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Traditional Cornish Character Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Carnon Downs, Nr. Truro, Cornwall, England - Village Location

Traditional mid terraced Cornish character cottage, central heating, 2 double bedrooms, sleeps four people. Front and rear gardens, decked area from kitchen patio doors leading to rear garden. Lounge, snug/dining room, kitchen and bathroom downstairs. Off road parking space for one car. Close to all village amenities including shop, bus stops, Methodist Chapel, village hall and Carnon Inn. 4 miles to the Cathedral City of Truro, 6 miles to the Port of Falmouth. National Trust Trelissick Gardens approximately 3 miles away. Central location to the many and varied attractions in Cornwall.

Ann Houlston
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2017

About Ann Houlston

I am Cornish, always having lived somewhere on or near the Roseland Peninsula, it's a beautiful part of the world and I feel very proud to live here. I have owned the cottage for nearly three years and have taken pleasure in preparing it for holiday use. I'm hoping that you will find it a lovely place to stay.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is well located for staying in central Cornwall, being close to many amenities, ranging from town to country to beach, dependent on where your own interest lie.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you for a wonderful welcome and a fantastic stay - we have enjoyed every second of our stay in Lyn Cottage. Every single home comfort is here and more and the children felt really at home here too.'

'Thank you for making us feel very welcome in your wonderful cottage. All the lovely touches made the stay even more pleasurable. It is a fantastic place and we will certainly visit again.'

'We really enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage, thank you for all the lovely touches - they all added to the ease and pleasure of our stay.'
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carnon Downs in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is situated on the ground floor at the back of the cottage. Full-size bath, electric shower over bath, basin, lavatory, radiatior.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom, king size bed, duvet, 2 bedside lamps, alarm clock radio, wardrobe, chest of drawers, full length mirror, overlooks front garden. Bedroom 2, double bed, duvet, 2 bedside lamps, bookcase, wardrobe with drawers under, overlooks back garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Gas central heating with instant hot water, all rooms except snug have radiators. Rental includes heating, electricity, towels, bed linen, kitchen linen and basic essentials to help you settle in immediately. Non smoking property. No pets please. Outside: Gardens to front and rear of property, decked area to rear with patio table and four chairs, a real sun trap to enjoy a glass of wine and al fresco eating. Barbecue available in rear garden. Security light over patio for access to pathway leading to off road parking for one car. Further on road parking is available to front of cottage. Front garden has centre pathway to front gates. Small bistro style table and two chairs to front of cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and changed at the end of each booking. Extra bedlinen will be provided for longer stays. Please bring your own beach towels. Property cleaned on changeover. Other: Snug/Dining room with a table & chairs for 4 people, staircase leading up to bedrooms. Selection of DVD's and CDs.


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Traditional Cornish Character Cottage
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Very comfortable cottage with everything you would want. Very convenient for exploring all of Cornwa

  • 5 of 5

Welcome additions, fresh flowers, scones on arrival, tea, coffee and milk provided. Very clean and comfortable, there wasn't anything we needed not there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cornish cottage Carnon Downs

  • 5 of 5

Could not fault the cottage in any way in fact it exceeded our expectations.Perfect location to explore Cornwall and a lot of thought had gone into providing anything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for Cornwall exploring!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the best... it's perfect for exploring the whole of cornwall. Lots of

Little touches make this a very comfortable cottage to spend a summer holiday. We visited so much of Cornwall, especially some great beaches surrounding Falmouth

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Week's stay - July 2017

  • 4 of 5

We needed somewhere to stay near to Truro whilst our daughter attended a training camp. This property was ideally located in the village of Carnon Downs, a few minutes’ drive from Truro. It is a sweet little cottage, perfectly suited to our needs (three people) with everything that we required for our stay in Cornwall. Despite being small, it is a neat and tidy cottage and still felt roomy enough for us with good sized bedrooms (with comfortable beds) and an attractive fitted galley kitchen. The only minor criticism we had is the slightly saggy sofa in the living room. The weather permitted us to sit out on occasions on the small decking area at the rear of the property in the well-kept narrow garden and also to use the BBQ some evenings. Carnon Downs itself is a nice wee settlement with a well-stocked mini supermarket a 5 minute walk away and easy links to south to Falmouth and beyond or north to Truro and the northern coastal attractions. All in all a great property and a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and that it met your holiday needs. It is well sited for visiting large parts of the county, not too far from town, country or seaside and village is well set up with amenities. I will look at structure of the sofa, I think it is part of the design though.
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Nice clean and friendly environment.

  • 5 of 5

Central to all the Cornwall attractions.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of my cottage, I'm glad that you found it a nice and friendly environment and that you found it useful for attractions across Cornwall. Best wishes, Ann
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Lovely little cottage - very pretty and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The cottage, although bijou, was very well appointed and well equipped. I was easily able to cook family meals and the dining room was a lovely size for the three of us. Beds are cozy and comfy and we all enjoyed the luxury of a real fire.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, I love the cottage and have tried to set it so that immediate needs are covered and my guests can relax into their Cornish getaway as soon as they arrive.
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15 minutes drive to Falmouth beaches of Gyllingvase, Swanpool and Maenporth.

Surf beaches of the North Coast only 25 minutes drive. 15 minute walk to River Fal.


Airport: 45 minute drive to Newquay airport.

Train: 10 minute drive to Truro train station.

Ferry: 75 minute drive to Plymouth cross channel ferry terminal.


10 minutes to the Cathedral City of Truro. 15 minutes to Port Falmouth. National Trust Trellissick gardens 10 minutes drive. Down the hill to Bissoe Cycle Trail linking the North and South coast from Devoran to Portreath.

Public swimming pools can be found in Falmouth and Truro.

Eden Project 1 hour drive. Lost Gardens of Heligan 1 hour drive. Flambards theme parck 30 minutes drive. Newquay Zoo and Aquarium 1 hours drive. Penzance 45 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The well stocked village shop supplies numerous Cornish produced products, butchery,bakery items, local wines and beers, cash point also found here. Post office alongside shop. Many good restaurants can be found in Truro and Falmouth with lots of country pubs loacted just minutes away. Closest supermarkets to be found in Truro (Tesco, Sainsburys, M & S), Penryn (Asda, Sainsburys). Banks in Truro and Falmouth.

Cinema can be found in Truro and Falmouth, Theatres in Truro (Hall for Cornwall, Burrell). Many local venues for live music.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Carnon Downs, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2017
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring/Whitsun 2018
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
25% deposit, with full payment a month before the rental date. I also ask for a £50 damages deposit, refunded after your stay if nothing is broken or damaged.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. You can access the cottage from 15.00 on the day of arrival and we ask that you leave by 10.00 on your day of departure.
Off-season short stays can be booked and we are flexible on days and times.

Notes on prices:
We ask for a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking with the balance due 4 weeks prior to your arrival date.
If you wish to enjoy a short break, please contact me for information regarding availability and prices

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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