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Acorn Cottage

Roadford Lake, near Lifton, Devon (Ref. 976090)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “It was just such a fantastic Cottage. The kids loved the fact that you had to sleep downstairs. The owners of the Cottage were very friendly and we would love to go again.”

    Mrs Mason, Tonbridge, October 2018

    • “Beautiful cottage in peaceful location.”

    Mrs Batchelor, ROYSTON, September 2018

    • “What can i say we had a good holiday”

    Mr Grayling, Hockley, September 2018

    • “Great location, well equipped and extremely comfortable. The owners are extremely friendly and welcoming and approachable for any query. Large safe garden which was well used by both our granddaughter and our dog. Would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a property in this location”

    Mr Appleby, WASHINGTON, July 2018

    • “A wonderful cottage in a perfect location. The cottage was clean, well-equipped with plenty of room for two adults and two teenage boys. Shirley provided lovely flowers, tea and cake for our arrival. Sailing, fishing, walking and great pubs nearby.”

    Mr Streets, BRISTOL, July 2018

    • “Lovely cottage. Very welcoming. Very friendly owners. Peaceful & quiet setting. Would recommend to anyone.”

    Mrs Pratt, Tiverton, April 2018

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The Property

Close to the top end of Roadford Lake, tucked away off a no-through farm lane (one farm beyond), a smart, detached, 'upside down' cottage beautifully converted from a carthorse stable by farming owners who live across the drive. Behind, suntrap patio and enclosed, mainly lawned garden surrounded by big oak trees. Walks from the door within 12 acres of adjoining woodland - owls, buzzards, deer often spotted; bridlepath to natural conservation area at shallow end of the lake (around 1 mile) and on to Germansweek.On the ground floor, hall (for coats/boots) and three bedrooms - a double (5' bed, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite), a neat twin (TV), and a twin (truckle, limited clothes-hanging space); bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Stairs (stairgate) up to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker, TV/DVD) with door to exterior steps down to patio (table/chairs, barbecue, covered bicycle store). Slate floors (rugs) throughout. Tumble drier in owners’ garage. Best for maximum of 5 adults. One well behaved dog welcome. A lovely, peaceful, yet easily accessible spot, great for walkers and those with wildlife, watersports and outdoor interests.

Roadford Lake: spectacular 730-acre reservoir/country park in a beautiful, sparsely populated conservation area. Big watersports centre: boats, kayaks and windsurf boards for hire (instruction available); trout fishing; archery, high ropes, climbing wall. Visitor centre/café from which various walks (disabled facilities), 3 miles; birdwatching hides, 1; footpaths and cycle tracks. Germansweek (church), 1 mile; shops/pubs, 5. Sea/beaches of north Cornwall (Bude, Boscastle), 20 miles.


1st FloorGround Floor

Hall Bathroom Double Bedroom Ensuite Twin Bedroom Twin Bedroom


Reverse level. Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Top floor open plan living space with seating area, dining area, kitchen and door to steps down to garden.


  • Central heating with electric fires
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Best for maximum of 5 adults
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

ROADFORD LAKE Lifton is a small village in the upper Tamar Valley, close to Launceston and the passing A30 road into Cornwall. This pretty community, once sitting astride the old A30 London to Penzance trunk road, is blessed with a village shop and post office, a superb pub and 3 top quality restaurants. At the far end of the village is an award winning farm shop/pick-your-own complex with a good bakery and on-site restaurant. Well placed for visiting anywhere in the South West, Dartmoor is 20 minutes away by car, Bodmin Moor is also 30 minutes and all of the major beaches and Cornish holiday attractions can be reached in under 45 minutes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
  • Note: Best for maximum of 5 adults.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.