Lantallack's luxury cottages, are situated on a wonderful 40 acre Grade II Georgian estate in the heart of south east Cornwall. Close to the Tamar Valley and just 20 minutes from Plymouth, both cottages (Polly's Bower and Pippin Cottage) have their own patios with stunning views across undulating countryside and wooded valleys, big open skies and unforgettable sunsets; these are two special retreats just waiting to be discovered.
Polly's Bower is a romantic hideaway for two, with a wonderful open plan layout. It has a super king Vi-Spring bed, a luxury power shower, big double-ended bath, a fabulous bespoke kitchen, oak flooring, original peg beams, a wood burner and French windows with stunning views across the Cornish countryside. Across the circular lawn lies Pippin Cottage, which sleeps 6, has a large comfortable sitting room, beautiful bespoke kitchen, wood burner, 2 bathrooms, deep pocket sprung beds and enjoys the same beautiful views from its patio and large private garden. Logs, linen, towels, fresh flowers and a hamper of local goodies welcome you on arrival in both cottages. For your local shopping there are some superb local delis and a Waitrose, close by at Saltash.
If self-catering is not for you, Lantallack House offers award-winning luxury B&B. Scrumptious breakfasts with large comfortable bedrooms (one ensuite with a contemporary feel and one with a four poster bed and private bathroom) luxury soft towels, White Company toiletries and fresh Italian cotton bed linen, flowers, chocolate and other treats in both rooms. There is a straw-coloured sitting room, with deep comfy armchairs, lots of books, original art and grand pianos for those who fancy a tinkle on the ivories. A Cornish cream tea welcomes you on arrival.
Lantallack is an idyllic place in which to unwind. Beautiful gardens, with flower-filled borders and sweeping lawns. Sit under the Wisteria and watch the swallows swooping across the pond. Take a dip in, or lounge beside, our lovely outdoor heated swimming pool nestled amongst beautiful old 17th century barns. Wander in May through the orchards of old Cornish varieties of apple tree, thick with blossom and names like Manaccan Primrose, Cornish Mother and Tommy Knight. Or simply sit outside on your own patio, sipping a glass of wine, taking in the stunning view or a magnificent sunset at the end of the day whilst enjoying this haven of tranquillity.
We are close to many lovely beaches - Whitsand Bay, with its long golden sands and the tiny fishing villages of Cawsand and Polperro. Walk along the coastal path to Rame Head, then finish off with a crab salad at the Rod & Line in Tideford and a pint of Abbot's Ale. Or visit the medieval National Trust property Cotehele House just 10 minutes away, with its superb collection of textiles, dovecote and riverside walks. Both Dartmoor and Bodmin moor with their rugged granite tors and beautiful landscapes are only 20 minutes away by car and the international golf course St. Mellion is just 10 minutes down the road.
Lantallack lies adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the south east Cornish coast with its South West Coast Path. From the Rame Peninsula you can glimpse the fishing villages of Looe and Kingsand, whilst just a little further along the coast you will find the Daphne du Maurier haunts of Polruan, Fowey, Bodinnick and Menabilly. With south Devon just a short car ride across the Tamar Bridge, the historic Mount Edgcumbe and Plymouth Sound can be found. Why not tie your visit in with a festival; Cornwall Spring Flower Show, at Bocconoc, in April, St. Endellion Easter Music Festival, Port Isaac and the Du Maurier Festival, Fowey, in May. In summer, you can enjoy the Saltash Regatta in June, Port Eliot Festival in July or the British Firework Championships, Plymouth Hoe, in August. Or perhaps you might like to visit in the autumn and sample mouth-watering treats at the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival. Then in early winter, witness the creation of Cotehele's stunning Christmas garland in the grand hall, with a glass of mulled wine. There is something to enjoy all the year round, whilst staying at lovely Lantallack.
‘Rare hospitality. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and truly fantastic breakfast’
Mick Brown - writer and journalist
|Awarded in 2015|