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The Headmasters Cottage in South Hill, Cornwall

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sleeps 4
2 rooms

The Headmasters Cottage description

This delightful, spacious and sumptuously furnished property dates back to the 1800s and was formerly the schoolmasters’ residence. The Headmaster’s Cottage has beautiful south facing gardens with mature flowerbeds and level lawned grounds of almost 2 acres. It is set in a peaceful, open countryside location with fabulous uninterrupted 270° long distance views across Kit Hill, Caradon Hill, Sharptor, Notter Tor and Bodmin Moor. These benefit the outside eating area, which has a parasol and gas BBQ. There is also private driveway parking for 2 cars.

There are public footpaths and quiet lanes along which to walk or cycle directly accessed from the property, all with wonderful countryside views. Outside, the property has gated, level car parking with storage for cycles, canoes, boat and trailer. Inside, Cornish Delabole slate floors, leather sofas, 200 thread count designer bedding, solid oak bedroom furniture and fluffy white 100% Egyptian cotton towels complement this perfect hideaway, which is ideal for those discerning couples and small families with children seeking tranquillity and relaxation off the beaten track. The Headmaster’s Cottage is also conveniently located adjacent to the owner’s property.

This area of south east Cornwall really is a hidden gem, its central location and easy access to all major routes means that exploring the many delights of both Cornwall and Devon are convenient options.

The 15th-century Tudor National Trust property of Cotehele, Buckland Abbey, the village of Minions with its moorland walks to the stone circles and the Hurlers; Calstock on the banks of the Tamar River; the St. Mellion International Resort with its golf, health club and spa; and Siblyback Lake with its water sports, fishing, walking and off road cycle route. Horse riding nearby.

Within easy reach are the windswept ruggedness of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor; the lush picturesque Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty World Heritage Site, where Gunnislake forms the start of the stunning Tamar Valley Railway Line; the ancient market towns of Callington, Launceston with its Norman castle and steam railway, and Liskeard, which offers a scenic train ride to the golden beaches of Looe.

Under an hour away are Cornwall’s fabulous north coast and beaches of Padstow, Newquay and Watergate Bay; the south coast with its atmospheric fishing villages of Polperro and Fowey; the Jamaica Inn of Daphne Du Maurier fame and historic Plymouth. Beach (Looe) 16 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.Ground Floor:
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, Playstation 3/DVD player with extensive DVD library and small PS3 games library and DAB radio/iPod dock.
Dining room: With slate floor.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and DAB radio/iPod dock.
Utility room: With washing machine and freezer.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With four-poster kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Bike/trailer/boat store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 5 years old.


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • DVD player
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Customer’s Choice
  • Games Console - PS3
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ideal for Golf
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • No Pets
  • Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
  • School Conversion
  • Car Parking - On Site
  • Owner Services Region

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