Holiday Cottage in Truro
Sleeps 6 - Bedrooms 3 - From £519
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.
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.
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 £25 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.
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.
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
Great place to stay, highly recommend
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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