South Priddacombe

Bolventor, Cornwall

Suitible for: 6 Humans icon 6 Humans
Suitible for: 5 Dogs icon 5 Dogs
Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome
Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Enclosed garden
  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

A big garden for the dogs, a games room and piano for the humans, Cornwall’s beaches and majestic moor walks from the door for everyone

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • The enclosed garden to run free in
  • The bowls and towels that are all theirs
  • The local dog-friendly beaches

Humans will love

  • Playing ping pong, table football and darts in the games room
  • Walking from the back door to Cornwall’s highest points
  • Complete seclusion in the Cornish countryside

The place

Set in its own 90 acres, South Priddacombe takes you deep into the Cornish countryside with its setting far from anything and anyone, in the middle of Bodmin Moor. The location means there are no nearby shops, so it’s the sort of place where you stock up, settle in and never leave, gathering round the huge kitchen table, the fireplace in the lounge or the various diversions in the games room. That’s when you aren’t out on the moors of course, with walks to Rough Tor and Brown Willy, Cornwall’s highest points, starting from right outside the back door. Dogs will have to be on leads where there are livestock in the nearby fields, but there’s an enclosed garden for the morning and evening “business trips”. This being Cornwall, you’re never far from a beach either, so you have a choice of dramatic landscapes to ramble and snuffle through and more than a handful of fine pubs to find lunch in. With a place like South Priddacombe to call home though, you might just ditch the car and soak it all up on foot.


  • 1 x Super King room
  • 1 x Double room
  • 1 x Single room with additional trundle bed


  • Bathroom with roll-top bath and shower
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Laundry room
  • Boot room (perfect for stashing damp walking gear)

Living and relaxing

  • Table tennis, table football, and darts in the adjoining barn
  • Piano
  • Living room with wood burner and unlimited firewood
  • Outside picnic bench
  • A range of books for adults and children
  • Toys for children
  • TV
  • Wifi

Cooking and dining

  • Kitchen including dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, scales, kettle, toaster and fridge freezer
  • Cooking basics supplied - olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Dining room with seating and wood burner
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor table with bench seating
  • Two high chairs available, guests must bring their own if additional are required

For the dog

  • Dog bowls
  • Throws for furniture
  • Towels

Booking information

  • Check in 1700
  • Check out 1000

Optional extras

  • Two travel cots available, guests must bring their own if additional are required
  • The additional trundle bed in the single room can be made up on request

You should know

  • There are no (sensibly) walkable shops, so stock up on the way
  • There are low doorways, sloping ceilings and steps throughout
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead around livestock where you find them
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In the neighbourhood

  • From the back door you and the dog can strike out to two of Bodmin and Cornwall’s highest points - Roughtor and Brown Willy. Glenn, who farms the land and loves meeting guests, can help with directions for less confident map readers!
  • The Rising Sun at AltArnun is a ten-minute drive from the cottage. Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden and the pub, while popular, still has the feel of a friendly local. There’s also Churchdown St Breward pub, in the other direction, for a spot of variety on day two.
  • You can be on the north or south coast in 45 minutes, with Polzeath beach popular for surfing but carrying restrictions on dogs from May to September. Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel is great for dog walks, and if lifeguards are on duty, it’s great for a swim, but only then, as it has some very serious currents
  • Blisland Inn is a dog-friendly pub frequently named CAMRA pub of the year. It overlooks an idyllic village green and makes an excellent pit-stop en route back from the north coast
  • Tintagel Castle, named by the famously reliable Geoffrey of Monmouth as the place in which King Arthur was conceived, is a stunning spot however much stock you put in the legend. Built between the mainland and a spur of rock, it now sports a fabulous new footbridge which might unnerve dogs and some humans
  • Those of a literary and historical mindset should head for Jamaica Inn, the smuggler’s tavern that inspired a lost Daphne Du Maurier to write the classic adventure story. The place certainly leans into its theme, with a museum and gift shop as well as the bar and rooms. Dogs are welcome throughout.
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