Count House Cottage
Botallack, Nr St Just, Cornwall+ Add to favourites
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This cosy cottage for two sits close to the dramatic cliffs of West Cornwall with amazing views over the turbulent Atlantic Ocean. You can relax in the garden over a drink protected from the on shore breezes or take up the more exposed position and be rewarded by the spectacular seascape.
The cottage was once a workshop and is close to the Botallack Mine Count House that is one of the key locations of the Mining World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by reminders of its mining past with remains of old mine engines, two that once serviced the Crowns Shafts which run out under the sea for a mile.
Exploring on foot is made easy as the South West Coast Path is just metres away, following the contours of the cliffs, ideal for those sunset walks.
When in search of shops and cafes the small town of St Just is close by and along the scenic coast road are St Ives in one direction and Penzance in the other.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- lobby, bathroom, open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with solid fuel stove, bedroom with 5' double bed.
Heating: Gas Central Heating.
Garden: An enclosed garden to the side and rear of the cottage. It has two different seating areas, one with amazing views and the other protected from the on shore winds.
Cottage approach: Off the main road along a level gravelled track.
Parking: A private space 50 metres from the cottage along an even path.
Please note: As the area is steeped in mining history, most old shafts are fenced but guests should stay on the footpaths when walking in the area.
There is an unfenced pond in front of the cottage.
Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Trengwainton, Godolphin and Cornish Mines and Engines.
Free entry to all National Trust car parks on The Lizard on production of booking details.
Logs/ Charcoal: Unlimited supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local NT plantation for £20 per week, payable with booking.
BBQ provided on request. NT charcoal may be purchased at £5 per bag.
Not suitable for children
Due to the close vicinity of the steep cliffs, pond and mine shafts it is felt that this cottage is not suitable for children.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Yes, 1
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- Dogs welcome
- Pub nearby
- Coast nearby
- Single storey
- Washing machine
- Double bed
- Accessible for ambulant disabled people
- No children allowed
- Access statement
Things to see and do nearby
- South West England
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
- West Cornwall
The far west of Cornwall has a unique atmosphere. The most southerly point in Britain, the Lizard, with its turbulent seas, treacherous reefs and towering cliffs, has an unusual quality which sets it apart from the rest of Cornwall. Yet, with its unique flora, tiny fishing villages and fascinating caves and coves, this quiet corner is ideal for the visitor who appreciates untamed natural beauty and many dramatic views. Land?s End Peninsula, also known as West Penwith, has equally magnificent cliffs and turbulent seas, but is very different in character to the Lizard. Here, granite moorland meets the sea: an ancient haunting landscape of small, rocky fields, isolated farms and hamlets and an extraordinary wealth of archaelogical remains. This tiny corner abounds in places to visit and the Trust manages or owns many of these including St Michael's Mount and the nearby Trengwainton Gardens, Levant Mine at St Just, the ancient house of Godolphin and Lizard Point. Aside from the wealth of National Trust properties other attractions include the famous seaside town of St. Ives, beloved of artists over the years and now the home of the Tate Gallery, the underground tour of Geevor Mine, St Just, Penzance, with its helicopter and boat links to Isles of Scilly, RSPB site at Marazion, the pretty harbour at Mousehole, Penlee Gallery in Newlyn - the list is endless! For the more energetic, outdoor activities abound with wonderful sandy beaches, watersports, walking, horse-ridnig, fishing, golf and cycling.
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place to visit
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- horse riding
- water sports
National Trust places to visit
- Levant Mine and Beam Engine
- Unique steam-powered Cornish beam engine in action
- Trengwainton Garden
- Sheltered garden with an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs
- St Michael's Mount
- Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community
- Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
- High cliffs and sheltered coves with sandy beaches
- Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
- Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Comments from past visitors
- May 2014
Mrs Cath Mercer
- March 2014
- February 2014
- February 2014
- February 2014
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.