Ermintrude Cottage

Ermintrude is a two bedroomed cottage, tucked away in the picturesque village of St Ewe, ideal for exploring the Cornish coast.
4 guests | 2 bedroom | 4 bed | 2 bath

“We loved our stay so much we really didn’t want to leave”
Steven from Gloucestershire

December update: Learn to sing weekends – dates now available for 2019!

Contact Jeremy on 01726 844007 (mobile 07979 917312)


Property Information

Ermintrude Cottage has been skilfully converted by the owners from an old farm building into a beautiful two bedroom holiday home. The attention to detail is outstanding and you will very soon feel at home in this relaxing and peaceful location.

The cottage has a good sized kitchen with a comfortable sitting area and also a separate living room.

Ermintrude can be easily accessed from it’s own off-road parking area, and, with the exception of the small first floor attic bedroom, it is all on one level, and so is fine for those who do not enjoy steps or steep inclines. The cottage is dog friendly with a great enclosed garden and some fabulous dog walking country nearby.

“Excellent accommodation to a high standard – very thoughtfully designed and equipped” – Anne from North Yorks


Ground Floor: Entrance lobby with door to kitchen / living room at one end. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and really quite spacious, with a family dining table and chairs. The living area has a very comfortable corner sofa, a TV and DVD player and a large wooden box full of games and puzzles. From the other end of the entrance lobby there is a door through to a day room with lovely comfortable furniture and floor to ceiling windows –  a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the view onto the garden. One of the sofas converts into a sofa bed.

The Master bedroom is luxuriously appointed with a 6′ zip & link bed that can be split into two single beds upon request.

“The bed is super comfortable, great to get into after a day of walking and sea air” – Jill from Cheltenham

There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment. There is also a shower room with WC.

First Floor: A small twin bedroom, converted from the attic space, is accessed via the stairs and has quite restrictive headroom. It is absolutely ideal for children, slightly cosy for adults, but not uncomfortable. It can be made as a double or twin room on request.

Exterior: An enclosed garden with external furniture and a built in space for disposable BBQs.

Read the Ermintrude Cottage visitors handbook 2018 (pdf)

The village of St Ewe is situated approximately 5 miles south west of St Austell. It boasts a very good pub called the Crown Inn which serves food.

Where we are

We are in the small, very tranquil village of St Ewe, in the heart of the Cornish countryside.

“The cottage is in the perfect spot – centrally located – to explore Cornwall” – Lisa from Horsham

Churchtown Farm Barn, St Ewe, PL26 6EY

Ermintrude Cottage on Google Maps Street View

We are two minutes from the Lost gardens of Heligan.

We are just ten minutes from the beautiful fishing village of Mevagissey.

Twenty minutes from the Eden project.

Close to numerous wonderful Cornish beaches.

Within easy striking distance of the South West coast path with it’s hundreds of miles of fabulous walks.

A quarter of an hour from the historic port at Charlestown.

Just along from St. Austell, twenty minutes from Truro.

We are at the northern end of the breathtakingly beautiful Roseland peninsula.

Forty minutes from Newquay and the surfing beaches of the north coast.

Not far from St. Mawes and Falmouth, Fowey and Lostwithiel, in truth we are pretty centrally located and the entire county of Cornwall is easily accessible from Ermintrude Cottage.

If it is wonderful scenery, glorious countryside, barbecues on beaches, picturesque picnics, hiking, swimming, snorkelling, sailing, body boarding, surfing, kayaking, riding, cycling, golfing….or just relaxing you are after, look no further, we have it all.

Ermintrude Cottage Reviews

What our visitors say about Ermintrude Cottage:

The smiles left on faces stayed there!
Kevin, Kate and Stan the Spaniel stayed at Ermintrude Cottage for 7 nights in October 2018

The cottage offers so much more than others we have stayed in, in terms of space, and facilities. The welcome hamper was a very pleasant surprise, and the smiles left on faces stayed there throughout the duration of our time at Ermintrude Cottage.

Good pub food is barely a walk away, you’re right on the doorstep of the countryside, and there’s a pleasant walk to Mevagissey from Heligan that we would definitely recommend.

Jeremy was a very pleasant host, on hand if needed, but equally, as we tried to escape from it all for a few days, the cottage offers seclusion and privacy. The mattress on the super king sized bed was a real highlight at the end of a busy day. Hoping to return sometime soon.

Beautiful quiet spot with only a short walk to a great pub!
Rebecca from Reading stayed at Ermintrude Cottage for 7 nights in April 2018

We stayed at Ermintrude Cottage at the end of April. There was plenty of room for my husband and I and our dog. The enclosed garden is a winner for dog owners.

The cottage is really lovely with a nice big kitchen and huge king size bed. My husband is tall so cottages are usually a hazard for him but we had no problem here!

Jeremy met us on arrival with fresh bread, brownies and a basket of essentials. We were then left to explore our home for the week. The Crown pub is 90 seconds walk (we timed it!) and is very friendly and serves up some great pub classics. We ate several times there in our week.

St.Ewe is a lovely quiet village. Very small and close to Heligan, Mevagissey and Pentewan. We would thoroughly recommend Ermintrude cottage, we will certainly be back!

Holiday Retreat
Malcolm from Southampton stayed at Ermintrude Cottage for 7 nights in June 2017

Ermintrude Cottage is ideally located for a relaxing holiday retreat, yet within 30 minutes drive or less of many wonderful, secluded beaches and family attractions. The Cottage is fully equipped with all mod cons to leave you wanting for nothing and the provision of a ‘welcome basket’ with local produce adds that little extra homely touch to your visit. With the driveway gates closed, the garden becomes a secure area to allow your dog to roam free without fear of it wandering off down the lanes. Although I do recommend venturing down the lane to the next village of Polmassick for the Vineyard which has free wine tasting and cream teas.

The Roseland Peninsula has some lovely coastal walks and the owners have put together a very useful dossier with maps highlighting some of the very best. Gorran Haven to Dodman Point was my favourite, which included a toe paddle in the cool waters on the secluded Vault Beach – simply idyllic.
If you prefer to venture further afield I would recommend a trip to Falmouth via the passenger ferry from St Mawes. A great way to spend the day exploring without the hassle of driving everywhere.

Would I return – an easy ‘Yes’. Would I recommend Ermintrude Cottage – ‘Absolutely’.

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Owners Jeremy & Mel Upton