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The Smithy
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The Smithy

693 Cardinham, Nr Bodmin Moor (8 mls NE)
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Dogs
  • WiFi
  • Parking
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  • At a glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 5 + cot
    • Sleeps 1 infant
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bath / shower rooms
    • 3 WC


    • Beach 14 miles
    • Shop 4.52 miles
    • Pub 4.5 miles


    • £418 - £1,173 per week
    • Saturday changeover
    • 4:30 PM check in
    • 10:30 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (£24 pppw)
    • No smoking
    • Private parking (2 spaces)
    • Customer rating:
    • Central heating, towels, bed linen
    • Loyalty discount available
    • Short breaks

    Please note

    This property welcomes a maximum of two dogs. Visit England/AA - 5 * Gold self catering rating awarded October 2018.

    • Facilities

      • Bed Linen
      • Dishwasher
      • Duvets
      • DVD/Bluray Player
      • Electric Hob
      • Electric Oven
      • Cot
      • Ensuite Bathroom
      • Freezer
      • Fridge
      • Outdoor space
      • Outdoor Furniture
      • Central Heating
      • Highchair
      • Microwave
      • Music System
      • Radio
      • Stairgate
      • Tumble Dryer
      • Towels
      • TV (Freeview)
      • TV (Satellite)
      • Washing machine
      • WiFi
    • Features

      • Family friendly
      • Fire/woodburner
      • Luxury
      • Short Breaks


Experience - The Area...

Positioned within the rural hamlet of Cardinham this detached stone built cottage is perfectly situated for those looking for a relaxing break. The Smithy retains some of its original features with stone walls present in various rooms throughout the property together with a wood burning stove set within a large inglenook fireplace. The cottage is within easy reach of ancient walks and graded cycle trails through Cardinham Woods.

The beautiful beaches and fishing villages of the North and South coasts are within 30 minutes drive and there are many glorious gardens and historic houses including Lanhydrock House (approximately 5 miles) and the Eden Project within easy reach. Watersports and fishing are available at Siblyback Lake nearby.

A real bonus for this location is the easy road access to both A roads providing an ideal base for exploring the whole of Cornwall. The nearby village of St Neot, approximately 4 miles, offers a local shop and a pub. The nearest main town of Bodmin, approximately a 10 minute drive, offers shopping facilities, pub/restaurants and a leisure centre. There are wonderful walks around the area including Bodmin Moor, approximately 7 miles away, and the Cornish coastal path.

The nearest beaches Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rockare all within a 30 minute drive. Daymer Bay & Rock allow dogs all year but there is a seasonal dog ban on Polzeath running between Easter Sunday and 30th September.

Stay - The Accommodation...

There is a sloping concrete driveway providing parking for two cars with an uneven stone pathway leading to the front door. The front door opens into a hallway with a tiled floor with a feature stone wall and door leading to the ground floor W.C with a tiled floor, basin and heated towel rail. There is a step up and a door into the kitchen/dining room which is a light room with a feature stone wall to one side, dining table and seating for 6, ample storage, a seating area beneath the window overlooking the front garden, and there is a door into the utility room which has a basin with storage underneath.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is a large sitting room with comfortable lounge seating arranged before an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner, oak flooring and lots of light provided by large windows overlooking the front garden.

A carpeted staircase from the lounge with six steps lead up to the back door and a further seven steps to the first floor accommodation where there is a landing arranged as a reading area with two armchairs and a shelving unit with books, and three carpeted well presented bedrooms. A master bedroom with king size zip link bed with fully tiled en-suite shower room W.C with basin, a twin bedroom and single bedroom with day bed ,TV and Playstation 3. Completing the first floor accommodation is a family bathroom W.C with separate shower and bath.

The front garden has a fence running along one side and a stone path leading to the front door, leads to the driveway and a path which runs along the side of the cottage into the rear garden. The rear garden benefits from established shrubs, has 9 steps up to the garden and decking area with furniture comfortably seating 6.

Two original features are prominent in the garden; Wheelwrights Stone which was previously used to bond red hot steel tyres to wooden cart wheels and the Water Chanel which is a remnant of a system of leats which brought water from Bodmin Moor to Cardinham.

Don't forget...

- This property welcomes a maximum of two dogs
- Visit England/AA - 5 * Gold self catering rating awarded October 2018



A stunning property, centrally located. The Smithy has everything you need for a holiday in Cornwall. Warm, welcoming and homely. - Mr P Butterworth
"Immaculate property, on arrival met with a bottle of wine, fresh bread, milk, eggs, butter - a really nice thought. Plenty of space for family, equipment/supplies second to none. Great garden. 100% sure this was the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in." Mr G Thomson
"Best holiday rental we've ever had, we keep coming back year after year. Beautifully furnished, comfortable and very well equipped." Mrs S Hanson
"Quiet location, comfortable and stylish property with dog friendly owners. Perfect. " Mr P Davies
"This cottage is exceptionally clean, beautifully furnished and in a central location, perfect for exploring the North & South coast. A luxurious holiday home which we would definitely recommend." Mrs S Phillips
"The Smithy is without doubt, one of the best appointed properties we have stayed in. From the most comfortable beds to all the mod cons in the kitchen. Nothing is over looked and so very clean. The property is also a perfect base to explore the beautiful north coast of Cornwall and Port Isaac and Trebarwith Strand are a must. " Mr M Richards
"This is an excellent holiday rental and I would recommend it to friends. What a lovely surprise to be left a nice bottle of red wine." Mrs V Morris
"Best holiday cottage we have stayed in. Furnishings and fittings top quality, ambience superb. Would thoroughly recommend. We have stayed in many properties over 16 years but this is the best ever." Mrs M Hobbs
"Highly reccomend. Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and reasonably priced. Perfect! " Mr I Vollans
"Loved the location and the cottage. Lots of attention to detail with contemporary furnishing and fittings. Plenty of space for five people." Mrs S Crosswell
"Exceptional unique property. All quality furnishings and modern appliances whilst being well maintained. Quiet away from it all location but with easy access to main routes around Cornwall. Highly recommended." Mr A Connelly
"The standard of the cottage and its cleanliness and comfort were superb, we could not have asked for more." Mr T Scott
"Beautiful house with everything we needed. Even had bread, milk and butter in the fridge which was a nice touch." Mr M James
"Cottage was finished to a very high standard with more than enough utensils, crockery etc. The beds were very comfortable and well furnished overall." Mr K Ketley
"Classy cottage with every home comfort catered for. Booked for next year already. " Mrs K Cox
"Beautiful cottage. Very well equipped. Very comfortable. Adequate parking, Lovely Garden. Great Location. Very Quiet. Fantastic." Ms L Young

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