What a superb family get-together house this is, stunningly attractive both inside and out with masses of space, a private hot tub and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, tennis court and woodland pathways, all wrapped up in five acres of lovingly-tended grounds.
Melody Farm is an utter delight, a total home-from-home with superb decor and furnishings, unlimited Superfast BT Infinity broadband, Sky TV and an awesome Disklavier automated piano (hours of fun for those pretending to be a concert pianist!). There are two sitting-rooms – one beautifully and elegantly furnished and a wonderful spot for grown up gatherings, and the second with a huge television and sofas facing a toasty wood-burner, perfect for teenagers who like some space of their own.
The gorgeous bespoke Shaker-style kitchen/dining-room has a duck-egg blue four-oven Aga, granite work surfaces and travertine flooring. There’s a walk-in pantry, a drinks fridge, a microwave built into the kitchen island and a dishwasher, and to make catering for big groups easy, the adjoining utility-room has a massive fridge/freezer, two washing machines and a second dishwasher… you’ll never want to go home! A large conservatory next to the dining-area looks out over manicured lawns to an ornamental lake beyond, with a bubbling hot tub just outside the doors.
Melody Farm is a true family house with plenty of space and accommodation to suit all needs. Steps lead down from the parking-area to the house, with private lawns at both the front and back. A bedroom suite on the ground floor allows privacy for those who may enjoy a break from excited children (or adults!) while the four spacious bedrooms upstairs share two bathrooms and a shower-room. There are two fully upholstered chair beds available to accommodate a couple of extra guests if required at a small additional cost (ask when booking).
With the pretty little Cathedral City of Truro just five miles in one direction and the bustling, vibrant sailing town of Falmouth the same distance in the other, there is plenty on offer to keep everyone occupied and happy. Boat trips, water sports lessons (sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and surfing to name but a few), fabulous Cornish gardens and wonderful coastal walks are all available, with walking, horse riding and cycle hire nearby.
Melody Farm is part of The Emerald, an award-winning eco development set in a fabulously tranquil location. This is the only truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country having been awarded Code 6 status, the highest possible grading for eco efficiency. Along with Melody Farm there are four hi-spec, super-insulated cedar-clad houses including Drift (2823), Coast (2822), Cedar (2824), and Fern (2825), – each with a private hot tub – accommodating two, also for couples. Also on site is Willow (2945), sleeping two and The Gatehouse (2826) which sleeps four.
Outside, there is 24 hour access to an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, tennis court and children’s play area plus five acres of paths, woodland and an ornamental lake, all available to explore and use (please supervise children around the lake and in the pool house at all times).
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric Aga, microwave and dishwasher
Utility-room with large fridge/freezer, 2 washing machines, 2 tumble-driers and dishwasher
Sitting-room 1 with TV, SkyPlus, DVD player and wood-burner
Sitting-room 2 with Smart TV and SkyPlus
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bathroom 1 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 5 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom 2 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome
- 2 travel cots and 2 high chairs
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 5 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
- Shared use of leisure facilities
Beautiful Melody Farm.
Looking out over the lake.
This sitting-room has a TV with BT Infinity, Sky TV and an automated piano (hours of fun!).
This sitting-room has doors out to the lawns and grounds.
The indoor swimming pool is open for use all day every day.
The steps down from the parking-area.
The spacious hallway.
The dining-area in the kitchen/dining/family-room.
A dresser beside the dining-table houses all the crockery and cutlery.
Looking towards the kitchen-area.
There's a four oven Aga and a huge kitchen island, perfect for big holiday meals.
The conservatory at the side of the house.
The conservatory leads out to the garden and hot tub.
Gaze out over the garden and pond from the hot tub.
Not far for refreshments!
Looking back into the pretty conservatory.
The family sitting-room.
A wood-burner for chillier days.
The amazing automated piano (also plays music from your iPad or tablet).
The 'grown-up' sitting-room... perfect for more chilled out evenings.
Plenty of books to keep everyone occupied.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1 has a zip-and-link bed (6' double or 3' twin).
This shower-room is en suite to Bedroom 1.
Looking at Melody Farm across the lake.
The waterside pergoda.
A lovely place to relax with your morning coffee.
The children's play area in the shared grounds.
Bedroom 5 is a beautiful room.
Lovely furniture and soft funishings.
Bedroom 5 has 'zip and link' beds (6' super-king double or 3' singles).
This shower-room is en suite to Bedroom 5.
Bedroom 4 has a lovely Victorian-style bedstead.
Bedroom 4 has a 5' bed.
The family bathroom has an extra wide bath.
The light and open landing upstairs.
Bedroom 3 has 'zip and link' beds (6' super-king double or 3' singles).
Bedroom 3 has a memory foam chair bed to accommodate an extra child at a small extra cost (please ask when booking).
This bathroom is set between Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3.
Bathroom 1 has a fitted shower over the bath.
Bedroom 2 looks out over the grounds.
Bedroom 2 has a king-size (5') bed.
Bedroom 2 has a memory foam chair bed to accommodate an extra child at a small additional cost (please ask when booking).
The solar farm in the grounds provides all the electricity needs of The Emerald.
A tennis court for budding Wimbledon players.
Pippin, the Owner's friendly Labradoodle, enjoys everyone's company!
The tennis court is shared with other holiday cottages at The Emerald.
Woodland walks around the 5 acres of shared grounds.
One of the many marinas in nearby Falmouth.
Swanpool beach has watersport hire - kayaks and paddle boards are very popular here.
Porthtowan beach on the north coast is just a twenty minute drive away.
Iconic mine buildings on the cliffs at Chapel Porth.
Perranporth has miles of fabulous sandybeach and renowned surfing waves.
Fabulous coastal footpaths on the north coast.