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Wagtail Cottage

East Taphouse, Cornwall (Ref. 915191)

4.8

Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Review(s)

  • Sheila

    “Lovely friendly welcome, so helpful.”

    The cottage had everything we needed and so comfortable.would highly recommend.

    The cottage had everything we needed and so comfortable.would highly recommend.

    - Sheila, March 2024

Summary

  • All ground floor to sleep 4 guests
  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, high speed fibre WiFi, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent excluding use for charging electric cars
  • Starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent 1st Nov to 30th Apr, at other times fuel for woodburner is available locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • On site off-road parking for 1 large or 2 small cars with additional parking nearby
  • Private enclosed lawned garden with covered patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: One step into bathroom
  • Note: Please be advised that there is no electric car charge facility at this property., charging of electric cars is not permitted as part of your booking.

The property

This character cottage forms part of the south wing of a beautifully converted courtyard of ancient farm buildings known as Higher Penhole Farm Cottages, believed to have once formed part of the Lanhydrock Estate.

In a very private location, the cottage is approached from the brick paved parking area, across a private extensive lawn to the inner garden.

Here you will be greeted by a wealth of flowers and shrubs with a further lawned area.

A covered patio area also awaits you with a prolific grape vine growing over it, perfect for an afternoon tea, an evening tipple or an alfresco meal at any time.

From the moment you step out of your car you will notice the peace and quiet of the Cornish countryside, interrupted only by the sounds of the wild birds that live in the surrounding trees.

From the garden gate you can enjoy views south over the surrounding farmland and down the wooded valley to the ancient deer park.

At night you will be amazed by the sight of millions of stars and planets, if you have clear skies, as light pollution is minimal.

The quality furnishings in the cottage include a leather suite in the lounge as well as a king size bed in the main bedroom, that can be split into two single beds on request.

A further double bed can be found in the second bedroom.

The contemporary tiled bathroom includes a walk-in shower and a heated towel rail, to keep your towels, warm and dry.

Please note that there is one small step into the bathroom from the hall.

Heating is provided by an oil filled electric radiator in the lounge, which is thermostat controlled, and electric, thermostat controlled, heaters in the hallway and both bedrooms.

In addition, there is also a good sized log and coal burner in the lounge which can provide very cosy nights in, even in the depth of winter.

Please note that that logs and coal will be provided for your first night at the cottage from October to March inclusive.

An exceptionally well-equipped kitchen provides a full-sized fridge freezer, an oven with ceramic hob, as well as a microwave oven, a dishwasher and a washer /drier (a washing line and pegs are to hand), and a wealth of other kitchen equipment you may need for your holiday.

In the lounge there is a large flat screen TV with a Humax Freeview box and a DVD player as well as a music centre with CD player and a selection of DVD's and CDs for your use when you want to wind down after a busy day on the beach or exploring the delights of Cornwall.

There are also TV's and DVD players in each of the bedrooms and, a selection of books and games for you to use.

Wagtail Cottage lies only nine miles from each of the ancient fishing villages of Polperro and Looe and at Looe there is also a fine beach which all the family can enjoy, whilst still having access to the shops and pubs, cafes and restaurants that are throughout the town.

You can also enjoy boat trips from the centre of the town, including fishing trips and tours of Looe Island which now comprises a famous wildlife haven.

As well as being close to Looe and Polperro and, only a few miles further on to the sailing village of Fowey, famous for its connections with Daphne du Maurier , Wagtail Cottage is only seven miles from the village of Lostwithiel, the former ancient capital of Cornwall and where the Black Knight once resided at Restormel Castle, which you can visit.

It is an interesting village with individual shops, including antique shops, and cafes and restaurants, as well as several pubs.

Sitting on the banks of the River Fowey you can enjoy beautiful walks from there along the riverside.

To the north you can visit the famous Jamaica Inn, only twelve miles away in the centre of Bodmin Moor.

Other interesting places nearby include Bodmin, famous for its steam railway and its infamous jail, both of which you can visit, and Charlestown Harbour famous for its tall ships, which has been featured in many films and TV series including the latest tv version of Poldark.

You can also visit The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Carnglaze Caverns, all within just a few miles.

There is just so much to do in this beautiful part of Cornwall which is just a short drive from the city of Plymouth in Devon.

For food buffs there are the famous Rick Stein restaurants near Padstow, on the north coast, where you can also visit Wadebridge and the famous surfing capital, Newquay with its beautiful beaches and Tintagel, believed to have been the seat of King Arthur. Whatever sports or activities you enjoy whether it be walking, swimming surfing, sail boarding or cycling, or just relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery, there is plenty to enjoy in this wonderful part of Cornwall, and Wagtail Cottage is a perfect place to create a truly memorable holiday.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 926203, together they sleep six people.

Higher Penhole Farm Cottages

East Taphouse 1.5 miles. As you drive along the private road leading to Higher Penhole Farm, you can't fail to be taken in by the far reaching countryside views. These superb, semi-detached barn conversions are set within a small cluster of cottages, in rural farmland near East Taphouse, midway between South Cornwall’s stunning coast and moorland. Located in a quiet courtyard setting and surrounded by plenty of open space, lush meadows and wildlife, these cottages provide an ideal base to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These beautiful cottages combine open beams with modern and character furnishings to create a superbly presented holiday home for couples, families and friends. Each of the cottages offer a garden for soaking up the sun's rays, and children will love the communal grounds, which surround the group of cottages, from where you may be lucky enough to spot rabbits and deer. Higher Penhole Farm is located just a short drive from Cornwall’s south coast with its popular fishing and sailing villages of Fowey, Looe and pretty Polperro, plus endless choice of beaches. Attractions within easy reach include Bodmin Moor, The Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock House, whilst the marine city of Plymouth is also easily reached with its historic Barbican Theatre, National Aquarium and a selection of restaurants, theatres and shops. You’ll never be short of things to do and places to visit, making these pretty cottages a great base for your Cornish getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

EAST TAPHOUSE

Liskeard 5 miles; Polperro 9 miles; Looe 9 miles.

The small village of East Taphouse is located on the A390 in the heart of the beautiful Cornish countryside, perfectly situated for exploring all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer. Located between the historic market towns of Liskeard to the east and the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel to the west, there is also easy access to the picturesque old fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey and many spectacular sandy beaches and coves on the South Coast, whilst the rugged and dramatic Bodmin Moor is just 10 minutes to the north. You can also visit the famous Jamaica Inn resting in the centre of Bodmin Moor. Close by is the Eden Project, the magnificent Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Carnglaze Caverns, along with many National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock and Cothele. Bodmin, famous for its steam railway and its infamous jail, and the tall ship harbour at Charlestown are also nearby and well worth a visit. Charlestown has been featured in many films and TV series including the latest TV series of 'Poldark'. Further afield, Plymouth is only a 30-minute drive away, as is the windswept northern coastline from Dartmoor to Land's End all accessible for an enjoyable day out. For food buffs there are the famous Rick Stein restaurants near Padstow, on the north coast, where you can also visit Wadebridge and the famous surfing capital, Newquay with its beautiful beaches and Tintagel, believed to have been the seat of King Arthur.

Note: Please be advised that there is no electric car charge facility at this property, charging of electric cars is not permitted as part of your booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas