About this listing
We are back after taking time out to care for Simon's Mum... We have a bright & airy DOUBLE EN-SUITE ROOM with large powerful shower in a quiet coastal hamlet.
Our guests have said that our home is "charming & quirky" & we're happy with that... We see our home as a retreat - it is a place to totally unwind, relax, be pampered & immerse yourself in nature. Although we do have WIFI, we would hope that guests will come to enjoy the peace & beauty of our local environment & take time out just to be.
We have several beautiful sandy beaches nearby, the nearest one being Hemmick which is just a 15 minute walk down our lane, plus either side of Hemmick are another 2 beaches - Vault & Porthluney. All the beaches are great for swimming & we can provide beach towels for £1 each to save packing your own!
The South West Coast Path is only a 10 minute walk away & the views are spectacular... Dolphins, seals & basking sharks have been spotted off the coast regularly & we feel incredibly privileged to have seen them ourselves!
Out of season, the area is wonderfully quiet & there's nothing nicer than spending the day exploring the local coastline, then returning to curl up in front of the open fire, with one of our many books.
Included in your stay is bed linen, towels, WIFI throughout the house, a kettle with complimentary herbal teas in the bedroom & private parking.
Our wholesome vegan breakfasts with either cereal or porridge & bread/toast with preserves, choice of teas & ground coffee are also included.
We are happy to occasionally provide evening meals for guests - we charge £5 for a main course & £3 for dessert per person & it's all freshly made & organic.
We do need prior warning for all meals - so please ask when booking. Thank you!
We use natural, vegan cleaning products (Bio D & Ecoleaf) & there is always vegan soap & shampoo available for guest use.
We are keen recyclers & composters, so appreciate guests who feel the same way. We also like to conserve energy & water. We have dual flush toilets & LED low energy lighting. Due to our rural location, our home has a septic tank/soak-away system - which means we are very particular about what goes down the drains. Our toilet tissue is biodegradable & we would prefer guests to use natural toiletries & if unsure, please use the toiletries provided.
Smoking is not allowed
Pets are not allowed
** PLEASE NOTE **
1) OWN TRANSPORT IS RECOMMENDED - There is a bus stop 1 mile away & a community bus which operates most days for local excursions.
2) WE DO NOT HAVE A TV.
3) WE ARE A VEGAN HOUSEHOLD - We do not consume any meat, poultry, fish, crustacea, honey, milk, cheese or eggs. We ask guests to not consume any of these also while in the house.
Please bear in mind that Meadowcroft is in a small hamlet & although our postcode is St Austell (our nearest town), it is actually 12 miles away on a minor road. Meadowcroft is a few miles drive from any main road & the lanes are quite narrow & winding. This can make for a long journey, particularly in the busy summer months... We are not centrally located in Cornwall, but there are so many wonderful places to visit within easy reach, our favourite being the beautiful unspoilt creeks of the Roseland Peninsula.
Thank you & look forward to hearing from you.
Kay & Simon
Guests have use of our private en-suite bedroom, our guest sitting/dining room with books, instruments, dining table & in the winter months there is the open fire. We also have a large rear garden with picnic tables.
We have our own rooms & kitchen which we prefer to be off limits to guests, but are willing to be flexible if guests want to prepare a simple vegan meal when we're around.
Interaction with Guests
We are often in & out during the week, but are around most evenings & weekends. We are more than happy to recommend places to visit, eat & we do love to chat!
We are situated in a quiet upland seaside hamlet, free from street lights. Enjoy waking up to birdsong & watching beautiful sunsets on nearby Dodman Point. Experience the rolling sea mists & invigorating storms which take your breath away. Inhale the clean Cornish air & marvel at the clarity of the night sky. Plenty of sunshine & mild winters makes for a great holiday all year round.
We are 10 minutes walk from the South West Coast Path & 15 minutes walk from the lovely Hemmick Beach. There are many more gorgeous, unspoiled beaches nearby &
our local pub is a mile away (20 minutes walk) serving food & real ales with live music too.
OWN TRANSPORT IS RECOMMENDED - There is a public bus stop 1 mile away & a community bus which operates most days for local excursions.
We can collect/drop off guests at St Austell train station, we charge £10 each way or from Mevagissey, we charge £5 each way.
Other Things to Note
Places to visit:
Hemmick Beach - 15 minutes stroll
South West Coast Path - 10 minutes walk
Vault Beach - 30 minutes walk
Porthluney Beach - 30 minutes walk
The Lost Gardens of Heligan - 3 miles
The Eden project - 15 miles
Caerhays Castle & Gardens - 2 miles
The quaint village of Gorran Haven - 2 miles
The scenic fishing village of Mevagissey - 3 miles
Fowey can be reached via ferry from Mevagissey
St Austell - 12 miles
Truro - 16 miles
The beautiful peninsula of The Roseland with: St Mawes Castle - 15 miles, St Just in Roseland - 13 miles & the picturesque village of Veryan - 7 miles.
1) Be respectful, communicative & considerate.
2) Only consume a vegan diet while in the house & garden.
3) Do not smoke or use drugs in the house.
(Guests may smoke in the rear garden, but please take away cigarette butts.)
4) No walking boots to be worn upstairs or in the sitting/dining room.
5) Turn lights off when leaving a room.
6) Be considerate with water usage.
7) Only use natural toiletries or those we provide.
8) Separate rubbish, recycling & compost.
9) Check in from 5pm & no later than 9pm. If your journey is delayed please let us know as soon as possible, otherwise we may assume that you are not coming & will have gone to bed!!!
About the Host, Kay & Simon
Vegan, former home educating (unschooling) parents of 3 wonderful adult children & 2 cats.
We are originally from the North-West/Midlands, but grabbed hold of an exciting opportunity which brought us to Cornwall in 2002 & we have never looked back!
We now live in a stunning area of the Cornish coast, where we can usually be found cooking or eating & when we're not doing either of these - we'll be talking food!
We love sharing our home with guests, particularly like-minded folks looking for somewhere a bit different. In return, we offer some TLC, good wholesome food & space to breathe. We are always full of enthusiasm about our local area & can offer advice on places to swim, walk, picnic, see live music, films, books to read because these are all things we love ourselves as well as blogging (Just Humans Being) & road tripping!
We have our own green housekeeping business & are members of our local Transition Group. Simon plays bass with Cornish Indie band, The Dolphins Fly & Kay has an interest in vegan nutritional therapy & holistic diagnosis.
We have taken time out to care for Simon's Mum, who has dementia. She recently moved into a full time care facility, which has allowed us the freedom to get on with our lives again... So we are happy to be back in the Airbnb family! :-)