For those seeking a very special country retreat that's oh-so-close to the crystal clear waters and sheltered beaches of Cornwall's south coast, then look no further than Southleigh House. Nestled at the end of a country lane with peace and tranquility in abundance, this much loved home is packed full of charm and character and has many wonderful features. With a large garden, two toasty wood-burners, plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining, dog friendly and within walking distance of the world renowned Eden Project, this is a very special place where cherished holiday memories will be created and once here, we are sure you won't want to leave.
Start your day with holiday breakfasts served up in the country-style kitchen/dining-room, overlooking the garden. Complete with walk-in pantry and a beautiful Aga (an electric cooker is also provided) it is the epitome of country living and on warmer days you may prefer to take a leisurely breakfast on the terrace, soaking up the morning sunshine, watching the bird and wildlife come and go; it might delay your plans for the day but hey, chill out, you are on holiday. The conservatory takes pride of place at the front of the house, a fabulous room that really brings the outside in, with a large dining-table and snuggly sofas surrounding that all-important wood-burner and if you want some quiet time, why not curl up with a good book in the sitting-room, there's quite a selection on offer.
There are four lovely bedrooms to choose from, all decorated with a romantic feel and beds dressed in luscious linens and charming bedspreads to ensure a blissful night's sleep.
The garden is an absolute joy and has lots of space for you all to spread out. You are sure to while away many an hour on the sunny terrace, have adventures in the wooded area, enjoy ball games on the lawn, pick fresh vegetables for your dinner from the vegetable patch or take an evening sundowner up to the viewing platform and take in the panoramic views over the open countryside out to the blue waters of St Austell Bay in one direction and glimpses of the biomes at The Eden Project in the other, it's quite a spot!
There are so many delights to explore close by so pack up a picnic, don those walking boots and enjoy. The Eden Project is on the doorstep, with giant biomes packed full of plants from around the world, children's play areas, zip wires and events throughout the year it makes for a great day out. The nearby village of Luxulyan has a local shop for those all essential provisions along with a village pub serving up traditional pub food.
When in Cornwall to the coast you must go. Marvel at the tall ships in historic Charlestown, a picture perfect harbourside village with boutique shops and galleries and a great choice of places to eat and drink. For a day at the seaside there's so many beaches to choose from, you could pick a different one every day. For starters there's Polkerris, Porthpean and Pentewan to keep you amused and Par Sands is dog friendly all year round.
The trendy sailing town of Fowey is well worth a visit. Take a pew at one of the many waterside eateries, treat yourself to some retail therapy, join a boat trip, kayak up the river or enjoy the thrill of a sea safari.
The south coast has a bounty of glorious gardens and The Lost Gardens of Heligan has to be top of the list. Add to this Tregrehan, Marsh Villa and Pinetum and you will be inspired to create your own little oasis when you return home.
Sitting-room with Smart TV wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Conservatory/Dining-room with TV and wood-burner
Games-room with table-football
Separate 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')
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
There is a small shallow pond in the front garden so please take care with young children. The steps leading up to the viewing platform can be closed off. The Aga is not kept on all the time, the owners switch it on/off weather dependent. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burners
This wonderful house is waiting to welcome eight lucky guests.
The sunny terrace invites you to chill out and relax and enjoy this very special setting.
You are sure to while away many an hour in the conservatory.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and the place for all to gather.
Southleigh House has four beautifully presented bedrooms.
Take a pew at the kitchen island to keep the designated cook company.
The country kitchen has that all essential Aga but there's a conventional oven as well to make things a little easier.
The dining-area really embraces the setting overlooking the garden.
From the dining-area you can step out to the terrace.
The conservatory has a dining-area as well as a sitting-area where you can snuggle up in front of the wood-burner.
There are lovely touches throughout Southleigh House.
This much loved home will make you feel relaxed from the minute you arrive.
Beautifully finished throughout, very much in keeping with the period of the house.
Relax with a holiday read - there's a great choice to tempt you.
The toasty wood-burner will be a welcome sight on those out-of-season breaks and your four-legged friend is also most welcome to stay.
The games room/ snug will delight young and old alike
Southleigh House is full of character and wonderful features.
A king-size bed awaits you in bedroom one.
Breakfast in bed? Go on, you are on holiday!
Bedroom one has an en suite shower-room.
Pretty bedroom two also has a king-size bed.
Bedroom two is quite charming.
Enjoy leisurely holiday soaks in the bathroom which also has a separate shower.
Take a peep inside bedroom three.
The third bedroom has a double bed and overlooks the front garden.
There is also a separate shower-room for all to use.
Bedroom four is a twin bedroom.
Stone steps lead from the terrace up to the garden.
Young and old will love the garden.
The bluebells put on a wonderful display in the Spring
You never know who you might see in the garden!
The garden has a viewing platform and what a view you get looking out over the garden and out to St Austell Bay in one direction....
and The Eden Project in the other.
Picture perfect Charlestown with its historic tall ships and a great choice of places to eat and drink.
Charlestown is even more magical in the evening.
You can walk to the world renowned Eden Project from Southleigh House.
This coastline is peppered with great beaches, you are spoilt for choice.
Spend the day at the popular sailing town of Fowey.
A visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must.