Middle Treneague is an old stone house in a rural position just outside the historic market town of Wadebridge (five minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot). While parts of the building date from the 17th century, it was extended in the 19th century to become a working farm until the 1950’s. Charming, comfortable and characterful, rather than a pristine modern house, Middle Treneague is surrounded by open farmland and oak woods. It is a peaceful, private and secluded place. Lovely in all seasons. On wet Cornish days, (which sometimes happen even in summer)! the gas fired central heating warms up the house and the powerful wood burning stove soon makes the sitting room cosy. Large rambling gardens surround the house, with terraces on different levels, designed by the writer who lived there in the 1960's, planting yuccas, fig trees and old roses among the ruined walls
There's a small barn (called Owl House) in the grounds of the house - but the properties don't overlook each other. Bicycles can be hired nearby to explore the Camel Trail. The famous town of Padstow - with its many restaurants, and bustling harbour, is forty minutes away by bike, and twenty minutes by car. The sea can be reached in twenty minutes by car, on both sides of the Camel Estuary (For example New Polzeath for surfing, Trevone Bay and Daymer Bay.
Entering through a small hall you come into the dining room, looking onto the back garden in the oldest part of the house. It has beautiful old slate floors and is furnished with a painted french dresser, a Venetian mirror and a round antique wooden table seating six. A traditional farmhouse kitchen leads off this room, (new cooker fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave) with long wooden table. There are two sitting rooms, the smaller of which, the ‘Monks’ Room’, doubles as a TV room, while the larger one, known as the ‘White Room’, has a wood burning stove, and large windows looking over the garden. The ground floor has beamed ceilings, slate floors, and lovely old pieces of furniture. Of the three double bedrooms upstairs, the first has a king size bed (zip and link), the second a 4’6” bed, and the third has two large gold cane work beds - 3’6”x 7’ each. There are two bathrooms: a downstairs wet room and an upstairs bathroom with view towards the garden.
This old and characterful is stunningly beautiful on sunny days and in hot summer weather, but do bear in mind that it rains often in Cornwall and the weather can be damp and the skies grey. We have well serviced central heating to keep the house warm during those times.