The Old Rectory North Cornwall

“Where Thomas Hardy met his wife, now a welcoming B&B. Secluded, tranquil and romantic. Traditional styled rooms with light hues, large sash windows and delicately patterned curtains. Manicured gardens and kitchen garden. Beautifully cooked cornish food. Ideal for a typically British country stay.”

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“Who could resist staying in the very house where Thomas Hardy met and fell in love with his wife, Emma Gifford? Hardy, then an architect, was working on the church and Emma was the rector's sister-in-law; the Old Rectory later featured in Hardy's A Pair of Blue Eyes. Even better, the house is now a welcoming b&b, run with warmth and efficiency by owners Sally and Chris Searle, who grow much of the fruit for the locally sourced breakfasts in their garden, over which the cosy guest sitting room looks.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

They say

“The house has been recently updated and decorated in period style. It is centrally heated throughout. Guests have their own Sitting Room which they can use during the day with seasonal log fires. They can also help themselves to fruit from the fruit bowl.
The walled garden supplies ample fresh fruit and vegetables in season, as well as free range eggs. Breakfast, cooked on an Aga, is served in the Entrance Hall and consists of a wide range of Cornish produce including our home made marmalade and preserves.”

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Facilities

Restaurant
Breakfast and dinner on offer. Home cooked and set menus
Free wifi
Parking
Fireplace
Restrictions on children
No children under 12
Wifi
Garden
Pet friendly
Charges may apply
Sitting Room

Activities

Great walks
Rugged coastal landscape just 5 minutes away
Surfing
Nearest surf beach Crackington Haven (10 mins)
Sights nearby
The Eden Project and Lanhydrock House are easily accessed
Kayaking
Sea kyak and enjoy the view of the coastline

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4 rooms from $93 per night

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Recommended for

Country Escape
A stunning Cornish country house with chickens roaming the garden and fantastic walks from the property

Activities

Great walks
Rugged coastal landscape just 5 minutes away
Surfing
Nearest surf beach Crackington Haven (10 mins)
Sights nearby
The Eden Project and Lanhydrock House are easily accessed
Kayaking
Sea kyak and enjoy the view of the coastline

Other highlights

Restaurant
Breakfast and dinner on offer. Home cooked and set menus
Romantic
Free wifi
Views
Secluded setting
Eco
Greenest' B&B in Britain 2012
Quiet
Organic food
Restrictions on children
No children under 12
Literary
Traditional
Seaviews
B+B
Historic
Pet friendly
Charges may apply
Beach nearby

Hotel size

4 rooms
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