Holiday Cottage in Coombe
Sleeps 6 - Bedrooms 3 - From £569
Roundwood Quay is a short distance away from Penelewey where the welcoming Punchbowl and Ladle offers excellent food and a convivial atmosphere. A couple of miles away is Loe Beach, a sheltered watersports haven at the top of the Carrick Roads. During the season there is a busy little cafe selling a variety of delicious home cooked meals and a vibrant watersports centre where you can rent boats and kayaks or have lessons to learn the basics. Trelissick Gardens are a 5 minute drive or a nice walk away and from there the tourist hot spots of Falmouth, St Mawes and Truro are all connected via ferry for an enjoyable adventure on the high seas. A short drive inland is the cathedral city of Truro with a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants.
Ground Floor only: There is a large open plan kitchen / diner and living area, all with fantastic estuary views. The kitchen has fully fitted units and modern appliances, the dining area has a beautiful wood table with bench seats and the living room has a wood burning stove and French doors to the garden area. There is a zip and link bedroom with a 6' bed that can be split into two 3' singles. A second double bedroom (5' bed) and a third twin bedroom (3' beds). There are two bathrooms with showers over the baths, WC and hand basins.
Exterior: There is parking on the drive for at least 2 cars outside the property. There is a large private garden with patio table and chairs, a picnic bench, a charcoal barbecue and a fire pit. There is also a further garden area the other side of the lane to Roundwood Quay, right on the edge of the creek with a decked area that is perfect for crabbing. There is a drying mooring that can be included with your rental.
Facilities & Services
The kitchen has a range of units & work tops. There is an electric oven and hob, a range cooker, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. In the garage, accessed from an internal door is a utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer, there is an iron and ironing board. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove and a flat screen digital TV & DVD player. There is unlimited WiFi.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. An initial bag of wood is supplied for the wood-burning stove, further bags can be purchased locally. There is parking available for 2 cars on the drive. Regrettably there is no smoking. There is a cot and high chair available on request. We regret no pets are permitted at this property. There is a public right of way on the lane to Roundwood Quay, this is usually very quiet but can be busier during the summer weeks.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
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.
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
A slice of heaven
When we rounded the final corner of the rather bumpy lane to find the creek at high tide lazily gliding by, a shimmering green that has to be seen to be believed, we thought we'd taken a wrong turn. Can it really be here? Is Cornwall really still this unspoilt? But when we entered the cottage itself, we were absolutely knocked out by our welcome: the warmth from the Aga (Heritage Stove) embraced us and waiting on the table were locally-made scones, jam, cream (in the fridge), apple juice, coffee and fudge. For two ravenous travellers this was so appreciated! After refreshment we began to explore and found the house tastefully furbished: comfy sofas, big, luxurious beds, two bathrooms and space to breathe... Fabulous as the cottage is though, it is the location that is just stunning. Right beside a branch of the River Fal (which can be seen from the house and gardens) there are fabulous woodland walks to explore; there's a little jetty where we launched our kayak, and a public quay where people come to fish and canoe and although there is a public right of way in front of the cottage, the road to the quay is long enough and pot-holed enough to keep all but the hardiest at bay, so it's never really busy! Our time at Ruan Dinas went too fast and we loved every moment. We have stayed in very many holiday cottages, Airb&bs and hotels in Cornwall, but this has to be amongst the finest of places there is. I have left a bit of my heart there, so I'll definitely be back!
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