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Carwinnick Cottage

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Carwinnick Cottage is a detached 500 year old cob & stone property with lots of character having exposed exposed beams and large original inglenook with 3 bread ovens and log burner in the lounge. In addition there is a separate dining room, well fitted kitchen with Rayburn plus built in cooker, fridge, dishwasher & washing machine. four bedrooms. one bathroom and two en suite shower rooms.

The lawned garden to the front is an excellent sun trap with large teak patio set, and barbecue. To the rear of the cottage are extensive lawns and copse/bluebell wood. The cottage forms part of a small luxury complex of three holiday lets plus our own barn

.Grounds and grounds of over an acre to play in!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Caerhays & Pentewan 7 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 19 km, Nearest railway: St Austell 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Cottage which is built in cob and stone over 500 years ago offers accommodation with considerable charm & character. Hall, Interesting lounge with exposed beams, large inglenook with former bread ovens and logburner. Refitted kichen with both oil fired Rayburn and separate built in cooker/hob, dishwasher, fridge and washing machine. Separate dining room, three double bedrooms (one with twin beds), two en suite shower rooms, single bedroom, and bathroom. TV plus dvd. Electric heating.

Further details outdoors

The two barns together with the cottage stand in gardens and grounds extending to around 2 acres. The majority grassed and making it an ideal area for children to play and explore. There is a small copse where bluebells flower in the spring. In addition we have set over 3,000 daffodil bulbs since we have been here!!

The former enclosed farmyard is a wonderful sun trap and catches the setting sun and the cottage has its own outside eating area, weather permitting!!

Further details

We live on site and more than happy to give advice on beaches, walks, local pubs & restaurants.

The West Country region

Pam & I moved to Cornwall in 2005 and to Carwinnick in 2006. We love both! If you are looking for peace and quiet, the main disturbances are owls, pheasants and the cry of the buzzard. We live on site in Swallows Barn (there are plenty of those too!). Whilst converting the barns we also found we had a wide variety of bats including both Greater and Lesser Horseshoe!

As we are on site we are only too happy to recommend a local walk, pub, restaurant or beach. I play golf at Perranporth but can recommend other golf courses in the area.

Carwinnick is a delightful rural retreat on the edge of the Roseland Peninsula, yet convenient for both the north & south coasts. Truro is 20 minutes drive and beaches on both the north and south coast are readily accessible.


We are located on the edge of the Roseland Peninsula, a hidden gem of unspoilt beaches and rolling countryside and acknowledged as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have walked extensively on the coastal paths and have several circular walks for the energetic.

We can organise golf locally and keep trying the local hostelries and restaurants if advice is needed.

For those wishing to visit the excellent Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden these are 4k & 11k away.

There is a thriving street market in Truro (13k) on Wednesdays & Saturdays and this cathedral city is well worth a visit.

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9 May 2014


"Peaceful, spacious and private place run by lovely friendly couple"

I have to admit that Pam and Nigel were probably a bit worried that I had booked the cottage as the base for a stag weekend as it is not really the sort of place you associate with such weekends. However I assured them that we were the quieter, more mature types, and they couldn't have been nicer as hosts. The cottage itself was perfect as a base for exploring the area, had all the ammeinities you would want should you need them. To be honest we had lovely weather so spent most of the time outside, only venturing into the cottage for sleep and cooking purposes. The rooms were well maintained and nice and the kitchen/living room is the right size for a group of friends

19 Apr 2014


"Lovely Country Cottage - Ideally located to explore Cornwall"

We stayed at the Carwinnick Cottage for a week in April 2014. It's a charming 500 year old country cottage with four bedrooms. The cottage sits next to two other holiday rentals, Carwinnick Barn … More

Thanks for your comments Mark & Louis, which we have taken on board.
A couple of minor points, attributable to you being the first occupants for 6 months!
1. I forgot to switch the electric pump on for the showers, I was amazed you could have a shower at all. Sorry.
2. The mustiness has disappeared from the dining room, will air and heat earlier next year before our 1st guests arrive.
3. Will see if I can resolve the Wifi issue, without breaking the bank!!

5 Sep 2013


"Great holiday, highly recommended"

Nigel and Pam were very friendly and always willing to help when ever we needed assistance.The condition of the cottage is clean, tidy, faultless and we had no complains. I'd recommend this place… More

16 Apr 2013


"Perfect size with a cosy feel great for a catch up with frineds"

The Cottage was lovely with its amazing fireplace, lots of space and cosy feel. We were made to feel extremley welcome by Nigel and Pam. Great location with easy access to beaches, caves, shops and pubs. I would definately return one day.

7 Jan 2013


"Great location and Dog friendly."

Had a great time here no complaints other than wifi was not up to speed but this is a remote country side setting in Cornwall.Ideal location close to Eden project and fantastic beaches. Favourite loca… More

1 Oct 2012



The cottage was just lovely. Our welcome was brilliant. The cottage had everything you could ask for and more. The amount of land was great for the kids and the dog to run around on. Couldn't have asked for more!!!

1 Aug 2011


"Great family destination in idyllic location in the heart of beautiful Cornwall"

We stayed in Carwinnick cottage towards the end of July. It be proved to be a great base to explore all the beaches and ports on offer on both the North and South Coastlines.

Very friendly reception from the owners Nigel and Pam. Very impressed at both the Cottage that we stayed in and also the more recently renovated rentals in the converted barn which we had a chance to see inside.

Cottage is a nice mix of rustic charm and modern comforts. Kids loved stable style door into kitchen. Very well equipped kitchen with Raeburn range style cooker ( Depending on the weather as is on constantly if lit) and modern electric oven and hob. Nice touches of supplying washing machine powder, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid. This is a very old cottage so don't be surprised that the floors creak and the walls aren't plasterboard flat. The decoration is fresh. Bed mattresses appear new and very clean. Bed linen / pillows were all to a high standard.

The cottage and the other properties are set within a beautiful courtyard with extensive gardens for the kids to run around. If you have the weather each residence has great outside dining facilities in the from of tables, chairs and traditional charcoal barbecue.
The properties would be great for large groups as it would be possible to book all three lettings and spend time with friends and family whilst still having your own space.

We loved our visit to Cornwall and were spoiled by great weather. We had great fun at the beautiful ports. In my opinion St Mawes and Mevagissey are great to visit. On the Northern Coastline Padstow is great but tends to get busy quite quickly so for parking you are better to get there early. We went twice once parking in Padstow and on the second visit we parked in Wadebridge and cycled the 5.5 relatively flat miles along the well travelled Camel trail which follows the path of and old Victorian Railway line. Great choice of Fish and Chips in Padstow, Rick Stein being the most famous and busiest! Across the river from Padstow is the rather nice village of Rock with a great Beach.

I have to say I was not impressed with Newquay the beaches are not a very high standard and the town and its buildings have a pretty tired feel about them. Was worth a visit just to see the surfers on Fistral beach. I don't think we will be back though.

Our favourite beaches were the relatively quiet beaches on the South. Carne beach which is overlooked by the luxurious and expensive Nare's hotel. There are no shops at Carne but there are toilets. Towan Beach on the South ( there is also one on the northern coast) is very quiet and picturesque There is a national trust managed farm 300 yds from the beach ( Porth Farm) The national trust maintain the toilets there and there are also ample car parking facilities.

Our favourite evening destination was Fowey. Very narrow streets, and few nice shops,Great restaurants and great view of the sailing yachts in the Fowey estuary . We ate twice in the Italian in the main square next to the aquarium.

We stayed just short of the week and feel we only experienced a small slice of what Cornwall has to offer and hope to be back in the near future. We would not hesitate to recommend the properties in Carwinnick to friends and families as it met and exceeded our needs as a family.

Thanks for such a detailed review.

Hopefully, see you again next year?

10 Jun 2011


"Cornish retreat! Peaceful surroundings and rural charm."

Good base for surrounding areas, Eden, Mevagissey etc.
Excellent place for dogs plenty of walks close by, especially if you have a Spaniel like mine who wanted to go out at 5.30 in the morning!
Peaceful relaxing place to unwind on your own or with friends, highly recommended !

28 May 2011


"Homespun cumfort"

A well located and quiet location, enjoyment of a country farm. Car essential. From this area it was possible to visit the whole of Cornwall choosing different venues on a daily basis. Information available from the owners regarding eating out, local and general attraction in Cornwall. An excellent base to enjoy Cornwall from with our favorite being Fowey. Our group included older persons and one who required ground floor en-suite facilities which were catered for.

19 May 2011


"Best place to stay"

A warm welcome from Pam and Nigel when we arrived and explained all we needed to know about the cottage - left a great folder with info on the equipment in the cottage and also places to go!!
The cottage is a real 'home from home' and has been sympathetically updated with all mod cons. Extremely clean with bedding and towels provided, a blessing not to take and wash when I got home!We were close to everything we had planned to visit and relaxed in the lovely garden early morning and evening.
There also a conversion which has 2 dwelling close by and ideal for big family holidays which we will look into in the future as these have also been done to a very high standard.
We highly recommend

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