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Little Hamlin

(Ref. 959380)

Rilla Mill Nr Callington, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Well presented cottage that is well presented and ideal for exploring Cornwall."

    It had everything a couple need whatever their life style.

    Thank you Lawrie. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay. I know you enjoyed the local walking as well as the nearby National Trust houses. Lots more to do next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second stay at little hamlin and we enjoyed it as much as first."

    Cottage is lovely and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Lovely treats left for arrival. Fabulous location for exploring. Can't wait to visit again.

    Thank you Jill. It is lovely to hear that your second visit was as good as the first. Little Hamlin is definitely well placed to enable exploring a wide area of Cornwall and Devon over multiple visits. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was very good."

    It was only short 40 metre walk from the car parked on the roadway below. Nice and clean. Well equipped kitchen and a cozy bedroom. A nice welcome in the form of a cream tea and bottle of wine All in all a nice cottage to stay in.

    Thank you John. I try to provide what I would like to find on holiday myself and love to hear when guests have enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely a 5 star apartment."

    Lovely owner. Good for visiting both the North and South coast. Nice pub across road.

    Thank you Michael. You have very kindly and succinctly described Little Hamlin’s location and advantages. Thank you for mentioning the close proximity of the pub, which is a great asset for our whole community. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Little Hamlin is absolutely lovely and one of the best holiday cottages we've stayed in."

    It was beautifully furnished and had everything we required for our stay. There is a short walk up a track to reach the cottage and then a few steps up to the front door. The lounge is on the first floor, with two doors leading off, one to the bathroom and the other down a few steps to the bedroom. The balcony, which is accessed via a door from the bedroom, is a wonderful sun trap in the late afternoon/early evening and perfect for relaxing with a cold drink while recapping on our day. All rooms are spacious and very comfortable. This is a gem of a holiday home and we will definitely return. The cottage is located in a small village, with a pub opposite the track. The staff and locals were really friendly and welcoming and the food was excellent. A visit to the establishment is a must, and I have to confess we popped in every day to sample their excellent cider. We will certainly be recommending this holiday cottage to our friends and family.

    Thank you so much for your kind words Kamla. I am very grateful that you have shared your thoughts and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kamla5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely quit location, with a kind hostess."

    Had a good time in the cottage.

    Thank you Cor, for letting others know that you enjoyed your stay in Little Hamlin. It was very nice to welcome visitors from Europe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cor3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage and a real warm & cosy atmosphere which was needed as the weather in general was poor."

    The bottle of wine and cream tea left by the owner was a very kind gesture and much appreciated after a long drive. The Manor House pub opposite was very friendly and served lovely meals. Interesting and beautiful local walks were, literally, available right from the door. The owner lives next door and was always available but never intrusive. Highly recommended.

    Thank you John, for your recommendations for Little Hamlin. I shared your comments with The Manor and they were very appreciative too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2023

  • "Really nice cottage, well furnished and equipped and very clean."

    Perfect for a short stay and great location if you're attending a wedding at 'The Green' wedding venue which is 5 minutes drive away.

    Thank you Peter. I am glad to hear Little Hamlin fulfilled all your needs. The Green is walkable, but through lanes so maybe not in party shoes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Mar 2023

  • "There are lots of steps inside and outside the property."

    Also a semi steep unmade path up to the property. But once you arrive at the property you will not be disappointed. Every little touch is available, even down to salty and pepper! On the whole we had a lovely relaxing few nights away, in a very quiet place. A lovely place to use as a base for holidays. The bottle of wine and the cream tea were a lovely surprise on our arrival.

    Great to hear you had a relaxing time. Thank you. I’ve only just realised how to reply to feedback, so sorry it is rather late, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything we hoped our holiday would be."

    The property was beautifully presented and everything we needed was available. A great base for our trips out and a lovely walk adjacent to the front door. The property owner was helpful, nearby but not intrusive. The cream tea and wine a lovely touch. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect area for visiting both North and south coasts of Cornwall."

    Great pub in village and cottage itself is comfortable and quiet. We had a wonderful welcome with scones and clotted cream thoughtfully left for us. Cottage is on a small footpath so parking on road close by, but had no problems finding a space each day. We definitely would return and loved our week in this beautiful area as there was so much to see and do.

    Thank you very much for your kind words. I am sorry it has taken me a year to reply, I’ve only just found where I could. I will be very pleased to welcome you for that return trip! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liza5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in quiet surroundings ,really clean with everything you need like home from home ."

    A nice gesture from owner with bottle of wine and scones as a welcome treat .

    Thank you. Come again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2022

  • "This was our third holiday at Little Hamlin."

    The cottage is small but delightful and the views of the village and gardens from the first floor sitting room is a real bonus. Deborah, the owner is always very friendly and helpful and the cream tea and wine thoughtful extras. There are flowers in the sitting room and bedroom which gives a homely touch. The cottage is well situated for coast, moor and town. Highly recommend this cottage, so pretty and peaceful.

    Thank you. It is always a pleasure to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2022

  • "The property was very clean and spacious for a couple and location was in really useful for travelling to local areas and cities."

    An hour drive to best areas of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    There was everything there you could need. We thought the whole house was beautifully decorated and was spotlessly clean. The thoughtful little gifts left for us were delicious, thank you so much. We would highly recommend this place and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was a very clean and well presented property which we rented over the new year."

    The owner had even put in a small Christmas tree and left a bottle of wine and a cream tea. However the central heating was controlled by the owner and although there was a very nice electric fire in the sitting room, the kitchen and bathroom were cold in the middle of the day. The bedroom and bathroom have sloping ceilings too which is difficult if you are tall as we are.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely again, this is our third time here :) Spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable and peaceful."

    Thank you for all our goodies and the beautiful fresh flowers in all the rooms. We will be back soon xxxx

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and spotless."

    The owner Deborah had left a generous welcome pack and was on hand when I arrived. I'd seen details of the difficulties in parking in several reviews, but this was particularly bad when residents and visitors to the pub opposite were already parked on the return from a day out. I could see from the listing that the access path was unmade, but was not expecting it to be so steep and dangerous with loose shale and rocks. This was a big problem when unloading and loading several items of luggage, and when coming and going each day. The listing should be clear that this property may not be suitable for the elderly and people with mobility problems

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are delighted to hear that you found Little Hamlin to be comfortable. We do our best to ensure that the listings and photos for each property are clearly depicted and described. We have adjusted the text to provide further clarity in this case. We understand that you arrived in bad weather following a storm, so some debris may have been washed down the lane as a result. The Owner does sweep and regularly strim the lane to ensure it is in good order for incoming guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Oct 2021

  • "The communication from Deborah about finding and getting into the property was excellent."

    Little Hamlin had everything we needed, was in a really pretty location and was a good base to visit both coasts

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a very peaceful area, centrally located for both north and south Cornwall."

    Only issue is parking which is difficult at times. Would recommend to anyone who would enjoy a relaxing break, the owner is very friendly, helpful and informative.

    Reviewed by Jill4.1Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage in an idyllic spot."

    Deborah the owner has made it a home from home with everything you could possibly need. I would highly recommend going here if you are looking for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time in Cornwall."

    Little Hamlin was a great base and ideal location will definitely return. Thank you Deb.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Apr 2021

  • "A really lovely cosy place to stay we had a lovely stay, the views from the property are amazing and it is situated brilliantly for walking holidays!"

    Very clean and tidy. The owner is very kind and helpful, on a couple of occasions when returning after dark she left her outside light on until we got back so we could see our way back to the property! The only thing to be aware of is that it is situated on a fairly steep hill so parking on the road at times can be tricky if there are a lot of cars about, although this only happened once or twice!

    Reviewed by Greg4.7Sep 2020

  • "Peaceful & quite, cottage really nice,we were unlucky with the weather but ..."

    Peaceful & quite, cottage really nice,we were unlucky with the weather but cottage & pub over road made for a really good holiday, hope to go back next year

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very nice cosy cottage."

    Deborah made us feel very welcome with cream tea and wine , loved the flowers in each room . Excellent location to travel around Cornwall. The Manor House was in a perfect place across the road cooked great food. Would go again

    Reviewed by B5.0Jul 2020

  • "It's a very comfortable cottage exactly as described with a welcoming owner."

    The only problem we had was with parking and carrying our luggage up to the door from the car which had to be parked on the road some distance away.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Dec 2019

  • "COSY little cottage with lounge upstairs for lovely views,Deborah was very kind and left us Wine and a Cornish cream tea"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Little Hamlin was a lovely cosy cottage as described."

    We were made to feel extremely welcome and the cottage we called home for the week we were there. Ideally situated for travelling around Cornwall. Facilities in Cottage were perfect. The Manor House Inn over the road is a must and cooked amazing food. Deborah the owner of Little Hamlin provides a lovely welcome treat of Cornish Cream Tea, Wine and Fresh Flowers in each room such a lovely gesture. Weather whilst we were in Cornwall wasnt good but coming back to a lovely warm cottage was great.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is really cosy and well equipped had a nice welcome package left for us and fresh flowers in vases."

    The only problem we had is that my wife suffers with sciatica and the steps leading up to the cottage are high, but we managed and it didn’t spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2019

  • "We had an extremely enjoyable stay at Hamlin Cottage, it was cosy, comfortable and charming."

    A perfect little gem! We were welcomed with a cream tea and a bottle of wine, from Deborah the delightful owner of the cottage! Would certainly recommend the cottage. Mr & Mrs Poulastides

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in lovely remote quiet village but within striking distance of NT and Harbours."

    lovely touches by the owners who left us cream tea and wine. thank you.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jun 2019

  • "Little Hamlin cottage is a well run, well maintained cottage."

    Deborah the landlady is very accommodating and welcomes you in which is a nice touch. When you arrive there is a lovely welcome in with Deborah providing a bottle of wine and some super scones and clotted cream. The cottage is immaculate and has all the amenities you need for your stay. The cottage is situated in Rilla Mill which is a great location to be based to start your Cornwall visit. We had a great week there visiting places like Boden and Looe and also had a couple of visits to the village pub accross the road from the cottage. They did a lovely sunday lunch. The locals are really friendly and made us feel welcome. A great experience that we will cherish with some great memories. Thanks Sykes.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Little Hamlin is a lovely cottage, very clean and of a good size."

    The added touches of small vases of flowers, the bottle of wine and cream tea was lovely. The only problem we did have was with the lack of hot water, took a very long time to get even warm water from the taps and was very slow running - this is explained in the information pack in the cottage. Owner very nice and welcoming and would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your kind comments. I am really pleased you would recommend Little Hamlin to others. I am sorry you experienced a problem with the hot water. There was an airlock in the hot water system which I didn't realise about until you had gone. Thank goodness the shower is electric and independent of the hot water system. I hope it didn't impact too much on the enjoyment of your holiday. It's all fixed now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Mar 2019

  • "Everything was perfect with Little Hamlin."

    The owner has thought of everything, including a welcome pack. Would recommend this cottage to anyone thinking of a nice quiet break.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2019

  • "Owner's Response Thank you so much for your kind comments."

    The approach and different levels in the cottage are not unusual in rural Cornwall and enable guests to gain the best views over the valley. Best wishes,Deborah Lewis

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2018

  • "The property and its location are delightful with a fantastic friendly pub under a minutes walk away."

    Lovely touches greeted us with fresh flowers in vases, wine and a Cornish cream tea to give an added warm welcome and make our holiday experience perfect. Sunday lunch in the Manir House is a must and the circular walk around Rilla Mill to experience the wonderful countryside. Make sure you have a map and the instructions !

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2018

  • "The lady who owns the property lives next door to the cottage, she was so helpful, there was a bottle of wine, scones, cream and jam waiting for us when we arrived."

    The cottage is very cosy and well equipped, we had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2018

  • "The property was in a lovely little village."

    The views from the living room window, which was on the first floor, were of the village and surrounding woods and fields. The cottage was clean and comfy and well equipped. It is in a great location for visiting Bodmin Moor, the local towns and reasonably close to seaside locations such as Looe and Polperro. Just a few yards away is an excellent pub/restaurant which is friendly and provides good pub food.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4May 2018

  • "This cottage is set in a peaceful rural village with walks straight from the cottage."

    There is an excellent pub in the village serving great meals. It is perfect location for reaching many other great places in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Nov 2017

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  • Over two floors
  • One double bedroom with door to balcony
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with TV on first floor
  • Kitchen with dining area ground floor.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, sorry no washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking 25 m from property
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry no children over 2 years, no pets or smoking
  • Note: Pub 2 mins walk, shop 1 mile away

The property

This end of terrace cottage is situated in the hamlet or Rilla Mill with a local village pub just a stroll from your door.

Siblyback Lake is just 6 miles from the property with a 3 mile walk around the lake, a cafe and other activities to keep you busy.

Set over 2 floors, this charming property provides an excellent base for exploring both moorland and coast.

The ground floor comprises of a kitchen/dining room.

On the first floor is a double bedroom, a bathroom and a sitting room.

The bedroom has the benefit of a balcony, with table and chairs, where you can enjoy the countryside views with a glass of something nice.

Situated next to the owner’s own residence on a quiet country lane, there are some pleasant local walks and if you would like someone else to cook, you have the option of the excellent Manor House Country Inn just a stone's throw away.

Little Hamlin is just 2 miles from Bodmin Moor if you fancy exploring and a little further afield are the beautiful gardens at the National Trust owned Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Antony House.

The world famous Eden Project, with its unique offering is only 40 minutes away and if you would like to see the sea, the beaches at Whitsand Bay, Seaton and Downderry and the scenic south west footpath are also within reach.

Perfect for exploring Cornwall or just relaxing in a peaceful environment, Little Hamlin is a little gem.

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About the location


Tavistock 9 miles; Launceston 11.5 miles; Plymouth 14.6 miles.

Callington is a Cornish market town, rich in mining heritage and overlooked by Kit Hill, the highest point in the area, donated to the people of Cornwall by Prince Charles to celebrate the birth of Prince William. From the top of Kit Hill there are fabulous views across south-east Cornwall as far as Plymouth Sound. Callington is set in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers a good selection of shops, inns and cafes, as well as being the home of Ginsters Cornish pasties. A few miles away, the quaint village of Calstock clings to the steep banks of the river Tamar and is dominated by the splendid Calstock Railway Viaduct, a giant 11-arched stone construction supporting one of Britain’s most picturesque branch lines running through the Tamar Valley. Other interesting places along the river are Cotehele, a beautiful historic house and gardens owned by the National Trust with a small quay and inn, and Morwhellam Quay, a theme park that staged a living history production for the BBC and where visitors can explore the rich mining heritage and watch blacksmiths, potters and craftsmen at work. The pannier market town of Tavistock is only nine miles from Callington and is well worth a visit on your way to a day’s walk on Dartmoor. A splendid base to explore south Cornwall and West Devon.

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Note: No washing machine at the property. Note: Babies welcome, regretfully no children over the age of two years.
Note: Guests with mobility issues are advised to check the photos on the website carefully, as there are steps to enter the property, plus steps and stairs inside the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter