Set at the top of a private drive and looking down towards the reservoir, Mount Wise Cottage adjoins the owner's home but faces away from it.
The cosy sitting/dining-room.
The double bedroom (Bedroom 1) has a lovely outlook.
The small but well-equipped kitchen.
The sitting/dining-room looks out across the enclosed front courtyard to the reservoir and beyond.
Afternoon tea is served!
Relax with a glass of something special on the patio...
The kitchen looks out across the fields.
The family bathroom is on the ground floor.
Your four-legged friend also gets a very warm welcome.
The pretty twin bedroom, has lovely views.
Mount Wise Cottage is set in the most idyllic location, sit and listen to the morning bird song.
The super view across the fields.
The double bedroom has white bathrobes for your use.
Both bedrooms have wonderful views towards the reservoir.
The steep cornish staircase takes you up to the first floor, there is a small step either side of the stairs, leading into the bedrooms.
Comfy pillows, and cosy linens add up to a super nights sleep.
The patio at the front is the perfect spot for a cup of tea, whilst listening to the bird song.
The sitting/dining-room looks out across the enclosed front courtyard to the fields and reservoir beyond.
Washing blowing in the Cornish breeze.
Looking back from the footpath which circles the reservoir, Mount Wise Cottage is just visible in the distance (left of centre in the photograph).
Falmouth is a short drive away, and is full of gorgeous bistros and fashionable little shops.
If you fancy a day trip to St Mawes, hop on the King Harry Ferry.

Mount Wise Cottage


6.5 miles W of Falmouth / Sleeps 2 + cot

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7 Nights from £337

The cottage is perfect in every detail and for a lady on her own with a little dog it was ideal. The homely touches were lovely especially the gorgeous scented candle on arrival and the treats for us both to enjoy. Thank you, Jane, for ensuring a warm and cosy stay.

Perfect little cottage for me on my own, lovely towels, bed linen and thoughtful extras.

Mount Wise Cottage is the perfect base for a couple hoping to explore Western Cornwall. A lovely quiet character cottage with excellent facilities, excellent host and no stone left unturned.

Cosy cottage. Perfect for cocooning when the weather is a bit grumpy.

Quite area and nice terrace to enjoy outside dinners

Very quiet and peaceful cottage at south end of Stithians Lake but easily accessible to local facilities and to main A394 Helston to Falmouth road, lots of Cornwall is within rapid travelling distance. Comfortable, well equipped cottage, great for a relaxing break, small garden to sit out in and enjoy the birdsong and quiet surroundings. Owner lives on site and is very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed our second stay here and certainly recommended.

Lovely cottage in a good location. Very comfortable and the owner provides everything you need for a great holiday.

Small but adequate cottage with a very steep staircase. Lovely quiet, rural location, but also central to more popular areas. Good for walking and wildlife. Dog friendly with footpaths and field paths from the cottage. Host very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommended.

The whole cottage is beautifully furnished and everything you could ever think of is supplied, in fact in real life it is even prettier than the photos show. The views are lovely, the position is perfect for visiting all coastal towns and Truro….I couldn’t decide whether to stay in Hayle, Falmouth or Porthleven and this was a perfect choice, all three were very easy to get to. To cover practical matters….the heating was on and lovely and warm, very cosy (I was worried it might be cold since it was February) the bed was comfortable, the water always hot, all kitchen equipment was excellent quality and it felt like a welcoming hug as you walked through the door. Jane is a perfect host, friendly, welcoming and made sure that we had everything we could need. It was a treat to have flowers in every room, fresh bread, wine and chocolates, especially as it was my birthday that week…..she even popped in a birthday card! We will be looking forward to our next visit!

Lovely cottage, superbly decorated and fitted out, very comfortable , spotlessly clean. Very friendly owner who lives next door. Didnt want to leave.

The cottage is in a lovely setting and very central to the southern part of Cornwall so it makes a very good base to explore from. It is very well presented and the owner is very friendly and helpful. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and the bed is very comfortable. The little welcome gifts are very appreciated too.

Cosy cottage, excellent host who left some lovely extra welcome touches for us. Comfortable bed and well equipped kitchen. Bathroom is on the ground floor and the stairs are steep so if you have mobility issues this is something to take into account. Access to amenities close by with farm shop next door for fresh local produce. Links to coastline and beaches are excellent.

Simply perfect, keep it secret!

A very quiet and peaceful location - but not so convenient if you wish to spend time on the coast, as travelling on some busy and narrow roads will be involved. We were happy to focus more locally.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were pleased to hear that you had a relaxing holiday and appreciated the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside. Some local roads are narrow and a little winding in places, but this does add to the rural charm. We were thrilled to know that you had a lovely time focused in this area - did you get a chance to walk around Stithians lake? It is a beautiful haven for wildlife, and so conveniently located by the cottage. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sarah R, Customer Support

This was the perfect cottage for our holiday in Cornwall this year. The house was lovely- clean and well set out with everything we needed. The fields around the cottage provided a safe environment for our dog to roam around and run off long trips in the car. The cottage couldn’t be better located. Not far from beaches each side and lovely countryside all around. Just down the road is the reservoir which has a great cafe and lake side sports and walks. A walk round the lake at nightfall was as peaceful as you could get with lots of interesting wild life. Could not recommend this enough and I haven’t even mentioned wine, lemonade, chocs and fresh home baked bread that awaited us along with lovely fresh flowers everywhere. What’s not to like?

Fabulous week at Mount Wise Cottage, which is in a lovely peaceful setting with views of the lake. Very well situated for visiting different places in Cornwall. Jane was a super host, supplied flowers in the cottage, milk, homemade bread, wine and felt very comfortable and at home and the weather was excellent too.

This little cottage has everything you need and is within easy reach of so much of this part of Cornwall. The welcome was lovely, fresh flowers, wine chocs. ect. We had a lovely stay and would definitely like to return sometime.

A absolutely delightful cottage, which we loved staying in. Warm and cosy, and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was well equipped, and the food & drink left for us by the owner was much appreciated.

a little gem! very comfortable

Jane is highly welcoming and very helpful

peaceful quiet rural location, surrounded by nature (we we delighted to hear a cuckoo), easy access to facilities of Falmouth and Helston

Excellent location for most of Cornwall. Delightful owner who made us feel very welcome. Thoughtful treats for our Irish Terrier. Great walking area too.

This is a gem, not to be missed.

After 2 years of lockdowns what a pleasure to get away and this cottage was just perfect. Jane made us so welcome and at home. We will definately be coming back!

Reply from Classic Cottages

It sounds as if Mount Wise Cottage was the perfect retreat for you to recharge your batteries. We're thrilled that you're planning a return visit and look forward to welcoming you back. Julie, Customer Support

The cottage was very clean and you felt immediate at home. It had everything you needed, especially in the kitchen, if you like cooking. Jane, the owner, had added little extras on arrival that created a warm welcome. The furnishing were comfortable and suited the cottage, and the heating was really warm for my December stay. Love to go back and definitely recommend it as the location was good with easy access to Falmouth, Penzance, St Ives and thereabouts.

We would certainly recommend Mount Wise Cottage. Cosy and warm cottage ideal for a out of season break. Personal touches on arrival such as freshly baked bread and fresh flowers made it even more special. The cottage is in am ideal location for exploring the local area.

Warm personnel welcome attending to any extra needs should we require

Plus fresh flowers in all rooms, warm bread and bottle of wine as extras

Excellent friendly service

This was an excellent cottage, so well equipped with everything you could wish for. A beautiful setting, with lovely views from the bedrooms. Couldn’t recommend it more!

The host was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. She went out of her way to make us comfortable, even making fresh bread for our arrival. Would definitely recommend her properties.

The cottage was well equipped, very clean and fresh. The host was perfect friendly but not intrusive.

Excellent cottage, surpassed all our expectations

A well equipped cottage in good location. A warm welcome from the owner. Lovely to have fresh flowers and homemade bread on arrival.

Jane provided a very personal touch by baking bread for our arrival. There was also milk, wine and elderflower presse in the fridge. We felt very welcome and perhaps made ourselves too much at home! The garden bench in the field to catch the evening sun was lovely and allowed us to socialise with the couple who were renting the farmhouse. We will definitely consider coming back here again. A great base for exploring south-west Cornwall.

We very much enjoyed our stay at Mount Wise Cottage. We found that it everything we needed, was cosy, warm and very well equipped.

It's central location meant that it was ideally positioned for short distance drives to both north and south coasts plus other attractions in the south west of Cornwall.

Would highly recommend a stay in this accommodation.

Our host was very welcoming and friendly.
The cottage is well-situated, set back from the road and in tranquil surroundings. It is beautifully decorated and the thoughtful touches of flowers, home-made bread and wine were much appreciated. We had a very happy week there exploring the coastal paths and gardens.

All the attention to detail was amazing wine, milk and cordial in the fridge, freshly baked delicious loaf of bread & flowers in all the rooms.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your comments for Mount Wise Cottage. We are sure that the owners would have been thrilled that you were so pleased with the welcome touches. We hope to welome you back in the future, Sarah, Customer Support

Wonderful cottage, wonderful owner excellent location.

Wonderful welcome from the owner, fresh home made bread, bowl full of fruits, wine cordial and fresh flowers. You couldn't ask for more. Cottage very cosy and comfy. Very dog friendly. The cottage is situated in a very good area, as you can access a number of towns, beaches, Lizard not far away, Did a lot of hiking. HIGHLY RECOMMED.

Reply from Classic Cottages

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, did you have chance to walk your dog around Stithians Reservior? We can recommend Sunday Lunch at the nearby Golden Lion pub too! Jill, Customer Support

Marvelous property with high level of equipment, the host, Jane, went out of her way to make our stay as pleasant as possible and had added lots of personal touches that made us feel very welcome. Overall a very good experience. Paul

The owner presents the cottage to a high standard and makes guests feel very welcome with the little extras such as flowers, fruit, wine and home made bread.

A superb cottage beautifully furnished with lots of lovely touches. Very central so within easy reach of lots of beaches and other attractions. Would definitely return.

Very fine and cosy Cottage. Beautiful flowers were arranged for us. We also got some bread, milk and a bottle of wine from the owner. That was really nice. The owner is really helpfull ans friedly! Tank you very much for your hospitallity.

We couldn't fault this accommodation and would love to return and carry on exploring this area.

Lovely little cottage with so many little extras (homemade bread, milk, tea and coffee, doggie treats and so much more) Jane the owner was very welcoming. We had a great holiday and look forward to returning in the near future.

We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was so peaceful - just what i needed to recharge my batteries

With fresh flowers, fruit and home bread welcoming us, we were thoroughly spoilt.

The owner Jane Meridith was so kind and helpful. We were delayed in the Isles of Scilly for 24 hours due to the weather conditions. Jane called us whilst still in the Scillys to ask if she could get any shopping in for us, what a great gesture

We so enjoyed our stay. Very close to many attractions and very well equipped. Would recommend

lovely comfortable cottage,great welcome,owner made us feel welcome and felt at home straight away,well done fantastic !

Really enjoyed our stay here. Well located as there are many places to visit, all within 20 minutes or so driving time. Jane, the owner of the property couldn't have been more helpful. Superb cottage. Small, but cosy, warm, clean and extremely well decorated. With the surrounding fields it was perfect for exercising our dog too.

Fantastic cottage made even better by the fresh fruit, flowers, milk and home made bread provided by Jane. Cottage was very comfortable and with the weather not so wonderful mean there was no problem staying in and relaxing.

A charming farmhouse cottage, with homemade marmalade waiting for us, together with chocolates, milk and fresh bread. What more could I ask for!

A lovely located and presented cottage. Jane did everything to make the stay enjoyable, especially the lovely flowers and fruit bowl and especially her home made bread.

Lovely, warm, cosy cottage. Comfortable, well equipped, and more! Good location for exploring the countryside. Helpful and friendly owner. Couldn't ask for more. Thoroughly recommend.

Absolutely stunning! Great location, beautiful cottage, peaceful and completely relaxing!

The extras flowers, fruit, bottle of wine and the quality of the bedding etc were lovely finishing touches.

An absolutely picture perfect cottage in a stunning location, extremely well equipped and a lovely host in Jane who ensures that everything is first rate for a memorable holiday

Lovely cottage is quiet location. Perfectly situated for access to west Cornwall and both north and south coastlines.

This cottage is more welcoming than a normal basic holiday let and the owner should be congratulated for 'going the extra mile' and making the property more welcoming than a normal holiday let, with fresh fruit and flowers to welcome the visitors.

Quite possibly the cosiest cottage in Cornwall

Mount Wise Cottage is a relaxing, cosy getaway, and still provides a homely feel. Jane makes you feel very welcome, and goes above and beyond to make your stay special. Flowers, fruit bowls, homemade jam and bubbles for your evening bath, to name a few things. Everything was clean and luxurious. She even spoils the dog, with a fantastic dog bag full of goodies and essentials. The surrounding fields and the nearby reservoir, are perfect for exercise for you and your dog. I can honestly say I will be visiting again, and would recommend Mount Wise Cottage to anyone who's looking for a perfect break.

Wonderful location, ideal for North to South and East to West days out. Very comfortable, excellent bedding and as required this time of year lovely and warm

The cottage was very warm and comfortable with beautiful furnishings. The bathroom was bigger than it looked on the picture and it was good to have constant hot water and heating to dry the towels especially in November.

We really appreciated the homemade bread and flowers along with all the extras in the kitchen and bathroom which made the cottage so welcoming. Jane was also very helpful and friendly.

Nice peaceful setting. Ideal for a relaxing holiday Very cozy.

Beautiful picturesque cottage in a great location for exploring Cornwall!

Absolutely fabulous cottage. It was a beautiful dream holiday. Beautiful than thought.

Great location and it is ideal for 2 people as advertised. Quiet and peaceful area - easy to access. The owner was very pleasant when she came to greet us and on the day we left.

From our arrival Jane was the perfect host, lovely fruit and flowers. Stunning ciottage, 1st class in every way. We saw shooting stars and enjoyed a tranquil haven.

A lovely, well equipped cottage! The final touches such as the fruit and flowers make you feel welcome.

Delightful cottage, perfect location, peaceful break.

Mount Wise cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday in Cornwall. The location is very convenient for exploring in any direction. The cottage itself is brimming with charm and character, yet supplied every convenience from the well-stocked kitchen to the comfy beds. Fresh flowers, fruit, and a friendly welcome from the hostess were the extra touches that make this place very special. I hope to return someday soon!

Very Comfortable, Value for money, Great location, excellent

Very good all round service from the agency. Very good accomodation. Thank you.

Lovely homely cottage. Perfect peaceful location. Very comfortable beds.

This cottage proved to be a very cosy and quite haven during our Christmas stay, with the owners available to give help and advice without any intrusion. The location is ideal for visiting the north and south coast, with our favorite locations around Falmouth, parts of the Lizard and St Ives very accessible. Despite the weather walks from the cottage with our dog either around the owners fields, lake or public footpaths were very accessible, with the added bonus of not requiring the car. All in all a very enjoyable stay.

Warm and cosy and bathroom is delightfully spacious.

Lovely remote location, perfect for my friend and me. The beds are very comfortable and the owner is extremely friendly. I would stay here again, with a few small changes.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Mount Wise Cottage. We're delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay - we've passed your suggestions on to the Owner, and hope to welcome you back in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

Very clean and decorated to high standard. All facilities you could wish for and Jane made us feel very welcome

A lovely comfortable cottage, well placed for all the attractions of Cornwall. Very peaceful and relaxing. Great views.

Lovely cottage in great location with a warm welcome , ideal for countryside,walks, beaches & pub!

Lovely , peaceful place, amazing nature, unforgettable days in a wonderful countryside. We will always recommended Cornwall, Mount Wise Cottage and Mrs. Jane Meredew to our friends. Best regards, Thomas Garroth & Heike Hillebrand.

My husband and I had a fabulous week, great cottage and the weather was perfect. Warm welcome from owner and even fresh flowers and fruit. So many thoughtful details, CD player and CDs, games, books to read. The cottage certainly exceeded our expectations.

Cosy holiday home with nice touches such as flowers, fruit basket and home made bread. Made to feel very welcome by the host.

Perfect peaceful central location for exploring West Cornwall. Will use your company and probably return to Mount Wise again.

This cottage is in a perfect location to explore west Cornwall. All the highlights in this wonderful area, from gardens to coastal hikes and much more, are at hand and can be easily reached in a short time.

A beautiful quiet cottage, well decorated and surrounded by fields.Can not recommed it any higher.Only a short drive to Falmouth and Helston but some local pubs with good food as well.

Ideal if holidaying with a dog and owners very helpful and welcoming.

Nice Cottage and nice location.

Many thanks to the owners

Be seen as the starting point for all Cornwell is the perfect cottage. Unfortunately, the decor was a little outdated but still loving. Fresh flowers and fresh fruit were provided by the landlord.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review of Mount Wise Cottage; we think the cottage is decorated very much in keeping with the style and age of the property, and the Owner's used some really restful and calm colours - perfect for a relaxing break in a country cottage. The paintwork has all just been refreshed and looks lovely. We were delighted that you enjoyed your fruit and flowers, and hope you had a wonderful stay in Cornwall. Tanya, Customer Support

Great location within quick access to Falmouth, Redruth, St Ives and The Lizard. Excellent for the dog, with plenty of walking and fields around the property this is a dogs paradise. Property is lovely with pretty rooms and the bathroom and kitchen have everything you need. Owner provides facilities for dog such as bowls and towels. Very happy with stay would definately stay again.

This cottage was perfect for our style of holiday. The cottage was very clean, very dog friendly, everything you could want for a self-catering stay - we even had a doggie bag which included bowl, treats and a towel to wipe her paws! A bowl of fruit was supplied for us, which was a nice touch. Centrally located for both coasts and pub with good food within reach. Would recommend.

The little cottage was very cosy. We enjoyed to stay there. The owner welcomed us with pretty flowers and a bowl of fruits in the cottage. She and her family were very friendly and helpful.

This cottage is really very lovely and it's very good equiped. It's well loacted to explore Cornwall and to enjoy the peaceful area surrounding the cottage. However, for shopping, etc a car is required. We were 2 people staying at the cottage, which was perfect. From our feeling the cottage would be quite small for four people.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review of Mount Wise Cottage. We're delighted that you found the cottage well located and hope you enjoyed your stay. The cottage is only available for parties of two guests, and as you found there is plenty of room for a couple. There is a choice of two bedrooms to allow flexibility in case guests don't wish to share. Tanya, Customer Support

Mount Wise is a compact, well equipped and charming cottage well off the beaten track. We found the owner very helpful with good advice on places to visit and local facilities. Our stay there was a delightful experience.

We would highly recommend Mount Wise Cottage for couples or parents with a young baby. Great location to explore Cornwall from and the cottage was very nice and well kitted out.

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