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Ferris's Cottage

Truro, Cornwall

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Surrounded by lush woodland, Ferris's Cottage nestles at the eastern edge of the Trelissick estate, not far from King Harry Ferry, which transports vehicles and passengers across the deep waters of the River Fal to the Roseland peninsula beyond. This charming traditional whitewashed cottage, built in the late 18th century, has its own partially enclosed garden. Its view is of a lovely lush part of Trelissick garden, where Mr Ernie Ferris, who lived here and now gives his name to the cottage, used to work as a gardener.

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 for details of timetables, the Fal Mussel Card, discounts in the local towns, etc.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting room with a wood burning stove, dining room, kitchen.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 twin, 1 double with 5' bed), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Garden: The garden is at the front of the cottage with trees, shrubs, flowers and a picnic table.

Parking: The car parking is just before the cottage on a short upward track.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones

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.

There are many events on at Trelissick Gardens throughout the season. These include dramatical productions. Please see the Trelissick Garden website for the link to the events page,

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: Canoe Cornwall, offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford. Ideal if a family wanted a bespoke half day whilst on holiday in the area.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


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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place to visit
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  • foot ferry to Truro
  • Falmouth and St Mawes
  • car ferry to Roseland Peninsula
  • 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 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 Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • January 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by:

    The setting, the trees, the walks around Trelissick, the river and the log fires. Also the New Year buzz everywhere we went. First full day, I was surprised when two gentlemen turned up to take away refuse and recycling when I had been wondering where to place it for its weekly collection.They were a pleasure to chat to for a few minutes and assured me if I managed to buen my way through the huge log supply they would bring more. As we were leaving we were also pleased to have a pleasant chat to 'Helen' as she arrived to prepare for changeover.

  • Keith Brown
    • June 2014
    • Kent
    Clean and comfortable

    Cottage beautifully clean and very comfortable.

  • Theresa Arkle
    • May 2014
    • Pembrokeshire
    Will book again

    It was such an enjoyable stay at Ferris's Cottage, that we will book again with the National Trust.

  • Bernie & Linda Crook
    Loved this cottage

    Loved this cottage and its setting. So did our dog. We hope to return again very soon. Lots of lovely walks right on the doorstep.

  • John & Jane Hall
    Delightful cottage

    Delightful cottage in magic setting. Walked a lot and ate for an army -but that's what holidays are for. Sad to say goodbye to all our friends in the garden.

  • Anna & Richard Johns
    A lovely relaxing week

    A lovely relaxing week despite the weather. Woodland walks around the creeks to roundwood fort, quay and in the southern woods. Loe beach charming (walk left as far as you can at low tide). Visited Lost Gardens of Heligan - keeps getting better. Coastal walk from Turnaware Point to St Just in Roseland to St Mawes would be glorious in good weather - we enjoyed it all the same (dogs had a mud bath). Can't believe how mild it is - daffs, snowdrops and camellias out. Have fed the birds, robin, wren, bluetits etc.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for 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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