Contemporary farmhouse with beautiful Architectural extensions, inc. Japanese pole house style summer lounge and a spacious, light studio space. Set within two acres of lush greenery, with a resident spring which meanders into a large Koi pond and beyond through landscaped gardens and copse land.
The original structure has been carved out of an ancient 15th century granite farmhouse. Over the last few decades a few innovative architectural extensions have been added to increase the light, spacious and expansive feel of the space. The latest of which the Japanese pole house style summer lounge was the creation of the ingenious local architect, Barrie Briscoe; who was also a master craftsman and creator of stained glass windows; influences of which can be seen throughout the entire property.
At the heart of the house is located the large and fully equipped kitchen where you will find everything you need for your stay; with a large Smeg fridge/freezer and Smeg double gas range - perfect cooking for families and groups, and there is a dishwasher.
The kitchen opens onto the first cosy lounge area with its top of the range Morso log burner and library area.
The space then leads into the dynamic and expansive architecturally-added dining area and summer lounge with glass ceiling and surrounding windows. An exciting mezzanine level sails above, which can be accessed by steps which hug the ancient stone wall; a perfect additional snug for older children and adults.
This unique one-of-its-kind extension blends seamlessly into the outside gardens and is gently embraced by an exterior wrap-around patio adjacent to the flowing stream. Whilst here, one senses they are living within the lap of nature itself, yet only minutes' drive away to nearby Penzance or the pretty fishing villages of Mousehole and Newlyn.
Accommodation is warm and inviting with flexible sleeping arrangements.
A modern bathroom is located upstairs, and two further modern shower room en-suites are located downstairs.
This expansive property also boasts a spacious sixty metre squared, maple floored studio or 'group room', which is an additional delight for guests and children, with floor to ceiling glass doors which lead directly out to the garden. A bright upright piano is in-situ and ready for any musical guests.
All furnishings are contemporary and stylishly selected with reclaimed stained glass pieces in situ, originally discovered within the property itself and 'up-cycled' to stunning effect.
The entire space is imbued with a sense of serenity, calm and peace. Once, more than 500 years ago, a working farmhouse with additional cowsheds and outbuildings, it now stands as an integrated contemporary re-designed home with inspired detailing throughout; where there is a natural flow from space to space allowing both seclusion and sociability.
The Garden and grounds
An expansive upper garden contains the Spring, small pond and patio area for alfresco dining.
A spacious lower garden contains the large Koi pond and stream leading into the copse land across the country lane; there is a BBQ and Bonfire pit area for evening entertainment.
This unique property in the heart of the West Penwith peninsula awaits your stay. It can be used as a base from which to relax and retreat or energetically explore the surrounding 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' within which it is located.
Today the property stands as a modern and contemporary facility comfortable to host families or groups.
Guests will have sole and uninteruppted access to the entire house, gardens and copse land.
Please note; my husband and I with our three year old son will be discreetly located in the caravan at the furthest end of the garden.
Further, the two cabins within the gardens are out of bounds.
Interaction with guests
As stated above, we may at times be staying in the caravan at the furthest end of the garden. The access to this area is from the country lane away from the house, therefore it in no way affects the personal space of the guests.
My husband will be contactable either on-site or by phone for any information or in case of any emergency.
Other things to note
Please note; most mobile phones do not get coverage within the property. There are areas outside in the garden where certain networks receive a stronger connection.
Sancreed is a peaceful and friendly village. Accordingly we kindly request guests to keep noise and music to a minimum during 10pm - 9am.
This is a no smoking property, you can smoke outside but please pick up after yourself.
Unfortunately no pets are allowed on the property.
We would expect guests to enjoy all facilities and items within the house and garden, yet please request all such items not to be taken outside the property during their stay.
Please note; this property is listed as a 'home', therefore it is for the use of families and guests for residential use only. If you wish to use the property for group activities then you must contact us first with your specific request.
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I live in Cornwall at the property with my wife (Namee) and little boy. I trained and worked as a Three-Dimensional Designer in London. After a few years in London we relocated to Cornwall and took upon this delightful renovation project. Living in the countryside has further shifted my attention to the study of the Science of Yoga & Meditation. This new focus has given me a different perspective on Life. I now enjoy living in Cornwall; exploring the wonderful countryside with my little boy & wife; working occasionally as a Freelance Designer and continuing my training as a Yoga student in India at every opportunity.