Little Irish

Bodmin Moor, Mid Cornwall

  • 4 Star
  • This beautifully furnished cottage provides the perfect getaway, you won't want to leave!

You can book this property from:

  • £368 per week
  • £53 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 11.4 miles
  • Pub 1.3 miles
  • Shop 1.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • On one level
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


What a stunning little Cornish gem. Beautifully furnished to the last detail, this is a perfect holiday destination for a couple and their four-legged friend. Situated on Bodmin Moor only 1.9 miles from St Breward, where you have access to the local village shop offering a wide range of goods including local produce which you can even order online and arrive to find your groceries delivered. Located within the shop is a North Cornwall Heritage Coast and Countryside Service information point where you can ask about local walks. There is also a pet friendly public house, The Old Inn. Steeped in history, it has been catering to weary travellers for centuries and is now renowned for its great food and all day Sunday Carvery. Within a couple of miles, you could join the Camel Trail at Wenford Bridge. 18 miles of disused railway line along beautiful countryside and estuary all the way to Padstow, the Trail is suitable for all ages and abilities. Two of Cornwall's best known landmarks can be explored on the Moor - Rough Tor and Brown Willy that rise up to 1360 feet and are the highest points in Cornwall. There are superb views and on a good day both coasts can be seen. You can walk to both directly from Little Irish.  The enclosed garden provides a lovely haven for those warmer evenings, in the cooler days/evenings you can cosy up in front of the woodburner and watch the ever changing scenery. A 20-minute drive will find you in the pretty market town of Wadebridge or you could visit Rock and catch a ferry to the bustling fishing port of Padstow making this property an excellent base to explore more of the Cornish Coast.

Built-in electric oven, ceramic hob, larder fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing Machine, Nespresso coffee machine, TV, DVD player, iPod dock, woodburner, breathtaking moorland/countryside views.
Bedroom: King Size bed (5'), bedside units, chest of drawers, wardrobe, hair dryer. En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.

GARDEN & PARKING: Parking for one car. Lovely enclosed garden with far reaching views over the moor and surrounding countryside. Gravelled patio area with garden furniture.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pet Welcome: Up to 2 dogs; £25 per week. Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat:
Electricity included in rent; electric heating and hot water. Woodburner in lounge, heated towel rail.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels).
Shop: 1.9 ml  Pub: 1.5 ml

NOTES: No smoking, no children. WiFi provided - see Important information about internet usage.  Mobile phone reception varies - see Information about mobile phone coverage.


Little Irish is located in a most stunning area of Bodmin Moor. The cottage itself is fabulous & has a lovely light contemporary feel to it with a super garden overlooking beautiful countryside. Dawn and Gerry the owners have furnished the cottage so thoughtfully and equipped it with everything that you may require whilst on holiday. There are so many wonderful places both near and far to explore. It truly was perfect in every way and we will definitely return.

Mrs Angie D,

Brilliant cottage, lovely setting. Really homey and the scones and eggs so kind! Lilly our puppy had a great time. Couldn’t recommend this cottage enough ! We will definitely be back.

Mrs Louise R,

The relatively remote ‘Little Irish’ sits on the beautiful, exposed and rugged Bodmin Moor just outside St Breward. The property offers extensive and scenic moorland views direct from the lounge! Gerry and Dawn have done an outstanding job in converting the old barn into a comfy, welcoming, well equipped holiday rental. If you want a peaceful and secluded break, this is the place..and we loved it! Little Irish has an open plan lounge/diner and kitchen with everything you will need. Had we been there in summertime and not February we would certainly have utilised the enclosed garden adjacent to the barn for BBQ’s in this idyllic setting. The bedroom has a particularly comfy bed, TV and a well appointed en suite with a good shower. Paddy, the dog welcomed our mad hound like a long lost friend and they were soon to be found playing chase in Gerry and Dawn’s field with the hens looking on in admiration. Our excellent hosts furnished us with all the necessary information we required-like the best eateries (and there are plenty) and walking options -without ever being intrusive. The scones, jam and clotted cream as well as tasty free range eggs they provided were excellent. Little Irish is ideally placed for walking near the coast, moors, woods or cycling the Camel Trail. Wenford Bridge (where the trail starts at its southern end) is a short drive away. We were able to easily get to our favourite North Coast haunts of Wadebridge, Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Rock and Trebarwith Strand. We were also pleased to be able to head south through Bodmin to the South Cornwall Coast too. We have stayed in a good number of properties over the years in North Cornwall and this undoubtedly was one of our favourites.

Mr M R,

Cosy and very well equipped cottage in very quiet location with great landscapes around. Super dark night sky, perfect for astrophotographers. Very friendly and welcoming hosts.

Mr Sebastian K,

We had a lovely stay, the cottage was ideal for what we wanted from our week away. The furnishings and decor was excellent, big comfy bed, lovely warm rain shower and a great sofa for relaxing in the evening. Everything was thought of from blankets to snuggle with to interesting books to read and jigsaws and games to keep us entertained (the Padstow one had us beat, we didn't complete it in the week hehehehe!) The location is different from what we've tried before in Cornwall but this was great as we found things and places we hadn't yet discovered. Having a log burner was a little bit of luxury for staying when the weather was not that reliable. An enclosed garden was great for the dog, she loved getting comfy and warm after our long walks, the property was dog friendly. The owners of the property were friendly and very kind, kept us supplied with logs, fresh eggs and a fabulous welcome cream tea.

Mrs Rona M,

Little Irish is an absolute gem. Finished to an excellent standard, the property is well-equipped and lovingly decorated. We had the best week exploring the area and loved returning each evening to the peace and chill of Little Irish. Dawn and Gerry were unintrusive, warm and welcoming hosts - helpful, friendly and generous with their excellent scones and eggs! Perfect location for our dog Tilly, who had an absolute whale of a time chasing around with Paddy the dog & after the chickens! We would love to return soon. Thank you for a gorgeous stay! Nicola, Chris & Tilly

Miss Nicola B,

Little Irish is an absolute Gem! If you love a good walk on the Moor, there is surely no better location! A nice 20 minute walk takes you to the village with a good pub & little shop and it’s not much of a drive to get to loads of other great destinations. The property is beautifully appointed and the garden is amazing, we had breakfast out there most mornings. Gerry and Dawn couldn’t have been more welcoming and accommodating, especially of our mischievous beagles! We will be back!

Miss Gemma D,

Cottage was lovely, fantastic garden and good location - owners very nice too (scones on arrival was very welcome). Would absolutely visit again!

Mrs K S,

Little Irish is a lovely cottage in an amazing location. Spotlessly clean, modern decor, cosy, compact but with everything we needed. Amazing views over Bodmin Moor from the garden. Fabulous sunsets, and perfect for star gazing. We were made very welcome by the owners who live in the farmhouse next door - scones with clotted cream and jam as well as fresh eggs from the resident chickens awaited our arrival. Perfect!

Ms Emma T,

Lovely little property with hosts that live on site. Spotlessly clean. Lovely welcome card and cream tea on arrival. Great location, only 20 minutes from either A30 or A39. Plenty of places to visit in local area: Camel Trail, Camel Valley Vineyard, Cardinham Woods, Lanhydrock, Snails Pace Cafe, Pencarrow House. 40 minutes to Padstow, 20 minutes to Wadebridge.

Mrs Ann-Marie K,


If ever there was a place to fully appreciate the stark beauty of the Cornish landscape, Bodmin Moor has to be it.  With endless sweeping vistas in every direction, tumbled outcrops of granite, and inviting paths and tracks to explore, this area of Cornwall is a walker's paradise.  The famous Jamaica Inn is sited here, with all its literary and historical associations.  With plenty of sheep and moorland ponies wandering freely (be sure to keep your dog under control!) you can almost imagine you have been transported back to those bygone days.  More recently, of course, the moor was used extensively for filming on the new adaptation of Poldark.  When the dashing Mr Poldark gallops across your screen, you may well be seeing the scenery of the moor in the background. A large part of the moor has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  This region also has its fair share of Arthurian legends, another facet which lends a mysterious air to the landscape, and an extra depth to Cornwall's rich and varied history, and of course who can forget the rumours of the Beast of Bodmin Moor! The many other attractions, including the National Trust's Lanhydrock House, the verdant and flourishing Tamar Valley, historic sites such as castles, the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, and plenty of evidence of Cornwall's mining legacy, make this area a must-see.