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A Beautiful Traditional Detached Cornish Cottage with no immediate neighbours

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The cottage has 3 double bedrooms (and importantly) 2 bathrooms.

Honeysuckle Cottage is 250 years old and is a traditional Cornish Cottage which has been sympathetically extended and modernised whilst retaining many character features. It has been furnished to a high standard with the comfort of holidaymakers in mind.

It is detached and stands in a quiet wild flower banked lane used, in the main by dog walkers, hikers, cyclists, horse riders with our neighbours 100 yards away. It overlooks meadows and is surrounded by mature woodland. It has the added advantage of a lovely old 16th Century pub a five minute stroll away with a well equipped shop/post office/off licence nearby.

The Cottage is suitable for families, couples, hikers and cyclists and is pet friendly. Families will love the nearby beaches and the many attractions including the Eden Project. For those wanting to walk or hike, the area has many footpaths. Cyclists are well catered for with a dedicated bike trail close by which runs from St. Austell to the closest beach at Pentewan and then onto Heligan and Mevagissey. This is also a walking trail.

Those wanting to visit gardens will not be disappointed as there are a number in the area including the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The cottage is centrally heated and has a feeling of spaciousness. It offers three bedrooms and, very importantly, has 2 bathrooms, essential when the cottage is full.

The master bedroom has a huge double super king bed and an en-suite. There is 1 bedroom with twin beds and a third with 2 full sized bunk beds. The main bathroom is superb with a free standing bath. Open the windows and you can watch the birds whilst lying in the bath with no neighbours to worry about. In the master bedroom, there are French doors opening to a sun terrace where you can sit and enjoy your first cup of tea/coffee of the day.

Downstairs, the kitchen is a light and airy vaulted room which opens to a conservatory housing the breakfast area. The kitchen is hand crafted Shaker style with a slate floor and has been superbly equipped with a range cooker, SMEG fridge/freezer, SMEG dishwasher, washing machine etc. There is an ample supply of quality crockery, cutlery, glassware and kitchenware. It is very Cath Kidston.

A few steps down from the kitchen is a spacious family room/dining room. This has an oak table with 6 oak chairs with matching sideboard. At the far end, near another French door opening to the side of the house, are two settees and a 42 inch television. This room is not only for dining but for relaxing either watching TV or having an aperitif before supper. As there are two sitting rooms, it is also useful for the kids to watch television in one sitting room whilst the adults relax in the other.

There is an i-pod docking station for those who wish to listen to music. There is free Wi-Fi available.

Adjoining this room, there is a beamed sitting room with an original inglenook fireplace with a log burner. It is furnished with 2 large leather settees and a leather chair (all reclining) seating 6. Here you will find another television and DVD player as well as games, books and DVDs. This is a cosy room especially on chilly autumn/winter evenings with the log burner alight. It is a good place to sit and sip a glass or two of red wine.

Behind the cottage and rising up the valley side is a large and secluded garden set on three levels with steps and handrails and surrounded by trees, plants and flowers.. It has been thoughtfully landscaped with areas including level lawns and terracing retained with stone walls. There is a table and two benches on the top terrace which is a lovely place to sit and perhaps enjoy a gin and tonic or have a barbecue whilst enjoying the stunning views across the valley. Many of our visitors have started the day with breakfast on the terrace. It's a great way to spend the evening after a day on one of the many local beaches or after exploring one of the numerous local attractions. A barbecue is supplied.

Why not try a break in the autumn and winter - the cottage is just as inviting with its oak beamed sitting room and log burner making it cosy and relaxing after a day enjoying one of the many attractions of the area.

The area offers so much to see and do no matter what the weather that a short break (or longer) out of season is delightful.

Why not think about a Christmas break or one before Christmas when there are various Christmas markets and ice skating at the Eden Project. After Christmas is a time for hibernation by the fire recovering from the excesses and maybe enjoying a few bracing walks.

Our local team is on hand to assist you with any advice or problems that you encounter.

More Details

Linda and Jim Read
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Linda and Jim Read

We live in Hampshire and are both retired (Jim is a retired solicitor). We have two sons and 6 grandchildren. Two years ago we decided to buy a holiday home in Cornwall for our family and ourselves to enjoy as well as renting it out as a holiday home.

Linda and Jim Read purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Linda and Jim Read chose Newquay & St Austell area

We wanted to choose a property in this particular area of Cornwall where we have spent many happy holidays. It is brilliantly located near so many attractions and lovely beaches and ideal for exploring any part of Cornwall.

What makes this cottage unique

The moment we saw Honeysuckle Cottage we fell in love with it. It sits on a quiet lane which is full of wild flowers with a 16th Century pub just 5 minutes walk away.

We loved the interior with its well fitted kitchen, beamed sitting room with log fire and a large family room. Upstairs the master bedroom with its own sun terrace outside is entrancing..

Outside the view across the valley is beautiful and our first experience of sitting there, whilst knocking back a few glasses of ice cold white wine, was to see a kestrel feeding its young which was spellbinding.

It is a cottage for all seasons whether it be a warm summer day or a cool autumn or winter one when it is cosy and warm and where the area offers lots to do whatever the weather.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Polgooth in Saint Mewan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Bath in Bathroom 1 is a deep free standing bath Bathroom 2 has a walk in powerful shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , These are bunk beds
  • There are three bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has a super king bed with good quality mattress, duvet, pillows and a throw. The Twin Bedroom has two single beds, again with good quality mattresses, duvets, pillows and bedspreads The Third Bedroom contains bunk beds (full size) with good quality mattresses, duvets, pillows and bedspreads The cot provided is a travel cot.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

A Beautiful Traditional Detached Cornish Cottage with no immediate neighbours
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful, Family friendly Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the dark and thought the house was beautiful, it was not until we had woken the next morning we saw its true beauty.

It was perfect for a base for our family as we visit family every school holidays nearby. The children loved the games and puzzles that were on offer and having 2 televisions is a great plus. The cottage is decorated to a high standard and extremely comfortable. We even had a surprise call from Karen to ask if we were ok and needed anything....a lovely touch. Linda and Jim were also very accommodating with our travel dates. We will certainly be back and stay for longer.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in beautiful cottage , excellently furnished with every thing you need . Great location Very peaceful with stunning views . Just what we needed to unwind for a few days .short walk from polgooth inn .surpassed all expectations . You would be missing out if you don't stay here .The Smith family .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for this review. It is much appreciated. We do our utmost to ensure that our guests have a great time in nice surroundings whatever the season. It is in a lovely position, just down the lane from a really good pub and well placed to visit anywhere in Cornwall.
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stunning character cottage, tastefully renovated to a really high standard. Lovely quiet lane Really pleased that dogs were welcome. There's a nice wood not far from the cottage, and some great dog friendly beaches not too far away. Great base for some of the local highlights too, with really easy access to the Lost Gardens, Eden Project and Fowey. We loved it and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent week away!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I & our 2 Labradors have just had an excellent week away at this impressive cottage, spacious clean warm and comfortable, with everything inside to a high standard.

Especially liked the very large bed in the master bedroom with patio doors to a sun terrace and beautiful garden.

Location for us was perfect very central in Cornwall on the edge of a village.

If you are travelling with dogs there is a public footpath 40 yards up the lane left that winds through the countryside and brings you out in Polgooth near the village shop, roughly about 1.5 miles there & back. The pub up the lane is dog friendly and has a nice large beer garden so you can enjoy a meal (which was 10 out of 10) while they lay on the grass with water provided.

Must mention we met the gardener once, he came to do a small repair who was very polite and none intrusive.

Looking to book again later this year and can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful one weeks stay in Honeysuckle cottage. The accommodation is beautiful and the cottage is very well equipped with everything a family may need. A lovely touch to arrive to a bottle of wine and a pack of biscuits. It is in a peaceful setting, very quiet with stunning views but you can get to anywhere in Cornwall by car. Would highly recommend the cottage to families, 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very positive review. We aim to provide a holiday home that is well equipped, well welcoming both for families and couples too who wish to explore Cornwall or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the cottage's surroundings.
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  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week at Honeysuckle Cottage, and wished we were staying for much longer. The location is very peaceful, but with easy access to all the things you might want to do & see whilst staying there. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, with great care taken that you will have everything you might need. The garden is simply stunning, and our dogs had a whale of a time running around from one level to another! We would love to stay here again, and can highly recommend Honeysuckle Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Polgooth Inn (5 minutes walk)
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
At Polgooth
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Polgooth Inn
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Porthpean and Pentewan
Car: recommended

Cornwall is renowned for its mild climate, diverse, dramatic scenery and beautiful beaches. Polgooth (meaning 'Goose Pond'), where the cottage is situated was a large tin mine supplying Phoenician traders with tin 3000 years ago. Most of the mining ceased in 1894 and there is little to show of its history although the old count house survives as does one of the old engine houses and a stamping mill - all now converted to private residences.

Visitors will love the nearby beaches and the many attractions including the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The area has many footpaths and cyclists are well catered for with a dedicated bike trail close by which runs from St Austell to the closest beach at Pentewan and then onto Heligan and Mevagissey.

The Cottage is ideally situated for touring Cornwall as its central position means that nowhere in the County is much more than 1 hour away

It is a wonderful place for Autumn or Winter breaks with lovely walks along beaches or perhaps in the nearby Kingswood with or without your dog.

You can go ice skating at the Eden project from October to March (you don't have to pay the whole price of going into the Eden project).

On 16 November, St Austell marks the beginning of winter with a Torch light parade being one of the many attractions.

In the run up to Christmas, why not take the family to visit Santa at the Bodmin Railway 7-24 December.

On returning from all that this part of Cornwall has to offer, light a log fire, toast some crumpets for tea (or maybe you have bought some scones and clotted cream - Cornish of course)and perhaps later pour a large glass of red wine.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Polgooth, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0

For bookings arriving within 8 weeks, payment must be in full by cash or through Paypal.

Changeover day is Saturday unless otherwise stated

Although some dates have a minimum stay of a week, please check with us if you want to come for less time as we will be flexible if we can
Refundable security deposit of £100 is required at time of booking
30% deposit required at time of booking
Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) can be booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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