You are assured of a warm welcome by the grazing sheep, cattle and ponies scattered across the moors as you wind your way along the country lanes that twist across rolling moorland to this endearing little cottage. With amazing views over the glorious countryside, Limehead Cottage has been beautifully transformed from two former miners’ cottages and a stable, into a comfortable and cosy retreat, packed full of original features. Nestling in the village of St Breward, with its traditional village pub and shop, on the western side of Bodmin Moor, this Grade II Listed semi-detached cottage is the perfect getaway for couples and families wanting to fully embrace moorland adventures and still have easy access to the pretty fishing villages and fabulous beaches on Cornwall's north coast.
Flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces, open beams, slate sills and the odd low doorframe and sloping roof (please mind your head) complement the modern day additions, lovingly introduced by the Owners. The stylish kitchen has all the mod-cons and appliances that you will need and the little dining-area enjoys views of the garden and beyond. The sitting-room has comfy armchairs and a sofa to relax on in front of the wood-burner, a welcome sight on those out-of-season breaks. Patio doors lead out to the enclosed terrace – a perfect spot to enjoy those far reaching views whilst enjoying some outdoor dining or drinks. The ground floor bedroom has a super-king double bed and can be made up as a twin, providing great flexibility. The pretty second bedroom and family bathroom, with a super free-standing bath, can be found on the first floor. Limehead Cottage has two sets of cottage-style stairs, one leading off from the sitting-room and the second from the ground floor bedroom. This is an excellent location for lovers of the great outdoors and the opportunities for exploration are endless for you and your canine companion. Don your walking boots and discover the 100 square miles of dramatic wilderness and desolate beauty of Bodmin Moor; or in true Poldark-style, join the local riding stables and hack across the moor on horseback – you never know, you might get a glimpse of the man himself as they film in the area! For fun on two wheels, take to the famous Camel Trail, a 17 mile cycle trail, starting at nearby Wenford Bridge passing through wonderful scenery and countryside eventually hugging the banks of the Camel Estuary as you wind your way into the foodie heaven of Padstow. And after all that exhilaration, what better way to unwind, than snuggled up in front of the roaring wood-burner, planning your adventures for the following day.
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Step to Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Separate WC and wash-basin
2 steps to Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please take care as this cottage has the odd low doorframe and sloping roof. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 5 electric thermostatic radiators
Limehead Cottage in the pretty village of St Breward.
Enjoy time on the terrace taking in the view.
Probably the best seats in the house!
The cottage has two charming bedrooms.
You are assured a warm welcome at Limehead Cottage.
The delightful kitchen/diner.
At mealtimes, you can take in more of those countryside views.
The cosy sitting-room with the stairs leading up to bedroom 2 and the family bathroom.
After a day of exploring, what could be better than a night in front of the wood-burner?
Open up the patio doors and take in some more of the views.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has 'zip and link' beds - so it can either be a super-king bed or two singles.
Charming original features remain throughout.
A second set of stairs lead off from bedroom 1 to the bathroom on the first floor. Please note the stairs are steep and narrow.
Bedroom 2 on the first floor has a super comfy double bed.
A lovely view to wake up to.
The family bathroom has a separate shower and gorgeous free-standing bath!
The view from the terrace
After a day of hiking across the moor, why not treat yourself to Cornish pasties and saffron cake from the village shop!
The terraced area has plenty of room to sit out and enjoy the wonderful views
Be sure to bring your hiking boots - the moorland alone has 100 square miles to explore.
There will be a variety of local traffic passing by the door as this is one of the main roads running through the village!
The village pub, the highest in Cornwall. Pop in for a true Cornish welcome and some hearty food!
The scenery is quite stunning.
The moorland ponies roam freely across the countryside.
Picture-perfect Port Isaac, of Doc Martin and Nathan Outlaw fame, is well worth a visit.
The north coast is littered with fabulous beaches!