sing live on the Platt on Friday summer evenings. A little further is Padstow with shops, pubs and restaurants including Rick Stein’s famous fish restaurant. From here you can take a ferry across to Rock to try the variety of watersports or walk or cycle along the Camel Trail, a haven for birdwatchers. The sandy beach at Trebarwith Strand is 4 miles. Within easy reach is horse riding, National Trust properties, the south west coastal path, golf courses at Bowood and Bude, surfing at Polzeath and Widemouth Bay. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles. The Hen House (28054), The Bull Pen (28055) and The Cow Shed (28056) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.

Show amenities 

Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
    Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Bath/Shower Seat
    Bath/Shower Seat
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly


Customer Comments

  • 9

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/05/2019
    This was our third visit to The Hen House and again it met our expectations. Once again we were met with a warm welcome, as well as a basket of tea, coffee, juice, milk and home made cake. The Hen House is so comfortable, clean and well equipped. I daresay we will return.


  • 10

    05/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 03/05/2019
    Our fourth time at Higherworthyvale stayed in both the cow shed and the hen house . Enjoyed our holiday as always. David and Jenny are very nice and helpfull couple.We will return next year look forward to seeing them again,all being well thank you again , Ron and Brenda.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for staying with us again. It was lovely to have you with us and we look forward to seeing you next year.

  • 10

    18/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    A perfect cottage and lovely location. Views of Bodmin Moor and close to the North Cornwall Coast. Friendly hosts and fresh eggs and cake.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for leaving a review of your stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the peaceful location and comfortable accommodation with home made cake and our own freshly laid eggs.

  • 10

    18/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2019
    excellant accommodation - warm and cosy..Definitely good value for money. Despite the wet , windy and snowy start to our six week vacation we have had a wonderful time.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review of your stay in one of our holiday cottages. We are pleased you found The Hen House warm and cosy in the snow.

  • 10

    04/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    This was our second stay at the Hen House it is so quite and relaxing we hope to go back next year,

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; It was lovely to see you again and we are glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

  • 7

    20/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    Good Cottage all amenities were satisfactory. Clean everywhere. Expected garden to be grass, but all concrete Bed very good, bathroom had everything that was required.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review of your stay in The Hen House. We are sorry you expected grass in the garden as the information on the website clearly states it is a patio garden. We let guests use the adjacent lawn and fields which are all grass and noted that you and your dog enjoyed at least twice daily walks on the grass in the fields. We hope it did not spoil your stay too much.

  • 10

    24/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    The visitors book showed that someone had been there on seven occasions - that says it all. Proprietor very friendly and interested where we had been and offered places to consider.


  • 8

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    The cottage was comfortable and spacious for two, but some additional crockery would have been helpful so that one didn't have to use the dishwasher every day.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review of your stay at The Hen House. We are sorry you felt you didn’t have enough crockery, as it is not something that anyone has commented on before. However, in case it proves an inconvenience to others we have now topped up the crockery so that there are six of everything for two guests staying.

  • 8

    03/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    A nice clean, comfortable holiday cottage with very nice helpful owners.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay in one of our holiday properties. You enjoyed visiting all your favourite places in Cornwall, especially a memorable performance at The Minack theatre.

  • 10

    11/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    We loved our stay at the hen house, our hosts were so friendly and helpful. The cottage was exceptionally well equipped and the welcome basket, cake and milk were a lovely touch. It’s great to be able to make a cup of tea when you arrive after a long journey. Lovely location with fantastic private outdoor space and a beautiful view. We often visit the area on holiday and found this cottage a perfect base for local attractions including the camel trail. We would definitely come back, we had a lovely holiday.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time after your holiday to review your stay in one of our holiday properties. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the welcoming touches of the necessities to make tea and enjoy homemade cake on your arrival. Thank you for coming.

  • 9

    07/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Lovely clean and tidy cottage the owner made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend to others and would stay their again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to leave a Reevoo of your stay in our Hen House. It was lovely to meet you and share musical chat together. Good luck with your future ukulele playing.

  • 9

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/05/2019
    This was our third visit to The Hen House and again it met our expectations. Once again we were met with a warm welcome, as well as a basket of tea, coffee, juice, milk and home made cake. The Hen House is so comfortable, clean and well equipped. I daresay we will return.


  • 10

    05/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 03/05/2019
    Our fourth time at Higherworthyvale stayed in both the cow shed and the hen house . Enjoyed our holiday as always. David and Jenny are very nice and helpfull couple.We will return next year look forward to seeing them again,all being well thank you again , Ron and Brenda.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for staying with us again. It was lovely to have you with us and we look forward to seeing you next year.

  • 10

    18/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    A perfect cottage and lovely location. Views of Bodmin Moor and close to the North Cornwall Coast. Friendly hosts and fresh eggs and cake.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for leaving a review of your stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the peaceful location and comfortable accommodation with home made cake and our own freshly laid eggs.

  • 10

    18/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2019
    excellant accommodation - warm and cosy..Definitely good value for money. Despite the wet , windy and snowy start to our six week vacation we have had a wonderful time.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review of your stay in one of our holiday cottages. We are pleased you found The Hen House warm and cosy in the snow.

  • 10

    04/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    This was our second stay at the Hen House it is so quite and relaxing we hope to go back next year,

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; It was lovely to see you again and we are glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

  • 7

    20/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    Good Cottage all amenities were satisfactory. Clean everywhere. Expected garden to be grass, but all concrete Bed very good, bathroom had everything that was required.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review of your stay in The Hen House. We are sorry you expected grass in the garden as the information on the website clearly states it is a patio garden. We let guests use the adjacent lawn and fields which are all grass and noted that you and your dog enjoyed at least twice daily walks on the grass in the fields. We hope it did not spoil your stay too much.

  • 10

    24/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    The visitors book showed that someone had been there on seven occasions - that says it all. Proprietor very friendly and interested where we had been and offered places to consider.


  • 8

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    The cottage was comfortable and spacious for two, but some additional crockery would have been helpful so that one didn't have to use the dishwasher every day.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review of your stay at The Hen House. We are sorry you felt you didn’t have enough crockery, as it is not something that anyone has commented on before. However, in case it proves an inconvenience to others we have now topped up the crockery so that there are six of everything for two guests staying.

  • 8

    03/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    A nice clean, comfortable holiday cottage with very nice helpful owners.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay in one of our holiday properties. You enjoyed visiting all your favourite places in Cornwall, especially a memorable performance at The Minack theatre.

  • 10

    11/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    We loved our stay at the hen house, our hosts were so friendly and helpful. The cottage was exceptionally well equipped and the welcome basket, cake and milk were a lovely touch. It’s great to be able to make a cup of tea when you arrive after a long journey. Lovely location with fantastic private outdoor space and a beautiful view. We often visit the area on holiday and found this cottage a perfect base for local attractions including the camel trail. We would definitely come back, we had a lovely holiday.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time after your holiday to review your stay in one of our holiday properties. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the welcoming touches of the necessities to make tea and enjoy homemade cake on your arrival. Thank you for coming.

  • 9

    07/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Lovely clean and tidy cottage the owner made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend to others and would stay their again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to leave a Reevoo of your stay in our Hen House. It was lovely to meet you and share musical chat together. Good luck with your future ukulele playing.

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