Jem’s holiday cottage is in Tywardreath. A proper Cornish village with a pub and bistro, butchers, fish and chip shop and quaint church all within walking distance.
It was our first home, we moved in back in 1999 and have many happy memories here. We think it’s a great little cottage with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Hopefully you’ll love it as much as we do!
Because it’s an old cottages and the only bathroom and toilet is downstairs, it is not suitable for people with limited mobility. There are steps to access the cottage, some low ceilings and then more steps up and down to the rooms throughout. If that’s what you like, it’s the quirkiness that adds to the charm. Every corner you turn brings a new surprise!
Tywardreath is on the Saint’s Way and is close to the coast and countryside. Ideally located, it has good access to public transport (on the main bus route to Fowey and St Austell and close to Par train station) and in easy reach of the main roads to Lostwithiel, Bodmin, Truro and beyond.
The Daphne Du Maurier connection: Tywardreath means ‘House on the Strand’, the title of one of Daphne Du Maurier’s famous novels. The book is set in and around Kilmarth, which is close to the village of Tywardreath. I won’t give too much away – there’s a copy of the book at Jem’s Cottage. If you haven’t read it before, please do if you have the time during your stay. It’s a book I have read again and again – and once you’ve been here you’ll recognise some of the places described in the book.
Other famous Du Maurier books also pay a tribute to the local area include Castle Dor, Rebecca, Rule Brittania and Jamaica Inn. In fact Jem’s Cottage is named after Jamaica Inn’s Jem Merlyn.