Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
in St Germans, a nicely restored, cob-built (c.1650) terraced cottage on a quiet no through road bordering the Port Eliot estate, 200 yards from the village centre, pub and shop. Thick walled with original beams and features, made smart with modern comforts, surprisingly light and airy inside. At the back, with pleasant views over a small valley of gardens and houses among trees, a little leafy, sheltered gravelled garden (picnic bench). Porch; pretty stained glass door to comfortable living room (woodburner, deep window seats, TV/DVD) with door (5'6” lintel) to roomy, south-facing colonial-style conservatory/dining room with leather sofa, ceiling-high glazed doors and 2 steps down to garden. Neat little kitchen (washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with free-standing beech units, French ceramic sink and original feature cupboards. Stairs (stairgates) from living room up to two attractive bedrooms – a double (TV), and a single with pull-out truckle bed. Smart shower-room (suite) accessed via the double bedroom. A comfy, cosy and peaceful location, lots to do within easy reach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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 3.5 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 Germans: old, interesting village (Norman church, good pub, shop) at the head of an arm of the Tamar estuary. Port Eliot house/grounds open to public (March-June). Mainline railway. Sea/sand/golf at Portwrinkle on Whitsand Bay, 4½ miles. Plymouth via bridge, ferry or train, 12. Kingsand/Cawsand, 9.