Seaside Holiday Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The Old School House, is a comfortable dwelling of rustic charm, peace, and beauty. At the turn of the century the residence of the village schoolmaster and today a place to escape and unwind. Placed in the heart of the hamlet of Porthpean in a wonderful rural setting, yet minutes from amenities, the School House is the perfect place for your holiday.
The cottage has beautiful sea views from all the windows, a rambling country garden and a deck on which to have a drink and watch the wildlife. Buzzards circle overhead, house martins nest next to the bedroom window and in the field adjoining are rabbits, cows or sheep.
Within five minutes you can walk through the field onto the cliff path towards Blackhead with beautiful views of the coast. The cottage is adjacent to an area designated to be of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this is combined with a sailing club next to the beach. There is enough parking to place a boat on the drive and it is within walking distance of a eighteen hole golf course.You can relax all week on the deck enjoying the view or,explore the wonders of Cornwall and use the cottage as a peaceful haven to return to.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthpean 300 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 20 km, Nearest railway: St Austell 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|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||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
To see more of our cottage visit our website. Details on request.
The cottage suits a wide variety of people. It is very popular with families who come away with grandparents.
There are three toilets which is very useful for larger groups!!
The beds are all good quality and people regularly comment that I have thought of everything that they could need for their holiday.
The West Country region
Cornwall is a beautiful county with rugged coastline and stunning beaches. It has a mild climate due to the gulf stream and a relaxed way of life. It is a place where you can just unwind and enjoy the environment or, if you wish take part in numerous leisure activities.
St Austell is home to the historic China Clay industry however it is a market town which has become well known through immense public interest in The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden project.
In the town itself there is a cinema, award winning family run brewery, ten pin bowling, leisure centre, beautiful Parish church and shops.
The local area has much to visit. The historic Charlestown harbour is five minutes by car from the cottage. There you will find Square Sail Ships, gift and tea shops, pubs, restaurants and a Shipwreck museum. People like to fish from the harbour wall or sit outside the pubs and watch the world go by. It is often used as a location for films.
There are picturesque fishing villages nearby such as Fowey and Mevagissey and many sporting opportunities. There is a plethoria of pubs selling local beers and good food.
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4 Jul 2014
"Heaven on Earth"
if you want the best, you can get no better than The old school house. Many thanks to Rachel for her kindness to us, while we stayed in her wonderful house. It is very handy that the owners only live … More
10 Jan 2014
This property is immaculately presented, and in a beautiful location, right by the sea front. We desperately needed a break, and this place really makes you feel aq though you have escaped city life. … More
12 Nov 2013
5 * cottage with lovely views. Lovely log fire and well equipped kitchen. Games, books and CD's available. Good information booklet. Close to the Eden project and walkable down the hill to the be… More
4 Nov 2013
"Beautiful light character cottage with lovely views and garden"
We really enjoyed our week here. The cottage is lovely and has all those useful touches that also make it very liveable (e.g enough storage, free shelves & hooks plus good instructions for everything)… More
20 Sep 2013
What a wonderful holiday treat! It was a great place to relax, with incredible sea views from every window. The accommodation spacious, very comfortable and tastefully fitted out with all you could possibly need. The little touches such as the welcoming home-baked cake just set the mood for a wonderful holiday.
Absolutely zero complaints and it was a pleasure dealing with the owner.
Highly recommended for that 'far from the madding crowd' get away.
24 Aug 2012
This cottage is just wonderful. It's in such a lovely setting. It caters for all needs and to a very high standard. When we arrived after a gruelling drive we had been left a lovely cake and lit… More
6 Mar 2012
"Great cottage, super location"
Fantastic cottage, probably the nicest we've stayed in - good quality furnishings and equipment, just like you would have in your own home. Great location, 5-10 minutes stroll from the little beach of Porthpean. near St Austell for shops, supermarkets etc and very well located for trips to the Eden Project and Fowey, among others.
19 Oct 2011
"Urlaub wie im Paradies"
Wir waren mit sechs Personen bei Rachel zu Gast, 4 Erwachsene und 2 Kinder. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt. Rachel ist eine wundervolle Gastgeberin, sie wohnt um die Ecke und ist genau so nah und fern, … More
26 Jul 2011
"Ein wunderschöner Ort, gemütlich und mit super Ausstattung"
Wir waren mit insgesamt 6 Personen zu Gast im "Old School House", davon ein Kind und ein Baby. Wir haben das Haus als Basis unseres Urlaubs bei jedem Wetter sehr genossen. Es gab genug Platz… More
12 Jul 2011
"A perfect holiday cottage in a stunning setting"
We spent a delightful week in early July at this beautifully appointed and comfortable cottage. We loved the decking with its luxurious sunloungers and gorgeous views over the sea and adjoining field… More
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