Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
** Please note: Between May and August, changeover day for this property is Saturday **
Welcome to The Mowhay holiday cottage, high on Carn Marth, in very beautiful west Cornwall.
The Mowhay is an idyllic romantic retreat situated on one of the highest points in Cornwall, perfect for exploring the dramatic coast and turquoise sea or the great gardens of south and east Cornwall. Inside this beautifully refurbished 19th century granite barn you will find a bright and airy living space with a beamed ceiling. Thick stone walls are well insulated, so the interior is cosy. Wainscot is painted in Farrow & Ball colours, the sofa is large and squishy, and all fittings are of high quality. The Mowhay is surrounded by bridleways with spectacular views to the south coast, and wildlife abounds. Cornwall enjoys the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK. Unpack and unwind.
We are pleased to welcome families wanting high-quality accommodation within easy reach of the wonderful beaches of north and south Cornwall. We are equally pleased to welcome anyone seeking a romantic hideaway in charming surroundings. The Mowhay offers peace and tranquility and is very private. The owners, Andrew and Richard, live in the farmhouse next door, but once we have made sure you are settled in and have everything you need, we will leave you alone to enjoy your holiday, although we are of course always on hand if you need help with anything.
The Mowhay has two bedrooms (a double and a twin) and sleeps 4 people in great comfort. Short breaks and longer stays are available throughout the year. Please note that although we welcome children under the age of five, the property is *not* suitable for infants.
**WE ARE DOG FRIENDLY**
You are welcome to bring your dog to stay with you provided you can agree to the following commonsense conditions: it must be very well behaved and kept on a lead when outside; it must be housetrained; it must not be a chewer; you will not allow it onto any of the furniture or beds; and most important of all, it must not be a cat chaser.
Carn Marth is ideal for walking, cycling or horse riding. The pretty town of Redruth is nearby, from which there is easy access to the A30 and the many visitor attractions and beautiful beaches of north and south Cornwall. The other hill that dominates Redruth is Carn Brea. The 14th century castle on the top of Carn Brea is now a restaurant, serving Middle Eastern cuisine in an extraordinary location.
Distances from The Mowhay: Portreath beach, 4 miles. Godrevy/Gwithian beach, 7 miles. Falmouth, 9 miles. Lands End, 24 miles. The Lizard, 25 miles. The Eden Project, 29 miles. Newquay Airport is 25 miles.
In 2013 The Mowhay was awarded 5* by English Country Cottages, on behalf of VisitEngland.
On a clear day you will see the coast of south Cornwall, including St Anthony's Lighthouse and Falmouth Bay, Dodman Point and Mevagissey. From the top of Carn Marth you can see even further, to Bodmin Moor some 30 miles away.
GUEST COMMENTS: To see our 5* reviews, please go to Trip Advisor and search for "The Mowhay Redruth". In the meantime, here's just a taster of what our charming guests have written about us in the Guest Book:
"Lovely quaint cottage, warm welcome, excellently decorated. Wonderful short stay."
"Lovely peaceful cottage, very up to date and modern, fit for whole family. Beautiful views and a wonderful cottage all round. Thank you for an amazing stay. Fantastic owners, very welcoming and inviting."
"Thank you for a lovely week! The cottage is delightful - everything you could possibly wish for. Perfect place to stay to explore Cornwall. Will be recommending to family and friends."
"A Beautifully Built Cottage. We fell in love with the place the minute we arrived. Andrew and Richard are fantastic and really made us and the girls feel incredibly welcome. We love the area including Portreath for its beach and The Waterfront Inn for great food. Follow the trail up the hill outside The Mowhay for great views. A lake at the top and natural open theatre."
"Thanks for the friendly welcome and the lovely cottage. A really good location for visiting this part of Conrwall. Highlights were Minack Theatre (Shakespeare) cliff walks at St Agnes and Portreath, day at St Mawes plus ferry to Pendennis Castle, Emma Johnson at Hall for Conrwall, an amatueur Gilbert & Sullivan at Tregonny! Trelissick Gardens in the rain on Friday. Thank you."
"A big thank you Andrew and Richard for a wonderful stay, so welcoming and accommodating. We have had a fabulous holiday and will definitely come again. Couldn't think of a better place to have gotten engaged in!"
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portreath 8.9 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 35.6 km, Nearest railway: Redruth 2.7 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Wherever you are in Cornwall, you are never far from the coast, as the county is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The Mowhay is ideally situated to explore the whole of Cornwall, from the Eden Project to Land's End.
An idyllic romantic retreat situated high on Carn Marth, perfect for exploring the dramatic coast and turquoise sea or the great gardens of south and east Cornwall. Inside this beautifully refurbished granite barn you will find a bright and airy living space with a beamed ceiling. Thick walls are well insulated, so the interior is cosy. Wainscot is painted in Farrow & Ball colours, the sofa is large and squishy, and all fittings are of high quality. The barn is surrounded by bridleways with spectacular views to the south coast, and wildlife abounds. Cornwall enjoys the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK. Unpack and unwind.
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4 Jan 2014
"Fantastic cottage stay"
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the cottage with my family. First class accommodation. Attention to detail by owners incredible . Location slightly out of the way , but beautiful and impressive views. … More
29 Sep 2013
"A luxury cottage that feels like a 'home from home' for visiting all of Cornwall"
We stayed here for a few days in September with the aim of seeing as much of Cornwall as possible during a short amount of time. The cottage is ideally located for visiting both the north and south co… More
28 Sep 2013
"A cottage for all seasons"
We stayed at the Mowhay for four nights in September. When the weather was good the views were lovely (would be amazing on a summers evening) and when it was a bit blowy and chilly it was nice and cos… More
23 Sep 2013
"Luxury cottage in ideal position to see Cornwall"
Stayed 2 nights here in mid September. The cottage really has a luxury feel to it, lots of mod cons but still having a warm cottage feel. I particularly liked the iPod mirror in the bathroom. We coo… More
2 Sep 2013
"Lovely cozy and comfortable home from home"
My husband, 11 year old daughter and i have just returned from a week staying at the Mowhay. Felt compelled to write a review as a thank you to the wonderfully warm welcome afforded by Richard and And… More
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