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Salem Cottage
Mid Cornwall

£414 - £962 per week

Salem Cottage is a charming cottage in the hamlet of Maxworthy which lies in the parish of North Petherwin. The cottage has much character and when you step inside you can feel the history, there are many features including a well-sized sitting room with a delightful inglenook fireplace and woodburner to curl up next to in the evenings. The kitchen and dining area is open plan with plenty of seating options, from dining at the table, snacking at the breakfast bar with stools, or there is a lovely window seat in the dining area, and of course super comfy sofas to relax in the sitting room. This cottage is an idyllic and relaxing holiday home set in peaceful Cornish countryside.

At Salem Cottage you will enjoy a beautiful countryside holiday, there are many peaceful rural walks, if you are looking for some tranquillity away from the summer crowds, then this is your perfect base. Just 3.6 miles from Salem Cottage you can link into the Three Saints Way Walk, which takes in three local churches of Tremaine, Treneglos and Tresmeer.Chelsfield Farm Shop is just 1.8 miles away, selling local produce and has a bar with a takeaway menu. Salem Cottage is located 8.5 miles from Crackington Haven beach, and a 9 mile drive from the market town of Launceston which has all the main food shops as well as interesting curio shops and places to eat and drink. Bude is 13.5 miles where you will find more large beaches, shops and places to eat and drink, Boscastle is busy all year round and is 13 miles away, and has many charming shops, eateries and coffee shops.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



one step in from entrance door into:


stairs leading up to all bedrooms, door leading into:

Sitting room

two sofas, TV, DVD player and woodburner, door into:


dining table and six chairs, breakfast table and two stools, electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer compartment.

Utility room

open clothes hanging hooks and boot storage.


WC and basin.

Bedroom 1

single bed.


bath, shower cubicle with fixed rainhead and shower attachment, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

king size bed.


enclosed garden laid to lawn, decking area with picnic table and gravel driveway.

Additional information

Oil central heating, travel cot, highchair and two stairgates provided, dog bowls provided.parking space dimensions 6.5m x 3.3m WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Salem Cottage is an exceptional holiday home with fantastic countryside views from the front upstairs windows. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and cutlery. The Bathroom is spacious and the lounge area very comfortable with a great log burner. We would have no hesitation returning to the property again

April 2023

Great place, in a nice location if you don't mind travelling around 20 mins to the coast.

October 2022

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Holidays in Mid Cornwall

Believe it or not, Cornwall’s not all about the coast; there’s some stunning scenery inland just waiting to be explored. Whilst Cornwall is known for its rolling coastlines and sweeping sands, some of the best and most beautiful parts of the county can be found inland. Including quaint villages and country pubs, golden fields strewn with hay bales, woodland walks with meandering streams, rocky moors and heritage mines.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of winding through country lanes, trees arching above and Cornish hedgerows lining either side of the twisting lanes. Deep in the countryside, you’ll find old Cornish villages, each with their individual characteristics, and usually home to the village pub and church. With interesting names and a unique history, the villages of inner Cornwall differ quite significantly to their nearby coastal villages. 

Whether it’s rural farmland, gorse and heather covered moors or mining relics, there’s an abundance of things to do and see. That said, if you do fancy a day at the beach, you’ll never be more than a short drive away from the coast wherever you choose to stay. You’ll also have the added benefit of being close to both coastlines, which whilst very different, are equally beautiful; head to the south coast and discover green hills that roll down to the shoreline, sandy coves and bays and exotic sub-tropical gardens, or explore the north coast, where you’ll find rugged cliffs hugging spectacular beaches and landscape transformed by tin and copper mining.

Did you know...

that Cornwall is so narrow that even our most inland properties are no more than 15 miles from the sea?

Things to do


Truro is Cornwall’s only city, it’s the most southern city in Great Britain. Truro is easily accessible by Train from a number of stations in Mid Cornwall, such as Redruth, Camborne, Par, and St Austell. This direct line from London Paddington arrived in Truro in the 1860’s. With a selection of high street and boutique shops, it’s the best place to shop in Cornwall. Why not consider booking tickets for a show at The Hall for Cornwall while you’re in Cornwall?

Tehidy Country Park

Tehidy has over 9 miles of paths and 250 acres of woods and lakes to explore. Stop off at the café after your walk for a coffee and a slice of homemade cake. Tehidy was formally the estate of the Bassets, it was sold in 1915.

Retallack Aqua Park and FlowRider

Located at Retallack Resort and Spa, the aqua park is a total wipe out style inflatable obstacle course – perfect for a fun packed afternoon (re-opens Saturday 31st March 2018). Retallack is also home to the county’s only FlowRider, bringing you perfect waves, every day of the week!

Eden Project

One of Cornwall’s most famous attractions, and home to two biomes housing a rainforest and Mediterranean eco system. Visit the Eden Project and you’ll also find sculptures, outdoor gardens, trails and children’s activities, ice-skating (Oct – Feb), Hangloose adventures (including England’s longest and fastest zip wire) and a selection of cafes and bars. 

The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

One of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK, The Lost Gardens of Heligan was opened in 1992. The members of the Tremayne Family created the gardens from the mid-18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, the gardens are still part of the family’s estate today.

Lappa Valley

With three trains on site, including a steam train, and many other activities, this is sure to be a delightful day for all the family.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

With a full size steam train, visit Bodmin’s famous train line to travel through the countryside by steam!

The Camel Trail and the Bissoe Trail

For those feeling more adventurous, try out one of the cycle trails in mid Cornwall for a fun and active way to explore the countryside. 

Stithians Outdoor and Active Centre

Try a range of water sports activities at Stithians Lake, from paddle boarding and kayaking, to wind surfing. 

St Nectan's Waterfalls

In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this hidden gem, a spectacular 60 foot waterfall set into the rocks. Take the time to visit this magical place and explore the woodland walks. 

For those seeking an element of culture, there’s a range of different cultural attractions throughout Cornwall, well worth visiting, including: Pencarrow House and Gardens, Lanhydrock House, Bodmin Jail and Poldark Mine.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Salem Cottage is an exceptional holiday home with fantastic countryside views from the front upstairs windows. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and cutlery. The Bathroom is spacious and the lounge area very comfortable with a great log burner. We would have no hesitation returning to the property again

Great place, in a nice location if you don't mind travelling around 20 mins to the coast.

Lovely cottage and facilities for a break away in beautiful Cornwall. Although on a road and on the whole very quiet when cars or farm vehicles did go by it was very loud especially at night, which woke me up on occasions.

Remote location, so took a while to get anywhere, but that was our choice.

We spent most of our time at Constantine Bay, which was beautiful and everything you need in a beach for the family.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you enjoyed this lovely Cornish cottage. The property is very close to the road, which we hope we have shown clearly enough on the website, though it is a small rural road, so certainly isn't busy. When a car or tractor does pass though, you would likely hear, especially as it is so lovely and peaceful the majority of the time. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you back here in Cornwall again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Just home from a fabulous week staying at Salem Cottage. The cottage was cosy, comfortable, well equipped and suited us down to the ground. Wouldn't hesitate to book to stay again.

Salem cottage is beautiful place to stay. Our only major concern was the sheer amount of farm traffic speeding past at all hours of the day and night. We suspect it was for the farm nearby.

Quite,clean,welcoming,off road parking Good value

Absolutely beautiful cottage and lovely to stay thank you

The cottage is very comfortable, and well equipped. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

We stayed as a group of four along with one dog. We visited as far south as St Austell and north as Bideford and a heck of a lot in between. Rachel met us on arrival and gave us the heads up on several places to visit our eat which was very helpful. The property was very tidy and felt Covid safe. The furniture was very comfy and the garden being encoded made it easy to relax with our dog. We realised very quickly that the property being nowhere near the coast, although 20 minutes or so away isn’t too far, was a blessing as all the seaside towns seemed so very busy. We were able to relax at home and not worry about parking. We were also able to get fish and chips in Camelford back to Salem whilst still piping hot. A very nice and relaxing place to stay. 10/10

Salem Cottage has been updated beautifully whilst keeping a traditional feel. The cottage is spacious and well equipped for a family. It is located close to Bude with easy access to Newquay, Port Isaac and Padstow. The cottage is located in a small hamlet down easily accessible roads but unfortunately there was a lot of passing traffic throughout the day and night which can be very loud. We used the back door to access the property from our car as it was safer with young children. The small garden was a lovely bonus.

Lovely cottage, well decorated and equipped. Very homely and nice atmosphere. Quiet area. However location was too remote for us, the road is busy with no pavement and fast oncoming traffic - not safe to walk the dog. We didn't find anywhere nearby to walk the dog as fields have livestock in them. Also no shops or pubs nearby so we had to do a lot of to-ing and fro-ing. However, cottage is very reasonably priced and good value for money. Would have been more suitable for a family without young children who need to go back for a rest in the day and a dog who needs a lot of exercise!! Also a family who is more organised with meals etc - we like to be spontaneous on holiday but there wasn't anywhere nearby and we had to drive to Bude which was an hour round trip.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were sorry to hear that you found this to be too remote for you. It's a lovely place to escape to if you want to experience the pleasures of rural Cornwall. Not being close to shops, pubs and so on, may not be for everyone, but for those wanting to completely escape it all, Salem Cottage is ideal. Whilst it is on a road, it is not particularly busy but gives you easy access to be able to get to shops and other local amenities. The team here are very knowledgeable about the local area, so if you are ever looking to return here or any other property that we market, we would always be happy to advise on the nearest places for a good dog walk or the closest restaurants, tea rooms, local shops etc. We do hope that you still enjoyed your time here, despite it not being quite the place for you. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely remote location. Excellent, well presented property

This is a lovely cottage in a very quiet location, a bit out of the way but close enough to the coast, and great for walks. It is very well equipped and has good quality kitchen equipment. It could benefit from a larger fridge, especially if there are 5 occupants. The shower is very good, and the furniture good quality and comfortable. Our dog enjoyed the garden which is enclosed (although a very small dog could escape). A good woodburning fire kept us cosy in the evenings.

Lovely cottage. Very rural and peaceful location which is what we wanted but still close to Bude and the lovely coast that side. Very well equipped kitchen and cottage, important these days as spent more time at the cottage due to the lockdown that started during it. Lovely and cosy in the lounge with the fire going. Would definitely recommend Salem cottage.

Salem Cottage is a beautifully decorated, peaceful place to explore this bit of Cornwall from - I could get used to such stunning coastline being so close. (Crackington Haven is only 20mins away) Well equipped and comfortable - we particularly enjoyed the baby-friendly features. Highly recommended!

Salem Cottage is great value for money it's situated in a great spot for a peaceful break. Boscastle at sunset is a must. Great Farm hop also on the way to Boscastle. Had a great time..

A lovely cottage nestled down in the Cornish countryside and good value because of its comparatively secluded location. No bad thing at the moment... So yes, you'll need a car, but the Cornish coast is only a short drive and it's spectacular. Plus you're near enough to the border to explore North Devon too – cycle the Tarka trail or walk along the coast near Hartland, which is properly wild and glorious.

Fantastic cottage spotlessly clean very well equipped the perfect base for exploring beautiful Cornwall throughly enjoyed our stay at Salem.

Salem cottage was delightful and provided an excellent base for places in north Cornwall. We would happily return for a future summer holiday.

Lovely cottage, had a great week in this lovely part of Cornwall. The cottage was in a great location, really quiet and peaceful away from the crowds but still close enough to some great beaches. The house was really comfortable with everything we needed including many little handy extras. Loved the log burner and a cosy evening on the sofa. Would definelty come back and stay here again, we had a lovely time. Thank you