The Major's Quarter

Truro, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011064

About The Major's Quarter

A former officer’s quarters with sweeping views across the sea

This stern-looking former officer’s quarter on St Anthony Head is great if you’re into military history, or if you’re just looking for a brilliant sea view, then this little cottage has that too. It has some wheelchair access too, with adapted interiors and an accessible tarmac path that leads to a view point overlooking St Mawes, Falmouth and the Carrick Roads.

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

And if you had a beach visit in mind, the small coves of Great Molunan & Little Molunan are close by. 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 care for this significant historic site for future generations.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher 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


Wheelchair friendly

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  • Ground floor

    Hall, sitting/dining room with open fire, kitchen, two bedrooms (one double with 5' bed, one twin), shower room (shower has folding seat).

Notes for guests

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

This cottage has been adapted for use by guests with additional needs. Modifications include a ramped access to the front door, accessible plugs and light switches, sliding internal doors, lever taps, different kitchen work surface heights, grab rails and an adjustable height shower with a hinged seat in the wet room.

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 for all three cottages at either end of the row of cottages. The parking area is level and reasonably firm.

*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.

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.

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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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