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Light Airy Modern Cottage: comfortable interior, village centre, great pub

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom modern cottage, sleeps 6, close to beaches, Heligan, Eden Project

Come and enjoy a relaxing break at Glebe Cottage. Built five years ago the cottage is in the middle of the small village St Ewe, close to the popular, local pub The Crown Inn. A traditional exterior hides a modern interior with double height ceilings and an open plan living area. Huge glass doors frame a fantastic view, whilst underfloor heating keeps the cottage warm and cosy. On hot days throw open the doors onto the deck which wraps round the back of the house, on chilly evenings light the wood burning stove and curl up on the large, comfortable sofa and watch a movie.

Three en-suite bedrooms give everyone their own space and an open plan living area guarantees you won't get stuck in the kitchen. Meal preparation can easily become a communal affair.

Outside there's plenty of space for everyone to relax with three well organised areas to make the most of the sun throughout the day - relax in the hammock, watch the sunset from the deck or watch the local farm life in the shape of the many cows and sheep in neighbouring fields. You might even spot an owl hunting in the field below the cottage.

St Ewe is a quiet village with a good pub and medieval church. Plenty of beaches are within easy reach, The Lost Gardens of Heligan are round the corner, The Eden Project is a 15 minute drive and Mevagissey is just down the road

The picturesque south coast of Cornwall is just 3 miles away and the beautiful Roseland Peninsula is full of pretty villages and hidden beaches with plenty of places to explore and keep you busy during your stay. Two of Cornwall's most famous attractions: The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are very close to the cottage and are both well worth visiting.

If you want to see more of Cornwall, St Ewe is very well located for visiting the whole of the County. The North Coast is a short drive away, with Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant at Watergate Bay and Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow both within 40 minutes of St Ewe. You can easily plan day trips to Lands Ends in the West and Tintagel in the North from your comfortable base at Glebe Cottage.

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sue hawken
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

About sue hawken

I am Sue Hawken and I own Glebe Cottage, which I run as a holiday property. I also live in St Ewe so I am on hand to sort out any problems that may arise during your stay.

sue hawken purchased this cottage in 2009

Why sue hawken chose Cornwall

Glebe Cottage was built in 2009 as a holiday cottage. We wanted to build a property that used traditional materials but made the most of twentieth technology and we hope that we achieved something that fits well into this ancient village. We hope that we have thought of everything you might need to make your holiday as comfortable as possible.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage enjoys a fabulous view over farmland. Although it is in the middle of the village, it is quiet and private and a very calming place to spend time away from home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Austell in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All three bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom. Two of these bathrooms have showers and one has a bath with shower attachment.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage is modern and built to meet modern disability standards. It is wheel chair accessible from the front and onto the deck at the back. Please ring and talk to us about your specific needs prior to booking.


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Light Airy Modern Cottage: comfortable interior, village centre, great pub
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We decided on Glebe Cottage when choosing a property due to its light and airy feel and its location away from the main towns and its local amenities (i.e. it's around 30 seconds walk to the pub!).

We were a group of five adults staying for five nights in early May and we found the cottage to be very comfortable with excellent facilities in terms of kitchen, bath/shower rooms, social areas and, wow, what a view! We even enjoyed a slightly chilly evening in the garden using the supplied barbecue. The cottage is modern and therefore very well insulated, keeping a nice temperature even though outside may be a little nippy!

The village of St Ewe is delightfully quiet and perfectly situated for visits to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and nearby Mevagissy with its excellent choice in pubs and restaurants.

We would all be more than happy to return to Glebe cottage in the future if only for the bread and lemon cake that Sue provided us with on our arrival, delish!

A delightful place for a family to holiday, I really couldn't recommend it enough.

ps. the pub is also excellent! The Crown has a good selection of beers and does very nice food, and we were made very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this, it will be really helpful for future guests. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay - come back and see us again.
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Wonderful Week in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from a week away in Cornwall with the family.

Glebe Cottage made the stay 'home from home' especially when the weather wasn't particularly nice to us!!!

Sue has made the cottage very comfortable and has included many little 'extras' to make it that extra bit special. The welcome pack was full of goodies that were much appreciated on arrival.

We would definitely return to the cottage if visiting that particular area of Cornwall and would have no qualms in recommending it to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful break away, the cottage was wonderful & the friendly cows in the field were lovely. The pub next door food was gorgeous & very friendly staff made us feel welcome.

We had a drive to St Mawes, Mevagissey & Charlestown which are all lovely little places. As we were celebrating a special birthday we had afternoon tea at Trevalsa Court Hotel (recommend by Sue) food was good & the view was amazing well worth visiting.

Definitely recommend this cottage & hopefully visit again soon

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place. All the previous reviews are spot on. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

cottage was superb, area excellent loads to do. More than highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Like Coming Back to a Good Friend

  • 5 of 5

Arriving after six long hours travelling by car through the English rain to St. Ewe, the welcome was very impressive: Just having parked the car

infront of the house, Sue already appeared in the middle of the street next to Glebe Cottage, giving us a warm welcome and making it feel like we

were coming back to an old, well-known friend you haven't seen for a long time. Everything was perpared perfectly - local food including bread,

eggs, butter and a magnificant home-made lemon drizzle cake was already in the cottage. The latter simply to say: exquisite! Moreover, it had been

quite late when we arrived, so Sue thankfully arranged a reservation in an Inn in the neighbour village on short notice.

For sure all the pictures are not exagerating in any sense. The first impression, as we came in the Cottage, was overwhelming: we did not expect to see the wide and high room framed by formidable roof beams using the cornish classical architecture, yet spreading the charm of modern style. The

bedrooms next to the main room with their appendant bathrooms are well-appointed. The beds themselves are very comfortable, and the kitchen is

equipped at its best and is very functional. Furthermore, the underfloor heating even makes cold and windy days feel homey. Simply, you will not

miss anything. Having had a few rainy days with dense fog too, we could appreciate the whole comfort of Glebe Cottage.

If we ever have a chance to come back to Cornwall we will book Glebe Cottage again and recommend it warmly to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Crown Pub
Nearest Ferry
47 Miles
Plymouth Port
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Carlyon Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
7.5 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Crown Pub
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Gorran Haven
Car: recommended

St Ewe is a totally unspoilt, inland village midway between the larger fishing village of Mevagissey and the small beach side village of Gorran Haven. Famous for its associations with The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Ewe is the place you will find the War Memorial with the names of Heligan's lost Gardeners.

St Ewe is 3 miles from the south Cornwall coast with an excellent choice of beaches from a well serviced local beach at Gorran Haven to the more remote beaches at Hemmick or Caerhayes, Carne or Pendower. Glebe Cottage is a 15 minute drive from The Eden Project and is very close to the beautiful and unspoilt villages of the Roseland Peninsula. The traditional fishing villages of Mevagissey, Fowey and St Mawes are all within easy reach of the cottage. Here you can while way an afternoon watching the fishing boats, browsing in the shops or trying your hand at a spot of crab fishing.

Glebe Cottage is close to the South West Coastal Path and there are plenty of choices of wonderful walks along the path passing through picturesque fishing villages and hidden beaches.

The central location of St Ewe means that there is easy access to the whole of Cornwall and many guests have travelled the County visiting Lands End and Tintagel in one stay. For those determined to relax there are plenty of easy ways to spend time close to St Ewe enjoying all Cornwall has to offer. The village also has a great, local pub, so you can enjoy an evening drink or meal without having to get in your car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Austell, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Jul 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer
6 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking on Glebe Cottage. The balance is required six weeks prior to arrival. The house is available from 4pm and must be vacated by 10.30 on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.