1.8 miles SE of Truro

Blythe Cottage

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With blissful views over the confluence of two tidal rivers, this exquisite Grade II listed terrace cottage lies nestled on the breath-taking south Cornish coast, close to both the city of Truro and the extraordinary Roseland Peninsula. Lovingly restored and bedecked in shades of blues and creams, this is the quintessential seaside cottage, perfect for couples seeking a calming, coastal escape. Whether you want to dream the hours away watching boats pass from the pretty window seat or set out to explore the creeks, woodland and beaches, this is a gorgeous cottage to retreat to - and it's dog friendly too!


From the inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and beamed ceiling to the dreamy views from the south-facing window seat, the charming sitting room retains all of its original character and is the perfect spot to retreat to when you need some downtime. Whatever time of year you visit, you'll find it cool in the summer with a stable door that can be left open and cosy during colder months with underfloor heating as well as the wood burner. There's a fabulous sofa to sprawl on and we just love the occasional chair - the ideal corner to curl up with a good book. There's a Smart TV with Sky Sports and Sky too, plus SONOS to play your favourite tunes, plus some good old-fashioned games.


The galley-style kitchen is perfectly equipped to rustle up meals for you and your loved one and comes complete with an electric double oven with microwave and grill, induction hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and all the other essentials you will need. Cornwall is rich in produce, so make sure to explore the local farm shops and pick up some fresher-than-fresh fish straight off the boat - delicious!

There's a darling dining table tucked away in the sitting room for romantic meals tête-à-tête, but in warmer weather you'll not want to move from the outside dining area with its jaw-dropping views over the converging rivers and woodland beyond.


The master bedroom is just a delight with pretty creek views, a comfy king size bed, window seat and built-in wardrobe.

There are two further smaller bedrooms - one to the rear with a 3ft bed, wardrobe, and drawers and the other a single cabin bed, drawers, and hooks for hanging. These are ideal for a child or if you're friends travelling together. One of the bedrooms also has a desk - perfect if you have emails or work to catch up on, or If you're inspired to be the next Daphne Du Maurier!

All the beds are swathed in Egyptian cotton bedlinen, gorgeous throws and luxurious cushions, making bedtime a joy.


The pretty bathroom boasts a large bath for soaks and an overhead shower to wake you up in the morning. There's underfloor heating to keep toes toasty plus a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

To the front of the property, overlooking the rivers, is a glorious sun-soaked terrace complete with a teak table, chairs and parasol for alfresco dining and a large Webber kettle barbeque. Facing south west, the terrace is well sheltered from the prevailing winds and is the ultimate spot for spending lazy days, watching the ebb and flow of the tide and the little boats exploring the river.


There is on road parking in the village.

Babies and children

Blythe Cottage welcomes babes in arms and a travel cot can be provided on request. The cottage is accessed up a flight of stone steps directly from the road, making this retreat not suitable for toddlers and younger children.


One dog is very welcome at Blythe Cottage, two on request, but please note the garden is not enclosed. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


This retreat has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Beautifully positioned on the south Cornish coast in the pretty village of Malpas, Blythe Cottage is perfectly situated from which to explore the best of Cornwall.

From the cottage there are beautiful walks along creek side paths upstream toward both Truro and St Clements. Afterwards take in a coffee or a light meal at the marina cafe and watch the comings and goings on the river. Take a trip to Trellisick gardens and catch the Enterprise passenger ferry to Falmouth and see the stunning coastline from the water. For the more adventurous, you can hire kayaks and go explore the river by yourself! Make sure to visit The Heron Inn, literally on your doorstep and a beautiful riverside pub with stunning views over the estuary.

Pop in the car and head off to explore the best of the west - the Roseland Peninsular is just glorious with spectacular coastline and pretty villages such as Portscatho and Portloe. For something a little different, go to nearby Philleigh Way Cookery School and take a course on seafood or Cornish fair. Head further south and explore the Lizard, the UK's most southerly point and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning beaches such as Kynance Cove and Coverack. Explore the far West to find St Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre and St Ives, hop to the north coast for St Agnes and the Heritage Coast or head east for The Eden Project and The Lost Garden of Heligan - the choice is yours!

Oh-so-romantic and with exquisite creek views, this stunning dog-friendly cottage offers laid-back loveliness, a real escape from the everyday.

At a glance

From £704 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Babies welcome (to 12 months)

Picturesque village setting

Riverside location

Superb creek and water views

Travel cot

Underfloor heating throughout


Foodie breaks

Ideal Honeymoon spot


Dog friendly

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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 Blythe Cottage:

We didn't realise but we actually stayed in the cottage many years ago. It is just as we remembered, beautifully renovated and thoughtful to needs plus the extras that are so appreciated. The hamper was a delightful surprise full of lovely goodies. We plan on booking again very soon.

Beautiful location with magnificent views a peaceful bolt hole for the busy family or couple.

A beautifully,, tastefully furnished and decorated little cottage in an idyllic location. I dare anyone not to feel relaxed after a week staying in Blythe cottage. The views from the terrace garden whilst eating supper and drinking a glass of fizz, and watching the river life will stay with us for a long time. You

Blythe Cottage is absolutely perfect- the owners have thought of everything you might need, and more. The decor and furnishings are stylish but comfortable and the setting is just perfect- you can while away hours watching the river/boats/tides come and go from the terrace and the whole atmosphere is so peaceful. The Heron Inn, just along the road does super pub grub and the staff are friendly and welcoming too.

Blythe Cottage is full of character and charm. It’s perfectly located for a relaxing break.

A perfect little cottage with stunning views. We loved our stay and very much hope to come back!

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