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The Kilns

Roche, Cornwall (Ref. 1093095)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The West Dry Accommodation

The West Dry Accommodation consists of five marvellous holiday homes resting on the outskirts of Roche, Cornwall. Formerly known as part of Great Wheal Prosper, a working clay dry, it has been converted into this fantastic collection of lettings you see today. Great Wheal Prosper started life in 1830 as a tin mine, which was subsequently converted to a brickworks and then a china clay dry; as this industry continued to flourish into the early 20th-century, the site was developed as a 'working clay dry'. In order to preserve the history for many years to come the property, now known as Carbis Wharf, was converted into holiday accommodation, which was completed in 2007. As you can see, this group of properties enjoy a great deal of history and character, whilst also boasting TVs, access to a communal utility, ample off-road parking and their own private patios. Nearby, Roche Rock, an attraction that seems like an abandoned prop from the set of the court of King Arthur, rises dramatically from the china clay terrain to the north of St Austell. When you see the destroyed fifteenth-century church that sits on its flat summit, the mystery surrounding this tall, nearly cuboidal lump of granite is considerably heightened. When it comes to your amenities, there is a convenience store in Roche village, along with a newsagents, post office, pharmacy and hairdressers, takeaways, pasty shop, butchers and a grocery. If you're looking to treat your loved ones to a meal out, The Victoria Inn can be found just outside Roche and The Bugle Inn rests, as its name suggests, in nearby Bugle; both offer hearty meals and local ale. Be sure to venture to St Austell for an outing, with its additional amenities, along with access to the shores of Duporth, Porthpean and Carlyon Bay, St Austell Brewery and the St Austell Golf Club. There is a wealth of attractions settled within easy reach, the most notable being The Eden Project just a short drive away. The other attractions range from the Wheal Martyn Museum, Bodmin Jail and The Lost Garden of Heligan to the National Trust's Lanhydrock House, Camel Creek Adventure Park and Dairyland Farm Park; there is truly so much to see here. A fantastic stay that is brimming with history, choose The West Dry Accommodation.

The property

The Kilns, an end-terrace property, restored and converted from an old China Clay Dry, is located in the county of Cornwall, just outside of Roche, and set amidst an intriguing landscape.

Bring your family and friends, as there is plenty to see and do in the neighbourhood, as well as lovely beaches to visit nearby.

As you arrive at your historic vacation home there is designated parking, with ample extra parking available within the West Dry's own large car park.

Step into the entrance and find the large kitchen/dining area, where the group's chef may prepare delectable foods using the electric oven and hob.

Gather around the dining table for a feast, and why not pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly to toast your vacation?

The living area, with its TV and electric fire, as well as patio doors letting in natural light, can be found by taking the steps down to the ground level.

Open the doors to your own courtyard, complete with table and chairs for enjoying a cup of tea in the morning light.

Prepare for a night's sleep in the family bathroom.

As the sky darkens, enjoy a soak in the tub, or rinse the day away in the overhead shower.

Choose from four fantastic bedrooms at The Kilns: two twin bedrooms with a mix of ochre and grey, a king-size, or a ground-floor en-suite with a super-king-size bed.

You can use the shared laundry room to freshen up your holiday clothing in the morning before heading out to explore Cornwall!

The Kilns is a great place to go if you want to get away from it all.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1093103, 1093105, 1093106 and 1093108, together sleeping up to 32 guests.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x lower ground-floor en-suite super-king-size, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/ diner
  • Lower ground-floor sitting room with TV and electric woodburning effect fire
  • Shared utility with washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, radio, selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: Beyond the walled patios at West Dry, Carbis Wharf there is a stream running next to the properties, so please take care.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Lanivet 3 miles; Bodmin 6 miles; Wadebridge 9 miles.

Both the villages of Roche and nearby Lanivet offers a small selection of shops and pubs and are situated just off the A30, six miles from Bodmin. The area is predominantly involved with agriculture and the countryside is lush, green and undulating. Perfectly placed for touring the whole of Cornwall with the wild open spaces of Bodmin Moor just six miles away and the ruggedly beautiful north coast with its rocky coves, high cliffs and outstanding surfing beaches just thirty minutes by car. The resort town of Newquay with the new Fistral Beach surf centre and the fishing village of Padstow with its narrow streets, quaint harbour and renowned restaurants should not be missed nor should the fabulous Eden Project with its spectacular biomes full of tropical plants just four miles down the road. The south coast too is just ten miles away and trips to the shipwreck centre at Charlestown, the fishing village of Mevagissey and the beautiful Roseland peninsula should not be missed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter