Bal Ding Cottage

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A charming Cornish cottage set in a beautiful location, surrounded by stunning countryside with fabulous walks right on the doorstep and with easy access to Falmouth, Helford and the Lizard peninsula.

All on one level, this gorgeous semi-detached property has everything you might need for a relaxing break. Pootle down a pretty unmade lane off the main road and you will find your quaint hideaway; squishy sofas, luxurious linens and a garden filled with bird song. The cosy sitting-room is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring and enjoy the glow of the electric fire with a rich glass of wine. Perhaps settle down in the conservatory and listen to the evening chorus in this lovely location with the doors open to the garden. The galley kitchen is perfectly formed for cooking up a holiday feast and you'll find plenty of local roadside stalls to stock up on fresh produce (including just at the end of your lane). There is also a handy entrance hall for muddy boots and sandy flip flops, which leads up two steps to the kitchen.

The beautifully styled main bedroom is a peaceful oasis where you can relax and recharge, the high ceiling and airy feel give a true sense of calm. The twin bedroom is perfect for children or adults alike, with a fun splash of colour, and these bedrooms share the family bathroom, enjoy a long relaxing soak after a day exploring this pretty part of Cornwall.

The south-facing garden at Bal Ding Cottage catches the sun all day making this the ideal spot for a barbecue or a refreshing G&T around the warming chiminea; don't forget to pop up the granite steps and say hello to your four-legged neighbours. There is a rich mining heritage in this area and the cottage is named after Bal Ding mine, whose chimney can be seen on your journey to the property. The name originates from the Retanna Hill mine, (Cornish; Bal = to mine or dig), and after Dicky Ding, the landowner at the time. Bal Ding mine was worked for black tin from 1853 to 1868 and had four shafts, the deepest of which was 110 fathoms (201 metres deep)! The Wendron district has one of the longest recorded histories of tin working in all of Cornwall, so you really are in the heart of Poldark country!

The friendly owners live next door, but privacy is very much ensured for you. Surrounded by lush farmland, where the neighbouring livestock live, there are alpacas, sheep and horses who always like a hello from the gate, if you would like say hello to the animals or feed them please do let the owners know.