The School House 'Romantic Retreat'


Entire cottage hosted by Gila

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host has committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
A beautiful restored Old School (self contained )central to key attractions in Cornwall. You’ll love the high ceilings, comfy bed, light yet cozy feel. There is a space in the lounge area for extra guests/children. A fully equipped kitchen at your disposal helps you to prepare something scrummy from the hamper of goodies supplied on arrival, and included in your booking price. Perfect for couples (with/without children) and pets.
You have your own private entrance & garden with secure parking.

The space
Open plan Grade II recently restored School, with all you need to chill and relax, below the beautifully restored original wooden beams. With Central Heating but also a log burner to add to the romance ! Mezzanine bedroom with luxury shower room sunken below - open plan living with large dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Your own private entrance and garden.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Courtyard view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
Add date
Add date

4.95 out of 5 stars from 243 reviews


Where you’ll be

Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The School restoration is difficult to capture on camera as it is so unique. Think Grand Designs ! Fantastic walks, beaches nearby local pubs in walking distance

Hosted by Gila

  1. Joined in July 2014
  • 578 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
I have lived in Cornwall most of my life although my family were originally from Italy. I have lived in the tiny hamlet of Penponds with my husband Martin for over 25 years. We recently swapped our home to renovate Church House which has connections to Richard Trevithick inventor of the steam engine. He attended school in the building and was born in a cottage opposite.(owned by the National Trust) Ramblers Retreat was originallly the School Mistress's cottage (dating back to 1840's), and is located behind Church House following our restoration in early 2015. My husband Martin is a monumental stonemason and held his apprenticeship at the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno (Please visit if you travel to Cornwall) I am a keen musician and my Mother is a Concert Pianist so am finally learning to play the piano. We like to give our guests a home from home experience and love meeting people and sharing cultural travel stories. Life is for living - come to Cornwall and leave the rat race behind.
I have lived in Cornwall most of my life although my family were originally from Italy. I have lived in the tiny hamlet of Penponds with my husband Martin for over 25 years. We rec…

During your stay

We live next door but leave you to enjoy your privacy so just ask if you have any questions or local info

Gila is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy