The Valley is a unique collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish gardens and woodlands, only a few miles from Truro and Falmouth. The Valley’s self-contained and child friendly complex includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, play areas, tennis and squash courts plus there’s a spa and fitness suite and on-site bar and restaurant.  Family pets are welcome too with dog friendly cottages and facilities available.

  • Type: a range of 2-3 bedroom cottages on one holiday resort

  • Size: between 4 and 6 people per property

  • Cost: from £1900 per summer week for a family of four

  • Location: Cornwall

  • Holiday ref: TVC

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Contact details & location

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  • Address: The Valley, Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, TRURO, Cornwall, TR3 6LQ

The Valley is located around ten minute drive from Truro in south-west Cornwall, and offers a perfect base to explore the nearby coast in both the north and south of the coast. St Ives, Falmouth, St Mawes, Newquay and Fowey all within a 30 minute drive, and family friendly attractions nearby include the Eden Project along with a wide range of theme parks, water parks, wildlife centres and museums.

Our review of the Valley, Cornwall

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The Valley offers a selection of modern and tastefully decorated two and three bedroom holiday cottages, each sleeping between 4 and 6 people.

There are a variety of property styles available: the Stables (single storey with two bedrooms), the Villa Gallery (2 or 3 bedroom reverse-plan townhouses), the Haven (spacious two bed properties), the Beacon (detached two bedroom cottages) and the Croft (three bedroom family cottages).

Prices vary depending on the size and style of the property, but as a rough guide, a week during the summer holiday peak season will cost around £1900 in a two bedroom Beacon or Haven, or £2386 for either a two bedroom Villa Gallery with private hot tub or a three bedroom Croft sleeping six.

Mid-week and weekend breaks are also available throughout the year. A festive long weekend in December, for example, starts at just £650.


The Valley is a self-contained resort with plenty on site to keep younger visitors entertained during their family holiday. There are two swimming pools – a heated outdoor pool available during the summer months and an indoor heated pool open all year.

There’s an indoor games room open from 9am till 9pm daily, offering older children a great place to hang out, while younger kids will enjoy the outdoor play area with swings, slides and climbing frame. The complex also benefits from its very own tennis and squash courts.

The Valley is set in 13 acres of beautiful countryside criss-crossed with footpaths, so there’s an abundance of safe outdoor space for children to explore; and being a secure, gated complex, the whole of the Valley feels like a safe haven for families to enjoy. During the school holidays, there’s a programme of family activities and events at the Valley including animal encounters and arts & crafts.

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The Valley is unquestionably designed to provide parents with a relaxing holiday, as well as their children. The cottages all come with complimentary highchairs, stair gates, bed guards and travel cots, which means more space in the car for the things you really want to bring! There are also toys, DVDs and books available to borrow from reception which is a helpful extra for rainy days in.

At meal times you can ease the load on mum and dad by enjoying a family meal at the stylish on-site guests-only bar and restaurant, the Hart of the Valley – serving breakfasts twice a week, dinners 4-5 nights a week, cream teas, home made treats and pool-side cocktails! Or if you’d prefer to cook from the comfort of your own accommodation, then the Valley offers pre-bookable arrival packs including breakfast hampers and dining packages.

Parents will enjoy the Valley’s spa pool and fitness suite, equipped with high-performance equipment from cross trainers to exercise bikes. Or why not book one of the Valley’s many accommodation options with a private hot tub – the perfect place to unwind and relax at the end of a busy day?

Many of the cottages at the Valley are dog friendly, and the resort prides itself on its pet friendly nature with a new enclosed dog paddock on site, beautiful woodland walks around the perimeter of the village and dog welcome packs available to buy.

There’s free WiFi at all the properties, and additional housekeeping services can also be ordered.


At Parent Friendly Stays we’re huge fans of self-contained family resorts where there’s so much to do on site that you don’t really need to get in the car for a few days! With its range of child and parent friendly features we’re convinced that the Valley fits the bill perfectly. Though of course, the Valley is superbly placed for enjoying all that Cornwall has to offer its visitors too.

In video


“Hidden away in thirteen acres of gardens and woodland at the heart of Cornwall lies an oasis of serenity, a unique collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages that offers the perfect escape at any time of the year.

This tranquil rural location only a few miles from the city of Truro and the bustling port town of Falmouth also provides the ideal base to explore the best of Cornwall, with heritage sites, outdoor activities, and stunning beaches all within a 30 minute drive.”

Prices and availability

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