5.7 miles W of Tamar Valley

Aphrodite

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Step through the doors of this traditional Cornish cottage and you'll instantly fall in love with its characterful beauty, where whitewashed, endearingly wonky walls enclose a warm, welcoming haven for all who enter. The calming neutral tones, aged wooden beams, stone and wood floors and exquisite furnishings all lend themselves to creating a tranquil, calming space for both couples and families alike whilst it's pleasingly dog friendly too. Across the way is a hidden English country garden, where roses climb freely in the natural beauty of the secluded lawned area complete with sunbeds to help top up your tan as well as patio area to enjoy a summer BBQ or just star gaze at the clear nights sky.
Set close to Bodmin Moor next to a traditional working farm, this is perfect for those who love to explore on foot, whilst its ideal location means it's easy to explore both the North and South Cornish coasts, from Boscastle and Tintagel to Looe and Polperro. Also nearby is the historic and beautiful Bodmin Moor and stunning Tamar Valley, whilst you can hop over the border to the market town of Tavistock and rugged Dartmoor. A perfect combination of both land and sea!


Lower occupancy discount

A special lower occupancy rate applies out of season. At Aphrodite the rate is 20% discount, you will have use of the master bedroom, the other two bedrooms will be unavailable. The discount is calculated on the availability and booking page, if you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Living

The inviting sitting room, resplendent with a flickering wood burner, is a cosy nook for cooler months with sumptuous seating to relax on. During summer months, it's a haven away from the heat of the day, where windows can be left open to allow the scent of summer flowers and birdsong to carry through. We just love the stone flag floor, honey-coloured beams, occasional low ceiling and original stone fireplace which add so much character to this wonderful room.

For those wanting to catch up on their favourite films or series, there's a fabulous cinema room complete with a huge Smart TV, an endless supply of DCD's, internet access for your favourite streaming service, two leather armchairs and two plush beanbags to laze on - all you need to do is bring along the popcorn!


Eating

As you enter through the lowered doorway into the traditional cottage kitchen, just wow! To say we've fallen in love with this seriously beautiful country kitchen is an understatement. The gorgeous cream Aga is the heart of the home, where its warmth spreads throughout the house like a welcoming blanket. In addition, the dark wood-topped cabinets, huge butcher block workstation and flagstone flooring help create an oh-so-pretty room to create meals, but don't be fooled - there's everything you could possibly need to create feasts for your loved ones, including a dishwasher, fridge freezer, washer-dryer, microwave and the all-important coffee machine.

Next door there's a cosy dining room, just made for long leisurely meals. There's a Welsh dresser filled with lots of tableware and glassware, whilst those seeking a quiet spot can hide away in the window seat with a good book.


Sleeping

There are three stunning bedrooms to choose from. The master bedroom on the first floor lies to the front and overlooks the cottage garden and rolling fields and countryside beyond. Complete with a king size bed, large ornate mirror, and plenty of hanging space, this is a beautiful room with original, aged wooden floors. The second bedroom also lies to the front and overlooks the garden. With tactile whitewashed walls, low-lying window, and wooden floor, it's as country chic as it gets, boasting a super-comfy double bed. The third double bedroom lies to the back of the cottage and is a slightly smaller double bedroom, offering a cosy space with a gorgeous French-inspired bed.


Bathing

Upstairs you'll find the family bathroom complete with bath and overhead shower. In addition, there's a second loo downstairs.


Outdoor space

Step across the quiet lane and you'll discover the beautiful country cottage garden, where roses ramble across the trellis and scented flowers fill the borders that surround a small lawn. You can spend many a blissful hour here, whether it's reading that book that you've been meaning to delve into or purely to indulge in the simple pleasure of an afternoon snooze, where you'll drift off to the sound of the bees. To the back of the property is a wonderful, raised courtyard with dining table and chairs, perfect for alfresco meals, whilst a charcoal barbeque means you can cook outside too.
Here, you'll also discover the Cinema/Linhay room, for those seeking either visual entertainment with the latest in Smart TV and streaming services or true peace and quiet with a little piece of paradise where inspiration can flow freely, whether you're an artist or a writer, or if you just need to catch up on an email or two at the desk which overlooks the garden.


Parking

There is private off-road parking for up to three cars.


Babies and children

Babies and children are very welcome at Aphrodite. A cot and highchair are available on request.


Dogs

Up to two well behaved dogs are very welcome at Aphrodite, we ask that dogs be supervised at all times and not left in the cottage on their own. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


WiFi

Aphrodite has good internet connections and WiFi coverage throughout, so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can. There is also an Amazon Alexa device should you need it as well as smart TV for keeping connected to your streaming services.


In the Area

At Aphrodite, you're perfectly located to explore the best of both worlds being ideally located close to the Devon/Cornwall border. Bodmin Moor steeped in history and mystery and all its rugged delights of walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and shooting is right on your doorstep, with the historic (and the highest village in Cornwall) - Minions village, is a must see, surrounded by old quarry and mine workings with their industrial heritage and old Pump houses still standing in testament to a time well past.

The Tamar Valley separating Devon and Cornwall is a must visit, boasting some of the most beautiful landscape in Cornwall with an extensive network of footpaths to explore with routes to suit everyone, where the remains of over 100 copper mines can be found along the river. You're also not far from the market towns of Tavistock (the gateway to Dartmoor) and Liskeard, and the former mining town of Gunnislake. Cotehele, owned by the National Trust, is a wonderful Tudor house with gorgeous gardens and its own quay. Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate.

If you fancy being close to the sea, an hours' drive will find you next to some of North Cornwall's most stunning beaches, Boscastle, Tintagel, Trebarwith, Port Issac (location for the TV series Doc Martin) are perfect places to visit to experience the beautifully rocky and authentic North Cornish Atlantic coastline whilst head south and you'll find the bustling historic harbours of Looe, Polperro and Fowey and the calmer sheltered and quieter beaches of Millendreath and Seaton on the South coast.


Escape it all at this exquisite Cornish moorland retreat, where blissful peace reigns contentedly with the wild beauty of Bodmin Moor. This is a cottage for dreamers and lovers of peace wanting to flee from the everyday in perfect luxury. A special lower occupancy rate applies out of season; the discount is 20%, you can book this on the availability page.

At a glance

From £577 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

20% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year.

Key features

Aga

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Enclosed garden

Family friendly

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Cinema Room

Cottage garden

Off the beaten track

Rolling countryside

Short drive to beaches

Summer House in the Garden

Travel cot

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

Parking

Lower Occupancy Rate

Boutique country chic

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Aphrodite:

Lovely relaxing week in a beautiful cottage. Loved the decor and the linen soft furnishings. Great welcome hamper with lots of treats. Even Alfie, our dog, had his own little cosy bed.

Charming cottage, happily situated. Beautifully curated interior design and furnishings. Very delicious welcome hamper and generous toiletries. Everything there you needed and much more... (I should add that I have previously worked as a Quality Assessor for a self-catering holiday company accredited by Visit England - so an experienced assessor!)

Exquisite cosy cottage with gorgeous bedding in a stunning setting with lovely walks.directly from the cottage.

Beautiful location, well appointed and very comfortable

Jane is a fantastic host.. nothing is too much trouble and the welcome hamper is utterly divine. The decor and furnishings are exactly as the photos on the website. The cottage is a little piece of heaven, and the beds are some of the most comfortable I’ve slept in. Peace and tranquillity at its best and I would highly recommend

A beautiful cottage, full of old world charm but with all modern comforts to make it a luxurious stay. There was everything that you would need and the little touches like fresh flowers & lovely welcome pack made it extra special.

Beautifully secluded location, luxurious decor and furnishings, a real country retreat. We absolutely loved our 7 night stay, it felt just like home

Everything was lovely. We stayed at the same cottage a few years ago. It was lovely then and is even better now. What a lovely touch the welcome basket was. Thank you

Incredible cinema room. Such a warm and welcoming cottage.

The cottage was perfect for our stay whilst we were in between moving homes in London. Such a nice break from city life to country life. Thank you Jane for popping in to check we were ok. PS, loved the power of the shower. We didn't really use the cinema room but loved snuggling up in front of the fire in the living room.

'Thank you for providing everything we could possibly need. Aphrodite is so beautiful, and we have had a fantastic holiday. Couldn't have asked for better whether as we stayed in the middle of a heatwave. The garden is so lovely to sunbathe under the trees as it creates an amazing sun dappled escape from the hot sun. Thank you again.' - July 2021

'Thank you, we have had a wonderful week staying in Aphrodite. We loved the cosy cottage and enjoyed dining al fresco in the front garden. We had a great week mostly sunshine so enjoyed trips, a wonderful walk around the estuary at Fowey, a trip to Looe, canoeing on the Tamar, visiting local historical sites on Bodmin. The home baked scones were delicious. Thank you' - July 2021

'Thank you for such a wonderful stay! We absolutely loved the cottage as did our little pup. We had a lovely time cooking with local produce from the farm shop and butchers, many cosy nights in the snug and lots of fabulous adventure. The walks are amazing and so beautiful although we might have got lost a few times! We recommend 'I Walk Cornwall' App if you're not great with maps and directions. Whitsand beach was lovely and we went to a beautiful seaside village for lunch nearby. The Cornish Arms was great food as recommended by the previous visitors (thank you!) It was the perfect holiday and babymoon! Thank you for such a wonderful stay, we will always remember all the fun we had here!' - June 2021

'We have had a lovely week with great weather. Been to Looe, Polperro, Fowey, Tintagel, Padstow, all lovely. Would also recommend the 'I Walk Cornwall' App, very very useful. There is a great walk from the door around Rilla Mill and Plusha Bridge. Loved the cottage and cooking on the Aga. Plenty of space for us all and a great shower! Also love all the outdoor spaces and the cinema room. We have made good use of it all! Thank you for the hamper of goodies, the best we've had anywhere and we have done a lot of holiday cottages! Thank you for a lovely stay. Ps the food at The Cornish Arms in Tavistock is top-notch - not your average pub food and lovely staff - would highly recommend!' - June 2021

'Loved our stay, thank you! Warm welcome, great hamper and a wow cottage. Warm, comfortable, very well equipped. Loved the gardens and the cinema room is just fabulous. Had incredible weather all week. Found the 'I Walk Cornwall' App very useful. Did the Golitha Falls walk (6 miles) and the Gunnislake to Chilsworthy walk (4 miles) - very steep but great pub near the end, White Hart with amazing views. Drove to Watergate Bay (45 minutes) and Crantock Bay (1 hour), our favourite beaches. Tasty meal at the Springer & Spaniel pub. Trevallick's farm shop worth a visit. Enjoy your stay everyone!' - May 2021

'Lovely cottage, weather was mixed but were able to make the most of the sunshine when it appeared. Some lovely walks, in particular Cothele, Siblyback Lake and Edgecumbe Country Park. The cottage was comfortable and enjoyed cooking on the Aga.' - May 2021

'Lovely cottage, very well put together. The cinema room is a lovely addition. Weather was awful so thankfully pubs are now open! Great place to re-charge the battery.' - May 2021

'We had a wonderful and very relaxing stay at Aphrodite for our long-awaited honeymoon. The cottage was very comfortable, and we enjoyed cooking some delicious meals on the Aga. We visited Looe, Polperro and many other beautiful fishing ports alongside walking the moors! What a wonderful stay.' - April 2021

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