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You can experience the thrill of living right on the water's edge in this handsome cottage. Quay Cottage is on King Harry Quay, where there has been an important ferry crossing of the River Fal for centuries. The present King Harry Ferry propels itself across the deep, fast-flowing water on chains attached to either bank. The ferry runs daily from 7am - 9pm and provides access to the lovely Roseland peninsula. You have your own private quay so bring your own small boat or hire one locally.
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 between. Visit www.falriver.co.uk for details of timetables, the Fal Mussel Card, discounts in the local towns, etc.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- front porch, large sitting/dining room with multi fuel stove, kitchen, back porch, lobby area and outside utility area adjoining the house.
- First floor
- double/twin bedroom, with large en-suite bathroom with lavatory and double/twin bedroom with shower room and lavatory.
Heating: Gas central heating and convector heating included.
Garden: The garden is private and enclosed but guests should be aware that the cottage is situated on the edge of a fast flowing and deep river.
Parking: Garage and parking at the rear of the cottage.
Utilities: There is a large utility room adjoining the house with combined washer/dryer, lavatory and wash hand basin. This is also suitable for storing bicycles, surf boards, wet gear, etc.
Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.
Please Note: The King Harry Company operate a chain ferry across the river at this point. There will be traffic on the road outside the cottage and across the river from 7am to 10pm each day. There will be some background noise from the chain powering the ferry when it is in operation.
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.
Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.
Logs/Charcoal: Unlimited supply of National Trust seasoned logs available at £5 per night or £20 per week.
Barbecue available on request. Barbecue National Trust charcoal available at £5 per bag
Hazards for children
The garden is private and enclosed but visitors should be aware that it is on the edge of a fast flowing and deep river.
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- Dogs allowed
- Yes, 2
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- Dogs welcome
- Open fire / stove
- Pub nearby
- Coast nearby
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287
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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.
- South Cornwall
In places rugged and remote, in others tranquil and picturesque, much of the south Cornwall coast is still surprisingly unspoilt, as many parts can only be reached along narrow lanes winding through lush farmland and woodland towards the sea. Either climbing down on foot or drifting along in a small boat, visitors can explore and enjoy the cliffs, coves, beaches and quaint fishing villages that are Daphne du Maurier Country. The Trust has a host of holiday cottages in this area that are wonderful away-from-it-all hideaways for families and friends. For instance, there is Bosloe; an imposing country house set in extensive grounds above the Helford River, divided into three spacious holiday homes and with a former gardenerâ€™s cottage, The Bothy, hidden in the gardens. Further on around the coast is the glorious Trelissick Garden with five delightful holiday homes on the estate and former officersâ€™ quarters on St Anthony Head now converted for holiday use.
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place to visit
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- foot ferry to Truro
- Falmouth and St Mawes
- car ferry to Roseland Peninsula
- horse riding
- water sports.
National Trust places to visit
- Trelissick Garden
- Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
- Glendurgan Garden
- Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
- East Pool Mine
- Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
- Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
- Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
- Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
- Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
Comments from past visitors
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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.