The estate boasts strong eco credentials with a biomass boiler providing all hot water and heating, borehole and solar and two Electric Vehicle Charging Points – a dedicated Tesla charger, and a Type-2 charger.
Some of our land is managed by a Land Stewardship Scheme providing year-round bird feed and promoting biodiversity. Visit our Eco page for more information.
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
Kernock is not just dog-friendly, we welcome up to four dogs per cottage. Dogs can run and explore in “Central Bark”, our renowned 6-acre on-site secure dog walking area which has mown paths, a loop through the woods, poo bins, great views over to Bodmin, and benches for weary humans. Read our reviews.
There is a small charge of £25 per dog irrespective of the length of stay. We provide a sofa throw, dog towels, water bowl and waste bins for use during your stay and have now installed warm dog showers at two of our cottages (Owl and Tree). We can provide dog crates of varying sizes on request.
Please see our Dogs page for our few basic guidelines to help us keep Kernock Cottages both 5* and dog-friendly. Our Information pages include details of local walks, dog-friendly beaches, restaurants, pubs and tourist attractions.
Inside the cottages
The cottages all have individual character, and features include oak, bamboo and Rhodesian teak flooring, beamed ceilings, rugs and a mix of contemporary and antique furniture, paintings and sculptures, making each cottage comfortable and unique.
Each cottage is fully equipped with everything you would expect in a modern kitchen. In all of our cottages you will find a dishwasher, washer-dryer, oven, microwave, ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, coffee maker, blender and a wide range of kitchen equipment. There are plenty of pots, pans, serving dishes and casseroles. If you prefer outdoor cooking, each cottage has a Weber gas barbecue. So if you love to cook, you have everything on hand.
In all of the cottages every bedroom has an en-suite bath or shower room and hairdryer. Some of the bedrooms are flexible, and can be arranged to suit you – either as superking-sized or twin rooms.
In every cottage you will find free WiFi, a Smart TV, DVD player, clock radio alarms and Bluetooth speakers. There is also a selection of board games and books – everything you need for a lazy day in, or a quiet evening.
Outside the cottages
Outside each holiday cottage you’ll find a private hot tub, garden, well-lit terrace, barbecue area with a Weber gas barbecue (May to September) and outside furniture. The hot tubs are ideal to relax after a hard day’s walk. The 4 cottages are situated in a private estate of 22 acres of mature gardens, woodland, paddocks and fields. Dogs and humans will love Central Bark our secure 6-acre paddock with fabulous views – somewhere to enjoy a morning stroll and coffee or admire the sunset after a busy day.
For babies and toddlers
Kernock cottages are baby and child friendly luxury holiday cottages. We have much more than the usual cot and high chair; visit our Families page for the list of baby equipment, which is all available free of charge. As a result, you will have a little more space in the boot for your belongings. Just let us know when you book what you need, and it will be ready in the cottage for you when you arrive. Babysitting can also be arranged on request if sufficient notice is given.
Heather Barn is fully wheelchair accessible, and is also popular with families with toddlers, and those with older dogs (who love the “underpaw heating”!). We also have a wide range of useful things that can be used in any cottage which may be helpful, such as hypoallergenic bedding, an induction loop (for hearing-aid users), bed grab rails (for adults as well as children), Elephant’s feet and foot stools. Please see our Accessibility page for further information.
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Child-friendly and baby-friendly cottages in Cornwall