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The Milking Parlour | 783

London Apprentice | Nr Mevagissey | Sleeps 6

Polgooth St Austell Cornwall
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  • Sleeps6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bath/Shower rooms2
  • WC2
  • PriceLow £500 / High £1,400
  • Bed LinenIncluded
  • TowelsIncluded
  • ElectricityIncluded
  • HeatingCentral Heating incl.
  • ChangeoverSaturday
  • Check in4:30 PM
  • Check out10:30 AM
  • Pets2 pets welcome
    (£24.00 pppw)Help!
  • SmokingNo smoking
  • Loyalty discountNot availableHelp!
  • ParkingPrivate Parking (4 spaces)
  • Short BreaksYes (out of high season)
  • 0Customer RatingNEWNEWHelp!
Please note: This property welcomes 2 small or medium size dogs. A security deposit of £500 is required.

Offering a rural retreat for guests wishing to get away from it all, yet less than 5 miles from each of the historic harbours of Charlestown and Mevagissey and a couple of miles from Pentewan Sands on the Cornish Riviera is this beautiful, newly renovated, 150 year old single storey eco friendly barn conversion.  It is one of seven individual and unique properties in a courtyard setting. The Milking Parlour has exposed beams and high ceilings throughout, which give a feeling of space, yet the barn offers a warm and cosy year round retreat with double glazing, wood burning stove and underfloor heating from a ground source heat pump.

Situated near the top of a no-through country lane, the property has ample guest parking. The gated upper parking area has parking for at least two large vehicles, offering access through the top of the lawned garden via a gravel path and twenty-six steps down to the rear patio and front door. There is also a gravel parking area adjacent to the property on the same level. A wooden side gate opens into the patio and the main entrance.

The double glazed front door opens into a small entrance hall with slate floor and large store cupboard. From here a door opens into the beautifully appointed, light and spacious open plan living area with slate flooring and exposed beams. To one side is an attractive, well appointed fitted kitchen/diner with French doors leading out to the enclosed courtyard terrace. An extendable dining table with four chairs and a padded bench comfortably seating six is set to one side of the stylish cylindrical Aga wood burning stove with two large comfortable velvet sofas on the other which are arranged before the exposed original Pentewan stone wall.  A multitude of feature lighting options create a wonderful ambiance both internally and externally.  A further set of French doors lead out to the rear patio and garden.

There is only one step inside the property which connects the open plan living area via the stunning hallway to three delightfully furnished king size bedrooms and family bathroom. The hallway and bedrooms all feature engineered oak flooring. The master suite has French doors out onto the enclosed courtyard terrace and an en-suite shower room W.C with walk in rain shower and fixed glazed shower screen, basin and heated towel rail. The two additional guest rooms have zip link beds which can easily be split into a combination of twins and/or king beds. The family bathroom WC has a slate floor, large walk-in rain shower with fixed glazed shower screen, large bath, basin and heated towel rail.

The small, partially enclosed, lawned garden provides access to and from the upper car parking area. The lawn slopes down slightly toward two sets of steps via small terraces to the patio at the bottom. There is a hot and cold outside tap (useful for dog or bike washing). The hanging egg chair in the corner of the lawn is the perfect place to relax and stare at the cattle in the fields beyond. The enclosed courtyard terrace has a range of comfortable garden furniture which overlooks the central communal courtyard.

The barn is located across the lane from a working dairy where cows are robotically milked. You can see the 100+ head of cattle crossing the lane beyond the upper car parking area twice a day, usually around 11am and 4pm (Cornish time!) which children and grown ups alike can enjoy. Flies and smells are an inevitable part of country living.

Fresh eggs and home-made marmalade can usually be bought from the farm at the top of the lane using the honesty box. Lobbs Farm Shop offers a superb array of local produce and is located at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, just over 2 miles away. London Apprentice just under 2 miles away has a small convenience store and excellent restaurant; whilst just over 2 miles away in Polgooth is a traditional Cornish village pub serving good food and ale. Kingswood is just outside London Apprentice and offers an extensive wooded area for dog walking.  There are also some enjoyable lane and field walks from the doorstep of The Milking Parlour.

St Austell, the largest town in Cornwall, is 4 miles away with a range of shopping facilities including supermarkets, leisure centre with swimming pool, cinema, golf course and mainline railway station. The city of Truro is only a 20 minute drive away with an array of boutique and high street shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and the Hall for Cornwall for theatre and comedy. Each less than 5 miles away,  the quaint harbours at Charlestown (spectacular base for the Tall Ships) and Mevagissey offer a range of cafes, restaurants and shops each with a small beach and great coastal walks. The Eden Project is approximately 20 minutes drive away.    

PLEASE NOTE;

This property welcomes two small or medium size dogs

A £500 security deposit is required

Facilities
  • 5 ring induction hob
  • Blue Ray/DVD
  • Board games
  • Cycle and dog wash facility
  • Dishwasher
  • Duvets
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Microwave
  • Outside hot and cold tap
  • Radio
  • Range cooker - triple oven
  • Surround sound entertainment system
  • TV (Digital)
  • Telephone (free UK landline calls)
  • Washing Machine

Features
  • Countryside walks
  • Ground source heating
  • Aga woodburner
  • Ample parking
  • Broadband (wireless)
  • Eco friendly property
  • Good cycling base
  • Rural location
  • Underfloor heating

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The Milking Parlour
Open plan living space
Gravel parking for 2 cars to side
Well appointed kitchen
Dining table and chairs
Ready for a game of trivial pursuit
Cosy woodburner
Comfortable seating
Hallway to bedrooms
Master bedroom with king size bed
Comfortable double bedroom with 2'6 zip link beds
Welcoming bed
Double/Twin bedroom
View from a bedroom
Family bathroom
Bath in family bathroom
Walk-in rain shower in family bathroom
French doors to enclosed courtyard terrace from master bedroom
En-suite shower room
Partially enclosed rear garden
Enclosed courtyard terrace
Relax in the comfortable courtyard garden furniture
The ladies on their way back from milking
Upper parking area for two cars
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Charlestown beach
Tall Ships at Charlestown
Mevagissey harbour
The Milking ParlourGravel parking for 2 cars to sideDining table and chairsCosy woodburnerHallway to bedroomsComfortable double bedroom with 2'6 zip link bedsDouble/Twin bedroomFamily bathroomWalk-in rain shower in family bathroomEn-suite shower roomEnclosed courtyard terraceThe ladies on their way back from milkingLost Gardens of HeliganCharlestown beachMevagissey harbour
Open plan living spaceWell appointed kitchenReady for a game of trivial pursuitComfortable seatingMaster bedroom with king size bedWelcoming bedView from a bedroomBath in family bathroomFrench doors to enclosed courtyard terrace from master bedroomPartially enclosed rear gardenRelax in the comfortable courtyard garden furnitureUpper parking area for two carsLost Gardens of HeliganTall Ships at Charlestown

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