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Enchanting cottage secretly hidden in Pinetum Gardens
A true Cornish secret Pinetum Cottage is secluded amongst the tranquillity and beauty of 30 acres of Pinetum Gardens. If you are lucky enough to stay at Pinetum you have the freedom to explore and admire these beautiful grounds at your leisure. The gardens have been lovingly created over the past four decades and are home to one of the largest plant collections in the country. Pinetum offers an artists paradise to sit and paint amongst the breath-taking landscape or fun for all the family exploring the ten individually themed gardens.
The Cottage has been lovingly built to sit beautifully amongst the gardens and also provides your own private area to relax out in and enjoy your surroundings. Large glass patio doors allow the outside beauty to flood inside your cottage. The cottage has one king-sized bedroom with gorgeous garden views and further sleeping space can be provided in the lounge area downstairs on a sofa bed. The lower floor of the cottage is open-plan with a kitchen and dining area and separate bathroom.
Outside of the gardens Pinetum is fantastically placed to visit the harbour village of Charlestown which Poldark fans will recognise as it is often featured on the hit BBC series. The sandy beaches of Carlyon Bay are also close by for you to enjoy or visit the tropical Eden Project.
The south of Cornwall holds many gems and Charlestown on The Rame Peninsula is one of them! Poldark fans will recognise this small harbour village, which is regularly featured in the hit BBC series. It was originally built in the 1700s to export copper and import coal and a visit to the harbour feels like stepping back in time. The harbour has places to eat out, including a pub and there are also some craft shops to browse or purchase a souvenir from.
You can reach the seashore in Charlestown if you fancy a paddle but if you are looking for a sandy beach, away from the crowds then Hemmick Beach is off the beaten track but well worth a visit of you can get there. Small but perfectly formed with sheltered spots for a picnic or a little bit of lolling in the sun. A more popular beach for ease of access is Par Sands, a long stretch of sandy beach suitable for all the family.
A couple of miles away is the popular seaside harbour of Mevagissy, which has quaint little streets lined with shops, galleries and cafes. On sunny days, grab some traditional fish and chips and eat them harbourside, while watching the fishing boats bob up and down. If you enjoy walking then you can easily access the South-West Coastpath from Mevagissy and walk back to Charlestown taking in the stunning Cornish coast on the way.
Garden lovers won’t want to miss a trip out to Pinetum Gardens, a 30 acre estate made up of different areas including water gardens, Japanese gardens and more besides. Also high on the list for garden lovers are The Lost Gardens of Heligan a lost estate, only rediscovered in the 1990s and lovingly restored to their former glory.
Other nearby attractions include the Wheal Martin, Cornwall’s china clay museum, catch the ferry from Mevagissy to Fowey, Caerhays Castle and much more on top. There is something for everyone on this stretch of the south coast in Cornwall.
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Short breaks are offered at Pinetum from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).
Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £28 per booking
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable. This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.
Dog stays: £35/dog/week – up to 2 dogs welcome
NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
Secret garden cottage
One king-sized bedroom
Sofa bed for further two
30 acres of stunning grounds
Large private garden