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The Mowhay

Holiday Cottage in Truro

Sleeps 6 - Bedrooms 3 - From £543

Dog Friendly
WiFi
Open fire / woodburner
Parking available
Cot available
Highchair available
Hot Tub
Garden
Friday change over
The Mowhay is an environmentally sensitive conversion of an old farm building situated in a secluded and peaceful rural position, in beautiful, quiet countryside north of Truro. The accommodation is spacious with exposed beams in the living room and a secluded rear garden with a lawn, patio and a six-seater HOT TUB from which to enjoy views across rolling countryside in all seasons. A quite superb location close to the bustling cathedral city of Truro, yet also within a 15 minute drive of the spectacular coastline around Porthtowan & St Agnes. Dog-friendly.

Property Details

Situated 4 miles north of Truro, yet only 7 miles from the golden sands of Perranporth, the sleepy hamlet of Tregavethan is an enchanting rural retreat where you can find true peace and quiet, broken only by the sounds of local wildlife and the odd passing tractor.

The Mowhay was a traditional agricultural building that has been sympathetically converted into a superb three bedroom holiday home. The accommodation benefits from a sizeable open plan kitchen/living space with dining table and sofas, and French windows opening onto an enclosed garden with grassed and patio areas which has views across rolling countryside. Guests can also unwind and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a six-seater hot tub which is positioned in a secluded corner of the rear patio. There are three good sized bedrooms, the master having a 6ft super king double bed and ensuite shower room.

The Mowhay is an environmentally friendly place to stay with solar thermal panels providing hot water, a ground source heat pump for heating, and LED or energy saving light fittings wherever possible. There is also a cosy wood burning stove to keep things really warm on cooler evenings. One of our really dog-friendly holiday cottages in Cornwall.

Accommodation
Ground Floor Only: The open plan living room is bright and airy with a high ceiling and exposed beams, and incorporates a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and living area with 3 large sofas and the cosy wood burning stove, and access via French windows to the rear garden and patio
. A separate utility room leads to the parking area. The master bedroom has a 6' super king size bed, and an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower. There is a further double bedroom with a 6’ super king size bed, which can be made up as 2 single beds on request. There is a further twin bedroom and a family bathroom with an over-bath shower.
Exterior: The private garden is enclosed, with both grassed and patio areas with rolling rural views, an external dining table and chairs and BBQ facilities. A six-seater hot tub is located on the patio, enabling guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside in all seasons.

Facilities & Services
There is underfloor heating throughout, heated towel rails in both bathrooms and a wood burning stove (with an initial supply of wood provided in winter). The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, electric hob, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. The utility area
contains a washer/dryer and a second fridge. In the living area, there is a flat screen digital TV and a DVD player. WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron and ironing board. A highchair and travel cot are provided (please bring bedding for the travel cot).
Accessibility information: There are no internal steps in the cottage and small raised thresholds at the front and patio doors. The garden and patio are at the same level as the accommodation and can be accessed from inside the cottage.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen (apart from travel cot bedding) and towels are all included. Guests are to provide their own beach towels. A hairdryer is not provided. There is off road parking for up to 3 vehicles. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £30 per dog/per week (please bring towels for dogs and do not allow them on furniture). Regrettably, no smoking is allowed.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Due to the need to empty and thoroughly clean the hot tub between bookings, guests should be aware that the hot tub may not be fully up to temperature on the day of arrival, and will not be available for use on the day of departure.

Property Location


For those wishing to sample the enormous strength of the Atlantic Ocean will do well to bring their surf boards to the Atlantic Coast. From Chapel Porth above Porthtowan, passing Perranporth, along to Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay at Newquay, up to Trevose Head and Polzeath past Padstow you will find all the best surfing beaches in the South West, of not only Cornwall but also England. The cliffs surrounding these beaches are nothing short of dramatic. In contrast to the gently rolling shores of the south coast, the north have dark mysterious drops where land has been eaten by the Atlantic Ocean, hence why the waves are far better here. Inland you will find Wheal Coates Mine, now looked after by the National Trust, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. St Agnes is part of only 12 sites in Cornwall awarded Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Newquay is not only famous for Fistral Beach, but Newquay Airport connects the county to places such as the Isles of Scilly, Edinburgh and Alicante. The Saints Way Trail is a 30 mile path from Padstow on the Atlantic Coast to Fowey on the South Coast. Padstow is more commonly known as Rick Stein country following the success of his numerous businesses in the town. Lucky really that the National Lobster Hatchery is just a stones throw away. Wadebridge, once a Market Town is now more widely known as being part of The Camel Trail, that takes the cyclist out to Padstow from the depths of Bodmin Moor.

Occupying a dramatic valley location with one of the most spectacular and beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Coast, Porthtowan has been drawing visitors for years to take advantage of its natural sun trap. A superb location for a holiday to Cornwall with a fine beach and close to good main roads means that you can easily explore the surrounding area on days that are not conducive to sitting on the beach.

Porthtowan has one of Cornwall's finest surfing waves. Producing good waves at all states of the tide, the wave is particularly good in an easterly or south easterly when it really pumps with some lovely hollow barrels. It is not for the faint hearted and beginners should be careful. An excellent surf school operates from the beach. At low tide the beach stretches down to St Agnes Head and Chapel Porth Beach where you will find a lovely National Trust Cafe full of warming hot chocolate and fabulous views.

The city of Truro is 4 miles away and has a wide selection of good shopping including a Tescos, Sainsburys, Waitrose, 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. Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" restaurant is located here. 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 easy reach.

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, but Truro also has 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.

Property Reviews

2.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 1
Service and Staff: 2
Comfort: 2
Condition: 1
Location: 5
Value For Money: 2

My holiday
Reviewed on 14/07/2021

Hi when we arrived I thought OK but not up to my standards the cleaners must have really bad eye sight if they have supposed to have cleaned this place there was smeared dirty windows the oven was filthy the so call bq was so old and rusty unable to use and the outside furniture was falling apart and so old it was rotten unable to sit on it or use the table there was white dog hair all over the sofa's the shower had black mould in the corners and spiders and webs in all corners of onsuite there was mold on the walls in there and in the entrance hall the bathroom the tiled wall was loose and falling down and the outside patio was cracked uneven and had holes in it quite frankly I will never go back to this broken down dark glumly place again and will not be booking with this company again the photos are probably taken years ago when it was built.

4.5 out of 5

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

Water pressure
Reviewed on 30/06/2021

Excellent location. Nice and quite. Hot tub great. Water pressure very low which made the showers very poor. Patio has no shade , a patio umbrella would have been a nice touch . Other than that a beautiful place to stay.

3.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 3
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 3
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 3

Holiday Tregavethan
Reviewed on 05/06/2021

This property is in a beautiful location but sadly the cottage needs a lot of work to be up to the standard we have stayed before. The driveway has pot hole and uneven surfaces which were full of muddy water. The kitchen was spacious but the work tops were badly stained. The dishwasher didnt wash properly or work withoit fiddling around the main plug. The living area was spacious but sofas need updating. The family bathroom shower was only a trickle of water and the hose leaked, the owner was informed. The fan in the bathroom was thick with dust. The bedrooms were good sizes althoigh the single beds not that comfy. Thr garden was lovely but we wished we could have had access to the neighbouriA+-g field.The garden furnitue is in need of renewing. I have thrown out far better. I would stay in the area again but would choose to stay elsewhere.

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Lovely break
Reviewed on 12/05/2021

I would highly recommend this cottage for a getaway to Cornwall! It is peaceful and quiet but easily accessible for all some of the highlights of Cornwall. This is a Well equipped, light and spacious property which was perfect for our dogs first holiday. We did have a small issue with fridge door and owner replied very quickly.

4.5 out of 5

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

Perfect little escape
Reviewed on 27/12/2020

We recently returned from a lovely stay at the Mowhay in Truro. It's an idyllic tucked away cottage affording enough privacy while also being no more than a 20minute car journey to lots of what Cornwall has to offer. The property was lovely and clean and relaxing in the hot tub was very welcome after the winter countryside walks. We look forward to booking again and feel we have found a lovely base for all things Cornwall.

4 out of 5

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

Tregavethan hideaway
Reviewed on 21/10/2020

Excellent property ideal for us and our Retriever. A great dog walk from the front door, lovely countryside.

5 out of 5

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

Rural getaway
Reviewed on 18/09/2020

Perfect location for a week away from everything but close enough drive to enjoy both north and south beaches. The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and to be able to relax in the hot tub as the sun went down was blissful. Highly recommend

4.7 out of 5

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

Family get together
Reviewed on 25/07/2020

Lovely cottage in good location for visiting many of the beautiful places Cornwall has to offer. Spotlessly clean with big comfy beds, it has an excellent selection of everything necessary for a self catering break. Beautiful views of the sunset and open countryside from the much enjoyed hottub. We had a minor issue with hot water not reaching the en suite bathroom. This was resolved quickly and efficiently by the lovely owner and had no further problems. Situated on a narrow country lane, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

4.8 out of 5

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

Lovely stay
Reviewed on 15/07/2020

We stayed at the Mowhay last year and again this year and it didnA?t disappoint. Lovely cottage with great location. Easy to get to Truro and Perranporth. We also visited Kynance beach - highly recommended. Its great for families and well set up for that (we had a 10month old crawling everywhere). We all loved the jacuzzi as well. Overall an excellent stay!

4.7 out of 5

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

Perfect little cottage
Reviewed on 07/03/2020

This cottage is beautiful! Has everything you need and more. We loved the little things like the board games on the shelves, my children enjoyed those. The beds were comfortable and clean. Bathroom and ensuite was clean. Kitchen was very spacious with all utensils etc. Living area again very spacious and clean. The garden was beautiful we saw deer the one morning on the fields. Due to the weather we didn't enjoy much time in the garden and unfortunately never got round to using the hot tub. I would definitely recommend this place and would love to stay again in the future.

4.8 out of 5

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

Excellent cottage and holiday
Reviewed on 22/02/2020

Really enjoyed staying at the Mowhay. It was homely, spacious, modern and comfortable. The hot tub and underfloor heating was fantastic.

5 out of 5

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

Great place to stay, highly recommend
Reviewed on 27/12/2019

The Mowhay was an immaculate and beautiful place to stay. I particularly enjoyed the hot tub. ItA?s well positioned for local attractions. A bit tricky to find unless you followed the hostA?s directions exactly! I have suggested providing the propertyA?s what3words as a way of navigating to it.

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