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Contemporary cottages In rural location, very near to Falmouth and beaches - Rose Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



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.

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About the property


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.

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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover (unless by prior arrangement).
Arrive after 4pm, leave before 10am.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Gluvias in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


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Rose Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful cottage in a quiet place

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely 4 night break visiting family. Stayed in Rose cottage and it was absolutely beautiful. Set over the way from the families farm. The hosts are so helpful and are there if you need anything.

The cottage has everything you need and then extras which I found really special, Even things like a measuring jug and scales when we decided to do an impromptu baking session late at night. Felt at home all the while and would love to return next year.

So if you're looking for a cosy, quiet place to escape then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cottage is very spacious, well equipped and clean.

Location is very quiet and an easy drive to the north and south coasts. Very good for the kids as they could visit the sheep and chickens and look around the fields and stroke the very friendly dog called Meg.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage and everything around it. It has a nice little garden with a fence around it (perfect so our 2 year-old daughter couldn't run off). There's lots of space for kids to run around and even some chickens and sheep to watch.

The cottage itself is very well equipped, it has everything you need, especially all the stuff you need in the kitchen.

It's spacious and very bright.

In the area, there's lots to do - for kids we recommend Roskilly's (some animals and very good ice cream), and Trebah Garden is very close and definitely a must-see.

We had a lovely time in Cornwall, and would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone - it's wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Beautiful Cottage with sunset view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week with our two children in the beautiful Rose Cottage during the May season. The Cottage is very well equipped and the two bathrooms allow a relaxed approach of the day. The views from the terrace and the living room are just fantastic, we were able to see the sunset every night with cows and sheep wandering the fields. The kids loved the sheep grasing just behind the cottage. We highly recommend the cottage and are looking forward to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Amazing cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Rose cottage has everything you need for a wonderful stay in Cornwall. The contemporary cottage is beautiful and, with 2 children, it has everything we need for self catering as well as travel cots and high chairs etc. It makes staying away with children so easy! Our children loved waking up and seeing the sheep and the chickens in the morning and there is lots of room for them to run around. The location is also very peaceful with a wonderful view across the fields from the cottage. Rose cottage is well located for visiting lots of places in Cornwall including Falmouth, Glendurgan Gardens, the Helford Estuary and it's only a 20 minute drive to the beautiful beaches on the Lizard. We have had a wonderful holiday here and would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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perfect for our first family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Kathryns and Johns Rental. They were so friendly and helpful to us, had great recommendations and even gave us a baby cot for our son. The interior if the house was very clean and had everything we needed. We loved the view out of our bedroom and the stove, which made cold days much better.

We will come here definately and we can recommend it to anybody.

Thanks for a great time Kathryn!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Kathryn Miller
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

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 Saint Gluvias

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!


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary


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.

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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.