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The Living Farmhouse
Tor View (Cornwall)
Member Name: Mandypotts
Tor View (Cornwall)
Date: 14/11/00, updated on 14/11/00 (306 review reads)
Advantages: Loads of room, we could lose 6 children
We have just come back from a really restful holiday in Cornwall. We booked a cottage through Recommended Cottages the name of the cottage was Torview, in Trebell Green, Bodmin.
The cottage had 4 bedrooms, 2 Double, 1 Twin and one with a cabin bed and a single bed. It has 2 Bathrooms one upstairs and one downstairs, both having a shower which is situated inside the bath. A very long sitting room, which has been lovely, decorated with brasses and decorative plates, a wood burning stove at the far end, which kept us cosy on the winding and cold evening. A fully fitted kitchen, with every thing you could possible need, which leads through to a dining room which has a pine farmhouse table, which can sit 8 people comfortable, this room has a Rayburn for additional cooking. The cottage is south facing and almost all the rooms look out over farmland to Helman Tor. It has a small private garden, which is enclosed. The cottage sits in five acres of farmland with a fishing lake and plenty of space for the children to play.
The owners were very polite and extremely helpful. When we arrived there was a homemade cake, a plate of scones and a tub of Clotted Cream. They also supplied tea, coffee, sugar and milk, so there was no need to venture out into the unknown on the first day. The logs were free and were stored in the owner’s garage, but he just said to help ourselves.
The cottage was in Hamlet called Trebell Green, which is just two miles from Lanivet village. The cottage was situated in the centre of Cornwall so if you felt like it you could explore the whole county, North and south coasts are within easy reach, the cottage was in the middle of the Saints Way, which is a track crossing from Padstow to Fowey. We drove along the Saints Way and the roads were very flooded at this time of year, and at times I found it very daunting, but my dad had a brilliant time, the track is a two way road, the hedges either side were touching my
wind mirrors, but it has passing points every now and then. Saints way is said to be the path followed by the Christen Missionaries and the Bronze Age Travellers.
There is a Camel trail close by. It is now a cycle and walking track created from the old railway. It runs from Padstow to Poley’s Bridge up on Bodmin moor, and now connects with the Camelford Way. The whole length runs through some beautiful scenery, and you will see many different animals, birds and wild flowers, if you are lucky. Bikes are available for hire in Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin.
From the cottage you have a beautiful view of Helman Tor, the Tor is a Neolithic hill fort site and one of the highest points on Bodmin moor, and the climb will reward you with quite magnificent views. On a clear day you can see the sea on both coasts, and right into Dartmoor. It is a quite magical atmosphere that will certainly make you want to go back.
The Owners used to live in the farmhouse, but found it too big for the two of them. The cottage still has all the family photos and lots of Games and books for all ages from very young to the very old. They are currently converting a barn into a 2 Bed roomed place. They plan to make a playground for the children to play in and a little way in the future they plan to build a covered swimming pool, but that is some way off.
We had a lovely time and we are definitely going to go back in the future.
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