Well designed one and two bedroom cottages in a fantastic area to accommodate all age needs
About Kathryn Miller
We are John and Kathryn Miller, we have 3 children, Rosie, Eve and Charlie. We moved to Higher Lidgey in 2005 from east London. It had been in the same family for many years. Kathryn runs her own HR Development business and works for Falmouth University. John is a director of furniture company MARK Product. We are a typically busy family!
Kathryn Miller purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Kathryn Miller chose Saint Gluvias
What we loved about this property was its seclusion whilst still being very accessible. It is a proper rural area - the real Cornwall, not a tourist honeypot. However it is so close to beaches, amazing walks and in between the towns of Truro and Falmouth.
What makes this Cottage unique
Because the owners are on-site the properties are very well looked after and we are available if there are any problems. We also make sure the cottages are warm and cosy and there is fresh milk, flowers and wine for you when you arrive. In spite of this convenience, most visitors won't see anything of us while you are here as the cottages have independent access and face away from our farmhouse. We have 8 acres, away from the road, which you are free to roam (livestock permitting which occasionally use 6 of the acres). The cottages are brand new conversions of old farm buildings, and very high specification in terms of design, comfort and furnishings. You can rent one or both of the properties. We find some of our returning guests often do this. Grandparents or friends stay in one cottage and the family in the other. You have your own seclusion but can get together very easily as and when you want to!
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Perfect stay to explore Cornwall
Our second stay at the cottage and we brought back more family members this time! Beautiful rural location but close enough to shops and supermarkets for essentials. Easy to access other major roads from to further explore Cornwall. The cottage is comfortable and has everything you will need for a relaxing stay. Perfect for families and larger parties too.
Rose cottage was very comfy and in an ideal location for exploring Cornwall, Falmouth is nearby as well as a few of the major supermarkets, The cottage was equiped with everything we needed and scrupulously clean. Having 2 en suites was great. Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend. Pandoras Inn about 4 miles away is especially worth a visit, lovely food and waterside setting.
We had such an amazing holiday in Cornwall and staying at Rose cottage made it all the more special. The cottage had everything we needed and also had a real homely feel about it. The great Cornish weather was fantastic and the sun shines most days, which made sitting out on the deck really enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon....
Beautiful contemporary cottage, lovely views, peaceful. Lots of wildlife to see.
Owners most helpful. Cutlery container for washing up, mirror in twin room. Shower mat for wet room , kitchen scissors.
Bright ,, welcoming. Spotlessly clean.
Information about cottage excellent. Location for activities perfect.
Property clean, well maintained,
Would recommend cottage .
Pandora Inn was a step back in time, with up today menu, suaitable for everyone, Special diets coped with.
Ideal base for a family of four, inside and out
My wife and I have been travelling to Cornwall every summer for more than a decade, and always been keen to find a ‘base’ we can return to each year. After a week’s stay at Rose Cottage I believe we’ve finally unearthed it.
We have two children, aged 5 and 2, and the cottage is perfect for a family of four: not just in terms of amenities, but also location.
Across our week we visited Porthleven harbour and Gweek seal sanctuary to the south-west, and Camel Creek adventure park and Lappa Valley Railway to the north-east. None of these were more than a 45-minute drive – perfect for our youngest to have a car nap.
We became regulars at Ships & Castles swimming pool in Falmouth, with flume, wave machine and lazy river and a mere 15 minutes away, and just up the road (literally) from idyllic, sandy Gyllyngvase beach.
We caught the train from Penryn to Truro for a morning’s shopping, and popped into Falmouth for a boot sale at the rugby club. And every day we were back in the cottage by 5pm enjoying the log burner (grown ups) and ample garden area (little ones). The trampoline, swing and hammock elsewhere on site also proved popular.
The cottage is perfectly laid out for family use. Two large sofas opposite one another offer comfort but also leave the living area spacious, providing plenty of room for kids’ games. The TV with built-in DVD player is a touch small, but still got use from our girls in the mornings, and the iPod dock came in handy once they’d gone to bed.
Myriad cups, plates and other kitchen essentials are stashed in units that only adults can reach – phew! – while two bathrooms mean no morning queues for the shower/bath/loo. Hallelujah, too, for the in-cottage washer-dryer. Beds are comfy, there’s more than sufficient storage space, and the outside decking is perfect for a BBQ, which is how we chose to lazily spend our Thursday afternoon and evening.
Particularly welcome is the hosts’ unobtrusiveness. John was on hand to welcome us, and he and Kathyrn are available should you need them, but we were otherwise left to our own devices which – for a family who enjoy privacy and quiet – was hugely appreciated.
All in all a lovely stay in every possible way. Our two-year-old repeatedly tells us she misses the holiday cottage and we are all looking forward to returning as soon as possible.
Our central location means you can access beaches on the north, south and west coasts according to the weather and your inclination! The beaches in Falmouth (15 mins) and the Helford River are sandy, bordered by rockpools, and renowned for their diving, sailing and kayaking. North coast beaches (20-25 minutes) are reliable surfing beaches, linked by stunning stretches of coastpath. To the west, the Lizard offers renowned beaches such as at Gunwalloe (30 mins) and Poldhu.
Newquay airport - 40 minutes drive.
Exeter Airport - 90 minutes drive.
Truro mainline station - 15 minutes drive.
Penryn station - 5 minutes drive.
Ponsanooth bus stop - 20 minutes walk.
Ponsanooth 1 mile.
Stithians 2 miles.
Penryn 3 miles.
Falmouth 5 miles.
Truro 7 miles.
Just walking up our lane Wood Hill is particularly lovely - it's a double avenue of mature beech trees and differs with every season as daffodils, primroses and bluebells come and go and the leaves change their colour. Also from Higher Lidgey the walk to the old gunpowder mills at Kennal Vale is a popular choice - this deep wooded valley of the ruins of a long gone industry is very evocative with its many aqueducts and rusting water wheels. We are spoilt for choice for other walks, but walks around Flushing and Mylor, Trellissick, Mawnan Church, Porthtowan, Prussia Cove and Godrevy are among our favourites and in easy reach.Cycling - is a network of safe cycle paths following the old mineral tramways. Bike hire is available nearby at Bissoe.
Watersports - surfing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, kite-surfing, sea fishing are all available close by.
Pubs and restaurants - this part of Cornwall is well served for both pubs and restaurants. Our own local pub, the Stag Hunt in Ponsanooth, has a music night on a Thursday which is friendly and fun and even better, in walking distance! If you turn up without an instrument you will be in a minority but made to feel very welcome. Better known are the Pandora Inn at Mylor, The Ferryboat on the Helford River, The Golden Lion in Stithians, and in Falmouth the Chain Locker. Restaurants in Falmouth include Rick Stein's, Hunkydory, the Cove, Indaba Fish, and a recent discovery, the amazing Wheelhouse which specialises in local seafood.
Gardens - also very famous in this part of the world, the legacy of the Victorian plant collectors, and of the mildest climate in the UK. The National Trust's Trellisick, Glendurgan and Godolphin House are all nearby. The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are a day trip (45 minutes). Also there are charming and less well known gardens like Trebah, Enys and Pottager.