Cottage in London Apprentice, Nr. St Austell, Cornwall, Heated Outdoor Pool Available May To Sept
About Stephanie Hutchings
This has been our second home for 15 years and we have loved spending time here and have got to know the area well. Work commitments mean we can’t be there as often as we would like so we share our home as a holiday let.
Stephanie Hutchings purchased this Cottage in 2002
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
2 very lovely weeks
We’ve just returned from 2 weeks at this lovely property. The house itself has plenty of amenities - the garden is private and peaceful, and the pool was great. The kitchen in particular is very well equipped and was a pleasure to cook in. The location is close to lots of attractions (we went horse riding on the beach, surfing, to the Eden Project, Gardens of Heligan etc) so there is plenty to do in the local area, but we also found it enjoyable to just spend time at the house. The directions and check in arrangements were very comprehensive, which was useful for us as some of the party were arriving separately. Overall, a lovely property, well looked after and maintained, and we really enjoyed our stay there!
Great house with beautiful gardens The heated pool was a big hit with the kids.
Ideally situated for exploring this stunning part of the UK.
Great Family Christmas Holiday in a Lovely House
We just spent Christmas week at this lovely house and had a fantastic time. The house was very clean and tidy with all the things you would need for a perfect holiday. Well equipped kitchen, lovely dining room for Christmas dinner, nice cosy lounge for Christmas day present opening, and for relaxing after the children have gone to bed, good size fridge freezer in the main kitchen with another fridge and separate freezer in the utility room. Ideal for ice, and drinks to keep the main fridge free for all the necessary food stuffs over Christmas. With 6 adults and four children you definitely needed them all. We had a superb stay and had plenty of days out to look around and see the beautiful Cornish coastline plus visit a couple of great pubs. The Polgooth Inn is a great place to eat and drink and less than 5 mins drive away, sadly not walkable due to lack of pavements. There are plenty of walking areas from the house around the river and into the adjoining woods so plenty for us to enjoy and the young ones to explore. Going on bear hunts was a particular favourite. Just a couple of points worth mentioning, not over negative but things to be aware of. It is a very old house so therefore great character but for over excited 3, 5 and 6 year olds too many bits and bobs sticking out to catch their heads on should they not be totally concentrating on where they were walking, things they would not expect to be there in their own houses. Also the steepness of the staircase which is clearly mentioned, was not a major problem, but the angled step down from the twin room to get to the staircase was something that did cause me concern and something you need to be aware of if you go here with youngsters. Obviously both of these things are controllable most of the time but I thought it only fair to mention. It certainly would not put me off recommending this house, or going again, but it did cause me to look carefully at who went where and when. The main concern being children walking in the night and not paying as much attention as in the day and stepping down onto the stairs with a biggish drop. Barricades sorted that problem though. The river is amazing and the wildlife around it also but very fast flowing and with children again a need to be aware. All of that said a great house, a great attentive host, a superb stay with some magical Christmas 2018 family memories. (we did have one issue and it was dealt with in less than 2 hours) Amazing. Many Thanks.
A Hidden Gem
We have just had a week at this beautiful cottage. It is a real home from home. The bedrooms are so comfortable and everything you need is there. The gardens are a delight to explore and the swimming pool is really warm! My dog loved the walks along the river and exploring the field too. I would add that the steps and staircases are a challenge! The days out were delightful and we particularly enjoyed the Caerhays Castle beach where the dog was welcome too. The coastal drive is very exciting and thankfully my son is an excellent driver. The views were amazing.
Thank you Steph for a relaxing holiday and for arranging for good weather too.
A comfy, well equipped property. Great for entertaining. Lovely pool. Responsive personable owner.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely, homely property. It was chosen for us to spend time with friends and family for a special celebration which worked really well. The property is very well equipped. The pool is lovely, surrounded by an abundant garden and outdoor areas for warmer days.
The owner is very prompt and personable in dealing with client replies.
Stunning property and fantastic heated swimming pool.
Pro: The cottage was exceptional in terms of size, décor and amenities, even enough DVDs to keep everyone happy! I have never before rented a property with so many kitchen utensils…there was nothing that could be added! There was a super-size outdoor table and chairs with large canopy and heater…thankfully the weather was too good to use the later! Good size BBQ was also available. Beautiful gardens with lovely secluded summer house and seating area. The heated swimming pool was the icing on the cake and we enjoyed many fun family hours together. There was a very convenient WC at the pool side, BBQ, loungers and large table and chairs.
Con: The property is located along-side a very busy road, so was not perfect with an active dog and children. Trying to reverse in or out of the parking space was also a challenge. We ended up using the alternative parking near the pool, which was a bit of a hike back to the cottage. The steps down to the garden and pool area were very steep and not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.
It would have been very useful to know the property was called ‘Sunny Corner’.
The house has stunning views across the Kings Wood which is a designated County Wildlife Site, highly regarded for its rich ground flora and fantastic scenic views across the stunning south coast of Cornwall.
The local beach is Pentewen beach or for a dog friendly beach Caerhays/ Porthluney is a short drive away.
The north coast beaches at Newquay are only a 30 minute drive - where you can find the best surfing in the UK.
Newquay airport 30 mins by car.
St Austell Train station, direct trains from Paddington - 10 minutes by car.
Car essential to get the best from the area.
Restaurant & local shop 500m, Local pub 1 mile,
Mevagissey 3.5 miles , Eden project 6 miles , Heligan 4 miles, Pentewan Beach 1.5 miles, St Austell 2 miles,
Fowey 10 miles 20 mins by car, Newquay 18 miles 30 mins by car , Padstow 26 miles, 50 mins by car.
The house overlooks the Pentewan trail which is a lovely traffic free cycle and walking path running from St Austell to Mevagissey.
The trail follows an old railway line and the St Austell River for part of the way and also includes a woodland section through King's Wood. There is also a short detour to the beautiful Lost Gardens of Heligan which boasts 200 acres of gardens including Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds, and a lush sub-tropical Jungle. From Heligan the path descends to the finish point at the lovely harbour at Mevagissey. The trail also leads to the lovely beach and harbour at Pentewan.
Cycle hire available locally.