A mile from St Kew and its excellent pub, deep in little lanes, a handsome detached cottage converted from barns which served the beautiful main farmhouse (100 yards), all believed to have medieval origins. To the front and sides, a large, enclosed, mostly lawned garden (table/chairs) shaded by mature trees, with lovely long views over sheep and cattle-grazed pasture. Inside, elegant and roomy with knobbly walls, deep-set windows and a few exposed beams. From garden, door (6'4" lintel) and 2 steps up to big open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, small freezer, fridge, electric cooker, spin drier) with woodburner and TV/DVD; loo. Stairs (stairgate) up to three bedrooms - a double (5' bed) with French windows to steps down to garden, a room with double and single bed, and a single (limited clothes-hanging space); bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Chapel Amble (PO/shop, good food pub), 1 mile. A wonderfully quiet spot, a few miles from lovely Port Isaac and the popular sand/surf beach at Polzeath.
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.
Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with French windows to garden, 1 x family room with double and single beds, 1 x single. Open-plan living area with sitting area with wood burning stove, kitchen and dining area. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor WC and basin.
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.