Our 4 self catering cottages are former stone farm buildings set in a quiet location on our 400 acre mixed farm. The cottages were built in the 18th Century and converted in 2001. The cottages are old therefore some of the doors and ceilings, especially The Dairy, are lower than usual. Other cottages have beams and sloping ceilings. We have tried to provide as much information in this statement as possible but everyone's needs and requirements are different so we encourage our guests to contact us to discuss their personal requirements.
Enquiries / bookings can be made via our website, e-mail, social media or telephone.
We send all information by email but can be sent by post by request. Large print of all letters can be available.
Due to our location we recommend that you arrive by car.
The nearest train stations are at St Germans and Saltash. Taxi information can be provided on request. Markwell Farm is about 2 miles from the nearest buses, either Plymouth Citybus or National Express.
If you are arriving by plane we will try and help with car hire information.
We offer travel cot and booster seats free of charge. There is a fixed stairgate in The Shippen.
There is a shop in Landrake village, about 1.5 miles away and all the large supermarkets, along with the local butcher and vegetable shop offer deliveries. These need to be arranged for after your arrival if possible.
All our cottages and buildings are Non Smoking. Smoking is permitted outside the cottages as long as it does not affect other guests.
3 of our cottages (not The Granary) accept dogs, max 2 per cottage. They are allowed to be exercised on the farm as long as on a lead near livestock. Please clean up after your dog in the cottage gardens. We do not allow dogs to be left in the cottages unattended.
Markwell farm is located 5 minutes from Landrake village and the A38.
On arrival please come to the farmhouse to let us know you are here and to collect the keys to your cottage. Access to the door is through the gate off the drive.
After you have collected your keys parking for The Granary is outside the cottage door, off the farm yard. For the other cottages it is possible to park outside to unload and then park in the gravel area at the end of the cottages.
With all the cottages detailed measurements of any aspect of their layout, equipment etc can be given upon request.
The Stable is a 2 storey cottage. The parking area is located next to the cottage on a gravel site. Access to the cottage is from here onto a short paved path to the door. There is a raised door frame and the door opens inwards to the open plan living room / dining area and kitchen. From just inside the door is the staircase to the upper floor. There is a bend in the stairs near the top before reaching a small level area with doors to the double bedroom which has access to the bed from both sides and shower room / wc.
The parking area for this cottage is next to The Stable, at the end of the building. From the gravel parking area there are 2 steps into The Shippen. The door open inwards into the living room / dining area and kitchen which is all on one level. The staircase to the upper floor is directly opposite the front door. The stairs have a stairgate at the bottom and a bend near the top. From here is access to the shower room / wc and the twin bedroom. Access to the double bedroom and en-suite shower room / wc is through the twin bedroom. Both bedrooms have balconies accessed through patio doors. All beds have access from both sides.
The Granary is accessed from the rear of the building. It has it's own parking space by the door on a gravel area. The entrance door opens inwards to the living room / dining area and kitchen. From this main room there is direct access to the double bedroom, twin bedroom and shower room / wc. This cottage is all on a single level with no steps although it is on the upper floor of the building which is built into a hill. There is access to both sides of all beds.
The Dairy sleeps 4 adults and 2 children in 3 bedrooms. Parking for The Dairy is on a gravel area at the end of the building. There is a gravel path to the concrete terrace outside the cottage. The door opens inwards into the living room, dining area / kitchen. The double and bunk bedrooms along with the family bathroom, with standard sized bath with shower over, are accessed by a passageway at the rear of the cottage. The double bed has access to both sides, the bunk beds (3ft) are only accessible from one side. there is a ladder to the top bunk. The twin bedroom and en-suite shower room are accessed from the living room by 1 step at the door. The beds are only accessed from between them.