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

Bedrooms 3
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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

Suzanne Pinkney
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Austell in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New bathroom installed in 2014
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Lovely well appointed cottage in convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 nights here recently and if you're thinking of this area, you should have no hesitation choosing this cottage. Its clean, comfortable and has everything you'd need for a short break.

The pub up the road is with in walking distance but up the road without footpath....you earn your drink! St Austell is only a short drive where you have plenty of shops.

As you're so close to the A30, you can get anywhere fairly quickly.

We'd definitely stay again if we're in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable cottage with modern amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Traveling from the US, it's very hard to be sure what you are booking. This cottage was a welcome surprise! It is a cottage, with lower ceilings, smaller rooms and a steep staircase, but it has been updated in all the right ways. It is clean and comfortable, with heating in the floors, on the walls, in the wood burning stoves and even the towel rack in the bathroom. Lots of well-placed lighting gave it an airy feel, despite the smaller old-cottage quarters. And it still had plenty of space for the 4 adults in our party. We also loved exploring the area, and, thanks to a neighbor's recommendation, we dined twice at the Polgooth Inn. We would love to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A haven in a lovely setting with cornish character

  • 5 of 5

What can we say. Perfect owner and perfect home away from home.

The quirkiness of log fires to warm downstairs (plus floor heating) adding to character and cosiness.

We loved finding out own source of local seasoned wood and getting the fires lit.

Upstairs is lovely with the lovely bathroom being a real Luxury in this beautiful old cottage.

Only thing we would add is a stairgate or latchdoor top of the little steep stairs.

But in truth all wonderful

Everything is provided from lovely towels to excellent instructions for guests.

We could explore an area we know well and feel we were at home.

Cant wait to come back - with our dog and sunshine!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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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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
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring/Early Summer
24 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer holidays 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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