Property, setting and location:
Steve and Jane (he’s a Texan, she’s English) have lived both in the United Staes and England before settling in Cornwall where they bought Anchorage House as a shell of an impressive home in 1992 and have spent the last eight years finishing it off in grand Georgian style. Furnished throughout in antiques, Anchorage House has the advantage of having an old/traditional feel accompanied by all the luxurious modern conveniences expected of a top-rated 5 Diamond guest house, which has been extensively featured in a national house and garden magazine. Guests can relax in any of three guest lounge areas, the beautiful well-manicured garden, or on the patio by the heated lap pool and Jacuzzi.
Anchorage House's location on a lane just off the A390 makes it ideal for guests wanting to avoid navigating narrow Cornish roads to reach their accommodation. It’s also a perfect base from which to explore all the wonders of Cornwall since nearly any part can be reached in about an hour. Only five minutes from the wonderful white sands of Carlyon Bay beach and golf course, Charlestown’s tall ship harbour and the Eden Garden Project; and 15 minutes from five other golf courses, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock House and Garden (NT), Fowey and Mevagissey fishing harbours.
Near Cornwall coastal and country footpaths and classic walks
Lost Garden of Heligan – 6 miles
Eden Garden Project – 1 mile
Tregrehan Garden – 200 yards
Landhydrock House (NT) – 10 miles
Fowey – 6 miles
Charlestown tall ship harbour – 1 ½. Miles
Carlyon Bay beach and golf course – ½. Mile
Anchorage House is located off the A390 one mile west of St.Blazey and two miles east of St Austell. Opposite the St.Austell Garden Centre turn into a small lane signposted “Tregrehan” and then immediately left into a private driveway leading to the courtyard.
Guest rooms, facilities and garden:
The three luxurious bedrooms/suites are sparklingly clean, accented with antiques and stuffed with everything to make you happy and very comfortable. Guests are treated to large, superior quality beds, plush carpets and hardwood floors, satellite television, views of the manicured garden or Boscundle Woods, heated outdoor lap pool (April to October)Jacuzzi (all year), grand conservatory, three guest lounge areas and elegant dining room where superb candlelit dinners are served (by arrangement). All three guest bedrooms are fully equipped with individually controlled central heating, hair dryers, fresh fruit and flowers, chocolates, daily newspapers, tourist information, robes for guests wishing to use the pool or Jacuzzi, tea and coffee courtesy trays and even hot water bottles are provided for those extra chilly evenings! Three bedrooms offered:
Garden Suite: Double bedroom with super king (6’6” wide) brass bed, en-suite bathroom with separate bath and power shower, alcove dressing and closet area, overlooking garden and pool.
Flower Room: Double bedroom with king-size (5') antique French bed, large bathroom with separate bath and power shower, ornate mirrors.
Sun Suite: Double bedroom with king size (5') antique French bed, open plan bathroom with large oval free standing bath, toilet, skylights, teak stairway leading to hardwood floor lounge area overlooking the garden and pool, large television/video, antique furniture and separate shower and toilet.
Meals and other facilities:
After a good night’s sleep start your day with a delicious breakfast taken in the grand conservatory. We feature a selection of fresh fruit, berries, juices, yogurt, cereals and our homemade granola. Or you may prefer a full English breakfast to order or a speciality item such as creamy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, or French toast with maple syrup.
Jane also offers splendid china, crystal and silver service candlelight dinner by arrangement (25.00GBP per person). Bring your own wine as we are not licensed. Your hosts are also happy to make dinner reservations at one of the many local restaurants or country pubs.
Other details and house rules:
No guests of less than 16 years of age please.
Totally NON SMOKING throughout the house.
Sorry no pets.
Secure off road car parking, garage on request.
Bikes available on loan.
Open: All year except for occasional holidays by owners.
Awards and Classification:
Highest award (5 Diamonds) with the AA since 1996
Nominated for the Best British Breakfast Award (AA) 1999 and 2000
Jane was a semi-finalist in the AA’s 1999 and 2000 Landlady of the Year
Flower filled garden to enjoy
Children over 16 welcome
Sorry no pets (we have our own)
Please arrive after 4PM for check-in
Departure by 11AM please
in pounds sterling per person per night including full English breakfast ($US approx) -
prices vary according to room and duration of stay;
Single in double room: 60.00
to 70.00 GBP ($63 to $74 US)
A deposit of 30.00 GBP ($45
US) per room is required to secure your reservation.
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