Acorns - a barn conversion that sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
A nice cosy, welcoming cottage, well equipped and located.
A really nice cottage, very well equipped and nicely set up. The enclosed garden was excellent for our 2 Jack Russell escape experts, kept them in no problem. The owners of the property were very nice and welcoming with scones and jam for our arrival (earlier than expected). Very well placed for visiting the local attractions. Only niggle and just a small one, the sofa, although practical for the space it was a little uncomfortable. But would definitely recommend this cottage and would return for another visit.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Acorns, as did our dogs Jess and Archie, comfortable and cosy! Lovely to have a garden that was dog proof!
Nice cottage but problem of cleanliness
Spacious and comfortable cottage located in a quiet area. Nice view. Friendly welcome. But real problem of cleanliness: chairs covered with animal hair, greasy spots on the table, dirty dishes and fridge, spider webs... What a pity!
Thank you for your review of "Acorns". I am so sorry that the standard of cleanliness was an issue. I always try to make sure that Acorns is as clean as possible for my guests. As I live in the adjacent house I would have happily come in to rectify the problem had you let me know. Be assured that I take your comments very seriously and will ensure that your specific concerns are addressed.
Location that is relaxing, peaceful and a good base to explore nearby attractions
Stayed at Acorns 5nights in May 2018. Lovely place for two, more would be a squeeze. Location is easy to get to although a few single tracks to negotiate on the way. It is worth enduring these Cornish roads to end up in a location that is relaxing, peaceful and a good base to explore nearby attractions - Minions (Cornwalls highest village), Hurlers stone circles, King Donierts Stone, Goliath Falls, Bodmin Moor, Jamaica inn.
During my stay I also easily visited the West coast, Falmouth, Eden project and Secret Garden.
Proprietor Kim gave a warm welcome upon arrival and if needed will provide advice regarding places to visit etc. There are walking maps in the property and plenty of tourist attraction leaflets if needed. No problems with WiFi experienced.
Being in a rural location I saw swifts, bats and a lesser spotted woodpecker in the garden. Kim has resident chickens and geese. I didn't take a dog but the venue is very dog friendly with large garden/area for run around and Kim will dog sit for a small fee if those with a dog(s) would like a day out dog free.
I have no qualms recommending Acorns and it is a pleasure to do so.
Fit the bill
Acorns was a lovely little cottage with a small enclosed garden which was perfect for our dog. We were welcomed by the host, Kim, and shown around and she had left us a home made cream tea, which was SO needed after our long journey and had left some fresh eggs too. The cottage is upside down (bedroom downstairs) and has a cosy feel. The bathroom is big, with a bath and shower, the bedroom was comfortable and the living space was pleasant. We had an issue that they ran out of oil so there was 24hrs of no heating or hot water (other than the electric shower), which was a shame. The other slight bother was that the cooking pots/pans, etc are well used and not plentiful but there were more than enough plates, cups, etc, and it was enough for us (adult, child, pup) for our stay. There aren't walks from the property but it is well placed in this part of Cornwall and we very much enjoyed our stay.
Lovely cottage - exceptional owner
The most noteworthy point to make is how well the owner has managed to balance customer service i.e. being available and accessible whilst respecting ones privacy and, well, quite frankly, leaving you in peace. When you're renting holiday accommodation (not B&B) its a hard thing to get right. The location is lovely; the garden is private and 'safe' if you are a dog owner and the cottage is spacious, light and airy.
Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30 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 Cornwalls 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. T
The market town of Launceston is the capital of Cornwall and well worth a visit to see the church of St Mary Magdelene, with granite carvings, unusual among Cornish churches.
The 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 weekly livestock market. Market day is Tuesday. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. On Bodmin Moor, Dozmary pond is thought to contain Arthur's Excalibur, and Merlin is thought to be still found walking under Tintagel Island.
Camelford is a great centre for touring, walking, fishing, swimming or surfing holidays. The town is steeped in history and has excellent shopping and sporting facilities.
Port Isaac is the location of the televisions series Poldark and more recently Doc Martin, as well as being a gorgeous working fishing village.