Just outside Camelford, on the fringe of the wild moors is a long, country lane, once used by smugglers travelling from Trebarwith Strand to Jamaica Inn. Follow that peaceful lane through the trees and past the fields and just as the whole world seems to have been left behind, you will find Aldermoor Farm, nestling in a hollow, offering you privacy, amity and a truly relaxing break.
Aldermoor Farm has garnered more than 300 years worth of secrets since it was built by moorland dwellers from local stones. Soaked in the colourful history of this area, it offers a perfect holiday experience: a combination of unrivalled tranquillity and unending diversion.
Aldermoor is a small grassland farm on the edge of Bodmin Moor and we have lived and farmed here for the past 30 years. The earliest known record of Aldermoor was found on a map dated 1742 in Lanhydrock, although it probably existed many years before that date.
We used to run a small herd of suckler cows and a flock of sheep, together with an array of other livestock such as pigs, geese and chickens. There are many funny stories that can be told about our animals.
We now let the grass to our neighbours and it is stocked with cattle in the summer months and sheep in the winter. And there is still an ever-increasing menagerie of fur and feathers, both domestic and wild for you to enjoy and more opportunities to immerse yourself in country living than you could wish for.
The cottages were originally moorland homes, converted many years ago into holiday accommodation. Over the years we have done our bit to enhance the comfort and cosiness of the accommodation they now provide.
We feel we can offer our guests something truly special - a relaxing holiday with comfortable, homely accommodation surrounded by the best that nature has to offer in a beautiful part of the country.
Hanne & Jim Golding