Uncle John’s House

Redruth, Cornwall
+44 (0)7833 751235

In the middle of Cornwall, a handsome Edwardian house with big garden, sunlight, bright colours, and space galore for couples and families.


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Bang in the centre of Cornwall this handsome Edwardian house on the edge of Redruth is only 12 minutes by car to Porthtowan, for surfing. It’s a home from home – with a proper cream tea waiting to greet you. Find books, games and even a rainy day box. Em has a generous approach to guests (including reductions for smaller groups). It has big gardens, front and rear – with room for croquet – and space galore to sleep, eat and play. It’s a light-filled, generous house with everything you need for a comfortable, easy stay. There are hugely comfortable beds in the four bedrooms, a wood-burning stove in each of the two sitting rooms, books and a kitchen/dining room large enough for everyone to eat and chill in. Children can let off steam on one of the lawns while you sip a drink on the patio, or barbecue fresh fish picked up from the coast. Hop on the train to St Ives – you just need to change at St Erth onto the branch line. Perfect – and no wrestling with cars in the town. The River Fal is also close – so you can choose which coast to be on. Redruth has a brand new Cultural centre, a superb bakery, a main-line train station and a splendid cinema with sofas and waiter–service.


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends. 4 nights on weekdays. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Tess looks after the house and enquiries if Em is away.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £760
Damage deposit
£300, repaid if the house is left in good order and rubbish/recycling has been put out on collection day
3 nights £480. Minimum stay 3 nights, 7 nights in high season.
1 House for 8
From £1006 beds4 bedrooms


We had a brilliant week staying in Uncle John's House, in a group of mixed ages and different generations. The house is spacious, very stylish and extremely comfortable. There is also a beautiful, secure garden for children to play in, or to eat outside in. The owners went out of their way to be welcoming and ensure we had an enjoyable holiday. They had all sorts of recommendations of fascinating places to visit and local areas of interest. They were also very accommodating - providing a high chair at short notice and leaving a cream tea for us. We hope to return soon.

Charlotte, London

I would highly recommend Uncle Johns House we had a really lovely holiday, there was pelnty of room for 8 of us , it was like home from home , the house was beautiful and very spacious with a lovely garden , the property is in an excellent location which enables you to visit for different places in the area. On arrival we were greeted with a cream tea which was a great start to our holiday and very welcoming. Don't hesitate to book this property and book in plenty of time to avoid dissapointment. Helen,Jamie ,Yvonne Mike ,John,Sophie,Victoria and Joe


Uncle Johns house was very spacious and peaceful making it ideal for our family gathering. It is very well equipped and has everything you could need. The garden was lovely and the huge kitchen was great.. I would highly recommend the house and it is very central for all directions. Perfect.


We stayed at the house for 2 nights and absolutely loved it! The entire house was spotless and had such a cosy feel to it. Our favourite part was the kitchen- extremely well equipped, easy to use and everything was working so well. The bathrooms were also really great and the beds in the rooms were so comfortable. Will definitely recommend it to friends!


We were four couples - brothers and wives - who had never all stayed together before. This was a wonderful house and garden for our first experience. There was plenty of space if anyone needed it but we tended to stay in the kitchen/diner/sitting area which had underfloor heating - wonderful in the current cold spell. We loved everything about the house - especially all the books. There wasn't really anything we could want for, we even had electric blankets on all the beds - some of the men have been converted. Em and Alistair you were lucky we didn't take up squatters' rights!! Thank you


Excellent, cosy and homely house in a location which allows you to travel easily around Cornwall. Highly recommended!


We highly reccommend this delightful, spacious house, which combines period features with modern amenities and is excellently located for both the North and South Coast. Comfortable, tasteful decor, and a huge and light kitchen/dining area. Very good value; we loved it.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Em Sawday

  • SURFING Lessons on Porthcurno beach all through the season. KITESURFING at Perranporth. Mobins Kite School.
  • CYCLING Hire bikes at The Bike Barn near Portreath and cycle Coast to Coast along 15 miles of fairly flat trail.
  • RESTAURANTS Blue at Porthtowan. The Old Coastguard at Mousehole. The Gurnards Head at Gurnards Head. Tremenheere Gardens cafe, Coldstreamer at Gulval. Good beach cafes in St Ives
  • THEATRE . Miracle Theatre. Minack Theatre. Outdoor theatre on the cliffs at Porthcurno. Not to be missed.
  • PARADISE PARK HAYLE Animals to look at from snakes to a red panda. Farm animals to pet and a miniature railway to ride.POLDARK Mine. Visit this fascinating reconstructed mine only 15 minutes drive away.
  • STEAM RAILWAY Lappa Valley Steam Railway near Newquay.Local railway journey to St Ives , a treat. Avoid the parking hazards of St Ives.