- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
“Lovely House for two families holidaying together, very dog friendly with enclosed gardens, and fantastic sea views only 10 mins walk to two beaches, Brilliant Kitchen with more than enough utensils and pans , although hob took some working out!”
!! Detailed instructions would be good.
!! Detailed instructions would be good. Highly recommend Bonny Alva and hope to return . Both families give it 10 out of 10
“The boiler gave us issues whilst staying which I managed to sort myself as it went down on the Sunday!”
The carpets need replacing which I was surprised about when paying £1,400 for the week. Only a thimble of washing up liquid which meant a quick visits to the shops as soon as we arrived. Other than the above the property is fantastic and we will be staying at the property at some stage in the near future.
“It will be in a separate letter of complaint”
“Beautiful location, stunning views and close to lots of great outings.”
Beds comfy. Welcomed by scones, jam, cream, tea and coffee etc We had a lovely stay but a few niggles such as; Lack of wine glasses ( we could only find two mismatched ones in a house that sleeps 9!) Only 1 small bin bag provided and hardly any washing up liquid Hand soap in bathrooms would be nice Barbecue was absolutely filthy!! Unfortunately the walking directions to the beach are a bit optimistic - it’s not an easy walk (steep slopes and steps) and took a lot longer than the 5 minutes suggested! That said it is a great house in a great spot and we would definitely return Thanks
“This is a wonderful property in a great location with fabulous views across the bay.”
and dog friendly too with a fully enclosed garden. The accommodation is lovely and has a real homely feel. Will definitely stay here again. We had a wonderful holiday.
“The house was beautiful, in a fabulous location and very well equipped but unfortunately not up to the standard we would expect.”
The kitchen floor was dirty in places and unswept and the kitchen surfaces were sticky. The rubbish bins outside hadnt been emptied and the recycling was overflowing, so there was no room for our recycling. (Recycling week was the week before) We slept in the downstairs double room for the first night, the bed was uncomfortable and lumpy and whole room and bedding smelt damp. There were two damp patches coming through on the wall and around the window so we decided to move to the spare upstairs room. On stripping the bed, on the day we left, we found a stained mattress protector, it had a massive black coloured stain on it and it also had a bodily fluid stain on it! This is completely unacceptable and were were so glad we only slept on it for the one night! Our friends room, we also discovered, had thick black mould in one corner, next to the wardrobe and around the bathroom window. (I took photos of all mattress stains and the mould ) All in all we were not really pleased with its cleanliness and we were very disappointed at the mould situation. Other than that it was a lovely holiday house and we had a lovely week. It would be lovely to have had a visitors book to read and fill out it's the first holiday house where there hasn't been one and we live reading them and filling them out!
“Comfortable, homely house, plenty of room to have your own space when needed.”
Enjoyed the fantastic views overlooking the sea, lovely walks with the dogs and so many places to visit. Alot of pet friendly places to take dogs and golf course opposite. You can choose to explore or just sit and chill on balcony overlooking the sea and just watch the boats coming and going. Would definitely use Sykes again in the future.
“This was one of the best holiday lettings we have had over the years.”
The cottage was the most equipped and cleanest we have stayed in . The property was as described and we would definitely like to rent this again. Thank you
“I did make a phonecall on the Friday as there was a few issues.”
1st one there was a wasps nest and 2 members of my family were stung as the next was right by the entrance (gates) to the property. (you did deal with that on the same day and somebody came out at lunchtime). There was lots of dogs excriment in the garden when we arrived that had not been cleaned up previously, so did not feel we wanted to spend time in the garden. Also the rubbish and recycling was overflowing eg. additional bags next to the bins all full up when we arrived. We kindly put everything out for the collection morning but they would only take some of it as apparently some was not in the correct bags etc. Sorry do not feel that was our place to go through and sort everyone else's rubbish but did explain it would not be fair for the next family that would be staying. My final thing would be that I did not feel the house was as clean as it should be, especially in the kitchen, the worksurfaces were all very sticky and I have to say was off putting. We always stay in cottages and have never been disappointed before but for such a beautiful house in an amazing location we were very disappointed and because of the amount we paid and the issues we had did not feel this property was worth it. After my phonecall on Friday, I did receive a call to confirm that the wasps nest would be dealt with but to be honest would of expected an email in response to the issues that were raised!!
“Im afraid I got ill on last day and have been pretty poorly since so am behind unpacking etc.”
Will by end of the week be sending an email on our disappointment in the way Sykes and their contract contacts run your holiday business. Big shame as layout of house, views, beach and local amenities brilliant.
In Porthpean, elevated above the sandy beach, a detached house with spectacular 180 degree sea views across the golf course and out to sea, where magnificent tall ships sail in St Austell Bay. Lawned garden with mature shrubs, borders and hedges and trees sheltering table/chairs and barbecue.
To one side of the house, a covered verandah (bistro table/chairs) screened with glass for enjoying ever-changing sea views. Three wide steps up to porch.
Living room comfortably seating 8, with TV/DVD and French windows to the verandah.
Study/den with desk, comfy seating and TV/DVD.
Fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven, iPod dock) with table/chairs seating 8.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, second fridge and door to rear porch for boots, coats and drying pets.
Two ground-floor double bedrooms, one with 6' zip-linked bed (or twin) and en suite shower-room (suite), and the other with 5' bed.
Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Upstairs (stairgates), two more bedrooms - the master double (5' bed with footboard) with TV, French windows to balcony (sea views, table/chairs) and en suite bathroom (suite), and a family room with a double (footboard) and single bed.
Best for maximum of 8 adults.
A brilliant house for all to enjoy, within walking distance of the beach, golf course and Coast Path or for simply relaxing on the verandah or balcony and watching the seas and skies. Porthpean: tiny village (church) by the sea, a mile south of St Austell (busy town): small sand/rock pool cove beach between cliffs.
Golf, ½ mile.
Attractive little working port at Charlestown, 2½ miles (less by coast path).
Mevagissey and Lost Gardens of Heligan, 4 miles.
The Eden Project, 5.
- Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin (can be 6' zip/linked bed on request) with en-suite shower room, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bathroom, French windows to balcony, sea views and table/chairs, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single bed
- Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Fitted kitchen with dining area and table/chairs seating 8
- Sitting room comfortably seating 8, with French windows to veranda
- Utility room.
- Oil central heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, tumble drier, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, phone
- Travel cot and highchair
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach/pool towels
- Off road parking for 3 cars
- Enclosed garden with barbecue
- Three well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 2 miles drive, pub 1 mile walk, sandy beach 1 mile
- Note: The property is detached
- There is a good golf course nearby
- Note: Best for maximum of 8 adults
- Note: Children must be supervised due to balcony and veranda.
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About the location
Charlestown 1.4 miles; St Austell 2 miles.
Porthpean is a stretch of coastline between Charlestown and Black Head. Porthpean beach is ideal for families, windsurfers, swimmers, kayaking and sailors with an an easy walk into Charlestown along the coastal path. The harbour offers two small sand and shingle beaches and you will see why it is a popular filming location and is a key setting for the filming of BBC’s series Poldark. You can explore this beautiful region easily as you are 1.5 miles from A390 a fantastic base for your Cornish adventure and creating your holiday memories – enjoying walking amongst the most beautiful scenery in the world on the Cornish footpaths, visiting the quaint and picturesque Cornish villages meandering through the streets visiting art galleries, bars, restaurants. The adventurous enter the playing field of Watergate bay where you can experience wave ski, kitesurfing, kite buggying, surfing. Water sport enthusiasts on your “doorstep” you can sail, kayak, snorkel, deep sea diving.
Secluded, private, tranquil location boasting inspirational sea views with a secret garden feel.
Note: This property is best for a maximum of 8 adults.
Note: Children must be supervised due to balcony and veranda.
Note: Please state at the point of booking if you require beds to be made up differently to that specified. Late notice may mean we are not able to change the configuration in time for your arrival.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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