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Unique & Quirky Medieval Period Farmhouse In Idyllic Rural Cornish Countryside. - The Longhouse Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

The Longhouse Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms)

Sleeps 7. 3 bedroom farmhouse. The Longhouse sleeps a maximum of 7 with 1 double bed and 1 single bed in the family room, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. There is a family bathroom and a shower room, both with heated towel rails, sinks and WCs. The Longhouse contains the medieval Great Hall, snug parlour with huge open fireplace, low beamed kitchen which contains a wooden ovolo window dating from the late 1400s. There are 2 staircases, an oak newel stairs and a fascinating 'trip stairs' designed to trip up medieval burglars, both with doors at the top and bottom. There is a shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.


About the property

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Cullacott is a Grade 1 listed medieval Hall House situated in peaceful countryside near the Devon and Cornwall border. It is situated in a cobbled courtyard on a small working farm which has been in the family for 5 generations and commands splendid panoramic views over the Ottery Valley. The restoration of the property jointly won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' National Building Conservation award for best restored house. Its sensitive restoration has ensured the house has preserved its basic simplicity and yet great care has been taken to provide every comfort for the visitor. There are two self-contained units, the Longhouse and the Tudor Wing, both with entrances onto the cobbled courtyard and with a large garden and sunny terrace overlooking the fields running down to the river.


Owner
Mary Cole
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Mary Cole

My family have lived at Cullacott Farm for over 100 years so we know every crook and cranny of the houses and of the surrounding land. We live on site so are available at all times to help guests in whatever way we can. We love the area in which we live and are eager for our guests to get the most out of their holiday with us by not only offering a unique building to stay in but also by using our local knowledge to inform them of events happening locally and interesting things to do to suit all tastes.

Mary Cole purchased this farmhouse in 1910

Why Mary Cole chose Werrington

As mentioned in my profile, my family have lived at Cullacott Farm for over 100 years.

It is situated on the Southern side of the beautiful river Ottery valley with fantastic views of the countryside.

It is in an ideal position for exploring both Devon and Cornwall, with Launceston the ancient capital of Cornwall just 3 miles away.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Cullacott farmhouse is a Grade 1 listed medieval Hall House on a small working farm and provides stunning unique self catering holiday accommodation. There are big airy rooms with huge open fireplaces, slate floors downstairs and polished wooden floors upstairs, a quirky maze of rooms and staircases with a medieval Great Hall in which to dine, maybe by candlelight, imagining oneself to be the Lord of the Manor or his Lady wife. Around every corner there is an historic feature yet the property is well equipped for 21st century living.

Enjoy the freedom to roam the farmland and surrounding area with walks along our lanes to the river or the woods taking in the abundance of wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our most recent testimonial was:=

"Thank you for your very warm welcome. This is the very best house with the best garden we have ever stayed in".
Jun 2014
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Notes

Booking Notes:
Bookings may be made through our website, by email or by telephone.
A deposit of 1/3rd of the total price is payable on booking and the remainder is due 3 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day but there is some flexibility, please speak to us to discuss options.
Guests may arrive after 3 pm at start of holiday and are asked to vacate the premises by 10.30 am on day of departure.


Amenities

Werrington Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The 2 units may be booked together then the whole property can be opened up giving accommodation for groups of up to 12 people enabling them to enjoy and experience the delights of both units. Outside: There is a large shared garden with impressive herbaceous borders and a sunny terrace with garden furniture, barbecues and some games. Guests are free to roam the farmland and surrounding areas with walks along our lanes to the river and woods. Children, if supervised, can have great fun playing in the river - fishing, sailing little boats, even rafting, picnicking or just watching wildlife. Adults could simply sit quietly watching for otters, kingfishers, damsel flies or dragon flies, even the odd heron which local villagers guard their pond fish from. Guests can walk through our traffic free private lane to the nearby Otter Park where there are otters, varieties of deer, owls and other little animals to see.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.428571 based on 8 reviews
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Lovely place

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Not really suitable for children due to the stairs and steps. I would advise a minimum age of 10 yrs.

There are also no handrails on the stairs, which would/could help going up and down the stairs.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fortnight family fun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lovely Cullacot farmhouse the first two weeks of August 2017. The suburb 15th century house and lovely garden provided a perfect location for all 7 of us, 4 adults, 3 children and dog. We immediately fell in love with the whole farmhouse but especially with the great hall where we spend most of our evenings. John and Mary were very welcoming and their open door policy mend we could always ask questions about the area. We really appreciated the personal touch of the home made lemon cake on arrival. The kitchen was well equipped, the mattresses and sofas were comfortable. We BBQ'ed and played Smite in the garden. We used Cullacot as a base for many explorations in Devon and Cornwall. We recommend Bude for beach and surfing, Padstow, Clovelly, Adrenaline Quarry and the excellent Tamar Otter Park which is walking distance. All in all highly recommend; we will try to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Living history.

  • 4 of 5

Christmas dinner served in a vaulted dining hall was everything we had hoped for. Walking across the slate flagstones in the footsteps of so many before, climbing steep winding wood stairs to the master bedroom with splendid bed with crisp linens, surrounded by wood burning aromas gave the feeling of living in history.

Many quirks of a historic old building, understated thoughtful presentation, great linens and towels.

Would have got 5* if the shower had worked.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and unusual medieval holiday property in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The Longhouse at Cullacott is a beautiful and unusual holiday property. It maintains the original charm and features of a medieval house, including original artwork, beams, stone and wooden floors, and a quirky staircases. It combines these with modern amenities, making it a cosy and interesting place to stay. The Longhouse is surrounded by peace and tranquility as it is located in the countryside. The views from the garden of fields and rolling hills dotted with sheep is very lovely. It is a short drive into Launceston, which also has some interesting historical features. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we are pleased you were able to appreciate qualities of our unique historic house.
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5

Wow! Amazing place. Like staying in a castle or museum. Have to experience it!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone of us from 7 months to 40s loved the place. Not quite designed for tall people with short door frames but not a complaint as I wouldn't change it because of the athentic feel. Just have to learn to duck :). Beautiful gardens. We hired the two cottages together and really enjoyed getting the full experience you wouldn't get with just one. Each room is full of character.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you felt the unique atmosphere of our property and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your comments.
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Fantastic unique property

  • 4 of 5

Just a 3 day weekend stay at the Longhouse but enjoyed every minute in this special place. The longhouse is a unique medevil property full of character and charm, lots of rooms, spaces, nooks and crannies to explore and a fantastic garden with great views over the countryside. There is lot,s to explore both inside and outside of the property so never a dull moment for old and young, Mary and her husband, the proprietor, were most helpful settling us in and offering lot,s of advice and tips. If you want a holiday with a difference then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're just pleased you enjoyed your stay in our unique property.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newquay or Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Langdon Cross, local public house
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Launceston Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Liskeard (Plymouth & Exeter are larger stations)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A30 dual carriageway off the M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Langdon Cross, local public house
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Widemouth Bay
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The majestic North Cornwall beaches of Bude, Widemouth Bay, Crackington Haven, Trebarwith, Sandymouth, Duckpool are a 20 minute to 30 minute drive away.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Exeter and the nearest channel port is Plymouth. The use of a car is essential.

Distances:

We are 1 mile from the village of Yeolmbridge and 3 miles from Launceston.

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