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.
There are footpaths from your front door, so you can enjoy exploring this area on foot, however by car you can easily access the wonderful scenery and estuaries around the pretty Helford River and explore the craggy coves and spectacular sites of the Lizard peninsula.
Pretty gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan and the maritime town of Falmouth are also only a short drive away, along with many little cafes and restaurants hidden in little hideaways waiting to be discovered. Visit Bal Ding Cottage for the sights, sounds and tastes of this wonderful part of Cornwall.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and log-effect electric fire
2 steps to Galley Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Conservatory with Dining-area
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Please note, the property is accessed via an unmade lane and there is a working farm next door. There is a 50 yard walk along a gravel path to the property from the car parking space but guests can unload directly outside the house and then park in their own drive afterwards.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 4 NS heaters
The blissful rear garden at Bal Ding Cottage.
Bal Ding Cottage is a single-storey dwelling (please take care on the two little steps from the kitchen).
The fabulous conservatory overlooks the south-facing gardens.
The charming double bedroom has characterful exposed beams and original brickwork.
The kitchen has a handy breakfast-bar, perfect for a quick snack.
The gorgeous south facing garden is perfect for al fresco dining.
The cosy sitting-room leads to the lovely conservatory.
The galley kitchen has all you need for creating a holiday feast (please watch your step from the entrance hall).
The charming double bedroom has a comfy king-size bed.
Lovely linens adorn the beds.
Enjoy your peaceful surroundings listening to birdsong from dawn until dusk.
The cheerful twin bedroom has jazzy bed linens.
Even the lampshade is quirky!
The sleek newly refurbished family bathroom. Enjoy a quick shower or a leisurely soak in the bath.
The bathroom is newly refurbished.
Bal Ding Cottage has a lovely south-facing patio.
Enjoy a romantic night out under the stars.
The comfy sofa in the conservatory is the perfect spot for a holiday read.
Hop up a few granite steps in the garden with your evening aperitif and take in the view over the fields.
The perfect spot for al fresco dining.
There is plenty of parking at Bal Ding Cottage and a very short walk to the property down some steps.
Say hello to the neighbours.
The owners' neighbours have animals you can visit and local produce you can purchase.
The access track to Bal Ding Cottage, through delightful surrounding countryside.
Imagine watching the sunset from here!
Swanpool beach, Falmouth has a beachside cafe for snacks and drinks.
Spend time in Porthleven, a lovely traditional Cornish village with a choice of waterside eateries.
Simply stunning, Kynance Cove is a photographer's dream.
Walkers will enjoy the wonders of the coast path around the Helford Estuary.
Falmouth is a vibrant seaside town with a great selection of eclectic shops and eateries.