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The Old Well House

St Day, near Porthtowan, Cornwall (Ref. 1095341)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Steven

    “Absolutely fabulous - had a brilliant time - my hosts were incredible.”

    ..the whole experience was so so good.

    ..the whole experience was so so good.

    - Steven, May 2024


  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor snug with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, books, games, and record player with selection of records
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Front patio with bench
  • Rear graveled garden with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Please ensure that pets are kept downstairs
  • Note: There are steps down to the front door and throughout the property
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

St Day 1 mile.

Just a short drive to the beaches at Porthtowan and Portreath, this detached three-story character property, The Old Well House, is set within the private grounds of a historic country estate near the owner's home in Scorrier, Cornwall.

This cottage provides a unique holiday experience in a beautiful area of Cornwall, boasting a balcony with furniture, quirky décor, and a music room and library.

Arrive at your home-away-from-home via a private lane, and enter the stone and slate cottage into the kitchen, which is equipped with an electric oven and hob, as well as a handy dishwasher to assist with cleanup.

Steps lead up to the living/dining room, where you can dine at the dining table for two before settling in on the sofa to watch the Smart TV with the woodburning stove nearby.

Take the spiral staircase to the first floor, where the double bedroom is located; rest your head on the plush bed and refresh in the en-suite shower room when you wake up.

Make your way through the doors to your private balcony, which is outfitted with garden furniture so you can enjoy the far-reaching rural views while sipping a glass of wine.

The distinctive snug on the lower-ground floor completes the cottage, with a sofa and an electric fire, ideal for cosying up with a loved one, as well as books, games, and a record player with a selection of records to keep you entertained.

If you prefer a night away from the kitchen take a walk along country lanes (torch provided is advisable) to Vogue where you will find The Star Inn which boasts good food.

The Old Well House is the ideal place to unwind.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1007150 together sleeping six guests.

Poppyfield Stables & The Old Well House

The cottages are a fabulous duo of cottages resting on the Scorrier House historic estate, just outside of St Day in Cornwall. With private south facing balconies, off-road parking, and within easy reach of local amenities and sweeping coastlines, these rural retreats are an ideal escape for a holiday in one of Cornwall's most idyllic spots. Central and conveniently located, minutes drive from the north coast and Porthtowan surfing beach, with two bars and shops, and 20 minutes drive to Falmouth on the south coast and gateway to west Cornwall. This traditional setting offers guests peace and tranquility, close to the Bissoe and Portreath cycle trail. The area will please walkers, cyclists, surfers and those looking for an alternative true Cornish location, the ideal spot for exploring. The owners who live in the neighbouring property can offer local advice for a memorable holiday experience. Within a short drive is the iconic 14th-century Carn Brea Castle, which has been made an UNESCO world heritage site. The restaurant inside the castle is a unique place to dine and the views are jaw-dropping: reaching for miles in clear weather. Also found close by, Tehidy has the largest area of woodland in Cornwall to explore, plus an 18-hole golf course. In nearby St Day is a traditional butcher, shops, pub/restaurant and post office and an excellent pub in the next village of Vogue, only 10 minutes walk via country lanes. A little further afield are the world class beaches, picturesque harbour, independent shops, local galleries, and foodie restaurants at St Ives. The vibrant maritime town of Falmouth, home to Henry’s VIII’s Pendennis Castle, The National Maritime Museum and one of the world’s deepest harbours is only 20 minutes by car and well worth a visit. Hop on a passenger ferry to the exclusive waterfront town of St Mawes, the National Trust’s Trelissick Gardens, the cathedral city of Truro and the famous Helford Passage and Frenchman’s Creek. Make memories to last a lifetime at Poppyfield Stables and The Old Well House. These properties can be booked together sleeping six guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthtowan 5 miles; Portreath 6 miles; Truro 7 miles; St Ives 20 miles; Falmouth 10 miles.

St Day was originally named after the little known Saint Day or Dye (better known in Brittany). The village now has a pub and convenience store, as well as a granite, gothic-style church dating back to 1828. Six miles away is the popular village of Portreath which attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese takeaway, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 7 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast to Gwithian and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas