Hufflepuff Lodge is a two bedroom property that sleeps 4/5 people self catering.
Wake up to uninterrupted, panoramic countryside views as far as the eye can see in one direction and views straight across to St Michael's Mount and the sea in the other. Conveniently located on the A30 Coast to Coast road just outside St Ives, close to Hayle, Mounts Bay (St Michael's Mount is clearly visible from the windows!) and Penzance, you will find Hufflepuff Lodge attached to The Old Schoolhouse in Whitecross.
Hufflepuff lodge is fully equipped with the complete Sky Movies & Sky Sport packages, plus super fast Infinity broadband and a selection of family board games & books catering for those who prefer to stay in and just relax. Conversely, you will also find a selection of beach equipment, body boards and toys provided for you to enjoy when you're feeling active!
The open top bus in high season (closed top at other times) stops right outside Hufflepuff Lodge to St Ives, Hayle and Truro in one direction or to Mounts Bay, Penzance and Mousehole in the other so you don't even need to bother with your car if you don't want to!
The Lamb & Flag Pub with it's excellent restaurant is only a 12 min walk away and often hosts music evenings, BBQs and other events throughout the year. The Star inn, an award winning pub and home of the Penzance Brewing Company, is only a short walk in the other direction, as is a Chinese Takeaway (that delivers!), Spar shop for provisions and Post Office.
With many award winning beaches within very close proximity, such as St Ives, Porthminster, Porthmeor, 3 miles of stunning golden sands at Hayle, Gwitian, Marazion with St Michael's Mount, Praa Sands, Peranuthnoe... just to name a few, you'll be absolutely spoilt for choice.
Beat the crowds at high season by walking down to St Erth Station where you can get on the famous Lelant to St Ives train, pick the best seats before everybody piles on at Lelant (hot tip for you there!) and enjoy the breathtaking views on that famously scenic journey around the bay.
Easy access to the South West Costal path and there are lots of footpaths and Geocaching routes to enjoy right on the doorstep.The Tate Gallery, Jubilee Pool, Paradise Park, Sculpture Gardens and fabulous tea rooms are within easy reach and the stunning open air Minack Theatre, Lands End experience, Flambards and the Eden Project are just a short drive away.
For those who love to shop, Truro is only 20 mins away by car with all the big names you'd expect to see in any large city. It holds it's Farmers Market on Saturday mornings and Penzance has a Farmers Market on a Friday morning.
Hufflepuff Lodge is ideally situated as a convenient base, without any of the typically hair raising Cornish narrow lanes to navigate to get to it! An ideal location for convenient, quick and easy reach of all of the best that beautiful West Cornwall has to offer.
Property comprises of:
Very large Master bedroom
With King size, super comfy bed. Plenty of space for the 5th bed if required, (please advise on booking) as well as a beautiful cream soft leather sofa which pulls out into a double bed if required, enabling a maximum sleeping capacity for up to 7 people if needs be. (Owner's recommended occupancy for comfortable seating, dining etc however is 5). Wardrobe, Drawers, bedside cabinets with lamps, Mirror, Hairdryer provided.
With two 2ft 6 single beds, chest of drawers, bedside lighthouse lamp.
Open plan Lounge, Diner & Kitchen
A deep, very large & super comfy L shaped sofa awaits you. Wall mounted TV with full Sky Movies package and Sky Sports package included, Infinity Superfast Broadband box. Coffee table and Cornwall magazines to enjoy. Nest of tables and lamp.
Dining table with 4 chairs.
Kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave oven, kettle & toaster. Range of utensils, cutlery, crockery, pans and baking trays.
With WC, sink, shaver point, step in shower cubicle.
Patio doors opening from lounge area onto private patio area with outdoor seating.
Easy access and parking for up to 2 cars on driveway directly outside the lodge.
There is no light pollution at all, so a large picnic bench is provided on the front garden of the property for guests to sit and marvel at the spectacular view of the Milky Way directly overhead, together with St Michael's Mount when its lit up and the pretty twinkling lights of Marazion and Penzance in the distance.
PETS - In the interest of comfort and hygiene for all guests, pets are NOT permitted.
BABIES - Cots, high chairs or any other equipment, safety facilities or features to accommodate babies are not provided.
The property is owned by the Payne family, as pictured, who live in the adjacent Old Schoolhouse. They are on hand should you require any assistance, access to a washing machine, extra towels, bedding etc or if there is an emergency. Just knock on the door and we will do everything we can to ensure your stay is a pleasant and comfortable one.
Mrs Payne is known locally for her wonderful home made jams, chutneys and preserves. A complimentary jar is provided as a welcome gift upon arrival, together with a welcome pack so you can make a comforting cuppa & have a snack after a long journey!