Part of the Lamellen Estate, the original Victorian gate house built to safeguard the entrance to the main house and its 18 acres of gardens, is now a comfortable and private holiday home.
Low ceilings, a wood burning stove and pretty cottage furnishings create a relaxed and ambient living space, comprising a nice sitting room, small dining room/snug and a fitted kitchen.
On the first floor are three bedrooms – two doubles and a single, all sharing a family bathroom.
Outside is a mostly lawned garden, screened by rhododendron and oak trees, bordered by the River Allen and a leat, creating an island effect.
You are of course welcome to wander and explore the 18 acres of estate gardens, full of magnificent trees and shrubs collected since 1849.
Nearby is the huge sandy beach at Polzeath - ideal for surfing or family days in the sun, Port Isaac of Doc Martin fame, and Boscastle with its witchcraft museum and pretty harbour.
Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, (6' zip-linked bed or twin on request), 1 x king-size double, 1 x single. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Dining room/snug. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower over basin and WC. Ground floor WC and basin.
About the location
Port Isaac 4 miles ; Wadebridge 4 miles ; Bodmin 10 miles
Not far from Port Isaac, St Kew is a small village – the first recorded in Cornwall! - on the north Cornish coast. The village church dates from the fifteenth century and is home to some remarkable stained glass windows. Also in St Kew is a traditional village pub and a golf course, and there is a donkey sanctuary at St Kew Highway. The St Kew Inn also dates from the fifteenth century, and boasts a lovely open fire in winter and a pretty beer garden for sunshine drinks in the summer. There are some lovely walks in the countryside surrounding St Kew, including a circular route through the river valleys.
Note: Sorry, no short breaks. Spring water.