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Grade II historic property near Fowey and Charlestown - The Coach House (spacious, 3 bedrooms), Tregrehan Garden Cottages

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Coach House (spacious, 3 bedrooms), Tregrehan Garden Cottages

The walls of the old grain mill enclose a large secret garden viewed through the five arched windows of a spacious fully equipped kitchen and small twin bedroom (with large en-suite shower room). Seven steps lead up to a sitting room with second wood burner, two bedrooms and a second bathroom. The master bedroom with king size bed and a single bed is huge. Bunk room with one set of adult length bunks and additional single bed. Bathroom (& overhead shower) with WC and hand basin. Other detail - full linen & duvets. 2 NS, towel heaters, wall mounted heaters and 2 wood-burners. D/w, w/m, digital TV, DVD. Garden furniture. BBQ. Cots, highchair. Toys. Asphalt tennis court for use. Pets welcome. Solar panels 4kW 2012. COUPLE ONLY CONCESSION less 25% mid-Sept to July, except school holidays; less 10% up to 3 adults. SHORT BREAKS from 3 nights @ £420, £480/4 nights... less concessions. see JUNE EDEN SESSION SPECIALS from 2 nights

About the property

Tregrehan Garden Cottages

Superbly located on the South coast between the historic fishing villages of Fowey and Charlestown, and 35 minutes by car to the North Coast, Tregrehan is an all season destination of tremendous appeal. Tregrehan House remains home to the Carlyon family since 1565. Tregrehan Garden, next to Kew and Hillier Gardens, protects the greatest diversity of recorded trees in the country. Across a cobbled courtyard, ancient trees tower above the walled garden.

Five fully equipped cottages surround the courtyard, each with it's own private garden, some walled, fan outwards. The Estate is surrounded by fields and ancient parkland, yet urban amenities are in easy access (a mile west and east). Entry to Tregrehan Garden is free to guests during opening hours. All season tennis court. Nearby Fowey, historic fishing village and dining mecca. The popular film venue of historic Charlestown with its' tall ships lies to the west. Endless coastal walks. 15 minutes walk to the Eden Project. Pets welcome in Coach House and Gamekeeper's. Arrive to a warm house with lit fires, made beds and milk in the fridge from 3 nights.

Annual Price Adjustments:

* COUPLE ONLY OCCUPANCY enjoy a 30% reduction JUNE SPECIAL in the Coach House and the Old Stables including a pet ~ please enquire (15% October to mid-July), 10% in the Gamekeeper's Cottage (2 bedrooms, pets welcome)

* SHORT BREAKS for 3 people pay 10% less than the stated full price in the Old Stables and Coach House (both 3 bedroom cottages)

* SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE from 2 nights in June and October to Easter excluding school holidays, please enquire

* SHORT BREAKS from 3 nights October to mid-July excluding school holidays

More Details

Property Manager
Jo Hudson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Jo Hudson

Tregrehan Estate is part of the Carlyon family heritage which Tom Hudson, a descendant from New Zealand, came to manage over 20 years ago. Tom has a tremendous knowledge of woody plants and has continued the creation of Tregrehan Garden recognised internationally for its collection of trees beginning from Veitch's seed in the mid 19th Century. Jo manages the holiday cottages on the estate. 'We aim to blend the comforts of modern living within the bounds of heritage buildings in the style they deserve'. Tregrehan Estate is an extraordinary place, surprisingly uncommercialised, allowing people who love this environment to enjoy its tranquility.

Jo Hudson purchased this cottage in 1565

Why Jo Hudson chose Par

Why this property? Because there is so much to do nearby. Because you return after the day on the beach, in a garden, walking the cliffs, site-seeing, and turn off the A390 to Tregrehan Garden, drive up the dappled Lime Tree Alley of Tregrehan Parkland, and you are really pleased to be home because it is truly a lovely place to be.

From east to west on the south coast within 20 minutes lie... the ancient village of Fowey and the Fowey estuary branching to the villages of Lerryn and Lostwithiel with it's antique market. Kayak or canoe on this magic stretch of river with her wooded river banks. Polkerris beach with 'Sam's on the Beach' a popular stone-fired pizza and seafood restaurant, the Rashleigh pub (even more wonderful in winter with the fire burning) and the Polkerris Beach Company who have taught our children to sail and me to windsurf. Par beach, a great dog walking beach all year round. Carlyon Bay - keeping us interested while we wait for its development with 'Sam's in the Bay' bar and restaurant; good swimming. Swashbuckling and fishing at Charlestown Historic Harbour with her historic ships, film ventures and extraordinary harbour. Mevagissey fishing village, famed for her quintessential Cornishness with fishing boats, restaurants and cottage charm. Further inland is The lost garden of Heligan, 25 minutes drive, Lanhydrock House, National Trust, 20 minutes drive, the Eden Project, 20 minutes walk, Tregrehan Garden, on site!

To the north within 45 minutes is Newquay (take the direct train line from Par) and Fistral Bay, surfing mecca, and the continuous stretch of beautiful beaches west and east. Walk your socks off on Bodmin Boor or the coastal trail. And a stunning way to visit St Ives is by train.

What makes this cottage unique

Beauty, quietness, privacy and space, and proximity to many of Cornwall's great attractions.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Deposit required by credit or debit card through a secure server via our website tregrehan.org; or by cheque or bank transfer. Remainder to be paid 10 weeks before holiday commences.

DOGS: Please note that the Gamekeeper's and Coach House Cottages only are suitable for dogs. Dogs cannot stay in the Mews or Old Stables.

Changeover Day:
Oct to Easter, flexible. Gamekeeper's & Spry's from 2 nights; Coach House from 3 nights until July, flexible changeover day. The Mews, flexible changeover, all year, min 3 nights

Notes on prices:
Payment by credit or debit card via our website tregrehan.org 5% reduction on second week. The Mews, short breaks all year. All other cottages, short breaks available from 2 nights except the main season (July-October). The Mews from three nights at £255; Gamekeeper's two nights at £220, £300/3 (less 10% a couple only, pets welcome); Coach House £450/3n (pets welcome). Please see our website for spring and early summer specials (until mid-July)


Accommodation and facilities for The Coach House (spacious, 3 bedrooms), Tregrehan Garden Cottagesin Par in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ground floor shower-room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower enclosure on the ground floor with basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Huge master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , A very spacious master bedroom with additional single bed
    Small ground-floor twin - 2 Single Bed , A small twin bedroom with a large en suite shower room
    Bedroom with bunk & single - 1 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , A single bed, a bunk bed and a cot
  • The spacious en-suite on the ground floor has additional hanging space and storage to cater for the adjacent small, twin bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Payment may be made via our website where alternative dates and season's specials are also noted. October to July we are very flexible with dates, so please enquire. Short breaks from 2 nights. Nestle in for a longer winter break at low season prices. Good quality linen and duvets (feather or non-feather as requested). Cottage fully prepared. Bath towels £6 pp extra. Pets welcomed in the Gamekeeper's Cottage and the Coach House at £20 per pet. Cleaning £30 extra for the larger cottages when at their maximum capacity. The cottages are decorated with preference for natural fibres. Organic veggie box to order. Recycling. During winter the cottage's wood burners will be lit (wood supplied free from the estate) and they will be warm on arrival. However, if you prefer to get about in just a T-shirt mid-winter, then these cottages aren't your style! Cottages are pink stoned (mined from a local quarry), wooden windows and doors, maintained in traditional character. Outside: The cottages have their own private gardens with garden seating and barbecue. The Estate includes parkland and fields through which guests are free to wander (please respect the livestock). Public walkways also pass through the Estate. The Eden Project can be reached in 20 minutes walk. Tregrehan Garden is open free to guests when it is open to the public, and at other times as arranged when guests have particular interest. It is a garden of high botanical merit with a fascinating history and we encourage you to visit. An asphalt tennis court is available for the use of guests by arrangement.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Myself and 2 American friends had a short stay in The Coach House. They had never been to Cornwall and I wanted them to have a great experience! We were all also celebrating our 60th year. It was absolutely perfect. The host and staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The Coach House was just what I had hoped it would be. My friends have decided to re-visit Cornwall for a longer stay in the future, despite the 'Cornish' weather. The grounds and gardens are also lovely and we were welcomed to explore. I could go on for ages but am running out of space. Would absolutely recommend for families with young children to older people. Thanks tregrehan for a lovely holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again, perhaps your 70ths but maybe before then!! With best wishes from us all at Tregrehan Garden
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A magical week

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the coach house, which was perfect for us. My mother (who has health issues) had her own bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor next to the kitchen. My sister in law & I had our own bedrooms upstairs with a shared bathroom, which worked well. Even though the weather was on the chilly side, we were lovely and cosy with the woodburners, with easy access to the woodstore. The gardens are stunning att this time of year and the walled garden we visited on a number of occasions is beautiful, Richard was extremely knowledgable and obvious he loves his job. Jo made us feel very welcome and made sure we had every thing we needed for our stay. Which I have to say was magical.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We - family of four - had a wonderful time at the Tregrehan estate. Just driving up the beautiful alley in the evening light was a treat in itsself.

The Coach house has a spacious living room and kitchen - besides the 3 bedrooms - and charming inner court yard where we had our breakfasts and watched the stars coming out at night. Everything was clean and well equipped.

We had a warm welcome from Jo and found all the information you could possibly want about the area in a well sorted folder.

Tregrehan is close to the sea and a good starting point to visit the popular sites in Cornwall. Beautiful stretches of the cliff path are in easy reach. And don't miss the beautiful Tregrehan Gardens.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Truly lovely, very comfy, amazing surroundings!! Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone and we shall be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking to time to review us! We hope to see you again. Best wishes to you all for a great summer, Jo
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Newquay International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Britannia Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Plymouth ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Carlyon Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Par Station
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
A30, Bodmin
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Waves, Britania Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carlyon Bay

Special interest holidays:

Tregrehan Garden cottages are open all year round. They are the ideal base for plantsmen and women from February onwards when the Cornish Gardens come into their peak. Tregrehan Garden is a dramatic woodland garden created over the last 200 years by the Carlyon family, forming an exotic green gene bank of known source plants in a temperate rain forest. Within tower some two dozen trees recorded as the biggest of their type in the country. Veteran trees in the 100ha parkland date from the first half of the 17th century. An extensive 128ft glasshouse built in 1844 shelters a fine plant range in the more formal walled garden area. Tregrehan Garden is a garden of recognised merit within a grade II star listed landscape. The garden is free to guests during hours of opening to the public and at other times as arranged when guests have particular interest.


South Coast beaches of Polkerris, Par, Charlestown and Porthpean are all less than 10 minutes by car. Carlyon Bay is just 15 minutes walk. The excellent Polkerris Beach Company provide lessons for all stages and ages, and rent small sailboats, windsurfers, kayaks and boards. Find yourself a private beach tucked below the stunning coastal path. Hit the infamous north coast surf, 40 mins by car, including Watergate Bay and Polzeath Beach. Walk your dog on Par beach, all year round


Newquay airport 35 minutes by car north-west. Exeter airport 90 minutes by car. Bristol airport 2.5 hours drive. Plymouth ferries one hour eastbound. Local train stations at Par (5 minutes) and St Austell (10 minutes). London Paddington Station 4.5 hours by train. Use of a vehicle (including bicycle) is recommended.


The Eden Project 25 minutes walk.

Lanhydrock House (National Trust) 20 minutes drive.

Fowey Harbour and Village 15 minutes by car.

Lost Garden of Heligan 20 minutes drive.

Charlestown Village 10 minutes drive.

Shopping (supermarket) 5 minutes.

Coastal path 10 minutes walk.

Truro city 35 minutes by car.

Padstow 35 minutes by car.

Further Details:

Since October 2015 WiFi is available in the cottages. Extensive range of banks, shopping, restaurants, leisure activities available locally.