Badgers Sett self catering holiday cottages near Bodmin Moor and the Cornish coast

Self Catering Holiday Cottages, Draynes, nr St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6RY

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A Proper Cornish Spring Break !

A Proper Cornish Spring Break !

Why not treat the family with an early spring break to Cornwall. We have had some beautiful, sunny 'blue sky' days, with early snowdrops and primroses appearing in our gardens and hedgerows, they really are a sight to behold ! There are so many amazing places to visit in this lovely county you will honestly be spoilt for choice ....

We have selected a few of our favourites below - have a browse and get ready for some 'fun times' !

Pencarrow House & Gardens

Wrap the family up warm, bundle them into the car, along with your four legged friend and take a short drive to Pencarrow to see the delights in this stunning 50 acre garden. Snowdrops are beginning to raise their pretty little heads creating an outside carpet through the grounds.

Stop by at their onsite cafe for a well earned cuppa and warm home baked scones - other items are available !

Plan your Snowdrop Walk at Pencarrow

Porfell Wildlife Park

This fantastic animal sanctuary located just outside Looe is where the kids (and adults) ! can get to meet 'Rascal' the Raccoon Dog along with his other rescued friends such as Lemurs, Meerkats, Zebra, Monkeys, Parakeets and Reptiles to name but a few !

Be sure to take the little ones along to the Childrens Farm where they can say hi to the adorable donkeys and feed the rabbits and guinea pigs.

Plan your Visit to Porfell Wildlife Park

Looe Valley Line

Ditch the car for a day at Liskeard train station and let the train take the strain on this scenic return trip to the picturesque town of Looe. Everyone will love peering through the windows at the wooded valleys and beautiful estuary, taking in the stunning views on this nine mile ride. Dogs are allowed to join in the fun too, perfect for all the family.

Looe has something for everyone, try crabbing along the harbour wall - kids will love this, kit them out with a bucket and fishing net and see how many crabs they can catch before tipping them back into the briny, competition is rife !

There are plenty of places to eat to suit all tastes in this pretty harbour town with it's golden sandy beaches, great for enjoying some sandcastle time !

Plan your trip on the Looe Valley Line

Screech Owl Wildlife Park

Visit The Screech Owl Park and make friends with this gorgeous little burrowing owl and other rescued feathered pals, some of them have been hand reared and tamed. There's plenty of fun activities going on during the day to keep both little ones and oldies amused.

A couple of our favourites are the Owl Flying Displays where these lovely birds show off their skills and Animal Encounters where you can feed and stroke all sorts of other charming rescued animals including Racoons, Goats and Donkeys.

Plan your visit to the Screech Owl Wildlife Park

National Marine Aquarium

Enter this watery world just a hop over the border from Cornwall in Plymouth, where several different species of sharks swim around you in giant clear tubes and be transported beneath the oceans !

Jelly fish, Stingray and Sea Horses weave their way through large tanks along with a huge array of other colourful flippy fish. Check out the Eddystone Reef's viewing platform - not to be missed, it's just like watching a huge live fishy cinema screen !

Don't forget to stop off at the Atlantic Ocean tank to see three different types of Ray and of course amble on to visit the very smiley clown and puffer fish !

A fun way for the whole family to spend a few entertaining hours and a godsend if it's raining !

Plan your visit to the National Marine Aquarium

Posted: 22 January 2019

Christmas in Cornwall

Christmas in Cornwall

Festive Breaks at Badgers' Sett Holiday Cottages

What better way to create lasting memories this Christmas than staying somewhere a bit different?

Escape the daily chores, the housework and the lengthy to-do lists and indulge in some quality time with the family in Cornwall.

With so many events and activities on offer, from ice-skating to Christmas markets and carol-singing, you'll have more than enough to make this year one of the best ever.

We've also road-tested some of the very best grottos and Christmas light displays in the county (purely for research purposes of course).

Our Kids' Guide (see below) should give you plenty of fabulous things to do with the whole family, young and old, if you're in Cornwall this December.

We couldn't inspire you with our Guides to What's on this Christmas, without also inviting you to spend the season with us at Badgers' Sett Holiday Cottages.

The beautiful stone cottages provide the perfect rural escape, with easy access to all of Cornwall's attractions, landmarks and seasonal celebrations.

Plus, get an extra little Christmas gift and take 10% off the price of your holiday.

Call 01572 320 741 to book, and view the latest availability here.

Hope to see you here soon.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Terms & Conditions Apply: 10% discount for bookings of 3 nights or more, made by phone, between 22nd December 2018 and 4th January 2019 (incl).

Posted: 1 December 2018

Things to do in Cornwall during the Christmas Holidays

Things to do in Cornwall during the Christmas Holidays

Fancy a break in Cornwall this Christmas?  Stay with us here at Badgers Sett and you will have easy access to the fun filled events taking place all over the County.

We have compiled a taster of these fantastic activities to start you off and get you into the Festive Spirit !

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pay a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan during the holidays and be immersed in all things festive. Kicking off with their Annual Christmas Fair, where local craft people and artisans showcase their jewellary, paintings, ceramics, food plus many other goodies, perfect for that special present! 

Heligan is easily accessed from Badgers Sett, just along the A30.

Find out more about events at Heligan during the holidays

Padstow Christmas Festivities

Join in the fun this Year at the Annual Padstow Christmas Festival, starting with the Lantern Parade and light up the town with the locals!  Padstow is just a 30 minute car journey from Badgers Sett.

The Padstow area is home to some of the best Chefs in the Country, Nathen Outlaw, Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth will be demonstrating in the Festival's Chef Theatre to name but a few! 

Pop along to the food fair and be tempted by delicious cheeses, artisan breads, specialist wines, figgy puds and many more yummy locally produced treats, a one stop shop for last minute presents if you can stop yourself from indulging in them beforehand!

The Christmas lights at Padstow are well worth a visit, strung around this lovely old cornish town, reflecting merrily over the harbour, fun for all the family, this is definitely on our family's list of of places to visit during the holiday!

Find out more about the Padstow Christmas Festival and plan your visit

Truro Cathedral - Christmas Concert

Start to feel truly festive by attending this choral celebration taking place in Truro Cathedral and performed by the Cathedral Choir, where traditional carols will be sung, alongside the ever popular modern day stars.

Find out more about 'Deck the Halls' and reserve your seat


Oh yes you can ....  Nothing beats a trip to a rib tickling panto at Christmas.  This Year The Miracle Theatre have again come up trumps with their hilarious take on the traditional fairy tale Aladdin.

Book seats to take the family along for a show stopping, festive couple of hours and immerse yourself in riotous innuendos, singalongs and magical mayhem!  Definitely one for all the family to enjoy.

Find out more about Aladdin and plan your trip

Eden Project - Festival of light and Sound

Your out of this world journey commences on Eden's viewing platform, as you wind your way towards the biomes, whilst following a myriad of colourful sculptures, watching the stunning multi coloured lasers shimmering across the outdoor gardens and hearing the distant sound of carols in the background, you will be transported to a world of futuristic fantasy !

Enter each biome and be immersed in stunning displays of colour and light projections, along with live music and spontaneous performances, kids will be spellbound, whilst adults gaze in awe at this spectacular !

For a perfect end to the evening, head on down to the Snow Igloo to capture the moment with a fabulous photo of you all !

Find out more about Eden's Festival of Lights and plan your trip

As well as many festive events, there are also fun indoor activities such as pottery painting at Starglazers Pottery Painting Cafe in Falmouth.

Staying at Badgers' Sett during the Festive Season

10% off Listed Price on our Website for Christmas and New Year Stays!

Nestled in a pretty valley and surrounded by beautiful moorland countryside, yet just five miles from the A38 and six miles from the A30,  Badgers' Sett Holiday Cottages is conveniently positioned in a central location within Cornwall, enabling easy access to the best events that the County has to offer throughout The Festive Season. 

The cottages have just had a makeover and are now showing off brand new stylish bathrooms and gorgeous new floor tiles in good time for this Year's Christmas Holiday, they all have wood burning stoves, so with this in mind, you can be assured of a cosy, comfortable and relaxing break away from it all during your time here at Badgers' Sett.

Click on one of the cottage links below to check availability and deduct 10% from the listed price for the period 22nd December 2018 to 4th January 2019 (incl).  Prices for a 7 night stay now range from just 478.98 for Rosemary Cottage (one bed) to 564.30 for Lavender and Thyme (two bed) Cottages.  Short breaks (a minimum of 3 nights) can also be booked if preferred.

A great excuse to treat yourself and family to a few days away from it all during the Christmas holidays here with us at Badgers' Sett Holiday Cottages.

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Call Julie on 01579 320741 to enquire about a Christmas Break at Badgers' Sett.

Posted: 23 November 2018

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Badgers Sett Holiday Cottages, Draynes, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6RY