A coastal Cornish cottage brimming with charm and history, this is a seaside holiday with a difference. May the fascinating journey begin.
The Engine House is remarkable firstly for its position within the grounds of Caerhays Castle yet retaining a pretty private garden solely for your use. Secondly it brings you so close to the beaches of Porthluney and West Portholland, not Cornwall’s most famous but certainly some of the best kept. Imagine the cottage’s previous role on the estate as you sit back now in a squishy sofa admiring its transformation to coastal holiday home.
The communal space is inviting and open plan so nobody misses out on the threads of holiday conversation during your stay. However much or little you wish to dine in the kitchen is perfect equipped for your needs and the dining table and chairs are of beautiful quality. That welcome bottle of wine is an excuse for at least one dinner in. The sitting room is comfortable and cosy with a wood burning stove to lift the temperature should you need. Outside in your secluded garden enjoy a Cornish afternoon tea on the pretty terrace or seek shade under the trees in the height of the day. This pet friendly property welcomes two dogs encouraging you to get out and about on foot, into town, across the beaches and beyond. They’ll also love the good size enclosed garden with its lush lawn to stretch their legs or play ball.
The country feel about the place defies is coastal spot. To remind yourselves of the imposing surroundings in which you find yourself, go explore Caerhays Castle for yourself. Access is free to guests although occasionally restricted during shooting season or special events. If shooting is your thing, you’ll appreciate the secure gun locker provided in the utility room.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Sleeping four, there are two bedrooms in The Engine Room, where the accommodation is all on one level. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom is a twin room. They share the family bath that provides a bath and separate walk-in shower.
At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 3 miles from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- All on one level
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 0.4 mile from coast
- Equipped with a cot
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Ground floor bedroom
- Equipped with a high chair
- No smoking
- 3 miles from shop
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
We have been to the Engine House a number of times and other Niche Retreat cottages. We just love to keep coming back. Always a wonderful stay. Thank you! Mrs Kim Harlott - 9th December 2018
A wonderfully peaceful location and very well appointed property.Mrs Anne Edwards - 1st October 2018
We had a really wonderful holiday. We particularly enjoyed visiting local towns and villages such as Mevagissey, Fowey and St Mawes, and gardens such as Heligan and Trelissick. It was perfect to return to a peaceful, secluded spot at the end of the day. There are lots more places and gardens we want to visit, so hope to be back. Mrs Robina Maslen - 18th June 2018
We were very comfortable and thorougly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of Cornwall Ms A Matts - 23rd May 2018
Excellent base to support a wedding at the Coast Guard Lookout. We would have struggled without its many facilities (sink in utility area for flowers as an example). We really enjoyed staying there. Lovely atmosphere in the cottage and very well equipped. Miss Gina Blake - 16th April 2018
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