The Old Vicarage
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Built in 1875, the Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed granite-built house set in approx 1.5 acres of gardens. The self contained wing is recently converted and offers the period charm of an old house but with modern facilities
The property is situated in the small village of Godolphin Cross (1 mile from Godolphin House - National Trust) in the heart of the Cornish countryside, approx 3 miles from Helston. There is a choice of local shops and several large supermarkets in Helston. The property is only a few miles from both the North and South Coasts with the Lizard, St. Ives, Penzance, St. Michaels Mount, Praa Sands and Porthleven all within 20-30 minutes drive.
The location is ideal for hikers, cyclists, surfers and kayakers or those simply wishing to take advantage of the superb local restaurants, beaches and scenery.
The property itself is ideal for a relaxing holiday or long weekend with every luxury and modern convenience supplied. The living/dining room is spacious but cosy with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove. It is tastefully furnished with large comfortable sofas (one of which converts to a double sofa bed so two extra guests can be accommodated) and decorated with original art.
The kitchen is particularly well-equipped for those wishing to cook 'proper' meals supplied with all the usual pots and pans plus plenty of work surfaces.
Upstairs are 2 double bedrooms each with a fully-tiled en-suite shower room. The bedrooms are warm and cosy with sloping ceilings but with plenty of room for a double wardrobe, large chest of drawers and bedside tables.
Outside, guests have their own patio and are welcome to wander around the gardens and to visit our chickens (fresh eggs are available everyday).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praa Sands 5.1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Cornwall Airport 58.4 km, Nearest railway: Hayle 10.5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The living/dining area is well furnished with comfortable sofas (one of which is a double sofa bed so could be used to accommodate an extra 2 guests) and a dining room table and chairs to seat 6 people. Also included for the entertainment of our guests are:
42" wall-mounted flat screen HD TV
DVD player (a large selection of DVDs are available from the owners)
X-Box (please bring your own games)
Free Internet access via Wi-Fi
We also have a selection of books and games in the living room which guests are welcome to use.
The ground floor has slate flooring throughout and has underfloor heating. The living room also has a wood-burning stove - logs are available from the owners
The kitchen is very well-equipped with the usual gadgets and a large selection of pots and pans, etc. to make preparing meals as easy as possible. Tea, coffee and sugar are provided as is a welcome breakfast hamper consisting of juice, milk, butter, bread, jam, bacon, sausages and eggs (from our own chickens) or croissants and pastries if preferred.
On the first floor are two bedrooms each with a modern en-suite shower-room. Bath towels are provided. We do ask guests to provide their own beach towels.
Both bedrooms are large doubles - one has a king-size oak framed bed and the other has a double oak framed bed. Both have lots of pillows and fluffy duvets. All bed linen is provided.
The bedrooms also have:
Wall-mounted flat screen TVs
Radio alarm clocks with iPod/iPhone docking stations
An iron and ironing board are also provided.
|Further details outdoors|
The Old Vicarage is set in approx 1.5 acres of gardens which guests are welcome to wander around. A private patio is provided with:
Table and chairs
Firepit (wood available from owners)
At the top of the garden is a further secluded patio area. It is also used for growing fruit and vegetables and keeping our 11 chickens which guests are welcome to visit (fresh eggs are available every day).
The Old Vicarage has a large driveway so parking is never an issue. A covered area is available for guests to store bikes, surfboards and kayaks.
The West Country region
There is so much more to Cornwall than just fabulous scenery and beautiful beaches. The history of this county is rich and vivid, and never more so than when remnants of its past are stumbled upon during rambling walks through the countryside.
Cornwall has been voted 'Favourite UK Holiday County or Region' at the British Travel Awards for the last two years and has been nominated again for the 2011 awards .
Towns and villages that date back hundreds of years, with stories of wreckers and legends of old are there to be imagined when walking through narrow winding streets down to the harbour. And to bring you bang up to date there are modern art galleries to discover plus fantastic shopping with high street stores and unique boutiques and craft shops side by side.
Godolphin Cross is a tranquil village situated in West Cornwall.
The village is just 5 KM from the beaches of the South Coast and yet only 10 KM from the beaches of the North Coast. The village has immediate access to all the major attraction in the area but is a haven away to escape from it all at the end of the day.
Godolphin Village is on established walking routes and has the National Trust Godolphin House and Estate within 0.5 KM. The area is rich in mining history and the iconic tin mines chimneys are seen around the area.
For those looking for a more active stay they is:
- 12 golf courses within a 20 KM range
- The South West coastal path
- Sea fishing from Porthleven and Penzance
- Surfing beaches (North and South coast)
Art galleries abound in the local area with St Ives and Falmouth both offering exceptional galleries. St Ives is also the location for the Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden.
Being a major holiday destination area there are a number of award winning restaurants in the area specialising in a range of foods but with fresh fish being a regular on the menu.
The village itself has a local pub just 2 minutes walk from the property offering a warm welcome and good food.
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12 Jul 2014
"Just stay here!"
Our first experience in Cornwall and we couln't have picked a better place to stay. As previous reviews stated, the old Vicarage is a 5+ rated holiday stay. Thanks to the owners you feel right at… More
4 Jun 2014
"Perfect property for a relaxing and comfortable stay!"
I arrived with my husband and two teenage children after a long and tiring journey and the property was perfect inside, the bedrooms and en-suites looked brand new and it was like 5* accommodation. I … More
10 May 2014
"The best self- catering accommodation you can find!"
We stayed in the cottage on May bank holiday with our friends from abroad and we must say that it was the best self- catering accommodation we 've ever had!Services provided by Debbie and Paul a… More
2 May 2014
"Definitely worth 5Star plus rating"
We went down to Cornwall for a wedding anniversary break, the property was excellent!Couldn't fault it in any way.Easy parking right outside the door. Garden is a sun trap, with a BBQ area.Very … More
1 May 2014
"Fantastic hosts, location and cottage"
Great communication with owners (Debbie & Paul) prior to our stay. They recommended things to do, nearby restaurants and provided a number for a local taxi company so that I could prepare all of our … More
12 Apr 2014
"Home from home"
A really beautiful and cosy cottage to stay in. We have stayed as a family of 4 and just as a couple this year already. Our holidays are often taken in cottages in this country and I must say this is … More
29 Nov 2013
We were so warm and comfortable. The whole experience was excellent. All the extra touches were so generous and thoughtful. Beautifully furnished and such a well equipped kitchen. Beds were good and c… More
17 Sep 2013
"All we had hoped for.."
My husband and I invited a good friend from Dublin on her first visit to Cornwall. The accommodation suited us perfectly and was immaculately clean. Each bedroom having its own en-suite was a great be… More
23 Aug 2013
"You couldn't want for more, a great find!"
We were two couples staying at The Old Vicarage and it was perfect for us. The accommodation has been designed to a very high standard and excellent finish. Whilst there we enjoyed our breakfast on th… More
9 Jun 2013
"A beautiful countryside getaway"
We had a lovely 5 day stay at the Old Vicarage- the weather was fantastic and Debbie was extremely friendly and welcoming. The house is situated in the most beautiful Cornish countryside and right next to the Godolphin Estate run by the National Trust. It is an easy drive down to the coast and the Helston supermarkets are only 5 minutes drive away. The property is beautifully decorated and provides everything you could possibly need and more. The tv system is advanced and the DVD collection massive. We were lucky to enjoy a bbq outside on the terrace as well. Thanks for everything! We will be returning soon.
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