About the property
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Wheel Barn - a barn conversion that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
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- May 21, 2018
Idyllic Cottage on edge of Bodmin
Wheel Barn is situated in a perfect, central location for exploring Cornwall. Located 1mile from St Cleer, just north of Liskeard, it's around 5 minutes drive from the South coast towns of Looe, Polperro, and beaches of Milandreath, Seaton, Polkerris. It's also within easy driving - 30 minutes - of Padstow. Nearby are the Golitha Falls - great place for dog walking and Siblyback Lake. In a few minutes you can be up on the moors, investigating the old tin mine buildings, surrounded by meandering sheep (Minions village). Bear in mind of course that many of the roads are extremely narrow and twisty, so take care.
The barn conversion has been beautifully done, lots of space, with bedrooms downstairs and living room, dining and kitchen areas upstairs. Great to cosy up in front of the wood burner fire. The views through the 2 sets of double doors over the moors are fantastic. At night you can see all the stars and even the milky way - assuming no Hurricane Ophelia or Storm Brian! It's also pitch black with no light or noise pollution, just a sheep bleating now and then.
the welcome from Rita was lovely, home made scones with jam and clotted cream and a pint of milk for a cup of tea after your journey. Dogs have a large enclosed field and resident dog Bailey is friendly. There's also a lovely patio area outside where I had breakfast and looked out over the beautiful Bodmin Moor.
I'm sure I'll be back again in the future and will definitely recommend Wheel Barn to friends.
Very pleased with choice.
This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. It is situated overlooking a small valley, with excellent views which the upstairs sitting room makes the most of. It is one of a small group of buildings on the site, along with the owner's house and another rental cottage, non of which felt in any way intrusive. The location is perfect, just far enough from any main roads to be perfectly quiet without making daily travel down the narrow Cornish lanes irksome. Spacious and very clean, comfortable king size bed, lovely cream tea on arrival. Only criticism was that the main room felt a bit bare and a few pictures would make it more homely - a minor issue compared to all the positives.
We were incredibly lucky to have Wheel Barn as our base during our recent trip to Cornwall.
It was equipped with everything we needed for our stay with my husband and 3 young boys. Sadly I didn't open the Games cupboard until the last day!
Perfect location, close enough to supermarkets, great for North and South coast.
Would love to stay again.
Superbly renovated barn in the middle of the countryside perfect for touring Cornwall and Devon, hair raising drive along a narrow single track lane to the property. Cream tea and essentials for a warm drink provided plus fresh flowers, hairdryer not provided but Rita kindly loaned me her daughters.Views from lounge windows are wonderful we were able to watch the rain sweep in everyday!!
First holiday week in Cornwall.
Spent a lovely week at the wheel barn, near Liskeard. The property was immaculate and just as shown on the website.The nearby town of Liskeard was very central and had great train links to the rest of Cornwall. The owners were very friendly and helpful, even provided a cream tea on our arrival.Spectacular views and sunsets from the large windows in the lounge.
A lovely place
A lovely place set in beautiful surroundings.The owners made us feel very welcome on arrival and were very friendly during our stay giving us ideas on the best places to visit.The eldest in our party of four was 80 and the youngest only 5 but there was something to suit everyone.Would definitely go back again and recomend it to anyone.
The highest village in Cornwall is Minions which is a mere 4 miles from Lestitha Farm on the south east corner of Bodmin Moor, and has a wealth of ancient archeological sites dating from the early bronze age onwards and they are really popular with walkers and hikers, these include the Hurlers, three stone circles dated at around 1500 BC, a line through the centre of them brings you to Rillaton Barrow a large burial mound. Alternatively on the top of Stowes Hill, overlooking Minions, you can see the Cheesering, a natural formation of balancing stones formed during the last ice age and by thousands of years of erosion, the name derives from the shape of the stones and will become patently obvious on viewing! The ancient stannary town of Liskeard is at the head of the Looe Valley and is approximately 12 miles east of Bodmin. Liskeard is one of the few remaining towns in Cornwall to still have a livestock market. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. Liskeard is also the starting point of the Liskeard to Looe railway, one of the most scenic railway trips in the country and a delightful day out! Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A 30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks. Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwall's stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families. The National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow neighbours Rick Steins empire on the North Coast. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the first steam operated railway in Cornwall, takes in 13 miles of countryside. Also just outside Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who have been winning awards for their home grown wine for the past 20 years. The National Trust have a number of properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Cotehele and Antony (used for Disney's Alice in Wonderland), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book. To the east is the Tamar Valley, a stunning, quiet, picturesque region with some beautiful villages including Calstock with its impressive Viaduct dominating the village, Calstock Quay was originally used for transportation of tin as there is a deep water navigable channel at the top of the tides, although the construction of the Tamar Valley Railway in the early 20th century led to most cargo being transported by rail. Further up stream is Morwellham Quay with its fantastic open air museum, Morwellham Quay has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, and is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Originally set up by the Benedictine Monks from Tavistock Abbey in 961 as a trading route to Plymouth via the Tamar. Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor and just across the border in Devon, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions.
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Heating, electricity, logs for the wood burning stove, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.