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Sparrows Nest

St.Agnes, Cornwall, England

Sparrows Nest in St.Agnes, Cornwall, England
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About Sparrows Nest

Sparrows Nest is a 400 year old Cornish cottage that has been extended and renovated to provide most mod cons yet keeps it's rustic charm.
It's ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway or for a family with one child, a travel cot and high chair available on request.
Located on the edge of the coastal village of St.Agnes, it benefits from a quiet location but it is easy walking distance to all village amenities which include four pubs, wine bar, grocery stores, greengrocers, butchers, bakers, newsagents, hairdressers, post office, library, kids play park etc.
In addition St.Agnes boasts three lovely beaches with several more just a ten minute drive away including the excellent surfing beaches of Porthtowan and Perranporth. The local coastline is stunning, ideal for walkers!
The city of Truro is fifteen minutes away, and there are also numerous National Trust properties to visit plus the amazing Eden Project.
The cottage consists of a sizable upstairs open plan double bedroom with mezzanine storage loft, plenty of draw and hanging space and exposed oak beams. A velux window adds brightness to this room and the small cottage bedroom window looks out onto a hedge-full of rather busy sparrows!
Downstairs the sitting room benefits from the two foot thick 'cob' walls which keep it cool in the summer, it has low-ish beamed ceilings so those of a higher than average stature may wish to bring a plaster or two! There is plenty comfy seating, a 'Clearview' wood burner and many books for both adults and young children.
The downstairs second bedroom is suitable for a young child and has 'Z bed' for a second child if required. There is also a piano for any budding musicians.
The bathroom has a bath with over head electric shower, loo and antique style sink, slate floor, and wood paneling.
The kitchen has most of the items one would expect and has plenty of cupboard space and worktops. It has a large fridge and separate freezer and a modern gas cooker and there's a substantial wooden table with four chairs. It is spacious, bright and airy. French doors lead out to the garden.
The garden is a suntrap and has two large 'throne' chairs that are most alluring! There is also a picnic table and barbecue. There is a whirrly type washing line on a separate section of the garden that can be easily erected when required. With the outside fairy lights on and a garden flare or two it is a very enchanting setting for a spot of supper on a balmy summer evening.
The cottage has an 'artistic' and 'rustic' feel, many have said it has a relaxing influence and although it has been modernized many of it's original features remain.
St.Agnes is a friendly and welcoming community. Safe parking is available on the road adjacent to the cottage. A small private footpath leads in to the cottage. Arrivals are from 5pm on Saturdays.
It's come to my attention that two moggies often perform 'meet and greet', if you're not a cat fan this may not

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