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Rural Country House With Extensive Gardens And Natural Woodland

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

House near Truro, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location From Small Vibrant Cathedral City Of Truro

Lovely house in the extensive grounds of Bodrean Manor, yet quite private in itself. The property was built in 1870 and modernised by ourselves. There is full central heating,WIFI and Sky + tv (film & sport)-you can sip your morning coffee on the cobbles and later in the day relax on a large lawn and have a barbecue. The location is excellent for both coasts (approx 16 mins) and very near the extremely attractive small cathedral city of Truro, which has many restaurants, theatre, cinema and strong retailing centre.

You enter thru glass doors from the cobbled yard into hall which has doorway to right into very large games room(piano,table tennis,tv-ideal for children)-straight ahead is large downstairs walk in shower + wc and to the left is doorway into large dining room-this has archway leading to spacious kitchen from which attractive stairs leads up to landing.At the bottom of stairs is doorway to small porch that leads out to large garden.

The landing has a single bed and leads in one direction to sitting room and in other direction to large thru twin bedroom-from this bedroom leads conventional passageway with large double bedroom + cot and then a further twin bedroom(all the rooms are very spacious)-at the end of the landing passageway is a large bathroom with bath,walk in shower + wc.

More Details

Dr Anthony Hambly
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Dr Anthony Hambly

Retired Cornish doctor who has brought up his family in lovely manor house near Truro as well as making a lovely garden and modernising the Coach House nearby. I come from an old Cornish family and also own a unique house in Port Isaac (14th generation to do so!) as well as a beach holiday house at Daymer Bay.

Dr Anthony Hambly purchased this house in 1980

Why Dr Anthony Hambly chose Cornwall

Because it was rural yet near Truro - it happens to be one of the nicest houses in the area with beautiful bluebell woods and enviable location yet near both coasts!

What makes this house unique

Space and privacy with all mod cons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A.N from.Berlin

"The perfect place for exploring Cornwall-We enjoyed public footpaths,hidden bays,colourful gardens,magnificent country houses,the rivers & the sea,plus great food almost everywhere,especially the fresh fish in Truro's & Padstow's fine restaurants.Thanks for this spacious & comfortable Coach House and your hospitality"

S&P from Tiverton

"Perfect in every way-spacious,homely with great entertainment,the table tennis table has been in constant use-big enough to accommodate the cornish contingent who have joined us for meals.Beautiful surroundings-birdsong all day,great location for exploring Cornwall.The best house we have ever stayed in.Thank you,it has been a wonderful week,we will be back!"

A.K from Northamptonshire

"We've had the best holiday yet staying here-Boys have loved Den building and running around the gardens,along with the tennis.As parents its been the most relaxing,not worrying about noise or where they are.The beaches here are beautiful-Thank you for your kindness and meeting your daughter & grandsons"
Mar 2011
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Saint Erme House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , +sink
  • 1st floor-bathroom with bath,large walk-in shower & wc. Ground floor-walk-in shower & wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 4th bedroom is single bed in large landing area
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1,double with cot and hand basin. Bedroom2 twin beds. Bedroom 3 twin beds -walk thru-with basin, large landing with single bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: You enter through glass doors to hall. To the right is the games room, opposite the downstairs shower room and left through to dining room which leads on through archway and step to kitchen. There is a door out of the kitchen to a small porch and then on to the garden. The stairs leads out of the kitchen to the landing which has a large sash window looking into our bluebell wood. One door leads to the sitting room the other door leads into twin bedroom-the other side of which is a conventional passage with double & twin bedroom as well as bathroom. Outside: Large flat lawn with good outdoor furniture and Weber barbecue abutting our two acres of bluebells (May time)- The Manor has over 6 acres of garden with many Magnolias. There is an attractive cobbled area with good quality coffee table for 4. The tennis court lies near the walled garden and is new and except for Dr Hambly who plays very occasionally is for your use! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen & towels can be arranged for £10pp. Other: Separate dining room with pine furniture


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Rural Country House With Extensive Gardens And Natural Woodland
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews

Tolles Ferienhaus in absolut ruhiger Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir, eine 6 köpfige Familie mit 4 Kindern zwischen 5 und 15 Jahren, haben im Juli 2016 eine tolle Woche in diesem Ferienhaus verbracht. Der Kontakt mit dem Vermieter war sehr nett. Er wohnt mit seiner Familie auch auf dem Gelände. Da das Gelände/Anwesen allerdings sehr groß ist, hat man das Ferienhaus und den dazugehörigen Garten wirklich für sich. Das Haus ist sauber, hat für 6 Personen ausreichend Platz und ist mit allen notwendigen Dingen ausgestattet. Unsere Kinder haben besonders den Raum mit der Tischtennisplatte und den Tennisplatz genossen, wir Erwachsenen die absolut ruhige Lage im Grünen. Als Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge an die Küste und Truro ist das Haus ideal gelegen. Alles in allem war es ein toller, erholsamer Urlaub und wir können das Haus mit gutem Gewissen weiterempfehlen!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: looks good!-but do not fully understand!!
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A great place to stay to cover all of Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 days at this property. Very quiet & comfortable with lots of space for a large family. The central location allowed us to cover many different areas. A little difficult to find without a sat nav. but once you have found it you will be happy to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ideal location for seeing Cornwall-nice house-nice tenants!
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A spacious house in beautiful grounds

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay It was well located just outside of Truro with easy access to North and south coasts of Cornwall

The house was spacious, well equipped and had ample outside space. We enjoyed our stay immensely and we can't wait to return to Cornwall again

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: what more !-the location is excellent for touring around Cornwall and both coasts with excellent beaches are less than 20mins away!
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Lovely old rambling house in pretty grounds

  • 4 of 5

Ideally situated for Truro which is a 10 minute drive away the house is well appointed with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Only criticism is the beds were not terribly comfortable and a birds nest in the eves above one of the front bedrooms was extremely noisy. Otherwise a good base for myself and a couple of colleagues while working in Truro, more cost effective and comfortable than hotel rooms.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: it is difficult finding a bed that suits everyone-a balance between firm & soft!-we are very much surrounded by nature here!(birds,pheasants,foxes ,badgers and the occasional deer!)
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Look no further - book it now, it's fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

I looked at a lot of properties, wanting a rental for 6 of us attending a family wedding in Truro, we were all very glad we chose The Coach House it is wonderful. The location is ideal, close to Truro but with easy access to the A30 without going through the city. The setting is absolutely beautiful and peaceful down a tree lined drive with extensive lovely gardens. We enjoyed seeing the pheasants and bats and foxes, a great place for wildlife lovers. The teenagers enjoyed the tennis court and the little ones loved the huge games room.Even the older folks enjoyed a game of table tennis! It is a really spacious country house, full of and was warm and cosy even in November. It is also very well equipped, nicely decorated and comfortable. It would be an ideal place for a holiday with a young family or for groups of friends/family of any age.It proved an ideal place for a wedding party, and we were able to entertain family and friends, the bride and her entourage even used the games room to get ready for the wedding as it was so spacious and it was lovely for some photographs. I would recommend it to anyone and hope we can return one day soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the comments!-i'm glad you had such an enjoyable time and the house proved suitable for launching a wedding!
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the best holiday

  • 5 of 5

fantastic place to stay with young children. they loved to go and play amongst the gardens while we, the parents were able to sit in the garden and have a coffee!. the use of the tennis court was brilliant, we used it all the time. lovely and quiet and very safe. the kids loved watching the bats fly out of the roof top ledges at night. A definate place to recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we very much enjoyed your company!
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Saffron Restaurant
The Hidden Hut
Fistral Blu
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
the lounge
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Saffron-many in Truro
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
carne(south coast)-crantock & fistral(north coast)


The North coast is 16mins-there is a really impressive array of sandy/swimming beaches- Holywell, Crantock, Polyjoke, Fisral, Watergate as well as the Camel Estuary.

South Coast-the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, Mevagissey. St Mawes, Port Loe-wonderful sailing and windsurfing on the Fal.


Would need car-can be hired easily.

Newquay Airport 7 miles (Gatwick, Newquay and Stanstead, Newquay).


Village of Trispen 1 mile.

Truro 3 miles.

Eden Project 30 mins.

Modern Tate, St Ives 40 mins.

Further Details:

The house is exceptionally well located for touring Cornwall and is within 1/2 hour of all the finest gardens and beaches.


Rates & Availability

Saint Erme House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$617 **
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,059 **
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$841 **
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,152 **
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$1,152 **
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$1,432 **
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,738 **
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,214 **
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$841 **
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,028 **

Additional information about rental rates

linen & towels $ 2 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

Booking Notes:
Best to book through 'Availability' on my personal website
or e-mail me.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays preferred,but minimum of 5 days considered at any time!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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