A detached, 'upside down' cottage with super sea views down Morwenstow combe, converted from stables in a quiet spot at the top of a long drive to the old vicarage, built by Reverend Hawker (famous for introducing Harvest Festivals and helping shipwrecked mariners); the vicarage's chimneys are models of church towers. Footpath to the coast. Excellent seasonal tea rooms at the top of the drive and ¼ mile to a good food pub. In front of the cottage is your own garden (church fête held here and in vicarage gardens on 5 August). Three stone steps up to entrance. Slate-floored hall. Downstairs twin bedroom (TV) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and French windows to footpath. Stairs (top stairgate) up to living/dining room (TV/DVD) with wood floor and art deco low arched windows (fabulous valley-sea views); kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker); two more bedrooms - a double (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower), and a single with little en suite shower-room (suite) and Velux window (sloping ceiling). Use of three-quarter-size billiard room in owner's house (by arrangement). Sleeps maximum of 5, including babies. A popular cottage in exceptionally beautiful surroundings, a good place for scenic walks.
Morwenstow: high hamlet with fascinating church (legendary 19th cent. vicar), good food pub, acclaimed tea rooms, at the head of a combe to the sea (cliffs). Close to the highest cliffs in Cornwall (good walking, birdwatching). Nat. Trust owned cove beach, 2½ miles. Good pony-trekking nearby; Bude, 7 miles.
Three bedrooms: downstairs twin with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, and on the first floor a super king size double with en suite bathroom with roll-top bath, hand shower, basin and WC, and a single with en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC. Also on the first floor a sitting room with dining area, and a kitchen.
MORWENSTOW Kilkhampton 6 miles; Bude 10 miles. Morwenstow is a rural hamlet set within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately ten miles north of the coastal resort of Bude, complete with a well-respected pub. This breathtaking stretch of rugged coastline features delightful National Trust walks along the clifftops and through the woodlands within Coombe Valley, as well as numerous coves including Duckpool, Stanbury and Marsland Mouth. There is plenty of history to discover around the parish church regarding the renowned Reverend Hawker, a notable figure from Cornwall's past. Six miles away, the self-contained village of Kilkhampton offers day-to-day shopping facilities, a cafe and a pub.