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About Belinda Yates
My name is Belinda Yates and I've been living in Cornwall since I was a teenager and love it here. I particularly enjoy walking the cliffs and making the most of the spectacular scenery and beaches. I would rate them as some as the best in the world. I have one son, Daniel who is 19. He loves surfing on the rugged north coast beaches. Porthtowan is the closest. We like to sail as a family and enjoy outdoor adventure. We live on the South coast in a fantastic village just beside the sea. I am so pleased to open my cottage to others who can enjoy it's great position and surroundings I have many leaflets on local walks and places of interest. Welcome to Lantern cottage. Home from home.
Belinda Yates purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Belinda Yates chose Devoran
When I bought the house I was looking for a good community to bring my son up in. Devoran certainly has that with it's own village school. Devoran is a very historic village and grew up in 1800's around the mining industry. Large ships collected tin and copper and the village now shows how prosperous it was with it's many listed houses. My house is at one end of the main old street, with a great, traditional old pub at the other end. The whole village is a conservation area. Cornwall has so much variety to offer people, so many beautiful tucked away little fishing villages and amazing walks. There are National Trust houses, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project. with Trellissick Gardens just round the corner and so many more. Lantern cottage is situated between Truro and Falmou
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage was built in the mid 19th Century, so a lovely old traditional cottage but fully modernised. It is light and airy with a decking area outside to enjoy a glass of wine. There is plenty of parking outside, so easy to unload and leave your vehicle infront of the house. Across the road is a park. It takes about 2 minutes to walk down to the beautiful tidal quay where the working ships would have loaded up. You could always stop off at the pub for a bite to eat or to sip your favourite tipple. Continue on along by the sea to Point Quay, getting a ferry across to the 13th century Pandora Inn. The estuary is a haven for birdwatchers. The Bissoe Trail finishes at Devoran which can be cycled or walked from one coast to the other. Killiow golf course is 5 minutes away in Playing Plac
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Spent 5 nights with my family at this adorable and very comfortable cottage. Belinda lives directly behind and is a very helpful host. In addition, she is a wonderful massage therapist and two of us took advantage of that! Beautiful yard in the back for grilling or chilling. Good Pub right down the road but far enough away that no noise. The cottage was extremely peaceful and we greatly enjoyed our stay.
We had a lovely stay at Belinda's. Everything was spot on and we thoroughly enjoyed staying in the cottage. The garden was lovely, too. And we walked down St. John's for the first time! Extra bonus. My wife and Danish friend enjoyed their treatments so thank you to Belinda for that, too.
We had a lovely stay between Christmas and the New Year at this wonderful cottage. It was a very peaceful and relaxing visit.
We have friends in Devoran so will definitely be coming back in the future and hope to stay here again.
A lovely terraced cottage in a beautiful and quiet village, great location for exploring Cornwall.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lantern Cottage. The accommodation was well equipped and a great base and for our family, our 5 year old loved the cabin bed and our 3 year old slept well in the single. Our kids loved the play area across the road and a short walk took us to the local pub and Devoran quayside which is a lovely quiet spot to sit and relax.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and were both able to make the most of having a massage too.
It was a pleasure having you all to stay. Hope to see you again in the future.
Lovely home from home
Lovely 4 days staying in Fuschia Cottage. The cottage is great and had everything we needed. Many thanks Belinda for your welcome and for the massage!
I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and liked Fuchsia cottage so much. You certainly made the most of the beautiful beaches. Polly Joke near Crantock, is one of my favourites too.
It was a pleasure having you all to stay. Hope to see you again in the future.
2 Wochen im schönen Lantern Cottage
Wir haben zwei sehr schöne Wochen bei leider sehr englischem Wetter in Devoran verbracht.
Belinda hat uns herzlich aufgenommen und viele Tipps und Empfehlungen für Ausflugsziele und Besichtigungen in der Nähe gegeben, denen wir fast allen nachgekommen sind und bei denen Sie uns nie zuviel versprochen hat.
Das Haus hat alle unsere Erwartungen erfüllt. Die Ausstattung mit der neuen Küche, der Essecke für vier Personen und den beiden Schlafzimmer, von denen das "Hochbett" besonders bei unserem Jüngsten beliebt war, ist sehr schön und familiär eingerichtet. Man spürt sofort, dass es sich nicht um ein klassisches Ferienhaus, sondern um eine Wohnung handelt, die von Belinda selbst lange bewohnt wurde.
Die Lage ist für Ausflüge in Cornwall super, weil sehr zentral. Zum Einkaufen und Bummeln sind Falmouth und Truro ganz schnell erreicht und es gibt eine ganze Reihe an kleinen und großen Gasthäusern in der Nähe, die uns richtig gut gefallen haben. Und wenn man nicht mehr fahren will, so gibt es wenige hundert Meter in der selben Straße ja auch noch das "Old Quai Inn", wo man - wenn das Wetter mitspielt - den Abend sehr schön draußen verbringen kann.
Auch wenn es nächstes Jahr erst einmal wieder in den wärmeren Süden Europas gehen wird, so kommen wir bestimmt wieder.
Thank you for your 5 star review. I'll get someone to translate it for me!
Glad you enjoyed Cornwall and the cottage so much.
Special interest holidays:
For luxurious holiday relaxation why not try a Spa treatment. I am a fully Qualified Complimentary Therapist, so please do let me know if you'd like to book in for a
Luxurious 1.5 hr Aromatherapy Full Body Massage, working on all the body systems and making you feel wonderful.
Back and Neck, stress relieving massage, working on knots and tensions.
Relaxing Reflexology foot massage (like an internal massage for your body, great to help sleep)
Indian Head massage (great for headache suffers).
Best to mention it before your trip as it's very popular in the village, if not just text me soon after you get here to book it in.
Only 2 minutes walk from the cottage to the tidal creek. 5 mins drive to Loe beach for kayaks, swimming, sailing and a great little cafe(a nice 40 min walk). 15 mins drive to 3 beautiful Falmouth beaches. 15 mins drive to the closest North coast (surf) beach of Porthtowan or St Agnes. The fantastic beach of Perranporth 25 mins away. Crantock another stunner a little further (35 mins).
Only 45 minute drive to Newquay airport, linking to Gatwick. 1 and a half hours drive to Plymouth ferry. Bristol airport 3 hours drive.
Nearest great shop with local butcher and Post Office is 2 mins drive to Carnon Downs. 10 mins to the Cathedral City of Truro for shopping. Trellissick gardens 10 mins drive. Bissoe Trail cycling from Devoran to Portreath, coast to coast, 11 miles, 15 mins to picturesque Falmouth and it's beaches. 15 mins to the famous 13th Century 'Pandora Inn'. Eden Project 1 hr drive. Lost Gardens of Heligan 1 hr drive. Newquay zoo & Aquarium 1 hrs drive. Lands End 1.5 hrs drive approx.
The 17th Century Quay Inn serves great food and a friendly atmosphere in the village (2 minutes walk). The Norway Inn just off the main road towards Falmouth (5 minutes). Lots of good restaurants in Truro and Falmouth (particularly fish). Asda in Penryn (10 mins) Tesco's and Sainsburys (Truro). Cashpoint in Carnon Downs next village (5 mins), which is also the nearest local small shop, but amazingly well stocked. It has a butchers and Post Office just beside. Banks in Truro and Falmouth. Telephone box bottom of the hill. There is just so much to do in Cornwall particularly if you enjoy the countryside and beaches. The Minack theatre is an amazing outdoor cliff theatre towards Lands End. Other theatres include The Hall for Cornwall (Truro) Kneehigh, Miracle, Cube, which all have productions all the year round.