1.5 miles NW of Mevagissey

Rose Cottage at Heligan

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Found at the end of a meandering lane and set within a picturesque wildflower garden, Rose Cottage is the epitome of a traditional Cornish country home. With roses around the windows and birdsong in the air, this is a dreamy rural idyll that remembers days gone by. Step through the door and you'll find a peaceful haven with pretty interiors that embrace an eclectic mix of original features mixed with lovely modern touches. Close to the little fishing town of Mevagissey - just a two mile walk through the neighbouring woods - Rose Cottage is perfectly located for exploring the picturesque South Cornish coastline; from Fowey to Falmouth, this is a stunning area of Cornwall rich in places to visit.


The comfortable, oak-floored sitting room is centred around an unusual, semi-circular stone chimney breast which houses a big wood burning stove, perfect for winter evenings. With a sumptuous teal-coloured velvet chaise sofa and smaller snuggler sofa - both from Loaf - you'll be tucked up and cosy in no time. Bold touches of colour with sunny yellow wall and deep blue walls, teamed with equally colourful cushions and curtains, add a joyous touch. There's a Smart TV for watching Netflix as you relax with a glass of something delicious, and a tucked-away office area if you need to catch up on work. French doors open out onto a slate paved terrace, so during warmer months a breeze can waft through, with birdsong and the scent of roses. The second sitting room is a super-cute snug with whitewashed walls and eye-catching shelving housing lots of curious. Here, there's a little wood burner, a Smart TV and a day bed piled with cushions, perfect for kids wanting a den away from the parents. Outside in the grounds you'll find a bespoke shepherd's hut complete with electricity and Wi-Fi (another great place to hide away if you have to catch up on work!). There's a sofa and armchair and a piano for tinkling the ivories, or perhaps you'd prefer to curl up with a favourite novel and soak in the blissful peace of the surrounding countryside. More relaxing space is found in the beautiful old greenhouse, where a table and chairs and a padded bench seat make the perfect place for morning coffee on breezier days.


Meals will be a real pleasure in this traditional cottage kitchen. With original slate flagstone flooring (now warmed by underfloor heating), exposed beams, wooden worktops and a Belfast sink, there's a real country feel. Cleverly mixed in for comfort and convenience is an electric Aga, separate Neff oven and hob, Smeg fridge freezer and all the modern appliances you might need, including the all-important Nespresso machine. We just love the Farrow & Ball blues used in the paintwork and the gorgeous blue tiles too. A bespoke elm dining table and benches which easily seats ten, while outside you'll find a dining table and chairs for a spot of alfresco dining.


There are three gorgeous bedrooms at Rose Cottage. The beautiful en suite master bedroom is just dreamy in shades of purple and grey and comes complete with a romantic roll top bath for two, airy vaulted ceiling, rustic wooden floorboards and a plush, sumptuous king size sleigh bed for long, lazy lie ins. In addition, there's a double bedroom with an antique French country cane bed, original exposed floorboards and lovely garden views, and a third bedroom with a super kingsize zip-and-link bed which can also be made into twin beds. We just love the eye-catching St Ives wallpaper in this charming room.


The en suite to the master bedroom is a real delight: hidden behind a gently curving wall inset with bespoke stained-glass windows hides a wet room for invigorating morning showers. The family bathroom, panelled with wood, is a perfect spot for lying in bubbles and looking out through the window at the beautiful garden and verdant valley below.

Outdoor space

The beautifully planted, multi-level cottage garden was designed by Dominic Cole (landscape architect to both Heligan and the Eden Project). This is a fabulous space to relax in during warmer months, with an abundance of places to sit, lie, relax and eat. There's a breakfast terrace outside the snug complete with dining table, chairs and a parasol, while the terrace outside the sitting room has armchairs, a sofa, coffee table and two loungers for soaking up the sun. in the lower garden there's a sheltered grassy nook with another table and chairs, not forgetting the shepherd's hut and greenhouse.


There's plenty of private parking at the property. Please note that access is via a half mile unmade track which at times is steep with a sharp bend into the cottage grounds, therefore cars with very low suspension may wish to park by the letterboxes prior to the property.


Two dogs are very welcome at Rose Cottage. We charge £35 per dog, per week or short break and the Lost Gardens of Heligan and surrounding woodlands and walks are very dog friendly.


Rose Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can. Please note there is no mobile reception here due to its glorious rural location, but calls can be made via WiFi and there is a land line in case of emergencies.

In the Area

Located on the stunning South Cornish coastline, Rose Cottage has plenty to see and do in the area. You're right next to the Lost Gardens of Heligan so a visit is a must, and check out the seasonal events too, such as the Kneehigh Asylum and Wildworks theatre productions. The Heligan cafe serves amazing brunches, lunches and afternoon teas as well as offering dinner nights. Lobbs Farm Shop and Deli, at the top of the drive into Rose Cottage, is where you should pick up local goodies to eat; they have a superb butchery and local cheese counter. The Barley Sheaf Pub in nearby Gorran is worth a visit, as is The Crown at St Ewe for excellent pub meals and drinks, and Hidden Hut at Porthcurnick is highly recommended. Make sure to visit The Eden Project whilst there are also plenty of fabulous beaches within a 10-minute drive and beautiful walks along the coastal footpath that passes along from the yachting haven of Fowey and onwards towards Portscatho and St Mawes on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, where you can catch a ferry over to the bustling maritime town of Falmouth.

Welcome to paradise! This sublime country cottage, set next to the iconic Lost Gardens of Heligan, is a traditional-yet-chic retreat for those seeking an utterly peaceful, idyllic getaway. This is a perfect family holiday home which also works exceedingly well for couples seeking a hidden romantic hideaway.

At a glance

From £1,013 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Family friendly

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Off the beaten track

Rolling gardens

Sandy beach nearby

Dog friendly

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner


Country Houses

Boutique country chic

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 Rose Cottage at Heligan:

Absolutely gorgeous in every way.

The welcome hamper is a lovely touch and much appreciated.

Loved our stay at the idyllic Rose Cottage and will definitely return, the cottage was spotless and very comfortable, the perfect place to completely unwind.

Stunning cottage in beautiful gardens and the only noise you can hear is the birds, in particular the resident owls. Nice and easy 30 min walk to mevagissey too. Perfect getaway for those just wishing to stay local and unwind.

We absolutely loved our stay! Rose cottage is like a fairytale with the most amazing, secluded gardens and beautiful interior. The location was exactly what we were looking for to really relax, yet just a gorgeous walk through the forest to the harbour. We would definitely go back!

A comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet location. We enjoyed the several places around the grounds for sitting and playing. Good to be able to leave the car and walk to the wonderful farm shop by Heligan and into Mevergessy village.

Rose Cottage is a beautiful retreat - homely luxurious and surrounded by lush British countryside. A true escape.

Fabulous place. Really relaxing. Lots of nice thoughtful extras.

'Rose Cottage is a beautiful retreat - homely luxurious and surrounded by lush British countryside. A true escape' - October 2020

'Loved the cottage and may well book again. Warm, cosy, gorgeous main bedroom. Excellent for walks straight from the cottage and right next to the Lost Gardens. We particularly appreciated the garden for allowing our dog to roam around outside as our suburban garden is much more restricted!' - September 2020

'An amazing cottage and we’d come back in the future we loved the location and size of the property' - August 2020

'Unique location, magically off-the beaten track' - August 2020

'Beautiful setting, felt we were made welcome with the essentials left re: food and fire logs etc. Very comfortable, would plan to stay there again.' October 2019

'Best retreat we had, ever!' - June 2019

'Beautiful house, clean, comfortable and homely, idyllic location. Organised and simple booking process. Highly recommend and would certainly book again.' - April 2019

'Only positive comments. The cottage was just as described and just as we imagined it would be, perfect.' - March 2019

'Absolutely loved our time at the cottage. Very convenient to beautiful beaches and restaurants, and Lobb's Farm store was amazing. The children loved the slide and rope swing' - August 2018

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