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The Byre, Dunmere

Bodmin Moor - Mid Cornwall

High spec accommodation which will fast become a regular holiday base for many.  Close to the Camel Trail for walkers and cyclists.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
£555 - £1355 per week *


The Byre offers the most wonderful place to take your family for that memorable Cornish holiday. This beautiful and spacious stone barn conversion will meet all your expectations without effort and will fast become a regular holiday base for many. It is tucked away down a leafy lane in the tranquil River Camel Valley intertwining with the famous Camel Trail.

The Byre has an open plan interior with exposed beams upstairs. The underfloor heating and woodburner will ensure visitors to The Byre are warm whatever the weather. Although there are extensive grounds to roam, there is also an enclosed courtyard garden exclusively for The Byre.

The gorgeous barn is ideally located for exploring the whole of Cornwall being only a 10-15-minute drive from the A30 so a trip to Tate St Ives is only an hour away, the Eden Project about 25 minutes and it's only a 20-minute drive to Padstow and the North Coast beaches. You are well placed to explore the rest of Cornwall and discover those special hidden places that have drawn so many to our county over the years.

Bringing bikes or hiring them locally is highly recommended as The Byre is situated alongside the top end of the Camel Trail, which offers 18 miles of off road walking and cycling. You can cycle through the old market town of Wadebridge and on to Padstow and the Camel estuary one way or inland to The Snail Pace cafe found at Wenford Bridge on Bodmin Moor. The Byre provides a secure building for storing bikes and surfboards, etc.

The grounds also include a stretch of the River Camel that is accessible to guests who can fish on the private land of The Dairy (please note that a Rod Licence for fishing needs to be purchased).

The tranquil setting of The Byre is the perfect stop to relax and chill out after a busy day. So whether your perfect holiday consists of participating in a range of activities, sightseeing or a relaxing break; then The Byre is the place for you!

The Byre and its sister barns The Hayloft and The Stable make up The Dairy Barns. They have been lovingly restored to provide luxury accommodation, full of character and charm. Though totally detached and independent from each other, they can be booked together to make the perfect venue for family get-togethers and celebrations.

This property offers a small group discount of 20% on full weekly bookings for parties of 2 at certain times of the year which means that bedrooms 2 and 3 will be unavailable. This discount is automatically applied and the holiday price you are quoted reflects this. If you have any questions or require full use of the property, and don't want bedrooms to be locked off, please call our friendly team on 01841 533331 or email cottages@cornishhorizons.co.uk for more information.

Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: TV, DVD player, woodburner, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, Belfast sink, washer/dryer.
Cloakroom: Basin, w.c.

Bedroom 3: Twin beds (2'6" - only suitable for children - can zip and link to form 5' king size bed), chest of drawers.
Bathroom: Bath, thermostatic shower, w.c., basin. 
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3' can zip and link to form 6' superking bed), chest of drawers.
Bedroom 1: King size bed (5'), wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.

GARDEN & PARKING: Garden, enclosed patio area with garden furniture and barbecue. Shared use of shed for storing bikes and surf equipment (use at own risk). Shared use of extensive grounds and garden furniture.  Parking for 2 cars.

Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Security Deposit: £200 
Pet Welcome: Maximum 1 small; £35 per week. Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; electric c.h./hot water; underfloor heating by air source heat pumps, electric heated towel rails bathroom and en suite.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels); Please order linked beds in advance.
Baby Equipment: This is a "Baby Friendly" property. Please order baby equipment in advance.
Shop: 1.6 mls Pub: 0.4 ml

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Call box 1.6 mls, mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels Included
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Stairgate
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.4 mile to a restaurant
  • 12 miles to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

After the open landscapes and far-reaching vistas of much of the North Coast, visiting Dunmere and nearby Cardinham will make you feel you have been transported to the kind of serene landscape that comes straight from the pages of a Tolkien novel. It's not only beautiful scenery you'll find in this area. There is plenty to do here, and with a variety of activities, you will be sure to find something to suit everyone. You can get easy access to the Camel Trail, and there are also cycle trails at Cardinham Woods (some of which are suitable for buggies as well, so everyone can enjoy them). One of the best ways to take in the scenery of the local area (forest and moorland alike) is on horseback.  Hallagenna Riding offer moorland treks, pub rides, and for experienced riders, the Poldark Trail and Jamaica Inn Trail. If you prefer a more relaxing break, you could visit The Borough Arms pub for a pint, or take a tour of the Camel Valley Vineyard, where you can sip a glass of wine grown from Cornish grapes on their terrace overlooking the vineyards and surrounding countryside. Nearby there is also Bodmin Gaol, an 18th Century prison where you can look round the museum and (if you're feeling brave!)  participate in a Ghost Walk.


Just superb!Mrs Liz Dennis - 6th October 2018
Hopefully we will return to this wonderful cottage. Will definitely recommend to others. The location of the property made an ideal base for visiting any of Cornwall's many attractions.Mrs Julia Lamb - 27th August 2018
Superb high end finish barn it's a credit to the owners.Mr Darrell Bridges - 3rd January 2018
The Byre is a wonderful property right on the Camel Trail which is beautifully designed and well equipped. The three of us and our dog had a great week there, it's a pretty good location and you can get to a lot of fantastic places like Wadebridge, Padstow, Tintagel, Port Isaac and a whole host of wonderful places on Bodmin Moor within just 30 minutes' drive. We would definitely recommend this property.Mrs Merrill Douglas - 7th September 2017
This is a delightful holiday destination.well presented and situated close to the popular Padstow area and adjacent to the Camel trail. would certainly consider returning. Mrs P Fox - 16th August 2017
Our 3rd stay at The Byre. Absolutely perfect in every way - remote but close enough to all amenities. Love the proximity to the Camel Trail and just 20 minutes from the nearest beach. - We hope to be back soon.Mr G Padgham - 24th April 2017
We have enjoyed our week at The Byre. It is a well thought out conversion and finished to a high standard. On arrival it was presented immaculately. The use of the barn for bikes is an added bonus. It is in an excellent location and despite the weather we have managed to cycle the length of the Camel Trail, visit the Eden Project, Lanhydrock, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Bedruthan Steps and sample the local Haywood Farm cider and wine at Camel Valley Vineyard. We have loved our time here. Thanks.Mr & Mrs Henry and family - 6th August 2016
We were so pleased when we arrived and saw this beautiful place. Thank you for the biscuits and flowers. We have body-boarded at Constantine Beach v. family friendly, hired bikes from Snail's Pace Cafe (v helpful), we cycled to the Camel Valley Vineyard which is excellent, there is also a cafe near by which sells cream teas. Visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan which has Den building, wild crafts, rope swings, hammocks & marshmallow toasting. We have had so much fun. Thanks.Ledson family - 30th July 2016
We have enjoyed our wonderful stay here! What a special place. Great surroundings and beautiful weather. The Byre is very welcoming and homely! Our holiday was perfect! Thank you very much!Scott and Collett family - 4th June 2016
Fabulous accommodation to a very high standard.The Palmer clan - 9th April 2016
First class service from start to finish. Both the Owners and Cornish Horizons staff have ensured we had a superb holiday. An absolute treat to be staying in such a glorious part of Cornwall and right on the Camel Trail too! - We hope to return again! :)Mr G Padgham - 6th April 2016


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