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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 the Fal Estuary and beyond without impacting on the delicate natural environment of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 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.

We also have other cottages on the Trelissick estate, including the nearby The Water Tower, Engine House and Quay Cottage. Further to the west of the estate you can find Old Lodge and New Lodge.

If you would like to go on holiday and explore this part of the country you can find out more about our other West Cornwall holiday cottages here.

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.

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

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

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Free entry to Trelissick, Glendurgan Garden and Trerice on production of booking details.

There are many events on at Trelissick Gardens throughout the season. These include dramatical productions.

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

Logs - Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay.

Local Suppliers: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • 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

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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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


Comments from past visitors

  • Miss Lamer
    • December 2016
    • Wiltshire
    Lovely, cosy cottage

    Lovely cosy cottage with a very effective wood burner. Perfect for Christmas or out of season breaks. Surrounded by fabulous countryside - perfect for walking dog(s) and lovely view of the Fal river from the kitchen window.

  • Mrs Moss
    • August 2016
    • West Yorkshire
    Loved being near the ferry!

    We loved being near the ferry and Trelisick Gardens. The kids, both aged 12, enjoyed the gardens and the sail up to Falmouth.

  • Mr Nicholson
    • August 2016
    • Australia

    We enjoyed the peace,... no neighbours.

  • Alan Eagles
    • March 2016
    • Cheshire
    Excellent woodland walks

    The woodland walks around this estate are excellant. The standard of food in the courtyard area,open to us with our two dogs,was worth the visit.Shop standard was high,and the staff/volunteers in the House were very welcoming and enthusiastic about the property Had a lovely visit to Felbrigg last autumn and going to Castell Farm in Pembrokeshire later this year,so we can be regarded as converts to NT Cottages(with dog acceptance)

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What it will cost

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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