The Valley Cornwall

South West England Cornwall Truro

  • From £114 a night
  • Cottages sleep 2 to 6
  • Perfect for Families

High quality self-catering cottage complex with two pools

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The great thing about The Valley is that it feels like the middle of nowhere, yet you're right outside Falmouth and within easy striking distance of loads of other places in Cornwall, whether it's St Ives or Newquay. It's the perfect place to stay with young children – a large complex of mostly two- and three-bed self-catering cottage properties in all manner of styles. Each is ultra-clean, nicely furnished and well-equipped with kitchens with all mod cons, plus there's free WiFi and lots of books and games. Some cottages are dog-friendly; others have private hot tubs. There are complimentary high chairs, door guards and cots for families with little ones, to save on packing stress. In recognition of their offering, The Valley won 'Bronze' for Dog-Friendly Business of the Year' at the Cornwall Tourism Awards (two years running), and was commended for 'Self Catering Accommodation'.

The complex itself encompasses a fab restaurant, two swimming pools (outdoor and indoor), a spa and fitness facilities, plus tennis and squash courts – all in a lovely peaceful location. If you're keen to explore beyond The Valley, the friendly team delivers tailored leaflets to each cottage with ideas for days out, depending on the weather. And they're always buzzing around the site and at reception, if you have any questions. There are pre-bookable welcome hampers available and housekeeping options, and during the summer holidays and October half-term, families can enjoy free activities on site, including archery lessons, exotic animal meet and greet, yoga classes and lots more!

Food-wise, Masterchef quarterfinalist Ched Ondine is at the helm in the restaurant – 'Hart of The Valley' – dishing up seasonal and locally inspired dishes. There's also a wood-fired pizza oven, for something more casual. Out and about, Truro is just a 10-minute drive away, Falmouth is 20 and St Ives, St Mawes, and Newquay are reachable within 40. After a day seeing the sights or visiting nearby beaches, head back to The Valley for a swim or a dip in your hot tub.

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Food & Drink

Our on-site restaurant 'Hart of The Valley' is run by MasterChef quarter-finalist and award-winning Chef Ondine. Open between Easter and November 1st, it serves beautiful freshly prepared and locally inspired dishes daily and offers lots of child-friendly options, including delicious wood-fired pizzas. You can choose to have your food in the surroundings of the restaurant or delivered straight to your cottage, and at certain times of the year, including Christmas, there are special pre-prepared packages available.


Open all year.


High season prices from £1722 per week; off-peak prices from £800 per week; and short breaks from £600. There's a £25 charge per dog per week –cottages include a dog bed, blanket, bowl, complimentary treat pack from Bob & Lush, even more treats, and of course a tennis ball!

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The Owner Says

Discover The Valley and you will find a contemporary collection of holiday cottages and exclusive leisure facilities set in wonderful Cornish countryside. Located between Cornwall’s capital Truro and the bustling port of Falmouth, the resort offers a convenient base to explore with many attractions and local places of interest all within a 30-minute drive.

Our attractive range of modern two- and three-bedroom holiday cottages more than comfortably sleep two to six people and are all tastefully decorated, fitted with modern kitchens, bespoke Italian-designed furniture, original Cornish artwork and all the mod cons you need for your self-catering holiday in Cornwall. Some cottages offer private hot tubs!

The fabulous leisure facilities cater to all and include indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a spa pool, tennis and squash courts and a fitness room.


Contact Website  01872 862 194  The Valley Cornwall, Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, Cornwall TR3 6LQ

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  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dog-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa & Treatments
  • Tennis Court
  • Gym
  • Activities
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Wellbeing
  • Cottage

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Rated ★★★★★ over 10 reviews


See you again soon!!

We checked out this morning from our stay in a Croft cottage - we’ve already arranged our dates for next year! The accommodation was so clean and welcoming, the nicest holiday house we’ve ever had. The beds were really comfortable, kitchen was well stocked with equipment and the welcome food hamper was filled with lovely local goodies. The daily leaflet through the door giving recommendations of local outings, the weather etc was a fantastic touch. The children loved the pool and playground. The pool booking system actually worked really well. Next time we will try out the squash courts. Lots of toys/games available to borrow from reception which means next time we don’t have to pack so much! An excellent base for a Cornish break but chilling in the lovely cottages is just as enjoyable. The staff were all very friendly and just wanted to say that all the extra touches did not go unnoticed. Halloween cookie decorating for the children and a Halloween hamper was delivered to our door, with pumpkins, carving tools, painting kits, sweets! The kids were so happy!
Sep 6, 2023 by Megan

The most idyllic accommodation

The most wonderful location, accommodation and service. We had a wonderful week at The Valley. The food and amenities were amazing. Beautiful beaches and pubs were all in close distance. We are already looking to return. When we left we were given a lovely goodie bag for our journey home. We have stopped in 5-star accommodation all over the world and I would recommend The Valley to anyone.
Aug 11, 2023 by Angie L Brad


At least our third visit. Fabulous place to stay. The cottages are like home from home, located in a beautiful spot with lots of places to visit within a short drive, everything you might need is there and the staff are excellent. We cannot recommend it enough.
Jun 29, 2023 by Lisa

Hidden gem

The Valley is ideally situated as a base for visiting Cornwall. It is in a peaceful and secluded location, just outside Truro, and offers spacious accommodation, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts etc.
Jun 24, 2023 by Peter H

First class accommodation

This was a return visit with my two dogs. The pet-friendly accommodation is exceptionally clean and well-maintained. There were delightful welcome gifts for me and my poochies. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The location is well-placed for exploring Cornwall. Highly recommended.
May 29, 2023 by Su S

Highly recommend

It’s the 1st time we’ve visited Cornwall, but we’re already looking at re-booking for next year. Loved the format of the cottage, having plenty of space inside, and lovely outdoor areas too. Even though the weather was hot & sunny all week the cottage thankfully remained cool at all times. Staff on-site were friendly and helpful at both reception and restaurant/bar. It was really well positioned for our trips out to St Mawes, St Agnes and other places we went to. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting.
Mar 29, 2023 by Mr B Gumble

Family fun week

We enjoyed our week in cottage number 42. It was very clean & comfortable. It was well-kitted out in the kitchen. We were made very welcome with a lovely welcome pack.
Feb 26, 2023 by Anita

Peaceful and Perfect!

We booked up for a quick Cornish break and were pleasantly surprised at how lovely it was at The Valley. The accommodation was beautiful, clean, well-equipped and comfortable. Loved the layout as the kitchen was on a mezzanine with a balcony overlooking the pool and countryside beyond. Great place to stay if you’re bringing a dog as plenty of woodland walks around the site. Normally my dog takes a couple of days to settle into any holiday accommodation but she was settled almost immediately here. Dog basket, blankets, dog bowl etc all provided too. When you arrive you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but it's actually a brilliant location as smack in the middle of Truro and Falmouth so not lots of travelling involved. A couple of miles down the road is a ferry which costs £10 return to take you to the Roseland area which has stunning beaches and villages. Lovely indoor and outdoor pool, games room, tennis courts etc. In the village of Carnon Downs is a large Spar shop which sells everything so no need to eat out all the time. Feels safe and secure as the resort is gated which is a bonus.
Feb 3, 2023 by Leeann

Family holiday

This was our second trip to the Valley. The location, accommodation and general facilities were perfect. We all enjoyed our 10-day stay including our dog and look forward to returning. Thank you to all of the team who were friendly and helpful.
Jan 2, 2023 by Christian


Holidays should all be about fun and spending time with the family. Yet, so often, it can be the same routine just in a different place. Not so at The Valley! We've stayed there several times (a couple of times in a Villa Gallery style and more often in a Haven one). You can cook in your own fabulous kitchen or stroll down to the wonderful restaurant (especially good to arrive early for young ones to eat and then let them place with the toy boxes the staff provide and have a grown up dinner a little later). It's wonderfully peaceful but so close to Truro and Falmouth. It really lives up to its 5 star rating. Can't wait to go back.
Apr 25, 2014 by Janey C

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