About 2 miles from St Tudy and St Kew, a strikingly handsome, Grade II listed, detached Victorian house with granite mullioned windows and gorgeous long views over its 18 acres of woodland gardens and grounds with well known collection of camellia, rhododendron, magnolia, conifer and other species of plants and trees enthusiastically collected and grown in the last century. Lamellen House is reached by 500 yards of drive. There is an entry in the Domesday Book of a house on the site, the present one having been built in 1849 on the site of its 17th cent. predecessor. Generations of the same family have lived in and loved this very special house. It is part of the Lamellen Estate.To one side, an indoor heated swimming pool (40' x 20') with changing room, shower, two loos, kitchen (dishwasher, big American ice-making fridge, electric range-style cooker). Along one side of the pool, tables/chairs shaded by vast indoor grapevine and, outside, sheltered paved patio (table/chairs) and little lawn with Wendy house. Beyond are a parapet, expansive lawns and a lake (unfenced, small children should be supervised). Two barbecues. All-weather tennis court,100 yards from the house.Fine porch into large entrance hall and inner hall which, in typical Victorian style, has a fascinating collection of stuffed birds and animals with two magnificent tigers up the wide sweeping staircase; the entrance hall has toys and doubles as a play area. Cellar for wetsuits and wet weather gear. Two comfy elegant living rooms (one with Beckstein grand piano) with beautiful fireplaces (open fires), mullioned windows with leaded lights and lovely garden views. Dining room with door to garden. Large kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, huge fridge-freezer, Aga, electric cooker/hob) with larder. Billiard room (10' x 5' table). Study/dog room with computer, colour printer and French windows to patio. Loo; back lobby for boots/coats.Upstairs, seven bedrooms, most with granite mullioned windows and leaded lights:- Double (6' half-tester bed) with dressing room and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) which is also en suite (two doors) to:- Twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with washbasin- Double with beautifully carved 5'6" half-tester bed made in 1640, cot area and en suite bathroom (suite)- Twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite)- Twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite, second door to landing)- Single with fold-out bed and washbasin- Room with three singles (truckle) and washbasin, best for childrenLarge shower-room (suite) and back stairs. Loo.10 TVs/Sky/2 DVDs. Heating and hot water by biomass boiler. Spring water. Within the extensive grounds are the owners’ more modest dwelling and The Lodge (P9) at the entrance to the long drive (500 yards away). Damages Deposit £500. Arrival after 3.30pm.
An exceptional house.
St Tudy: little village (good food pub, medieval church) off the beaten track. Golf, 2 miles. Sea at Port Isaac/Port Gaverne (cove beach), 4½ miles, or Polzeath (splendid sand/surf beach) and Rock (sandy beach, watersports, sailing school and St Enodoc golf course), 7. Camel Trail, 3.
Seven bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with dressing room and en suite bathroom, 1 x double with 5’6" bed and en suite bathroom, 1 x king-size double with en suite bathroom. 2 x twin (zip-linkable to 6' double on request) one with en suite bathroom, one with washbasin. 1 x family room with twin stacker bed and additional single and washbasin, best for children. 1 x single with fold-out bed and washbasin. Two sitting rooms (one with grand piano) with open fires and garden views. Dining room. Large kitchen with Aga. Billiard room (10’ x 5’ table). Study/dog room with computer. Shower-room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor WC and basin.
St Tudy The pretty north Cornish village of St Tudy is situated in the heavily wooded, River Camel valley, 2 miles from popular Port Isaac.
This property offers the following short breaks: