4 rooms from AU$160 per night
Photo of The Old Rectory, 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.”

“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.”

Hotel Review

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.
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.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

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.
  • Great walks
  • Grab a packed lunch from the hotel and set out to explore the rugged coastal landscape just five minutes away.
  • 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.
  • Surfing
  • The nearest surf beach is Crackington Haven, a ten minute drive away.
  • Sights nearby
  • The Eden Project and Lanhydrock House are easily accessed.
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast and dinner on offer. Home cooked and set menus
  • Pet friendly
  • Prior warning necessary, charges of £10 apply
  • Eco
  • Greenest' B&B in Britain 2012
  • Restrictions on children
  • No children under 12
  • Quiet
  • Organic food
  • House party feel
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Literary
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Seaviews
  • B+B
  • Historic
  • Beach nearby
  • Traditional
  • Romantic
  • Free wifi

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Grab a packed lunch from the hotel and set out to explore the rugged coastal landscape just five minutes away.
  • 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.
  • 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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