Quillet - Lunnon Farm Cottages - St. Mary's
Secluded cottage which sleeps 4, with private patio garden, on a working flower farm, and close to nature trails and coastal footpaths, in the beautiful south of St Mary's. We have tried to retain the traditional character, if possible exposing original granite walls and open beams. We hope you will be comfortable and enjoy spending time at 'Lunnon'.
Quillet, named after one of the fields on the farm (and the Cornish name for a small field) is attached to Medlar.
Downstairs is a bedroom with two single beds, which looks out to the patio garden, a comfortable lounge with kitchen and dining areas, and a shower room with toilet. The whole of the upstairs is a studio-style room, open to the kitchen below, and contains one double bed.
French windows which allow morning light to flood into the lounge, open onto a small and private paved garden sheltered by a bay tree hedge, perfect as a safe play area or for a quiet read or coffee in the morning sun. Nearby is a more spacious grassy play and sitting area for guests to use.
Quiet and private, Quillet is away from the bustle of Hugh Town, but within easy walking distance (approximately 1.5 miles), very near the bus route and easily accessible for taxis and bikes.
Five minutes' walk across the fields is Porth Hellick, the nearest beach, where shells and rockpools abound. It is a safe and unspoilt playground for children and a quiet retreat for sunbathing, bird-watching or just sitting. This is the site where Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell was washed ashore in 1707, (with, some say, treasure).
Higher Moors and Holy Vale Nature Trails are both close. Wander beneath rare mature elm trees, stop at the bird hides or ramble along the 'Birders' Loop' trail through reeds and wetland. Nearby coastal paths, often resplendentwith wild flowers, give extensive views of sea and land, including many nearby Bronze Age monuments and burial chambers, and take you past fascinating rock formations.
Normandy indoor swimming pool is just up the road and St Mary's Riding Centre is within easy walking or cycling distance. The farm is home to St Mary's Riding Centre so you may see some of these horses grazing in our fields.
Pelistry Bay, with silver sand and a small island cut off by the sea at high tide, is about 15 minutes' walk away and Old Town, where there is an attractive sandy beach, tiny church, a small shop, two cafes and a pub is about 20 minutes' walking distance.
Hugh Town is approximately 30 minutes' walk and is easily reached by bus, bike or taxi.
Open all year
Facilities & Features
- Saturday is changeover day
- Local family proprietors resident on site
- Children of any age welcome
- Secluded and quiet out of town location
- Garden for you to relax in
- Safe and unspoilt beaches very close
- Nature Trails and coastal footpaths near and easily accessible
- Normandy indoor swimming pool and St Mary's Riding Centre nearby
- Dark skies so on clear nights you can see lots of stars
- Bus stop very close and easy location for bikes and taxis
Prices & Conditions
Happy to discount for late bookings
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Quillet is situated on a working flower farm. Access is from the main road via an uneven farm track. Entry to Quillet is up a small step and through a gate onto a paved area and then up a small step, over a threshold and into the living room. Downstairs living areas have a wooden floor while the shower is tiled. The shower basin has non-slip tiles and there is a step down into it. Both bedrooms and the stairs are carpeted. The staircase is curved and therefore the stairs are not all of the same width. Click here for more information.