Wrap yourself in the lap of luxury in this country retreat, that peacefully resides in the heart of this historic estate, surrounded by breathtaking Cornish countryside, ancient woodland, wide open skies and spaces to match, yet only a few miles from the south Cornish coast, it beckons families and friends to savour the most treasured escapes.
Despite the unassuming name, Dairy House is classically beautiful. A dreamy spacious abode set within the west wing of the impressive Restormel Manor, but there is no American presidential heritage here, this one is steeped in the history of our Royal Family, being part of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate.
Warm and relaxing interiors perfectly complement the setting and character of the house. The country-style kitchen/dining-room is the heart of the home and has ample room for keen cooks to flex their culinary creativity while the large sitting-room, with its toasty wood-burner nestled within the huge granite fireplace, is the epitome of laid-back loveliness. With shelves bursting with books and board games, there's plenty to keep you amused on those out-of-season breaks.
Befitting of a country house the three bedrooms are quite beautiful. Each individually styled, the main bedroom with its large windows overlooking the surrounding parkland in the Fowey Valley, separate dressing-area, en suite bathroom and luxury super-king bed is simply dreamy.
Outside the magic continues with a sunny private terrace, where you can enjoy al fresco dinners and summer evening barbecues. At the front, the lawned area is the perfect spot for lazy picnics and family games. Shared with the other two properties within Restormel Manor, there is plenty of room for you all to spread out or perhaps join together and make some new friends along the way.
For further relaxation the Estate has some fantastic leisure facilities, including a tennis court, indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, games-room and play area and for further countryside pursuits, there's complimentary fishing along the River Fowey (seasonal).
Perfectly-placed, there are extensive woodland and countryside walks to discover right from your front door. You can conquer the magical remains of the 13th Century Restormel Castle, that stands on a mound overlooking the Estate or head up to the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery which offers up a great selection of plants, gifts and not to mention food and drink. It's such a treat, it's sure to become a daily visit!
Wander down the lane to the pretty riverside town of Lostwithiel, badged the 'antiques capital of Cornwall' with its collection of antique and interior shops, along with cafes, restaurants and pubs.
When beach days are on the agenda the sheltered bays and gentle waters at Menabilly, Lantic Bay and Polkerris will delight and if sailing is a family favourite pastime head to nearby Fowey. Known for its beautiful old streets full of independent shops, galleries and great eateries, it's a fabulous place to spend the day watching the comings and goings on the water or hop on a boat trip yourself.
A little further down the coast is the old harbour town of Charlestown with its famous tall ships and for garden lovers, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are a must. If you fancy getting active you can always go kayaking on the River Fowey or enjoy the scenic cycling trails at Cardinham Woods and there are more cycle trails at Lanhydrock, along with the historic house and gardens, it's the jewel in the National Trust's crown in Cornwall.
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with double electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6'), Smart TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Please note, the staircase is narrow and steep and as such this property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
- No pets
- 2 travel cots, 2 high chairs and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Biomass CH
- Logs for wood-burner
- Charging point for electric vehicles
- Shared use of indoor pool, steam room, sauna, tennis court and games-room
Welcome to Dairy House.
Step inside, and you'll find a stunning, lovingly presented home with beautiful interiors.
Country living at its very best.
There are three beautiful bedrooms at Dairy House.
The fabulous leisure facilities are available during your stay along with other guests staying on the Estate.
The large sitting-room has plenty of space for all to gather and relax.
Book filled shelves will delight any avid bookworms in the party.
The large fireplace is the focal point of the room with the all important wood-burning stove for those out-of-season breaks.
Take a pew at the window seat.
The large kitchen/dining-room will be the heart of your holiday home.
The range-style cooker is perfectly framed by the original granite surround.
A wonderful welcome awaits at Dairy House.
Steal yourself away to what was the original pantry for a early morning cuppa or a place to catch up on some work.
Let's take a peek into Bedroom One, a luxurious room with a separate dressing-area and en suite.
A wonderfully light and airy room, with a huge super-king bed and views over the surrounding countryside.
Whichever way you look at it, this is a simply gorgeous bedroom.
Holiday lie-ins are a must at Dairy House.
The en suite bathroom complete with overhead shower.
Snuggle up under the covers in the king-size bed in Bedroom Three.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
The family bathroom.
Cornish Coughs are a charming touch on the bathroom tiles.
The twin bedded room is perfect for younger guests or friends.
Enjoy a much deserved break at the beautiful Dairy House.
Another beautifully styled room that will send you off into the land of nod in no time.
Lovely feature pieces.
The twin bedroom has its own en suite shower-room.
A sheltered spot for al fresco dining.
It's a wonderful setting for a game of tennis.
What a treat - an indoor heated pool.
There also a sauna and steam room for further relaxation.
Younger members of the party will enjoy the play area and no doubt make some new friends along the way.
Pop on your walking boots and discover countryside walks right on your doorstep.
Dairy House forms the west wing of the historic Restormel Manor.
Restormel Manor sits at the end of a private drive on the Estate.
The large area in front of the Manor is available for all guests staying within the various wings of Restormel Manor (Dairy House, Manor House and Trinity).
Take the footpath that leads to the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery.
The nursery has an great selection of plants and a wonderful shop and whilst there indulge in some tasty treats at The Cafe or Orangery - you won't be disappointed.
You can take the footpath up to Restormel Castle (English Heritage) which stands majestically on the hill.
The nearby stretch of coastline has a great selection of beaches with sheltered waters they are very family friendly.
Take a trip to Lanhydrock (National Trust) with its grand house and beautiful gardens and hire a bike to explore the network of cycle trails.
There is also a great network of trails to explore at Cardinham Woods, whether by foot or on two wheels.
Discover the delights of the sailing town of Fowey.
Explore the dramatic open landscape of Bodmin Moor.
Hire some bikes and cycle along the renowned Camel Trail.
Head to Charlestown, a little further down the coast, to marvel at the historic tall ships in the harbour.
A day at the Eden Project is a real adventure.