If you are looking for a relaxing time, in a peaceful and stunning location, Ardevora Vean is perfect for you. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Roseland Peninsula and close to the upper reaches of the River Fal, this immaculately renovated west wing of Ardevora Mill is a great place to stay. Off the beaten track (down a long farm track), yet only 10 mins from the nearest beach and within easy reach of both St Mawes & Portscatho. Regret no dogs.
If you are holidaying with family or friends, two additional cottages (Crowjy Ardevora & Ardevora an Gylen) are just across the courtyard - booking these will give you accommodation for 11 guests in total. N.B. Both these cottages have a Sunday changeover.
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Vean is in the west wing of Ardevora Mill and has been carefully converted, retaining many original features. With high ceilings, original beams and very comfortable furnishings, the owners have created a superb hideaway with a secluded south facing courtyard garden. In the grounds of the Mill there are two other cottages (Crowjy Ardevora & Ardevora an Gylen) and all 3 properties can be combined to provide accommodation for up to 11 people. You will be warmly welcomed to Ardevora Mill by the owners, Teri & Andrew, who really go out of their way to make you feel totally at home in this very special place.
Lower Ground Floor Only: Taking a couple of steps down into the pleasant courtyard garden you will enter into a spacious hallway, from which doors lead into all rooms. The open plan living room has comfortable armchairs, dining area and a well equipped kitchen. The bedroom has a king size bed and has views over the countryside. The wet style shower room also has a WC and wash hand basin, with a non slip tiled floor.
Exterior: The enclosed private courtyard garden is secluded with patio furniture and a lovely place to enjoy al-fresco meals. BBQs are available for guests' use. A shared laundry facility with washing machine and tumble dryer is available on site.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via oil fire under floor heating & electricity. The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, electric oven & ceramic hob. The lounge area has a TV with Freeview & DVD player. Free WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron and ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is ample parking available for a number of cars on the private driveway. Although the owners have their own dog, we regret that guests' dogs are not permitted. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. For younger guests a cot & high chair is available on request. For a nominal fee you can hire the owners' kayaks to explore the river at your leisure.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
The tiny tranquil Cornish village of Philleigh is in superb countryside in the heart of the rural Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall. Famous for its sixteenth century pub, The Roseland Inn. Philleigh is ideally located for exploring the countryside of the Roseland Peninsula whilst only a ten minute drive from the superb beaches around Portscatho & Carne. The D-Day embarkation points at Turnaware Point and Smugglers Cottage are only a short drive from Philleigh.
The nearest pubs are the Roseland Inn at Philleigh, the Kings Arms at Tregony and the Kings Head at Ruan Lanihorne, all or which serve excellent food. There are shops, restaurants and local facilities in Portscatho & St Mawes.
Guest from Northampton stayed for 7 nights.
This was our first visit and we really enjoyed our stay. A cream tea was waiting for us which was a nice touch. The accommodation was ideal for our needs, well presented, roomy and comfortable and we had all the facilities that we would want. After a hot days walking it was cool to return to and the wet room was ideal. We also appreciated Teri and Andrew's friendly welcome and desire to make sure we were enjoying our stay and the surrounding area. The track down to the cottage is about .7 of a mile and bumpy in parts but we took our time and this was not an issue. We encountered a pheasant on the track a few times but one day there were 16 young ones who were reluctant to move aside which caused some amusement. We took the opportunity of evening walks down to the creek and saw two Fallow Deer browsing on the far side. If revisiting the area we would definitely want to return to Vean.
It was a pleasure to meet you both. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ardevora Vean and that you managed to walk the parts of the SW coastal path you planned to do. If you fancy coming to this area again for a more relaxing break then you would be most welcome to stay. Teri
Guest from Gillingham stayed for 12 nights.
We couldnt have asked for more. Beautiful accommodation, under floor heating and high quality furnishings. The owner couldnt have been more helpful. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely go back.
Thanks so much for this great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Teri
Guest from London stayed for 6 nights.
The location is ideal if you want to visit Roseland and enjoy all of its beauty and facilities. The cottages are down a farm track with lots of pheasants and rabbits to help you on your way. A warm welcome awaits you. The owners even left us a welcoming cream tea and milk. Everything is provided almost like a hotel. It is clean, well appointed, great cooking facilities and bathroom with one level shower for those less able. You can rent a kayack from the owners if you want to explore the nearby creek. There is a great pub, the Roseland Inn, 10 minutes drive away with fine food, local beer and wine and a great and friendly owner who also cooks for you and his wife serves behind the bar most nights.
Wow, thanks Chris for such a suberb review. It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time here so much. Hope to see you both again in the future.
Guest from Shaftesbury stayed for 7 nights.
Ardevora Vean was a world away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Situated down a 3/4 mile track which is all part of the experience. Isolated in the nicest possible way and very restful. Very comfortable and spacious accommodation and very welcoming and helpful owners. If you are looking for an an isolated and peaceful place to stay then this is it.
It always lovely to get a 5* review - it shows that we are getting things right for our guests and it's so nice to know our guests are so happy here.
Guest from Ruislip stayed for 7 nights.
We enjoyed our week very much in the cottage, which was clean, warm and comfortable. The conversion had been carried out to a very high standard.The owners were very helpful and friendly, and lots of useful information was provided about what to visit in the area, both by the owners and by the holiday company. The rural location was beautiful, with lots of wildlife in the nearby fields and on the river. The only downside was the very long drive down the farm track to reach the cottage; fine if you have a large car or a 4x4, but a bit nerve-racking if you have a small car which you're quite fond of.
It is nice to hear that you have had an enjoyable week in our cottage Ardevora Vean. This time of year is lovely as the hedgerows are blossoming and are really colourful with lots of wild flowers, however the downside of this is the lanes and track are far narrower and therefore can be a challenge for those not used to them!
Guest from Abingdon stayed for 7 nights.
A lovely secluded cottage within a short walk of the creek. Well appointed and within a short drive of the local pub which is friendly and reasonable value.
Thanks for leaving this review, we are pleased with the overall scores you gave us, however we were slightly disappointed with a 4/5 for cleanliness - it would be good to know how you think we could improve on this.
Guest from York stayed for 6 nights.
We were every happy with our stay at Ardevora Vean, the cottage is lovely. It was very clean and tidy and very spacious for a 1 bed cottage. It has good wet room with a great shower. We had a warm welcome which including scones, jam and cream which was a very nice touch :-) Although tucked away in the countryside the location is quite central to most of the key spots in Cornwall. Newquay and St Ives are only 40 minutes drive away. We received a welcome back from Cornwall Cottages before we arrived which was very helpful, it gave us a good overview of the area including places to visit and info on the beaches. We would recommend this cottage to friends and family we had a lovely stay here. Thank you
It is always great to hear that our guests are happy with everything here at Ardevora and thank you for leaving this lovely, informative review.
Guest from Warminster stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage is extremely well fitted out, spacious and comfortable. It is in a lovely setting and extremely quiet. The only slight drawback is the long track to the cottage which is very rough and some people might find this difficult.
Thanks for this great review of 4.8/5. We are pleased you enjoyed your time in Ardevora Vean - sorry you found the track a little challenging though!
Guest from Bodmin stayed for 7 nights.
Wonderful cottage : very comfortable with everything we needed. Creek nearby with good walking on a dry day. Plenty of wildlife to watch especially the pheasants running down the lane in front of the car looking very much like little road runners
We are really pleased you were comfortable and happy in our cottage Ardevora Vean. Thanks for such a good review.
Guest from Derby stayed for 7 nights.
The owners were friendly and welcoming. The accommodation was very clean and up to modern standards. All was well equipped and the property was very tranquil. We were not able to take out the Kayaks but enjoyed taking their dog for a walk along the river bank.
Thanks for your nice review. Tizzy enjoyed the walks too, however she is housebound at the moment as she has broken her leg!
Guest from Gloucester stayed for 7 nights.
If you want to get away from the rat race, no car noise just badgers and other wildlife breaking the silence then this is for you. Great holiday times.
Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet.
Guest from Ulceby stayed for 7 nights.
Very comfortable, clean, modern cottage with everything we needed. Lovely quiet position, only disadvantage was the length of the track to access the house.
Guest from Paderborn stayed for 5 nights.
We had a wonderfull time at Ardevora Vean with a nice welcome and easy organization. The house is really beautiful and suitable for two persons. Fantastic would be a sofa instead of two single-arm chairs. We recommend the place to everybody who is looking for a quiet and relaxing place as a base for a trip to Cornwall. Patrick
Thanks for this great review. It was nice to meet you both and we are glad you enjoyed your time here at Ardevora.
Guest from Daventry stayed for 14 nights.
Great place to forget your hassle of daily life.... our stay was complemented .. with two weeks of sunshine ! Perfect hosts...Thank you ...Teri & Co
We are really pleased you had such a good two weeks and thanks for this lovely review.
Guest from Derby stayed for 7 nights.
As I said above. Everything was excellent once you got to the cottage, but then you felt marooned with the track. It is narrow, extremely rough in places, and goes on for ever. Even in a 4x4 we were shaken around. We would have liked to go to the local pub in the evening but could not face the journey. I would really like to give it 5 stars, but cannot honestly say I would recommend it.
We are pleased you liked our cottage and thanks for the great scores you gave us in this respect. However it is a shame you found the track such a problem. We do advertise that we are at the end of a 3/4 mile farm track, although we do appreciate this year's extreme weather has increased the hedgerow growth which has narrowed the lane more than usual. We have taken on board your comments and will continue with our ongoing programme to maintain and improve the condition of the track.
Guest from Goodooga stayed for 7 nights.
The only thing we didn't like was the road into Ardevora Vean. It was rough in places and a long narrow drive and bushes along the sides rubbing our vehicle. The accommodation was excellent.
Guest from Oxford stayed for 7 nights.
Very modern up to date accommodation. Owners very friendly and keen to see we had a pleasant stay. Cream tea and milk in the fridge very thoughtful and most welcome.
Thanks for this good review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Ardevora.
Guest from Thame stayed for 5 nights.
Received a very warm welcome from the owners. The cottage is very well maintained and well equipped for eating in, with a fully fitted modern kitchen area. It is situated at the end of a remote long lane but in our view it is worth it as the cottage is set in such a tranquil setting. The owners are close at hand if you need any advice/assistance with anything. We would definitely return in the future.
Thank you for this great review and lovely comments.
Guest from Cwmbran stayed for 7 nights.
We had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage, a lovely cream tea awaited us on arrival which was a nice surprise. Teri the owner gave us a very friendly welcome. The cottage is light comfortable well equipped and spacious. It was lovely to see the moon and stars so clearly at night because there is no street lighting. If you are looking for a bit of peace and tranquillity then this is an excellent location. Jeannette & David Bradbrook
Guest from Bourne stayed for 3 nights.
I had a lovely few days in june at ardervora mill unfortunately cut short when I fell while out walking. Teri the owner was fantastic she not only got me to the hospital but stayed with me till she was sure I was ok and that my family were on the way to fetch me. Thank you once again Teri for all your help
Guest from Lymington stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage was excellent apart from an intermittent fault with the supply of hot water. The location was superb, but I feel it should be made clearer that access involves a 3/4 mile drive down a very rough track. The spaniel Tizzy was delightful and the owners could not have been more helpful and friendly.
Guest from Sudbury stayed for 7 nights.
Spent a most enjoyable week at Aredevora Vean, a barn conversion near the village of Philleigh in Cornwall. The owners were very friendly, helpful and concerned that I enjoyed my stay. The property was very well equipped, particularly the kitchen, and exceptionally well presented and clean. There was a cream tea in the fridge as a welcome gift. The property is beautifully situated in a very quiet location at the end of a long stoney farm track. It feels private but not isolated. The garden area adjoins a field with trees in the background and is not overlooked. There is plenty of space to park close by. A short walk alongside the river leads to the shore of a beautiful creek. The only downside could be the condition of the track, which is uneven and could cause a problem for low vehicles but was quite accessible for my small car.
Thank you so much Eileen for this great review. It is always nice to receive feedback from guests and we are pleased you enjoyed staying here at Ardevora.
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Discounts available for just 2 guests using the bedroom only and staying 7 nights
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Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season using just one room.
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Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
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Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
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