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The Stack House | Luxury Self-Catering Engine House | Cornwall

The Stack lies within the secluded hamlet of Trelion, overlooking the upper reaches of the magnificent Fal Valley in mid-Cornwall. This 19th century engine house is sure to inspire those with a love for unique architecture and rough-luxe interiors, having been stripped back to its brick bones to reveal a glimpse into its ancient mining heritage and offer a truly extraordinary luxury self-catering holiday escape.

19th century engine house in Cornwall with hot tub


Sat at the end of a sweeping pathway deep within the rural idyll of mid-Cornwall, The Stack epitomises true Cornish spirit. This unique holiday home binds a classical Grade-II listed exterior together with vogueish interiors in a blissful marriage of contraries. Along with its characterful living areas set over five floors, this stack of luxury (dubbed locally as “The Castle” in the 20th century) also includes a cinema room, hot tub and al fresco kitchen for self-catering under the stars. The Stack is equidistant between the rugged north and serene south coasts, deep within romantic Poldark country.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Stripped walls revealing layers of history and a steep rustic staircase provide the passage to three floors, each with a unique bedroom. There is a spicy Moroccan flavour to the first floor double bedroom, with its ornate shutter headboard and distressed walls, whilst the second floor bedroom channels a woodcutter vibe, complete with king-size bed and WC alongside. On the third floor is a zip-and-link bedroom packed with vintage star-gazing paraphernalia. The main bathroom is a space of seduction, flaunting a reclaimed roll top bath looking full-frontal into a golden floor-length mirror sourced from a 1920's London parlour.


In over half an acre of gardens, The Stack occupies a secluded location overlooking the wooded upper reaches of the beautiful Fal Valley. Whilst children play merrily on the climbing frame and roly-poly down the sloping lawn, grown-ups will love to get ‘back to nature’ with the array of outdoor delights on offer. The rustic outdoor kitchen is complemented by troughs stuffed with herbs and a wood-fired pizza oven – perfect for a banquet under a twinkling midsummer sky. With its uninterrupted views of the rolling patchwork countryside, the sunken hot tub is in prime position for gazing over the hills and far away.

For Relaxation

The abundance of space means families and friends can relax to their heart’s content, with opportunities for everyone to find their own secret sanctuary within the ancient engine house and its grounds. Summer holidays at The Stack will be filled with days at the beach, games in the garden and picnics within the grounds of this unique home. On rainy days, indulge in deep soaks in the tub after crisp country walks, or hunker down in the basement cinema room. With a multi-room Sonos sound system throughout the whole house, along with ready-made soundtracks, all you'll need is a bottle (or two!) of bubbly to complete your intimate house party.


Ample parking for four cars, with undercover parking for two cars. The Stack is well equipped with an electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, two fridges with freezer compartments, plus washing machine, dryer and toilet in the outside utility. The house is warmed by central heating and a log burner in the kitchen. The landscaped gardens are fully enclosed and dog-friendly.


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,850 per week, £1,350 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 2 or Up to 4 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels, logs and kindling for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One king-size bedroom and one double bedroomZip Link Beds: One super king-size zip-and-link bedroom
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom with his´n´hers sinks, bathtub and large shower, plus one WC and one outdoor shower
  • FamilyStair gates are located on the ground and top floors of the propertyChildren: Yes, children are welcomeCots: One travel cot is providedHighchairs: One highchair is provided
  • BBQA barbecue is provided
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping is available on prior request
  • FeaturesSunken hot tub, cinema room, al fresco kitchen with pizza oven
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod Cons50" Smart TV, 42" Smart TV, Sonos multiroom sound system, NetflixInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsView floor planRecommend to a friend

Style: A dramatic display of architecture stripped to the soul, this old stamp house encompasses exposed beams and coatings of paint peeled so perfectly that they reveal the story beneath the layers.

Engine house kitchen with window seats and log burnerEngine house sitting room with wooden shutters, CornwallDramatic wilds of Bodmin moor just twenty minutes awayVintage golden floor-length mirror in the bathroom, Cornwall

Our Take

Property Curator Jess says

Designing the Stack was a dream. I tried to keep the interiors in-keeping with the building´s history to enhance what was already there. For me, The Stack and its secluded location made it easy to find inspiration. The views from the deck are phenomenal and really set a dramatic atmosphere.

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Unique Extras

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Trelion, Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Towns and Villages The Cornish fishing villages of Charlestown, Fowey and St. Mawes are a short dive away and great to explore. From regattas to carnivals, the local village celebrations are rather quaint affairs well worth getting involved in.

Floating Cinema Take a trip on the King Harry ferry, connecting St Mawes and the Roseland with Feock, Truro and Falmouth. In summer the ferry transforms into a floating cinema, hosting open air movie nights and showing films such as Jaws and Perfect Storm.

Cornwall's Capital The cathedral town of Truro is around half an hour away by car and boasts boutique shops, cosmopolitan eateries and a lively farmer's market every Saturday - perfect for a rainy day. Check out the Hall For Cornwall website to see what's on at the city theatre too!

Beach Days Armed with a delicious picnic, head to the coast to enjoy a good old fashioned day at the beach. With miles of golden sand surrounding the county, guests will be spoilt for choice at The Stack (less than half an hour from both north and south coasts). Whether looking for a hidden cove, sandy stretch or rock-pooling haven, a Cornwall holiday has it all.

Festival Fun In the summer Cornwall hosts some of the country's best boutique music festivals such as the Port Elliot festival, Boardmasters Surf Festival and Leopallooza festival near Bude. Also not to be missed is the Padstow Christmas Festival in December, where this quaint harbour town comes alive with the festivities.

The Engine House Trail Be inspired by the history of your unique holiday home and follow the remainders of Cornwall’s industrial heritage; the area was once the most intensively mined region anywhere in England. From the remains of the old foundries in Hayle to the silent engine houses dotted throughout the landscape, the total length of the Engine House Trail is 24 magnificent miles long.

Other Local Information

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The characterful kitchen is the heart of this unique Cornish home, stocked with all the mod cons and utensils needed for your luxury gourmet escape. With beds of edible herbs and cupboards stuffed with all the essentials, home cooking will be a dream at The Stack. The cathedral city of Truro is around twenty minutes away by car, home to a Waitrose which also has a Great Cornish Food Store. Take pleasure in sourcing the local hidden gem farm shops and roadside food stalls for fresh eggs, honey, bread, jam and veg.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your holiday indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

The foodie haven of Padstow (with it's celebrity chef restaurants) is just half an hour's drive away, along with the lesser-known restaurants of the south coast. The Queen's Head at St Stephens is the nearest watering hole, offering a cosy Cornish inn for supper by the fire.

Slow home cooked will be a dream at The Stack, CornwallIndulge in a Cornish in-house chefThe foodie haven of Padstow is a short drive


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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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