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Penpethick Barn Cottages - Swallow Cottage


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Waterpit Down, near Boscastle, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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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).

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, 30/07/2018
    Lovely cottage, perfect retreat to the countryside! We had rubbish weather so was such a homely place to hide indoors! Our dog loved the enclosed garden so we could let him come in and out as he pleased. Would definitely recommend and would love to come back. Toby was full of really helpful local tips and the welcome pack was delicious!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2018
    We had a wonderful stay at Swallow Cottage - good location to explore the area and the owner was very friendly and gave great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. We'll definitely stay again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    A lovely cottage in an ideal location, close to lots of interesting places. The extremely helpful and hospitable owners are on the site, but not intrusive, and a lovely welcome pack was supplied, with everything we needed after a long journey. The woodland walk on the site is very pretty and was much appreciated by our dog.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    Cosy for two nice place for peace and quite

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by Reevoo
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