Stunning Cornish cottage, nestled in a tranquil riverside location
Coombe Villa could be straight out of a romance novel; an idyllic Cornish cottage nestled in a tranquil waterside location on the beautiful River Fal, yet just a few miles from the cathedral city of Truro.
Full of quintessential charm, Coombe Villa retains many of its original features – from the stain glass window to the Cornish stone walling – while adding touches of luxury touches for the ultimate Cornish getaway. A stunning stone cottage, through the picket gate and striking front door, guests will appreciate the light that floods this property, thanks to the large original sash windows.
Sleeping up to six guests, Coombe Cottage’s layout adds to the charm of this house. On the ground floor you’ll find two well-appointed bedrooms, which benefit from large bay windows. Both also boast generously sized en suite bathrooms; one with a lavish roll top bath with separate shower, and the other with a bath with shower over. Meanwhile the sumptuous beds are zip ‘n’ link, allowing guests the flexibility to have them set up as a super king or a twin.
Upstairs, is the hub of the home, with stunning elevated views of the River Fal embellished with boats bobbing along the water. Featuring an open-plan space, with wooden floor throughout, the well-equipped kitchen, in true country style with Belfast sink, has everything you need to cook up a storm. There’s an electric oven and hob, integrated dishwasher and washing machine, under-counter fridge and separate freezer, microwave, kettle, Dualit toaster. Coffee aficionados will also appreciate the espresso machine to kickstart the day.
The bright living room and dining area is a wonderful space. At one end there’s a cosy space to relax with a woodburner, large sinkable sofa and arm chair, plus a TV for when you tire of the view. The wooden dining table comfortably seats six and is a superb spot to enjoy a family feast.
Also on the first floor is the third bedroom, which is a lovely children’s room. With shorter style wooden bunk beds, a TV, and an adjoining WC.
Enveloped by water, naturally guests will relish in spending time outside Coombe Villa. The pretty garden features a patio with outdoor furniture and a BBQ for some al fresco cooking.
With its own private parking we can appreciate that guests won’t want to leave the magical village of Coombe, set in its own tranquil heaven. However, you’re well placed to explore Cornwall, just four miles south of Truro, with its restaurants, independent boutiques and mainline rail links. Much of the surrounding countryside is owned and managed by the National Trust, including nearby Trelissick Gardens, and is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with numerous country and creek-side coastal walks to enjoy.
A truly special part of Cornwall, the village of Coombe is just four miles from the capital Truro yet feels like a hidden sanctuary, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Coombe Villa is part of the Tregothnan Estate, and the team can arrange anything you require including a dining and foraging experience with Hungry Boy Thom Hunt (from £99per person), tea plantation tours, and boat hire. Rare plants have been nurtured by the same family at Tregothnan since 1334 and the first tea was grown in the UK in 1999, and the most British tea in history was first sold in 2005. Now, over 26 miles of tea bushes thrive in Tregothnan’s unique microclimate. Manuka bushes also thrive here, the first grown outside of New Zealand and produces amazing honey. To find out more about Tregothnan Experiences, click here.
The closest pub happens to be a very good one, The Punchbowl and Ladle in the village of Penelewey. You can walk it from Coombe (2.5 miles), or it’s less than ten minutes by car. Parts of this traditional, thatched inn date back to the 15th century, and visitors can now expect a large, bright dining space and bar area, outside terrace, private dining rooms and games room with a pool table. The delicious food menu changes frequently, dependent on the season and has something to tempt everyone. Dogs are welcome too, and there’s often live music playing.
If you’re looking for ways to spend your days, nearby is National Trust owned Trelissick, a welcoming 18th century house and garden set in an estate with stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks, which is a must-see when in the area. Visitors will appreciate the enveloping countryside surrounded by the River Fal, there’s a historic park, woodland, and even an Iron Age promontory fort and 18th-century quay.
The King Harry Ferry is a ten-minute drive away. Established in 1888, connecting St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula with Feock, Truro and Falmouth – this avoids the road alternative 27 mile route. One of only five chain ferries in England, King Harry Ferry departs every 20 minutes from each side, 7 days a week.
Falmouth is one of the main hotspots on the south coast. For art lovers Falmouth Art Gallery is well worth a visit, as it contains over two thousands art works, from pre-Raphaelite to British impressionists, including masterpieces by Gainsborough and Tuke. Plus, the award-winning Maritime Museum, which also has a pirate-themed play area for small children. They offer arts and crafts events, storytelling and crabbing! The foodie scene at Falmouth is epic too – gastronomy is worth the trip alone. Or you could try a wildlife cruise to see if they can spot whales, dolphins and other marine life?
There are good local golf courses within easy reach including Truro Golf Club and of course many sailing clubs throughout the Carrick Roads.
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Idyllic riverside cottage
Sleeps six (four adults, two children)
Stunning location overlooking River Fal
Two ensuite bedrooms
Period property with original features
Lavish roll-top bath
A welcome pack is provided in the cottage