Rural retreat! Ensuite with balcony

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Saint Tudy, PL30 3NJ, United Kingdom

Ensuite bedroom with balcony overlooking 4 acre garden in our beautiful family home. Our home is a great base to explore Cornwall and to get away from it all. Breakfast on eggs from our hens, home made sourdough bread and jams, and simply relax!

The Space

We have 2 rooms available >>> ROOM 1 <<<


Isobel, David and our 3 young children, 2 cats and 6 hens welcome you to come and stay with us in our beautiful family home in the pretty North Cornish village of St Tudy.

Our house is a place where you can truly get away from it all. We live 1/3 mile down a narrow private lane on the outskirts of the village of St Tudy with our nearest neighbours a few 100 metres away. We really are away from the hubbub of busy life and it is very restful here.

If you are travelling with children we will try to be as flexible as possible, being parents ourselves, we understand sleeping arrangements can be key in a successful break away from home.

Sorry, but because of our cats and free-ranging chickens, we are unable to accommodate dogs.


The first room in our family home that we offer is the master bedroom with a walk in shower ensuite. The room is very light and airy and has a beautiful vaulted ceiling with a comfy king size bed and a super king size duvet (no problems of hogging the duvet here!).

A really special feature of the room are the double doors which open out on to the balcony overlooking the garden. You can wake up in the morning, open the curtains and then relax with a cup of tea in bed and enjoy the stunning view of the garden. Then if weather permits guests are more than welcome to breakfast out on the balcony. The room is very cosy and is heated via underfloor heating.

Another nice feature of the room is the velux window above the bed which if you choose to leave the blackout blind open at night, you can enjoy sleeping under the stars but in the comfort of a warm and snuggly bed.

We serve breakfast in the garden room. We focus on offering homemade and local ingredients where at all possible. We use only our own hens’ eggs and freshly homebaked sourdough or granary bread. We also make our own preserves, the current selection includes a lovely summer fruits jam and 3 fruits marmalade. Typically we offer the following breakfasts:

• Freshly baked sourdough toast with poached or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, and chives from the garden

• Sourdough pancakes with strawberries, blueberries and apple topped with maple syrup

• A full cooked breakfast, with our own hens’ eggs taking centre stage and local sausages and bacon. For vegetarians we can provide veggie sausages

• The ‘Wetherham Power Breakfast’ (David’s weekend treat!) – sourdough or granary toast topped with chocolate spread and sliced banana, kiwi, mango or blueberries

Plus of course a range of cereals, orange juice, freshly brewed coffee and a range of teas (Earl Grey, Lapsangsouchong, Green tea, English Breakfast)

Please just let us know the evening before roughly what time and what you would like for breakfast and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We can also make a fresh mug of tea or coffee for you to enjoy in bed before you come down to breakfast.

(Please note occasionally on weekdays when David is away we request that guests help themselves to cereals and toast first so Isobel can get the children to school on time!)

We can also offer use of our living room for guests - with a tv, dvd player and a selection of dvd's to watch. For our younger guests we also offer a selection of toys to play with.

For those summer evenings nothing beats eating al fresco and for a nominal charge you would be welcome to fire up our BBQ in the garden.

We also have a large lawn area where older children would be welcome to bring a tent to sleep in whilst parents stay in the cosiness of the bedroom? Adventure for the children and luxury for the parents.

It is important to us that you feel at home and if you need to do a wash or some ironing you are welcome to use our facilities for a nominal charge. We also have wireless broadband so you can keep in touch with the outside world if you need to.

We both work from home although sometimes David travels and it will be just Isobel looking after you. Please do bear in mind that it is our family home and with 3 creative children it can get a little busy when the kids leave for school.

The house nestles by a small babbling stream which then feeds a natural pond. This in turn attracts a wide variety of wildlife. David is a keen birder has spotted over 80 species of birds in and from the garden (including some less often seen birds such as Woodcock, Green Sandpiper, Merlin, Peregrine, Spotted Flycatcher). More common birds include Tawny Owl, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail, and Raven. We also have deer, bats, stoats, foxes, rabbits, dragon and damsel flies, grass snakes, newts, frogs and butterflies all visiting the garden at different times of the year. Nightime is also special and on a clear night the moon shadows make the garden particularly magical.

Guests are welcome to explore the garden, maybe have a walk in the bluebell wood or just sit and be and take in the surrounding wildlife. For children the garden is an adventure playground and there are plenty of places to build dens; have adventures or perhaps go pond dipping or make mud pies. We also have an outdoor play area and a trampoline which our younger guests are welcome to use. Indeed our children are keen to make new friends!

We must however stress that younger children would benefit from adult supervision as our garden is natural and thus there are the common sense dangers to bear in mind, particularly regarding the pond and streams and woodland.

St Tudy is a lovely base from which to explore the North Cornish coast, and the towns of Wadebridge, Camelford and Bodmin are all 10 minutes drive away. We are in rural Cornwall and you will need a car when visiting. We are within easy reach of the well known locations of North Cornwall:

• The small fishing village of Port Isaac
• Stunning coastal paths
• Surfing beaches including Polzeath, Newquay & Widemouth
• The charming fishing port of Padstow
• Tintagel Castle
• The inspirational Eden Project
• Bodmin moor and its rugged landscape
• The Camel Trail (a lovely flat'ish cycle/walking route)

The village is a short 10/15 minute walk up the lane, where there is a playground and we also have a very friendly well stocked village community shop which is run by volunteers (we enjoy a real community spirit here!). Our local pub is particularly nice and has recently been renovated and offers delicious home cooked (website hidden) Tudy also have some enjoyable footpath walks (one of which can be accessed close to our house).

North Cornwall has plenty to offer for every season of the year, we hope you consider staying with us!


There are many great places to eat nearby, here are some of our favourites and those recommended by our foodie friends:

• St Tudy Inn – our wonderful local pub, just 10 mins (brisk walk) or 15 mins (gentle stroll) up into the village. Great food and a lovely warm welcome. Downhill on the way home!

• St Kew Inn – 10 minutes drive away, serves wonderful food in a traditional pub atmosphere

• Mowhay Cafe – located in Trebetherick, around 20 mins drive away, and just a short walk up the lane from our favourite beach, Daymer Bay. This is Isobel’s favourite, a bohemian feel to it with a local art and craft gallery attached.

• Relish – a cafe and deli in Wadebridge serving lovely lunches and award winning coffee

Dinner reservations are advised, we are happy to make bookings for you, just let us know.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $822 /week
Monthly Price: $3116 /month
Security Deposit: $130
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I have just returned home with my wife Sue, following a truly memorable stay in Cornwall with Isobel, Dave and their children Holly, Scarlet and Josh. From the start they all made us feel very welcome, and we felt totally at home in their house.

    The room we stayed in was very extremely comfortable and had a great balcony where we could have breakfast if we wanted. The house and gardens are lovely and are kept to a very high standard.

    The breakfasts are all made with produce either grown in the garden or home made and are delicious (bread/eggs/preserves/herbs/fruit pancakes.......)

    We would have no hesitation to stay there again and thank Isobel and her family for their hospitality and a great time over Easter

    April 2014
  • What a wonderful place and an amazing house/garden. We enjoyed our time with Isobel, David and the kids. We got a very warm welcome and for every question we had we got help or suggestions. It was a familiar atmosphere - great!!! The room (inclusive bath) was big, very nice arranged and more than clean.
    Thank you very much that you host us...Chantal, Dominik and Noen

    April 2014
  • Every now and then in life you come across truly special people. Isobel and David are those ! They are the ones who make booking with airbnb a truly worthwhile and unforgettable experience. We loved staying in their home. The balcony bedroom is beautiful with a very comfy king sized bed and beautiful linen and large fluffy bath towels. The shower is excellent and everything is spotlessly clean and fresh. The breakfasts are great especially made by Isobel and David. We had scrambled eggs from their free range hens and home made muesli, yoghurt and jams and pancakes. Isobel even makes her own sourdough bread ! Better than a bakers. But apart from all of this was their advice in making the most of our time in Cornwall. We were given tips on sightseeing attractions and places to eat and found their home to be the perfect base for exploring Cornwall but more importantly a welcome refuge after a full day of touring the countryside
    They are perfect hosts and the nicest family so I have no hesitation in highly recommending a stay of at least 3 nights with them
    Carmel and David Ross

    April 2014
    Response from Isobel:

    Hi Carmel & David - thank you for the lovely review and we did so enjoy your stay with us and sharing stories. We hope the rest of your holiday goes smoothly and it was a real pleasure to meet you both!

  • A big thank you to Isobel, David and family for a lovely weekend in their beautiful house. Genuinely warm and friendly hosts who made us feel completely at home, very peaceful and relaxing hanging out with them and cuddling the cats, watching the chickens and meeting Harry the hamster! The room was great with a balcony overlooking their huge garden, yummy breakfasts (eggs from their chickens, freshly baked bread and pancakes) and even tea and coffee left outside our room in the morning for when we woke up! Heaven!

    April 2014
    Response from Isobel:

    Hi James & Iza, lovely to have you both stay and so pleased you had a good time away from it all :-) Thanks for the lovely comments and it was lovely hosting you both !

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    March 2014
  • Absolutely wonderful, Isobel and family made us feel so welcome. We only could stay 1 night due to a business trip, so a flying visit to the area but in such a short time we felt we had known the family for years. Marvelous breakfast, and tea in bed was a plus. Thank you for looking after us so well. Artemi x

    February 2014
    Response from Isobel:

    Thanks for the lovely review Artemi, we too enjoyed meeting you both on your whistle stop trip down this way and would love to welcome you both again in the future!

  • A truly wonderful stay at a beautiful location with such a warm and welcoming family. Isobel and David could not have done anything more to make our stay more comfortable. They were so kind to spend time giving us information on things to do and places to eat in the area and ensured we always had everything we needed. The room was spotless, bed so comfortable and a lovely view of the garden from the balcony. Breakfast was excellent! Could not have asked for anything more. We would highly recommend this place and hope to visit again ourselves one day.

    January 2014
    Response from Isobel:

    Thanks for the great review and we are so pleased you chose us for your first airbnb experience - a real pleasure to meet you both and we would love to welcome you back in the future.

  • Isobel and David's place is a real paradise! It is surrounded by nature and peace and it offers all the comforts you need to spend a perfect holiday away from the bustle of city life: a large luxurious bedroom, delicious food and warm hospitality. Isobel and David are friendly and ready to help their guests, their children are lovely and their two cats are cute. We really enjoy the company of the whole family. It is a BnB highly recommended to explore Cornwall or simply to relax.

    January 2014
    Response from Isobel:

    Lovely to host you both and thanks for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back in the future!

  • Fantastic location, lovely family, brilliant service and very helpful tips. Eggs to die for and quality mattress.
    Couldn`t recommend enough.

    October 2013
    Response from Isobel:

    Thanks for your comments we are pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us - hope to see you in the future!

  • Isobel's husband was very gracious and welcoming to their lovely home and helped us put away some food in their fridge and get settled. The room was large and well appointed, a very large comfy bed, and a nice deck overlooking the garden. The highlight was sitting in the sun room for the included morning breakfast and watching Isobel in her apron going out to collect the eggs for breakfast. Breakfast included many choices of cereal with home made granola and many other goodies, followed by a huge piece of bread/toast topped with the aforementioned eggs, and salmon or chives from the garden to top that off. The alternative breakfast was a unique pancake feast! A delightful stay, the children were polite and friendly and went about their business (homework), and we enjoyed talking with Isobel and her husband. We were coming from Port Isaac and on our way to Exeter.

    September 2013
    Response from Isobel:

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we so wished the weather had been a bit better for your cycling trip! A pleasure to meet you both!

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I always try to look on the positive side of life and take great pleasure in the simple things in life. Every day is an adventure and I am forever learning. I love the seasons and particularly the mountains and SNOW, so why am I in Cornwall? Well, living here in Cornwall we don't tend to see much of the fluffy white stuff instead we have the beautiful rugged coast line and the sound of waves ebbing and flowing - real therapy for the soul. I am keen to ensure our guests enjoy their time with us. I have travelled in my youth and loved hearing stories from the different people I met. Everyone has a story to tell. We can learn a lot from each other!
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