Darrynane Cottages Bodmin Moor
Darrynane Holiday Cottages are located in a beautiful wooded moorland valley on the outskirts of St Breward on Bodmin Moor. St Breward is the highest moorland village in Cornwall as well as part of the ancient granite quarrying heritage of Cornwall.
The village is well provided for by local services, with it’s well stocked village stores which also doubles as post office and newsagent. In addition it is conveniently located next to the local pub. All of this right on our doorstep in the heart of Poldark Country as well!.
Our Village Shop
The shop together with its ancillary services is open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday it is open from 7.30.am – 7.30.pm. Sunday sees it open 9.am – 5pm. When the shop is open, the post office is also open! Ideal if you need to draw cash on your debit card.
Everything you may need for your self catering holiday can be found there. It has a daily delivery of bread, cakes and pasties from a local bakery. You can also pre-order provisions and have them delivered to the cottage on the day of your arrival. And, if you want to arrange for something a bit special whilst on your holiday, Darren will be happy to help source this for you. Contact them here: 01208 850260
The Old Inn – in the heart of Poldark Country.
The Old Inn, our local pub and restaurant, has an excellent reputation amongst locals and visitors alike for food and drink. Without doubt, one of the finest hostelries on Bodmin Moor, offering a varied and extensive menu as well as a good range of local, Cornish and national beers. It can cater for one and all. There are also excellent pubs and eating places in Blisland, St Tudy, St Maybn, St Kew Highway and St Kew as well. All are just a short drive away.
The Great Outdoors
The walking on offer is quite fantastic, and the immediate locality is a walkers paradise. There are a variety of walks including the open moor, an old railway line and numerous forestry trails.
Cycling is also a great way to see this lovely area with SUSTRANS Route Number 3 passing through Bodmin Moor. The Camel Trail begins nearby at Wenford Bridge, and runs 17.5 miles to Padstow, passing through Bodmin and Wadebridge on the way. If mountain biking challenges are what you want, Cardinham Woods is a short drive away with all its off road routes.
Pony trekking is available locally for riders of all abilities. Pub treks across the moor or just a quiet ride to take in the views can all be arranged through the moorland equestrian riding stables.
For those who prefer to relax and chill then the area around Delphi Bridge on the De Lank rivers offers an ideal picnic and paddling haven for all ages.
Our location together with the good local road network means that both the North & South Coast beaches are accessible rather easily. Polzeath, the surf capital of the area, offers an all day experience for surfing, body boarding, rock pooling or just chilling in the summer sun!
Around the corner at the end of the River Camel estuary you will find Daymer Bay. You will find a more sedate form of bathing here as the water is quite shallow and laps gently, ideal for paddling feet! Watch as the sea retreats leaving miles of sandy beaches behind it.
The beaches of Daymer and Polzeath are connected by a fairly easily managed footpath along the coast. This provides access to numerous small sandy or shingle coves with many mussel encrusted rock pools. And these are all brimming with various forms of sealife, all waiting to be explored. Other major beaches nearby include Tintagel’s Trebarwith Strand and Bude’s Widemouth Bay. South Coast beaches include: East Looe, Polkerris, Gorran Haven, Par Sands and Porthpean.
Other Things to Do.
Other destinations to consider during your stay include Bodmin Town. Here you will find a Steam Railway, Bodmin Gaol, and The Court Room Experience. This depicts a 19th Century murder trial.
Head out to Wadebridge for shopping. Ladies and Gents clothing, shoes, antiques, wine, furniture. And you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee afterwards in one of its many cafes and tea rooms.
Bude is also a good day out as you walk along the recently refurbished canal or enjoy the natural swimming pool. If the weather’s inclement experience the splash swimming pool with wave machine and slides.
If visiting gardens and Old Houses is more your thing the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House or Pencarrow House, privately owned by the Molesworth-St Aubyn family are both a short drive away and the ever popular Eden Project with its breathtaking innovative biomes are all worth a day trip.
Other places to be considered are: Tintagel, Boscastle, Port Isaac, Padstow, Launceston and Tavistock.
Whatever you fancy, there is plenty opportunity to enjoy your visit to Cornwall.