Cottage Front
Within the heart of the Conservation Area of Probus village you will find Waterlily Cottage. This spacious 200 year old granite cottage has a fresh coastal décor, each room complimented with high quality furnishings.

We aim to provide you with a relaxing Cornish homely feel, and equip the cottage accordingly. We have been rated 4 star by the Cornish Tourist Board and are delighted to have been awarded as one of  ‘Sawday’s Special Places to Stay’ in Cornwall as part of their Ethical collection and their Family Friendly selection.

Near neighbour to the cottage is the romantic 15th century church of St Probus and St Cuthbert, this magnificent church boasts the highest bell tower in Cornwall.


Cottage Front Sign
We hope to welcome you soon. Scroll through the tabs at the top of the page to see inside the cottage, or view the video on our homepage.


Cottage Front Sign
Local gardener Paul does us proud with his planting of our summer flower baskets:)


In the spacious open-plan lounge you will find the original cottage beams, granite fireplace, and an oak staircase; sink into the two sumptuous ‘Marks & Spencer’ sofas and relax!


Lounge Fireplace
The cast iron log burner is a treat on an autumn or winter’s evening!


Snuggle into the cosy window seat (in the granite wall reveal), with a good book from our small library.
The kitchen/diner was totally refitted in 2013. It has oodles of space to enjoy a family meal. There is a large extending country kitchen table & chairs (with padded cotton seat cushions too). We can supply a Mamma’s & Pappa’s recliner high-chair for our younger guests.


Kitchen and SMEG
The kitchen has a big SMEG fridge freezer, complete with cold-drinks storage – ideal for your summer BBQs.

You will find an extensively equipped kitchen (See our Waterlily Cottage Inventory), with lots of little extras such as picnic-ware for days out, as well as all the usual amenities e.g. washing machine/dishwasher/microwave etc.


Muffin Toaster, Kettle, Teas and Coffee
A large double slot muffin toaster for those hearty breakfasts; teas/coffees/milk will await your arrival along with a treat x.
Master Bedroom
The bright and fresh master bedroom has a king size bed, luggage shelves, wardrobe, and plenty of space for a travel cot (supplied on request). All bedrooms have black out curtains too, so you can enjoy a nice long snooze.


Master Bedroom Towards Door
Solid oak ledge & brace doors lead off the beamed hallway, into each of the 3 bedrooms. All beds have cosy cotton mattress toppers, and all bed linen & towels are supplied.


Spare Bedroom 1
A step up from the hallway leads to each of the two spacious single bedrooms.
Downstairs Bathroom
Downstairs adjoining the conservatory is a handy WC and double-size shower. An electric towel rail ensures your towels are warm and snug.


Upstairs Bathroom
The upstairs bathroom has a bath with electric shower over, WC, and heated towel rail.


Upstairs Bathroom - Resident Duck Family
The upstairs bathroom has a resident duck family 🙂
Leading from the kitchen, a charming conservatory awaits.


Conservatory Rocking Chair
The conservatory catches the afternoon sun, perfect to enjoy a Cornish Cream Tea whilst relaxing in the rocking chair!


Conservatory Rocking Chair
A great place to sit and read or enjoy a cup of tea from.
To the rear you will find a pretty courtyard garden. On a Sunday morning the church bells mingle with bird song – pure delight.


The private garden has a BBQ & side table, patio table and 4 chairs (with padded cushions), and 2 deckchairs.


The cottage has an additional entrance/exit.



There is plenty of parking along Chapel Street (where the cottage is located). You are quite likely to be able to park almost outside the cottage, but you may find that later in the day you will be parking further down the street, past the village school. This is a 2 minute stroll back to the cottage.

Heating, hot water & laundry

The cottage has full gas central heating, with radiators in each room (including the conservatory) served by an energy efficient combi-boiler, providing unlimited hot water on demand.

The log burner provides a toasty heat output too, we supply the first night’s logs and there are plenty of places in the area to buy further supplies. If you just want a quick top up on heat, we also supply a little free standing fan heater.

Your laundry needs are provided for with a washing machine, laundry bag, clothes airer (conservatory is ideal for drying), ironing board and iron. There’s clothes pegs too if you wish to put the airer into the garden.

The cottage is also kept airy, dry and snug with an electric ventilation system.

For our younger guests

We can provide a travel cot (plenty of space for this in the main bedroom), child’s riser seat, Mammas & Pappa’s reclining highchair, and/or toilet step-up, please let us know if any of this equipment would help, and we will ensure it is in the cottage on your arrival.

You will also find a library of children’s DVD’s, games and books, and toddler floor puzzles etc.

For safety we also provide a child’s night light, child safety catch for the kitchen sink cupboard, and child plug blanks, also baby’s stair gates (top and bottom of stairs).

Linen & towels supplied

Fresh crisp white Egyptian cotton bed-linen & towels await (1 bath sheet & 1 hand towel per person) along with white cotton bath mats for each bathroom, (all linen is professionally laundered).

For all two week stay’s you will be offered a ‘mid-stay’ clean, including fresh linen delivery (we offer you the choice – in case you prefer not to be disturbed).

Each bed has 2 anti-allergy pillows per person, a mattress topper, cushions, and a tog 10.5 anti-allergy duvet. The master bedroom has an all-season, anti-allergy duvet, which can be split for cooler summer use.

For your comfort

We like to think we have thought of everything, for example, the curtains in the bedrooms and lounge are all blackout curtains, so you can enjoy a snooze without the light waking you till you are ready! Both bathrooms have electric heated towel rails, along with full central heating throughout.

In the kitchen we provide you with 2 sets of crockery and cutlery i.e. 8 plates, bowls, etc, so there’s spares when one set is in the dishwasher! We equip you helpful extras, such as a library of DVD’s (for all ages), books, games, & Cd’s. There’s all sorts of bits and bobs such as a re-chargeable torch, thermos flask, melamine picnic-ware, hair-dryer, hot-water bottle, local walking/cycling maps & guide books etc etc (see cottage inventory link on the kitchen page).

There will also be some complimentary groceries to welcome you on arrival (milk, selection of teas, coffee); plus a few essentials, enough just to get you started (e.g. washing up liquid, soap, washing tabs).