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Testimonials for Trehalvin Holiday Cottages South East Cornwall

"Amazing hidden gem. To sit and listen to NOTHING whilst sat outside is something else. Perfect get away if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of life. Ideal for local beach's and attractions such as Looe & Polperro. But only an hour away from the North Cornwall coast. The dogs loved the beach at Seaton."

The Paine Family

"We didn’t leave a message in your visitor book as we didn’t have a pen! I’ve realised how digital we all are this week!

Instead I thought I would write you an email you can use and say thank you for having us.  


Trehalvin is set in a wonderfully peaceful location and is absolutely beautiful, Cider Cottage is full of charm and our children loved their bedroom in the roof. 

Peter and Val are so friendly and really do make you feel at home, we really appreciated the wine and basics provided on our arrival, it’s clear that a lot of thought has been put into the guests experience. 

The pool didn’t disappoint and was the highlight of the holiday for our children with many hours spend splashing around.

Again thank you for having us!"

The Fenton-Brown family from Wiltshire (Daisy Lodge)

"We have had a great week in this very comfortable Lodge. It is perfectly located to visit both the South and North coasts.  We took the train to Plymouth from Liskeard and went to the Aquarium.  The Eden Project is less than one hour away and The Hall Walk around Fowey was another highlight. Thank you for a lovely holiday."

Gwen, Stewart, Lily and Benjamin Moore (Sam's Cabin)

"We have had a truly wonderful week at Sam's Cabin, it is absolutely perfect for our little family.  From the welcome gifts ( that glass of wine and chocolate biscuit after the kids went to bed was heavenly).  The beautiful swimming pool, which was enjoyed despite the weather to the lush green grass in front of the cabin for our two year old to play.  


Sam's Cabin is ideally located, there is lots to do locally, we spent two days exploring Looe and Polperro (including a boat trip around Looe Island).  We also went further afield to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Lands End, Healey's Ryder Farm and Perranporth.  We also loved The Eden Project.  Thank you Val and Pete for a wonderful week."

Steve and Linda Tinkler from Grantham, Lincs (Daisy Lodge)

"Daisy Lodge can only be described as fantastic - from its crisp white bed linen to the superbly presented soft furnishings the whole feeling is of quality and attention to detail.  When you add in the beautiful view, a swimming pool and hosts who genuinely believe that their guests should have the best it is not difficult to say that Daisy Lodge delivers on all it promises.  Thank you Peter and Val.  This is well worth sending across to Cornish Cottage Holidays."

Su and Cerys from Bristol (Sam's Cabin)

"Had a wonderful few days in Sam's Cabin, an ideal location for a complete relaxing break.  Visited Fowey, Port Isaac ( sadly didn't see the Doc! ), Polperro and Tintagel.  Weather didn't play fair at times, but this didn't dampen our spirits!  Pete was very welcoming - thank you for the wine, biscuits and flowers.  Thanks for a lovely stay."

Paul and Carol from Wells (Sam's Cabin

"Our second visit to Sam's Cabin and again weather and hospitality brilliant.  Reiterate comments from last year plus enjoyed excellent crab salads at Island View Cafe at Hannaford.  From Cabin look out for buzzards above the trees on the skyline, gold finches and occasionally bunnies in the field!"

Wayne and Debbie Kruger (Sam's Cabin)

"Sam's Cabin is beautiful and very comfy.  Our stay has been amazing and we would like to thank Val and Peter for the lovely welcome gifts, such a nice touch and made us feel very welcome.  Sam's cabin is an ideal base to go exploring the Cornish coast.  Definite visit is Polperro and our grand daughter loved crabbing in Looe.  All in all we had a wonderful holiday.  The pool is the icing on the top.  Thank you."

The Fiblin family from Tamworth (Smugglers Cottage)

"A lovely holiday in a beautiful cottage.  Our first holiday here but it won't be the last, we hope."

Kate, Pete and Chloe (Cider Cottage)

"Lovely little cottage. We had a great week exploring Cornwall.  Looe and Polperro are lovely. Wonderful location and the pool is gorgeous. Thank you for a great week."

The Hartley family from Surrey (Sam's Cabin)

"We have loved our return visit to Trehalvin.  Having been so lucky with the weather we have been to a few lovely beaches, Looe, Millendreath (great beach cafe) and Polkerris and enjoyed eating at Sam's Cafe right on the beach.  We drove over to Port Isaac and Polperro was great."

The Thistlewaite family from West Yorkshire (Smugglers Cottage)

"A fantastic two weeks staying at Smugglers Cottage.  We've been very lucky with the weather and a big thank you to Val and Peter for making us feel so welcome.  


Top Tips...Lantic Bay, a walk down to the beach but well worth it as far quieter than other beaches.  Poldrimouth bay, just beyond Fowey.  Again a little walk but a large shallow. Ove perfect for kids to swim and play and is beautiful.


Val suggested Sam's to eat out and we went to both Sam's in Fowey and Sam's on the Beach in Polkerris.  Both were fantastic but Sam's on the Beach is a beautiful place to eat.  We also enjoyed both Pendennis and Tintagel Castles. A great day was cycling from Bodmin to Padstow and back on The Camel Trail, twenty five miles and our six year old boy cycled it!  Had Rick Steins fish and chips."

The Alcock family from Bristol (Smugglers Cottage)

"We have had a lovely week staying at Smugglers Cottage.  Lots of days in Looe enjoying meals out, (the Sea Kitchen is a particular favourite), the beach, the lovely little shops and crab fishing.  We all enjoyed the pool and the meadow, was great for the kids to make some new friends.  Thank you for the welcome treats and the provision of books, DVDs etc. Great for entertaining the kids.  Also loved two boat trips and mackerel fishing."

The Lever family from Whitley Bay (Sam's Cabin)

"Enjoyed another amazing week at Trehalvin, our third visit here. We just love the cabins - so spacious and light with wonderful personal touches.  The outdoor space is fantastic.  We have been in the beautiful pool every day and struggled to get the kids out of it.  Made a couple of new discoveries, Lantic Bay was lovely, a real hidden gem, also enjoyed Carnglaze Caverns.  Thank you for another holiday."

The Monkhouse family from Worcester (Sam's Cabin)

"Sam's Cabin a big WOW!  The kids loved the pool, crabbing at Looe, rock pooling at Talland Bay. We explored lots of places but my most favourite was Lantic Bay which was amazing.  Despite the weather we had a lovely break.  Many thanks for your hospitality and making our stay very enjoyable and relaxing.  Hope all who stay here have a wonderful holiday too. Xx"

Dave, Carolyn and family from Nottingham (Smugglers Cottage)

"Thank you Valerie and Peter for a fabulous. Relaxing two weeks at Smugglers Cottage.  The welcome pack was very thoughtful and fresh flowers a very kind touch.  We have thoroughly enjoyed this holiday in a beautiful location and idealism setting.  We can't wait to return. Thank you so much. The Singleton family."

Jackie and Daisy Orme (Daisy Lodge)

"What a lovely tranquil setting, with beautiful views and a warm inviting pool in a very pretty garden.  The Lodge was immaculate and very comfortably furnished.  I especially loved the crisp white bedding.  This is an excellent location for the many attractions and pretty villages of Cornwall.  We have enjoyed a very happy few days down here.  Trehalvin is a little hidden gem.  Many thanks to Val and Pete."

The Roberts family from Derbyshire (Sam's Cabin)

"We have had such an amazing holiday staying her at Sam's Cabin.  It's been so peaceful with lovely views.  Our three year old daughter has loved every minute playing in the field, play area and swimming pool.  Such an ideal to come back to after visiting the Eden project, Lost gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey, Looe, Portloe and Polkerris beach.  Thank you to Val and Pete for everything, wine, biscuits etc. And for providing a great place to stay, everything so clean and luxurious even down to the beautiful smelling bedding and towels.  We will definitely be coming back."

Rob Baker and his lucky girlfriend Amber from Bristol (Sam's Cabin)

"Had a fantastic week.  Really did not want to leave.  Will be coming back very soon.  The pool was amazing and Sam's Cabin was a real home away from home.  Thanks Val and Pete."

Wendy, Dave, Jake and Molly Pollard from Burnley, Lancashire (Smugglers Cottage)

"A huge "thank you" for an amazing week at Smugglers Cottage.  We have had a fabulous holiday and have some wonderful memories.  The kids have loved the swimming pool and the meadow play area and have been excited to go every day.  The cottage has been ideal, well kept, immaculate and attention to detail.  We can't wait to come to stay again, in fact I have already emailed the dates for two weeks next year.  I think we have found a hidden gem!  Thanks again for a great Cornish Holiday.  The Pollards."

The Innes family from Derbyshire (Cider Cottage)

"Cider Cottage- WOW! What a beautiful little cottage.  The swimming pool was lovely and our eighteen month old loved it after a busy day sight seeing and playing.  The weather has been beautiful and helped to make visiting places like St Ives, Polperro and Kingsand a treat for all.  Seaton a must if you have a dog, Dougie loved the beach and the nature reserve.  We all leave Cider Cottage rested and happy and can't wait to return next year.  Many thanks Val and Pete. xxx"

Family from County Durran (Smugglers Cottage)

"Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.  After a long journey we were welcomed to our fantastic cottage with wine, milk, biscuits, tea coffee, all essentials, what a lovely surprise.  Fresh flowers inside, beautifully kept gardens and a very carnival atmosphere, absolutely made our holiday.  The boys and us made full use of the pool and the meadow as an excellent play time whilst here.  Smugglers was an excellent starting point for all our adventures...beautiful Fowey, a fabulous day in Mevagissey and magical Tintagel.  Our final day at the Eden Project with the music (Duran Duran).  We are very grateful for our stay and will certainly make an eager return. Best wishes xxx"

The Prada Family (Daisy Lodge)

"This is our third time back to Daisy Lodge and we still haven't done everything there is to do here.  A whole week of sunshine has meant we have spent a lot of the week in the very warm swimming pool.  The hidden valley and the Gnome reserve were good days out for the kids. A lovely warm welcome as always from Peter and Valerie and the kids have made some fab new friends whilst enjoying themselves on the meadow.  I am sure we will return again.  Thank you."

James, Jo, Olly, Alfie and baby Flora.  From Berkeley (Sam's Cabin)

"What a lovely week we have had in Sam's Cabin, a beautiful peaceful location with a real luxury feel.  The open space on the meadow was perfect for two busy boys who love being outside and what a hit the pool was, amazing and we used it every day.  We had some fun days out at Lost Gardens of Heligan.  Talland bay was a fun beach with a lush cafe.  Amazing fish and chips from Coddys Shack in Looe.  We hope to visit again.  Thank you Peter and Val X"

Mr and Mrs Kelly and family (Smugglers Cottage)

"Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality after a long journey.  We were welcomed to our fantastic cottage with wine, milk, tea coffee etc. Biscuits and fresh flowers, what a lovely surprise.  Beautifully kept gardens and a very carnival atmosphere absolutely made our holiday.  The boys and us made full use of the pool and the meadow providing an excellent playtime whilst here.  And Smugglers was an excellent starting point for all our adventures.  Beautiful Fowey, a fabulous day in Mevagissey and magical Tintagel.  Our final day at the Eden Project was made perfect with the music from Duran Duran.  We are very grateful for our stay in Smugglers and will certainly make an eager return. Best wishes xxx"

The Hutchence Family and Ruby our dog (Cider Cottage)

"Thank you for a wonderful week, we have all loved it and will be back again.  The weather was amazing and we have done so much.  Been to Seaton, Heligan Gardens, Polperro, St Ives, Padstow for best fish and chips ever!  Fowey, a must again as so pretty and Par sands beach.  The swimming pool is just what you need at the end of the day and so clean and beautiful.  Thank you for all the little extra touches when we arrived and thank you for letting us stay in your lovely Cider Cottage.  We leave feeling rested and relaxed and very happy.  See you again X"

Martin, Katie and Albie (3yrs) King from Calne, Wiltshire (Smuggler's Cottage)

"We have had a fabulous week staying at Smugglers cottage, which is very cosy, well equipped and a great base for visiting many places in Cornwall, our favourites being Lanhydrock. Launceston railway, Threthorne Farm Park, both great for toddlers and finally, Lantic Bay which was stunning. Thank you Valerie and Peter for A great holiday."

Paul and Carol Wells

"We wanted a quiet and peaceful holiday and that is exactly what we got at Sam's Cabin. There are not many places untainted by light and noise...soooo silent, even the sheep didn't baa!! A stunning view from the cabin which was very comfortable and well equipped. We have been to The Looe Valley before but Trehalvin is a "hidden gem". Brilliant hospitality, thank you both."

Richard, Tracey, Cloe and Kyle from Buxton, Derbyshire

"Lovely cottage and fab welcome gifts. A lovely week with lovely weather. Visited Looe a couple of times. Adrenalin Quarry zip wire and karting were thoroughly enjoyed as was the Bank holiday steam rally at Morval. We went to the beach at Millendreath as it had a large free car park. Each evening we enjoyed a dip in the pool or a kick-about on the meadow! Perfect"

Annie, James and Jacob (23months) from Solihull, West Midlands (Smuggler's Cottage)

"Thank you for a great week, we had good weather and spent a lot of time on the beach and paddling. We had a day trip to the Eden project and visited the Lappa Valley Steam railway. Great for toddlers. Went on the St Mawes ferry to Falmouth which was worth a visit and enjoyed a trip on the glass bottom boat in Looe. See you again soon. The Friars."

Martin, Suzanne and Zoe(3) from Oxfordshire.

"Lovely cosy cabin. Looe and surrounding area never fails to please, plenty to do even in the patchy end of season weather. The heated pool, swings and meadow were a big hit with Zoe."

Emma, James, Rowan and Marcus Whale from Alton, Hampshire

"Emma, James, Rowan and Marcus Whale. From Alton, Hampshire. Another lovely holiday here at Trehalvin, (we have stayed previously in Smugglers Cottage and Daisy Lodge. We especially appreciated you allowing to drop off and store our bike trailer a week before.) very kind as you have always been, Peter and Val. As ever the pool and grounds were a hit with the boys. The accommodation is very comfy and handy to visit many places and so peaceful. We leave happy and well rested again, so thank you."

The Fillingham family from North Yorkshire

"We have had a lovely stay at Daisy Lodge, which was very well equipped and very comfortable. We have also enjoyed using the pool. Had some great days out to Lantic bay, Lansollas bay. Beautiful and peaceful spots. Also the Eden project and the Aquarium in Plymouth. We also thoroughly enjoyed visits to Looe, Polperro and Fowey. We have loved the peace and tranquillity of Trehalvin, thank you for an enjoyable and memorable stay."

Alex, Karen, Joe and Sasha Scott from Sonning Common, Oxon

"Thanks so much for a great week, staying here with relatives in two cottages next door to each other. It has been a wonderful base for the week in a new area of Cornwall for us and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. It rained on our last evening here and we spent it in the pool, which was great!"

Nicholas (10yrs) with brothers Mathew and Jack and Dad and Mum

"This trip is recommended since in Cornwall there is so much to do that we didn't finish it all even though we were out every day also at Trehalvin there is a heated pool which is great to relax in, there is a play set for little ones and big swings for big kids, another great thing about here is that Looe, The Eden Project and other great places are near. This has been a very enjoyable week and we would love to come again."

Mr and Mrs Goffe and Pip (the dog)

"Valerie and Peter gave us a warm welcome and we were grateful for the welcome pack, a great extra! Cottage very clean and comfortable, the grounds were very tidy and the heated pool was appreciated. The children's bedroom upstairs was a great hit with our grandchildren who were staying in Smugglers cottage. Garden and BBQ were great. We will recommend."

Alan, Deb and children from Clevedon, Somerset.

"Lovely,lovely Lodge. Great place to stay and enjoy the quiet surroundings. We enjoyed the swimming pool and little Sam enjoyed playing in the meadow. Looe is lovely. Polperro a sheer delight and also enjoyed visits to Fowey, Par sands, Talland bay, Newquay beach to name but a few, thanks Pete and Val."

Steve, Zena, Ella and Dayna

"It has been a great week and we loved the cottage. We used the pool twice a day almost every day and visited lots of places. The bedrooms were so cute. Thank you so much. Great hosts, in fact the best. We hope to return."

Rosie, Rhys, Bethany and Evie from Chorley

"It has been a great week here in Cider Cottage. Bethany and Evie loved their loft bedroom. We also visited lots of lovely places. Eden project. wheal Martyn China clay museum, Restormal Castle, Par Sands beach and Mimions. We particularly loved the swimming pool and made great use of it."

Genevieve, Bruce, Casper(4) and Bella(2) from Surrey

"Thank you for a lovely stay in Daisy Lodge. We loved the rural setting within easy distance of Looe. The children have enjoyed the swimming pool as well as burning off energy in the meadow. New have negotiated many narrow roads visiting Polperro, Polkerris, Port Isaac and Whitsand Bay. Recommend Mama J's in Looe for a child friendly restaurant serving yummy food, but do book!"

Debbie and daughters Sterry, from Malvern

"What an amazing place for a lovely holiday with my daughters. The pool has been much enjoyed even in the rain! Visited Looe, Polperro, Cawsand and many ore amazing places. We'll be back."

Sarah, Tom and George from Nantwich, Cheshire (Smuggler's Cottage)

"We've had a great week here in Cornwall. Smugglers cottage was a perfect has from which to explore. We have visited Newquay, the Eden Project and Padstow with great ease. Cottage very well equipped and George aged three, enjoyed the bunks and the swimming pool. Thanks also for the welcome pack. Wonderful holiday in a great location with lots of sunshine this week."

Steve, Elaine, Matt and Tom from Manchester (Smuggler's Cottage)

"We said we'd be back! We came! Another fantastic week in this beautiful area. Thank you again for your hospitality and care. It's all the little things that make a difference and make the holiday. Not just the wine and fresh flowers etc. But the care and thought you put into the property, grounds and pool. The boys have loved being here again, we have done the usual tourist things but have not felt the pressure to do everything as we a are saving some for next time!"

The Lever family

"This was our second visit to Trehalvin and we found Sam's Cabin just as lovely as Daisy Lodge. The kids had a wonderful time in the pool, park and meadow! Loved the stunning beach at Whitsand Bay and The Hidden Valley near Launceston was a fantastic day out for the children and grown ups. Trehalvin is such a fabulous base and the accommodation is second to none. Can't wait to come back."

Amanda, Kevin Harriet and Oliver George from Bromsgrove (Smuggler's Cottage)

"Excellent place to stay. Very cosy and has everything you may need. We had a great holiday despite the weather not always so good! Thank you Peter and Val for being so welcoming and for the welcome extras."

Anne and Andy Mcgrory from Cheshire (Smuggler's Cottage)

"We have really enjoyed our stay in Smugglers Cottage. Win, milk and biscuits were a welcome surprise and Peter and Valerie made us very welcome. The pool was lovely and the weather has been beautiful so all in all a lovely week. Places to eat.. Must try Sam's in Fowey, great atmosphere and great food, also Suid Ink in Looe but must book. 11th July. The Faulkeners from Somerset. We have had a really lovely time staying here in Smugglers Cottage. The cottage is everything you need and the welcome pack was a nice surprise. Cornwall is a stunning part of the world and we enjoyed exploring as much of it as possible. The pool was amazing and we enjoyed swimming e wry day. We will hopefully return again soon. Many thanks."

The Dawson Jones family

"Our third visit to Trehalvin. As always, our welcome to Trehalvin was warm and friendly and we will definitely be back. Thank you to Val and Peter for another happy and peaceful stay. xxx"

The Prada family from Hampshire

"Our second visit to Daisy Lodge and once again it didn't disappoint. A warm welcome, handy supplies for a cup of tea with biscuits and lovely, clean accommodation. So much to do here and the surrounding areas and the children don't want to leave again! We will be back. Thank you."

The Keay family from Cheshire

"Wonderful stay in Sam's Cabin, very peaceful and relaxing, especially watching the sheep pass by in the field. Sam's Cabin is lovely, clean and modern, just like home from home. Great base for many a day out or staying here as the pool is brilliant for keeping the kids entertained. Fantastic holiday, thank you."

J Clifton-Gould and R Dale (6-13 September 2014)

"Beautiful countryside and peaceful time at Trehalvin.  Very good accommodation. Enjoyed our visit to fantastic Cornwall once again and weather amazing! Had a great roast dinner at Michell's in Polperro. Will recommend Trehalvin to family and friends."

Liz, Juan, Alex and Blake Prada (23-30 August 2014)

"Daisy Lodge is beautiful and has all you need for a home from home.  Perfect for the kids, the pool was lovely.  There is so much to do we will have to come back!  Thank you for a lovely time and the warm welcome, we would definitely recommend Trehalvin."

Rachel, Nigel, Harison (13) and Henry (3) (16-30 August 2014)

"Lovely two weeks again at Trehalvin.  Peter and Val have been marvellous hosts making us feel welcome again this year.  Sam's Cabin is charming, very comfortable and we loved the pool and having the meadow to play in.  Did lots of exploring locally and further afield at St. Michaels Mount, which is stunning and well worth a visit.  Can also recommend a cream tea at the Cafe at Talland Bay, scrumptious!  A truly magical place.  Thank you. X"

Owen, Emma, Abbie and Dylan Lever (9-16 August 2014)

"Thank you so much for a wonderful week.  It is a truly lovely lodge with everything you need for a family as well as some luxury extras.  The setting is beautiful and is clearly looked after to a very high standard. The pool area is particularly impressive.  Staying here has been a fantastic base for exploring Cornwall.  Having two young children (aged 5 and 2) we could recommend "The shipwreck and Heritage Centre" and "The Hidden Valley Discovery Park".  We hope to be back again soon!!"

Pietjan, Marjolien, Coen and Segar ( 2-9 August 2014)

"We have had a wonderful week at Trehalvin.  The weather was good so we have enjoyed the swimming pool, especially our boys.  We also had lovely day trips to Bodmin Moor, Lanhydrock, the aquarium in Plymouth, Fowey and of course The Eden Project.  Trehalvin is really a lovely hidden place in the countryside and from Daisy Lodge we had beautiful views.  The children enjoyed the playground in the big meadow in view of the Lodge.  Peter and Valerie thank you for your warm and personal welcome....and of course for the wine and cookies."

Jo, Robin, Polly 5yrs and Casper 2 yrs, (19-26 July 2014)

"We have had such a fabulous holiday here at Daisy Lodge and really, really don't want to leave!  The Lodge is perfectly designed to suit a family of four and contains everything needed.  It has been tastefully and thoughtfully furnished with quality products from the likes of John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and The White Company!  The freshly cut flowers, wine, milk and scrumptious dark chocolate ginger biscuits were a delightful touch upon arrival.  The spotlessly clean outdoor swimming pool is absolutely glorious and has been used by us endlessly all week in the Mediterranean heat and sunshine.  The meadow in front of the Lodge provides a sense of freedom and space which is always welcome.  For ourselves and our two young children this really has been a perfect place for us to spend our holiday.  We will, without any doubt, return.  A week just isn't enough time to fully explore this wonderful area.  Valerie and Peter thank you so, so much, please know that your hard work and dedication is very apparent.  Best wishes to the both of you. xxxx"

The Gerrards (12-19 July 2014)

"A truly relaxing and peaceful holiday location.  We particularly enjoyed the heated swimming pool, the barbecue, the comfortable beds, the fluffy towels, the play area and surrounding space, the decked eating area and the free wifi.  The welcome items of chilled wine, milk, biscuits and fresh flowers were a delightful addition. Thank you. Very well equipped and thought through holiday accommodation, a beautiful area of Cornwall. During our week long stay in Sam's Cabin we visited the Eden Project with a fifteen per cent discount voucher in the information pack. Polkerris beach, Looe. Polperro and Plymouth.  Altogether a lovely time was enjoyed by all.  Thank you very much."

Keith and Penny Moorton (31 May-7 June 2014)

"A lovely cottage in an idyllic location.  The pool and grounds are fantastic.  Rooms and amenities are excellent.  We felt very private but with the assurance that Valerie and Peter were always on hand if needed.  We recommend visiting Fowey, Padstow, The Eden Project, local caves and falls and if you fancy a trip across the county border, Widecombe-in-the-Moor on Dartmoor.  Many thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable stay."

Mr & Mrs Dickinson and family and Ellie the dog (20th 27th July 2013)

"Thank you for a wonderful stay in Cider Cottage.  We enjoyed our time in Cornwall immensely and felt very at home here.  Thank you for all the lovely little touches, especially the wine, milk, biscuits and fresh flowers, very handy on arrival after a long journey.  The cottage was a real home from home and a lot of thought has obviously gone into the decor and furnishings.  We had all we needed for a comfortable holiday and more.  We enjoyed the pool twice daily, a real treat.


We are sad to leave the peace and quiet behind!  The wonderful views from the meadow where we had a lovely picnic lunch whilst Ellie our dog looked longingly at the sheep!  Our favourite places we visited were Fowey and Whitsand Bay.  We also enjoyed Seaton, Mevagissy, Polperro and Padstow.  Boat trips from Fowey and Mevagissy were wonderful and Ellie regained her sealers.  Guenllian loved her bedroom in the attic and it became known as her private flat where no parents could enter. Thank you for a marvellous week, we will definitely pass details onto friends and family.  Diolch yn fawr."

Sally and Ava from Clevedon (12-19 July 2013)

"Sam's Cabin is the perfect hideaway!  Upon arrival we were immediately transported to the most magical place.  Waking up to the beautiful view of the meadow is breathtaking.  The accommodation 'top notch", chic and modern.  The pool was the luxury that topped our week especially for my little daughter.  We enjoyed fun days out to Whitsand Bay, Looe beach and park, Polkerris, Fowey, but found it hard to pull ourselves away from the Cabin.  Thank you for being such warm, friendly hosts and for a wonderful week.  We shall Definitely be back."

Emily, Dale and Edward (41/2 months) (8-15 June 2013)

"Thanks for a lovely stay in the cosy and welcoming "Smuggler's Cottage".  The biscuits, milk and wine were a great treat and most welcome.  We managed to enjoy a dip in the lovely warm pool on our first evening, Edward's first swim.  We visited some great National Trust properties in the area.  Lanhydrock is not to be missed and also Cothele.  Also had some great days out at The Gardens of Heligan , Fowey and St. Ives.  A wonderful holiday.  Thanks to Pete and Val for creating such a wonderful place from which to explore Cornwall."

Tom,Gemma and Olivia Jewers (17-25 May 2013)

"A lovely cottage and grounds, swings and slide a big hit with Olivia (22 months).  Perfectly situated for a wealth of day trips.  Lappa Valley trains, Dairyland, Blue Reef Aquarium, all good for kids.  Eden Project, Fowey, Mevagissey, Padstow, all lovely to visit, Looe very nice too, narrow streets to explore and a nice, sandy beach out of the wind.  Weather has been dry if a bit cool for end of May.  Thank you Pete and Val for a lovely week."

Neil, Julie & Roman (2-7 October 2012)

"We had a wonderful short break in Cornwall.  The cottage was ideal in its location and setup.  Thank you for the wine, flowers and milk, a nice touch on our arrival.  Thank you Peter and Valerie, you run a lovely holiday business and we will definitely recommend Smugglers Cottage and we will return ourselves.  God Bless xxx"

Elizabeth McKibbin and Des Winter, E. (15-22 September 2012)

"We have had a wonderful week in Smuggler's Cottage in beautiful peaceful countryside.  The cottage is cosy and snug with everything we could possibly need.  We love the maritime themed decor and really appreciated the welcoming flowers, wine, milk and the great books, DVDs and games.  The swimming pool was fantastic and the setting stunning.  The cottage is in a perfect spot for visiting loads of places.  There is so much to do and see....just lovely!"

The Morton family (10-16 June 2012)

"We'll be back!  Fabulous stay.  The Lodge is perfect for a little family, the girls Ruby 11yrs and Scarlett 4yrs loved the meadow and the swimming pool, the weather has not been good for June but that did not keep us from the pool.  Comfortable beds, warm and cosy. wine and milk etc very thoughtful gesture, Peter and Val really know how to look after their guests.  Recommend Polperro, Mevagissy boat ride to Fowey, Eden Project, St. Ives Tate, Seaton Beach Cafe."

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