Hello my loves, have you caught up on Pt1 of our holiday experience?
Old Lanwarnick Cottages is situated in Duloe, Liskeard in Cornwall.
Old Lanwarnick is 34 acres of pure beautiful Cornish countryside with 6 award-winning, dog-friendly luxury cottages of all sizes catering for family’s big or small.
The perfect place to escape the stress of life but only 10 minutes away from two cute towns and beaches that are a must-see.
We were very kindly gifted our stay at Old Lanwarnick and we were given the “Blackberry Barn” for 4 nights and 5 days.
Travelling down was super easy from Coventry, we were given directions to follow but we also used our sat nav and it got us there with no problems at all!
The long windy country roads down to Old Lanwarnick make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, you feel your away from the hustle and bustle of busy life. As soon as we pulled up the drive we were in the middle of one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen.
Our Cottage was right at the front of them all, we had a private patio terrace to dine on with table, umbrella and gas bbq. Our car sat right outside making it convenient to load and unload.
Our Patio and terrace overlooked the Gardens of old Lanwarnick. Rose bushes lined the garden and the smell! I have never smelt roses so strong. We could see the Victorian Gardens and the wildflowers.
Looking into the distance you could see the start of the woodland walk at Old Lanwarnick, and the rolling Cornish hills into the distance.
In front is the gorgeous Victoria garden, with its craftsmen built Victorian Glasshouse. The paths winded around with little benches you could sit at and take in the view. Bridges to walk over and explore around the fruit trees, vegetable garden, pond and array of different flowers.
To the right of us, you could see the chicken hut where they had rescued and adopted some chickens.
Next door to our cottage was the hot tube room and gym.
Walking through the cottage door, we were blown away by how elegant it was. With modern features and stunning décor, we felt like we were in a show home. We loved the high ceilings, exposed beams and stonework.
The kitten is very us! We loved the solid granite worktops, it’s had everything we could need! Dishwasher, washing machine, with all the products to use them. The cleaning products were all echo-friendly which is such an amazing touch. There were utensils and things to cook your meals with which was so handy! I always pack above and beyond but I really shouldn’t have for this trip.
There were milk and butter in the fridge for us on arrival and a selection of tea coffee and sugars. A loaf of freshly made bread and a freshly baked cake all brought from local shops. We had everything we needed.
The living room area was perfect, with super comfy sofas and a lovely fire that we didn’t need to use as the weather was so lush but I can imagine in the colder months would be so cosy. We love a good fire.
My favourite part of the living room was the large window with comfy seat in front of it, I would love to sit there and just look out at the most beautiful view and take in the surroundings. The 42 inch LCD TV had an Amazon Fire Stick so we could chill out in the evening and watch a film and a Blu ray DVD player.
The Cottage has super-fast WIFI! Some of the best we have used, the boys had no problems at all on their tablets streaming of YouTube and playing games. Considering I needed to upload a lot of stories on Instagram I didn’t have any issues.
The lighting downstairs was ace!
If you have been following our house renovations then you will know we think lighting is so important, good lighting can help your mood, and help you relax anyway the cottage had the best lighting.
A games cupboard, full of fun family games was a lovely touch. I wish we had time to get them out as they looked so fun and perfect for a rainy day! I love how Old Lanwarnick have thought of everything.
In the middle of the cottage were these epic grey polished concrete stairs! I need these in my life, they are beautiful! They had spotlights going up them!
To the left, as you reach the top of the stairs was the twin bedroom, this was the children’s room. The room was perfect for them both. They had super comfy single beds with a wardrobe between them. They had little windows that when blinds were open let in the perfect amount of light. The boys felt very relaxed in their rooms and considering they hadn’t stayed in one like this before they did amazing! Liam loved the artwork on the walls.
The bathroom was in the middle of the two bedrooms, straight at the top of the stairs. It was so luxuries even the boys said wow as we turned on the mood lighting and they enjoyed the Whirlpool bath. It reminded Ethan of the hot tub and relaxed them after an exciting day.
The separate shower was lush just what we needed!
Our bedroom, the main master bedroom with a king-size bed….. the comfiest bed I think I have ever slept in! I have even taken a note down of the bedding they use as I need it for our new bed! No better thing then after a long-jam-packed day than to climb into a comfy bed!
We had a large double wardrobe with glass mirrored doors, I would sit and get ready in these mirrors. The décor again just stunning and we loved the light fittings.
When you stay at one of the Old Lanwarnicks cottages you get to use all the facilities on site.
There top of the range, Hot Springs Hot Tub has the most beautiful view, the barn has a large opening that allows you to look out across the Cornish countryside, while we were there sparrows had made a nest in the hot tub barn and as the boys relaxed in the tub the birds swooped and glided in and out of the barn. Ethan loved it; it was so peaceful. You book out the Hot tub privately so you can have it to yourself.
Little onsite gym with everything you need for a workout, running machine, cross trainer, rowing machine, weights the lot!
There is an on-site spa that we didn’t get time to use sadly but the treatments looked and sounded amazing! What better way to relax?
Old Lanwarnick has so much land, a lot they haven’t even had a chance to uncover yet. They have opened some of it up for a Woodland walk. We did the walks 3 times each time discovering new things along the way. The boys absolutely loved it. It goes in a circle both ends leading down to Jeremey’s Landing a beautifully decked area with tables and benches next to the stream.
The boys loved paddling in the stream, we took their nets and rubber ducks to float along and catch. It was very peaceful the only sounds we could hear were the birds and the odd sheep bah.
The walk had two different paths you could take, each had interesting things to look at, one lead to a massive clearing which we wish we found earlier, would have been lovely to take a picnic down there and listen to the wind chime that hung in the trees. The boys loved there adventurous and what was great is it was all next to the cottage we didn’t need to drive anywhere.
The pavilion on the hill, wow this sure is a hill! It’s a very steep walk up to the top but my gosh wasn’t it worth it! They have two horses up there too which were lovely to see. The views are incredible, you could take drinks and your dinner up and just take in the surroundings. The pavilion has lots of comfy chairs and tables to sit at, pull back the cover and relax taking in the fresh air.
The Chickens!! They had recently been adopted and had a lovely hutch to the far right of the wildflower garden, you could just about see them from the cottage. The boys loved to visit and feed them, we were brought fresh eggs round in the morning to enjoy for our breakfast, such a lovely touch.
Old Lanwarnick is dog-friendly, they have a large fenced-off dog exercise area which I think is just amazing and so thoughtful. It means dogs can run around on the grass, burn off steam and be off the lead in a safe secure area, right next door to that there is a dog wash area where you can clean them down also such a great and thoughtful idea.
At night time, I highly recommend sitting outside, it took a while to get dark being the start of summer, me and Luke had early nights most nights from our jam-packed day but Ethan woke at 2 am one night and I came down to get a drink, I ended up sitting outside for half an hour. It was nothing like I have ever seen before, the number of stars! I was blown away and wanted to wake Luke to show him. I wish I could have stayed out there all night. It was silent, and the stars were so bright.
We had the most relaxing stay; the cottage was beautiful and perfect for our little family of 4. I have had a nose at the other cottages on their website and they look equally beautiful! There was so much to look at and do around the cottage, we feel so lucky to have been able to take the boys and experience it all with the memory’s we have made.
You can join Old Landwick holiday club where they keep you up to date with deals and any special offers they have on!
We cannot wait to go back and visit again; the boys don’t stop talking about it!
Keep an eye out for my YouTube video that will be going up on my channel soon showing you a tour of the beautiful cottage and surroundings.
Keep an eye out for the next blog post which will be PT3 What to do in and around the area!
Have a nose on my Instagram highlights to see our whole holiday there!