40B Bodmin Road

St. Austell, Cornwall (Ref. 946050)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • JYorks
    July 2017
    tripadvisor rating
    “A quirky property, lots of space, convenient location”
    This house has loads of space, which is surprising as it only sleeps 4 people. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, the bathroom is large and clean, and there is a walk-in wardrobe/dressing room (so no need for clutter in the bedrooms!). Downstairs there is a huge reception hall, a small (and rather dark) lounge (we didn't use it, but it would probably be lovely and cosy in the winter as it has a working fire), a second small reception room (leading out to the garden), and a huge ...
    This house has loads of space, which is surprising as it only sleeps 4 people. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, the bathroom is large and clean, and there is a walk-in wardrobe/dressing room (so no need for clutter in the bedrooms!). Downstairs there is a huge reception hall, a small (and rather dark) lounge (we didn't use it, but it would probably be lovely and cosy in the winter as it has a working fire), a second small reception room (leading out to the garden), and a huge kitchen. We spent most of our time in the kitchen - it's lovely and light and spacious. The decor is unusual and very quirky. There are various sculptures and objets d'art around the place, all in a very unusual style. This makes the property unsuitable for small children or pets as the items are breakable. If you like your holiday home to be sleek and modern, this is definitely not the place for you, but if you like something a little bit different, you'll probably love it. The garden is quiet and secluded (despite being near a main road - it has big walls around it) and a real sun-trap in good weather. There is no shade outside, but I moved a chair next to the garden door/window inside (it's an unusual window which opens in two different ways so also functions as a door) and had my little reading nook inside, in the shade, but open to the air and with a full view of the garden - it was delightful. Although there is a parking space outside, it's up a steep, narrow lane and I found it rather tight for our large car (a people carrier). But there is a pay-and-display carpark two minutes walk away which we used instead for most of our stay - it's quite cheap, free overnight (6pm - 9am), and has a parking app available so you can pay by phone and not have to worry about having enough change.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Perfectly located for touring all of Cornwall and situated close to the Eden Project and the historic harbour village of Charlestown, is this wonderfully, quirky and spacious house set off a quiet lane yet in the centre of the old market town of St Austell on the south coast of Cornwall.

Parking behind the house you enter down a few steps into the courtyard and then into this delightful holiday home passing through the kitchen and dining area into the magnificent hallway.

The character here exudes throughout with many curios and a collection of art assembled by the owners’ over many years.

The main sitting room is both comfortable and welcoming with a woodburner to complete the most cosy feeling.

The second sitting room leads out to the relaxing garden and patio, and upstairs are two double bedrooms, a dressing room and a shower room with a large walk-in shower.

Of an evening a short walk will take you into the town centre with a selection of pubs and restaurants to suit all.

With a fine choice of beaches close by, this area is often referred to as the 'Cornish Riviera' with superb coastal walking, as well as villages such as Charlestown and Mevagissey well worth visiting.

This really is an excellent and comfortable base for a holiday.

Accommodation

Two double bedrooms. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen and dining area. Two sitting rooms (one with woodburner).

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburner available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk.

About the location

ST. AUSTELL

Charlestown 2 miles; Carlyon Bay 3 miles; Mevagissey 6 miles; Fowey 8 miles.

The old market town of St. Austell lies just a few miles from the south coast, and is famous for its China Clay mining history. Today, home to numerous beaches and sub tropical gardens, it is a popular place for tourists, and families, with plenty to see and do. Get back to nature with the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the ever-popular Eden Project, perfect for a family day out, or discover the delights of Caerhays Castle and Garden, flourishing in the maritime climate. Home to the St. Austell Brewery, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while sampling the delights of the local beer, after a tour of the Victorian brewery, and for those who love the surf and sand, St. Austell has plenty of both to choose from. Visit the beautiful sandy beach at Porthpean, or spend time at Carlyon Bay with its ever-popular shingle beach, a favourite for sun worshippers, but if you prefer a dip in the water, Polkerris is the place for you. Situated in a safe cove, it is renowned for variety of watersports. Whether it’s sailing, windsurfing or swimming you're looking for, Polkerris Beach has it all. Charlestown is a pretty, historical port just two miles away, famous for its collection of tall ships riding at anchor in the harbour, and is well worthy of a visit whilst staying in St. Austell. A short drive will take you to fashionable Fowey or the fishing port of Mevagissey, and with lots to do, and something to keep the whole family entertained, St. Austell is a great year round location.

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