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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.

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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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  • Ruan Dinas Cottage
  • Sleeps 6Prices £650 - £1,725
  • Location River Fal, Falmouth
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A cottage on the banks of Cowlands Creek, near to Coombe, with views of the river, nestled between woodland and the boating & canoeing waters of the River Fal, conveniently located close to both Truro & Falmouth. A unique place to stay and explore the woods and the water, or sit by the fire with a book and enjoy the view.

'Despite all the tastes, activities & outings, what the kids loved best was hanging out at the cottage.  The jetty soon became a focus of enjoyment, with crabbing & fishing a hit (crablines included with the house). The River Fal had us all under its spell. We will definitely be heading back to Cornwall's south coast.' Jane Anderson, Editor, Family Traveller Magazine, 2015.

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3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

Waterside - river views

Wood burning stove

Regret no pets

There is plenty to do right on the doorstep, exploring the woods and playing on the river…sailing, kayaking, fishing & ferry trips.  Or you could just drink coffee in the sun watching the tide come in and out. Truro (4 miles) and Falmouth (10 miles) are close by and the north coast beaches are only ½ an hour away.

Cycle the Bissoe trail (try out some of the more extreme mountain bike trails) from Devoran to Porthtowan, stop at the Blue Bar for lunch, and enjoy a well deserved early evening drink in the sun at The Old Quay Inn when you’re back.

Walk through the woods to Trelissick Gardens

Hire kayaks at Loe Beach

Fish for mackerel off Roundwood Quay

7 minutes drive to local pub

20 minutes drive to Falmouth beaches

Walk through the apple orchards at Coombe in the spring, bask in the sunshine & smell the blossom.

Buy a box of Kea plums from Cowlands Creek in September to make some of the finest and world-renowned Kea plum jam.

Explore the River Fal and Restronguet Creek - visit the Pandora Inn, Mylor and the National Trust's Trelissick Gardens.

Take the King Harrys Ferry over to the Roseland for the day.

The best time to swim in the creek is on a sunny day as the tide comes in over the warm mud flats

Catch a boat from Trelissick Quay to Falmouth

Ruan Dinas is all about what is right outside the door. Take your morning coffee down to Roundwood Quay to watch the curlews find their breakfast. The Trelissick woods are your own back garden for exploring, walking and running.

Closer to home, Ruan Dinas has a private sunny garden to kick a football around. There is also a patio outside your kitchen door where you can sit out and enjoy the morning sun. Across the lane is a small private quay. There is even a drying mooring (on request) if you bring a boat!

The house is accessed down a half mile bumpy farm track.

Parking for 3 Cars

On Private Drive

Stunning Creekside Garden

Fire Pit on the Creekside Dock

Ruan Dinas is three bedroom bungalow with an open plan living area over looking the Fal river. The well equipped kitchen, with range cooker, opens out onto the terrace overlooking Cowlands Creek. The living room has french doors opening out onto a private garden with views over the top onto the main Fal river.

There are three bedrooms, 1 king and 1 double with river views and 1 twin or king room.  There are 2 bathrooms with showers above the bath.

3 bedrooms

Cot available

Garage to store your bikes, canoes or walking boots

The kitchen is well equipped with a range cooker and microwave.

There is a washing machine if your kit gets muddy in the woods.

A cot & highchair is available on request



Limited mobile phone signal - 02 / EE signal outside

Linen/towels are provided

Wood burning stove

"We were really pleased with the vast quality of kitchen utensils! Good selection of children's cutlery and plates etc. Board games (but trivial pursuit dice missing!) Were a nice addition.

The amount of space. 2 bathrooms was a nice surprise. Lots of parking space.

We enjoyed trips to Kynance Cove, St Agnes, and Holywell Bay beaches with our daughter who went in the sea for the first time and loved it!" Brown - July 2017

"The property was A1 perfect. The view from any window was superb. A highlight was taking a ferry trip from Falmouth to Truro and back it was fabulous." Norman - July 2017

"The highlight was the location and being able to relax in a beautiful home.

The favourite place we visited whilst there was the Eden Project.

Please pass on out thanks to the owners! They have a beautiful home, and it's the best Christmas we have had!" Royall - Christmas 2017



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Ruan Dinas, Roundwood Quay, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6AS