From the Guest Book in Lowarth Chy 23rd May 2013
Absolutely enjoyed our stay. Accommodation was perfect and animals were wonderful. Good weather helped too. Thank you very much.
Riley and Hallmark, Congleton, Cheshire
From the guest book in Skyber 1st June 2013
Another fantastic holiday at Chark, we cant wait to come back. Thank you to Jenny, Clive and Martin. We will miss feeding the ducks, chicken, geese and Bert and Ernie, and not forgetting Fluffy. Just Brilliant xx
Julie and Stuart, Twyford, Banbury
From the Guest Book in Fenten Chy 18th May 2013
As first time Cornwallers' we had a great time at Chark Farm Holidays. The weather wasn't really cooperative but friendly people and a great landscape made up for it, besides of that we discovered cider being a well tasting refreshment. The cottages are well equipped and really up to a raised standard. The owners were so kind to salvage us from the rain the other day, again many thanks to Jenny. We will keep that place in mind and will spread the word that one can have a great holidays here.
Heinz and Angnes Lohse, Germany
From the Guest Book in Ysla Chy 22nd September 2012
Fantastic cottage, friendly welcome. Spotlessly clean. What else could you ask for? Lovely location, peaceful spot to halt awhile and "recharge our batteries" to face work again. Thanks for everything Jenny and Clive. Hope to come again soon x x
Dianne and Nikki Dean, Stockport, Cheshire
From the Guest Book in Mesyow Chy 11th May 2012
Fabulous place - access is brilliant - we were thrilled with the size of the cottage and how lovely and accommodating you both are. We'll be back next year for another wonderful stay. Our weather was very mixed but the cottage made up for all of that. We've all loved it here and don't want to go home! Would have used more of your delicious eggs, if I hadn't brought a dozen with me from our local farm shop. (I will know for next time) Thank you both and see you next year in June x x
Charles and Cynthia Cooke, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
From the Guest book in Lowarth Chy 20th April 2012
Dear Jenny Thank you so much for making our holiday perfect. We have loved living at the farm and experiencing it all. Scarlett has totally loved spending time with yoou, feeding the animals and not forgetting her favourite part of the holiday - riding Billy. Scarlett has even overcome her fear of guinea pigs! William has loved the farm tractors and looked so proud riding Billy. It has made both me and Jamie want to move to Cornwall and be surrounded by animals! Jasmine's cart ride was so relaxing, just like the whole holiday. We will be back very soon. Thank you again for welcoming us and making us feel so at home.
Nicci, Jamie, Scarlett and William, Romsey, Hampshire
From the Guest book in Mesyow Chy 17 Feb 2012
Have had a lovely time around the farm and the cottage was really nice as were Jenny and Clive. There was everything we needed. Thank You.
Gloria Todd, Andrew Sam and Ellie ,Chichester Sussex
From the Guest book in Fenten Chy 15th February 2012
Fantastic break in cornwall, loved the accommodation, location and especially the company of Jenny and Clive. Great hosts and we will return in the near future. Very relaxed and everything we had hoped for.
Geoff and Sally, Clitheroe, Lancashire
From the guest book in Lowarth Chy 2nd January 2012
I really enjoyed our stay at Chark Farm. the best part was feeding the all the animals and riding Foxy. Also going on the hrose and cart with Jasmine. Thank you ever so much. We will be back soon!!! The pigs are so cute.
Bryony Hann and the rest of the Hann family.
From the guest book in Lowarth Chy 14th October 2011
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chark Farm. Alovely warm welcome from Jenny and Clive. Thank you so much. Will see you again.
Jenny and Pete Cross, Deddington, Oxon
From the guest book in Fenten Chy 27th August 2011
We have had a lovely week with our family staying in the cottage next door too. Weather a bit sun and showers but always found plenty to do. Jenny and Clive could not have been kinder or more helpful - Thank you! Especially loved Mevagissey and all farm activities. Hope to be back again soon!!
From the guest book in Lowarth Chy 10th June 2011
What a wonderful week! Even the weather was kind to us. All the creature comforts we could possibly need. Highly recommended and we will tell everyone.
Tracy, Eileen and Nicky, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex
From the Guest book in Mesyow Chy 15th April 2011
It has been a joy to occupy your excellent accommodation and to use it as a base for renewing our acquaintance with Cornwall. Make sure you keep up the good work and we shall certainly hope to see you again.
Rita and Pete Shelley
From the guest book in Skyber 17th July 2010
Horses loved it, we loved it, home from home with no stress or worries, just what we wanted!
Jackie, David and Katie Porter, Donhead St Mary, Shaftesbury
From the guest book in Fenten Chy 10th July 2010
Excellent accommodation maintained to a very high standard in a peaceful location but within easy reach of beaches, quaint fishing villages and history. Highly recommended, Thank You.
Doreen and Malcolm Whitehouse, Old Basing, Hampshire
From the guestbook in Lowarth Chy 2nd July 2010
Thanks so much for everything. We are so impressed with the cottage and the set up at Chark. The cottage really is home from home. Dylan loved all the animals and we all enjoyed the cart ride. Relaxed, comfortable and very happy. Thanks Jenny.
Lucille Murby and Richard Fairclough, Cambridge
Tripadvisor 10th June 2010
“Wonderful central rural location for activities in Cornwall”
Delighted with our stay. Cottages are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The family are friendly and helpful and make us feel at home. Being on the farm you can see the family going about their day to day work, running the farm around you.
My friend and I came for walking and cycling around Cornwall and Chark provides a good central location to most of Cornwall. There are pleasant local walks such as the Saints Way but I would say you would need transport to get to most places. At Bodmin one can hire bikes to cycle the lovely Camel trail to Padstow. The nearest shops are a few minutes drive away.
We mostly prepared our own meals at the cottage using the modern kitchen. There is room to park the car outside each cottage. There is free WiFi but you may need to sit near a window to get it, since the cottages have very thick walls!
Tripadvisor 5th October 2009
“I woke on the first morning to realize this was paradise!"
I enjoyed a four day "last minute" break at Chark in Ysla Chy, a beautifully converted barn in what was the old farm yard. Surrounded by goats, horses, cows, ducks, chickens and pigs in a beautiful part of Cornwall - a good location within easy reach of many attractions, local pubs, great walks and good food - it is perfectly located and would suit not just those who "want to get away from work", as I did - but to couples seeking a romantic break or families who want a holiday to remember. The bonus was being able to take my dog with me too. She had a great break and we both came back rested, cared for and searching the diary for when we can come back. A jewel in Cornwall's tourist crown!
Tripadvisor 15th September 2009
“Great accommodation & perfect location to explore Cornwall”
This was our first holiday as a family with our 11 month old Son. It could not have been more perfect thanks largely to our choice of accommodation.
We were rather concerned that it might be a bit of a nightmare being so far away from all of his home comforts. Far from it. These cottages are really superb. Clean, well furnished and with all the mod-cons you need to do as much or as little as you please. Chark Farm would suit anyone, being so much for both couples or families. For us what really made it was all the opportunities to explore Clive & Jenny's farm with our little boy. Be it taking one of the optional routes around all the fields, going out with their pet pony, feeding all the animals (from goats to guinea pigs!), being taken for a horse & cart ride, playing chess on the massive outdoor chess board, riding the children’s tractor, playing with the dog, Tess, playing on the swings/slide/trampoline etc. etc.
We stayed in Fenton Chy (which has an ace whirlpool by the way!). A stair gate is fitted, and Jenny can provide a cot, if required.
The local roads take a bit of getting used to but as Clive pointed out, the locals can 'sense' you're about so there's nothing to fear, and he was right. By the end of the week, I was used to the roads, and getting that Cornish 'sense' thing myself!
The location was a real bonus. It's not too far into Cornwall, which made it less of a gruelling journey. Whilst the west is very pleasant, it means adding on another 1.5 hr drive. Much better to be in Bodmin and simply drive down there if you must. Stay here, and you're only 10min from the nearest beech to the south, and 20 min to the north. There's so many options. We did something different everyday as it was only a short drive to do so. Highlights for us were Lusty Glaze Beech in Newquay, Fowey, Polperro, Lanhydrock, Marazon, Boscastle (make sure you walk on to the cliffs beyond the harbour if you can), the Eden Project, Looe and Glendurgen Gardens.
As the previous writer said (also from Robin Hood Country I see!) all the major supermarkets are within a 10-15 min drive to Bodmin or St Austell. There's a lovely chippy just opened in nearby ancient Lostwithiel, and an apparently good chinese.
You really can't go wrong using this place as a base. We've never been back anywhere in the 15 years we've been together as we like to explore, but this place is so bang on we'll be back next year.
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