Bedroom 3Zip and link
You've ambled your way through the leafy lanes and lush green Cornish countryside, passing hedgerows bursting in a kaleidoscope of colour and breathed in the fresh, salty air when, like a mirage, the dream becomes reality and your eyes fall on Homeleigh.
This charming cottage is surrounded by verdant countryside with views across fields in which wildlife abounds including the occasional wild deer. Set in an idyllic location, it really is the perfect base from which to explore Cornwall whichever direction you may wish to take. Only a five minute drive to the large sandy beach of Perranporth or the charming cove of St Agnes, you are spoilt for choice of beaches.
Step from the south-facing patio into the large sunny conservatory/porch and take a moment to draw breath. This leads into the beautiful kitchen/dining-room, which is most definitely the hub of Homeleigh. The cottage kitchen is perfect for any size party, it can be ever so romantic for a meal for two yet still has plenty of space for a family breakfast for six, making sure everyone is well fuelled before heading out for a fun filled day exploring the north Cornwall coast. There is also a roomy separate utility-room.
The cosy sitting-room has a large comfy sofa and armchairs around a fabulous wood-burning stove, enjoy watching the flickering flames with a hot chocolate in hand while resting your weary limbs. There is plenty of space to relax at Homeleigh, the large conservatory/porch is south-facing so why not relax a while with a cup of tea and enjoy watching the wildlife in the sunshine.
Take the open-tread stairs up to the first floor where you will find your three pretty bedrooms and family bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are doubles and the third is 'zip and link', and can be made up either as two-foot six-inch twins or a king-size bed, you choose! Every bedroom has an engaging view, one over the countryside, and the other two looking out over the front gardens.
The beautiful gardens are bordered by Cornish 'hedges' (beautiful granite walls softened with pretty planting). The flat front lawn is a great area for children to play. There is a patio area with a table and seating for at least six people and is a perfect spot for a special lunch or simply enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine.
There is a cabin at the far side of the garden, facing away from the garden and cottage, which is used by the owner from time to time with their own separate entrance, the owners have made every effort to ensure this is private to your holiday cottage.
There are plenty of walks from your doorstep, only a 15 minute (ish) walk along a pretty footpath you will find the great 16th Century local pub at Mithian which is certainly worth a visit. You really do have the best of both worlds as amidst this restful sanctuary, buzzing St Agnes is just a few miles distant. A small, vibrant town crammed with boutique-style shops, laid-back cafes, bistros and restaurants as well as a traditional butcher and deli, to satisfy all those holiday cravings. If you don't fancy driving, there are good local bus routes from the end of the lane at Homeleigh.
Nature lovers and ramblers are in for a real treat with an abundance of coastal and countryside walks literally on the doorstep - don those walking boots, brandish the binoculars and be ready to hunt out the many rare and exotic species of flora and fauna that flourish in the hedgerows and along the shorelines. For an exciting and enthralling day trip, venture south to The Lost Gardens of Heligan or the Eden Project, home to the largest rainforest in captivity, a tropical oasis in the heart of Cornwall's lost China Clay wilderness. Events, exhibitions, activities and even outdoor concerts are held throughout the year so be sure to check at the time of your visit if you fancy a bit of celeb spotting.
Sun-worshippers, water babies and rockpool revellers could easily choose a different seaside location every day - from fabulous, family-friendly Trevaunance Cove to the stunning sandy beaches at Perranporth Beach, Mawgan Porth and Porthtowan to name just a few. Budding bodyboarders and surfers (both the standing up and lying down ones) may feel the need for an invigorating shake up, so throw caution to the wind and sign up with one of the many surf schools with fully qualified instructors providing safe and exhilarating lessons for all abilities.
With all this activity, taste buds will need to be tickled and thirst quenched - fortunately, there are many watering holes in the area that serve up the most delicious fresh fare from 'just off the boat' fish to cleverly crimped pasties, craft ales, local wines and spirits all guaranteed to replenish the most depleted of energy levels. An afternoon wouldn't be complete without a Cornish cream tea indulgence, or even two, and remember that when in Cornwall, cream always rises to the top so the jam always goes first! For a more 'fine-dining' experience, a trip to the exquisite Rick Stein's seafood restaurant just along the north coast at the pretty, traditional fishing village of Padstow may be the ultimate treat - naturally, it's very popular, especially in the summer months, so be sure to make a reservation in advance to avoid any disappointment and hunger pangs!
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with double electric range cooker, fridge and dishwasher
Conservatory/Utility-room with washing machine, microwave and freezer, leading to Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6" twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and wash-basin
Cloakroom with WC
Please take care on the open-tread wooden stairs. The owners politely ask you not to charge your electric vehicle or e-bike at their property. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Welcome to Homeleigh - a picture perfect cottage near the village of St Agnes.
The kitchen has all you need to cook up some truly delicious suppers.
The cosy sitting-room with its toasty wood-burner makes this a perfect retreat all year round. There is a little step leading from the hallway to the front door.
After a day out exploring Cornwall head back and enjoy a leisurely dinner over a bottle of wine.
The sunny porch overlooks the garden. Open up the doors, and you can sit and listen to the morning bird song. (There is a little step leading into the kitchen area)
The sociable kitchen/dining-room.
The utility-room and downstairs WC are also located in the sun-room.
The kitchen is very well-equipped.
Wooden polished open-tread stairs lead up to the first floor from the sitting-room.
Bedroom 1 has a lovely double bed.
The lovely cabin is occupied from time to time by the owners of Homeleigh.
Lovely crisp linens await you.
Bedroom 2 also has a double bed.
The garden is full of seasonal colour.
Pretty bedroom three over looks the gardens.
Bedroom 3 has 'zip and link' beds which can either be made up as two singles or a super-king bed.
The family bathroom is on the first floor.
The separate cloakroom located on the first floor.
Enjoy the Cornish sunshine on the glorious patio.
Treat yourself to a glass of something special.
If you fancy learning to surf head across to Perranporth.
The walk from St Agnes to Chapel Porth is truly breathtaking.
Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes is lovely for a fun filled family day out.
After a day on the beach at Trevaunance Cove, head up to Breakers for some delicious fish and chips.
Crantock is a laid back village, and is a fifteen minutes drive from Homeleigh.