Lower House is a fine Georgian town house situated in the centre of the small town of Callington in East Cornwall. Close to Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor as well as the south coast, this part of the county has much to offer at all times of the year.
Callington is a former mining town in the Tamar Valley, recently designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – there are superb walks all around this part of Cornwall. Additionally, there are several National Trust properties and gardens close by, notably the Cotehele estate. The St Mellion Golf Club is not far away and there are excellent restaurants and pubs in the area.
Lower House is open all year. It dates back to the early 18th century. Previous owners include the Coryton family and more recently the Dingles, notably Michael Foot’s mother, who was married from Lower House.
Attached to Lower House is a coach house from which we run art courses all the year round.
Evening meals are available at Lower House from £15 for two courses. Please book in advance as we cook from fresh, local ingredients.
We are a Visit Britain 4 star Guest House. Our rooms are well proportioned, all have ensuite bathrooms or shower rooms and feature several original works of art, modern flat screen TVs and WiFi connections.
We hold the SECTA (South East Tourist Association) Green Acorn Award for environmentally friendly accommodation which includes solar thermal panels for our hot water and solar PV panels for our electricity.
We are Peter and Tessa Sulston and it is our intention to give you a warm welcome, excellent food and a comfortable stay in this historic house. Enjoy Cornwall!
In 2006 selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Pichu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.
Ten separate Areas make up the World Heritage Site, each has its own character and opportunities for adventure. The largest World Heritage Site in the UK, with over 20,000 hectares spread across Cornwall and west Devon, it offers myriad experiences to explore our world-changing mining culture.
The mining story is set against one of the most spectacular backdrops imaginable – a strikingly beautiful coastline, rugged moors, idyllic countryside, lush river valleys, and bustling towns and harbours.
To explore the stories of Cornish mining in the area, visit the mining attractions or simply plan a day trip within one of the World Heritage Site areas, please use the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site widget within this website.
For more in depth information, including news & events, visit the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site website www.cornishmining.org.uk