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Count House Cottage

The exterior of Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The exterior of Count House Cottage, Cornwall | © National Trust / Chris Lacey
The exterior of Count House Cottage, Cornwall
Count House Cottage and the surrounding area, Cornwall

Count House Cottage

Once a mining workshop, now a cosy cottage with timber-framed ceilings and sea views.

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The exterior of Count House Cottage, Cornwall
Count House Cottage and the surrounding area, Cornwall
The exterior of Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The living area at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The living area at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The bedroom at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The bathroom at Count House Cottage, Cornwall
The garden at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The exterior of Count House Cottage, Cornwall

© National Trust / Chris Lacey

Once a mining workshop, now a cosy cottage with timber-framed ceilings and sea views.

At a glance

Guests
2
Bedrooms
1
Number of dogs welcome
1
Reference
011110
Acorn rating

About Count House Cottage

Count House sits in the heart of Poldark Country, high on the cliffs of West Cornwall and surrounded by remnants of the mining industry. The small stone cottage was once a workshop for the mine's carpenter, and now hosts a cosy one-bedroom nook, with lots of character. Step inside to a small but atmospheric space, where timber frames extend up the high ceilings and large windows stream in light from the open seascape. There’s a stand-alone log burner too; perfect for when Atlantic storms lash the coast. 

Count House sits on a World Heritage Site where former mine engines line a seven-mile stretch of the coast. Go on set of the BBC’s Poldark series and discover the turbulent seascapes and the Botallack mines that cling to the edge of the cliffs. 

Walk a little further along the coast to Geevor Mine and go underground to see the cramped conditions the local miners lived and worked in. The 30 minute drive to Minack Theatre is well worth it. Catch a play on this dramatic open-air theatre high on the rocky cliffs. 
 

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, available
  • Tumble dryer, available
  • Television, available
  • WiFi, available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, available
  • Telephone, not available
  • DVD, available
  • Open fire / wood burner, available
  • BBQ, not available

Location

Accessibility

Parking 50m away along level, gravelled path. Ground floor facilities. Enclosed garden. Close to cliffs, pond and mine shafts. Find more information in the Accessibility Guide. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Lobby, bathroom, open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with solid fuel stove, bedroom with 5' double bed.

More information

Children: Due to the close vicinity of the steep cliffs, pond and mine shafts it is felt that this cottage is not suitable for children.

Heating: Gas Central Heating.

Driving:  Off the main road along a level gravelled track.

Parking: A private space 50 metres from the cottage along an even path.

Garden: An enclosed garden to the side and rear of the cottage. It has two different seating areas, one with views and the other protected from the on shore winds.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Free entry to Godolphin, Trengwainton Garden and Levant Mine and Beam Engine on production of booking details.

Logs: A starter supply of logs, fire lighters and kindling will be provided free of charge. Guests will need to source any additional logs elsewhere.

Please note: As the area is steeped in mining history, most old shafts are fenced but guests should stay on the footpaths when walking in the area.

There is an unfenced pond in front of the cottage.

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