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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 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 New Lodge. A little further away at the centre of the Trelissick estate are The Water Tower, Engine House and Ferris's Cottage. On the King Harry ferry quayside is Quay Cottage.

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

Offers: 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.

Barbeque – provided on request, National Trust charcoal may be purchased 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.

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

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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Janet Holloway
    • April 2016
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    Made enjoyable..

    Staying in a historic building. The welcome pack and flowers. The peace, fresh air and Trelissick estate grounds.

  • Anonymous
    • February 2016
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    Clean, cosy cottage

    Lovely clean, cosy cottage tucked away in Trelisick Park woodland with quiet safe woodland walks, spectacular views, wildflowers and plenty and many birds to listen to and observe. We have been able to really relax and unwind and forget the pressures of our everyday life - take your watch off, leave your phone behind and go with the flow....

  • Boucher
    • January 2016
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    Wonderful cosy cottage

    What a wonderful cosy little cottage in such lovely grounds. Even the tail end of storm Jonas did not dampen our week. All the staff here have been so lovely and helpful. Thank you so much for the flowers and dog biscuits.

  • Christine Ward
    • December 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Location - peace and quiet Warm and cosy - open fireplace and plenty of logs Towel and bed provided for our dog Lovely walks around the estate which we could all enjoy The discount available to us in the shop and café. Quality appliances, china, glassware and furniture Welcome card, flowers and milk in fridge on arrival.

  • Anonymous
    • October 2015
    • Unknown
    Beautifully kept!

    Trelissick is a lovely place to visit, with all the gorgeous walks on the estate. The icing on the cake was Old Lodge. It was beautifully kept, well equipped and warm. Its position on the estate was very convenient for walking. Both people and dog were made welcome and comfortable. (Belle, our springer spaniel is very much part of the family so it's important she is happy too!) A more secure garden would have been good for our peace of mind. Despite all the fantastic places to visit in Cornwall, it was always good to return to old Lodge at the end of the day. Thanks to caretaker and NT.

  • Tabbert
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Beautifully maintained cottage

    A beautifully maintained cottage on a wonderful estate: lovely walks, great scenery, etc.

  • Jan Ayton
    • July 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable......

    Re visiting a much loved property/area and a familiar 'home from home'

  • Anonymous
    • June 2015
    • Unknown
    Lovely, well equipped cottage.

    We have had a wonderful week in this lovely cottage which is so well equipped and is in an idyllic setting and just right for plentiful walks with our little dog. We had worried needlessly that it may feel too small, but it's comfort and facilities soon outweighed these thoughts. We look forward to our return visit in September. p.s. Meals ordered from the restaurant were superb and your staff got the cottage in tip top condition.

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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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