Well designed one and two bedroom cottages in a fantastic area
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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Lovely cottage in super area
Great cottage, beautiful area with fine views, comfortable bed though a touch firm, maybe because it is new. Kitchen has all you need, great location for seeing all of West Cornwall with Lands End in under an hour and many fine harbours to see nearby. Friendly host but gave us our space. Great place for taking our dog, plenty of walking in the fields and rabbits to chase! Falmouth expecially dog-friendly including good restaurants. This Will definitely return again in the future.
Bryony Cottage was perfect accommodation for the two of us , well equipped and in a tranquil locatio
It was clean, well equipped and warm to walk in to after a day walking in the cool wind . We wanted to light the wood burner but couldn’t justify doing so as we would have been too warm ! Piping hot water for shower/ bath . Tranquil, country setting and ideally located to explore the south coast . Would definitely recommend ( have done so already !) and we intend to return .
Lovely, peaceful holiday home
This house was lovely to stay in. Plenty of room for two people and our dog. Our only issue was that we didn't find out until we got to the property that our dog wouldn't be allowed on the furniture or in the bedroom. I feel this is something that should have been advertised beforehand as we have a very cuddly dog!
Other than that, the location was lovely and quiet with plenty of things to do near by.
Perfect holiday cottage
This was a return visit for us, and we would love to keep coming back! The cottage is situated in a peaceful and beautiful location, overlooking rolling fields. This year we even had three sheep to say good morning to every day! It is just a few minutes drive to Penryn and Falmouth so everything is within easy reach. The cottage itself was clean and welcoming and had everything we needed for our stay. Would thoroughly recommend if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxed getaway but don’t want to be too far away from the beaches, shops etc. A wonderful experience.
Great holiday home in a central location.
We had a nice, clean and spacious cottage with a fully equipped kitchen a terrace and a small garden. The cottage is located 10 minutes from Falmouth but in a quiet but central location, from where you could easily and quickly get to all regions of Cornwall. Very nice and we will definitely book again.
A relaxing week in Cornwall!
A clean, tidy, well equipped cottage in an idyllic quiet location. We enjoyed a very relaxing week in Bryony cottage, enjoying lots of walks on beaches and coast paths and of course delicious pub meals. When back at the cottage we could switch off and relax in peace and quiet with a lovely view. Will definitely return !
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.