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Mill Cottage


St. Dominick, Cornwall

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In the heart of the lovely wooded seclusion of the Morden Valley, Mill Cottage is an attractive semi-detached cottage, part of the stylish gabled house with tall brick chimneys that was built in the 1860s for the miller at Cotehele. With abundant wildlife all around, the views from the latticed windows of the cottage are across a flower-rich meadow to the stream and woods beyond. The cottage has its own small, enclosed garden. Sawmill cottage which sleeps 4 people is nearby. In the mill building opposite, you can watch the mill in action twice a week throughout the season, and its excellent stone-ground flour is available to buy: it will make you want to bake!

The Quay at Cotehele is the harbour for the Shamrock which is the only surviving Tamar Barge, which used to transport dock dung and roadstone, mostly between Truro and Falmouth.

Further afield, The Tamar Valley has plenty to offer including walking, cycling and horse riding. If you prefer to relax and let the train take the strain, the Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Gunnislake crossing the impressive Calstock viaduct showcases this beautiful landscape.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen, dining/sitting room with open fire.
First floor
Two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking is restricted to one vehicle per booking, with additional parking available at Cotehele Quay, about half a mile away.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Television/Signal: Television reception can be poor.

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

Please Note: This cottage is in a wooded area which can make the atmosphere naturally damp at times.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


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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  • Morwellham Quay
  • Tamar Valley
  • Tavistock
  • Plymouth
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Cotehele Mill
Cotehele Mill Working watermill and workshops
Cotehele Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds
Buckland Abbey
Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate 700-year-old home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville, in beautiful Tavy Valley estate
Antony Superb early 18th-century house set in parkland and fine gardens
Saltram Magnificent Georgian house with opulent Robert Adam interiors, gardens, follies and landscape parkland
Lydford Gorge
Lydford Gorge The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30 metre waterfall


Comments from past visitors

  • Dr Taylor
    • October 2016
    • Bristol
    Well equipped cottage

    Felt like a privilege to stay on site. Cottage very well equipped.

  • Anonymous
    • March 2016
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

    Great location and a clean well equipped cottage. NT cottages are reliable in that they are of a high standard.

  • Ms Taylor
    • February 2016
    • Somerset
    Made enjoyable...

    It was really lovely to stay in the heart of beautifully cared-for Trust land, with so many interesting walks and things to do without the car (as well as a great Trust tea room and couple of local pubs), knowing that we had such a well-supplied little cottage where we could just sit by a fire with a cup of tea or cook some comfort food ourselves. It was also brilliant to be within a relatively short drive of so many other Trust locations, which meant that we made great use of our membership on the rainy days!

  • Mr Hodgkins
    • September 2015
    • Wiltshire
    Made enjoyable...

    Peace and tranquillity. Superb location. Birdlife around the cottage.

  • Mrs Laura Evans (Mr & Mrs Mead)
    • May 2015
    • West Glamorgan
    Made special by:

    Being right by the river and having our family in other near by cottages also let by the Trust. My parents in Sawmill cottage which they have stayed at for 20 years most years and my brother and family up the hill in Elbow. We treasure all the memories that have been made in Cotehele and the precious family time we have. Marge next door is always lovely and very helpful if needed.

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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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