A short stroll from the waters of Restronguet Creek, halfway between Truro and Falmouth, this is the ideal location for exploring both north and south coasts, and all points in between.
For walkers, gardeners and those looking for peace and tranquility, beautifully presented Orchard Vean offers wonderfully comfortable single-storey accommodation, perfect for a relaxing and reviving holiday in a delightful setting.
The houses in Penpol meander along the water's edge towards Devoran, where the popular Quay Inn serves delicious locally-sourced food. The Mineral Tramway cycle trail starts nearby and bicycles can be hired locally. Beautiful Trelissick Gardens, a National Trust gem, are just down the road and the King Harry Ferry crosses from here to the Roseland peninsula.
Orchard Vean is all on one level and the high, white painted beamed ceilings and shining woodblock floors give a very spacious feel.
French windows lead from the living-room to the slate and gravelled terrace and large lawned garden, all enclosed by a post and rail fence. The sitting-area has a comfortable sofa and chair, reading lamps and plenty of books, maps and magazines, and the fully equipped kitchen-area has everything you might need. The bedroom, adjoining the shower-room, has a Victorian-style metal bedstead with a luxurious mattress.
A freshly baked cream tea awaits guests on arrival, just one indication of the owners' genuine hospitality. Living on the five acre site with their dog, they carefully respect guests' privacy. There are up to five caravans in a neighbouring orchard during high season, and a bridlepath nearby is used by walkers and the occasional horse rider.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Orchard Vean from the parking-area.
The lovely light-filled open plan living-room.
The lovely bedroom.
The terrace is wonderful for al fresco meals.
Looking across the water to the moorings at Penpol (picture taken just along the lane from the cottage).
The bright, comfortable living-room.
The high apex ceiling has original beams and a high window that allows light to flood in.
Comfortable seating will have you sitting back and relaxing in no time at all.
Plenty of books and maps for guests to use.
The fully-equipped kitchen-area.
The cottage is immaculately presented and sparkling clean.
Enjoy a cream tea on arrival.
French doors open out to the patio and garden.
The porch provides a perfect place for donning walking boots or drying soggy dogs!
Should it rain during your stay (unlikely, of course!) umbrellas are provided by your thoughtful hosts.
Looking into the bedroom from the hallway.
A gorgeous Victorian-style bed, wonderfully inviting!
The bedroom shares the high ceiling and light, airy feel of the rest of the cottage.
Windows of all sizes in this lovely old building.
The comfy bed.
The parking-area outside.
An archway leads from the garden to a grassy orchard (the owners make their own apple juice).
Looking down river towards Restronguet Creek.
The cottage has its own large garden and is set amidst the owners' five acres.
Looking towards the cottage from the garden.
Orchard Vean is a stones throw from Restronguet Creek.
The grassy quay at Penpol is a few minutes' walk away.
Loe Beach offers water spots, boat launching and tasty cakes at the cafe (seasonal).
The King Harry Ferry is a fun way to get to The Roseland to find tranquil sandy beaches.
St Ives very pretty and worth a visit.
Bissoe Cycle trail is perfect to explore.