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“Far From The Madding Crowd”
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Exterior - Wheel Lodge
Easy access from both doorways
Visit England 4*
Wheel Lodge kitchen is furnished for your self-catering stay
Wheel Lodge living area
Shower enclosed, large basin, mirror with shaver point and toilet
Wheel Lodge bedroom showing wardrobe and second window
Each property has own garden with patio, table and seating.  Fenced. Ample parking
Entrance leading to the cottages
Port Isaac with harbour where fishing boats work and visitors browse
Doc Martin's surgery on the hill at Port Isaac
Port Quin which is just along the coast from Port Isaac. Take the footpath for a good walk
Daymer Bay beach with John Betjeman's loved church in the sands, a pleasant walk
Padstow harbour, home of the 'Obby Oss' and National Lobster hatchery. Catch the ferry from Rock!
Prideaux House, Padstow overlooking the deer park. Event venue and film location.
Vintage rallies are held throughout Cornwall during the summer.
The Old Post Office, Tintagel,also King Arthur's Castle and Great Hall with fabulous stained glass.
Boscastle a pretty village with a harbour, rugged cliffs footpaths.
Camel Trail, 18 miles of traffic free walking and cycling (bikes can be hired) Tea rooms on route
Eden Project with the largest indoor rain forest. Also England's largest zip wire here
Lanhydrock house and gardens with little church in the grounds. Cycle Hub & trails, bike hire here
Bodmin & Wenford steam at Bodmin Parkway. Walk to Respryn and Lanhydrock, also woodland walks
Caerhays Castle, near Gorran (South Cornwall) Beautiful gardens and over looks Porthluney cove
Polperro near Looe (South Cornwall) fishing village with history of smuggling
Lerryn small quaint village with lovely wooded river walk to St Winnow where there is a farm museum
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Port Isaac, Cornwall, England

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bobthomso...
Haydock, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Far From The Madding Crowd”
Reviewed August 28, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Located on a working farm (mainly sheep now) this is the smallest of four available cottages and is ideal for a couple. Well set out and furnished with all you need for a self catering week away. bathroom large with great shower. We felt very comfortable and relaxed in our cosy accommodation. Phil the farmer always on hand across the way to help if needed. It proved an ideal base for visting local attractions such as Lanhydrock House, Tintagel, Boscastle, Padstow, Daymer Bay and Port Isaac. Good value for money and helping support farming. Lots of parking round back as well. Wifi connection good. In the middle of nowhere with nearest pub a mile away but after a day out staying in is all we wanted to do.
Use satnav sparingly as it will take you down very narrow lanes whereas sticking to main roads doesn't add much to a journey. We had two Ordnance Survey maps numbers 106 and 109 which proved vey useful. Higher Hendra Farm is on the B3314 not far from Delabole. If you want to do a big shop there is a large Tesco in Wadebridge or Asda in Bodmin.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Being on a working farm
Liked least: All good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2016
Thank you. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and visits.
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rhodes120
Haydock, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home from home”
Reviewed August 27, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Excellent accommodation the wheel lodge was kitted out with everything .no need to take anything apart from food and wine. The lodge is handy for port Isaac,padstow and many more attractions close by.The owner Phil is friendly and welcoming .Great for kids as its a working farm.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Location to all attractions
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 11, 2016
Thank you for your kind review.
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Edwardwin...
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect little find ”
Reviewed August 15, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Quiet little cottage which is perfect for couples. Easy access to coastal path and plenty of places nearby if you don't mind driving. We had dinner in Padstow, however there is supermarkets at Wadebridge if you wanted to cook at the cottage. Daymer beach is nearby and is a long sandy Beach to which we walked along until we got to Rock. Owners were very welcoming and the cottage was clean/tidy. Would happily recommend to either couples, dog owners, or people who just want a quiet location.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Aug 17, 2016
Thank you for your review.
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car0lekin...
Glen Carbon, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just beautiful - wonderful stay”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I so enjoyed the stay. The farm is so beautiful and peaceful. I could just sit and listen to the wind and faintly hear the sheep sometimes. The owners were very responsive to any questions or requests. Also, when I arrived, there was a delicious, homemade Victoria sponge cake - my first :). Thank you, Angela and Phil. I hope to return soon!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Thank you Carole.
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Stuart H
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Week at Wheel Lodge Port Isaac”
Reviewed June 25, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Excellent location, excellent cottage, excellent fixtures and fittings. Could not fault anything. Greeted with a home made sponge on arrival from the owners which was most welcome after a long journey.
We would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Comfort of the cottage
Liked least: The British weather !!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2016
Many thanks for your review.
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DiE332
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very comfortable, great location”
Reviewed June 16, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

We've stayed at Wheel Lodge for 5 nights & we've been very comfortable indeed. It is all as described. My only suggestion would be that a drying rack be put in the cottage as it is difficult to get clothes dry if the weather is showery. PHIL is very helpful though & did give us a small rack & offered to put our clothes in the dryer.
We're not used to such narrow roads & found driving on them scary at first but we got used to them & it is easy to drive into Port Isaac. There's a pay car park on the way in & it is free after 18:00 if you want to go in for dinner.
It would be great to have instructions for the heater & the hot water.
It's a great place from which to explore Cornwall.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: The peace & quiet & lovely view out the windows: so green & lush with the sheep.
Liked least: The lack of a top sheet
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Jun 17, 2016
Thank you for your review and your stay with us. We shall add a clothes airer and make a note for the combi boiler.
Narrow roads, yes all part of Cornish charm and heritage in our lovely part of the world.
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boston_tr...
Boston, MA
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great for visiting Port Isaac”
Reviewed May 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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people found this review helpful

Wheel Lodge is the smallest of 3 rental units created from a re-purposed farm building on a working farm. If you book one of these units, you will be sleeping surrounded by coastal pastures where Phil's cows and sheep graze. Phil grew up on the farm and still lives right across the drive from the rental units. You can usually find him if you need any help or advice. He will also give you a tour of the barns so you can meet the animals. The lodge is well equipped with a full kitchen in a multipurpose room with TV, love seat, and dining table and chairs. The round table is large, so you can spread your maps and guide books out. The lodge is nicely decorated with fresh light paint, lots of dark wood, and attractive fabrics. The bed is comfortable. There is a wardrobe with a number of wooden hangers, and you will find a good hairdryer in the top drawer of one of the 2 nightstands. There are many light fixtures, including lights good for reading in bed. The bedroom, main room, and large bathroom are separate -- the bathroom across the back hall from the other rooms. If you have large suitcases, you could store them in that hall. The bathroom is large, and the shower is great (very powerful). All the rooms have very wide window sills that provide space to spread out possessions. There is a full-length mirror in the bedroom. If you are there in cold weather, there are modern radiators in each room. The heat seems to be on a timer. If the timing doesn't suit you, I'm sure that Phil will adjust it. Due to the cool weather, we kept all the windows closed and slept really well in the quiet. There is a car park and little garden out back with a small table and chairs where you could eat in summer. Until we visited Lanhydrock, I did not know that the cake that Angela makes for all the guests is a traditional Victoria Sponge (I think). We ate some every day for breakfast. She also provides a small jug of milk. You can walk to Port Isaac from Higher Hendra -- either by the road or the footpath, though the road would probably be dangerous in high season. Angela was immediately responsive to my questions via email. We had a wonderful stay at Wheel Lodge and hope to return in the future.

Date of stay: April 2016
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May 6, 2016
Thank you so much for your review.
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