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Medlar Tree Cottage

Medlar Tree Cottage, Blisland, Cornwall

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £1051.00

This detached stone barn conversion is situated five miles from the village of Blisland near Bodmin and sleeps seven people in three bedrooms.

Medlar Tree Cottage is a wonderful detached stone barn conversion situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor and five miles from the village of Blisland. This cottage sleeps seven people in three bedrooms, consisting of one super king-size double with en-suite, a double with en-suite and a family room with three singles, together with a ground floor shower room. The cottage also has a kitchen, a dining room with woodburner, a sitting room and a sun room with infrared sauna.

Outside there's off road parking for four cars, a lawned garden, shared use of a BBQ area, furniture and ponds, and private use of a hot tub and outdoor swimming pool. Medlar Tree Cottage is an excellent family base.


Lovely cottage on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Fab hot tub, sauna and downstairs shower with monsoon shower head and body jets. I feel we were the first visitors of the season and so the cottage needed some maintenance and waking up!. Swimming Pool not yet been cleaned for the season. We visited just before the coronavirus lockdown so local tourist attractions were closing down but is a great location for visithng central Cornwall. Close to NT Llanhydrock and Cardinham Woods. Owners were fab although again not much contact due to social distancing. Hopefully will return in the future when everything is open in the area.

Charming, rustic rental in idyllic location
My family and I had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Medlar Tree Cottage. The accommodation is delightfully quirky and comfortable with plenty of space to relax. The bedrooms are a good size and we found the beds very comfortable. The location is so quiet that you are a guaranteed a peaceful nights sleep. The house was clean and extremely well equipped, we found everything we needed. The wifi in the property is excellent (better than at home!) so no problem if you want to watch Netflix on one of your devices. The leisure facilities are outstanding - we all enjoyed the pool (heated to a nice level), the hot tub (always at a lovely 40 degrees) and the sauna every single day of the stay. The Smarts were very welcoming and friendly but not overly intrusive and it made no difference to us at all that their home is next door. The location is a perfect base to explore Cornwall. We enjoyed several days out but the notable highlights were Jamaica Inn (a mere 6 miles down the A30) where we feasted on a delicious pub lunch in the dog friendly bar area and our lovely outing to Padstow (via the ferry from Rock) - Rick Stein fish and chips were out of this world! We hired a transit van sized people carrier for our holiday and whilst you need to take it steady around the country lanes, it wasn't a particular challenge and the property has ample parking. All in all we had a wonderful stay and would happily recommend this property.

Needs some TLC
Stayed here for 7 nights with my hubby 2 children and my parents. Its a nice large cottage but needs some tlc! A few things in the cottage need to be updated, the sofa needs to be renewed (shabby and seen better days) rugs are dirty and mould on shower curtains.Hot tub was only on 32c for most of our stay which is not hot enough for a hot tub. Overall our stay was ok because of the pool (kids loved it) and the weather was great. We love cornwall so we will be returning to cornwall but sorry to say wont be returning at the cottage, its ashame because without the few things that let it down, it would of been perfect!

Idyllic Cottage in beautiful surroundings
Beautiful cottage tucked away in Cornwall. My parents arrived before us and said mr smart had shown them around the house. The hot tub was lovely and hot and we spent quite a few nights out there. The pool is solar heated and due to the beautiful weather we had the pool was well used. Don?t expect a hot pool but when the weather is nice it's lovely to use once you get in. The lovely added surprise is that there is a box by the pool full of inflatables and balls etc which my 6 year old son loved! The garden is beautiful and perfect for spotting birds (we saw jays, yellow hammers and even a woodpecker) you don't get a phone signal at the cottage (ideal when you want to have a proper getaway) but the WiFi is great (was able to still watch nowtv at night on our tablet) Rooms were lovely. My parents had the biggest room with the adjustable bed, my husband and I had the smaller room with the on suite which was lovely and had a beautiful view of the field with the sheep and my son was ecstatic to have a room with a choice of three beds! My son also loved the infrared sauna which became the 'secret room?. Had lots of days out at flambards, the big sheep (a must see!) lands end and Hidden valley (also a must see) The cottage is in a perfect location to do attractions in both Devon and Cornwall. Mr and mrs smart were lovely. We are quite a friendly family and my son loved chatting to them. A lovely place to recharge and spend time as a family.
Kimberley B

Supervised Holiday!
We have been looking forward to our 5 days stay in the cottage as we are a small family and with work and other commitments need it some time to relax. When we arrive at the Cottage Mr Smart was waiting for us to show us around and give us instructions, but we were not aware that he actually leaves next door. As you arrive at the property you come to the front glass door which by the way does not lock nor does have blinds so you are on display all the time. The facilities were not as described as the pool was never heated and the hot tub was running on Economy with a temperature of 32 degrees, the underfloor heating never worked and the water in the house was also cold. The boiler is in a separate room on the site of the property with no access to it. Also, the downstairs has no radiators only access to the fireplace, which by the owner's information was supposed to heat the whole downstairs as it could be controlled with a remote control that didn't work and the owner did not bother to repair. We left the property 2 days earlier disappointed and feel we could have done better going abroad for the same money and for sure a better experience.



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Sauna Sauna
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Electric underfloor heating on ground floor with electric radiators on first floor and woodburner
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with BT TV, 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
Cot and highchair
Off road parking for 4 cars
Lawned garden with shared use of BBQ area, furniture and ponds
Private use of outdoor hot tub and outdoor swimming pool (available April to October) heated by solar panels, plus patio with loungers
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Shop and pub less than 5 miles
Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms and en-suites
Note: Unfenced ponds in grounds, children and pets must be supervised at all times
Note: The on-site facilities are available for use at your own risk
Note: The swimming pool is heated from May to September (May also be heated in April and October depending if the weather is clement) and is unheated in from November to March

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Nearest Attractions

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

St Neot Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Blisland, St Protus and St Hyacinth - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bodmin, St Petroc's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lanhydrock - 4.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Lanhydrock, St Hydroc's Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Restormel Castle - 4.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Boconnoc - 4.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Golitha Falls - 5.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Porfell Wildlife Park - 6 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Jamaica Inn Smugglers Museum - 6.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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