Botelet

Liskeard, Cornwall
Self-catering
+44 (0)1503 220225


The sort of place where you arrive and never want to leave - atmosphere, nature, character and comfort in a magical timeless valley

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

There have been dwellings at Botelet since Domesday with the Tamblyns being perfect custodians for the last 150 years; the sense of timelessness in this deep country setting is palpable. Feel your 21st-century worries drift away as you approach – thick grass in the middle of the lane, fecund hedgerows, lines of oak and the first sight of the farm overlooking a pristine valley.

The two cottages have been thoughtfully put together, carefully enhancing what was already there – low beams, old fireplaces, ancient flags. You’ll find locally-made apple juice and biscuits waiting for you and all the basics for cooking in the kitchens. Children are welcome to help with egg collecting and there are acres of car-free land for them to romp around.

Wellbeing treatments here include massage, meditation, yoga and retreats; don’t miss the monthly Botelet Breakfast Club. If you must venture out in search of surf, sand and sea, Fowey and Polperro are close and the north coast is 35 minutes.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in such remote peacefulness
  • Rock pooling and swimming at the coast in the summer
  • Having well-being treatments on hand
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You should know

  • This is deeply rural - not for those looking for bright lights
  • It would be tricky without a car - public transport not good

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks in low season (min 2 nights). Pets welcome in Cowslip Cottage only.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £74
Weekly price
from £370
1 Cottage for 5
From £744 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 5
From £944 beds3 bedrooms

Accommodation

Reviews

A magical cottage tucked away in a quiet rural spot with beautiful sunset views. The cottage had a cosy wood burner and was really toasty. Beds were really comfortable and the cottage was very well equipped, especially the kitchen. A real retreat but close to some amazing beaches and coastal walks. The host Julie could not have been more helpful. We would highly recommend coming!

Justin, Tonbridge

Manor Cottage is our favourite Cornish fairytale destination and has so much personal significance for us. There is nothing comparable to arriving at Manor Cottage with the wood burner glowing after a long journey. The interior is an extremely rare combination of taste and cosiness, and Tia, Julie and Richard are always the most wonderful hosts.

Thomas, The Hague

My wife and I stayed at Botelet Farm for four nights in September (also six nights in October). Both of our times there were in the Manor Cottage. The cottage has ample facilities for up to 5 people. The kitchen is well equipped and the clothes washer is a real plus. The location, in the eastern part of Cornwall, is ideal for exploring both Cornwall and Devon. The Tamblyn family, owners of the Botelet Farm, live on site and are very committed to helping visitors during their stay.

Craig, Oak Harbor, WA

Botelet truly is a magical, unpretentious yet still-stylish place in a secluded spot far from the stresses of life - but not far from all the lovely de-stresses Cornwall has to offer (beach and country walks, great eateries, beautiful authentic villages). There’s much to do at the farm too, with massages for us and yoga and art and egg collecting for the kids, and the Tamblyns too are charm personified. We didn’t want to leave our cosy bubble and have pre-booked our return visit next Easter holiday before too many people get in on the secret! A magical bolt hole in every respect.

Francisca, Sissinghurst

Everytime we have stayed at Hollow Park we have always experienced a lovely warm welcome, with the little touches that make all the difference. Botelet is a very special place in a beautiful setting and it's always a pleasure to spend time there. There are some gorgeous walks right on your doorstep which we have enjoyed. On our last visit I also had a wonderful massage with Tia which really was truly relaxing. We have always left feeling rested and revived.

Jon and Carrie, Cornwall

Our stay at Manor cottage was wonderful... we arrived to a warm cosy cottage with the wood-burner on and afternoon tea laid out on the table for us. The owners have a great sense of style and there are lots of lovely touches (I loved the fairy lights over our bed for cosy evenings and up-to-date magazines in the living room which I never buy for myself so was a real treat to curl up on the sofa and have a leaf through.) Botelet is set in rolling hills and patchwork fields, a beautiful spot. Night skies are crammed with stars, buckets of fresh air, wonderful walks. A very special place indeed.

Gabrielle, Bristol

We're about to return to Botelet for our 3rd stay at Manor Cottage which says it all. The place is beautiful - rustic, cosy, stylish and tranquil and the owners are utterly charming. We love visiting Cornwall in the Winter and along with our two children have come to regard Botelet as our home away from home. We found out about it on a Sawdays newsletter and feel incredibly fortunate to have stumbled across it!

Lisa, London

My husband and I stayed for 10 days in June in the utterly peaceful and very charming, very comfortable and well equipped " Cowslip Cottage ". On waking up after our first night the view of the lush green meadows opposite and the use of the cottage's delightful garden were JUST what we needed to unwind ! There is much to do and see in this part of Cornwall so we were out a lot discovering the area..but it was such a pleasure to return back to Cowslip..Utter BLISS and thank you Julie for our stay... Carole and Wilf

carole, From London but living in Frankfurt

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Location

The neighbourhood

You've 300 acres of fields, woodland, pretty streams and an iron age hill fort to explore here. Further afield you'll find wild moorland and coastal paths so walkers and children will be very happy here. If you must get in the car then Lostwithiel is a short drive.

Local points of interest from Tamblyn Family .

  • Book a therapeutic massage, meditation or yoga session in our cosy on-site therapy room - the perfect way to unwind after a busy day exploring.
  • Walk up to Bury Down hill fort at Botelet Farm, dating back to the iron age, the fort ramparts are a great spot for picnics and panoramic views. Step out across the 300 acres of rolling fields and deciduous woodlands.
  • Only six miles from the south coast - great for stepping out on the coast path and exploring Cornwall's quiet, hidden beaches. Lantic Bay is a local gem.
  • Fowey is one of our favourite coastal towns with pretty houses overlooking the estuary, some great cafes for families like Pinky Murphys, and restaurants such as Fitzroy.
  • Botelet is 25 minutes from the Eden Project, 30 minutes from the Lost Gardens of Heligan and 15 minutes from the National Trust's magnificent Lanydrock property - visit the historic house and gardens, enjoy the cycle trails, play park and woodland walks.
  • Kayak on the Fowey estuary, spotting wildlife in the peaceful tributaries as part of a small guided tour with local experts. Hire canoes, kayaks or SUPs if you prefer to go solo.

Introducing

Tamblyn Family .

The Tamblyn family have lived at Botelet for 150 years, welcoming guests since the 1930s, when Richard and Julie’s grandmother opened the farmhouse for B&B. Since the 1980s the current generation (Richard and wife Tia, their three young children, Richard’s sister Julie and their parents David and Barbara) have offered self-catering, B&B, yurting and wild meadow camping. They love being surrounded by nature and wildlife - as well soaking up cosmopolitan city life!