Watergate, conveniently just 5 minutes walk from the Manor, started life as 3 miners cottages for the Pengenna Lead Silver Mine Company Ltd in the 1870’s.
Over its 150 year history the three cottages became one large home, and the small back gardens each cottage would have had were developed by various passionate owners (one of whom was a daughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton) into 3 acres of beautiful private landscaped grounds in the bottom of the valley divided by the same small stream that eventually runs through the meadows below Pengenna.
Over the last six years under the current owners it has been fully renovated and is now available for use by your extended family – or perfect for one half of the bridal party – bride and bridesmaids or groom and groomsmen. The cottage – which sleeps 6 adults and 2 children (or adults) in bunk beds – is very light and airy, set on the valley side with the main windows having a southerly facing aspect.
Your living accommodation
There are four bedrooms – the master bedroom with its brand new ensuite, a further double bedroom interconnected with a large bunk bedroom, and a twin bedroom, all serviced by the brand new family bathroom, and accessed via two staircases. The kitchen features a traditional Aga-style cooker, slate flooring and has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed A-frames. The dining room flows into the sitting room which is very spacious with three windows looking onto the garden. The living room beyond links nicely with the garden via French doors inviting you to go and explore. A wall of glass created by a series of windows provides lovely vistas over the lawns in this room. As well as the extensive 3 acres of grounds to explore there is plenty of off-road parking.
Watergate is available at £1,250 for a weekend booking from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. This can possibly be extended to a weeks stay on request for circa £2,500 – £3,500. It is generally available all year round, with the exception of the main school holidays at Christmas, Easter, and summer (late July and August) and half term breaks when the owners are in residence.
We manage its letting for the owners who use it as their second home when in Cornwall. As a home rather than a holiday cottage you will see the family’s personal belongings – coats and shoes, toys in the kids bedroom, food and drink in the kitchen, perhaps the odd part-completed jigsaw, but we feel this all adds to the homely feel.