Guide price £2,950,000

'Eco Holiday Retreat'Between Falmouth and Truro, Cornwall

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Luxury ‘eco’ holiday retreat
  • 5 bedroom farmhouse
  • 5 zero carbon holiday cottages
  • 2 bed cottage
  • 2 shepherds huts
  • Profitable proven business
  • Swimming pool, gym & tennis court

Beautiful farmhouse and luxury eco holiday estate.

About this property

  • A beautiful farmhouse with cottage, 5 zero-carbon holiday lodges with leisure facilities and 2 shepherds huts set in 5.4 acres of private gardens and grounds. The main house, originally known as ‘Chycowling’ has its first record of ownership in 1565. Since 1920, the property has undergone several changes of ownership. In recent years it operated as a small caravan and camping park until 1999 when the old house and the remains of the outbuildings were demolished and replaced by the present house. The formal gardens were established during this time and the current owners moved here in 2010 to commence their vision for what is today: “The Emerald”. The Emerald’s extremely high standard of accommodation and its unique sustainable credentials means it is at the very pinnacle of self catering complexes available in Cornwall. Awards include Silver in the Sustainable Tourism category at the Visit Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Special Award for low impact building and water management at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Despite being a business in its infancy, The Emerald consistently excels in providing its guests with the highest standards of luxury and service. The zero carbon holiday homes at The Emerald have been built and converted by our clients over the last five years to exacting standards both in terms of the finish and in their green credentials.

Local information

  • Melody Farm and The Emerald is a small private estate of some five acres situated between the cathedral city of Truro and the port of Falmouth in South Cornwall. Cornwall’s unique quality comes from its historic landscape and spectacular coastline. Long sandy beaches, sheltered anchorages and rugged cliffs combine to produce what is now one of Europe’s most exciting and fashionable playgrounds. Truro’s highly regarded shopping centre is within four miles, where there is also the main line rail link to London Paddington and a number of state and private schools. About eight miles to the south, Falmouth is one of the world’s largest natural harbours and home to the landmark National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, besides a host of superb yachting facilities. There are four golf courses within about 12 miles and a number of world-class surfing beaches on the north coast within 15 miles. For the equestrian-minded the Bissoe trail lies in the nearby Carnon Valley and links the south coast at Devoran with the north coast at Portreath. There are additional bridle paths in the locality.