Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Pretty single storey cottage standing across the courtyard from our 18th Century Farmhouse. The interior is full of character with mellow stone walls, Cornish slate and exposed roof trusses. The property is built on the site of an old Cistercian Monastery, some ruins of which are still visible today. Beautifully set on the outskirts of the village, a stream runs through the grounds with a small waterfall, millpond, old clapper bridge and woodland.
The cottage is equipped to a high standard with comfortable furnishings and lots of paintings, pottery, books and flowers. There is an open plan living/kitchen area with a wood burning stove. A bright, cheerful double bedroom and a smart shower room with power shower. Electricity is included. Central heating included in the price during the winter months.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
On opening the door you enter the living/kitchen area where bright painted walls contrast with the stonework. There is a comfortable sofa and hand painted table and chairs along with a wood-burning stove. You will also find a T.V./DVD player, ipod dock, CD/radio and a good supply of books, videos and board games. The kitchen, with its hand made, painted units and bright tiles, is compact but fully equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, fridge (small freezer compartment for the scrummy organic ice cream made locally), microwave and washing machine.
The bedroom is warm and inviting (as long as you like colour) with a 4’6” bed and a king size duvet so there is no arguing about who has a cold back! The shower room (sorry, more colour) has a power shower, loo and vanity unit so there is plenty of space for the various lotions and potions that I know David and I seem to cart everywhere.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside an enclosed courtyard, with its water feature, tree ferns and sculptures, is a riot of colour during the season, then a myriad of white fairy lights in December. This is shared with us although we usually tend to sit the otherside of the house so as to leave you in peace. A table, chairs and fire pit/BBQ are outside Mole's in the hope that we will have plenty of balmy summer evenings for you to enjoy.
We do ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times around the house and courtyard at Tregoning and please do not allow them on the furniture/bedding or leave them unattended in the cottage.
The West Country region
The area is well known for its outstanding beauty and varied scenery from the magnificent coastline, sandy beaches and famous coves, to Goonhilly Downs and the wooded valleys and creeks of the Helford river.
St.Ives, Penzance, Falmouth and the Cathedral City of Truro are all within easy reach; as are St. Michael's Mount and many other National Trust houses and beautiful gardens (Trebah, Glendurgan, Trelissick etc.).
Cornwall has recently been designated a European Cultural route of Parks, Gardens and Landscape and the gardens down here have some of the most unique plant collections in the world.
The Tate Gallery at St. Ives, Lands End, the open air Minack Theatre perched on the cliffs at Porthcurno, the Eden Project and the recently opened National Maritime Museum all make an enjoyable day out. There are several leisure parks for family outings:- Flambards, The Seal Sanctuary, Poldark Mine and Paradise Park to name but a few..
There are also some good restaurants in the area for those evenings when you do not feel like cooking. For those of a more energetic nature, the Lizard is a wonderful place for walking, especially the awe inspiring coastal path.
St.Keverne itself is one of the main villages on the Lizard. It is a friendly community set around a square with an imposing church, a chapel, two pubs, a few shops and a post office.
The parish of St. Keverne is the largest, and one of the most important historically, in Western Cornwall, lying within the district known as "Meneage", from the Cornish Meneghek meaning "monastic". It extends over some 10,300 acres, and by virtue of its great size, was from an early date divided into four distinct areas or "Turns" viz. Turn Bean ("little"), to the north-east; Turn Traboe, the north-west; Turn Trelan, to the south west: and Turn Tregarn, the east. All four met at the Church Town, or "Lankeverne", which formed a separate district in its own right.
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12 Oct 2014
"Pleasant Little place"
A pleasant little place.Rather far from any sandy beach.the owners were away when we stayed and information was limited.The only heating in the main area is a wood burning stove and you need to take &… More
After reading your lovely comments in our visitors' book, especially having described the cottage as 'lovely' and 'the cleanest self-catering we've ever stayed in', we were very surprised to read this contrasting review, and felt obliged to respond.
We were indeed on holiday while you stayed here however you were informed prior to your stay that the cottage and its guests were being looked after by our trusted and long-serving house sitters with excellent local knowledge, who would be on hand to help with any questions or problems that arose. Indeed they are specifically there to welcome you and ensure that you have everything you need. I gather that they did ask you on a couple of occasions if everything was alright and that you answered in the affirmative. Also provided was our 16 A4 page House Book, detailing all you need to know about the cottage itself, the local area and activities, this covers everything from restaurants, houses and gardens, cinemas, theatres, ancient sites, churches etc. There are also two books of local walks and maps in there as well as the official Cornwall tourist board pack containing details of all the major attractions. I am a little lost as to how you found the information limited and would be grateful if you would find the time to email me so that I can rectify the problem for future guests.
Regarding the heating in the sitting room, kindling and newspaper were left in your cottage together with the logs for the stove – again the house sitters would have been happy to help if you were having problems lighting it and to provide you with firelighters, although having checked today both the Village Stores and the local Newsagent stock these. The log burner is what most holidaymakers want for out of season breaks, as along with the central heating in the other rooms, it makes the cottage toasty warm. There is also a very efficient halogen room heater in the sitting room if you don't want to use the stove.
Coverack, a typically beautiful sandy Cornish beach, is five minutes away by car, or a twenty minute walk across the fields, although we understand driving may be a more popular idea in the mixed autumnal weather. In this case many of the Lizard Peninsula's celebrated sandy beaches are no more than 20 minutes away in the car.
11 Oct 2014
"Quaint cosy cottage"
Mole's cottage is a delightful compact characterful cosy cottage set in a very attractive courtyard across from the manor house. It is a cosy bolthole for a couple, although it gives the impress… More
Thank you for your lovely review and apologies that you had difficulties with the internet signal. Most people have found that they can get two bars but we are aware that the signal is weak - the thick granite walls are the stumbling block. We finally managed to sort the problem out in Priory Cottage last year and hope to improve the signal in Mole's Cottage this coming winter. As for the mobile signal - well it drives us mad too - unfortunately it is beyond our control!!!!
5 Oct 2014
"The first mole we've loved!!"
They dig up our lawns at home but this Mole quickly became a friend. Great situation, friendly hosts (and stand-in hosts) and unique decor carried out with taste and quality. Partic loved the Vettrian… More
15 Jul 2014
"Mole's cottage- a great little place"
This little place had everything we wanted and everything worked well. There was a delightful little courtyard which we used for eating outside as the weather was brilliant. It was very peaceful with … More
30 Mar 2014
"Cosy and romantic"
I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a week away for his Birthday. I came across Mole's Cottage on a holiday rental site and it seemed perfect as he is a lover of bright funky colours.Booking a… More
16 Dec 2013
"Perfect Honeymoon Spot"
We spent the first week of our honeymoon in Mole's Cottage and it was perfect. Our first afternoon we sat out in the courtyard in amazing sunshine with a drink - we could have been on the med - … More
13 Oct 2013
"So peaceful and quiet."
What a cracking little place. As others have said, the owners lay on everything you could possibly think of, and as we all know those little touches go a long way. But this was above and beyond.......… More
27 Sep 2013
"Need 10 stars for Mole Cottage"
This is a fabulous place for a couple of any age to have a relaxing holiday.When you arrive all you need is a cuppa - and there it is, tea-bags, milk, sugar. The cottage is cosy and has all you need t… More
15 Sep 2013
"Warm and welcoming. Wouldn't change a thing."
Arriving at Mole's cottage was like entering a peaceful haven. With a warm welcome, we instantly felt at home. The owners have thought of everything down to the 'little extras' that mad… More
15 Jul 2013
"I miss the place already!"
Me and my girlfriend stayed here for a week. We're both 28 from the city and wanted a quiet peaceful place to stay and moles cottage was just what we wanted. The owners were away so we didn'… More
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