Comfort Wood Cottage


Nr Cotehele Estate

Key Information:
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Short Breaks Yes
  • Dogs allowed Yes (£25 each per week)
  • Changeover day Friday
  • Property Code COMFOR
  • Garden/Outside space
  • Non-Smoking
  • Dogs permitted
  • Access statement available on request
  • Designated Parking
  • Internet
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Two or more bathrooms
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Dishwasher
  • Log Burner
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Secluded
  • Washing Machine
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Central Heating

Comfort Wood Cottage is a former barn adjoining Newton Farm near the Cotehele Estate, which enjoys a delightful, rural outlook and a private garden. Walking directly from the property, visitors can enjoy numerous walks through the idyllic, adjoining woods which lead to the beautiful Tudor Cotehele House, Quay (tidal slipway provided), gardens and 1,200 acre estate, all owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Further, the village of Metherell is within easy walking distance and offers an excellent local pub. The Tamar Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a world heritage site, provides a wealth of archaeological and historic interest with its fascinating history of mining and trading along the Tamar River. The pretty and vibrant village of Calstock is situated 1.5 miles away and has further hostelries for eating and drinking and within 15 minutes drive is the well known St Mellion Golf & Country Club. Other activities available include canoeing and on and off-road cycling, which the owners will be happy to arrange. You will even be greeted by delicious homemade cakes or a bottle of wine on arrival.

Newton Farm is an organic Cornish small holding run on a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ethos. There is a flock of Lleyn sheep, horses, chickens and Cornish black honey bees. To find out what goes on at the farm check out

Previous guests' comments:

"Brilliant, relaxing base for all things Cornwall has to offer. A definite return venue. Thank you!!" August 2014.

"...Another relaxing holiday at the cottage. There's still more to do, so we will have to come back." September 2013.


Spacious kitchen/dining room with reclaimed solid teak worktops, electric hob, double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and dining table to seat eight. Living room with exposed beams, woodburner, corner sofa, three-seater sofa and a 25" flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD/video. Double glass doors open out to the garden. Steps to large utility room with washer/dryer, ceiling hung airer/dryer and door to outside. Twin bedroom with 3ft single beds and two 3ft pull-out beds. Bathroom with bath, overhead power shower, basin and WC. Stairs up to other bedrooms. Master bedroom with zip and link 3ft twin beds (can form super king size bed), Juliet balcony and beautiful rural views. Adjoining shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Double bedroom with 5ft king size bed and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.


Private enclosed garden with large level lawn, barbecue area and garden table and chairs. At the end of the garden is a narrow, shallow stream. Direct access to several footpaths including Comfort Woods and the Cotehele Estate.

Parking: Ample parking with space for a boat trailer.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, cot, high chair, logs, electricity and central heating (oil).
  • Pets: Obedient dogs welcome (no more than 2). Please note that there are always farm animals on the land.
  • Telephone: Payphone and computer available. Mobile reception mixed.
  • Comfort Wood Cottage may be suitable for those with walking disabilities. Please discuss the property's suitability prior to booking.
  • Local Facilities: Whitsand Bay and Looe beach, approx. 19 miles. Easy access to North Devon Coast, about 50 minutes drive. Pub in Metherell, 1 mile. Shop in St Ann’s Chapel, 2 miles. Calstock (with 2 pubs), 1.5 miles. St Dominick 3 miles. Plymouth 16 miles.

Please note: Very young children should be supervised in the garden, as there is a gentle grass slope that drops down to the stream (usually no more than 2 or 3 inches deep).

Nr Cotehele Estate

  • The Cotehele Estate is home to a fascinating Tudor mansion, restored Tamar sailing barge and discovery centre, all of which make for a wonderful day out.

  • The Tamar Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the perfect place to spend a day and take in the many wonderful sights, sounds and local wildlife.

East Cornwall

  • Relax in the grounds of Launceston Castle with your family and dog, and learn about the colourful history of this 13th century building.

  • Explore Bodmin moor: climb Cornwall’s highest peaks, meet the resident ponies, learn about the county’s 4000 year mining heritage and watch out for the elusive beast of the Bodmin!

  • Sailing, fishing, canoeing, having a cream tea or walking the dog; there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Tamar valley!

  • For an excellent range of watersports, try Harlyn Surf School who offer lessons in surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and coasteering on one of the UK's best family beaches.


  • With the sea on three sides, Cornwall is ideal for exploring the South West Coast Path. Enjoy dramatic cliffs, sleepy fishing villages, miles of sand and secluded coves.

  • Visit the North Cornwall coast to see surfers pit their wits against Mother Nature or take the plunge and book yourself in for a lesson!

  • Have fun with the family at The Eden Project or Monkey Sanctuary near Looe, wander the Lost Gardens of Heligan or enjoy the dramatic backdrop at the Minack Theatre.

  • Discover the history and mystery of the county, from stone circles and tin mines to the legendary tales of King Arthur and Merlin the wizard.

Property reviews for Comfort Wood Cottage

Rated 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews

Lovely cottage in beautiful location. Excellent walks and lots of pubs and restaurants nearby. Kate and Andrew very welcoming and we loved the practical bee keeping demonstration and tour of the farm. We will definitely be returning!

Comfort Wood Cottage

Had a wonderful stay at this fabulous cottage. Very spacious and comfortable, equipped with everything one might need. Andrew and Kate are so welcoming and hospitable - we felt at home immediately. There are lovely walks right on the doorstep and plenty of places to visit within easy distance. Absolutely first rate and highly recommended.

Deborah Beaumont was quick, efficient and very helpful when booking the cottage.

This is a WONDERFUL cottage in a perfect location. Andrew & Kate are perfect hosts. We love it.

We had a fantastic family holiday at Comfort Wood...beautiful location which was ideal for exploring all over Cornwall and Devon whilst giving us plenty of space away from the crowds. Kate and Andrew the owners couldn't have been more helpful and welcomed us to explore their land and see their animals. High standard all round and perfect for a family with a dog.

We really liked Comfort Wood Cottage and had the most restful relaxing week there. The walk to the Cotehele Estate was lovelyl as was the National Trust property. So pleased we gave Toad Hall a second chance after the less than perfect week at Rock Lea, Aveton Gifford last year. The properties could not have been more different. It was a part of Cornwall that none of us had visited before and an area we hope to visit again in the future. Thank you so much for a perfect break. Comfort Wood Cottage is most certainly a wonderful hidden gem.

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Comfort Wood Cottage, it is a fantastic property! And you'll be happy to know that Rock Lea is no longer on our books...!


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