Tregulland Cottage – Information
From the moment you arrive at Tregulland Cottage and discover the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings, you realise you are arriving at a very special place. The 15th century cottage was discovered five years ago in a derelict state and has since been extensively renovated to offer beautiful original features such as exposed beams, wood burners and an original bread oven tucked into a nook of one of the fireplaces. The quirky interior style designed by Marcus Crane of McCully & Crane blends pieces of hand picked antique furniture with more modern touches such as the bespoke light shades over the dining table, designed by Laura Oakes using images from around the estate. Fascinating curiosities from around the world add to the delightful mix, creating a vintage luxury feel with amazing attention to detail.
But far from just being a design buff’s dream, Tregulland Cottage is a state of the art, energy efficient home, with a real commitment to the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. Under floor heating, solar panels, inductions hobs, super insulation and LED lighting really does make Tregulland the thinking person’s luxury holiday retreat.
The beautiful and very spacious country kitchen features a three metre long window with lovely views over the valley, with basalt work tops and a feature exposed stone wall. The cooker is a chef’s dream with a five ring induction hob and double oven and plenty of work space for rustling up a meal. The kitchen leads directly through to both the dining room and sun room, creating a huge linked main living space flooded with natural light.
Of course if the idea of cooking for your guests leaves you cold, Tregulland can offer you the ultimate in catering – Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant brought to you! An outstanding team lead by Rick’s son Jack means you can sample a stunning six course tasting menu from one of the best restaurants in the country without leaving the comfort of the cottage or worrying about taxis home.
The dining room is a fabulous space for entertaining; with an enormous Douglas Fir table 5.5 metres long! The charming vintage chairs designed by Claire Danthois seat up to 24 people for larger dinner parties, with comfortable armchairs and sofas dotted around the room ideal for relaxing with an after-dinner coffee. The spectacular pendant lights over the dining table were commissioned by designer Laura Oakes, who based the imagery on photographs taken in the grounds, including ducks and trees. A huge stone fireplace with wood burning stove and original dovecoat with twinkling lights create a stunning effect, particularly by candlelight. There are double doors through to the sun room, which can be closed for a more intimate feel or opened out to take advantage of open plan living.
Tregulland have created a superb place for relaxation in their sun room. The full length doors on three sides afford glorious views of the ground and valley beyond. In summer the folding doors can be opened up to create a seamless transition from outside to inside; whilst in winter they provide great views of the valley and a cosy place to curl up with a mug of hot chocolate. There is plenty of comfortable seating and many interesting curiosities from the natural world are sure to fascinate young and old alike. From here you can access the grounds and the terrace with its table, chairs and BBQ with great views.
The cosy snug is the perfect place to curl up with a book in front of the wood burning stove with original double bread oven, a comfy sofa and two sumptuous leather armchairs. The beautiful exposed stone and ornate silver mirror add to the warm and homely feeling.
Also on the ground floor are the utility room with WC and shower, and two of the en-suite bedrooms. The first bedroom, Meadowsweet, is an inviting room with calm blue and green tones and a super king sized bed which can be arranged as twins on request, together with an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is names Angelica, is a bright and airy room with lovely views over the valley and double doors onto the terrace. The vibrant fabrics have an eastern feel with a beautiful bespoke headboard and a super king sized zip and link bed which can be arranged as twins. The en-suite has an impressive double shower and limestone tiles.
Between the two bedrooms on the ground floor, a separate staircase leads solely to the bedroom Celandine. This is a stunning, spacious room has a king sized bed and is flooded with natural light, with a Juliet balcony and views of the valley and lake. The beautiful fabrics, vintage tapestry cushions and Wheatsheaf chandeliers lend a French country cottage feel, with a stunning en-suite bathroom with a freestanding double-ended roll top bath and separate shower cubicle. There is ample room for a cot or foldaway bed if required.
Back through the Snug, another staircase leads to the remaining three bedrooms. Valerian is located in the oldest part of the cottage, with exposed trusses, exposed stone and an original fireplace. It has a super king sized zip and link bed, and a distinctly opulent feel with luxurious fabrics, a wall of mirrors and a crystal lamp. The spacious en-suite bathroom has a roll top slipper bath and separate shower cubicle.
Saxifrage is a cosy and inviting room, with sunlight streaming through the window giving great views across the valley to the moor. There is a queen sized bed with pretty painted match-boarding and an en-suite shower room. The final bedroom, Wood Aven, is a spacious room with dual aspect windows creating a light and airy feel with antique furniture throughout. The bed is a super king sized zip and link so can be arranged as twins on request. There is a desk and two upholstered armchairs ideal for curling up with a book with views across Bodmin Moor, and space for a foldaway bed if necessary.
The bedrooms all have individual thermostats to control temperature and a radio alarm clock with iPod dock. The bathrooms have high quality fittings with natural limestone tiles, HansGrohe rainfall showers and toiletries from the exclusive St Kitts Herbery.
There is also a pool house across the courtyard from Tregulland Cottage, which is shared with Tregulland Barn. The indoor fresh water swimming pool is simply stunning, with unique slate tiles and soft lighting. The pool is the first of its kind in the UK, using natural filtration to negate the need for chlorine and chemicals. At 12 x 5 metres the pool is large enough to clock up some lengths for keen swimmers, and there is a separate children’s pool, a waterfall and a steam room for relaxation. One wall consists of floor to ceiling doors flooding the pool with natural light whilst keeping the temperature balmy, or can be folded away perfect for hot sunny days.
There is also a wood fired outdoor Dutch hot tub, ideal for sipping a glass of wine whilst star gazing; and a separate games room with darts and a table tennis table. This room also works well as a studio for fitness activities with lovely views across the valley.
The grounds at Tregulland extend to 16 acres, with a two terraces complete with table and chairs and a landscaped garden immediately outside the property. From here explore a little further to discover rolling meadows with a bespoke sculpture, and a delightful woodland perfect for games of hide-and-seek. The River Inny passes through Tregulland’s grounds and provides wonderful nature spotting opportunities. A Kingfisher regularly visits here and otters use the river with a nest in Tregulland’s grounds. The one acre lake with an island is a great space to relax with a picnic or try a spot of fishing – Doris, Tregulland’s largest carp, is infamously difficult to catch! There are two resident Canada Geese who raise their goslings here every year and other ducks that have made Tregulland their own. There are many species of birds to satisfy even the most avid birdwatcher and even bats swooping around at dusk.
The setting is incredibly peaceful and tranquil, without a house, road or sign of civilisation in sight. The breathtaking views extend across the valley to the wilderness of Bodmin Moor, with the highest peak in Cornwall clearly visible. The only sounds audible are that of sheep, cows, birds and the breeze gently rustling through the trees; creating a true sanctuary where your cares will melt away.