Steeped in history and wrapped-up in romance, this sweet stone cottage sits on the western fringes of Bodmin Moor within easy reach of the pretty fishing villages of Port Isaac, Padstow and Rock on the north Cornwall coast. From sunset walks along the beach to moorland picnics within a scene of trickling streams and freely roaming ponies, a luxury escape to The Poet's Hideaway will provide the perfect couple's retreat.
With its unique desolate beauty, north Cornwall's Bodmin Moor makes an enchanting destination for couples and solo travellers wanting to escape the everyday. Country lanes twist through rolling moorland to reach this luxury cottage nestled in a tiny hamlet near St Breward. Once used as a reading room to encourage literacy amongst the local children, The Poet’s Hideaway oozes charm from every wonky beam, nook and cranny. The chalky, vintage cottage interior combines with the utopian setting to make a tranquil retreat for the most relaxing of staycations.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Climb the quaint cottage stairs to reach a luxury shower room and bedroom which flaunts a king-size bed overlooking the garden. To rouse in true storybook fashion, pull the windows open and let the room fill with birdsong. Also upstairs is a cosy snug room in which to compose your literary masterpiece, or simply sit with your nose in a good holiday read.
The secluded garden is filled with beautiful blooms, shady trees and a trickling stream which runs along the bottom of the lawn. The sunny deck provides an idyllic spot for scoffing scones and rosé on a balmy afternoon, whilst the Scandi-inspired summerhouse, with cosy armchairs and vintage trunk table, is best for the Sunday morning papers. Wander down the lane and you'll discover the nearest villages of St Breward and St Tudy, each boasting brilliant pubs with crackling fires.
There's nothing more exhilarating than taking to the moor on horseback. Gallop past sweeping heathland, granite tors and delicious coconut-scented gorse as you embrace the landscape in true Poldark style (which, incidentally was filmed just around the corner)! If you'd prefer exploring on two wheels over four legs, start the famous Camel Trail from nearby Wenford Bridge - not forgetting to stop for a flute of bubbly at Camel Valley Vineyard as you cycle along the estury to reach Cornwall's fine food capital Padstow. Enjoy freshly caught fish on the harbour and watch the sun set over dreamy Daymer Bay in the distance.
There is off road parking for one car and parking for a second on the country lane. The kitchen features an electric oven, fridge with freezer drawer, dishwasher and washer-dryer.
- SleepsUp to 2 guests
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- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: One double bedroom with king-size bed
- BathroomsOne shower room with WC and basin
- FamilyChildren: Babe-in-armsCots: One cot is available (from June)Highchairs: One highchair is available
- BBQCoal barbecue
- PetsTwo dogs are very welcome
Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
- Mod ConsSonos system, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Smart TV (subject to WiFi set up later in the summer), DVD player and iPad AirInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internet should be available from summer 2017 - please enquire for more details. Please note that mobile reception is patchy due to remote location. Consider it part of the charm!Mobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Floor Plans Yes, View floor plan
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
- Other InformationProperty Terms and ConditionsFrequently Asked QuestionsRecommend to a friend
AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: Taking influence from Scandinavian interior design, the cottage is a perfect balance of functionality and aesthetics. A neutral, understated colour scheme really brings out the beauty in the original features.
Property Consultant Clare says
The Poet´s Hideaway is the perfect retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle. Creative souls will relish the peace and tranquillity which comes in abundance here. With so many corners, couples can spread out or cosy up as much or as little as they wish!
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FOOD AND DRINK
The country cottage kitchen and its array of self-catering accessories are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. Local farm shops are the best option for home-grown Cornish produce, ensuring you experience the area's freshest offerings. Dine in the sitting room and let the log burner provide the crackling soundtrack to your candlelit supper.
If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your partner (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).
There are several moorland inns that come highly recommended near The Poet's Hideaway, particularly The St Tudy Inn, St Maybyn Inn and The St Breward Inn. For celebrity name dining, head to Watergate Bay to sample their scrumptious taster menu at Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen restaurant, or Paul Ainsworth's in Padstow.
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