We plan to remain open unless the government brings in any new COVID restrictions.
All new bookings benefit from our no-quibble cancellation policy so that guests can book in confidence without having to worry about new lockdowns or restrictions. We just ask for 10 days notice (prior to the checkin date / time) in case you do need to cancel.
We look forward to welcoming you in 2021 / 2022!
Holiday Cottage Overlooking the Roseland Peninsula
Imagine chilling at a holiday cottage overlooking the Roseland Peninsula and the confluence of three rivers, where everyday worries become a distant dream.
Wake up to the amazing river view and have your breakfast on the front decking listening to the birds and watching the rise and ebb of the tide. Lose yourself on the footpaths following the course of the river. Discover ancient forests and villages of Cornwall, or venture downriver on a boat. Have a spot of lunch at the fantastic local three doors away. Retreat with a book and a cup of tea to the comfort of your own back garden. Soak up the glorious scenery around you. Let it all slip away with the retreating tide, and just be…
Make Fal River Cottage your home away from home for a while and all this may just become reality. This charming, traditional, dog-friendly Cornish cottage far from the madding crowd sleeps three over two bedrooms. It is a perfect escape for “just the two of you” and a haven for that romantic break you have been promising yourself.
Based in Malpas near Truro, Fal River Cottage is just three doors down from the popular Heron Inn and two miles away from the bright city lights of the Cornish capital should you tire of the tranquil surroundings.
Fal River Cottage
The cottage was built around 1835 and tastefully renovated in 2019, offering traditional features alongside modern-living luxuries. (see Cottage Pictures)
To the front, there is a small decked area which is ideal for alfresco breakfasts. This leads into the lounge, which offers a log burner, BT TV (with sports), books and games. To the rear of the cottage, there is a new kitchen/dining area, which is well equipped for home cooking.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, which share a traditional ‘Jack’n’Jill’ bathroom. There is a spacious and light double bedroom with windows that allow you to watch the river as you lie in bed. The second bedroom is a cosy single, which also serves as access to the rear garden.
There are steep stairs leading to the rear garden with two separate seating areas. Both of them benefit from the amazing river views towards the Roseland. The upper level is great for kicking back and lying down on those hot summer days when a little shade is welcome. The lower, patio area is more open and offers comfortable seating, perfect for relaxing in the tranquil surroundings of Malpas.
Malpas Village – Just 2 Miles from Truro
The village of Malpas is a former vibrant river port which connected Truro (and it’s cathedral) to the Roseland Peninsula via a local ferry service. It is based on the confluence of the Tresillian and Truro rivers in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Fal River Estuary, which is also known as Carrick Roads (Cornish Dowr Carrek, meaning “rock anchorage”) is a very popular location for many water sports.
The area around Malpas is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Its extensive mudflats are an important feeding ground for wildfowl and wading birds, whereas trees on the riverbanks provide shelter for nesting herons.
The village is also just outside the boundary of the Duchy of Cornwall estate on the banks of the Tresillian.
There is an abundance of beautiful walks along the river to choose from, as well as opportunities for paddleboarding and canoeing. Whatever your reason for getting away, you’re sure to find Fal River Cottage the perfect retreat for unwinding.
What do our guests say about Fal River Cottage?
Our guests fall in love with the cottage and the location. Click below to explore the map or read the independent reviews.
High speed Wifi (approx. 50 MBPS)
On the public road in Malpas
Modern electrical heating as well as the more traditional wood burning stove
Dishwasher tablets (& other kitchen consumables) supplied
Traditional ‘Jack n Jill’ bathroom with modern shower/bath
Including BT Sport and Netflix
No extra charges to bring well behaved dogs
Always there for you on the phone
Lots of games and books
Departure & Arrival
Check in time is 16:00 and check out time is 10:00
Full refund as long as 10 days notice is given
Fal River Cottage is a small cottage and can comfortably accommodate up to three guests. However, the accommodation is not suitable for guests who cannot manage steep stairs.
Exploring Truro and the Roseland Peninsula
Fal River Cottage’s location makes it an excellent location for exploring Cornwall. However, if you don’t want to travel too far there is so much to see in the Truro / Roseland area itself.
Truro – The Capital of Cornwall
Truro is mere two miles away from Malpas. Its fine Georgian and Victorian townhouses were built with wealth coming from mining and trade, served by the harbour on the Truro river.
The city’s skyline is dominated by the cathedral, which was consecrated in 1910.
True to its illustrious past, Truro remains a vibrant cultural and economic centre. Its many shops, cafes, restaurants, live music venues, a theatre and a museum provide many distractions to a restless modern soul. It’s also a great location on a rainy day when the prospect of outdoorsy pursuits is not as inciting as it could be.
Truro is also well connected with the rest of Cornwall by road and train, which makes it an ideal vantage point for day trips.
Just across the river from Malpas, the Roseland Peninsula is in many ways the quintessential Cornwall. The Roseland is renowned for it’s sandy beaches, windswept cliffs, lush green fields, quaint villages and ports.
In the past, Malpas used to be connected to the Roseland by a ferry crossing the river opposite the Fal River Cottage. Although the ferry is no longer there, the Roseland is well within driving distance. It can be accessed via the King Harry Ferry, which crosses River Fal at Trelissick, or by road via Tregony. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Roseland is criss-crossed with footpaths and dotted with natural and historical sites.
Booking Fal River Cottage
Alternatively, feel free to contact the owners via the contact us page if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.