Stylish yet traditional, this luxurious eco-friendly home is located near to the Cornish market town of Padstow. First purchased by owner Steven Chidgey in 1988, Old Barn Tregonetha has undergone two large-scale renovations, most recently receiving a complete overhaul during a maintenance project in 2013. It was during the early stages of the most recent renovation that Steven decided he wanted to futureproof the property environmentally as much he could with the budget and sustainable building options available to him at the time.
With a mission to become more sustainable and cut running costs, the property has installed underfloor heating that is powered from a ground source pump. Used to heat radiators and warm air heating systems, the pump extracts heat from the ground to provide endless thermal heated hot water. More recently, Tregonetha has also added two electric car charging stations, one for Tesla vehicle and one for type 2 electric cars. An astonishing surge during the last four years has seen the number of UK registered electric cars increase to 105,000, up from just 3,500 in 2013. On average, over 3,300 cars have been registered per month during the last year, with these figures expected to continue to rise.
A traditional exterior is complimented by modern furnishings that include a state of the art aga, LED lighting and a coffee machine, while original features are still prominent throughout. Ideally situated amongst some of Cornwall’s most famous attractions, holiday goers who are willing to tear themselves away from this comfortable home away from home, will have little trouble finding things to do.
The fabulous beaches of Treyarnon Bay and Porthcothan are less than ten miles, while the nearby town of Wadebridge is host to a cinema, restaurants, shops and walking trails. Back at the property, guests can fill their evenings enjoying a glass of wine on the pretty patio, fine tuning their skills on the grand piano, or getting cosy around the feature wood burner, before climbing the fabulous glass and oak staircase to a comfortable king size bedroom.
Available to book through Cornish Traditional Cottages (www.corncott.com/ 01208 895 354) sleeping 5 from £720 in low season, rising to £1,975 in high season.