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Cosy south-facing,pet-friendly,cottage,well placed for exploring West Cornwall

Bedrooms 1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

1 bedroom, mid-terrace cottage and garden with rural views in quiet backwater

Inbetween Cottage is situated on the southern edge of the hamlet of Crofthandy, which is in the parish of Gwennap.It is NOT in Gwennap itself .

Crofthandy is close to the villages of St.Day and Carharrack, and 3 1/2 miles from the town of Redruth.

Please click on "more details" below for information re pets and parking, thank you.

It is, I believe, an ideal base from which to explore an area once described as the richest square mile in the world because of the large copper and tin ore reserves found locally .It's now a world heritage site,criss-crossed by a myriad of walking/cycle trails ,some only 100yds away. However it is equally well placed to access the beaches on both coasts(Portreath 5mls,Falmouth 8mls) and the major towns(Falmouth 8mls,Truro City 7mls). Lands End is about 35 miles away,St.Michaels Mount 20 miles and the Eden Project around 30 miles distant.There are many great gardens to visit and explore within a 20 mile radius.In short there is something for every interest and everybody in Cornwall and all in easy reach from my cottage.

The cottage is light and airy ,greatly benefiting from it's south facing location.It is open- plan downstairs,with a well equipped kitchen containing a washer/dryer,oven+hob,fridge with small freezer compartment,toaster and microwave, a dining area with table and four chairs,and a cosy lounge area with two two-seater sofas,tv/dvd combo,radio etc.The lounge area has a high,exposed beamed ceiling.The stairs lead up to a landing with a double bedroom off,equipped with a double bed ,bedside drawer units with reading lights, a 5-drawer chest and double wardrobe ,all pine,two seats from which to enjoy the view and a wicker hamper containing extra pillows/duvet.The separate shower room,also off the landing, contains a large shower enclosure with a mains pressure,thermostatic shower mixer,vanity basin, heated towel rail and ,of course, a toilet .The ceilings upstairs are also a generous height, unusual in a cottage.This contributes to the light and airy feel of Inbetween.

Dogs are welcome downstairs (stair-gate fitted) and in the enclosed garden.There are off-road dog-walking opportunities along the many footpaths criss-crossing the now largely overgrown,former mining terrain within 100 yards of the cottage.

The south facing garden contains a companion seat ,a picnic table on a paved patio area,a stand for disposable barbeques and a lockable shed for bike etc. storage.There is also a rotary clothes airer.Laundry accessories are provided.There is a storage box for muddy boots just outside the front (and only!) door and a hosepipe with jet nozzle for rinsing muddy doggies or what-you-will just inside the garden gate.

There is free wi-fi,inclusive heating (storage plus imitation wood burner) and electricity,Towels(not beach) and bed linen are supplied.Non smoking indoors.

Recent improvements to mobile phone coverage have resulted in a decent Vodaphone signal at the cottage and should also have brought a better O2 signal to the area,since it was a joint venture, tho' I can't confirm this at present ( April 2018 ) . The O2 signal has certainly improved with the Vodaphone signal where I live and I can see no reason why it won't have improved at the cottage if the Vodaphone one has.( I'm on Vodaphone so could easily verify that ).

Parking is available in the road beside the terrace's gardens and is only shared with number 3 and visitors .Lewis and Alison,in number 1 ,generally park alongside their own cottage (Inbetween is number 2).The cottages are set at right-angles to the road,as can be seen in some of the photos.

Inbetween's post code is TR16 5JB. Detailed directions will be released on the Owners Direct site 21 days before your booking is due to start.This is for security reasons.

Anyone who hasn't been to Cornwall for a number of years will find that the main road into the county ,the A30, is much improved with dual carriageway all the way from the end of the M5 at Exeter to the Carland Cross roundabout for Truro .There are then 8miles of single lane road until Chiverton Cross roundabout is reached and where it reverts to dual-caarriageway again as far as Hayle.

Please take a few minutes to have a look at the photos and read the reviews posted by my previous guests and feel free to ask any questions you wish.

Stays of 7 nights or more are discounted to reflect the lower changeover costs and to encourage longer stays in our beautiful county.The discount equates to one midweek night free.

Long "Winter lets" are not available.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Inbetween Cottage,hope to see you soon,Mike

More Details

Mike Rudolph
Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Mike Rudolph

I've lived in Cornwall for 25 years doing a variety of jobs ,am now retired and enjoy getting out and about exploring ,on foot or bike,the wide variety of landscapes and towns here in west Cornwall,swimming in the sea when the weather permits and canoeing on the larger rivers.I live locally and hope to be able to welcome you when you arrive to show you around Inbetween and answer any questions you may have.

Mike Rudolph purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Mike Rudolph chose Gwennap

I bought and renovated Inbetween Cottage (finishing in Sept. 2015), and then because I felt that it is in an ideal location for a holiday base and the lovely feel of the cottage I decided to let it as a holiday home as I was sure that others would appreciate the opportunity to spend some time enjoying the very relaxing ambience it provides.Having made that decision I've tried to provide everything needed within and without (I can't guarantee sunshine but there are many indoor attractions to visit!) for a comfortable,hassle free holiday.

My instincts have been confirmed by the many guests who've stayed and very much enjoyed their time at Inbetween and in Cornwall,some of whom have already returned for another stay and I'm delighted to have had a part in making their holiday a success.

What makes this cottage unique

There are rural views to be enjoyed in this quiet location from both the bedroom window or garden.The cottage and garden are south-facing and well placed to benefit from any sunshine on offer.Although the address is "Riverside Terrace" the "river" is a mere stream(hopefully it will stay that way!!) and ,sadly, can't be seen from the house .It runs under the road about 50 yards away and disappears across the fields opposite !.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gwennap in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The shower room has a vanity basin with shelf,mirror and light over,a close-coupled toilet,1200x760mm shower cubicle with sliding door and mains water pressure shower mixing valve and an electrically heated towel rail.There is an automatic,movement activated extractor fan over the shower cubicle.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Equipped with a standard size double bed with memory foam mattress,choice of duvet weights,4,9 and 13 tog according to season,bedside tables with LED reading lamps and a clock radio,chest of drawers with mirror over,double wardrobe and two bentwood chairs.Heating is provided by a night-storage heater. A travel cot can be provided on request but it should be noted that there isn't a bath in the cottage. The cottage is primarily aimed at adult holiday provision
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Secure lockable shed ,provided for bike etc. storage . Bikes are not supplied but can be hired locally, Bissoe Bike Hire is around 2 miles away. 2017 prices : £ 20 / day for an adult bike.


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Cosy south-facing,pet-friendly,cottage,well placed for exploring West Cornwall
average rating of 4.820513 based on 39 reviews

Lovey cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic cottage this is everything is in it plus more what more could you ask for. we really enjoyed our stay and mike is very welcoming and we met mikes lovely friendly neighbours too.

Very central for exploring beautiful Cornwall.

Mike was very helpful and kept me informed with everything.

Definitely will be booking again in the near future.

Thank you again mike lots of lovely memories made.

Louise and John 😊?

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect & cosy cottage, well maintained and central location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this cottage, it was ideally located for doing day tours in any direction. The owner is very friendly as are both neighbours. We were welcomed with fresh milk , Cornish biscuits and a bottle of wine The cottage is very well maintained and equipped with everything you would need. There is a local shop in the next village and a wonderful Chinese take away. The nearest big supermarket is only 5 miles away. Lots of local walks and bridle ways over the old mining works for dog lovers within yards of the front door. The owner Mike is very knowledgeable about the local area regarding eating out and the best pubs to visit. We also discovered the famous nursery "Burncose" which is just up the road and a haven for garden lovers. Thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet Carl and Nick and to hear that my cottage gave them the perfect base for visiting some of the many gardens that flourish here in the micro-climates to be found in the south coastal valleys with exotic species not found elsewhere in England. Also that they found that it was convenient for walking their dogs and getting their shopping essentials. What more could you ask for ??
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely Cornish cottage. It is to a very high standard and very cosy. Would highly recommend it. It was very central to lots of attractions in the area. The milk, wine and biscuits was lovely surprise too!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was delighted when David and Wendy chose to spend their Christmas holiday in my cottage and even more so that they enjoyed their stay at Inbetween and their Cornish Christmas so much that they immediately booked for next Christmas. It was a pleasure to meet them and their little dog Tia , I'm already looking forward to welcoming them back later in the year.
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What a lovely haven!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything Mike described and much, much more. Not only was it cosy and full of character, but quiet, fabulously well equipped, comfortable bed and in a great location. We so appreciated all the extra welcome touches that Mike had there for us, and he met us on arrival to run through everything about the cottage. We loved staying there and hope that some day we can make it happen again. Brilliant!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very pleased to welcome Judith and Raymond and show them how everything worked ,so much easier ,I think, than having to spend valuable time finding out for yourselves. It was good to know that my cottage met all their needs so well ,particularly since they were visiting Cornwall as part of a year long sabbatical break in England from their home in Jerusalem ---- a long way to go home if you don't like it !!. It was also a big compliment to think that they had chosen Inbetween Cottage for their Cornish base , I'm glad they weren't disappointed and if they do make it back over one day I'll be delighted to accommodate them once more.
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage in a quiet location right beside beautiful walks across the Cornish countryside and old tin mines. The cottage is well decorated, very clean and well fitted out. Very comfortable bed and lovely big shower.It was perfect for us and our dogs as a location to visit friends who lived locally. 15 minutes drive to the beautiful beach of Portreath and 10 minutes to big supermarkets. As we visited in November we didn't sit outside but there is a nice garden (mostly paved) as well if you are there in good weather with a picnic bench. We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words Debbie, so glad you enjoyed your weekend break .I enjoyed meeting you, Mike and your dogs , I'm already looking forward to your next visit hope your friends are too , ha! ha!. Hopefully you'll be able to stay for longer and get to explore some more of the byeways .
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What a great find!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely welcome from Mike, the owner, who showed us how everything works. He had left flowers and milk for us.

The cottage was really well equipped and spotlessly clean. Great shower, comfy bed, two up two down -great for two, and room to seat a guest for dinner on a couple of evenings.. in an ideal world would like bigger sofas, but there wouldn't be room for them!

Warm enough with the storage heaters and the electric 'log burner' made it look cosy even though we didn't use the heating.

Great for our dog as the garden is secure and he was very interested in next doors hens and guinea pigs.

Good walks on the doorstep and easy driving to the south or north coast.

Perfect, thank you Mike!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted to know that Santina,Sue and their lil doggie Ned Seagoon enjoyed their stay so much. They're original reason for coming to Cornwall was to attend a friend's wedding , bet they're glad they decided to extend their stay from 4 nights to 7 thus having a lot more time to explore the lanes, byways and beaches. I hope to see them here again. Can't promise bigger sofas tho' ,I'd have thought one two-seater each was enough !! I should point out ,however, at the risk of being pedantic that Inbetween is two up,bedroom and shower room and one large room down, an open-plan sitting,dining and kitchen room. As you'll see from the photos the kitchen is off to one side and doesn't intrude into the sitting area.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

There is a wealth of all year round cycling/walking trails that can be accessed just across the road from the cottage.It's approx. halfway along a 12 mile, mostly off-road, former mineral tramway trail that runs from Portreath on the North coast to Devoran on the Fal estuary.Carharrack and St.Day are both within easy walking distance, with St.Day being home to 2 convenience stores,2 butchers,2 pubs, a post office and a laundrette.There's an hourly (at peak times), bus service,First Bus No.47,running to Camborne in the West and Truro in the East.The bus calls at Portreath on it's route and can be used for travel back to the cottage after walking the 6 miles along the mineral tramway to Portreath from it.Truro has a wide range of shops ,pubs and restaurants,a museum ,riverside park and walks.There are leisure centres at Truro,Falmouth and at Pool midway between Redruth and Camborne.Pool is also home to the Heartlands Mining Heritage centre and National Trust Mine Engine Houses.

There are ,of course, many beaches, some dog friendly ( list in cottage and on Cornwall Council's website), within easy travelling distance ,Porthtowan being the nearest at around 5 miles away.

If your interest is in gardens and historic houses you won't be disappointed with the many choices available in Cornwall .Leaflets in the cottage for you to look through and take your pick.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Booking Terms and Conditions

These are in addition to the terms of payment and cancellation previously specified .

1. The cottage is for holiday accommodation only and must be vacated on the booked departure date at the time specified.

2.All descriptions of the facilities/equipment provided and local amenities available are given in good faith and may be subject to change without notice due to them being outside the owners control.Whilst every effort will be made to replace/repair equipment and update any information provided so as to avoid any disappointment the owner will not be liable for any loss sustained in the meantime.

3.The owner will not be liable for the damage/loss of unattended property belonging to the guest(s) left on the premises.

4.The holidaymaker(s) are expected to treat the cottage,garden,furnishings and equipment with care and respect and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition just as they might expect to find it on arrival.A refundable deposit is retained in respect of this.

5.Guests are expected to behave in a manner that doesn’t disturb the neighbours.Any reports of disturbance will be investigated and guests may be asked to leave without notice if found to be at fault.No refunds will be entertained in these circumstances.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.