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This extraordinary tower is Trelissicks icon, and its about as distinctive 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. It 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! The Water Tower shares a private garden with Engine House, away from the bustle of a busy and popular estate.
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 www.falriver.co.uk for details of timetables, the Fal Mussel Card, discounts in the local towns, etc.
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.
Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.
Garden: Shared garden with Engine House.
Parking: Private gravel forecourt.
Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.
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!
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.
Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.
Logs/Charcoal: BBQ available on request. BBQ National Trust charcoal available at £5 per bag.
Due to the long steep staircase in the tower we feel this hazard makes this cottage unsuitable for children under 12 years of age.
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 youâ€™ll be set for life!