The Lieutenant`s Quarter

Truro, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011063

About The Lieutenant's Quarter

Sitting on St Anthony Head, this former officer’s quarters is now a coastal retreat.

This former military officer’s quarter may look stern on the outside, but inside it’s a cosy one-bedroom nook with a snuggle-worthy fireplace, a bright, modern kitchen and windows that boast sea views. Outside there’s a path that leads to a view point overlooking St Mawes, Falmouth and the Carrick Roads.

The Lieutenant’s Quarter along with Tiffy;s, The Major’s and The Captain’s Quarter holiday cottages, sit high on St Anthony Head overlooking the sea. These special buildings were preserved after the Trust bought St Anthony Head on the Roseland Peninsula in 1959. Now guests can explore the history of this former military fortification site when they stay here. 

If you had a beach visit in mind, the small coves of Great Molunan and Little Molunan are within walking distance. For a little bit of culture and a pub lunch, head to small fishing village, Portscatho which is just a 10 minute drive from here.  

What’s more, by staying here you’ll be helping the care for this significant historic site for future generations. 

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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 not available


Ground floor facilities

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  • Ground floor

    Kitchen/diner, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, double bedroom with 5' bed, bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer are shared with the other cottages and housed in an out building.

Parking: There is parking space next to the cottage.

Garden: There is an open garden with lovely views shared with the other two cottages. There is wooden bench outside the cottage on the veranda under cover from which to enjoy the scenery.

Logs/charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.

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

*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.

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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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