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The Old School Rooms

Holiday Cottage in St Austell

Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £280

Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Dog Friendly
WiFi
Parking available
Cot available
Highchair available
Garden
Golf Course nearby
Saturday change over
The Old School Rooms are positioned with an enviable central location, with great access to the North Coast, The Roseland, Truro, St Austell, Carlyon Bay and the Eden Project. All of the rooms are really spacious and the property benefits from an ample garden and broadband.

Property Details

The Old School Rooms is a spacious, semi-detached character property with a large, double aspect kitchen dining room with French patio doors that open onto the garden. In the living room, a cosy fire in an impressive granite fireplace will warm you up after a day of exploring the walks on the north or south coasts, that are all within easy reach. A double and twin bedroom with low beams and a very spacious bathroom with a separate shower ensure a comfortable stay in this delightful cottage. The cottage is dog friendly and a superb spot for many varied walks.

Trethosa is a pretty Hamlet in the Parish of St Stephen, situated between St Austell and Newquay and just a short drive from the A30 means great access to all of the delights Cornwall has to offer. There is a rich mining heritage in the area, with China Clay being the mineral of choice. If you wish to learn more, a visit to the China Clay Museum during your stay is well worth a trip. The golden sands and crashing surf of the beaches around Newquay are a 15-minute drive to the north. The Eden Project, Carlyon Bay and the Roseland peninsula with its picturesque fishing villages are 20 minutes to the south. The cathedral city of Truro and a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants are also within easy reach.

Accommodation
Entrance Level: Enter into the large, open-plan, double aspect kitchen diner, fully fitted units and appliances, dining table and chairs. Living room with comfortable seating, a large granite fireplace with electric fire. Stairs to the first floor;
First Floor: The stairs open onto a landing with doors to a twin bedroom with 3' beds and storage. Double bedroom with 4'6" bed and storage. Family bathroom with bath and separate shower unit, WC and hand basin;
Exterior: There is parking for 1 car in the dedicated parking space. 2 patio areas in the garden with exterior furniture, charcoal barbecue, raised flower beds and the rest of the garden is laid to lawn. Relatively secure garden but not dog proof if your family pet is an escapologist.

Facilities & Services
There is an oil central heating system throughout with radiators. The kitchen has a range of cupboards & worktops. There are an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, under counter fridge with an icebox. The sitting room has a large digital Smart TV with catch-up TV. There is an iron & ironing board. There are no laundry facilities, but there is a launderette in the village. There is unlimited fast broadband (30Mbps) WiFi. There are a travel cot and high chair available on request.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking for 1 car in the dedicated parking slot. No smoking, a maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at the Old School Rooms at the small additional charge of £30 per dog per week but may not be left unattended in the property. The garden is relatively secure but not dog proof. There is a second key available if 2 couples book the Old School Rooms.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Property Location


St Stephen is centrally located in the heart of China Clay country. Locally there is a lovely family pub with a beer garden and good food, a shop and a couple of takeaways. Tregrasus valley, aka (Hidden valley, is only half a mile where the Barn river meanders through beautiful woodland walks past ancient ruins. Discover Tregargus Valley - The Cornish Bird (cornishbirdblog.com)

To the north is Newquay and these days, its excellent surfing waters are the town's main industry, whereas it once used to be a major export port for the counties mining efforts and a north coast port for pilchard fisheries. Fistral Beach holds many surfing competitions throughout the year. Both the Women's and Men's Gig Championships are held here, as are a balloon festival and surf and lifesaving events. Newquay Zoo now houses 130 different species in sub-tropical gardens in the centre of the town. Two miles away is The Lappa Valley Steam Railway which, offers both the old and young an interesting day out. Newquay Airport has made the north coast one of the easiest places in Cornwall to get to, with regular flights from various locations across the UK. The town also has an Aquarium, a Waterworld and numerous beautiful beaches for the less active. Trerice, run by the National Trust, is 3 miles outside of the town and is an Elizabethan Manor House and Garden with restricted winter opening times.

If you are a foodie, you might like to try Padstow, with its fine selection of restaurants influenced by Rick Stein, or Paul Ainsworth's No 6 (one Michelin star) or at one of Nathan Outlaw's restaurants in Port Isaac.

To the North West is Holywell Bay, a little village on the North coast between Perranporth and Newquay. It has a beautiful beach with fantastic sand dunes and a little stream for paddling for those daunted by the waves. In the summer months, the beach is patrolled by lifeguards, and of course, surfing lessons are available for those keen on learning.

The Cathedral City of Truro is in Cornwall's heart and offers a wealth of facilities for the visitor. Dominated by the stunning cathedral, it is one of the south west's most attractive cities. Lemon Quay plays host to many events throughout the year, including the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival in the Autumn and the famous Truro Fatstock Show just before Christmas. Regular farmers markets occur every Wednesdays & Saturday, and there are also arts & craft markets on Saturdays. There is a wonderful range of shopping for the visitor, including all the regular high street stores including Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Tescos & Sainsburys, and a wide range of more specialist stores. It really is worth a wander through the back streets and alleys to find some fabulous little boutiques. Truro has a superb range of restaurants, from Bustopher Jones & Mannings on Lemon Street to popular Pizza Express. The Hall for Cornwall hosts everything from Shakespeare to rock concerts, and the cinema on Lemon Street has all the latest releases.

St Austell (5 miles away) was once the major producer of the world's China Clay, now with cheaper imports, the industry is in decline, but The Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, set in two former working pits, depicts the countryside in years gone by. Wet weather activities could include the visitor centre at St Austell Brewery, sampling beers and ales made on the premises. The brewery has recently started exporting its products across the Tamar River to England, so you may find where your favourite brew is made.

With large attractions such as the Eden Project on St Austell's outskirts, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey, Charlestown, Lanhydrock, and Goss Moor, that both offer safe off-road cycle and walking trails, and Heligan garden are all within 20 minutes drive. This is an ideal base for your travels. The coastal town of Fowey is a simple 20 minutes drive past the China Clay port of Par, offering fabulous restaurants, galleries and gift shops. A short car ferry across the river takes you on to Polruan. Daphne du Maurier spent her later years in properties in and around Fowey. A festival of her works takes place each May.

Property Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 5

A good base for exploring Cornwall
Reviewed on 06/08/2022

We had a lovely stay in The Old School Rooms with our dog The place was spacious, clean and well equipped. It was a great base for exploring all of Cornwall. We fully recommend staying here and if you have kids then the Football Golf in St Austell is a must. Thank you so much for letting us use your house for our holiday x

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

lovely house and garden
Reviewed on 04/08/2022

Lovely house, clean, enough space inside and outside. Beautiful garden. Het huis is heerlijk om in te verblijven en we hebben ook erg genoten van de tuin. We hadden supermooi weer en konden veel buiten zijn. Wandelen direct vanuit het huis kan niet echt, maar in de omgeving is genoeg te zien en te wandelen als je eerst een stuk met de auto gaat. Geen wasmachine, maar in het dorpje is een prima launderette.

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

Pleasant place and central for our visits
Reviewed on 05/06/2022

A pleasant place to stay and central for the places that we planned to visit, such as Eden, Heligan, Caerhays, Trelissick and Helman Tor.

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

The Old School Rooms
Reviewed on 07/04/2022

Large property, warm, cosy, everything you need. Loved the seating outside, in the right position to have a cup of tea in the morning. Only point I would make is an outside light at night time.

4 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 3
Value For Money: 4

Short stat while viewing property
Reviewed on 11/03/2022

The Old School Rooms was very well priced, immaculately clean with an easy hand over/ take over process. The property had been done to a high standard and as we had to take the dog I found the little extras of blankets provided very nice. The stairs were a little steep on entry to the property especially for my dog who is quite old, the outside lights unfortunately kept being turned off which made toilet time in the evening difficult, resulting in having to use my phone torch to navigate the steps. The garden although lovely would have benefitted from a a fence line at the top to make it secure and allow dogs staying to wonder freely rather than remaining on a lead. One last point, as we wanted to leave the property clean after having taken the dog, we found no hoover had been provided, which was disappointing. Overall a lovely stay, just with a few little points that could be improved.

4.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 3
Value For Money: 4

Spacious and spotlessly clean
Reviewed on 21/10/2021

Stayed for a week in October with our dog. Nice large secure garden and very spacious property. Spotlessly clean and everything inside in very good nick, felt like it had been refurbished/redecorated not too long ago. Thanks for all the tips and advice in the folder for going out for walks, food, drinks, beaches etc. Only minor thing was location, we always needed to jump into the car to get to the nearest pub or walk. But we knew that beforehand. On the plus side, if you're looking for peace and quiet, this is one for you.

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

Well presented property
Reviewed on 07/10/2021

Very well presented property. Spacious kitchen/diner which was well equipped. Good central location for exploring. Large bathroom with bath and walk in shower. Overall would recommend.

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 5

A hidden gem in Clay country
Reviewed on 15/07/2021

Just returned from a week at this charming property deep in the heart of CornwallA?s clay mining district. Whilst perhaps not the most picturesque part of this part of the country, this is more than made up for by the size and quality of the accommodation. The rooms are spacious, well presented and modern. The kitchen/diner and bathroom (above) are huge and plenty big enough for our family of four. The garden too is spacious and private. A most welcome surprise was the included full Sky subscription - particularly as the weather was a bit hit and miss the week we stayed. Not that we watched much as there is so much to see in the area for those with an inquisitive mindset. Literally just 20-30mins from a whole host of local attractions (Eden/Helligan/Newquay/Charlestown/Mevagissy/Luxulyan/Wheal Martyn Clay Museum (which is fascinating) Boff - the owner - is very welcoming and couldnA?t do enough for us. Highly recommend!

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

Lovely stay in central Cornwall
Reviewed on 24/06/2021

The Old School rooms was a fantastic place to stay for a week and ticked all the boxes. First things first, the double bed was INSANELY comfortable and really helped us unwind during our stay. The whole accommodation is well done in terms of interior and was very cosy throughout. The kitchen is nice and open with everything you need to self cater. Location wise, it suited us perfectly as we explored the majority of Cornwall and proved the be in the centre of everywhere we wanted to be.

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Great peaceful location and excellent facilities
Reviewed on 14/05/2021

We loved our stay at the Old School House. Comfortable, excellent lighting throughout and with a great kitchen this is a great place to stay. The wifi works well, the picnic table in the garden catches morning sun and the house end of the garden gets the afternoon sun. There's a lovely deep bath, good shower and all the rooms are very spacious. Self check in and check out was great and communications about our stay were also great. Comfortable sofas, but we found the mattress on the double bed a bit too soft for us. The walk recommended by the owners through the "Hidden Valley" is excellent and leads to the great pub (spacious garden and outdoor serving) near the Church in St Stephens and the walk back up the hill to the Old School Rooms isn't too strenuous. The Co-op in the village is well stocked and the Fish and Chip shop (in person, online and telephone ordering) serves fantastic huge portions of extremely good Fish and Chips.

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