4 Tregavarras

Tregavarras Row, Saint Austell, PL26 6LN, United Kingdom
  based on 13 reviews
  •   5
  •   3
  •   1
  • SQM 70
  •  wifi
  •  Parking


4 Tregavarras Row is a lovely Victorian country cottage set in a beautiful, old fashioned rural landscape. The beach at Caerhays is a pleasant walk through fields to the sea (or a short drive).

Caerhays has a large sandy beach and behind it a castle set in historic gardens. Gorran Haven is 2 miles to the east. The cottage has lovely walks from the front door. A dog is welcome (we have a doggy fee of £20).

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 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.

Lower ground floor:
There is a lower ground floor under the kitchen reached either via a flight of (steep) stairs concealed by a trapdoor in the kitchen floor or through a separate garden entrance reached via the garden path and through the back door of the cottage.

On this floor there is 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. It is really very quirky and quite charming, but great care must be taken in it’s use and children will need strict supervision. If in doubt please use separate entrance from garden.

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. Fitted wardrobes also contain immersion water heater.

The twin bedroom has a wardrobe, chest of drawers and pair of 3 foot divan single beds. There is an original 1950's floral fitted carpet, which seems appropriate in this country cottage. 

The single bedroom has a 3 foot divan bed, chest of drawers and hand painted wardrobe.

The Garden:

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.

A 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. Children will need supervision near the stream.

There is also a Chiminea for those cooler summer evenings. 

Doggy wash:
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. 


Please note that this cottage does not provide towels. Also, the travel cot and high chair are available on request prior to arrival, this is so that they can be super clean. 


1 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet

  • Beds
    1 Baby Cot, Bed linen, 1 King bed, 3 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Oven, Fridge, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    350m from the beach
  • Entertainment
    Wifi Internet, TV
  • 1 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden
Children very welcome, Pets welcome,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Tregavarras Row , Saint Austell, PL26 6LN, United Kingdom


15 Km  

35 Km  

1 Km  


House by the Beach

Telephone: (01726) 843122 e-mail: info@housebythebeach.co.uk



4 Tregavaras Row, Near Caerhayes  

Cornwall, PL26 6LN


First, get to St Austell, then… From the A390 in St. Austell (A390 is main Truro-Liskeard road) take the B3273 to Mevagissey (at the ‘B&Q’ / Mac Donald’s roundabout).

After one mile is the small village of London Apprentice; a further mile, the village of Pentewan. At Pentewan the B3273 ascends a long winding hill overlooking the sea on the left. Turn right at the cross-roads at the apex of the hill, following signs to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Gorran. 

You will pass Heligan after crossing a narrow bridge and negotiating a sharp left hand bend. Follow the road for about 3.5 miles (ignore the sign post to Caerhays and Rescassa.  

Take the right hand fork advertising Sea View Campsite and follow the lane until the end.  Turn right at the T Junction and follow the lane past Sea View campsite and the turn to Hemmick beach – keep going and the tiny lane will narrow and dip down, go around a sharp right hand bend with a ivy covered cottage on the corner  and you’ll find yourself in Tregavarras – a tiny hamlet. Tregavarras Row is up a small lane on the right about 200 – 300 m from ivy covered cottage  sign posted ”Footpath Treveor” 

It is a terrace of red brick Victorian cottages with an unpaved lane in front of them that ends at a stile leading to fields. You approach from one end and the parking is in the pull in spaces to the right by the hedge. Alternatively, you can park in front of the garage for number 4. Wherever you choose, please ensure your car is well tucked in, especially if next to the garage as the neighbours need access and space is a bit tight.  If you want to drive up to the cottage front door to unload (about 30 metres) you will need to reverse out again because there is no turning space at the end. 

The key is in the keysafe by the front door and the housekeeper will be in touch with the latest code just before your arrival.

From the turn on to the B3273 in St. Austell to Tregavarras should take about 20 minutes.


Contact: If you should need anything during your stay, the housekeeper will be able to help. She will be in touch before your arrival with contact info , key details and anything you might like to know.

Keys, arrival & departure:

The house will be ready by 4pm and we'll arrange key collection before your arrival. Check out time is 10am on the day of departure, please.


We just want to remind you of these important safety issues:

TRAPDOOR: There is a trapdoor in kitchen floor that can be opened to access lower floor. This trapdoor should be kept closed except when being used. Please ensure an adult is present in the kitchen when trapdoor is open to prevent accidents. 

STREAM: Please be aware that there is stream at the bottom of the garden. It is fenced, but this cannot be relied upon to if heavily leaned on. 

If you have small children in your party please ensure they are supervised at all times! 

We hope you have a good journey and a lovely stay.

Sally Dyer 

based on 13 reviews
Mrs Timms (Bucks)
All the comforts of home

Another lovely week in the countryside. All the comforts of home with a beach attached! We enjoyed the Crown pub at St Ewe, harbour walks in Meva & Falmouth. Went all over, such a lovely spot. See you again.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 10/2019

Wilson family (Devon)
Great for walks

Lovely place. Great for walks & wonderful weather for October half term.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 10/2019

Eve, age 11 & family (Surrey)
Beds are super comfy

I love this cottage and me and my family had such a great time. It's a beautiful part of the country and the cottage has everything you need in in. The beds are super comfy too. But, when you go to the beach, wear shoes in the ocean or you'll get stung by the weaver fish (it happened to me and it's horrible). Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2019

Rayne & Craig (Bournemouth)
Gorgeous cottage, Castle views from fields

Gorgeous cottage. Loved the walk to Porthluney beach over the fields with the magnificent view of Caerhayes Castle.

Young couple  |  stayed in 9/2019

Hencock family (Bucks)
Great food, great beach

Thank you for a lovely weekend. Great company, great food, great beach!

Young couple  |  stayed in 9/2019

Jackie, Sttuat & family (Gosport)
We are back

We stayed here in June 2016, so good we came back, so good this time we'll be back again. Thank you.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Barton family (Exmoor)
Real Countryside

Lovely cottage & garden. Beautiful coves & beaches. Only problem bird scarer & rather intermittant internet connection. Hope to return & explore further.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Chantal, Simon, Timmy & Robert

We had a lovely week here. House is well laid out and equpped. Lovely to see and hear so many birds.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2019

Gemma's family & Sweep the dog (Berks)
Birdsong & beaches

Thank you, we've had a wonderful stay in your very comfortable cottage - it has everything we needed, lovely nights sleep & so peaceful & quiet (along with beautiful birdsongs!). We've had a great week at Gorran Haven & Caerhayes beaches as well as Mevagissey. Mostly dry sunny weather. Can't wait to come back, thank you!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2019

Collins family (Durban , S Africa)
Seen from cottage....

Lovely cottage, lovely weather, lovely stay. Thank you. Seen from the cottage Buzzards x 4, Peregrine x 2, Kestrel x2 & Tawney owl!

We are so pleased you saw so much wildlife, the Caerhayes estate all around us is a very peaceful & protected area. Thank you for visiting us from so far away. We hope you'll return.

replied by the owner (1/16/2020 4:16:55 PM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 9/2018

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