About 2 miles from St Kew and St Tudy, a fine Victorian gate lodge about 30' back from a beautifully wooded (bluebells in April/May) stretch of the A39, a Lamellen Estate property. It is screened by rhododendron and oak trees. The River Allen and a leat surround its mostly lawned garden (tyre swing), creating an island effect and providing 'Swallows and Amazons' opportunities for older children. It was built to safeguard the entrance to the main house and its 18 acres of gardens, full of magnificent trees and shrubs collected since 1849, which you are welcome to roam. Also, 80 acres of private woodland and riverbanks to walk and cycle.
Inside, unfussy decor, comfortable and very private, low ceilings downstairs (6'3"). Living room (woodburner, TV/DVD) and small dining room/snug (TV/DVD), both with view to garden; fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier) with door to private enclosed patio; loo. Upstairs, three bedrooms – a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin, TV), a double (5' bed), and a single; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Spring water. Discounts available for parties of 4 or fewer from November to March (please ask us). A must for gardeners.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 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|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||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 3.5 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 Kew: little village (good food pub, medieval church) amid trees in a valley, off the beaten track. Golf, 1 mile. Sea at Port Isaac/Port Gaverne (cove beach), 3½ miles, or Polzeath (splendid sand/surf beach), 5½, or Rock (sandy beach, watersports, sailing school and St Enodoc golf course), 4½. Camel Trail, 4 miles.