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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 £721 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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
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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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  • 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.


  • 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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