From the minute you pull into the drive of Lavethan Mill Cottage you know you have arrived somewhere really special. Sublimely positioned amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with peace and tranquility in abundance and exquisitely furnished, no expense spared interiors, this charming Grade II Listed cottage is the perfect rural retreat.
Attached to the main Mill house (which is only used very occasionally by the Owners), the cottage retains many of the original features with slate floors, timber-clad walls and low ceilings (please mind your head). The kitchen/dining-room with its gorgeous electric Aga is the epitome of country living and the cosy sitting-room with its large comfy sofas and open fire make this the ideal place to unwind at the end of the day. The cottage stairs lead to the two elegant bedrooms and the most lavish of bathrooms – it is simply divine!
Outside, the gardens are quite stunning and will provide endless hours of delight and exploration. Here you can view the waterwheel from the terrace, or maybe take a dip in the natural pond formed by the stream. It really is the most perfect of settings for games, generally relaxing or al fresco dining, with meals cooked up on the barbecue or the pizza oven. If you can dare to drag yourself away, you are in a great location for exploring.
At the end of the drive you can get on your bike or simply take a hike and explore the Camel Trail as it meanders approximately 17 miles through unspoilt north Cornish countryside from Wenford Bridge through Bodmin and Wadebridge and along the Camel river estuary to reach its final destination of Padstow. Why not stop off en route and try some award winning Camel Valley wine? Both the north and south coasts are easily accessible along with the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and if you want to stock up on some provisions or sample some real ale, the attractive moorland village of Blisland is less than a mile away where you will find a traditional pub, Post Office and general store.
Lavethan Mill Cottage is the stuff holiday dreams are made of and we are sure you will want to return again and again.
Steps to Entrance hall with wood-burner
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric Aga, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and open fire
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Although there are railings, please take care with children around the leat and waterwheel ducts. Guests can be shown the workings of the waterwheel on special request. Please note there are beehives within the orchard.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Sunday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 5 oil-filled radiators
- Logs for wood-burner and open fire
The cottage is picture perfect
The gorgeous kitchen/dining-room
The lounge is snug and cosy with an open fire to keep you warm all year round
The beautiful double bedroom
The twin bedroom
Both bedrooms are beautifully furnsihed
The kitchen really is the heart of the home and cooking up meals on the electric Aga will be a real treat
Why not snuggle up on the sofa with a good book?
The cottage stairs lead to the bedrooms and bathroom
Bath time will be a real treat in the gorgeous roll-top bath
You can walk from the kitchen out to the front garden
Original features remain throughout the cottage
Enjoy cooking outdoors with the fabulous Pizza Oven and BBQ
The beautifully landscaped gardens are stunning all year round
A place to sit back and relax
The working water mill
The local pub is only a mile away
The harbour town of Padstow is well worth a visit and there is so much to see and eat!!
Port Isaac is only a short drive away
On Bodmin Moor you have acres and acres of countryside to explore
The beach at Polzeath is quite stunning
Why not take to the water at Rock with a bit of sailing or catch the foot ferry to Padstow