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Enchanting Quethiock House

Private room in house hosted by Nicole
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bathroom

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Quethiock House, a former vicarage, sits secluded in the glorious, tranquil landscape of Cornwall’s rural countryside, set within seven acres of garden, meadow, mature woodland, and spring fed ponds and streams. The house offers a perfect base for exploring the beguiling hills, historic houses and stunning coastlines of this underreported area of Cornwall and we hope you will make yourself at home with us.

The space
Formerly the vicarage of Quethiock (pronounced Quithik from the Cornish Koosek meaning ‘forested place’) the house is featured in Mary French’s book ‘A Victorian Village’ which records life in the parish before its sale by the Pentillie Estate in 1919.  Most of the book’s photographic illustration was provided by the multi-talented incumbent of the time.

We are well on the way to re-establishing this remarkable grade II listed house to its former glory whilst at the same time introducing contemporary design and 21st century comforts. We are equally committed to maintaining and protecting its wildlife rich habitats and surroundings, inspired as we are by our shared love of the natural world.
 
Visitors are always struck by both the quiet of the setting and the absence of light pollution.

Your spacious bedroom, with king-sized bed and recently completed en-suite bathroom, has views over the garden and lake. The room includes a seating area with tea and coffee making facilities. Internet access is available by wifi or direct ethernet, but there is no TV. The room has its own key.

A continental breakfast of fresh fruit, yoghurt, bread, croissant, home made jams, our own apple juice and locally produced honey will be delivered to your room each morning to enjoy in the privacy of your own space. All dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice. On glorious sunny Cornish mornings, you may prefer to eat breakfast on the south facing garden terrace. We are happy to set you up at your own table - with binoculars available on request!

You can park immediately to the front of the house - through a narrow gateway - with direct access to your room via a separate entry through the original front door, and up your private staircase.

Guest access
Whilst our garden terrace is only available for breakfast, we are very happy for you to enjoy all other areas of the garden and land.

It is possible to see rare visitors like spotted flycatchers and tree creepers in the garden, hear both tawny and barn owls patrolling the nighttime landscape and to quietly observe our resident kingfisher family maintaining our pond’s fish population.

Other things to note
The nearest towns are Liskeard and Callington, both 15 minutes away, each of which has a range of supermarkets and specialist shops.

The nearest farm shop, with cafe, is on the edge of Bodmin Moor, only 10 minutes away.

We can direct you to brunch locations for inland and coastal walking, and several great pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Quethiock House, a former vicarage, sits secluded in the glorious, tranquil landscape of Cornwall’s rural countryside, set within seven acres of garden, meadow, mature woodland, and spring fed ponds and streams. The house offers a perfect base for exploring the beguiling hills, historic houses and stunning coastlines of this underreported area of Cornwall and we hope you will make yourself at home with us…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

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Free parking on premises
Wifi
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Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
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Iron
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Quethiock, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

We live on the edge of historic Quethiock village, which you can walk to via the footpath from the garden.

We are very close to Bodmin Moor, recently the first AONB to achieve International Dark Sky Park status with regular stargazing events run throughout the year at Caradon Observatory. On the edge of the moorland village of Minions, you can see the Hurlers stone circle, the magnificent Cheesewring and plentiful evidence of Cornwall’s mining heritage.  Further afield it is possible to hike amongst the mysterious ceremonial structures, burial chambers and rarely visited stones near Roughtor and Carbilly.

Just to the east of us is the wide wooded Tamar Valley, another AONB, which forms the natural divide between Devon and Cornwall, encompassing steep gorges and tidal flows interspersed with ruined quays and deep, spring-fed quarry pools. You can kayak from the old quay at Cotehele (NT House) upstream past the village of Calstock, beneath Morwell Rocks and on to Clitters Woods. Here you can walk or mountain bike through derelict mill workings and ancient trees to remote swimming holes.

We can get to the sea anywhere from Plymouth Sound to the Fowey estuary along the South West Coast Path. Often called Cornwall’s forgotten corner, the Rame Peninsula includes the fishing villages of Kingsand/Cawsand, and the wild and beautiful panoramic coastal views along Whitsand Bay, one of the longest stretches of sand in Cornwall. A little further west past the port of Looe are the magnificent beaches of Lansallos Cove and Lantic Bay.

There is of course so much more besides.
We live on the edge of historic Quethiock village, which you can walk to via the footpath from the garden.

We are very close to Bodmin Moor, recently the first AONB to achieve International Dark Sk…

Hosted by Nicole

Joined in August 2017
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During your stay
We will be available to welcome and orientate you on arrival. We are always very happy to share our knowledge, experience and love of both the local area and the rest of Cornwall. We have a range of books, walking maps and details of local events and festivals - please ask us.
We will be available to welcome and orientate you on arrival. We are always very happy to share our knowledge, experience and love of both the local area and the rest of Cornwall.…
Nicole is a Superhost
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    Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
    Check out: 10:00
    Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
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