Sancreed House is a Grade II listed Georgian building, originally built as the vicarage in 1830, and continued to be until the 1920s where it was sold as a private dwelling and renamed 'Sancreed House' as part of the sale terms.
Purchased in the 196's by the renowned Cornish artist John Miller and his partner Michael Truscott, Sancreed House (which at the time included the Coach House) was his residence for 30 years until 1995. During this time he emerged as a cultural figurehead and became well known for his 'Monet-like' Cornish scenes. Even after his death in 2002, his images are still well sort after, with some of his art displayed in Truro Cathedral and The Abbey Hotel in Penzance.
Part of the conditions of the loan from the bank for John Miller to buy Sancreed House was that the rooms were let and over the years were home to many residents including the writer John Le Carre, who rented the first floor of the house for a year and during his time there he wrote 'The Naive and Sentimental Lover' as well as American musical theatre playwright Burt Shevelove. Other residents also included guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah Wilcox.
Between 1995 and 2013 Sancreed House was run as a retreat with accommodation and arts centre before being purchased by the current owners who have undertaken a £0.5m refurbishment programme including the building of four detached holiday cottages within the grounds.
Magnolia Cottage, aptly named as it is situated near the magnolia tree, is one of these four newly built detached cottages and is an ideal base for a romantic getaway in Cornwall for just the two of you. Magnolia Cottage is all on one level and can be booked alone or together with The Lodge (sleeps 4), Camellia Cottage (sleeps 2) or Azalea Cottage (sleeps 2).
Living/Kitchen/Dining Room: Flat screen TV, wood burner, ceramic hob, fan oven, dishwasher
Bedroom 1:Kingsize bed (5") with storage, two bedside cabinets, built in wardrobes
Bathroom: Double shower, w.c., basin, heated towel rail.
GARDEN AND PARKING: Outside there is a small terrace with seating as well as communal gardens to enjoy. Between the months of May and October all guests staying in these four new cottages will have the use of a private indoor heated swimming pool. Outdoor storage. Parking for 1 car.
Changeover Day: Saturday – arrival 4:00pm – departure 10:00 am
Power and Heat: Heating included; heated towel rail, woodburner
Pets Welcome: Maximum 1 Pet allowed.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels are provided; please bring your own beach towels
Shop: 3.5 ml Restaurant/Pub: 3.5 ml Coast: 3.5 ml
NOTES: No smoking, WiFi provided. Mobile phone reception varies.
- Saturday Changeover day
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi Available
- Bed Linen Included
- 2 miles to a pub
- Countryside Views
- Towels Included
- 3.5 miles to a restaurant
- 4 miles to a beach
- Fire or Stove
- Ground Floor Accommodation
- Outdoor storage space
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