About 2 miles from St Kew is Tretawn, a handsome, detached, Grade II* listed, 16th/17th cent. manor house surrounded by 5 acres of garden and woodland with big, wide sweeping gravel forecourt. It forms part of the Lamellen Estate which is still managed by its Cornish owners. Doubtless only the Cornish language was heard within its thick walls during those early centuries and probably a few barrels of fine French brandy were left in its secret places, safe from the Customs men - a time when everyone, from magistrates to tin miners, was involved in a little alternative income!It is 100 yards back from the A39, with huge lawn at the back (fields beyond) with garden furniture, barbecue, Wendy house and adjacent barns housing an indoor heated swimming pool (28' x 14' x 4' deep, changing room, loo, poolside shower) and games area (table tennis, full-sized snooker table, darts, TV, larder fridge, sink). Partly covered dog run (15' x 5'). Inside, big and roomy with ample space for everyone. Fine open porch to hall; to the left, big living room, separated from the hall by Elizabethan oak panelling, with fireplace (woodburner), TV/Sky/DVD and huge mullioned windows (window seats); to the right of the hall, snug/reading room (TV/DVD) with electric flame-effect fire. Double doors from living room to substantial dining room and then to big kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas Aga, electric cooker; boot room (fridge-freezer) with door to garage; shower-room (suite). Along the back of the house, large play area-cum-hall with woodburner and door to garden terrace (bench/seats); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, sink, loo).Two staircases (original steep spiral with rope rail and conventional) up to family bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and seven bedrooms:- Huge double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) up 3 steps with TV and 4 steps into en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) - Big double (6' bed) up 2 steps with TV and 2 steps down to en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath)- Child’s single, accessed via these two big doubles (lockable door to each)- Twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with TV and en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath)- Double (5' bed) with TV- Room with four singles (truckles)- Twin (truckle)Hot water and heating by biomass boiler. Spring water. Pub, shop, garage, ¼ mile. Arrival after 3.30pm. Damages Deposit £500. An exceptional family house with lots of room outside for energetic youngsters, very private and in a brilliant position for Rock, Port Isaac and Padstow.
St Kew: little village (good food pub, medieval church) amid trees in a valley, off the beaten track. Golf, 1 mile. Sea at Port Isaac/Port Gaverne (cove beach), 3½ miles, or Polzeath (splendid sand/surf beach), 5½, or Rock (sandy beach, watersports, sailing school and St Enodoc golf course), 4½. Camel Trail, 4 miles.
Seven bedrooms: two super king size doubles both with en suite bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC, (one of these a zip-linked double bed or twin), a child’s single, a further double, a twin with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, another twin and a room with four single beds. A family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC on this floor plus a ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Snug/reading room. Dining room. Boot room. Play area-cum-hall with wood burning stove. Utility room. Indoor swimming pool and games room in adjacent barn.
ST KEW Port Isaac 4 miles ; Wadebridge 4 miles ; Bodmin 10 miles Not far from Port Isaac, St Kew is a small village – the first recorded in Cornwall! - on the north Cornish coast. The village church dates from the fifteenth century and is home to some remarkable stained glass windows. Also in St Kew is a traditional village pub and a golf course, and there is a donkey sanctuary at St Kew Highway. The St Kew Inn also dates from the fifteenth century, and boasts a lovely open fire in winter and a pretty beer garden for sunshine drinks in the summer. There are some lovely walks in the countryside surrounding St Kew, including a circular route through the river valleys.
This property offers the following short breaks: