Holly Cottage

Coombe, nr Truro

3 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

Sea Views

Garden / Patio

Pets Welcome





Per Week

Holly Cottage has to be seen to be believed; an idyllic Cornish cottage nestled in a charming waterside location on the beautiful River Fal, yet just a few miles from the cathedral city of Truro. Guests can wake up to peace and tranquillity as they watch the wildlife on the incoming tide from their bedroom window.

With characterful touches at every turn, Holly Cottage retains many of its original features but has been beautifully renovated to a high standard. Sleeping up to six guests, this property is flooded with natural Cornish light thanks to the large periodic sash windows.

On the ground floor you’ll find a welcoming open-plan space. To one end a cosy living space, complete with stunning stone fireplace and woodburning stove, plus two sumptuous sofas, two armchairs and a TV, for when you fancy relaxing with your favourite show. At the opposite end of the room, there’s a fully-equipped kitchen with dining area.

In typical Cornish country style there’s a Belfast sink, alongside an electric oven and hob, integrated dishwasher and washing machine, under-counter fridge and separate freezer, microwave,  kettle, Dualit toaster. Plus, coffee lovers will appreciate the espresso machine here. The adjoining annexe has a modern shower room/ wet room which is perfect for washing off a day spent at the beach, or enjoying watersports on the River Fal. The annexe also has its own set of stairs leading up to a twin room. Please bear in mind that these are quite steep and narrow.

Meanwhile the first floor in the original building boasts two well-appointed bedrooms. With a calming neutral décor, and plenty of natural light, both bedrooms also boast generously sized en suite bathrooms. Plus the sumptuous beds are zip ‘n’ link, allowing guests the flexibility to have them set up as a king or a twin.

Outside is equally appealing, there’s a sweet gravelled area to the front of the house and guests can soak up the stunning riverside views from the outdoor furniture which is provided. There’s also a BBQ if you fancy dining under the Cornish sun.

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 fourmiles 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.


Ground floor:

  • The open plan kitchen has a Belfast sink, an electric oven and hob, integrated dishwasher and washing machine, under-counter fridge and separate freezer, microwave, kettle, Dualit toaster. There’s also an espresso machine.
  • The wooden dining table comfortably seats six.
  • The living room has a woodburner (logs supplied), two sofas and two arm chairs, plus a TV.
  • The annex to the side of the cottage has a shower/wet room at ground floor level.

 First floor:

  • Bedroom one, features a zip ‘n’ link bed (can be arranged as a king or a twin) and an ensuite with a bath/shower.
  • Bedroom two also has a zip ‘n’ link bed (can be arranged as a king or a twin) and an ensuite with a bath/shower.
  • The annex to the side of the cottage has a twin room at first floor level – please be aware that the stairs are quite steep and narrow.


  • The gravelled garden features an outdoor dining set seating six, bench and a BBQ is provided.
  • Private parking.

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.

Holly Cottage 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.

Holly Cottage is available weekly from a Friday.

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At a Glance

Idyllic country cottage on the Fal River

Sleeps six across three bedrooms

Two ensuite bedrooms

Stunning riverside location

Period property with original features

Pet-friendly property

Open-plan kitchen/living/diner

A welcome pack is provided in the cottage

Woodburning stove

Private parking

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