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Milly & Martha / Real Cottage Holidays in Cornwall

Welcome to Cornwall, our wild and magical home. Come and discover this beautiful, rugged coast. Embrace the elements. Soak up the sun. Set your children free to splish splosh their way around rock pools and secret coves.

Indulge in Cornish ice creams, hearty pasties, fresh mackerel and wonderful local beer. Watch outdoor theatre with the glistening sea as the backdrop. Explore the rich and diverse pleasures of Cornish art.

Experience the real Cornwall.

Come and get snug in your home for a week or two. Each of our homes have plenty of our touches to make it a special place for you. Every guest receives their own Bespoke Holiday Guide. We have the perfect places for you to stay whilst discovering this remarkable and wonderful place.

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Milly & Martha / Real Cottage Holidays in Cornwall

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Roundwood Cottage
Roundwood Quay

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A trip up the creeks of the River Fal

A trip up the creeks of the River Fal

Further up the river from Falmouth are beautiful creeks and tributaries which are wonderful to explore. Whatever your craft, there is much to discover.

The river is lined most of the way by unique ancient oak woodland creating a peaceful and dramatic scene for the journey ahead;

Pass the King Harry Ferry and enjoy the clunk, clunk of the chains pulling it from one side to another. Then find the beach at Trelissick, where you can pull in and walk up the hill to the National Trust estate with its beautiful house and gardens and of course a cream tea at the café.

Moor up at Roundwood Quay and explore the Iron Age Fort, cunningly sited in a semi-concealed position guarding the confluence of the Fal and Truro Rivers. The site has never been excavated but the earthworks have never been clearer as the National Trust have worked hard logging out all the alien trees.

Look out for stags on the hillside up above the woods in the Tregothnan Estate, home to the first grown tea in England. In late August as you travel along the shores keep your eyes peeled and there are fabulous Kea plums to be scrumped, hanging over the water’s edge, which make the most fabulous Cornish jam.

Pull into any one of the small shingle beaches along the riverside where you could make a fire and lay out your rug and enjoy the birdsong and gentle lapping of the water. You are likely to have the place to yourself.

Discover our secret fishing spot at the old brickworks on Ruan Creek. Catch mackerel, bass and if you are lucky even a guilt-head bream.

Park your canoe, rowing boat or sailing vessel at the top of Ruan Creak and head to the fabulous King’s Head pub at Ruan Lanihorne. It is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a Cornish ale and has great food too.

We have enjoyed these creeks under sail, motor and man power on our kayaks and stand up paddleboards. There is a way for everyone to get themselves on the water and leave the car behind for a day out with a difference that helps you to see this beautiful and hidden part of Cornwall.

Stay at:

Ruan Dinas, Roundwood Quay, River Fal - sleeps 6