Boconnoc House is a fine country house tucked away along two miles of private roads on a country estate.
The house was beautifully restored by the Fortescue family over a 12 year period and retains the elegance of the Georgian era but with the 20th century comforts and luxury we expect today.
The Drawing Room retains many original features with wonderful decorative classical mouldings, plaster cornicing, coving and ceiling roses.
The house has an exceptionally beautiful painted staircase depicting four goddesses.
Boconnoc House is situated amongst rolling parkland. You experience a real sense of magic as you drive through the gates and wind your way up the private road to the house where you are transported to the elegance and ambiance of a bygone era.
Surrounded by woods and farmland, it is the perfect location for large house parties with 9 bedrooms and bathrooms, four large reception rooms (two of which have log fires) a kitchen, games room and library filled with books along with a projector for movie nights, it has everything you need to entertain large numbers of guests.
There are lovely walks throughout the estate around the deer park and lake, through the woodlands and up to the obelisk. The estate is tranquillity itself, affording a peaceful and away from it all holiday. There are many lovely locations to sit amongst the gardens, listen to the sounds of birdsong and water flowing and appreciate the truly Cornish landscape.
The closest shop and pub are at the small creek side village of Lerryn, about 10 minutes drive away, a a honey pot for artists with lovely views.
Lostwithiel is the nearest small town, approximately 3 miles away, once the chief stannary town of Cornwall where there are a number of interesting antique shops, several pubs and restaurants serving great local food and the usual assortment of butchers, baker and grocery shops. Just outside Lostwithiel is the English Heritage property of Restormel Castle which dates from the 13th century.
The nearest beach is 20 minutes away by car at Lantic Bay. An extensive choice of beaches on both the south and north coasts are within easy reach.
Fowey, with its picturesque quay and estuary views and the sandy cove at Readymoney, with the remains of St Catherine's Castle are a short drive away and can be accessed by road from the west or by taking the Bodinnick Ferry, on the eastern side of the River Fowey.
Boconnoc is a 15 minute drive from the A30, and only 4 hours from London.
Trains from Paddington to Liskeard or Bodmin run frequently and the stations are about 15 minutes away. Some trains from London Paddington stop at Lostwithiel Station.
Sleeps 18 guests in nine bedrooms.
Three twin bedrooms and six double bedrooms, one of which has a four poster bed.
Flagstone floors and exposed beams
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at this property (small additional charge per dog)
Extensive gardens with a lake and a deer park
Ample off street parking
Limited WiFi (not in main house) - On request, a room near the estate office is provided for guests to access WiFi.
Well equipped commercial kitchen with free standing gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, large freezer, larder fridge and wine cooler fridge.
Additional kitchenette on the first floor with kettle, microwave and fridge.
Freeview Television in the Gallery
DVD player and radio
There is a games room in the cellar with a ping pong table, table football and a pool table.
The library has a projector so you can immerse yourselves in cinema nights in front of the fire.
Trout fishing can be arranged.
Services including additional housekeeping and a chef can be arranged for an additional cost
The world famous Eden Project is located just three miles away from Lostwithiel.
Enjoy a trip to Fowey, a charming town with stunning views across the estuary. Its narrow winding streets are home to top quality shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs along the water's edge.
Lostwithiel boasts a busy calendar of festivals throughout the year, such as LostFest.
Enjoy a day out exploring the nearby coastline and discover many small sheltered coves and secluded beaches.
There are an abundance of attractions nearby, including the Lostwithiel Museum and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Visit the National Trust property of Lanhydrock, a magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate.
Minimum stay of two nights during April to September and one night during October to March (excluding all Bank Holidays)
Minimum stay from £2000