Near the county capital of Truro, tucked away in a quiet lane within the Conservation Area of Probus village you will find this quintessential Cornish cottage. We have recently refurbished Waterlily Cottage to a very high standard, taking great care to retain its special character. We aim to provide you with a real 'home from home' so you can relax and enjoy this idyllic part of Cornwall.
Waterlily Cottage is ideally located for both the north and south coast, so you will have your choice of numerous sandy beaches. There's also World-Heritage off-road cycle trails, Eden project, Caerhay's Castle, Lost Garden's of Heligan, National Trust estates, and glorious coastal or rural walks within an easy drive. Our guests love the idyllic fishing villages dotted around the Roseland Pennisula (just 6 miles away), particularly magical St Mawes. A boat trip across the bay to the historic port of Falmouth is a must-do; then there's the cathedral city of Truro with farmer's market, theatre, eclectic shopping and so much more.
Back at home, the fresh coastal decor provides you with the perfect place to unwind; perhaps a leisurely cream tea in the conservatory, or listen to church-bells in the sun-trap garden. A gentle stroll across the village square will reward you with Aga-baked cakes in the cafe/gallery, fresh bread & home-made Cornish pasties in the farm shop, or there's Cornish ale & scrummy home-made food in the local inn.
Waterlily Holiday Cottage offers you peace and quiet, friendly Cornish village life, and beautifully presented accommodation. We hope to welcome you soon.
>>>>>>>>>>> Eating out in Probus village:
* The Hawkins Arms pub: great food & child-friendly with large garden;
* Trudgian Cornish farm shop: oodles of local produce & delicious pasties;
* Time Café: bistro/gallery for cream teas & 'picnics to go' for your days out;
* Gulshan Indian Restaurant: eat-in or take-away;
* Probus fish n chips.
>>>>>>>>>>> Probus village amenities include:
* A beautiful 15th Century church with regular services.
* Half-hour bus services (inc. evenings) to Truro, & National-Express coach with services to London.
* A convenience store, antiques emporium, post-office; fuel garage, beauty salon, & children's playground.
>>>>>>>>>>> Around the area:
* Rocky coves and sandy beaches e.g. Porthpean, Pentewan, Pendower, Port Holland & Port Loe.
* Enchanting old Cornish harbours of Mevagissey or Charlestown.
* Easy drive to 8 of the 'Great Gardens of Cornwall' (Trewithen garden is 1.5 miles away).
* National Trust estates include Trelissick, Trerice & Glendurgan.
* Golf courses around Truro (a choice of two).
* Horse riding on Perranporth beach (stables welcome children).
* Children can explore underground tin mine tours, a Go-Kart track, or 2 theme parks within easy drive.
* The off-road Pentewan coastal cycle trail to Mevagissey (bike hire available).
* Walk the South West Coast Path e.g. the Dodman trail to the highest headland in South Cornwall.
* Surf and watersports (and equipment hire) can be found in Newquay or Perranporth.
>>>>>>>>>>> For more information on cottage facilities, including a range of baby equipment, also guests with restricted mobility/elderly...take a peek at our web site and video >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carne/Pendower/Portholland 12 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 20 km, Nearest railway: Truro 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula almost completely surrounded by the sea, magnificent granite coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles. Cornwall is also the location of mainland Great Britain's most southerly point, The Lizard, and one of the most westerly points, Land's End. With a vast landscape of spectacular clifftops, this dramatic coastline boasts unspoilt fishing harbours, miles of sandy beaches and pounding Atlantic surf - which provides a natural playground for a variety of water sports. And who can forget the famous Cornish pasties for a traditional lunchtime snack, and luscious afternoon cream teas?
The South West coast path provides walks for all abilities, leading to a host of old smugglers caves, beaches, and pretty Cornish hamlets. Inland, Cornwall is a county of contrasts from the wilderness of captivating Bodmin Moor with its fascinating granite stone circles, great walking trails and local smuggling legends, to the tranquil rural landscapes of the Roseland and the Lizard peninsulas.
There's also the dynamic art scene with its hub at the Tate Gallery in St Ives, coupled with a food lovers paradise which rivals London! Cornwall has a multitude of award-winning local food producers and internationally famed chefs.
Celebration of Cornwall's Celtic roots, and the Cornish language, is enjoying a vibrant revival. The rich Cornish culture is evident in all that you see and do, not least the names of villages and streets, but also various street festivals; if you time your visit in the summer months you could see Helston Flora day or Penzance Mazy Day. The festivals are alive with the warmth and friendliness of the Cornish people, visit, and you will experience a unique heritage.
For those with an interest in ancient Celtic history, you will find plenty of opportunities to explore Bronze age standing stones, granite burial chambers, Celtic crosses and holy wells. More recent Cornish history has just as much to offer, Cornwall's tin mining heritage has recently been awarded World Heritage Site status. Head West, and you will find the landscape dotted with the fascinating remnants of Cornwall's enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution, with granite engine houses, tin mine tours, museums, and miles of recreational trails.
But no trip to Cornwall would be complete without a visit to one of the numerous golden sand bays which stretch around the coastline. Long famed for its perfect surfing conditions, the coastline here is a hub for all kinds of extreme sports from zapcat racing to scuba diving to rock climbing.
The cottage is situated in the South of Cornwall. This green and peaceful landscape is fed by rivers from the high moorlands of Bodmin, characterised by leafy estuaries, fishing villages, beaches, harbours and beautiful gardens that flourish in South Cornwall's mild climate.
Around the coastline Cornwall's maritime legacy is never far away where local fishermen land their daily catch of fresh seafood, and tall ships, luggers and ketches unfurl their sails in the Cornish breeze. You can feast on the days catch, jump on a ferry at St Mawes to explore the County Maritime Museum in Falmouth, or visit numerous picturesque fishing villages including Mevagissey, Charlestown, or Portloe.
The Roseland Peninsula is recognised nationally, and contains large sections of Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; all easily accessed by the spectacular South West Coast Path providing miles of gentle strolls or challenging hikes.
Families will love a host of attractions including farm visits, trips underground to explore Cornish mines, a steam railway, 2 theme parks, horse riding, and for the adventurous go karting, kayaking, surfing, off road cycle routes, all with easy local equipment hire.
With Truro on your doorstep, a vibrant city with artisan shops, cathedral, restaurants, pubs, theatre and nightlife, there is something for everyone.