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The Farm House, Pont Pill

Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall

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Near the head of Pont Pill, on the southern bank, stands this fine old farmhouse, which for many years was a busy quayside pub called the Ship. It has now been converted into two holiday cottages - the larger Farm House, with attractive traditional features, and the sweet little hideaway of Mohun. Both cottages have lovely views of the creek and their own gardens (the garden for the Farm House is wonderfully situated on top of the old limekiln behind the cottage). The picturesque tidal creek is great for watching local wildlife and enjoying the lapping water, in summer months the footpaths along the creek are also popular with local walkers, and the creek itself enjoyed by boaters.

The Farmhouse is an ideal base from which to explore the coast and countryside. Start the Hall walk from your doorstep taking in the villages of Polruan and Fowey using the two local ferries.

Fowey is a charming and bustling coastal town with plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs you will be spoiled for choice. The unspoilt beauty of the nearby beach at Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
hall, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen/diner, cloakroom with lavatory.
First floor
three bedrooms (1 double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request, 1 twin, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Garden: The garden is on top of the Lime kiln at the rear of the property, children should be supervised in this area.

Parking: There is a gravel area for parking near the cottage

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

Telephone: There is limited mobile phone signal at this cottage.

Please Note: The double bed is a zip & link, please advise us at the time of booking if you would like this made up as a twin.

Access to the creek is unfenced. Children must be supervised whilst on the quayside.

Logs/Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • 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.

South Cornwall
A beautiful view along the cliff at St Anthony Head from above Great Molunan beach, near Falmouth. Grassland and trees cover the cliff top. © Joe Cornish

In places rugged and remote, in others tranquil and picturesque, much of the south Cornwall coast is still surprisingly unspoilt, as many parts can only be reached along narrow lanes winding through lush farmland and woodland towards the sea. Either climbing down on foot or drifting along in a small boat, visitors can explore and enjoy the cliffs, coves, beaches and quaint fishing villages that are Daphne du Maurier Country. The Trust has a host of holiday cottages in this area that are wonderful away-from-it-all hideaways for families and friends. For instance, there is Bosloe; an imposing country house set in extensive grounds above the Helford River, divided into three spacious holiday homes and with a former gardener’s cottage, The Bothy, hidden in the gardens. Further on around the coast is the glorious Trelissick Garden with five delightful holiday homes on the estate and former officers’ quarters on St Anthony Head now converted for holiday use.

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  • Daphne du Maurier Festival
  • passenger ferry to Fowey from nearby Polruan
  • Hall Walk
  • Looe
  • Monkey Sanctuary
  • Polperro
  • Eden Project
  • Bird watching
  • fishing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Lanhydrock Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate
Antony Superb early 18th-century house set in parkland and fine gardens
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
Cotehele Mill
Cotehele Mill Working watermill and workshops
Cotehele Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Christine Bonny
    • December 2013
    • Somerset
    Wonderful location

    Wonderful location, clean and well equipped cottage and easy reach to all that Cornwall has to offer!

  • Nicola Byfield
    • March 2013
    • West Sussex
    Preperation excellent

    The standard of cleanliness and preparation for arrival was excellent, particularly impressed with the local information and suggested walks and maps - thank you.

  • Mrs Guettinger
    • December 2012
    • Germany
    A special place

    The careful and satisfying refurbishing, the surroundings, of course, as well as the memories of the last holidays we were able to spend with our parents some 18 years ago (in this cottage) made this cottage a special place to us.

  • Alec Campbell
    The location is idyllic and peaceful

    Just returned from a fabulous break in this beautiful cottage. The location is idyllic and peaceful with a small stream running along the front of the property and greenery all around. There are beautiful walks all around and, indeed, one running past the front of the cottage so you get to see a few friendly faces as well as the friendly ducks that would come into the house if you let them! Polruan is reached by a lovely hill walk and a passenger ferry connects you across to the busier town of Fowey in a few minutes for lovey restaurants and a cracking beach. The cottage has everything you could look for with a greatly kitted out kitchen and large lounge with roaring fireplace with large comfy sofas and chairs around it making it lovely and cosy when the weather was a bit miserable outside. First time in an NT cottage. Very impressed and would recommend it to others

  • Jenny and Kevin Costiagn
    Will be going back

    Have just returned from The Farmhouse, well what can I say, just fabulous. The weather was great, we hired a boat which we had delivered to the farmhouse and sailed up the creek, the walks were breath taking. Upon arrival the tea tray was all set and fresh flowers in the lounge. We had coal fires by night and it was so cosy. Will be going back

  • North Family
    A superb week

    Our 2nd visit to NT cottages at Pont Pill. A superb week with only one day of rain, we all look forward to returning in the near future

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  • 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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