Sivel is a gorgeous single-storey cottage, in an amazing place – 20 acres of wooded valley and lovingly tended gardens with wonderful views across the valley to rolling countryside beyond. A haven for wildlife, the birds here are incredible – nuthatches, finches, yellowhammers, woodpeckers, buzzards to name a few. You may also spot the odd deer or fox creeping out of the woods at dusk. The sunny patio invites you to sit and just soak up the tranquil scenery, relax in the hot tub and in the evenings listen to the owls calling to one another across the valley. Named after part of the Owners' woods, Sivel Cottage is quite separate from their home and Christmas Cottage (2860) elsewhere in the grounds. All in all the perfect romantic retreat.
Step inside and you will be delighted – an open plan living-room with raised ceilings criss-crossed by old beams, a cosy wood-burner, contemporary very well-equipped kitchen and some truly gorgeous fabrics at the windows. Best of all is the extremely romantic bedroom, beautiful bed linens, piles of soft cushions and a double-ended bath on a raised platform, begging to be filled with bubbles and perhaps a glass of something bubbly perched on the edge. There is also a contemporary en suite shower-room. This very attractive cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished, and provides a tranquil base for what will no doubt be a great holiday. You may prefer to just settle down with a good book, relax and unwind; however this is a very unspoilt area and, although tucked away, you have easy access to both the north and south coasts and the odd trip elsewhere in the county to explore. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are less than an hour away, both well worth a visit, and of course there are numerous gorgeous sandy beaches and clifftop walks within easy reach. Try exploring the Rame peninsula, sometimes called the forgotten corner of Cornwall, where there are one or two pretty little seaside villages to visit and perhaps treat yourself to a fresh crab sandwich and a cold glass of wine. With 20 acres of woodland, there are always plenty of logs for the wood-burner if you want to curl up in the evenings. Sivel is really something rather special, however don't take our word for it, come down and see for yourselves!
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom with double bed (5'), bath and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
The patio is approached by steps from the car parking-area; the Owners have a very friendly labrador 'Blue', who is happy to walk in the woods with you if you wish, and a small flock of tame rare breed sheep.
- Dogs welcome (1 medium-sized dog only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 2 electric thermostatic radiators
- Logs for wood-burner
Welcome to Sivel Cottage
Sivel Cottage is beautifully appointed throughout
The gorgeous bedroom with its luxury bath
Enjoy this wonderful setting from the bubbly hot tub
The sunny patio is approached by a flight of stone steps.
The modern kitchen is well equipped
Enjoy mealtimes at the breakfast bar
The open plan living room is very welcoming
The toasty woodburner makes this a perfect retreat all year round
The bedroom takes full advantage of the wonderful setting
Lovely touches throughout
Don't forget to bring your bubbles!
The stylish en-suite shower room
Lunch on the patio.
Why not sit in the rocking chair with a cup of coffee and look out over the valley?
Picture perfect whatever the time of year
Gorgeous view across the valley.
The views are simply stunning all year round
The autumn leaves form a wonderful carpet throughout the woodland walks
The setting is magical
Venture along the River Tamar by boat or canoe from Cotehele Quay. Whilst there stop off to see the House and Gardens (National Trust) they are quite stunning
Take a trip to the pretty fishing town of Looe - join a boat trip, enjoy an ice-cream or wander around the shops
The National's Trust Lanhydrock House, Parkland and Gardens are well worth a visit
Both the north and south coast are within easy access