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Vernon's Retreat in Lanivet, Cornwall

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Vernon's Retreat description

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Vernon's Retreat is a delightful end-terrace cottage set in the Cornish village of Lanivet, five miles from Bodmin. This cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double and a zip/link twin, which can be a double on request, plus there is a ground floor bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with multi-fuel stove. Outside there are lawned gardens and there is parking opposite the cottage in a free car park. Vernon's Retreat is within driving distance of many places, including Bodmin Moor, sandy beaches and the Eden Project.

Lanivet is a small village offering a pub and a few shops. The town of Bodmin is five miles away and boasts a shopping centre, Bodmin Jail, Courtroom Experience, as well as Bodmin Moor.

Electric night storage heaters with multi-fuel stove. Electric double oven and hob, microwave, Slow Cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi via owner's connection, selection of books. Electricity and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Parking in free public car park opposite cottage. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and other village amenities 2 mins walk. Note: Check-in 4.30pm, check-out 11am. This property only allows over 18's and infants at the property.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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July 2020
Our stay at the cottage was lovely. Ruth our host was very welcoming and really made us feel at home. She very kindly loaned me her heat pad to help my sore back. The cottage was very cosy and quiet. I slept through every night as the bed was so comfortable and the linen of good quality. I would return to this cottage if we were to return to this area in the future and I would certainly recommend to friends. In a great location for visiting the surrounding area. Lanivet is a lovely wee village ...
Mr Berry
March 2019
This was our fourth visit to Vernon's Retreat Ruth the owner is all ways very .... This was our fourth visit to Vernon's Retreat Ruth the owner is all ways very friendly and makes us welcome on arrival the cottage is all ways clean and the location is great for touring round Cornwall would recommend it the dogs are also made very welcome
Mrs Jarrett
March 2019
Vernon’s retreat was a really warm and cosy cottage for our week stay in Cornwall.. Spotlessly clean and comfortable . It is in a great central location for exploring Cornwall, within 30 minutes of the main attractions such as Eden Project, north or South Coasts and Gardens of Heligan. We really loved the homely touches on arrival. Such as a fresh bunch of flowers in the lounge, a pint of milk in the fridge and a fresh cake waiting for us. This Dog friendly cottage was perfect for our border Terrier, with a safe fenced back garden for him .
Mrs Lamb
November 2018
We had an absolutely fantastic time in Ruth’s beautiful cottage.. It was everything we hoped it would be; clean, modern kitchen and all the basics we needed. The fire in the lounge was fabulous and we enjoyed many evenings sat in front of it with a glass of wine.....bliss. Just the relaxing environment we needed. There was a problem with the oven whilst we were there but Ruth went above and beyond in not only getting it sorted on a weekend but also paying for us to have dinner at the local pub whilst it was out of order for the one night. This was such a thoughtful gesture that we really appreciated. Ruth was extremely welcoming and informative - couldn’t have asked for more. We’ll be back.....thank you so much. Lizzie, Richard and Lydia Lamb
Mrs Smith
September 2018
It was an amazing little cottage .. The pub was less than5 min walk and so friendly and amazing food plus fog friendly. We found it so easy to get to anywhere in Cornwall as you are situated in the centre. The cottage was spotless and had everything you needed The owner was lovely and left cake tea coffee and milk as a welcome . We would go back to that cottage again .
Mrs Moorehead
June 2018
The location of the cottage is spot on, easy driving distance to anywhere in Cornwall.. Local pub is fantastic and well worth a visit either to just have a drink or to eat, we went on several occasions and can recommend it. Cottage was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and with everything you could want. If I were to be extremely picky there are a couple of very minor improvements that could be made. There is a leather couch and a leather chair in the living room that is extremely cold to sit on which is fine in the summer but in winter I would imagine would be very very cold. The TV is very tiny and if there is any writing to read on the screen it is nearly impossible to see unless you stand very close. The bathroom could do with a little updating especially the tiles and the shower screen. As I said, these are only minor things really and overall we were very happy with the cottage (the bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in)
Mr Storr
June 2018
Good central location for visiting Cornwall, on good connecting bus route.. Very well equipped cottage with friendly owner.
Mrs Hendrie
May 2018
It was our second time of staying at Vernons retreat and just as lovely as the first time.. The cottage is lovely clean, cosy and the owner is a lovely lady.
Gary H
March 2018
Excellent location close to locations in the north and south ie Padstow, Falmouth etc. The cottage is located in a lovely village with an excellent pub, fish and chip shop and local supermarket. The cottage was absolutely spotless with everything you could use plus more. Our stay was whilst Cornwall experienced snow this highlighted how cosy and warm the cottage is. Would highly recommend on our return home we have booked for next year.
Mrs Black
March 2018
Vernon's retreat is delightful.. Immaculate. Good facilities within the cottage. Extremely comfortable bed. Very well furnished. Plenty of storage. The cottage was ideal for my needs. A very central location for exploring Cornwall. Great walks within close proximity to the cottage. The owner has certainly thought of every detail. The welcome pack was just that - very welcoming. I would certainly give a strong recommendation.
Mr Berry
March 2018
This was our second visit to vernon's retreat and we loved it on both occasion's ,Ruth the owner is very nice and friendly and welcomes you on arrival we all ways bring our 2 dogs with us and they are also welcomed.. and we love Lanivet we plan on returning later in the year.
Gary H
March 2018
Very warm and friendly welcome, will definitely go there again,
October 2017
A lovely location and a beautiful cottage. This was our second visit and will definitely not be our last. The cottage is comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. Ruth, the owner is amazing. The welcome goodies are great.
October 2017
This was our third visit to Ruth's cottage, and we are glad to say that it was up to Ruth's fine standards .. Very clean, cosy, and ideally placed for touring around Cornwall . Looking forward to another visit soon.
Mr Ayre
August 2017
Very friendly and helpful landlady..
Angela B
July 2017
Great well equipped clean & comfy accommodation 5 mins from the A30 so excellent road links to the rest of cornwall. Lovely dog friendly pub (recommend booking), fish & chips restaurant/takeaway, Spar, field & play area all close by. Camel trail 5 mins away. Highly recommend & excellent value for money. Note ..my only criticisms are the lawn was quite long which is a nuisance when poo picking after my dog and the glasses were so delicate .. we broke 2 just closing the dishwasher!!
Angela B
July 2017
The cottage was lovely, and well equipped with good quality linen and cooking utensils..
March 2017
Firstly, this cottage was probably the cleanest, most organised accommodation I have ever stayed in, EVER! You enter via a shared pathway, owner lives in cottage to left. This cottage is very compact but is kept to the highest standards I've seen. Everything is spotless, just spotless. Everything is full working order and you can see a lot of pride goes into keeping the cottage that way for guests. I could not fault anything even if I wanted to. Location wise it's slightly out the way, but not that far to not be able to get about. Not much in Lanivet apart from a small Spar, a pub, a newsagents and a couple od other shops. Nice little village though. Owner will supply you with fuel for fire all week and you can settle with her once your stay is over. Very warm and cozy cottage too. Be nice if there could have been two small sofas instead of a sofa and a chair but not a big issue. Layout is great with Bathroom downstairs behind kitchen. We enjoyed our week here very much. How people said they can smell pets is beyond me, I've never been anywhere so clean in my life. Great cottage. Don't pass this up. Frankly it's a bargain!
Mrs Wilstead
July 2016
This is a lovely cottage. It is very comfortable and well equipped. It is in an ideal location for both North and South Cornwall.
Miss Budd
June 2016
The facilities in the village were good and the location of the village was central to all the places we wanted to visit. The cottage was comfortable and clean.
Ms Palmer
January 2016
Really excellent cottage in a great location for accessing the places we wanted to visit in Cornwall.
Mrs Revill
November 2015
We had a wonderful stay in Vernon's Retreat. The cottage was cosy, well equipped and a true home from home!
November 2015
Stayed here for a week 7th November till 14th, Lovely holiday. The cottage is superb just what we wanted very cosy and comfortable. The pub over the road is very welcoming and the food great. We will certainly stay here again. Also thanks to Ruth who made us so welcome.
Mr Harrison
November 2015
Vernon's Retreat is an excellent and clean accommodation.The area it is in (Lanivet) is central to Cornwall.
Mrs Cooke
September 2015
The accommodation was excellent and central for visiting all tourist areas. I would certainly recommend this to friends and family. We are always pleased with our Sykes holidays and will use you again.
walter d
September 2015
We have just come by one from this lovely cottage,it really lived up to expectations . The cottage was very well presented and we appreciated the welcome of Ruth and the coffee,milk and chocolate cake! Being centrally placed it was ideal for touring around Cornwall.Highly recommend a visit to the local inn,friendly staff good beers and excellent food, advise booking though as it is very popular.Best Sunday lunch in the area.Could not find fault with anything.... would definitely go back again.
Mrs Crossland
July 2015
Lovely cottage and the owner was very helpful. We would stay there again.
Ms Offergelt
July 2015
Cottage was very well equipped and homely. Very helpful owner and nothing was too much trouble. Great to be able to take the dog. Such a lovely place and holiday.
Judy P
July 2015
This was a small cottage, that was as described and good value for money. The location was perfect for exploring all areas of Cornwall. It was reasonably well equipped, very clean and the bed at the back was comfortable. The cottage is well equipped for dog owners, but as non dog owners we were put off by the unpleasant doggy odour in the living area carpet and furnishings. Also the owner (who lives next door) has dogs which barked quite a lot, and put us off using the garden. There is a busy road in between the public car park and the property, and steep stairs, so this may make it unsuitable for people with mobility problems or small children. The property is not named and it was not clear which was the property, and which "next door" the owner lived at. It was not clear where to leave the keys when we left (which was early) There was quite a late check in (4.30) and we felt unwelcome for arriving slightly early.
Mr Noble
June 2015
The location was excellent, very near a public house who had a large and varied menu, a fish and chip shop and spar were also very close. The location of Lanivet village was ideally placed for visiting all that Cornwall has to offer. We had a tremendous holiday at Vernon's Retreat and would recommend it to anyone.
Mr Noble
June 2015
We arrived to a very friendly welcome. The cottage was well above our expectations, having a cosy cottage feeling which made for a relaxing holiday. The cottage was also well equipped, and there was a pub, fish chip shop and a Spar not more than a hundred yards away. All in all we had a fantastic holiday and would recommend Vernon's Retreat.
Ms Alexander
May 2015
Had a very friendly welcome. The cottage is warm and comfortable, with excellent facilities (the tumble drier was handy on wet days). The central location was perfect for the walks and visits we had planned and the cottage had LOTS of very useful brochures and advice on where my dog would be welcome.
May 2015
What a great place... Very central for exploring Cornwall (it is in the centre of Cornwall - officially!), good wee shop in the village and a great dog-friendly pub (Lanivet Inn). The cottage was warm and welcoming, with tea, coffee & cake waiting for us when we arrived. Rules for dogs were very civilised (essentially: be responsible) and there was lots of advice available for where dogs could visit - very handy, especially the maps of beaches where they could or could not go. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again if we go back to Cornwall.
Miss Barton
March 2015
We would highly recommend this cottage. Excellent condition, lovely village and easy access to all main routes.
Mrs Miller
March 2015
The cottage was very well placed for getting to north and south Cornwall. It was well appointed and comfortable and we felt very relaxed there. It was cosy and clean, and we felt the owner would have been only too ready to help if we had needed anything, which we didn't! It was a bit early in the year to make use of the garden but it was handy as we had two dogs with us. All in all it made for a most enjoyable holiday. Thank you.
Mrs Moore
February 2015
What a wonderful cottage, far better in the flesh. This is clean and well equipped with good quality everything throughout, you would not be disappointed. Truly a lovely experience.
Mrs Butcher
December 2014
The cottage was lovely and the location was excellent for exploring Cornwall.
Mrs McLaren
November 2014
The cottage is very comfortable and cosy. It has everything you need; the best quality crockery and equipment and a lovely atmosphere. Friendly locals. A great place to relax and the owner adds the personal touch on arrival. The owner is a very friendly lady who just wants you to enjoy your holiday, gives lots of good local advice and was happy to help with anything. Cannot wait to come back, have booked for next summer but I think we will there before then no doubt. An ideal spot for touring Cornwall.
Mrs McLaren
August 2014
The cottage was everything I had hoped for. The cottage had first class facilities and equipment, no expense spared. Lovely friendly owner who was happy to advise on anything. A great spot for visiting Cornwall everything close by within twenty minutes journey. What more could you ask for? Can't wait to go back!
August 2014
Upon arrival we were greeted by Mrs Thomas who gave us and our very tired but excited pooch an enthusiastic hello. We were then shown round the cottage and given a run down on how things worked. The kitchen was set up with cups, tea, coffee, sugar milk and a scrummy cake which was very welcome after a long journey. There were fresh flowers in the lounge and the cottage was spotless and really lovely. When I asked if there were any rules for our doggy travelling companion she said basically to be responsible (pick up poo keep muddy paws off the furniture, which any responsible dog owner would agree is normal) but mostly to relax and enjoy which was music to our ears. Our pooch loved the good sized garden to run around in and snuggling up in the lounge. There was even a large dog crate to use if we needed! The village is in Central Cornwall and so not in the holiday hot spots but all are within easy reach by car in about 20 mins, which is great because nowhere is too far away. There is a good sized asda about 5 miles away. There is also a fab folder of things to do with info on doggy friendly beaches, walks and activities which we used to plan our time there. We had an amazing time and Mrs Thomas was there to chat or answer questions as necessary, nothing was too much trouble. It really was the most amazing cottage and wonderful holiday, thanks Mrs Thomas and we will be back next year!!
August 2014
Vernon's Retreat is in the Village of Lanivet, on the outskirts of Bodmin. If you like all of your amenities quite central and near at hand, this cottage would not be right for you. As a family we like to stay in places that are not obviously touristy, using the accommodation as a base. The cottage is great for that. Mrs Thomas the hostess welcomed us with a firm handshake, along with a gentleman who helps to maintain the cottage and two cakes which ere well received. In terms of my family's experiences of the cottage we found it to be clean, cosy, spotless and it had a great deal of charm. There were no doggy smells as a previous review had suggested. all of the cutlery,it's pans, cleaning equipment, rubbish bags etc were there. mrs Thomas lives next door but is not intrusive, but is happy to help if needed. A visitor's book, has many positive comments from people who have visited from Europe, primarily and the UK. We have had a brilliant week there. My 6 year old experienced surfing for the first time, we went to the Eden Project and I visited the Tate St Ives along with a wonderful Victorian mansion house Landyhock. I am a member of the National Trust and English Heritage. I missed out of the Hidden Gardens of Heligan but will visit the next time I'm down. Cornwall is beautiful and as a first time visitor I loved the place. Mrs Thomas's cottage played it's part in our outstanding holiday. a word of caution, the steps are steep small children need to be supervised. Adults with mobility difficulties might struggle. Sharp knives are suitably sheathed, and the water is very hot, supervise children at all times. Other than that have a wonderful time in a magical place.
Mrs Brammer
July 2014
Car park opposite and large grassed play area suitable for children and dogs to play. Wonderful. Everything first class including owner living next door. My dogs made very welcome.
Mrs Ellis
June 2014
Lanivet is an ideal location for travelling around Cornwall; it's a pretty village with a good shop, pub that serves food and a great chippy.
Mrs Seagrave
May 2014
Charming and cosy cottage ideally situated for exploring Cornwall - especially good for those wanting to visit the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan as both only 10 - 15 mins drive. Cottage was really well equipped and had everything you could need for a self catering break including ample free parking close by. Good local store and pub serving great home cooked food within 2 mins walk.
Mr Hume
May 2014
We were delighted by the high standards of the property and by the friendliness and helpfulness of the owner.
Mr Cummings
May 2014
A warm and friendly welcome including a lovely cake - the house was immaculate in every respect. Furnishing and fittings were excellent; everything one might have wished for was included and worked efficiently. Handover was clear and straightforward - though the owner lived next door she was not in the least intrusive. The beds were superb quality and bedding, cutlery crockery glasses etc had been selected with care. All in all an excellent well presented property well situated to tour Cornwall in every direction.
Mrs Blay
April 2014
What a lovely cottage if you want to totally relax and get away from city life. The owner lives next door and was very friendly and welcoming. If we needed anything we just knocked her door and if she could help then she would. What more could one ask for, just dreamy and romantic.
Chaz F
April 2014
Lovely cottage, nice owner, good location. BUT the cottage experience spoilt by the overwhelming smell of dog. As a dog lover and former owner,despite having a dog for the last 13yrs the smell was overpowering. Carpets need cleaning to eliminate odour. More noticeable after being out of the cottage then returning. Brought our friends with us and they commented on the doggy odour as well.
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