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Blue Cottage

Truro, Cornwall (Ref. 959104)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • “We own a holiday let ourselves so know a thing or two about what is required.”

    We compiled a list that should be relayed to the current owners of Blue cottage as there are several elements that need updating/upgrading that has been mentioned for many years in the visitor book but have not been sorted. Perhaps this route of feedback may prove more useful. Elements to update: Broken armchair in lounge (armrest about to fall off). TV remote not working despite fresh batteries. Kitchen feels grubby. Not helped by a container under the sink containing what looks like a home ...

    We compiled a list that should be relayed to the current owners of Blue cottage as there are several elements that need updating/upgrading that has been mentioned for many years in the visitor book but have not been sorted. Perhaps this route of feedback may prove more useful. Elements to update: Broken armchair in lounge (armrest about to fall off). TV remote not working despite fresh batteries. Kitchen feels grubby. Not helped by a container under the sink containing what looks like a home concoction of god knows what. Lino bubbling in kitchen (tripping hazard that caught us out several times). Landing that needs additional rail and higher balustrade (we had similar issues in our 1880s holiday let). No spare bulbs that work (lamp behind TV needs new bulb). Plug sockets rather lose and need replacing or at the least tightening. Bathroom heater = electric. Is this OK in 2021? Seems lethal to us. Also, its very dusty which would not seem wise. Would suggest removal. Towel rail in bathroom not working. Bathroom main light turns on then within seconds turns off so had to use shaver light as the main source of light in there. Mould on bathroom grouting. Too many rugs in our opinion (combines with variable floor heights and low ceilings adds to the challenge of getting around) - would not like to house an elderly person in there. Freezer not defrosted in ages so had to wrestle to get in and out of it. Plates/crockery could do with updating as look like a charity shop mix and match (e.g. a mug from Wales in a Cornish cottage). Broken ornaments eg earless cat in lounge. All of these elements are very easily addressed. It smacks of laziness when such aspects are left unattended by owners and have been for many years. This is a real shame as the building itself is so lovely and deserves better. The location is also ideal and we loved our holiday despite the property. We would have happily rebooked if the property was evidently being improved but we will avoid Blue Cottage in the future.

    - Mr O'shea, September 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Blue Cottage. A member of our Quality Assurance team has been out to look at the property and we are working closely with the owner and housekeepers to rectify any issues. The guests who visited the following week have submitted a very positive feedback response and enjoyed their stay immensely. We do hope to welcome you back to the West Country in the near future. Property Owner

The property

Sitting pretty in fabulous Feock, Blue Cottage is just moments from the beach and serene waters of the Fal River Estuary.

Experience a Swallows and Amazons style break at this homely cottage which is just a few minutes' walk from Loe Beach.

Overlooking the tree lined waters of the Carrick Roads, this pebbly and sandy stretch has a great little cafe offering breakfasts, yummy lunches and ice creams during the summer months.

It is also home to a fantastic watersports centre so bring your wetsuit and learn to sail, windsurf or paddleboard.

If you prefer something more sedate you can hire a kayak, rowing boat or even a power boat and head out to explore the incredible waterways in your own time, stopping off at one of the stunning waterside inns for refreshment along the way! The Carrick Roads also have a superb network of ferries linking Truro, Falmouth, St Mawes and some smaller villages so leave the car behind and travel by boat.

One ferry departs from the nearby National Trust owned Trelissick Gardens so it is a great excuse to explore them too.

A trip to Falmouth is highly recommended; with sandy beaches, some fabulous restaurants, boutique shops and the Maritime Museum, a day may not be enough.

Tucked away in this pretty village, Blue Cottage offers simple homely accommodation.

Step back in time and experience a very honest and original cottage with quirky layout requiring diligence when negotiating stairs and with limited headroom in some areas.

The snug sitting room has an open fire and there is an oil fired Rayburn (seasonal use) in the dining room keeping the cottage cosy at any time of year.

Upstairs the three bedrooms comprise one with king size bed and two twin (one with 2'6'' beds).

The mature garden at the front of the cottage is perfect for breakfast alfresco or simply relaxing with a good book.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x 3' twin, 1 x 2' 6" twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with Rayburn (seasonal use)
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric heating, Rayburn (seasonal use) and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD,WiFi, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot no bedding provided and highchair on request
  • Public roadside parking
  • Garden with lawn and shrubs and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Restricted headroom in kitchen and twin bedroom (see photos) and care required when negotiating the stairs

About the location

TRURO

St Agnes 8.6 miles; Falmouth 11 miles; Redruth 11.5 miles, Newquay 13.6 miles, Eden Project 18 miles, Lizard Peninsula 18 miles, St Ives 25 miles, Land's End 36 miles..

Truro is the retail centre of Cornwall with a good range of independent shops as well as national stores all within a compact city centre. With its eclectic range of art galleries, bars, restaurants, cinema, theatre, museum and outstanding cathedral this small city is a superb year round destination. Steeped in history and intriguing architecture there is always plenty to do and see. Just meandering through the Georgian cobbled streets is a pleasure in itself. With many peaceful parks all within a short stroll from the centre it is a most relaxing city to visit. A wonderful day trip can be had from Truro to Falmouth along the stunning Fal estuary with many options to disembark and pick up the boat later along the scenic river trip.

Note: Kitchen ceiling is lower than standard with beams. Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.
Note: Maximum booking duration two weeks.