Rose Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
Rose Cottage has two bedrooms. Master bedroom has its own access to the deck and feature picture windows with blinds operable from the bed - so you can check the state of the weather before getting out of bed! Bedroom 2 has an en-suite wheelchair accessible wet room. Twin beds, or these can be made up as a double or one removed for extra space.
Main bathroom is adjacent to master bedroom and has a bath and power shower.
Open plan living space includes fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, oven, hob and extractor. Dining table and chairs. Lounge area with wood burning stove (logs provided), TV and ipod dock, books and comfy chairs. Looks out onto the deck through French windows.
Deck is secluded, west-facing, a sun-trap. Looks across fields and often spectacular sunsets.
We are a small farm, now non-working except for a few chickens, four sheep and our friendly dog Meg. The two cottages, Rose and Bryony, were converted in 2011 from former cowsheds by the architect Nigel Stock, and are furnished with furniture from Mark Product - our expanding high end furniture business. The design is contemporary with wooden floors and fresh colours. All amenities are new and to a high standard. The cottages are all on one level with views across fields and each has a private west-facing deck with seating and barbecue. You are free to roam over our eight acres with a stunning view from the top taking in the span of Cornwall from north to south coasts.
Flexiblity in accommodation is available for larger family or friends group as we have an adjoining door that will enable you to access both cottages.
For children we have a field with a swing and trampoline sunk into the ground, treehouse and lots of space to explore and make dens. We are also close to many of Cornwall's finest beaches on the north, south and west coasts. The towns of Falmouth, Truro and Penryn are all close by. A perfect base for a Cornwall holiday.
Top Traveller Review
A lovely well equipped peaceful cottage
About the Owner
About Kathryn Miller
We are John and Kathryn Miller, we have 3 children, Rosie, Eve and Charlie.
We moved to Higher Lidgey in 2005 from east London. It had been in the same family for many years. Kathryn runs her own HR Development business and works for Falmouth University. John is a director of furniture company MARK Product. We are a typically busy family!
Kathryn Miller purchased this cottage in 2005
Why Kathryn Miller chose Cornwall
What we loved about this property was its seclusion whilst still being very accessible. It is a proper rural area - the real Cornwall, not a tourist honeypot. However it is so close to beaches, amazing walks and in between the towns of Truro and Falmouth.
What makes this cottage unique
Because the owners are on-site the properties are very well looked after and we are available if there are any problems. We also make sure the cottages are warm and cosy and there is fresh milk, flowers and wine for you when you arrive.
In spite of this convenience, most visitors won't see anything of us while you are here as the cottages have independent access and face away from our farmhouse.
We have 8 acres, away from the road, which you are free to roam (livestock permitting which occasionally use 6 of the acres).
The cottages are brand new conversions of old farm buildings, and very high specification in terms of design, comfort and furnishings.
You can rent one or both of the properties. We find some of our returning guests often do this. Grandparents or friends stay in one cottage and the family in the other. You have your own seclusion but can get together very easily as and when you want to!
Full details on our website via link.
Telephone or email 01872 863425 or email.
33% deposit at the time of booking (or you can pay in full if you wish), with the balance of payment due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. All bookings made less than 6 weeks before the start of the holiday require full payment on booking.
Saturday changeover (unless by prior arrangement).
Arrive after 4pm, leave before 10am.
(37 traveller reviews)
A lovely well equipped peaceful cottage
Very convenient for visiting our daughter in Falmouth. Incredibly peaceful but near enough to Falmouth and other interesting places to visit. Great local walks and food. Great decking from which to watch the sunset and wildlife. Meg was a joy! Thank you Kathryn for your warm welcome.
Fantastic place to stay
Rise Cottage is beautiful in every way. The setting is perfect, is quiet and remote with lovely views and pure tranquility but close enough to everything you could possibly need. The Cottage itself is modern, comfortable and cosy with everything you need all decorated to a high standard. It really feels like home from home for us and we thoroughly enjoy coming down to stay.
Beautiful Rose Cottage
Very well equipped,clean and comfortable.Description of property and facilities is accurate.Felt very welcome by owners who are friendly and not intrusive.Would recommend it strongly.A lovely peaceful location yet central to this part of Cornwall.
Lovely contemporary Cottage
The cottage was lovely and very much as described on line.
When we arrived we found everything in order and spotlessly clean.
Starter items such as milk, toilet paper and a bottle of wine were much appreciated.
The furnishing are very contemporary, and most attractive. The sofas and chair were very comfortable.
Electric heaters very efficient and controllable, and log burner a nice feature.
Very convenient for Falmouth and Truro, and we got up to Perranporth on the north coast in just half an hour. Lots of gardens both private and NT in vicinity.
John and Kathryn just across the courtyard which was reassuring when we needed a little help.
Our little dog loved the sheep and hens, and trying to catch rabbits which he was very poor at.
Would recommend, and hope to visit again.
Peaceful Rose Cottage
We had a lovely stay at Rose Cottage, a beautiful clean cottage in a peaceful setting. Kathryn & John were lovely & although they live opposite they do not bother you but it's nice knowing they are on hand if needed.
Their dog Meg is lovely & the chickens running loose make it feel very rural without being too far out.
We were visiting my son who is at Penryn campus & this is perfect being 2 miles away so we got quality time with him. A great little find in an ideal setting for visiting beautiful Cornwall.
We will be back!
Rose Cottage is such a wonderful place to stay wish we could have stayed longer The kitchen was well equipped and as our visit was in January it was lovely and warm with a cosy log fire look forward to going back asap.
From the Owner
“What we loved about this property was its seclusion whilst still being very accessible. It is a proper rural area - the real Cornwall, not a tourist honeypot. However it is so close to beaches, amazing walks and in between the towns of Truro and Falmouth.”
Activity and Interests
Our central location means you can access beaches on the north, south and west coasts according to the weather and your inclination! The beaches in Falmouth (15 mins) and the Helford River are sandy, bordered by rockpools, and renowned for their diving, sailing and kayaking. North coast beaches (20-25 minutes) are reliable surfing beaches, linked by stunning stretches of coastpath. To the west, the Lizard offers renowned beaches such as at Gunwalloe (30 mins) and Poldhu.
Newquay airport - 40 minutes drive.
Exeter Airport - 90 minutes drive.
Truro mainline station - 15 minutes drive.
Penryn station - 5 minutes drive.
Ponsanooth bus stop - 20 minutes walk.
Ponsanooth 1 mile.
Stithians 2 miles.
Penryn 3 miles.
Falmouth 5 miles.
Truro 7 miles.
Just walking up our lane Wood Hill is particularly lovely - it's a double avenue of mature beech trees and differs with every season as daffodils, primroses and bluebells come and go and the leaves change their colour. Also from Higher Lidgey the walk to the old gunpowder mills at Kennal Vale is a popular choice - this deep wooded valley of the ruins of a long gone industry is very evocative with its many aqueducts and rusting water wheels. We are spoilt for choice for other walks, but walks around Flushing and Mylor, Trellissick, Mawnan Church, Porthtowan, Prussia Cove and Godrevy are among our favourites and in easy reach.Cycling - is a network of safe cycle paths following the old mineral tramways. Bike hire is available nearby at Bissoe.
Watersports - surfing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, kite-surfing, sea fishing are all available close by.
Pubs and restaurants - this part of Cornwall is well served for both pubs and restaurants. Our own local pub, the Stag Hunt in Ponsanooth, has a music night on a Thursday which is friendly and fun and even better, in walking distance! If you turn up without an instrument you will be in a minority but made to feel very welcome. Better known are the Pandora Inn at Mylor, The Ferryboat on the Helford River, The Golden Lion in Stithians, and in Falmouth the Chain Locker. Restaurants in Falmouth include Rick Stein's, Hunkydory, the Cove, Indaba Fish, and a recent discovery, the amazing Wheelhouse which specialises in local seafood.
Gardens - also very famous in this part of the world, the legacy of the Victorian plant collectors, and of the mildest climate in the UK. The National Trust's Trellisick, Glendurgan and Godolphin House are all nearby. The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are a day trip (45 minutes). Also there are charming and less well known gardens like Trebah, Enys and Pottager.
From the Owner
“Because the owners are on-site the properties are very well looked after and we are available if there are any problems. We also make sure the cottages are warm and cosy and there is fresh milk, flowers and wine for you when you arrive. In spite of this convenience, most visitors won't see anything of us while you are here as the cottages have independent access and face away from our farmhouse. We have 8 acres, away from the road, which you are free to roam (livestock permitting which occasionally use 6 of the acres). The cottages are brand new conversions of old farm buildings, and very high specification in terms of design, comfort and furnishings. You can rent one or both of the properties. We find some of our returning guests often do this. Grandparents or friends stay in one cottage and the family in the other. You have your own seclusion but can get together very easily as and when you want to!”
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- wheelchair accessible
- near the sea
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Max. occupancy: 4
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: All provided and included in price: Electricity, heating, wifi, cot (advise when booking). High chair (advise when booking), towels, bedlinen, TV/DVD, Ipod dock. Disabled access (enquire for details), wood burning stove (free logs), fresh milk on arrival. Also offered: babysitting Yes - extra charge. Baby listening Yes - extra charge. Privacy. The cottages are detached and 12m from the farmhouse, with all windows facing the farmhouse obscure glazed. The cottages are attached to each other and may be linked via a passageway for larger groups. However as individual units they are designed for privacy with thick walls, private entrances and decks and are not overlooked. Outside: The cottages are on an 8 acres site of farmland which you are free to roam. Each cottage has its own private deck and fenced garden (dogs are allowed). Decks have a barbecue and outside furniture. Children have access to a play field with zip wire, swing, trampoline, tree house and trees to climb.