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The School House

St Mabyn, Cornwall (Ref. 1064887)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link can be king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs (4k Smart TV), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating and warm outside tap
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Children below the age of 10 are not permitted at this property due to the open-tread spiral staircase, it may also be unsuitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Found in the charming, small village of St Mabyn in the heart of the Cornish countryside is this lovely two-bedroom, terraced cottage, The School House.

Perfect for a couple or a group of four with their canine companions to spend a wonderful holiday full of local walks, touring adventures and trips to the coast as well as a visit to the nearby Cider Farm where you can find freshly made Cider and apple juice.

Enjoy returning to the comfort of The School House after a busy day, sinking into one of the sitting room sofas with the woodburning stove adding warmth in winter, you can flick on the TV and switch off.

Head through the amply-equipped kitchen to find all you need for preparing your favourite home-cooked treats, with an electric oven and hob, fridge and a handy dishwasher all at your fingertips.

Discover a delightful bedroom on the ground floor, home to two single beds which can be linked together to be a king-size on request should your group require it, served by the ground-floor shower room, making it great for those who prefer not to tackle the stairs.

Couples are sure to love the beautiful master bedroom, reached via the attractive open-tread spiral staircase, bringing you up to characterful A-frame beams, Velux windows with views to the moors, a double bed; with a TV for lazy mornings and your own en-suite shower room to freshen up in.

Just minutes away on foot are the village amenities, with a community run shop and Post Office providing access to all of the essentials, whilst the The St Mabyn Inn & Restaurant is a wonderful local, serving seasonal and locally sourced dishes along with thirst-quenching local ales.

The School House is perfect for bringing your dog on holiday with you thanks to the excellent access to the local fields and countryside, with a footpath close by to hop on and begin exploring and a warm outside tap to wash the dogs off after.

Take a trip to the grand Georgian house of Pencarrow House & Garden, home to a notable art and antiques collection as well as beautiful formal gardens, perfect for an afternoon outing.

For spectacular views of the countryside take a journey along the Camel Train a 18 mile multi-use route with minimal traffic, smooth and level surface this route follows an old disused railway line that linked London to the Southwest within a 5 minute drive of the property.

Head into Bodmin Moor and discover endless natural beauty with Cardinham Woods, Lavethan Wood, Hawks Tor, King Arthur's Hall and Golitha Falls being just a few stunning places to head to on your adventures.

Spend a day on the coast at Polzeath Beach, a popular spot for surfers and families with plenty of shoreline to spread out on, taking a stroll along the South West Coast Path to Pentire Point and The Rumps where you might spot seals and peregrine falcons.

Head North along the coast to Port Isaac, Just over 7 miles from the property this charming fishing village is home to Doc Martin the BBC series and has a welcoming feeling from the vibrant community that live here.

This picturesque fishing village is filled with traditional white washed cottages and windy roads that lead to the harbour with much of the surrounding area being considered an Area of outstanding natural beauty and is a perfect way for the family to spend a glorious summer afternoon.

A short car journey take you to the Elizabethan quay at Boscastle is day not to be missed, surrounded by steep cliffs this unspoilt harbour village filled with lovely tea rooms and traditional stone built cottages and shops with much of the land in and around Boscastle owner by the National Trust with walks to suit everyone from a stroll around the harbour or a longer coastal walk and Valency Valley there really is something for everyone Enjoy a wonderful stay exploring Cornwall from The School House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Morgans

    “Facility for parking was not great.”

    Would suggest you advertise reversing up lane for parking purposes.

    Would suggest you advertise reversing up lane for parking purposes. Thanks to David, my wife left her credit cards which he posted quickly

    - Mr Morgans, June 2021

    Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay at The School House, as well as your top scores for the cleanliness, facilities and the comfort of the property. We are sorry to hear that you had difficulty with the narrow lane, this has never been brought to our attention before and we've never had to reverse up the lane to park ourselves. If you had contacted us we would have been more than happy to advise of the best way to park at the property. - Sykes owner relations

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About the location


Wadebridge 4.3 miles; Bodmin 6.7 miles; Padstow 12.4 miles

A civil parish and village resting in the heart of Cornwall, St Mabyn can be found sitting in close reach of both the coast and countryside delights of the county. A picturesque village, the area is also home to the hamlet of Longstone. with its name deriving from a standing stone which was broken up for gateposts around the year 1850, as well as manor houses including Tregarden, Tredethy, Helligan Barton and Colquite, there's plenty of scenic wonder to be discovered in the area. The village is host to a modest selection of amenities, including the St Mabyn Inn serving good food and drink, as well as there being a Post Office and general store, perfect for any self-catered getaway. A wider host of wonderful amenities and attractions can be found in close reach, including Pencarrow House & Gardens sitting on the fringes of Bodmin Moor, it's a Cornish Georgian delight offering 50 acres to explore as well as the house boasting beautiful art and antiques, it's well-worth a visit. Venture to the centre of Bodmin, where you can find the even more spectacular tourist attraction of the Lanhydrock National Trust, a late Victorian country house with gardens and a wooded estate to explore, or choose to unravel the history of the town at Bodmin Jail and Cornwall's Regimental Museum. The town also offers plenty of walking routes, including routes to the spectacle of the Bodmin Beacon, the Camel Trail and Tamar Valley, as well as the national forest of Cardinham Woods being perfect for a leisurely stroll. Visit the coast of Padstow to find even more enticing history surrounding its maritime past, as well as sea life safaris and a wide selection of waterfront restaurants to choose from. In easy reach of many of Cornwall's beautiful beaches including Polzeath, Par Sands and Fistral, St Mabyn is ideally situated for exploring the many wonders of this captivating region of England.

Region Information

Note: Children below the age of 10 are not permitted at this property due to the open-tread spiral staircase, it may also be unsuitable for those with limited mobility

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas