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This extraordinary tower is Trelissick's icon, and it's about as quirky a holiday cottage as you could wish for. Four storeys high, and yet with only one room on each floor, the Water Tower has fifty internal steps as the narrow spiral staircase winds up past each circular room and it is perfect for a romantic getaway.
The Water Tower was built in about 1865 as a reservoir for Trelissick House, with the height of the tower ensuring a good head of water for fighting fires. How typically Victorian for such a utilitarian building to be designed with such style and embellishments that it resembles the legendary tower of Rapunzel! This cottage shares a private garden with Engine House, away from the bustle of a busy and popular estate.
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.
Children: Due to the long steep staircase in the tower we feel this hazard makes this cottage unsuitable for children under 12 years of age.
Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.
Parking: Private gravel forecourt.
Garden: Shared garden with Engine House.
Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.
Local Suppliers: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.
Please Note: We are currently developing BAT WATCH in the Water Tower. We have set up a monitor in the kitchen which relays pictures from a camera in a nearby bat colony. Watch the little creatures come and go!
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!