Cornish Christmas Crackers!

The aisles of the supermarkets are beginning to fill with chocolate boxes, hampers and advent calendars, which can only mean one thing...Christmas is around the corner! If you delight in festive cheer chances are you love having family and friends over for the holidays. So, what's the recipe for the perfect family home for a fantastic Christmas? We believe that a great family kitchen or ample space for visiting guests come high on the list.

We have some Cornish Christmas cracker properties to whet your festive appetite...


Food always plays a major role in any festive activities and where it's cooked is as important as where it's eaten! Those of us fortunate enough to have a large kitchen may find themselves slightly less frazzled come 3pm on Christmas day. Willow Lodge in Chapel Porth, St. Agnes, has the best of both worlds: a large and social kitchen, complete with an Aga, and a great space for entertaining.

There's lots of natural light from the French doors, giving you a perfect vista of the terraces. Can you imagine cooking up a Christmas dinner in this divine kitchen, followed by a family get together around this table? After dinner you can take a family stroll along Chapel Porth Beach, which is a short walk away. Guide price £1,500,000. View full details

For those who love all the mods cons, Chapters House in St Ives may well house your dream kitchen. It's a superb example of modernism, built in 2016 and contains, among other stunning rooms, a sociable kitchen amd family space that's perfect for a festive get together.

The sense of light and space in this property is everywhere, with bi fold doors overlooking the patio and lawned garden and five bedrooms - two en suite - giving your friends and family private space over the holidays. There's also a swimming pol complex for those looking to negate the effects of Christmas dinner! Guide price £1,450,000. View full details

A true family home, and the best host, can accommodate family and friends from afar, ensuring that they have a place to lay their head after the day's activities. With eight bedrooms and a beautiful location, Penmellyn House in St. Columb, Cornwall, would give you space, character, period charm and a gorgeous home all year round.

It's an impressive Grade II* listed gothic style residence set in approximately 3 acres, designed by William White; renowned for his part in 19th century gothic revival architecture. The kitchen is the heart of this home and with so many bedrooms it would make the perfect family Christmas home. Guide price £995,000. View full details.

Penelewey, Feock, Truro is the location of Tanglewood, which is an elegant four bedroom family home, with beautiful improvements. A Conrnelius house, Tanglewood is set in a popular location with impressive gardens in excess of 1.1 acres that includes an outdoor swimming pool.  

Designed by the well-known local architect Cornelius and built for Dr ffrench-Constant in 1932, Tanglewood is a truly handsome house. All of the principal rooms on the ground and first floors overlook the south east facing gardens and many of them benefit from double and triple aspects, a splendid feature of the original design. The second floor houses a hobby room - a perfect getaway spot for snoozing after dinner. Guide price £1,400,000. View full details

To find out more about these wonderful family homes please contact our Cornwall branch.

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