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 private heated swimming pool and games room.
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Tretawn Farmhouse is a magnificent 16th / 17th century dwelling, Grade II listed with Elizabethan panelling lining the entrance hall and large reception rooms with stone fire places, wood burning stoves and comfortable sofas, this property oozes charm and decadence in equal measure. Surrounded by an expansive lawned garden with spacious terrace and private woodland there is plenty of space for your family to run around and explore. One of the outbuildings has been converted to house a covered, heated, private swimming pool and a games room with snooker and ping pong tables, a holiday here will have you booking again for your next family gathering.
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 is a plethora of restaurants to suit all tastes, from Michelin starred fine dining to cosy Cornish pubs with great home cooked food.
Ground Floor: Covered Porch leads through the front door into the entrance hall, door to study / snug lounge with sofas and electric effect wood burning stove. Further door to main reception room with large stone fireplace containing wood burning stove, comfortable seating and double doors leading to dining room with large table and chairs for 14. Door leads on into kitchen with fully fitted units and a range of appliances including American style fridge freezer with ice dispenser, four door gas Aga, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, further door to WC and shower room, garage with double doors. From the kitchen are further doors to the rear patio and another to a rear hall with stairs to the first floor and a reasonable sized play area and wood burning stove. Further door to utility room with washing machine and tumble drier and WC with hand basin.
First Floor: Stairs from rear hall lead to landing with doors to; Zip and Link twin bedroom with TV, ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin. Single bedroom with truckle bed. Twin bedroom, both with truckles. Double bedroom with 5' bed and TV. Second spiral staircase from entrance hall leads up to; Double bedroom with zip and link beds, ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin. Double bedroom with 6' bed and access door to main landing, en suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin. Jack and Jill child's single bedroom with lockable doors to both of the previous doubles.
Exterior: Drive in front of house with plenty of parking for up to 8 cars. Converted barn with private indoor swimming pool with changing room, poolside shower and WC. Games area including full sized snooker table, table tennis table, comfortable sofas, darts, large fridge, TV and sink. Large Patio to rear of house with tables and chairs, barbecue, wendy house, lawned garden area, extensive woodlands.
Facilities & Services
The kitchen has a large range of units & work tops. There is a 4 door gas Aga and an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, an American style fridge freezer with an integral ice maker. The utility room contains a washing machine and tumble dryer. The reception rooms have large flat screen digital TVs with Freesat & DVD player. WiFi is available at the property. There are further TVs in most of the bedrooms. The swimming pool area has a large fridge and a sink.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels, both bath and swimming, are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. The heating is via a Biomass system. Wood is supplied for the fires. There is parking available for at least 8 cars on the drive. Regrettably there is no smoking. A maximum of 2 well behaved dogs may stay at a small additional price of £30.00 per dog per week. A third dog may be considered by the owners depending on size, please contact the office for more information. Please note dogs may not be left unattended in the property or allowed upstairs. There are cots and high chairs available on request. There are a number of zip and link bedrooms which may be made up as doubles. The pool is heated to 28° during the summer and 29° during the winter, you can increase the temperature by up to 5° at a cost of £30 per 1° per week.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£500 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Low occupancy discounts based on groups of 8 or less using a maximum of four bedrooms if staying for 7 days outside the peak season
Tretawn Farmhouse is situated just east of St Kew Highway and equidistant between two of Cornwalls oldest villages, St Tudy and St Kew. St Kew has history dating back to the 6th century when it was mentioned in the "Life of St Samson," a saint who travelled over the seas from Wales. There is a stunning stone pub, the St Kew Inn, nestled at the bottom of the valley, a perfect location for a nice meal or a quiet drink. St Tudy is 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.
Nearest Railway Station: Bodmin Parkway – half an hour away
Nearest Airport: Newquay – half an hour away
Exeter Airport and Station is an hour away
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