Woodburner / Open Fire
Cosy bohemian bolthole
An ideal snug cottage for two people, Poacher’s Pocket invites you to relax and unwind in style. On arrival, you will be greeted with a warm welcome and your complimentary hamper which includes a selection of local artisanal ingredients from the area, plus a bottle of local wine to really get you settled in.
Don’t drink too much though, as you will want to be fresh for your own personal yoga session* that is held in your cottage with the onsite yoga instructor. You also have the opportunity to book a Reiki session or Bowen therapy session, as luxury extras. Carry on the theme of taking some you time, by getting lost in one of the cottage’s fiction books on your window seat, or listen to the warm tones of the vinyl collection on your LP player.
Evenings in are made easy with the option to pre-order a recipe card and ingredients kit, so that you can rustle up an easy dinner with a glass of something quaffable at your side. Then kick back on your large velvet sofa with a Netflix film on the HD Smart TV, in front of your wood-burning stove for the evening.
If you can bring yourself to leave Poacher’s Pocket for a few hours, then why not take your his and hers bikes out for an afternoon and explore the country lanes or nearby easy to cycle Camel Trail? Take time to look at the Cornish hedgerows that are brimming with wild flora, fauna and birdlife and don’t forget your binoculars, Cornwall has lots of wildlife including buzzards, deer, stoat, rabbits, otters and much more besides. Poacher’s Pocket is close to Bodmin Moor, which has the highest points in Cornwall and indulges willing walkers with spectacular views on the county.
In the evening, grab a blanket and a hot drink while you step outside to wonder at the stars in some of the clearest skies in the UK and when you are ready to retreat back indoors, sink beneath the bubbles in your roll-top bath for a long soak before climbing in between cool Egyptian cotton sheets, in your sumptuous king-sized bed for a blissfully good night’s sleep.
After a break at Poacher’s Pocket, we think you will agree that this is the ultimate staycation for a rejuvenating break in the beautiful Cornish countryside.
*Please note that yoga sessions may be booked ahead of your stay with prices starting at £30 per session.
At the heart of Cornwall, Hellandbridge is just a hop, skip and a jump away from all that The Duchy has to offer.
If you enjoy cycling, then the Camel Trail has been transformed from an abandoned railway into an easy to cycle path leading straight from Wenfordbridge to Padstow. After 18 miles of hasslefree cycling, park up the bikes and take a stroll around the fishing village of Padstow. Famed for its beautiful food and attracting top chefs from all over the country, you can’t go far wrong. From high-end restaurants such as No.6 by Paul Ainsworth to fish and chips on the front, you will be spoilt for choice. From Padstow, you can also jump on a boat tour of the estuary or take a sealife safari.
To the east is Cardinham Woods, a great place for mountain bikes but also wonderful for walkers. They even have a dog wash station for your furry friends and there are a selection of walking routes to choose from. When you are done with walking there is a lovely BBQ spot at the side of the small river that runs through the woods, where you can take some time to chill out with family or friends on a sunny day. Within the woods, there is also a cafe that is very popular and we speak from experience when we say they serve up a cream tea that you won’t forget in a hurry.
For holidaymakers in search of some beach life, you have the best of both worlds being with easy access to both the north and south coast. On the north coast, head over to Newquay to discover the surfers favourite, Fistral Beach. Or check out Watergate Bay, home to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen and cafe bar, The Living Space. Both have exceptional views out to sea. On the south coast, spend time at Par Beach or visit The National Trust owned, Lantic Bay.
For history lovers, a visit to the infamous Bodmin Jail is a must. Take a tour and hope that you don’t bump into any unfriendly apparitions. This particular jail has a reputation as something of a ghostly hotspot. Dating back to the 1700’s, Bodmin Jail has more than just one story to tell and you can discover them all on a heritage guided tour.
Another historic property that will be sure to impress, is Lahyndrock. Now managed by The National Trust, this impressive late victorian house gives you the chance to see what life was like both upstairs and downstairs. It has expansive gardens too, perfect for a stroll followed by a traditional holiday picnic and lawn games.
The nearby villages St Mabyn and St Tudy are well worth a visit for an evening meal out. The St Mabyn Inn serves locally sourced hearty British meals and has a quaint beer garden to make the most of summer evening. The St Tudy Inn is a Michelin Guide fine dining pub and restaurant serving the finest locally sourced ingredients.
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Short breaks are offered at Stay from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).
Dog stays: £15/dog/week – up to 2 dogs welcome
Large roll-top bath
Complimentary St Kitt's toiletries
His & hers bicycles
Wood burning stove
Records & record player
Smart TV (inc Netflix)
Private yoga sessions
Private reiki sessions
Welcome hamper & wine
Selection of books & board games