Revealing a fascinating glimpse into its ancient mining heritage, a converted 19th century engine house in Cornwall features preserved original details – including exposed stone walls and arched windows – alongside modern additions like the pizza oven, cinema room and sunken hot tub. And the best bit? It's available to rent through uniquehomestays.com.
Named The Stack, the Cornish property sits at the end of a sweeping pathway deep in the Cornish countryside, binding a classically Cornish Grade-II listed exterior with modern rustic interiors.
The property straddles five floors, with each space made cosy and inviting.
The bolthole hideaway effortlessly fuses the historical build with individualistic rough-luxe interiors.
From an atmospheric ground floor cinema den and the kitchen with a view, to the third floor sitting room complete with wood burner, each living spaces feels cosy and inviting.
The kitchen features original stone walls, with wood beams and a brick arched doorway. Hanging grasses and a wall mounted boar trophy add to the rustic countryside look.
Utilitarian style lighting adds an industrial touch, in line with the industrial heritage.
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Farmhouse style furniture and accent pieces complement the setting.
Upstairs, the bathroom blends rustic details like the original shutters and arched windows with dramatic paint and an oversized gilded mirror.
There are three bedrooms; a master bedroom, guest room and a children's room in the attic.
The master bedroom features a reclaimed wood headboard, and a small ensuite loo, cladded with reclaimed wood boards, both adding to the rustic look.
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The guest room has a Moroccan theme, with a carved screen headboard and authentic furniture finds.
The light-filled twin room on the top floor has a pitched roof with a skylights that are perfect for stargazing.
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Set in over half an acre of gardens, The Stack occupies a secluded location overlooking the wooded upper reaches of the Fal Valley in Cornwall.
The house boasts uninterrupted views of the rolling patchwork countryside.
There's a sunken hot tub space, ideal for unwinding at the end of the day.
There's even a rustic outdoor kitchen...
... Complete with pizza oven.
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The house lies within the secluded hamlet of Trelion, a central location for beach forays and moorland walks.
The private and secluded setting epitomises the essence of a Cornish escape.
From £1,750 per week, or £1,295 per short break, on uniquehomestays.com.
Photography / Mark Watts
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Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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