This charming Grade II listed cottage was originally built in the 1830s as a mill workers cottage, constructed with stone from the local quarry, and has also retained a number of original features. Set in a quiet hamlet near to St Austell and with easy access to the A30 the cottage is perfect for couples, friends, and families and provides an excellent home-from-home from which to explore Cornwall.
The kitchen and bathroom have been recently refurbished to a high specification. The kitchen is fully equipped and benefits from an induction hob, electric fan oven, built-in dishwasher, washing machine, and fridge freezer. There are two wood burning stoves in the open fireplaces and downstairs underfloor heating as well as electric heaters in the bedrooms and an electric towel rail in the bathroom. The cottage has two good sized double bedrooms with two single beds in the third bedroom, which will comfortably sleep 4 adults and 2 children or 5 adults. A cot and high chair are available for free on request.
The cottage has ample private parking for 2-3 cars. There is an external area for drying clothes and sitting out with table and chairs with a stream to the front of the property. Bicycles and surf boards can be securely stored around the back of the property or in the shed.
The rural setting is convenient for access to the clay trails for cycling, running, and walking with the China Clay museum (Wheal Martyn) a 5 minute stroll. Local pub, restaurant, and museum café serving good homemade food all within walking distance. Beaches on the south coast are a 10 minute drive with the nearest sandy beach Par Sands approximately 15 minutes drive and the famous surfing beaches at Newquay are 25 minutes drive.
The Eden Project is a 10 minutes drive or 30 minute cycle ride. The market town of St Austell is a 5 minute drive or a very pleasant 45 minute walk along dedicated footpaths. The nearest supermarkets and some restaurants and pubs are in St Austell. For further shopping, bars, restaurants, and clubs Truro is a 30-40 minute drive or there are regular trains from St Austell train station.
The Clay Trails are literally on the doorstep and provide a fantastic way to explore this part of Cornwall on foot or bike and are very popular with dog walkers. I am always happy to provide advice or suggestions on things to see and do in the local area as I lived in the cottage for over 4 years.
Children and well-behaved pets welcome. Unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair access due to the narrow doorways.