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Cosy Cottage With Wood-burner In Idyllic Valley, Edge Of Village Setting

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Stylish, spacious and flexible accommodation with king sized double or twin beds

Nestled within glorious unspoilt countryside on the edge of the village, this delightful, spacious, newly decorated and furnished, one bedroom cottage was probably built in the early 1800’s. The tranquil and sheltered, south-facing garden, bordered by a babbling stream is rich in flora and full of bird life including pheasants, woodpeckers and a resident peacock! It has been in our family for forty years having been bought by grandmother Lay in 1971, and been much loved ever since. Carefully and sensitively restored it has many original features and retains much character and charm. The cottage’s location, stylish but cosy interior and wonderful natural garden, make it the perfect place for a romantic break, walking/sightseeing holiday or just to unwind. Decorated in an elegant but simple style with vintage china and original artwork by local artists, we hope you enjoy spending time here as much as we do.

ACCOMMODATION

Downstairs

The front door leads into an entrance porch with space for coats and boots.

The “living” room with its solid oak floor, painted beamed ceiling, original inglenook fireplace and Jotel wood burner , is ideal for cosy nights in on cooler evenings. There is a stero with radio and a selection of Cds as well as digital TV with Humax and a DVD player. The Shaker style kitchen is an open plan yet well defined area and is well equipped with all the usual appliances including a dishwasher and washer dryer.

The sitting room leads through to a bright and airy sun room with a dining area and an additional sofa so you can relax and enjoy the garden even on a chilly day. In the sun room is a selection of books of local interest to help you get to know the area and maybe assist in planning your daily excursions. French doors from the sun room lead out onto the terrace where there is seating and space to barbecue or just relax and enjoy the garden.

Upstairs

The staircase leads from the sitting room up to a small landing space and then into the bedroom to the right and ahead into the attractive dressing room and bathroom.

The pretty airy double bedroom has views over the back garden and the fields beyond. The Vi Sprung bed can sleep two in king size luxury or be split into two separate 2ft 6” single beds upon request. There are two bedside tables with lights, plenty of wardrobe space, a selection of books and a radio.

In addition to the double bedroom is a dressing room with additional storage and large mirror, which leads into the bright bathroom with over-bath shower and electric shaver point. Both provide views over the garden and fields beyond.

OUTSIDE

At the front of the property there is a parking space for one car. At the rear there is additional storage in the shed for items such as bikes and surfboards.

The Garden

A major feature of the property is the sheltered, natural, garden which leads down to a stream bordered by fields and is full of bird life. This is a truly special place to relax and unwind.

We welcome dogs (we have one ourselves) but ask that you discuss it with us first prior to booking.

CHANGEOVER DAY

We are flexible about the changeover day, however, we generally prefer a Friday or Saturday.

USEFUL TO KNOW

We provide white Egyptian cotton bed linen, duvets and feather pillows (unless otherwise requested) and cotton bedcovers. Two white hand and two white bath towels are also supplied for your stay. (We also have beach towels available). The cottage has wireless internet and a telephone.

Also provided at the property are the following:

Central Heating

Basket of wood for the wood burner

Hoover

Microwave

Internet/WiFi

Iron and ironing board

Telephone

Hairdryer

Tea towels

Welcome pack with tea and coffee

Dishwasher tablets

If you are interested in taking a short break during the quieter months or late availability please get in touch.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This house has been owned by our family since the early 1970s. It was my husband's former home before our growing family meant we needed somewhere larger. We now live a few miles away in the next but one village. John and I both grew up in Cornwall, we know and love the county and all that it has to offer. Our children attend school locally and we take an active part in our community so are well placed to discuss areas of interest and things to do nearby. John has had a property business in Falmouth for over 25 years and I work as an artist and teacher.

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20 Reviews

4.8
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

5

Relaxing getaway in a comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home straight away in Ruth Dower and the cottage is well appointed with many nice touches. It was cosy despite mixed November weather thanks to the wood stove and effective heating which were very welcome after days out walking - lots of good walking routes nearby and within easy reach along the coast. Of course we visited several of the Poldark filming locations and for anyone interested in mining, engineering & maritime heritage there are numerous fascinating sites not very far away. Thanks again Jo and we hope to return next year and make better use of the sun room and lovely garden in a warmer season!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy home from home

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend, peaceful, relaxing with real attention to detail. Warm and welcoming. Great location, easy access to all our favourite places.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay in good central location for plenty of beaches and wonderful places to visit. Brilliant for dogs with many places to take them also. Cottage was lovely and spotlessly clean. Jo was very welcoming and helpful from picking up the keys to the day we left. Will hopefully stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, quiet and cozy cottage with a wonderful garden.....fab stay!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two weeks at this beautiful cottage on the edge of a small village in a quiet corner of Cornwall. It is perfectly located for exploring the best places in Cornwall, and it was lovely coming home to such a cute and cozy cottage at the end of a busy day sightseeing.

We particularly loved the garden, and enjoyed being woken by the occasional mooing cow from the field at the bottom of the garden!

It was great having a dressing area next to the bathroom, and the garden room was lovely to sit in and enjoy the birds. We also enjoyed lighting the log fire for a warming treat.

One big bonus for me (not so much for my husband), we saw them filming the next series of Poldark when we were out and about, it was really interesting watching the process and a bonus being waved at by Poldark himself!!

We hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fantastic base to visit the cornwall area

  • 4 of 5

Everything we needed was catered for in this lovely cottage together with a gorgeous garden and stream

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Jo's lovely cottage. It was very peaceful and relaxing with lovely views in to the garden. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and is everything you could wish for - if only the weather had been as good! Really appreciated the eggs, croissants, butter, milk and clotted cream - delicious! Hope to return at some time for another stay with our springer spaniel, who enjoyed his holiday too.

Kath and Steve Walter - Bournemouth

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The house is in such a lovely setting we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay Airport at 37 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Queens Arms at 2.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 54 Miles Nearest Golf : Praa Sands at 3.5 Miles Nearest Train : Hayle at 6.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : B3302 Helston to Hayle at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Grove at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Praa Sands at 3.4 Miles Car: necessary

Ruth Dower lies in a beautiful valley and is less than a mile from the ancient and historic National Trust owned Godolphin House. Set within tranquil woodland its wonderful grounds are rich in archaeology, mining heritage and wildlife. The medieval garden, one of the most important in Europe, is currently undergoing a gradual program of restoration work.

To the south-west of the property, is Godolphin Hill, from where you can see some of the best views in Cornwall, with St Ives Bay to the north and St Michael’s Mount and Marazion to the south.

Its location, makes Ruth Dower an excellent base from which to explore the south west of Cornwall. The cottage is situated only a 10 mins drive from the ancient market town of Helston and about 25 mins from Falmouth and Penzance with their busy ports and bustling streets both provide plenty of interest to visitors. There are beaches, coves, fishing villages and walks to be explored and enjoyed on both the Penwith and Lizard Peninsulas which are only a short drive away and Hayle with its RNIB centre and the rugged seascape of Godrevy lie 15 mins drive to the north.

Truro is approx. 45mins drive and provides excellent shopping with a wide range of both national and independent retailers and a good range of facilities, restaurants, bars etc.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
3 Dec 2016 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£315
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£250
 
 
Early Spring
11 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
From
£55
£395
 
 
Late Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£450
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
From
£70
£525
 
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£354
for 5 nights
£495
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The delightful garden with stream and visiting wildlife make this a wonderful, tranquil spot and really quite a special place to stay.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Over bath electric shower, hand basin and toilet. Electric shaver point with light.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Double bedroom with Vi Sprung King Size bed or twin 2ft 6 inch beds (upon request) White 400 thread count, cotton bed linen, duvet and pillows. Bedroom two is a dressing room

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • A floor plan is available upon request.

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