Quethiock House

Quethiock, Cornwall
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)7747 610359

Beautiful house and gardens in a secret part of Cornwall. Arrive at peaceful Quethiock and relax… you may find all plans melt away


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Babies welcome

The Experience

About one car and three horses a day use the lane down to this Grade II listed former vicarage. The last owner was a botanical illustrator and established all kinds of rare plants; the mature woodland dates back around 200 years. Nicole and Gerry are passionate about conservation and working to give their home a new chapter with gardens more purposefully wild than manicured.

Your own entrance leads upstairs to three rooms; fall asleep to the hooting of owls. Wake to breakfast in a basket delivered to your room: homemade bread and jams, local honey, yogurt, fruit salad, warm croissants and their own apple juice. Eat on the Victorian terrace on sunny mornings – and spot a kingfisher fishing in the spring-fed pond.

Wander down mown paths and over bridges, spy flycatchers and tree creepers, marvel at the stars in the dark skies.

Quethiock House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The restorative peace of the house and gardens
  • Discovering this hidden part of Cornwall
  • Nicole's generous breakfast basket
Quethiock House - Gallery

You should know

  • The sitting room isn't available during the day
  • The terrace is only available for breakfast


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Babes in arms & children over 10 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £75
1 Double
From £85
1 Double
From £80
1 Twin
From £75



Really quiet Quethiock was a marvellous surprise for a five night break. Almost in the middle of Callington/Liskeard/Saltash triangle it is helpful if you use sat-nav to find your way, but the nervous driver is advised not to put in 'shortest route' as there are many small cross country routes that test reactions on blind corners. But, the roads can take you to places tempting for a photo or watercolour. Hosts are warm and breakfasts visually attractive as well as tasty. Lovely place.

Robert, Dawlish

Quethiock House is spellbinding - it's an absolutely beautiful home, so lovingly and tastefully restored and furnished, with a stunning garden full of gorgeous plants and wildlife. It's a truly relaxing place to stay and you are so well looked after by the wonderful Nicole and Gerry who provide not only delicious breakfast each morning in the most charming wicket basket with fresh bread, fruit and homemade apple juice, but also plenty of local recommendations and are lovely company to boot. A highlight is also Axel the resident soppy Vizsla! Would 100% recommend, the perfect place to unwind!

Holly, London

A very warm and friendly welcome from Nicole, Gerry and not forgetting Axel! We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation and breakfasts including home made fresh ingredients. In hindsight we wished we had stayed longer! We have already recommended Quethiock House to other family members - they will not be disappointed.

Sharon, Nottingham

Quethiock House is a wonderful retreat in these confusing times. Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings you are able to relax and take in the stunning gardens. Having private woodland walks, full of colourful bird life and playful squirrels which really do make it feel like a stately home garden. We really enjoyed our stay, lovely accomodation with a very comfortable bed and superb handmade breakfasts, allow you to recharge your batteries. Gerry and Nicole are great hosts and your every need is catered for. We highly recommend and we look forward to revisit again soon.

Michael, Letchworth Garden City

Another relaxing & enjoyable stay at wonderful Quethiock House. The gardens, beautifully decorated and designed rooms, plus the breakfast with fresh produce made our second stay another memorable one. The owners Nicole, Gerry are hospitable, helpful and provide guidance regarding day trips and recommended places to eat. Our stay was made extra special, as Axel the beautiful dog never fails to make you smile. Looking forward to our next stay, Huw & Will

Huw, Cwmcarn

Nicole and Gerry's beautiful house is a gold star stay and they are wonderful hosts. The rooms are elegant and extremely comfortable and the house has glorious views and a lovely garden. Breakfasts are delicious with local products and apple juice made from the fruit of Quethiock House. Axel, Nicole and Gerry's dog, is also a friendly joy. It is a real pleasure to stay with them and we look forward to returning.

Sam, Canterbury

Nicole and Gerry had a natural ability to provide a warm welcome and relaxing environment as soon as we met them. They have worked tirelessly to create a beautiful home, set in acres of grounds, which has been tastefully furnished and decorated. Our room had comfortable beds, crisp linen, fluffy towelsand a huge wet room. So relaxing! An imaginative continental breakfast with home made jam, local honey and juice was delivered to our room in a wicker basket. There is no dining room or cooked breakfasts, but the terrace made up for that! A rural spot with access to all parts of Cornwall

Jane, Exeter

Very comfortable room with great views, delicious breakfast with fruit salad and home-grown apple juice. Enjoyed sitting on the terrace for breakfast, and roaming the gardens. Hosts very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and kindly arranged access to the village church.

Fiona, London

We had a wonderful two day stay at Quethiock House in August 2020. Nicole and Gerry have thought of every detail in creating an outstanding place to stay. The house and gardens are stunning, our room was large and beautifully furnished, breakfast was delicious and very generous. Following helpful suggestions from Nicole and Gerry we had a beautiful walk around Rame Head finishing on Whitsand beach for a swim. Crab sandwich for dinner at the Rod and Line down the road from was the best.

Oliver, London

A perfect place to explore Cornwall (other than the touristy bits). Nicole and Gerry are the perfect hosts and Axel, their dog, took me for walks around their lovely grounds. Excellent pubs nearby and I eventually got used to driving on the narrow twisty roads.

Richard, Vancouver

Quethiock is a dream of a place - incredible gardens, sublimely comfortable bed, absolute treat of a breakfast basket delivered santa-like to your door and Gerry and Nicole couldn't be more helpful. Dinner at The Rod and Line down the road is a strong contender for the best fish and chips ever! Wish we could have stayed longer.

Becky, Bristol

Our hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming & helpful. Both house and garden were full of interest, and our accommodation was very comfortable. Nutritious healthy breakfast served in our room was delicious.

Greg, Norwich

This was our second visit to Quethiock House, and certainly will not be our last. The house and location are incredible and it is one of the most tranquil and relaxing places we have visited. Nicole and Gerry (and Axel !!) are amazing hosts and nothing was too much trouble. The attention to detail is incredible and they definitely put part of themselves in to the property. The breakfasts are amazing and Nicole is able to cope with a vegan and GF diet with no issues at all - the added bonus is that everything is locally sourced (and delicious !). Go visit - you will not regret it !!

Alan, Edinburgh

Quethiock House is one of those rare and unique places that makes you feel immediately at peace. The house seemed to wrap us in its charm the moment we arrived. Once a former rectory, Nicole and Gerry have worked hard to keep the character and soul of the house whilst making it comfortable and practical. They were the perfect hosts and a pleasure to meet. Our bedrooms were spacious and tastefully decorated and the shared bathroom had a wet room style shower, bath and underfloor heating. Bliss! The breakfasts were delicious and it was a joy to eat outside surrounded by such beauty.

Rachel, Abinger Common

What can we say about Quethiock House - a beautifully restored vicarage set in the most beautiful gardens in a beautiful part of Cornwall close to Bodmin Moor. Nothing is too much trouble for hosts Gerry and Nicole and it was almost like staying with family. If you’re looking for somewhere special to stay in Cornwall, away from the crowds, do not pass up on the opportunity to stay here.

Wendy, London

Excellent stay. Nicole and Gerry are THE perfect hosts, very welcoming and helpful with recommendations. The house is absolutely gorgeous oozing charm, style and soul. There was such attention to detail from the delicious breakfasts (fresh fruit salad, artisan bread, fresh croissants and homemade jam) to the locally sourced bath products.

Karen, Marlow

We returned to Quethiock House having had an excellent stay here last year. This time was no exception. Once again, everything about our stay was just perfect. Comfortable yet stylish bedrooms, delicious and locally sourced breakfasts, and care and attention to all detail by both Nicole and Gerry to ensure a perfect stay. Having good weather this time we were able to take breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the stunning gardens and countryside that surround the house. It is so restful here and an added bonus to see wildlife and stars in the unpolluted night sky. We’ll be returning again.

Elizabeth, Torquay

Once again a wonderful few days with hosts Gerry and Nicole. Everything about this place is just perfect. The rooms are comfortable and stylish, the breakfast is delicious and delivered to eat on the terrace overlooking the gardens, weather permitting. We really appreciate the care that both Nicole and Gerry take to ensure that guests enjoy a relaxed, restful and generally excellent experience. Thank you.

Liz, Torquay

What a truly wonderful place Gerry and Nicole have created! The house and gardens are just beautiful and the decor is divine - we wanted everything in the house! The bedroom we stayed in was gorgeous with high ceilings and linen sheets. Breakfast is delivered to your door in the morning and it is absolutely delicious with fresh croissants and granola. We have already recommended it to all our friends as this is a rare find. Thank you for a fab stay G & N - we will be back!

Rebecca, London

We had a wonderful stay at Quethiock House! Gerry and Nicole could not have been kinder and more helpful. The house and gardens are beautiful and have been lovingly and tastefully restored. The tranquillity is refreshing and very restorative. The bedroom is very comfortable and well equipped. Breakfasts are delicious, beautifully presented and ingredients sourced locally. We would highly recommend Quethiock House to others and will certainly visit again ourselves! Many thanks Gerry & Nicole!


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The neighbourhood

The house is surrounded by gardens, woodland and wildflower meadows. Ten minutes’ drive and you’re on Bodmin Moor; there’s a farmshop here with a cafe. Liskeard and Callington are the nearest towns, both 15 minutes away (supermarkets, restaurants and independent shops). Explore the Tamar Valley or go further afield (about 50 minutes) to Dartmoor. The run down to the coast – Plymouth, Looe, Fowey – is around half an hour; past Looe you’ll find Lansallos Cove and Lantic Bay with National Trust forest and coastal walks. The popular Rod & Line in Tideford (4 miles) has fantastic live music at weekends and serves great fish.

Local points of interest from Nicole Yde-Poulsen

  • Tranquil, enchanting Quethiock House is perfectly situated as a base for experiencing the astonishing variety of East Cornwall, from the Fowey Estuary up to Padstow, from Looe to Tintagel and from Bodmin Moor across the Tamar Valley to Dartmoor.
  • 15 minutes from the southern edge of wild Bodmin Moor, the first AONB to acquire Dark Sky Park status, walk among the 3 Hurlers Stone Circles, the magnificent balanced Cheesewring stones and the haunting evidence of Cornwall's mining heritage.
  • Visit Rame Peninsula, its undeveloped coastline sheltered by tidal creeks with panoramic views of the ocean and the long sweep of sand at Whitsand Bay; walk up to its highest point at St Michael's chapel for sunset and the sound of crashing waves below.
  • Swim in Bodmin's moorland lakes and spring-fed quarry pools among the tors and ruins, or from the coves beloved of Daphne du Maurier at Lansallos and Pridmouth, or at Lantic Bay, our favourite, in turquoise sea beneath towering cliffs below Pencarrow Head.
  • Cycle the Cornish Way from Bodmin taking in Mevagissey, Caerhays and St Austell and pick up the Clay Trail to the Eden Project; or go north to Padstow on the Camel Trail via Wadebridge and the Camel Estuary - a paradise for bird watchers.
  • Visit the exquisite National Trust estate at Cothele and take the Shamrock barge up the Tamar to Morwell Rocks, or the grand Lanhydrock House and the ruins of Restormel Castle with its magnificent woods crisscrossed with many inviting walking paths.


Nicole Yde-Poulsen

Gerry and Nicole moved here from Oxford and are slowly and sensitively restoring the house and grounds. Gerry is a criminal justice consultant. Nicole was a travel consultant at Trailfinders, and also worked at The Earthwatch Institute in Oxford for 4 years as an expedition coordinator and Africa programmes manager. Their passion for the environment drives everything they do at Quethiock.