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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,140 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Old Stables (spacious, 3 bedrooms), Tregrehan Garden Cottages

The Old Stables overlooks the monkey puzzle garden to the east and the sun streams into the south facing living room. This spacious, warmly furnished first floor cottage with bathroom and shower room, and two WCs, spans the the length of the old stables complex. A generous balcony extends from the kitchen through french doors to catch the sun from late morning onwards – ideal for dining. The south view from the sitting room reveals the sea through the treetops.

Accommodation details: First floor entrance hall. Sitting-room with TV, DVD, video and wood burner. Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and dining area. Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin. Shower-room. Second separate loo. Bedroom 1 with king size bed (5'), and wash basin. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with a double bed.

COUPLE ONLY CONCESSION less 25% Oct to Jul, excluding school hols; short breaks less 10% for up to 3. WINTER SHORT BREAKS from 2 nights

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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

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Property Manager
Jo Hudson
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 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.

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Accommodation and facilities for The Old Stables (spacious, 3 bedrooms), Tregrehan Garden Cottages in Par in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Cot , A basin is also in this spacious bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Annual Price Adjustments: * COUPLE ONLY OCCUPANCY enjoy a 15% reduction from October to mid-July excluding school holidays * SHORT BREAKS for 3 people pay 10% less than the full price * SHORT BREAKS from 2 nights October to Easter excluding school holidays * SHORT BREAKS from 3 nights to mid-July excluding school holidays


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The Old Stables (spacious, 3 bedrooms), Tregrehan Garden Cottages
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

phantastic cosy house and lovely hosts. Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

A unic cosy house with everything you need nad more, phantastic location. We'll come back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ohh, thank you. Our very best wishes to you three generations of family!
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Wonderful location, stunning grounds and gardens plus great accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Old Stables which was a perfect choice for the four of us and can easily sleep six. It felt like home from home with everything we needed for a relaxing few days. Lovely touches from Jo such as fresh flowers, maps and info on what to see and do and even dish washer tablets all made staying here so comfortable.

We loved the walks, beautiful gardens, listening to the birds from the terrace and the visits from the owners dogs. The smell of jasmine whilst having my morning cup of tea was an added bonus.

Eden is just a 15 mins walk away and the Lost Gardens of Heligan a short drive so a perfect location...beaches and the lovely harbours of Fowey and Mevagissey add to the charm of staying here. Thank you Jo and Tom for sharing your home.

Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Late Winter in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We usually stay at one of the cottages in the complex around the half-term holiday - mainly because we always did so when the boys were younger. We've also stayed in March and over the summer too.

It's great to get away to Cornwall and it's usually not too cold and most times warmer than where we live - it's also that little bit lighter at night which is nice :-)

Jo /always/ makes us welcome and has been into the cottage to light a fire and take the chill off the place; this is always appreciated. Having the log fires in the late winter-time is great and it really cheers up the cottage - and warms it too!

Jo and Tom or Roy will usually come by and ask how things are after a day or so and just check that all's well. They are also on hand to give advice as to where to eat, etc - this was appreciated in March when our son had his birthday there!

We enjoy going to the local pubs (there's one in 'staggering' distance; if you like the walk back up the hill to the cottage! :-) and St. Austell is a nice place to visit (along with its brewery)

Mevagissey and Fowey are two of our favourite places to go to which are near, but there's lots of other places to see which aren't too far away - Padstow, Newquay (by train from Par if you wish) and Truro are all within an hour's drive.

I'd recommend this complex to friends and family and, indeed, I /have/ done so.

It can't be a bad place to visit - we've been every year - at least once - since 1991; so Jo and Tom must be doing something right!

The cottages have recently been upgraded with Wifi, double-glazing and solar panels for heat/water which makes them even better than they were - the WiFi especially for the younger members of our family :-)

We're off there again for the first week in August - can't wait!


  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sehr gemütliches Domizil in herrlichem Garten

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnung old stables war komfortabel, es war alles da, was man braucht.

Die Vermieter sind unkompliziert und alle Menschen dort sehr freundlich und zugewandt.

Und hat es sehr gut gefallen, einzig das Heizen mit Holzofen ist gewöhnungsbedürftig, weil der Rauchgeruch stark ist, auch morgens.

Aber, das ist individuell und keine Kritik.

Wir waren sehr zufrieden.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angelika for taking the time to write a review - it is really appreciated. We hope to see you again. Best wishes
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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.