Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
2 miles from St Cleer and one from open moorland (Bodmin Moor), 100 yards off a very quiet lane and close to N378, is Merryfield Farmhouse. It is 16th cent. with Victorian extensions, restored with much enthusiasm and flair by its owners, now an extremely comfortable, spacious home with - in a barn across the yard - its very own lovely indoor heated swimming pool (24' x 12' x 3'6" deep), sauna, shower-room (suite), and big games room with table tennis, pool table, darts. Garden (flowers, patio, table/chairs, bench, barbecue); larger grassy lawn/play area behind; beside a 114 acre organic farm (sheep, cattle, lambs in spring).
Inside, well furnished with many 'own home' touches. Porch into hall; oak-beamed living room with enormous, granite inglenook lintelled fireplace (woodburner) and original bread oven, TV/DVD; enormous, well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room (microwave, sofa, TV); utility room (dishwasher, washer-drier, fridge-freezer). Four bedrooms – a twin downstairs with dressing room through to en suite shower-room (wet-room suite, disabled access). Via steep boxed stairs from the living room, a double bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom (suite). Up main staircase, two bedrooms – the excellent master double (6' bed, TV, wood floor/rugs) with en suite bathroom (suite, bidet), and a single room with door to the same bathroom. Suitable for wheelchair users.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The West Country region
South Cornwall: between the river Tamar and river Fowey and south of Bodmin Moor is inland Cornwall at its most gentle and lovely: deep, wooded valleys (including on Bodmin Moor's southern edge) between sheep and cattle-grazed fields; tidal creeks (exceptionally pretty Lerryn is on one of them). Most of it is delightfully by-passed by main roads.
On the coast are long sandy beaches (Whitsand Bay), high headlands and sandy coves at the foot of cliffs (Lantic Bay) to walk to, two of Cornwall's loveliest cove villages (Kingsand, Cawsand) and a classic fishing village (Polperro). From Looe - river-mouth fishing village/resort with sandy beach - you can fish and sail. Round here Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote. A branch line railway chugs pleasantly from Liskeard to Looe. Don't miss the Musical Instrument Museum near St Keyne. Just to the west is Cornwall's star modern attraction, The Eden Project, worth a once-a-year visit into the future indefinite, and Lanhydrock, a very lovely National Trust house and garden. Beyond them begins the extraordinary and spectacular china clay country, good for a visit (excellent museum). You should go to Cotehele beside the Tamar, too, and Calstock for the 'messing about in boats' activity.
St Cleer: small village (two pubs, shop) in Bodmin Moor's foothills (farmland/woods). Liskeard (market town, leisure centre), 2½ miles. Good walking country (waterfall in woods, legendary rock formations, prehistoric remains). The sea at Looe, and Lanhydrock (lovely Nat. Trust house), 12 miles; Siblyback Lake (fishing, watersports), 2. Golf at Liskeard or St Mellion, 8.