On Sunday 18th June 2017 Jonathan and Marilyn will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the day we welcomed the first guests to The Old Vicarage, our Riverside Guest House located in the ancient hamlet of St Clement just outside of the Cathedral city of Truro.
The occasion will be marked with a Champagne breakfast which, weather permitting, will be served on the patio overlooking the beautiful gardens, Tresillian River and the wooded banks beyond.
Purchased in August 2010, The Old Vicarage was a private house in much need of a total renovation. Its last major update was in the 1730s. This did not deter us and so, assisted by a selected team of local tradesmen, we set about the total refurbishment of the building, and the adjoining cottage. At the same time we redesigned and re-landscaped the garden, creating two wildlife ponds, pergola, and areas where our guests may enjoy the tranquillity and birdsong.
In bringing the building up to current building regulations we were able to incorporate the latest technologies installing the heating, air handling and insulation, whilst incorporating as many environmentally sensitive features as possible.
Rebecca Heane an acclaimed interior designer, had recently returned to her native Cornwall after spending 15 years running a highly successful interior design business in Australia. A chance meeting saw her commissioned to the design bedrooms interiors. The results are stunning. No two rooms are alike; each has its own character, colour scheme and ambience.
Marilyn says “It has been an absolute delight to see so many of our guests returning again and again. Many have their particular favourite room which they re-book on check out to ensure that their next visit is guaranteed. We are so pleased to have created a beautiful and peaceful place to stay, a true tranquil idyll. We offer a relaxed informal atmosphere and, whilst The Old Vicarage is not an hotel, we do not mind if our guests treat it like one”.