This luxurious Old Rectory is full of character set in peaceful Cornish surroundings. Not only does it offer a quiet and comfortable base for your holiday but it offers an intriguing and unique history. It is here that the famous author, Thomas Hardy first met and fell in love with his wife, the Rector’s sister-in-law, Emma Lavinia Gifford and so began their ‘Cornish romance’.
There are four aptly named rooms which keep the intriguing Hardy history alive. There is Emma’s room, the Rector’s room and the Mr Hardy Room where the poet once stayed himself. The Old Stables is found at the rear of the house with its own private entrance and dogs are welcome here too. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom and there are a combination of doubles, king sized and single beds available. They are all comfortable and cosy and decorated in period style and furnished with antiques.
The grounds offer three acres of south-facing gardens including a walled kitchen garden bursting with fresh home grown produce and homemade preserves served with breakfast. The grounds are also alive with ducks and hens and there are four bee hives on site. In the fields you will find cows, sheep and pigs, adding to the relaxed rural feel of this B&B.
Breakfast is a fantastic selection of locally sourced and home-grown tastes. Choose from a traditional full Cornish fry or opt for one of the four types of locally smoked fish. For something a little lighter you can help yourself to fresh fruit juices, home-grown fruit, organic natural yoghurt and bread.
From this charming B&B you will be perfectly based for exploring much of Cornwall. Boscastle, Tintagel and Camelford are all less than 10 miles away whilst Bude, Wadebridge and Port Isaac are slightly further afield but still within easy reach. You can enjoy nearby top attractions such as the Eden Project and the beautiful gardens of Lanhydrock, Cotehele and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.