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Trevean Cottage is in a sublime setting near Mousehole. The stone holiday cottage is made from locally quarried granite with comfortable furnishings and homely touches throughout. It has all of the features that couples and families look for in a Cornish holiday rental, including the capacity for four people to sleep in two bedrooms, a quiet rural setting close to favourite sights and attractions and plenty of space indoors and out with a large private cottage garden with summerhouse, barbecue and dining furniture for alfresco dining. The cottage is one of two charming period holiday homes on Castallack Farm, where the owners have a 35-acre smallholding where they keep sheep, ponies, pigs, geese, chickens, dogs, cats and a llama. To say it's idyllic is an understatement.
Castallack is a quiet hamlet between Mousehole and Lamorna just four miles west of Penzance. As you drive down the winding Cornish lanes to reach the farm, you'll get the sensation of heading way off-grid and away from civilisation. It's a delight to know that, although the farm and the cottages are secluded, they are far from isolated. The cottage is only a mile from Lamorna Cove, 1.5 miles from Mousehole and a short drive or bike ride from Newlyn. St Ives and Lands End are both within 10 miles, putting you within easy reach of some of the most popular places people visit when they holiday in Cornwall.
Walking and cycling are perennial favourite activities for guests who stay at Castallack Farm. There is huge scope for both, whether you cover a stretch of the South West Coast Path with its staggeringly gorgeous views or cycle along sweeping country roads to Lands End or The Lizard. The National Cycle Route 3 goes past the farm's front gate, and there is a bridleway that runs through the farm. Bike hire is available locally. Walk to Lamorna Cove in under 20 minutes, or along a way-marked route to get to Mousehole in around half an hour. The quaint fishing village is a delight, with a lovely beach, restaurants, cafes and a waterfront pub.
Attractions for a day out include boat trips to spot dolphins and whales in Mounts Bay. Walk across to St Michael's Mount a low tide and take the ferry back, or spend hours surfing, SUPing, kayaking, sunbathing or swimming at countless beaches around the coastline. There are glorious gardens like those at Trengwainton, Trelissick and Glendrugan, as well as the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. Book tickets for a performance at the outdoor Minack Theatre, browse shops and art galleries at St Ives, or time your visit with one of the region's many festivals that celebrate Cornwall and its people.
Depending on availability, you can book the cottages at Castallack Farm together to accommodate extended families or friends. Please see the owner's website for details.
Nick and Rachel Hood joined Independent Cottages in March 2021
Trevean is a single-storey barn conversion with no internal steps, original stone walls and modern comforts like central heating and double glazing to ensure it is welcoming all year round.
Outside: Guests have exclusive use of the private garden with a summerhouse, brick-barbecue and outdoor furniture. There is off-street parking for one car (and another by arrangement), and an exercise field for guests who bring dogs. There is plenty of outdoor space around the cottage, including a bridleway passing through the grounds. Guests also have the use of a shared laundry in a separate building close to the cottage with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and 'Sheila Maid' drying rack for wetsuits etc.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath/hand towels are all provided. A travel cot is available on request. Guests to bring beach towels and cot bedding if required. Well-behaved dogs are welcome for a small surcharge. Smoking indoors is not permitted.
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