With its friendly pub and village shop, Stithians lies just 20 minutes’ drive from Falmouth, Helston or Truro and, with the north coast also within easy reach by car, this is a great base for exploring Cornwall. The nearby reservoir is ideal for walking, bird watching, watersports and fishing, and after all that activity the lakeside pub offers welcome refreshment! At the village centre, Blythe is an unexpectedly spacious, 200 year old semi-detached cottage, recently renovated to blend traditional character with all the modern comforts you might expect. What's more, it has a large back garden where the raised lawn provides plenty of space for children to play, with paved paths and steps leading down to an extremely private, sun-trap patio.
French doors open from the patio into the sun-room, which has a shower-room at one end and a useful utility-room at the other leading into the light, open beamed kitchen/dining-room – the sociable heart of the cottage. In the sitting-room next door the antique desk is ideal for using your laptop, and the snug is perfect for a quiet read by the wood-burner. Steep cottage stairs lead from the snug up to the bathroom and two bedrooms, one very spacious with a king-size sleigh bed, the second with versatile 'zip and link' beds. Stithians village not only has a friendly pub The Seven Stars near the church and a second The Golden Lion by the lake, but also a well stocked Costcutter shop on the outskirts of the village with an off license and a second general store. And when you want to venture further afield, the cathedral city of Truro and maritime town of Falmouth are both within ten miles of the cottage.
Snug with wood-burner
Sitting-room with TV and DVD player
Step to Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and DAB radio/CD player/iPod dock
Utility-room with fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (5' double or 2'6" twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care on the garden steps.
- Regret no pets
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 350 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
At the heart of the village and almost 200 years old, semi-detached Blythe has recently been completely renovated.
The unexpectedly spacious sitting-room at the centre of the cottage has the kitchen on one side and the cosy snug on the other.
The snug which has stairs to the first floor, has a warming wood-burner in the old stone inglenook which is perfect for those cooler evenings.
The view across the back garden from Bedroom 1.
Looking through to the utility room which leads you also to the back door, the sun-room and ground floor shower-room.
The kitchen is well designed, modernised in harmony with the character of the cottage.
The sun-room links the ground floor shower-room and the rest of the cottage and gives access to the garden.
There is a central cooker hood suspended above the hob - tall people please be aware!
A great room for games or to watch a movie or two.
Looking through to the snug from the sitting-room.
Spacious Bedroom 1 is furnished with a king-size sleigh bed.
With two windows, the double bedroom is lovely and light.
Bedroom 2 has versatile 'zip and link' beds, shown here made up as a 5' double but they can also be two single beds (suitable for children).
The bathroom on the first floor.
The cottage is comfortably furnished with thoughtful touches throughout.
The staircase is typical of an older cottage, fairly steep and turning half way up - mind your head if you're tall!
The wood-burner will keep you cosy and snug on those cold dark winter days and evenings.
The front entrance porch leads into the snug.
Looking through from the sitting-room to the kitchen/dining-room, please note that there is a step down between the two rooms.
The shower-room is on the ground floor and has a large double cubicle.
A little stone seat has been built into one of the retaining walls.
Double doors open out to the patio.
A real sun-trap, the patio is totally private and out of sight from the neighbouring properties.
Wide paved steps lead up to the lawn (please take care).
The raised lawn provides plenty of space for children to play (please take care with toddlers on the steps).
Looking across the lawn, the rural landscape surrounding the village can be seen between neighbouring rooftops.
From the parking-area a flight of stone steps leads from outside the back door up to the back garden.
The 'sunken' patio is a very private, sunny spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or supper outside.
Even looking down from the lawn, the patio is almost out of sight!
Why not spend Christmas in this lovely cosy cottage.
Christmas dinner with family or friends before a walk around the village or watching a few repeats on the TV!
There is plenty of parking space beside the cottage; reversing into it will make it easier coming out.
The front of this beautifully refurbished, surprisingly spacious old cottage.
Stithians Reservoir lies just outside the village.
Looking across the reservoir from the southern side, towards the Watersports Centre and The Golden Lion pub on the northern shore.
One of Falmouth's fabulous beaches, Gyllyngvase, is about 20 minutes away by car.
A view of the scenic Helford River, also under half an hour's drive away.
Stithians is ideally central for exploring the area - a 15 minute drive takes you to Helston, with Porthleven's picturesque harbour a few minutes further on.
On the north coast, Portreath's sandy beach is great for families.
The spectacular beach at Godrevy, at the eastern end of St Ives Bay, is also within half an hour's drive - you will be spoilt for choice of where to go each day!