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Very Good 4/5 1 review

The Old farmhouse listed by English Heritage, great charm and comfort

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Large comfortable luxurious farmhouse with stunning rural views. Far from the maddening crowd on the edge of Bodmin Moor overlooking the river Fowey and its valley. Perfect for a large family party. 2 acres of gardens. Help yourself to the vegetable gardens. A central location half an hour from both coasts, Looe Tingtagel, Newquay, Plymouth, Fowey, Eden are all within half an hour.

The Old farmhouse is on a rural no through lane,in the countryside. It is built on land overlooking the river Fowey in an protected area of Great Landscape Value. Surrounded on 3 sides by fields and woodland it is a wildlife magnet, deer, fox, otter, sparrowhawk, owls, bats, toads buzzard and countless other birds are regularly seen.

The Old Farmhouse is an a central location easy to access many of Cornwall's attractions. Bodmin Moor World Heritage site is 10 minutes away where you can visit Caradon Copper Mines and travel back in time to the Bronze age stone circles, the hurlers and visit the ancient Treverthy quiot

Built in 1896 in rubble stone with castellated cast iron gutters and slated roof lintels for each window. Built for as a farmhouse and part of the estate of George and Mary Hermon curate of St Neot of Doublebois House. The house is featured in kisses on a postcard, the story of a boy evacuee in the hamlet of Doublebois.

Enter the house into a a 33ft kitchen with table for 8 and stunning craftsman built kitchen with larder, dresser and granite work surfaces.

Next a south facing lounge with open fireplace HD tv and winged armed period sofas. A door leads into the stairwell where another door leads to the third downstairs room. Used as a library or bedroom it has its own toilet.

Upstairs the first door on the right leads to the master bedroom with a king size bed, west facing rural views and a wet room ensuite beautifully built into the eaves. There are two further bedrooms one often used as a nursery but set up with a single bed. The other has a double bedroom. The final room leads to a further bathroom.

Outside are wonderful gardens including an enclosed sun terrace, hidden sunbathing areas, tunnels to vegetable gardens. A delight for playing and exploring. Apple orchards and vegetable gardens complete this large designed garden.

Upstairs the hallway leads to three bedrooms. The first master bedroom faces south and is decorated with William Morris wallpaper and an art deco fireplace. The second bedroom has a large window and a small feature window which adds great charm.

The third bedroom is perfect for kids with two single beds and a door to the bathroom.

Cornish Cottage has rural views and faces east.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking

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21 Aug 2013

4/5

"Peaceful, convenient location"

We booked this cottage as a last minute break, the owners were great and very helpful. The cottage is in a great location, easy to get to both south east and the north coasts. It is near a working garage and you have to pass quite a lot of derelict vehicles but once you get to the cottage the surrounding gardens are lovely. The cottage had everything we needed, although another couple of tea towels in the kitchen would have been great. It was slightly disconcerting to be able to hear the people next door so clearly when using the main bathroom. The advert on holiday lettings is a bit confusing regarding bedrooms but an email to the owners cleared this up for us. Also a few more photos of the property would have helped.

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