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The Old Reading Room

Ladock, Cornwall (Ref. 1000630)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Smith

    “Really beautiful cottage is a quiet but central location to explore rest of cornwall”

    - Miss Smith, October 2020

The property

The Old Reading Room is an exquisite and historic Arts and Crafts-era property poised on a mediaeval bridge in the pretty village of Ladock, aside the upper reaches of the Tresillian River.

Charmingly stylish and beautifully restored to a high standard, this retreat dates from 1887.

Built of local stone, it boasts a decked balcony beside the shallow river with its restful and peaceful sounds.

Surrounded by a wrought iron balustrade, this outdoor area is fitted with furniture and a barbeque for enjoying a morning coffee and breakfast in the sunshine, relaxing during the day and/or savouring an al fresco romantic dinner.

The front enclosed courtyard, with its distinctive wide wooden door leads into the light and airy open-plan living space of the upper ground floor.

A chic kitchen with granite work surfaces has all the modern fittings and appliances.

Beyond a partial screen of shelves stocked with antiquarian books, a sitting area with leather sofas centres around a cosy wood-burning stove.

The dining area completes this charming, timber-vaulted socializing space.

A cast-iron spiral staircase leads to the whimsical mezzanine snug with a well-stocked library with two chaises longues for relaxing and/or listening to music.

The shabby chic, yet thoroughly modern shower room is conveniently placed on the ground floor.

An illuminated short flight of stairs leads down to the lower ground floor which reveals two generously-sized bedrooms with king-size and respectively twin beds along a delightful mix of eclectic country-style and vintage furnishings.

Also found on the lower ground floor is the luxury family bathroom which includes a marble washstand, freestanding bath and WC.

Ladock is a picturesque village equidistant from the beautiful beaches and coves on both the North and South coasts of Cornwall with a 12th century parish church to visit nearby.

Truro, the capital of Cornwall with its majestic Gothic cathedral is less than 8 miles.

For historical attractions within the village, there is the wonderful parish church of St Ladoca, a Grade I listed property dating to the 13th century.

Ladock is just 7 miles from Lord Falmouth’s Tregothnan Estate, home to the largest heritage gardens of Cornwall and the first tea grower in England.

Also nearby is the popular holiday destination of the Roseland Peninsula, with traditional fishing villages, sandy beaches, historic smuggling coves, and St. Mawes yachting harbour overlooked by its mediaeval fortress.

The charming Mevagissey with its quaint harbour and art galleries is within easy reach.

For fabulous surf, Fistral Beach in Newquay is within 11 miles and the vast stretch of sands at Perranporth with a café and bar are another great venue.

Swim, visit beautiful gardens, walk the stunning coastal paths, play golf, hire bicycles – there is so much to see and do.

After a day filled with adventures you may return to the village pub, just paces from your holiday cottage, to sample glorious food from its Michelin-star chef.

The Old Reading Room makes the most perfect base for couples, family and friends seeking to explore and discover the many attractions of idyllic Cornwall.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x lower ground floor king-size and 1 x twin
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with a bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Mezzanine snug.
  • Gas central heating, under floor heating and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Public car park nearby
  • Rear balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mins walk
  • Note: Please supervise children on the balcony and spiral staircase to mezzanine snug.

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About the location


Grampound Road 2.1 miles; Probus 3.2 miles; Truro 7 Miles.

Ladock is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England. Historically, this village used to be two small settlements. Today, it hosts a small selection of village stores and a local pub, ideal for every taste and budget. In the neighbouring towns and villages, you will find a wider selections of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops to suit your needs. You can enjoy many excellent walks and cycle routes nearby, with access into many coastal towns and villages offering lovely sandy beaches with surfing opportunities. Historically, the largest gold nugget found in Cornwall, was located in the village of Ladock, back in 1802, and now sits on display in the Truro Museum. There are many nearby historical attractions including the parish Church of St Ladoca, with its west tower having been built from granite blocks. The ideal village for exploring all Cornwall has to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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