The Kestle Mill Residence

cornwall, england
9 bedroom - 7 bath
(0 reviews)
Travel dates:
£1,200 - £4,800 per night (GBP)
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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

Perfect for gatherings and getaways, this grand country house in Cornwall is full of period charm and just a short drive from some of the best surfing beaches in the UK. It sleeps 18. Relax in the cozy library with a good book, hit the on-site gym or take a walk around 22 acres of beautiful grounds - this is a delightful countryside retreat for parents looking to get away from it all. It’s also just a short drive from the beach, where you’ll find golden sandy shores and surfing waves on Newquay beach - one of the most desirable coastlines in the country come summer. For multi-generational trips, there’s a separate 1-bedroom cottage within the grounds which is ideal for grandparents, a nanny or an au pair.

Why Kids Love it

Children will love bouncing on the trampoline, playing games of tennis on the courts and trying out croquet on the lawn. Kids of all ages can explore the expansive woods and gardens, including the Victorian walled garden which produces fruit and vegetables. It’s 10 minutes’ walk to Dairyland Farm Park, where kids can try out amusement rides, pony or tractor rides, feed animals or explore giant play areas. In nearby Newquay, there’s a park and playground, skate park, zoo, public swimming pool, aquarium, adventure golf and more, as well as children’s surf lessons on the beach.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights over holidays, changeover day is Saturday. Three nights at other times of the year. Guests can access the property after 4pm for arrival. The estate houses another 6-bedroom building (available to rent separately) so the outdoor areas are shared. There is plenty of parking - car rental is essential in this area. The hosts can provide a whole host of concierge services on request, including: a private chef who lives onsite and can be booked to cook meals for guests, garden tours with the site gardener, local winery tours, fishing trips, additional housekeeping, other events and special retreats. There is a large pond/small lake so younger children should be supervised outdoors. High chairs and cribs available on request.

About the Location

The house is located 15 minutes away from Newquay in Cornwall, UK. Being just 5 minutes off the A30 road, it’s very easy to get to and a breeze to explore the rest of Cornwall. Newquay offers a huge choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes in a bustling seaside setting. Notable Cornwall tourist spots include Land’s End (1 hour), Tate St Ives (45 minutes) and the Eden Project (30 minutes). It’s 15 minutes’ drive from Newquay airport and 20 minutes from Bodmin Parkway train station. Exeter international airport is 1.5 hours away; London is around 5 hours by car.

Accommodation Details

The house has 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms in total. Downstairs, the kitchen/breakfast room with stone slate floor has a kitchen table with seating for 10. This traditional kitchen has underfloor heating and all the modern facilities you would expect, including an integrated dishwasher, fridge, large island and a dual fuel range cooker. Off the kitchen is a larder with a walk-in fridge, a freezer, and a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also an elegantly decorated dining room which seats 20 people. The drawing room is a perfect setting for evening drinks, or afternoon tea with stunning garden and lake views. Enjoy lunch and drinks on the terrace or retire to the library to quietly read a book. There are also 2 downstairs bathrooms. Upstairs, there are 4 double rooms, 1 twin room and 1 bunk room - all with ensuite bathrooms. A further twin and bunk room share the family bathroom. The separate neighboring cottage is simply decorated with a sitting room and shaker-style kitchenette, plus a table seating 2. A former laundry room, this 1-bedroom building has an enormous original Tudor inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove.

Style Notes

Built in 1846, this traditional manor house is bursting with features and charm. Traditional and comfortable, the hosts have added luxury hotel-style details such as White Company bedding and REN toiletries in the bathrooms for guests to enjoy. The house is full of antique furniture and traditional wooden floors, while the stunning gardens feature an ornamental lake, orchards and paths through Camellia woods. We love the full height hallway with a beautiful fine oak staircase, the original wooden window shutters and the elegant patterned wallpaper.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
4 king
1 full / double
2 bunk bed
4 twin / single
Jonny J.
Member since November 15, 2022
Jonny moved to Tresillian in 2020. He has a strong background in hospitality and can help with most aspects of ensuring a great holiday.

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