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Tawnamoor Barns - Nuthatch


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Cardinham, Bodmin, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating
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Nestled in woodland between both of Cornwall’s coastlines, sits this delightful converted barn.

Tucked away this little cluster of imaginatively converted stone barns. Tawnawood is a spacious two-bedroom property that sleeps 6. There is a large sitting room with feature wood burner within a slate hearth fireplace. The extensive kitchen is fully fitted and has a dishwasher, large dining table and hand-made seating benches. The staircase has handmade spindles and banisters and both bedrooms have vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and the second bedroom twin beds. There is a double sofa bed in the living room and the barn has a large family bathroom. Cobble is a one bedroom cottage with an open plan living/dining room/kitchen. The barn has unique features such as vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. In addition to the bedroom, the living area has a double sofa bed. Nuthatch is a one bedroom cottage with an open plan living room and kitchen. It has unique features such as vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and a host of quirky wooden handmade features makes this a truly unique barn. The barn enjoys a private enclosed patio, offering fabulous valley views. All the cottages have internal hand-made doors, beautifully crafted handles, all wood sourced from the property’s own woodlands.
The cottages are positioned just beyond the owners’ home and surrounded by 20 acres of peaceful private woodland and fields and are accessed via a ½ mile driveway up through the woods. Pheasants, hawks and buzzards may sometimes accompany your drive up through the woods and in the spring a carpet of bluebells cover the ancient woodland. The barns enjoy a delightful position overlooking the Glynn Valley and Lanhydrock Estate, and the barns and the immediate surrounding area were chosen as a film set for Ella’s journey, due to be screened in 2018. The countryside is undulating and lightly wooded and thought by some to be the most beautiful in the county. The situation is as idyllic as it is convenient, being central to everywhere in Cornwall, accessible to local amenities and out of the county without miles of winding lanes, but just distant enough from the outside world to be a quiet rural retreat.
These three stone barns are dated mid 1700’s and have been lovingly converted using elm and oak from the surrounding woods, and offer a rustic quirky and charming interior. Each barn is unique and is full of interesting architectural features making the interiors appealing and offer a lovely warm welcoming ambience. Surrounded by pleasantly landscaped gardens and wonderful valley views from their own patios, they are ideal for couples looking for a perfect hideaway and for families seeking a secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yet, just a 3-minute drive will take you to the A30 making exploring the whole of Cornwall very accessible. A 10-minute walk down the drive and along a country lane will take you to Cardinham Woods, with its café, cycle trails and woodland walks, with stunning view points along the way. The woods are extremely popular with people of all ages and abilities, whether you enjoy a leisurely stroll or bike ride with your children; or for the more energetic a long hike, or for the hardy mountain biker the 12k Bodmin Beast Cycle Trail!
Beaches of both the north and south coasts are about 15 miles away, some popular and offering fishing, sailing and surfing, others small and secluded; the coastal path is a continuous drama of cliff and sea and sky. There is excellent walking and cycling in the surrounding area, and the Longdowns bridle way runs past the barns. Restormel Castle and Lostwithiel are both 4 miles away, and Bodmin, 3 miles, has shops, cycle hire, swimming-pool, sports centre, inns, restaurants and golf. Bodmin Steam Railway can be heard in the distance within the valley and riding is available locally. Wadebridge and Camel Trai...

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With digital TV and DVD player.
Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom: With double bed and beams.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Enclosed garden.

All properties: Bed linen included. Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Towels available on request. Cot and highchair available on request. Utility room with washer/dryer and ‘fun’ table tennis (shared with other properties on-site). Patio with garden furniture. Garden with barbecue (shared with other properties on-site). Bike store. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2018
    Chrystal and Dave were very friendly and helpful hosts, the barn was set in lovely rural setting with a lovely view, It was comfortable and was in a great location for exploring Cornwall.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; So glad you enjoyed our quiet beautiful setting. Hope to welcome you again in the future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    Peaceful location on the edge of woodland, ideally placed for walks on Bodmin moor and easy access to both north Cornwall and the south coast. Hosts were hospitable and helpful. The cottage was cosy with lots of character and a lovely outside terrace to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Would definitely stay again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; You are very welcome. Yes we are very lucky with our central location, not too far from most placed in Cornwall, yet a very secluded and private setting. Perfect for recharging those batteries. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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8.2 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by Reevoo
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