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Halfpenny Cottage Family Cottage in Harrowbarrow, Cornwall

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Halfpenny Cottage Family Cottage description

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Halfpenny Cottage is a detached cottage set in the village of Harrowbarrow, three miles from Gunnislake in Cornwall. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of two doubles, one of which is on the ground floor and a ground floor twin, as well as two shower rooms. The cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. Outside there is off road parking for two cars, a shared, heated swimming pool with covered seating area and changing room, a lawned garden, woodland area and wildlife area. Halfpenny Cottage is an ideal base for a family who wish to explore the area, as well as relaxing in wonderful surroundings.

Gunnislake is a small rural village situated on the banks of the River Tamar, offering pubs and shops. The area is perfect for exploring Dartmoor, the south and north coast beaches and the attractions of Cornwall's far west. The town of Tavistock with its pannier market, pubs and restaurants is close by and there are many attractions nearby, including the fishing village of Calstock, the Donkey Sanctuary and the National Trust owned Cotehele House and Gardens.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with Freeview), DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lawned garden with patio and furniture, woodland area and wildlife garden. Shared outdoor solar heated swimming pool (40' x 20') with covered seating, changing room and furniture, available last week in May to 2nd week in Sep inclusive. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: Pool is shared with owners and their neighbour.


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  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Hill
February 2016
A beautifully appointed property in a peaceful setting with lovely views. Being on the Devon/Cornwall border it is well placed to visit both counties. As we rented in the winter we were especially appreciative of the excellent central-heating.
Mrs Brennan
July 2014
Fantastic facilities for a family holiday base. Plenty of kitchen equipment and immaculate bedrooms and bathrooms. Beautiful swimming pool and gardens.
Miss Burfoot
October 2014
Lovely quiet location and owners were very discreet offering advice and tips when needed
Mr Kane
November 2014
It was clean and stylish and had everything we needed during our stay. The owners were friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for us as a base for exploring.
Mr Bolton
June 2016
Halfpenny Cottage is a wonderful place for couples and families alike. The accommodation is 5 Star and there was everything you needed. It's set in a peaceful location with beautiful scenery. The heated outdoor pool was excellent, with inflatables and toys to keep the children happy all day. There is plenty of garden space to just chill out or have a game of badminton etc. It's an easy commute to all the major tourist traps and there's plenty of informative literature in the cottage to help you decide. All in all this has to be one of the best cottages, an excellent place to stay whatever the weather. We were sad to leave, but will definitely be returning. You'd be mad not to book it!
Mrs Sikora
June 2014
It is a beautiful cottage with friendly owners who went over and above to ensure our stay was a happy one.
Mrs Walley
July 2014
The cottage was fully equipped; there was full use of outdoor pool and inflatables, there was outdoor seating and dining areas along with a gas barbecue. The locality was quiet and relaxing and led to an enjoyable family holiday.
Mrs Metcalf
September 2014
This property is excellent, we cannot praise it highly enough. Best accommodation I have stayed in in the UK.
Mrs Monk
July 2014
The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Halfpenny Cottage was very well equipped, the swimming pool clean and always available. Hosts were always on hand if help needed. Fantastic cottage and hosts and would definitely recommend it.
June 2016
Halfpenny cottage is a wonderful place for couples or families alike. The accommodation is 5* and had everything you needed. It's a peaceful location with beautiful scenery. The heated outdoor pool was excellent with inflatables and toys to keep the children happy all day. There's plenty of garden space to just chill out or have a game of badminton. It's an easy commute to all the major tourist traps and there's plenty of informative literature in the cottage to help you decide. The Tesco store in Callington is just 5 minute drive away and really easy to locate. The owners Alan & Verona were there to greet us on our arrival. They are so friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. Thank you for the home made cake, the supplies of tea, coffee and milk was a nice touch after a long drive. All in all this is one of the best cottages, an excellent place to stay whatever the weather, sad to leave, but will definitely be returning again. You'd be mad not to book it !!!
July 2014
We have just returned from Halfpenny Cottage. Being 5 adults and an 11 month grandson the cottage had everything we needed and much more. It is set in lovely surroundings with beautiful views from the cottage, where you can sit outside on the large veranda if you like. The amenities are tip top with the owners (Alan & Verona) kindly providing us little extras that you just don't expect i.e dishwashing & washing machine tablets. You are made to feel very welcome and on arrival we were greeted by the owners and a homemade cake had been left in for us, which is really thoughtful especially when you have been travelling a good few hours. The cottage has a lovely garden and a lower garden through a gate where you can play badminton or just sit in the summer house. We used the swimming pool which is solar heated and there are pool inflatables if you want to use them. It is lovely to have a swim or a splash around with the children on a hot day. There is a gas barby down by the pool area and in the garden a table with chairs to sit out alfresco. The area is ideal for both Cornwall and Devon, we visited Looe (approx 30 mins drive) and Bude (approx 45 mins) both lovely beach areas with some nice touristy shops. We also went to Cotehele the national trust property which is worth a visit. We had a lovely week and would recommend Halfpenny Cottage to stay, we would be more than happy to return and if we win the lottery ~ watch out Alan & Verona we are coming to offer you BIG BUCKS to sell to us. I think the only reason there aren't more reviews on tripadvisor for Halfpenny is because secretly we don't want everyone to know about it!!
August 2014
The cottage was itself a wonderful part of the holiday. It had everything that you would require to enjoy your stay. From a heated pool to loads of outdoor space and indoor amenities to be proud of. The area was easy to commute to the main tourist areas, including Lands End, The Eden project, Dartmoor, Looe etc etc. There was a massive Tesco's within 10 minutes and if you didn't feel like cooking there were restaurants within walking distance. As well as great restaurants in Tavistock - 15 minute car journey. The owners Alan & Verona were friendly,helpful and knowledgeable but never got in the way like some owners do, their tips and suggestions were great. Would love to return anytime. It was a wonderful break.
May 2014
Beautiful cottage in a lovely area, easily accessible for both Cornwall and south Devon. The cottage has all the amenities you could require from a well appointed kitchen to a secluded barbecue and Swimming pool area. This cottage would be ideal either for families or for a couple just wanting to get away from it all. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and will be going back again next year.
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