- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
“Overall the cottage was fine.”
Couple of issues.
Couple of issues. 1 no light for garden in evening and had to put dogs on lead everytime we went to garden. 2 recycling was not as stated had to put all in one bag. Other then that rest was fine.
“Cosy and good location”
Quaint and cosy two bedroom cottage. All amenities we needed including dishwasher, internet etc. On the main route half way between St Austell and Newquay so easy travelling to many places in the area. It is located on a busy road but that didn’t trouble us at all. The cottage has a lovely little garden with fire pit, patio table and chairs however, being January we didn’t use these. We don’t have dogs though other feedback says dogs have been taken there. Not that it would deter us but there was no lingering smell of dogs anyway. We found it well presented and very clean.
“On arriving at holiday cottage we noticed a black bin plus six other bags of rubbish and bottles in front of property not sure how long they had been there, a photo has been sent to Sykes cottages.”
The black bin was emptied one morning while we were there but everything else was left. Cottage a lot smaller than expected, thank goodness there were only two of us.. No instruction manuals to help with dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker etc. Also no toaster, but reading comments in visitors book, written first week in August 2018, there was a toaster available to use but it 'died' that week. We stayed there first week in September 2018 and the broken toaster had been removed but hadn't been replaced. We found two used vinegar bottles in kitchen cupboards full of flies, coffee granules mouldy in container. Wi fi was free but absolutely useless... all the time in the cottage we had no phone signal. Bed really uncomfortable.... ended up with a bad back everyday of the holiday (should've stayed seven nights but only lasted three). Couldn't hang clothes in wardrobe as the smell in there was an awful fusty smell. The toilet seat very flimsy not secure and moved sideways when sat on. We were really looking forward to this holiday but unfortunately was so disappointed that we had made the 720 mile round trip.
“The description of the cottage gave the impression of a cottage in the countryside, not one on a very busy and noisy B road between Newquay and St Austell.”
The traffic was heavy from early morning until well into the evening. The parking area was unswept and the leaves/seeds thus trod into the house. The garden is in need of some tender loving care. Because of the noise of the traffic it was not inviting or pleasant to sit in the garden to enjoy a BBQ or enjoy the weather. Despite a mirror having been installed to help with driving out of the parking area it is extremely dangerous because of a curve in the road you cannot see even with the mirror lorries or cars approaching from the St Austell direction. Traffic should be driving at 40 MPH but are often much faster. Having said this the cottage was very clean inside and the linen and towels were of good quality. The welcome pack was extremely good and the flowers were very appreciated. We enjoyed the holiday and visited many coves and beaches on both the North and South coasts, a good area for touring around Cornwall, just a shame about the road. This property is not really very appropriate for children or dogs because there is no barrier between the front door and the road.
“We had a lovely time, as we had two dogs the situation with the garden was a little difficult but didn’t spoil our trip.”
Thank you for coming over to cut the grass it did make it a little easier for us with the dogs. The only thing l would like to mention is the wardrobe in the master bedroom smelt and we didn’t hang our clothes in there as it made them smell. Apart from that we really had fun and the cottage is well placed for both coasts thank you
“This cottage is in a great location as its not far to travel to all off Cornwall.”
It was well equipped and cosy. I would like to mention that there is no access to the garden without coming out the front door which is a bit of a pain with dogs as they needed to be put on the lead - the cottage is situated on a busy road. However this said the cottage is lovely and we were welcomed with a Cornish Tea and flowers. Would stay here again.
“The cottage was brilliant and what really impressed us was we had a bad storm one night and the gate got broke the very next day sykes rang and arranged to mend it .”
Chock full of quirk and character, this romantic period cottage is bounded to one side by mellow countryside and incredibly convenient for the stunning north coast and beaches.
Renovated from tip to toe, Menna Cottage is a gorgeous rural bolt hole for couples and families complete with a warming wood burner for winter breaks and a private and garden enclosed with post and rail fence with idyllic far reaching countryside views. Located in the rustic hamlet of Menna in the heart of Cornwall, the sandy beaches at the vibrant resort of Newquay are within a 20 minute drive.
For guests who wish to bring their four legged friends there is Newquay's fantastic Fistral Beach, the big-league venue on the British surfing scene which has a huge tract of golden sand and no seasonal ban on dogs.
For families, there is easy access to the Blue Reef Aquarium, Dairyland Farm World and Newquay Zoo and for walkers there is the startlingly beautiful coast path which traces magnificent cliff tops to Watergate Bay and Padstow.
For a complete contrast head to the south coast and visitor hot spots at the fishing village of Mevagissey, the world famous Eden Project and Charlestown, renowned for its tall ships and for the filming of the BBC's Poldark series.
The A30 is close as too are rural pubs serving Cornish ales and home-cooked produce. You will discover Menna Cottage nestled beside a main road with parking for two cars in front.
Step through a stable door into a twin aspect, open plan living room and first impressions are of comfort and simple elegance.
Period features including a wood burner set in an inglenook fireplace with a granite lintel, exposed beams, oak floor boards, latch doors and deep-set windows, blend with modern amenities.
There is a dining table to seat four and a classic shaker style kitchen with all the mod cons including a Dualit coffee machine.
Head upstairs and you will discover a bathroom and two bedrooms.
The double bedroom has a strong romantic presence with antique furniture and a Georgian bed topped with a deep mattress and gorgeous bed linens whilst the twin bedroom boasts dreamy countryside views.
The garden is accessed via a side gate at the front of the property and there is a barbecue and fire pit for summer R&R.
- Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x Twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Ground floor open plan living room with woodburner, kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
- Electric central heating and wood burner
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu Ray DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
- Pwer inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for two cars
- Garden with lawn and gravelled sitting area with furniture is enclosed with post and rail fence
- Two well behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 2 miles
- Note: Regrettably no children under the age of 2 years old
- Note: The cottage is situated on a main road
- As a result of its location, it can get busy at different times of the day
- The cottage is very helpfully located to make it easy to get to the north and south coasts.
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About the location
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: Regrettably no children under the age of 2 years old. Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm. Note: This property is situated on a busy road.
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