Liskeard, Cornwall

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


2 places


Each sleep 5


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: glorious. The two cottages, Manor (next to the owners’ characterful B&B) and Cowslip, have been thoughtfully and artfully put together, carefully enhancing what was there – low beams, old fireplaces, ancient flags – while adding the best of new. Old brass beds, a pale spiral staircase made from railway sleepers, good paintings, a farmhouse table, eclectic lighting, all sit together exquisitely, while bare bathroom boards and old-fashioned loos give a beauitful vintage look. If you must venture out in search of surf, sand and sea, Fowey and Polperro are close and the north coast is 35 minutes. But you will probably while away most of a week staying put – why not book a massage with the in-house therapist? Peaceful.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks in low season (min 2 nights). Pets welcome in Cowslip Cottage only.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


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


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

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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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tamblyn Family .

  • Book a therapeutic massage with Tia 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.
  • Stroll across the fields at Botelet, and take in the woodlands in a beautiful circular walk. Polmartin Stables is only a walk away - ride out onto the hills surrounding Botelet.
  • Only six miles from the south coast - great for stepping out on the coast path and exploring Cornwall's quiet, hidden beaches.
  • Most of Botelet's electricity comes from renewable sources, so your stay will only leave a gentle footprint.
  • 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.


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!