Time slows beyond the threshold of The Pink Door. Prepare to be captivated by this rural, but close to coastal, Cornish retreat. Bring family, friends or colleagues to experience this exquisitely restored farmhouse with exposed beams and stripped stone walls, sleeping 18 in seven sumptuous bedrooms. Hens and stags are welcome and four legged friends too.
Some two acres of undulating gardens are begging to be explored – secret nooks, enchanting crannies. The pool terrace takes centre stage for super soaking or supine snoozes. A large wood-fired hot tub, offers a secluded, decadent retreat be it day or night. For the more energetic, grab racquets and balls for on court capers.
Embrace the very best of Cornwall from this central spot. Explore the moors and discover if the Beast of Bodmin is fact or folklore. Choose your favourite beach from the 300 that the coastline offers or your favourite pint from the county’s 30 breweries. Walk or cycle the Camel Trail, complete with vineyard en route. Be tempted by the biomes of The Eden Project.
Release the kids and dogs outside to find meandering lawns and mature gardens. Delight in a game of hide and seek amongst the two acre grounds. Escape the hustle and bustle to the secluded oasis of the woodfired hot tub. Soak up the garden views. Unwind after dark, take friends and fizz to admire twinkling heavens above.
The swimming pool will beckon those seeking a refreshing dip. Elevated on a terrace overlooking the house and surrounding countryside, the pool’s breathtaking vista won’t fail to wow. No need for towels down at dawn, there’s enough loungers for everyone. The pool itself is a marvel of eco-friendliness, with crystal-clear Spring water heated by an airsource heat pump.
Immerse yourself in nature’s embrace; the landscaped gardens offer a multitude of seating, viewing, and relaxing morning coffee corners. A sizeable outdoor terrace with charcoal barbecue and super sized refectory table is ideal for raucous al-fresco feasts or long, lazy lunches.
For a gentle stroll, embark on a 2km farm walk from the convenience of your own doorstep, with local flora and fauna in abundance. If you’re feeling sporty, challenge your companions to a game of tennis on the well-maintained court, perfect for some friendly competition and a healthy dose of exercise.
There’s ample room for you and yours to spread out and unwind in this comfortable, Cornish abode. The tastefully decorated interior boasts a harmonious blend of contemporary and rustic elements, with pops of colour and pattern woven through tranquil hues.
Relaxation and rejuvenation take centre stage. Allow the warmth of the sauna to envelop you, melting away the stresses of the daily grind. Or unwind in the decadent pink armchairs of the library nook and lose yourself in a captivating read from the well-stocked bookshelves.
The dedicated TV room, equipped with a vast 72” screen and two large leather chesterfields, is made for immersive movie nights or catching up courtesy of the freeview channels. For those seeking a quieter retreat, the sitting room beckons with its welcoming woodburner and plush sofas. Oak beams frame the cushioned window seat with its verdant views.
Multigenerational fun awaits in the games room where a versatile table flips from table tennis to pool to air hockey – pick your favourite and play on. Test your arm with darts or challenge your friends and family to board games. Elsewhere in the house, tinkle the ivories of the upright piano or ask Alexa to stream something more funky. There’s something for everyone here, en masse or tout seul.
The open plan kitchen sets the stage for culinary creations. Be amazed by the ark of appliances at your fingertips. Two ovens, two combination microwaves, and a large induction hob stand ready to cater for your crowd. There’s even two warming drawers for proving your sourdough. Two fridges with water dispensers and a separate freezer ensure everything is chilled to perfection.
Watch the cooks in action sipping fizz from Looe Valley Vineyard or a pint of Tribute from St Austell brewery as you gather around the ample granite of the central island. Serve up on the handsome farmhouse table with seating for at 14 guests and more. On sunny mornings and warm evenings, the double doors lead you outwards to savour delectable dishes around the long terrace table.
Looking to fire things up? Load the barbecue with wild bass from Pengelly’s fishmongers Looe or local sausages from Oughs butchers in Liskeard. On chef’s day off, head coastwards to the The Beach House Seaton for summer sunset dining or in winter, devour the best roast on the coast. Grab the catch of the day at the characterful Plough at Duloe or treat yourself to Cornish ribeye washed down with Silas cider and stunning Tamar views from the Finnygook Inn.
When takeaway is order of the day, head to Liskeard where there will be something to please all tastes. Share a chicken chum chum or Rajastani lamb from the Himalayan Spice. The Hot Wok Renaissance and New Kwong Lee fit the bill for those wanting Chinese or for classic British Fayre, try Liskeard Fish & Chips or Ian’s Plaice.
Days begin and end cocooned in the crisp white bed linen of one of the sumptuous seven bedrooms, three of which are ‘masters’ to quell any quarrels. These luxurious first floor bedrooms have a garden outlook, many boast exposed beams. Contemporary bathrooms feature bath tubs in some and rain head showers in others; all but one is en-suite.
Relax and unwind in the soft blues of Bedroom One with its en-suite and super king bed that can also be configured into twins. It’s summer every day in Bedroom Two with its sunny yellow walls; this en-suite room also has a super king or twin bed option. Although not en-suite, Bedroom Three is conveniently situated next to the family bathroom. As well as the super king/twin option and a single sofa bed there is also room for a cot.
Everything’s rosy in Bedroom Four, the first of the super king master suites, with its gentle pink walls, floral feature wall and views over the front garden. There’s room for a cot in this room too. Laze in a brimming bath or take a quick shower – you have the choice of both in this spacious en-suite. The tranquil haven of Bedroom Five offers an en-suite and the choice of super king or twin.
Prepare to be captivated by Bedroom Six with its stunning vaulted oak beams. Equipped with a generous en-suite and lavish king size bed, this master suite has beautiful views over the garden and pool and there’s also room for a cot. Throw open the doors and admire the view from the Juliet balcony of Bedroom Seven, another master, with its wonderful exposed roof timbers and views to the pool and garden. Relax in its en-suite and bask in the comfort of the king size bed and a single sofa bed. There’s room for a cot too if you have a little one in tow.