This delightful, spacious and sumptuously furnished property adjoins the owners’ magnificent Old School House. Dating back to the 1800s and formerly the schoolmasters residence, The Headmasters Cottage stands in an acre of a well-stocked, south facing, mainly lawned garden in a peaceful, open countryside setting. The property itself has storage for cycles, canoe, boat and trailer, there is also level car parking and a level garden with seating area. There are quiet lanes and public footpath walks with wonderful countryside views directly from the property. It has commanding long distant views across to Caradon Hill, Sharptor and Notter Tor. The Cornish Delabole slate floors, leather couches, 200 thread count designer bedding, solid oak bedroom furniture and fluffy white 100% Egyptian cotton towels complement this perfect hideaway, ideal for those discerning couples and small families with children seeking tranquility and relaxation off the beaten track.
This area of south east Cornwall really is a hidden gem. Its central location and easy access to all major routes means that exploring the many delights of both Cornwall and Devon are convenient options. There are quiet lanes and public footpath walks with wonderful countryside views, which can also be enjoyed from the property.
The 15th century Tudor NT property of Cotehele, Buckland Abbey, the villages of Minions with its moorland walks to the stone circles and The Hurlers, Calstock on the banks of the Tamar River, The St. Mellion International Resort with its golf, health club and spa, and Siblyback Lake with its water sports, fishing, walking and off road cycle route are all close by.
The windswept ruggedness of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor, the lush picturesque Tamar Valey, an AONB World Heritage Site, where Gunnislake forms the start of the stunning Tamar Valley Railway Line, the ancient market towns of Callington, Launceston with its Norman castle and steam railway, and Liskeard, which offers a scenic train ride to the golden beaches of Looe, are all within easy reach.
Cornwall’s fabulous north coast and beaches of Padstow, Newquay and Watergate Bay, the south coast with its atmospheric fishing villages of Polperro and Fowey, The Jamaica Inn of Daphne Du Maurier fame and historic Plymouth itself, are all under an hour away. Beach (Looe) 16 miles. Shop 3 1/2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 1/2 miles.
Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with slate floor. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 7 NSH, electric heaters (in bedrooms), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and library. Two DAB radios (one with iPod dock). Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.