Less than three miles from beautiful Talland Bay and the historic fishing village of Polperro, this gorgeous Grade II Listed, 17th Century farmhouse is a truly wonderful holiday base for those who love luxury and elegant style. Beamed ceilings, sash windows and exposed stone walls are reminders of a bygone age, and the two separate staircases provide ample opportunity for chasing impish children around in circles! Approached along its own private drive, Cardwen Farmhouse has extensive lawns and a patio-area looking out over a shallow pool which is edged with majestic gunnera and water reeds. The stunning coastline will surely beckon, with beaches and the coastal footpath within easy reach, and shark fishing trips from nearby Looe.
The big limestone-floored kitchen/dining-room is the heart of the house and a lovely gathering place, with the kitchen-area equipped with granite work surfaces, colour-changing spotlights, an electric range cooker and all the cooking equipment you could need. The dining-area has a sturdy farmhouse table and windows looking out to the sheltered rear courtyard and gardens. The drawing-room is wonderfully elegant with velvet sofas and a massive inglenook fireplace with a chunky electric wood-burner effect stove (all the benefits of a wood-burner without the work and mess!). With four double bedrooms, two en suite shower-rooms, a family bathroom and a separate cloakroom there will be no queues in the mornings so you'll soon be ready to head off and explore. The beautifully landscaped grounds, over two acres in total, are abundantly planted and include over 60 varieties of camellia as well as many different rhododendrons, azaleas and shrubs and several lawned areas, and are shared with neighbouring Cardwen Cottage (977), Benson's Cottage (978) and Bay Tree Cottage (2331), all approached by a second driveway giving Cardwen Farmhouse its own privacy. Gorgeous Talland Bay is a short drive away, with sandy beaches and rockpools. The nearby hamlet of Porthallow has two beach cafes (one offering evening barbecues during the summer months) and a thriving hotel providing both brasserie and fine dining menus. This is a gloriously unspoiled part of Cornwall with so much going on throughout the year; there are several renowned Cornish gardens nearby and art lovers will enjoy the Looe Music Festival, the Fowey Festival of Words and Music and Port Eliot Literary Festival.
Drawing-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove
Kitchen/Dining-room with double electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Bedroom 4 with double bed
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (1 medium-sized dog only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
The drawing-room looks out over the little fenced courtyard to the front of the farmhouse.
Granite work surfaces, an electric range cooker and colour-changing lights in the kitchen-area.
The dining-area is just a step up from the kitchen-area in this spacious room.
The secluded sitting-area by the pond.
Lovely velvet sofas in the drawing-room.
Looking from the drawing-room through to the hallway.
Looking through to the kitchen from the drawing-room.
Kitchen stools for chef's helpers...
A Belfast sink looking out over the grounds.
The dining-area looks out over the rear courtyard.
A big table to gather around, just a step up from the kitchen-area.
Ancient stone walls in the hallway.
A lovely glass lantern in the entrance hall.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 1 looks out over the front garden.
Bedroom 1 is full of beautiful furniture.
A beautiful antique chest of drawers in Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 is at the rear of the house.
Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room for Bedroom 2.
Looking down the corridor to Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 is at the front of the house.
A Victorian cast iron fireplace in Bedroom 3.
Looking out from Bedroom 3.
The view from Bedroom 3.
Bedroom 4 is at the front of the house.
Pretty cushions and lamps in Bedroom 4.
Plan another holiday from bed!
The family bathroom.
A hand-held shower attachment in the family bathroom.
The view from Bedroom 3.
Plenty of books to read at Cardwen Farmhouse.
A lovely vintage convex mirror.
Pretty flowers from the garden.
Lovely stone walls enclose the little front garden.
Colourful plants and shrubs throughout the grounds.
Beautiful stone walls and original sash windows.
You are very welcome at Cardwen Farmhouse.
Artwork adorns the walls in the house.
Pretty bits and bobs all around.
Old fashioned plants suit the age of the house.
Summer colour in the garden.
Part of the grounds behind Cardwen farmhouse.
A lovely place to sit and relax.
A prettily-planted old stone trough.
A sheltered stone bench outside the drawing-room.
The beautiful grounds surrounding the farmhouse.