Discover Some Historic Gems On A Premier Cottage Break During Heritage Open
Each September, buildings of every age, style and function open their doors to public for free in the Heritage Open Days festival. From 10-13 September visitors can discover hidden and often forgotten treasures right on their doorsteps or further away as part of a short break.
DISCOVER SOME HISTORIC GEMS ON A PREMIER COTTAGE BREAK DURING HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - 10 TO 13 SEPTEMBER
2 September: Each September, buildings of every age, style and function open their doors to public for free in the Heritage Open Days festival. From 10-13 September visitors can discover hidden and often forgotten treasures right on their doorsteps or further away as part of a short break.
Luxury cottage collection, Premier Cottages (www.premiercottages.co.uk), has a number of properties close to historic buildings taking part in this year’s event, including these in Cornwall:
A paradise for those who love Cornwall, Trelowarren offers 20 luxury eco-friendly five-star houses set in 1000 acres of historic woodland. The extensive onsite facilities include: a Walled Garden Spa, a large outdoor heated ozone pool, and even a pizza shop. There are also countless walking possibilities around the beautiful estate.
Trelowarren is close to a number of Heritage Open Day gems including: Glendurgan Garden, a beautiful garden with three valleys bursting with amazing plants plus a brilliant maze. Also close by is the 16th century Godolphin House and Gardens, one of the most important historical gardens in Europe boasting the Leeds engine house and stack and Goldolphin Hill.
A three-night stay in Trelowarren’s Penhillick which sleeps six, costs £500 arriving on 10 September. Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival and £30 gift voucher for Trelowarren’s on site spa. For more information visit www.premiercottages.co.uk or call the owner on 01326 221224.
Kernock Cottages, Cornwall
Located in the Lynher Valley between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, Kernock Cottages’ offers accommodation in five award winning luxurious detached barns, each with a private hot tub. Surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside, the property boasts an onsite adventure playground and plenty of glorious fields to run around in.
Guests can take a step back in time at Cotehele House, one of the best examples of a Tudor House just four miles from Kernock. The house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture.
A three-night stay in Kernock’s Orchard Cottage for up to eight, arriving 11 September, costs £990 or stay for four nights for £1155. Alternatively, a three-night stay in Owl Barn sleeping six, costs £690 or £805 for four nights. Guests will also receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. For more information visit www.premiercottages.co.uk or call the owner on 01579 350435.
Broomhill Manor Country Estate, Cornwall
One of Cornwall’s most attractive Georgian Manor Houses, Broomhill Manor Country Estate is set in 18 acres of private grounds with extensive on site facilities including: heated indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court, weekly archery sessions and riding stables.
Close to Broomhill Manor is Tintagel Old Post Office, a delightful medieval building with over 600 years of history. The 14th century yeoman’s farmhouse has a famously wavy slate roof and features Victorian postal equipment, a selection of samplers and furniture dating back to the 16th century. Pencarrow House is another nearby treasure. It lies at the foot of a sweeping valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge and boasts an impressive library, period bedrooms and fascinating antique furniture.
Broomhill Manor is offering a three-night stay for four in Fulmar arriving 11 September for £535. Alternatively a three-night stay in Grebe for five arriving 11 September costs £589. There is also availability at Kittiwake. Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary bottle of award-winning Camel Valley Brut on arrival. For more information call the owner on 01288 352940 or visit www.premiercottages.co.uk