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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 escape.

Unique 19th century engine house in Cornwall


Sat at the end of a sweeping pathway deep within the rural idyll of mid-Cornwall, The Stack epitomises the true spirit of Cornwall. This unique home binds a classically Cornish 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 of Cornwall, 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. Summers at The Stack will be filled with days at the beach, games in the garden and picnics within the grounds of Cornwall’s finest stately homes nearby. 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 from the local vineyard to complete your intimate house party.


There is ample parking for four cars, with undercover parking for two cars. The Stack includes a large electric range cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher and two fridges with freezer compartments, plus a washer and dryer in the laundry outbuilding. The garden is fenced, but children should be supervised at all times.


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 2 or Up to 4 guests
  • Your Home Stay Includes linen, towels, logs and kindling for the fire Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Two double bedrooms (one with a double and one with a king-size bed)Zip Link Beds: One zip-and-link bedroom which can be arranged as a twin or super-king bed
  • 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: Babes-in-arms and children are welcomeCots: One travel cot is providedHighchairs: One highchair is provided
  • BBQThe al fresco kitchen-dining area includes an outdoor heater, pizza oven and BBQ
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping is available on prior request at an additional cost
  • FeaturesSunken hot tub, cinema room, al fresco kitchen, outdoor heater, pizza oven/BBQ
  • PetsTwo dogs are very welcome.
    Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
  • Mod Cons50" Smart TV (basement), 42" Smart TV (sitting room), Sonos multiroom sound system, NetflixInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internet via 4G dongleMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
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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.

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Our Take

Interior Design Consultant 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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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 new 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 luxury cottage break 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.

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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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