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Unique, luxurious converted stunning 2 bedroom riverside house Nr Truro Cornwall

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Oct-2016
House in Ladock, Truro, Cornwall, England Stunning rural riverside location

If you are looking for a relaxing, romantic getaway with the ones you love or just something a bit different The House on the Bridge is the perfect choice.

A short film of this unique and lovely property can be found by clicking on the facilities tab at the top of the page and scrolling down to the Vimeo link attached.

The property has recently been stylishly converted from a old village meeting place; 'The Reading Room' into a classic riverside home, boasting a stunning balcony, roaring log burner, a bespoke 'wine wall' and a plethora of period features. The mezzanine area has recently been refurbished to celebrate its history by creating a library and relaxed seating area, complete with chaise lounges, books, games and DVDs.

Perfect for dogs, cats, or even the family hamster! Secure courtyard, and countless walking opportunities right on your doorstep

Immerse yourself in the blissful rural location, beside the trickling Tresillian river. Kick back and relax on the balcony, whilst watching the resident ducks and fresh water trout swim by.

Ladock woods, only 5 minutes away, is a rich playground for nature, wildlife and glorious views of the Cornish countryside.

Within the small village, about 100 metres from the House On The Bridge, sits the traditional family run pub, The Falmouth Arms, which serves a non-typical, creative menu. The Post Office sells all the necessary essentials, with fresh groceries, newspapers and magazines, and most importantly Mary's famous Cornish pasties!

Just up the road from the house, you will find local farmers from the village showcasing their fresh eggs, flowers and other produce for sale.

Ladock's central location is perfect for first timers and regular visitors to Cornwall, due to it's central position. Both the North, and South coasts are easily accessed within a 15 minute drive, and the historic, Cathedral City of Truro is only 10 minutes away.

Within just a twenty minute drive, you could find yourself at the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'; The Eden Project, St Mawes, the picturesque harbour with whitewashed houses, or the secluded sands of Carne beach nestled in the Roseland Pensinsula.

The possibilities are endless.

KEY FEATURES:

Log burner

Open plan living

Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious bedding

Mezzanine floor with mini roof top balcony

Victorian spiral staircase

Integrated kitchen with Range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.

Riverside balcony with barbecue area

Quaint courtyard

Built in 'wine-wall'

Cast iron antique radiators, and underfloor heating

2 minute walk to the local pub, post office and village shop

5 minute walk to the woods

10 minute drive to Truro, St Austell and St. Mawes

Dog and pet friendly

24/7 complimentary Wi-Fi broadband

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

About Stuart

Happily married, a granddad of 4 and semi-retired, Stuart has a keen sense of adventure. In the last few years he has ran, cycled and kayaked across Scotland, trekked to Everest Basecamp, and ice climbed in the Himalayas to name but a few; and he is now in training for his first triathlon.

Despite his taste for adventure Stuart is happiest when he is at home, in his native Cornwall. With some of the most beautiful coasts and countryside in England, Stuart loves walking the Southwest coast paths and swimming in the sea in Whitsand Bay.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 out of 5 stars



Make very welcome by Charlotte with a beautiful hamper on arrival,basic provisions were provided.All mod cons are provided but blend in well the history of the building.

Nothing like sitting on the balcony over the river first thing with a cup of coffee

The house itself is lovely and tastefully decorated and is situated centrally in Cornwall,making trips anywhere easily accessible.

The village is nice and quiet and the locals very friendly
Jul 2015
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18 Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

4

A beautiful house very well appointed.

  • 4 of 5

We very much appreciated the contact we had with Stuart and Sandra before our visit and all the goodies they left for us. We found the house comfortable but slightly cold in the bedrooms.

The area round the property was very pleasant and many beautiful places were within a short drive.

A really good holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review Jeanne and it was lovely to host you. What a shame that you did not seem to have spotted the switches for the underfloor heating we have in all the downstairs rooms, including both bedrooms and the bathroom ..... you would have all been toasty warm! Best regards Stuart X
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5

Really lovely and peaceful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the House on the Bridge. It was a great space, with everything that we needed and more but also equidistant form both north and south coast beaches. Stuart was immensely welcoming and helpful and, importantly, responded very quickly to any query which was both professional and reassuring.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Natasha, it was lovely to host you all and I'm so glad you had a great time. The House on the Bridge is brilliantly located for visiting both the north and south coasts of Cornwall - there is always somewhere to visit close by as you discovered! Best regards and warm wishes Stuart
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5

Wow factor and best holiday EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our stay at The House on the Bridge. The welcome we received from Stuart and Sandra and the beautiful hamper was a real delight. The property is without doubt the best holiday property we have ever stayed at. We automatically started to relax, destress and unwind the minute we walked through the door and that is the effect this place as on you. I can't recommend this place enough, it is ideally located to visit the sights of Cornwall.

Truro, St Mawes, St Ives, Padstow, St Michaels Mount, Lands End, Minack Theatre were just a few stand out places we visited.

Stuart and Sandra are most accommodating and are always on hand to offer advice and places to visit. The pub just around the corner do a mean Sunday lunch and a great well kept pint.

The balcony at the property is just one of the many great features of the property where to enjoy your coffee in a morning or a glass of wine on a evening. The house is immaculate from top to bottom and to say it is also dog friendly was just the icing on the cake for us.

We will most certainly return and most definatly for longer next time.

A massive thank you to Stuart and Sandra.

Blessings to you both,

Ashley, Natalie and Henry & Matilda Basset.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And a wow back to you both (and hounds), for being the best guests ever! It was an absolute pleasure to host you all and you not only left the cottage spotless but to leave us a thank you card and gifts was the icing on the cake for us! We can't wait to welcome you back again and we'll catch up for drinks in the pub.... Until then, very warm wishes Best regards Stuart and Sandra
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Stunning House on the Bridge

  • 5 of 5

This house is a little gem and we loved it, the house is stunning and the balcony over the river was perfect. Stuart and Sandra make your visit extra special with the little touches including a lovely welcome hamper.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and it was lovely to host you. Look forward to your return trip. Best regards Stuart
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4

Quiet, comfortable and well located

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time in this property although far too short! The cottage is well equiped and very comfortable. The only issue we had was with the main bedroom. The bed was too soft for us so we used the second bedroom with two single beds. However this is due to our preference for firm may beds rather than anything being wrong with the cottage. We would also have preferred a shower in the main bathroom as this was situated next to the bedrooms. As it was we showered and changed upstairs in the living area. Again, this is due to our preferences. Property was perfectly charming and comfortable. The Falmouth Arms across the road from the cottage had great food and very friendly landlord (Dean). The chef and his assistant (Kristoff and Peter) created wonderful seafood dishes for us. All local and fresh. Fantastic! Can recommend the cottage and its ligation very highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Ivan and also for the lovely comments you and Marianne left in the guest book at the cottage. I'm so pleased you had such lovely meals at the Falmouuth Arms as its great to have a local village pub so close. I'm sorry our bed in the main bedroom was a little soft for your liking - if only you'd mentioned about sleeping in the twin room, we could have created a super-King bed for you as the single beds zip together. I look forward to catching up for that drink when you return next year and until then, very best wishes as always Stuart
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A truely special place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was even more lovely than the photos depicted. It was spotlessly clean and the owner's left us a delightful hamper - what a lovely touch!

It was a great location to explore the surrounding towns and villages and having a pub on the doorstep was a real bonus.

We also recommend the Plumb of Feathers for an evening meal, as it is a lovely place and the food was great.

Stuart the owner, kept us well informed on everything we needed to know and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

We had a lovely break and would like to come back again in the near future.

25th to 29th April

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review Jean. It was a pleasure to host you all and thanks again for leaving the place spotless when you left - I really appreciate that. I'm glad you had chance to explore the local areas as well as further afield and I very much look forward to having you back again. Best regards. Stuart
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Location

From the Owner

If you are looking for a romantic getaway with the ones you love, The House on the Bridge is the perfect choice. Perfect for dogs, cats, or even the family hamster! Secure courtyard, and countless walking opportunities right on your doorstep The property has recently been stylishly converted from a old village meeting place; 'The Reading Room' into a classic riverside home, boasting a stunning balcony, roaring log burner, extensive wine collection housed in a bespoke 'wine wall' & a plethora of period features. Immerse yourself in the blissful rural location, beside the trickling Tresillian river. Kick back & relax on the balcony, whilst watching the resident ducks & fresh water trout swim by. Ladock woods, only 5 minutes away, is a rich playground for nature, wildlife & glorious views of the Cornish countryside.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay Airport at 12.2 Miles Nearest Barpub : Falmouth Arms at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Truro Golf Club at 9.4 Miles Nearest Train : Truro Train Station at 7.7 Miles Nearest Motorway : A30 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Falmouth Arms pub at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Pendower Beach at 12.7 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach to The House On The Bridge is either Pendower beach (12.7 miles away)

Pendower is a south facing sandy beach about a mile long and popular with families with excellent views along the coastline. Owned by the National Trust the beach joins with Carne beach at low tide. There are coffee/tea and lunch facilities in the hotels at each end.

Perranporth beach is also only 13.7 miles away

Travel:

Newquay airport is 12.2 miles away, and Truro train station is 7.9 miles away.

Distances:

The nearest towns to Ladock are Truro (7.4 miles), St Austell (11.1 miles), and St Mawes (17.9 miles)

The most popular local attractions are the Eden Project, Trewithen House Gardens and Nurseries, The Royal Cornwall Museum, Caerhays Castle Gardens, Newquay Zoo, Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, National Seal Sanctuary, Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps and Trelissick Gardens.

Further Details:

There is one small shop in the village for your essentials, but for a larger shop, there is an ASDA in St Austell, and a TESCO, Sainsburys and LIDL in Truro, both approximately 8 miles away.

The nearest banks, and restaurants are in Truro, St Austell, Charlestown, and St Mawes.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£700
 
 
Christmas and New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
A security deposit of £200 is required within 5 days to secure your booking.
The remaining rental price becomes payable 30 days prior to arrival.
The security deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit on arrival. This is not applied towards the rental, but is fully refundable within 14 days of departure provided there is no damage to the property or contents.

Changeover Day:
Guests are welcome to arrive anytime after 4pm. Checkout time is 11am on day of departure. The change over day is flexible, please contact owner directly for more information.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner for short break rates.
If you book next years holiday during your stay you will get it at this years prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Within the small village, sits the traditional family run pub, The Falmouth Arms & The Post Office which sells fresh groceries, newspapers & most importantly Mary's famous Cornish pasties! Just up the road from the house, you will find local farmers from the village showcasing their fresh eggs, flowers & other goodies for sale. Ladock's central location is perfect for first timers & regular visitors to Cornwall, due to it's central position. Both the North & South coasts are easily accessed within a 15 minute drive, & the historic, Cathedral City of Truro is only 10 minutes away. Within just a twenty minute drive, you could find yourself at The Eden Project, St Mawes, the picturesque harbour with whitewashed houses, or the secluded sands of Carne beach in the Roseland Pensinsula.

Property Type

  • cottage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • There is a luxurious bathroom with W.C., copper bath, antique basin stand with sink, dimmable lighting & fluffy towels. Underfloor heating also provided in all downstairs rooms (bathroom and both bedrooms) There is also a smaller shower room upstairs (on entrance level) with a curved corner shower with chrome rain shower, W.C, large guilt mirror, & mirrored cabinet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 double bedrooms. The mezzanine floor is for additional relaxing and reading Notes on bedrooms: There are two large double bedrooms, one of which has zip and link beds so can be split into two single beds or kept as a king.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There is no allocated parking space but there is plenty of parking room within 50 metres. Outside: To the front of the property there is a small fenced courtyard area with plants and flowers, a fish pond, gas bottle shed, and log store. Utility Room: There is no utility room. The washing facilities i.e. dishwasher and washing machine are in the kitchen area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is thoroughly cleaned before and after each guest stay (and during for stays of 14 nights) Fresh linen, tea towels, Egyptian cotton bedding and fluffy towels are provided to each guest. Other: There is a 4 seater country table in the open plan dining area providing a romantic place to sit and enjoy a candlelit dinner. A mezzanine floor allows you to relax, read a book, or just listen to the trickling river from the cabrio balcony.

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