Polly’s Bower is a romantic retreat that has been carefully converted from a 300-year-old apple-crushing barn into a beautiful, contemporary open-plan hideaway for two. Much of its original charm has been retained with old peg beams and trusses that have been sympathetically restored and there are beautiful oak floors throughout. Both antique and contemporary furniture make this cottage a really fabulous place to stay. Upstairs is a large open-plan bedroom with a super-king Vi-Spring bed, a settee with colourful cushions and throws, a round pedestal table and a full length mirror. A stable door leads down steps outside to the gardens outside. The bathroom has a large double-ended freestanding bath (wonderful for a long hot soak!) and a separate power shower which is tiled in beautiful soft turquoise glass. An oak staircase leads down from the bedroom to the lovely sitting room below, with its cosy log-burner, beautifully hand-made fitted kitchen and inglenook dining area (where the apple press once stood). Electric wall heaters upstairs and downstairs provide additional warmth.
Polly’s Bower was once an apple-crushing barn and has lovely features including oak peg beams, a mix of contemporary and antique furniture, original artwork and a wood burner, making it comfortable and unique. The French windows that lead out onto a patio from the sitting room allow you the chance to enjoy a glass of wine and take in the stunning views across the valley.
The cottage is equipped with a CD player, radio, iPod dock, flat screen television with DVD and a hairdryer in the bedroom. There are board games and books for lazy days in.
The Cottage Kitchen
Polly’s Bower has a beautiful hand-made kitchen with wooden surfaces and is fully equipped with everything you would expect in a modern kitchen. There is a dishwasher, oven, microwave, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, blender and a wide range of kitchen equipment and cookery books. There are plenty of pots, pans, serving dishes and casseroles.
Outside Polly’s Bower
Outside Polly’s Bower you’ll find a well-lit terrace, a barbecue area, a round wooden table and garden furniture. The views are terrific and uninterrupted over Lantallack’s 40 beautiful acres of mature gardens, woodland, paddocks and fields – all waiting to be explored.
Just a stroll away across the lawns and hidden within its own walled garden, is Lantallack’s glorious outdoor heated swimming pool (as it is shared only with Pippin Cottage you rarely bump into anyone). Its wonderful terrace has a Mediterranean feel, with exotic aloes, camellias, jasmine, honeysuckle, hydrangeas, sweet peas and amazing views. There are several loungers, tables and chairs in which to relax and soak up this sheltered and beautiful area.
A short stroll across the garden is the laundry with an 8kg washing machine, a tumble dryer and a freezer if you need extra space for frozen food.
Polly’s Bower is a baby friendly (babes-in-arms up to12months) luxury holiday cottage in Cornwall. We have the usual cot and high chair which is available free of charge along with bottom sheet and duvet. Just let us know when you book what you need, and it will be ready in the cottage for you when you arrive. Babysitting can also be arranged on request if sufficient notice is given.
There is a table-tennis table for use in the bank barn on the other side of the yard, with a dart board and darts available for adults and supervised children.
Polly’s Bower’s bed has a goose down duvet and feather and down pillows. However, we stock hypoallergenic duvets and pillows for use by any guests who prefer a feather-free environment. Just ask when you book, and we’ll make sure these are in the cottage for you.
We offer our guests complimentary luxury White Company toiletries in the bathrooms and lovely olive soaps from the Damana Earth and Sun range.
Polly’s Bower is self-catering, but we do provide you with a few necessities to make life easier and the car lighter, and to enable you to get out of the car and not have to unpack straight away. The most important thing is a welcome hamper of local goodies (tea/coffee, milk, butter, eggs, cereal, bread, yoghurt, jam and a bottle of Lantallack’s own apple juice) greets you on arrival, so all you have to do is turn the kettle on!
Other things we provide below may make packing more straightforward:
- Free Wifi
- Towels (1 hand and 1 bath per person) and swimming towels (found in the changing room next to the pool)
- Bath mats
- Bedlinen (bed made up for arrival)
- Cot linen (bottom sheet, plus if required blankets/cot duvet)
- White Company Bathrobes
- Complimentary toiletries (shower gels, shampoo, conditioner, soap)
- Hairdryer in the bedroom
- Toothbrush/shaver adapter in the bathroom
- 2 toilet rolls per bathroom
- 1 Kitchen roll
- 2 full cutlery sets
- 2 matching dinner sets
- Chopping boards
- Cooking utensils
- Corkscrew & bottle opener
- Egg cups & toast rack
- Knife set
- Mixing bowls
- Roasting dish & baking trays
- Saucepan set and Frying pan
- Sieve & colander
- Storage tins/containers
- Place mats
- Teapot & Cafetiere
- Tin opener
- Tumblers, wine, beer glasses
- Water, milk & measuring jug
- Washing-up bowl, 1 dishcloth and 1 scouring sponge/brush
- 4 tea towels
- Oven gloves
- Dustpan, brush &broom
- Spare light bulbs
- Spare batteries
- Vacuum cleaner
- Covered metal bin
- External washing line
- Tea, coffee and sugar (at least enough for a day or two)
- Milk (plenty for arrival drinks)
- Salt & pepper
- Washing up liquid
- All-purpose surface cleaner
- Dishwasher tab
- Laundry tabs
- Bin liners
- Cling film
- Aluminium foil
- Welcome pack (this includes bread, butter, eggs, jam, cereal, yoghurt, milk and a bottle of Lantallack’s delicious apple juice)
- Cot and high chair for babies
- Ironing board & iron
- Ipod docking system
- Logs (Pippin Cottage and Polly’s Bower both have a real fireplace)
- Board Games & jigsaw puzzles
- Christmas tree and decorations at Christmas/New Year