- Sleeps two
- Beach 10 minutes
Shopping/pub 5 minutes
Walks on doorstep
- Woodburning stove and
cosy underfloor heating
- Ample parking
- Organic bedding and
Chapel Cottage is a detached ‘quintessential’ character granite cottage, set in its own grounds in the little hamlet of Crelly. It is the perfect country escape; nestled in farmland and wonderfully tranquil. It is situated in a central rural location conveniently positioned for the outstanding beaches and harbours of south Cornwall, yet tucked away enough to ensure that you experience the true rural idyll. This beautiful early nineteenth century building has been lovingly restored and modernised by the owners, retaining many original features and providing a holiday retreat that is light and airy in the spring and summer, cosy in the autumn and winter, and always very comfortable!
Chapel Cottage is ideal for couples who want a beautiful, traditional and comfortable place to stay, in a quiet, unspoilt rural location. From here you can explore west Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula, discovering some of our favourite places like Porthleven, Loe bar and the Lizard (all shown in our slide-show). Or you can venture a little further for St Ives Bay with its surf and sand, the dramatic and ancient landscape of Penwith, or the creeks, river valleys and sub-tropical gardens of Helford and Falmouth. So whether it’s rolling surf or fishing villages, art galleries, bird-watching or cliff paths that turn you on, this is the place for you. We hope you will agree that Chapel Cottage is self catering in Cornwall at its best.
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- Double bedroom
- Underfloor heating
- Well equipped kitchen
- Flat screen TV and DVD player
- Shower room / wet room
- Cosy towels & comfy organic linen
- Library of books and DVDs
- Hi Fi with iPod plug-in
- Original art collection
Chapel Cottage is approached down a quiet country lane, with very little traffic. There is private off-road parking right by the cottage. The front entrance opens into a spacious living area with a beautiful natural slate floor running throughout, which is heated under foot. The walls are adorned with original art works which compliment the contemporary feel. There is a television with Freeview, and a DVD player complete with a selection of DVDs. The sofa is also a sofa-bed which some guests have used to accommodate an additional child (but please note that the bathroom can only be accessed through the main bedroom).
Glazed double doors lead you through to the kitchen and dining area, which is enhanced by a wood burning stove to create the true ‘country cottage feel’, and which makes the cottage a great place for a autumn or spring getaway. We have installed a bespoke handmade ‘shaker’ style kitchen, complimented by solid oak work surfaces. The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge (with small freezer compartment), microwave, electric cooker and all utensils. A ‘butler’ sink is positioned with a view to the garden and field beyond, so that even washing up by hand can be a pleasure!
Adjacent to the dining room is a doorway through to the double bedroom, which is compact and perfectly formed. The double bed faces French doors leading out onto the garden, the focal point of which is an original contemporary sculpture! The wetroom has toilet, shower and hand-basin and is slated and tiled; it is accessed via a sliding door from the bedroom.
Please note that all accommodation at Chapel cottage is on the ground floor. The first floor is an artist’s studio that is not used when Chapel Cottage is let to holiday guests.
- Large enclosed private garden
- Lovely mature trees
- Subtropical planting
- Nice big lawn
- Secluded sunny corners
- BBQ and outdoor dining area
- Rural glimpses all round
- Ample car parking
Chapel Cottage has a good sized garden surrounding the property on all sides. To the front/left of the cottage in a sunny south facing position there is a generous seating area for outdoor dining. The table is positioned on a natural granite and slate circular patio surrounded on two sides by raised stone beds with abundant planting of shrubs, herbaceous plants and hazel screen fencing.
From the bedroom, opening the patio doors you will find a delightful graveled area, with a contemporary sculpture sitting on a granite plinth, raised beds containing dog wood, willow, shrubs and herbaceous planting. Walking up the steps beyond you will find a large lawn, an ideal place to spread a blanket and read a book, have a picnic, or just laze around under the dappled light from the surrounding leafy trees and shrubs… Beautiful glimpses of rural views can be seen all around property.
- The convenient location…
… and tranquil privacy
- Original art and beautiful decor
- Cosy underfloor heating
- The delightful garden
- Porthleven and the Lizard
- The Helford river
The wow factor
There is something “just right” about a building designed to uniquely suit the needs of its original inhabitants, and constructed from materials found nearby. Chapel Cottage is one of those perfectly pretty Cornish cottages, timeless in its hamlet location, hewn from granite and roofed with natural slate. That the owners are artists is plain to see as soon as you step inside. The renovation has been carried out not only with delightful attention to detail, but also with comfortable good taste and imagination. Like the cottage, the garden is beautifully presented and well cared for, so if you can’t be bothered with the outside world, just lazing about is a delight.
Chapel cottage is conveniently positioned in between many local sites and attractions. You are a few minutes drive from the small and unspoilt market town of Helston. Don’t miss Oliver’s, our traditional butchers-cum-deli with its delicacies and fine wines, or the Blue Anchor, a 15th Century thatched pub that brews its own (in)famous “Spingo” ale. There is also a great Sainsbury’s, and other convenience shops. You are also only a short drive from the main towns of west Cornwall including Falmouth, St. Ives and Penzance, allowing you to enjoy easy access to these places and then to return back to the quiet tranquillity of Chapel Cottage and its rural splendour.
One of our favourite haunts is Porthleven Harbour, where you can spend the day on the beach followed by watching the sunset and enjoying the bobbing boats from one the excellent bars, cafes or restaurants. Just a stone’s throw along from Porthleven there is a special place called Loe Bar, which sites a tranquil lake and woodlands; great for cycling, walking a dog or bird watching. A circular path takes you around the lake and across the bar (see picture in our slide show) where lake meets sea only divided by a band of sand. For an unspoilt beach experience try the beautiful National Trust beach of Church Cove situated in a natural setting of reed beds and golden sands, great for body-boarding and snorkelling.
On your door step there are foot path walks that will take you to the hill tops of the surrounding area and down through deep wooded valleys and over streams.
What guests said…
“We’ve had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. Even though the weather hasn’t been great, we could just retreat here, light the fire and read our books! Will be returning with our dog ‘Oscar’ next time! Thanks Lisa & Mark for a great stay.”
Andrew and Rachel from Portishead, April 2013
“I’ve had a lovely week here – the weather has been fantastic. So many places to visit making Chapel Cottage an ideal location. Thank you for the welcome pack especially the flowers – this is such a cosy, beautifully decorated cottage and so tranquil. P.S. Great shower!”
Midge from Gloucester, October 2012
“What a great holiday we’ve had… We’ve searched coves for lost treasure with our metal detectors, drank some of the best cider we’ve tasted, been on the UK’ solo gets zip line, had dinner in an ancient castle by candle light, (Castle Carn) been to the Eden Project and been inspired to make some art work. Thank you so much for the use of your lovely and cosy cottage a real home from home.”
Natalie and Jake and Tetou the budgie from Wokingham Berkshire, October 2012
“A truly cosy, well equipped and perfect location for exploring!! This being our first family holiday – had a fabulous time. A holiday we’ll never forget!”
Richard and Julie and baby Isobel from Staffordshire, September 2012
“We have had a wonderful time at Chapel Cottage. Super trips out to the beaches, at Hayle, St Ives and Mousehole and to see the lighthouse at the Lizard – Brilliant! The Tinner’s Arms serves up a really lovely meal (Zennor) and the coastal views are amazing. Many thanks for the warm welcome and comfortable stay.”
David and Claudia from Leicestershire, August 2011
“We enjoyed our stay at your wonderful cottage. We were delighted by the beautiful and stunning Cornish coastline and lovely scenery. Many thanks for your warm welcome and hospitality.”
Klaus and Petra from Germany, August 2011
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Cornwall is a beautiful and unspoilt place, but like all coastal areas, and indeed the ecosystem of the entire world, it is under threat from climate change. You may already have joined the millions of people worldwide who make their holiday and business travel carbon neutral by contributing to a carbon offsetting scheme. Here is a link to one of the best, the World Land Trust (given top marks in a recent Which report). On the site you can use the simple Transport Calculator on the home page, and make your holiday carbon neutral by contributing to a conservation project or tree-planting scheme www.carbonbalanced.org