Sloe Cottage - a barn conversion that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
We had a fantastic week in Sloe cottage. The location is very quiet and the setting in the courtyard a pleasant change from the usual cottage offerings. The ability to unload your car on the doorstep and then tuck it away was most useful. The cottage itself is exceptionally well furnished and equipped, there is literally everything you can think of provided, couldn't be better. If we're down that way again I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Excellent cottage, very clean and comfortable.
Excellent accommodation, very clean and comfortable and well equipped. Great location for where we wanted to explore whilst on holiday.
The only negative was that on a couple of occasions we were woken very early in the morning with the cows and farm traffic, although this may have just been the time of year.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone.
Kim & Steve Sheath and Family
Fantastic stay in Slow cottage, everything you could want in first class accommodation.
We will be back
Great place to stay
We stayed over Christmas and the cottage had been decorated to keep us in the festive spirit. The cottage is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.
A perfect escape
Cottage was easy enough to find even if the lanes are a bit windy.
The cottage is absolutely stunning the location is breathtaking to look at right out of the door.
The kitchen is wonderfully stocked with everything you could possibly need.
Beds were lovely and comfy the whole cottage was so cosy.
The log burner was such a bonus especially as the weather was turning colder when we booked to stay.
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Home from home
Sloe Cottage was a lovely place to stay in Cornwall. We would recommend this property to a couple or a family and is very dog friendly.
Withiel is situated about 5 miles from Wadebridge and 15 miles from both Newquay and Padstow. The Atlantic Coast of Cornwall offers some of the most picturesque and breathtaking scenery in the country with golden sandy beaches at 25 locations within 20 miles from Sloe Cottage; these include Crantock, Fistral, Perranporth, Polzeath and Watergate Bay. Most of these are patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer season. The coastal footpath delivers some stunning walks and incredible views through this dramatic section of coastline. Hustyns, the luxury spa and resort centre, is only 10 minutes away by car and offers day passes to the gym and swimming pool as well as a variety of beauty and spa treatments. There is also a first class restaurant. The golf courses of St Enodoc and Trevose are within easy reach.
These days Newquay's excellent surfing waters are the town's main industry, whereas it once used to be a major export port for the county's mining efforts as well as a north coast port for pilchard fisheries. Fistral Beach holds many surfing competitions throughout the year, and also hosts Run to the Sun over May Bank holiday, a VW and Custom Car Show. Both the Women's and Men's Gig Championships are held here, as is a balloon festival and surf and lifesaving events. Newquay Zoo now houses 130 different species in sub tropical gardens in the centre of the town.
Neighbouring Watergate Bay and The Extreme Academy offers you a 'ski resort on a beach' and a plethora of activities to keep even the most active occupied. Fifteen Cornwall, founded by Jamie Oliver in 2002, sits on top of the two mile beach at Watergate offering inspirational views for the young chefs and professionals to create fantastic menus from local and seasonal produce. The Lappa Valley Steam Railway just outside Newquay offers both the old and young an interesting day out. Newquay Airport has made the north coast one of the easiest places in Cornwall to get to, with regular flights from various locations across the UK. The town also has an Aquarium, a Waterworld and numerous immensely pretty beaches for the less active. Trerice, run by the National Trust and 3 miles outside of the town, is an Elizabethan manor house and garden with restricted winter opening times.
Wadebridge, once a market town, is now more widely known as being part of The Camel Trail, the cycle route out to Padstow from the depths of Bodmin Moor on the old tramway route. You can hire a bike at the start of the trail and cycle to Padstow, now famous for being home to Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, amongst others which the celebrity chef owns in the town. From Padstow you could take a boat trip across the Camel Estuary to Rock and lounge on the beautiful beach that stretches all the way around to Daymer Bay. The National Lobster Hatchery neighbours Rick Stein's empire in Padstow.
The Royal Cornwall Show ground at Wadebridge hosts the county show every June, come rain or shine, and is opened each year by a member of the Royal Family. Cornish farmers have had to diversify in recent years and so has the Show, but they have kept their traditional roots with steam engines being shown next to the shiny new high-tech tractors. It's not every day you get to see formation JCB digger dancing in the main ring. The National Trust have three properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice and Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell, famously built in a disused china clay pit.