The Old Rectory North Cornwall

“Where Thomas Hardy met his wife, now a welcoming B&B. Secluded, tranquil and romantic- the traditional rooms feature, large sash windows and delicately patterned curtains. Lovely walks and a charming walled veggie garden. Beautifully cooked cornish food. Ideal for a typically British country stay.”

Photo of The Old Rectory

“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

What's Nearby

Facilities

Restaurant
Breakfast and dinner on offer. Home cooked and set menus
Parking
Free parking
Fireplace
Restrictions on children
No children under 12
Sit-out Terrace
Free wifi
Garden
Pet friendly
Prior warning necessary, charges of £10 apply
Sitting Room
Wifi

Activities

Learning
Learn about sustainability and how to create a greener, cleaner, healthier planet for all of us.
Other Activities
Wander the grounds and admire the rare breed pigs, sheep and chickens.
Great walks
Grab a packed lunch from the hotel and set out to explore the rugged coastal landscape just five minutes away.
Surfing
The nearest surf beach is Crackington Haven, a ten minute drive away.
Sights nearby
The Eden Project and Lanhydrock House are easily accessed.

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4 rooms from $113 per night

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Recommended for

Eco break
Dedicated to sustainablity- where possible produce comes from the gardens and farm and power comes from their solar panels.
Country Escape
A stunning Cornish country house with chickens roaming the garden and fantastic walks from the property.

Activities

Learning
Learn about sustainability and how to create a greener, cleaner, healthier planet for all of us.
Other Activities
Wander the grounds and admire the rare breed pigs, sheep and chickens.
Great walks
Grab a packed lunch from the hotel and set out to explore the rugged coastal landscape just five minutes away.
Surfing
The nearest surf beach is Crackington Haven, a ten minute drive away.
Sights nearby
The Eden Project and Lanhydrock House are easily accessed.

Other highlights

Restaurant
Breakfast and dinner on offer. Home cooked and set menus
Secluded setting
Eco
Greenest' B&B in Britain 2012
Quiet
Organic food
Restrictions on children
No children under 12
Literary
Sit-out Terrace
Full of character
House party feel
Views
Free wifi
Romantic
Seaviews
B+B
Historic
Pet friendly
Prior warning necessary, charges of £10 apply
Beach nearby
Traditional

Hotel size

4 rooms
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