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Trebell Green, Lanivet, Nr Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5HR. Tel: +44 (0)1208 831 472.

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      17.09.2004 23:16
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      This is the second time that we have stayed at Tor View Cottage, and as usual Helen and Rob who own the cottage gave us a wonderful warm welcome. The home made pasties and scones were the icing on the cake. The cottage is a very spacious 4 bedroomed and 2 bathroom spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished place. There is nothing at all that you want for. It is situated in beautiful grounds and has it's own private fishing lake. The addition since our last visit of a hot pool is fantastic and is certainly a lovely way to relax. It is central to all the main tourist locations as well as beaches and the Eden project. Just a mile or so up the road is The local inn which has a good restaurant and a warm welcoming atmosphere. There are also local shops to hand. As well as this spacious accomodation the owners do all they can to make the stay pleasureable and nothing is to much trouble for them. I would certainly reccomend this cottage 100% without any reservations at all. Thank you Helen and Rob for helping to make our holiday one to remember. We will definitely be back. Sue and Tony and the Canvey gang.

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        14.11.2000 17:20
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        We have just come back from a really restful holiday in Cornwall. We booked a cottage through Recommended Cottages the name of the cottage was Torview, in Trebell Green, Bodmin. The cottage had 4 bedrooms, 2 Double, 1 Twin and one with a cabin bed and a single bed. It has 2 Bathrooms one upstairs and one downstairs, both having a shower which is situated inside the bath. A very long sitting room, which has been lovely, decorated with brasses and decorative plates, a wood burning stove at the far end, which kept us cosy on the winding and cold evening. A fully fitted kitchen, with every thing you could possible need, which leads through to a dining room which has a pine farmhouse table, which can sit 8 people comfortable, this room has a Rayburn for additional cooking. The cottage is south facing and almost all the rooms look out over farmland to Helman Tor. It has a small private garden, which is enclosed. The cottage sits in five acres of farmland with a fishing lake and plenty of space for the children to play. The owners were very polite and extremely helpful. When we arrived there was a homemade cake, a plate of scones and a tub of Clotted Cream. They also supplied tea, coffee, sugar and milk, so there was no need to venture out into the unknown on the first day. The logs were free and were stored in the owner’s garage, but he just said to help ourselves. The cottage was in Hamlet called Trebell Green, which is just two miles from Lanivet village. The cottage was situated in the centre of Cornwall so if you felt like it you could explore the whole county, North and south coasts are within easy reach, the cottage was in the middle of the Saints Way, which is a track crossing from Padstow to Fowey. We drove along the Saints Way and the roads were very flooded at this time of year, and at times I found it very daunting, but my dad had a brilliant time, the track is a two way road, the hedges either side were touching my wind mirrors, but it has passing points every now and then. Saints way is said to be the path followed by the Christen Missionaries and the Bronze Age Travellers. There is a Camel trail close by. It is now a cycle and walking track created from the old railway. It runs from Padstow to Poley’s Bridge up on Bodmin moor, and now connects with the Camelford Way. The whole length runs through some beautiful scenery, and you will see many different animals, birds and wild flowers, if you are lucky. Bikes are available for hire in Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin. From the cottage you have a beautiful view of Helman Tor, the Tor is a Neolithic hill fort site and one of the highest points on Bodmin moor, and the climb will reward you with quite magnificent views. On a clear day you can see the sea on both coasts, and right into Dartmoor. It is a quite magical atmosphere that will certainly make you want to go back. The Owners used to live in the farmhouse, but found it too big for the two of them. The cottage still has all the family photos and lots of Games and books for all ages from very young to the very old. They are currently converting a barn into a 2 Bed roomed place. They plan to make a playground for the children to play in and a little way in the future they plan to build a covered swimming pool, but that is some way off. We had a lovely time and we are definitely going to go back in the future.

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          14.11.2000 02:41
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          I have only been on one cottage holiday before and it was a disaster, the place looked nothing like the blurb, the owners were unfriendly and unhelpful etc. So I was a bit wary about booking another one. However with a largish family desperate for a holiday and not wanting to brave it camping at the end of October we decided to give it another bash. We were very glad we did. We booked a cottage in Cornwall through Recommended Cottages. We wanted some peace and quiet, somewhere where the kids could have room to run around without worrying about being run over. We chose a cottage called Tor View in a little hamlet called Trebell Green near Bodmin. The picture in the brochure showed a wonderful view over a couple of fields to a small tor, although with my previous experience, I assumed that this was the view from a mile down the road. I was very pleasantly surprised when we eventually emerged from some very narrow roads to find the cottage with the view as shown in the brochure. The owners Mr and Mrs Watson heard us drive up and came out to greet us, they were very friendly and took us on a tour of the cottage. The first thing that struck me about the place was the size, the place sleeps up to 8 people, but I was expecting it to be cramped, the next thing that I thought was how homely it was, there were plates, pictures and small brasses on the walls that gave it that lived in look rather that a sterile hotel room. Mrs Watson had also baked us a cake and some home made scones for our tea. As well as leaving the essential tea, coffee, sugar and milk in the fridge she had also left us some clotted cream and jam. Downstairs there was a porch with a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, ironing board, iron etc, we also found a massive box of outdoor toys footballs etc that they said we were welcome to use. The Kitchen was massive and was equipped with a Very large fridge with a small freezer, a dishwasher, cooker, m icrowave. A dinning room to sit 8 comfortably with a rayburn that you can use for cooking and it also provides the central heating. Another porch to the back where you can store your shoes etc, there is a pay phone in the hall that you can receive incoming calls on if you want, a downstairs toilet with a bath / shower. Then the massive front room, this room was very long and very homely with 2 large sofas and 3 chairs there was room for everybody to sit comfortably. There was a large bookshelf with books and games for the grown ups and the kids. There was a TV, Video and Stereo to keep us amused and a log burning fire to keep us warm in the evenings. Again Mr and Mrs Watson were very helpful, they had laid up the fire ready to go and told us how to do it, but they said if we wanted them to do it for us or needed any help then just to give them a shout. They also told us to help ourselves to the logs and kindling from their woodshed, there was no additional charge. Then they took us upstairs there was another toilet with small bath/shower, a master bedroom that was quite large and had a double bed and lots of storage space in cupboards etc. There was a second bedroom containing to large single beds again loads of storage space. The third bedroom contained a single bed and a captain bunk (Bed with storage and table underneath) this room was decorated with children in mind and the last bedroom had another double bed. All bed linen and towels were included so there was no need to take any or to pay any hire charges. The cottage is situated in a very quiet area no busy roads or background noise at night the sky is clear and you can see millions of stars. There are a few fields one with a fishing lake and you have free reign to explore these to your hearts content. There were sheep in one of the fields and the kids loved being able to get close to the animals, they also enjoyed playing it down by the lake it was perfect for them to be able to let of steam. Mr and Mrs Watson told us that next year they are planning to put in a children’s playground so there would be even more for the kids to do. There was a massive box of brochures and leaflets of all the tourist attractions as well as maps to show you how to get there. Obviously there was an information pack as well telling you where the nearest facilities where, again we were told if we needed any more info or wanted ideas of what to do then just shout. All in all we had a great time, there were a few days of bad weather but we didn’t care snuggled up in our nice cottage with the log fire going sitting on the carpet playing games with the kids. We booked this cottage through Recommended Cottages but as we were leaving we were given an information pack by the owners and told if we wanted to book up again then just to ring them up and book direct, I compared the prices and will definitely take them up on it because it would have saved me over £200. Their prices are as follows July/August £750 per week June/September £550 per week May/October £350 per week April/November £280 per week All half terms, bank holidays, Easter etc that fall outside high season are charged at £550 I think we will definitely go back there again, we had a fantastic time even going out of season when a lot of the attractions were closed, it was a wonderfully relaxing break, just what I needed. p.s. We don’t have a dog, but they said if we had a well behaved dog we could take it along.

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