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Charming Grade II listed cottage located in a hamlet- pet and child friendly

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Charming Grade II listed cottage located in a hamlet- pet and child friendly

Entire homePrivate host

Charming Grade II listed cottage located in a hamlet- pet and child friendly


4.6/5 Wonderful

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
St Austell, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWheal Martyn China Clay Country Park5 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoche Rock6 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt Austell Brewery6 min drive
  • AirportNewquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall)22 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
646 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming Grade II listed cottage located in a hamlet- pet and child friendly

Family-friendly cottage in St Austell
This charming Grade II listed cottage was originally built in the 1830s as a mill workers cottage, constructed with stone from the local quarry, and has also retained a number of original features. Set in a quiet hamlet near to St Austell and with easy access to the A30 the cottage is perfect for couples, friends, and families and provides an excellent home-from-home from which to explore Cornwall.

The kitchen and bathroom have been recently refurbished to a high specification. The kitchen is fully equipped and benefits from an induction hob, electric fan oven, built-in dishwasher, washing machine, and fridge freezer. There are two wood burning stoves in the open fireplaces and downstairs underfloor heating as well as electric heaters in the bedrooms and an electric towel rail in the bathroom. The cottage has two good sized double bedrooms with two single beds in the third bedroom, which will comfortably sleep 4 adults and 2 children or 5 adults. A cot and high chair are available for free on request.

The cottage has ample private parking for 2-3 cars. There is an external area for drying clothes and sitting out with table and chairs with a stream to the front of the property. Bicycles and surf boards can be securely stored around the back of the property or in the shed.

The rural setting is convenient for access to the clay trails for cycling, running, and walking with the China Clay museum (Wheal Martyn) a 5 minute stroll. Local pub, restaurant, and museum café serving good homemade food all within walking distance. Beaches on the south coast are a 10 minute drive with the nearest sandy beach Par Sands approximately 15 minutes drive and the famous surfing beaches at Newquay are 25 minutes drive.

The Eden Project is a 10 minutes drive or 30 minute cycle ride. The market town of St Austell is a 5 minute drive or a very pleasant 45 minute walk along dedicated footpaths. The nearest supermarkets and some restaurants and pubs are in St Austell. For further shopping, bars, restaurants, and clubs Truro is a 30-40 minute drive or there are regular trains from St Austell train station.

The Clay Trails are literally on the doorstep and provide a fantastic way to explore this part of Cornwall on foot or bike and are very popular with dog walkers. I am always happy to provide advice or suggestions on things to see and do in the local area as I lived in the cottage for over 4 years.

Children and well-behaved pets welcome. Unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair access due to the narrow doorways. Please enquire about short stays during school holidays.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Suzanne Pinkney
Speaks English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's games
  • Stair gate


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Games


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 646 sq ft (60 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Charming Grade II Listed Located Hamlet pet Child Friendly
Charming Grade II Listed Located Hamlet pet Child Friendly

About this area

St Austell

Located in St Austell, this cottage is in a rural area and by the sea. Roche Rock and Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Eden Project and Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Travelling with kids? Consider Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park and Marsh Villa Gardens. Jet skiing and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park - 5 min walk
  • Roche Rock - 6 min drive
  • St Austell Brewery - 6 min drive
  • Cornwall Football Golf - 6 min drive
  • Eden Project - 11 min drive


  • Smorgers - 4 min drive
  • The Rann Wartha - 4 min drive
  • White River Fish Bar - 5 min drive
  • Taste of India - 5 min drive
  • Nepalese Gurkha Restaurant - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Bugle Station - 4 min drive
  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 22 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 32 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 32 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 32 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 32 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

5/5 Excellent

Our stay at Mill Cottage
Property was quaint and comfortable with a modern kitchen. Bathroom was cosy but newish and efficient

5/5 Excellent

The cottage was absolutely amazing, pristine when we arrived and everything you could ever need was in the property. Suzanne was marvellous and answered ny questions we had promptly and politely, good village with a nice pub full of friendly locals, really close to fantastic beaches and The China Clay Museum, a 2 minute walk from the cottage is amazing, we loved our stay 🤗🤗🤗

4/5 Good

Lovely property in good situation for exploring Cornwall
Easy to book, would book again

5/5 Excellent

Carthew - mill cottage
Lovely little cottage in a great location to access lots of days out and beautiful beaches. Next to wheale Martin which was fab along with loads of country walks. Would definitely recommend this property.

3/5 Okay

Could be better with a clean and fix up!
We stayed in the cottage for 2 weeks in August with our 3 kids and family dog. While the cottage is certainly very sweet from the outside we were disappointed with the level of cleanliness, overall condition and quality of fixtures and fittings inside. We raised the issues with the owner who we understand, due to the pandemic, hadn't been able to visit in person for a while, and she responded very quickly to assure us she will investigate. With a proper deep clean, some attention to maintenence and a refresh of a few bits and pieces this would be a nice place to stay for a small family. The small bedroom is a single and underbed trundle rather than 2 x single beds and the proximity to the busy A road right outside wasn't to our liking but that's a personal preference. The cottage is located well for Eden Project and a 30min drive to the great beaches of Newquay and Perranporth which our kids loved. We also had a great day at Bodmin Jail. We did have a nice stay in the area overall, the owner seems really nice and a good communicator so I'm sad to leave this review and not be more positive. We hope the cottage can be sorted to improve the stay for future guests.