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The Gate House

50° 32' 31.941"N -4° 51' 27.089"W

Bursting with history and romance, this woodland-hideaway is nestled on the fringes of the area's most beautiful private estate that lies between the market town of Wadebridge and the estuary village of Rock.

The Gate House, a self-catering holiday home between Rock and Wadebridge, North Cornwall

Please note: The Gate House is located alongside the road that runs between Wadebridge and Rock. Therefore, you will experience some road noise. Please refer to the map on the location tab where you can use street view to see the exact position of The Gate House.

Description


This Grade II-listed retreat lies within 40 acres of private grounds on the Dinham estate, bordering the Camel Estuary. The Gate House provides an atmospheric couples' escape for stolen weekends or the perfect setting for a family getaway in the vast Cornish countryside. Retaining many original features, The Gate House now combines all those little luxuries to make for a cosy and relaxing holiday.

It’s rare to find a holiday home with such a fascinating history. The Gate House is part of the Dinham estate; originally built for Devon landowners in the 1630s as a summer retreat and hunting lodge. As its name implies, the building originally acted as a gate house to the main house. Horse and carriages would travel along the two-mile long drive that winds up to the main house and they would take shelter in The Coach House which still stands alongside Dinham House. During the 19th century the estate was referred to as Dinham Lawns because of the pasture that runs down to the Camel Estuary.

After a day of coastal adventures leave coats and boots behind in the hallway and sprawl out into the beautiful living spaces. Large slate flagstones are warm underfoot and a modern kitchen provides everything you need to whip up a delicious holiday supper. Throw some logs on the wood burner that takes centre stage alongside the dining table and share tales of the day gone by as you sip on a local tipple.

Retreat to the cosy lounge where a second log burner ensures toes remain toasty. Enjoy your favourite movie and as eyelids grow heavy, pad up the carpeted stairs to your choice of two blissful bedrooms. Both adorned with ornamental fireplaces and garden views, enjoy a restful night's sleep amongst the crisp white linen. A large family bathroom with a rainfall shower and an indulgently deep bathtub is conveniently located between both bedrooms.

Outside, the gentle trickle of the stream washes away the thoughts of the everyday and the dappled light dances through the leaves. Enjoy picnics and barbecues in the sprawling garden which looks out across farmland dotted with towering oak trees. In spring, the bluebell swathed woodland comes alive with colour and little ones and four-legged friends will love the gentle walk along the long, two-mile private driveway.

Please note: if you are looking to sleep more than four guests, The Coach House is also located on the grounds of the Dinham estate and sleeps up to seven guests.

Please note: The Gate House is located alongside the road that runs between Wadebridge and Rock. Therefore, you will experience some road noise. Please refer to the map on the location tab where you can use street view to see the exact position of The Gate House.

This Grade II-listed retreat lies within 40 acres of private grounds on the Dinham estate, bordering the Camel Estuary. The Gate House provides an atmospheric couples' escape for stolen weekends or the perfect setting for a family getaway in the vast Cornish countryside. Retaining many original features, The Gate House now combines all those little luxuries to make for a cosy and relaxing holiday.

It’s rare to find a holiday home with such a fascinating history. The Gate House is part of the Dinham estate; originally built for Devon landowners in the 1630s as a summer retreat and hunting lodge. As its name implies, the building originally acted as a gate house to the main house. Horse and carriages would travel along the two-mile long drive that winds up to the main house and they would take shelter in The Coach House which still stands alongside Dinham House. During the 19th century the estate was referred to as Dinham Lawns because of the pasture that runs down to the Camel Estuary.

After a day of coastal adventures leave coats and boots behind in the hallway and sprawl out into the beautiful living spaces. Large slate flagstones are warm underfoot and a modern kitchen provides everything you need to whip up a delicious holiday supper. Throw some logs on the wood burner that takes centre stage alongside the dining table and share tales of the day gone by as you sip on a local tipple.

Retreat to the cosy lounge where a second log burner ensures toes remain toasty. Enjoy your favourite movie and as eyelids grow heavy, pad up the carpeted stairs to your choice of two blissful bedrooms. Both adorned with ornamental fireplaces and garden views, enjoy a restful night's sleep amongst the crisp white linen. A large family bathroom with a rainfall shower and an indulgently deep bathtub is conveniently located between both bedrooms.

Outside, the gentle trickle of the stream washes away the thoughts of the everyday and the dappled light dances through the leaves. Enjoy picnics and barbecues in the sprawling garden which looks out across farmland dotted with towering oak trees. In spring, the bluebell swathed woodland comes alive with colour and little ones and four-legged friends will love the gentle walk along the long, two-mile private driveway.

Please note: if you are looking to sleep more than four guests, The Coach House is also located on the grounds of the Dinham estate and sleeps up to seven guests.

Bedrooms


  • Bedroom one (master) has a super-king zip and link bed, chest of drawers, hanging rail, ornamental fireplace and garden views.
  • Bedroom two has a super-king zip and link bed, chest of drawers, hanging rail, ornamental fireplace and garden views.

Inside


  • Well equipped kitchen with Neff oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, toaster and kettle.
  • Dining area with log burner (logs provided).
  • Lounge with log burner (logs provided).
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor.
  • Smart TV.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Family bathroom with rainfall shower, bath, hand basin and WC.
  • Travel cot (on request).

Outside


  • Ample off-road parking.
  • Large garden with lawn, stream and pond.
  • Outdoor seating.
  • Charcoal barbecue.
  • Outside tap.
  • Access to the two-mile private driveway to the main house to enjoy walks.
  • Caution is advised for children and dogs as the grounds are not secure.

Accessibility


Parking is on a gravel slope directly outside the property. There is a very small door lip to the front door. Once inside, the living spaces are all on the ground floor, with the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. To access the garden there are five steps down.

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Around the property

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Enjoy an evening stroll along the peaceful two-mile private driveway towards the main house. Soak up the breathtaking views across the lush green fields that slope down to the banks of the estuary. Return home and snuggle up beside the crackling log burner as you plan adventures for the following day.

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