|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please email or call for more information. Booking is done by telephone or email at present.
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.