5.3 miles N of Falmouth

The Gatehouse

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Overlooking an orchard and with birdsong in the air, The Gatehouse is a gloriously comfortable single storey cottage offering rural tranquillity with the bonus of Falmouth's beaches and marinas just a few miles away.

Totally eco!

Within the five acres of shared grounds is a solar farm which generates all the energy The Emerald needs. This award-winning development is the only truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country having been awarded Code 6 status, the highest possible grading for eco efficiency. There is also a useful Tesla charging point for electric cars at The Emerald (please bring your own adaptor for other makes). The owners politely ask that you state on arrival if you plan to take advantage of this service and to pay them via cash or bank transfer before departure.

Living and eating

The Gatehouse has a big open plan living room, a lovely space for holiday togetherness where you can cook, eat and relax in harmony. It has a high vaulted ceiling with massive wooden beams and industrial-style lamps, big comfortable sofas and French doors opening onto a south-facing terrace overlooking the orchard. The lovely Shaker kitchen area in this luxury cottage in Cornwall has limestone flooring with under-floor heating, granite work surfaces and a big island unit. With all the kit you need for cooking plus the extras, including an espresso pod machine, you'll find holiday catering a doddle. There is Smart TV with Netflix, perfect for kiddies' programmes, catch-up TV and family film nights, and an iPod dock for streaming your favourite music.


The Gatehouse has two beautifully appointed bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super-kingsize double bed with electronic independently controlled adjustable mattresses, perfect for finding that perfect sleeping position. The second bedroom has zip-and-link beds that can be made up as twins or another super-kingsize bed, so ideal for couples or two sleeping separately.


The family bathroom has under-floor heating and a luxurious double-ended claw-foot bath and the en suite shower room has a double walk-in drench-head shower.

Indoor swimming pool and gym

There is a swimming pool and gym (available at all times) and an all weather outdoor tennis court and children's play area. These easily accessible facilities are shared with the other four eco houses that form The Emerald, the only award-winning truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country.


The Gatehouse has its own terrace overlooking the orchard. There are five acres of mature woodland and beautifully maintained grounds to explore as well. There is also a private hot tub in the garden for you to enjoy.


There is parking for two cars right outside the door.


The Gatehouse has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


Two dogs are very welcome. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.

This is the perfect combination of country chic and hi-tec wizardry, a wonderfully relaxing rural luxury cottage in Cornwall with all the comforts of home plus more!

At a glance

From £625 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Easy access

Electric car charging point

Family friendly

Indoor swimming pool and gym

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Swimming Pool

Bathtub for two


Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about The Gatehouse:

A lovely property with everything to a high standard. The pool and hot tub were clean and well maintained. James was a courteous and helpful host. We would happily have stayed longer - a lovely property surrounded by daffodils.

The Gatehouse had a very welcoming and homely feel to it. Everything was very clean and tidy and the kitchen was well equipped. James came to say hi, which was nice. Absolutely recommend a stay .. You won’t be disappointed

It was a beautiful, quiet and relaxing place to stay and had all we needed. Wonderful.

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY PLACE! Loved the house with its exclusive and hide away feel. perfect for anyone who wants a bit of piece and quiet with some luxury. Lovliest host ever - very accomopdating and friendly. We hope to go back there again! Thank you to Joanna!

Lovely well equipped cottage. Our stay was very comfortable. Everything was top notch. The indoor pool, tennis court and gym were very well maintained.

Lovely owner, very helpful

Hi spec and comfortable accommodation in a lovely location.

'Lovely cottage, well located to explore Southern Cornwall. Hosts very welcoming. Swimming pool and hot tub enjoyed by all the family. Accessible to many good pubs, beaches and walking trails' - October 2020

'Hi spec and comfortable accommodation in a lovely location.' November 2019

'The cottage is tastefully furnished. Beds comfortable. Kitchen fully equipped. Excellent location. The facilities were fabulous. Swimming pool was well used as the weather was not the best!! Would definitely stay here again.' August 2019

'Amazing, will definitely go back.' - October 2018

'Fantastic location and very well equipped. We were made feel very welcome as soon as we arrived. It was only a short stay, but we visited quite a lot of dog friendly beaches and were welcomed at many local pubs to sample the wonderful menus on offer. Would highly recommend The Gatehouse.' - September 2018

'Tim couldn't have made our stay more comfortable. Access to a tennis court, hot tub, gym and indoor pool made for a fantastic family break. The nearby beaches are perfect for surfing and there are numerous great day trips to be had.' - September 2018

'Beautiful cottage and excellent facilities.' - August 2018

'Very nice property with great facilities. Owner and his team very friendly.' - April 2018

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