One of the Tregothnan Estate's Wild Escapes, Bethel Cottage is one of those cottages you just dream about. In a beautiful creekside setting, surrounded by rolling countryside, this cottage has been recently refurbished to provide the perfect peaceful retreat for those looking for a complete escape. Watch the wildlife on the incoming tide from your bedroom window, wander along the creekside path through unique plum orchards or in the winter relax beside the cosy woodburning stoves. The quintessential escape is only 10 minutes' drive from Truro with its superb shops & restaurants. One of our many luxury dog friendly holiday homes.
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One of the Tregothnan Estate's Wild Escapes, Bethel Cottage is one of those cottages you just dream about. In a beautiful creekside setting, surrounded by rolling countryside, this cottage has been recently refurbished to provide the perfect peaceful retreat for those looking for a complete escape. Watch the wildlife on the incoming tide from your bedroom window, wander along the creekside path through unique plum orchards or in the winter relax beside the cosy woodburning stoves. The quintessential escape, yet only 10 minutes' drive from Truro with its superb shops & restaurants.
Bethel Cottage is a traditional creekside Cornish cottage with a cosy character sitting room with wood burning stove, fitted kitchen/diner with wood burning stove and 2 bedrooms, both full of character. The main bedroom has wonderful views over the creek and there is an incredibly relaxing bathroom with a free standing slipper bath from which you can enjoy the views! The cottage is surrounded by farmland with only 2 other Wild Escape cottages nearby (about 150 yards).
Please be aware that the cottage is accessed via steps from the parking area.
Ground Floor: Sitting room, kitchen / diner, boot room.
First Floor: Two double bedrooms both with 5' beds. Shower room with electric MIRA sport shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Bathroom with WC, basin, Fahro heater, heated towel rail and new water tank ensuring plenty of hot water to fill the luxurious free standing slipper bath.
Exterior: Garden and patio area with external furniture, including sun loungers and BBQ.
Facilities & Services
Heating on the ground floor is via the cosy Clearview wood burning stoves in the kitchen/diner and in the sitting room. Heating throughout the cottage is via electric central heating. New kitchen to include dishwasher, washing machine, hob, oven, fridge / freezer, espresso machine, toaster, kettle and microwave. The sitting room has a flat screen TV with Freeview & DVD player along with a DAB radio. There is a TV with freesat & DVD in both bedrooms. WiFi available at the property. There is a telephone for local and incoming calls.
Electricity, heating, the first basket of logs, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to bring your own beach towels. There is enough parking space for 2 vehicles. Steps from the driveway replace the previous steep incline. Please note that access to the property is through a farm yard and along a levelled, but unmade farm track. Up to 2 dogs are allowed at an additional cost of £50 per dog / per week although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. There is a cot and high chair.
A welcome pack is provided in the cottage for your arrival, but also available as an extra (£30) is a very special wicker hamper containing Tregothnan produce including Kea plum jam, selection of teas and Housekeeper's biscuits. Also available is a stunning private tour of the Tregothnan Gardens (£70 per person). This tour is very special as the gardens are rarely open to the general public. The tour lasts around 2 hours and concludes with a Tregothnan cream tea. It is a very special treat!
Kayak hire is provided for cottages in Coombe. You can pre-book your kayak (£162 per kayak per week, £65 per day for a 1 person kayak) at the same time as your booking. Exploring the River Fal by kayak is a simply magical experience whilst you are in Coombe. In addition, the Estate has a rowing boat available to hire (£186 per week, £65 per day, max 4 person) if you would prefer a slightly more sturdy vessel for your adventures! A mooring directly in front of the cottage is also available to hire (£25 per week) for boats up to 15ft. For larger boats up to 25ft, there are three floating moorings which can be hired on request and subject to availability. When taking to the water, guests are able to explore Coombe on the Cowlands Creek - a unique and special estuary off the River Fal.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 security deposit is required to be pre-authorised on your card.
The city of Truro is only about a 10 minute drive away and has a wide selection of good shopping including a Tescos, Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer and many other high street outlets. There is also a cinema and a great selection of restaurants, pubs & cafes.
The resort of Newquay is about 16 miles to the north with its spectacular surf beaches at Fistral & Watergate Bay. Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" restaurant is located here. Padstow, with its fine selection of restaurants influenced by Rick Stein is just over 20 miles.
The yachting centres of Mylor, Falmouth & St Mawes are all within easy reach of the cottage. There is a watersports centre at nearby Loe Beach where you can learn to sail or windsurf. The nearby Roseland Area of Outstanding Beauty with its superb coastal walks is also a short drive away via the King Harry Ferry.
The Cathedral City of Truro is in the heart of Cornwall and offers a wealth of facilities for the visitor. Dominated by the stunning cathedral, it is one of the south west's most attractive cities. Lemon Quay plays host to many events throughout the year including the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival in the Autumn and the famous Truro Fatstock Show just before Christmas. Regular farmers markets occur every Wednesdays & Saturday and there are also arts & craft markets on Saturdays. There is a wonderful range of shopping for the visitor including all the regular high street stores including Marks & Spencer, Tescos & Sainsburys, but also a wide range of more specialist stores. It really is worth a wander through the back streets and alleys to find some fabulous little boutiques. Truro has a superb range of restaurants from Bustopher Jones & Mannings on Lemon Street to the always popular Pizza Express. There are lively bars, pubs & nightclubs including the superb Old Ale House, a busy Wetherspoons and the infamous L2 if you are so inclined! The Hall for Cornwall hosts everything from Shakespeare to rock concerts and the cinema on Lemon Street has all the latest releases.
Guest from Exeter stayed for 7 nights.
Stunning location, excellent customer service, relaxing cottagelovely holiday, ideal for half term. Highly reccomended.
Guest from Bolton stayed for 10 nights.
A cottage for 4 with 2 bedrooms. However we were a party of two and think the 1st floor accommodation for 4 would be difficult. If each day all occupants preferred a shower this would be somewhat congested. Access is restricted especially on arrival and departure loading baggage due to the Car Parking area being some elevated distance from the cottage accessed by gravel steps. Day to day access to parking was not a problem but would be difficult for more elderly occupants. This said we had a marvelous time and settled in well, this cottage as other Tregothnan properties we have stayed at was extremely well stocked and to a high standard. Very cosey when the weather was less settled and marvelous views across the creek at sunset. Lucy from Tregothnan was extremely helpful and provided a splendid welcome.
Guest from Rugby stayed for 7 nights.
Last week we've had a lovely stay and loved the well appointed cottage and it's idyllic location. The cottage was so well equipped and even had an axe - apparently if we'd wanted to go foraging for wood! We all loved the garden and the majestic views towards the River Fal, thankfully the majority of the garden was 'dog proof' except by the gate which was tested by our small KC Cavalier. On the whole the property was worth the extra cost, although the additional charge of £50 per dog, we felt was excessive as we had to pay £100 for our dogs to supposedly cover the extra cleaning. We appreciate that some people may not look after the property to the owner's standard but surely the deposit for breakages etc should have been sufficient.
Guest from Buckingham stayed for 7 nights.
Bethel Cottage is really a home from home, perfect for a peaceful stay in Cornwall - walks from the front door of the cottage, bird life on the creek and surrounding woods - also easy to get to loads of places to visit - Falmouth, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trelissik, Newquay, Truro to name but a few! They really have thought of everything in this cottage - it is so well furnished and kitted out!! The cottage is very cosy and comfortable and we enjoyed the wood burner stove on a couple of the cooler evenings. Great kitchen, good shower and comfy beds - what more could you ask for?! Enjoy!!
Guest from Mishawaka stayed for 7 nights.
This was our first visit to Cornwall, and the perfect location! The cottage is in an absolutely gorgeous and peaceful setting, but very near Truro, which makes getting supplies (and giving in to shopping spree urges) easy to do. As Americans driving in England for the first time, the farm track was quite a shock, but my fiance only needed to drive it a few times before he became comfortable with it. The directions provided upon booking were very clear and we had no trouble finding the cottage. The tea and biscuits which were left for us were delicious, and the cottage's kitchen contained everything needed to cook for ourselves quite a lot during our stay. I appreciated the equipment manual binder, as it's been a few years since I used a convection oven and I'd never learned to use a wood stove properly. We appreciated the informative signs located throughout the cottage, as well as the other cottage binder. The garden is lovely - even in early March! The view of the night sky surpassed anything we'd seen before. The path outside the front gate makes it easy to explore the area around the cottage on foot. Lucy was a joy to work with, and hearing her voice on our welcoming phone call helped us feel settled, after a very long adventure (complete with 2 days of snow delays) from the States. She was also readily available to answer our questions. My fiance proposed on our first morning. We were watching the St. Piran's Day Parade and both feeling very emotional. We would love to return to Bethel Cottage and will always have a spot in our heart for Cornwall.
Guest from Liphook stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely cottage, very thoughtfully and thoroughly kitted out. We had a fantastic holiday despite not having the best weather!
Guest from Nottingham stayed for 7 nights.
Just the place to rest and unwind. Close to Truro and Falmouth which are also interesting places to visit. You could spend aa day just sitting in the garden.
Guest from Cambridge stayed for 7 nights.
Second time around, the weather decided to be not so kind. It didn't matter. The idyllic setting, a good book and a cup of tea make the holiday one to remember. Thank you.
Guest from Braunton stayed for 7 nights.
Beautiful tranquil spot. Cottage very comfortable but with difficult access. Remember to pack in small bags not one big one as found negotiating stairs and steps up to car quite a workout. Also remember a good torch as solar lights are poor on the steep steps and the rechargeable torch in property broken and outside lights on very short time. Have stayed in much better value properties where Everything extra isn't charged for. Guess we were paying for the location which could not be beaten.
Guest from Thaxted stayed for 7 nights.
I would struggle to find fault with this superb cottage. The remoteness of the location was just what I wanted, but perhaps you could make this fact more obvious in the advertising
Guest from East Molesey stayed for 14 nights.
We were looking for total tranquility and we could not have found a better location than Bethel Cottage. It was so peaceful with just the sound of the estuary bird calls. We went on plenty of walks with our dogs and it was lovely to be able to set off from the cottage and not have to drive anywhere first. The cottage was so well equipped in the kitchen we could have been contenders on "Bake Off'! The rest of the cottage had everything we could want from books and games to wellies and clothes driers! We loved it and strongly recommend it if you are looking for a place to chill out!
Guest from Dewsbury stayed for 7 nights.
We recently stayed at Bethal cottage for a week with our two dogs. The cottage was Cosy and welcoming and very well equipt. There was nothing that they hadn't thought about and all the equipment was of a high standard. The garden was gorgeous and secure for the dogs with lovely views and very peaceful. Someone phoned to ask if we were enjoying our stay which was a very nice touch. As was the welcome hamper with tea, biscuits, milk and flowers. We felt truly at home there and the location was ideal for exploring the many gardens and beaches Cornwall has to offer. The information file in the cottage was very useful, outlining all the dog friendly beaches and activities nearby. We had an amazing memorable holiday and can't wait to go again.
Guest from Oldham stayed for 7 nights.
Had a lovely stay at the cottage which is very clean and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Is in a good location for touring round Cornwall. The dogs loved it and we hope to return next year.
Guest from Cambridge stayed for 7 nights.
A fantastic cottage, located out of the hustle and bustle of normal holiday life. The tidal river created an ever-changing landscape which we enjoyed immensely. It is not often we would consider returning to a property as we like to experience different areas but we will make an exception in this case.
Guest from Braunton stayed for 7 nights.
Bethel cottage has a wonderful position right on the edge of the creek. The standard of the cottage is excellent. I would thoroughly recommend it. It is dog-friendly and has a lovely garden.
Guest from Branksome stayed for 7 nights.
I booked this amazing cottage for mine and my partners second anniversary.. wanting somewhere we could take the pup and enjoy some lovely walks. And we'll what can I say. The title sums it up to be honest. Couldn't fault the property. It had everything you could want or need. The cottage in a whole was just what we needed to escape the world. Would recommend and will come back!
Guest from Rugby stayed for 7 nights.
We love water so were immediately attracted by the photographs of Bethel Cottage. We were not disappointed. The private track to the cottage is shared with 2 other cottages and you tend to have your fingers crossed that you won't meet a car coming in the other direction, but this only happened once during the week and was soon sorted out with a short reverse. You park your car at the top of some steepish, wide steps. We both have slightly dodgy knees but managed these without any trouble! The cottage itself is well appointed and has everything you need. It also has wonderful views from all windows and we spent at least some time every day sitting on the patio with a cup of tea or glass of wine watching the tidal creek and the birds. Binoculars are provided, but we couldn't find a bird book amongst the books, so worth taking one with you. Access to the creekside walks is straight out of the front gate. I can certainly see that we will return here next time we are holidaying in Cornwall.
Guest from Ascott-under-wychwood stayed for 7 nights.
Fantastic holiday. The cottage is well located adjacent to Cowlands Creek a beautiful locating surrounded by wildlife and interesting walks. Perfect for someone with a dog who wants some peace and quite.
Guest from Burscough stayed for 7 nights.
We (my hubby, our three boys and two dogs) had a brilliant summer holiday at Bethel Cottage. The cottage is exceptionally well appointed, and there was everything we needed and more to enjoy a self catering holiday. There is a huge amount of thought that has gone into making the cottage a really special place to stay. The hamper, slippers, wellies, and sun loungers were a lovely touch. I personally loved the slipper bath! The location is breath taking, and my hubby and boys very much enjoyed paddling across the river in our dingy. We loved its idyllic spot on the estate and found the track to it and the few steps to the property no problem at all. We ventured out every day and found the cottage very well positioned for exploring Cornwall. I should also mention the excellent service from Lucy who went to a lot of trouble to assist us on the evening of our arrival and throughout our stay. We would love to stay at Bethel cottage again.
Guest from Gloucester stayed for 7 nights.
We have stayed at three of the other cottages in coombe at different times of the year first time in summer . I could talk for hours on the wild life, the cottage and the surrounding country side . Curlews, Redshanks, Herons, a Fox crossing the creek at low tide each early evening, all very beautiful. Our dogs loved the gardens and the beaches on the coast. Wild strawberries growing in the garden, eating outdoors with the sun going down. Lovely cosy cottage with comfy beds. We didn't want to leave. We will be back again for sure.
Guest from Hayling Island stayed for 7 nights.
The location and views were excellent although access to the cottage -the road & the path- were not for the inferm. The decoration of the cottage was more show than practical with almost every surface covered with ornaments, so there was little space to put your stuff on .Rather too many cushions -12 I beleive on our bed (where do you put the 8 you do not need ,on top of the warddrobe, under the bed ?) & the bath , well it was difficult to get in ,more difficult to get out & once in it impossible to wash as it was so restictive I had to be more friendly with our friends than I intended and use their shower. Having said all that the sun shone and we had a great week relaxing,messing about on boats & visiting lots of spectacular gardens,buildings and tea rooms not to mention restraunts where Rick Sein was the clear winner (PS-Spellcheck would have been useful too )
Guest from Cannock stayed for 7 nights.
We had the most Lovely holiday.The cottage is in the most amazing location with so fearful views,peaceful and relaxing.The cottage is well appointed with everything possible you could need.The silence was wonderful !
Guest from Clacton On Sea stayed for 7 nights.
This was just sublime! Absolutely nothing to fault! 10 out of 10 in every department and wish! Thank You! Wonderful week! :-)))) I will be back again!
Guest from Par stayed for 4 nights.
The cottage is in a unique, exquisite location. Well equipped throughout and well thought through. To be allowed our dogs was a particular bonus.the only slight mar was the sofas were uncomfortable for us. Otherwise five stars.
Guest from Stockton On Tees stayed for 7 nights.
Wow, what a fantastic cottage in a great location, quiet and secluded apart from the odd walker passing by. Could have stayed put all week. Interesting grounds to explore with Apple and Plum trees full of fruit to pick (late September). Only thing to note is the river is tidal, and when out the river bed is all you're left with, great for wading birds but if you hire a boat/kayak then you need to plan you're trips. The cottage has everything you need including a well equipped kitchen which now includes a freezer and a dishwasher. 2 upstairs bathrooms are also a bonus. Some of the helpful info supplied needs updating to reflect changes in the cottage and surrounding businesses, only minor niggles. We wouldn't hasitate to go back and thank you to Lucy for providing Tregothnan Tea, biscuits and even some fresh milk on arrival, lovely touch.
Guest from Horley stayed for 7 nights.
We had high expectations of this cottage from the photographs on the website, but it still managed to exceed them. The cottage is incredibly well furnished, and comfortable, but most importantly, away from everything. We were so delighted with our stay we have booked again to go next year. Can't wait! Highly recommended.
Guest from Thaxted stayed for 14 nights.
Great situation and very remote Only aggravation was the pathway from car to cottage, which is very ,very steep. Maybe alright moving in, downwards, but when leaving, upwards......ugh!
Guest from Rainham, Gillingham stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely location, great views , plenty of wildlife. Peaceful , walks from cottage. Lovely log burner, cosy & warm. Well equipped. Will stay at Bethel again.
Guest from Cardiff stayed for 7 nights.
Superb location. Very well equipped cottage, appreciated wellies and slippers! Only negatives, noisy water tank in bedroom and lack of powerful shower
Guest from York stayed for 7 nights.
My family and me loved this cottage so much, we want to sell our own home and live there instead! Yes, it seems expensive when you're looking through all the others, but believe me when I say its location is idyllic. There are not many cottage gardens in this crowded country in which you can experience total silence, save for the cry of the wading birds - no traffic, no aeroplanes, no people (save for the occasional rambler), no sound at all, AND YET be only 2 miles from a Tesco! But peace and tranquillity are not the only pleasures. The cottage is very well appointed, warm and comfortable. Lovely beds, lovely atmosphere and almost everything you could wish for is provided. OK, being picky, the fridge is a bit tiny, and it really could do with a dishwasher, despite the ludicrous reason given in the handbook that the lack of one somehow helps you escape everyday life - hmm. OK, and the shower leaks... But these are minor points in an overall package that is hard to beat. Oh, and they also welcome a well behaved dog. Plus, for a very reasonable fee you can hire safe kayaks and spend the afternoon paddling up and down the creek with no one else to watch or pass opinion. And before I forget, if you take the plunge and hire this cottage, you MUST go for a two mile walk through the woods to an equally idyllically located house that sells amazing homemade cakes - enough said.... This cottage is truly a well hidden gem. And no, I'm NOT paid by the owners to write this! I only hope that the Tregothan Estate do not set out to commercialise or develop its immediate surroundings, which would ruin its appeal. So, my advice, is to just stay there for a week, and you will see for yourself, then you will have wished you'd booked two weeks....
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