Experience - The Area...
Looking for escapism? Situated in a peaceful valley with views of Mevagissey Bay from the upstairs inverted accommodation, this semi detached double glazed barn conversion, built of local stone and slate, is set above the pretty little coastal village of Pentewan. The property was once a stable housing the ponies which pulled the cargo from the port to the railway station in St Austell back in the 1800's when it was a thriving harbour although now just the dock basin remains of the old harbour.
The Ship Inn, half a mile, is a small friendly pub across the road from the old disused harbour and there is a garage with a store/P.O. three quarters of a mile away. The working fishing village of Mevagissey is 2.5 miles by road where a seasonal ferry operates to Fowey and for a wide selection of amenities the town of St Austell is 4.5 miles. Watersports, diving and sailing are available locally, Pentewan Valley cycle hire is nearby, and for garden lovers the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pine Lodge Gardens are all within a 15 minute drive. There is a bistro and restaurant at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park available to non-residents.
Stay - The Accommodation...
The property is set at the end of a long, ascending single track. Due to the incline of the track, caution is required. The track eventually leads to the gravelled parking area. The front door opens into a small entrance hall with a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath. There are two ground floor bedrooms, one on either side of the hallway with a double and twin beds respectively (twin can be made into a super king size bed upon request), both overlooking the banks of the wooded valley.
Carpeted stairs lead up to a galleried sitting room on the first floor with exposed beams rising to the apex and pine flooring. There is a small breakfast suite and comfortable lounge furniture enjoying views down the valley towards the sea from French Windows that open inwards with a Juliette balcony. To complete the accommodation, leading off to one side is a fully fitted kitchen with dining table and chairs.
At the far end of the lounge, patio doors open onto external timber railed steps which lead down to the front of the property with a small slate paved terrace and area of grass with restful views towards the coast.
PLEASE NOTE - the garden is not enclosed and therefore not suitable for adventurous toddlers. Dogs will need to be kept under control when outside due to livestock and horses in neighbouring field. A public bridleway passes directly in front of the property and is ideal for exercising dogs. A 10 minute walk down the hill into the village of Pentewan where the friendly pub, safe sandy beach, cafe and access to the coastal footpath can be found.
- Single put-u-up bed available.
- This property welcomes a maximum of two dogs. Due to livestock in neighbouring fields, dogs must be kept on a lead outside at all times.