Lower Meadow - a holiday home that sleeps 10 guests in 5 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
We had a wonderful week in Lower Meadow. Penny and John were very welcoming. We had everything we wanted.
Lovely welcome and stay
Loved the location of the property, garden was wonderful for the grandchildren and for bbqs. Enjoyed the separate room for the adults to relax in.
Lovely large house in quite rural setting.
A fabulous large house, which comfortably provided space for 10 people - 2 families and grandparents, plus Teddy (the dog!).
The owners were very friendly and welcomed us on arrival to give a tour of the house and explanation on how things worked. They were also within the local vicinity if we need any help with anything.
The house provided everything we needed for cooking and the large dining area enough space to sit and eat together.
Located in a lovely rural spot with great walks around. Definitely need a car, as main shops are in main towns around 15 minutes away. Plenty to do in the surrounding areas if you happy to travel around.
We appreciated the well equipped kitchen, selection of toys for the kids and family board games. It was nice to have the garden and bbq. The location was good for cycling and walks and also in easy reach of of amenities and activities. Overall a clean and comfortable property with plenty of character.
Easy to recommend
Everything we needed both for us adults and the kids. Beautifully kept and in peaceful surroundings.
Lower meadow was a lovely place to stop in a nice quiet area with lovely views. If your after a lively area then it’s not for you but if you want to stay in a gorgeous house in beautiful grounds and relax in peace then it’s perfect. Everything you need is there.
Ruthern Bridge is a sleepy wooded hamlet in the heart of Cornwall with early 15th Century bridge over the River Ruthern, a mile from the Camel Trail. This wonderful valley is an absolutely idyllic piece of countryside, one of Cornwall's best kept secrets!
Bodmin located 4 miles away was the former county town of Cornwall for many years and the only Cornish town to be recorded in the Domesday Book, which was lodged in the town's prison during the First World War. The county prison is now a museum and open to the public. It was the first prison in the country to have separate cells. The oldest part of the town is made up of mainly granite buildings clustered around the Bodmin Beacon. The Beacon is a 144 feet tall obelisk in memory of Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert. The area around the Beacon which has woodland and traditional hay meadow was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1994. Nearby Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A30 is home to one of Cornwalls Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwalls 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.
Padstow is a charming fishing village at the head of the Camel Estuary. It has some lovely sandy beaches and at least 7 bays within 5 minutes drive. It is the start or end point of The Camel Trail depending on your point of view. The 17-mile trail is flat and runs between Padstow & Wenford Bridge along the disused and resurfaced railway line. Bikes are available for hire. Padstow, now famous for being home to Rick Steins The Seafood Restaurant, amongst other properties 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. It is also a good base for exploring the South West Coastal Footpath, which covers its rugged coastline, and from which beautiful coves and spectacular views are worth seeing. Various water sports, fishing and golf are all on your doorstep.
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 along the old tram way 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 other businesses 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 which neighbours Rick Stein's empire in Padstow is also worth a visit. 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 but the show has kept it's 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, Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell, famously built in a disused china clay pit.
Once a market town St Austell is the central location for visiting the South East of Cornwall. With large attractions such as the Eden Project on the outskirts of St Austell, The Lost Gardens of Heligan a 15 minute drive towards Mevagissey, and Charlestown mere minutes away it provides an ideal base for your travels. The coastal town of Fowey is a simple 20 minutes drive past the China Clay port of Par, offering fabulous restaurants, galleries and gift shops. A short car ferry across the river takes you on to Polruan. Daphne du Maurier spent her later years in properties in and around Fowey, a festival of her works takes place each May. St Austell was once the major producer of the worlds China Clay, now with cheaper foreign imports the industry is in decline but The Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum set in two former working pits depicts the countryside in years gone by. Wet weather activities could include the visitor centre at St Austell Brewery, sampling beers and ales made on the premises. The brewery has recently started exporting their products across the Tamar River to England, so you may just find where your favourite brew is made.