Owl House, rural retreat near Falmouth & coast
Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Owl House is a peaceful retreat for two, deep in countryside, but handy for Tremough, Falmouth, coastal walks, Helford River with its coves and creeks - and not too far away from the Lizard, the beaches of the north coast and the Georgian towns of Helston and Truro. We are situated up an unmade track about 1/5 mile long - and also on the footpath to the nearest village of Constantine, a walk which takes about 40 minutes, over stiles, through fields and bluebell woods.
The heavy horses which once worked Tresahor Vean Farm were stabled in what is now Owl House. Owl is attached at the west end to a courtyard of converted mid-19th century barns. The stonework is of unusually high quality for what were once agricultural buildings. The ceiling in the living room area is almost double height and the tall arched entrances with cleverly cut key post, are now glazed, one with a double opening.
Owl has a hall, a large living room/kitchen (20' x 17') and an architect designed cedar extension with generous bedroom and a bathroom. A patio garden with table and seating leads from the bedroom's double doors. ( A good place for morning coffee or a meal or a glass of wine - or take a minute's walk to our field to picnic and enjoy the views across the valley at the other side of the farm.)
The house is well equipped, with good quality linen, kitchen appliances etc. There are prints, paintings and flowers - and some textiles from our son and daughter-in-law's printing studio, Particle Press and a Thousand Paper Cranes.. Some of the furniture is from the many independent antique and retro shops in Falmouth High Street. There is central heating and a wood burner with logs supplied. We offer a welcome pack of a loaf of bread, butter, eggs, milk, tea, coffee and a few treats, just in case you don't want to go shopping right away.
Our seven acre holding is no longer agricultural, but is mostly planted to woodland (apart from the field mentioned above!!). This is a place surrounded by green, where the stars fill the sky. You can hear the owls call, the songbirds sing and the buzzards mewing as they coast the thermal currents down the valley.
In the printing studio you can learn on an individual basis, how to make a lampshade. Or how to screen print. Just ask.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Durgan 8 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 48 km, Nearest railway: Penryn 8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Owl House has its own drive with parking for at least two cars. You enter the house through a tiled entrance hall with space for boots and coats. The bathroom (with bath and overhead shower) - and the bedroom lead off the hall.
In the bedroom, there is a six foot wide double bed. Bed linen and towels are provided. Double doors from the bedroom lead onto a little patio garden with bench, chairs and table.
On the other side of the hall, through a glazed door, is the open plan living room/kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave etc. and a dining table for four. In the sitting area there is a woodburning stove and comfortable seating for four, a woodburner, digital TV, CD and DVD players and a selection of DVDs, books and games. A cot and highchair are also available. A washing machine and dryer housed at the end of our studio block across the yard,are for the sole use of Owl House guests.
|Further details outdoors|
There is parking for at least two cars.
We offer a welcome pack of milk, a good loaf of bread, butter, eggs, ground coffee and tea (and a few treats)- enough to keep you going until you get to the shops! Paper towels, washing up liquid, salt, pepper, dishwasher tabs, soap are all provided.
Wheelchair access is possible - but please check beforehand re your individual requirements. Guests may like to note that the bathroom is standard, with a standard bathing arrangement of bath and overhead shower.
A travel cot and highchair are available and babies are welcome, but we ask them to bring their own bed linen! We regret that we cannot accommodate pets. Owl House is a non-smoking property.
The West Country region
This part of Cornwall is noted for its beautiful beaches and coves, woodlands and rivers. It is the ideal place for walking, climbing or abseiling, kayaking, boating, fishing. Golf courses nearby. Plenty of of historical and archeological sites - castles, churches, stately homes and of course, the art galleries, museums and world famous Eden Project. And Cornwall is absolutely a destination for the keen gardener - lots of gardens, both grand and small to visit! Potager Garden, rescued from the brambles, is in Constantine - and the reknowned Helford gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan are in the next village, Mawnan Smith.
Owl House is situated in the narrowest part of Cornwall, with easy access to both south and north coasts and to the Helford River. It is an area reknowned for its watersports, birdwatching, coastal and country walking. And for manor houses and castles and gardens.
In the village there is a Spar shop - and Constantine Stores, which has a national reputation for its wine and whisky selection.The village farmer's market is on the second Saturday of each calendar month. There are gardens (Glendurgan,Trebah and Potager for example) and art galleries to visit and good cooking to sample locally, at the prize winning Trengilly Wartha pub or the Potager cafe. The Tolmen Community Centre has a programme of theatre, music, dance and film, sometimes with a cafe beforehand. There are also good restaurants further afield - just ask for recommendations.
Water sport centres, boat trips, fishing and golfing and a choice of beaches are all within a 8-10 km radius The nearest town is Falmouth with its own theatre and cinemas and family friendly art gallery - and the award winning Maritime Museum. Falmouth also has lots of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and waterside and beachside bars and eateries. And the Georgian towns
of Helston and Truro are not too far away either!
If you want us to track down an activity for you - an art or craft class, a climbing or a sailing course, guided walks etc., please let us know. There is a lot to do for the visitor to Cornwall - and we will do our best to find what suits you.
There are also festivals celebrating fish, oysters, sea shanties, town days with parades and bands.Truro City of Lights is an amazing, exuberant lantern parade. And how about Christmas shopping? Shops and Christmas fairs with lots of gifts from Cornwall's lively craft community - stuff which you would not see anywhere else. Agricultural shows in June and July and in May, Flora Day, with its traditional dances through the town of Helston.
In October, there is the Falmouth Oyster Festival 9-12 October, Falmouth River Walking Festival 17th October - 2 November,
Lowender Peran Festival, Perranporth 15-19 October (subject to confirmation, apparently)
Falmouth Beer Festival 24 -25 October
November 19th - Truro City of Lights. . . . magical!
Trereife Christmas Fair 21-23 November near Penzance
Outlaw Christmas Market - a new take on craft fairs! 11-13 December Falmouth
Jubilee Wharf Christmas Fair - the locals do their shopping here! 13&14 December Penryn
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21 Sep 2014
"A snug retreat"
Owl House is tucked away, off the beaten track, a perfect base to explore The Lizard.The converted stable cottage is perfect for a couple wanting a relaxing break away from it all. Very snug, complete… More
31 Aug 2014
"Fantastic - no traffic noise, beautiful setting, very comfortable"
This is the third time we have visited this holiday let and it certainly won't be the last. It's miles from anywhere, peaceful, all you can hear is birds (and cows). Really comfortable, wo… More
24 Aug 2014
"Owl Cottage is a real gem: Cosy, comfortable, modern, spacious; in fact, everything you could wish for, and more!"
Had a great week staying in the Owl House, which was really cosy, comfortable and spacious. We arrived after a 8.5 hour drive from Birmingham and was met with a lovely welcome pack which consisted of … More
17 Aug 2014
Owl House is a great little bolt hole in which to relax and restore. The house is nicely appointed with a 'welcome pack' awaiting you on arrival - we quickly felt at home. Jennie and Peter a… More
16 Aug 2014
We had a glorious week staying in Owl House. The house itself is immaculate and beautifully decorated; we quickly felt at home. it's location is fantastic - remote without feeling isolated, sinc… More
3 Jul 2014
"An extremely well appointed country retreat"
Situated down a quiet country lane, yet only 5 miles from Falmouth, ideal for touring west Cornwall.A very clean large well equipped converted barn, with log burning stove and everything that you need… More
30 Jun 2014
"Piece of heaven"
Owl house is a perfect place to take time out, relax and reset. It has everything you need and designed to top quality. There is a nice walk to the local pub across the fields. It is a little of t… More
29 Jun 2014
"Peaceful location retreat"
An excellent property for two in a peaceful location, well equipped and away from the road. Well placed for touring The Lizard peninsular in particular Falmouth, Helford and Porthleven. We saw Coughs … More
2 Jun 2014
""QUALITY ACCOMODATION IN A COUNTRYSIDE RETREAT""
we stayed at owl house constantine in may 2014 and we found this to be quality accomodation in a countryside retreat , both clean and tidy , providing a lovely base to tour cornwall ,we loved the l… More
13 Aug 2012
"Lovely Stay - Great little cottage"
We stayed at Owl House for 6 nights at the end of July/ start of August and we had a great time. We found the house easily after following directions provided to us by the owner and although it is out… More
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