Our Location

An ideal spot, just a stone's throw from Bodmin Moor and just 20 minutes from either the A30 or to the fantastic north coast.

If ever there was a place to fully appreciate the stark beauty of the Cornish landscape, Bodmin Moor has to be it.  With endless sweeping vistas in every direction, tumbled outcrops of granite, and inviting paths and tracks to explore, this area of Cornwall is a walker's paradise.  The famous Jamaica Inn is sited here, with all its literary and historical associations.  With plenty of sheep and moorland ponies wandering freely (be sure to keep your dog under control!) you can almost imagine you have been transported back to those bygone days. 

More recently, of course, the moor was used extensively for filming on the new adaptation of Poldark.  When the dashing Mr Poldark gallops across your screen, you may well be seeing the scenery of the moor in the background. A large part of the moor has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  This region also has its fair share of Arthurian legends, another facet which lends a mysterious air to the landscape, and an extra depth to Cornwall's rich and varied history, and of course who can forget the rumours of the Beast of Bodmin Moor? The many other attractions, including the National Trust's Lanhydrock House, the verdant and flourishing Tamar Valley, historic sites such as castles, the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, and plenty of evidence of Cornwall's mining legacy, make this area a must-see.


Ideally situated for all the fabulous beaches on the North coast, whether its sailing at Rock, surfing and body boarding at Polzeath, rock pooling at Port Isaac, sandcastle building at Trebarwith or finishing the day with fish and chips and a ice cream overlooking Padstow harbor. Not forgetting we are within easy reach of all Cornwall’s iconic attractions such as the Eden project, The National Maritime Museum, The Lost Gardens of Heligan or how about a stream train ride on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.


Penrose Burden Cottages are situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor, which is designated as one of a few dark sky areas. The quality of the night sky is amongst the best in the world. Fantastic if you are into astronomy but amazing to see if you want to experience the ultimate big sky.


Penrose Burden Cottages sit in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty between the Camel valley and Bodmin Moor. It’s a haven for a great variety of garden birds plus a migration route for the more unusual visitors.


Situated at one end of the famous Camel Trail, an 18 mile traffic free level disused railway line between us and Padstow. Suitable for all ages and abilities. If timed right you can even give a steam train a wave at Boscarne Junction as you pass by. It winds though the Camel Valley offering unspoilt countryside and wildlife that you would never see from a car. Bike hire is available locally. If 18 miles each way is too much for your legs, we can by prior arrangement pick you up and bring you back from Padstow.


A variety of walking is available locally. The rugged moor offers the 10 Tors. Climb Roughtor or Brown Willy 2 of the highest peaks for stunning views of this beautiful county. If you need a well-deserved break why not stop at Jamaica Inn of Daphne du Maurier fame for refreshments. The Camel Trail offers a more leisurely stroll. Numerous footpaths surround Penrose Burden Cottages. Each cottage has a OS Explorer Map on the wall showing a 10 mile radius so you can plan your route from the comfort of your cottage.


Why leave your faithful friend at home? A selection of our cottages welcome your 4 legged friend. Fantastic local walks, close to dog friendly beaches, the Camel Trail and the freedom of the Moor. In your cottage you will find a cosy blanket and doggie towels to wipe muddy paws and even a little treat on the welcome tray. All cottage grounds are secure with fenced gardens with gates. Please be aware we are surrounded by farmland and livestock so please be mindful of this and other holidaymakers.

Port Isaac, where they film Doc Martin and Nathan Outlaw has 2 Michelin star restaurants, Polzeath, great for surfing, Rock with its upmarket international feel and Padstow, with Rick Stein's many restaurants and Paul Ainsworths Michelin starred number 6 restaurant.

We are very close to the village of St Breward where you will find our excellent local pub, The Old Inn (which we highly recommend) St Breward village stores (an Alladins cave of local produce) and the church. We are just 20 minutes from Bodmin Parkway station and can arrange a pick up and drop off at a very reasonable rate. We are also just 0.5 miles from the start of the camel trail at Wenford Bridge where we can arrange bike hire for you at  reasonable charge. The camel trail is a disused railway line that runs from us right to Padstow , just on 17 miles , if you only fancy a one way trip , we are happy to arrange transport either there or back with bikes.

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Penrose Burden Holiday Cottages
St Breward
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