Acorns is a really comfortable 2 storey 1 bedroom cottage, occupying one end of the Owners' superb converted granite barn which used to be an old threshing barn. Located in a small hamlet of about 10 houses and converted barns, this peaceful rural location is a wonderful place to escape to at any time of year. The wilds of Bodmin Moor with endless walking opportunities are nearby and the spectacular scenery of both Cornish coasts and Dartmoor are all within easy reach. The area abounds with country pubs - most of which have roaring fires in the winter months, and the towns of Launceston and Liskeard are just short distance away. Acorns is just 2 miles from Minions, Cornwall's highest village, the famous Cheesewring, a dramatic outcrop of granite slabs and The Hurlers, a set of three bronze age stone circles.The area is rich in mining history with many chimneys, engine houses and stone railway tracks still visible - a reminder of Cornwall's long mining tradition.
Acorns is located in 3 designated areas - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Area of Great Scientific Value and Area of Great Historic Value. So something for everyone! The oak tree shown in the photos is the "famous" Darley Oak which is over 1000 years old. This is a great location to visit if you are a keen walker. There are endless opportunities to explore the local area. A great dog friendly cottage too! The barn itself is set out in reverse style with a kitchen / living room on the first floor and access into the enclosed garden. On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with external access, a large bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Ground Floor: Double bedroom (4’6’’) with large bathroom featuring traditional freestanding roll top bath, separate shower, WC and basin.
First Floor: Open plan kitchen / dining room / living room.
Exterior: Enclosed garden with exterior furniture and BBQ facilities.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via central heating supplemented with an electric “woodburner” in the lounge. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven & hob, kettle, toaster, fridge with ice compartment and microwave. The living room area has a wall-mounted digital TV & DVD player. The washing machine is in a cupboard off the bathroom and there is a clothes drier, iron and ironing board. A cot & highchair are available for babies and an additional folding bed is available for children (not suitable for adults). There is a CD and radio player and WiFi is available (subject to service availability).
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included.There are parking facilities for up to 1 vehicle. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at no additional cost! Regrettably no smoking is allowed.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Sunday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks. Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwalls stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families.The National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow neighbours Rick Steins empire on the North Coast. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the first steam operated railway in Cornwall, takes in 13 miles of countryside. Also just outside Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who have been winning awards for their home grown wine for the past 20 years. The National Trust have a number of properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Cotehele and Antony (used for Disney's Alice in Wonderland), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book. T
The market town of Launceston is the capital of Cornwall and well worth a visit to see the church of St Mary Magdelene, with granite carvings, unusual among Cornish churches.
The town of Liskeard is at the head of the Looe Valley and is approximately 12 miles east of Bodmin. Liskeard is one of the few remaining towns in Cornwall to still have a weekly livestock market. Market day is Tuesday. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. On Bodmin Moor, Dozmary pond is thought to contain Arthur's Excalibur, and Merlin is thought to be still found walking under Tintagel Island.
Camelford is a great centre for touring, walking, fishing, swimming or surfing holidays. The town is steeped in history and has excellent shopping and sporting facilities.
Port Isaac is the location of the televisions series Poldark and more recently Doc Martin, as well as being a gorgeous working fishing village.
- Pet friendly
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal weekly tariff overview
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|3 nights||01 Nov 2019||19 Dec 2019||£279|
|3 nights||20 Dec 2019||02 Jan 2020||£479|
|3 nights||03 Jan 2020||13 Feb 2020||£269|
|3 nights||14 Feb 2020||20 Feb 2020||£319|
|3 nights||21 Feb 2020||19 Mar 2020||£279|
|3 nights||20 Mar 2020||02 Apr 2020||£319|
|3 nights||03 Apr 2020||16 Apr 2020||£369|
|3 nights||17 Apr 2020||23 Apr 2020||£349|
|3 nights||24 Apr 2020||30 Apr 2020||£329|
|3 nights||01 May 2020||21 May 2020||£349|
|3 nights||22 May 2020||28 May 2020||£469|
|3 nights||29 May 2020||25 Jun 2020||£399|
|3 nights||26 Jun 2020||23 Jul 2020||£439|
|3 nights||24 Jul 2020||27 Aug 2020||£549|
|3 nights||28 Aug 2020||03 Sep 2020||£439|
|3 nights||04 Sep 2020||17 Sep 2020||£399|
|3 nights||18 Sep 2020||24 Sep 2020||£379|
|3 nights||25 Sep 2020||01 Oct 2020||£329|
|3 nights||02 Oct 2020||22 Oct 2020||£319|
|3 nights||23 Oct 2020||29 Oct 2020||£359|
|3 nights||30 Oct 2020||19 Dec 2020||£269|
|3 nights||20 Dec 2020||02 Jan 2021||£439|