Buttervilla Retreat offers its own bubble of peacefulness from wonderful interiors to the perfect location for exploring two counties. No detail has been overlooked; furnished throughout to the highest standard you will not be disappointed, this barn offers the best of both worlds from location to styling making for a wonderful memorable self-catering holiday.
Buttervilla Retreat has been renovated by the owners who have spent hours literally bringing it to life stone by stone, the workmanship is clear to see from the design, layout and fittings; perfection has taken several years but the owners have created a holiday retreat that will be the envy of friends and family.
Walking through the doors you are greeted by open plan living at its best with solid wood floors which link the living, dining and kitchen areas together seamlessly. The sophisticated sitting-area has been decorated with local art sculptures and furnished with a sumptuous velvet sofa where you can sit back and enjoy the heat from the wood-burner on those colder nights. The kitchen offers all that any modern home offers, so no compromise is necessary at this barn.
Venturing upstairs you will be greeted by two well positioned bedrooms, the first being the main bedroom. From the bed you have wonderful views down and across the valley, simply open the door and you can enjoy the sound of the birds enjoying the morning sun. Across the landing is the twin bedroom which looks out toward the owners' farmhouse – in no way is your privacy compromised due to the positioning of the private garden and windows. Both bedrooms share the shower-room, which is positioned between the two.
Buttervilla Retreat has its own private entrance and driveway allowing you to park at the end of your garden area. The garden will become the place that you want to start and finish your days, offering the perfect viewing platform for wonderful sunrises and sunsets that will make for wonderful holiday memories.
It's only a short drive from Buttervilla to the gloriously uncrowded beaches of Whitsand Bay, a five mile stretch of creamy sand and clifftop walks with views across Plymouth Sound to the lovely, lonely Rame Head, at the tip of south east Cornwall. At Kingsand and Cawsand you can wander the narrow streets of what was once two fishing villages, on either side of the Devon/Cornwall border.
Just beyond the River Tamar is the little known corner of Cornwall that is St Germans, offering a gateway to a web of tidal rivers that meander down to the trail of beaches and headlands west of the Tamar Estuary. From St Germans station, you can also catch a train south west to the fishing quays of nearby Looe.
Just down the road there's the National Trust's early 18th Century Antony House, and Mount Edgcumbe House and Deer Park – the council-owned Tudor mansion set at the head of the Tamar Estuary and offering miles of woodland foot and cycle paths, with ferry links to Plymouth and paths connecting through to Kingsand, Cawsand and the Rame peninsula.
Buttervilla Retreat can truly offer the best of both Cornwall and Devon, allowing you to enjoy two wonderful counties.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner. Gas hob, electric oven, combination microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and TV/DVD player
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Outhouse with washing machine
Take care, there are sloping ceilings in the twin bedroom. Dogs must be on the lead at all times and are not free to run around the owners' land. Please note the washing machine is a top loader and is located in the outhouse connected to the back of the barn (this cannot be accessed through the barn).
- Dogs welcome (1 dog only, must be kept on a lead at all times)
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub/Outdoor bath
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
A sunrise view from the field above the barn, the grass bank at over six foot tall gives you total privacy from the owners. In no way is your privacy compromised.
Enjoy the wonderful wood fired hot tub whilst soaking in the view across the valley!
A well positioned modern kitchen which offers a great place to cook up a storm with all that you could wish for provided.
The living-room is part of the open plan living space on the ground floor and it will not fail to impress on first sight.
The external door in the master bedroom is perfectly positioned to take in the sunrise whilst enjoying breakfast in bed.
The log fire will keep you warm on those cooler nights.
Many an hour can be spent watching the flames dance.
A perfectly positioned dining-table on the ground floor, situated between the kitchen and sitting-area.
This kitchen has been designed to offer all that you need and more, from an integrated dishwasher to a five-ring hob, no detail has been overlooked.
Whilst looking out of the kitchen window you can cook up a storm.
The kitchen also has a handy breakfast-bar with two stools that add to this wonderful open plan space.
A fully functional kitchen allowing you time to enjoy the art of cooking should you so wish.
The stairs have fixed stair-gates at both the top and bottom.
Looking down the stairs.
A bedroom fit for the perfect holiday of relaxation and views.
Breakfast in bed?
Unique hanging in the master bedroom.
Room with a view.
The Velux window floods the landing with light even on a rainy day.
A good night's sleep will be had in these beds.
The light twin room has a wall-mounted TV. You will see the bottom half of the window is obscured for privacy, as this room looks out towards the owners' farmhouse.
The shower-room is situated between the two bedrooms, with a heated towel rail and waterfall shower there will be no cold mornings.
A shower-room finished to perfection.
A waterfall shower to enjoy after a day of exploring.
The landing which links the two bedrooms, separated by the shower-room.
You know the holiday has begun when you see this sign.
Buttervilla Retreat floods with light and sunshine with far reaching views.
The outside area at Buttervilla offers everything you need to enjoy your holiday at a slower pace.
At Buttervilla we even look after your four-legged friends.
Beautiful Talland Bay.
Discover miles of beautiful coastline.
Pull on your walking boots an explore the coast path.
The coastal village of Kingsand offers the perfect place to enjoy an ice cream or join the coast path.
The pretty harbourside village of Polperro.
The historic house and country park at Mount Edgcumbe makes for a great day out.
The working fishing town of Looe provides traditional seaside charm where you can try your luck at crab, mackerel or even deep sea shark fishing.
Seaton Valley Countryside Park.
There are lifeguards on the beach at Seaton during the peak months.