Oh my what a wonderful house this is! Waiting to welcome lucky guests, this super stylish retreat offers peace and tranquility and an escape away from it all feel, yet is only a 20 minute walk to the nearest beach, in fact there are glimpses of the sea from most of the rooms - bliss!
Located up a short unmade track and along a private road, between the charming villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, this beautiful Victorian villa with its spacious rooms, high ceilings and large windows that really let the light flood in, has been brought bang up to date, exquisitely presented with high-end quality. The owners have taken the utmost care to ensure that you have the most wonderful of stays, with White Company linen, Garden Trading furniture, Jim Lawrence lighting and Vanessa Arbuthnott and Susie Watson fabrics throughout - if none of this means anything to you prepared to be impressed!
The impressive hallway sets the scene with its grand staircase and tiled floor leading off into the kitchen/dining room, the hub of the home and worthy of an appearance in any cookery programme. In fact, should you wish to tune into one, there's a large TV to keep you entertained. There's all the usual culinary mod cons, along with an American-style fridge/freezer, Belfast sink, a nod to the heritage of the house, a fabulous island/breakfast bar for grabbing a quick bite, and an electric Aga to delight any Mary Berry enthusiastic but don't panic there's a standard oven as well.
Time to chill out and the sitting-room beckons. A truly relaxing room, in soothing pastel shades and that all important wood-burner to keep you warm and toasty on those out-of-season breaks. When it's time for bed you are in for a treat. There are four gorgeous rooms, each with the most comfortable beds dressed with luxurious linens, beautiful throws and cushions, one with a luxury en suite shower-room, and the family bathroom hasn't missed out on the style treatment either.
Outside the delights continue, with a super sunny terrace to enjoy dining in the great outdoors and a luscious lawn for garden games or lounging with a good book. Set on a slope, there's a higher terrace, the place to watch the sunset at the end of a perfect day in north Cornwall and a lower garden full of mature shrubs with little paths that wind through the planting (accessed via steep steps, care needs to be taken if younger and older members of the party want to explore this area).
This part of the coast is a walker's paradise and for starters head off from your doorstep up the lane to St Nectan's Glen walking through magical ancient woodland along the River Trevillet to the waterfalls that await - stopping off at the cafe for a treat, of course!
Join the coastal path to discover Rocky Valley and Tintagel in one direction. This village is steeped in Arthurian legend with the castle, legendary home of King Arthur, and Merlin's Cave just some of the delights to discover.
In the opposite direction you will arrive at the charming village of Boscastle, with its tiny harbour, pretty cottages, shops and galleries and a good selection of places to eat and drink. The village farm shop and cafe comes highly recommended so you can stock up on some provisions to cook up later or let the locals cook for you whilst you sit back and enjoy the view.
If beach days are on the agenda, Bossiney Cove, Trebarwith Strand and Crackington Haven are just some of the beaches that litter this stretch of coastline and for further coastal adventures, there's coasteering, sea kayaking and paddle boarding at Port Isaac, a picture-perfect village made famous by TV's Doc Martin, Fisherman's Friends and celebrity chef Nathan Outlaw.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric Aga, induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Smart TV
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and ornamental fireplace
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier, fridge/freezer and wash-basin
Please take care with very young members of your groups in the lower part of the garden. The first part of the track to St Morwenna is not suitable for low slung cars but with care can be accessed by other cars.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 6 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Welcome to the wonderful St Morwenna.
The kitchen/dining-room is an absolute dream.
The sitting-room is a gorgeous room for all to gather.
There's a lovely sunny terrace and large lawned area.
St Morwenna has four beautifully presented bedrooms.
Take a pew at the kitchen island whilst the chef prepares your holiday meals.
The kitchen/dining-room is wonderfully light and airy.
Mealtimes will be a treat at St Morwenna.
The kitchen/dining-room will be at the heart of your holidays.
The window seat is a lovely spot to enjoy a good book to enjoy the peaceful setting with glimpses of the sea in the background.
The cosy wood-burner makes this a great retreat all year round.
St Morwenna our coastal retreat in Cornwall.
A lovely corner to curl up with a good book and your favourite tipple.
The welcoming hallway.
Step into bedroom one where a gorgeous king-size bed awaits.
Bedroom one is very spacious with plenty of storage.
The large walk-in shower will set you up for a great day in north Cornwall.
Cool blues in the second bedroom perfectly complementing the setting.
The ornamental fireplace adds to the charm.
A place to perch and enjoy the glorious setting.
The pretty third bedroom.
All the beds are dressed to impress with lovely cushions and snug throws.
You will be drawn to the window to enjoy the setting.
The family bathroom.
The bathroom is a stylish as the rest of St Morwenna.
The charming twin room.
There are a choice of places to sit out and enjoy the setting. The higher terrace is the perfect spot for a morning coffee enjoying those far reaching sea views.
Dine in style on the most impressive garden table on the terrace.
The lawn is perfect for relaxing or garden games.
Chill out and relax in the best of the Cornish sunshine.
A lovely spot for two - bliss.
This coastal retreat has a rural feel yet the ocean is only down the lane.
St Morwenna has a lawn area to the side, a higher terrace area at the back and winding paths that lead through the steep gardens at the front, accessed down two sets of steps.
The charming village of Boscastle.
The farm shop and cafe in nearby Boscastle comes highly recommended.
The coastline is stunning with a great choice of beaches.
Picture perfect Port Isaac is famous for Doc Martin and Fisherman's Friends. Nathan Outlaw's fabulous eatery is a short drive down the coast.
In nearby Tintagel discover the remains of the historic Castle (English Heritage), the legendary home of King Arthur.
King Arthur's statue stands proudly on the cliff at Tintagel.
Pop on those walking boots and head out along the coastal footpath - Rocky Valley is a short stomp away.