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The Old Dairy

Maker near Millbrook, Cornwall (Ref. 924169)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

About the property

Millbrook 1.4 miles, Kingsand 1.6 miles, Cawsand 2.1 miles.

Resting in Maker between Millbrook and Mount Edgecumbe, in the Rame Peninsula AONB is this wonderful semi-detached annexe.

Once a dairy farm and now a listed building on the grounds of the magnificent Friary Manor with views out to the idyllic countryside, this quirky dwelling is a superb fit for a small group of three looking to escape to the Cornish coast.

Off-road parking for two cars greets you on arrival, before heading through the gate and into a hallway with a very handy washing machine!

Continue inside to a charming and bright living/dining room, kick off your boots and settle down on the plush seating while watching your favourite show on the Smart TV.

Continue through to a modern kitchen that has been fitted to make cooking a breeze, whilst being served by a breakfast bar that is a wonderful spot to enjoy a quick morning coffee!

When dinner is served enjoy eating together and catching up with your group, or with a guest, on the dining table that seats four.

In the evening, make your way up a few steps and into a single room, where you read a book before bed in the convenient armchair; further down the corridor is a spacious king-size room, showcasing pastel blue exposed beams and fabulous bay windows with views out to the country lane.

Head outside to your own private decked area and enjoy a refreshing beverage in the sun, before ascending the steps to the communal lawn, as a member of the group rustles up some lunch on the barbecue.

If you're looking for exciting things to do without the need to travel far, make sure to visit the Raleigh Battery, a historical landmark that provides great views of the twin villages Kingsand & Cawsand, before basking in the sun on the close-by beaches.

For more nearby fun, trek the South West Coast Path to Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park with its beautiful gardens, and try a unique Segway experience!

Stop for a bite to eat at The Canteen at Maker Heights, before continuing on to the village of Millbrook, a location containing mini markets, a health food shop and a news agents; stroll around Insworke Mill Quay and Southdown Marina, birdwatch at Millbrook Dam, before enjoying a pint at the traditional Devon & Cornwall Inn.

Travel further north to the town of Torpoint and venture through the stunning Lawns Thankes Park, explore the woodlands and tour the grounds of Antony House, or enjoy seaview dining at The Old Rowing Club.

The lively port city of Plymouth can be accessed by ferry from Torpoint or the closer Cremyll Mount Edgcumbe Landing, the city is filled with family-friendly attractions such as an aquarium, pubs, restaurants, Plymouth Gin Distillery, and if you're looking for some adventure, along with having easy access to the Tamar Valley AONB and Dartmoor Zoo.

There is also a foot ferry from the historic Barbican to Cawsand beach For a fabulous trip to Cornwall whilst staying in a fantastic home-from-home, choose The Old Dairy.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed rear private decked area with furniture
  • Communal rear garden with lawn, barbecue and seating
  • Shop, pub and beach 1.4 miles
  • Note: There are steep steps leading into and out of the property, as well as steep stairs within the property that may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Whitsand Bay 1 mile; Plymouth 8 miles.

Set in a bowl of hills at the head of a tidal creek that leads to the Hamoaze, opposite the great naval city of Plymouth, Millbrook is located on the Rame Peninsula, "Cornwall's Forgotten Corner". Bounded by the Lynher and Tamar rivers, the Hamoaze and the sea, the area is deeply rural and designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a good range of shops and pubs, while close by are the pretty coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, from which a ferry will take you to Plymouth. Along the southern edges of the peninsula are miles of beautiful walks with glorious views of Rame Head. Just a mile south of Millbrook lies Whitsand Bay with its miles of uncrowded sandy RNLI patrolled beach and dramatic cliffs. A superb base for discovering the wild side of Cornwall.

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Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas