Lelant, Cornwall (Ref. 959070)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Nomad52929267834
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    “Nice, small cottage though let down terribly by standard of cleanliness”

    We arrived at The Pippin late Friday night after an 11 hour journey ...

    We arrived at The Pippin late Friday night after an 11 hour journey. The cottage itself is nice but the housekeeping has a lot to be desired. To start with, the cottage had not been hoovered throughout, there was accumulation of grass, mud, pieces of dirt all over the floor and rugs, I had to hoover through, even though it was 10pm. There was sticky marks dotted over the wood flooring, where no mopping had been carried out (I drew the line at mopping myself so lived with it). Three logs had been left for use in the log burner.......we were scheduled to stay 7 nights. The logs ran out after two nights. There was no contact details left how to request more. The beds were stripped and left unmade, with no bedding sheets or duvet cover provision. Luckily I had brought my own, already made up bedding, otherwise this would have been a real issue. No clean towels had been provided. Dirty towels and stripped bedding from the last guests had been left in a black bin liner and piled on the bathroom floor - definitely not welcome. We had to bag up and, not wanting somebody else’s dirty linen lying around (especially with Covid-19) had to secure the bags and were left with no option but to leave the bags in the rear garden until we were due to leave. The fridge was dirty and we had to wash through before we felt comfortable using. The top of the toaster was smothered with old breadcrumbs as well as an accumulation inside. Some cutlery was dirty and cups in the cupboard had old tea/coffee stains. All had to be washed before we felt comfortable using. The two sofas are uncomfortable and we as we were not convinced on the cleanliness of the throws over the sofas, placed clean throws we had brought for the dog over the existing throws. Before our arrival date at The Pippin, I emailed the holiday rental company for assurances the cottage will be cleaned. My email was sent following negative reviews from previous guests where concerns had been raised regarding the level of cottage cleanliness. My email was unanswered. On a positive, the rear garden is nicely maintained and secure, which is a must for any dog owner. Based on this experience, we would not consider returning to The Pippin and will not be using or recommending Cornish Cottage Holidays or Sykes.

    - Nomad52929267834, October 2020
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The property

With beautiful beaches on the doorstep, pretty village surrounds and St Ives just minutes away, The Pippin offers the best of all worlds.

A cosy retreat, the cottage is in the heart of Lelant, a peaceful village which is bound by the Hayle Estuary to the east and the sweep of St Ives Bay to the north.

The white stretch of Porth Kidney Sands are just 10 minutes' walk away; relatively unknown this beach is simply stunning and lined with incredible sand dunes.

The estuary is literally moments away, where you can hop onto the coast path at low tide and explore the shoreline which is dotted with ancient shipwrecks.

Please do not try to swim in the estuary though as the water is very fast flowing.

The Pippin has characterful accommodation with a lovely inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove making the sitting room a warm and welcoming haven.

Behind this are a small kitchen and a bathroom, with the two bedrooms up on the first floor.

Outside the sunny garden has a barbecue and plenty of space to relax and catch up with a good book.

Lelant has limited facilities but the nearby Badger Inn serves food daily and is also home to a basic provisions store.

Golfers will enjoy the 18 hole links course on the edge of the village which welcomes visitors.

With the St Ives branch line just down the hill you can be in the hubbub of the town in no time but be sure to check train times!

The official park and ride is also on the edge of the village if you do miss out.

St Ives needs little introduction; full of life at any time of year there are fabulous restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and galleries lining the picturesque harbour.


  • Living room with wood burner in inglenook fireplace and dining table, well equipped kitchen, ground floor shower room with corner shower, underfloor heating, hand basin and wc
  • Flight of stairs to 1 x double bedroom and 1 x single bedroom.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • One well behaved pet welcome at £20 per week
  • Sorry, no washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Beach 10 minute walk
  • Pub 100 metres
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Note: Stairs smaller then average tread and a little steeper but has hand rails either side.

About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.
Note: Stairs smaller then average tread and a little steeper but has hand rails either side.

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