Boskenna coach house - Cornwall

Set in a pretty courtyard and beautiful sunny gardens, our home is a delightful 15 minute walk through woodland and private gardens to a stunning secret Cove.

The house was originally the Coach House to an historic Cornish Manor House and is full of character, space and light. I am an artist and my studio is attached to the house in the adjoining barn. A studio swap may also be possible!

Fully renovated our home can sleep 10 but is cosy enough for two. We have four double bedrooms (two ensuite), two other shower rooms and a study with a sofa bed. The country style kitchen/breakfast room has an electric range cooker, granite and wood work surfaces, a breakfast bar, french doors to the garden and a round table that seats 8 comfortably, 10 at a squeeze. Large, separate utility room for washing machine, freezer etc. The main sitting room off the kitchen is double aspect and is lined with windows with views over the front and back gardens. There are two sets of french doors to the walled and sunny back garden, a comfortable seating area with sofas and easy chairs plus a more formal dining area with a table that seats 8. Leading off the main living room is a large and cosy TV snug which can seat ten on comfy sofas and easy chairs. This room is lined with book shelves and has a large wood burner.

We are situated in a valley which runs to the sea. It is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty and there is great walking from our door step. We are near the coastal path and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

The Village, (shop, post office, pub) is 5 minutes by car. Fantastic beaches, good pubs, restaurants, independent shops, galleries and gardens are all close by and easily accessible by car.

The Isles of Scilly are on our doorstep, (small plane from Lands End or ferry from Penzance. St Ives, Penzance, Lamorna, Newlyn, St Just, Marazion, Porthcurno, Sennen and Mousehole are all close by.

About the location

Our own cove is rocky with huge granite boulders and two streams running into it. The far West of Cornwall is renowned for its glorious sandy beaches and rugged cliffs and coves and Sennen, one of the UK`s best surfing beaches is 10 minutes away by car.

Local attractions include St Michael`s Mount in Marazion and dozens of stunning, semi tropical gardens. The area is rich in neolithic sites, including holy wells, ancient villages, burial chambers and stone circles. The perfectly preserved late neolithic Merry Maidens circle is about 10 minutes walk from our house.

The area is rich in celtic culture with `fiddledy-dee and blue grass music nights held weekly in many local pubs. Each town has its own `feast day` and festival with spectacular parades, music and Cornish dancing. The world famous open air Minnack Theatre, set into the cliffs above the beach at Porthcurno is 5 minutes drive from us and a must during the summer season.

Spring comes early with daffs flowering from January onwards and Autumn is late with warm days through to November. If Art is your thing there are good quality public and private galleries everywhere, as many artists live and work in this part of the world. Tremenere Sculpture Garden just outside Penzance is well worth a visit.

Internationally renowned galleries in St Ives include Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, The Leach Pottery, The New Craftsman, the Belgrave and the Millenium Galleries. In Penzance top class public galleries include Penlee House (the Newlyn and St Ives Schools of painting), The Exchange and Newlyn Art Galleries, (world class contemporary touring shows as well as Cornish art) and privately owned Cornwall Contemporary. And there are many, many others including artist led spaces, ceramicists, artisan jewellers and shops selling local crafts.

Shopping is interesting with most towns and villages having either weekly or fortnightly farmers markets. Driving from place to place you will also see dozens of honesty box stalls selling local fruit, flowers and vegetables. Our own local shop has excellent local produce including home made cakes! The pace of life is slower in West Cornwall, people are friendly and always have time to smile and be pleasant in shops, cafes and pubs. Boskenna itself is extremely peaceful, we are surrounded by farmland and woods and there is no traffic apart from the farm tractors and the cars that belong to the people who live in the Hamlet.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Boskenna (HE29895)

Cornwall,   England

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 10) 4 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Open to offers
Swap in London approx 19-27 April

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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