THE OLD DAIRY - LUXURY, CHILD AND BABY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY COTTAGE

Kate and Kevin Thomas

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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THE OLD DAIRY - LUXURY, CHILD AND BABY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY COTTAGE

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Stunning cottages in quiet countryside, close to Porthleven, St Ives & beaches

Cornish Holiday Escapes provides 2 luxury self contained holiday homes with everything you need to have your perfect Cornish holiday escape... so when will yours be?

The ‘Old Dairy’, the former cattle shed and creamery at Little Rosewarne has been carefully renovated keeping the character of the old building but providing all the comforts of modern living.

The 'Hayloft' is a first floor 'modern' barn conversion, with high lofted ceilings and views across open countryside. THE HAYLOFT IS NEW FOR SUMMER 2014, THERE WILL BE MORE PHOTOS SHORTLY - we are waiting for all the furniture to arrive - in terms of style and finish please see the photographs for The Old Dairy.

Both properties are finished to a very high standard and equipped with everything you will need (see our reviews!)

Little Rosewarne lies nestled at the base of Godolphin Hill within part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site. From the summit of the hill there are spectacular panoramic views over West Cornwall and the Lizard. The National Trust’s Godolphin Estate borders our grounds with Godolphin House and Gardens a short walk away.

With easy access to the beaches and rugged coastline of West Cornwall, the Lizard Peninsula, historic St Ives and the Helford Estuary, the ‘Old Dairy’ and 'Hayloft' are the perfect place for your Cornish holiday escape.

The Accommodation....

The accommodation is fully equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. Care and attention to detail is the key and children are very welcome. (We can provide a range of useful baby and child accessories).

The accommodation includes…

*Kitchen with granite worktops includes Bosch cooking appliances and washer dryer

*Welcome hamper and Cornish cream tea on arrival

*Toys and DVD's, as well as buckets, spades and crab-lines

*Cot and high chair available as well as steriliser and monitor

*WiFi

*Lounge includes two, 2 seater leather sofas and HD TV with DVD player and small hifi with iPod dock

*Oak and slate floors with underfloor heating

*Oak furniture throughout

*The Old Dairy, has a South facing balcony with bistro table and chairs, accessed from the upstairs lounge, The Hayloft has a Juliette balcony with views over open countryside

*Egyptian cotton towels are provided along with Baylis and Harding toiletries

*Master bedroom includes en-suite, HD TV and iPod dock radio alarm

*2nd bedroom can be king sized double, 2 twin or child bed + cot

*Wood burning stove (The Old Dairy only)

*Ample parking, storage for bikes, surf boards and kayaks

Little Rosewarne is a small holding of some 10 acres, we provide our guests access to large open spaces where they can see pig chickens and ducks and help with feeding and egg collection!

More Details

Details for The Old Dairy - Luxury, child and baby friendly holiday cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Although the clue is in the name, few would guess that this sleek new, contemporary holiday cottage was once a lowly cow shed and creamery. While being careful to preserve the character of the place, We have gone for a modern architectural conversion, where light floods in through floor to ceiling windows and underfloor heating makes the oak and slate floors warm and toasty for little toes. The living/dining/kitchen is open plan and on the first floor, opening onto an enclosed south facing balcony with bistro table and chairs. The cottage has also been kitted out o the highest spec, including granite worktops and Bosch appliances in the well equipped kitchen, leather sofas, contemporary wood burner and the latest home entertainment including flat screen HD TV’s, iPod docks and Wi Fi. The master bedroom is ensuite and there is a separate bathroom too, both with fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and Bayliss & Harding toiletries.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Luxury, peace and relaxation with a baby? We could believe our luck.



(The following is a review from trip adviser -http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g528843-d3982129-r189582584-The_Old_Dairy_Little_Rosewarne-Helston_Cornwall_England.html#review_189582584).





As any new mother knows, travelling with a baby or toddler means triple the work for the occasional flicker of fun very late at night when they (maybe) have gone to sleep. Days are usually filled with fending off dangers - from roads to pools to ill-placed lamps on sharp coffee tables. It's rare to impossible to find a truly baby-friendly hotel room, let alone holiday apartment.

On this note, The Old Dairy was perfect in every way. Seriously.

*Baby gate, nice high chair, cot and play pen that the owners kindly set up for us, DVDs and books as well as a really clean collection of children's toys.

*We can report that the wifi works perfectly throughout - I even had signal downstairs.

* TV in bedroom and living room, lovely fluffy towels, immaculately clean everything, amazingly soft White Company sheets, fabulous bath with a tap feature our 11 month old found endlessly fascinating.

* The property has easy-to-clean beautiful wood floors throughout, amazing glass windows and skylights everywhere and the best-equipped kitchen we've come across in any rental. I even had everything I needed to bake a cake and make a full roast dinner. They literally thought of everything - champagne glasses as well as enough wine glasses for a proper dinner party, children's plastic ware (nice touch!), perfect number of pots and pans, every utensil on the planet.

* The owners have worked with the space beautifully, creating light and extra feelings of space, even in a smaller room.

* Even the dryer works well (where else can you say this in England??!).

* Welcome scones (and in our case adorable mince pies and bubbles as well, for Christmas and New Years - thanks guys!)



Fab location too. Historic house up the road is great for walks sans car, and Porthleven 4 miles away has great pubs, restaurants (kota kai has it's own kids room, bowling and dvds) and coastal walks.



We rent out our French property ourselves, so know this game on both sides, and have come away seriously impressed with the job Kevin and Kate are doing. It's so difficult to please everyone, but they may just have done it :)
Dec 2013
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Kate and Kevin Thomas

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We moved to Cornwall as a family in October 2010 with the intention of setting up our own holiday letting business and to have our own Cornish escape from our previous lifestyle.

We are Kate and Kevin Thomas and have 3 young boys who love the freedom of the great outdoors.

Little Rosewarne is a smallholding of some 9 acres and in the past has had its own dairy herd. We started to convert the old cattle shed and creamery at the beginning of 2012 and wanted to maintain the character of the building while providing a sustainable future for the farm. Our next project is to convert the old piggery and stables into further accommodation. Work on this will begin in 2013.

We keep chickens at Little Rosewarne and currently enjoy eggs from 3 Copper Marans, 2 Speckled Marans and one Cream Legbar. We also raise Berkshire pigs. These are black haired and famed for their great quality pork.

Kate and Kevin Thomas purchased this cottage in 2010

We bought Little Rosewarne after holidaying in the Porthleven area over the past 20 years. We know the area well and would spend most of our holiday time either in Porthleven or towards Falmouth.

When we made the decision to move to Cornwall we knew we wanted to be close to the things and areas we loved. However, we had never been to Godolphin Cross or for that matter Godolphin House. But when we saw Little Rosewarne, we fell in love with the place and felt with its proximity to the areas we enjoyed spending time in, it would make the ideal place for us to live and raise our family.

Little Rosewarne itself is a traditional Cornish farmhouse with extensive gardens. We wanted to buy a property where there was the potential for a blank canvas and for us to make our own mark. The first of which is The Old Dairy. It also means we are close at hand if we are needed.

The area is stunning because it is situated near to Godolphin House with easy access to the the beach and fantastic areas and places to explore.

We believe that 'The Old Dairy' and 'Hayloft' at Little Rosewarne is the perfect place to escape to, and explore this part of Cornwall. We hope that having spent many years staying in quality holiday accommodation we have worked out what works and what is sometimes missing and it is to this end we hope we can provide that little something extra. If you feel we have forgotten something or there is something we can do to improve your stay then please ask.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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GORGEOUS LITTLE RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay here. The facilities were excellent, everything was in such good order and Kate and Kevin had thought of everything. The kitchen was well equipped and in a cold week in November we had lovely warm bedrooms and felt very snug and cosy. Our 18 month old son loved his stay and loved being able to walk out the door and see the chickens and rabbits hopping about. Lovely cream tea too! Thank you for a lovely stay xx
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A LOVELY PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at The Old Dairy with our two little boys (18 months and 4 yrs) in the Autumn. It is a lovely place to stay with everything I could think of that we might have needed on a week away (even if we had wanted to make our own scones for a cornish cream tea we could have done but Kate did that for us and they were delicious!). The Old Dairy is warm and has a cosy homely feel about it (we would have fired up the wood burner every evening if it had been cold enough). The boys loved seeing the Ducks, Chickens and Pigs and playing in the Orchard immediately opposite. Kate & Kevin were friendly and very helpful in giving us useful information about what to see and do in the area and where to go for good food. I would highly recommend this place and I hope that we will return for another holiday.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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CHARMING CONVERTED DAIRY IN A CRACKING LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful conversion of an old Dairy, with all the mod cons to keep us comfy, but with oodles of character to make it feel a bit special. This is quite honestly the first time we have stayed in holiday accommodation and not thought of something that was missing/that we could do with.

Smartly appointed, the large glass frontage lets the light pour in to the open-plan living area upstairs, and helps give the whole place a really airy feel, especially when the double doors are opened out onto the balcony.

The kitchen has everything we needed, and i enjoyed cooking there as a result. Even has a Gaggia coffee machine!

The beds were very comfy, the bedrooms of a good size, with the master bedroom having a nice en-suite. The second bedroom can be set up with either a double bed or two singles.

The main bathroom has a nice big/deep bath, and a separate, large shower cubicle.

As for the location, it's great......secluded on the edge of the village, tucked out of the way, but still within just a few minutes drive of Porthleven, Praa Sands, Marazion etc.

Our oldest kiddie, (2 and a half) loved playing in the orchard opposite the Old Dairy, and helped collect eggs one morning, as well as fed the pigs. Plenty of room for them to run around, and there's a slide and a few toys to help keep them amused.

Kate and Kevin were on hand if anything was needed, though to be honest, we didn't need to ask them for anything! They were both really friendly and chatty, and have done a great job here. A really great place to stay that is perfect for a family with 1-2 kids.

We will definitely be coming back.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
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NEW, MODERN AND EVERYTHING WE COULD WISH FOR.

  • 5 of 5
Clean, comfortable and generally brilliant accommodation where everything we needed was provided. Very friendly welcome by the owners with a much appreciated home-made cream tea on arrival. Local to many fabulous tourist attractions and stunning beaches. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again in the future.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
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A FANTASTIC FAMILY HOLIDAY BASE

  • 5 of 5
A fantastic property, in a lovely location, perfect for a relaxing family holiday. The property was spotlessly clean on arrival and finished to a high standard. The owners had thought of everything and were on hand to offer help and advice about places to go locally, if required. Lots of family friendly attractions within short drive including fantastic beaches and beautiful countryside. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
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WHAT A FIND!

  • 5 of 5
We normally book with an agency, but they did not have any propeties available when we wanted to go, so I did an internet search and just by chance found the Old Dairy.
We were lucky that the place we normaly stay at was full, because this was much better, better location, better surroundings and lovely inside, not to mention the scones!
Getting up in the morning and sitting out on the balcony watching the rabbits having their breakfast whilst feeling the warmth of the rising sun.
We would thoroughly recommend this property and will be booking again as it surpassed our normal location.
No complaints whatsoever, everything was as described and would thoroughly recomend the property.

Jonathan and Sandra
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Hayle
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
A30
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Praa Sands
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Godolphin Arms, Godolphin Cross
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Praa Sands Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Porthleven
Car: recommended

The Old Dairy borders the National Trust's Godolphin House and Estate (as featured in Cornwall with Caroline Quentin on ITV).

St. Ives, Penzance, Marazion, Falmouth, The Lizard Peninsula and Helford and Fal Estuaries are all just a short distance away, thus making The Old Dairy a great place to explore the most southerly and westerly parts of Cornwall.

For beach lovers Praa Sands is close by, with Kynance Cove, Gwithian Sands, and Carbis Bay a short drive away. With access to both coasts there is always something for everyone from sheltered coves and sandy beaches to fantastic surf.

But if the weather is having an off day, there are plenty of fantastic days out. The Eden Project is a must and The National Maritime Museum and Porthcurno Telegraph Museum are highly recommended (ask our 3 boys). Other local attractions include Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Flambards and Paradise Park.

There are a number of fantastic gardens (such as Trebah Gardens) and National Trust sites (including Godolphin House and Estate, Trengwainton Garden, Glendurgan Garden, Trelissick Garden, Trerice House and Levant Mine) to explore as well as the Mining Heritage of Cornwall - Little Rosewarne is situated within the Tregonning and Trewavas District World Heritage site. In addition, there are some English Heritage sites nearby (including Pendennis Castle, St. Mawes Castle and the Chysauster Ancient Village).

For the more energetic there is easy access to some fantastic coastal walking along the South West Coast paths. Rural walks can be had from your front door - cross the road and explore the National Trusts Godolphin Woods (a blanket of bluebells in early spring) and Godolphin Hill which boasts a fantastic panorama. You can see St. Ives and Gwithian Sands on the North Coast, down into the Lands End Peninsula, with St. Michaels Mount, Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole to the south. Further round the spine of the Lizard Peninsula stretches out with the distinctive satellite dishes of Goonhilly piercing the skyline and finally Carn Brea and the Monument to the north.

Cycling both on the road and off road is excellent with the Mineral Tramways Trails great for all abilities. There are local bike hire shops in both Porthleven and on the Mineral Tramways.

The small fishing village of Porthleven lies 4 miles to the south with a wide choice of pubs, fantastic restaurants, cafes and tea rooms. There is also a good choice of locally produced foods with a fishmongers and deli. There are a number of local pubs which provide a warm welcome, great beer and good food. We would be happy to recommend some.

There is fresh produce a plenty in Cornwall - from clotted cream and Roskilly's dairy ice cream, fresh fish and locally reared meat, poultry and vegetables. There are two farm shops within a couple of miles of Godolphin.

This is a small sample of places to visit and things to do to help you enjoy your holiday. We are always happy to suggest more – or explore what this part of Cornwall has to offer for yourself.

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Porthleven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 27 2014 - Jul 17 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£849
 
 
High Summer
Jul 18 2014 - Sep 4 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,049
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 18 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£749
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 19 2014 - Oct 2 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
£92
Fri,Sat,Sun
£649
 
 
Autumn
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 23 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
£67
Fri,Sat,Sun
£549
 
 
Autumn Half Term
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 30 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£599
 
 
Late Autumn
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
£67
Fri,Sat,Sun
£399
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£749
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£499
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Notes We are a FRIDAY changeover.
The Old Dairy has a 4pm arrival time and 10am departure time. A deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking (payment required within 5 days).
Credit card payments incur an additional 1.4% (UK) , 2.4% (Europe) and 2.7% (ROW).
If a booking falls within this 60 days of the rental start date then payment in full is required.
£20 admin. fee for overseas bookings.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Porthleven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
  • The main bathroom is spectacular, being 1.5 storeys high. There is a remote controlled Velux window to allow natural light and fresh air in. There is a Mira walk in shower with drench head and adjustable head. The bathroom suite is manufactured by Laufen and there is a large double ended bath for those who love to lie back and soak. Egyptian cotton towels are provided along with Baylis and Harding toiletries. Both bathrooms are equipped with an illuminated mirror with shaver point. The ensuite bathroom consists of a quadrant shower cubicle and Duravit pottery. Both bathrooms have a heated towel rail and benefit from underfloor heating. The floors are of natural slate.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , We can provide a cot in the master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , Configured as king size, 2 child beds or 1 child bed + cot
  • The master bedroom has a king sized bed with The White Company bedding and Next soft furnishings. There is oak furniture throughout with 2 bedside tables, a dressing table and within the dressing room area a triple wardrobe with drawers. The dressing area leads into an en suite bathroom with shower. The bedroom is equipped with an HDTV and John Lewis radio alarm with iPod dock. The second bedroom can be either a king size double or twin room. The double room consists of a king sized bed with The White Company bedding and oak bedside tables and an oak double wardrobe with drawers. If configured as a twin room the beds are 2'6' . Both Bedrooms have double doors with a functioning window that lead on to the small courtyard and patio. There are bedside table lamps in each room as well as LED down lights. There is underfloor heating throughout the property.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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