About 2½ miles from Ruan Lanihorne, an impressive cottage converted from a stone barn on a 370 acre working farm, surrounded by wooded valleys along which streams and creeks meander to the sea (Carne beach, 6 miles). It is part of the historic Tregothnan Estate, one of the largest country estates in Cornwall and with the only tea plantation in Britain. You are welcome to wander the farmland and enjoy magnificent views across the River Fal, and feed lambs at lambing time. The cottage adjoins the owners’ farmhouse, with your own good-sized enclosed lawned garden (picnic benches, barbecue) to the front and rear. Slate-floored entrance hall for coats/boots. Stairs (top stairgate) up to spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric oven) with high vaulted beamed ceilings, woodburner, TV/DVD, iPod dock and glazed door to 4 steps down to the back garden. Downstairs, three bedrooms - a double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower) and glazed door to garden, a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with glazed door to garden, and a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin); bathroom (suite with separate shower). Spring water. A great retreat for nearby beaches, simply relaxing or for walkers and wildlife lovers.
Ruan Lanihorne: pretty, rural village (church, award-winning pub) on the Roseland peninsula, surrounded by rolling hills between the rivers Fal and Ruan. Truro (cathedral city), 4 miles; St Mawes, 9. Many beautiful beaches within a short drive (Carne and Pendower, about 4 miles). Great gardens (Heligan, Trelissick, Caerhays Castle) within 10 miles.
Over two floors. Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en suite bathroom and glazed door to garden, 2 x double (6’ zip-linked bed or twin on request) one with glazed door to garden. First floor, open-plan living area with sitting area with high vaulted beamed ceilings and wood burning stove, kitchen and dining area. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.
Ruan Lanihorne Truro is the retail centre of Cornwall with a good range of independent shops as well as national stores all within a compact city centre. With its eclectic range of art galleries, bars, restaurants, cinema, theatre, museum and outstanding cathedral this small city is a superb year round destination