Melody Farm House / Sleeps 10
Melody Farm House sleeps 10 + 2 cotsWhat a superb family get-together house this is, stunningly attractive both inside and out with masses of space, a private hot tub and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, tennis court and woodland pathways, all wrapped up in five acres of lovingly-tended grounds. Melody Farm is an utter delight, a total home-from-home with superb decor and furnishings, unlimited Superfast BT Infinity broadband, Sky TV and an awesome Disklavier automated piano (hours of fun for those pretending to be a concert pianist!). There are two sitting-rooms – one beautifully and elegantly furnished and a wonderful spot for grown up gatherings, and the second with a huge television and sofas facing a toasty wood-burner, perfect for teenagers who like some space of their own. The gorgeous bespoke Shaker-style kitchen/dining-room has a duck-egg blue four-oven Aga, granite work surfaces and travertine flooring. There’s a walk-in pantry, a drinks fridge and a dishwasher, and to make catering for big groups easy, the adjoining utility-room has a massive fridge/freezer, two washing machines and a second dishwasher… you’ll never want to go home! A large conservatory next to the dining-area looks out over manicured lawns to an ornamental lake beyond, with a bubbling hot tub just outside the doors.
Melody Farm is a true family house with plenty of space and accommodation to suit all needs. Steps lead down from the parking-area to the house, with private lawns at both the front and back. A bedroom suite on the ground floor allows privacy for those who may enjoy a break from excited children (or adults!) while the four spacious bedrooms upstairs share two bathrooms and a shower-room. Both the twin room and the ‘zip and link’ room have fully upholstered chair beds allowing two extra guests to be accommodated at a small additional cost (ask when booking). With the pretty little Cathedral City of Truro just five miles in one direction and the bustling, vibrant sailing town of Falmouth the same distance in the other, there is plenty on offer to keep everyone occupied and happy. Boat trips, water sports lessons (sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and surfing to name but a few), fabulous Cornish gardens and wonderful coastal walks are all available, with walking, horse riding and cycle hire nearby. Melody Farm is part of The Emerald, an award-winning eco development set in a fabulously tranquil location. This is the only truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country having been awarded Code 6 status, the highest possible grading for eco efficiency. Along with Melody Farm there are four hi-spec, super-insulated cedar-clad houses including Coast (2822) and its semi-detached mirror-image Drift (2823), with Cedar (2824) and Fern (2825) – each with a private hot tub – accommodating two, also for couples, and The Gatehouse (2826), a beautiful single-storey cottage accommodating four, set slightly apart from the others. Outside, there is 24 hour access to an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, tennis court and children’s play area plus five acres of paths, woodland and an ornamental lake, all available to explore and use (please supervise children around the lake and in the pool house at all times).