Mellingey House - About the house and local area attractions
Once a former Dairy built by the owner's Great Grandfather in 1926, Mellingey has been at the heart of the local community for generations.
Today this wonderful family home has been brought bang up to date with a sensitive conversion and impressive style to evoke the relaxing ambience and coastal nuances of the nearby river and nautical setting. Upon arrival the driveway sweeps up to the elevated and secluded position that offers panoramic views of Lostwithiel, the upper reaches of the river Fowey and surrounding countryside.
The house is reverse level in style to maximise the rural views with a wonderful open plan living, dining and kitchen space.
The kitchen offers all you need for holiday cooking with the contemporary breakfast bar offering a central hub for cooking chat or early children’s suppers. The dining table is set under the bay window with attractive garden and valley views.
The versatile living room is as perfect for cosy fireside evenings as for pre-dinner drinks and lazy afternoons. Soak up the natural daylight from the double aspect windows and enjoy the fresh colour palette of whites and maritime blues.
The first floor also offers a large family shower room and 2 beautiful double bedrooms. A central oak & glass staircase leads down from the living room to the lower level; providing a spacious master bedroom and further double room, both rooms are ensuite.
Step out onto the south facing terrace to the front of the house and enjoy the panoramic and lush green setting with the River Fowey and valley views below.
Mellingey offers a wonderful and secluded terraced garden set in over an acre of land with layers of level lawn for children and dogs to play and pathways leading to quiet benches high above the house for jackpot views. The garden brims with colour throughout the year from the apple tree blossom to the copper beech.
The historic town of Lostwithiel is just a couple of minutes walk away and lies on the banks of the picturesque River Fowey. Stroll down from your holiday home to the gently flowing river and tranquil ambience. River bank walks offer level access and tempting picnic spots, there is also a dog-walking park.
This charming town has so much to offer and has become a mecca for antique hunters with many shops packed full of Cornish treasures. If dining out is on the agenda then choose from a number of artisan cafes, a cool deli and stylish restaurants or local pubs.
The ancient and historic 13th century Restormel Castle twice visited by the black prince is our neighbour just a short walk up the river valley and well worth a visit for its historic importance to the area.
With its central location within South Cornwall, set out for day trips and discover the rural and coastal charm, including some of the top gardens in the country.
The picturesque maritime town’s of Fowey & Polruan on the banks of the estuary are just 7 miles away and well worth a visit, as is the lovely village of Lerryn just 3 miles. This are has a plethora of serene river banks walks and country pub lunches, a favourite is the 4 mile hall walk which effectively circumnavigates the estuary around Fowey, Bodinnick and Polruan, offering stunning views.
Just 5 miles is the world renowned Eden Project full of botanical plants and inspiring biomes.
Nearby we have the extraordinary Lost gardens of Helligan, Trewithen gardens, Carhays castle and gardens, Cotehele house & gardens, Trebah gardens and Glendurgan gardens.
For those Poldark fans amongst you the charming village and harbour of Charlestown is within easy reach and formed part of the backdrop to BBC’s series.
An abundance of Golf courses are on the door step, including Lostwithiel which can be viewed across the valley from the house; Lanhydrock and Carlyon bay are just a short drive away. Sailing, boating and kayaking are available in Fowey and there is an excellent tennis centre at Bodmin. sports are offered in the area including golf at the nearby Lostwithiel and Bodmin courses, sailing or kayaking in Fowey or simply hit the coastal trails up and over some of the best seascapes in the county.
For the budding surfer in the party, head over to the North Cornish coast in just 30 minutes and enjoy the Atlantic rollers at Polzeath, Watergate Bay and Constantine.