A selection of photos of The Old Sunday School taken during late 2020
Main living area showing log burner with unlimited logs for the duration of your stay. The 55″ TV has the full SKY HD package including movies and sports. Sound is provided by a Sonos surround sound system. This entire area is underfloor heated.
The super king size bed measures a whopping 180cm wide and is complimented by the 90cm wide pillows. The mattress, pillows and bedding are all of high quality and our guests regularly report nights of sound sleep during their time here.
The ensuite bathroom near the dressing area is underfloor heated and has a large walk-in, spotlight lit shower with waterfall function. The mirror is LED backlit and there is plenty of room for your toiletries in the very large vanity unit beneath the basin.
Patio and area and alfresco dining area which overlooks the field (sadly we do not own the field). There is a barbecue and large storage box here. This area is south facing and becomes a proper sun trap during the warmer months.
The Old Sunday School has its own entrance and porch which leads to the main open-plan living area. The secure numerical coded box beneath the sign contains the keys to this door should you prefer a self check-in arrival.
Underfloor heated open-plan living and dining area showing kitchen island/breakfast bar and glass partition to ensuite bedroom. The doors to the right lead to the outside patio area with countryside views over The Tamar Valley.
The kitchen island connects to the living area which helps to create a social connection between the spaces. The double doors lead to the south-facing patio area where you will find a dining table and chairs, barbecue, sun loungers and storage.
The Old Sunday School has a 55″ TV with full SKY HD package including Movies, Sports, BT Sport, Discovery+ and Netflix. This is all hooked into the Sonos surround system which extends to the bedroom area which also has an HD TV and full SKY package.
This view shows the windows that face the road. You can park your vehicle immediately outside these windows, which lead to your private entrance and porch. There is further storage beneath the handmade oak stairs that lead to the ensuite bedroom.
Living area showing the double glass doors that lead to the patio and views over The Tamar Valley. The original artwork is by local contemporary artist Joe Morris – a master of the medium of Tadelakt – a centuries-old form of lime plastering.
The breakfast bar makes a great place to sit and enjoy the open-plan living. Guests tend to mostly relax and dine here but the space can also double up as a workspace for those needing to hook up to the superfast WIFI and get stuck into some work.
Photo of the kitchen island taken from the breakfast bar area showing convection hob, sink and double oven. The is a dishwasher and washing machine under the sink worktop. There is also a Krups coffee machine, microwave, toaster and kettle.
Convection hob and Louis Tea Rooms’ infamous fresh scones. Louis Tea Rooms is a 5 minute drive up the hill and has its own farm shop and cafe which is a popular lunchtime destination for guests of The Old Sunday School.
Table and four chairs if you prefer to eat here rather than at the breakfast bar. The doorway leads to the patio area. The table is sometimes used to create a makeshift office if you need to do any work during your stay. The WIFI is very fast.
Relaxation comes easy here. Whether it’s being at one with nature, chilling out to your favourite tunes or a late night movie courtesy of the full SKY HD package you’ll find your own way to recharge your cells and make the most of your downtime.
Enjoy a glass of wine as you plan your stay here in the southwest. Guests’ faves include Cotehele, Widemouth Bay, Tavistock, Brentor, Whitsand Bay, Tamar Trails, St Mellion Resort & Spa, The Gannel Estuary, Kit Hill, St Ives and Rame Head.
We’re very dog friendly. Ruby lives with Barney the beagle next door and also has pony, pig, goat, chicken and duck friends in our field opposite the front of the main chapel building. There’s loads of decent places to exercise dogs nearby.
The kitchen area is very well equipped and contains a kettle, toaster, coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with small freezer, convection hob, double oven, sink, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans.
Fresh flowers are available as part of our romantic package. Super tasty scones, jam and cream come as standard courtesy of the fantastic Louis Tea Rooms, just 5 minutes up the road at popular heritage and walking location Kit Hill Country Park.
Bubbly upon arrival comes as standard. Package upgrades can include balloons, banners, champagne, petals, fresh flower and chocolate covered strawberries from Signature Strawberries. We can customise packages to your specific requirements.
A lot of thought went into our lighting here. Low atmospheric lighting is achieved via the island pendants, kitchen cupboard downlights and the spots under the glass partition. A fuller light is achieved via the ceiling spotlights and chandeliers.
The doors remain open quite a bit in the warmer months as guest choose to connect the inside space with the patio area. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed here and there’s a charcoal barbecue to the right of the main dining set.
The downstairs WC is located through the left hand door underneath the glass partition. There is a towel heater here and small vanity unit with storage beneath. The art depicts local beach Whitsand Bay and is by local artist Steve Andrew.
Hand-made American white oak stairs and glass balustrade leading to the bedroom with hidden storage beneath and concrete sills, all created by local furniture maker Stephane Olney of Olney Designs. Geometric artwork by Joe Morris.
The Old Sunday School Bookcase
Our bookcase contains books and board games which include favourites such as Jenga, playing cards, Articulate, Dog Bingo, Bananagrams, I Should Have Known That, Chess, Codenames Duet and Uno. The super fast WIFI router is also situated here.
The dressing area looks just a little different now due to a makeover from Strokes painters and decorators based in Bude who have hung some beautiful wallpaper on this wall and the wall in the porch. Everything else is as you see it here.
Super king sized bed with high thread count Egyptian cotton bedding. The pillows are also super king size and feedback from our guests suggest that the mattress is extremely comfy! The TV has the complete SKY HD package and a connected Sonos speaker.
View from the super king bed showing the dressing table and LED mirror. The hairdryer in the dressing table drawer and this area is heated by radiators. The glass partition overlooks the main living area.
The ensuite bathroom has a heated towel rail which can be controlled manually if necessary. The bathroom has underfloor heating as does the main area of the ground floor open-plan living space.
The outdoor furniture is super-cosy for dining and lounging out and relaxing. There are also two comfy sun loungers if you’re aiming to top up your tan. The dining set seats up to ten.
Lisa and Jay live in the adjoining chapel so are on hand to if you have any questions or issues during your stay. The Old Sunday School has all its own amenities. You can park your vehicle immediately outside The Old Sunday School.
Distantly beyond the very tempting glass of rouge is neighbouring village Lower Metherell where you will find the very characterful and welcoming The Carpenter’s Arms which serves lovely food to eat in or take away and fine ale.
Enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple overlooking the farmer’s field. The field is only used for making hay so it’s a very peaceful peaceful place to take it all in and unwind. Resident hound Ruby the beagle lives next door with Jay and Lisa!
Looking southwest towards St Mellion Golf Resort, Leisure Centre and Spa. In the foreground is the higher end of Harrowbarrow. Just down the hill you will find the Post Office which also doubles as a grocery store which contains essential items.
In the southeastern direction just 8 mins drive away you will find Cotehele, a National Trust treasure containing a mediaeval house with Tudor additions. The riverside walks here are stunning where you can connect to neighbouring village Calstock.
Hosts Lisa, Jay, Barney and Ruby lived in The Old Sunday School for 18 months so are very familiar with the property and the local area. They are Airbnb Superhosts and love welcoming guests to the property and recommending places to visit during stays.