The sunny enclosed patio behind The Old Dairy.
Plenty of room for a family meal.
The bubbling hot tub.
There is just so much space.
The cosy wood-burner gives extra heat in the living-room.
Holiday foodie treats.
What a lovely property this is!
The gorgeous open plan living-room
Bits and bobs in the kitchen.
A cold Cornish beer and bread and cheese - a great holiday lunch.
The cosy wood-burner makes this an ideal retreat all year round.
Bedroom 1 has a lovely brass bed.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower-room.
There are lovely touches throughout.
The en suite shower-room for Bedroom 1.
Gorgeous Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 has fabulous bed linens.
Bedroom 2 has 'zip and link' beds, making either a 6' double or twin beds.
The en suite bathroom for Bedroom 2.
The name carved in slate is by the front door.
The spacious enclosed patio behind the cottage.
The hot tub is perfect for a night time soak.
You will often see wild ponies wandering on the moor.
Fistral Beach at Newquay.
There are fabulous walks to be had on nearby Bodmin Moor.
The coast path walks in the surrounding area are stunning.
There are some lovely walks in the area.
Watergate Bay.

The Old Dairy


1.3 miles NE of Altarnun / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from  £500

September 2020

Our fifth visit to the Old Dairy and once again it was lovely and relaxing.

September 2020

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location that exceeded our expectations. The owners went above and beyond to make sure our stay was the best despite being under Covid restrictions. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday.

August 2020

We had a wonderful two weeks in The Old Dairy. The owners have created the perfect holiday home, with comfortable furnishings and everything you could possibly need, from a knife sharpener to a fishing net. A big plus for us was the hot tub which was a real treat to come back to at the end of the day. It’s in a really beautiful area and was well placed for visiting both the north and south coasts of Cornwall. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

September 2019

Exceeded expectations, perfect place for our honeymoon we loved it. Would definitely return. Thank you

August 2019

A beautiful property kitted out with everything you could need for the perfect stay. The hosts left us some ‘welcome treats’ which were gratefully received, and there were even some goodies for our children. So thoughtful. We loved having access to the field so that our children could play freely, and of course the hot tub was a luxury we all looked forward to each evening after a day at the beach. Highly recommended and will be rebooking. Thank you Jane and Mike.

July 2019

Well presented and equipped cottage!

May 2019

Excellent cottage, very high standard Would recommend to everyone!

May 2019

Our fourth visit to the Old Dairy and we certainly plan to return next year. The new addition of the hot tub is fantastic and we made great use of it. Everything is perfect and the owners Mike and Jane could not be more welcoming.

April 2019

Beautiful barn , in a peaceful setting . A real get away from it all break that we all appreciated.

July 2018

Had a great two week stay it was a pleasure at the end of the day to go back to the property.

June 2018

Extremely dog friendly, beautifully furnished, well equipped cottage. Perfect for a relaxing break.

May 2018

Mine, my mother's and my dog Raffles's third visit and can't wait to go back for a fourth, and fifth, sixth.... It's just perfect, so quiet with just the sound of birds and lambs bleating. The welcome goodies are local produce are lovely and the extra bonus of fresh asparagus! Mike and Jane are so welcoming and keep the Old Dairy in tip top condition.

May 2018

In a word, perfection. Spotlessly clean, high quality equipment and a very relaxing break.

April 2018

A quiet well situated and nicely appointed cottage. Ideal access to Cornwall.

August 2017

The Old Dairy is situated in an idilic location. Lovely owners of this modern barn conversion. Loved the open fire, oak stairs and floor. The 'goodies' upon arrival of fresh, local produce is a winner. Plus, the lovely home grown veg which Mike and Jane left on the door step were delicious!

Will be booking another stay at The Old Dairy.

August 2017

Having spent several holidays in the past 15 years in the UK, we can safely say that this is the best self catering property we have stayed in. It was absolutely wonderful! The property itself is stunning, the owners were lovely and helpful - they provided a great welcome pack for us including magazines for the kids, stuff for the dog and local products for the adults. There is a field available to walk/exercise the dog which was very helpful. The beds were super comfy - I could go on and on! It was perfect and we have no hesitation in recommending this property. We will definitely return!

June 2017

Use of the fenced in paddock to exercise our dog.

June 2017

The Old Dairy exceeded our expectations in every way, the welcome pack was superb, the finish and the quality of the place was really exceptional. The cottage is tucked away down a beautiful leafy lane, and the sense of peace and quite is perfect. This was the perfect get away from it all venue, and it has the benefit of being within 10 miles or so of some wonderful beaches, and is in the midst of stunning countryside.

May 2017

Special property in a beautiful location and welcoming owners

May 2017

Our second stay at the Old Dairy and once again it was just fabulous, the place is perfect, would not change a thing. Lovely, friendly owners. We shall return!

April 2017

fabulous cottage with everything you need to enjoy a lovely holiday in Cornwall. owners very welcoming location lovely.

March 2017

A lovely property, with a high standard of furnishings and equipment. The kitchen had everything that you needed for a pleasant holiday plus more.The owners were very friendly but discreet. Bertie the dog really enjoyed his stay. We shall return.

February 2017

The owners had literally thought of everything. Plugin lights for the hallways, baby bath foam and talc, doggie blanket, poo bags, bone and bowl. Utterly amazing. They really had thought of everything. Even tin foil and cling film. I've booked many cottages and have always taken this sort of stuff knowing it wouldn't be there. Hats off to these guys. By far the best cottage I've had the pleasure of staying in.

October 2016

A warm welcome from Mike and Jane, and a fantastic property that is like a home from home in a great location for exploring north cornwall.

October 2016

The Old Diary exceeded our expectations, it was simply fantastic, larger than the the photos show, extremely comfortable and the goodies supplied were unexpected and very much appreciated. Perfect location for bringing our dog Raffles and the peace and quiet was lovely. Definitely coming back next year, and probably on a regular basis. Thank you for an excellent holiday.

September 2016

A fantastic barn conversion. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. Right on the edge of Bodmin moor with amazing walking. Also close to coast, both north and south. So peaceful and quiet and would definitely recommend to others.

August 2016

A superbly equipped, very comfortable cottage, in a beautiful quiet rural location that makes it easy to access lots of what Cornwall has to offer.

July 2016

The accommodation surpassed all expectation, by far the best and most welcoming I've stayed in. I felt like I was staying in a home rather than self catering let, seemed like every little thing we could possibly have needed had been provided

April 2016

Great place, really friendly people, couldn't ask for anymore, felt very welcome and Rio our dog enjoyed her stay too! We will be booking again and have recommended to friends.

October 2015

Wonderful surroundings ,lovely furniture and decor and done to a high specification. We would definatley return back to the Old Dairy!! Patch our dog also loved it :)

October 2015

We would happily go there again. Superb location. Exactly as described. Dog friendly. Owners discrete, but available and helpful if required. Little extras like biscuits, chocolates & Bonio were very welcoming.

September 2015

The property was lovely. Everything we needed and more The best we have stayed in. All the rooms were finished and furnished to a very high standard. The bathrooms were very clean and lovely and warm.

September 2015

Beautifully appointed... We had a great week on what was our first visit to Cornwall. Two days were slightly compromised a bit by heavy rain, but the cottage provided a superb bolthole, being comfortable, spacious and in short a 'home from home' and as such we were able to pass the time in relaxing comfort. Would definitely recommend it as a great base for exploration. 'Welcome Pack' was well thought out and had essentials including a ready chilled bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival! All in all... It was great!

September 2015

What an exceptionally thought out quality holiday cottage this is. It has been beautifully converted by the owners Jayne and Mike and makes for a wonderfully comfortable base which is hard to tear yourself away from. The patio is south facing and secluded with comfortable reclining chairs. TV's in each room and lots of little extras in the welcome pack set the scene for a great holiday. There is much to visit locally within a 30 min drive both along the coast and inland. We particularly enjoyed the dramatic scenery of the costal path nearby. Thank you Jayne and Mike for a very enjoyable holiday, we would not hesitate to book one of your lovely cottages again.

August 2015

An absolutely beautiful property in a fantastic location. Equipped to an excellent standard, it was a real home from home. Cannot fault in any way. The owners Jayne and Mike had left a selection of treats for us all (including the dog!) on our arrival, and made us feel very welcome from the beginning to the end of our holiday.

August 2015

The Old Dairy is a stunning property, that is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. It is located in a very pretty and peaceful lane, which is great for walks. On arrival, we received a really warm welcome from Mike and Jane, and the wine, food, and gifts for the children were very much appreciated. We had yet another wonderful holiday with Classic Cottages and one week at The Old Dairy was simply not enough. We'll definitely be back soon!

June 2015

Beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated. A dream home! You won't want to leave!

Very, very relaxing. A great place to stay with friends or family. Perfect as a romantic retreat.

Dogs made very welcome. Fantastic field to safely roam in.

So easy to get to the coast. Lots of beaches/places of interest within 30 mins drive. There's even a lovely country pub wihinin easy walking distance!

May 2015

The old dairy is absolutely stunning. We loved every minute of our holiday. The owners we very welcoming, and there were some lovely suprises awaiting us upon our arrival. The attention to detail is impeccable and to the highest of standards. We would love to stay again!

March 2015

The Old Dairy is the perfect base to explore everything that North Cornwall has to offer. Padstow, Watergate Bay, Polzeath, Trebarwith Strand and many other places are all within easy reach. It is also the perfect place to return each evening after you're done exploring.

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