Killifreth Stamps, St Agnes / Perranporth / Callestick - Sleeps 4

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Eco-Conscious Gem
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Dogs 1
  • Eco Conscious
  • Hot tub

New for 2024!

Nestled amidst the rural Cornish countryside and leafy lanes, get ready to hide away in this rustic retreat, tucked outside of Chacewater, Truro. Translating to ‘dappled woods’, Killifreth Stamps is a one-of-a-kind Gem that has been converted from an original engine house, ready for a unique holiday steeped in history. Dating from 1880, this historic engine house has been extensively renovated ready to welcome to you Cornwall. Designed and decorated to complement the original stonework and structure, this quirky home boasts organic textures from room to room. With two bedrooms, a family bathroom and plenty of social spaces, this characterful abode sits amongst nature, allowing guests the space to breathe and embrace the calm of Cornwall’s countryside. Get back to nature and settle into the rewilded garden blooming with Cornish flora, and soak in the bubbling hot tub, thoughtfully mitigated with renewable energy and water saving measures. Embrace this unique getaway for romantic retreats, family escapes or a getaway with good friends and experience a Cornwall holiday like no other. Minutes away, explore the sights of the north coast, from the heritage paths around St Agnes, Wheal Coates and Porthtowan, to the surf culture of Newquay and beyond. Discover an adventure around every corner...

Cornish Gems is thrilled to welcome Killifreth Stamps to our portfolio. We are very excited to watch our guests make memories in this very unique property.

Step Inside

The interiors of Killifreth Stamps have been chosen to blend modern life with the historic charm and authentic textures of the property. The living space welcomes you in for wholesome evenings by the fire, crack open the board games or switch off the screens for a digital detox, and indulge in quality time together. The kitchen invites quiet coffee mornings, with the timeless arched windows light up the modern kitchen, set sympthetially against the original stone walls. Perch at the breakfast bar and gaze out at the countryside, for those quiet mornings soundtracked with birdsong, family moments of laughter and planning the day's adventures. The dining area downstairs awaits delicious dinners made with local Cornish produce and sparkling conversation, where you can think back on the moments that have made your holiday. Make Killifreth Stamps your home from home and settle into the Primary Bedroom, which opens onto a spacious balcony, overlooking the Cornish countryside views, so you can wake up immersed in nature whilst snuggled into the soft interiors. The original features, like brick walls and oak beams continue to characterise the second bedroom, with soft earthy tones inviting you into a calm sleep, and a snuggly window seat for those literary adventures or gazing into the greenery. 

On Your Doorstep

From the kitchen, follow the double doors out onto the balcony, where welcoming sun loungers and an outdoor dining setup await. Bathe amongst beauty of the trees and get back to what matters, from the comfort of your al fresco space, whether you’re cooking up a storm on the balcony barbecue or discovering your zen by practising your yoga. Do wonders for your wellness by soaking in the hot tub, which looks out across the rural views. The flourishing gardens adorned with local plants and wildlife-friendly spaces, letting you feel at one with nature again, is a wonderful space for enhancing your wellbeing by promoting mindfulness, stress reduction and improved mood. From the gates of Killifreth Stamps, various villages neighbour the property, including Chacewater, St Day and Bissoe, where a number of pubs and shops reside. Only a 15 minute drive, or a bus journey away, discover the enchanting city of Truro and its cobblestone streets, which offers the perfect family day out, with its unique eateries, independent shops and family activities. Just down the road, Scorrier House is known to hold a number of events, including The Great Estate Festival. For a change of scenery, the coastline in north Cornwall offers a beautiful day out, accessible in 5 minutes by car, where rugged cliffs and waves outline the coastal paths. Experience the heritage coast of St Agnes, Chapel Porth and Trevaunance Cove, where an exciting array of restaurants and pubs await, or enjoy the surf culture of destinations such as Newquay and Porthtowan. National Trust member? The estate of Trelissick is a 15 minute drive away, greeting you to a Rapunzel-worthy water tower, stunning gardens, woodland walk and small beach primed for seaglass treasure and calm dips into the water. Extend the day from Trelissick by taking the King Harry Ferry over to The Roseland for exploring Portscatho beach and the idyllic village of St Mawes. Only half an hour away, the maritime town of Falmouth boasts a handful of picturesque beaches, perfect for little feet to paddle in shallow waves, as well as hiring paddleboards and kayaks for those soothing saltwater adventures. Killifreth Stamps fortunately sits in the centre of Cornwall’s greatest landscapes, so there’s an adventure around every corner.

Additional Information
Eco-Conscious Credentials

Low Carbon:

  • A/A++ Dishwasher
  • Air Drying Alternative
  • A/ A++ Oven
  • LED bulbs
  • Air/ Ground Source Heat Pumps or Heat batteries/ hybrid heating systems
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Thermosts in every room/ zoned thermostats

Sustainable features:

  • Renovated/ Refurbished Property
  • Aluminium/ Timber Window Frames
  • Triple Glazed/ High Performance Windows

Reduced waste:

  • Dual Flush/ Low Flow Toilets
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Cafetiere option

Biodiversity & Community:

  • Rewilded Area in Outside Space
  • Garden Landscaping using regional materials/ plants.
  • Bird Table/ Bug Hotel
  • Gaps in the hedge/ fence to allow hedgehogs to travel
  • Mainly local suppliers used for the WG (reduced food miles)
  • Sustainability/ responsibility info given to guests
  • Reduced cleaning chemicals
  • Low Carbon activities promoted/ provided

The extra mile:

  • Electric Car Charging Point
  • MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery system providing fresh filtered air into the building whilst retaining most of the energy that has already been used in heating).
  • Small incline to the front door
  • Entrance on 2nd floor
  • 4 floors
Choose from two beautiful bedrooms:
  • Bedroom 1: Primary Bedroom: 4th floor: Superking bed, bedside tables, clothes hanging, sofa, armchairs, small fridge, kettle, Samsung 43” TV with Freeview, balcony, countryside views, ensuite.
  • Bedroom 2: 3rd floor: Double bed, bedside table, clothes hanging, window seat, countryside views
  • Family bathroom: Shower/bath, wash hand basin, WC
  • Bedroom 1 ensuite: Shower, wash hand basin, WC -  **Please note that this bathroom has its own small ariston water heater under the sink, so if the water is not heating up downstairs, there is an additional supply**
  • Small eating area with two bar stools
  • Oven/hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso Krup Coffee Machine
  • Toaster
  • Utilities to include: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, dustpan/brush, broom, mop/bucket, vacuum cleaner, clothes airer
Living and Dining

Living room -

  • Smart TV with SkyTV and Freeview
  • Corner sofa seating 5
  • Window seat
  • Books and games
  • Electric fire
Dining room -
  • 4 seater dining set-up
  • Additional fridge
Other Features
  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Electric car charger
  • Groundsource heat pump
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery system providing fresh filtered air into the building whilst retaining most of the energy that has already been used in heating - good for those who suffer with hayfever or asthma.
  • Allows 1 dog
  • WiFi
  • Private/enclosed garden
  • Decked balcony with outdoor dining set-up and sun loungers
  • Gas BBQ
  • Hot tub - **Please note that the water in the hot tub will be changed for each new guest arrival and therefore may take a few hours to come back up to temperature**
Good To Know
  • The property changeovers and maintenance are managed by Cornish Gems.
  • Cornish Gems provide a choice of Welcome Gift for our guests. For more details on the options available please click here.
What to Expect


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