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Charming Grade II listed cottage located in a hamlet- pet and child friendly

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Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bedroom 1830s Cottage near the Eden Project, Clay Trails and Heligan Gardens

This charming Grade II listed cottage was originally built in the 1830s as a mill workers cottage, constructed with stone from the local quarry, and has also retained a number of original features. Set in a quiet hamlet near to St Austell and with easy access to the A30 the cottage is perfect for couples, friends, and families and provides an excellent home-from-home from which to explore Cornwall.

The kitchen and bathroom have been recently refurbished to a high specification. The kitchen is fully equipped and benefits from an induction hob, electric fan oven, built-in dishwasher, washing machine, and fridge freezer. There are two wood burning stoves in the open fireplaces and downstairs underfloor heating as well as electric heaters in the bedrooms and an electric towel rail in the bathroom. The cottage has two good sized double bedrooms with two single beds in the third bedroom, which will comfortably sleep 4 adults and 2 children or 5 adults. A cot and high chair are available for free on request.

The cottage has ample private parking for 2-3 cars. There is an external area for drying clothes and sitting out with table and chairs with a stream to the front of the property. Bicycles and surf boards can be securely stored around the back of the property or in the shed.

The rural setting is convenient for access to the clay trails for cycling, running, and walking with the China Clay museum (Wheal Martyn) a 5 minute stroll. Local pub, restaurant, and museum café serving good homemade food all within walking distance. Beaches on the south coast are a 10 minute drive with the nearest sandy beach Par Sands approximately 15 minutes drive and the famous surfing beaches at Newquay are 25 minutes drive.

The Eden Project is a 10 minutes drive or 30 minute cycle ride. The market town of St Austell is a 5 minute drive or a very pleasant 45 minute walk along dedicated footpaths. The nearest supermarkets and some restaurants and pubs are in St Austell. For further shopping, bars, restaurants, and clubs Truro is a 30-40 minute drive or there are regular trains from St Austell train station.

The Clay Trails are literally on the doorstep and provide a fantastic way to explore this part of Cornwall on foot or bike and are very popular with dog walkers. I am always happy to provide advice or suggestions on things to see and do in the local area as I lived in the cottage for over 4 years.

Children and well-behaved pets welcome. Unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair access due to the narrow doorways.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Suzanne Pinkney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Suzanne Pinkney

I grew up near London and moved to Cornwall to complete a doctorate with the University of Birmingham and a company based near Par and I lived in the cottage for over 4 years during this time. My family and I (including Bella, the cat) regularly go to stay in the cottage as we all love it and find it a relaxing place to be.

Suzanne Pinkney purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Suzanne Pinkney chose Cornwall

I fell in love with the house as soon as I saw it and have totally refurbished it, bringing it to modern standards whilst retaining its Regency charm.

What makes this cottage unique

When I first saw the house I loved its quirkiness, the unusually shaped rooms (including a slightly higher floor at the back of the lounge, due to very hard rock that the builders couldn't dig up when the house was extended!), and the very thick traditional stone walls. Being out of town but so close to amenities and the A30 was a huge benefit when I lived there.

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Cozy 2 Mill Cottage Carthew

  • 5 of 5

Comfy, cozy well presented character cottage, with 2 woodburners and beamed ceilings yet modern feel with new kitchen and bathroom. We stayed in between Xmas and New Year for 3 nights. We loved the feel of the cottage, next to a babbling brook set back from the road. The woodburners and underfloor heating were very welcome after long walks with our dog on Par Beach.

St Austell just 4 miles away, with all amenities you need. We visited Mevagissey, Charlestown & Fowey all beautiful harbour towns with lots of places to eat. Wheal Martyn Visitor Centre is within easy walking distance from the Cottages as is the Sawles Arms.

All in all a great place to stay with easy access to the beautiful Cornish coastline.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful character cottage, spotlessly clean-highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this cottage due to its character, looking for a beautiful weekend away with an open fire and cosy home comforts.

Ideally situated to many local attractions but our main reason for visiting was to see relatives. They all live within 4m so this was perfect.

The owner Suzanne, has thought of everything! You could literally unpack and relax.

Owners information folder was so helpful!

Will definitely visit again and again! Perfect for us as a family with the dog.

See you again soon, thank you Suzanne

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint and pretty. Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Twice my husband and I have stayed in this cottage as it really is a home away from home. Great, modern, fully funtioning kitchen packed full of all the essentials and more. Overall, a comfy, spacious home, furnished well.

i'd recommend having access to a hoover.

Really enjoyed our stay, great location and a wonderful owner, who was great to deal with also.

Travel cot and baby high chair left out for us, in lovely condition too.

Thank you!

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Visiting Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 4 nights in March. Cottage was lovely. Everything in side is new. Great size for family of five. The kids loved their bedrooms. Great log burner for cosy evenings.

The cottage is on a gravel lane at side of road. We could cycle traffic free to Wheal Martyn, St Austell and up on to the clay trails. Cycled to Eden Project along the clay trails with the family (Good 1.5 hours) the 6 year old is a good cyclist and managed it with a bit of pushing up the hills. Loved the Museum at Wheal Martyn.

No garden with the cottage, but a place round the back to leave the bikes.

Deposit refunded following week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant, faultless

  • 5 of 5

We drove up from London,

A family of 4.

This was like being at home from home,

Everything was exactly as you would expect,

Nice and clean, Great location, great place,

Will def visit again.

No bad points whatsoever.

Very Highly Recommended.

Thank you Suzanne.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

Very pretty cottage, good location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had everything we needed. Location was good. However would not suggest the pub up the road, no path and very old..food a tad ropey! We found everything we needed to give us a home from home in the cottage, even down to the milk, tea and coffee on arrival. The Internet was a definite plus with 3 teenagers! I would definitely recommend this place. The only small downside is there was no outside space...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

From the Owner

I fell in love with the house as soon as I saw it and have totally refurbished it, bringing it to modern standards whilst retaining its Regency charm.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Sawles Arms at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : St Austell Golf Club at 6.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Austell at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Waterwheel at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Charlestown at 7.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Eden Project is 10 minutes drive or a 30 minute cycle on the Clay Trails. The market town of St Austell is a 5 minute drive and the county city of Truro is approximately 30-40 minutes or can be reached by train. The beautiful seaside towns of Fowey, Falmouth, and Mevagissey are also nearby with the famous surfing beaches of Newquay a 25 minute drive. Land's End is approximately an hour away.

There are fantastic opportunities for walks in the area. The Clay Trails are on the doorstep with the Saints Way, South West Coastal Path, and Bodmin Moor all a short drive.

For adventurous types the Adrenalin Quarry near Liskeard has coasteering in a flooded quarry and zip lines are available both there and at the Eden Project.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£90
£620
 
 
Spring/Early Summer
24 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£355
for 3 nights
From
£95
£710
£2,470
 
 
Summer holidays 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
£3,270
 
 
Late Summer/Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£150
for 1 night
From
£80
£570
£1,870
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£170
for 1 night
From
£100
£670
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£65
£490
£1,570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning and linen £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

When I first saw the house I loved its quirkiness, the unusually shaped rooms (including a slightly higher floor at the back of the lounge, due to very hard rock that the builders couldn't dig up when the house was extended!), and the very thick traditional stone walls. Being out of town but so close to amenities and the A30 was a huge benefit when I lived there.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, New bathroom installed in 2014

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed

Meals

  • Self-catering

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