Beautiful bedroom with Victorian iron double bed in a house named after Sir Walter Raleigh (MP for Mitchell)
The room has a mirrored antique wardrobe, wash basin and adjacent private bathroom. Breakfast is served in a pretty room with open fireplace.
Raleigh House is easily accessible being just off the A30 up the slip road into the pretty village of Mitchell. We are 6 miles from the fabulous north coast beaches, Holywell (great for surfing) being the nearest. Equi- distant from Newquay and Truro Mitchell offers a great base for the discerning traveller. Also nearby is National Trust property Trerice and 15-20 minutes drive from here are The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project .There are many other attractions within a short drive such as Trellisick House and Gardens, the Tate St Ives, Penzance, Zennor and famous open air theatre at the Minnack is easily reached for day trips.
Raleigh House itself is named after Sir Walter Raleigh who was M.P. for Mitchell and is said to have spoken to his followers from the window above the gabled porch.
The bedroom has an adjacent shower room and is set off on a separate landing to the main upstairs allowing guests more privacy.The bedroom itself is light and sunny with a south and east aspect. It has an old Victorian brass, comfy, double bed with cotton sheets, a wardrobe with drawer under and mirrored door,a small wash basin ( made by the owner) and tea and coffee facilities. The sanded wood floor boards are covered with a lovely Indian kelim.
For two people who prefer two separate beds there is the option of using the other room photographed which also contains a wash basin, chest of drawers and tea and coffee facilities.
Guests are provided with a delicious breakfast, free range eggs and home baked bread from the Aga. It is served in a pretty room that has open fireplace, panelled cupboards, original window shutters and general period charm. No other meals are provided but there is an excellent public house(Plume of Feathers) two minutes walk away that offers a great menu.
The owner of Raleigh House is a potter and welcomes you to visit the pottery(breakfast crockery is all made by the potter).
At present guests have a choice of either the double room or the twin bedroom and private bathroom, there is a breakfast room with a sofa and tv which guests are welcome to use in the evenings as well.
Interaction with guests
I look forward to meeting all my guests making them feel welcome and ensuring they are warm and comfortable whilst respecting their privacy.
Also I am very happy to advise of the best areas to visit especially with regard to the arts and country walks and have a number of maps guests can borrow whilst here.
Other things to note
The owner is a potter. Her work has been featured in The Guardian newspaper and is on sale at the National Maritime Museum, amongst other places. Guest are very welcome to visit the studio and can buy some of the beautiful pottery here.
Mitchell has a fabulous fruit farm where you can go to "pick your own" strawberries and other soft fruit; a nursery specialising in Roses; and a well known public house offering great food,( advisable to book in the summer).
Raleigh House is a beautiful, warm and friendly old house and we expect visitors to respect its age and for there to be mutual respect for each others privacy.
Breakfast is available between the hours 7.30-9.30am
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I returned to Cornwall about 15 years ago and feel very privileged to be here after many years of living in London and the South East.
I work from home as a potter and enjoy working on my vegetable and flower garden for pleasure and taking my dog for walks through the beautiful countryside near me.He also delights in being taken down to the beach for a swim.I used to ride and would often ride my horse down to the beach for a gallop along the shoreline. I had chickens for a number of years too but sadly last year the fox got them and now I don't feel I want any more. But I can always get fresh free range eggs from my neighbour across the road - so don't think your breakfast egg will be only a super market product!
When the children were young we often had foreign students to stay, it was very enjoyable and we learnt a lot of other cultures.I'm hoping by doing Air BnB I'm going to meet many more travellers and hear their stories.