Shepherds House

Georgian elegance meets contemporary cool at Shepherds House, the former residence of a Mine Captain, with Austen-esque proportions and an air of romance.


Set against a muted palette of greys and whites, the stunning architectural features dressed with vintage Murano chandeliers and modern art, create a wonderfully characterful space. Shepherds House has gained National press attention for its beautiful spaces, featuring on the pages of interior magazines and blogs, and as a location in the fashion shoots of major brands.

A stylish retreat for discerning guests, the house offers luxury linens made for lie-ins, gardens filled with wild strawberries and raspberries and book shelves stocked with
interesting reads for fireside reclining. From lazy summer days to magical winter stays, the best of Cornwall’s coast and country combine.


The luxury of space can be found in abundance at Shepherds House. From the sitting room with its soaring sash windows where you can gather and enjoy drinks and conversation, to the snug complete with Xbox and movies, there’s something for everyone.

Retreat to the slate grey antique chaise positioned in the bay window of Middleton, the Master bedroom, to recline, enjoy the garden views and your very own time. A place where busy souls can look forward to embracing a more relaxed pace of life. Open and light in summer, warm and convivial in Winter, Shepherds House invites you to kick off your shoes and relax, true Cornish style.


Located on the first floor, the four bedrooms in Shepherds House are named after the prestigious Mine Captain who resided at Shepherds House in the mid 1800s and is part of the rich vein of history in the local area. Our very own Ross Poldark, Captain Middleton was in charge of East Wheal Rose Mine, a few miles from the house which became Internationally renowned in the Georgian era for its discovery of silver and lead.


Master Bedroom featuring a super king bed upholstered in hand-printed French linen, stripped wooden floors and original fireplace. A stunning antique chaise and double aspect windows offer beautiful garden views.


Beautiful room which catches the early morning light, featuring a super king bed with stunning gold printed linen headboard which can be arranged as a twin. Stripped wooden floors, original fireplace and beautiful antique triple wardrobe.


Ensuite room with king size bed and original fireplace. Original shuttered window with far reaching views out across the open countryside.


A light and pretty twin bedded room. Featuring antique stripped pine furniture and a window seat echoing the beautiful colours of the flowers and shrubs spied through the window in the secluded garden. The low beds make it an ideal bedroom for young children.


The main bathroom shared by Middleton, Silver and Rose features a roll top bath, marble clad walk in rain shower and an antique marble wash stand. Lead has an ensuite shower room with rain shower.


South Facing terraces for al fresco suppers and sun downers, table tennis on the lawn and two acres to explore. Kids will love playing hide and seek in the secret pathways, climbing trees and playing in their own organic play area complete with swings and balance logs.

The Overview


Up to 8 guests
Linked with Skye Cottage
Up to 10 guests
Alternative Small Group Option
Up to 4 guests

Doubles: Three double bedrooms; one super
king-size bed, one king-size

Zip Link Beds: One super king-size zip-and-link

Twins: One twin bedroom


One en-suite shower room, one family bathroom and one ground floor WC


Children: Very welcome
Cots: One cot is available
Highchairs: One highchair is available


Two dogs are welcome
Each pet is charged at £15 per night
or £70 for a week stay

Arrivals & Departures

Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am*

* Midday for weddings and celebrations

The Essentials

Ample parking on the private drive.

Your Stay Includes:

Linen, towels, logs & kindling for the fire

All Mod Cons

Good Wifi

Kitchen: Double Smeg Range cooker, gas hob, Aga (in Winter)
American style fridge-freezer with ice dispenser
Nespresso Coffee Machine

Boot Room: washing machine and tumble dryer

Sitting Room: 4k HD TV, DVD player, Apple TV, Ugo Bluetooth sound speakers

Snug: XBOX and projector

The Extras

A locally sourced hamper awaits our self-catering guests
A gas barbecue is provided
Al Fresco Table tennis table
Bechstein piano

Other Information

Property Terms and Conditions
View floor plan


Feedback is important to us, and we pride ourselves on not just meeting, but exceeding the expectations of our guests.

Read recent comments from our Visitor Book by our guests on their experience.

“Such a lovely stay in our dream house! The children had the time of their lives in your garden. Thank you for the wonderful hamper. You have thought of everything. Counting the days until we can stay again”

Regards, April

“Fun as always in Cornwall and lovely to be back for our second year at Shepherds House! We absolutely love the gardens where we and the children spend so much time!”

The Rankins

“It is seldom one finds a “home from home” to equal Shepherds house. The attention to detail and level of comfort cannot be surpassed. The elegance and comfort surround you at every turn and it has been a privilege to share a much loved home with the owners Emma and Paul.”

The Barretts