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The Bulrushes | Luxury Self-Catering Mill | Trerice, Cornwall

Ensconced within a delightful verdant valley setting in north Cornwall, The Bulrushes is a luxury self-catering cottage not far from the coastal village of Crantock exuding a charming spirit all its own. Flaunting interiors inspired by the river that runs through the bottom of the garden, this former mill was once part of the prestigious Trerice Estate and promises a relaxing stay in a peaceful, rural idyll.

Luxury self-catering cottage near Crantock


Hidden down a country lane within an ancient wooded valley near Crantock in north Cornwall, The Bulrushes is a haven of tranquillity not far from some of Cornwall’s finest sandy beaches. Following a striking interior revamp, this old flour mill fuses traditional Cornish cottage features with accents of gold and midnight blue to create a characterful cottage with a personality as strong as the granite used to build it. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Crisp linens and marshmallow beds provide the perfect backdrop for a blissful night's sleep after the day's adventures. The king-size double room and quaint twin bedroom each boast views over the beautiful cottage gardens and guests can choose between the stylish shower room or the spacious bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment. There's simply no better place to pamper and feel your troubles melt away than in a bath full of bubbles. The gentle trot of passing ponies will combine with the tweets of the birds to complete the ambience of countryside perfection.


The old leat that originally provided the running water to drive the wheel of the mill remains in the woodlands above the house, and guests can enjoy the gentle babble of the leat returning water from the mill to the River Gannel as it meanders across the gardens. The surrounding woodland is bursting with wildlife so, with jam jars at the ready, children will love to set off on countryside adventures; leaving grown-ups to enjoy an afternoon snooze in the sunshine down by the river.

For Relaxation

From picnics by the riverside to evenings spent in the battered leather wingback chair beside the fire; a blissful family holiday is guaranteed at The Bulrushes. In summer months it's all about good old-fashioned days at the seaside, whilst in winter, sink into the velvet Chesterfield and enjoy some quality time getting stuck into your favourite family board games. With numerous dramatic coastal walks nearby, the local area is a rambler's delight. Take a stroll on Watergate Bay before heading to one of the beachy inns for a glass of white and pot of steamed Cornish moules mariničre.


The spacious utility room is perfect for kicking off muddy boots. The Bulrushes is well-equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, unique circular stone hand basin and worktop space. The front garden and parking for two is just across the little lane that runs in front of the cottage.



Style: Cosy and welcoming, the interiors at The Bulrushes provide a luxurious space to relax in style. Carefully chosen hues reflect the natural surroundings of this beautiful rural retreat near the coast.

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Our Take

Property Consultant Clare says

It´s rare to find such a beautiful hideaway location close to the popular north Cornwall coastline, but The Bulrushes truly ticks all the boxes; close to the golden beaches yet blissfully secluded. And the gardens are an absolute dream!

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Unique Extras

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Trerice, Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

National Trust Trerice is a historic Elizabethan manor house just a short walk away and a 'must visit' to learn about the history and heritage of The Bulrushes. The silence is occasionally pierced by curious lilts of Tudor music or shouts of excitement from the Bowling Green (surely you will want to try a game of Kayling or Slapcock?), bringing back some of the bustle and noise that must have typified its time as a busy manor house.

Hit the Surf Hire a board and head to any number of the nearby surf beaches... Crantock, Polly Joke, Penhale are all a short drive away, as is the busier surf town of Newquay.

Fishy Business Early September sees the Newquay Fish Festival, a weekend that showcases one of Newquay’s hidden gems, the fishing harbour. Now in its 11th year the Newquay Fish Festival is one of Cornwall’s most established food and crafts shows and is definitely worth a visit!

For Little Ones Newquay Zoo is a great day out for both the young and the young at heart alike and just a short drive away.

Culture Vultures Take a drive 'down west' as the locals say, and catch a show at the Minack open air theatre; a remarkable and historic amphitheatre which is carved into the rock face. 

Nearest Beach 3.0 miles to Great Western beach, 3.6 miles to Fistral, 4.5 miles to Watergate Bay.



With two ovens and all the mod cons, the spacious and contemporary farmhouse-style kitchen is well-equipped to provide an inspiring place for budding chefs to get creative. Enjoy relaxed breakfasts and sundowner barbecues in the garden - when the English weather permits!

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your loved one (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

If its a friendly welcome and hearty pub grub you're after then there are many traditional Cornish pubs nearby to tickle your fancy; The Pheasants Inn in nearby St Newlyn East is great for Sunday roast dinners! The Fish House is a 'must visit' for seafood lovers, whilst the foodie Mecca of Padstow is just a short drive along the coast. 

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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