Pillaton Mill, found down a tiny Cornish lane, was for many years the home of both a painter and potter, which is reflected in the paintings and ceramics in the cottage. There is a dresser in the dining-room displaying pieces made by the former occupants which adds to the charm. A warming Heritage range is kept on low and can be used for slow cooking recipes. The comfortable sitting-room has a wood-burner and there's a smart modern kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms (one with limited headroom) and a family bathroom. The secluded garden is a popular haven for all kinds of woodland birds, from nuthatches to song thrushes. This is a tranquil part of south east Cornwall where time seems to have stood still.
The gardens are lovely, full of colour for much of the year, and there is a small sitting-out area outside the back door that catches the morning sun. Ideally located for exploring both Devon and Cornwall you will no doubt find places to visit all over both counties. But this area is one of the best-kept secrets of Cornwall, with wooded valleys, streams and of course the wonderful River Tamar, there is so much to enjoy close by. The Tamar Valley has much to offer with several resident artists, walking and cycle trails and even the new sport of tree surfing. And more cycling is available not far away at the Lanhydrock cycle hub – there is a mixture of trails, hard and not so hard, running through the lovely old National Trust estate of Lanhydrock. The south coast is within easy striking distance with the Rame peninsula, a particular favourite for walks in Mount Edgcumbe Country Park with fantastic views out over Plymouth Sound. Also on the peninsula, beach days can be had in the pretty villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and, for the fishermen, sea fishing trips can be taken from Looe. Coarse fishing can also be found in south east Cornwall if that's your thing. Dartmoor is not too far and, as well as some great walks, there is riding and cycle hire to be had. So something for everyone. A special house in a great spot, Pillaton Mill will not disappoint.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Dining-room with Heritage range
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone (incoming only)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
- Oil for range
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.