Skip to content

The School House 'Romantic Retreat'

Entire cottage hosted by Gila
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Gila is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
A beautiful restored Old School (self contained )central to key attractions in Cornwall. You’ll love the high ceilings, comfy bed, light yet cozy feel. There is a space in the lounge area for extra guests/children. A fully equipped kitchen at your disposal helps you to prepare something scrummy from the hamper of goodies supplied on arrival, and included in your booking price. Perfect for couples (with/without children) and pets.
You have your own private entrance & garden with secure parking.

The space
Open plan Grade II recently restored School, with all you need to chill and relax, below the beautifully restored original wooden beams. With Central Heating but also a log burner to add to the romance ! Mezzanine bedroom with luxury shower room sunken below - open plan living with large dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Your own private entrance and garden.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
Check-in
Add date
Checkout
Add date

4.94 out of 5 stars from 201 reviews

Cleanliness
Accuracy
Communication
Location
Check-in
Value

Location

Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The School restoration is difficult to capture on camera as it is so unique. Think Grand Designs ! Fantastic walks, beaches nearby local pubs in walking distance

Hosted by Gila

Joined in July 2014
  • 460 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
I have lived in Cornwall most of my life although my family were originally from Italy. I have lived in the tiny hamlet of Penponds with my husband Martin for over 25 years. We recently swapped our home to renovate Church House which has connections to Richard Trevithick inventor of the steam engine. He attended school in the building and was born in a cottage opposite.(owned by the National Trust) Ramblers Retreat was originallly the School Mistress's cottage (dating back to 1840's), and is located behind Church House following our restoration in early 2015. My husband Martin is a monumental stonemason and held his apprenticeship at the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno (Please visit if you travel to Cornwall) I am a keen musician and my Mother is a Concert Pianist so am finally learning to play the piano. We like to give our guests a home from home experience and love meeting people and sharing cultural travel stories. Life is for living - come to Cornwall and leave the rat race behind.
I have lived in Cornwall most of my life although my family were originally from Italy. I have lived in the tiny hamlet of Penponds with my husband Martin for over 25 years. We rec…
During your stay
We live next door but leave you to enjoy your privacy so just ask if you have any questions or local info
Gila is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy