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Three beautiful cottages in a private 40 acre estate near the Tamar Valley - Skyber Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking



Skyber Cottage

Skyber is a sunny, well equipped, spacious cottage for 4 people (+ cots) with 2 super king size double or twin bedrooms & 2 modern shower rooms (one ensuite). There is a fully equipped kitchen with a large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, clothes washer, oven & hob, a microwave plus everything needed for a self catering holiday. There is a separate dining area and a spacious lounge with a modern, luxurious leather suite. There are digital TV's in the lounge and bedrooms, and there is free internet access.

Outside is a private garden plus an eating area BBQ and sun loungers. There is private off road parking for 2 cars. Skyber is fully double glazed & well insulated & has full central heating. Skyber comes with free memberships for 2 adults and up to 4 children to the nearby China Fleet Club

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About the property

Rowse Holiday Cottages

Located near the beautiful, protected Tamar Valley, a Heritage site and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rowse is a 17th century ‘Grade 2’ listed farmhouse set in 40 peaceful acres of pasture, woodland & streams. There are 3 cottages skilfully converted from old barns. Each cottage is presented to a very high standard and comes fully equipped with central heating, a modern fitted kitchen with dishwasher, clothes washer, large fridge / freezer and microwave. All cottages have comfortable leather suites, digital TV's , DVD's & audio equipment and free internet access.

Guests in all three cottages receive free memberships at the nearby and exclusive China Fleet Club. These allow 2 adults and up to 4 children per cottage special member rates for use of the luxury Aqua Spa, heated indoor swimming pool, modern gym, racquet courts and 10% discounts in the restaurant and cafe. There is also 10% discount on Spa treatments.

Rowse Holiday Cottages: Rowse is a 400 year old Grade 2 listed farmhouse set in its own private estate near the beautiful, protected Tamar Valley in South East Cornwall. With easy access from London, Rowse offers a perfect location for that quiet, country holiday that many are seeking. The well known holiday attractions of the West Country - the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, The National Marine Aquaium, the beaches on both North & South coats of Cornwall, the Moors, the National Trust houses at Cotehele, Saltram & Landhydrock - are all within easy reach of Rowse. The well known coastal villages of Looe & Polperro are also nearby.

The three cottages at Rowse are all self contained, and have been skilfully converted to provide comfortable, peaceful and well appointed accommodation. Skyber is popular with families, and both Kellywyk & Tikkidew offer private retreats for couples. Tikkidew in particular is well suited to a romantic break with its privacy & galleried bedroom.

All guests will receive a special welcome - those little extras that can make arriving on holiday just that bit more special. This is a 'welcome pack' containing coffee, tea, milk and a home made Cornish cream tea.

If you require a special break, please contact the owners directly

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Andrew Martin
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Andrew Martin

We love Cornwall & our part of Cornwall. After many years in London we moved back to Andrews home in the West Country to enjoy a better lifestyle. We bought Rowse - a 400 year old farmhouse & estate - in 2004 & have worked hard to restore it. It is now a beautiful home for us & our guests to enjoy.

Andrew Martin purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Andrew Martin chose Pillaton

We bought Rowse because of its secluded, peaceful location & its beautiful 40 acres of woods, pasture, streams & gardens. It is important to us that our guests enjoy their holiday, and as self catering cottage users ourselves, we have made sure our 3 cottages are comfortable, clean, well equipped and most importantly fun to stay in!

On so many occasions our guests tell us they have never been so relaxed after staying here - Rowse is a special place!

What makes this cottage unique

Guests in all three cottages receive free memberships at the nearby and exclusive China Fleet Club. These allow 2 adults and up to 4 children per cottage special member rates for use of the luxury Aqua Spa, heated indoor swimming pool, modern gym, racquet courts and 10% discounts on the restaurant and cafe. There is also 10% discount on Spa treatments.

Please ask for details.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Skyber was super clean & so quiet. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage - we look forward to exploring Cornwall again soon!
Oct 2016
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Rates include memberships at the China Fleet Club.
Bed linen & towels included.
For periods of less than 7 days - 3 nights 60% / 4 nights 70% / 5nights 80% / 6 nights 90% of weekly rate
Please contact the owners before booking if you have any questions or concerns about accessibility.
Please see our website for more information on our cottages.


Accommodation and facilities for Skyber Cottagein Pillaton in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is en-suite to bedroom 1 and has a double sized enclosed shower & toilet. Bathroom 2 is just outside bedroom 2 and has a single enclosed shower & toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms in Skyber can be either super king sized double or 2 single beds. A cot is available if required.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Both bedrooms in Skyber offer either a supr king sized double or 2 single bed options. Prices include free memberships to the China Fleet Club. Please contact the owners for details.


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Skyber Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful setting and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful time in a beautiful setting. The house was well equipped and the beds were comfortable.

We were returning to the area, lots of local beauty spots, Whitesand bay, Kit Hill and Seaton, to name but a few.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Skyber. We work hard to ensure everyone enjoys their holiday here at Rowse, & its important to us to be successful! We hope to see you again one day - lots to do in this area as you say! Kind regards Andrew
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Idyllic bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous stay at Rowse Farm which is a really tranquil and enjoyable spot. Accommodation was terrific - high quality and specification throughout and spotlessly clean. Hosts were very welcoming and always available if required, but left us to enjoy a restful break and the wonderful surroundings. One of the main appeals is that it's a little off the beaten track - that does mean it's a little drive to get anywhere but it's a price worth paying. Gym and spa membership at nearby China Fleet is an added bonus. Overall, we'd thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rob, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you & your family enjoyed your holiday here at Rowse. So many of our guests comment on the peace & quiet here, and we remind ourselves of how lucky we are to live in a place that people choose to spend their holidays! We hope to see you again one day! Andrew
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A great family holiday!

  • 4 of 5

Skyber was a very comfortable cottage for my family of 4. It was well situated for both the beach and surrouding countryside. We were made to feel very welcome, but had plenty of privacy too! A great place to stay would, recommend whole heartedly.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful property New Year 2008, it was clean, everything you could want and situated in a wonderful position. We have rented many properties from this site and this is in our top 5. Excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: December 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schöne Herbstferien in Conrwall

  • 5 of 5

Unseren Herbsturlaub vom 11.10.2010 bis 18.10.2010 haben wir im wunderschönen Cornwall im Cottage der Familie Martin verbracht. Neben einem spätsommerlichen Herbst bot das Cottage und die Umgebung alles was zu einem erholsamen Urlaub beiträgt. Den Vermietern, Sally und Andrew ( und Hund Bruno ;-) ein herzliches Dankeschön für die Gastfreundlichkeit.

Elmar, Kerstin mit Manuel und Jana-Marie

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2011
  • Date of Stay: October 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei Wochen im Sommer 2009 in "Skyber" verbracht und uns sehr, sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist modern und sehr gut ausgestattet, auch in der Küche fehlt es an nichts. Auch an Regentagen kann man sich gemütlich im Haus aufhalten. Bei der Belegung mit zwei Paaren kommt man sich nicht ins Gehege, weil die Schlafzimmer mit dazugehörigem Duschbad jeweils rechts bzw. links vom Wohn-/ Essraum liegen. Der Vermieter ist freundlich, zurückhaltend, aber jederzeit erreichbar. Er hat an alles gedacht. Im nahen 4-Sterne Hotel St. Mellion kann man Schwimmbad, Sauna und Internet (in der Lobby) kostenlos nutzen. Die dazugehörigen beiden Golfplätze kann man als Mieter in Skyber mit 4 Personen kostenlos nutzen. Ein Paradies für Golger! Die Golfplätze sind sehr gepflegt und die teuersten der Gegend. Auch die Nähe zum Meer würde uns veranlassen, immer wieder in "Skyber" zu wohnen, wenn wir dort sind. Eine wirklich schöne Zeit!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bristol, Exeter or Newquay
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Weary Friar, Pillaton
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Discounted golf at the China Fleet Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Weary Friar, Pillaton
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Whitsand Bay
Car: necessary

January 2017. PLEASE NOTE GOOGLE EARTH PHOTO IS 2005 & 11 YEARS OUT OF DATE! ALL OUR COTTAGES NOW HAVE PRIVATE GARDENS. Rowse is not a working farm, but is a 40 acre private estate set near the beautiful, protected Tamar Valley in South East Cornwall. Although easy to access, this region is often referred to as the 'forgotten' part of Cornwall. It offers peace & tranquility but is in easy reach of the many fabulous beaches, great coastal walks, pretty little villages, the dramatic moors such as Dartmoor & Bodmin Moor & many of Cornwall's and Devon's well known attractions.

So, if you would like a really quiet place to stay, relax in 5 star comfort and want to enjoy one of England's most beautiful counties, then a holiday cottage at Rowse would be ideal for you!

As a bonus, guests staying in all our cottages (2 adults & 2 children per cottage) receive free memberships at the exclusive China Fleet Country Club 10 minutes away. These allow special discounted rates for the leisure club and golf all year round. Please contact the owners for more details.