Looking for the ultimate escape to the country, surrounded by open farmland and historic woodlands and the chance to immerse yourself in nature, then look no further than Birchenhayes. Tucked away at the end of a private drive, regularly used by the many pheasants, woodcock and other wildlife to take their daily stroll, this stunning barn conversion is waiting to welcome lucky guests to this tranquil, idyllic and most laid back retreat.
Perfect for larger families or a group celebration, there is oodles of space both inside and out for enjoying time together. The no expense spared, want for nothing kitchen is great for preparing holiday meals together but for those who believe that 'too many cooks spoil the broth', you can keep the chef entertained whilst perched at the breakfast-bar. Located just off the kitchen is one of the bedrooms and a shower-room, ideal for those who want a little more privacy. The sitting/dining-room, located on the first floor to take full advantage of the view with its large picture windows and Juliet balcony, invites you to indulge in celebration meals, snuggle up together to watch a holiday movie or relax on the swing chair with a good book. The other three bedrooms, one with an en suite, lead off from the sitting-room along with the most resplendent family bathroom with twin sinks, separate shower and a sparkling tin and copper bath.
The magic continues outside. The sunny terrace is set for al fresco dining, lounging in the sun or relaxing in the bubbling hot tub and there is many a quiet corner to kick back, unwind and simply marvel at the surroundings. The large lawned area will encourage family games or head off for an adventure around the grounds spotting the many bird and wildlife who make this place their home.
The friendly yet discreet owners, who live in a cottage in the grounds, are on hand to provide you with a warm welcome and any help you may need but then leave you to thoroughly enjoy this very special place.
You would be excused for not wanting to leave this perfect haven but you are in a very special part of Cornwall that is well worth exploring. Located only a short distance from the village of St Dominick, the small community shop stocks essential provisions and if you don't want to cook, the traditional village pub serves up a good helping of Cornish hospitality. Lace up those walking boots to trek along endless miles of wooded valley and riverside walks along the picturesque Tamar Valley, and for fun on the water there is canoeing and kayaking to delight. The historic house and gardens of Cotehele (National Trust) should be high on your agenda and in usual National Trust style, they offer a great selection of food and drink. If golf is your game do not forget your clubs, as renowned St Mellion is right on your doorstep with a choice of two parkland courses and if you dare to squeeze in another 18 holes may we also suggest the China Fleet Club.
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with induction hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
4 steps to Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV and iPod dock
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5')
Please supervise children near the pond. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 5 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Welcome to Birchenhayes- please note there is a pond in the grounds so please take care with young children.
The fabulous kitchen.
The sitting/dining-room is on the first floor taking full advantage of the view.
The setting is quite simply sublime.
The sunny terrace is the perfect spot for al fresco dining.
The large windows really let the light flood in and truly embrace the setting.
The breakfast-bar is great for informal meals or simply somewhere to perch whilst keeping the designated chef entertained.
Your four-legged friends are more than welcome.
Plenty of space for everyone to relax.
If you get bored with the picture on the TV you have a much better one to keep you entertained through the windows.
The sitting/dining-room is a wonderfully spacious room.
You'll enjoy holiday meals at the dining-table and why not curl up with a good book in the swing chair.
Bedroom 4 is really luxurious and so spacious.
The French windows allow you to step out onto the terrace and down to the hot tub - so you can take a sneaky dip.
A little bit of luxury in the bathroom with twin sinks and a tin and copper bath.
And if that's not enough there's a fitted shower as well.
The twin bedroom.
Bedroom 2 leads off from the sitting/dining-room.
Bedroom 2 is a few steps up from the sitting/dining-room.
Bedroom 2 has it's own en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 1 is located on the ground floor and has a super-comfy double sleigh bed.
There is a separate shower-room on the ground floor next to bedroom 1.
The perfect escape to the country.
The gardens are beautiful.
The grounds are extensive and beautifully presented.
Hire a canoe or kayak and discover all the delights along the River Tamar.
The beaches on both the north and south coast are easily accessible.
Spend the day exploring the glorious gardens and historic house of Cotehele (National Trust).
The twinned villages of Kingsand and Cawsand on the south coast are utterly charming and well worth a visit.
The harbour town of Looe offers traditional seaside fun, the chance to join a fishing trip or wander around the shops.