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Spacious farmhouse with large childrens play area and fabulous family kitchen

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, family kitchen, children's play area

A large family holiday home in rural North Cornwall.

An original eighteenth century cottage with cosy beamed living room that has been extensively enlarged and modernised to provide a perfect holiday base from which to explore all Cornwall has to offer.

Outside there are private gardens, a private childrens play area and dining patio with BBQ. The property is adjacent to the B3314 and there is ample parking for many cars.

Inside there is an enormous family kitchen, a cosy old fashioned living room and a conservatory. The house is completely stocked with crockery, cutlery, games, DVD's and books.

The following amenities are included at no extra cost: electricity, linen and bath towels (not beach towels), heating, high chair and cot,

The property - deliberately - is not connected to the internet.

Due to the age of the property it is not suitable for people who have difficulty climbing stairs.

Pets are not permitted.

More Details

Ian and Maureen Fairbairn
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Ian and Maureen Fairbairn

Ian was born and raised at Rough Park.

Today Ian runs 2 companies, one providing film, media and training services, the other is a robotics and automation business.

Ian and Maureen live in North Yorkshire with their four children.

Why Ian and Maureen Fairbairn chose Delabole

Rough Park was built sometime in the 18th century probably because it has access to good quality well water. The well and the proximity to the road meant Rough Park was a well known stopping point for travellers and in particular gypsy families. The road opposite the farm is known as Gypsy Lane and as late as the 1970’s gypsies would regularly stop to request a “kettle of sweet water.”

The farm was originally part of the Boconnock Estate but along with many other farms in the area was sold off after WW1 to pay death duties.

My great-grandfatherbought the farm in 1919 and it has been in the family ever since. My sister and I were born here.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Private children's play area.

Large property.

Great location for exploring Cornwall.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hallo Maureen und Ian

Vielen Dank für den Kuchen und die anderen Sachen. Das Haus ist Super LG von uns allen.
Sep 2017
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Delabole Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand held shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious farmhouse with large childrens play area and fabulous family kitchen
average rating of 4.818182 based on 15 reviews

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable well equipped cottage , all the character of a old farmhouse with a fab new extended kitchen , three generations had a memorable time here and would highly recommend it , the hospitality of Brenda, with a welcoming home made sponge and bottle of wine , milk in the fridge as we were arriving late , was a wonderful thoughtful touch ,

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David Its great to hear you all had a good time and enjoyed the welcome. Your positive feedback is really important to us,thank-you. Ian and Maureen
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  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, spacious, bright and so well equipped. Great family get away where you don’t feel like you’re on top of each other! Just great, and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam Thank you so much for taking time to send your review. We are pleased you found the property to your liking. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you and your family again some time in the future Maureen and Ian
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Everything we wanted in a holiday let.

  • 5 of 5

Good site.

Plenty of room both inside and out.

Good communication by all from first booking till leaving.

Will use again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frank We value all feedback and are really pleased you were happy with everything about your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Sincerely Maureen and Ian
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A brilliant base and lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

I have just spent a week at Rough Park farm with my family and we had a brilliant stay. Such a charming house with a great play area for children and a lovely spacious kitchen. We got to visit some places, our favourite being Daymer Bay! A cake and wine on arrival was gratefully received and Brenda was very helpful when needed, thank you. We would definitely stay at the farm again if we are ever in Cornwall for a holiday. Thank you for the extra little touches!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dera Cecilia Thank you for such a lovely review. We are really pleased you had such a great time and hope you do come to cornwall again Maureen and Ian
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Lovely farmhouse, well equipped, suitable for all ages especially children.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely two week stay, our third visit. Three generations and ideal for all of us. The children particularly loved the garden, their own private park, and were out playing as soon as they woke. Weather was a bit mixed but we found plenty to do near and far, including cycling the Camel trail, ten pin bowling and mini golf at Trethorne. Fun on the beach at Polzeath. Swimming. Crabbing was brilliant at Boscastle. Lovely meal at the Maltsters Arms would highly recommend it. Visited lots of our favourite places Padstow, Tintagel, Boscastle, Trebarwith, Wadebridge to name a few. Would also like to say a big thank you to Brenda for the lovely welcoming cake, tea and biscuits etc., very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gillian and family We are so glad you and all three generations of your family enjoyed your holiday at Rough Park. It is always reassuring to welcome former guests to Rough Park. Your feedback is very important as it helps us to constantly maintain a high standard at our property and ensure our guests enjoy their holiday. Thankyou Ian and Maureen
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Spacious, clean, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Great location. Brenda was helpful and accomodating. Birthday cake and wine on arrival! Just great.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Natalie So glad to hear the cottage was a success for your mum's 70th birthday celebration and holiday. We would be delighted to welcome you as guests anytime in the future Sincerely Maureen and Ian
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
White Hart St Teath
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
90 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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