An Enchanting Cornish Longhouse

Posted on May 21st, 2016

Researching what you value

I have been looking to make a few improvements to the website and as part of this Nick and I undertook some valuable market research in East Sussex. We met with a group of Mums and Dads last week. One of the findings coming out was a desire to capture more of what we offer in an initial glance at the homepage. As part of this I was out taking property photos this week and rather fell in love with this photo from the front of our old Cornish Longhouse: Millers House.


 A focus on Millers House 

All the summer colours are bursting forth and I thought it was worth a close up on the wisteria growing around the windows at the far end.


With 2 lovely photos on this one property I decided to turn my weekly photos into a focus on this lovely Cornish Longhouse.

The cottage is one of two remaining original buildings at Coombe Mill; the other being Water Mill. They date back to the 16th Century when Coombe Mill was a working market farm and most likely a Mill using water from the River Camel that flows through the grounds.

 Inside Millers House we have kept all the period features whilst converting the old Cornish Longhouse into a luxury family cottage with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  What is now a fully equipped kitchen was most likely the hub of the house with its huge inglenook fireplace.

Kitchen in Millers House a Cornish Long House at coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

The giant hallway with old beams and the original front doorway was most likely used for animals with sleeping space above. Now it makes a grand entrance way with ample toys stored in the under stairs area.

Grand Hallway in Millers House Cornish Longhouse a farm cottage at Coombe Mill

To the back of the cottage we have landscaped the originals moorland scrub to make a family friendly outdoor patio and garden all enclosed to be safe for little visitors.

Millers House back Garden and Patio. A Coombe Mill Self Catering Cottage

More about our Cornish Longhouse 

If you fancy staying in this old style cottage you can find more about it on our website page for Millers House.