If you are looking to live the Cornish dream Ballaminers House may well tick some or all of your boxes.The double fronted stone farmhouse which sleeps up to 8 guests was originally part of the Prideaux Estate . This attractive mid 18th Century property with large garden is tucked away up a leafy lane in the picturesque village of Little Petherick which is located just outside Padstow , only two miles away.The property benefits from 4 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms . There is plenty of space for guests to do their own thing. The kitchen and separate breakfast/ dining room with Aga both have traditional slate floors and guests will find the kitchen to be well equipped. Enjoy lunch and dinner on our outdoor dining terrace and sink back into one of our large deep padded Rattan armchair style dining chairs under the warmth of the Summer sun whilst the children play in the garden .This is an area known for it's outstanding natural beauty which is well known for it's choice of excellent restaurants and pubs including Rick Stein's Seafood restaurant, St Petroc's Bistro and Cornish Arms pub at St Merryn.Also in Padstow are Michelin star Paul Ainsworth's Number Six restaurant, Margot's and Michelin star Nathan Outlaw's Grill and Bar Grill restaurants a little furthur at Rock as well as his Michelin star Fish Kitchen at Port Isaac which are both within easy reach. Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall produces memorable dishes in a superb setting overlooking the breathtaking beach at Watergate Bay.Award winning Padstow Farm Shop and Tina's Riding stables are both within an eight minute drive. The area is spoilt for choice with no less than eight glorious beaches within easy reach including Constantine, Harlyn Bay ideal for surfing,Porthcothan, Treyarnon Bay, Booby's Bay, Trevone Bay which is ideal for young children , Trevose, and Hawker's Cove where you dog can enjoy a fantastic safe 'off lead' experience. There is a passenger ferry from Hawker's Cove which crosses the water to Daymer Bay. There are lovely walks from the village of Little Petherick and the village is also on the Saint's Way. Guests can hire bicycles from Padstow and cycle the Camel Trail past Bodmin taking in some breathtaking scenery along route. In the village itself you can walk from Little Petherick creek to Padstow across lush green fields and reward yourself with a well earned cream tea in Padstow! . The renown golf course at Trevose and club house is within a fifteen minute drive.The house sleeps up to 8 guests and offers three reception rooms which allows everyone to do their own thing. The farmhouse is surrounded by a large garden with an outside dining area with luxury all weather Rattan table and eight chairs. Children, babies and well behaved dogs are very welcome. Central Heating, open log fire, Wi Fi . House Computer, three flat screens. Aga and Electric cooker. Babysitting , extra Housekeeping and Private cook if required available on request. New for 2016 guests can relax and pamper themselves with Calcot Manor Spa products during their stay a range of which are to be found in both bathrooms.
We moved to Cornwall 13 years years ago from London. When the children were growing up we had a little cottage in Cornwall where we spent many happy summer holidays so having fond memories we decided to settle permanently in this lovely county. We welcomed a change in lifestyle and immediately I embarked on three art courses which I enjoyed very much. We are very close to the beaches where I take our three dogs for their daily walk. Living in Cornwall offers a healthy lifestyle and we take full advantage of this eating locally produced food. Having worked for a leading London auction house for ten years I am passionate about Antiques and Antique Jewellery. I also enjoy renovating old properties and we all love dogs! Cornwall as a county has so much to offer with something for everyone.
Amanda Fearon purchased this farmhouse in 2002
We have had an affinity with Cornwall for many years and owned a little cottage here when the children were little. We decided to move from London and purchased the farmhouse 12 years ago and at the time felt we were very lucky as there were two other interested parties but the owner decided to run with us.
It has been an interesting and rewarding experience starting a business from scratch and watching it grow .
The proximity to the sea and the breathtaking beaches near by is very spoiling and we take the dogs to the beach most days.
Cornwall has something for everyone .
The house is only two miles from Padstow with a fantastic choice of places to eat and within easy reach of no less than eight glorious beaches . The house also offers 3 separate reception rooms allowing guests plenty of room to ' do their own thing'!
We understand the benefits of being able to take your four legged friend/ on holiday with you and happily accept well behaved dogs at no extra cost which we feel is a great bonus.We would like to point you in the direction of our doggy code on the official farmhouse web site. www.ballaminershouse.co.uk
Please note that some of the images on the official farmhouse web site are out of date.
Babysitting Service available , advance notice required
We have a large secure garden ( no water features).
Outdoor Dining Terrace With All Weather Rattan Table and Deep Chairs With Seat and Back pads.
Well Behaved Dogs Can Come Too At No Extra Charge
Padstow Farm shop is an award winning farm shop within eight minutes drive so you can stock up your fridge and freezer during your stay with delicious home produced Cornish goodies.
There is so much to do and see in Cornwall from sea Kayaking , Surfing, Sailing, Fishing, Tennis, Horse Riding to National Trust properties and gardens- enjoy!
Special interest holidays:
We don't provide painting holidays but think it's worth mentioning that two of our previous guests are artists and found that staying at Ballaminers House inspired them both to paint during their holiday.
You will find interesting bird life in the area and some of these can be spotted along the creek in the village of Little Petherick itself.
For food lovers the area is a must with a fantastic choice of top class restaurants , several having achieved Michelin stars and excellent pubs to sample
The house is in an area of outstanding natural beauty with eight fantastic beaches nearby . Within ten minutes drive are the beaches of Trevone Bay, Hawker's Cove, Crugmeer, Booby's Bay, and Constantine Bay. You can take a short ferry crossing from Hawker's Cove to Daymer Bay (Approximately five minutes) and explore Trebetherick , Rock and St Minver. From Hawkers Cove you can also walk to Padstow. Newquay and Fristral beach and Watergate Bay can be reached within thirty minutes. St Merryn.
Newquay Airport is eight miles from the house and approximately twenty minutes by car and daily flights to London Gatwick and European destinations (new for 2010) and regular flights to the Scilly Isles. Plymouth is approximately one and a half hours drive depending on the time of year. We advise guests to use or hire a car for their stay . Bodmin Parkway station is forty minutes away. Bus stop in village of Little Petherick. Reliable local taxi services.
Truro City - 30 minutes drive. Padstow & Tesco Supermarket ( Arrange a Tesco Delivery )- 8 minutes drive. Eden Project 45 minutes drive. Prideaux Place Historic Private House - 8 minutes drive. Glendurgan and Lost Garden of Heligan - 45 minutes drive. Falmouth & Maritime Museum - 45 minutes drive. Llanhydrock and Trerice NT properties 30 minutes drive. Fowey and Lostwithiel 40 minutes drive.
Wadebridge sports centre swimming pool,4 screen cinema, Boots, Tesco Superstore - 15 minutes drive.
The award winning Padstow Farm Shop sells delicious local Cornish produce including home grown veg and home reared meat. Tesco can also be found on the way to Padstow and offers home deliveries. Padstow offers a fantastic choice of restaurants and pubs including Rick Steins seafood restaurant, Cafe and St Petroc's Bistro, Patisserie and Delcatessen, and Paul Ainsley's Number Six restaurant . Also in Padstow are Barclays Bank, Post Office, Chough's Bakery, Boots the chemist, selection of boutiques Joules, Fat Face, White Stuff,Seasalt, Animal, Crewe, quaint Art Galleries etc. Three pubs within a very short distance from the house between Little Petherick and the next village of St Issey- The Ring O Bells at St Issey serves the best Sunday roast for miles! . We advise a car although the pubs are only five minutes away by car. Crealys Adventure Park for children is in the next village of St Issey. Wadebridge has an excellent sports centre with large indoor swimming pool. Springfields pony centre is within fifteen minutes drive at St Colomb. Dairyland at Newquay is a great day out for kids and adults will enjoy it too! Horseriding including treks to the beach at Tina's Riding Stables , St Merryn. Ballaminers House is well positioned for the historic houses of Cornwall. Pencarrow House at Washaway nr Bodmin is only twenty minutes away by car. The National Trust houses Llanhydrock House and Trerice are about forty minutes drive away. The Eden Project is about forty minutes by car. The Maritime Museum at Falmouth is about forty five minutes drive by car as are the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Glendurgan Gardens. Art lovers head for Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworths museum. Newlyn art gallery and Penlee house in Penzance are both worth a visit. The Minack theatre is a must for theatre goers with a difference as the theatre is carved into the rocks in the open air!. Regular flights from Newquay to Gatwick and the Scilly Isles make this part of Cornwall very convenient.
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To make a booking and to secure it for Ballaminers House we require a deposit of £1000 please . A cautionary deposit of £250 is required at the time of the balance of payment due date .This is returnable after the Housekeeper's check subject to all being as it should be. We understand the advantages of bringing your four legged friends on holiday with you.Well behaved dogs can stay for free on condition that they remain in the kitchen and breakfast room ONLY of the farmhouse during their stay. We have a large garden surrounding the house for your dog/s to enjoy. We kindly request that guests comply with this. Please read our doggy code on the official farmhouse web site www.ballaminershouse.co.uk
(We accept up to 3 dogs). Please mention pets at time of booking. On receipt of a booking deposit booking confirmation will be sent by email and the balance of payment due by date will be included. Babies and Children and well behaved dogs are very welcome.
High Season Changeover day is Friday or Saturday. Flexible changeover day at other times of year. We will do our very best to accommodate the dates you require. Please get in touch .
Arrival time time after 4.30 pm please
Departure time strictly by 10 am please .
Notes on prices:
WELL BEHAVED DOGS CAN STAY FOR FREE. We ask guests to read our doggy code on the official farmhouse web site before booking to make sure we suit your dog's routine www.ballaminershouse.co.uk
Padstow only 2.5 miles away, fantastic restaurants and pubs nearby. Close to 8 glorious beaches .
Open Log Fire, Aga, WiFi, CH, Electric Smeg Oven , Three reception rooms,
All linen and towels included ( please bring your own beach towels)
Please Contact Amanda on 01841540933 or 07517052178 who will be happy to assist you with your booking requirements.
To proceed with a booking we require a deposit of £1000 for each week booked. This can be paid by electronic transfer or cheque the details of which are available on request from myself Amanda Fearon( owner). Part of our booking procedure requires a cautionary deposit of £250 which is added to the balance of payment which is due within 8 weeks prior to the start date of a booking please.