Waterloo Farm Holidays – Kingfisher Cottage


Contact Information

Find on Social Media:

Suitable For

  • Family friendly
  • Couples
  • Disabled accessible

Full information

Kingfisher Cottage (Sleeps up to 5 people) is one of 6 imaginative and attractive barn conversions on our traditional family farm, and once was the stable block for the farm horses Prince and Ruby.

Truly on the cusp of Devon and Cornwall, this farm nestles in the fields overlooking the beautiful valley of the River Ottery (a tributary of the Tamar) and has been in both Devon and Cornwall at different times in its history, it is currently designated as Cornish!  The farm buildings, now the holiday cottages, were modernised in 1869 by the Duke of Bedford, with the farmhouse being rebuilt a year later in 1870 – showing the typical farmer priorities of ‘animals come first’! Our family has lived and worked here since the 1880’s, so we have a love and enthusiasm for this place and really enjoy sharing it with our guests.

We have been offering self catering holiday accommodation here at Waterloo Farm since 1999, gradually growing and updating facilities year on year, aiming to provide authentic and happy holidays and also increasing our sustainability as a business.

This cottage is all on one level and has a large master bedroom with king sized bed, the second bed room has twin beds with a third gallery bedspace above. We can provide a cot and highchair on request, however, we do not provide cot bedding.   The large spacious bathroom has a level access shower with a shower chair available on request and a huge Victorian roll top bath with salvaged antique feature tiles to add character.  All the doors in this property are wide and the main living area is comfortable with smart tv and free wifi,  woodburner to add cosiness for chilly nights.  the kitchen is well appointed with all you would need to prepare family meals, including hob, rayburn oven and microwave and dishwasher.  Outside there is a sunny balcony where you can sit and enjoy the view overlooking the small garden and the valley.  Shared laundry facilities are available just across the courtyard from the kitchen.  There is  an alternative parking space for this cottage providing level access to the side door, for those with mobility problems who might not be able to manage the steps up to the front door.

Our outdoor heated swimming pool is open from 1 May – 30 September.

We think its a great place to unwind, relax and enjoy glorious peaceful countryside, while also being conveniently placed, only a 20 minute drive away from the beaches of the North Cornish coast, and the wilds of Dartmoor or Bodmin Moor and all the activities of those areas are within easy access.  The historic town and gateway to Cornwall, Launceston is 5 miles away.

Information TO DOWNLOAD


We have always farmed our land in a sustainable and traditional manner so it is logical for this to carry through into the way we offer holiday accommodation. Our outdoor heated swimming pool is open from 1 May – 30 September and is heated using an air source heat pump powered by a small array of solar panels on the farm. The original energy source of mains gas for heating and hot water has been largely replaced by a Biomass boiler which is powered using sustainably sourced wood pellets. Water usage and supply is becoming a real issue here in Cornwall, so in order to minimize mains water usage, we have installed a well and filter system to supply all the wc cisterns. NB. All other water in the cottages is on the separate mains supply. We encourage our visitors to recycle and have compost bins for vegetable waste. All bedding is washed and line dried (weather permitting) on site, the welcome pack includes locally sourced products.



  • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (May - September)
  • Games Room
  • Wildlife Hide
  • Leisure area with swings, slides and football goals
  • Fire Pit
  • Pizza Oven
  • Giant Sand Pit
  • Riverside access with fishing by arrangement
  • Classic Motorbike Collection to view
  • Farm tracks to explore
  • Catering service available on request
  • Safe Parking