The gorgeous open plan living-room
The cosy wood-burner gives extra heat in the living-room.
The sunny enclosed patio behind The Old Dairy.
There is just so much space.
The well-equipped kitchen/dining-area.
Holiday foodie treats.
What a lovely property this is.
Plenty of room for a family meal.
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 patio behind the cottage.
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

2902

1.3 miles NE of Altarnun / Sleeps 4 + cot

20% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

7 Nights from £431 - £1077

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Kings Head (1 ½ miles)

A 15th century coaching inn serving traditional lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Conveniently located for both north and south Cornwall and within easy reach of Bodmin Moor.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe May 2012

Homely and friendly, good pub food and plentiful!

Nearest beach

The Strangles Beach (9 ¾ miles)

This is a small rock-bound cove, with a shingle beach and steep cliffs behind, making it very sheltered and extremely hot in the summer. The northern side of the beach is often occupied by naturists - so perhaps not one for Granny and kids to visit!

Nearest walk

Altarnun and West Moor (1 ¼ miles)

This five and a half mile walk takes in the countryside and moorlands to Black Rock with panoramic views across West Moor. To add a bit of history to the mix, you'll also pass prehistoric hut circles and tin streamworks. be aware of lifestock and keep dogs on leads if necessary. Take a look at the iwalkcornwall link for full walk details.

Nearest town

Altarnun (1 ¼ miles)

Located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Altarnun lies in one of Cornwall’s prettiest valleys and is perfectly located for exploration of the north Cornish coast and Dartmoor. The wild beauty of Bodmin Moor is right on the doorstep, with plenty of excellent walking and panoramic views from the many rocky tors that fill the skyline. Classic granite architecture dominates the village itself, including the rectory which is featured in Daphne du Maurier’s novel ‘Jamaica Inn’, and a 15th century packhorse bridge spans the river that runs through the village.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

June 2011

Also nearby

The Rising Sun (1 ½ miles)

A 16th century inn a couple of miles from Altarnun, The Rising Sun is a great single-room pub with slate floors and an old oak bar worn smooth by years of resting elbows. Known locally for excellent food served in the bar or restaurant, there is a great selection of real ales, mouth-watering food and a welcoming atmosphere.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Gulliford April 2011

Lovely old pub, open fire, slate floors and warm welcome. Lots of good food, locally sourced and cooked with style. Eat filling snacks in the bar or splash out on the full three courses in the restaurant. Also does an excellent Sunday lunch.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2009

This is a really nice, tucked away pub. As well as the main atmospheric pub area, there is a newly refurbished restaurant area, which is more modern in design and nice and spacious. The food is lovely, reasonably priced and the service is friendly and good. Lots of nice fish dishes on the specials board!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

The food is fantastic very good value for money.

Cowslip Cafe (5 ¼ miles)

Traditional farmhouse food, homecooked on the Aga. Good vegetarian and gluten-free options are usually available here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A great little find

We stopped here for afternoon tea and cake. The have a lovely selection of fresh food, cake and ice cream. There is a lovely terrace and a little garden with views over the valley. A great place for a quick bite to eat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Perfect for lunch

My favourite place for lunch. All local and organic, with their own home grown vegetables and salads. Beautiful patchwork on display with a shop where you can buy materials and gifts. Book for one of Jo's patchwork courses if you're here when one is on.

Launceston Steam Railway (6 ¼ miles)

Straight out of Thomas the Tank Engine, this is a fun-filled excursion whatever the weather. Learn about the little locomotives, or just sit back and enjoy ride.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Jewell September 2015

A quirky little train journey! We were glamping at Western Meadows (near New Mill Farm Park) and caught the quaint little steam train from the Farm Park into the town of Launceston for a look around. The children loved the 2 mile journey through countryside, it really did feel like we were stepping back in time.

The Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre (5 miles)

The sanctuary is home to orphaned otters and also runs an otter breeding programme, don't miss feeding time at 12pm and 3pm. There are other animals to see including fallow deer, wallabies, muntjac, and a variety of bird of prey.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lewis July 2015

The Otter Sanctuary is a lovely day out for adults and children alike. We enjoyed watching the otters being fed and listening to the knowledgeable staff talk about them. We strolled throught the woodland, fed deer, patted the rabbit and held a kestrel. There are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic and also a lovely cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Martin April 2009

Tamar Otter Park

A great place to visit with children. An enclosed wooded walk area where the deer and wallabies are free to roam. Watch the otters swimming about and being fed. A lovely place for a picnic or alternatively there is The Countryman Inn at the end of the road that serves great food.

Hidden Valley Discovery Park (3 miles)

A woodland park with a miniature railway and ‘Crystal Challenge’ treasure hunts.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A great little discovery

Three generations of our family visited and we had a great day out spending approx. 5 hours at the park. The mansion house if fun and quirky, the children loved the hidden tunnels to clamber through. The trails were both engaging and entertaining for children and adults. The interactive exhibits were good fun and the play area miniature train ride added to a fun day out. They also serve nice food and refreshments in the cafe.

Articles | From around the area

Visitors' Book

A St Ives Staycation