Drift is a cedar-clad super-insulated eco home with the highest sustainable credentials.
Your own private hot tub on the terrace outside.
Full-height doors open from the living-room out to the terrace.
The balcony outside the second floor living-room looks out over the terrace and woodland beyond.
The fabulous heated swimming pool is open 24/7.
Looking out to the dining terrace.
The colourful dining-area.
The kitchen-area is fully equipped.
Plenty of space for family meal preparation, and plenty of equipment too.
The wide entrance hallway flows seamlessly into the living-room.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds.
Bedroom 1 has French doors out to the terrace.
There is an en suite wet-room to Bedroom 1.
A lovely drenching shower head!
The dining terrace outside, a wonderful spot for a meal.
Looking back at Drift from the woodland pathway.
The first floor mezzanine area.
The first floor sitting-area has doors out to the balcony.
The balcony outside the first floor sitting-area.
Bedroom 2 on the first floor has a huge super-king bedstead.
Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower-room.
The shower-room en suite to bedroom 2.
....drench-head showers....luxury!
Bedroom 3 has 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds.
Bedroom 3 has a comfortable chair bed suitable for an extra child (available by prior arrangement).
The family bathroom on the first floor.
The pool-house is a short walk away, open 24/7 for guests' use.
The 15m heated indoor pool has a colour-changing light system - fabulous at night!
The gym is in the pool-house.
The pergola is a lovely place to sit on a hot day.
The ornamental lake is full of pretty fish.
A wonderful children's play-area.
A tennis court and croquet lawn for outdoor fun.
Lovely Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth is just a 15 minute drive away.
Falmouth is full of marinas, moorings and watersports of all kinds.
Fabulous clifftop walks on the north coast, just 15 minutes away.
Porthtowan beach is great for families, surfing, rock pool exploring and sandcastle building.
Chapel Porth at low tide, a wonderful beach with fabulous views.



5 miles N of Falmouth / Sleeps 6 + cot

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We loved our stay at Drift, the property is very well equipped as well as being eco friendly, the owner has clearly thought about the finer details to make it really special place to stay. The kitchen was open plan with an Ice maker, Nespresso machine. The 2 sitting areas with smart TVs were perfect for kids and adults to watch different programs in the evenings. The grounds are beautiful and really well maintained. The owner was approachable, responsive and quickly resolved any problems we had. Access to the lovely pool 24 hours a day was the icing on the cake.

Very comfortable cottage with plenty of space

Positives-Our 2nd year here and still enjoyed the location, lots of local dog walks, good facilities on site, great house for entertaining and very comfortable. Negatives-Change of owner and the genuine concern for the client appears to have gone with everything now contracted out. Had to buy our own glasses as insufficient for 6 people, hot tub not turned on after cleaning so not able to use for an extra day, pool cover not working and told to sort it ourselves. The details aren't being looked after. Hopefully will improve.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so sorry that you felt there were some areas that could have been improved - we'll be in touch directly to chat through your experiences. Tanya, Customer Support

All a bit tired and in need of some TLC. Sadly didn’t live up to our expectations.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your review of Drift and we're so sorry that you felt it didn't match your expectations.We do hope that we can assist you in finding somewhere more suited to your needs in the future. Julie, Customer Support

Beautiful holiday home in glorious setting. Greeted by the friendly owner on arrival. This is the perfect holiday choice for anyone who is looking for peaceful & relaxing accommodation with good amenities.

Exceeded our expectations ,lovely greeting from lovely owner making us so very welcome. Superb house ideal for our family with disabled children. Great central location close to so much to see and do and yet so quiet and peaceful Hot tub and pool brilliant Hope they keep booking system the same next year... great to have pool to yourself. .... just a brilliant holiday home and one that we will return to we hope many times

Drift was excellent and it’s on a fantastic site with everything you could want for a family break. It’s also in an excellent location to explore this beautiful part of Cornwall.

Lovely place to stay, excellent facilities and good start point for exploring the surrounding areas.

Drift is a fantastic place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone. We had a lovely time with our puppy, enjoying the comfort of the accommodation, the hot tub and all of the amazing Cornish locations within driving distance. We will be back!

The owner was very helpful and ensured we all had a relaxing holiday. The Drift was exactly as detailed and the facilities with the pool etc much used. Hope to return next year!

We really enjoyed our stay! Hot tub and pool were a real treat. We’d love to return next year!

An exceptional property in the perfect location to explore Cornwall. Nicely laid out and very well equipped. Hot tub is a real bonus. We were so well looked after by the owner who was attentive when need but left us to ourselves. We didn't want to come home. This place is a touch of class. Stop reading the review and book it!

Excellent properties, well thought out, lovely welcome pack on arrival. Pool and hot tub fantastic. We will definitely be coming back

Gorgeous property. Immaculately presented, homely, comfortable. Hot tub was lovely. Owners very accommodating. Great location for exploring mid / south Cornwall. Would recommend to others and would love to stay again!

A lovely holiday in comfortable surroundings. This is our second visit to the same place which we have never done before but so much to do both on site (swimming pool tennis court, gym, hot tub etc) and in the surrounding area. Still have things to do next time! Drift is a great home from home, very comfortable.

We stayed in drift over the Easter holidays . The photos don’t do the property justice it’s much bigger than it looks and the inside is very clean and comfortable. My husband always moans about pillows on holiday but not these . Thank you for the wine cake and milk the kitchen was well stocked and it was great to be able to have pool towels provided. The location is down a quiet lane there is nice walking out of the front door and so much to see locally we could have easily stayed for longer . The owner obviously has a personal pride in these properties and it shows . The hot tub was lovely . I don’t want to rate this place too highly in case we can’t get in next year !! We had the swimming pool to ourselves every day and it was lovely and warm . Thank you Kathy Iain Hannah and Martha April 2019

The owner was a very friendly host & always spoke to the Grandchildren. A very welcomed bottle of prosecco on arrival

We had a superb time at Emerald. The property was beautifully decorated and very clean. The grounds were wonderful; we thoroughly enjoyed the gardens, lake and hot tub which was all kept in great condition. Will definitely be back again and recommending to friends and family

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Drift; beautiful grounds with plenty to occupy the family. Ideal location in between Truro and Falmouth. Gorgeous property with ALL mod cons to hand. Kids especially loved the pool and Netflix. Grown-ups loved the space and quiet. We liked it so much that we'll return next year.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this place for families and couples alike - it caters for all. Just wonderful!

A wonderful place to relax with peaceful surroundings. Good Quality fixtures and fittings and plenty of room to move around and relaz. We really enjoyed the use of the 24 hour swimming pool which when we used it we had to ourselves. The whole place and how it had been planned with regard to the environment was just superb. We hope to be back.The owner was an excellent host. We have a 24 year old autistic son with learning difficulties who finds it hard to relax somewhere new. The owner put him at ease and my son really enjoyed the ride round the estate in The owner's golf buggy as he showed us the facilities, ie Goldfish Pond, Tennis Court, Table Tennis table, Gym, outdoor play area, Swimming pool. We were greeted with a few essentials and scones and a bottle of wine. The owner was unobtrusive but easy to reach if you had any questions. Great for wildlife and listening to the birds and nothing else. One of my abiding memories is sitting on the patio in the evening to hear a rustle and there just come through the hedge was a fox - he looked and then disappeared before I could even mention it to my husband.

This was our second time at Drift so we knew what to expect. This a very high end property. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two lounges just perfect for a family along with grandparents. There was even a hot tub this time which our grandsons made good use of. Good location being only 5 miles to Truro one way and 5 miles to Falmouth in the other. Loe beach close by. we loved everything about it this time just as we did on the last visit. The owner is excellent, cannot do enough to ensure you enjoy your holiday. It is a dog friendly house and my daughter's dog, Charlie, had a wonderful holiday too.

We stayed at drift for the february half term, Mon - friday and had a fantastic break. The owner welcomed us with a trip around the estate in his golf buggy which the kids (7 and 9) loved. The owner is a great host and very kind and in tune with his guests - couldnt be more helpful.

Emmerald is a fantastic estate. We stayed in drift which was top notch in terms.of holiday accomodation, as were all of the facilities on site. We enjoyed the tennis, pool and hot tub under the conish stars!

Thank you for a great stay and best wishes for the future

Graham, louisa, oscar and leo. (Oh, and jonny and jane the grand parents!)

Every detail has been considered here. I can't recommend this stunning house enough !!!

A warm friendly welcome with wine and cream tea. A helpful proprietor always available and helpful without being intrusive. A very comfortable place with good access to main routes but in a quiet country location

The house was very luxurious , spacious, clean and comfortable. It is within easy access of Falmouth and Truro. The hot tub was a welcome bonus , everyone enjoyed the pool and the tennis court, especially the ball thrower ! Lovely long weekend in the sun, peaceful and beautiful setting. The owners were very welcoming. We hope to be back soon.

Property, hot tub and pool are fantastic - the best we have stayed in

This was our second visit to these properties and we have had the most amazing time. There really is nothing bad to say about Drift and all the facilities that accompany it. Perfect getaway venue. The owner is very welcoming and we wouldn't have come back for a second visit if it wasn't the most perfect place to stay! Thank you! The Howse Family

Wonderfully relaxing and tranquil setting with excellent hosts who made us feel very welcome. There are 4 generations of us from 9 to 93 plus a dog and we were all at home straight away.

Excellent property that the photos do not really do justice to the design and quality of this attractive and very comfortable holiday home. The indoor swimming pool - available 24 hours - was a real treat as was the well equipped tennis court and surrounding grounds.

We loved everything about our time spent at Drift. The facilities were amazing. The house was clean. You couldn't wish for any more. Also the owner was friendly and helpful. We certainly plan to visit again.

The owners were both the kindest most welcoming hosts. Couldn't do more for you. It was a pleasure meeting them and after a two week stay we all feel refreshed and satisfied. Drift is a modern 2 storey house with large balcony overlooking the gardens. It is beautifully equipped and furnished with everything you need. Drift is surrounded by beautiful gardens bursting with plants and trees. A short stroll leads you to a tennis court complete with ball collector and ball throwing machine. Another path leads you to an indoor pool and a gym. The property has two lounge rooms which allowed the children to watch their own programmes upstairs as we watched the Olympics downstairs. Drift was a lovely place to stay.

A 5 star stay in a beautiful place. I didn't miss home once!

The owner was an excellent host and always there to help with any requests. We could not have chosen a better location to be able to visit the beautiful attractions of both North and South Cornwall. Everything was within easy reach. In addition the accommodation was first class and spacious with the added advantage of great amenities to suit those who wanted to be more active or relax in a calm and beautiful environment. We would definitely go back to this gem of a place:-)

Everything about our holiday at Drift was fantastic. Beautiful property, superbly fitted out. Lots of space (huge bathrooms). Attention to detail was sublime. Can't praise it enough. The owner looked after us so well and the grounds and facilities could not be faulted and above all, absolutely everything was sooooo clean. My grandsons spent a lot of time in the pool and on the tennis court - they so enjoyed everything. Even Charlie the dog had a great time. This property outshone even our wildest expectations!

Nothing was too much trouble for the owner who was on hand to make our stay as brilliant as possible.

If you want somewhere to stay in Cornwall that is reasonably close to both the south and north coast, is quiet and luxuriously appointed and has plenty of amenities on site, then look no further. Great value for money.

It would be difficult to improve on the standards of Drift and the Emerald site

Drift is a superb holiday home....the owners who live on site are very helpful

This is a high class, well maintained establishment. Drift very comfortable and spacious property. It is laid out well, light and airy: a great 'plus' is that the boot room/utility is just as you walk in the front door so you don't need to walk dust and mud throughout the house. The kitchen was well stocked (including some basic provisions - tea, coffee, sugar, oil) as was the fridge (milk, juice and a bottle of wine!). Our boys loved having a second sitting area away from their parents where they could watch the programmes they wanted. In terms of the outdoor facilities, the swimming pool is a big pull for our boys - perfect for those Cornish rainy days! We also loved the tennis court and the area next to the court, where our boys played cricket and croquet. The owners are great hosts - making us feel very welcome and always checking that we were happy and comfortable. The owner went out of his way to buy a cricket net for our boys to use so they didn't keep losing their balls! A really perfect holiday.

Wonderful well equipped, stylish and comfortable property in a great location for exploring Cornwall. The owner was very friendly and helpful, the indoor pool was excellent and a boon in the wet weather with small children. The beautiful gardens are well laid out for privacy. There is no DVD player though, fine for adults as there is Netflix - but if you have children who like their favourite movies like we do, you will need to take your own.

A fabulous holiday home, beautiful setting and fabulous facilities. The attention to detail and quality is impressive. Beautiful grounds, fabulous pool. If you are looking for somewhere to truly rax and unwind in luxurious surroundings, this is ideal!

A great family stay, very relaxing and plenty to do.

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