2 miles from St Tudy, 2 from St Kew and 10 from the fine sand/surf beaches of Rock and Polzeath, a large detached house, 300 yards back from a pretty, wooded stretch of the A39. It is a splendid re-build of an old mill and is surrounded by 1½ acres of mostly lawned, enclosed garden. Beyond, there are gentle views of cattle-grazed meadows. There are 100 acres of private woodland (including river) available for you to roam, and more than a mile of river where you can tiddler fish (occasional sea trout). It is part of the Lamellen Estate. Inside, all smart, of excellent quality, family-friendly and beautifully thought through with fine, historical botanical and wildlife prints. Front door into open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas range-style cooker with double oven/6 burners) with woodburner, TV/DVD and glazed doors to patio (table/chairs) and garden. Utility room with loo, washing machine and tumble drier. Five steps down to games room (pool table, iPod dock) with door to garden, and snug/children's play den (TV/DVD). From hall, stairs (top stairgate) up to five bedrooms – two double (6' beds) with en suite bathrooms (suites, showers over baths) and TV, a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with TV and separate bathroom (suite, shower over bath); 5 steps down to a suite of double bedroom (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with TV, single bedroom (can also accommodate cot or z-bed) and shower-room (suite). Spring water. Damages Deposit £300. An exceptional, beautiful home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 4.5 star.
Cornwall's north coast: from the river Camel north to Bude and on to Morwenstow and the highest cliffs in the West Country, it is a mixture of great cliffs and beaches. Walking (coast path) and bird-friendly cliffs (usually no road near): peregrines possible. Great sand/surf beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith, Widemouth Bay, Bude and Sandy Mouth; sandy coves at Port Gaverne, Bossiney, Crackington Haven, Duckpool, and others less accessible; Rock, also sandy, is the place for watersports, including sailing on the Camel estuary; very fine golf course (St Enodoc); mini-fjords at Port Quin and Boscastle. Port Isaac is very pretty round its cliff-enclosed harbour.
The well-worth-riding Camel Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows the river Camel from Bodmin Moor to Padstow. Pencarrow is a beautiful house with wonderful garden. Tintagel has a ruined castle (King Arthur's?) on a wild headland. St Juliot church was restored by Thomas Hardy and 'a pair of blue eyes' nearly fell down a Crackington cliff. Bodmin Moor, its highest hills quite mountainous, is only a little way inland and Blisland, on its northern edge, is one of Cornwall's prettiest villages - makes a change from sea: so does lovely Lanhydrock (see Cornwall's 'Med'). Not far to Eden (see South Cornwall).
St Tudy: little village (good food pub, medieval church) off the beaten track. Golf, 2 miles. Sea at Port Isaac/Port Gaverne (cove beach), 4½ miles, or Polzeath (splendid sand/surf beach) and Rock (sandy beach, watersports, sailing school and St Enodoc golf course), 7. Camel Trail, 3.