A little about us
Get to know Cardwen Farm before you arrive!
Lily Cottage, Erin Cottage and Hook Cottage as well as 17th Century Grade II listed Cardwen Farmhouse are the perfect base to explore Cornwall from. Ideally placed just far enough away from the A38 / A30 you feel nestled by the sea and land but not so far that the sat nav gets you lost down narrow lanes growing turf in the middle…
Many beaches can be easily reached within 5 miles including Looe Beach, Lantic Bay, Hannafore and Talland Bay. The close by South West Coast Path will take your breath away. The quiet tidal riverside village of Lerryn is a little known gem. In fact there is so much to do, see and eat we could write another 10 pages. 7 days may not be enough. The fantastic Adrenaline Quarry, Golf, horse-riding, cycling, art trails, lakes, historical sites and castles, paddling, several beautiful National Trust destinations including Lanhydrock, Cotehele, Antony House. Why not take a glass bottom boat to Looe Island, or try a tipple at nearby Cornish Orchards. Popular Mevagissey, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project, or further afield the Minack Theatre or Post Isaac (home of TV’s Doc Martin) make great day trips.
Logs bought from the farm (first basket in cottage provided FOC) can be used in woodburners, whilst overhead the lack of street lighting will only allow you to be dazzled by a very special star lit sky. You may even catch the flight of our resident Barn Owls. Lily Cottage guests enjoy Owl TV : a live feed from the owl box in the eves of the barn roof direct to their TV. Cardwen Farmhouse guests can sit outside on their personal patio and see the entrance to the owl box – a firm favourite with many guests.
Taken over by new owners October 11th 2018, Cardwen has seen significant investment including superfast intranet, new mattress’ and linens, upgrades to facilities, redecoration, Smart TV’s and a whole new friendly attitude. Living on site, the Baker Family are always happy to answer any questions or make recommendations. Free fresh eggs from Cardwen Farm’s chickens are available daily.
Meet The Team
Clive, Siobhan and their son Will along with Cockerpoo Archie live at Cardwen Farm and are always happy to help or answer any questions you may have during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you!
Our holiday cottages should be a home from home experience, what better way to start your holiday than with a cream tea we leave out for you? Cornish tea, coffee & sugar and milk provided. (Current Pandemic conditions have temporarily prevented us from leaving cream tea, sorry). We will leave a complimentary starter kit with toilet rolls, dishwasher tabs, blue cloths, sponge scourer, tea towels and cleaning items. Each cottage has its own washing machine. A communal tumble dryer is available in the barn using an honesty box system.
Cardwen Farmhouse, Hook & Lily Cottage have Woodburners which are laid out ready for you on arrival. Additional logs and kindling are available in the barn with the honesty box.
All cottages have SMART Tv’s, so you can also log on to Amazon, Netflix, BBC iplayer etc.
We have superfast Wifi in each cottage at no extra charge. Each cottage has a Nespresso machine, (Cardwen Farmhouse has coffee filter machine), and well stocked kitchens. If there is anything else you need just let us know, we will do our best to find it.
A gas BBQ is available to book and use, gas is free. £20 refundable deposit. You can use this BBQ in our orchard or next to your own cottage.
A semi-detached barn conversion this cottage has bags of charm with vaulted ceilings and stone walls. Redecorated in 2020 this fresh and stylish cottage has an open plan living area.
Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2read more
A semi-detached barn conversion this delightful stone walled cottage has a very large open plan living space with 3 large sofas facing a lovely woodburning stove and smart TV – with our OWL TV.
Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3read more
Our converted barn features vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom and King bed with an open plan living space. Renovated in 2019, curl up in front of the Woodburner and smart TV.
Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2read more