Engine House

Truro, Cornwall
The exterior of Engine House, Trelissick, Cornwall
The sitting room at Engine House, Trelissick, Cornwall
The sitting room at Engine House, Trelissick, Cornwall
The double bedroom Engine House, Trelissick, Cornwall
The single bedroom at Engine House, Trelissick, Cornwall
The bathroom at Engine House, Trelissick, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 011088

About Engine House

A restored water pump house in the heart of the Trelissick estate, close to the Fal Estuary.

Engine House originally housed the water pumps connecting the Water Tower to Trelissick House. After a restoration the utilitarian building has been transformed into a comfortable two-bedroom bungalow, with adapted facilities for guests with disabilities. 

Take advantage of your location on this beautiful estate and discover the garden after hours. Leave the car at the cottage and travel to the heart of Truro and Falmouth via ferry

Further afield, discover the Roseland peninsula. This stunning area is home to wild Atlantic swells, bracing coastal walking trails and pretty, secluded coves.

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Features and facilities

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


Ground floor facilities

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  • 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 (one double, one single), cloakroom with lavatory.

Notes for guests

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Level shingled driveway with space for one car outside the garage.

Garden: Shared enclosed garden with The Water Tower.

Utilities: Washing machine, tumble drier and freezer are situated in the adjoining garage. The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.

*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 Trelissick, Glendurgan Garden and Trerice on production of booking details.

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.

Logs: Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay.

Local suppliers: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.

Mobility equipment: Cornwall Mobility at the Royal Cornwall Hospital – 01872 254920
Tremorvah Industries at Threemilestone – 01872 324340

Please note: All rooms are accessed via a 65cm-wide corridor.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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