Willow is part of The Emerald, an award-winning eco development set in tranquil countryside just minutes from Falmouth and Truro, and is a lovely contemporary single-storey eco-retreat for couples. The surrounding five acres of beautifully tended grounds offer an indoor swimming pool (you can book a 1.5 hour session per day, and the system is explained in the property), gym and woodland paths and an 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.
Level access from the parking-area leads into a big kitchen/dining-room where a pale blue Rangemaster cooker will delight keen chefs and have them donning an apron in no time! There is a separate utility-room with dishwasher and washing machine/drier, and a shower-room with a drench-head power shower. The bedroom/sitting-room is wonderfully spacious with a high apex ceiling, a super comfortable super-king size bed and a sitting-area with Smart TV, meanwhile patio doors lead out to a private, fully enclosed garden.
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 Emerald is an award-winning development, the only truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country having been awarded Code 6 status, the highest possible grading for eco efficiency. Within the five acres of shared grounds is a solar farm which generates all the energy The Emerald needs and more. There is also a useful Tesla charging point for electric cars at The Emerald (please bring your own adaptor for other makes).
There are five hi-spec, super-insulated cedar-clad houses including detached Willow, Fern (2825) and its semi-detached mirror-image Cedar (2824) for couples, Coast (2822) and semi-detached neighbour Drift (2823) accommodating six. The properties (except The Gatehouse (2826) are accessible for wheelchairs, with level thresholds, ground floor bedrooms and spacious showers, and all have access to the shared swimming pool and other facilities.
This is a great location from which to explore Cornwall, with quick access to good roads and both north and south coasts within easy reach. The creeks and gentle beaches of the Roseland peninsula can be reached via the King Harry Ferry; there are numerous renowned Cornish gardens to discover with Trelissick Gardens on the banks of the River Fal, Glendurgan and Trebah gardens in the Helford valley and famous Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey.
There are superb surfing beaches and spectacular clifftop walks on the nearby north coast at Porthtowan, Portreath, Chapel Porth and St Agnes, with Perranporth and Newquay a little further away. Whether you are dog walkers, garden lovers, surfers or sandcastle-builders, Willow offers an ideal base from which to enjoy your chosen activities.
Kitchen/Dining-room with gas range cooker and fridge/freezer
Utility-room with microwave, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom/Sitting-room with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV and DVD player
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full electric CH
- Tesla charging point for electric cars at cost
- Use of pool, gym and tennis court
Willow, a contemporary eco-house set within the grounds of The Emerald.
Chunky wooden furniture suits the eco-build cottage.
French doors open out to the enclosed private garden.
The inviting king-size (5') bed.
The fabulous shared indoor swimming pool is heated to 32 degrees and is available on a bookable basis, with colour-changing lights for evening swims.
The shared tennis court is set within 5 acres of grounds.
There is a Smart TV with superfast BT Infinity.
The relaxing living space is light and bright.
Light floods into Willow.
Relaxing shades compliment the room.
The delightful kitchen-diner.
The powder blue Rangemaster is a delight for keen cooks.
The shower-room has a good-sized shower cubicle.
A handy separate utility room has a washer/dryer and dishwasher.
Sit back and relax with the sound of birdsong in this lovely, tranquil location.
Fire up the barbecue and enjoy al fresco dining.
Ample private parking in front of Willow.
A handy electric car point.
Pathways through the grounds at The Emerald.
The solar farm produces all the energy The Emerald needs and feeds more into the National Grid.
The pool house, the perfect place for a relaxing swim.
The communal gym to work up an appetite.
The gorgeous gardens where you can sit and relax in the Cornish sun.
The ornamental lake is full of pretty fish.
The pergola is a lovely place to sit on a sunny day.
The gardens are so pretty.
Fabulous coastal walks on the north coast just seven miles away.
Gyllyngvase beach at Falmouth, five miles from Willow.
Chapel Porth on the north coast is a twenty minute drive.
Porthtowan on the north coast, a great surfing beach.