The gorgeous open plan living-room
There is just so much space.
The Old Dairy is a beautiful reverse level barn conversion.
The lovely outside patio is perfect for relaxing on holiday.
Bedroom 2 has a comfy 'zip and link' bed, making either a 6' double or twin beds.
The cosy wood-burner gives extra heat in the living-room.
The cosy wood-burner makes this an ideal retreat all year round.
Holiday foodie treats.
Plenty of room for a family meal.
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.
The en suite bathroom for Bedroom 2.
Sit in the sun and listen to birdsong, perfect.
The Old Dairy has delightful outside space with a fabulous hot tub.
Al fresco dining is a must on holiday.
The pretty town of Launceston is nearby.
King Arthur stands proudly overlooking Tintagel.
Beautiful Bodmin Moor is a great place for walking.
See if you can find the Cheesewring on Bodmin Moor.
Trebarwith Strand is one of many stunning beaches on the north coast.
Boscastle is waiting to be discovered.
The name carved in slate is by the front door.

The Old Dairy


1.3 miles NE of Altarnun / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £588

Ideal location, 30 minute to the nearest beach on the west and 50 minutes to beaches in the south. Location very peaceful and calming, great for when using the hot tub. Thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay.

Excellent stay at the Old Dairy having stayed at the neighbouring Molly's Barn a few years ago. Great meals out at The Rising Sun only a mile away. Lovely peaceful location and great to have use of the hot tub. Lovely owners who although are on hand close by they are by no means intrusive . Dexter loved the fully enclosed paddock to run around in and play ball. Such an addition to know your four legged friend is safe to be off his lead a huge bonus!! Thanks so much for the welcoming treats, that always adds a lovely touch to the start of a holiday! Would highly recommend. Wayne & Vanessa

The old dairy is very well equipped and very comfortable. The owners are welcoming and helpful. The welcome pack was very thoughtful with lovely treats. The hot tub was great. We took our dog but we’re a little disappointed at the lack of ‘off lead’ walks available Close by. These were a drive away. I would definitely recommend the cottage to stay but be prepared to drive a fair distance on minor roads to get to main tourist spots.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It sounds like you all had a wonderful time at the cottage and enjoyed those special extra touches from the owners. We do hope that your dog enjoyed running around the owners' field before jumping in the car to explore the dog friendly beaches and local walks from the information provided by the owner. Donna, Customer Support

Our second stay at the Old Diary and yet again perfect. Beautiful cottage, beautiful location and great hosts with every detail thought of. We would highly recommend.

My 7th stay at the Old Dairy and excellent as always! So comfortable and very welcoming.

Brilliant website, ease of booking second to none. This is the second time I have booked using your website and it instills confidence in booking.

The Old Dairy was exceptional! All you needed and more for a self-catering cottage. It was immaculate throughout and a lovely location for us. Just what we were after to recharge. The owners were great, leaving little gifts from Cornwall on our arrival. Such as local chocolates, crackers and gin and tonics. We would most definitely return again.

The Old Dairy is a lovely proprty - it was just as we'd imagined it and the delicious provisions the host left for us really added to the experience! Thank you for a brilliant week.

Lovely cosy retreat with everything you need, plenty of space and a great secure paddock for the dogs (& everyone else) to run around! Within easy reach of the coast for day trips.

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We're delighted to hear The Old Dairy provided everything you needed with the added bonus of a secure paddock for the dogs (and everyone else). We do hope you enjoyed exploring the wonderful local area and will choose to return in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

Cottage went above our expectations, was clean and tidy and had everything we needed for our stay. Hot tub was a delight after a long day exploring. The owner was on hand if needed and always there to help. We had such a lovely week in the delightful cottage.

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How wonderful to relax in the hot tub after an exciting time visiting all there is on offer in this wonderful area of Cornwall. We are so pleased the cottage was above expectations and we would be delighted if you choose to visit for another week. Sarah R, Customer Support

Lovely location and the cottage was very stylish, well equipped , and comfortable . Very welcoming owners.

Excellent service from start to finish definitely recommend thanks

Absolutely loved this cottage. Exactly as advertised. Very well equipped kitchen. Host really great and little extras really appreciated. Hot tub for us and paddock for our dog was excellent. Great location for seeing north Cornwall. Easy walk to the village of Altarnun.

It is a beautiful cottage in a very peaceful area. Very well equipped. We loved it all, especially the hot tub! The owners were very welcoming & friendly & we'd love to go back!

Wonderful , Quiet location. Very comfortable & cosy but spacious . Easy access to all areas via Bodmin moor or A30. Kind & Thoughtful goodies on arrival. Well organised info pack available to hand. My husband and I plus fur baby were all made to feel very welcome and had a lovely and much needed relaxing break.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Dairy. Its position is ideal for visiting both North and South of the County. It is very quiet and has great facilities. The field for the children to play in is a great addition with footballs and other play equipment provided - there is even a goal! The property is really well equipped with everything you will need. Having and dishwasher and washing machine/dryer is a great addition. The hot tub is lovely to come back to after a busy day sightseeing. We would love to return.

Beautiful cottage and lovely welcome pack on arrival . Would definitely recommend The Old Dairy to friends

A lovely homely cottage which is furnished to a high standard, with a well equipped kitchen and a hot tub which is a nice extra after a day of walking and sightseeing. The host greeted us just after arrival and left us a welcome pack which was very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend this cottage if you wish to stay in a more remote and rural part of Cornwall.

The Old Dairy is extremely comfortable and well equipped. It's located in a quiet little hamlet with good local walking and it's within easy reach of the beautiful North Cornwall coast. We loved the hot tub and used it most days before our evening meal. We would recommend highly.

Had a wonderful week, the cottage is beautiful and so is the location, we really enjoyed the hot tub at the end of a day walking and exploring the beaches and countryside.

Our 6th visit to the Old Dairy, just love it here.

A peaceful and cosy place to stay with a good size hot tub.

A wonderful holiday home in a peaceful setting. You can use any of the above.

Absolutely fantastic cottage that exceeded all expectations & provided an excellent base to stay & tour the local area. The hot-tub also added a lovely resting place after all those long days walking around the local lovely countryside for a relaxing rest & glass of wine or two !!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Well presented and equipped cottage!

Excellent cottage, very high standard Would recommend to everyone!

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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!

Use of the fenced in paddock to exercise our dog.

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.

Special property in a beautiful location and welcoming owners

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 :)

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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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