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Penthouse in Mansion from £36/Night! Balconies,Views, 2 B/R (+1 twin B/R + 25%)

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Treetops Penthouse Apartment, High Noon, Ladock, Nr. Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4PW - In 3 Acres Of The Lost Gardens Of High Noon, Bargain Offers, Free Prosecco, Free WI-FI, Nr Newquay

Treetops provides an idyllic and excellent central location in the very heart of Cornwall, with good access to both its North and South coastlines with fantastic beaches and walking country, world famous gardens and historic monuments. Surfing beaches, coves, inlets and delightful fishing villages, pubs and restaurants are in easy striking distance by car.

TREETOPS

Treetops is part of the historic 19th century mansion built for the Archdeacon of Cornwall. Take it easy on one of the two secluded private balconies with unforgettable rural/garden views,eat by the water lily pool with resident dragonflies, watch the miniature sheep, or explore the beautiful local countryside and the Falmouth Arms which is the village pub.

The apartment is high up - hence Treetops - which gives you the best views in the village.

THE LOST GARDENS OF HIGH NOON

Gardens all around are now being maintained by miniature sheep! Pygmy goats originally reclaimed the garden from brambles. One hundred climbing roses have been planted to grow over newly erected pergolas, rope swags and fencing; they have to be climbing or the sheep eat them!

LADOCK

Ladock is a little village in an area of outstanding rural beauty, which can be well appreciated from the property's balconies and windows. There is a post office and village store, a pretty church, a very active village hall with regular entertainments and other events and a good pub. There are beautiful walks in Ladock Woods.

ATTRACTIONS

Ladock is close to half the choicest attractions in Cornwall as chosen by the Telegraph :

Newquay Zoo – One of Britain’s best zoos, Newquay has 130 species, including lions, meercats, penguins and ring-tailed lemurs that visitors can feed by hand. Open all year.

The Eden Project – The world’s largest rainforest in captivity; there’s even a waterfall inside one of the giant Biomes, and these domes are architectural wonders in themselves. There are rock concerts in summer and ice-skating in winter. Open all year.

Also near St Austell the Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey – Tim Smit’s first project in Cornwall (before Eden) remains a magical place. It covers 200 acres, so it’s possible to find peace here even in high summer. Beyond the flamboyant Himalayan spring garden are superb restored Edwardian fruit, flower and vegetable gardens. Deeper into the valley there are shady bowers and pools where damselflies dance. Open all year.

Beyond Truro find Trebah Garden – A valley garden full of sub-tropical plants and trees that tumbles down to the Helford River, where there’s a small beach for picnics and swimming with an excellent pub with views. A good garden for a family visit as it includes an inventive adventure playground and special children’s trails. Open all year. Just next door find Glendurgan Valley Garden with a maze and beach access.

Lanhydrock – A grand house on a grand estate, it vividly evokes High Victorian grandeur and opulence. The Robartes family changed very little in the 20th century so it feels as if they have just stepped out for a while. Gardens open all year; house open Mar-Nov excluding most Mondays.

Port Isaac – Doc Martin-land and very attractive it is too.

Tintagel – The seat of the legendary King Arthur, still a place of haunting beauty: a medieval hamlet protected by a castle-crowned headland. The 12th-century picturesque ruins are dramatically sited and the coastal views magnificent.

Trewithen sits virtually in the next village to Ladock – A simple, elegant Georgian mansion built in the 1720s for comfort rather than show and little altered over the centuries. The exotic sub-tropical garden, created in the 1920s, is one of the loveliest and best-maintained in Cornwall. Open March 1 - June 30: gardens open daily; house tours Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

The A30 is five minutes away from Treetops, and provides the arterial route to the furthest extent of the peninsula:

St Ives – The extraordinary intensity and clarity of light at St Ives lends the place a film set quality. Its legacy as a 20th-century art colony of world importance thrives at the Tate Gallery , Barbara Hepworth’s home and sculpture garden, and Bernard Leach’s pottery. For some of the best work by today’s painters and potters visit the Millennium, Belgrave and Wills Lane galleries.

St Michael’s Mount – Truly spectacular and romantic. Reached on foot at low tide across a causeway, this former medieval monastery, now home to the St Aubyn family, has been sensitively restored and de-cluttered to show life on the Mount in the 17th century. The chapel has sublime stained glass. The seaward gardens are a peaceful refuge on a busy summer’s day. Open February half-term; guided tours 11am-2pm on Tues and Fri until March 30. Open daily, except Saturdays, March 30-November 2.

Land’s End - various attractions and fantastic cliff scenery. To avoid the commercialised area, park at Sennen beach and walk for 30 minutes along the cliffs.

Geevor Tin Mine – One of Cornwall’s last working tin mines, which closed down in 1990. The knowledgeable, enthusiastic guides, some of them former miners, bring the buildings to life with anecdotes of the lives of the miners as they take visitors underground. Excellent homemade pasties in the cafe. Open all year; closed Saturdays.

Other worthwhile and perhaps quieter sites in Cornwall include:

Porthleven – This deep double harbour is a lovely place for an evening stroll and there’s plenty of space on the pebble beach. There are craft shops and galleries galore, three pubs (try the Atlantic Inn for a sunset drink) and a clutch of good restaurants, including Kota, The Square, Amelie's, Sea Drift and family-friendly Kota Kai. Don’t miss the handmade hats and fleeces at Salt Cellar Workshops (open 2-6pm except Wed).

Cotehele, near Saltash – Hidden away on the banks of the River Tamar, this Tudor house remains in a time-warp. Worth visiting alone for its truss-roofed Great Hall and collection of embroidered fabrics and Flemish tapestries in superb condition. Open daily March 12-October 30.

Paradise Park, Hayle – A family-run park that started as a conservation and breeding centre for parrots and macaws its huge collection of birds is exceptionally colourful. Now there are otters, red pandas and penguins. Don’t miss the impressive flying displays with eagles and owls. Open all year.

Rocky Valley, Bossiney – A half-mile east of Tintagel, this is a gorge in miniature: a slip of a stream tumbling over tinkling waterfalls between tussocky rocks and ledges full of wild flowers. Look out for the intriguing rock carvings in the Bronze Age labyrinth.

Lizard Point – The National Trust, having failed to secure Land’s End, redeemed itself by grabbing The Lizard, Britain’s most southerly point. There are two good, old-fashioned cafés, a serpentine marble workshop and flying displays by rare choughs. Fine coastal walks.

Polperro – A real picture-postcard treasure between Fowey and Looe. Locals have sorted the traffic issue by making all visitors use a park-and-ride. Like Port Isaac, it has a fishermen’s choir, which sings most Wednesday evenings in summer.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum ( – In the 19th century Cable & Wireless pioneered international telecommunications using undersea cables that connected Porthcurno, a highly picturesque sandy cove near Land’s End, to India, the Far East, South America and Africa. It’s an extraordinary story and very well told here.

Penlee House Gallery, Penzance ( – This is the place to find works by 19th-century artists (Walter Langley, Stanhope Forbes and Norman Garstin), who came to paint en plein air in Newlyn and Lamorna. There is a good café in the historic park garden. Open all year.

COASTLINE

When all is said and done though the greatest jewel of Cornwall is the coastline. Because the whole peninsula of Cornwall has been slowly tilting on its axis downwards into the sea on the south side and upwards on the north side the scenery of the two coastlines is quite distinctive.

The south is full of sunken river valleys called rias (rheas are the birds) these preserve the branching pattern of the streams that previously carved out the land valleys before they were flooded by the sea; Frenchman's Creek is an example. Here the land slopes down gently to the tidal shoreline. There is wonderful birdlife, and the sheltered maritime climate is favourable for the making of all the famous gardens to be found here.

On the north coast (Newquay is only 20 minutes from Treetops) magnificent cliffs have been thrust up above the sea. The full force of the Atlantic breakers, encouraged by the prevailing westerly winds, is delivered unthwarted to the world famous surfing beaches, made of the sand that has been deposited between the rocky headlands.

Both coastlines offer wonderful walks. If you have two vehicles park one at the end of the planned walk and drive in the other to the beginning. If you have one vehicle there are plenty of circular walks (Gerans is my favourite) and information is available in Treetops. Many of these incorporate a pub or two along the way.

FOOD

The apartment is well equipped for self-catering and the 24 karat gold plated cutlery is easy to keep clean. There is an oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle two refrigerators, a large freezer and plenty of utensils and china. The incredible extending dining table can accommodate any number of guests with its six optional leaves.

I recommend the seafood at the restaurant opposite the pub (also recommended) at Polkerris close to Menabilly the home of Daphne du Maurier.

More Details

Owner
Dr Roger E Sturdy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Dr Roger E Sturdy

Dr Roger Sturdy is the owner/occupier of High Noon, living immediately below Treetops, a retired doctor he is now studying Art History as well as Shepherding and Garden Design.

Dr Roger E Sturdy purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Dr Roger E Sturdy chose Truro & Falmouth

When my profession brought me to Cornwall thirty years ago I fell in love with this property for its character, stunning location and acid soil on which could be grown Rhododendrons, Camellias, Azaleas and Magnolias. I have always loved Cornwall since childhood visits, investigating the rock pools and walking along the wonderful coastal paths.

There is easy access to Newquay and the North Coast, and St Austell and the South Coast, as well as Truro and the many wonderful gardens of Central and Western Cornwall.

What makes this apartment unique

I shall never move because the beauty and tranquillity of this magic place would be impossible to equal.

This property offers period style and gracious proportions that are rare to find in holiday accommodation.

There are excellent roads straight to Truro, Newquay or St Austell and the A30 dual carriageway is just 5 minutes away giving easy access to the whole Cornish peninsula.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The lush valley & garden setting of Treetops provides a perfect foil to the open, windy and sometimes scorching beaches and cliffs"



"We are first time visitors to Cornwall and have found the location ideal for exploring the county"



"The little black lambs at play are a delight...the rural landscape is stunning"



"The tiny village is well serviced with a pub, post office/store, village hall and very quaint and pretty church"
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Truro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash hand-basin, heater and two heated towel-rails, views over garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Bedroom - 1 queen
    OPTIONAL EXTRA ANNEX BEDROOM 25% EXTRA - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 25% EXTRA OR £10 THIS CAN BE MADE UP AS A TWIN OR SUPERKING
    Submariner's Boot Camp Cabin Dorm - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds in a very small room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-10(2-3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: MASTER Bedroom with XL double bed, Small "Cabin" with 4 bunk beds, OPTIONAL EXTRA SPACIOUS BEDROOM : Fine Twin OR Superking Bedroom with view South over valley and ornamental pool £10-25% extra) Next door on same floor (1 yard) to main apartment. DOUBLE FUTON in Optional Extra Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This Penthouse is in the second floor of the East Wing of the mansion built in the 19th century for the Archdeacon of Cornwall. It has been sympathetically furnished. It has spectacular views and is surrounded on all sides by semi-wild gardens, which at present are being re-developed using a small team of miniature Ouessant Sheep - the smallest breed in the world They are enchanting. Torchlight is essential at night. OUTSIDE: High Noon Gardens were lost and fell into neglect under a blanket of brambles until 10 years ago when Pygmy goats were brought in to deal with them, and now the garden has become accessible again and sheep mow grass. It has many flowering trees and shrubs such as Camellias, Rhododendrons, Magnolias, and cherries. There is a wealth of daffodils, bluebells, foxgloves and primroses. Two years ago some unwanted trees were cut down to let in light and open up views, and paths are in the process of being developed. The Ouessant Sheep are very pretty. There is a large ornamental pool with water lilies, a very pleasant and relaxing retreat on a warm day with the soothing and cooling notes of the fountain. This is a unique garden being developed so that the maintenance is done principally by the sheep, which keep down brambles, grass and most weeds. Initially ornamental trees and shrubs may benefit from protection. Perennials and bulbs are planted that are unpalatable. 100 climbing roses. Utility Room: Drying room with washing machine, spin drier, and tumble drier, dehumidifier, iron. Heating / Towels / Linen / Towels, linen, included, EXCEPT when paying less than £60 per night, then these are optionally £10 per person extra, and electricity is charged as metered. Property cleaned prior to new guests. Other: Central corridor. The large East Balcony has excellent views to the East and sunshine all morning, with seating, planters of roses, lilies et c. Small balcony off the Living Room with views South over pool & valley

Reviews

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Amazing! Friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the evening, the mansion is very easy to find by following the Sat Nav, the owner Roger showed us the property clearly, although he forgot where he put the key, however, we must say the area is extremely safe, so we have no problem with that. We had BBQ in the balcony area with the lovely view. The property is well catered with all the things you need, such as Fridge, freezer, kitchen ware etc. And the speaker in the living room sounds very professional. On our last day, Roger even contacted us about we can stay an extra night with no extra charge and no rush on checking out, which was kind of him to do so. I must say there are no negative things towards our stay and this property, however, perhaps, the improvement could be the wifi problems, as the connections was poorly in the bedrooms but great in the living room. Overall, we will definitely stay again, and thank you for the accommodation Roger. Much appreciated

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed.
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A lovely place to explore Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

The spacious flat with old furniture and a great view on the garden and the meadows gave a special feeling to our holidays. The scent of lillies and roses on the balcony greeted us every time when we came back from our tours. The lovely owner, Dr. Sturdy, was always helpful. We really would have loved to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great

  • 5 of 5

No complaints

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the top floor of the East Wing of a Victorian Mansion, sympathetically furnished, in a fantastic location, with balconies overlooking spectacular garden/rural views.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

As expected AAA

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Things to be aware of

  • 2 of 5

When I read the other negative review here, I thought it was mine so similar was it to our experience. ENTRANCE – very difficult metal staircase up to the roof (definitely not suitable for very young children or the elderly) leading to a window that you have to climb onto and through onto a kind of stepladder. My father fell once getting in. This entryway does not lock, meaning everything you leave in the house is at risk. Accommodation is NOT as pictured so read the new description carefully. You are paying for TWO rooms; 1 double and 1 very small room packed with 2 bunk-beds (ie sleeping 4). The photo of a twin room you see on the site is charged extra (25% of total cost). The house was dirty – dead plant, leftover veg in the fridge, we had to clean all utensils before use, piles of sheets and towels in the laundry area (we had no idea if they were clean or not), rusty iron. We bought mugs and tea-towels as there weren't enough. Windows were unsafe with latches broken. There is only 1 bathroom although the description implies there are 2. I must say that we discussed all of this with the owner and he finally did not charge us for the use of the twin room and assured us that he would change the website which has been done partly with the description but not the photos. I must also say that the place has a great character, is in a lovely location and is handy for many parts of Cornwall.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response: 1) I apologise for the flat not being cleaned up to scratch; the cleaner was sick that day and I am not all that domesticated myself. 2) I am going to caution the infirm about the eccentric and slightly adventurous entrance. 3) The builder is to improve the step from the balcony. 4) I always say people can lock up and use my staircase and front door for total security. 5) The reviewer was given the large luxury bedroom (normally 25% extra) free 6) I will clarify the bedroom situation on the website 7) I thank the reviewer for the positive points about location and character 8) I know that things like the latches need an overhaul. 9) The accommodation is improving each year
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Falmouth Arms Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Truro
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Truro
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A30
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Falmouth Arms Inn
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Newquay
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Coast/Beach:

The surfing beaches of Newquay are about 15 minutes away by car. To the East of these there are fine cliffs for walking, and further on the fascinating and celebrated Tintagel Castle. The delights of the Southern coast are just as near, for example Caerhayes Castle, Gardens and gorgeous beach, and further on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. The wonderful Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are in easy striking distance.

Travel:

Newquay airport: 20 minutes. Plymouth airport: 1 hour. Penzance Heliport (for Isles of Scilly): 1 hour. For getting around Cornwall and out of Ladock, a car is essential.

Distances:

Ladock is located at the heart of Cornwall, in the centre of a triangle made up of Truro, St Austell and Newquay and is eight or ten miles from each of them.

Further Details:

Further details of Cornish Gardens, Beaches, Pubs, restaurants and all locations of interest available within the apartment.

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Rates & Availability

Truro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$129
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
$77
 
 
Autumn/Winter
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$57
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
1 night minimum stay
$87
 
 
Winter/ Spring
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
$46
 
 
Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
1 night minimum stay
$57
 
 
Eastertide
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
1 night minimum stay
$87
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $56.61
Pet Fee $6.43
Damage Deposit $102.93

FULL PAYMENT:
Required 1 month in advance of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Free bottle of sparkling Prosecco will be chilled to welcome you when staying 7 nights or more and arriving or leaving on Saturday.

PRICE NOTES
Rental price with double and bunk bed rooms based on occupancy of 4 persons or less.
Extra twin room 25% or £10 extra per night.

5 persons 10% extra.
6 persons 15% extra.
7 persons 20% extra.
8 persons 25% extra.
9 persons 30% extra
10 persons 35% extra

DOGS each £5 per day subject to discussion with a minimum charge of £20..

LATE AVAILABILITY & BARGAIN SALES:
Nights priced at £60 or more: electricity, linen, towels included.

Nights priced at £59 or less: linen & towels optionally extra £10 person. Electricity paid for as used by meter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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