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Skygazer's Rest

Skygazer's Rest, Morwenstow, Cornwall
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £516.00 - 1382.00

This detached, single-storey cottage is set in the hamlet of Morwenstow and can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.

Skygazer's Rest is a detached, single-storey cottage, set in the hamlet of Morwenstow and can sleep eight people. This all ground floor cottage has a super king-size double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom curtained from the bedroom and doors to the garden, a double room, a family room with a double and two singles, a shower room, an open plan living area with kitchen, dining room and sitting area in the conservatory and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside, there is off road parking for three cars, an enclosed garden at the front and rear with lawns, a chimenea, a barbecue area and a private hot tub. Skygazer's Rest is a wonderful holiday base.


Good first impressions...that don't last!
First impressions of this property are good. Previous reviews show this, however for us it became apparent fairly quickly that this property has issues. We has two main issues with the property 1. A broken bed 2.A window that you couldn't shut. In all fairness the problems were quickly dealt with by the owner who was very pleasant and once he had been made aware of the problems he arranged for a locksmith and a new bed to arrive the next day,( on arrival I spoke to the locksmith about the patio door not shutting very well). The owner told me he had not visited the property for several months and I'm afraid this was obvious. However what I didn't expect was the a lady named Alison who i believe is the cleaner coming round on the day the bed arrived and informing me that she had just finished work and "could do without this!" She went on to tell me there was nothing wrong with the patio door on Friday

A very clean, comfortable, well presented bungalow. The views are stunning and the whole holiday was very relaxing.
Mr Peters

Lovelly cottage outside Bude
I have just returned form a weeks stay here with my wife and father. The cottage is located about 15 minutes from Bude in a small village called 'Shop'. There is not much in the village itself, but there is a nice pub called the bush about a 5 minute drive if that which served nice food and decent Cornish ales. The cottage itself is a good size, not too hard to find and has a large driveway to park in. The master bedroom is very big, with a superking bed and a bathroom - this is a roll top bath, basin and toilet which is separated from the rest of the room with a thin curtain, not an issue but just make sure you are comfortable with your partner or you might want to use the main bathroom. A nice feature is that the bedroom has patio doors out onto the decking. The master bathroom is again, a decent size with a shower. It does seem like the shower tray might need some new sealant, but it doesn't cause a problem. The kitchen is well equipped with a large range cooker (which took a while to work out), dishwasher, double sink and all the cutlery and crockery you could need. The American style fridge freezer with ice maker is a nice addition. By far the best room is the conservatory, with its large table, sofas and views out across the garden towards the sea. We spent most of our time in this room. There is also a lounge with log burner, though we didn't use it. It has two sofas and a freeview TV. There is WiFi available in the house which is good and some books/dvd's. There was also a small radio. In the garden there is a large decked area with patio furniture and a very big lawn. The BBQ is ok, and worked fine. Steps lead up to the raised hot tub with views over to the coast which is superb. As you can see I have rated this 4/5 in keeping with my usual scoring. The only slight things that have reduced this from a 5/5 were some small decorative things here and there, I think some new baking trays might be worth it, the tap on the roll top bath dripped slightly and the shower tray having a bit of a leak. Honestly, these do not spoil the cottage and I would give 4.5 is trip advisor allowed, but its not quite perfect for a 5/5. I do however think the price is very reasonable and allowing pets is good as its not always easy to find great places that allow them. In summary, I would recommend this cottage fully if you like a quiet escape with some luxury appointments.

We loved how open the property was. The open plan was brilliant as all the family could be together and the hot tub was the icing on the cake. We would definitely book this property again.
Mr Porter

It was a fabulous place to stay. The main living area had a real wow factor! The kitchen was the best equipped kitchen we have ever found in a rented property and the hot tub was a real luxury. The place feels very private and the local pub made us very welcome and we celebrated the family birthday with a delicious supper and entertainment. The area was a great place to explore even in the winter with some spectacular seascapes. We would definitely like to go back.
Mrs Meek

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with woodburner. Range cooker with gas oven and hob, combi microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Enclosed garden with lawns, chiminea, BBQ and hot tub. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: One step up to access property. Note: Unfenced pond in the garden, children to be supervised.

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Double Beds: 3

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Morwenstow, St John's Church - 1.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Morwenstow, St John's Holy Well - 1.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Kilkhampton, St James Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Poughill, St Olaf's Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Docton Mill Gardens - 4.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Stratton, St Andrew's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Spekes Mill Mouth Waterfall - 5.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bude Castle Heritage Centre - 5.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Launcells, St Swithin's Church - 6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hartland, St Nectan's Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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