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Skisdon Self-catering Apartments St Kew - North Cornwall

Skisdon House, Self-catering Apartments St KewSelf catering holiday apartments Port Isaac, Rock and Wadebridge area
5 Holiday Apartments in the wings of a listed Manor House
each sleeping 4 to 6 people



Japonica Bedroom
Japonica Master Bedroom




Ideal Location to Explore North Cornwall - Easy Access to Port Isaac, (Port Wenn in the Doc Martin TV series) Rock, Polzeath, The Camel Trail, Tintagel, Padstow and The Eden Project

There is plenty of parking space for cars (and boats and trailers if required).

The National Trust have recently registered several of the trees within the grounds of Skisdon, under their Ancient Tree Project. These include two of the oldest London Plane Trees (c1720) and an ancient yew tree - planted c1520 (when Henry VIII was 27 years old).


JAPONICA (Apartment 1 - sleeps 4)

A two bedroomed holiday apartment on the ground floor. The charming 18th century kitchen, with slate flagged floor and an oil-fired Aga, has become a comfortable living room with a well-fitted kitchen at one end.

The main bedroom has a double bed and French windows lead into the garden and the second bedroom has twin single beds, with pretty shuttered windows. The bathroom features a victorian roll top bathtub.

Japonica Holiday Apartment
Self-catering holidays near Port Isaac
  • Each Holiday Apartment has its own entrance and is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, including colour television & video & storage heaters

  • There is a communal laundry, fitted with a domestic washing machine and tumbler, as well as outside drying facilities.

  • Bed linen is supplied. Guests are asked to provide their own beach and bath towels. (Bath towels can be provided for an additional charge.) Cots and highchairs are available (but please supply your own baby bed linen).

  • There is space in most of the apartments for extra beds, which can often be provided if required.

  • Baby sitting can be arranged.

  • Guests are welcome to arrive after 4pm on the day of arrival and are asked to depart by 10am on the day of departure.

For larger parties or family gatherings interior doors can be opened so that apartments can be combined.


CLEMATIS (Apartment 2 - sleeps 4)

Clematis, is a two-bedroomed apartment on the first floor a large L-shaped room, with two windows facing west combines a comfortable sitting room with a fitted kitchen.

A pretty bedroom with a four-poster bed it has lovely views across the garden to south and west. The second bedroom has twin Victorian brass beds. The big bathroom features an oriental style roll top bathtub.

WISTARIA (Apartment 3 - sleeps 4)

Wistaria, is a two-bedroomed apartment on the first floor. The farmhouse style kitchen has French windows leading onto a slate patio which catches all the morning sun; The bright, spacious living room enjoys south and east views.

The main bedroom has a grand double bed, The second bedroom has two single beds. A spacious central hallway has been furnished as an additional sitting area.

This apartment can be combined with Apple Tree if desired.

Stepped path to Rosemary and Appletree
Stepped path to Rosemary and Appletree

ROSEMARY (Apartment 4 - sleeps 6)

Rosemary, is entered across its own bridge from the upper garden. This apartment has 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. The double aspect master bedroom faces south & west with wonderful views across the the grounds & features a lovely cast iron and brass bed, easy chairs and colour television.

The main twin bedroom has mahogany sleigh beds. (The second twin bedroom has 2'6'' twin beds) There is a galley style farmhouse kitchen, large sitting room & separate dining room. The main bathroom has a bathtub fitted with a power shower and the seperate shower room also has a power shower.

This apartment can be combined directly with Appletree Apartment if desired.

Apple tree Holiday Apartment
Appletree Living Room / Kitchen

APPLETREE (Apartment 5 - sleeps 5)

Appletree, is approached by its own bridge from the fruit garden. One enters the large living room with a kitchen/dining area which has a window overlooking the sheltered lawns and apple trees of the fruit garden.

The main bedroom, features a double sleigh bed, has a lovely view to the east across the garden. A dormer bedroom has twin single beds and a small third bedroom has another single bed.

This apartment can be joined with Rosemary and/or Wistaria if desired.



St. Kew is an ideal base from which to visit the Eden Project and then to explore and enjoy North Cornwall: during the rest of your holiday.

Within a short distance there is an immense variety of scenery; there are miles of unspoiled country and coastal scenery, much of it preserved by the National Trust. There are magnificent cliffs and secluded coves, fishing villages and rugged stretches of open moorland. Tintagel is 15 minutes drive to the North and the Eden Project is 30 minutes drive to the south.

The late Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate 1974-84, wrote of St Kew:
"A beautiful inland parish of sudden green hills, wooded valleys, old lanes to undisturbed hamlets, little manor houses and a grand church


Relax at Skisdon
Ancient Driveway Bridge
Ancient Driveway Bridge
"Verdant Paddock" surrounded by fine Shrubberies
Rosemary Apartment - Window Seat
Rosemary Apartment - Window Seat

"Skisdon", is now a manor house was first mentioned in 1350 and is now Grade II listed. According to C. S Gilbert's observations in his - Historical Survey of Cornwall - published in 1820, he described Skisdon as being -situated in a verdant paddock and surrounded with fine shrubberies, walks and gardens.--Nothing has really changed in nearly 180 years!

Skisdon was a favourite home in the 1860's of Mary Elizabeth Braddon- Sensational novelist of 'Lady Audleys Secret' and many other novels. Two streams meet within the garden which is surrounded by pasture and woodland. Children find "Skisdon" a paradise and adults find inspiration and a truly restful environment. Several areas in the grounds have been set aside with a picnic table and charcoal grill.

The village Inn is approximately 150 metres away and boasts good food and service, families are welcome.The owner can reserve a table in advance for your first or second evening meal. One mile distant is St Kew Highway, with extensive supermarket, petrol station and post office.

St Kew is just 4 miles from the North Cornwall coastline and similar distance to the heart of Bodmin Moor, whilst Wadebridge 5 miles south has delightful shops and restaurants.

The North Cornish coast here is spectacular. Polzeath, popular for its great expanse of sand and fascinating rock pools, is also a superb surfing beach. The beautiful Camel Estuary has wide expanses of clean sand, salt marsh and dunes; great for bird-watching, walking and all kinds of watersports including sailing, water-skiing and sail-boarding. Daymer Bay is particularly popular with the high wind/wave-jumping enthusiasts among the latter. It was here at Trebetherick and Daymer Beach, that John Betjeman spent his childhood holidays and eventually had his home.

'Then before breakfast, down toward the sea I ran alone,
monarch miles of sand'

He is laid to rest in St. Enodoc churchyard on the golf course overlooking the estuary

Sea-fishing trips, including shark fishing, can be arranged from Rock or Padstow. Fishing from rocks and headlands is also very popular and a variety of fresh-water fishing is available, in rivers and reservoirs. The Camel Trail for cycling and walking goes from Bodmin to Wadebridge and on to Padstow, cycles are available for hire from Nigel Wiggett at the Original Bridge bike Hire in Wadebridge, also available locally is pony-trekking, squash and tennis; there are a large number of very good local golf courses, some long established St. Enodoc and Trevose, plus St. Kew, Roserrow, Lanhydrock and Camelford.

Port Isaac, Port Gaverne and Port Quin are all within a couple of miles of each other and strollers will find some "not too" strenuous walks around the Rumps, Lundy Bay and Doyden Point. Wild flowers and fauna. seascapes (sometimes dramatic), golden sands and tranquillity. North Cornwall has them all.

Take care on our cliff paths and always respect the sea.
You will be rewarded.


To Find Skisdon, travelling from outside the county on the A30, take the A395 signed North Cornwall and Camelford, at its junction with the A39 turn left on to the A39 Camel ford/Wadebridge road, for about 10 miles and take the turning by the small chapel, about half a mile west of St. Kew Highway Travel north for nearly a mile and turn right just beyond a row of cottages on your right; continue following the lane for a quarter of a mile and, immediately beyond a junction where two lanes join from the right, you will see the entrance to 'Skisdon'. Also on your right further on, just over the bridge, is the ancient village church and the St. Kew Inn.


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