Places to stay
The Water Tower
This extraordinary tower is Trelissick's icon, and it's about as distinctive a holiday cottage as you could wish for. Four storeys high, the Water Tower has fifty internal steps as the narrow spiral staircase winds up past each circular room. It was built in about 1865 and resembles the legendary tower of Rapunzel.
New Lodge was built around 1860, when a new entrance was created to give a grander approach to Trelissick House. With its rounded chimneys and latticed windows, this is a fascinating example of the Victorian picturesque style of architecture. The lodge is surrounded by its own garden and has beautiful views over woods and countryside.
You can experience the thrill of living right on the water's edge in this handsome cottage. Quay Cottage is on King Harry Quay, where there has been a ferry crossing of the River Fal for centuries. The ferry provides access to the Roseland peninsula. You have your own private quay so bring your own small boat or hire one locally.
The Engine House
In the heart of the Trelissick estate, the Engine House provides comfortable accommodation in a wonderful setting. Built in the same era and with the same workmanship and attention to detail as the Water Tower, it used to house the generator for pumping water from the tower to the main house.
Old Lodge is the original lodge at the entrance to the old drive to Trelissick House. It was built in around 1825 in a delightful neo-Greek style, with its miniature grand columns reflecting the giant ones on the front of the main house, both were the work of the same architect.
Surrounded by lush woodland, Ferris's Cottage nestles at the eastern edge of the Trelissick estate, not far from King Harry Ferry. This charming traditional whitewashed cottage, built in the late 18th century, has its own partially enclosed garden. Its view is of a lovely lush part of Trelissick garden.
The Water Tower
The Water Tower is a very individual cottage with amazing round rooms.
Ground floor: bathroom with whirlpool bath (reached via outside door by porch).
First floor: double bedroom.
Second floor: sitting room.
Third floor: kitchen/diner with bat cam.
Quay Cottage has a lovely outside area with outstanding views of the river Fal.
Ground floor: large sitting/dining room with stove, kitchen, back porch, lobby area and outside utility area adjoining the house. First floor: two double/twin bedrooms (one large en-suite bathroom - shower room, separate bathroom.
The Engine House
The engine house is only one level so great for accesibility.
Ground floor: hall, sitting/dining room with open fire, galley kitchen, bathroom (including large shower cubicle with folding seat and bath with removable seat), two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), cloakroom with lavatory.
Across Falmouth Bay from the Fal River is the equally delightful Helford River. From the handsome Bosloe House overlooking the mouth of the river to an old school right on the beach there's something for everyone.
Explore this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty without impacting on its delicate natural environment. Park the car and do all your travelling by river. Use the hop-on hop-off ferries to visit Falmouth, Truro and all points between. You'll find more information on the Fal river website including timetables, the Fal Mussel Card, and discounts in the local towns.