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The Leat

St Blazey near Par, Cornwall (Ref. 918186)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really lovely and comfortable stay, and enjoyed the size of the living space - especially as the weather stopped us from enjoying the outside space!"

    We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2021

  • "We had a very nice stay."

    One thing to note is to double check all furniture for previous occupants items. We found a pair of dirty pants in one of the draws and left them there. Only other thing I would say is a cobweb check we found a few and I unfortunately came across a monster of a spider but luckily my partner rescued me. The on-site facilities were what you would expect and were nothing special, however we were very impressed with the spaciousness of the cottage and the supply of cleaning materials, also the pint of milk, teas, biscuits and coffees were also a very nice thought so thank you. The mattress in the master bedroom could do with updating as it was very springy in places and we found ourselves rolling in to meet in the middle at times. My daughter said the beds in the single bedroom were extremely comfortable and asked if we could take them home, we took our own travel cot for our 6 months old, however a high chair was provided for us and we found this more than adequate. She kept trying to eat the straps though so I apologise if these are mucky, I cleaned them as best I could. The washing machine does what it says on the tin, could do with a deep clean, and the dishwasher made things a lot easier for us. We loved the shower and size of the bathroom, further to having a downstairs loo which made it easier for us all to get through the bathrooms in the morning. All in all we had a very good stay and would come back again. Thank you

    "Thank you for your comments" feedback is extremely important to us, so we can continually look to improve standards. We apologise for the item of clothing being left in the drawer, they were clean and folded, not dirty as stated and on this occasion was an oversight on our behalf. Spiders are known to be present at this time of year and with a building which is 200 years old and a lot of open beams, unfortunately it is inevitable that an occasional spider and web may be seen, but we do check this on our weekly changeover and remove whenever possible. We can't always accommodate everyone's comfort levels but the appreciate the constructive comments. The washing machine drawer is emptied out and cleaned on every changeover, but not all guests use this facility therefore, there could have been a small amount of residual wastewater in the pipework, this has now been flushed through with a washing machine bleach. We are glad you enjoyed the welcome pack and overall enjoyed your stay; we take pride in our property and hope guests enjoy as much as we do. We do try and accommodate all guests needs where possible and improve on comments that are raised. As we live on site, we would hope that guests bring any issues to our attention so that we can address them during their stay or as soon as possible after departure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2021

  • "The master bedroom needs a new mattress."

    Quite uncomfortable. The kids mattresses were lovely and firm but my husband and I kept sinking in ours and meeting in the middle, the springs were very squeaky.

    Reviewed by KatrinaAug 2021

  • "Walk in shower would be nice ."

    Larger beds needed

    Reviewed by VanessaJun 2021

  • "The property was very comfortable, spotless and very well equipped, with plenty of wardrobe and storage space."

    The outside area was a a good use of private space, with a larger communal garden up some steps. The arrival process was smooth and the owners had left milk, biscuits, tea and coffee and a few other essentials for us - a lovely touch. I'd definitely recommend the Leat as a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore Cornwall.

    Reviewed by KirstyMay 2021

  • "Great holiday destination / base."

    Lovely accommodation. Close to lots of tourist attractions - we enjoyed a day at Heligan, Lappa Valley with the kids, walks at Llanhydrock and time on the Par Beach.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2021

  • "Cottage was as described."

    The kitchen was very well equipped which made eating in easy. Location was good for exploring this part of Cornwall and extremely well placed for the Eden project. I felt the supply of towels could be better for a week long stay based on other cottages we have stayed at but this is a minor point as everything else was of a high standard. The cottage was warm, clean and spacious which is exactly what we wanted.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2020

  • "We had an amazing month in Cornwall."

    So many fabulous places to visit. Great location. The place was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Large size rooms and it was good to have an outside space. Excellent internet access. We have already booked to return! Lovely owners who were welcoming and we felt very safe with all the measures that they had put in place.

    Reviewed by VictoriaSep 2020

  • "The Leat is spacious clean and modern."

    It is in a very quiet area but just minutes from facilities and attractions. It has every comfort and item for a great stay. We cannot recommend this property too highly, it will suit family or couples. 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with a large enough living area upstairs that the wintery weather didn't impact on our stay at all, even with a restless 4-year-old."

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation, in very pleasant area of Cornwall."

    The property has been converted from it's original use in the china clay industry, and done to a very high standard. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and I can highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2020

  • "This was the first holiday my son and I have been able to take in 15 years and wow we loved the location, it was relaxing and peaceful but at the same time there was so much to do."

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2019

  • "The Leat was a very good base for an excellent holiday."

    Everything was on hand in the cottage, excellent facilities, comfortable beds and showers etc. The upside down set up was easy to get used to as the cottage was extremely large. Very central to visit a wide area of Cornwall which we took advantage of, to visit many different places. Many eating places dotted around. We enjoyed our stay at the LEAT.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2019

  • "An Ideal base camp for our exploration of Cornwall."

    The accommodation had everything we needed and more, with the owners being most helpful and informative.

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2019

  • "The owners thought of everything we could possibly need!"

    It was quiet, well equipped and spotless. Our week in the leat was fabulous we felt welcome and comfortable. St blazey is local to everything we love in Cornwall too. We can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2019

  • "Based on our previous holidays last one being castle fire I barn this one did not have the finishing touches that make a holiday special."

    Simple things like a welcome pack (not just a couple of small packs of biscuits) some tissues, and hand soap etc) all of these which to me are the things we normally get from the higher rated properties. Also the place was looking very tired and although quite clean on the whole there were a lot of areas with cobwebs and a lot of dead flies / spiders. Appreciate it is a barn but almost as though whoever cleaned didn’t look up. The owner did say the property was up for sale so not sure if this had a bearing on things. The setting was perfect and it was very peaceful. On the whole though not one we would return to.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at The Leat."

    The cottage is so bright, clean and easy to live in - the upstairs living area is beautifully light and airy. Well supplied with all the essential equipment that we needed. The reclining sofas were especially appreciated by the two 19 year olds! Great to be so close to the Eden Project (2 visits!) and lots of wonderful beaches and gardens. We had glorious weather during our stay and being able to step out onto the patio for a 'glass of' at the end of the day was lovely. Helpful hosts too.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2019

  • "Would recommend to anyone thinking of staying in the area and would not hesitate to book again if staying near St Austell."

    There is a good market mid-week and weekends in Par (less than fifteen minutes away), plenty of shops/supermarkets, local take-aways and places to eat out locally if not wanting to travel too far.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "The Leat far exceeded our expectations."

    Beautiful cottage furnished to a high standard. Perfect base for exploring Cornwall. The owners who live on site are so friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay there again!

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2019

  • "The owner's were wonderful and the cotragedy so spacious and homely, all at the same time."

    Was so enjoyable and relaxing

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation, very comfortable and warm (we went in November)."

    Kitchen very well equipped for self catering, enough to cook a good meal but not lots of unnecessary stuff. Owners very friendly and helpful but didn't bother us unnecessarily. They did however walk past the dinning/kitchen/living room windows as that was their route in and out. Not a trouble to us but may trouble some people. One car park space was outside front door, the other a few yards away, meaning the next door car parked in front of the twin bedroom window..

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2018

  • "Well organised , enjoyable holiday."

    Lovely accommodation, enabling us to explore the local area.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2018

  • "A good base with lots of amenities/beaches etc within 5 miles."

    The Leat was extremely comfortable and cannot fault it. Would go back again!

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "Beautiful place to stay, everything we needed plus more."

    Quiet, beautiful views and easy to access all areas to visit. Very comfortable beds, and very clean, would love to return.

    Reviewed by LawrenceJun 2018

  • "The Leat where we stayed & our hosts Sheena & John always make us feel so welcome & make it a home away from home."

    Everything is so clean tidy & beautifully presented, if my husband & I could live there permanently believe me we would, the weather was brilliant and there's always something to do or if you just want to chill out. There are plenty of amenities close by if the weather isn't on your side, cinema etc.... We can't wait to go back for our 4th time we love it there

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2018

  • "The owners are very lovely people the cottage was fantastically clean every ..."

    The owners are very lovely people the cottage was fantastically clean every thing was perfect very relaxing cannot wait till our next visit

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2018

  • "The accommodation was ideal - the owners were helpful and friendly and dealt promptly when we had to raise an issue after we managed to block the downstairs toilet."

    The accommodation was very warm, comfortable and clean and the kitchen was well stocked. They have done a fantastic job with the refurbishment of the original buildings. The area had lots to do around and the close proximity to St Austell was ideal. We particularly enjoyed the zip wire over the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Wheal Martyn. The Eden project was a bit disappointing - too many people and it felt over priced compared to the other places we visited.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2017

  • "This was a fabulous place to stay - part of Cornish china clay heritage converted into twenty-first century top quality comfort and such a lot of space inside."

    A really lovely conversion of the old drying kiln. As a location it was so close to the Eden Project that we walked. Lots to do - we went out on visits every day. We also drove north and south of the county easily from here. Son was happy with the WiFi connection and DVD player! We didn't spend a lot of time outside - being October but we made friends with the cat! All the cottages were booked but we didn't hear a sound from anyone else - just saw them on their way in and out like us - so a good sense of privacy. Lovely place!

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2016

  • "Amazing holiday, location was easy for getting to other places, trains frequent."

    Nice places to eat in the area and considering going to this area again.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2016

  • "This was our second visit to these cottages & John & Sheen again made us feel extremely welcome, remembered us from before too!"

    ! The cottage itself is hard to beat it's like a home away from home, would love to own one if they ever decide to sell lol!! We're definitely going back, wouldn't stay anywhere else now we've found this

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2016

  • "This cottage was far superior to any other we have rented."

    So so comfortable and spacious and very well appointed. Positioned in a beautiful wooded valley it's the perfect base to come 'home' to after exploring the delights of beautiful Cornwall. With comfortable reclining sofas it's perfect for four people, however there is only parking for one car and not two as stated in the holiday information on the Sykes website. We were fortunate to be able to use one of the other cottages parking places who hadn't brought a car. Other than that we can only offer the highest praise and would definitely 're-book this Cottage.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2016

  • "Pretty and spacious holiday home with an interesting history."

    We visited the Wheal Martyn China Clay pit, where we saw similar clay drying facilities. We liked the diversity of Cornwall and every day was different: beach, coast, pretty villages, industrial heritage, gardens etc.

    Reviewed by CarinaJul 2016

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Leat."

    The property is very comfortable and close to lots of local attractions including the Eden project and some lovely beaches and days out. The owners have put a lot of effort into making the accommodation family friendly. They were both very welcoming and helpful during our stay. We would certainly recommend the accommodation to others.

    Reviewed by AnnaJun 2016

  • "Fantastic accommodation with really nice and approachable owners."

    It is very central to most places in Cornwall and only a 5 minute drive to the Eden Project. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GarryJun 2016

  • "The Leat is a spotless and beautiful accommodation, in a great location for getting around the area."

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2016

  • "A lovely stay in an excellent property with very helpful owners."

    The owners have done an amazing job with the property and I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2015

  • "An excellent property and very friendly helpful owners."

    Our stay was very nice and the property was well furnished with lots of open space. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2015

  • "This is a lovely, clean, comfortable and really appealing house."

    We had a lovely holiday much.

    Reviewed by MandyAug 2015

  • "The Leat was an excellent property, could not fault it."

    Plus it was a good base for visiting places. The owners were lovely people, would definitely like to go again.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2015

  • "A lovely place to stay, it was comfortable, warm and stylish."

    The owners were friendly and helpful; it was fascinating to find out about the history of the property and its link to the china clay industry. A visit to Wheal Martyn museum is a must to fully understand the significance. It was a great centre for the area, particularly Eden Project which is just up the road, there were plenty of attractions, gardens and towns to visit within a reasonable drive. We were a party of 3 but there is plenty of room for 4 in this great property, highly recommended.

    Dr ReadMay 2015

  • ""The cottage was lovely; containing everything we needed and in an excellent condition."

    The upstairs was really spacious and there was a cosy seating area downstairs for relaxing in the evening. The property was situated in a great location in a quiet, rural area but also very close to places of interest and essential facilities."

    Reviewed by JonApr 2015

  • "EVERYTHING had been thought of in the kitchen, and everything that was in the property felt luxurious."

    Extra large bath towels and fluffy carpets. WiFi was brilliant. The owners couldn't have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2015

  • "A warm reception by the owner and we received a good explanation of how everything in the cottage worked."

    The interior of the property was very clean, neat and well prepared. The furniture was in great condition, and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2015

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Wheal Rashleigh Dry Cottages

These superb cottages are part of a small collection of holiday properties on the edge of the former mining town of St Blazey. Wheal Rashleigh Dry Cottages have been beautifully-converted from an old china clay drying house and are situated just a mile from the world-renowned Eden Project and two miles from the sandy beach at Par. Imaginatively-designed in an upside down style, each of the cottages has retained wonderful character features including wooden beams and the original chimney, as well as offering contemporary touches such as floor to ceiling windows in some rooms offering views across the grounds. Each cottage has a small private patio area as well as access to large communal grounds, whilst a five minute walk will take you into St Blazey where you will find a selection of local shops. For a wide range of local amenities, St Austell, Cornwall's largest town, can be reached in less than ten minutes by car, or you may wish to visit the harbour at Charlestown, which often plays host to tall ships. Undoubtedly, the main attractions in this part of Cornwall are the magnificent gardens, with the Eden Project just a thirty minutes’ walk away from these cottages. Alternatively, the Lost Gardens of Heligan are only ten miles away, so you are totally spoilt for choice as to how to fill your days. There are also many small Cornish fishing villages and towns within easy reach. Looe, Polperro and Fowey, to name just a few, all offer a good selection of restaurants to suit all tastes. With their perfect location for visiting the many attractions that Cornwall has to offer, these holiday homes offer superb year-round destinations near to the south Cornish coast.

The property

Designed in an upside down style, The Leat has two bedrooms situated on the ground floor.

The large stylish open plan living area is accessed up a flight of stairs and is furnished to a high standard throughout.

A well-equipped kitchen adjoins the seating area which features two reclining sofas.

At the rear is a patio and large communal grounds.

The Leat is an ideal holiday home to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 918187 and 923829, together they sleep 16.


  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Spacious communal grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Eden Project 1 mile
  • Beach 2 miles

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About the location


Eden Project 1 mile; Charlestown 3 miles; St Austell 3 miles.

St Blazey is a small town situated three miles east of St Austell and was formerly an important engineering centre for the local mining and railway industries. The town is nowadays best known for being the closest to the Eden Project. Nearby Charlestown is a delightful and much sought after coastal village of stone cottages and regency houses. It is famous for its collection of tall ships riding at anchor in the harbour, the shipwreck museum, excellent pubs and restaurants and easy access to the coastal path. The old market town of St. Austell lies just a few miles from the south coast, and is famous for its China Clay mining history. Today, home to numerous beaches, (including dog-friendly Par Sands) and sub tropical gardens, it is a popular place for tourists, with plenty to see and do. A short drive will take you to fashionable Fowey or the fishing port of Mevagissey, and with lots to do, this is a great year round location.

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