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Elysian | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Rilla Mill, Bodmin Moor

Lose yourself 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 amphitheatre and dinner at the local gastro inn will be the only things to tear you away from the comfort of this luxury cottage with its rustic charm. Calming hues and character features 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 beamed ceilings embrace Cornish cottage charm at its best. The bathroom has a fresh, vintage feel and the garden viewpoint means bird watching is even possible from under a bath full of bubbles! The master bedroom 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 and streaming sunshine 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 studio - 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. Please note that Elysian accommodates a maximum of four people, but these guests can use the third bedroom for an additional fee of £150. Parents are advised to supervise children and pets at all times in the outside spaces of Elysian. Due to the age of the property, low beams and ceilings feature throughout; please mind your heads!


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £925 per week, £650 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital 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 and linhay studio, summer house
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsiPad Air, Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine, 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: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 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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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Rilla Mill, Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Pull! Whether a total beginner or a more advanced shooter, enjoy an afternoon's clay pigeon shooting nearby at Lower Lake. As well as game shooters, skeet and sporting for clay shooters, there are a variety of high and low towers in the valley to enjoy.

Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a remote, dramatic moorland still grazed by moorland ponies and highland cattle. Highest peaks, Rough Tor and the slightly taller Brown Willy, which reaches a height of 420 metres (1,377 ft) above sea level. More than a hundred Bronze Age hut circles have been excavated on the slopes of Rough Tor, along with a Neolithic Tor Enclosure and the foundations of a Medieval chapel. The wild and windswept 'high moor' is also home to Cornwall's highest church, located in the village of St Breward, starting point of the Camel Trail.

Head to the Coast A visit to the village of Boscastle and Tintagel is sure to cast a spell over you; from dramatic coastal walks to quaint bookshops and tea rooms, there is magic to be found in these pretty vilages. Beautiful Boscastle has also been used as a filming location for Doc Martin and Saving Grace, and has even starred in its very on television series A Seaside Parish. In October, don't miss the Boscastle Food festival. Pick up a copy of the local Parish paper The Boscastle Blowhole to get abreast of all the local goings-on!

Antiques For those inspired by the cottage's interiors or simply with a penchant for antiquities, the nearby town of Callington holds fortnightly auctions with viewing available on Wednesdays followed by the sale on alternate Thursday mornings.

National Trust Cotehele House nearby makes for a great day out. The Tudor house is festooned with tapestries, textiles, arms and armour to evoke the imaginations of all the family! Saltram House in Plymouth was home to the same family for nearly 300 years, and still displays the original contents providing a fascinating insight to country-estate life throughout the centuries.

On the Water Hire canoes for all the family from Cotehele Quay and experience the delight of gliding in a silent boat in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country; past steeply sloping woodland, old quays, mine chimneys, farms and boatyards. For those with a thirst for more high octane activities, nearby Siblyback Lake is the best place in Cornwall for wakeboarding, windsurfing, sailing and more.

Culture Vultures Sterts open air theatre is a short drive away and is a 'must visit' for those who are curious to experience a production under the stars. There is a bar, many events throughout the year, and you might even be lucky enough to visit when the BBQ is sizzling too! 



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 studio 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 ambience. 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 so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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