Right on the banks of Dozmary Pool, a detached lakeside house with far-reaching views, converted from a stone barn, now thoroughly modernised and surrounded by a walled garden, offering fantastic peace and tranquillity (only one other residence near). This is a glorious waterside place for wild swimming, informal fishing, fun with your boat and all sorts of outdoor larks. The occasional horse rider or walker may pass, but here are mostly the sounds of nature (skylarks, water fowl, buzzards) and stunning night skies. Four hundred yards of hardcore drive to large car/boat parking area. Glazed doors into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with granite worktops, slate floor, TV/DVD and woodburner. Ground-floor double bedroom (5' bed, limited clothes-hanging space) with lake views and en suite shower-room (suite). Stairs up to two twin bedrooms, one with door to terrace (table/chairs) and the other with view of the lake; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Washing machine and tumble drier in laundry/utility room. Arrival after 4.30pm. For fabulous Swallows and Amazons adventures, or simply soaking up the peace and silence, this is the place to be.
Dozmary Pool: lake on Bodmin Moor steeped in legend of King Arthur and Excalibur, now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, good for paddling, fishing, kayaking, walking and wildlife watching. Jamaica Inn, made famous by du Maurier's tale of smugglers, at Bolventor, 1¼ miles; St Neot (pub, church), 5; Bodmin (town), 12. The sea at Trebarwith Strand, 20 miles.
Three bedrooms. 2 x twin, one with door to terrace, bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. 1 x ground floor king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Open plan living area, with sitting area with wood burning stove, kitchen and dining area.
DOZMARY POOL The vast and rugged Bodmin Moor, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, forms over 150 square miles of striking, rocky landscape, with much of it declared a Site of Specific Scientific Importance. This ancient location is home to mystical standing stones, old buildings dating from medieval times and thousands of years’ worth of tin mining heritage. There are plenty of beautiful walks to discover, with challenging climbs up some of the tallest spots in Cornwall, offering fantastic far-reaching views towards both the north and south coast on fine days.
This property offers the following short breaks: