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Waterlily Holiday Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

The lounge has sumptuous Marks & Spencer sofas, Tv/freeview/Dvd, CD/Ipod dock.

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 12km

In the heart of the Conservation Area of the historic village of Probus, you will find this 200 year old character cottage tucked away in a quiet lane off the village square. Waterlily cottage has recently been refurbished to a very high standard; designed with great care to ensure you enjoy a relaxing holiday. Well equipped with lots of "little surprises to delight", this cottage is described by our guests as a real "home from home", and provides the perfect base to explore this idyllic part of Cornwall.

There is lots to see and do for all the family; numerous sandy beaches, World heritage off-road cycle trails, Eden project, Caerhay's Castle, and glorious coastal or rural walks. Impossibly pretty fishing villages are dotted around the enchanting Roseland Pennisula (just 6 miles drive), with numerous restaurants where you can enjoy the day's catch, or take a boat trip across the bay to Falmouth. So much to explore you are spoilt for choice.

Back home at the cottage, the fresh and relaxing coastal decor provides the perfect place to unwind (take a peek at our website video, link below right). You can relax with a cream tea in the conservatory, or listen to bird-song in the peaceful (private) courtyard garden whilst enjoying a tasty BBQ. Then again you may like to stroll across the village square for a pint of Cornish ale and a hearty meal in the local child-friendly pub (with lovely big garden too), or indulge in scrummy Aga-baked cakes and coffee in the cafe/gallery. The village farm shop will provide you with freshly baked bread, and a wide array of local produce along with home-made Cornish pasties for your day out. Waterlily Holiday Cottage offers you peace and quiet, friendly Cornish village life, and the ideal base to explore this truly beautiful and unspoilt part of Cornwall. We hope to welcome you soon.

About Probus Village:

The peaceful yet thriving village of Probus provides lots of amenities on your doorstep including: the Hawkins Arms pub with great food and local ale, Trudgian Cornish farm shop (local produce, fresh bread, homemade pasties), Zannah's Time Cafe (a bistro-café/gallery with scrumptious Cornish cream teas and 'picnics to go'), Gulshan Indian Restaurant, and an antique emporium to explore. The village also has a fuel garage, post office, convenience store, fish n chips, beauty salon, and children's playground. There are regular half- hour bus services (including evenings) to Truro or St Austell, so no need to take the car out if you wish to relax and enjoy the view.

More to See and Do (our website has oodles of local information; link below right):

Children of all ages can be entertained with underground tin mine tours, a Go-Kart track, or 2 theme parks all within easy drive. Then again, just 5 minutes from your door a gentle stroll in the gardens of the Trewithian estate or wildlife watching along the Tressilian river may be more relaxing!

Golfers will love the choice of 2 courses in and around Truro; horse riders can enjoy a ride along Perranporth beach (stables welcome children too). The wonderful rocky coves and pristine sandy beaches of the Roseland Peninsula will delight the whole family (magical St Mawe's is a 'must do'!). Then there's the lovely old Cornish harbour of Mevagissey, or Charlestown, or the quirky Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The off–road cycle ride along the Pentewan coastal trail to Mevagissey (cycle maps in the cottage) is another family favourite; you can hire bikes there too. A walk along the South West Coast Path will guarantee you endless magnificent vistas, including Dodman coastal trail to the highest coastal headland in South Cornwall. Surf and watersports can be found in Newquay or Perranporth, along with plenty of options for equipment hire (all details in the cottage).

You are within easy driving distances of 8 of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, as well as several National Trust estates (Trelissick, Trerice, Glendurgan). Shoppers & culture lovers will enjoy a trip to the County capital of Truro with its magnificent cathedral, museums, theatre, twice weekly farmers' market and eclectic shopping just a short drive away.


Size Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Carne/Pendower/Portholland 12 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

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), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

The West Country region

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 granite outcrops and 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, huge 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 with large sections of Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty accessed by the spectacular South West Coast Path providing walkers with miles of gentle strolls and 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.

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Review 1-2 of 2

15 Feb 2014


"What a great find – Waterlily cottage is stylish and comfortable in every way"

What a great find – Waterlily cottage is stylish and comfortable in every way. Lots of thoughtful touches to make guests feel at home, including scrummy cupcakes / tea, coffee and milk on arrival, heated towel rails/warm towels and a wood burner set up all ready to light.
The cottage itself is spotless, with lovely furniture, a well equipped kitchen, roomy and comfortable bedrooms and beds and decorated and maintained to a high standard.
We found the location great for walking along the Roseland's coastal paths and visiting the Eden Project is a must. Having two boys keen on cycling, we had a great time exploring the off-road cycle routes along the Mineral Tramways. The cottage has loads of tourist info and we used this to plan our week's activities and eating out venues, and weren't disappointed. We had a really great holiday - thank you.
Waterlily cottage is a little gem waiting to be discovered by the discerning who dare to stay somewhere 'different' to those who follow the crowds.

I am so glad you had such a great holiday and thank you for your lovely comments. Another great multi-use trail you may like to try on your next visit to Cornwall is The Camel Trail, which provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. Enjoy!

4 Feb 2014


"A lovely break"

We stayed at Waterlily last summer. We really appreciated the homemade cupcakes which where waiting for us on arrival, they were delicious washed down with a cup of tea!The cottage is furnished to a v… More

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. As you liked the village pasties so much, we have now included a pasty trail in our Welcome Folder, so you can sample some more delicious homemade pasties while you are exploring Cornwall!

Review 1-2 of 2

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