This gorgeous cottage is a wonderfully comfortable bolthole, set in an idyllic rural hamlet and surrounded by walks, horse-riding and cycle trails. Kingfisher Cottage (named because these elusive birds are frequent visitors to the nearby stream) is a single-storey barn conversion with level access from the parking-area and just a few steps inside.
It is found in the picturesque hamlet of Herodsfoot, less than five miles from the beautiful coastline and beaches around Looe and Polperro. Deerpark Forest is on the doorstep, the perfect place for dog walking, off-road cycling and nature watching, teeming with birds and wildlife of all kinds.
Lovingly and impeccably presented, Kingfisher Cottage offers the best of both worlds with superfast fibre broadband, Smart TVs and Netflix mixed with Farrow & Ball paints and touches of beautiful vintage style. The cottage is set in the Owner's grounds (they have 38 acres of beautifully maintained woodland and paddocks) but after welcoming you to the cottage, they will leave you in peace to enjoy the tranquillity of the setting.
Soft, thick wool rugs soften the lovely slate floors of this cottage and the open plan living-room has comfortable sofas set around an original inglenook fireplace complete with a warming wood-burner (the hospitable Owners provide free logs). A Smart TV offers Netflix for catch-up TV, films and children's programmes on demand; making family film evenings in front of the fire a relaxing holiday treat. The kitchen-area is fully equipped so holiday catering is a doddle (when not eating out in one of the nearby pubs!).
On one side of the living-room, three steps lead up to the master bedroom which has a king-size bed with a super-comfy mattress and beautiful linens, a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with both bath and fitted shower. On the opposite side of the living-room, giving a degree of privacy between the two, a couple of steps lead down to the second bedroom which has twin beds and an en suite shower-room with double-size walk-in shower and rainfall shower head, perfect for soothing aching muscles after a day's strenuous walking or cycling. Both bedrooms have Smart TVs with Netflix, so you can relax in bed with a feel-good movie.
Outside, the big, level, south-facing lawn is bordered by the parking-area on one side and a bank down to a stream on the other.
The Forestry Commission operates a holiday lodge complex at Deerpark Forest just ten minutes' walk away, with a well-stocked shop and bar/cafe, which locals and visitors are very welcome to use; guided nature walks and other activities are also available to all.
The Plough is a popular foodie pub in the small village of Duloe, which is less than two miles away and home to a friendly community shop too.
Slightly further afield, the Old Ferry Inn in Bodinnick has a French chef offering excellent food, with wonderful views from its outdoor deck across the river to Fowey. Perfect for walkers and explorers, this lovely location is equally suited to gardeners, water sports enthusiasts and those who just like to potter: there are shark fishing trips from Looe, boat trips along the coast, a private picnic lunch available from Fowey, water sports tuition at tiny Polkerris, antiques and vintage shops in the ancient Cornish capital of Lostwithiel, famed Cornish gardens and the renowned Duchy Nursery and the amazing Eden Project to delight plant enthusiasts.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3'), Smart TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care with children by the unfenced stream in the garden. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
This lovely, low single-storey barn nestles in a sheltered valley.
You may spot a woodpecker down by the stream...
A warming wood-burner for toasting toes on chillier days.
Three steps leads up to the beautiful master bedroom which has the most gorgeous linens and soft furnishings.
The kitchen-area is very well-equipped.
A lovely welcome awaits through the archway!
A big level lawn for children's games and happy dogs.
The level lawn adjoins the little stream.
Plenty of private parking in front of the cottage.
The front door opens into the living-room.
The wood-burner sits in an original inglenook fireplace.
The open plan living-room is perfect for relaxing with friends and family.
Both bedrooms have Smart TVs with Netflix.
The door leads through to the living-room.
Beautiful tiles, fluffy towels, oodles of hot water...what more could you want?
The Owners' land surrounds Kingfisher Cottage, 38 acres of beautifully kept paddock and woodland, managed to encourage wildlife.
This is a haven for wildlife and a wonderfully restful place to pass a tranquil hour or two.
A couple of steps lead down to Bedroom 2, at one end of the cottage, with twin beds.
This window looks out over the lawn to the stream.
Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower-room.
A big walk-in shower with monsoon shower head....bliss after a days walking, cycling or exploring.
Light floods into the bedrooms with both having dual-aspect windows.
Step out into the sunshine and enjoy a wonderful holiday.
The pretty harbourside village of Polperro is packed full of charm.
A trip to Fowey with its trendy boutiques and galleries and a great choice of places to eat and drink will not disappoint.
Be sure to visit Lanhydrock Estate (National Trust) with its stately home, glorious parkland and gardens and a network of cycle trails to discover.
There are more walking and cycling trails at Cardinham Woods.
Spend the day in Looe - make sandcastles on the beach, hop on a fishing trip or grab some fish and chips and enjoy them on the quayside.