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Nan’s Cottage

Carn Brea, near Redruth, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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If you love to escape and get away from the crowds, then this cottage, set in a rural location, is the perfect property for you.

Located close to Carn Brea Castle, this semi-detached cottage is approached by a long, private, unmade lane, and is set within the grounds of the owner’s home. The property offers guests an ideal location for exploring both the rugged north coast of Cornwall, popular for surfing, and the more tranquil, sailing waters of the south coast. High on the Carn, the area has views to both coasts on a good day.

Grade II listed Carn Brea Castle dates back to the 14th century, and was extensively remodelled in the 18th century as a hunting lodge in the style of a castle. Originally built as a chapel in 1379, its use as a beacon for ships was recorded in 1898 when stipulated in the lease, the tenant agreeing to show a light in the north-facing window. Today, it is a popular restaurant and a frequent favourite with visitors as a great viewing point.

The industrial town of Redruth is close by with shops, pubs, restaurants, a cinema, and the wide sandy surfing beach at Portreath is just a short 15-minute drive. Explore the long beach and sand dunes at Hayle, as well as its wide estuary, which is a bird watchers haven. The magical town and harbour of St Ives, famous for its golden sandy beaches, can be reached by the scenic coastal train that runs from St Erth.

For walkers, Tehidy Country Park offers 250 acres of tranquil walks and lakes, whilst the South West Coast Path provides some of Cornwall’s best scenic walks. The area has some rugged walks and bridle paths steeped in true Cornish mining traditions, evident with old mining houses dotted around the countryside. A true Poldark experience as it is the heart of the old tin mining country. Bike enthusiasts will love the nearby trail along the old tram line, which is now a designated cycle trail from Portreath on the north coast, to Devoran on the south coast. Cycle hire can also be found locally. Beach 5 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility/shower room (separated by screen divide): With washing machine and tumble dryer and step to shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Steep, narrow, open-tread spiral stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.

Electric panel heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at cost. Welcome pack. Small patio with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1-acre grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children, except babes in arms. There are 3 steps in the grounds.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2018
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nan’s Cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    Had a wonderful holiday made extra special by the comfort and homely feel of Nans cottage. Very peaceful setting after a days sight seeing and exploring the beautiful county of Cornwall. Barbara and Sue were excellent hosts - nothing too much trouble. Would definitely recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    This is truly a gem of place Barbara sue and Frank are the nicest people we Have ever met we felt part of there familynothing to much trouble. Nans cottage is a dream the views amazing the wild life is truly amazing .. We have booked again for next year and cannot wait to get back . I cannot praze everything about nans cottage enough in words I loved my stay and am truly looking forward to our next stay . Xxxxxxxx

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Made to feel very welcome by the owners. Sad to leave at the end of the week. Would definitely visit again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2018
    Very friendly and welcoming cottage , we had an enjoyable stay .

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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