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Pixie Nook | Luxury Romantic Moorland Cottage | Warleggan, Bodmin

Pixie Nook

Warleggan, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

A quintessential Cornish moorland hideaway with a twist, Pixie Nook nestles in an idyllic setting in the hamlet of Warleggan; said to be 'twinned with Narnia'. As perfect for solo breaks as romantic retreats, this luxury self-catering cottage is a haven of tranquillity and a tonic for the soul. Explore the rugged beauty of Bodmin Moor from the doorstep of your Cornish cottage retreat, cosy up by the roaring fire and idle away eves under starlight in the hot tub.


Exuding an individualistic nature, Pixie Nook is a fusion of quintessential Cornish cottage charm and Bohemian intrigue. With its crackling woodburner, characterful original features and hot tub ensconced amidst an idyllic cottage garden, Pixie Nook is a luxury Cornish hideaway cottage designed for couples looking for a romantic moorland retreat. If it's wilderness you crave then the immersed-in-nature setting is as conducive to an active walk-filled escape as those seeking a digital detox, with days filled with long baths, fireside ramblings and hot tub stargazing.


Jewel hues and vintage finds create a modern bohemian vibe within this characterful Cornish cottage. Exuding a unique interior scheme, as cosy a winter cottage escape as a luxury summer getaway for two, the sitting room is the perfect space in which to hunker down; soft lighting, opulent velvets and a crackling woodburner set the scene for laid-back indulgence. The light-filled kitchen is an idyllic setting for preparing indulgent breakfast-in-bed creations, perfect to tempt those needing an excuse to be roused from their restful slumber.


A romantic Cornish hideaway, complete with rambling rose over the doorway and an abundance of botanicals, Pixie Nook is a true nature lover's paradise. This dog-friendly cottage, at which your four-legged friend is well-catered for, Pixie Nook flaunts a pretty yet secluded garden - complete with hot tub - an idyllic retreat for those who need a little back-to-nature time. Keen walkers or those looking for Poldark-inspired landscapes can head to the moors, where endless skies meet an awe-inspiring landscape.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,195 per week, £950 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed, one ground floor bathroom with a bath and overhead rain shower.
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping is available on prior request
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are very welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms are welcome. One travel cot and one booster seat are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is private undercover parking at the cottage. The kitchen has an electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave. There is oil central heating plus a woodburner. The garden is fully enclosed and dog-friendly. Please note that hot tub maintenance is carried out on a Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Homestay includesSmart TV with Netflix, Sonos multi-room, WiFi internet, iPad, charcoal barbecue, board games, radio, linen, hammam towels for the hot tub, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Luxury moorland cottage for couples in Cornwall
Boho interiors at Pixie Nook Cottage
A well-equipped kitchen for cooking a hearty supper

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Travel wending Cornish country lanes over streams and through mossy glades to discover this magical moorland hamlet nested on the southern fringe of Bodmin Moor between St Neot and Cardinham Woods.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Located in the moorland hamlet of Warleggan, on Bodmin Moor.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway, which is around 20 minutes from the property.
  • By Air Newquay airport is a 25 minute drive away, Exeter airport is a 40 minute drive from the cottage.

From the owner

“Ancient mossy woods surround as you wind the Cornish country lanes towards Warleggan; there´s a definite ethereal feel to Pixie Nook´s setting. The wide open spaces of the rugged moorland is breathtaking along with the wild ponies and highland cattle. While at Pixie Nook take in the exceptional dark skies and stargaze on a winter evening from the hot tub.”

From the owner

Our Grade II-listed moorland cottage offers a unique slice of Cornish life, nestled on the beautiful and rugged Bodmin Moor. We come here to escape and enjoy the moorland views, birdsong and a simple way of life, and we're never disappointed! Whatever the weather, you can guarantee that you'll leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and reinvigorated.

The rolling moorland is punctuated with dramatic granite tors, you can explore the highest point in Cornwall - Brown Willy which stands at an impressive 1378ft. The buildings and remote relics on the moor date back to medieval times and all reflect their granite origins. In contrast, the ancient woodlands that surround Warleggan provide lovely riverside walks; expect to see bluebells, wood anemones and foxgloves in the spring and early summer.

Like many parts of Cornwall, the moor is alive with myths and legends and the so-called beast of Bodmin Moor. Warleggan is a lovely hamlet with an interesting history. The church is famous for the former vicar, Frederick Densham, who preached to an empty church for more than 20 years after a fall-out with the residents! His life story inspired a book by Daphne Du Maurier, as well as a 2009 film, starring Edward Woodward.

The Stanleys

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Warleggan with an insider’s perspective.

Coastal Scenes
To See

Coastal Scenes

Explore Cornwall’s north coast; where quintessential fishing villages, hidden coves and dramatic cliff walks combine. There´s a rugged and wild beauty to this coastline, and you can enjoy everything from surf lessons to fishing trips and coasteering adventures.

Lanhydrock House & Gardens
To Do

Lanhydrock House & Gardens

A truly magnificent late Victorian country house where woodland gardens exude a year-round appeal.A leisurely on-foot experience which allows you to really immerse youself in the scents and sights of the setting, cycle trails afford an alternative experience of this ethereal setting.

Camel Valley Vineyard
To Do

Camel Valley Vineyard

Camel Valley Vineyard, Cornwall´s largest vineyard, perched on sun-drenched slopes above the River Camel, has been producing award-winning wines for over30 years. Enjoy a tour of the vineyard and wine tasting before stocking up for the remainder of your stay!

St Kew Inn, Bodmin
To Eat

St Kew Inn, Bodmin

A 15th century inn with lots of original features, serving locally sourced, seasonal dishes and a wide range of Cornish ales and gins.

Guest Testimonials

Wow! what a beautiful little gem. We have had an amazingly relaxing and peaceful stay at Pixie Nook. The little pleasures of waking up to the sound of nothing but birds and the breeze is extremely refreshing. Our morning walks around Warleggan Church and the secret path were always the perfect way to start the day. The hot tub was the icing on the cake after long and tiring moor walks. A week we will never forget.

Great stay at the end of Summer, with some benign warm September sunshine. Enjoyed immensely the garden, hot tub, and the cottage. The walking is exceptional; Mac, our dog was always relaxed and loved the river and forest walks. Sunday lunch at The London Inn was huge, tasty, and a welcome break from the walking.

We had a lovely time during our stay and found Pixie Nook a relaxing retreat. We particularly loved sitting in the garden for breakfast in the morning. We also enjoyed exploring; walking locally and further afield. Our favourites being, Menabilly, Gribbin Head Pentire point, The Rumps circular walk to Polzeath and Minions to the Cheesering circular. Afterwards, we had lunch at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery cafe and finished with a trip to Golitha Falls. Thanks for the enjoyable stay in this beautiful part of Cornwall.

Pixie Nook has beautiful scenery, it´s very quiet and private. It has a relaxing hot tub and cosy log burner. The decor is lovely, very warm and welcoming. When we arrived after a 4.5 hour drive, we were so thankful to find tea bags, sugar and even a fresh bottle of milk to make a much-needed cup of tea, there was also bread and butter, scones and clotted cream, which was a lovely touch. The claw foot bath is gorgeous and perfect for relaxing in, but the hot tub was simply sublime. We wanted a secluded romantic getaway and we enjoyed every minute.

We stayed at Pixie Nook as a gift to one another for our 10-year wedding anniversary and loved every minute. We ventured out to eat, drink and explore and had a lovely trip to Polperro fishing village where we spent a glorious afternoon mooching around little shops and enjoying the stunning views. The rest of the time we were delighted to stay put enjoying the cottage and hot tub. Thank you for a very special and romantic few days.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cottage with us. Pixie Nook was everything we hoped for and more. The decor and updates made to this house are perfect, and all stay within the character of the home!

What a wonderful place to spend a romantic valentine’s weekend. We enjoyed every second of it and can highly recommend Cardinham Woods for some lovely walks. We´ve enjoyed beautiful scenery, even on a misty day. The cottage is great, the hot tub and wood burner really makes this place feel like a treat. We are heading home relaxed and refreshed and would love to come back some day.

How lucky were we?! Pixie Nook didn’t disappoint. Days of walking and then being completely relaxed in front of the log fire, we all felt so at home. Thank you for the treats too, they were all very thoughtful. The iPad was great too for planning the next day´s trip. We will most definitely be coming back!

Thank you for a lovely stay. After two nights in our campervan we very much appreciated the luxury of the cottage. We really enjoyed the hot tub of an evening, and with a clear sky we even saw a shooting star! Lovely little touches, such as a stocked fridge and muffins on arrival. We booked for our honeymoon, and leave this week together as newlyweds!

What a wonderful little cottage! We are leaving fully recharged and relaxed after a magical, mini break. The cottage is perfect and we felt very much at home. Rough Tor climbed followed by a well-earned soak in the hot tub! Thank you for allowing us to make some fabulous memories! We will be back!

Many thanks for having us stay in your charm filled, characterful cottage in this beautiful part of Cornwall. We particularly loved the comfy bed, well-equipped kitchen and of course the fabulous hot tub which is perfect for easing the muscles and bird watching after long walks! We loved exploring our immediate vicinity. It has been the perfect place for our anniversary weekend. Thank you.

We had a lovely week, the cottage is beautiful and the location perfect! Hot tub was fantastic, garden was awesome, bathroom beautiful and the kitchen layout is excellent... and very well stocked! My wife and I both vote Pixie Nook as our number one best country break!

I just wanted to send a very quick note to say a huge thank you to everyone at Unique Homestays for making our week at Pixie Nook so special. It was like walking into the website - absolute wow! The property was beautifully presented and had everything we could have asked for.

My dream cottage. I cried when I left. We loved it.

We had a lovely time at Pixie Nook thank you. We have builders in our house at the moment so a weekend away relaxing in peace and quiet and no building dust was priceless! The property was lovely, exceptionally clean and has everything we needed for the weekend. We were really impressed with both the property and Unique Homestays and would look to book through the site again and have recommended it to our friends and family.

We had an absolute amazing time at Pixie Nook! The setting was amazing and the cottage had everything and anything we needed. We have been telling all of our friends! We have been looking at other properties from your company which look just as amazing so we would definitely been booking again in the future.

We booked Pixie Nook as a little ´mini-moon´ for ourselves after all the stress of getting married! The cottage is just WOW. We look forward to returning as we feel we have only just scratched the service of what Cornwall has to offer.

Well what can we say!This cottage is so amazingly beautiful and is much more then we could have hoped for. Loved everything here, from the beautiful decor to the luxurious hot tub. We have fell very much at home, in fact we wish this was our home.Thank you do much for our lovely hamper. We are already planning next years anniversary trip in July. Love you Pixie Nook.

Excellent holiday. Exceeded expectations. Welcome gifts were very lovely. Will book another stay through Unique Homestays and definitely again at Pixie Nook!

What a very happy little house. As soon as you walk in your spirits soar. It really does not matter what the Cornish weather brings - rain, wind, sun. This is perfection. Thank you so much.

What a luxury to be able to spend a whole week here, just the two of us without our four girls.. Oh how perfect! It was lovely to light the fire and hear the wind and rain outside. Managed to go horse riding and a few gentle walks, and also a visit to Rick Steins, which was amazing. We loved the decor of Pixie Nook and all the little touches of luxury. Thank you for an amazing stay. We will definately be back.

We have had a lovely stay at Pixie Nook, it is such a beautiful cottage. The perfect getaway planned by my lovely boyfriend! Well and truly spoilt! Topped off by the scrumptious hamper. Pixie Nook is tucked away in a remote area with nothing but wonderful countryside. The hot tub and log burner are the perfect accessories. On the other hand if you are wanting to explore, Cardinham Woods is great for a long walk topped off with a stop at Woods Cafe.

This has been such a restful getaway and perfect for a 60th birthday celebration.This has been the perfect base to explore Padstow, Fowey and visiting family in Bude. Thank you for all the lovely touches for our dog Dougal, he loved his bed and treats. Will be sad to go home. Pixie Nook did not disappoint, what a fabulous break. Thank you.

What a heavenly place. Thank you so much for creating such a homely yet luxurious environment here at Pixie Nook. There was nothing you hadn´t thought of from cosy wood burner fire to sun loungers of every shape and size, plus much more. We have loved every moment of this little gem and of glorious Cornwall. Our dog was very well looked after with a lovely bed, bowls etc. What a lovely touch.

We had an awesome stay at Pixie Nook! The hot tub was amazing and the cottage was beautiful. We went to Roughtor, well worth a visit. Would love to come back here again.

We came to Pixie Nook to celebrate our wedding anniversary and explore Cornwall. Wow! Pixie Nook did not disappoint- it has to be the cutest, prettiest cottage we have ever stayed in. So cosy, romantic and comfortable! A beautiful cottage, a beautiful county, we will be back!

A fantastic week spent at the beautiful Pixie Nook! Absolutely loved the cottage, Warleggan and the breath- taking surrounding countryside! An excellent base for viewing all corners of Cornwall! Thank you Unique Homestays for making our honeymoon truly special!

After getting married this has been the most perfect mini break to relax after all the excitement (stress!) of organising a wedding! Pixie Nook is the most relaxing and quaint little cottage and we couldn´t wish for anything more. The welcome gifts were also a lovely touch! Our dog felt straight at home with a beautiful garden and a very comfy dog bed! The hot tub is amazing! We would recommend Pixie Nook to anyone!

Our second stay at Pixie Nook and yet again it did not disappoint! We came back as an anniversary treat and will most certainly be back again! Thank you for preparing a great gluten free hamper- the cookies did not make it past 5pm on the first day! Until next year!

We have just arrived and love it already! My husband surprised me with a short break here with our dog and three week old baby boy and everything was perfect. If you ever want to sell, please get in touch! Thank you so much.

A perfect few days getting ´away from it all´. The welcome hamper was full of delicious goodies and we really enjoyed sitting in the enchanting garden with cream tea (yummy scones!) Wonderfully quiet spot! The hot tub was perfect after a day walking and the lounge and wood burner were really cosy in the evenings!

We arrived on a lovely day and were so excited to be having another holiday with Unique Homestays. Pixie Nook is so enchanting, the wonderful colours throughout the cottage are beautiful. A hamper on the table with wine, treats and pretty flowers in every room were very much appreciated. Glowing coloured lights welcome you home at night and we enjoyed the garden bench to sit on with a glass of wine and look up at the stars.

We have had a fantastic honeymoon at Pixie Nook. The perfect hideaway for our first few days of married life. We went to Newquay in the sunshine, it had lovely views and shops. We went to the tiny cinema in Wadebrdige and went shopping in Plymouth. We would also recommend the St Kew Inn in Bodmin, the food was some of the best we have ever had. We loved all the little touches around the cottage and the hot tub was amazing.

Just perfect! We have had a lovely honeymoon at Pixie Nook. We have cycled along the camel trial, visited Land´s End, paddled in the sea at Newquay, and taken an eventful sea life safari in Padstow. Thank you for making our honeymoon so special, a trip we wont forget. We are going home now to research hot tub prices!

We had a fantastic weekend. Simply wonderful. My girlfriend (now my fiancé) was overwhelmed with the cottage and how beautiful it was, and how luxuriously it was laid out and how everything had been thought of.

We also absolutely loved the decor and design of Pixie Nook. The colours work so beautifully and it´s clear that you have really thought about it. My husband has very high standards, and you´ll be pleased to know he spent the first half an hour when we first arrived complimenting everything, even the girly touches!

We had a lovely time at Pixie Nook and are sad to be back home! The weather ended up being great during our stay, with crisp but sunny days giving us amazing views of the stars at night. Our trip really felt like a second honeymoon!

I adored how private, romantic and cosy it was. Also as the weather was great, the garden looked perfect. We seriously loved every single thing about Pixie Nook!

The cottage looked lovely in the pictures, and it didn´t disappoint. Everything about this house is just charming. Can´t do anything apart from relax here. We have fallen in love with Pixie Nook. Attention to detail and guests´ needs means you can turn up with a small bag of clothes and you´re sorted.

We were looking for an ´escape´ for our honeymoon and this was perfect. We had seen the cottage advertised in a Times supplement about romantic getaways. The property was gorgeous, and had everything we could have wanted. It was fantastic to have an outside space with a hot tub but we also loved the interior decoration and how homely the cottage was.

We fell in love with Pixie Nook from the minute we arrived. It is deceptively big and the pictures don´t do it justice. Luxurious and comfortable throughout. My personal favourites were the fire and the hot tub. Lovely personal touch with the scones and cream tea etc.. Thankyou, it was an amazing way to spend our honeymoon and im sure we will be back

Thank you so much for creating a perfect “bolthole” in such a lovely location. I loved all the attention to detail- the flowers, the candles and the bright, uplifting colours. I didn’t do as much sightseeing as I thought I would as I was very happy to stay in the cottage and garden (when the rain allowed!) – just reading and relaxing- the best break I can remember!

Pixie Nook is a beautiful home away from home, making you feel welcome and relaxed as soon as you walk through the door. We’ve loved every minute but will feel particularly sad to leave the hot tub… What a treat- even in the pouring rain! All in all a lovely holiday!

I had a wonderful stay at Pixie Nook with the most wonderful boyfriend on earth! The house is fantastic, everything is pretty! The décor is very pretty and the whole house is very cosy. In 10 years I want to have a cottage like Pixie Nook of my own! I wish I could stay longer in this perfect, little house!

Pixie Nook was the perfect retreat to spend our honeymoon in. The cottage has been beautifully renovated (in all my favourite colours!) and the hot tub was an added luxury. It was fantastic to sit back and be surrounded by the stars and peace and quiet. Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful escape from reality!

We came to here to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Beautiful house with every home comfort, we had a truly special time and thank you for all the attention to detail.

Such a fantastic week! We loved every bit of our stay here- from the welcome hamper and the scones with clotted cream, to the fire and the hot tub! Even though we didn’t have the best of weather, it was just a really good excuse to stay indoors and make the most of such a wonderful cottage! We were most impressed by the little thoughtful touches- the was jackets and milk and bread on arrival, for example. The garden is fantastic- so well thought out and maintained. Thank you for a perfect week!

We came to Pixie Nook on our honeymoon- the cottage was chosen by my husband, who, luckily for me, has perfect taste! Pixie Nook is a beautiful little hide away with inspiring décor. I was so excited when I walked through the door I started taking pictures straight away! The welcome hamper was lovely touch, and I can’t wait to come back!

First holiday in 3 years and it was definitely worth the wait! Pixie Nook is a beautiful peaceful and comfortable place to stay.. oh and very stylish! We had all we needed- a home from home stay. Despite the famous Bodmin Moor wind and rain, Pixie Nook was always warm and cosy. We will definitely be coming back and recommended to friends and family.

We’ve had a lovely stay at Pixie Nook- despite 3 rainy days! It is a charming magical little hideaway; the décor is fun and all the details have been though out carefully. Love the pink! We hope to be back soon to spend more time in the hot tub!

Pixie Nook was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon. Even with the rainy weather, we managed to enjoy the hot tub and the garden. We now want to buy our own cottage and make it look just the same!

I brought my girlfriend here for a surprise holiday no way to St Ives. We are now leaving as an engaged couple as she said yes to my proposal over a bottle of fizz, sunset with views over the Cornish coast. I even went down on one knee on the gravel! A gorgeous home with a beautiful garden and a super hot tub for those midnight dips underneath the stars.

Wonderful holiday! We had an amazing time staying at Pixie Nook- every detail had been thought of! Everything from the hamper to the hot tub made our stay so special- thank you!

A surprise birthday treat from my thoughtful husband- he found the perfect cottage, beautifully decorated and furnished- loved all the colours and character, inside and out. So many little touches that were much appreciated, the fresh flowers, hamper, cream tea, even a jubilee candle outside.

Very enjoyable weekend away, beautiful surroundings. Very quiet and peaceful, with no light pollution at night! Even with the warmest week of the year, the cottage was pleasantly cool. The hot tub was relaxing and the neighbours were welcoming. Overall a wonderful place to stay.

We’ve had a really wonderful week here at Pixie Nook- we have been under its spell! The neighbours are very friendly and helpful, the local walks were beautiful and when we ventured further afield we enjoyed both north and south coasts- also Lostwithiel. But we left late and returned early because we loved to be in the cottage and garden there.

Finally we have got round to staying in one of your properties. Pixie Nook has been a well thought out place to stay and had everything we needed. The location is spectacular and enabled us to explore the Channel and Atlantic! The hot tub was a treat! We look forward to staying with you again soon.

Wow! A stunning cottage on the Moorland with a fabulous cedar hot tub! Pixie Nook is in a fabulous location for exploring Cornwall with two lovely traditional Cornish pubs close by. We can´t wait to come back!

I want to keep Pixie Nook a secret...but I just can´t resist telling all of my friends and family how truly amazing this cottage is. The owner has thought of absolutely everything - no detail has been forgotten.

We´ve never stayed in such a wonderfully romantic cottage. We fell in love with it the moment we saw it and cannot wait to return for a cosy winter weekend. Pure indulgence!

Pixie Nook is a brilliant hideaway. We were there for our honeymoon and the location and presentation of the property made it feel really special. Stunning place and excellently presented.

We had an absolutely fantastic time, the cottage was so romantic and had everything we could ever need and we were impressed by the attention to detail. We will definitely look at using this or other properties on your website.

The wellies and jackets were much appreciated (very thoughtful)! Thank you so much. We had a magical time in Pixie Nook! Possibly one of our favourite holidays to date. Thank you so much for all the added extras such as the flowers, dog biscuits (although we dont have a dog this is lovely touch), books, games, logs etc..wonderful! We felt as if we were in a childrens story book. We will be back without doubt! Well done UHS!

What an amazing place! We have stayed in lots of self catering properties and Pixie Nook is by far the best. Every single detail has been thought of. The luxury hamper was also very welcome. Will definatley be recommending this to all our friends and we will definatley be back again very soon! Thank you :)

We had a wonderful stay thank you. We spent all day on Watergate Bay beach on Sunday (albeit in a wetsuit!). The cottage has been beautifully done and we loved some of the pieces so much that we went online while we were there and bought a few of them!

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