- Hot tub
- Open fire
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Broadband / WiFi
The sweeping view of blue horizon at St Austell Bay from this beautiful converted barn is a constant reminder that Cornwall's Riviera coastline and golden beaches are not far away. Nestled slightly inland amidst scenic countryside on a working farm in the hamlet of Trethurgy, Black Rock combines excellent accommodation standards with a peaceful setting for a relaxing break yet is a short drive to the long sandy beaches at Pentewen, Porthpean and Par (dog-friendly) and some of the county's major tourist attractions. Well placed for a varied holiday experience, the renowned Eden Project is within walking distance; Charlestown, famous for its collection of tall ships, is a 15 minute drive whilst the exclusive waterfront town of Fowey; the cathedral city of Truro and the charming fishing village of Mevagissey are a 30 minute drive.
Guests can end fun days on the coast with a soak in the hot tub; a sun-downer on the sheltered decked patio or beside the warming glow of the stylish wood burner in the cooler months. The interior has rustic appeal with an ultra-glossy kitchen and two luxurious en-suite bathrooms adding a touch of glamour. A pet sitting service is available by prior arrangement with the owners who live in the neighbouring farmhouse and dog towels and bowls are provided.
Pet owners, walkers and cyclists will discover scenic walks and cycle routes of the Clay Trails from the front door step and children will love to meet the resident chickens, ducks, geese and pigs. It is ideal for larger groups when booked with the attached residence, Leghorn , which can accommodate four guests. Within walking distance is the Knightor Winery & Restaurant and St Austell offers excellent wet weather alternatives including a cinema, ten pin bowling and indoor children's adventure centre. There is ample parking and secure storage for bikes/surfboards.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor open plan living room with wood burner, kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Central heating. Electric cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, on site laundering facilities, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, Xbox, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for three cars. Lawn garden, decked area with furniture and hot tub. Two well-behaved pets welcome at £15 each per week. Sorry, no smoking. Beach 3 miles. Shop 2 miles. Pub 1.5 miles.
About the location
Pentewan 4 miles ; Charlestown 1.5 miles ; Truro 15 miles
Just a short drive from the pretty south Cornish coast, St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall. The landscape around St Austell is rich in kaolin (china clay) and this once made the region extremely prosperous. Today, the china clay industry is in decline and tourism has become the mainstay of income for St Austell and its surrounding parishes. St Austell town centre is home to a range of independent and well-known shops, an undercover shopping centre and a Local Produce Market, which takes place every Friday and Saturday. There is also a range of excellent restaurants, cafes and inns – from traditional country pubs to 2 AA rosette fine dining. Just outside St Austell is the iconic Eden Project, as well as the award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, Kidzworld, and the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum. There are some beautiful beaches in this area, too – many with good kayaking conditions – and many miles of coastal footpath to explore. The mainly traffic-free Pentewan Cycle Trail runs from St Austell to Pentewan; here you can enjoy a bite to eat at the village pub or beach burger shack before making your return journey to St Austell. One of St Austell’s main events is the Torchlight Carnival which takes place each November – and of course, the World Pasty Championships, which are held at the Eden Project each March!
Note: Hot tub shared with next door holiday property - owner can arrange times for use.