The accommodation at The Gables is comfortable and very flexible. You will find many places to relax and unwind indoors and out. The garden in private and full of established shrubs and flowers.
The veranda at the front overlooks the village and is the perfect place to watch the world go by. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons, so you can cook or not cook if you want to. The large dining room can seat up to 10 comfortably. There are three large bedrooms on the first floor, and the possibility to sleep a further four people downstairs. The Gables fits all kinds of families and friends.
Downstairs there is convenient level access with parking at the rear of the property, which may enable disabled access if required. It also makes unpacking the supermarket trip easier! The Gibbin Lounge downstairs at the rear of the house can be used as a double bedded room, or two single beds. It also has an ensuite/utility room with a shower chair in the shower for those less able to stand. We hope our house will make you feel relaxed, welcoming and warm; this house stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter, as the walls are two foot thick! Gas central heating throughout, power shower upstairs, wifi everywhere and free local calls.
A fantastic spot to read a book, look over the village and watch the world go by. Potter in and out of the dining room. Rest your glass of Prosecco on the beautiful natural wooden cills!
The Dining Room
A good-sized dining room , seating up to 10 people comfortably. There is a wood burning stove and a leather winged-back chair for relaxing in. The antique corner cupboard features beautiful paintings, whilst providing practical storage for glasses and extra plates. French doors open out onto the veranda.
The kitchen has a Rangemaster stove, microwave oven, dishwasher, food processor and many cooking facilities. It looks out onto the garden and has an opening leading into the dining room which makes serving up and socialising easy.
The Sitting Room
The sitting room is very light and airy. There is a large flat screen TV with DVD and Freeview, and three sofas. The green sofa is a sofa bed with 5″ sprung mattress, if needed. There is a Sony music centre and ipod dock too.
The Gribbin Lounge
This room at the rear of the property has a day bed or very large sofa, which can convert into two singles. There is a flat screen TV. The ensuite which leads off this room has a shower with a fold-down seat, should it be needed for those less able to stand. The wood burner works well too. There is a washer/dryer in the ensuite too.
The Back Hall
There is a large back hall with doors closing on four sides, which makes it a perfect place for your pet dog to sleep.
The king-size bedroom has en suite with shower, basin and loo. the window to the front looks towards Kilmarth – Daphne du Maurier’s old home, and of The House on the Strand fame.
This double bedroom is at the rear of the property and looks over the back garden. It is beautiful to look out onto at any time of day.
The stairs have a hand rail on both sides and are fairly steep, with a half landing which leads to a separate loo and the main family bathroom. Care should be taken at all times when using the stairs as this is an old house with quirky steps and half-landings.
The Landing looks out onto the veranda and the beautiful front garden and then onwards down the pretty main street of the village. Sea view? Well if you stand on a chair carefully and look eastward, you’ll see a skelf of sea, and if it’s high tide you’ll see maybe a millimetre more!
We have re-conditioned the original cast iron roll-top bath. It’s so long and comfortable – even really tall people should be able to lie back and keep their knees warm in this one!
The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with powerful shower, washbasin and loo. A little window overlooks the back garden.
Lovely fresh towels
All our linen is washed, ironed and prepared by our super housekeeper, Amanda. The bath sheets are luxuriously soft. Hand towels, bath mats, tea towels are also provided.
Hand wash provided
We provide all the basic cleaning products you need for your holiday including handwash by all the wash basins.
The Back Garden
The back garden is private and quiet except for bird song and perhaps a train if you listen carefully. There is also garden to front and side of the property, and a higher ‘secret’ terrace at the back.
The ancient barn has access at the side and a full size table tennis table for everyone to enjoy. There will be a few tables and chair too and plenty of space to put your bikes or canoes if you have them.
There is a drive at the side of the property where it is possible to park on near the granite gate posts. Or open the gate and drive right round to the back of the property. There is also parking at the road-side at the front. Be mindful of traffic when getting in and out of your car, and keep close hold of children.
Much of the original planting was done by my Uncle Oliver MBE, horticultural specialist. There are flowers and interesting shrubs at all times of the year.
The Front Garden
The front garden overlooks the village and all that goes on there. The gardens are full of flowering shrubs, roses and a delight to look at at all times of the year.