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Little Inka | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Little Inka

St Breward, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Giving soul to Cornwall’s founding elements of granite, slate and copper, this unique luxury wilderness cottage on the edge of Bodmin Moor encompasses the very essence of the UK’s first and final county. Moody glamour envelops within, mimicking the deep, plunging darkness of the moor’s night sky, while, in the adjoining cabin, a window carved out of the ceiling over the king-size bed ensures an unrivalled view of the elements throughout the seasons.

Introduction

Bringing the towering granite tors of Cornwall’s boundless moors and shimmering copper of the county’s underbelly together in one sensual self-catering retreat, Little Inka is a hidden cottage escape where lovers can entangle within one another, far from the rush of everyday life. A sunken courtyard with fire pit and hot tub encourages guests to live a life outside, keeping eyes turned upwards and trained on the glittering Milky Way; a sparkling, untouchable road making its way across the cosmos.

Inside

A home of two halves; the inky walls of the original stone cottage are bejewelled with tender ferns and contrasting nature prints, while chestnut leather sofas shine like a beacon of comfort in front of the roaring woodburner. Through the light-filled en suite (where trailing succulents, oxidised copper and natural textures abound) the bedroom is housed in a converted shepherd’s hut. Here, a deep, forest green coats the walls, copper cladding arcs the ceiling and a sumptuous bed invites early nights and drawn-out breakfasts under the patchwork blanket.

Outside

Beyond Little Inka’s sheltered courtyard, happy alpacas roam the fields, trails twist through hidden pockets of wildness and Bodmin Moor’s windswept hills and raging rivers invite adventure, peace and the grounding sense of awe which comes with being just a speck against nature’s vast landscapes. Amid the tors and ancient settlements, pretty pubs covered in clambering creeper serve rich Sunday roast dinners and a hard-to-choose-from selection of native ales. After filling your boots with local fare, trip back to your luxury moorland abode to sink into the hot tub as the light fades into the horizon.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,295 per week, £995 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere is one bedroom with king-size bed and rolltop bath at the cottage, along with one en suite shower room with walk-in shower and twin sinks.
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  • FeaturesHot tub and fire pit
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilySorry, no children or babies.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to two cars outside the cottage. The kitchen includes an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and wine cooler. There is a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer behind the shower room. The owners and their dogs live on site and tend to their alpaca herd in the adjoining fields daily.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper of local treats, bespoke alpaca experience, Cornish gin, Sonos move, 32" TV, coffee machine, WiFi, linen bathrobes, scented candles, handmade soaps, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Private cateringDiscover your options for private dining and fully catered breaks.
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • Eco-friendlyElectric car charging point
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Welcome to Little Inka, a luxury self-catering cottage in Cornwall
Sink into the copper rolltop tub in the bedroom

Prices & Availability

Bodmin Moor

Rising mounds of imposing granite, deep valleys brimming with coiling forests and remote villages hunkered around community inns roaring with welcoming laughter; Bodmin Moor is as wild and free as it is intriguing.

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Bodmin Moor

Getting there

  • On the Map Little Inka is located in the Cornish village of St Breward, on the northern edge of Bodmin Moor.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 towards Bath, the M5 South and A30 to Cornwall, following the directions provided to the property. From London, Little Inka is roughly four hours and 30 minutes by car; one hour and 15 from Exeter.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway 12 miles away, which is around 30 minutes from the property by taxi.
  • By Air Newquay airport is around a 30 minute drive away, while Exeter Exeter airport is just over an hour from the cottage. Both have car hire available in advance.

From the owner

“On clear nights when you can see the stars, it´s really quite heavenly to relax in the courtyard surrounded by candles with a little glass of something.”

From the owner

We think ourselves so lucky to have found this magical place and love and appreciate it every single day. While we are close enough to both north and south coasts, our alpaca farm and home are truly a sanctuary. A place where you can feel at one with nature.

Little Inka was built from local granite in around 1850 and started life as a tool shed and workshop for the resident farmer. By the time we moved in, the property needed a bit of love, and so we set our imaginations to work.

The cottage incorporates some of our favourite things; the shepherd's hut, copper bath, sliding steel door and plenty of one of a kind, functional pieces handmade here on the farm. Outside, the three parts of the cottage showcase the elements of earth, fire, metal, wood and water, ensuring nature is at the core of your stay.

If you just want to get away from it all and hide away in Little Inka, we think that would be wonderful. There's nothing like taking a step away from the world to reconnect, rest and make memories together.

Whatever you decide, we hope you leave refreshed and happy.

Wendy & Tom

Owner recommendations

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

Tailored alpaca experience

To Do

Tailored alpaca experience

Whether you´d like to feed the alpacas breakfast, take them for a walk or spread out yoga mats in their field for a morning stretch, your hosts can create a bespoke experience with their herd. To be arranged on booking.

The Old Inn, St Breward

To Eat

The Old Inn, St Breward

Chunky chips, smooth pints of cool ale and roaring fires galore; The Old Inn in St Breward (just a 15 minute walk from Little Inka) is the perfect antidote to soggy stomps across Bodmin´s wild moors.

Padstow

To See

Padstow

The prettiest town in North Cornwall (made all the more famous by Rick Stein and his glut of eateries hidden within the tangle of lanes), it´s not all food here. Take a boat trip across the river to Rock, hike the coast path, or simply watch the comings and goings of the harbour.

Pony trek across the moors

To Do

Pony trek across the moors

Head on over to Halagenna, where the horses cast for the Poldark series lodged, and experience the moors by horseback. Gallop through rivers and over hills, beneath ancient trees and through stone circles; a magical experience.

Guest Testimonials

What can we say. A huge thank you for letting us stay in your truly amazing home. It was a wonderful experience. You both made us feel so welcome. The homemade scones were delicious!

Thank you for being so welcoming when we arrived in the pouring rain, the cosy wood burner was very warming. Little Inka is indeed a unique place to spend some time, we have so much enjoyed the quirkiness and the relaxation. It is a great base for exploring the north and south coasts, we spent a few hours on our last day watching the waves on the rocks at Trebarwith Strand as recommended. Thank you for letting us meet your alpacas.

Thank you for creating this perfect oasis; it really is beautiful and the perfect place. Calm and tranquil. Your creation of Little Inka is absolutely wonderful in every way. The personal touches are quite exceptional. We have loved exploring the area as well as resting in the beautiful surroundings and the Alpacas are an exceptional addition too.

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience at Little Inka. Every last detail has been thought of, all with a touch of luxury and style. It is the perfect place to rest and relax and we have done both in abundance. Our holiday here will be remembered for a long, long time! Thank you for everything.

Since our first magical stay in February we have counted the weeks until our return and wow, experiencing Little Inka in the summer has been incredible. You have truly created the perfect peaceful retreat from which we can explore Cornwall from. Thank you for every thoughtful detail that made our stay absolutely blissful.

This is our second visit and we absolutely adore what the owners have created here. The location is so peaceful and just has all the facilities and luxury touches you could want. It is also lovely being able to see all the Alpacas and being able to see and speak to your hosts. Keep doing what you are doing, it’s perfect!

We would like to say a really big thank you for the perfect place to spend our honeymoon. We have loved every minute of our stay at Little Inka, from the warm welcome and Cornish treats that greeted us on our arrival. Thank you for teaching us all about Alpacas, they are definitely more than cute and fluffy. It was an incredible experience to meet little Dolly at only 40 minutes old. It really has been the best place to explore Cornwall from. Cycling the Camel Trail, seafood at Rick Steins and our helicopter trip to the Scilley Isle. Most of all we have enjoyed coming back home the at the end of the day to a warm relaxing atmosphere and of course, a gin of two in the hot tub. It has been the best start to our married life together and we will certainly be back.

What an absolutely beautiful place you´ve got here! From the moment we arrived, we were instantly welcomed by both of you and felt right at home. The decor & design of the place is stunning. Thank you so much for your lovely wee gifts, for kindly introducing us to your alpacas, and for your local recommendations! We has some lovely nights here sitting by the firepit and cozied up in the snug living room by the fireplace. We will definitely be back! You made the first stop of our honeymoon so special.

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at Little Inka. What a place you have here. The most amazing place to completely disconnect from reality for a few days. Even though the Cornish weather didn´t play ball, it did not ruin our weekend. It just didn´t seem to matter! This turned into our little ´home away from home´ for a few days, with the added bonuses of the glorious countryside, and your wonderful herd of furry friends! (There is a great pub at the top of that hill!).

The owners had thought of absolutely everything and were the perfect hosts. They really enhanced the overall experience. I think it was our favourite ever UK rental. The alpaca experience was even better than I hoped it would be - we now want to move so that we can own some! We really didn´t want to leave and we will definitely be rebooking. It was perfect - inside and out, with the most comfortable bed, incredible bathroom, and amazing private courtyard with a romantic firepit/hot tub under the stars. Thank you for the most generous welcome hamper we´ve ever received (the scones were delicious!).

Wow! What a place! Having stayed at many other Unique Homestays properties, we can certainly say that Little Inka is by far the best property! You´ve thought of everything, and it´s the most amazing place to while away a sunny weekend. We have just loved it!

Litte Inka is a truly magical place to stay. The attention to detail is unsurpassable and the owners are the perfect hosts. We really cannot fault anything about this very very special, and very beautiful, property.

A triumph! We will miss Little Inka immensely: it has been our favourite Unique Homestay so far. Such incredible attention to detail! We have loved and admired everything from the old Cornish materials to the well-thought-out touches. Thank you for creating such a beautiful sanctuary!

We love Little Inka! It´s an amazing place, very special and perfect in every way. We´ve had a brilliant time hiking and walking along the coast, as well as enjoying the property. It was so great to meet the alpacas and learn more about them. Thank you so much for creating this special space and for being such wonderful hosts. It´s so so appreciated!

Thank you for creating a dream staycation. You have made this place feel so warm and inviting. I was in love with Little Inka every time I woke up, and returning home to it from an adventure every day was delightful. Thank you!

This charming little cottage has brought us so much joy and relaxation over the last four days. Our day trips did not disappoint. We spent the day in Padstow, stumbled upon Pencarrow House, stuffed our faces at The Old Inn, fell in love with Port Isaac and spent all of our evenings cosied up by the fire. We so loved getting to know the alpacas and learning so much about how to care for them. The stars twinkling in the sky each night blew us away!

The property is wonderful but the hosts are so lovely and really made us feel so welcome, that played a huge part toward having a fantastic break; our first since the pandemic.

We were lucky that the weekend weather allowed us to enjoy every corner of this beautiful property. Having said that, we know we would still have had a great time in the rain! You have thought of everything to offer your guests a restful and luxurious place to stay. We hope to see you again soon!

My partner and I have had a fantastic break away here at Little Inka, it was just what we needed. The accommodation is beautiful and so comfortable, we felt relaxed as soon as we stepped foot inside and what a treat for the log burner to already be blazing away! We have had a great time wandering around the local area, everyone has been so friendly and chatty. Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for creating the most beautiful, relaxing, cosy experience. Little Inka has been the most perfect place to shelter from Storm Eunice! Every little detail is well thought out and appreciated, making this truly unforgettable. From the Squid Ink gin to the Cornish ham; this property has shown both these city youngsters some new experiences which won´t be forgotten.

Little Inka completely surpassed our expectations. We have had a truly magical stay. The owners have created a spectacular romantic hideaway in Little Inka, you should both feel so proud of your accomplishments! We came here to celebrate 25 years of being together (17 married!) and have made some wonderful memories. We made the most of being away from it all by walking amongst woodland to Golitha Falls (wow!) to sitting inside caves with flasks of coffee and homemade sandwiches at Trebarwith Strand, the most breathtaking beach and coastal walk we´ve ever seen!

We have enjoyed every minute of our stay at Little Inka. From meeting and feeding the alpacas to relaxing in this snug cottage, everything has been top-notch! The property itself is gorgeous, but what makes it stand out is the attention to detail, the little extras and thoughtful touches really enhanced our stay. The quality of everything is superb. The owners are brilliant hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them - thank you!

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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