We live in an original Cornish cob cottage. There is not a straight wall in the place. Many of the original features have been kept during its restoration. The cosy bedroom overlooks a pretty cottage garden an ideal spot for breakfast or a cup of tea
We live in an original cob built cottage that we retired to for the peace, quiet and beauty of lovely Cornwall.
We offer a cosy double room ( 140 cm double bed ) that overlooks a pretty cottage garden. The nature of the old cottage means that stairs are steep and uneven and therefore, sadly, not suitable for folk with mobility problems.
Our cottage is a relaxed family home which would be ideal for tired walkers to come home to, take off their muddy boots and relax in front of an open fire.
You would share a large bathroom/shower room and have access to the kitchen if you wanted to cook.
Breakfast is a serve yourself affair. We will supply meuseli, fruit, homemade bread and local jams. If you wish you may use the kitchen to cook your own breakfast.
There is a secluded suntrap of a garden if you want to eat alfresco or relax on a sunbed.
Double bed. ( Possibility of up to two more single beds and/or a full size cot in a separate small bedroom for a group of four or a family with children).
There is a TV in our cosy front room ( not in bedrooms).
Unlimited coffee or tea.
Access to kitchen.
Shared bathroom with bath and shower. Towels and linen.
We enjoy company but also appreciate that guests will enjoy their privacy and peace and quiet. The cottage is quite small and there is a lot of shared space and so if you prefer your own company you might need to look elsewhere! We enjoy meeting our guests and sharing your stories.
I am happy to pick walkers up from the Coastal Path(free from the nearer stretches of Coast Path - maybe a small fee for petrol from further afield ). I would drop you back at your start point the following day if you so wish.
Also happy to pick you up from the Station ( Truro or St. Austell) or Newquay Airport for a small contribution to petrol.
I love exploring Cornwall myself and have devised car tours for visitors ( Timmie's Tours!). These might include a trip to the 'wild' West, a journey across the Moor to secluded pubs, a trip through hidden Cornish Creeks etc. I think we know most of the best pubs, tea houses and restaurants and could give good advice on where you might want to go. For a contribution to petrol and, if I am free, I am happy to show you the hidden parts of Cornwall by car. You just need to ask.
We live in quite a large, working village with a strong sense of community. We are 15 minutes by car ( or frequent bus service) from the bustle of lovely Truro. We are at the gateway to the tranquility of the Roseland Peninsular and its iconic fishing villages of Mevagissey, Portloe, St Just in Roseland, Portscatho or St Mawes. We walk our dog on the lovely beach at Pendower, just a 20/25 minute drive away.
We are equidistant from the rugged North Coast or the more gentle Southern Coast with its trees and hidden creeks.
We are 30 minutes from the Eden Project or The Lost Gardens at Heligan.
We can be in the middle of the Moor in 40 minutes.
The village has a friendly pub with good eating, a fish and chip shop, a grill and bar/restaurant, a farm shop that stocks lots of local produce and a small supermarket for those everyday things you might need. There is a small cafe at the end of the road that does delicious cakes and cream teas and would rustle you up a cooked breakfast if you don't fancy cooking. A wood fired Pizza van visits on Monday when the fish shop is closed. As in many country villages food is rarely available after 9 p.m
Local and long distance buses pass through the village regularly.
It is 20 minutes to St Austell and Truro stations. 35 minutes to Newquay airport. We are 15 minutes from the A30 at Fraddon and off the by-pass of the A390 by road. If you arrive by car there is ample parking on the road.
We love to travel ourselves and sometimes enjoy the less formal kind of stay we are offering.
Tim is a keen walker and has walked most of the Camino de Santiago as well as walks in South America and New Zealand and would be pleased to advise on walking in Cornwall. ( cami(URL HIDDEN) )
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Your bedroom is quite small and cosy and opposite the bath and shower room. There is no t.v in the room. There is some storage for clothes and you would be welcome to use a third bedroom to store cases to make more room.
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We are retired and therefore around a lot of the time although we enjoy exploring hidden Cornwall ourselves and will often be out and about. We would be happy to offer some local knowledge to help you plan your stay. We like the diversity of experience that our guests bring into the house and enjoy hearing about different cultures - maybe over a glass of wine!
We are relaxed about having people stay with us and would want you to leave with a love of Cornwall that we have.
We don't smoke and would ask you to smoke in the garden and dispose of your tabs.
You would be free to come and go and we would give you a front door key if you wanted to come home late.
We are not the Ritz! We do all our own cleaning and this is an old cottage (as are we!). If you are staying more than a couple of days we would ask your permission to enter your room to hoover.
We have a non-shedding small dog ( Elsie ) who loves guests and is great with people. My daughter who suffers with asthma assures me that she does not trigger her asthma at all.
If you want to store food in the fridge we are happy to make you a space.
I live with Marilyn my wife and we are both now retired. We enjoy travelling ourselves and hope our experiences will allow us to provide a relaxing and comfortable stay. We would want you to leave with a love of our beautiful county and a desire to return. We could point you towards lovely beaches, walks, gardens, friendly pubs, various good eating places all of which we love exploring.