Holiday Cottages in Veryan
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The charming village of Veryan on the Roseland Peninsula is most famous for its nineteenth century thatched Round Houses. Veryan church is in an incredibly pretty setting by the lake. Staying in one of our holiday cottages in Veryan is a very peaceful experience.
There are five Round Houses in all, two pairs of which stand at each end of the village and another in the centre. They were originally built by a missionary named Reverend Jeremiah Trist for his daughters. In a round house there are no corners where the devil can hide. A crucifix on the top of each one adds extra protection! There is also a round house in nearby Philleigh, assumed to be connected in someway.
The village has a lovely 16th century Inn and a shop operating as a grocer, post office and off license all within walking distance of each other. Nearby the sandy beaches of Carne and Pendower offer a fabulous starting point for a nice long walk along the cliffs. From here you can reach Nare Head, Portloe, Portscatho and Rosevine. Mellinsey Mill inland is a great little hideaway for a cream tea. Just down the road is Portloe a focal point for smuggling in years not so far gone by. It is reported that during the 19th Century the inn landlord was hanged for bringing in french brandy and hiding it in his cellars.