Chris, stayed October 2021 *****
“A great place to stay in North Cornwall. I’ve stayed at Butterwell many times in the past although not since Sam and Rachel took over the reins and it was good to be back. We had a great week despite the changeable weather and managed to make numerous trips out to local beaches, coastal towns and places like Golitha Falls which is well worth a visit. The dog friendly accommodation was great, all set in a stunning location overlooking the River Camel. I’m already looking forward to visiting again next year. Many thanks to Sam and Rachel.”

 

Becca, stayed September 2021 *****
“Fantastic break. We made a last minute booking to stay at Apple Tree Cottage for a short break. The three bedroom cottage is very spacious, clean and comfortable, with beautiful views in all directions and a lovely secure garden with a very handy bike store a swing in the garden, a picnic bench and stone barbecue. We had a wonderful stay and would have loved to have been able to stay longer.
Accessibility to the North and South Coast is great from the area. The Camel Trail can be accessed from the property along a lovely walk by the river. The trail offers great off road cycling in the direction of Padstow via Wadebridge or Bodmin, the trail surface is also very good.
Butterwell Farm is a hidden gem, the owners are lovely and helpful with tips about the area. They are doing a great job especially in such trying times with Covid 19. Both Rachel and Sam have things extremely well set up and are very professional. All the properties have separate access and outdoor space with no shared gardens, we were impressed with the steps that are being taken for visitors to enjoy a safe stay.
All in all Butterwell is a fabulous place to stop, it is very peaceful and secluded, we will definitely rebook to visit again and thoroughly recommend the accommodation to anyone considering it for their holiday.”

 

Amy, stayed September 2021 *****
“Amazing in every way. What a fabulous place to stay. Location brilliant, 30 mins to North and south coast. Brilliant base for touring around the gorgeous cornish countryside. Lovely young couple Sam and Rachel who do a fantastic job keeping the accommodation and their 40 acres of stunning grounds in tip top condition. We will return as soon as possible.”

 

Discover123, stayed July 2021 *****
“Beautiful cottage in lovely location. A lovely cottage with 3 Double bedrooms, all with their own bathroom. We’ve been a couple of time now and intend to go again. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, but it’s easy to access the main routes for travel around the county. We saw deer and a Kingfisher, the Camel river runs through the grounds. It’s right on the Camel Trail so there are loads of beautiful walks or bike rides (Padstow is about 50 mins on a bike, 20 in a car) There are even some MTB trails nearby. Within 10 mins walk there are Tea Rooms serving cream teas and also a vineyard for tasting and buying local wines.”

 

Hayley, stayed May 2021 *****
“What a great little find! We decided to take a trip to Cornwall and found this lovely cottage, the location was great as we were able to explore a lot of Cornwall and not have to spend too long in the car with children. The cottage is immaculate, Sam and Rachel were great hosts and took the time to get to know our family and let the kids feed their chickens. There is a lovely river at the bottom which the children spent time at. We would certainly return.”

 

Clarissa, stayed April 2021 *****
“This was our first trip after lockdown and what a great choice of destination! The house is really big and comfortable, with 3 huge bedrooms and bathrooms. The outdoor area is a charm with bbq area and a swing for the kids. It was the perfect spot to end the day facing the river and the valley with some wine and bbq. Hosts are friendly and helpful. The location is great, really close to the camel trail, the vineyard and about 20ish minutes from the nearest beaches. Definitely recommend.”

 

Carla, stayed April 2021 *****
“Absolutely perfect for our first trip as a family! We are in love with Cornwall and with Butterwell Farm… We stayed at the Apple Tree Cottage and we will definitely come back again! the cottage is absolute incredible, really clean, incredible look after and with a lot of love around it – you can tell how much hard work and love Sam and Rachel put on it! I can’t get enough of that view, the chickens, the sheep, the flowers, the river and the secret places around the farm that you can discover while having a beautiful walk. My 11 month old daughter loved the places as much as we did – big space for her to crawl & play, big private garden just for us with a two swings just for her and me! she was all over the moon. The master bed is really big and super comfortable… I think we had the best sleep in a very long time! The small details in the house are so well look after… We had a really lovely weather so we missed the opportunity to light the fire in the beautiful log burner, but instead we had romantic dinners in our gardens with the stone BBQ that its available looking at the sunset. What’s not lo love! The location is perfect – basically everything no far than 20 minutes away (perfect!) – you can easily go to Padstow for a lovely walk, fish & chips and of course some fudge, or you can go to Newquay for some surf, yoga in the beach and why not some more fish and chips on the beach 🙂 and so many other villages to discover around! also great outdoor activities for kids like The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden project…We have definitely find our second home for all our Cornwall trips! Peter, Carla & Cristina”

 

Lesley & Jed, stayed December 2020 *****
“The best fishing holiday ever! This was an amazing escape from Covid because we have been isolated since March with an elderly parent. The lovely private stay at Butterwell Farm gave us all the change we needed. The estate gave us the freedom to roam alone whilst also giving a much needed change of scene for the whole family. We stayed at Apple Tree Cottage which is so much better than the pictures on the website. Loads of room for a multi generation family with a bedroom & bathroom downstairs for Granny & fabulous en-suite bedrooms upstairs for us. Granny loved the cottage and the log fire x Absolutely huge and really comfortable. We have 3 crazy cocker spaniels who adored the large front garden & amazing walks around the estate including their very own paddock for free running. Doggie heaven. Every facility is available in the cottage, nothing needed – the log burner with free logs was superb. Especially after fishing all day along a fabulous stretch of the River Camel. Hubby was happy with a trout on the first day & the promise of more catches lurking in the deep pools. Honestly the best fishing accommodations & holiday in 10 years. Sam walks the beat with you and offers any support needed to get that elusive catch! We will be back in 2021 – thank you Rachel & Sam x”

 

Anthony, stayed December 2020 *****
“We’ve stayed at Rachel and Sam’s lovely cottage more than once and I’m sure we’ll keep returning. The cottage and surrounding area are picture perfect. The cottage is spotless, communication was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend to all.”

 

Steve, stayed October 2020 *****
“Butterwell magic. Perfect place to socially distance whilst sipping a glass of chilled local wine and catching wild salmon and sea trout. What’s not to enjoy!”

 

Tracy, stayed October 2020 *****
“Beautiful location, huge spacious cottage, immaculate and lovely hosts. Highly recommended.”

 

Julia, stayed October 2020 *****
“The cottage was spacious, warm, and exceptionally clean. We had a fabulous, relaxing family holiday. Rachel and Sam were kind and thoughtful hosts.”

 

Jonathon, stayed October 2020 *****
“We had a wonderful stay at Butterwell Farm. Rachel and Sam were extremely helpful and accommodating and the cottage was exactly as described. We will be returning.”

 

Anthony, stayed September 2020 *****
“Lovely place, extremely clean and the most stunning view! Location is right on the Camel Trail and also right near the river – it’s gorgeous. Thanks Rachel and Sam for a great weekend.”

 

Ruth, stayed July 2020 *****
“Lovely holiday in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful week in Butterwell Cottage. The location is stunning. Loved the long sunny evenings taking in the view of the valley. The accommodation was lovely and spacious for 6. Sam always had time for us and the children loved feeding the chickens. The location is special, 30 mins to either coast for the beach, close to eden project and the farm itself…walking down to the river in the evening and seeing the wildlife, and direct access to the camel trail was amazing. Had a brilliant time exploring the trail on our bikes, absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much!”

 

Damian, stayed February 2020 *****
“Fantastic location with walks from the door on Rachel & Sam’s land and direct access onto the Camel trail. Situated in it’s own valley with wetland, woods and river it really is a very special place to stay. Apple Tree Cottage had plenty of room, enough bedrooms and bathrooms for extended family to relax together and was spotlessly clean.”

 

David, stayed December 2019 *****
“Clean and cosy cottage. Took the family and dog for a 3 night break between Xmas and New Year. The cottage is lovely, clean and cosy with a really good log burner. Would definitely recommend.”

 

Miranda, stayed September 2019 *****
“Sam and Rachel are fabulous ‘hosts’ very helpful, friendly and the house is lovely. Well equipped kitchen, huge rooms with large en suite bathrooms. Utility etc etc. So very well organised particularly if you have dogs – we had three! Surroundings are beautiful. Camel Trail is literally at the bottom of the field where the River Camel runs rapidly…Would highly recommend this property, location and Sam & Rachel! Thank you for a very lovely week. Miranda, Chris, Maddie & Rudi (dogs!!)”

 

David, stayed August 2019 *****
“We have just spent a lovely week staying at Butterwell Cottage and Rachel & Sam were great hosts and the cottage was home from home with all mod cons needed . A great area to discover and near enough to reach beaches on the north and south coast. Many Thanks again for a lovely week.”

 

Discover123, stayed July 2019 *****
“Lovely cottage in beautiful countryside with otters and deer as neighbours. We have just returned from a wondeful week here and saw deer and otter within 5 minutes walk of the house. The cottage is very clean and had everything we needed.The sitting room was a lovely space for us all to relax at the end of the day, we didnt use the log burner , but I guess this would be very welcoming on colder evenings. The enclosed garden was great for the dog (there’s also a paddock to have a run off the lead) and then you have the camel trail just across the river. We took bikes and rode to Padstow on the trail ( just over an hour at a leisurely pace) There are also some MTB runs through the woods within 5 minutes ride, well worth a visit.The owner Sam is a keen mountainbiker and will advise you where best to ride. We are definately going to book again here.”

 

Roger, stayed May 2019 *****
“Tranquil and beautiful setting on the River Camel. Butterwell is ideally situated near to the facilities of Bodmin (including 4 supermarkets) but within reach of the attractions of Cornwall’s North and South Coasts. One can reach Padstow, Rock, Polzeath, Fistral, Lerryn and Fowey easily in a day trip and Lanhydrock, NT is almost on the doorstep. At Butterwell you are within walking distance of the Camel Trail and The Camel Valley vineyard. Very comfortable and clean accommodation and wonderful grounds to explore. Highly recommended!”

 

Jolly, stayed May 2019 *****
“Beautiful location. Accommodation at Butterwell Farm excellent. Well equipped and very comfortable with en suite bathrooms for the three bedrooms. Ideal for dog owners as it has an enclosed garden. The countryside around is beautiful and tranquil. Lots of wildlife to enjoy. The hosts were very helpful and our whole party would definitely recommend this holiday home, especially in May when all the bluebells and wild flowers are in bloom.”

 

Seasoned Traveller, stayed October 2018 *****
“Perfect UK staycation. Returned home from a 7 day stay at Butterwell Farm South Wing 3 days ago. The cottage is located in the wonderful picturesque Camel Estuary. Close to the town of Bodmin but equidistant to many attractions and amenities. The cottage itself was perfect for us (party of 6) cosy and nicely furnished. Rachel & Sam were the perfect hosts, very friendly, professional and extremely helpful. We will definitely aim to revisit next year and possibly stay for two weeks and try out one of the other cottages on site. Perfect location for nature lovers, fishing enthusiasts etc. Lovely easy walks by the river each evening. Perfect holiday in every way.”

 

Zoe, stayed September 2018 *****
“Enjoyed a lovely week at Butterwell. We received a friendly welcome from Sam and Rachel, who were there if needed throughout the week but not obtrusive. The cottage was clean and comfortable and perfect for our mature party (55 and over), made up of my brother, my sister, my husband and myself (not forgetting our two dogs). With three bedrooms, all with TVs and ensuite/bathroom facilities. The two upstairs are roomy, the master is actually huge with stunning views which can be enjoyed from a bay seating area.
The enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs with space for a game while humans marvelled at the stunning scenery. From the garden we watched the grapes being harvested at the neighbouring vineyard the other side of the Camel valley. We were free to roam the paths along the private stretch of river, exploring the woodland. A gate leads directly to the Camel Trail, where we walked both into Bodmin and Wadebridge, enjoying a pub lunch enroute. There are also cream teas to be had a short distance along the trail, not forgetting the steam train. Days out were all within 25 scenic miles and included visits to Boscastle, Tintagel, Padstow, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Looe, Polperro. The cliff staircase at Carnewas at Bedruthan are well worth a visit as is the NT cafe (recommend the pasties and chocolate cake, well we had walked down and up the steps!). Everywhere we went the dogs were welcomed which was great. Would definitely recommend Butterwell and hope to return one day.”

 

Katherine, stayed September 2018 *****
“Simply perfect. Always know you are on to a good thing when, apart from the initial hello, you don’t have any contact with the owners at all!. ….we stayed in Apple Tree Cottage which had everything we wanted and more. …lovely decor, comfortable beds, fab showers, log burner, well equipped kitchen, and a well thought out information booklet which answered all questions we may have had! …..and that’s just the inside. …the outside and grounds are simply beautiful…it was a perfect base for us to explore padstow, port isaac, Newquay,eden project, charlestown. It is hidden away in a peaceful area which we loved and would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone.”

 

Andrew, stayed August 2018 *****
“We have had the most wonderful time in Cornwall, staying at Butterwell Farm. The accommodation was superb, in an amazing location and situated conveniently to many attractions and places of interest.
The Camel river and Camel trail run at the end of the property and are excellent for walking or biking. Another fabulous place to visit is the Camel Vally Vineyard, which is easily reached just off the Camel Trail. You can either tour the vineyard or just enjoy a glass or two on the terrace, overlooking some stunning scenery back to Butterwell Farm. The accommodation itself was excellent. Plenty of room and furnished to a very high standard. It was a real home from home with everything you could want or need. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Sam and Rachel were on hand to help, if needed and Sam went the extra mile, helping us to fit a car battery after ours died. Nothing was too much trouble and it was great that they were just next door should we need anything. You must try the fresh eggs from the hens. They were delicious! This is without a doubt the best place we have stayed in Cornwall and we would not hesitate to stay again in the future. Thank you Sam, Rachel and Jack.”

 

Ella, stayed June 2018 *****
“Peaceful, relaxing country retreat. This is a wonderful spacious place to stay for a quiet countryside retreat! It has nearby access to the Camel Trail for cycling or walking.For nature lovers there are mown paths near the river and in the woodland where we spotted bats, a hedgehog and a heron. Didn’t see, but we did hear, an owl and baby otters. Butterwell’s central location makes it 30-40 minutes drive to either coast for visiting the many attractions in the nearby area. We visited the Witch Museum at Boscastle, Eden Project, St Michaels Mount & Penzance, Kayaking at Cornish Coastal Adventures at Port Quinn, Tintagel Castle & Trebarwith Strand beach and cycled the whole Camel Trail from Bodmin to Padstow.”

 

Eddie, stayed April 2018 *****
“Hidden gem. Peaceful, relaxing country retreat. This is a wonderful spacious place to stay for a quiet countryside retreat! It has nearby access to the Camel Trail for cycling or walking.For nature lovers there are mown paths near the river and in the woodland where we spotted bats, a hedgehog and a heron. Didn’t see, but we did hear, an owl and baby otters. Butterwell’s central location makes it 30-40 minutes drive to either coast for visiting the many attractions in the nearby area. We visited the Witch Museum at Boscastle, Eden Project, St Michaels Mount & Penzance, Kayaking at Cornish Coastal Adventures at Port Quinn, Tintagel Castle & Trebarwith Strand beach and cycled the whole Camel Trail from Bodmin to Padstow.”

 

Leon, stayed May 2018 *****
“Lovely accommodation with beautiful views across the Camel Valley. Well situated and well equipped accommodation, wonderful views across the Camel valley with direct access to the Camel trail with a tearoom just 10 minutes walk along the trail and for train buffs just a further romp to the Bodmin and Wenford steam railway. Very peaceful and quiet with just a short stroll to the river to sit and chill out. The six of us had a wonderful comfortable weeks stay.”

 

Roger, stayed May 2018 *****
“Beautifully situated in the Camel Valley with its own 40 acre estate. Butterwell is beautifully situated in the peaceful Camel Valley opposite the Camel Valley Vineyard. It has fishing rights on the Camel within its own 40 acre estate and direct access to the Camel Trail for walking and cycling. It is well situated for visiting Cornwall’s North Coast (Padstow, Polzeath, Newquay, etc.) and the South Coast (Fowey etc.) as well as local attractions such as Lanhydrock House, NT. The property is dog friendly and has 3 double bedrooms and bathrooms. The property was very clean on arrival and is well equipped.Close to Bodmin for supermarkets and shops.

 

Ian, stayed November 2017 *****
“Very nice location. Stayed here before and must say it ticks all the right boxes. We stayed as a fishing party and were able to fish all day before retiring to one of the local watering holes for an enjoyable evening meal. Sam and Rachel plus Jack are very good hosts andthey are very hard workers too. There is plenty to do locally so make sure to leave some time for visiting the town and surrounding areas. We shall be back.

 

Paul, stayed August 2016 *****
“Perfect for our annual family holiday. This was our fourth holiday at Butterwell, so do I need to say more? For our family it is in the perfect location to explore Cornwall and the location is just amazing, situated in the Camel Valley with a private stretch of the Camel river running through. There is also access to the Camel trail from the cottage and fishing onsite. Beautiful country walks and pure peace and solitude is available if that’s what you desire with plenty of wildlife to observe. Rachel and Sam are always very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I can highly recommend this cottage for a perfect holiday in Cornwall.

Kevin, stayed August 2016 *****
“We loved it so much we’ve just booked for next year. Butterwell Farm offers a slice of cornish magic. It’s a hidden gem, nestled on the slopes of the Camel Valley. The welcome, the accommodation, the obvious passion for the wildlife – Sam and Rachel are amazing hosts – making myself, my wife and two young daughters (4 and 6) feel instantly at home. We stayed for two weeks in Apple Tree Cottage and found the location to be spot on for anyone with a young family looking to explore the delights that Cornwall has to offer. The accomodation itself was great with the bonus of a room on the ground floor (ideal for aging parents, who visited for a few days). The grounds of Butterwell Farm are probably the best/quickest “work de-stresser” I’ve ever encountered – quiet evening strolls along the river bank are highly recommended – my eldest observed her first deer, fox, jumping fish and otter (she was over the moon). My only regret… I didn’t get to take Sam up on his offer of a fishing lesson (something I will rectify next year). Top marks for a top location run by a top couple.”

 

Guest, stayed September 2015 *****
“An excellent property in a beautiful valley. This is probably the best self catering holiday property that we have used. Our accommodation was in Apple Tree Cottage, the South Wing of the large farmhouse. There was plenty of space for us, our son and his wife, their 2 boisterous 3 year old kids and our crazy Jack Russell pup. All of the house was well decorated, extremely clean and very well appointed. We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of area outside where the dog could run free. Sam & Rachel are very friendly hosts. The farm is located in the Camel River valley and there is direct access, through the woodlands to the Camel trail. The Camel Valley Vineyard and Tea rooms are in easy walking distance.”

 

Stef, stayed September 2015 *****
“We had a lovely time at Butterwell. Rachael and Sam were very welcoming and the accommodation was great! The house is very cosy, clean, private and is situated in fantastic surroundings which were great to walk in. We’d have no hesitation in recommending staying here to anyone. Big positives were the log fire and the beautiful location. Also the close proximity to the Camel Valley vineyard which we visited during our stay!”

 

Josephine, stayed May 2015 *****
“We loved our stay at Butterwell Farm. The cottage joins the main building but we had absolute privacy at all times. Located in a beautiful valley, Butterwell was really quiet and we had a restful break over the BH. We walked to the local pub via the Camel trail and enjoyed running with the dogs. We would like to come back. Highly recommended. Sam and Rachel were really friendly too. Thank you.”

 

Liz, stayed April 2015 *****
“BEAUTIFUL! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Butterwell and hope to be back really soon to see it in the sunshine. Sadly we didn’t get to meet Rachel and Sam as they were away but they kept in touch via text to ensure we were all ok. Butterwell is the most beautiful place. Even though it rained for most of our visit, we were still amazed by the beauty of the surroundings. The views across the grounds and the meandering River Camel are unforgettable and direct access from the grounds to the Camel Trail made for great walks. The house was cosy and comfortable and extremely well equipped. We absolutely loved our stay here in such a great location. Close to both north and south coasts and the Eden Project. Thoroughly recommend a visit there. Thank you Rachel and Sam for sharing your wonderful place with us. We will be back.”

 

Lynne, stayed August 2014 *****
“Brilliant holiday had by all. We stayed in Butterwell and all the family had a lovely holiday including the dogs. Very clean and spacious. Quiet and peaceful. A little out of the way to the main resorts but worth that extra mileage for the tranquility. Would definitely recommend and would certainly book again without a doubt.”