This is a delightful cottage set in a peaceful valley
Inside Pillaton Mill is perfectly presented, in a style that is in keeping with the cottage
The cottage dining-room.
Pillaton Mill has three delightful bedrooms.
The pretty gardens with far reaching views of open countryside.
The cottage kitchen has all that you need to cook up a treat.
The lovely dining-room with the Heritatge Range.
The cottage is beautifully furnished throughout.
The comfy lounge has a toasty wood-burner making this an ideal retreat whatever the weather.
Plenty of holiday reading on offer.
A wonderful spot to sit out and enjoy lunch or dinner and watch the wildlife.
Bedroom 1 has a 5' double bed and a wash-basin.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
The original features are very much in evidence.
Bedroom 3 has 'zip and link' (double or twins) beds and limited head room on one side.
Bedroom 3 can also be set up as a single bed - allowing more room.
The family bathroom.
A footpath wends its way down the cliff to wonderful Long Sands below Tregantle Fort.
Portwrinkle a short distance form Pillaton.
The impressive railway viaduct at Calstock spanning the River Tamar.
The coastal footpath with views to Rame Head.
The Lynher valley close to Pillaton.
The South West Coast Path is well worth exploring.
Portwrinkle beach on the nearby Rame peninsula.
Sailing on the Tamar close to Saltash.
Views to Rame Head from Portwrinkle beach.
The Royal Albert Bridge spanning the Tamar at Saltash.
The Lynher Valley above Pillaton
Cremyll on the river Tamar a short drive from Pillaton.
Portwrinkle is a short drive away.

Pillaton Mill


4.4 miles NW of Saltash / Sleeps 6 + cot*

7 Nights from £467 - £1280

September 2017

An excellent holiday cottage and the photos are a true representation of Pillaton Mill

July 2017

Great cottage, so romantic as those typically English Cottages! Lovely garden and the owners are really giving a warm welcome, very personal and very helpful! Although there's a wood burning stove, we had sometimes cold in the evenings (but we're coming from a warm climate)

August 2016

What a beautiful and charming house! We felt at home from the first step and we would love to come back. The beautiful garden, the kitchen, the furniture, even the books on the shelves. Everything was just perfect.

Best Marcus

August 2016

A great place to escape from urban life and enjoy the peace of the countryside.

August 2016

The perfect property for an ideal family holiday. A quiet and peaceful location for a house that was yet less than 10 minutes from the main road with access to beaches, towns and places of interest. Pillaton Mill has plenty of character and warmth, a comfortable and cosy home from home - welcoming and warm, tastefully furnished, interesting artwork. The kitchen was well equipped and stocked with staples (herbs, spices, oils, teas and coffee). The added extras of milk, eggs, fresh apple juice, scones and clotted cream were a generous, thoughtful touch from the considerate and helpful owners. We loved the great little log burner and plentiful supply of wood to keep the evenings toasty and comfy. There was plenty in the house to keep us entertained, should we have wanted a quiet week away - books, DVDs, books, paints. We were keen to get out and were well-located: for example, for Cotehele and canoeing up the Tamar; for a couple of beach days in Looe and Portwrinkle; for the Eden Project; for a theme park day out. If you know Cornwall well, there is so much to see and do. We are a young family of three and hope to return again when a family of four!

July 2016

This place alone is worth the trip to Cornwall. If one wishes to leave the place is close to beaches and Plymouth. However it has a wonderfull garden in a beutifull Cornish setting for the sunny days, and an open fire, a complete library and an AGA cooker for the rainy days. Just go there.

June 2016

We had a wonderful week in Pillaton Mill. It's a charming old cottage, beautifully furnished and decorated and it felt like home right from the start. Situated in a quiet valley you can sit in the garden all day or head out to places like Cotehele or Rame Head that are not too far away. Many thanks again to the owners who were very helpful and gave us a lot of information about the area!

June 2016

Lovely private garden ,ideal for relaxing in. Great birdwatching too! Cottage generally had a very homely, welcoming feel to it!

October 2015

Unless you were willing to light the log burner every day (including buying more logs) it was impossible to keep the living room at a comfortable temperature, using the central heating alone, in the evenings. There is only one small radiator to heat a relatively large room. This would be even more of an issue when the weather is really cold. For people not used to the narrow Cornish lanes, which are the only way of accessing this cottage, getting to the cottage from the main road was not an easy process. We did not go out at night due to the possibility of having to reverse long distances in the dark.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Sorry to hear you were chilly despite the central heating - the wood-burner does play an important part in keeping the living-room warm and cosy, and we know that the Owners leave a large basket of logs for guests' arrival. In addition, the Heritage range works alongside the central heating to keep the rest of the house at a reasonable temperature. We know that older houses can take a little more heating than modern properties, especially at this time of year when the days are very warm and the nights are a real contrast. We understand that the width of Cornish lanes can be a bit of surprise if you're a first time visitor to the county, so we've mentioned it in our description - guests are always welcome to ask our staff for more information if they are particularly concerned about the approach to any cottage. Tanya, Customer Support

September 2015

We had a wonderful stay here. The cottage is such a warm welcoming place and very well-equipped. Ideal location for exploring Cornwall: National Trust houses and gardens, fishing villages.

August 2015

This is a delightful cottage - we felt so at home here, and would not hesitate to recommend it. When we arrived there were many thoughtful, welcoming touches provided by the owners, including fresh flowers, milk, eggs, scones and apple juice. The cottage is beautifully furnished in an informal style, with plenty of intriguing items on display - including some wonderful pottery and paintings. For our party of six, it was very useful having a separate dining room, and the wood-burning stove in the sitting room is incredibly efficient and easy to use. It's unusual to find a kitchen in a rented cottage that is so well equipped, so none of the usual frustrations of (eg) finding no cheese grater, sharp knives or large saucepan! The garden is beautiful and large enough to disappear into, and there's a patio on the kitchen side of the house that catches the morning sun. It's in a really peaceful location and we really enjoyed exploring the area. The coastline is stunning, and relatively uncrowded. There's also a lot to see inland, especially along the Tamar valley. Two weeks just wasn't enough, and we definitely hope to return here.

May 2015

What a privilege to be the first family to stay in this beautiful cottage. So much character, so peaceful, comfortable and well equipped. An absolute gem. We had better book again soon before it becomes booked out.

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