Bedroom 2Zip and link
The Gatehouse is a beautiful single-storey detached cottage offering accommodation for families and couples, set in a tranquil countryside location between Falmouth and Truro.
There is level access from the parking-area into an open plan living-room where industrial lamps hang low and massive exposed beams in the high apex ceiling give a light and spacious feel. French doors open onto a terrace running the length of the cottage, where a private bubbling hot tub is set to look out over lawns and an orchard, with a sunken path leading to the shared indoor swimming pool beyond (you can book a 1.5 hour session per day, and the system is explained in the property).
Part of The Emerald – an award-winning eco development – the surrounding five acres houses five eco holiday homes together with a shared gym and woodland walks and a pretty ornamental lake. There is also a tennis court with all-level coaching available from an experienced national level player/coach (please book on-site on arrival). In addition, there is a dreamy new spa room offering CACI treatments which work to plump and tone the skin, as well as a bespoke massage service, both can be booked in advance of your stay. There are restaurants, shops and galleries five miles away in Falmouth or Truro and the superb north coast surfing beaches are just 20 minutes by car.
The Gatehouse exudes quality as soon as you walk into the open plan living-room, where limestone flooring has under-floor heating in the kitchen-area, granite work surfaces shine, and there is a big island kitchen unit. There is also an espresso machine, so bring your favourite pods with you. There are comfortable sofas, a Smart TV with Netflix, and an iPod dock for streaming music throughout the cottage.
The main bedroom has a super-king size bed and an en suite shower-room with under-floor heating and a walk-in drench-head shower, with doors out to the hot tub on the south-facing terrace. The second bedroom has 'zip and link' beds offering flexible accommodation, so ideal for both a couple or two sleeping separately. The family bathroom has under-floor heating and a luxurious double-ended claw-foot bath.
The Gatehouse is perfect for couples and families alike, and being close to the pool-house and gym will appeal to those who like active holidays.
Within the five acres of shared grounds is a solar farm which generates all the energy The Emerald needs. This award-winning development is the only truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country having been awarded Code 6 status, the highest possible grading for eco efficiency. There is also a useful Tesla charging point for electric cars at The Emerald (please bring your own adaptor for other makes). The owners politely ask that you state on arrival if you plan to take advantage of this service and to pay them via cash or bank transfer before departure.
The Gatehouse is a cottage-style property, set slightly apart from the hi-spec, super-insulated cedar-clad properties Fern (2825) and its semi-detached mirror-image Cedar (2824) for couples, Coast (2822) and Drift (2823) both accommodating six. The other properties are all accessible for wheelchairs, with level thresholds, ground floor bedrooms and double-width walk-in showers.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and iPod dock. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub/Outdoor bath
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Courtyard furniture
- Electric CH and partial under-floor heating (geothermal)
- Tesla charging point for electric cars at cost
- Use of pool, gym and tennis court
The Gatehouse is a wonderfully comfortable, well appointed single-storey property.
The lovely kitchen-area.
The dining-area in the open plan living-room.
Bedroom 1 has French doors out to the terrace and hot tub.
French doors lead out from the bedroom to the hot tub so you can just pop out and jump in!
Lovely Shaker-style kitchen units.
The Gatehouse is set within the five acres of The Emerald.
The kitchen is very well equipped.
The perfect spot for an afternoon treat...
Relax over a leisurely breakfast before going off to explore.
Looking through the front door into the open plan living-room.
Bedroom 1 has a super-king double bed (6').
The private hot tub.
Peeping into bedroom 1.
There is an en suite shower-room in bedroom 1.
The en suite shower-room to bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 has 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds.
The hot tub is right next to the cottage.
The family bathroom has a claw-foot bath.
Sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the birdsong.
The shared swimming pool.
The 15m heated indoor pool is just a short walk away and has a colour-changing light system - fabulous at night!
The gym is located in the pool house.
120 photovoltaic solar panels produce more than enough energy for all The Emerald's needs and the surplus is fed into the National Grid.
The pool-house is just beyond the orchard and looks fabulous lit up at night.
Beautiful blossom in the orchard in springtime.
The gorgeous gardens where you can sit and relax in the Cornish sun.
The children's play-area has a sturdy wooden play frame.
The communal tennis court and croquet lawn for outdoor fun.
The pergola is a lovely place to sit on a sunny day.
The ornamental lake is full of pretty fish.
The gardens are oh so pretty.
Cornwall's little city of Truro is within a short drive away too.
The sailing mecca of Falmouth is just a short drive away and has a plethora of independent shops, cafes and art galleries.
Hopping on the King Harry Ferry over to the Roseland is a fun trip.
Also a little further afield, you'll discover St Agnes, a vibrant and very colourful coastal village with a fantastic butcher, local craft shops, lots of delicious bistro's and cafés, and of course the fabulous beach that is Trevaunance Cove.
Why not venture a little futher and hire bicycles and ride from Wadebridge to Padstow on the infamous Camel Trail.