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Welcome to our Cornish self catering home from home for sea dogs and explorers, sailors and paddlers, walkers and wildlife lovers, artists and dreamers......
 
An idylic base for families, friends and couples to enjoy the very best that Cornwall has to offer in this unique area of outstanding natural beauty, and up to 2 well mannered dogs are very welcome to stay too.

The Owners
Description
Location

Our story

Jacquie and Nigel are a professional Surveyor and Artist couple who met at sea, have 4 grown up children, 2 dogs, love sailing, paddle boarding, walking, cycling and generally exploring Cornwall "off the beaten track". Getting afloat as often as possible originally led us to fall under the spell of Mylor Creek over 15 years ago, and our now grown up family still looks forward to returning to our waterside home in the closed season whatever the weather or time of year!

 

We self-manage our holiday lettings with an owner's critical eye to ensure consistently high professional standards, but also to provide a very personal feel to the service we provide our guests and their families. We enjoy engaging directly with our guests, thrive on their feedback, and find it very rewarding contributing towards a happy .

We employ a fantastic local housekeeping, maintenance and gardening team helping us to keep the cottage and gardens beautifully presented for guests to enjoy, but also spend much of the closed season each year improving, maintaining and investing in the cottage to maintain high contemporary standards and progressively lowering our environmental footprint.

Location

Located midway between Mylor Harbour and Mylor Bridge, Creekside Cottage enjoys a very special location on a no through road with the breathtaking expanse of Mylor Creek lapping against its front garden, and a slipway next to our private foreshore to conveniently launch paddleboards, kayaks, dinghies, or small inflatable tenders. Guests will enjoy a simply stunning holiday setting with plenty of opportunity for everyone to explore this beautiful area from the water, or simply take in the ever-changing views and sounds of the Creek from our waterside front garden.

 

By prior arrangement we can normally accommodate a single small, light dinghy or tender trailer on our Creekside garden during your stay, but we recommend guests who wish to bring a larger or heavier vessal with them to arrange to use the launch/retrieval/storage and mooring facilities at Mylor Yacht Harbour.  For those who would like to learn or refresh their paddleboarding, sailing or powerboat skills, we are only a 15 minute walk (or paddle) from Mylor Sailing School in Mylor Yacht Harbour together with Restronguet Sailing Club, Cafe Mylor and Castaways Restaurant. Guests can enjoy circular walks directly from the Cottage, including around Mylor Great Wood to the historic Pandora Inn in Restronguet Creek, (equally accessible from the water in the right conditions) to the north, and the Flushing circular walk via The Harbour House pub to the south.

There are local shops and amenities nearby in Mylor Bridge only a 10 minute walk away. and extensive coastal walking to take in the spectacular views and range of wildlife around the River Fal estuary and Roseland Peninsula. Falmouth's beaches, events and attractions, the historic city of Truro, the surfing beaches of the north coast and countryside of the Roseland via the nearby King Harry Ferry are all within easy reach, guaranteeing a varied and memorable holiday for everyone in this beautiful part of the world whatever the time of year.

Description

Creekside Cottage is an historic Cornish village house which was built circa 1900 on the banks of Mylor Creek with far reaching views across the water and the rolling Cornish countryside beyond. Comprehensively restored to a contemporary and extremely well appointed home by the present owners, it is the perfect all year round base to enjoy land and water based activities, bird-watching and wildlife, walking, cycling, painting, or simply relaxing with a in this beautiful and unique environment.

 

A large, sunny, open front garden enjoys a 40 ft frontage directly onto the stunning Mylor Creek and the Carrick Roads beyond, and is of the very few locations in Cornwall where traditional working boats still dredge for oysters under sail. Our private foreshore and the adjacent public slipway provides an ideal place from which to launch your own family adventures afloat or simply soak up the peaceful atmosphere and view the abundant wildlife on the Creek all around you, including curlews and other wading birds foraging at the waterline.

 

Inside, the cottage has a contemporary feel while intentionally retaining some traditional features to offer clean, beautifully presented and well appointed accommodation for up to 6 guests. The cottage comfortably accommodates a family or up to 5 adults, and yet is cosy enough for couples.

 

The interconnected ground floor reception rooms provide a sociable and welcoming living and dining space for a family or friends to enjoy during their holiday. The sitting area enjoys views of the passing boats and paddleboards in the Creek as well as a relaxed atmosphere to chat or watch TV, stream your favourite channels, or pick a DVD from the owners' collection.

 

A large archway opens out into a dining area awash with natural light and enhanced by a country-style kitchen diner. A solid pine table comfortably sits up to 6 for intimate dinner parties.

 

Leading on from the dining area, the bright and contemporary spot-lit kitchen features an oak vaulted ceiling and is fully equipped with a broad range of high quality appliances to make self-catering as convenient as possible, including a dishwasher, large fridge freezer incorporating an ice-maker and filtered iced water dispenser, microwave, ceramic hob, oven and grill.

 

The adjoining utility room is equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer and hanging space for wetsuits/walking/sailing gear. Leading off is a shower room which is useful after a day on the water. From the utility room a stable door opens out and up the stone steps into an enclosed large and sunny back garden with a table and chairs for entertaining in the sunshine.  

 

The contemporary style of the accommodation continues up to the first floor (the original staircase with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Each bedroom is furnished in a coastal theme, comfortable and bright, and with stunning views over the creek from 3 of the 4 bedrooms.

 

Couples can easily relax in the master bedroom at the rear with its King size bed and smart TV.  This room offers tranquil views over the large rear gardens of the cottage and is perfectly complemented by a modern en-suite with power shower.

A further bedroom ideal for couples can also be found with stunning views over Mylor Creek, with a double bed and freeview TV. A bright and welcoming single bedroom, again overlooking the Creek, leads off from the double bedroom with both rooms enjoying shared access to a modern fitted family bathroom with power shower. A fourth bedroom with single bed also overlooks the beautiful waterside, to complete the stylish and well presented sleeping accommodation.

Floor Plan

Layout

Creekside Cottage Floor Plan.jpg

Location and aerial view

Please follow the link on the map below to open a detailed location and aerial view in Google Maps on a separate page.

 

What you can expect from us

We want guests to feel they are treated exactly the same way we like to be treated on our holidays. Please see what our guests say about us.

 

In good time before your holiday, we will provide you with an electronic version of our comprehensive guest information pack (a hard copy will be found in the Cottage) which includes

  • suggestions about pre-booking restaurants and supermarket deliveries, plus temporary GP registration if required.

  • a list of what we provide (so you don't double up)

  • directions to reach the Cottage, parking arrangements, and the key safe code

  • how you can help us protect the local environment during your stay.

  • general checks when you arrive plus safety advice around the house and gardens

  • a summary of how the hot water central heating and general appliances work, plus the manufacturer's detailed operating instructions

  • if you intend to bring a paddleboard, boat or canoe, tips on getting afloat, trailer parking, use of our private foreshore and the public slipway

  • our current favourite restaurants and pubs, walks, cycles, places to go by land or sea. 

  • departure day instructions 

You're always very welcome to contact us by phone, whatsapp, or email if you need any help or advice during your stay.

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