Blisland Cottage

Blisland Cottage

The perfect base for a cycling holiday in Cornwall with numerous mountain bike trails close by.

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For Cyclists
Blisland Cottage is ideal for cycling, both due to it’s accommodation, and location.
There is a secure double garage, external tap and hose (for washing down bikes), large utility room with washing machine, and both a shower and bath to ease tired muscles.
National Cycle network route 3 (connecting Lands End to Bristol), the Cornish Way (which takes you from Lands End to Bude) and the Westcountry Way (the route from Cornwall to the River Avon) all pass the cottage.
The Camel Trail takes you from just below the village up to Wenford Dries, and down to Padstow along the route an old train track.
There are a variety of on road and traffic free routes nearby.
Off road includes the 12km Bodmin Beast (blue route) and 2km of red grade trails at Cardinham Woods where there is a fantastic cafe  and www.trailmunki.com for bike hire, guiding and servicing. Another website 1sw.org.uk is also useful is checking out where you can cycle.The National Trust have opened a new 10 km network of graded mountain bike trails at Lanhydrock, about 10 minutes drive away.
A variety if bikes are also available to hire in Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.
The Cottage
Blisland Cottage is full of character with exposed beams and stone with log burners (wood provided) and an oil fired aga (lit in colder months) set within gardens extending to three quarters of an acre with various lawns and seating areas. To the rear is a large fenced (6ft) lawned area ideal for playing football, or exercising the dog. The remainder of the garden is fenced and gated.
There are three bedrooms which allow six guest to stay in comfort, along with a sitting room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, bath and shower rooms as well as a lavatory on the ground floor. Outside there is a double garage, two parking areas (for several cars) and a log store. Wireless Broadband is available.
The Surroundings
Blisland is one of the most sought after villages in the county. At its heart is the village green which is possibly the largest in Cornwall. Overlooking the green is the Blisland Inn which is a former CAMRA pub of the year and the parish church of St Protus and St Hyacinth (originally Norman) about which Sir John Betjeman said “As a restoration – even improvement – of a medieval church, this can hardly be bettered”, There is also a shop and post office which offers a super range of provisions as well as the internet cafe. A number of substantial granite houses and pretty cottages overlook the green.There is a village website www.blisland.com.
The expansive areas of Bodmin Moor are a short distance above the village, and in contrast below the village to the west is the beautiful Camel Valley with the trail which will take you along the former line of the steam railway to Padstow (bikes are available to hire in Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow). The Forestry Commission have extensive woodland at Cardinham where there are both marked paths, play areas and mountain bike course as well as a very good cafe.



Telephone

07779 580565

Sleeps

6

Pets

allowed

Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Pub

Within a short walk

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Real Fire

Wood Burning Stove