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Lose your self in nature and flee to this luxury moorland cottage nestled in the pretty hamlet of Rilla Mill in north Cornwall, where peace and tranquility promise only to be disturbed by the sweet melody of birdsong. Ensconced in nature, Elysian's pared-back rough-luxe style makes it an inspired dog friendly cottage on the Cornish moors.

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Hidden in a secluded pretty moorland village in Cornwall, Elysian sits on the fringe of Bodmin Moor between the ancient market towns of Launceston and Liskeard. The awe-inspiring moorland walks, evenings at the unique amphitheater and dinner at the local gastro inn will be the only things to tear you from the comfort of this luxury cottage with its rustic charm. Calming hues combine with nature-inspired artwork and curio to ensure Elysian is perfectly in-keeping with its rural surroundings.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Climb the stairs to reach the first floor where original blackened floorboards, white stone walls and low ceilings embrace Cornish cottage charm at its best. The bathroom has a fresh, vintage feel and the garden viewpoint means birdwatching is even possible from under the bubbles! The master room has a king-size bed with botanical headboard and deep feather duvet dressed in French linen, and the two double bedrooms are equally as sumptuous! Traditional hand-crafted windows let in the dawn chorus to coax you from dreamland in true fairytale fashion.


The pretty cottage garden just across the lane is fully enclosed and features a lawn bordered by fragrant beds and climbing rose trellis. The summerhouse provides a peaceful haven from which to observe the plethora of wildlife on the doorstep. Bodmin Moor's wild, rugged landscape is simply breath-taking. It's not uncommon to start a day’s adventure over the moorland to find never-ending panoramas of purple heather, highland cattle and grazing ponies. 

For Relaxation

For ultimate peace and quiet, retreat up to the adjoining linhay - a real writer’s retreat designed to inspire one's inner creative. On balmy days, venture on foot from Elysian through woodland and past hidden caves and sparkling waterfalls to find a tranquil spot for a picnic. Enjoy an immersive and totally unique cultural experience at the open-air Moorland Theatre; located just 10 mins from the cottage. In winter, stock the shelves and cosy-up by the crackling fire with a large glass of burgundy. The warm Aga, soft sheepskins and vintage furnishings make this a home you won’t ever want to leave. 


There is parking for up to three cars. The cottage includes an Aga, fridge freezer, washer dryer, dishwasher and microwave. The garden and courtyard are fully enclosed and safe for both pets and children. Please note that Elysian accommodates a maximum of four people, but these guests can use the third bedroom for an additional fee of £150.


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay Includes linen, towels, logs for the fire Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One king-size bedroom and two small double bedrooms
  • BathroomsOne ground floor WC, one first floor bathroom with overhead shower and WC
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a charcoal BBQ is provided
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping is available on prior request at an additional cost
  • FeaturesCinema room, summer house, linhay studio
  • PetsTwo dogs are very welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsiPad Air, Radio in the kitchen and summer house, Smart TV and additional TV in master bedroomInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Arrival day is Friday or MondayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
  • Other InformationProperty Terms and ConditionsFrequently Asked QuestionsRecommend to a friend

Style: Pared-back neutrals and original wood floors create a natural backdrop for an indoors-outdoors theme. Textured fabrics, loose linens and upcycled furnishings sit alongside inspired collections of ornithological art.

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Our Take

Property Owner Cathryn says

Approaching via winding country lanes, I felt as if I’d entered a children’s book and stumbled across a magical moorland cottage. With its wooden floorboards, wonky walls and a warm Aga with whistling kettle sat atop; Elysian is brimming with enchantment and provides a real haven for relaxation.

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Unique Extras

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Upton Cross post office and farm shop stock a healthy amount of fresh local produce. Venture into the old market towns of Launceston, Liskeard or Callington nearby to find some excellent family run butchers, bakers and green grocers. The white country Aga is perfect for a winter stew. Romantic candlelight dinners are perfectly suited to the dining area, while summertime barbecues can be enjoyed in the garden and afternoon teas in the linhay next door.

In-House Cuisine

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 (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

Just half a mile walk away is The Manor Inn, serving up good pub food with a local country vibe. The Springer Spaniel near Launceston comes highly recommended, boasting a freshly prepared menu designed to tempt those looking for fine dining in a warm, rustic ambiance. For an award-winning dining experience, head for supper at the dog-friendly Crows Nest Inn - a delightful moorland pub where roaring fire and great food combine to ensure the warmest of welcomes. 

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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