Holiday Cottage in The Lizard
Sleeps 8 - Bedrooms 4 - From £1155
In an enviable location, this wonderful conversion of two former barns offers guests a comfortable, unique, and very stylish retreat. Carleon Lodge is a conversion of two old granite and serpentine stone barns with a glass atrium ink between, retaining many of its original features which, due to the thoughtful design by the Owner and master craftsmen, will blend seamlessly with contemporary additions. Set out in reverse style, the stunning kitchen/diner will be on the first floor to take advantage of the views through a magnificent glazed gable end with floor to ceiling glass to make the most of the views towards Poldhu Cove in the distance and the lovely summer sunsets. The quality finish will continue with solid oak fitted kitchen, which will have granite work surfaces and Neff appliances throughout. The sitting room is high up across the glass atrium link (stop and admire the stars overhead) as you walk through the magnificent massive stone doorway. This sitting area has a lower half of serpentine stone all around, and vaulted open beamed ceiling made of Douglas fir arches. The room has an inviting warm feel accentuated by a cosy wood burning stove. There are four bedrooms in total, all of which are incredibly spacious. Outside you can take advantage of the private garden, half grass and half concrete for those summer balls games, and with. Sit in the bubbling water and enjoy the spectacular stars over the dark skies of the incredible Lizard Peninsula.
Ground Floor: The main entrance opens into the glass lobby with access to the bedrooms. There is a large master bedroom with a 6' super king sized double bed in a room full of character with some serpentine stone walls. The bedroom has a separate entrance Jack & Jill style en suite to the large stone walled family bathroom. Next-door is another bedroom with a stone wall and alcove with a 6’ super king bed looking out over the courtyard. Across the incredible glazed lobby are two further bedrooms, one with a 6' zip and link double or twin bed and separate bathroom access and the other ideal for children with a set of 3' bunk beds. In between these 2 bedrooms is a family shower room. A stunning staircase leads to the:
First Floor: A beautiful open plan kitchen/diner views through the floor to ceiling glazed gable end with Juliet balcony across the valley and rolling countryside towards Poldhu Cove and the sea in the distance. There is the gorgeous solid oak fitted kitchen at one end with granite work surfaces and island with Neff appliances. An oak dining table seats 8 easily. Across the glass link is the stone-walled sitting room which has comfortable sofas around the cosy wood-burning stove and french windows opening onto a small balcony with two man table and chairs and rear external staircase down to the garden.
Exterior: There is a private grassed and patio garden, enclosed via stock fences and wall so you might have to watch an escaped dog. There is plenty of space to relax, enjoy the hot tub and sit outside in fine weather. There is a BBQ but you will need to provide your own charcoal.
Facilities & Services
There is underfloor heating throughout, but the property is so well insulated it is always warm, heated towel rails in the bathroom and a wood burning stove in the sitting room. The kitchen has an electric hob, electric oven, microwave with grill, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher. In the sitting room, there is a flat screen, 65” TV with DVD player. WiFi is available throughout the property. There is an iron and ironing board. A travel cot & highchair are available (please bring bedding for travel cot).
Electricity, heating, bed linen (apart from cot bedding) & towels are all included but please provide your own beach towels and towels for the hot tub. Parking for 2 cars (more available on request). Up to 2 well-behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week. Additional dogs may be permitted on application. Please bring towels for the dogs and do not allow them on the furniture or in the bedrooms at any time. Regrettably, no smoking is allowed.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Sunday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£500 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
There is sailing at Falmouth or on the beautiful Helford river and it also has picturesque village and lovely pub with the ferry across to Trebah Gardens, and Frenchman’s Creek (Daphne du Maurier- ‘Rebecca’). There are heather covered moors unique to the area with autumn also a great time of year to visit and many open gardens and National Trust areas, pretty harbour lights at Christmas, friendly pubs and good, fresh, local food (several restaurants are Michelin recommended)! There are loads more places to visit on the Lizard and highlights include walks along the coastal path and cliffs, the famous Victorian holiday destination of Kynance Cove with the beautiful rare Serpentine rocks and cafe, a visit to Trelowarren Estate, and the fascinating Goonhilly Earth Station and its Segway course. Flambards is great for the kids and you can step into Cornwall's mining heritage at the Poldark Mine.
Mullion is the largest village situated on the Lizard Peninsula and boasts a number of quality pubs, cafes and restaurants among it's various attractions. Four beaches – the towering cliffs of Mullion Cove- a fishing harbour, Poldhu Cove with café (and Marconi Centre), isolated Polhurrian Cove and amazing Church Cove - are conveniently nearby and easy access to the South West Coastal Path offers visitors the chance to explore the beautiful surrounding cliff scenery. The coastal path goes to the miles of sand at Loe Bar and Pool (Cornwall’s largest lake and wildlife haven) and on to the Penrose parkland.
?There are so many activities to choose from locally. You can take a boat trip across the beautiful Helford River and explore the gardens at Trebah. There are sea fishing trips from Porthleven and beach fishing from Loe Bar. There is great diving on the Manacles from Porthkerris and coasteering is available for the really adventurous. The Lizard is home to the Cornish Chough if you like a spot of bird-watching. The coastline has many pretty coves and beaches to discover, but you can find great surf at Porthleven and Poldhu. Canoeing and bard surfing are popular on the protected Eastern shores
4.8 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 4
Lovely stayReviewed on 21/08/2020
Had a great stay here in August. We were 3 families with kids and there was plenty of space for all of us and for the kids to run around. Everything renovated to a high standard and the hot tub was nice to have in the evenings. Only recommendation is to have more of the basics expected in a place like this (i.e. basic spices, kitchen scissors, bbq tools). Highly recommend and hope to return.