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Sawmill Cottage

St. Dominick, Cornwall

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Sawmill Cottage sits next to the impressive late 18th-century Cotehele Mill, in the heart of the secluded sylvan Morden Valley. When this was a busy working estate, home to many industries and workshops, this stout little building used to house a water-powered sawmill in the basement. Now it makes a holiday home of great character in a beautiful peaceful spot in the heart of the Cotehele estate, with views across the flower-rich meadow to the Morden stream and the woods beyond.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room.
First floor
Two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), 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.

Television/Signal: Television reception can be poor.

Utlities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

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
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Dogs allowed
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  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • 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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Lenie Cox-Sijm
    • March 2016
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    Made enjoyable...

    The cheerful and helpful staff, it be cooks, cleaners, bakers, gardeners, etc they are all lovely. Whenever and wherever we go there are flowers at any time, lovely touch. At Sawmill cottage especially all were helpful and pleasant. The water wheel was humming, and the water was like music, I can carry on for another few hours but will run out of space. Quality.

  • Martin
    • January 2016
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    Made enjoyable..

    Love Cotehele, its location and the estate.

  • Anonymous
    • September 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable....

    Everything. One of the best holidays ever. Lovely cottage, idyllic location. Amazing properties nearby. LOVED it! Long live the national trust.

  • Havis
    • September 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    Its nice to be located within the property. It was great arriving to milk in the fridge

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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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