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Nelsons Retreat

Holiday Cottage in Mid Cornwall

Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £511

Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Dog Friendly
Parking available
Golf Course nearby
Friday change over
A rural idyll, luxury and south facing holiday home, balcony with fabulous views across gardens and the valley. Dog friendly and great access to both coasts, the perfect base to explore Cornwall.

Property Details

Nelsons Retreat is tucked away down a quiet lane. It is south facing with fantastic rural views across the valley and an immaculate garden which has mature trees and shrubs and paths that wind through them, decked areas, sun loungers and seating at sporadic points where you can bask in the sun or relax in the dappled shade. The house itself has a decked balcony outside the sunroom with a canopy glass ceiling and sliding doors which open out onto the balcony. Inside is a large open plan living area with electric reclining chairs (complete with USB charging sockets) large TV and a galley kitchen. There are two bedrooms, and the master has fantastic views and French windows that open onto another large patio. The second bedroom has a zip and link bed which can be made up into a double or a twin for total flexibility. Nelsons Retreat is dog friendly, and you are welcome to bring your well-behaved family pet who may well enjoy the 10-minute walk from the door up to Carn Marth.

Lanner is nestled in the heart of Cornwall's Tin Mining area with the archetypal derelict engine houses scattered around the tops of heather strewn hills. This is a fabulous central location with easy access to the lifeguard patrolled golden beaches (during the season) of Porthtowan. Portreath and St Agnes are a short drive away on the north coast. In contrast, on the south coast, you can explore Mounts Bay, the rugged Lizard peninsula with its quaint fishing villages, magnificent promontories and secluded coves, the vibrant fishing harbour of Falmouth with restaurants and traditional pubs or the bustling cathedral city, and capital of Cornwall, Truro. There are plenty of things to do come rain or shine, and Nelsons Retreat will be that perfect base for your wonderful holiday.

Ground floor: The front door leads into the open plan living area. dining table and chairs, comfortable sofas and electric reclining chairs with USB charging points built-in, galley kitchen with fully fitted units and a selection of appliances. Sunroom with glass ceiling and lovely Rattan furniture including a large day bed and sofa, sliding doors open onto the decked balcony. To the rear of the property is a Zip and link twin bedroom with 3' beds that can be made into a 6' double as an option. Family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and hand basin. Stairs leading to:
First Floor: Master bedroom with 5' double bed, storage, dual aspect with window to the side elevation and looks over a neighbouring orchard, French windows that open onto a large balcony terrace, en suite shower room with WC and hand basin.
Exterior: Parking for 3 cars to the front of the property. The garden is stunning and is an adventure in itself; paths lead round mature shrubs and trees with areas laid to lawn, a summer house, seating in many different areas including benches, sun loungers, chairs and tables.

Facilities & Services
The property has gas central heating with radiators throughout. The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units. There are a gas oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle and under counter fridge & separate freezer. There is a washing machine and tumble drier. The lounge area has a flat-screen digital Freeview Smart TV with catch up apps, a DVD player, CD & Radio. There is an iron & ironing board. There is unlimited WiFi available at the property.

Electricity, heating, bed linen, towels, are all included, but you will need to bring your own beach towels. One well behaved dog is welcome at Nelsons Retreat for the small additional price of £100 per week but must not be left unattended in the property. We regret no smoking is permitted inside the property. There is off-road parking for 3 cars.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during the quieter months of the year.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Property Location

Nelsons Retreat is a similar distance from St Agnes, Porthtowan and Portreath with their stunning beaches with fabulous surf and acres of golden sand. Porthtowan (meaning cove of sand dunes) has some of the best surf in the UK. However it is sometimes not for the faint hearted and beginners should be careful but there is an excellent surf school which operates from the beach. Portreath (meaning cove of sand) is a delightful village which extends both sides of a valley leading down into a little harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance are two more beaches with golden sands that are popular with holidaymakers and surfers alike.

Tin - the powerhouse of Cornwall's industrial past. Oak wooded, heather topped valleys with crystal streams once throbbed with the racket of tin streaming - winning precious metals. Engine houses and stacks bear stark, romantic testament to a heritage borne of the bravery and determination of generations of miners and Bal maidens. The area of Mid Cornwall, south west from Truro and only a short drive inland from Falmouth is full of this industrial heritage. The Victorian towns of Camborne and Redruth - both produced world-class inventors and engineers. Camborne's Richard Trevithick created the world's first steam-powered road engine in 1801. His achievements are celebrated at Camborne's annual Trevithick Day celebrations in April. You can follow in the footsteps of Cornwall's 18th Century tin miners on the atmospheric tour of the Poldark Mine just north of Helston.

Nearby is Stithians Lake, for fishing, sailing, sailboarding and recently the stunning wake-boarding championships. For views of the whole region take the roads to Carn Brea or Carn Marth above Camborne. From here you can see St Ives, St Michael's Mount, Falmouth and east to Clay Country. Near here is the Great Flat Lode Trail through the mines and high moors. These days, most of the mining has disappeared, but it is still a fascinating area to explore and is steeped in history. A highlight is to hire a bicycle and ride along the old mineral tramway now called the Bissoe Trail from Devoran to Portreath or the North Coast.

The harbour town of Falmouth is within a short drive with a number of attractions for the visitor. There is the fascinating National Maritime Museum or you can take a boat trip around the spectacular Carrick Roads or sample the stylish Rick Stein's Fish & Chip Restaurant or Oyster Bar.

The Helford River and Lizard Peninsula are also within easy reach.

The city of Truro is only a 7 mile drive to the north east 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 12 miles to the north with its spectacular surf beaches at Fistral & Watergate Bay. Padstow, with its fine selection of restaurants influenced by Rick Stein is just over 20 miles. Harbourside towns & villages such as Fowey, Falmouth & St Mawes are all within easy reach. For those flying to Cornwall, the airport is within a 30 minute drive. Golf courses are available at Falmouth, Tehidy and Truro and are all within 20 minutes.

Property Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Lovely cottage, well placed to visit south Cornwall
Reviewed on 29/09/2021

The cottage is well appointed in a beautiful garden in a peaceful location. It is down a steep and narrow lane but plenty of parking for two cars once there. Situated in Lanner it was easy to go in any direction to visit any areas on your 'to do' list. The cottage itself is comfortable with plenty of space and ideal for two couples. Cooking facilities are fine and we used these a few times. The television worked but I think we only had it on once to catch the weather. We had a busy but relaxing holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Very peaceful place to rest and read!
Reviewed on 01/09/2021

Find stillness and peace and feel at the end of the road for all the right reasons. take time to take in the views at different times of day. Enjoy a great place to unwind.

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

A hidden gem- First Class!
Reviewed on 11/08/2021

We have just returned from a weeks holiday. A?Nelsons RetreatA? was all we could have wished for and moreA? Fantastic house and accommodation with amazing views and beautiful gardens. Tucked away down a quiet lane, perfect location for exploring the beauty of Cornwall. Kind messages from the hosts on arrival. We would definitely recommend and will return.

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Rural Cornwall
Reviewed on 28/07/2021

Located inland not far from Redruth the property is well positioned for you to travel to all points north, south, east & west in Cornwall sitting as it does very close to the A30. Situated at the end of a private road there is parking for 2 cars and views over fields. The garden is nicely laid out with various seating decks. The host emailed me as well as Cornwall Cottages so there were lots of touch points if any issues had arised.

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