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Picturesque detached cottage, quiet country lane, pretty garden, no neighbours

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom, private garden, peaceful country location, beautiful views, 5 minutes from Truro

Trethowell Cottage is a lovely example of the classic granite Cornish style. Built around 1860 as a farm cottage and extended in the 1960's it is furnished and equipped to a high standard. It has thick stone walls under a slate roof, set on a very quiet country lane in beautiful farmland with views of the tidal creek. It is a peaceful and special place. It has a lovely well stocked garden with no near neighbours giving guests complete peace and tranquility.

The charming and interesting Cathedral city of Truro is a 25 minute walk away or a 5 minute drive and the lively port town of Falmouth is only 8 miles away.

The living room is well furnished with comfortable furniture and modern entertainment systems, a slate floor and a log burning stove in the fireplace. The kitchen has a full range of modern appliances set next to an oil fired Rayburn cooker, and also has a breakfast table to catch the morning sun and views of the garden. On the first floor there are three bedrooms each connected by the landing to the main bathroom. There is a downstairs WC and a well equipped utility room. The cottage has double glazing and full central heating. WiFi is provided free. Parking for one car on the drive and space for further cars in a farm lay-by just along the lane.

This is a superb location for touring, walking or cycling and is just off the beaten track making it peaceful even when Cornwall is at the busiest peak of the tourist season.

Please note that our peak season change-over day is Friday, a good day for guests to travel as the major routes to Cornwall can be very busy on Saturdays, out of peak season we can often be more flexible.

More Details

Mike R
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Mike R

We have recently moved to Cornwall from Worcestershire, and visit our Cornish cottage regularly, we both had successful corporate careers, but thankfully that is all behind us now. We have been regular visitors to Cornwall for much of our lives and love the County and all that is has to offer. We have relatives living and working in Cornwall. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years. Some of these have been really good and some less so, we would never want our guests to be disappointed so we do not provide cast off furnishings and old electrical equipment and we work hard with our house keepers to to ensure that the cottage is clean and well maintained.

We love this area, so close to everything but just off the beaten track giving you the best of both worlds. In particular we love to walk along the tidal creeks and on the coastal path. This area of Cornwall now boasts plenty of really good restaurants and has charming and vibrant towns and cities.

Mike R purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mike R chose Kea

We bought Trethowell Cottage in 2014. We love the cottage and its location, so convenient for access to Truro, Falmouth and the whole of Cornwall, but in a beautiful peaceful location with a pretty garden surrounded by farm land.

Even at the height of the tourist season this is a haven of peace, but a short walk on country lanes and a green track take you right to the heart of Truro.

What makes this cottage unique

The walk into Truro City is lovely, the nearby tidal creeks are stunning and teem with bird life. There are walks aplenty and its also great if slightly hilly cycling country.

Truro and Falmouth are charming places to visit to wander about, enjoy a coffee or a meal in a good restaurant or visit the beaches. Then at the end of the day to return to this pretty cottage with a lovely garden on a quiet lane is just a joy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your cottage is an absolute dream. It is exceptionally well-appointed and the location is simply stunning. To cap it all, we were blessed with beautiful weather which set it off to perfection. April 2015

This is the Cornish cottage that we have always been looking for, lovely cottage, peaceful, lovely views, great base for touring Cornwall. May 2015
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kea in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests responsible for cleaning to a similar standard as found on arrival, additional cleaning will be charged for. If this is not for you don't book.
  • Guests must vacate the property by 1000 on leaving day unless agreed in advance in writing with the owner.
  • No smoking or candles in the house. This will terminate your stay as a cancellation or automatically forfeit your damage deposit completely.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • First floor bathroom has a bath with a good shower over, a WC and a basin. Ground floor bathroom has a WC and hand basin. We supply two towels per guest.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5 max Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, King size bed.(5ft) Bedroom 2, Two 3ft Single beds. Bedroom 3, Small double bed. (4ft) All bedrooms have table lamps and DAB radio/alarm clocks.Each room has a hairdryer. The beds are dressed in crisp white Egyptian cotton.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is strictly no smoking. Heating oil and electricity are included in the booking price. WiFi is included. There is space to park one car on the drive. Further parking is available in a lay-by 20 meters along the quiet lane. Outside: The cottage has a well stocked and very pretty garden, completely private and surrounded by farm fields. Table and chairs provided. Lovely views across farm fields to the tidal creek. Utility Room: Freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide good quality white cotton bed linen and white cotton towels. The cottage will be prepared for you and guests staying for more than a week will have the cottage cleaned and the linen changed at no extra charge. Other: The dining area has a pine table and chairs with an antique pine dresser.


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Picturesque detached cottage, quiet country lane, pretty garden, no neighbours
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Lovely cottage in a peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a great holiday in this well equipped, clean and beautiful cottage. Comfortable beds and lounge, kitchen well equipped and beautiful garden. Overall a great holiday location.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and well maintained

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Holiday and Cottage

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled up we knew we had made the right choice in selecting this cottage, which was only re-enforced when we went inside. The cottage was perfect for our family of 4. Amazingly in Feb we managed to make use of the garden looking at the stars in the evening, the well appointed kitchen served us well for the odd meal within the house and everything was very clean and tidy with no issues at all. The roads around the cottage are very quite which was great for the children to go on their bikes and its very conveniently situated next to a great little butchers at the bottom of the hill.

Mike (the owner) was very helpful at the time of the booking and had kindly left some milk in the fridge for a much needed cup of tea when we arrived.

My family really enjoyed the trip, and the cottage was a large part of that experience. highly recommend..

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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well equipped, classic cottage in an idyllic location

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay. This cottage is ideally located a short drive from Truro. Set in quiet countryside, on a lightly used road, with beautiful estuary views.

Mike was prompt and organised in the booking phase, and had the cottage nice and warm for our arrival.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, central heating, 3 well appointed bedrooms, and good sized living/dining. Our visit was midwinter meaning we didn't use the secluded garden though this would be lovely in Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Internet was good, and TV had access to multiple channels with good reception.

The only negatives were pretty minor, the usual English set up of shower over bath which takes getting used to for an Australian. Finally having to dispose of any rubbish left at the ned of ones stay was a little inconvenient.

We wouldnt hesitate to repeat the experience.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bob, Thanks for your review, really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we would be pleased to welcome you back. Regarding rubbish disposal, we only ask that guests make use of the weekly refuse collection, but I will edit our visitors notes to make this clearer in future, thanks for pointing this out.
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Private, Cosy, Great View.

  • 5 of 5

This property comes very highly recommended. Everything you could wish for if you want seclusion (and yet Truro is just 'over the hill'), great walks and a very well laid out home. I could think of almost nothing that would improve it and I mean that in the positive sense!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doug, Thanks for this excellent review, it would be great to welcome you back.
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Fantastic private cottage

  • 5 of 5

Arrived with early check in which was very flexible.. The cottage is beautiful and furnished to an exceptional standard it was spotlessly clean and milk and toiletries left. The location was stunning so peaceful and yet about 20 minute walk to Truro. I shall defiantly be booking for the summer. Thanks Mike

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
King Harry Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Loe Beach
Car: recommended


Loe beach water sports centre is approx 3 miles away.

There are beautiful beaches on the North and South coast all easily accessible within 30 mins drive.


The cottage is located on a quiet country lane and the nearest bus stop is around 1 mile away so a car is recommended. Hire cars are available in Truro. The mainline railway station at Truro is 1.5 miles away. The nearest airport is at Newquay around 8 miles away.


Truro city 1.5 miles.

Playing Place 1.5 miles.

Falmouth 8 miles.

Loe Beach water sports center 3 miles.

Further Details:

Nearby the village of Playing Place has a Spar shop and petrol station. Truro City is well served by speciality shops, supermarkets, cafes and bars with a famous steet market twice weekly on the Piazza of Lemon Quay. The port town of Falmouth also has a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants with a busy port and sailing marina. Nearby King Harry Ferry is a chain driven car ferry, voted as one of the most beautiful ferry crossings in the world, giving access to the Roseland peninsula. Trelissick National Trust Gardens are also adjacent to the ferry and are a lovely 3 mile walk away. Sailing and watersports are available at Loe Beach a couple of miles away. Cycle hire is available locally as well and they are happy to deliver and collect bikes and arrange tours if required.

There are two Golf courses within 3 miles of the cottage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kea, West Country

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before the arrival date. An additional refundable security deposit of £100 is also required when paying the balance. Sorry but we do not accept dogs. We do not normally accept children under the age of 5, but we can be flexible. We do not provide high chairs, stairgates, cots etc.
Guests agree when booking to leave the cottage clean and tidy, not to move furniture around and to place rubbish out for collection. Damage and breakages must be reported. Failure to comply may result in charge against the damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday but we can be flexible outside of high season. Check in not before 1500 and departure by 1000.

Notes on prices: Please contact us if you wish to stay for longer or irregular periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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