St Tudy House Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 15, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
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 a well known collection of camellia, rhododendron, magnolia, conifer and many 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, and we are delighted it is with us. It is part of the Lamellen Estate.
To one side of the house, an indoor heated swimming pool (40’ x 20’) with changing room, shower, two loos, kitchen (dishwasher, electric range cooker, big American ice-making fridge). Along one side of the pool, tables/chairs shaded by a huge indoor grapevine, and, outside, a sheltered paved patio with slate table/chairs and a little lawn with Wendy house. Beyond are a parapet and expansive lawns. Two barbecues. The all-weather tennis court is 100 yards from the house.
A fine porch leads into large entrance hall and inner hall which, in typical Victorian style, has a fascinating collection of stuffed birds and animals with two magnificent tigers displayed up the wide sweeping staircase. The entrance hall also has toys and doubles as a play area for youngsters. Cellar (Sheila Maid) for wetsuits and wet weather gear. Two comfy elegant living rooms (one with Beckstein grand piano) with beautiful limestone fireplaces (open fires), mullioned windows with leaded lights and lovely garden views; dining room with door to garden; large, fully fitted kitchen (Aga, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, electric cooker/hob, huge fridge-freezer) with larder; billiard room (10’ x 5’ table); study/dog room with fax, computer, colour printer and French windows to patio; ground-floor loo (washbasin); back lobby for boots/coats.
Upstairs there are seven bedrooms, most with granite mullioned window frames and leaded lights:
a double (6�� half-tester bed) with dressing room and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) which is also en suite (two doors) to:
a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with washbasin
a double with beautifully carved 5’6' half-tester bed made in 1640, cot area and en suite bathroom (suite)
a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite bathroom (suite)
a double (5’ bed) with en suite bathroom (suite) which also has second door to landing
a single with fold-out bed and washbasin
a room with two single beds plus pull-out truckle bed (best for children) and washbasin
Large shower-room (suite) and back stairs (stairlift available, by prior arrangement). Loo (washbasin).
11 TVs/Sky/10 DVDs. Spring water. Within the extensive grounds are the owners’ more modest dwelling and The Lodge (P9) at the entrance to the long drive (500 yards away). Damages Deposit £500. Arrival after 3.30pm. An exceptional house.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that we have not finalized details for this holiday home for 2014. The description, prices and availability are therefore still subject to change. You may still provisionally book this property for 2014 and we'll confirm details to you as soon as they have been agreed with the owner. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel at that stage, you may do so without penalty and any deposit you've paid will be refunded to you in full.
- pets considered
- smoking allowed