Phil, stayed September 2021 *****
“This was the second time we stayed at Kingfisher Cabin and our stay was as delightful and relaxing as the first time. The setting, on a lovely private stretch of the River Camel, is magical. The cabin is exceptionally comfortable and well equipped. It is an excellent place to stay if you are looking to explore this part of Cornwall. It is also super dog friendly.”


Laila, stayed September 2021 *****
“Such a peaceful place to stay, absolutely loved the sound of running water outside from the river and log burner was a real treat! The cabin was lovely and clean on arrival and we would love to stay again! If your looking for tranquility then this is a place for you!”


Dick, stayed June 2021 *****
“Kingfisher cabin is located in stunning and tranquil part of the Camel Valley. The cabin is spacious and well furnished. We had a delightful two weeks and will come back next year.”


Marie, stayed June 2021 *****
“We had an amazing time in the Kingfisher cabin at Butterwell farm with its peaceful outlook adjacent to the camel trail. It is situated in an ideal location to explore Cornwall. The cabin had everything you can think off for a perfect stay.”


Jeff, stayed May 2021 *****
“If you’re looking for a beautiful log cabin, amazing views and peace and quiet, then look no further! The cabin is amazing, lovely decked area for looking at the amazing views of the river and farm animals! Log fire at night was absolutely stunning and the cabin was immaculately cleaned! Trust me, if you’re thinking and not sure, you wokt regret it, get it booked!”


Mike, stayed May 2021 *****
“We had a wonderful, relaxing stay here, the rural setting is beautiful and the location is fantastic for exploring Cornwall. The cabin is fully equipped with everything needed to ensure a comfortable stay, we loved lighting the log burner in the evenings which made it extra cosy. Our 2 year old was very happy here and enjoyed exploring the tranquil outdoor grounds.”


Matt, stayed May 2021 *****
“This place is beautiful – great decor, amazing location and incredible views! Everything you need is here including the sheep neighbours. Great walks on your doorstop around the grounds and direct access to the Camel Trail.”


Nick, stayed May 2021 *****
Cannot be faulted, Excellent stay again. Once again staying at Butterwell could not be faulted, great location and a stunning property to stay in, very cosy, very private, plenty of wildlife to observe from the veranda. (don`t really want others to know otherwise we won`t get a booking, LoL). Rachel and Sam have worked hard to provide this brilliant vacation spot.”


Shalini, stayed April 2021 *****
Fantastic mini break. We had a lovely time staying in the Kingfisher Cabin for a weekend break. Perfect for a couple, log burner for cosy evenings, sunny spots outside for drinks, secluded and romantic, everything you could possibly need! Sam and Rachel are fantastic hosts and we’d recommend Butterwell farm to everyone. Can’t wait to go back!


Guest, stayed December 2020 *****
Cosy getaway. We had the best time here! The cabin is situated above an unspoilt view of the river Camel, along with the beautiful scenery. The wood burner makes the evenings cosy and romantic. The cabin is a perfect couple getaway! the Bodmin jail and slate mine are worth a visit! Woods cafe do the best cream tea. The borough arms is perfect for evening pub grub!


Jobling, stayed December 2020 *****
Excellent location. We stayed in The Kingfisher Cabin for two people. Very clean and very well equipped with a nice touch of leaving binoculars. The location is superb with clear views of the Camel river (about 100m) and it felt really quite isolated. My husband had fly fishing instruction with Sam and he said, despite very heavy rain, how good the teaching was. We only had a short two night stay but would go again, perhaps at a warmer time of year ,to explore the area more. It’s opposite a vineyard and Camel Trail.


Jamie, stayed December 2020 *****
“Amazing Setting. Amazing Accommodation. Amazing Experience.”


Dec, stayed December 2020 *****
“Stunning location, fantastic space, exactly what was advertised and more. 10/10”


Sam, stayed December 2020 *****
“Absolutely gorgeous cabin that is so welcoming and warm. The scenery is beautiful and it’s so peaceful. Racheal and sam were wonderful hosts. Thank you so much.”


Alison, stayed October 2020 *****
“We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kingfisher Cabin, it exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The location was out of this world, right on the river, the scenery and wildlife were amazing. We can’t wait to visit again.”


Jess, stayed October 2020 *****
“The kingfisher cabin was in an ideal spot, blissfully peaceful and immaculate. Plenty to explore and would love to go back soon.”


Rachel, stayed October 2020 *****
“Loved Sam and Rachels cabin! Exactly what we were looking for and more style and location! (Just wish we stayed longer now!) Always happy to help if needed assistance! Lovely surroundings and very peaceful. The cabin was very clean on arrival and the heating was on for us so it was lovely and warm. Great location for Newquay beach and plenty of other close by as well as the camel walk! Would 100% recommend and stay again! Thanks again.”


Alan, stayed September 2020 *****
“Great holiday – a very picturesque & peaceful location. Well equipped with everything that you would need. Perfect for a dog with great walks. We will be back soon.


Tim, stayed August 2020 *****
“Beautiful place  Lovely place to stay nice and peaceful scenery is to die for, the cabin is of a very high standard and nothing is to much trouble for Sam and Rachel.”


Nicola, stayed August 2020 *****
“If you are looking for a secluded get away with a stunning view, spacious cabin and great shower and bed, this is the place. You can walk for miles and it was very secluded. The stars were incredible to watch and it is easily accessible to lots of other places.”


Jamie, stayed August 2020 *****
“A lovely stay in the heart of Cornwall. Perfect location for both sides of the coast. Welcome Stranger chippy 8 mins away too which offer Coeliac options! The cabin is full of character and the land beautiful. Rachel & Sam made our stay so easy with plenty of info before our stay and no need for face to face interaction if hoping for a private getaway, however a telephone number offered if any support needed. Many thanks, we hope to stay again in the future!”


Peter, stayed August 2020 *****
“Superb holiday, everything we wanted, thoroughly recommended. Peace and quiet, just what we wanted. Just far enough away from the farm itself but Rachel and Sam were only a phone call or a short walk to their house if needed. Ideal location for Eden Project, Newquay, Padstow or a walk to Bodmin and Wadebridge on the Camel Trail. Fishing at the bottom of the field on the river Camel was excellent and Sam was very knowledgable about the river.”


Max, stayed July 2020 *****
“Magical. Had a wonderful week in Kingfisher Cabin. It was exactly as described on the web site, and it was everything we hoped it would be. It is a magical location, secluded, peaceful, and perfect for our two dogs. We have already booked for a return visit.”


Oliver, stayed July 2020 *****
“Kingfisher Cabin was a fantastic place for a getaway to Cornwall. The location is quiet and secluded. You could only hear the sound of the gently flowing River Camel which was very relaxing. We especially enjoyed all the open space in our back garden to be explored at our leisure. We would highly recommend this place to anyone!”


Michael, stayed March 2020 *****
“Location is beautiful. Cabin was spotlessly clean and a real luxurious feel throughout. Would definitely recommend.”


Guest, stayed March 2020 *****
“Kingfisher cabin is an incredible retreat or and ideal base for exploring this fabulous part of Cornwall. Sam and Rachel are great hosts and the cabin has everything you could need to self cater. The location is stunning and we were lucky enough to be there whilst the flock of Jacob sheep were lambing. Watching the lambs run and jump about gave us hours of amusement. The estate is great to explore with lots of wildlife. This is truly a gem of a place to stay.”


Tom, stayed March 2020 *****
“Had a perfect stay at Butterwell. Check in was simple and friendly. The accommodation faultless. Great views, very peaceful. Rachel and Sam are helpful, friendly and approachable if you need them, but there is plenty of information to read in the folder that we didn’t need to question anything at all! Very clean! Stunning setting. Even when it rains it’s a nice place to be. We highly recommend!”


Clare, stayed March 2020 *****
“The cabin is perfect! Spotlessly clean with a very well-equipped kitchen, lovely bathroom, very efficient heating and log burner so it’s super-cosy! The location is ideal for a peaceful weekend of walking and watching the birds in the garden and the sheep and newborn lambs in the paddock was lovely! We will definitely return and have already recommended it to friends!”


Geoffrey, stayed March 2020 *****
“Such a relaxing rural location. Rachel and Sam have considered everything a person would need for their stay and have furnished and kitted out accordingly. No hesitation in recommending.”


Phil, stayed February 2020 *****
“Thank you again for the perfect weekend, the cabin is stunning and the location is mind blowing. We will definitely be coming back again… The only problem we had was forcing ourselves to leave.”


Lauren, stayed December 2019 *****
“Thank you so much for a great stay, I’ve already recommended you to a few friends. Simply perfect, just what my husband and I needed. Loved the sheep, beautiful tranquility-priceless. Not sure I have words to describe how clean and cosy the place is, we loved our morning strolls up and down the river with our dogs. Fantastic place in which to explore different places everyday. Warm, cosy secluded and everything we needed to relax. Thank you both so much.”


Lauren, stayed November 2019 *****
“Perfect relaxation and tranquility. What can I say, if you are looking for a relaxing few days/weeks in Cornwall secluded, dog friendly, cosy, look no further. This place is stunning-so clean and well equipped. We loved our daily walks by the river with our dogs, even has a washing machine which means you can pack fairly light (if you want to) i would literally LIVE here if I could. Amazing stay and wonderful friendly hosts! It’s also a really good location in which to explore the many beaches, all within an easy 25 minute drive. But great place to stay away from the crowds in the summer months. You could walk for miles and miles from this place as leads straight into a variety of footpaths. WONDERFUL.”


Jenny, stayed September 2019 *****
“Stunning cabin in a stunning location. Kingfisher Cabin is absolutely stunning and just as heavenly as it appears in the photos. From the second we arrived, we felt so relaxed and at home and couldn’t believe how breathtaking the views were from the veranda. Inside, the Cabin is really well kitted out with very high quality appliances and soft furnishings. The kitchen has everything you need for self catering and the bathroom is great with an excellent shower. The cosy bedroom has a huge bed and is really comfy too. Rachel was lovely and answered any questions that we had. We even got some eggs from her chickens! Our dogs loved the place too. We can’t wait to go back as it is such a special place and in a great location for exploring Cornwall.”


Jeremy, stayed August 2019 *****
“Lovely cabin with a beautiful garden. We spent one week at Kingfisher Cabin and it was absolutely perfect. The cabin was built by the owner himself and it‘s obvious to see with how much dedication he did it. The interior is of high quality, the kitchen well equipped. It all meets highest standards! But the best is the location of the cabin that offers a stunning view over the valley, the river Camel and the vineyard opposite. We spent almost every evening on the porch, listened to the birds and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. If you have seen the movies of Rosamunde Pilcher, that place might look familiar…The communication with the hosts was always easy and all mails were answered quickly. We already booked for next year.”


David, stayed July 2019 *****
Beautiful cabin and a view that the pictures don’t do justice. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return and recommend to others. With it’s own access to the camel trail it was perfect for walking the dog and exploring. A truly tranquil couple of days.”


Eugine, stayed July 2019 *****
“An amazing place on the River Camel just as idyllic as the photos suggest. Quiet nights with just the sound of the river winding by the cabin. We ate outside for every meal and enjoyed walking all around the property with great access to the Camel trail. Also a fantastic jumping off point for exploring Cornwall and close to the coast for exploring Padstow, Polperro, or the surrounding country-side.”


Guest, stayed June 2019 *****
“Absolutely fantastic. We have been to Cornwall many times but this has to be our favourite place to stay. The accommodation is superb with everything you could possibly want and even though the weather wasn’t great you could still sit on the veranda and not get wet!! The dogs loved the large enclosed garden to sniff and run around in. The bird life is amazing we saw 22 different species just from the lodge and went out to buy more bird food for the bird feeder. If you need peace and tranquillity this is the place to be.”


Jay, stayed May 2019 *****
“A wonderful cabin in a fantastic location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kingfisher Cabin. We loved being able to walk from the property into the quiet countryside or on the camel trail….and to the pub! The location is perfect for visiting all parts of Cornwall or for just sitting at the property and enjoying the views. We would most definitely like to visit again soon.”


Rick, stayed April 2019 *****
“What can we say. Rachel & Sam’s place is amazing. Super well equipped, clean & the location is stunning. Highly recommended!!”


Tim, stayed January 2019 *****
“Really enjoyed our short stay at Kingfisher Cabin. The accomomodation is of high standard and very cosy. The location is great, with easy access to the Camel Trail and nice country walks beyond. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. We felt very relaxed after our stay at this peaceful setting. Would love to come and stay again one day!”


Ian, stayed January 2019 *****
“Our week’s stay at Kingfisher was pretty much perfect from start to finish. The house is ideally located overlooking a secluded stretch of the Camel River but with easy access to the Camel Trail. The house itself is comfortable and easy to heat, and totally convenient and enjoyable to live in, all neccessary instructions being clearly provided. Plenty of wood is provided for the amazing wood-burning stove. Sam and Rachel are kind, flexable and helpful hosts, always on hand if needed. We reccommend cycling or walking further up the trail to Blisland with its wonderful church and pub. Thanks, Rachel and Sam for giving us such a peaceful and memorable stay.


Andrew, stayed November 2018 *****
“My wife and I had a great short break for the weekend, the cabin was equally as stunning as the surrounding area. The ability to open up the bi-fold doors, sit back and relax to the sounds of the river below followed by the log burner in the evenings was amazing. We’ll be back for certain but for more than just 2 nights next time!”


Cate, stayed August 2018 *****
“Fabulous location. Perfect place for a retreat. Very clean and great amenities. Ideal for children and dogs. We will definitely be back.”


The Bodleys, stayed June 2018 *****
“We have just returned home from our 3rd stay in Kingfisher Cabin – we love it ! The weather was very kind to us so we had a very relaxing week just chilling out on the decking – the only sounds were the birds and sheep – occasionally interrupted by the opening of another bottle of beer ! As it is so comfortable we never feel the need to venture far – we walked over to the Camel Vineyard and enjoyed a glass of wine whilst admiring the view back over to Butterwell. We also walked along the Camel Trail to the closest pub – The Borough Arms where they do a good pint. Thanks to Sam and Rachel for making our stay so enjoyable. Also thank you to Rick for our many discussions on fishing tactics – 3 brown trout caught ! Already looking forward to our next visit!”


Ben, stayed April 2018 *****
What can you say. The cabin is just as great as the pictures and description lead you to believe. The view is awesome, it’s peaceful, you’re surrounded by nature and it feels very private. For us it was a first trip with our 4 month old so we wanted some mod-cons like a washing machine and bath. The cabin delivered this and so much more. There was very little we needed that wasn’t provided. The kitchen had everything. Unfortunately on our visit we did have a few gloomy days but the cabin was cosy and warm throughout. The bed was comfortable and the cabin roomy enough. The outside space was ideal for our older dog to mooch around in while feeling he was safe and secure. We definitely didn’t want him wandering off to chase the lambs around but the fencing was well up to keeping him in. The location was great too for us, we visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Port Isaac, the Eden Project, Padstow and Lanhydrock House. Not only was all this relatively close by but on one day we stayed at home and went for a walk along the Camel Trail before having a great cream tea at the cafe ten minutes walk away as mentioned in the very thorough and useful guide provided by the host. Another top tip of theirs was the Wild Bake pizza available from a local lay by on a Tuesday night. Cooked in a wood fired oven in a horse box and delicious. So, all in all we can’t recommend it enough. We didn’t want to leave and will surely be back.”


Tracey, stayed March 2018 *****
“We have just spent 3 nights at the beautiful Kingfisher Cabin. What an absolute gem. It had everything we could possibly have wanted, apart from abit more dry weather which is just unlucky. The cabin was so well equipped and cosy, especially with the woodburner lit. We will be back for sure. Thank you to Sam and Rachel x”


Roland, stayed February 2018 *****
“Me and my friend have just spent and amazing long weekend in the Kingfisher cabin, and this was probably one of the best holidays we’ve had in recent years. The cabin sits in an amazing site, with great view over River Camel, rich wildlife, and a peaceful atmosphere. It’s been great to switch off and just listen to all the sounds that nature produce, very relaxing. The cabin itself is well equipped to make anyone’s stay cosy, and Rachel & Sam are very helpful, we really liked that there were some helpful messages and info scattered around the cabin, and also some maps and leaflets left for us, displaying the local amenities. All in all, we’ve really enjoyed our stay, and can only recommend for anyone who would like to have a relaxing weekend, or just interested in nature and hiking!”


Clive, stayed January 2018 *****
“Pet friendly peaceful cabin. We stayed for a week in the Kingfisher Cabin at Butterwell Farm. This was well appointed with a smart fitted kitchen, a bathroom including shower with a heated floor and one bedroom with a super king size bed. The cabin also has WiFi, a television and a log burner in addition to the radiators. There are enclosed grounds and a hose to wash down mucky puppies. The situation of the farm is ideal. It sits above the Camel River, which be reached with 2 minutes walk. Ten minutes will take you to the Camel Trail, which is an easy 8 miles walk to Wadebridge and a total of 16 miles Padstow. This is a level trail with a tarmac surface that can be enjoyed with your dog, on a bike or even on horseback. There are no camels! The coastal towns of Rock and Padstow are located within 20 mins drive offering scenic walks and excellent food. Bodmin is a short drive from the cottage and has supermarkets and garages in case you need to shop. We had a splendid 50th birthday stay. Everyone including our dogs enjoyed the cabin, the grounds, the walks, the food, the scenery and the wildlife. If I was picky then the narrow Cornish roads might be a challenge for the anxious driver. Of course, that comes with the territory. Thank you Rachel & Sam. The best that I can say is that we hope to return maybe later this year. It doesn’t get better than that.”


Pete, stayed December 2017 *****
A very clean and modern cabin in a beautiful location. Although on the same site as the main house you’re easily far enough away for all the privacy you’d want, we didn’t see anyone our entire trip. The modern features are a great addition to the cosy feel of the cabin, especially with the log burner. The cabin garden is fully fenced and secure for dogs, with lovely grounds for walks. We couldn’t fault either the cabin, location or the hosts.


The Bodleys, stayed October 2017 *****
“We have just returned from our second stay this year in Kingfisher Cabin and have already booked for next year – surely that tells you how good it is !!
The location and views are wonderful – it is totally peaceful – the only sounds are the birds and the river. The cabin is gorgeous and extremely well furnished and equipped. The huge bed is so comfy ! Sam and Rachel are always friendly and helpful – they are very keen to ensure that your stay is perfect in every way.
We are already looking forward to our next visit !”


Julie, stayed September 2017 *****
“Delightful. Gorgeous cabin- perfection in every way. We loved our recent stay and our two dogs were very happy too. Recommend this little piece of heaven to anyone! We will be back as soon as we can too.”


Kate, stayed September 2017 *****
“Superb accommodation in privacy and seclusion next to the Camel river. Wonderful. We sat for hours watching the birds and listening to the river. Wished we could have stayed longer. Small shop a 5 minute drive away for milk etc. Easy access to the Camel Trail. Great accommodation in a secluded spot.”


Tim, stayed September 2017 *****
“Fantastic and equipped to a very high standard. The setting of the cabin is great with lovely views over the river and countryside, the cabin is fitted out to a very high standard and you want for nothing.”


David, stayed September 2017 *****
“Perfect for an away from it all break. Kingfisher Cabin is set in a stunning location on the side of a valley – with a river running through it. It is wonderfully peaceful and secluded. The cabin is fitted out with all that one could wish for in the way of furnishing. storage and cooking facilities. The owners have provided everything that you need in the way of everyday items – dishwasher tablets, hand soap,etc etc. We have stayed in many holiday rental cottages, and can honestly say that Kingfisher is up there amongst the very best.”


Anna, stayed August 2017 *****
“Kingfisher cabin is fantastic holiday accommodation. It is fully equipped with everything you could need or want for a great holiday and it was cleaned to the very highest standard. It is situated in a stunning and utterly peaceful setting. I can’t rate this place highly enough!”


Steve, stayed August 2017 *****
“A lovely, well thought out, beautifully appointed oak wood cabin overlooking the delightful River Camel in a totally peaceful environment, yet easily accessible just a couple of miles from Bodmin. The wood burner and Weber are brilliant add-ons, and the high tech cooker/oven works just fine!”


Holly, stayed August 2017 *****
“Hands down one of the best airbnb places we have ever stayed! The cabin is set in a tranquil rural valley overlooking the River Camel. It’s perfectly private with only the sound of the river and wildlife to be heard through the huge double doors that open out onto the deck. The perfect spot for a glass of wine in the sun! Easy drive to just about all the attractions to be seen in Cornwall. Can’t recommend staying here enough!”


Emma, stayed June 2017 *****
“We have just returned from a lovely week in the Kingfisher cabin. Rachel was a great host with easy and fast communication right from initial booking, offering us a high chair and play pen for our 9 month old baby. When we arrived we were met by Rachel who showed us around the cabin and gave us some info on the area. After that we were left to ourselves but had Rachel’s mobile number should we need anything. The cabin is amazing and the setting would be hard to beat.
It’s within walking distance of the Camel Trail which is great for walks and cycling. We especially loved being able to walk to the vineyard and a lovely tea room.
But it’s within easy driving distance of other attractions. The cabin itself was equipped with everything you could possibly need and decorated to a high standard. There was even a little guidebook inside which had great recommendations including tried and tested restaurants. We can’t wait to return.”


Gareth, stayed April 2017 *****
“We had a perfect stay at Kingfisher Cabin – perfect location within driving distance of many attractions but also secluded enough for some peace and quiet. The cabin is beautifully done and there’s clearly been a lot of thought in making it a home away from home. It’s well equipped and very modern. One of the main plus points is the setting, its a beautiful location with easy access to the camel trail. We loved our stay in Kingfisher Cabin and look forward to going back.”


Paul, stayed March 2017 *****
“A beautiful and peaceful location – the kingfisher cabin is delightful, warm, quiet, modern, clean and has everything you could need. Sam and Rachel have created a very relaxing, refreshing and special space. You’ll not be disappointed.”


Joe, stayed February 2017 *****
“Stunning cabin in the perfect location with exceptional hosts. We loved our short stay in Kingfisher Cabin. The property itself far exceeds any other self catering property we’ve seen in terms of size, decor and facilities. The size of the property is impressive but it still feels remarkably cosy especially with log burner lit!
The views from the cabin are amazing(added bonus of newborn lambs!) and the camel trail is an easy 10 mins walk away with Bodmin a 10 mins drive.The surrounding land is a paradise. Privately owned by Butterwell, we walked for hours and encountered only wildlife. My wife and I cannot wait to get back. Rachel and Sam have created a little peice of heaven on earth. They say the fishing is pretty special too! I’d give it 10 stars if I could!”


Coralie, stayed December 2016 *****
“We had a wonderful time at Kingfisher Cabin. The cabin is wonderful, cosy and has everything (and more) you need for a relaxing stay. Rachel was always very helpful. The surrounding is beautiful and the sheep are greeting you in the morning. We can clearly recommend staying with Rachel & Sam.”


Dave, stayed November 2016 *****
“Our week staying at Kingfisher Cabin has been a fantastic retreat away from the daily hustle & bustle. If like us you are a keen wildlife and nature enthusiast then you can’t get a better place to embrace Nature’s pace and immerse yourself in the wildlife that literally flows past you . Kingfisher Cabin is a fantastic rural getaway, equipped with all the modern comforts & great location for the perfect getaway. Highly recommended 🙂 “


Mat, stayed November 2016 *****
“The cabin and location is pretty spectacular and its all finished to a really high standard, which is matched by Sam and Rachel’s friendly and helpful hospitality. We really enjoyed are stay. If you’re looking for somewhere private and relaxing look no further!”


Mike, stayed September 2016 *****
“A real gem. Kingfisher Cabin has everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Well-equipped, spacious and comfy, it is in a quiet setting with great views of the River Camel and its valley. On warm evenings we either opened the folding glass doors overlooking the river to let in the sun or had sundowners on the verandah with the same view. On the one colder evening of our stay the log burner kept us cosy. Sam and Rachel deserve congratulations on a well-designed, high-quality building and tasteful, stylish furnishings – and for taking good care of us throughout our stay. We have already booked the Cabin for a fishing / walking / cycling / exploring holiday next year.”