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Luxury Grade II listed Cottage in St Kew - close to Port Isaac.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely Beamed Barn in St Kew, Cornwall - Peaceful Location, Close To Port Isaac, Padstow and the Camel Trail.

The Old Dairy, part of an old Cornish Longhouse and once a working dairy, provides a wonderful one-bedroom holiday cottage combining loads of comfort and old-world character and charm. The rooms are light and airy with lovely exposed beams. The accommodation provides a huge kitchen with modern, fitted units and a dining table and chairs. There is a large modern walk-in shower, leather sofa and chairs, flat screen TV and WiFi throughout. The large bedroom also has exposed beams up to the rafters and a wooden floor and leads out onto a private courtyard which gets the early morning sun right through to late afternoon and is great place for morning coffee or an evening barbecue. Outside there is plenty of parking and lovely views over open countryside. Bikes are easily stored securely in our garage as we are an ideal base to explore the flat trails, the hills of Bodmin Moor and the Coastal Highway. The Old Dairy is situated on the village road that leads into St Kew where you can find the renowned and wonderful 15th century 'St Kew Inn' where you will receive a warm welcome and excellent pub food. We are very close to Port Isaac where you can wander the winding lanes and dine out with marvellous coastal views and Padstow which you can reach by ferry from Rock or arrive by bike on the Camel Trail. St Kew is close to the lovely market town of Wadebridge and provides easy access to the rest of Cornwall. We are surrounded by lovely sandy beaches for surfing and walking and many have cafes and restaurants for refreshments after a long laze in the sun. The Cornish coastal path also provides miles of undulating and some challenging cliff top walks again with stunning views and we provide maps and can suggest a variety of interesting walks locally and across the county. The Old Dairy is a non-smoking property but guests can smoke in the courtyard garden.

Philippa Eddison
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Philippa Eddison

We have lived in this wonderful long house full of character and charm for the past 14 years enjoying the peaceful calm of rural village life and having views of open countryside all around. We sometimes have neighbours when the cattle come to graze for a few weeks but generally the sounds are of birdsong with the odd tractor rumbling by. Being on the village road there is some light traffic coming by as well - mainly heading for the excellent local village pub.

We have renovated the barns that were once used as a dairy and as a carthouse to create the 'Old Dairy' and we hope that our guests will be able to enjoy all that there is to offer locally or further afield whilst staying in our cosy and comfortable holiday cottage. Dogs are most welcome.

Why Philippa Eddison chose North Cornwall

The Old Dairy is very quaint with lop-sided walls, beamed ceilings and has loads of character but is also fitted with very modern facilities including a fully equipped kitchen, a large, open shower with dual heads, an extremely comfortable king-size bed, a private and a sunny courtyard perfect for relaxing, barbecuing and chilling out. We are surrounded by fields and have a small wood at the bottom of the garden where we have built a tree house. A great place for an evening drink whilst watching the sun go down and Guests are most welcome to use this.

What makes this cottage unique

The Old Dairy is so old that parts of it date back to the 12th century. We are in a rural spot but the excellent 15th century St Kew Inn is just a 12 minute walk away, taking you across the ancient ford. The food is wonderful, there is a massive garden out front down by the running stream and dogs are most welcome. In the winter months there is a massive log fire, lively music on a friday night and always a warm welcome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guests love the open beams and the quirky character, the modern and well equipped kitchen, very comfortable bed, excellent shower, fantastic local pub, peace and quiet, great local beaches and cliff-top walks.
May 2014
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Bodmin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: I main bedroom with king size bed plus cot or futon bed for baby or child.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Old Dairy is really, really old and bursting with character but with a small, narrow front door and steps down to the bedroom it is not ideal for anyone with mobility issues. For everyone else it is a must! Outside: Outside in the secluded patio there are 2 high-back wooden chairs, table and chiminea which is used for barbecues and also provides additional heating as the evenings start to cool down. There are fields on both sides of the property which can be used for dog-walking - ideal for an early morning lap or late-night finals. Utility Room: There is no utility space but we are happy to put on a wash for you if required. Plenty of outside drying space either in the open air or in large oak-framed garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided and the property is thoroughly cleaned on change-over. Other: The Old Dairy is quirky, old and charming and slightly unconventional in it's layout. All furniture and fittings are new and high-quality but the old world character is still there in abundance.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Luxury Grade II listed Cottage in St Kew - close to Port Isaac.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Fabulous stay in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent five nights in this beautiful little cottage which has been refurbished to a very high standard by the owners.

It was easy to locate, being just off the St Kew Highway. We were greeted by the owners very warmly and found a lovely card and welcome packet of shortbread waiting for us.

The cottage itself had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable, in particular the lovely bed and spotless bathroom.

A huge thank you to the owners and we hope to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just spent a lovely two weeks at the old dairy fantastic cottage equipped with everything you need down to tea bags for that first brew ,lovely location , nice people couldn't wish for anything better . The bed was so comfortable I could have stayed highly recommend .

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place would recommend

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. Spacious kitchen. Modern shower/ bathroom . Extremely comfy bed and a lovely peaceful courtyard. Every utensil you would need is included in the kitchen. Very thoughtful to have the little things you might not take such as tea bags, olive oil etc

The surrounding area is very peaceful and the pub is a 15 minute walk. Great place to visit the rest of Cornwall. Some lovely beaches nearby too. Lovely and clean and a real bonus to be able to take the dog.

Overall, a fab place to stay and the owners were very helpful and could not be more welcoming. I would thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully converted property with everything you need - we were even welcomed with free range eggs and shortbread, a thoughtful touch. We and our dog were made to feel very welcome and particularly enjoyed the sunny patio for that post lunch snooze. An ideal base for exploring, would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 days in St Kew

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute booking which Phillipa politely accepted. The "old dairy" sits in a great spot, close to the A39 for access to the amazing north coast beaches whilst being secluded and quiet enough to enjoy the peace of the cornish countryside. The accomodation is great for 2, and our dog (well behaved puppy) was made welcome. There is a field adjacent to the property to exercise your pet as and when required. A warm, welcoming old cornish building which has been renovated sympathetically; clean, quirky and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Phillipa will go out of her way to ensure your time spent at the "old dairy" is comfortable including your pet which was appreciated. Overall, great value for money for a comfortable base from which to explore the cornish coastline. Would reccomend the pub in St Kew for supper; a proper country pub with cornish ales and great food. We would definately stay here again or reccomend it to a friend and for travellers with a dog looking for a cornish getaway it fills all requirements.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Old Dairy is beautifully converted and equipped, with a lovely, spacious kitchen and great little shower room. The bed / sitting room is a good size and provided plenty of space for me and my two golden retrievers. All was very clean and well presented and the bed was comfortable.

We were given a lovely welcome by Philippa and Eddy, who could not have been more friendly and helpful throughout.

I stayed in winter, when the timber door to the private courtyard was unfortunately a little swollen after all the rain and wouldn't open, so it wasn't possible simply to let the dogs outside off the lead, into the courtyard. Philippa kindly said, however, that I could take them into their garden and field, which was very helpful - and I'm sure the door will be sorted in no time! Philippa also left me a handwritten note, unsolicited, giving directions to Colquite Woods, which was an excellent place to walk the dogs.

All in all, The Old Dairy was a great base from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area and I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St Kew Pub
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Rock to Padstow
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St Enedoc
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Wadebridge - the Bridge Bistro
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Port Isaac
Car: necessary


Port Isaac and Port Gaverne beaches are a 12 minute drive away and these rocky coves have many places to eat and drink as well as swim and bathe. Polzeath and Daymer Bay are 15 minutes drive and are great for surfing and relaxing. Again they have many restaurants and cafes for refreshments during the day or dining in the evening.


Newquay airport is 20 minutes drive with flights to London and the north and Bodmin railway station is about 30 minutes away. Exeter is about an hour's drive and there is an airport there or you can catch faster services from Exeter train station.


St Kew is nestled in beautiful open countryside but is close to many beaches and is 5 minutes from the lovely market town of Wadebridge. Newquay is about 25 minutes away and the Eden Project is 35 minutes away. The A39 provides good access to the south-west from here.

Further Details:

St Kew has a late-night shop open at the petrol station at St Kew Highway. Wadebridge has many lovely shops and restaurants and there are loads of places to eat out at the beach, in quaint villages like Port Isaac and in numerous welcoming country pubs.

The area is great for cycling with many easy, flat trails and lots of more challenging hills and off-road courses. There are lots of local potters and artists running day courses and many food related cookery schools running courses of varying length including fish, bread-making, thai and japanese.


Rates & Availability

Bodmin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2017
Mar 30 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Weekends
Oct 7 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year 17-18
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email or call for more information. Booking is done by telephone or email at present.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but this may be more flexible during the winter months. Generally we ask our leaving guests to be out by 11 am and new guests to arrive after 3 pm.

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.
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