Absolutely superb barn conversion with every modern convenience, lots of space, games room, open plan kitchen / living room and diner, 2 acre garden including large patio, beautiful woodlands and walks, an idyllic location on the River Allen close to Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac with excellent transport links.
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Kelly Green Mill is part of the Lamellen Estate which has been in the family for generations. It was a barn and mill for cattle feeds and part of Kelly Green farm. Recently, new buildings have replaced the old and the farm has been moved away from the river and 300 yards downstream of the Mill for environmental reasons. The Mill has views up the Allen valley. The garden, mostly grass and shrubs is about 2 acres. There is a fence along the river bank with a gate for access, the river Allen is a site of special scientific interest. Below the bridge the woods extend for 1 mile providing walks. The Barn is luxuriously appointed with all amenities that you can think of for a perfect family holiday including a spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area, a games room with a half size snooker / pool table, snug room with TV, DVD, children's games and a separate TV which can also be used for gaming.
With excellent access to the A39 all of the delights of the north Cornwall coast are within easy reach, the golden sandy beaches are plentiful from Trebarwith Strand to Newquay and you are thoroughly spoilt for choice. The quaint fishing village of Port Isaac is 10 minutes away and is famed for being an artist's retreat and a film location for the likes of Doc Martin and Poldark. Padstow, and Rock, on the opposite bank of the Camel Estuary are both well worth a visit and there are a plethora of restaurants to suit all tastes from Michelin starred fine dining to cosy Cornish pubs with great home cooked food.
Ground Floor: The front door leads into the open plan living area with stairs leading to the first floor. To the left is the kitchen area with fully fitted units, a large American style fridge / freezer with integrated ice dispenser, a Rangemaster stove with gas hob and electric oven, French doors leading onto the patio, In the centre of the room is a large oak dining table and chairs with another set of French doors and at the opposite end of the building from the kitchen is the living area with a built in wood burning stove, comfortable sofas, built in seating and a further set of French doors. Stretching away at 90º from the main wing takes you to a utility WC with washing machine and tumble dryer, down a set of steps leads to the games room with pool table and external door to the gravelled parking area. Through the games room is a snug room with sofa, 2 TVs and a DVD player.
First Floor: There is a large landing at the top of the stairs (with fixed stair gate) with doors to; Master bedroom, triple aspect with 6' double bed, storage and TV, ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over WC and hand basin. Twin bedroom with two 3' zip and link beds, TV and storage. Second master bedroom, double aspect with 6' double bed, storage and TV, ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over WC and hand basin. There is a corridor at 90º to the main wing which leads to a family bathroom with shower over, hand basin and WC. Down some steps to a family shower room with hand basin and WC. Single bedroom with 3' bed and storage. Double bedroom, double aspect with 6' zip and link beds, TV and storage.
Exterior: There is parking on the drive for at least 6 cars outside of the property. There is a 2 acre, private garden with patio table and chairs, barbecue and sun loungers.
Facilities & Services
The kitchen has a large range of units & work tops. There is a large, range oven with gas hob and electric ovens, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and an American style fridge freezer with an integral ice maker. In the utility room there is a washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove and a large flat screen digital TV with Freesat & DVD player. There is flat screen TV in the snug. WiFi is available at the property. There are further TVs in all bedrooms with the exception of the single.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Wood is supplied for the wood-burning stove. There is parking available for at least 6 cars on the drive. Regrettably there is no smoking. A maximum of 2 well behaved dogs may stay in the barn at a small additional price of £30.00 per dog per week. Please note dogs may not be left unattended in the property. There are cots and high chairs available on request.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£400 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Low occupancy discounts based on groups of 4 or less using a maximum of two bedrooms and groups of 5 or 6 using a maximum of three bedrooms, if staying for 7 days outside the peak season.
Kelly Green Mill is situated about a mile from St Tudy a quaint Cornish village, the church around which the village was built was first constructed in the 6th century and then rebuilt in the 11th, 15th and latterly 19th centuries, the village has been built around the original Celtic circular raised graveyard - known locally as "God's Acre!" St Tudy is believed to be the birthplace of Captain Bligh of the "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame! The St Tudy Inn (formerly the Cornish Arms) will welcome you in for a refreshing drink, a hearty meal or both!
Wadebridge was originally a market town. It has an amazing 15th century bridge with 17 arches over the River Camel, which is definitely worth a visit. It is said the bridge was built on wool as this was how the wealthy landowners in the area made their money. From the day the bridge was built the town became known as Wadebridge. The Royal Cornwall Show ground at Wadebridge hosts the county show every June, come rain or shine, opened each year by a member of the Royal Family. Cornish Farmers have had to diversify in recent years and so has the show, but they have kept their traditional roots with steam engines being shown next to the shiny new high-tech tractors. It's not every day you get to see formation JCB digger dancing in the main ring.
Both Wadebridge and nearby Camelford are centrally located in order to explore the nearby hills and moors. Wadebridge is the perfect base, being the half way point, from which to discover the Camel Trail, a walk and cycle track following the old railway route from Bodmin to Padstow. There is wonderful scenery and plenty of wildlife, including fantastic sightings of wading birds to see on this serene trail and bikes can be hired from Bodmin, Wadebridge or Padstow. From Padstow you could take a boat trip across the Camel Estuary to Rock, and lounge on the beautiful beach that stretches all the way around to Daymer Bay. The National Lobster Hatchery neighbours Rick Steins empire in Padstow.
The National Trust have three properties nearby, Lanhydrock House, Trerice and Carnewas and the dramatic cliffs and beach at Bedruthan Steps. Or if you fancy something different try a tour around the Camel Valley Vineyard, Cornish Wine has been growing in stature around the world and their sparkling wines are truly stunning, having picked up lots of international awards, go for a tasting you will not be disappointed!
Bodmin Moor is a couple of miles away to the East and is dominated by large granite tors which tower over sweeping expanses of moorland. Bodmin Moor has engendered fear and awe throughout history and hence provided inspiration for writers, poets and sculptors. Standing stones, burial chambers, clapper bridges cottages and farms across the moor give a hint of the 4000 years of human development ever since Bronze Age farmers first arrived.
Port Isaac is about 4 miles to the North West and this has recently been the base of filming for "Doc Martin" with Martin Clunes, there are a good selection of cafes shops and pubs. Further up the coast there are all of the golden beaches and coves between Polzeath and Tintagel with some of the best surf in Europe.
Bodmin lies a few miles to South West and has a large selection of supermarkets, shops and restaurants.
Guest from Basingstoke stayed for 4 nights.
We booked the cottage at relatively short notice as accommodation for a business trip. The entire process was simple and straightforward. The house was excellent with easy access and lots of parking (which was an important factor for us). However, the thing that made the house and the trip exceptional, was the outstanding customer service and understanding shown by Nicola and the owners of the cottage when we needed to amend our initial plans. Based on our experience, I cannot recommend Cornwalls Cottages and the positive relationship they have with the owner highly enough.
Guest from Croydon stayed for 14 nights.
We have stayed here several times between 2013 and now and have always been very pleased. There is one very large kitchen/living room nicely separated into areas; a room with a half size snooker/pool table; and a surprisingly useful snug/games room beyond it. The bedroom are excellent and the beds comfortable. The garden is large, with a good lawn and a sloping area of trees. The outlook from the lawn is over fields with sheep and cattle and the river (fenced off) babbles away to one side. There are gates so you can shut the world out and keep children and dogs in (unless they are determined - the gates do not lock). There are TVs and DVD players galore (the internet is not fast enough for reliable streaming at the moment). The A39 is not far away but it is beyond the river and up a hill through a wood; you do not hear it in the house - you hear it as a road some distance away in the garden and we did not find it intrusivel. St Tudy has a community shop and a really good pub and restaurant. The location is good if you want either the moors, or Wadebridge, or the Camel Trail, or the coast - google maps will tell you the times but they are not long journeys.
Guest from Egham stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely house well equipped Very comfortable would stay there again as we have done In the passed .
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Mill and we're glad you found it comfortable and well equipped and will visit us again.
Guest from Buckingham stayed for 7 nights.
Kelly Green Mill was booked for it's location and size for a family get together for our son's wedding and a holiday week in Cornwall. The accommodation suited our party size perfectly and the facilities were fantastic with the grandchildren loving the animals in the field at the back. The equipment in the kitchen and utility room provided everything we needed for the week. The layout of the property was excellent and provided privacy for all.
I am sorry I have replied sooner to your review of the Mill. We are so pleased that the Mill worked so well for you over your family wedding and you all had an enjoyable time. We hope you will visit us again.
Guest from Camberley stayed for 7 nights.
Second time staying here and loved it just as much. Great facilities and lovely decor. The bedrooms are lovely with comfy beds. Beautiful garden with plenty of seating, we were really lucky with the weather too. Pool table was a real bonus. Location was great and loved the shops in Wadebridge(highly recommend the butchers). Will definitely come back.
So pleased you had a good week at the Mill and the weather was kind! Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a positive review and we do hope you will return soon.
Guest from Finchampstead stayed for 7 nights.
Stayed at Kelly Green Mill with the family. Great location and the house was far beyond our expectations.
Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed Kelly Green Mill and its location.
A welcoming cottage, full of character features, perfect for a romantic holiday and as a base to explore this wonderful part of Cornwall. Dog friendly with an enclosed garden and access to private woodland to potter through the Allen Valley and hopefully glimpse otters, salmon or trout.
A welcoming cottage, full of character features, perfect for both couples and small families and as a base to explore this wonderful part of Cornwall. Dog friendly with an enclosed garden and access to private woodland to potter through the Allen Valley and hopefully glimpse otters, salmon or trout.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
The Linney is a fantastic, dog friendly, converted barn set on a hill overlooking the Allen Valley and benefits from a substantial lawn garden and magnificent views over fields and woodland. An open plan living area with substantial granite fire place and comfortable seating compliments the three ample bedrooms. This is a holiday cottage that will let you relax in peaceful privacy for the perfect break. One of our many dog friendly cottages.
Low occupancy discount based on a couple using one bedroom.
Location: St Kew Highway
A magnificent 16th / 17th century, grade II listed manor house which exudes history, character and charm. With 5 acres of mature gardens and woodland, a sweeping gravel drive, a number of outbuildings including a barn conversion housing a fantastic heated swimming pool and games room.
Low occupancy discounts based on using a maximum of 4 bedrooms.
Lower Tamsquite is set in some mature, yet well manicured gardens in a wooded valley close to the village of St Tudy by the edge of Bodmin Moor and nestled neatly between the rivers Camel and Allen. The cottage has some wonderful character features including a stunning wood burning stove set in a traditional Inglenook fireplace. Dog friendly.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
A welcoming Victorian Gate Lodge at the entrance to Lamellen Estate, ample accommodation for five with two reception rooms and a cosy wood burner for those cooler evenings! Dog friendly with a lawned garden surrounded on three sides by the River Allen and a small leat with access to the estate's private gardens, woodland and further up the Allen Valley where you may be lucky enough to glimpse otters, salmon or trout.
Low occupancy based on a couple sharing one room.
Location: St Tudy
A large Victorian family house at the centre of the Lamellen Estate with high ceilings, seven bedrooms, a snooker room, tennis court and large swimming pool. Superb barbecue patio next to the pool and extensive grounds. Lamellen House will make the perfect large family gathering with plenty of space for all the generations. Dog friendly with large gardens.
Low occupancy discounts based on using a maximum of 4 bedrooms.
Location: St Tudy near Port Isaac
Park Lodge is a well-equipped, large holiday property sited on an award winning Country Park, a beautiful parkland estate surrounding an 18th century manor house that offers tranquillity, stunning surroundings, fishing lakes, restaurants on site and plenty of activities available for those with an adventurous spirit.
Discounts available for 4 people or less staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using two rooms only.
Location: St Teath near Port Isaac
In a quiet, yet very convenient location, about a 12 minute drive from the famous Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac, this lovely barn conversion has a great south facing garden which looks out over open fields towards the nearby village of St Teath. The local pub, the White Hart is renowned for food and atmosphere and a great reason to stay at The Linhay!
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only!
Location: St Breward, Bodmin Moor
Trippet Cottage is a delightfully spacious, modern barn conversion situated next to a livery yard and with excellent access to the breathtaking scenery of Bodmin Moor, from rocky tors to open moorland, atmospheric wooded valleys and gentle streams.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 days outside the peak season, using one room only.