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Ardevora Vean

Location: Philleigh

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Vean is in the west wing of Ardevora Mill and has been carefully converted, retaining many original features. With high ceilings, original beams and very comfortable furnishings, the owners have created a superb hideaway with a secluded south facing courtyard garden. In the grounds of the Mill there are two other cottages (Crowjy Ardevora & Ardevora an Gylen) and all 3 properties can be combined to provide accommodation for up to 11 people. You will be warmly welcomed to Ardevora Mill by the owners, Teri & Andrew, who really go out of their way to make you feel totally at home in this very special place.

Lower Ground Floor Only: Taking a couple of steps down into the pleasant courtyard garden you will enter into a spacious hallway, from which doors lead into all rooms. The open plan living room has comfortable armchairs, dining area and a well equipped kitchen. The bedroom has a king size bed and has views over the countryside. The wet style shower room also has a WC and wash hand basin, with a non slip tiled floor.
Exterior: The enclosed private courtyard garden is secluded with patio furniture and a lovely place to enjoy al-fresco meals. BBQs are available for guests' use. A shared laundry facility with washing machine and tumble dryer is available on site.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via oil fire under floor heating & electricity. The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, electric oven & ceramic hob. The lounge area has a TV with Freeview & DVD player. Free WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron and ironing board.

Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is ample parking available for a number of cars on the private driveway. We regret that guests' dogs are not permitted. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. For younger guests a cot & high chair is available on request. For a nominal fee you can hire the owners' kayaks to explore the river at your leisure.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Parking available
Parking available

Michael Stammers

It is a well appointed cottage with everything you need for a comfortable enjoyable stay. Nestling in lovely countryside next to an inlet of the River Fal, it is in an ideal spot for experiencing the beautiful Roseland Peninsular. The coast and beaches are a short distance away and it is also just a short drive to Truro. Our host Teri was extremely helpful and was a very likeable and personable lady. If there was one criticism it would be that the track leading to the cottage, which is approx. a kilometre long is very bumpy and narrow. However, I understand that many people return so for many this is not considered a problem. All in all a most enjoyable stay.

David Borthwick

Lovely rural location and just 5 mins drive from the pub. Lovely walks to the creek and nicely off the beaten track. The track to the property is quite long and unsuitable for low slung vehicles. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay, with a nice courtyard allowing you to sit outside enjoying the peace and quiet.

Christopher Hargreaves

A lovely little cottage in a gorgeous location. the only downside to this property is the mile long dirt track which is absolute hell each time you do it and to be honest it put us off going out of the property knowing we have to go up and down that path again !!! if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle maybe this isn’t such an issue. The cottage is conveniently located for the beaches of Cornwall and also very good value.

Renee Brockmann

We really enjoyed our week in Ardevora Vean - it is a lovely clean cottage with all of the essentials in a peaceful area on the Roseland Peninsula. We were greeted on arrival and when entering the cottage there were scones with jam and cream qaiting for us. Also a small bottle of milk in the fridge with plenty of tea and coffee for our stay. It was very handy to have cling film and foil in the draw (it's not something we remember to buy when we are self-catering, but we always need it). The cottage was very spacious and comfortable, we loved the huge wet room that has a really strong hot shower. We were able to hire kayaks for the length of our stay for £12 each to use on the creek which is a very short walk away. Things that could possibly be improved: - Small towels given to shower with (good idea to take your own, we did - so it wasn't an issue for us!) - Very bumpy narrow drive down the dirt road to the cottage. - We had no phone signal and there was slow limited wifi (but it didn't bother us too much, as we enjoyed the serenity and it was lovely to just relax playing a game of cards together for a change).

Anne Fendick

We were looking for a quiet cottage for a week touring the main attractions in Cornwall and we certainly found it with Ardevora Vean. The cottage was very clean and well appointed, with everything that you need for self catering. The scones with jam and cream that awaited us on arrival were very much appreciated. We loved the local wildlife - blue tits nesting in the rock wall garden and a particularly friendly pheasant which ran beside the car (he was in the field beside the track) as we drove to and from the road. We called him Buddy and he greeted us each morning and evening as we drove the three quarters of a kilometre track down to the mill and cottage. The only slight drawback for us was the lack of mobile signal in the cottage (though 4G miraculously appeared once we were at the top of the drive) and the limited wifi which was ok for emails but slow for surfing the net or downloading. Despite the wifi constraints, we would definitely visit again and would recommend the cottage to our family and friends.

Pete Burditt

This was our first visit and we really enjoyed our stay. A cream tea was waiting for us which was a nice touch. The accommodation was ideal for our needs, well presented, roomy and comfortable and we had all the facilities that we would want. After a hot days walking it was cool to return to and the wet room was ideal. We also appreciated Teri and Andrew's friendly welcome and desire to make sure we were enjoying our stay and the surrounding area. The track down to the cottage is about .7 of a mile and bumpy in parts but we took our time and this was not an issue. We encountered a pheasant on the track a few times but one day there were 16 young ones who were reluctant to move aside which caused some amusement. We took the opportunity of evening walks down to the creek and saw two Fallow Deer browsing on the far side. If revisiting the area we would definitely want to return to Vean.

Medina Truzzi

We couldn’t have asked for more. Beautiful accommodation, under floor heating and high quality furnishings. The owner couldn’t have been more helpful. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely go back.

Christopher Jones

The location is ideal if you want to visit Roseland and enjoy all of its beauty and facilities. The cottages are down a farm track with lots of pheasants and rabbits to help you on your way. A warm welcome awaits you. The owners even left us a welcoming cream tea and milk. Everything is provided almost like a hotel. It is clean, well appointed, great cooking facilities and bathroom with one level shower for those less able. You can rent a kayack from the owners if you want to explore the nearby creek. There is a great pub, the Roseland Inn, 10 minutes drive away with fine food, local beer and wine and a great and friendly owner who also cooks for you and his wife serves behind the bar most nights.

Theresa Chaffey

Ardevora Vean was a world away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Situated down a 3/4 mile track which is all part of the experience. Isolated in the nicest possible way and very restful. Very comfortable and spacious accommodation and very welcoming and helpful owners. If you are looking for an an isolated and peaceful place to stay then this is it.

Stephen Brown

We enjoyed our week very much in the cottage, which was clean, warm and comfortable. The conversion had been carried out to a very high standard.The owners were very helpful and friendly, and lots of useful information was provided about what to visit in the area, both by the owners and by the holiday company. The rural location was beautiful, with lots of wildlife in the nearby fields and on the river. The only downside was the very long drive down the farm track to reach the cottage; fine if you have a large car or a 4x4, but a bit nerve-racking if you have a small car which you're quite fond of.

Anna Howard

A lovely secluded cottage within a short walk of the creek. Well appointed and within a short drive of the local pub which is friendly and reasonable value.

Arabelle Delap

We were every happy with our stay at Ardevora Vean, the cottage is lovely. It was very clean and tidy and very spacious for a 1 bed cottage. It has good wet room with a great shower. We had a warm welcome which including scones, jam and cream which was a very nice touch :-) Although tucked away in the countryside the location is quite central to most of the key spots in Cornwall. Newquay and St Ives are only 40 minutes drive away. We received a welcome back from Cornwall Cottages before we arrived which was very helpful, it gave us a good overview of the area including places to visit and info on the beaches. We would recommend this cottage to friends and family we had a lovely stay here. Thank you


The cottage is extremely well fitted out, spacious and comfortable. It is in a lovely setting and extremely quiet. The only slight drawback is the long track to the cottage which is very rough and some people might find this difficult.

Keith Everest

Wonderful cottage : very comfortable with everything we needed. Creek nearby with good walking on a dry day. Plenty of wildlife to watch especially the pheasants running down the lane in front of the car looking very much like little road runners


The owners were friendly and welcoming. The accommodation was very clean and up to modern standards. All was well equipped and the property was very tranquil. We were not able to take out the Kayaks but enjoyed taking their dog for a walk along the river bank.


If you want to get away from the rat race, no car noise just badgers and other wildlife breaking the silence then this is for you. Great holiday times.


Very comfortable, clean, modern cottage with everything we needed. Lovely quiet position, only disadvantage was the length of the track to access the house.


We had a wonderfull time at Ardevora Vean with a nice welcome and easy organization. The house is really beautiful and suitable for two persons. Fantastic would be a sofa instead of two single-arm chairs. We recommend the place to everybody who is looking for a quiet and relaxing place as a base for a trip to Cornwall. Patrick


Great place to forget your hassle of daily life.... our stay was complemented .. with two weeks of sunshine ! Perfect hosts...Thank you ...Teri & Co


As I said above. Everything was excellent once you got to the cottage, but then you felt marooned with the track. It is narrow, extremely rough in places, and goes on for ever. Even in a 4x4 we were shaken around. We would have liked to go to the local pub in the evening but could not face the journey. I would really like to give it 5 stars, but cannot honestly say I would recommend it.


The only thing we didn't like was the road into Ardevora Vean. It was rough in places and a long narrow drive and bushes along the sides rubbing our vehicle. The accommodation was excellent.


Very modern up to date accommodation. Owners very friendly and keen to see we had a pleasant stay. Cream tea and milk in the fridge very thoughtful and most welcome.


Received a very warm welcome from the owners. The cottage is very well maintained and well equipped for eating in, with a fully fitted modern kitchen area. It is situated at the end of a remote long lane but in our view it is worth it as the cottage is set in such a tranquil setting. The owners are close at hand if you need any advice/assistance with anything. We would definitely return in the future.


We had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage, a lovely cream tea awaited us on arrival which was a nice surprise. Teri the owner gave us a very friendly welcome. The cottage is light comfortable well equipped and spacious. It was lovely to see the moon and stars so clearly at night because there is no street lighting. If you are looking for a bit of peace and tranquillity then this is an excellent location. Jeannette & David Bradbrook


I had a lovely few days in june at ardervora mill unfortunately cut short when I fell while out walking. Teri the owner was fantastic she not only got me to the hospital but stayed with me till she was sure I was ok and that my family were on the way to fetch me. Thank you once again Teri for all your help


The cottage was excellent apart from an intermittent fault with the supply of hot water. The location was superb, but I feel it should be made clearer that access involves a 3/4 mile drive down a very rough track. The spaniel Tizzy was delightful and the owners could not have been more helpful and friendly.


Spent a most enjoyable week at Aredevora Vean, a barn conversion near the village of Philleigh in Cornwall. The owners were very friendly, helpful and concerned that I enjoyed my stay. The property was very well equipped, particularly the kitchen, and exceptionally well presented and clean. There was a cream tea in the fridge as a welcome gift. The property is beautifully situated in a very quiet location at the end of a long stoney farm track. It feels private but not isolated. The garden area adjoins a field with trees in the background and is not overlooked. There is plenty of space to park close by. A short walk alongside the river leads to the shore of a beautiful creek. The only downside could be the condition of the track, which is uneven and could cause a problem for low vehicles but was quite accessible for my small car.


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