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Just above the hamlet of Durgan, Wood Cottage is like something out of a fairy story. Standing on the edge of a small wood, with views through the trees of the shimmering water below, the cottage is a tiny, timber-built, thatched cabin that used to be an apple store. This is a completely secluded, romantic and magical place to stay.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- hall, open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom.
Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.
Parking: Designated car parking space for two cars immediately inside the field gate that leads to the cottage.
Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones but kiosk in nearby Durgan village
Accesibility: Cottage is 30 meters distant from car parking, along a wooded track and therefore unsuitable for those with impaired mobility.
Please Note: The cottage is in a heavily wooded area which can make the atmosphere naturally damp at times. There is a dehumidifier in the cottage. Please turn this on and air the cottage when appropriate.
The annual Durgan Regatta takes place in the village on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday. This involves flags on both quays, loudspeakers and lots of people partying outside Quay, Beach and Old School House cottages.
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.
Upon arrival at the cottage guests will receive 10% discount vouchers that may be used in the plant shop and in the excellent Tea House at Glendurgan Gardens.
Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.
Local Suppliers: Canoe Cornwall, www.canoecornwall.org.uk offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Yes, 1
- Cottage ref
- Acorn rating What's this?
- Dogs welcome
- Beach nearby
- Pub nearby
- Coast nearby
- Single storey
- Garden appeal
- Remote location
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 335 1287
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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- East and west coasts of the Lizard Peninsula
- St Anthony
- Helford Passage
- Helston Folk Museum
- water sports
- horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
- Glendurgan Garden
- Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
- St Anthony Head
- Headland with fine views over Falmouth Bay
- Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
- Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
- Trelissick Garden
- Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
- The Lizard and Kynance Cove
- Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
- East Pool Mine
- Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Comments from past visitors
Robert La Francesca
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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 0844 335 1287 or email email@example.com 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.