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Truro, Cornwall

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In the heart of the Trelissick estate, yet slightly removed and sharing a private enclosed garden with the Water Tower, Engine House provides comfortable accommodation in a wonderful setting. Built in the same era and with the same workmanship and attention to detail as the Water Tower, it used to house the generator for pumping water from the tower to the main house.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
hall, sitting/dining room with open fire, galley kitchen, bathroom (including large shower cubicle with folding seat and bath with removable seat), two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), cloakroom with lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating and convector heating included.

Garden: Shared enclosed garden with The Water Tower.

Parking: Level shingled driveway with space for one car outside the garage.

Utilities: Washing machine, tumble drier and freezer are situated in the adjoining garage. The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.

Please Note: All rooms are accessed via a 65cm-wide corridor

Offers: For any 3 night booking starting on a Thursday or a 2 night starting on a Friday, guests can benefit from a late departure on Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

Free entry to Trelissick and Glendurgan Gardens and Trerice House on production of booking details

Battery car available, free of charge for disabled visitors to use when visiting the gardens. Please call the property office on 01872 862090

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.

Logs/Charcoal: Unlimited supply of NT seasoned logs available at £5 per night or £20 per week.

BBQ available on request. BBQ NT charcoal available at £5 per bag.

Local Suppliers: Explore this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty without impacting on its delicate natural environment. Park up the car and do all your travelling by river. Use the hop-on hop-off ferries to visit Falmouth, Truro and all points betwee

Cottage details
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Monday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
011088
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • Accessible for occasional wheelchair users
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

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 Lighthouse at the Lizard Peninsula sits on top of craggy cliffs under a brooding dark blue sky, with Bumble Rock and the Lions Den. © Joe Cornish

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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Attractions
  • foot ferry to Truro
  • Falmouth and St Mawes
  • car ferry to Roseland Peninsula
Activities
  • Fishing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Trerice
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Godolphin
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Alan Bleathman
    • May 2014
    • Somerset
    Beautiful setting

    The beautiful setting of the cottage and the views across the water to Falmouth and Mylor Harbour

  • Vincent Hawthorn
    • May 2014
    • Surrey
    A place to sit and soak up the peace

    As a family we love Cornwall and this corner at Trelissick is just beautiful. We love the fact that once at the Engine House one can shut the gates and shut out the outside world. As well as what the Engine House is like inside the garden shared with the Water Tower is a wonderful place to sit in and soak up the peace and quiet with just the birds there for company- including the blackbird that sits on the chimney pot and whose song is amplified in the fireplace. Also as a photographer it was wonderful to take so many pics of the birds there .

  • Armyne Riddy
    • March 2013
    • Cornwall
    Beautiful location

    Very comfortable cottage in beautiful location.

  • Heather Wilkes
    • February 2013
    • Dorset
    Location is grest

    I really enjoy the tranquility of this cottage and the garden, even though I was there in the winter. You wouldn't really know you were in the middle of the Trelissick estate. Summer evenings must be lovely and evening walks. The location is great - walks on the doorstep and a good jumping off point for the whole of Cornwall.

  • Mrs Watson Hall
    • December 2012
    • Hampshire
    The walk around the Estate is perfect - our dog loves it!

    The location is excellent - close to everything - but far enough away from everything! The walk around the Estate is perfect - our dog loves it! We love to do the walk and then stop off for coffee at the cafe - how good is that?! The cottage always feels very homely - its like a home from home to us and as soon as we step through the door we are made to feel very welcome by the flowers, etc. We stayed there 3 times in 2012 - each time was as good as the one before! However there was an Event being held on 5th January - a Pipes and Drums Evening (I think thats what it was called) - luckily, because it was a winters evening we could only just hear it - but if that event was held during the Summer months - then it could have been quite noisy - so maybe events of a musical nature should be discouraged, certainly in the summer. When the events organiser is booking events for the Barn, more consideration should be taken for the 2 cottages that are close by! The cottage is always spotlessly clean - biscuits, sparkling wine and even doggie biscuits were left for us - such a nice touch! Its a shame a dishwasher and WI-FI can't be fitted into the cottage - that would make it even better!

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  • VAT at the current rate
  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Supplements
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  • 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 cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk 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.

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