Perched on Tregonning Hill this gorgeous, light and airy retreat is close to, and has views towards, great beaches such as Praa Sands and Rinsey Cove. This former 1880s Great Western Railway sleeper carriage enjoys some of the finest views in Cornwall. Hidden behind an unassuming exterior the carriage features have been cleverly combined with the comforts of a traditional cottage. Fabulous ceilings in the sitting/dining-room and two of the bedrooms retain the original detailing of the carved carriage roof and the narrow entrance to the wet-room is one of the original train doors. You may never want to leave this delightful home-from-home as the views can be appreciated from most of the rooms, the garden and the patio, so Buffers may just become your favourite holiday request stop too!
If you fancy a walk after lunch you can join the footpath right on the doorstep and stroll up the hill for an even better view. Alternatively take the path to the nearby village pub, but don't forget the torch for the journey back! For those looking to get a bit closer to the sea, the beach at Rinsey Cove is only two miles away and the long, sandy family-friendly beach at Praa Sands can be reached in ten minutes by car. Ideally located for exploring the south and far west of Cornwall, with rugged coves, beautiful beaches and great pubs serving local produce. Tregonning Hill has a history dating back to the Bronze Age and on the top of the hill are the remains of a Celtic stronghold, Castle Pencaire, dating from 250 BC. This site was also the first place that china clay was discovered by William Cookworthy, an event that marked the beginning of the great china clay industry and is registered as both a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) as rare moss and heather have both been discovered on the hill.
Steps to Sitting/Dining-room with TV and DVD player
Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Galley Kitchen with electric hob, electric double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The wonderful views to the sea from Buffers
There is an area of garden to the front of the cottage and another to the side where there is a fenced in pond, the field below is just for guests too.
The open plan sitting/dining-room with that amazing ceiling and large picture windows to make the most of the views.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner outside with that view.
Bedroom 1 has a 5ft king-size bed and amazing sea views.
The well-equipped galley kitchen is in keeping wtih the railway theme.
Sit on a bench by the house or in one of the many areas around the split-level gardens.
Bedroom 2 also has a 5ft king-size bed and sea views.
The hallway between the kitchen and bedroom 1.
Sit on one of the comfy sofas after a day out exploring with the sea view in the background.
Stunning Prussia Cove is just a short drive away.
This lovely bedroom 2 also has windows with sea views so the room is flooded with light.
There is a nursery next to the study.
This comfortable 'carriage' has room to relax and dine with friends and family.
This spacious bedroom is light and the carriage ceiling continues through this room to the one next door.
The wet-room is located just off the sitting/dining-room, accessed through a narrow door, part of the original railway carriage.
The carved wooden ceilings are a real feature of the cottage.
Another comfy chair with a view.
The kitchen is not only functional but also very good looking.
It is not just the guests who enjoy the views from up here!
Buffers sits in an elevated position on the side of Tregonning Hill.
Three steps up into the sitting/dining-room.
Or a chair in the window with a good book and a nice glass of something cold.
The twin bedroom is at the far end of the house.
The family bathroom.
This lovely light room with 3ft single beds is ideal for children or adults.
The hallway leading from bedroom 1 through to the other two bedrooms and family bathroom.
Sit on the terrace and enjoy the views!
St Michael's Mount.
The glorious coastline.
One of the many fantastic beaches close by.
Dinghies sailing in Mount's Bay
A summer shot of Mount's Bay.
The lane is narrow but you are not likely to meet anyone coming the other way as it is only you and the owners who will use it.
The private lane leading up to Buffers.