A real find for those who want to be off the beaten track, The Old Engine House is found in a tiny hamlet equidistant from both north and south Cornish coasts. With his friendly dog Fred, the Owner lives next door; his carpentry workshop is beyond the cottage, topped with an old mine engine house chimney. The cottage benefits from solar panels for electricity and hot water, and a wood-burner warms the ground floor sitting-room. Also downstairs are a dining-room, kitchen and a modern shower-room, with a pretty bedroom up the open-sided stairs. There is a natural wild garden outside, and a deck for guests' use. For the cyclists amongst you, the new 'Cycle Lanhydrock' centre is a mile down the road.