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Briar Pet-Friendly Cottage in Indian Queens, Cornwall

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Briar Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Set in a peaceful hillside above the old London to Penzance coaching road is this beautifully renovated barn conversion. Offering high-quality accommodation for up to four people, the property is just ten miles from the surfing town of Newquay. With spacious rooms, this holiday home is a great base from which to explore the rest of this fantastic region. The building itself offers an air of modern sophistication whilst still maintaining original character features including high cathedral ceilings and a wood-burning stove. Outside there is a small garden with patio furniture and a barbecue ideal for alfresco dining.

Situated at the Western end of Goss Moor and just seven miles from the excellent surfing on offer at Newquay is the peaceful village of Indian Queens. Located on the edge of China Clay Country, this area is still home to the remains of a thriving industry spread over several miles. This quiet, rural setting is an ideal spot for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers and with fantastic surfing opportunities available in nearby Newquay, this wonderful village has something to suit every taste and budget.

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.

Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent October - April, available to purchase locally at other times. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars (3 shallow steps above garden). Enclosed decked garden with step down onto patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs 1.5 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Pacey
July 2015
We totally loved this cottage, it was ideally situated to see all the attractions we wanted to see. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We loved the enclosed and private courtyard garden.
Mrs Barrett
March 2016
Had a great holiday at Briar, would definitely recommend to family and would like to stay here again. It was cosy and nice and clean, I didn't want to leave.
Mr Cass
June 2016
A very enjoyable stay in Cornwall. A great sized property in a great location with added benefit of enclosed rear garden. The property was lovely and clean.
Mrs Jones
May 2015
Great accommodation in perfect location for exploring all of Cornwall.
Mrs Corcoran
January 2015
A lovely spacious barn, well equipped and nicely furnished. Very convenient location. It was perfect for our needs.
Mr Cross
October 2014
The great location of the cottage
Mrs New
October 2014
We have stayed at Briar before, the property is beautifully laid out and decorated. The garden is a particular plus as the dog loved it and were completely safe. The location is quiet and peaceful, lovely after a busy day out and it is also so convenient for both coasts. The property is very welcoming.
Mr Devincenzi
June 2014
Everything about this cottage was good. It was clean, well equipped and everything provided worked well. It's in a very quiet spot, yet within easy reach of everywhere. I thoroughly recommend it.
Mrs Lester
August 2014
Wonderful property, exceptionally clean, well equipped and presented. Can't wait to go back again!
Miss Smith
April 2014
Genuinely loved staying at this cottage, it was a home-from-home, warm and inviting after a wet cold day out with a lovely woodburning fire. Central location to everything you could possibly want to see. Highly recommend the Eden project and Lost gardens of Heligan. Both very dog friendly.
Mrs Storer
February 2014
Cottage was very warm and welcoming. We've stayed at a few cottages in the area and Briar is now at the top of our list for cottages to revisit.
Mrs Noakes
October 2013
The cottage is a great base to explore Cornwall as it's within easy reach of so many places to visit. The cottage was warm and cosy and the garden is great for dogs as it's enclosed.
Mr Willson
November 2013
The cottage was centrally situated for access to a number of attractions and places of interest. We were pleasantly surprised how large it was, and clean and comfortable.
Mr Faulkner
November 2013
The accommodation and location of the property were excellent. The little enclosed garden was ideal. Would definitely recommend this property to all family and friends, and will be visiting again ourselves.
Mrs Harris
November 2012
A great central location - perfect for exploring Cornwall.
Mrs Richardson
June 2013
The accommodation was warm and welcoming and we immediately felt comfortable after a 9 hour journey. The location was quiet and peaceful, however ideally situated to access all different activities. I would highly recommend Briar Barn.
Miss Lockett
July 2013
Excellent location, it is ideal for trips to Padstow and Newquay. We would not hesitate to stay here again or indeed recommending it to our friends.
Mr Holder
September 2013
Centrally Located for sight seeing. Well furnished and clean accommodation.
Mrs Flavell
July 2012
Home from home! Highly recommended.
Mr Pickering
August 2012
The cottage was situated in an ideal location in order to explore Cornwall. Not too far off the beaten track with everything you could want being close at hand. The cottage offered up plenty of room and allowed for everyone to have their own space. A well equipped kitchen and bathrooms meant we had everything we could have hoped for. The flowers, tea, coffee and milk was a lovely touch upon arrival and most welcome.
Mrs Woods
November 2011
It was as advertised, very quiet and in a beautiful spot. The wood burning stove was the best bit ever.
Mrs Payne
March 2012
The holiday cottage looked exactly like the pictures and better. It was comfortable, spacious and well positioned for sight seeing.
Mrs New
July 2012
The cottage was very roomy and comfortable with everything you could wish for. The enclosed garden was a real sun trap and very safe for my sun loving 'Houdini' dog!
Mrs Lewis-Owen
October 2011
The property was outstanding.
Mr Carver
May 2011
An ideally situated cottage for travelling around Cornwall. Easy to find as close to the main routes but still in a very quiet location. Super cottage, it far exceeded our expectations. Lovely and clean and very spacious. We would definitely use again in the future.
Miss Lewis
April 2011
A great property, in a great location. Easy access to all the places we wanted to see. The cottage felt comfy and cosy, a home away from home.
February 2011
The barn was lovely and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Webb
April 2011
Its location to the south coast path and the size of the cottage was much bigger than expected.
Mrs Smart
September 2009
Easy access to all of the centres we wanted to visit, this was our first holiday in Cornwall so a central base was a priority.
Mr Kenwright
August 2009
Overall excellent accommodation. Ideally located for access to all areas of Cornwall. Having now stayed at Sweetpea and Briar I have nothing but praise for the accommodation and would readily recommend this property.
Mr Green
November 2010
Extremely comfortable accommodation. Very conveniently located to explore the sights of Cornwall.
Mr Owen
October 2010
Location of the property was very good. Accommodation very spacious and comfortable. Would recommend to friends and family.
Mr Searcy
June 2010
The cottage was lovely, nice to go back to in the evening. Located in the right area to visit most places in Cornwall. Thanks for a lovely holiday.
Mr Mrs English
November 2009
Briar was everything we needed and wanted for a relaxing winter break in Cornwall. Accommodation was of a very high standard, very clean and warm. Fresh flowers, tea, coffee and milk in the fridge on our arrival which was very much appreciated.
Mr Jones
August 2009
The cottage had a lovely outdoor space for our children to enjoy and was well located to access all areas of Cornwall
Mr Mrs Darby
December 2008
Excellent accommodation with everything required for a comfortable stay provided. Peaceful location, yet central for most tourist attractions and for travelling round area.
Mr Edwards
February 2009
Very well located to see Cornwall. The fireplace is a real treat in the winter.
Mrs Bates
March 2009
Central location plenty to see nearby. Clean and comfortable. Fully enclosed garden area.
Mr Cheesman
May 2009
Good accommodation, spacious and clean. All 1st class. Thank you!
Mr Pellatt
August 2009
The property was like a home from home. The places we visited where not too far away and even through the weather wasn't to good some days, it didn't stop us going out. Coming back to the property in the evenings was nice and peaceful.
Mrs Kane
August 2009
Fantastic property, my two young children adored the space and having their own bathroom!! Beautifully furnished. The tea, coffee, milk and flowers made a refreshing start to our holiday.
Mrs Farr
September 2008
Very comfortable cottage, and with easy access to a variety of tourist attractions, at the coast or in the countryside.
Mrs Craddock
September 2008
The Cottage was lovely and in a very good location for visiting places in Cornwall. We had everything you could wish for in the cottage and good weather outside!
October 2006
Its one of the best holidays we have ever had! The cottage was out of this world, we couldn't have been happier anywhere else.
Mr Richard
October 2006
Served as a good base for exploring the many places of interest in the surrounding area and beyond.
Mr Ohene
November 2006
Very spacious property. Within reasonable distance of many tourist attractions.
Mr Rotheram
February 2007
Good central location for visiting other sites. There was a lot of interior space and the cottage was well laid out with a good modern design.
Mrs Thomas
March 2008
It was an ideal location to explore Cornwall. Both the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Helligan were open and were within easy reach.
May 2010
This is a great barn, good location - thought the directions could be a bit more specific as sat nav tends to go a bit mad once you come off the main roads. Huge barn and the central heating is great. Bedrooms and beds are great, the bathrooms are adequate but don't seem to be as contemporary as the rest of the barn. Certainly for a family this would be great but as we were a couple we had a bit too much space. It wasn't clear that there were three barns, one either side of the Briar - it seems from the description that there are just two barns on the complex. The cleaners were waiting outside the barn just before 10am on our departure day which felt a little bit like we were being hurried (which we weren't) and made the stay feel a bit impersonal. I highly recommend visiting the Owl sanctuary just up the road.
Mrs Chapman
August 2008
We thought that the cottage provided excellent accommodation for our holiday. Although the weather was mixed we had a wonderful 'home' to come back to each evening. We liked the space little touches like flowers milk, coffee teabags left out for us. All the appliances were excellent. The patio at the back was lovely - pity the weather was so wet. The bedrooms were very comfortable. It was a very good base to visit all of Cornwall.
Mrs Mullins
August 2007
Excellent location to tour north and south coasts of Cornwall.
Mr Fowler
November 2007
Location was good and central for everywhere.
Mrs Redding
January 2008
Briar was a terrific base from which to explore Cornwall. We thoroughly enjoyed coming home to such a delightfully decorated spacious modern cottage. It was huge inside, particularly the lounge dining area. You could have held a dance in there! Lovely decor and great parking and access.
Mr Coveney
February 2008
An absolutely fantastic holiday and property. A perfect home away from home! We would definitely use again and recommend to friends and family.
Ms James
April 2007
We had a great time - home from home. Comfortable, spacious, clean. Location central for visiting both coastlines.
Mr Kuerschner
June 2007
Perfectly located to reach every place in Cornwall. Very spacious cottage, all inside modern.Towels included and fresh flowers on the table. Two bathrooms and a really a lovely place. One word, PERFECT! Thank you !
Mr Bowering
September 2006
Quiet, peaceful location in a beautifully converted barn.
Mr Goulding
August 2006
A good location for access to the north coast beaches. Very spacious accommodation, especially for a wheelchair user. Very good standard of furnishing and decor (the beds were especially comfortable). We will definitely book this property again.
May 2016
Great sized cottage ,well equipped kitchen comfy furnishings . Chose this cottage for our week away and were pleased with the size of the rooms and the outdoor space was a real treat for our four legged friends . Upon on arrival clean and well presented with welcome tray and fresh flowers. Good location for both coasts and only five minutes from the main A30 if you want a trip to Lands End . Well worth the 400 mile trip.
July 2013
A very pleasant surprise to find such a fabulous cottage. Don't be fooled by the exterior looks as inside is fantastic. A huge room combining a lounge, dining area and kitchen area. Two very comfortable bedrooms that are very well equipped and the master bedroom being en-suite shower room. Another bathroom next to second bedroom. A little difficult to find but all in all, a really nice place with a safe enclosed,back garden which is mainly decking.Sensible & courteous parking is needed by all residents! Ramp down to door entry would be advantages for the disabled.
September 2012
The cottage was alot larger than it looks on the internet and beautifully presented. Everything you could want was provided, the beds and sofas were very comfy - it was particulaly good not to have leather sofas which we have always found cold! We liked the fact that the twin room was as luxurious as the double which is not always case in holiday properties. Our small dog with 'houdini' tendancies loved the suntrap walled garden, as did we all. We enjoyed our stay immensely it is only the fact that we now have 2 dogs that we will sadly not be able to return. Briar was in the perfect place to tour the whole of Cornwall, a great place to stay.
December 2011
We booked an autumnal break in early October, to recharge our batteries, just my husband and I and our beloved pet Ted, a very well behaved Jack Russell. The accommodation was good, plenty of space, although the sofas were very grubby and in dire need of a good clean. I blame this upon previous guests who perhaps weren't so fastidious about keeping their pets off the furniture, as the sofas dis smell very 'doggy'. Personally when hiring a cottage where the owners are kind enough to accept pets, we take along clean decorators 'drop cloths' and cover the sofas just in case the dog decides to sneek up there during the night. The cottage itself was extremely clean, with plenty of cooking utensils available. The bedrooms were large, the master having an en-suite. The main lounge/dining/kitchen area was open plan, with central heating throughout the property. The main area having a log burning stove for use during really cod weather. We were lucky enough not to need either as the weather was kind to us. There were double glass doors that opened out onto a lovely garden space. The owners ask if hirers would kindly water the tubs and baskets, just to maintain the colourful display. There is a deck area, and at the bottom of the garden a small barbecue area. The who of the garden being securely fenced in to prevent escaping toddlers or pets. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting the owners or their representatives during our stay, which was a pity. Although the cottages back onto a quarry, we weren't disturbed by noise or excess traffic. We enjoyed visiting parts of Cornwall we haven't visited for a few years, and would certainly re-book this property again.
Mrs Beo
February 2007
Briar was exceptional. We were so pleased that we chose this cottage for our holiday. I can't rate it highly enough. The location was fine with easy access to everywhere we wanted to go by car. We would love to return and are thinking of booking some time in the summer there.
Rev Wakefield
March 2007
This was the most comfortable cottage we have ever stayed in.
December 2009
The cottage was very large and tastefully arranged. It was very nice to discover the beautyful landscape from this place.
December 2009
Cottage was in excellent order, clean and well equipped. The location was great, nice and quiet just how we like it, but not too far away from the tourist trail.+ The outside space was well kept amd private and great for meals al fresco. I can't fault this cottage at all and thoroughly recommend staying there.
David R
December 2009
The cottage was lovely although we arrived to find rather a l;ot of flies. The amenities were great, the 'walled garden' was excellent - so peaceful to sit in on a sunny evening. The cottage had a very relaxing feel and we felt a home. The location was very good - far enmough away from the hutsle yet close enough to get to see things.
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