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The Old Well House

(Ref. 1095341)

St Day, near Porthtowan, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (7)
  • property (7)
  • well (6)
  • hosts (6)
  • everything (5)
  • location (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely surprise to find such a wonderful little cottage at short notice."

    Great hosts, who have created an amazing conversion from a former well house building. Conveniently located with some great walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Old Well House, Fire lit for us and a great welcome from our hosts."

    Loved the music room, where I could sit and read my book. Would definitely stay there again

    really appreciate your feedback ,hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "We would highly recommend this property."

    Lovely cosy property in a peaceful secluded position. Good central location for visiting Cornwalls attractions/ beaches/ seaside towns and gardens. The owners of the property Barry and Viv were lovely and greeted us with a friendly welcome on arrival.

    Reviewed by Alexis5.0Sep 2023

  • "PERFECT! Perfect accommodation, has everything you need to make your stay feel like home from home."

    Loved the unique quirkiness of the property with well equipped kitchen and chill out zone basement with lots of books, records and CDs to explore. Particularly enjoyed sitting on the upstairs balcony with a cup of tea taking in the tranquility of the surrounding countryside. Perfect location, close to invigorating walks, fantastic beaches, great shopping and plenty of places to eat. Also supermarkets for stocking up on supplies. Perfect for 4 legged friends as most places are dog friendly. Perfect hosts, very welcoming and informative, just sorry we couldn’t stay longer.

    Thanks for the great feedback hope you come again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "The accommodation and location was perfect for us and very peaceful and relaxing."

    Reviewed by Howard5.0May 2023

  • "Great location for touring and very friendly welcome."

    Two pubs within walking distance that are both friendly. Lots of local walks and old mines if you don’t want to drive, with Falmouth and Godrevy Lighthouse both short drives.

    Reviewed by Sujjad4.4Apr 2023

  • "A peaceful and well looked after property nice little touches on arrival."

    Would return again

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2022

  • "I had a very pleasant stay here."

    The owners very kindly left gifts of milk coffee and Prosecco. The cottage was kitted out with everything you needed even kitchen roll foil and clingfilm! Owners Barry and Viv were very nice hosts and welcomed me on arrival and provided insight into good places to visit. Would recommend it to everyone.

    Reviewed by Marguerite5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic place ."

    Loved it . Some problems locating it but once found it was great Great that take a pet...as pet friendly Which made our holiday prefect also special birthday for Me . . Everything was just right in cottage .

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really nice property; it certainly felt like "home" after a couple of days."

    It's unique in character and blends old and new really well. We spent a lot of free time just sitting on the balcony looking over the trees and fields. It has all the facilities 2 people could need for a holiday, as well as being very private and quiet, yet well within a short drive to nearby beaches. Would happily go again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a very quirky property that has been transformed into a lovely place to stay."

    It is furnished so you feel like you are at home and is centrally located for visiting a parts of Cornwall. At the end of the day you can come back and relax on the balcony. Would definitely stay again hosts make sure that everything is ok for you and recommend places to visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great time."

    Property is beautiful, very comfortable and well equipped and in a great location to explore the delights of Cornwall. Hosts were very welcoming. Excellent

    Reviewed by Chrstopher5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful unique property."

    Thoughtful host and very informative as to places to go. Fresh milk in the fridge , coffee and tea bags on the ready for that all important cupa once you arrive. Plus A welcome Bottle of Prececco. Beaches 10 mins by car or 40 mins by bike. Clean property, soft towels, firm comphy double bed. Just perfect for 2

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Brilliant, fabulous place, has everything you need, kitchen good, tv has netflix, amazon etc, log fire warms the place up in no time and is great to have."

    All in all great.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor snug with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, books, games, and record player with selection of records
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Front patio with bench
  • Rear graveled garden with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Please ensure that pets are kept downstairs
  • Note: There are steps down to the front door and throughout the property
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

St Day 1 mile, Porthtowan & Portreath beaches just a short drive away.

Set within the private grounds of a historic country estate near the owner's home in Scorrier, Cornwall, is this detached three-storey character property, The Old Well House.

Boasting a balcony with furniture, a quirky décor and a music room and library, this cottage provides a unique holiday experience in a beautiful area of Cornwall.

Approach by private lane, happen upon your home-from-home, and enter the stone and slate cottage into the kitchen, with an electric oven and hob, even a handy dishwasher to help with the cleaning up.

Steps lead up to the living/dining room where you can dine on your feast at the dining table for two, before settling down on the sofa to watch the Smart TV while the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Take the spiral staircase to the first floor where the double bedroom lies; rest your head on the plush bed, and when you wake freshen up in the en-suite shower room.

From here, make your way through the doors to a private balcony, equipped with garden furniture so you can enjoy the far reaching rural views with a glass of wine in hand.

From the exterior spiral stairs you can make your way down to the graveled garden area which also has seating.

Completing the cottage is the distinctive snug on the lower-ground floor, home to a sofa and an electric fire, perfect for cosying up with a loved one, along with books, games and record player with selection of records to keep you entertained.

If you prefer a night away from the kitchen take a walk along country lanes (torch provided is advisable) to Vogue where you will find The Star Inn which boasts good food.

The perfect escape awaits you at The Old Well House.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1007150 together sleeping six guests.

Poppyfield Stables & The Old Well House

The cottages are a fabulous duo of cottages resting on the Scorrier House historic estate, just outside of St Day in Cornwall. With private south facing balconies, off-road parking, and within easy reach of local amenities and sweeping coastlines, these rural retreats are an ideal escape for a holiday in one of Cornwall's most idyllic spots. Central and conveniently located, minutes drive from the north coast and Porthtowan surfing beach, with two bars and shops, and 20 minutes drive to Falmouth on the south coast and gateway to west Cornwall. This traditional setting offers guests peace and tranquility, close to the Bissoe and Portreath cycle trail. The area will please walkers, cyclists, surfers and those looking for an alternative true Cornish location, the ideal spot for exploring. The owners who live in the neighbouring property can offer local advice for a memorable holiday experience. Within a short drive is the iconic 14th-century Carn Brea Castle, which has been made an UNESCO world heritage site. The restaurant inside the castle is a unique place to dine and the views are jaw-dropping: reaching for miles in clear weather. Also found close by, Tehidy has the largest area of woodland in Cornwall to explore, plus an 18-hole golf course. In nearby St Day is a traditional butcher, shops, pub/restaurant and post office and an excellent pub in the next village of Vogue, only 10 minutes walk via country lanes. A little further afield are the world class beaches, picturesque harbour, independent shops, local galleries, and foodie restaurants at St Ives. The vibrant maritime town of Falmouth, home to Henry’s VIII’s Pendennis Castle, The National Maritime Museum and one of the world’s deepest harbours is only 20 minutes by car and well worth a visit. Hop on a passenger ferry to the exclusive waterfront town of St Mawes, the National Trust’s Trelissick Gardens, the cathedral city of Truro and the famous Helford Passage and Frenchman’s Creek. Make memories to last a lifetime at Poppyfield Stables and The Old Well House. These properties can be booked together sleeping six guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthtowan 5 miles; Portreath 6 miles; Truro 7 miles; St Ives 20 miles; Falmouth 10 miles.

St Day was originally named after the little known Saint Day or Dye (better known in Brittany). The village now has a pub and convenience store, as well as a granite, gothic-style church dating back to 1828. Six miles away is the popular village of Portreath which attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese takeaway, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 7 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast to Gwithian and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas