About South Priddacombe

Dog Friendly, Rural, Remote Holiday Home - Bodmin, Cornwall

Almost thirty years ago, my parents bought a dilapidated farmstead and completely renovated both the cottage and its three outbuildings, winning two architectural awards. Over the years, we’ve further improved on the original renovation, as well as generating many happy family memories.

For the last few years, we’ve been sharing our special place. It’s unique and quirky. There are low doorways. It’s not “done” as a holiday let in a soulless modern way, but we think it’s thoroughly comfortable and cosy, with luxurious touches, for the most relaxing break.

The farmstead is approached via a couple of miles of unmade track. Note, we’ve never had a problem with access (including sports cars) but do enquire if you’re concerned. The cottage itself is traditionally built from granite, dating back several hundred years, idyllically situated in farmland with views to swathes of moor beyond.

Heating is a combination of underfloor heating (in part), highly efficient new electric radiators, plus of course the woodburners. There is secondary glazing throughout.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Guest access
The whole cottage is available to use, bar a couple of locked cupboards. Of the outbuildings, one contains the logs which you are welcome to use for the fires; and the upstairs of the barn contains the table tennis and table football. The third is the ‘West Wing’, available as additional accommodation if required.


Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, plus up to an additional 4 in the West Wing

Guest basket on arrival

2 woodburners

Parking for numerous cars

Dogs welcome

Characterful property

90 acres of moorland to explore full of rare birds and plants


Games room with Table tennis + Table football.

Kitchen & Utility Room

The kitchen surface is local Delabole slate, including the sink; the same slate is also used for much of the ground floor.


Dining Room

The dining room has a large antique table for leisurely mealtimes, and large dresser stacked with crockery, and games (Scrabble!) and things-to-do in the drawers. There is an inner hallway containing an electric piano for the musically inclined.


The sitting room contains a Belgian-linen upholstered Loaf sofa and Liberty armchairs – plus plenty of books: holiday fiction; local history and archaeology; birds, you name it…. and a (small) TV.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Two of the bedrooms are in the main body of the cottage:
Bedroom 1 has a Vispring mattress and antique cast-iron bedstead.
Bedroom 2 is a single room, with a truckle that we can make up on request.
Bedroom 3 is at the far end, with not one but two of its own staircases: one internal, one external. It has a double-height ceiling and can be set up as a superking or twin bed via zip and link mattresses.
All beds are made up with Egyptian cotton linen and wool duvets – plus plenty of spare blankets.

The family bathroom contains a roll-top cast iron bath (with shower over bath) for luxurious soaks. There is an additional large walk-in shower in the utility room, with Moroccan Tadelakt walls.

Outside space...

Stunningly situated in its own 90 acres of moorland at the end of a couple of miles of track.

Outside is a large yard, with a sizeable table for summer meals. There is a small walled area (with seating) immediately in front of the cottage – it’s a real suntrap for morning coffee. Behind the cottage is plenty of garden for relaxing of a lazy day.

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