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The Goat House

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Cardinham, near Bodmin, Cornwall
Grade 3 Star rating
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Situated in a perfect location for romantic strolls around the surrounding areas, The Goat House is an idyllic cottage for those quiet breaks away with your loved one.

This pet friendly cottage is situated just a couple of hundred yards from the largest wooded area in Cornwall. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, it boasts beautiful walks and exciting cycle trails from the doorstep. Guests may have full access to the adjacent owners’ 3 acres of land, which include a ¾ of an acre private lake (by prior agreement), making it a beautiful place to dine al fresco and take in the breathtaking surroundings. This detached barn conversion is close to all the main routes (the train station is a 10-minute drive away, and Newquay airport is a 40-minute drive), making it an ideal place to explore both the north and south coasts of Cornwall. Within easy reach are the coastal towns of Fowey, Looe and Plymouth on the south coast, as well as The Cycle Hub and National Trust house at Lanhydrock are also very close by. Easily accessible are the north coast towns of Tintagel, Boscastle and further down the coast is Newquay with its surfing beaches. You are also close to the Eden Project, visiting it is a must. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 6 miles, restaurant 4 miles.

Step to entrance.
All on ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With wooden floor.
Living area:
With electric coal-effect fire, 23" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Sitting-out area. Shared 3 acre landscaped grounds and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring and there is a lake 100 yards away.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2018
    Been twice now and and would go back tomorrow if we could lovely friendly family great place so glad i found this little Goat House definitely going back when we can 5+ stars all the way perfect .

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you both for your amazing review - we loved welcoming you for your second stay with us at The Goat House, hopefully it won't be too long until we see you again. x

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2018
    Excellent just what we needed.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; How lovely. Glad we could help you unwind and relax. Please come and stay again, it was really great to meet you both.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2018
    Had an amazing weekend in the rural romantic hideaway. Not the biggest but has everything that is needed for 2. Hosts were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble although were given privacy too. Due to rural location no shops in walking distance however does have a wood-side cafe 40 mins walk away.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for your lovely review. It was great to finally meet you both after rearranging your booking due to averse weather conditions - snow in Cornwall is nearly unheard of. We would love to welcome you back to The Goat House, please come and stay any time.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2017
    Very nice place, had a relaxing Xmas with the wife in beautiful surroundings. The owners where very helpful before arriving, and even went as far as decorating the cottage for Xmas. And also left my wife and myself a Cornish Cream Tea in the fridge to enjoy on our first day there.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your lovely words. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your wife to The Goat House over Christmas. We enjoyed putting up the Christmas decorations for you both. We hope you managed to take time out, relax and sit back for a few days. Please come and stay any time.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    The Goat House is a really lovely , cosy place. it is very clean and comfortable. Polly the owner is very helpful and friendly. She left a lovely cream tea in the fridge on our arrival. The surroundings are beautiful however the cottage is just off to the side of a country road which wasn't a busy road but we did get cars and walkers going past our window. The garden shown in pictures is across the road so not attached to the cottage. the only reason we would not stay again is because I am disabled in a wheelchair and it is not suitable for disabled despite being told by the agent that it was suitable. This was by no means the owners fault and she did express her concerns when I phoned about the key collection but it was to late then to do anything about it so we managed the best we could. Internet connection was excellent but mobile phone connection for us was nil.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner- Thanks for your words, we really appreciate the time you have taken to review The Goat House. We are very happy to share our 5 acre garden with guests and try to be as accommodating as possible. There is a small road outside the property which is part of Cardinham Woods, a very popular wood suitable for horse-riders, mountain bikers, walkers, hikers, pushchairs etc as it stretches over 650 acres and even has a play area and cafe. The Goat House is situated on a trail of Cardinham Woods, so yes, you do get the occasional passer by, but everyone always says a cheery hello. One benefit of The Goat House is the very close proximity of Cardinham Woods and the appeal that you're right there. We are planning to section off a part of our garden so on a lovely sunny evening guests can enjoy the view, have a barbecue, etc. With regards to wheelchair suitability we did discuss it before you arrived but as the cottage is on one-level, it was recommended for disabled access when booked with Cottages.com. We are sorry to hear you would not return but fully understand your reasons.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2017
    We have been twice to the Goathouse and have thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The cottage is in an idyllic peaceful valley with access (by arrangement) to the owner's beautiful area of lawn, lake and woodland. The owners are perfect hosts, with the lovely touch of a cream tea waiting in the fridge on arrival. We found the cottage very well furnished with everything we needed. The lane outside turns into a woodland track, excellent for biking and walking in Cardinham Woods, and the surrounding countryside is full of footpaths and moorland. It is a hidden gem.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner:- Thank you Judith for your kind review. We are working so hard to ensure every guest has everything they could possibly need and we consider guests at The Goat House as family. Please come back and stay anytime, we look forward to seeing you again and catching up with your news.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2017
    A small but fully equipped cottage, very clean and well kept, about three quarters of a mile down a narrow lane. Right on the edge of Cardingham Wood and Bodmin moor, with plenty of places to walk to just outside the door. Polly the owner of the cottage made us very welcome and even left a cream tea for us on arrival. I would reccomend this cottage to any one wanting to get away from the bustle of daily life, but you do have to have a car to enjoy it at it's best.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you Derek for your review, it was so lovely to meet you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us, and the cream tea. We hope that it won't be too long until we welcome you both again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2017
    Lovely cottage peaceful and tranquil. Polly the owner left us a cream tea very much enjoyed. Would definitely go back😁😁

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your lovely kind words Anna. it was a pleasure to have you to stay. Please come back any time.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2017
    Delightful little cottage set in woodland opposite the owners farmhouse.Owners were so welcoming, leaving cream tea in fridge on arrival. These are new owners since March and couldn't do enough to make your stay pleasant, but gave you privacy too. Within 40 minutes of Tintagel,Padstow Beaches and other beautiful places. Excellent for walkers. Spotlessly clean. The Woods Cafe is a 40 minute walk through the woods and well worth it for the coffee and home baked cakes.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: What a lovely review Estelle. Thank you. We are working incredibly hard to make every guest so welcome at The Goat House, and it was so great to hear such positive feedback.

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