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Lamellen House St Tudy North Cornwall | 7 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3037 | Sleeps 15
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Lamellen House 7 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | WiFi | Indoor Heated Pool | Tennis Court | Billiard Room | | Sleeps 15
About 2 miles from St Tudy and St Kew, a strikingly handsome, Grade II listed, detached Victorian house with granite mullioned windows and gorgeous long views over its 18 acres of woodland gardens and grounds with well known collection of camellia, rhododendron, magnolia, conifer and other species of plants and trees enthusiastically collected and grown in the last century. Lamellen House is reached by 500 yards of drive. There is an entry in the Domesday Book of a house on the site, the present one having been built in 1849 on the site of its 17th cent. predecessor. Generations of the same family have lived in and loved this very special house. It is part of the Lamellen Estate.
Cornwall’s north coast: from the river Camel north to Bude and on to Morwenstow and the highest cliffs in the West Country, it is a mixture of great cliffs and beaches. Walking (coast path) and bird-friendly cliffs (usually no road near): peregrines possible. Great sand/surf beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith, Widemouth Bay, Bude and Sandy Mouth; sandy coves at Port Gaverne, Bossiney, Crackington Haven, Duckpool, and others less accessible; Rock, also sandy, is the place for watersports, including sailing on the Camel estuary; very fine golf course (St Enodoc); mini-fjords at Port Quin and Boscastle. Port Isaac is very pretty round its cliff-enclosed harbour.
The well-worth-riding Camel Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows the river Camel from Bodmin Moor to Padstow. Pencarrow is a beautiful house with wonderful garden. Tintagel has a ruined castle (King Arthur’s?) on a wild headland. St Juliot church was restored by Thomas Hardy and ‘a pair of blue eyes’ nearly fell down a Crackington cliff. Bodmin Moor, its highest hills quite mountainous, is only a little way inland and Blisland, on its northern edge, is one of Cornwall’s prettiest villages.
St Tudy: little village (good food pub, PO/shop, medieval church) off the beaten track. Golf, 2 miles. Sea at Port Isaac/Port Gaverne (cove beach), 4½ miles, or Polzeath (splendid sand/surf beach) and Rock (sandy beach, watersports, sailing school and St Enodoc golf course), 7. Camel Trail, 3.
Unfenced lake within the grounds, small children should be supervised