In the heart of Daphne du Maurier country, both the adjoining VisitEngland Gold Award-winning Prideaux Farmhouse and Prideaux Cottage, together with the beautifully converted, detached single-storey Wagon House are located on the Prideaux Estate which sits at the top of the Luxulyan Valley with far reaching and rambling views across the valley and woodlands. The valley is a treat for all the family whatever the time of year and is only a short walk from these three properties. Home to what has been regarded as ‘the most beautiful walk in Cornwall’ the area takes you through deeply wooded paths, picturesque streams and under an ancient viaduct that once carried Cornwall’s china clay, tin and granite barges through to the north. It is just a short stroll to Prideaux Wood where the Saints’ Way walk can be found, 27 miles of historic footpath that leads all the way from the fishing village of Fowey on the south coast to the harbour town of Padstow in the north. The path is steeped in historic Cornish interest rambling through ancient ruins and a whole tapestry of poignant history. For coastal walking, the Cornish cliffs allow walkers to take in the invigorating Atlantic air and enjoy incredible ocean vistas. This area of Cornwall is rich in historic homes and gardens including the world famous Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan -a restored Victorian masterpiece that was lost to the world for many years and is forever linked with the village of Mevagissey on the south coast. There are many other gardens of interest including Caerhays, Tregahan and Trelissick on the Roseland Peninsula. The south coast also has many outstanding beaches, cliff walks, secluded coves and historic seafaring towns such as Falmouth and Fowey which are within easy reach of Prideaux. Fowey, renowned as the home of Daphne du Maurier, a royal yacht club and annual regatta, is within 5 miles and has plenty of restaurants, excellent pubs, cafes, galleries and shops. From here a boat can be taken along the coast and to maybe catch sight of dolphins in the bay. Sea fishing trips, kayaking and sailing can all be enjoyed from Fowey. Golf, horse riding, surfing, sailing and cycling are all available close by. Padstow, St Ives, Truro and Looe are all easily reached and provide an exciting day out in Cornwall. Shop 1 mile, pub 11/2 miles.
Lovely, spacious and extremely well equipped. We had a wonderful holiday despite the weather, the log burner was great.
Very nice property but the kitchen could be improved. Lovely size but surprisingly lacking in usuable worktop space. We found a note that the main bathroom shower had a leak and not to use it! Luckily for us our group was small but had there been more of us it would have been an issue. We were surprised to not get a visit from a plumber at an early stage of our stay. Has to be said though, despite these issues, this property is highly recommended.
We had a lovely holiday at Prideaux farm cottage. Lovely cottage, well equipped & cosy. Beautiful countryside. It was Just perfect :-)
Lovely farmhouse in the middle of the country side excellent for our family of seven plenty of space.
An excellently presented cottage with all the internal 'bits and bobs' supplied more than adequate for our stay. The location is very quiet and therefore most enjoyable. This is a second visit in short space of time, therefore if we wanted to holiday in the same area would certainly be very happy to book this cottage again
Excellent stay - the lower floor bedroom with the walk in shower was a great choice for aging parents and the south facing conservatory was always warm and bright. We love the quietness of the area and the complete peace and quiet. We would certainly use it again, if we needed a property of such a size.
Our stay December, 2019
An accessible farmhouse which was ideal for our family to get together over the Christmas so that our mother could join us each day from the local nursing home where she lives. There are several local walks and it is situated fairly close to several local tourist attractions/places.