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The Redes | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Mylor, Falmouth

The Redes

Ponsanooth, Mylor, Cornwall, UK

Radiating pure rustic romance, this spellbinding luxury self-catering cottage is settled between Mylor and Falmouth on the wistful network of creeks off the Fal river and is the perfect refuge for nature lovers. Wake to the sweet sound of birdsong, dance to the singing record player and relax in the enormous copper bathtub under the cascade of the indoor waterfall.


Mylor is a boaty arty heaven, and this quirky self-catering cottage encapsulates the creative nature of the local area. After a day spent exploring the Vale, browsing the independent boutiques of nearby Falmouth or an afternoon lounging on a beach, a calm haven awaits at The Redes. Squirrel away in the craft corner and paint memories of Cornish adventures or cuddle up on the soft leather Chesterfield. While dinner broils in the kitchen, pop open a bottle and relax to the nostalgic sound of old favourites floating from the record player.


Here is a Cornish cottage where knotted wood and reclaimed materials reign, where water splashes from copper taps into raw-stone sinks and pure, true love has been poured into every nook and stained-glass window. Soft throws, trailing lace and botanical prints decorate this self-catering retreat in Ponsanooth near Mylor, where perfect imperfections waltz to the beat of the neighbouring nature reserve. Natural and organic in its entirety, bohemian souls will feel perfectly at ease beneath The Redes’ thatch, logburner roaring away.


Secluded and sheltered, the Redes' garden encourages al fresco living throughout each of Cornwall’s four seasons. Floral deck chairs offer a comfortable place to worship the sun, while the rocking outdoor bed for two allows couples to snooze the afternoon away under the pergola as rain patters overhead. Wander up the hill into the wilds of Kennall Vale, an abandoned gunpowder works reclaimed by nature hidden, before returning to spend a night under the stars in the garden hot tub.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,095 per week, £850 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe first floor double bedroom has a king-size bed and there is one ground floor bathroom with copper bath and waterfall shower, and one separate WC.
  • FeaturesHot tub and outdoor shower
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday and MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms up to six months are welcome; one travel cot is provided.
  • PracticalitiesThere is off-road parking for one car at The Redes. The kitchen has a fridge-freezer, gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine and NutriBullet. The garden is fully enclosed and safe for dogs to wander without supervision.
  • Homestay includesLocal welcome hamper, TV, iPad, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi internet, gas barbecue, linen, towels, bathrobes, dogs towels, bowls and treats, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Private cateringDiscover your options for private dining and fully catered breaks.
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Hand made finishes and rustic furnishings make The Redes a truly unique home
The perfect book nook; indulge in a little R&R
One of a kind features reign at The Redes

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Mylor village in south Cornwall is close to fashionable Falmouth, but with a hidden location that makes it perfect for boat-lovers, cyclists favouring its green lanes and walkers seeking tea and cake. 

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Getting there

  • On the Map The Redes is located in the little Cornwall village of Ponsanooth between Mylor and Devron, 6 miles from Falmouth and 8 from Truro.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Truro, just 8 miles away, and has regular services to London and the rest of the country.
  • By Air Newquay airport is a 45-minute drive from the cottage, Bristol airport 3 hours and London Heathrow 4 hours and 30 minutes.

From the owner

“For me, this is a restorative space and a place to escape the daily grind. There´s an inimitable sense of peace and tranquillity that the cottage exudes, I find myself reading, listening to music and creating simple, delicious dishes, or just soaking in the hot tub for hours on end.”

From the owner

I had been looking for a pretty chocolate-box cottage for a little while prior to discovering The Redes. I hope that you agree that it's not difficult to understand why I fell in love with the cottage.

This beautiful woodland, dotted with old granite ruins redolent of its gunpowder past has proved to be inspirational to me; much of my artwork has either been inspired by - or directly featured - elements from Kennall Vale.

From the low beamed ceilings to wonky walls that form the essence of this characterful property, I knew this would become my home as soon as I first viewed it.

My aim was to restore the Redes sympathetically, although I don't think that I fully understood the commitment, sleepless nights and head-scratching that would ensue when the project began!


Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Mylor with an insider’s perspective.

The Star & Garter, Falmouth

To Eat

The Star & Garter, Falmouth

An award-winning, meat-eaters dream, the Star & Garter boast game and smoked meat as their signature dishes. A great spot for a tasty morceau, they also serve world-class whiskies, rums galore and enjoy gorgeous harbour views.

Loe Beach Watersports

To Do

Loe Beach Watersports

Learn to sail, kayak, windsurf, paddleboard and powerboat or, alternatively, hire your own equipment and take to the water. With Loe Beach Watersports a fun-filled day on the ocean is guaranteed for all, whatever your age or ability.

The Minack Theatre

To See

The Minack Theatre

Carved into the cliff overlooking the ocean, the world-famous Minack is a unique, open-air theatre. Hosting a variety of thrilling events and performances throughout the summer season, it is well worth the drive!

Perranporth Surf School

To Do

Perranporth Surf School

If you have ever had a hankering to learn to surf, now is your opportunity. Providing lessons for all abilities by qualified instructors on the golden shores of Perranporth, newbie surfers aged seven upwards can get stuck in.

Guest Testimonials

The Redes is absolutely amazing. Both the property and location are perfect! The owners are such lovely people, so welcoming and friendly. I always say never go somewhere a second time, but I would definitely return to The Redes again in the future. A lovely escape from reality.

Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. You have a beautiful cottage and we have had an amazing time. We will be recommending The Redes to anyone who wants a peaceful, relaxing holiday in lovely surroundings. We will have very fond memories of this place.

We had the most delightful stay in this beautiful cottage. The individual touches, welcome hamper, dog treats and pastries in the freezer added to the overall air of magic and relaxation. We really enjoyed the hot tub and all of the cosy spaces. Your cottage gave us the opportunity to just be us and totally relax. Also, thank you for our Easter egg!

Thank you for a wonderful experience and the warm welcome. Your cottage is a darling, we loved all of the little touches and thought put into making us feel comfortable. We had an amazing time and really enjoyed the area and exploring Cornwall. Thank you for everything, we can´t wait to come back!

Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality during our stay in your wonderful cottage. We have had the most amazing time. It was all made extra special for us as we became engaged in front of your lovely log burner - very romantic! We have already recommended the cottage to friends and we are keen to come back later in the year. Thank you again and we will hopefully see you again soon.

Thank you for making our honeymoon so perfect! All the little extras were such lovely touches, and leaving a bundle of presents for our dog was such a nice thought! We have well and truly relaxed and caught up on much-needed rest. We did venture out and your cottage is in the perfect situation for exploring! Thank you again.

Many thanks for making this beautiful cottage available for others to enjoy. It is clear to us just how much care and attention to detail you´ve poured into this lovely home. We had a short but enjoyable stay at this home-away-from-home. You´ve thought about every little thing and every comfort which makes it extra special and cosy. The woodburner and hot tub are fantastic. We love this place and hope to return one day. Here, nature, woodcraft and metalwork, like art and good coffee, blend together to create a fantastic getaway. Thank you!

Thank you so much for the welcome you gave us to this true chocolate box cottage. The decor is beautiful and we had such a wonderful time celebrating our girls first birthday. Such wonderful memories. We cannot wait to return.

We have had an amazing honeymoon at The Redes! We have had beautiful weather here in gorgeous Cornwall, but it has been this cottage that has really made it special for us! Thank you for the warm welcome and the lovely gifts - our dog loved his toy and treats. We really didn´t want to leave! This truly has been the best way to start our married lives together, so a big thank you again.

From the moment we stepped into the cottage we felt overwhelmed by how special it is. It is so relaxing here and all the little details made us smile. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and at home, we felt truly spoiled the whole week. Our dogs also enjoyed finding all their goodies and loved the garden. You could not have made our stay any better. A truly magical week. Completely perfect.

Thank you so much for your generous hospitality toward us, and our dog! We loved finding small surprises throughout this gorgeous cottage. Every nook and cranny has been thoughtfully decorated and designed. Wood, we love it! We arrived slightly fraught and have left totally relaxed! Thank you again.

We have had such a wonderful time in your beautiful cottage. It´s been such a relaxing weekend and we loved all of the treats you left around the house for us. Thank you for your hospitality and all of the special little touches.

You have a beautiful home; thoughtfully designed and decorated! So much thought has gone into making it a wonderful place to stay and we will be back! Both of you made us feel so welcome on arrival and the gifts you left us are so very much appreciated. Despite the cottage being so warm and inviting, we did manage to venture out and explore the beautiful Cornish countryside. In fact, it´s inspired us to start looking at potential retirement spots! Who knows, we may end up being neighbours.

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful cottage with us! We´ve had a wonderful time, it´s provided exactly the rest and relaxation we needed. The little touches here and there, alongside the welcome food and cosy fire are almost too enticing and make you want to stay indoors. We did venture out to the nearby town and Kennall Vale - all gorgeous and your place makes a wonderful base for exploring. We hope to come back to eat more cheese, drink more wine and play more cards in front of your fire very soon.

Thank you so much for making our stay so memorable. Your kindness and generosity have been fantastic and very much appreciated. We have loved the cottage and its glorious surroundings. Thank you especially for responding so quickly to our needs. We wish you every success and happiness with your amazing cottage.

I can´t even begin to explain how much we have enjoyed our honeymoon in your little cottage. Everything about this house is perfect, especially the bathroom! We were able to do so much exploring in the surrounding area and cosy up at night in front of the fire. Thank you so much for your kindness in buying us a card and a lovely bottle of bubbly, as well as the food hamper of bread, cheeses, olives and pale ale. We will hopefully be coming back very soon.

What a fabulous place you have here, you should be very proud of what you have done. There is nothing to fault here, it´s simply stunning! The welcome food hamper is amazing along with the lovely extra little touches. We will tell everyone how fantastic it is here.

Thank you so much for giving us the keys to your beautiful fairytale cottage. The Redes really is a romantic and magical hideaway that we can´t wait to tell everyone about!

A fantastic house and one of the best places we have stayed. The owners should be very proud of what they have achieved. The attention to detail was exquisite - absolutely first class!

Just magical. The Redes is the most romantic and intimate place to hideaway from the world in. Everything we could have possibly needed was provided, and that waterfall shower! Stunning! The nearby nature reserve was the perfect place to wander with our dog and we spent every happy evening in the hot tub under the stars. We had the most wonderful stay, thank you.

What a stunning cottage! Such a tranquil and peaceful place which makes for a truly relaxing holiday. We loved being so close to the coast and Kennall Vale woods was just perfect for our dog to explore!

Unique extras

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