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Old Lodge

Truro, Cornwall

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Old Lodge is the original lodge at the entrance to the old drive to Trelissick House. It was built in around 1825 in a delightful neo-Greek style, with its miniature grand columns reflecting the giant ones on the front of the main house, both were the work of the same architect. Its private, secluded garden and sheltered position in a wooded glade make this a perfect place to relax in, with miles of woodland walks available from the doorstep and the creeks and shores of the River Fal all within easy exploring distance.

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 open fire, kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms (1 twin, 1 small single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Garden: Shrub enclosed garden.

Parking: There is parking available for two vehicles outside the cottage.

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.

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,

Limited reception for mobile telephones.

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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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • 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

  • Dr.D Stone
    • February 2015
    • Somerset
    Made special by:

    The property itself, the wonderful walks and all the facilities at Trellisick, Shop, wonderful Gallery and delightful eating in the Cafe/Restaurant One gathered that the property had been fenced to make it "dog proof' but unfortunately this was not so. If it were, everything would have been nigh perfect.

  • William Fowler
    • January 2015
    • Somerset
    Made special by:

    Presentation and cleanliness of property. Location

  • Marion Tiller
    • January 2015
    • Devon
    Cosy and warm

    lovely welcome on arrival, flowers,tea-tray, even dog chews. Very cosy and warm, near to large estate for walks. central for Cornwall

  • Douglas Crook
    • December 2014
    • UK
    Made special:

    The location. It was wooded with parkland adjacent.

  • Margaret Bates
    • May 2014
    • Bedfordshire
    Wondrful location

    Wonderful location at Trellisick with magnificent park and gardens.

  • Mrs Julia Ball
    • January 2014
    • West Sussex

    Old Lodge was well prepared and welcoming

  • Peter Hall
    • November 2013
    • England
    Will book again!

    The cottage was excellent - we will book again which says it all

  • William Shufflebotham
    • February 2013
    • Shrewsbury
    Very comfortable stay

    We were very pleased with the cottage at Old Lodge, Trelissick. It fully met our expectations, and was very consistent in character and standard with all previous NT cottages we have stayed at. We were very comfortable during our stay.

  • Paul and Catherine Harborne
    A beautiful week away in a gorgeous cottage

    A beautiful week away in a gorgeous cottage! Would highly recommend. This cottage is extremely well equipped and great for anybody with a dog (although garden is not very secure for wandering dogs!).

  • Peter Dicks
    Lovely cottage in a lovely location

    Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Great for dog owners with many good walks down to the creek. Pity about the NT Rental price. Would love to visit again but with the price of fuel etc and these prices it makes it a very expensive holiday for two

  • Thorpe Family
    We first came to Trelissick in the 1960's.

    We first came to Trelissick in the 1960's. We stayed at Bosanko by the King Harry Ferry. The rent for the week was 12 and a half guineas. We still love it just as much and keep finding new experiences in the area.

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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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