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Watch the badgers from the window in a beautiful & peaceful countryside setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Bungalow between Redruth & Four Lanes. Down private lane off of Buller Hill, - Incredibly Peaceful, Central To The North And South Coasts, Giving A Choice Of The Best Beaches

A warm welcome and a cream tea await your arrival at Badgers Holt which is situated next to the farm house of Buller Farm a relaxing, peaceful place in the centre of West Cornwall with direct access from the farm gate to bridleways and cycle paths which traverse the county giving many miles of walking or riding without using roads, ideal for exploring Cornwall's mining heritage which is now listed as a World Heritage Site. It is central for the beaches on both North and South Coasts, as well as Stithians lake for fishing and water sports, golf courses, a riding school a couple of hundred metres from the gate for lessons or hacks, Bissoe Bike Hire for exploring the old mining trails, The Eden Project and many other gardens and attractions.

The south facing sliding glass doors lead to a terrace which is a sun trap, here you can relax with garden chairs and table and a bar-b-cue. First bag of charcoal is supplied. The large secluded back garden is for the sole use of the guests of Badgers Holt.

From the front window you can watch the badgers which come up to the house to forage for peanuts each night, they can usually be seen just after dusk each night. We can't guarantee that you will see them as they are wild animals, but all guests have seen them so far (see reviews). If you visit you will be able to view a video of a badger rolling a hens egg across the lawn, recorded by one of our guests from the sitting room window.

Being newly built for 2014 Badgers Holt has all of the home comforts that you would expect from a first class holiday let. The fully tiled bathroom has a full size bath as well as a separate shower cubicle. Towels for washing are supplied as well as towels for the beach.

The accommodation is flexible with one bedroom having a king size bed and the other with zip-link beds to give two 3 ft singles or one super king bed.

When accompanied by the owners you will be able to visit the horses in the yard or fields and the chickens, ducks and geese. Fresh eggs straight from the nest boxes available.

There is plenty of room for parking for those who wish to bring a trailer or boat. Also there is a container lock-up which can be used to store bikes, surf boards etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Anne Wills
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2018

About Anne Wills

We are Anne and Graham and have owned Buller Farm for over 14 years and run it as an equestrian yard. When we bought the farm the house and the land was semi-derelict and it took several years to clear the fields and re build the farm house. It has been worth all of the hard work as it is incredibly peaceful and beautiful. We built Badgers Holt on the site of the old milking parlour and finished it in May 2014. We love to share the tranquillity of our home and ask that you respect the peace and quite, it is not the place for loud music,

We look forward to meeting you and hope we can help you to have a relaxing and refreshing holiday and like us you will fall in love with this 'Piece of Heaven'.

Why Anne Wills chose Redruth

It's simply unique, people just love the setting and tell us we are so lucky to live here. The icing on the cake is the nightly visits to the garden by the badgers, all of our guests have been thrilled to get such a close up view of them.

What makes this bungalow unique

Comments from our guest book.

'Very peaceful, very relaxing.Perfect in every way - will be back.'

'Accommodation 5*, Hosts 5*, Location 5*, Badgers a bonus.'

'The badgers visiting every evening was spectacular.'

'Easy to lapse in to rural oblivion, with unobtrusive but ever helpful hosts. How blessed you are to have such a retreat.'

'What a haven of peace and wildlife. A wonderful backdrop to a perfect holiday.'

'This is our second visit and it's just as good as our first.'

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantastic peace and quiet. Couldn't have asked for more.

Amazing to see the badgers outside the window at night. Anne sent a text to let us know when they were there so that we didn't miss them.

Very central for all beaches and attractions. Best holiday ever!
Jun 2014
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Redruth Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , No shower over the full size bath. Separate walk in shower.
  • The bathroom is beautifully tiled floor to ceiling and has a full size bath as well as a separate shower cubicle, hand basin with mirror and wc. Towels are supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) 1 King double & 1 zip link Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one has a king sized double bed. Bedroom two has zip-link beds which give two 3ft singles or one super king double. Both bedrooms have televisions with DVD/freeview & dressing tables with mirrors. Windows give beautiful views of the gardens. Cot available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Outside: The private rear garden has a large lawn surrounded by shrubs. The south facing sliding doors lead to a paved terrace which is a sun trap. There are steps up to the lawn. Garden chairs and table are supplied on the terrace as well as a picnic table on the lawn. A bar-b-cue and first bag of charcoal is also supplied. A rotary washing line is stored out of the way and can easily be put up for drying washing and beach wear. There is a lock-up container which can be used to store surf boards, bikes etc. There is plenty of room for parking of trailers etc. Utility Room: On entering the front door there is a lobby with plenty of coat hooks, a rubber boot tray and cupboard housing the c/h boiler, washing machine and tumble dryer. Also found here is the ironing board and iron, brushes, hoover etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Towels for washing and towels for the beach are supplied as is all bed linen. This is changed weekly on a Saturday. Cleaning is carried out between guests. Other: The kitchen area has a round toughened glass table with comfortable chairs. There are sliding glass doors leading to the terrace.


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Watch the badgers from the window in a beautiful & peaceful countryside setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

An Excellent Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Badgers Holt was just what we were looking for. A 2 bed bungalow, all on one level (I went with my elderly mother). We had parking and everything was very convenient. The bungalow itself was generously proportioned with two good sized double bedrooms, plus a large open-plan lounge, kitchen, diner. We had views out the front (where we did see a badger one evening) and French doors out the back, with a large private garden for our use (if it hadn't been November!!).

We had a properly stocked kitchen, which enabled us to cook a roast dinner, and a dishwasher so we didn't have to do all the washing up. The property was large enough for us to move around with ease, was warm and cosy with central heating but also a lovely gas-fired wood-burner effect stove.

All in all a lovely property and we will definitely be back to visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Badgers Holt and that everything was suitable for Dora (your elderly mother). The badgers were there every night, it's just a case of watching out for them.In the summer you can nearly set your watch by them. We look forward to seeing you again in 2018. Anne and Graham.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable cottage in a wonderfully peaceful location. Anne and Graham the perfect hosts. Little touches like a cream tea ready and waiting for us, milk and teabags and basics like loo rolls just shows the owners really care about their guests. As has already been mentioned watching the Badgers at night is delightful to see. Thank you Anne and Graham for making us feel so welcome. Hope to see you again next year.

Dave & Brenda

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Badgers Holt, it was lovely to meet you both and I hope we see you again next year. We try to think of all the basics to help our guests get settled with having to rush out for anything. We are always open to suggestions of basic items to include. Best Wishes, Anne and Graham
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Excellent comfortable welcome plate of scones friendly helpful owners absolutr pleasure to be here

  • 5 of 5

Lots of attention to detail everything you could possibly want. Fortunate enough to see badgers every night. Rural setting just minutes from town. Very friendly owners so special for my Aunty to get a lovely card and Cornish fudge for her 90th birthday thanks for that thoughtfulness. Definitely on our list to go back to. One of the best places we have stayed in. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely corner of the world.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely review Sal and pleased that you enjoyed watching the badgers every evening. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to wish June a happy 90th. Look forward to seeing you when you are back in the UK. Safe journey back to New Zealand, Best wishes, Anne and Graham.
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely week we had at this superb bungalow. Beautifully clean, well maintained and furnished to a very high standard. Location perfect for beaches, countryside and scenic drives. This was our second visit and we shall be returning again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to see you both again and thank you once again for leaving Badgers Holt so spotless. We look forward to seeing you again. Anne
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A very smart property in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable bungalow with all mod cons. The owners have really set a high standard in the furnishings and fixtures making for a very comfortable and convenient holiday.

The location is very quiet with lots of wild birds and the badgers too. Ann and Graham are very welcoming and immensely helpful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments. Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy. We look forward to seeing you both again. Anne and Graham
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Fantastic property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Badger's Holt is one of the nicest places we have ever stopped in. The property is immaculate it's clean, tidy and well equipped. Anne and Graham are great hosts, they are around but not intrusive like some owners we have come across from time to time. The property has a lovely secluded garden which is a real sun trap, and the swingball kept us occupied!!!

From a location point of view Badger's Holt is a perfect base to explore Cornwall, 20 minutes to Falmouth and St Ives and around 45 mins to Lands End/Lizard point. We will definitely be stopping here again next time we holiday in Cornwall.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving everything clean and tidy, makes our life a lot easier when we do the deep clean for changeover. We look forward to seeing you all again next time. Anne and Graham.
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Car: necessary


The North Coast can be seen from Buller Farm and is approximately 5 miles away, with Falmouth on the South Coast being approximately 7 miles. All the beaches on both coasts are within easy reach by car. It is approx. 10 miles to Gwithian's miles of sandy beaches ideal for swimming or surfing and less to Newquay's famous surfing beaches.


As this is a rural area transport is essential.


The old mining town of Redruth is 5 minutes down the hill by car. Towns such as St Agnes, St Ives, Falmouth, Penzances, Newquay and Truro are all between 15 and 30 minutes by car. The world famous Eden Project is approx. 30 minutes as are The Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are many other gardens and tourist attractions close by as well as the beautiful countryside to explore and the ruins of Cornish tin mine engine houses which are now listed as a World Heritage Site.

Further Details:

Leaflets giving information on local places of interest are supplied and Anne and Graham are on hand to help if they are able.

Two very good apps are recommended and


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
When booking your holiday you should pay the full amount due or if more than 8 weeks before your holiday 25% must be paid with the full amount no later than 8 weeks prior to your holiday. The booking will not be confirmed until payment is received. In line with all holiday cottage bookings holidays are not refundable unless we can rebook your dates. For this reason we strongly advise you to take out holiday booking insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday with bookings for whole weeks. Please do not arrive before 3pm as Badgers Holt will not be ready for you. It is important to vacate the property by 10am so that we can prepare it for our next visitors

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund