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Cosy Cottage With Wood-burner In Idyllic Valley, Edge Of Village Setting

Breage, Cornwall, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Stylish, spacious and flexible accommodation with king sized double or twin beds

Nestled within glorious unspoilt countryside on the edge of the village, this delightful, spacious, newly decorated and furnished, one bedroom cottage was probably built in the early 1800’s. The tranquil and sheltered, south-facing garden, bordered by a babbling stream is rich in flora and full of bird life including pheasants, woodpeckers and a resident peacock! It has been in our family for forty years having been bought by grandmother Lay in 1971, and been much loved ever since. Carefully and sensitively restored it has many original features and retains much character and charm. The cottage’s location, stylish but cosy interior and wonderful natural garden, make it the perfect place for a romantic break, walking/sightseeing holiday or just to unwind. Decorated in an elegant but simple style with vintage china and original artwork by local artists, we hope you enjoy spending time here as much as we do.



The front door leads into an entrance porch with space for coats and boots.

The “living” room with its solid oak floor, painted beamed ceiling, original inglenook fireplace and Jotel wood burner , is ideal for cosy nights in on cooler evenings. There is a stero with radio and a selection of Cds as well as digital TV with Humax and a DVD player. The Shaker style kitchen is an open plan yet well defined area and is well equipped with all the usual appliances including a dishwasher and washer dryer.

The sitting room leads through to a bright and airy sun room with a dining area and an additional sofa so you can relax and enjoy the garden even on a chilly day. In the sun room is a selection of books of local interest to help you get to know the area and maybe assist in planning your daily excursions. French doors from the sun room lead out onto the terrace where there is seating and space to barbecue or just relax and enjoy the garden.


The staircase leads from the sitting room up to a small landing space and then into the bedroom to the right and ahead into the attractive dressing room and bathroom.

The pretty airy double bedroom has views over the back garden and the fields beyond. The Vi Sprung bed can sleep two in king size luxury or be split into two separate 2ft 6” single beds upon request. There are two bedside tables with lights, plenty of wardrobe space, a selection of books and a radio.

In addition to the double bedroom is a dressing room with additional storage and large mirror, which leads into the bright bathroom with over-bath shower and electric shaver point. Both provide views over the garden and fields beyond.


At the front of the property there is a parking space for one car. At the rear there is additional storage in the shed for items such as bikes and surfboards.

The Garden

A major feature of the property is the sheltered, natural, garden which leads down to a stream bordered by fields and is full of bird life. This is a truly special place to relax and unwind.

We welcome dogs (we have one ourselves) but ask that you discuss it with us first prior to booking.


We are flexible about the changeover day, however, we generally prefer a Friday or Saturday.


We provide white Egyptian cotton bed linen, duvets and feather pillows (unless otherwise requested) and cotton bedcovers. Two white hand and two white bath towels are also supplied for your stay. (We also have beach towels available). The cottage has wireless internet and a telephone.

Also provided at the property are the following:

Central Heating

Basket of wood for the wood burner




Iron and ironing board



Tea towels

Welcome pack with tea and coffee

Dishwasher tablets

If you are interested in taking a short break during the quieter months or late availability please get in touch.


Jo Lay

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Jo Lay

This house has been owned by our family since the early 1970s. It was my husband's former home before our growing family meant we needed somewhere larger. We now live a few miles away in the next but one village. John and I both grew up in Cornwall, we know and love the county and all that it has to offer. Our children attend school locally and we take an active part in our community so are well placed to discuss areas of interest and things to do nearby. John has had a property business in Falmouth for over 25 years and I work as a designer/artist/mum and look after our holiday homes.

Jo Lay purchased this Cottage in 1972

Why Jo Lay chose Breage

The house is in such a lovely setting we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this Cottage unique

The delightful garden with stream and visiting wildlife make this a wonderful, tranquil spot and really quite a special place to stay. It is in a brilliant location as so easy to reach the coast on all three sides of West Cornwall yet not too far from bigger places such as Truro and Falmouth.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Double bedroom with Vi Sprung King Size bed or twin 2ft 6 inch beds (upon request) White 400 thread count, cotton bed linen, duvet and pillows. Bedroom two is a dressing room


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Over bath electric shower, hand basin and toilet. Electric shaver point with light.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Heating
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Board game compendium
                                • Music Library
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • museums
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • recreation center
                                            • reefs
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • theme parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • A floor plan is available upon request.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              51 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A little gem

                                                              Michael W.

                                                              Lovely little cottage in a great location a real home from home, a great base for touring south cornwall, no need take anything with you as the cottage has it all.

                                                              Wonderful cosy cottage

                                                              Pam A.

                                                              We had a lovely week in this cottage. Everything was catered for - relaxing in the conservatory, cuddled up in front of the wood burner and a comfy bed. So much peace and quiet with only the pheasants and peacock popping in for a visit. The owners were very helpful and accommodating as we were delayed by the weather. Would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

                                                              Such a lovely cottage, our second stay and there will be more.

                                                              David W.Bournemouth

                                                              Lovely cottage and garden, beautifully presented. Very friendly and helpful owner. Great location for west Cornwall.

                                                              Loved my stay and will return

                                                              sara l.

                                                              What a wonderful cottage and idyllic location, I received the warmest welcome from jo with cookies and tea 😊 The cottage is faultless and I would highly recommend to everyone..the bed is cozy and it felt like home for the week, I wouldn't change a thing about the cottage and will be returning later in the year. The best break in the most beautiful cottage in a wonderful part of the world 😊😊😊😊😊


                                                              Fran P.

                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage was so cozy and we immediately felt at home. The cottage is well equipped and had everything you need. It was a nice touch to have some tea, milk and Cornish biscuits to welcome us. We would recommend this cottage for a peaceful relaxing getaway.

                                                              Lovely Cornish Cottage

                                                              steph s.

                                                              Had a lovely weekend break in this very cosy cornish cottage. Very central position to travel to all the local towns of interest. The cottage is well presented with lovely touches such as fresh flowers, tea, coffee and doggie biscuits for your faithful friend's. Would recommend to friend's and family. Thank you Jo.


                                                              Breage, Cornwall, UK

                                                              Ruth Dower lies in a beautiful valley and is less than a mile from the ancient and historic National Trust owned Godolphin House. Set within tranquil woodland its wonderful grounds are rich in archaeology, mining heritage and wildlife. The medieval garden, one of the most important in Europe, is currently undergoing a gradual program of restoration work. To the south-west of the property, is Godolphin Hill, from where you can see some of the best views in Cornwall, with St Ives Bay to the north and St Michael’s Mount and Marazion to the south. Its location, makes Ruth Dower an excellent base from which to explore the south west of Cornwall. The cottage is situated only a 10 mins drive from the ancient market town of Helston and about 25 mins from Falmouth and Penzance with their busy ports and bustling streets both provide plenty of interest to visitors. There are beaches, coves, fishing villages and walks to be explored and enjoyed on both the Penwith and Lizard Peninsulas which are only a short drive away and Hayle with its RNIB centre and the rugged seascape of Godrevy lie 15 mins drive to the north. Truro is approx. 45mins drive and provides excellent shopping with a wide range of both national and independent retailers and a good range of facilities, restaurants, bars etc.

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