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Beautiful Cottages/Beaches/Great pub/Dogs welcome/Massage/Cycling/Walk - Lantern Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Lantern Cottage

The cottage sleeps 4 people. with a gorgeous double bedroom with floorboards that were old ships timbers and 2 single beds in the second bedroom. Ideal for a family. The lounge has a beamed ceiling and lovely cosy wood burner for colder evenings.

The whole cottage has recently been lovingly and tastefully refurbished.

I do allow dogs at the quieter periods of the year and the area is so good for dog walkers. They would need to be supervised at all times in the cottage and stay off the furniture and cleanliness is a top priority for the cottage.

Devoran village is quiet and peaceful, with a newly updated park just across the road. This gives you amazing views across the valley and out to sea. Walking to the characterful Quay Inn is 2 minutes away and the sea only a few minutes more. The village has so much history and listed buildings, it's a hidden gem.

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About the property


Lantern and Fuchsia Cottage are beautiful, Victorian cottages. They are next door to each other, so great for 2 families or perfect for a family of 4 or a couple. They are characterful and tastefully updated. Home from home, with everything you'd need for a great holiday.

Ideal for walkers, cyclist, bird watchers and anyone who loves the Cornish beautiful countryside and it's stunning beaches.

Dogs are welcome in both the cottages and also at the local pub. Please check details first.

The beamed ceiling and traditional features all add to their Cornish charm. A light and airy feel, with a great kitchen and dining room for convenience and entertaining. It is well equipped with all you'll need including speedy wifi to keep in touch.

Both gardens have a sunny decking area, which is great to enjoy all meals outside if you prefer or a quiet glass of wine in the evening. There is a grassed area and eashing line too. The cottages have a wood burner for cooler evenings with a good supply of games. The park opposite which overlooks the sea, is ideal for all ages of children including new swings and slides, a climbing platform and a large grassed area for games. A favourite activity is fishing for crabs in the creek or jumping off the Quay at Point (just up the road) to cool off on a sunny evening. Why not bring a kayak and paddle to the famous 13th Century Pandora Inn for a drink, or just drive round.

The cottages are situated towards the end of a row of listed cottages built for Ships Captains and mine owners. The village of Devoran was once an incredibly wealthy mining village, shown by the quality of the stunning Victorian 1850's houses, now a tranquil setting ideal for a holiday in Cornwall. The cottages are right in the heart of the historic village near the old school, church and beautiful old pub at the end of the road. It is a very safe, peaceful Cornish village for children. Great for bird life along the creek. A real bird lovers paradise.

10 mins away is Loe beach where boats and kayaks can be hired for the day or lessons taken out on the water. The Bissoe valley is excellent for bike hire with it's 11 mile old railway track from Devoran to the other coast at Portreath or Porth Towan and the great Blue Bar right on the beach. Perranporth Beach is another great beach with a pub right on the beach.

With holiday relaxation in mind why not book in for a luxury massage. I am a fully qualified massage therapist with over 10 years of experience. I specialise in back and neck massages, Indian head massages, reflexology foot massage or the most luxurious aromatherapy full body massage, either half hourly, hourly or an hour and a half. Just mention it at the booking stage or when you arrive at the cottage. It will really complete your holiday and help you release any stresses and tensions in the most lovely setting. I work into muscles, releasing knots or just helping you drift off into deep relaxation.

I am very happy to give any recommendations on places to visit, tailored to your interests. There are just so many to choose from. I have many brochures for local walks. It really is a lovely place to visit, great for the children, or in fact all ages to explore and discover. Many people come back year after year because they didn't have time to fit it all in on the one visit.

Devoran is very centrally located in Cornwall and with so many places to visit you will be spoilt for choice. The Eden Project, St Ives, St Michael's Mount, Mevagissey, Crantock beach (our favourite), and Fowey just to name a few.

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Belinda Yates
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Belinda Yates

My name is Belinda Yates and I've been living in Cornwall since I was a teenager and love it here.

I particularly enjoy walking the cliffs and making the most of the spectacular scenery and beaches. I would rate them as some as the best in the world.

I have one son, Daniel who is 19. He loves surfing on the rugged north coast beaches. Porthtowan is the closest. We like to sail as a family and enjoy outdoor adventure.

We live on the South coast in a fantastic village just beside the sea.

I am so pleased to open my cottage to others who can enjoy it's great position and surroundings I have many leaflets on local walks and places of interest. Welcome to Lantern cottage. Home from home.

Belinda Yates purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Belinda Yates chose Devoran

When I bought the house I was looking for a good community to bring my son up in. Devoran certainly has that with it's own village school.

Devoran is a very historic village and grew up in 1800's around the mining industry. Large ships collected tin and copper and the village now shows how prosperous it was with it's many listed houses. My house is at one end of the main old street, with a great, traditional old pub at the other end. The whole village is a conservation area.

Cornwall has so much variety to offer people, so many beautiful tucked away little fishing villages and amazing walks. There are National Trust houses, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project. with Trellissick Gardens just round the corner and so many more.

Lantern cottage is situated between Truro and Falmou

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage was built in the mid 19th Century, so a lovely old traditional cottage but fully modernised. It is light and airy with a decking area outside to enjoy a glass of wine.

There is plenty of parking outside, so easy to unload and leave your vehicle infront of the house. Across the road is a park.

It takes about 2 minutes to walk down to the beautiful tidal quay where the working ships would have loaded up. You could always stop off at the pub for a bite to eat or to sip your favourite tipple. Continue on along by the sea to Point Quay, getting a ferry across to the 13th century Pandora Inn. The estuary is a haven for birdwatchers.

The Bissoe Trail finishes at Devoran which can be cycled or walked from one coast to the other.

Killiow golf course is 5 minutes away in Playing Plac

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A fantastic cottage and beautiful village. just what we were looking for to relax and enjoy Cornwall. We were made to feel so welcome by Belinda, who helped us work out all the best places to see".

"Very handy for visiting different areas of Cornwall, we saw so much, never a dull moment".

"What a beautiful cottage, loved the pub, Sunday lunch was amazing. We'll be back again next year"!

"Exactly what we wanted, rest and relaxation. I would thoroughly recommend having a massage from Belinda, my husband had one too, I wished we lived closer so we could have one more often!"

"Thanks Belinda, see you next year"

"The cottage was just gorgeous, our girls loved the cabin bed and took turns"
May 2011
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Booking Notes:
£150 deposit, with full payment a month before the rental date. I also ask for a £100 damages deposit, refunded after your stay if nothing is broken or damaged.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday. 4.00pm- 10am
There is sometimes room for flexibility


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Devoran in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please treat and respect my cottage as you would your own home.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Good sized family bathroom with a bath and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with good sized very comfortable double bed. Bedroom 2 with two single beds, one raised up in a bunk bed style, we call it 'the nook', very quirky and one that the children love.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The rooms are light and airy with views over the front and back garden. Sea glimpses from the double room. The second bedroom has 2 single beds, one is raised up with a step ladder. Children love it. On request I can provide a camp bed for unexpected extra people, although you would need to bring your own bedding. Outside: Sunny outside decking area to relax and enjoy meals outside or a glass of wine to help unwind. A table and chairs,including an interesting antique tram seat for extra seating. A washing line and grassed area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is thoroughly cleaned to a high standard each changeover with freshly laundered bed linen, 2 tea towels, a hand towel and bath mat. Bath towels and beach towels can be ordered on request.


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Lantern Cottage
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews

A lovely terraced cottage in a beautiful and quiet village, great location for exploring Cornwall.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lantern Cottage. The accommodation was well equipped and a great base and for our family, our 5 year old loved the cabin bed and our 3 year old slept well in the single. Our kids loved the play area across the road and a short walk took us to the local pub and Devoran quayside which is a lovely quiet spot to sit and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and were both able to make the most of having a massage too. It was a pleasure having you all to stay. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay between Christmas and the New Year at this wonderful cottage. It was a very peaceful and relaxing visit.

We have friends in Devoran so will definitely be coming back in the future and hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely 4 days staying in Fuschia Cottage. The cottage is great and had everything we needed. Many thanks Belinda for your welcome and for the massage!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and liked Fuchsia cottage so much. You certainly made the most of the beautiful beaches. Polly Joke near Crantock, is one of my favourites too. It was a pleasure having you all to stay. Hope to see you again in the future.
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2 Wochen im schönen Lantern Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei sehr schöne Wochen bei leider sehr englischem Wetter in Devoran verbracht.

Belinda hat uns herzlich aufgenommen und viele Tipps und Empfehlungen für Ausflugsziele und Besichtigungen in der Nähe gegeben, denen wir fast allen nachgekommen sind und bei denen Sie uns nie zuviel versprochen hat.

Das Haus hat alle unsere Erwartungen erfüllt. Die Ausstattung mit der neuen Küche, der Essecke für vier Personen und den beiden Schlafzimmer, von denen das "Hochbett" besonders bei unserem Jüngsten beliebt war, ist sehr schön und familiär eingerichtet. Man spürt sofort, dass es sich nicht um ein klassisches Ferienhaus, sondern um eine Wohnung handelt, die von Belinda selbst lange bewohnt wurde.

Die Lage ist für Ausflüge in Cornwall super, weil sehr zentral. Zum Einkaufen und Bummeln sind Falmouth und Truro ganz schnell erreicht und es gibt eine ganze Reihe an kleinen und großen Gasthäusern in der Nähe, die uns richtig gut gefallen haben. Und wenn man nicht mehr fahren will, so gibt es wenige hundert Meter in der selben Straße ja auch noch das "Old Quai Inn", wo man - wenn das Wetter mitspielt - den Abend sehr schön draußen verbringen kann.

Auch wenn es nächstes Jahr erst einmal wieder in den wärmeren Süden Europas gehen wird, so kommen wir bestimmt wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. I'll get someone to translate it for me! Glad you enjoyed Cornwall and the cottage so much.
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Lantern cottage is an ideal holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Lantern cottage is a lovely house in the beautiful village of Devoran situated close to a pretty tidal estuary. I particularly liked the kitchen and bathroom which looked recently refurbished. The local pub is very nice, serves excellent food and has a good range of real ales. The village of Devoran is a good base for travelling around Cornwall. We loved the small coastal villages Porthleven and Mousehole and of course the Eden Project. One week wasn't long enough and we were reluctant to leave the area and the house which was very cosy and comfortable. We have promised ourselves that we will return even though it's a long drive from the North East. Belinda gave us a lovely warm welcome ensuring we had everything we needed. I would recommend this property and the beautiful village to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to meet you both and welcome you to Lantern cottage. You would be more than welcome any time in the future, when you feel like exploring more of Cornwall's hidden gems. So glad you loved the cottage, I've tried to create a special home from home. See you again soon.
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Lovely, comfortable and well presented cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for exploring Cornwall. Nearby pub is dog friendly, good beer and good food. Cottage easy to heat and keep warm, lovely log burner. Murphy the dog enjoyed the local walks and lazing in front of the fire. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the cottage and the beautiful surrounding countryside. It's ideal location helps you explore Cornwall, also friends and family when living close by. As you found out the pub is great and nice and close too.Thank you for your review and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. I'm glad Colin was able to make the most of the massage and really benefited from it. Murphy was a pleasure to have too. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Quay Inn
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Perranwell station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Loe beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For luxurious holiday relaxation why not try a Spa treatment. I am a fully Qualified Complimentary Therapist, so please do let me know if you'd like to book in for a

Luxurious 1.5 hr Aromatherapy Full Body Massage, working on all the body systems and making you feel wonderful.

Back and Neck, stress relieving massage, working on knots and tensions.

Relaxing Reflexology foot massage (like an internal massage for your body, great to help sleep)

Indian Head massage (great for headache suffers).

Best to mention it before your trip as it's very popular in the village, if not just text me soon after you get here to book it in.


Only 2 minutes walk from the cottage to the tidal creek. 5 mins drive to Loe beach for kayaks, swimming, sailing and a great little cafe(a nice 40 min walk). 15 mins drive to 3 beautiful Falmouth beaches. 15 mins drive to the closest North coast (surf) beach of Porthtowan or St Agnes. The fantastic beach of Perranporth 25 mins away. Crantock another stunner a little further (35 mins).


Only 45 minute drive to Newquay airport, linking to Gatwick. 1 and a half hours drive to Plymouth ferry. Bristol airport 3 hours drive.


Nearest great shop with local butcher and Post Office is 2 mins drive to Carnon Downs. 10 mins to the Cathedral City of Truro for shopping. Trellissick gardens 10 mins drive. Bissoe Trail cycling from Devoran to Portreath, coast to coast, 11 miles, 15 mins to picturesque Falmouth and it's beaches. 15 mins to the famous 13th Century 'Pandora Inn'. Eden Project 1 hr drive. Lost Gardens of Heligan 1 hr drive. Newquay zoo & Aquarium 1 hrs drive. Lands End 1.5 hrs drive approx.

Further Details:

The 17th Century Quay Inn serves great food and a friendly atmosphere in the village (2 minutes walk). The Norway Inn just off the main road towards Falmouth (5 minutes). Lots of good restaurants in Truro and Falmouth (particularly fish). Asda in Penryn (10 mins) Tesco's and Sainsburys (Truro). Cashpoint in Carnon Downs next village (5 mins), which is also the nearest local small shop, but amazingly well stocked. It has a butchers and Post Office just beside. Banks in Truro and Falmouth. Telephone box bottom of the hill. There is just so much to do in Cornwall particularly if you enjoy the countryside and beaches. The Minack theatre is an amazing outdoor cliff theatre towards Lands End. Other theatres include The Hall for Cornwall (Truro) Kneehigh, Miracle, Cube, which all have productions all the year round.