4 Tregavarras Row
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4 Tregavarras Row
Tregavarras Row is a line of six paired cottages built by the Caerhays Estate in the nineteenth century for their gardeners. The castle gardens are famous for their unique mature collection of camellias and the cottages seem to have been put together with the same care and attention to detail.
Tregavarras is a very small hamlet surrounded by rolling old fashioned countryside about a mile from Caerhays beach.
Number 4 retains many original features and has a well-established and private garden, secure for (most) dogs. But it also has the modern benefits of recently installed kitchen, refurbished bathroom and an efficient log burner. It also has a telephone, Wi-Fi, central heating and parking.
It sleeps five in three bedrooms. A double (with king size bed), a twin and a single.
The cottage is approached up a tiny unpaved lane which ends in a stile and fields. There is parking close (50 paces) to the cottage.
There is a comfortable sitting-room with slate hearth and log burner. The sash window overlooks the front of the house with small patio area, garden wall and grassy bank beyond.
Next there is a dining-room with sash window overlooking the rear of the house, pine cupboard and a stone fireplace (not in use). There is a circular oak dining table and seating for five.
A passageway from the dining-room leads to the kitchen. There is an under-stairs cupboard with some storage space.
The kitchen has a dishwasher and an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, under counter fridge with icebox and all the usual kitchen equipment. There are two windows, one with views across the lovely wooded valley above Caerhayes. There is a small breakfast table by the other window which overlooks the garden path.
There is a lower ground floor under the kitchen which is reached via a flight of stairs concealed by a trapdoor in the kitchen floor. It is really very quirky but care must be taken to supervise children's use of the trapdoor! It has a small conservatory (not yet renovated), a separate toilet and a utility room which contains the boiler, washing machine and tumble dryer, a small sink and a fridge freezer (in addition to the fridge in the kitchen).
For safety reasons the trapdoor is kept closed when not in use.
This lower floor can also be reached via the garden path and through the back door of the cottage.
The bathroom has an enamel bath with modern electric shower over it with folding glass shower screen, pedestal hand basin and WC.
The double bedroom has a kingsize bed and a range of fitted cupboards with wardrobe space.
In the twin bedroom can be found a wardrobe, chest of drawers and pair of 3 foot divan single beds. There is an original 1950's floral fitted carpet, which seems wholly appropriate in this country cottage.
The single bedroom has a 3 foot divan bed, chest of drawers and hand painted wardrobe.
This is quite large and slopes away behind the house in three terraces to a stream at the bottom. There are various nice corners to sit or play in. It is enclosed, but small children will need supervision near the stream.
The front of the house has a lovely garden wall and gate, a small brick paved area by the sitting-room window is a good place to enjoy a cup of tea in the morning sun, where there is a bistro table for two.
The path continues down the side of the house to a lawn with established shrubbery. Beyond this, steps lead to a lower garden with two benches and a table above the stream. There is also a Chiminea for those cooler summer evenings.
There is a hose by the house for washing off sandy dogs (etc.).
The approach to the cottages has a pull in space with ample parking for the cottage and there is an additional space in front of the garage, but this requires careful positioning. The cottage is about a 30-yard level walk from the parking area. It is possible to unload by the garden gate, but you will have to reverse back as the lane has no turn-around space.
Tregavarras is a tiny hamlet on the edge of the Caerhays Estate. It is about 1km inland from the beach which can be reached in less than 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes or so by walking the coastal path with spectacular views of Caerhays Castle and coastline.
From here you can explore the quiet (very small and windy) country lanes that eventually take you to Veryan and St Mawes via Portloe. There are some lovely walks hereabouts and you could start from the front door of the cottage in either direction.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project are within easy driving distance .
Gorran Haven and Mevagissey are 2 and 5 miles to the east respectively. The lovely church at Caerhays village is 2 miles away beyond the beach. The nearest shop and pub is in Gorran Churchtown (1.5 miles). The Barley Sheaf pub has very good food and local ales and is dog friendly.
- Parking - private
- Washing machine
- Ironing board
- Bed linen provided
- DVD player
- Private Garden
- BBQ Grill
- Wood stove
- Central heating
- Towels provided
- Separate WC
- Water sports
- Horseback riding
6 Jan - 31 Mar
30 Jun - 14 Jul
31 Mar - 14 Apr
14 Jul - 21 Jul
14 Apr - 5 May
21 Jul - 1 Sep
5 May - 19 May
1 Sep - 8 Sep
19 May - 26 May
8 Sep - 15 Sep
26 May - 2 Jun
15 Sep - 22 Sep
2 Jun - 16 Jun
22 Sep - 20 Oct
16 Jun - 30 Jun
20 Oct - 26 Oct