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The Hayloft, Dunmere

Bodmin Moor - Mid Cornwall

A newly converted barn offering spacious, contemporary but cosy accommodation. Close to the famous Camel Trail.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£288 - £685 per week *


This beautiful property is the perfect bolthole for a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or who just want to drop out of circulation for a while, seeking a relaxing holiday in a stunning location. It is tucked away down a leafy lane in the tranquil River Camel Valley.

The Hayloft is a newly converted barn offering contemporary and stylish accommodation. The underfloor heating and woodburner will ensure visitors to The Hayloft are warm whatever the weather. Although there are extensive grounds to roam, there is also an enclosed courtyard garden exclusively for The Hayloft.

Bringing bikes or hiring them locally is highly recommended as The Hayloft is located right next to 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 Hayloft 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).

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.

The tranquil setting of The Hayloft 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 Hayloft is the place for you!
However, you choose to spend your holiday you are bound to make a return visit to this lovely spot.

The Hayloft and its sister barns The Stable and The Byre 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.

Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: TV, DVD player, woodburner, fridge/freezer, electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, (washing machine and tumble dryer in adjacent barn - shared use with The Stable).

Bedroom: King size bed (5'), bedside unit(s), chest of drawers, wardrobe, hair dryer.
Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.

GARDEN & PARKING: Enclosed patio area with garden furniture, barbecue. Shared use of shed for storing bikes and surf equipment (use at own risk). Shared use of shared extensive grounds, garden furniture.  Parking for 1 car.

Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Security Deposit: £100.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; electric c.h./hot water; underfloor heating on ground floor and radiators on first floor all by air source heat pumps, electric heated towel rails in bathroom.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels).
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, no pets. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Call box 1.6 mls, mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sorry, no pets 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


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.


This really is an exceptional cottage - from comfortable bed to bunnies on the lawn - this one has it all. Also great location for day trips to both North and South coasts.Mr Mike Atkinson - 18th June 2018
Amazing!Mr Christopher Holden - 16th April 2018
Just lovely! Extra touches which included fresh flowers and milk and biccies on arrival, will be going back for sure Mrs Joy Toomer - 26th September 2017
Faultless accommodation, first class service, would use again.Mr Craig Sims - 12th June 2017
The Dairy Barns are in a beautiful, secluded location and yet within easy reach of so many beaches and lovely walks, plus Tintagel Castle and the local vineyard up along The Camel Trail. Would recommend it to everyone and I do at every opportunity. I also feel it's important to support tourism in this country. We can't recover from recession properly if we don't support British enterprise and jobs. Holidaying in the UK is hugely enjoyable and helps our tourist trade to survive.Mrs G Hallaron - 29th August 2016
My stay in the Hayloft was perfect! The accommodation was gorgeous with high quality furnishings and the surroundings are beautifulMr S Flanagan - 22nd August 2016
Had a wonderful stay in this beautifully restored Hayloft. Superb base for exploring Cornwall and for local walks. Loved the Hall Walk in Fowey and the Wadebridge to Padstow walk along the Camel Trail for superb cream teas at Cherry Trees tea room. Thanks to the pleasant hospitality from Jeff and Ruby. We hope to return one day to do more exploring.Mr and Mrs Van Heeswijk - 25th June 2016
Very comfortable and cosy; great for exploring local area.Sue and Martin - 11th June 2016
The Hayloft is a beautiful cottage with fabulous attention to detail! The cottage is in the perfect location to explore all of Cornwall, and its stunning surroundings! We will be visiting again, such a peaceful place.Mr Holloway - 1st June 2016
Thank you for your warm and genuine friendliness. Like all previous guests, we have found this to be a great base from which to explore many lovely parts of Cornwall. And as for The Hayloft, we shall forever measure any future holiday accommodation by its high standards. If ever we come back to the area, we will cross our fingers that it will be available.Miss Perkins - 16th May 2016
Thank you for a lovely stay. The Hayloft is beautifully restored & makes the perfect holiday retreat. Great to be able to walk into the countryside from the front door! We highly recommend a walk to the Camel Valley Winery along the Camel Trail. We'll be back soon.Ms Johnston - 30th April 2016
A lovely place to stay & great hospitality. The perfect base to explore the whole of Cornwall. THe Hayloft has been restored to a very high standard & we can't wait to come back.Miss Arnold - 26th March 2016
A warm and friendly welcome from the start; a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, we couldn't have wished for a better stay. This has been a magical first family holiday for us made all the better by having somewhere so relaxing to stay. We are looking forward to booking again and will be recommending these properties to friends and family, all the best for the future, a fantastic place, well done!Mrs W - 22nd October 2015


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