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 welcoming space with lots of lovely features including a granite fireplace with woodburner, 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!
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, coffee, olive oil, sugar 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.
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 an outbuilding with a washing machine and tumble 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 based on ten years of exploration and detailing some of our favourite 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.
Please be aware the cottage does have quite a narrow and steep staircase (with handrail) so may not be suitable for more elderly or less mobile guests.