Cute as a button, Shell Cottage is a delightful stone-built cottage situated in the pretty Cornish village of Grampound. Beautifully and sympathetically restored, the end of terrace cottage has a lovely outside space for al fresco dining and a light and airy kitchen decorated in relaxing muted tones. The sitting-room has two comfy sofas and a lovely window seat where you can sit with a mug of tea and gaze out onto the pretty terrace. On the first floor, both bedrooms are prettily furnished in soft white shades and luxury bedding. Bedroom one has a super-comfy double bed and bedroom two has twin beds that can be made up as a super-king making this cottage ideal for either a family group or friends. The shower-room with super walk-in shower sits in-between the two.
Just 100 yards away from Shell Cottage, Ham Field is a community area donated to the village with a barbecue area, wild-flower meadow and pond. You are welcome to explore the area which is just down the road.
Shell Cottage dates back to the early 18th Century and formed part of the Old Queens Head Inn which for many years was the main coaching inn for stagecoaches travelling between Torpoint and Falmouth. The cottage is situated near the main road however, as with all traditionally built cottages, the walls are super thick making summertime blissfully cool inside and nicely insulated against the cold in winter. Shell Cottage is an ideal place for a short break or weeklong stay at any time of year.
Perfectly situated in the heart of the county, this is the ideal place to stay for exploring all Cornwall has to offer. The picture-perfect Roseland peninsula (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is only a short drive away and offers secluded beaches, hidden coves and a fabulous undulating stretch of the coast path. St Mawes has a fabulous selection of shops and eateries, visit the bustling harbour where you can sit and enjoy an ice cream whilst watching yachts bobbing in the estuary, or perhaps take the ferry over the water to the cosmopolitan town of Falmouth with it fabulous National Maritime Museum. Portscatho, further round the peninsula from St Mawes, is a picturesque village packed with everything you need for a great holiday and a visit to the Hidden Hut is a must. If you're looking for a day out with a difference try the Eden Project with its magnificent biomes or perhaps The Lost Gardens of Heligan, a historic garden left to ruin since the outbreak of World War 1, discovered by chance and restored to its former glory. Charlestown with its superb Georgian harbour and home to a fleet of square rigger ships should be on your list, and Ross Poldark would attest to that!
Wherever you choose to explore on your Cornish adventure, you will look forward to returning to Shell Cottage.
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV and wood-burner effect electric stove
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- High chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Courtyard furniture
- 5 electric thermostatic radiators
Welcome to Shell Cottage.
The light and airy sitting-room is a delight.
Small but perfectly formed, the kitchen has all you'll need.
Sitting around the lovely oak table is the perfect place to discuss your adventures.
Bedroom one is simple yet stylishly furnished.
Al fresco dining, it's what holidays are made for.
The pretty garden welcomes you to Shell Cottage.
Beams and re-claimed wooden floorboards add character to the kitchen.
Lovely adornments, simple but oh so effective.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast.
The dining area neatly links the sitting-room and kitchen.
The stairs to the first floor lead off the dining area.
Somewhere to hang your hat!
Sit back and relax, you are on holiday after all.
Pretty flowers from the garden are a joy in summer time.
Plenty of space to chill out and relax here.
Enjoy a restful night in bedroom one.
Unwind at Shell Cottage, you deserve it.
The secluded patio is a lovely place to sit at anytime of day.
The perfect place to refresh after a day on the beach.
The shower-room has a super-sized shower.
Bedroom two has three-foot twin beds that can be made up as a super-king, ideal for family or friends.
Pretty floral touches.
Breakfast in bed anyone?
Summer welcomes you to the terraced garden.
Ham Field is just a short stroll away and perfect for peace and relaxation.
Wander around the meadow in the community field.
Enjoy the wildflower meadow, field and pond of Ham Field.
The picturesque village of Portscatho is a short drive away.
The bustling harbour at St Mawes where you can while away many an hour watching the water world go by.
St Mawes has lots of eateries so you can choose either a pub lunch, fish and chips on the quayside or fine dining.
Stunning Caerhays Castle and gardens.
The Fowey estuary on the south coast is so pretty.
Mysterious Heligan Gardens are waiting to be explored.