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Milly & Martha / Real Cottage Holidays in Cornwall

Welcome to Cornwall, our wild and magical home. Come and discover this beautiful, rugged coast. Embrace the elements. Soak up the sun. Set your children free to splish splosh their way around rock pools and secret coves.

Indulge in Cornish ice creams, hearty pasties, fresh mackerel and wonderful local beer. Watch outdoor theatre with the glistening sea as the backdrop. Explore the rich and diverse pleasures of Cornish art.

Experience the real Cornwall.

Come and get snug in your home for a week or two. Each of our homes have plenty of our touches to make it a special place for you. Every guest receives their own Bespoke Holiday Guide. We have the perfect places for you to stay whilst discovering this remarkable and wonderful place.

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Milly & Martha / Real Cottage Holidays in Cornwall

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  • Holding House Cottage
  • Sleeps 5 (+ cot)Prices £595 - £1220
  • Location Trencrom, St Ives
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The Holding House is located up a quiet country lane, set on the edge of a small courtyard of granite cottages and next door to a working farm.  You will find beautiful countryside views and a glimpse of rural life.

The hamlet of Trencrom is under 10 minutes from St Ives with lots of stunning walks on your doorstep.  Coast to coast views await you after a short walk up Trencrom Hill with St Michael’s Mount to the south and Godrevy lighthouse to the north.

The cottage is romantic, lovingly decorated with a country farmhouse feel.  It feels cosy & spacious all at the same time. The garden is west facing providing a sunny garden all day long with beautiful sunsets at the end of the day.


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3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Rural views


Short drive to pubs

Under 10 mins drive to beach

Dog friendly

Wander the cobbled streets of St Ives and explore the galleries and boutique shops.

Head down to nearby Carbis Bay for its calm waters & sandy beach. Get salty with a trip out on the Hawaiian Outrigger boat to search for seals & sunfish & an alternative view of St Ives.

Drive along the stunning Atlantic coast road for Poldark views & perfect picnic spots. Visit the Gurnhard’s Head for a delicious supper on your return.

Visit the sparkling blue sea off Porthcurno Beach, followed by a performance at the stunning Minack theatre carved out of the cliffs above.

Fish & chips in St Ives

St Michael’s Mount

Sunset BBQs on the beach

Porthmeor Beach in St Ives is the place to go for a rock pooling, sand castle building, surf watching, ice cream eating, ping ponging, perfect day out.

Visit Godrevy & spot the seals from the cliffs. Then perhaps try your hand to surfing & reward yourself with delicious cake at Godrevy café or oysters & beer at the Rockpool Bar instead.

Take a trip to the south coast & discover hidden coves, stunning coastline, pretty villages, ice cream & pasties.



Eat fresh fish in St Ives

Visit Mr B's ice cream in Hayle

Discover the legend of the giants of Trencrom Hill

The pretty walled garden is peaceful & relaxing.  A lovely picnic bench & BBQ is provided for eating outside & making the most of the Cornish air.

There are beautiful walks from the front door; up Trencrom Hill, across to the old mining houses, down to the woods or just along the pretty lanes.

A short drive down country roads & you are at Carbis Bay or along the main road for the rest of St Ives & the rest of Cornwall.

Two parking spaces

Private garden

Al fresco dining


Downstairs is a large kitchen/dining room with huge farmhouse table for spending time eating good food with great company. A reading nook to the other end is the perfect place for a glass of wine with your holiday read.

Just off the kitchen is the useful laundry area with shoe & coat storage space.

Downstairs are two bedrooms – a large twin and a single bedroom.  You will also find the family bathroom.

Upstairs is the spacious living room with wood burning stove & gorgeous engine house views.  To the end of the cottage is the master bedroom with ensuite shower room.

3 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Well equipped farmhouse kitchen

Well equipped kitchen with electric oven & hob, microwave & dishwasher. 

Laundry area with washing machine & tumble dryer.

TV, DVD, ipod dock & good book selection.

Linen & towels included

Wood burning stove

Cot, highchair & stairgate available on request


Delightfully spacious upstairs , lovely finish and furnishings , decor etc , aswell as country view and sunsets.

Very attractive dining kitchen , loved all the Portmerion crockery too ..aswell as looking thru some great recipe books on the shelf. We really enjoyed all the little treats of delicious local produce left for us... and sourced a local farm shop to buy more ....also tracked down the Raw Choc Pie Co shop in St Ives to stock up on the delicious small bar you left us...the different tasters at the shop were sublime!

Think we 'll be back again was really quite perfect ...and the week flew by ..would like to explore some more ..aswell as more of the same!

Thanks for all the extra touches a real fan of the Yumchaa Ginseng tea now, the local breads and jam, raw choc pie and other goodies... tho they taste so much better in Cornwall!

Mrs Harvey - September 2016

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Mobile Massage Therapist bringing luxury pamper & spa treatments to you in the comfort of your own (holiday) home. Yo Phillpott or My Personal Sanctuary are highly recommended.

Please contact Milly & Martha for further information.

Bespoke Craft Holidays - Chose from a range of workshops created for you by professional print maker & designer Dena O'Brien. There are workshops to suit all ages, levels and experience. 

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