A spectacle of modern conversion true to the building’s roots and today’s trends. Adore the artistry. Bask in the tranquility of this rural haven a skip, hop and jump from the trappings of coastal life.
Inland just a little from Cornwall's northern shores, The Old Sunday School shatters all preconceptions of what might be behind the front door. Once a Methodist chapel, the exterior promises light and vast space, but you’ll never guess at the contemporary catches covering the interiors. With an industrial slant on the renovation, this could be a kid-free property (no under 6s advised). Grown ups can kick back and not worry so much about the open tread staircase.
Enter into the hip kitchen diner. Heavy with Scandinavian influences, clean lines, stainless steel backwash and sliding doors to elsewhere in the house. Looked down upon by the mezzanine sitting area, it’s a sociable space come brunch, lunch or dinner. The decked area just outside the front door calls for Pimms o’clock around an evening barbecue as the sun goes down on an adventurous day exploring North Cornwall. Where the font may once have stood the industrial staircase leads to a vast living area on the first floor with comfy sofas and TV. Your evening’s entertainment is sorted if catching up on the latest movie release or streaming series is on the cards. Alternatively, get the woodburner roaring and settle in with a good book or test your wits with a board game or two. All in the surrounds of fabulous finishing touches.
Spacious and light with little more than countryside around, from the slate frontage to the edgy interiors, this isn’t showy style, it’s simple, smart and ultimately relaxing. Rural Rumford gives you access to many a country walk. Two miles from St Merryn and nearby sandy beaches your beach time won’t be dented. And for a food feast, Padstow is within easy driving distance.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Two lovely bedrooms complete the downstairs space. A double and a twin are comfortably furnished and have use of a bathroom with walk-in shower.
At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- 1.9 miles from pub
- Countryside views
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- 3.8 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Ground floor bedroom
- No smoking
- 1.9 miles from shop
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
Comfortable, quirky house with everything you need! Would definitely stay here again.Needham Family - 2nd November 2018
Very comfortable, great location to visit. Rumford is a beautiful location. Will definitely be back. Carole & Simon - 14th September 2018
What a lovely relaxing place to visit. The house has everything we needed plus a lot more. Beautiful village and surrounding area. We will be back!Mr & Mrs Pithouse - 20th May 2018
Lovely property, very comfortable and well appointed. Would come again.Mr RONALD DAGNALL - 11th April 2018
Lovely property, nice mix of modern conveniences within the wonderful character of an old church. Very spacious, well looked after, definitely one that we would love to return to.Mrs Gwen Woolmore - 30th October 2017
We had a lovely time for our 10th Cornwall visit. Always a birthday in the middle and this cottage was fantastic to spend a relaxing time. Constantine Bay always a favourite, St Mawes, Rock, Rick Steins Fish Shop, trips around the bay and Go Karting. Lovely walks in the area and according to the body boarders, a 'legendary' shower. A great place to spend a week. Thank you.Mr H - 4th June 2017
Lovely relaxing stay. Great beaches and good places to eat. Thanks for the cream tea on arrival. We had a great time.Miss M - 3rd April 2017
Our second visit to the Old Sunday School and we hope to return to this lovely part of Cornwall. It has been relaxing and enjoyable despite the wild, windy and wet weather! What a well-appointed, comfortable holiday home. Many Thanks.David and Gillian - 24th March 2017
Thank you for a lovely weekend. Wonderfully appointed house in a great central position. Thanks to your local knowledge we saw six of the seven beaches in one walk. A lovely meal in Padstow with more local tips. Even managed to squeeze in a visit to Truro. Thanks again for your hospitality.Maggie and Peter - 18th November 2016
Thank you for a lovely stay. Had a great week. It's a lovely place to stay and we will definitely re-visit Cornwall next year.Chloe and Ben - 14th October 2016
The Old Sunday School has been a delight! Lovely place to relax with everything we could have needed. We've been blessed with good weather & so every day has been a beach day - 7 bays! Also, enjoyed tea & drinks at YHA Treyarnon - fantastic setting & on a Saturday some v. mellow great music :-)Mr and Mrs Woods - 5th June 2016
What a fantastic place! We loved the mezzanine lounge and had great fun exploring the local area. The bakery at St Merryn is strongly recommended. Already looking forward to our next visit.Andy and Sarah - 18th April 2016
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