7 (all year)
Jupiter Lodge is a Cornish countryside dream, nestling amongst a beautiful lush rolling landscape on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Sandwiched between 'the ancient capital of Cornwall' Launceston, and the market town of Liskeard, the lodge sleeps up to eight guests in four comfy bedrooms (with three bathrooms!) and is perfect for friends or families who want to discover Cornwall's many delights.
Steeped in history, Bodmin is the moor of legends and myths with a myriad of fantastic walks peppered with granite tors and ancient engine houses, providing lots of reminders of the areas strong heritage in mining. A regular filmset for the popular BBC production Poldark, Bodmin Moor's rugged scenery has provided inspiration for many a writer and poet, and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife. Pony trekking and clay pigeon shooting are available locally and there are golf courses for those who enjoy a game, as well as fishing (coarse and sea) and water sports on the coast and at Siblyback Lake (six miles away).
With the moor on its doorstep, Jupiter Lodge affords a detached position surrounded by an acre of paddock which is a great place for children to play safely, and can also be used for those who want to bring their horse away with them. It is fully centrally heated and has a lovely terrace with glorious views over rolling Cornish countryside, making it ideal at any time of the year and a great base for enjoying a host of outdoor activities.
The lodge is just ten minutes on foot to the open moorland and approximately a mile from the hamlets of Upton Cross (home to the Sterts open-air Theatre) and Rilla Mill with two pubs in the area for a pint or meal. You can enjoy lovely walks through Stara Woods alongside the River Lynher; or walk a little further to Minions, Cornwall's highest village and a World Heritage Site where you will see the intriguing stone circle that dates back to the Bronze Age, the famous fascinating Cheesewring, and the Bodmin ponies freely roaming.
Sitting right in the heart of Cornwall, the picturesque South Coast with its pretty little fishing villages and sheltered bays, and the dramatic North Coast with its fabulous golden surfing beaches are both within easy driving distance for a day by the sea (approximately half an hour). Launceston is eight miles away offering a good range of shops, and Liskeard is six miles (also with a good range of shops) where you can catch the Looe Valley Railway for a scenic journey to the popular seaside resort of Looe (sixteen miles if you choose to drive).
Other popular places and attractions are Fowey Estuary with its beautiful walks, boating and kayaking; the South West Coastal Path with miles of glorious seascape; the pretty fishing village of Polperro; world famous Eden Project; the Lost Gardens of Heligan; the pretty harbour village of Boscastle; Tintagel with its strong links to King Arthur and the foodie heaven of Padstow - to name just a few within an hour's drive.
Trevor Plumbley joined Independent Cottages in February 2017
Outside: There is a sunny terrace which is perfect for alfresco dining whilst enjoying the lovely views over the surrounding countryside with BBQ and outdoor furniture. A shed provides secure bike storage and there is a paddock of one acre as well as a stable for those who would like to bring their horse away (when not in use with horses, this makes a great place for kids to play and let off steam).
Additional information: Unfortunately, due to the turnaround costs for a property of this size, short breaks are not available. Saturday changeover day is offered. Strictly no smoking and no dogs or pets of any kind. Travel cot (please bring bedding), high chair and stair gate are provided. Prices include WiFi internet access, electricity, heating, bed linen and towels.
Accessibility: The ground floor is wheelchair accessible throughout with a double bedroom with en-suite shower/wet room at ground floor level and ramp at the front door.
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