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Sleepy Fox

Blisland, Cornwall (Ref. 905070)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Review(s)

  • John

    “The owner was wonderfully welcoming and supportive as required, particularly when we had a need, without ever being intrusive.”

    The cottage was everything we expected, and more. Wonderful location, the hamlet is private but just a 10 minutes walk to the village facilities and a wonderful woodland walk.

    The cottage was everything we expected, and more. Wonderful location, the hamlet is private but just a 10 minutes walk to the village facilities and a wonderful woodland walk.

    - John, April 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove and TV.
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, feezer microwave, dishwasher and TV
  • Electricity and Heating inc. in rent
  • Wood for woodburning stove can be purchased locally
  • Wifi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Multi-level lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • 1 x well behaved dog is welcome a £25 charge applies, dog(s) not allowed upstairs
  • Note : If you wish to book a short break please contact Sykes
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and pub 0.7 miles

The property

Tucked away in a peaceful hamlet on the outskirts of the charming village of Blisland, Sleepy Fox is a beautiful rural retreat within just a moments walk from Bodmin Moor in North Cornwall.

This delightful converted stone barn oozes style with modern bathrooms and underfloor heating throughout whilst still retaining its original charm including slate floors and curved walls.

Spread over two floors, this property boasts a wonderful light decor and large windows which flood the interiors with light, well-suited to friends and families looking to explore the best of the wonderful region of Cornwall.

From the moment you enter, you are welcomed by a combination of calm, neutral tones which radiates throughout the cottage.

The open-plan living room come dining area is a great space to bring all the family together whether relaxing in front of the TV watching a favourite film or challenge yourselves to a board game on those wet and windy days.

During the winter months, you can curl up by the wood burner and enjoy uninterrupted countryside views which looks out onto farmland and across the valley.

From the living area, an original stone archway guides you into the contemporary kitchen and utility area.

Well-equipped and complete with a range of appliances, enjoy many home-cooked meals using fresh, local ingredients which can be purchased from the local Post Office and Shop just 0.8 miles away.

Once the evening draws to a close, rise to the first floor where you will find a king and twin bedroom linked by a hallway.

Fitted with plush beds and quality bed linens for your comfort and enjoy stunning, far-reaching views across the surrounding fields from the master king bedroom.

Run yourself a hot bath in the freestanding bath tub in the family bedroom on the first floor or there is a stylish shower room on the ground floor in the utility area, perfect to jump into the shower straight after a long walk on Bodmin Moor.

Dine alfresco in the multi-level private garden where you have a choice of a sheltered patio area at the top of the garden or a picnic on the lawn.

From here, you can relax and soak up the countryside sounds.

The small village of Blisland has access to a brilliant pub which serves award-winning local ales and serves traditional pub meals if you don't fancy cooking one evening, or pick up some ingredients for an evening meal at the Blisland Post Office.

Pull on your wellies and take a stroll up to the wonderful open countryside of Bodmin Moor, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting two high peaks for those keen hikers among you.

As you enter Bodmin Moor from here, Jubilee Rock is within a few strides from the gate, a grade II listed large granite Rock decorated originally by Lieutenant John Rogers in 1810 to mark the Jubilee of George III and again by Queen Victoria.

Standing on top of Jubilee Rock on a clear day provides an elevated view of the countryside.

For a spot of history, visit Pencarrow House and Gardens dating back to the 18th century and set in landscaped gardens, perfect for exploring.

Further afield, take a 30 minute drive to the North Cornwall coast of Rock, Daymer Bay, Padstow and Polzeath with miles of coastline to explore towards Port Isaac through to Tintagel and many restaurants serving delicious coastal delicacies.

Make sure to visit Tintagel Castle, resting atop a cliff with some of the most beautiful views imaginable.

Sleepy Fox is the perfect place to be for those who enjoy the secluded countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bodmin 5.7 miles; Wadebridge 8.4 miles; Polzeath 13.2 miles; Tintagel 13.8 miles; Padstow 16 miles; Fowey 17.2 miles.

Situated under the western edge of granite-bound Bodmin Moor, the village of Blisland retains its age old character and is the only village in Cornwall to have a village green with trees. Around the green, cluster old houses and cottages, as well as the famous, award-winning Blisland Inn. The village is located less than three miles from the A30, and so provides an ideal central location for touring Cornwall. Nearby, Poley’s Bridge marks the beginning of the Camel Trail, a 17-mile long route, which follows a long disused old steam engine railway line to Padstow. The route is completely traffic-free and perfect for walkers and cyclists. You can even explore the trail on horseback and a purpose-built hide has been constructed between Wadebridge and Padstow, so even birdwatchers are catered for! Pull on your walking boots and explore Bodmin Moor, or venture to the coast with your buckets and spades and enjoy a day on one of the many beautiful beaches that stretch along Cornwall’s northern coastline. A fabulous part of the country for all!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: please do not interfere with the ground source heat pump settings located in the utility cupboard. The controls have been configured and preset. These are checked prior to every guests arrival and departure - if the controls have been altered, you may incur additional charges.

PLEASE NOTE: From 2025 this property will no longer accept pets.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas