Close to sandy beaches at Pendower and Carne, this lovely old cottage is perfect for families and those wishing to explore the beautiful Roseland peninsula. There is a big enclosed garden and sun-trap dining patio, a wonderfully sheltered spot for outdoor meals and leisurely evening drinks.
Furnished and decorated to a very high standard, wonderfully comfortable Reskivers Cottage is a proper country cottage with a wood-burner in the sitting-room, an Aga in the kitchen and a boot rack by the door.
Tucked down a little lane just off the A3078 outside the village of Tregony, there are farm shops selling local produce, numerous celebrated restaurants and beachside cafes, ferry services from St Mawes to Falmouth, and the delightful Cathedral City of Truro, all within 10 miles.
Reskivers Cottage has a large sitting/dining-room with sofas set before a wood-burner, a Smart TV with DVD and music player, a door out to the patio and garden, and a dining-area with lights hanging low over the table, perfect for sociable holiday meals. An open archway leads through to the kitchen/breakfast-room where a warming electric Aga takes centre stage, a wonderful opportunity for Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson devotees to create some amazing family feasts. There is also a combination microwave and induction hob in the utility-room, which act as useful supplements to the Aga, and a Nespresso machine for that vital cup of morning coffee. There is a door out to the completely private garden with large dining patio and spacious level lawn, a great place for children's games or an adult badminton tournament. With a cloakroom on the ground floor and a family bathroom and en suite shower-room on the floor above, there won't be queues in the morning when everyone is raring to get out and explore. The four bedrooms upstairs have super comfortable beds, lovely linens and lovingly chosen lamps and soft furnishings. The master bedroom has an en suite shower-room and another spacious bedroom has 'zip and link' beds for flexible accommodation. A second double bedroom and single bedroom (with a useful pull-out bed for an additional child) complete the accommodation.
This is a wonderful area for beach enthusiasts, garden lovers, walkers and those who love eating out. The Roseland peninsula offers wonderful sandy beaches (with nearby Caerhays, Pendower and Carne all having parking right by the beach), fabulous walks and great opportunities for dining out with renowned restaurants like The Rosevine and Driftwood near Portscatho and The Idle Rocks and Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes offering fine dining with fabulous sea views. And for something a little different try The Hidden Hut cafe, found beside the coastal footpath and only accessible on foot...a great reward for a coastal stomp! The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a ten minute drive away, found just outside the lovely fishing port of Mevagissey; the gardens of Caerhays, Trewithen and Lamorran House are close by (open in the summer months) and the Eden Project is half an hour's drive.
Hidden in a small hamlet, midway between Truro and St Austell and only six minutes from the A390 and 20 minutes from the A30, Reskivers Cottage is also ideally positioned for exploration of the rest of Cornwall, with Newquay and the surfing beaches of the north coast just over half an hour away, the rugged beauty of Land's End and the coves and fishing villages of the far west all within an hour.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with electric Aga, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine, induction hob and combination microwave
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars (1 in garage) and third parking space available with prior notification
- Telephone (incoming and local outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
The cosy sitting-area.
Steps lead up to the big level lawn, and there is a badminton set in the garden shed.
Plenty of garden to relax and play.
A proper cottage kitchen, complete with Aga.
Reskivers Cottage viewed from the big, level garden.
Looking from the sitting area to the dining there is a door on the left that leads out to the patio and garden.
The dining area is open through to the kitchen.
The big sitting/dining-room.
The kitchen is light, spacious and wonderfully well-equipped.
The lovely warming Aga...perfect for holiday cooking and cosy kitchen meals in cooler months.
The separate utility-room is spacious and offers a lot of extra equipment.
A combination microwave and double halogen hob offer additional cooking facilities in the utility-room.
Looking up from the entrance hall.
Plenty of storage for coats, hats and fishing nets!
The stairwell is light and spacious.
Reskivers Cottage is just eight miles from lovely St Mawes, home to beaches, yachts, gorgeous little shops and galleries and lots of wonderful eating places.
Pendower and Carne beaches are nearby, a wonderful expanse of sand as the tide falls back.
King-size bed in Bedroom 1.
Plenty of cushions for relaxing in bed.
Views of the garden.
The en suite shower-room for Bedroom 1.
Useful shaving mirror.
Snuggle up on the sofa.
Bedroom 2 looks out over the garden.
Original artwork throughout the cottage.
This little wood-burner keeps toes toasty warm!
Bedroom 3 has zip and link beds (6' super-king double or 3' twin).
A lovely Arts & Crafts wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 is snug but comfortable.
Plenty of books to keep you occupied.
The family bathroom.
A big towel rail to keep the bathroom snug.
There is a fitted shower over the bath.
Reskivers Cottage from the private approach lane...much bigger than it initially looks!
Little Alpine strawberries grow in the sheltered garden.
Beautiful Heligan Gardens are a short drive away, a must for garden lovers.
There's a ferry from St Mawes to Falmouth, a lovely day out.
The King Harry ferry crosses the River Fal and gives easy access to the pretty cathedral city of Truro and the bustling maritime town of Falmouth.
The spacious patio at the rear of the cottage is accessed from both sitting-room and kitchen.
Children will love the ceramic fish lamp.