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Traditional Cornish Character Cottage



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely cottage, warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

Really pretty character cottage with lots of unusual features and everything you need for a break. Great location to access the far south west (we went to Falmouth, Truro, Porthcurno, Lands End and Helston: all less than 1hr away) but also set in a lovely quiet village with a shop, some great walks and a small enclosed children's play area just up the road.

Very warm welcome from the owner, with great communication in advance of our visit, a cream tea on arrival and swift response to a query during our stay. Could not have asked for better service!

The facilities were excellent: easily the best equipped kitchen we have ever had in a holiday cottage, comfy beds and a nice big telly for the evenings! We played in the garden and ate dinner on the deck in the sunshine, brilliant!

The only improvements we could suggest would be to make it a little more child friendly: the upstairs windows on the gorgeous window seats shut but don't lock (we have a small adventurous boy so we put our l) and there are some very delicate ornaments (but we just moved them out of reach of curious little fingers). NB for parents of little ones: As you would expect in a cottage this age there are relatively steep stairs with a handrail on one side, and a curtain on the other, so small careless children need to be supervised on the stairs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a quaint cottage with everything you would need in it to make it a home from home

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the door we felt at home. There was everything provided as we would have in our own home including baking if we needed to. What a lovely surprise to find in the fridge a pint of milk and a cream tea for us all. Its these little touches that made it so special. The beds were comfortable and adequate bedding and towels provided too. Thank you for making this an enjoyable and welcoming home to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear All Thank you so much for the fabulous review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and all it has to offer. it is my favorite place to be and I feel relaxed as soon as I step inside, it''s a huge relief to know that guests feel the same way and are able to feel at home. Thank you again and best wishes.
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Lovely Cornish Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous Cornish cottage which felt like home from home. It's always nice to arrive at a holiday property and find if 'as advertised' but this was more than that! The facilities in the kitchen, the lovely decor and roomy bedrooms were just what we wanted to visit family in Falmouth. A great location to visit all corners of Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that it met your holiday needs. The cottage is probably my favourite place to relax and feel at home! Thank you.
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Perfect cottage with everything you need in a great location for Truro

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay - everything you need, beautiful detail in the furnishings, good mix of connectivity (ie. good wifi) and rural experience. We hope to be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank yo so much for the lovely review, I'm glad that the cottage met your needs and you found it well resourced and comfortable. I will look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find scones, jam and clotted cream waiting for us which I must say was a welcome site after a 6 and a half hour journey. The cottage was perfect, well equipped, comfortable and homely exactly what we wanted. It has been a few years since we have been to Cornwall and was delighted to find this cottage available for our required dates. We will definitely be booking again next year if possible.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. The cottage is one of my most favourite places to be and I have tried to set it up to meet the needs of every guest and add some extra little touches to make you feel comfortable and welcome on your arrival. It will be lovely to hear from you again, if you do wish to return to the cottage in the future.
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit and as such I felt even more at home. The cottage has a lovely atmosphere and is welcoming and cosy to come back to at the end of the day. I have used it as a base when visiting my family in Truro and it has been ideal for giving me some down time in my own space. It is very well equipped with a superbly comfortable king size bed. It's a home from home in a tranquil setting.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate for your great review. I'm glad that the cottage suits your needs and that you have found it cosy, welcoming whilst providing you with your own space away. I have tried to set it up so that you are provided with everything you might need to feel at home while away from home, I'm glad it meets these needs.
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Activity and Interests


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter Holidays
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Whitsun & late spring
28 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
16 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 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

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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