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Traditional miner's cottage in the heart of Cornwall by beautiful moorland

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 double bedroom character cottage with rural views

Situated at the foot of Carn Brea Moor with stunning views and moorland walks right on it's doorstep this traditional miner's cottage is the perfect home from home and great starting point for exploring Cornwall's North and South coasts. The rugged North Coast is less than 5 miles away and the beautiful coastal towns of Falmouth and St Ives are less than 30 mins by car.

The cottage is the ideal location for you if you'd like to explore lots of Cornwall in a short space of time as we're just 5 minutes from the A30 and centrally located ensuring nowhere is very far away!

It's a really light, bright and homely space with lots of lovely features including a granite fireplace, wooden beams, stable doors and wooden floors. We live here when our work doesn't take us elsewhere so it feels very much like a home. We love it here and hope you will do too!

Living room:

A sunny and bright space accessed directly from the front door with a wood burning stove for cosy evenings in front of the fire.


There are two double bedrooms upstairs with wood floors - one at the back of the house overlooking the moor and a larger room at the front overlooking fields. The rooms are bright and tastefully decorated and furnished.


The kitchen is well equipped with an induction hob, toaster, kettle, blender, electric oven, large fridge freezer and dining table with seating for up to 6. The cupboards contain all the equipment and tableware you need to dine in. We'll also provide the essentials such as salt, teabags, olive oil and all the other bits you don't particularly want to have to buy on arrival!


Located at the top of the stairs is a bright bathroom with wood floors overlooking the moor with a bathtub with mixer tap and shower attachment.

Outside space:

There is a front south facing garden with lawn leading to the cottage and a small back garden accessed from the kitchen which is on three levels with a paved & gravel area immediately outside the back door, a mezzanine gravel space and a lawn on the upper level. There is a Weber BBQ and table and chairs for outdoor dining.

There is also a small outbuilding with a washing machine and dryer.

There is off-road parking for two vehicles right outside the cottage.


Well behaved dogs are always welcome on the ground level of the cottage. Usually up to two dogs - please notify us beforehand.

Around and about:

We're just minutes from the A30 and very centrally located so nowhere is very far away. In under an hour you can be on the Lizard exploring Frenchman's Creek in a kayak, on a surf board at Watergate Bay or discovering the caves at Kynance Cove. We've put together our own personal guide for visitors detailing some of the best restaurants, beaches and hidden gems not to be missed!

If you don't fancy getting in the car you can pull on your walking boots and head out on the moor. There are paths to the top of Carn Brea where you can stand on giant granite rocks and see for miles or follow the Great Flat Lode trail - one of Cornwall's Mineral Tramway Trails which takes you on a 12km tour (on foot or by bike) of the disused mines of the county. You will pass South Wheal Frances and South Crofty mines as you head through some beautiful Cornish countryside.

The cottage does have quite a narrow and steep staircase (with handrail) so may not be suitable for more elderly or less mobile guests.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Claire

My partner Charlie and I have lived in Cornwall for the past nine years. We run an off-grid environmental education camp for children near Truro. We live in the cottage during some of the the winter months while our summers are spent at camp living in a yurt!

We really enjoy the area where the cottage is located. The beach is just 5 miles away and Tehidy Woods is just up the road for lovely woodland walks. The moor behind the house is wild, rugged and beautiful and there is a network of paths and tracks across it - its the perfect place to be if you are a keen walker.

Claire purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Claire chose Camborne, Redruth & Hayle

It's ideally located for exploring Cornwall and sits at the foot of Carn Brea moor with amazing walks for miles right on it's doorstep. Access to the main arterial A30 road is just a five minute drive away enabling you to get as far as Land's End in under an hour!

It's less than 5 miles to the beautiful sandy beach of Porthtowan where there is a tidal swimming pool and a great cafe. Tehidy Woods is just a couple of miles away with lovely woodland walks and although we are in a rural location we have great shops and facilities just a short drive away including the best pasty makers in Cornwall, local pub, a great farm shop selling organic produce and a 24 hr Tesco for emergency provisions!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carnkie in Carn Brea

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , The bath has a mixer tap with shower attachment.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Two double bedrooms - one to front and one to back of cottage. Each has a double bed, chest of drawers, while the front room also has a wardrobe. They are tastefully furnished and decorated and linen is provided.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Traditional miner's cottage in the heart of Cornwall by beautiful moorland
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Character cottage in central position for Cornwall

  • 3 of 5

This is a sweet little house, carefully modernised and in a good location for accessing lots of lovely parts of Cornwall. The road at the front is busy, but the back and garden are peaceful.

The facilities are fairly simple (no shower, no tv, no music player) but if you are looking for an environmentally low-impact place this is it.

If 4 people were staying it could feel a bit low on kitchen provision - no spare mugs or cutlery.

The positives are many in terms of being within reach of beautiful north coast, Lizard, St Ives and beyond - but it is not a Cornish coastal rental!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage, perfect base to explore both north and south coasts.

Clean and tidy, with great facilities and loved the art on the walls.

It really was home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

An immaculately clean, recently decorated and charming cottage - when we finally found it! Satnav didn't recognise the post code so it would have been useful to be sent detailed directions from the A30. We liked the flowers on arrival but a pint of milk would have been even more welcome (although Tesco is VERY near, it's nice to have a cup of tea after 8 hours of travelling).

It was a surprise to find there was no telly but I'm sure this was mentioned in the details and it was no loss. Loved the kitchen and especially the induction hob. Disappointed to find that no cafetiere was provided - I haven't been to a cottage for many years which didn't provide one. And Tesco had none (the assistant didn't know what one was even!)

Lovely comfortable bed. I was in the back bedroom and would have appreciated a blind at the window to prevent very early awakening.

We found the cottage an excellent base for visiting the north and south coasts and Heartlands where we have friends. Wonderful walk and cream tea at Godrevy, re-visited childhood memories of Porthtowan and Chapel Porth and an excellent meal with fantastic views at the Green Bank Hotel, Falmouth.

Overall, I think the cottage represents very good value for money and would certainly come again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We absolutly loved this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the interior design and feel of this cottage. The best holiday homes are those where people have done it in a way how they would like it for themselves as a holiday home (or are actually using it themselves, too). This place definitely has this feeling. All simple and beautiful, no fake materials, wood and stone, some vintage furniture, some modern and self-made wooden doors and furniture. Really great! We also very much liked the location right next to Carn Brea (nice hiking right from the house) and in the middle of the Great Flat Lode mining area. There are many very intersting mining sites very close by. I definitely recommend exploring the mining history, and the King Edward mine museum nearby, where super enthusiastic staff are explaing all. The house is also very conveniently located for tours to St Agnes/Perranporth (our favorite: coastal hike from St Agnes to Chapel Porth cove, and have beef burger and ice cream in the small cafe there!) as well as towards St Ives, Land's End, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and cozy, a wonderful place for a family

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was spotlessly clean, its interior is chosen with a great eye for detail and uniqueness. The backyard is small but sweet.

It is equipped with everything you need (no microwave, but a superquick induction cooker). It was no problem to do laundry and use the tumble dryer, the dishwasher made life easier as well. Everything in the house was in excellent shape and almost every question one could have was taken care of in a thorough information brochure.

The front sleeping room is not the quietest, as you can hear cars driving by quite clearly, but it's not a major road - for us it was no problem and the second room is located towards the beautiful and quiet backyard. It has no TV - what a pleasure! - but an ok WiFi. :-))

You do need a car, because the streets in Cornwall are quite generally a bit unsafe to walk on (cars drive fast on narrow lanes of bad visibility without sideways). With a car, all great places in Cornwall were in good reach for day trips. We loved it. Also, the surrounding footpaths were absolutely beautiful. On a few rainy days, though, we rather stayed "at home", enjoying the calm spirit of the house, reading, surfing and playing with our 2-year-old child.

We've never actually met Claire, the owner, but contact via telephone, text messages and mail proved easy and was always very likeable and friendly. And after all - we didn't have any problems or questions that would have had to be addressed personally. It was just like having "our own" little hideaway in the very heart of Cornwall.

Btw.: Be sure to book a dinner in the beautiful Carn Brea Castle Restaurant :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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may bank holiday

  • 3 of 5

Lovely little cottage, great views at the back and lots of walking within easy access.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Ferry
67 Miles
Plymouth Ferry Port
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Carnkie, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
peak summer
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
17 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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