Goonreeve House is a lovely example of a traditional Cornish granite-built house, perfect for families with its big rooms, high ceilings and wonderfully comfortable accommodation.
Found in a delightful country lane just outside the bustling maritime town of Falmouth, it offers rural tranquility combined with easy access to all parts of the county and with the pretty Cathedral City of Truro just minutes away. Tall windows look out over the big walled garden, a lovely place for children to play.
Great care has been taken to update Goonreeve House while retaining its original charm, so inglenook fireplaces and stripped pine floorboards mix happily with a fully equipped kitchen and wireless broadband, making this a delightful holiday home.
An impressive driveway leads up to the granite-pillared entrance of Goonreeve House, with plenty of lawns for chasing around on and tucked away corners for games of hide-and-seek. Gated off from the quiet lane, this is the perfect place for children and dogs to have fun and let off steam.
The attractive sitting-room is spacious and light, with a wood-burner effect oil-fired stove housed in the large inglenook fireplace. The kitchen is small but fully equipped, and the dining-room has a wood-burner and large dining-table, perfect for happy family meals.
Upstairs the bathroom is fitted with an original double-ended claw-foot bath as well as a separate shower cubicle. The generously-sized bedrooms have stripped pine floorboards and are tastefully furnished and decorated. All the rooms look out over the big walled garden and its lawns, trees and shrubs.
Local lanes are great for walking and cycling with Mylor Yacht Harbour a lovely destination to head towards, where a lovely cafe and popular bistro offer sustenance as a reward. The easy access to good roads mean the beaches, marinas, water sports facilities and university campus in Falmouth are just minutes away, while the beautiful Helford valley, numerous Cornish gardens and the rugged cliffs and surfing beaches of the north coast are all within a few miles.
Goonreeve House is a wonderful holiday home lovingly looked after by the welcoming owner, who lives in the adjoining house which faces to the rear and has its own entrance to ensure total privacy for guests.
Sitting-room with TV, video, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner effect oil-fired stove
Step to Dining-room with CD, tape player and wood-burner
Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (supplied from Owner's house)
- Oil for stove
The south-facing aspect of the house means plenty of light in all the rooms.
The sitting-room is spacious and filled with light.
The dining-room is perfect for leisurely family meals.
A welcoming treat on arrival.
The garden is a lovely place to relax and enjoy meals in the sunshine.
The entrance driveway.
Goonreeve House is a lovely old granite farmhouse.
The spacious sitting-room.
The kitchen is small but well-equipped.
Colourful tiles brighten the kitchen.
Bedroom 1 is very spacious and provides a cot for babies.
All the bedrooms look out over the garden.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
A lovely original fireplace in Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds.
A lovely old rocking horse guards the landing upstairs.
The big claw-foot bath in the bathroom.
There is a separate shower cubicle in the bathroom.
Mylor Yacht Harbour is close to the cottage, a scenic destination for a cycle ride or walk.
You cannot get lost in Mylor Yacht Harbour! The Seafood Restaurant and Castaways bar are very popular.
The famous (and award-winning) 13th Century Pandora Inn at nearby Restronguet, right on the water with wonderful views.
The pontoon at the Pandora Inn is a great spot for meals with tables set at the far end (children have lots of fun crabbing from the pontoon too!).
Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth - a short drive away.
Swanpool beach is the opposite side of Falmouth.
Ferries sail from nearby Falmouth to Truro, St Mawes and the Helford River.
Porthtowan beach is lifeguard protected from Easter to October.
Fabulous clifftop walks on the north coast.
Chapel Porth on the north coast - a renowned surfing beach.