All three of the traditional Cornish self catering cottages at Badgers Sett were converted from barns belonging to the site's original farmhouse, which dates back to 1640. The conversions have been performed to a very high standard, providing guests with quality self catering accommodation that is modern and comfortable in a beautiful area of South East Cornwall near Liskeard. Many traditional features such as exposed stonework and vaulted ceilings with visible beamwork have been retained. The cottages are built from local granite and roof slates, with walls up to 60cm thick.
Thyme is a charming two-bedroom cottage on two levels. Ideal for a family, friends or couples looking for a great holiday in Cornwall.
Ground Floor: The open-plan kitchen, dining and living area offers plenty of space for four people and overlooks its own patio area to the large south garden just beyond with its colourful trees and borders. The dining area seats 4 + high chair if required and the lounge area has a settee and two comfortable arm chairs.
First Floor: A double bedroom with exposed beams followed by a twin room. A family bathroom with bath and separate shower unit.
Exterior: The patio area has external table & chairs with BBQ facilities and overlooks the 1.5 acre shared garden.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via oil fired central heating. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer & dishwasher. The sitting room area has a TV & DVD player, radio / CD player. There is WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board. Spring water is extracted on-site from a depth of 45 metres, and is tested regularly for purity. A shared utility room provides a washing machine, tumble dryer, space to hang wet coats (for walkers), additional freezer space and a small library of books and maps giving local information. The owners live on site and add a particular personal touch and welcome.
Electricity, heating & bed linen are all included but not towels. Towels are available to hire for £3.50 per person. Regrettably no smoking or dogs are allowed at the property. There is a cot & high chair available upon request. There is parking available for up to 2 vehicles.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
The highest village in Cornwall is Minions which is a mere 4 miles from Badgers Sett, and has a wealth of ancient archeological sites dating from the early bronze age onwards and they are really popular with walkers and hikers, these include the Hurlers, three stone circles dated at around 1500BC, a line through the centre of them brings you to Rillaton Barrow a large burial mound. Alternatively on the top of Stowes Hill, overlooking Minions, you can see the Cheesering, a natural formation of balancing stones formed during the last ice age and by thousands of years of erosion, the name derives from the shape of the stones and will become patently obvious on viewing!
The town of ancient stannary 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 livestock market. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. Liskeard is also the starting point of the Liskeard to Looe railway, one of the most scenic railway trips in the country and a delightful day out!
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 Cornwall's 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.
To the east is the Tamar Valley, a stunning, quiet, picturesque region with some beautiful villages including Calstock with its impressive Viaduct dominating the village, Calstock Quay was originally used for transportation of tin as there is a deep water navigable channel at the top of the tides, although the construction of the Tamar Valley Railway in the early 20th century led to most cargo being transported by rail. Further up stream is Morwellham Quay with its fantastic open air museum, Morwellham Quay has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, and is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Originally set up by the Benedictine Monks from Tavistock Abbey in 961 as a trading route to Plymouth via the Tamar. Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor and just across the border in Devon, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions.
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