Trelissick 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
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At-a-glance details

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

About Trelissick Engine House

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

Trelissick 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 some 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.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair 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


Ground floor facilities

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  • Ground floor

    Hall, sitting/dining room with open fire, galley kitchen, bathroom (including large shower cubicle with shower stool and bath), two bedrooms (one double, one single), cloakroom with lavatory.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

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.

Logs: A starter supply of seasoned logs, fire lighters and kindling will be provided free of charge from 1st July 2019. Guests will need to source any additional logs elsewhere.

Barbecue: Barbecues will not be available at this cottage from 1st October 2019.

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

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level.

The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions (stated on the cottage's webpage). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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