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Dog Friendly, Cosy Cottage With Garden & Wood-burner, In Idyllic Valley Setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stylish, spacious and flexible accommodation with king sized double or twin beds

Nestled within glorious unspoilt countryside on the edge of the village, this delightful, spacious, newly decorated and furnished, one bedroom cottage was probably built in the early 1800’s. The tranquil and sheltered, south-facing garden, bordered by a babbling stream is rich in flora and full of bird life including pheasants, woodpeckers and a resident peacock! It has been in our family for forty years having been bought by grandmother Lay in 1971, and been much loved ever since. Carefully and sensitively restored it has many original features and retains much character and charm. The cottage’s location, stylish but cosy interior and wonderful natural garden, make it the perfect place for a romantic break, walking/sightseeing holiday or just to unwind. Decorated in an elegant but simple style with vintage china and original artwork by local artists, we hope you enjoy spending time here as much as we do.



The front door leads into an entrance porch with space for coats and boots.

The “living” room with its solid oak floor, painted beamed ceiling, original inglenook fireplace and Jotel wood burner , is ideal for cosy nights in on cooler evenings. There is a stero with radio and a selection of Cds as well as digital TV with Humax and a DVD player. The Shaker style kitchen is an open plan yet well defined area and is well equipped with all the usual appliances including a dishwasher and washer dryer.

The sitting room leads through to a bright and airy sun room with a dining area and an additional sofa so you can relax and enjoy the garden even on a chilly day. In the sun room is a selection of books of local interest to help you get to know the area and maybe assist in planning your daily excursions. French doors from the sun room lead out onto the terrace where there is seating and space to barbecue or just relax and enjoy the garden.


The staircase leads from the sitting room up to a small landing space and then into the bedroom to the right and ahead into the attractive dressing room and bathroom.

The pretty airy double bedroom has views over the back garden and the fields beyond. The Vi Sprung bed can sleep two in king size luxury or be split into two separate 2ft 6” single beds upon request. There are two bedside tables with lights, plenty of wardrobe space, a selection of books and a radio.

In addition to the double bedroom is a dressing room with additional storage and large mirror, which leads into the bright bathroom with over-bath shower and electric shaver point. Both provide views over the garden and fields beyond.


At the front of the property there is a parking space for one car. At the rear there is additional storage in the shed for items such as bikes and surfboards.

The Garden

A major feature of the property is the sheltered, natural, garden which leads down to a stream bordered by fields and is full of bird life. This is a truly special place to relax and unwind.

We welcome dogs (we have one ourselves) but ask that you discuss it with us first prior to booking.


We are flexible about the changeover day, however, we generally prefer a Friday or Saturday.


We provide white Egyptian cotton bed linen, duvets and feather pillows (unless otherwise requested) and cotton bedcovers. Two white hand and two white bath towels are also supplied for your stay. (We also have beach towels available). The cottage has wireless internet and a telephone.

Also provided at the property are the following:

Central Heating

Basket of wood for the wood burner




Iron and ironing board



Tea towels

Welcome pack with tea and coffee

Dishwasher tablets

If you are interested in taking a short break during the quieter months or late availability please get in touch.

More Details

Jo Lay
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Jo Lay

This house has been owned by our family since the early 1970s. It was my husband's former home before our growing family meant we needed somewhere larger. We now live a few miles away in the next but one village. John and I both grew up in Cornwall, we know and love the county and all that it has to offer. Our children attend school locally and we take an active part in our community so are well placed to discuss areas of interest and things to do nearby. John has had a property business in Falmouth for over 25 years and I work as a designer/artist/mum and look after our holiday homes.

Jo Lay purchased this cottage in 1972

Why Jo Lay chose Breage

The house is in such a lovely setting we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

The delightful garden with stream and visiting wildlife make this a wonderful, tranquil spot and really quite a special place to stay. It is in a brilliant location as so easy to reach the coast on all three sides of West Cornwall yet not too far from bigger places such as Truro and Falmouth.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Breage in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Over bath electric shower, hand basin and toilet. Electric shaver point with light.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Double bedroom with Vi Sprung King Size bed or twin 2ft 6 inch beds (upon request) White 400 thread count, cotton bed linen, duvet and pillows. Bedroom two is a dressing room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A floor plan is available upon request.


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Dog Friendly, Cosy Cottage With Garden & Wood-burner, In Idyllic Valley Setting
average rating of 4.736842 based on 57 reviews

Quiet, peaceful a beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very homely, comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. The bed was very comfortable. The garden is beautiful, wild life in abundance and found it very relaxing. Will recommend to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this stylish and comfortable cottage, which was well equipped and has a lovely garden (with a stream at the bottom!). It's well placed to explore both the south and north coasts of west Cornwall without driving too far - there's more to see and do in the area than we could manage in a week. We had a wonderful holiday, and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage .Well situated for North and South coast exploring.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home from home.Lovely garden leading down to a brook.Lots of birds visiting including a pair of woodpeckers.Lots of National Trust properties within a short drive.Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing place to stay. So welcoming & comforta.

  • 5 of 5

Love coming to this cottage in early January. The cottage is cosy, comfortable and has everything we need. There is nothing nicer after a days walking to come back to this beautiful cottage and snuggling down to watch TV beside a warm log fire

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage in a great location a real home from home, a great base for touring south cornwall, no need take anything with you as the cottage has it all.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this cottage. Everything was catered for - relaxing in the conservatory, cuddled up in front of the wood burner and a comfy bed. So much peace and quiet with only the pheasants and peacock popping in for a visit. The owners were very helpful and accommodating as we were delayed by the weather. Would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Queens Arms
Nearest Ferry
54 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Praa Sands
Nearest Train
6.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
B3302 Helston to Hayle
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Grove
Nearest Beach
3.4 Miles
Praa Sands
Car: necessary

Ruth Dower lies in a beautiful valley and is less than a mile from the ancient and historic National Trust owned Godolphin House. Set within tranquil woodland its wonderful grounds are rich in archaeology, mining heritage and wildlife. The medieval garden, one of the most important in Europe, is currently undergoing a gradual program of restoration work.

To the south-west of the property, is Godolphin Hill, from where you can see some of the best views in Cornwall, with St Ives Bay to the north and St Michael’s Mount and Marazion to the south.

Its location, makes Ruth Dower an excellent base from which to explore the south west of Cornwall. The cottage is situated only a 10 mins drive from the ancient market town of Helston and about 25 mins from Falmouth and Penzance with their busy ports and bustling streets both provide plenty of interest to visitors. There are beaches, coves, fishing villages and walks to be explored and enjoyed on both the Penwith and Lizard Peninsulas which are only a short drive away and Hayle with its RNIB centre and the rugged seascape of Godrevy lie 15 mins drive to the north.

Truro is approx. 45mins drive and provides excellent shopping with a wide range of both national and independent retailers and a good range of facilities, restaurants, bars etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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