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Charming Grade II Listed Cornish Cottage, Pet and Child Friendly



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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 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. 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.

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

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French, German

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

Pretty comfortable 3 bedroom cottage,nicely decorated & furnished, well placed for St Austell & access to A30.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

I used to work in Par and lived in the cottage during this time. 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.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring/Summer 2017
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
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £0
Cleaning and linen £60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


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


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


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


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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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


  • Self-catering

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