The Old Coach House

What to Expect

Set in a charming Cornish village, the pub, butchers, grocers, pharmacy and post office are within a few minutes walk from the cottage.

It’s a homely holiday let for four, hewn from local stone, with an enclosed garden to keep the dogs safe. As a base, it is perfect for dog walks and the Roche Rock, ruins of an ancient hermitage, looms over the village.

The Eden Project, with the world’s largest indoor rain forest, is a 10-minute drive and 30 minutes by car will find you at Newquay, the UK’s most famous surfing spot with its golden sandy beaches.

At A Glance

Village location
Coast 20 minutes
Traditional Cornish stone
Open plan living
Enclosed garden
Gas hob and oven


Off-road parking
Central heating
Freeview & Wifi
Pub 3-minute walk

About The Old Coach House

This traditional Cornish stone cottage, with slate flooring downstairs, sleeps four in two double bedrooms. There is an upstairs bathroom with a shower over the tub and downstairs, there is a cloakroom with a wash hand basin and WC.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with a gas oven and hob in the open plan living area, and in the utility room, there is a washing machine.

Outside, a generous space comprises lawn and pathways in the established garden, ideal for alfresco dining. There is parking for two cars and you are close to the pub and shops.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Roche

It is likely that the lovely community pub, The Rock Inn, is going to become your regular during your stay in Roche. Its pub grub in a basket is handy if you are after a light bite and you should order Beth’s homemade lasagne at least once. It has live music most Saturdays and four-legged friends and children are made to feel very welcome.

A mile from the village is the Victoria Inn, which is great for a full English breakfast after a brisk walk. It is open from 8am and if the weather permits, you can enjoy your meal in the dog-friendly beer garden.

A stay in Roche wouldn’t be complete without a visit to St Austell’s Brewery, six miles from Roche by car. Alternatively, you can catch the train from Roche to St Austell, so there is no need for a designated driver. The train departs Roche about six times daily and the fastest journey is 34 minutes, or you could take the bus, which takes 24 minutes. This famous Cornish brewery offers tours at 11am and 2pm. For £15 per person, the price includes a welcome drink at the Small Batch Bar and an opportunity to smell the hops, malts and barley and gain an insight into how these are used to create ales by its Master Brewers. It includes a trip down memory lane in the Cooper’s Workshop where there is still the equipment and machinery from the days of steam brewing. The 90-minute tour ends with some beer sampling.

Last Word

This central village location provides you with a variety of choices of unusual things to do. Starting at Roche, a walk up to its historic rock is a must. Atop a 66ft tourmaline granite outcrop overlooking Bodmin Moor and the china clay “mountains” of St Austell, it is a ruined chapel built in 1409. Its rather ghoulish past includes the fact that a hermit and his daughter lived there initially. Later, it was used by a family of landowners who, when they contracted leprosy, holed up there to avoid infecting the rest of the village.

A stay at the Old Coach House means you don’t have to drive anywhere to stock up on provisions. The village has its fair share of butchers, bakers, and supermarkets that are all virtually on the doorstep.

The cottage’s interior harks back to days of old, yet it has been sympathetically updated to include everything you need to make for a hassle-free holiday. You can pack a picnic and head out for a walk towards Bodmin Moor or drive 20 minutes to Cornwall’s most northern coast to enjoy its world-renowned beaches, watching the surfers hang ten as they ride the waves.
The Old Coach House
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