DALGOVER HOUSE, NR. PORTHTOWAN
Dalgover house is special. This gorgeous three bedroom detached Cornish farmhouse is a real hidden gem privately tucked away and set within three and half acres of its own magical gardens. As you arrive along a farm track it’s hard not to be wowed when greeted by this stunning home overlooking the enormous gardens. It feels like a private oasis surrounded by idyllic Cornish countryside.
Having recently been completely refurbished and extended Dalgover House exudes effortless style and traditional charm making for the most wonderful base for either families or smaller parties wanting a complete escape. Although benefitting from its secluded location it’s also in a great spot for easily exploring this stunning area with the golden sands of both Porthtowan and Portreath beaches under ten minutes’ drive away.
Built around 1870, most likely as a count house for the local mines, the barn next door is believed to be even older with the site having been inhabited for more than three hundred years. Today the house boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms with three separate living rooms, a dining room and a kitchen. There’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out and the two wood burners keep it toasty and make it ideal for cosy winter breaks. The spacious kitchen and dining room is a great social space for gathering everyone together to plan the day’s activities. When it’s just too good to be inside light the barbeque and enjoy an alfresco summer evening in the beautiful gardens.
Offering home from home comfort, peace and privacy within a beautiful three-acre mature garden if you can drag yourself away it is perfectly located to further explore the local area. The north coast is a short drive away with a choice of local beaches, great for surfing and coastal walks with dog friendly options. The town of St Agnes is nearby to the east and Hayle to the west. Within half an hour you can be in St Ives, Marazion and Porthleven and then retreat back to the calm of Dalgover House after the day's adventures.
Located on a quiet rural lane the house is under a ten-minute drive from Porthtowan beach and is perfectly located to reach Godrevy, St Agnes and further along the coast to St Ives, Marazion and beyond to the stunning Penwith peninsula. Sennen and Porthcurno are a 40-minute drive away to the west. Set in a peaceful location it is within easy reach back to the A30 to access the north and south coasts and to the far west of Cornwall.
Tehidy Country Park is nearby; the largest area of dog friendly woodland in Cornwall with over 9 miles of woodland paths and waterways, there is also the chance to feed friendly squirrels and birds here.
The local area is steeped is mining history with the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site of Heartlands on your doorstep with a museum, gardens and cafe. The nearest good pub is The Unicorn in Porthtowan a short drive away. Further afield St Agnes has a host of good eateries, cafes and pubs as does the cathedral city of Truro.
COOKING & EATING
The kitchen at Dalgover House is fabulous, light and equipped with everything you need to cook up a feast. Opening up to the dining room, it's a great space with a large American style fridge/freezer and a Range cooker with six-ring gas hob, ensuring you can welcome the whole family to dinner. The dining table seats eight comfortably and the open nature of the kitchen and light filled dining room allows conversations to flow all evening long. There are the essentials of a dishwasher and microwave plus a Nespresso machine for those all-important starts to the day. The large dining table brings everyone together and the open plan design with the kitchen provides a social place to gather.
Each of the three bedrooms have its own character all offering excellent mattresses and crisp white linen for a great night’s sleep.
Bedroom 1: The sash window facing the garden fills the room with light. There is a king-sized bed, bedside tables with lamps, decorative fireplace and wardrobe. Local artwork adorns the walls.
Bedroom 2: Similar to bedroom 1 the sash window overlooks the garden and fills the room with natural light. Gaze out from the comfort of the king-sized bed with your morning cup of tea. There are also bedside tables with lamps and a wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: This twin bedroom with two single beds has extra trundle beds which can be made up for extra little ones on request. The Velux window and the casement window lets in lovely natural light and the two chests of drawers offer plenty of space to store your clothes.
The gardens have been lovingly looked after by the same local gardener, Kenny, for over twenty years and he attends to it every Friday. Children can enjoy the trampoline and a climbing frame to burn off some holiday energy.
A utility room off the dining area to the rear of the house has everything you need: washing machine, tumble dryer and iron with ironing board.
USEFUL TO KNOW...
WI-FI: Fast fibre broadband means you can stay connected. There is also phone reception and 4G at the house depending on your network.
PETS: West Cornwall is doggie heaven! There’s plenty of beaches and coast paths for exploring. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at £35 each per week/short break. Please make sure they stay out of bedrooms and off the furniture and that you rub down muddy/sandy feet before they come in.
HEATING: Gas central heating throughout will keep you toasty through the cooler months. The wood burners in the two front sitting rooms will also help keep you cosy.
LINEN & TOWELS: You'll have bedding & towels but please bring your own beach towels.
GARDENS: Every Friday the gardens are lovingly looked after by the local gardener, Kenny, who has been doing them for over twenty years and helps keep them as stunning as they are. He won't start early and if you're in on a Friday you may see him mowing the lawns. He is very respectful of guest's privacy but equally is a font of local knowledge if you stop him for a chat.
CHANGEOVER & SHORT BREAKS: Changeover is usually Saturday. Do check with us if your dates don’t quite fit as we will always try to help.
PROPERTY IMAGES AND DESCRIPTIONS: From time to time minor upgrades and improvements and changes to furnishings at The property may mean it varies slightly from the images and descriptions on the Website.
WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING...
“Thanks for the opportunity to stay in your lovely house. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The tranquillity here is marvellous and the house and grounds made our holiday even more relaxing than we hoped. Thanks a million to the gardener for a terrific job in the garden. It’s a wonderful place.”
“We are almost ready to depart after a week here at Dalgover House. Before we do so, I would like to say a big thank you to you for the opportunity to spend time in this lovely house in its beautiful setting. A favourite memory will be gazing at the tree tops through the bathroom skylight whilst taking a shower. Wonderful!”
“We had a wonderful holiday in your beautiful house. It was a real joy to enjoy such peace and quiet in this gorgeous spot in Cornwall. The house had everything we needed – so well-equipped, spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed many day trips across the region but it was always very relaxing to come up the lane to our own little hideaway. Our daughter especially loved the garden.”
“What a wonderful house and superb location. The garden was perfect for our dogs and they spent many hours running up and down the garden. The house has everything you could want even It is such a peaceful spot and we could spend many hours just looking at the garden. We will be back, I am sure!”
“Have had a fantastic week. Really loved the house and garden. Best-equipped of any we’ve ever stayed in. Brilliant location too. Feels like your miles from anywhere but all necessities and beach close by. Hope to come back as soon as possible.”