|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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The Old Stables overlooks the monkey puzzle garden to the east and the sun streams into the south facing living room. This spacious, warmly furnished first floor cottage with bathroom and shower room, and two WCs, spans the the length of the old stables complex. A generous balcony extends from the kitchen through french doors to catch the sun from late morning onwards – ideal for dining. The south view from the sitting room reveals the sea through the treetops.
Accommodation details: First floor entrance hall. Sitting-room with TV, DVD, video and wood burner. Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and dining area. Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin. Shower-room. Second separate loo. Bedroom 1 with king size bed (5'), and wash basin. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with a double bed.
COUPLE ONLY CONCESSION less 25% Oct to Jul, excluding school hols; short breaks less 10% for up to 3. WINTER SHORT BREAKS from 2 nights
Superbly located on the South coast between the historic fishing villages of Fowey and Charlestown, and 35 minutes by car to the North Coast, Tregrehan is an all season destination of tremendous appeal. Tregrehan House remains home to the Carlyon family since 1565. Tregrehan Garden, next to Kew and Hillier Gardens, protects the greatest diversity of recorded trees in the country. Across a cobbled courtyard, ancient trees tower above the walled garden.
Five fully equipped cottages surround the courtyard, each with it's own private garden, some walled, fan outwards. The Estate is surrounded by fields and ancient parkland, yet urban amenities are in easy access (a mile west and east). Entry to Tregrehan Garden is free to guests during opening hours. All season tennis court. Nearby Fowey, historic fishing village and dining mecca. The popular film venue of historic Charlestown with its' tall ships lies to the west. Endless coastal walks. 15 minutes walk to the Eden Project. Pets welcome in Coach House and Gamekeeper's. Arrive to a warm house with lit fires, made beds and milk in the fridge from 3 nights.
Annual Price Adjustments:
* COUPLE ONLY OCCUPANCY enjoy a 15% reduction from October to mid-July excluding school holidays in the Coach House and the Old Stables, 10% in the Gamekeeper's Cottage (2 bedrooms, pets welcome)
* SHORT BREAKS for 3 people pay 10% less than the stated full price in the Old Stables and Coach House (both 3 bedroom cottages)
* SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE from 2 nights October to Easter excluding school holidays, please enquire
* SHORT BREAKS from 3 nights October to mid-July excluding school holidays
Tregrehan Estate is part of the Carlyon family heritage which Tom Hudson, a descendant from New Zealand, came to manage over 20 years ago. Tom has a tremendous knowledge of woody plants and has continued the creation of Tregrehan Garden recognised internationally for its collection of trees beginning from Veitch's seed in the mid 19th Century. Jo manages the holiday cottages on the estate. 'We aim to blend the comforts of modern living within the bounds of heritage buildings in the style they deserve'. Tregrehan Estate is an extraordinary place, surprisingly uncommercialised, allowing people who love this environment to enjoy its tranquility.
Jo Hudson purchased this cottage in 1565
Why this property? Because there is so much to do nearby. Because you return after the day on the beach, in a garden, walking the cliffs, site-seeing, and turn off the A390 to Tregrehan Garden, drive up the dappled Lime Tree Alley of Tregrehan Parkland, and you are really pleased to be home because it is truly a lovely place to be.
From east to west on the south coast within 20 minutes lie... the ancient village of Fowey and the Fowey estuary branching to the villages of Lerryn and Lostwithiel with it's antique market. Kayak or canoe on this magic stretch of river with her wooded river banks. Polkerris beach with 'Sam's on the Beach' a popular stone-fired pizza and seafood restaurant, the Rashleigh pub (even more wonderful in winter with the fire burning) and the Polkerris Beach Company who have taught our children to sail and me to windsurf. Par beach, a great dog walking beach all year round. Carlyon Bay - keeping us interested while we wait for its development with 'Sam's in the Bay' bar and restaurant; good swimming. Swashbuckling and fishing at Charlestown Historic Harbour with her historic ships, film ventures and extraordinary harbour. Mevagissey fishing village, famed for her quintessential Cornishness with fishing boats, restaurants and cottage charm. Further inland is The lost garden of Heligan, 25 minutes drive, Lanhydrock House, National Trust, 20 minutes drive, the Eden Project, 20 minutes walk, Tregrehan Garden, on site!
To the north within 45 minutes is Newquay (take the direct train line from Par) and Fistral Bay, surfing mecca, and the continuous stretch of beautiful beaches west and east. Walk your socks off on Bodmin Boor or the coastal trail. And a stunning way to visit St Ives is by train.
Beauty, quietness, privacy and space, and proximity to many of Cornwall's great attractions.
We usually stay at one of the cottages in the complex around the half-term holiday - mainly because we always did so when the boys were younger. We've also stayed in March and over the summer too.
It's great to get away to Cornwall and it's usually not too cold and most times warmer than where we live - it's also that little bit lighter at night which is nice :-)
Jo /always/ makes us welcome and has been into the cottage to light a fire and take the chill off the place; this is always appreciated. Having the log fires in the late winter-time is great and it really cheers up the cottage - and warms it too!
Jo and Tom or Roy will usually come by and ask how things are after a day or so and just check that all's well. They are also on hand to give advice as to where to eat, etc - this was appreciated in March when our son had his birthday there!
We enjoy going to the local pubs (there's one in 'staggering' distance; if you like the walk back up the hill to the cottage! :-) and St. Austell is a nice place to visit (along with its brewery)
Mevagissey and Fowey are two of our favourite places to go to which are near, but there's lots of other places to see which aren't too far away - Padstow, Newquay (by train from Par if you wish) and Truro are all within an hour's drive.
I'd recommend this complex to friends and family and, indeed, I /have/ done so.
It can't be a bad place to visit - we've been every year - at least once - since 1991; so Jo and Tom must be doing something right!
The cottages have recently been upgraded with Wifi, double-glazing and solar panels for heat/water which makes them even better than they were - the WiFi especially for the younger members of our family :-)
We're off there again for the first week in August - can't wait!