Penmellyn House sits in delightful grounds with gardens, an organic vegetable garden, baby orchard and a wildflower meadow all waiting to be enjoyed. This Grade II listed holiday home was designed by the famous Arts and Crafts architect William White around 1860 with listed period features both inside and outside. This unique house is comfortably furnished, very well-equipped and provides plenty of space for everyone to spread out. On the ground floor you have three impressive reception rooms, a modern kitchen/breakfast-room and utility-room with a handy WC. The entrance hallway and staircase are of a particular grandeur, the magnificent staircase with tiled and slate treads is complemented by a free flying handrail and there is a separate servants' service staircase to the rear. The large sitting-room has comfortable squidgy sofas and a wood-burner.
Take the staircase upstairs and spread over two floors there are seven bedrooms to choose from, all offering lovely linens and super-comfy beds. On the first floor you'll find the main bedroom with en suite bathroom, two double bedrooms and a fourth bedroom offering a bunk bedroom (which is only suitable for children). The family bathroom is also located on this floor, along with another separate cloakroom.
The second floor was once the servants' quarters, and now offers three double bedrooms, a family bathroom, and separate shower-room. (True to history this floor has narrow staircases and a very narrow landing leading to the bathroom and shower-room).
The grounds are sure to impress with a large lawn perfect for family games a patio table and chairs for a spot of al fresco dining, Long summer days can be spent sunbathing and swimming at one of the many nearby coves, with balmy nights spent chatting on the terrace whilst watching the sun set. During our chillier shorter days, wrap up warm and enjoy a bracing walk along one of the many coast paths before you head back and rustle up a hearty supper in the well-equipped kitchen before relaxing on the super-comfy sofa in front of the toasty wood-burner. This really is a terrific house for a family gathering, celebration or a group of friends who simply need an excuse to get together.
If you can tear yourself away from this rural idyll, the area around St Columb Major has numerous local holiday attractions, ideal for day trips, including the Classic Air Force Museum at Mawgan Porth and Lappa Valley Steam Railway. If you enjoy walking, then you are close to the South West Coast Path, which will take you along a stunning coastline of high cliffs and hidden pixie coves.
A short drive from this fabulous house is Newquay, which is home to Cornwall's surf family, here you will find the most beautiful beaches and rolling surf. The vibrant town with its popular little family zoo and sea life centre guarantees to win the hearts of the younger ones.
St Columb is also perfect for walking and cycling breaks, with cycle routes through the stunning scenery of Goss Moor, Mawgan Porth is a real family favourite offering acres of golden sands and rock pools and caves to explore and is less than four miles away. You are sure to visit the popular fishing town of Padstow to wander the shops and galleries, join a boat trip, visit historic Prideaux Place or simply sample the delights of one of the many cafes and restaurants - you may even get there on two wheels if you hire a bike at Wadebridge and cycle along the renowned Camel Trail.
Sitting-room 1 with wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with gas hob, electric oven, gas-fired Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Sitting-room 2 with Smart TV
Utility-room with fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6") and ornamental fireplace
Bedroom 4 with bunk-beds (3') (suitable for children only)
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and wash-basin
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 5 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 6 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 7 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom 2 with bath, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care, there are some sloping ceilings. Due to the age of the house, there are lots of internal steps and staircases, some very narrow and steep. Please supervise children on the second floor and take care as the landing is very narrow and the balustrade leading to the bathroom and shower-room is low (although has been extended by the current owners). *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH
Penmellyn House is ready to welcome you on holiday.
Sitting-room number one with a wood-burner, perfect for those cooler evenings.
The well-equipped kitchen, supplied with a dishwasher and plenty of glasses to celebrate any occasion.
The main bedroom on the first floor with a king-size bed.
Al fresco dining in the garden? Yes please!
Choose between the Aga and the gas hob, or use both to cook up a real feast!
The island in the kitchen looking through to the dining-room.
Spend time together while enjoying a delicious meal at the dining-table.
How cosy does this sitting-room look?
A perfect little reading spot.
The second sitting-room with a TV and little study area in the corner.
The more formal dining-room.
Supper is ready!
The main bedroom has lots of storage for your holiday belongings and has an en suite bathroom.
The en suite bathroom for the main bedroom with a bath...
...and a shower.
Bedroom 2 with a double bed on the first floor.
The double bed in bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 on the first floor is lovely and spacious (the open fire is ornamental only).
There are lots of little areas to discover.
The double bed in bedroom 3.
It's bunk-beds! Located on the first floor and recommended for children only.
The landing on the first floor.
After a quiet spot? This sofa on the second floor landing is the place for you.
Onto the second floor and we have bedroom 5 with a double bed.
The family bathroom on the second floor, reached via a narrow landing.
Al fresco dining in the sun.
Bedroom 6 has a double bed and lovely chest of drawers.
The shower-room on the second floor - separate to the bathroom on the same floor, reached via a narrow landing.
Lastly, bedroom 7 with a double bed and lovely views out the window.
A cup of tea in the morning whilst on holiday is just the perfect way to start the day.
The third floor was once the servants' quarters, and now offers three double bedrooms, a family bathroom, and small separate shower-room.
The gorgeous grounds are a delight to explore.
The third floor has a narrow steep staircase and a very narrow stepped landing with low balustrade leading to the bathroom and shower-room. Please make sure that children are supervised on this floor.
The large garden, ideal for children and dogs to let off some energy.
Catch the flowers lining the garden in full bloom over the warmer months. Beautiful.
With private parking for up to four cars, this is going to be quite a holiday.
Mawgan Porth beach is just a short drive away and perfect for the family.
Nearby Newquay is a great day out, why not head to the zoo?
Head to nearby Padstow for Rick Stein's famous fish and chips.
Ever wanted to see where Doc Martin was filmed? Port Isaac is a short drive away with fabulous walks around the area.