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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 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
1 July, 2018

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 Polgooth

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 Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Minimum stay 4 days
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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


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A Beautiful Traditional Detached Cornish Cottage with no immediate neighbours
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Lovely cosy, spotlessly clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Honeysuckle cottage, we were there for 8 rather cold nights in March.

Great location in the countryside but within easy reach (driving) of St Austell town, supermarkets, the fishing village of Mevagissey and various beaches but best of all its only 200m from fantastic gastro pub The Polgooth, highly recommend

The cottage was spotlessly clean, fixtures and fittings were all of a good quality, beds were comfy, lots of spare linen and towels, loads of hot water and piping hot radiators.

Kitchen was well equipped, nice breakfast bar, fridge-freezer, dish washer and large but older and slightly worn, multi fuel range. (Beware the oven door and knobs got rather hot when oven was on.) The kitchen was a little chilly as only heated by a small radiator, especially the floor, so take your slippers!!

Family room was our daytime room, big table and chairs, 2 sofas and lovely big TV.

But the snug was our favourite room, we had the log burner alight most nights which made the room toasty warm and our dog loved it. Lots of seating (all recliners) another TV, DVD player and Sky box plus a large selection of games, books, dvd's for us to use.

Master bedroom was very large, super king-size bed, lots of storage and en-suite shower room with very powerful shower, we also had French doors out to a gravelled patio area.

Twin room was perfectly ok, but being North facing was quite dark.

3rd bedroom was lovely and bright had sturdy bunk beds and a wardrobe.

Family bathroom was bright and airy and had superb roll top bath.

Extra features:

Very sturdy stair gates both at top and bottom of stairs, also one for kitchen.

Good washing machine in kitchen and tumble dryer in garage, washing line outside.

Lots of seating in garden, we didn't use these as it was too cold.

Logs and kindling for wood burner were provided.

Just couple of areas of concern:

The garden is very steep, although well laid out in separate tiers there are lots of steps so not suitable for all.

There is parking for 2 large or 3 smaller cars and a gate to secure the driveway which is great for children and dogs, but the gate is large, heavy and has seen better days. Although the cottage is down a small country lane there is a certain amount of local traffic so would advise using the gate when children and dogs around.

Garden walls could do with a good clean/paint as rather green with mildew.

We would thoroughly recommend this cottage it was a lovely winter get away.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review. Thank you for. We do try and make it as comfortable as we can. Regarding the walls - these do suffer from the weather during the winter particularly as the cottage and the walls are painted white. They are all power washed in the Spring or, in the case of this winter, when the better weather arrives. They are actually being power washed next week ready for a very busy season. Linda Read Owner
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Cornwall the weather was perfect.

Honeysuckle cottage is situated in a great place to explore the whole of Cornwall. A lovely comfortable cottage to return to every afternoon/evening the bed in the main bedroom was so big and very comfy.

Another big bonus is the local pub is just a 5 min stroll away which most evenings we had a meal in and our dog Boris was made very welcome. Be aware the portions are very large!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, quaint cottage in a brilliant location and walking distance of The Polgooth Inn which serves delicious food!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, quite cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a quite location and very comfortable. Everything we needed was in the cottage. Easy to travel out to various places to visit and walk.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely family cottage, really well presented.

  • 4 of 5

Stair gates were great for keeping our dog away from certain areas. Really spacious and the reclining chairs in the family room were a hit. The bedrooms were fantastic and the whole property had a really homely feeling. When the sun was shining, sitting outside the kitchen in the morning with a cup of tea made for a truly relaxing experience.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3rd visit and will go again

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd visit to this beautiful cottage and garden, for us it is perfect, situated at the edge of a village in a wood surrounded valley but only a 5 minute drive into St Austell for supermarkets, restaurants etc. Clean, furnishings and fittings to a very high standard, cosy, very central to explore all areas of Cornwall and the village pub dog friendly up the lane with a lovely beer garden. Owners are nice people to deal with and Karen who looks after the house is brilliant if ever you need her. What more could you ask for! Looking forward to going again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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

Changeover day is Saturday unless otherwise stated

Well behaved dogs are allowed (maximum of two). Please inform us of any dogs you are going to bring at the time of booking.

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 4 nights) can be booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.