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Arcalia | Luxury Self-Catering Farmhouse | Blisland, Bodmin Moor

Arcalia is a Grade-II listed 300-year-old luxury farmhouse in Cornwall which has been re-imagined and brought into the modern day with a sprinkling of mod cons, a flourish of style, and a hearty dose of Cornish hospitality. This large family farmhouse in Blisland sleeps up to ten guests and, along with its 14 acres of nature-filled gardens and outdoor pool, will create cherished family memories of a time well spent.


Nestled deep in the heart of rural North Cornwall, yet not far from the popular coastal village of “Doc Martin’s” Port Isaac, this spacious luxury home stay boasts a magical location offering tranquility and rejuvenation to all those lucky enough to visit. Imagine Aga-cooked suppers after a day at the seaside and splashing about in the swimming pool until well past bedtime...you'll fall in love with this stylishly handsome farmhouse in North Cornwall and wish your halcyon family holiday could last forever and a day. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Arcalia's master suite is on the first floor with an en suite bathroom and adjoining dressing room. There is also a twin with en suite bathroom above and a king-size bedroom on the first floor, along with a large shower room. On the second floor of this luxury self-catering farmhouse are two additional twin bedrooms along with two bathrooms; one with bath and shower over and another with hand-held attachment.


There is a natural pond in the gardens to the east of the farmhouse which is home to a handsome heron, a family of moorhens and other local wildlife. The heated pool, complete with well-equipped pool house, will delight the whole family in summertime and provide a welcome refresher in the Cornish sunshine. Arcalia is on the outskirts of the traditional picture-postcard village of Blisland, which sits on the edge of Bodmin Moor and is all the more charming due to its olde-worlde English village green, CAMRA-awarded local pub and a church which John Betjeman once noted as being 'dazzling and amazing'. 

For Relaxation

Starspotters and moongazers will be drawn by the nearby beguiling Trippet and Stripple Stones on mystical Bodmin Moor which provide Cornwall's very own Henge-esque stone circles, each pointing skyward to mark the sunset and moonrise on Mayday. The bunting-strewn sun room will be a favourite spot for sunshiny breakfasts, whilst during the colder months there is nothing better than curling up by one of the two roaring fires with a book from the library. Hire bicycles and enjoy a family adventure following the Camel Trail as it wends along the old railway of the Camel Estuary from Bodmin to Padstow (enjoying paper-wrapped fish & chips on the harbour before returning of course).


There is parking for several cars. This home boasts all mod cons including dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Bose sound system and American-style fridge/freezer. Whilst the pool and pond are a safe distance from the house, they are not fenced in. Families are advised to supervise young children in these areas at all times. Please note the conservatory has no central heating. 


  • SleepsUp to 10 guests from £2,250 per week
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 8 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One super-king master en suite and one king-size bedroom (both on first floor)Twins: Three twin bedrooms (one on first floor, two on second floor)
  • BathroomsOne en suite, one shower room on the first floor plus two second floor bathrooms
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: Yes one cot is availableHighchairs: Yes one highchair is available
  • BBQYes there is a charcoal BBQ
  • FeaturesOutdoor heated swimming pool (available May-September), plus a pool house with WC and shower
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod ConsBose sound system, DVD player, Freeview TV, underfloor heatingInternet & Communications: WiFi is availableMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: SaturdayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: The owners´ keen eye and creative spirit is evident throughout the stylishly furnished family home. With country-styled sophistication and homely touches, a stay at Arcalia will delight and inspire.


Our Take

Property Owner Yasmin says

As a family we have found a perfect haven at Arcalia. The stunning location offers the peace and tranquility to fully relax and unwind, chilling out in the sunshine by the pool, or enjoying a winter walk through Shell Woods. It is perfectly located to enjoy all activities at the coast too!

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Out & About

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

Vineyards and Bubbles North Cornwall boasts two award-winning vineyards to visit whilst on holiday at Arcalia. Trevibban Mill near Padstow has a stylish wine bar and tasting room which enjoys stunning views across the valley; a picturesque place for lunch whilst sampling their Cornish wine! Camel Valley is just fifteen minutes away and every Wednesday evening provides a guided tour by a talented wine-maker and a tasting session of their famous Cornwall Brut, among other delicious wines.

Woodland and Moorland  Pack up a picnic and walk or cycle through the beautiful mixed woodland of Cardinham before finishing up with some hearty fare at the Woods Cafe (with cakes to-die-for!). Explore the magic of Bodmin moor with its soaring Tors, granite outcrops and ponies which graze the heather-strewn moorland. The fables which surround the moor will enchant visitors young and old.

Coastal Adventures The surf hotspot of Polzeath and yachty-Mecca of Rock are half an hour away from Arcalia. These well-heeled holiday haunts are popular thanks to their stellar restaurants and popular water sports centre. Sailing, water-skiing, coasteering and surfing will add an extra splash of fun to your holiday in Cornwall. 

Giddy Up Have you ever dreamt of galloping across golden sands through crested shore-breaks with the wind in your hair and sea-spray on your face? Why not make this dream a reality whilst staying at Arcalia? Bodmin moor is a dramatic backdrop for hacks and ride outs too.  

Houses and Gardens There is a bevvy of noteworthy homes with breath-taking gardens to visit here in Cornwall. Pencarrow, Lanhydrock and Cotehele are all within striking distance of Blisland and make for an interesting day out whatever the weather. Don't miss the bluebell and wild garlic festival at Pencarrow in Springtime!



A self-catering break at Arcalia is definitely the classy way to enjoy a family-friendly holiday in North Cornwall. Sample some of the best fresh produce the UK has on offer. Along with the hedgerows dotted with farm gates selling honey, eggs, cakes and cider, you'll find larger supermarkets, fish mongers, butcheries and bakeries selling artisan goods to tantalise the taste buds.

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

Eating Out

North Cornwall has become a Mecca for foodies and you'll be spoilt for choice with Stein, Outlaw and Ainsworth all providing Michelin-starred restaurants nearby. The St Kew Inn is a short drive away and has a spectacular beer garden which is just beautiful in summertime; sit out and enjoy the locally-sourced creatively imagined dishes which make this pub so popular among locals. 


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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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