Garden Cottage - Self catering holiday cottage in Bodmin, Cornwall, England - Sleeps 4
A warm welcome awaits you at Garden Cottage, a delightful retreat tucked away in the heart of historic Bodmin town centre. Recently updated and redecorated, the cottage sleeps two adults in a double room, plus two smaller people in bunk beds in the second bedroom.
Garden Cottage is a perfect base for exploring Cornwall, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an easy family break. The owners believe they have thought of everything you’ll need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday!
Although hidden in a secluded location, Garden Cottage is easily accessible, with everything on your doorstep. Bodmin’s shops, pubs, eateries, tourist information centre and Town Museum, and the Town Park with children’s playground and skate park are within five minutes walk.
The Beacon nature reserve - perfect for picnics and kite flying, the Steam Railway, historic Bodmin Jail, Military Museum and the Camel Trail for cycling and walking are all within fifteen minutes walk. So park that car and relax - there’s plenty to do. Within just a five minute car drive away is Lanhydrock Golf Club, and beautiful Lanhydrock House, a fantastic National Trust property and possibly one of the best in England.
The quirky Trago Mills shopping experience is only a ten minute drive away. It’s an amazing place selling everything from plumbing pipes to designer branded clothing, all at mad prices. Definitely worth a trip to fulfill all those shopping urges - there’s no where else like it!
Are you a sporty type? Garden Cottage is ideally situated for cycling the Camel Trail to Wadebridge and Padstow, sailing in stunning Fowey, Fishing from Mevagissey, Pony trekking on Bodmin Moor, walking the Saints Way or Coastal paths, or golfing at one of the numerous local courses. If surfing is your bag then take your pick from all those fantastic North Coast beaches: none are more than thirty minutes drive away.
Art and Culture more your thing? You must visit Tate St Ives; explore all the studios in St Ives and Penzance; catch a show by Kneehigh or Miracle Theatre companies; see a local band at Carnglaze Caverns, or a national show on tour at Hall for Cornwall Truro Or Theatre Royal Plymouth or even a quality local show at Sterts Theatre up on the moor.
Love Gardens and historic houses? There’s loads - the famous Eden Project is a must, plus the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Caerhayes Estate, Trelissick, Lanhydrock, and too many others to mention.
Children to entertain? On sunny days there’s nothing better (or cheaper!) than playing on the beach, most of the best ones being less than thirty minutes drive away. Dodgy weather? The Tourist info centre just opposite the house has a spooky dungeon to explore, plus an interactive courtroom trial reenactment. Eden is great for kids, as is the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, The Sealife Centre in Plymouth, Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Paradise Park, Gweek Seal Sanctuary, the Monkey Sanctuary at Looe: the list goes on!
Mad on shops and lovely towns and cities? Nearby Fowey, Padstow, Wadebridge, and Newquay are all full of interesting shops and lovely restaurants. The bigger towns of Truro, Plymouth, Falmouth and St Ives are great for days out, and even Exeter is only an hour away.
Not bringing a car? Bodmin Parkway Station is a short taxi or bus ride away, or we can collect you with prior arrangement. The National Express Coach stops five mins walk away, and all the bus stops with links to most places in Cornwall are right out side the Cottage’s private access to the street. The lovely ladies over the road in the Tourist Info Centre will tell you all you need to know.
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- iPod Docking
- Bike Storage
- Internet Access
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Accessible via Public Transport
- Open plan living on the ground floor, with cosy sitting room with comfortable seating, television with iPod docking station, DVD player, CD player, family games etc.
- Kitchen/diner with table and chairs for four, fridge freezer, gas cooker, microwave, washing machine, iron and ironing board, plus everything you need for eating in.
- Upstairs to the bathroom with bath and power shower.
- Double bedroom with plenty of storage.
- Second bedroom with bunk beds and storage.
- Garden - the cottage shares the pretty courtyard garden with the owners (who live next door). However, they want you to think of the garden as part of your holiday experience. They are out all week anyway, and will respect your privacy at the weekends, so on fine days they encourage guests to use the barbeque and outside seating area. There’s room to store your bikes too.
Additional information: The price includes: linens, towels, electricity, gas and a “Cook your own Cornish Breakfast Kit” upon arrival. Changeover day Saturday for weekly rentals. Flexible stays considered, subject to a two night minimum stay. Children encouraged, but sorry, no smokers or pets.
Low Season from £225
Mid Season from £300
High Season from £440
Peak Season £500
Pets: Enquire with cottage owner
Changeover Day: Flexible
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Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Bunk Bed room)
Owner: Sherry & Nigel Boocock click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Garden Cottage joined Independent Cottages in July 2009
Last Minute / Late Availability OffersSat, 18 May 2013 for 7 nights - £300
£30.00 0ff! Cornish Bargain.. 3 nights £180Sat, 1 Jun 2013 for 7 nights - £400
£50.00 0ff! Cornish Bargain.. 3 nights £180
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Reviews and Testimonials for Garden Cottage
"Thanks for taking us at short notice. The cottage is delightful." The Smiths, March 2013.
Just a quick line, albeit a bit late, to thank you and Nigel for making us feel so welcome. The cottage was lovely – spotless, well equipped, in fact everything we needed and very comfortable. To top it all, Penny is lovely – we love animals and she is so quiet and so friendly! We would be more than happy to recommend you,If you would like to post this on your website please feel free. Jan 2013
Sue and Mike
just wanted to say thanks again, we had a great time in Cornwall
last week, cant wait to come back again! Katy and family,
"Lovely cottage, cosy and comfortable. Thanks for the warm welcome Sherry", Judy and Kelly, Victoria, Australia
Just wanted to drop a line to thank you both for the hospitality (and food (and wine)) during our holiday. We both felt it was one of the best holidays we have had in a long long time, and a lot of that was down to you two.If you want to put our names and contact details down as references please do so - it would be a pleasure to recommend Garden Cottage to anyone. The Ellis'Sussex .
"Once again, many thanks for everything and if we can get back to Cornwall be sure it will be to Garden Cottage", Ms Bullimore.
"Immaculate cottage, delightful welcome, excellent location. Thanks" The Youngs.
"Lovely break-comfy & loads to do!" The Gohills, West London.
"Thankyou for making our stay so comfortable! A lovely cottage with everything we needed, which let us enjoy our stay to the max! Thanks", James, Tash and Damion, Dover.
"A great week's break, in a beautiful cottage. Ideal base to see Cornwall. Had a busy week, but feel we've had a great holiday. Thanks!" Sally and Drew, Bedfordshire.