St Dennis near St. Austell, Cornwall (Ref. 1792)

1 / 14
  • Briar photo 1

Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
Briar thumbnail photo 1 Briar thumbnail photo 2 Briar thumbnail photo 3 Briar thumbnail photo 4 Briar thumbnail photo 5 Briar thumbnail photo 6 Briar thumbnail photo 7 Briar thumbnail photo 8 Briar thumbnail photo 9 Briar thumbnail photo 10 Briar thumbnail photo 11 Briar thumbnail photo 12 Briar thumbnail photo 13 Briar thumbnail photo 14
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

Indian Queens 2 miles. A beautifully-renovated semi-detached barn conversion, situated on a peaceful hillside, on the edge of the world famous China Clay district, close to the village of Indian Queens, and just less than 10 miles from Newquay. Offering comfortable modern accommodation with two bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, a large open plan living area, high cathedral ceilings and a warming woodburning stove, this Indian Queens cottage is a great base from which to explore the delights of the surrounding area. This beautifully converted Newquay cottage boasts charm and original character, and opening off the sitting area at this Cornwall holiday home, a fully enclosed private patio garden provides the perfect place to enjoy a quiet breakfast in the morning, or why not prepare a delicious supper on the built-in barbecue – an excellent way to relax at the end of the day. The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey, Port Isaac and the village of St Dennis are within easy reach of this Cornwall cottage, while for those who are looking to enjoy fine dining and vibrant night life, Newquay, Truro and St. Austell are about 30 minutes' away.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower attachment, basin and WC. Open plan living area with modern, fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent October - April, available to purchase locally at other times. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars (3 shallow steps above garden). Enclosed decked garden with step down onto patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs 1.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Where size counts.”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “A very pleasant surprise to find such a fabulous cottage. Don't be fooled by the exterior looks as inside is fantastic. A huge room combining a lounge, dining area and kitchen area. Two very comfortable bedrooms that are very well equipped and the master bedroom being en-suite shower room. Another bathroom next to second bedroom. A little difficult to find but all in all, a really nice place with a safe enclosed,back garden which is mainly decking.Sensible & courteous parking is needed by all residents! Ramp down to door entry would be advantages for the disabled.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicestershire, July 2013

    • “Cosy but contempory”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “The cottage was alot larger than it looks on the internet and beautifully presented. Everything you could want was provided, the beds and sofas were very comfy - it was particulaly good not to have leather sofas which we have always found cold! We liked the fact that the twin room was as luxurious as the double which is not always case in holiday properties. Our small dog with 'houdini' tendancies loved the suntrap walled garden, as did we all. We enjoyed our stay immensely it is only the fact that we now have 2 dogs that we will sadly not be able to return. Briar was in the perfect place to tour the whole of Cornwall, a great place to stay.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Forest Of Dean, September 2012

    • “a very good and relaxing holiday”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “The cottage was very large and tastefully arranged. It was very nice to discover the beautyful landscape from this place.”

    Martin, Germany, December 2009

    • “Fabulous Cottage”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “Cottage was in excellent order, clean and well equipped. The location was great, nice and quiet just how we like it, but not too far away from the tourist trail.+ The outside space was well kept amd private and great for meals al fresco. I can't fault this cottage at all and thoroughly recommend staying there.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicestershire, December 2009

    • “Quiet, relaxing and well located for touring.”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “We booked an autumnal break in early October, to recharge our batteries, just my husband and I and our beloved pet Ted, a very well behaved Jack Russell. The accommodation was good, plenty of space, although the sofas were very grubby and in dire need of a good clean. I blame this upon previous guests who perhaps weren't so fastidious about keeping their pets off the furniture, as the sofas dis smell very 'doggy'. Personally when hiring a cottage where the owners are kind enough to accept pets, we take along clean decorators 'drop cloths' and cover the sofas just in case the dog decides to sneek up there during the night. The cottage itself was extremely clean, with plenty of cooking utensils available. The bedrooms were large, the master having an en-suite. The main lounge/dining/kitchen area was open plan, with central heating throughout the property. The main area having a log burning stove for use during really cod weather. We were lucky enough not to need either as the weather was kind to us. There were double glass doors that opened out onto a lovely garden space. The owners ask if hirers would kindly water the tubs and baskets, just to maintain the colourful display. There is a deck area, and at the bottom of the garden a small barbecue area. The who of the garden being securely fenced in to prevent escaping toddlers or pets. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting the owners or their representatives during our stay, which was a pity. Although the cottages back onto a quarry, we weren't disturbed by noise or excess traffic. We enjoyed visiting parts of Cornwall we haven't visited for a few years, and would certainly re-book this property again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stockiport, December 2011

    • “Relaxing and enjoyable”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “The cottage was lovely although we arrived to find rather a l;ot of flies. The amenities were great, the 'walled garden' was excellent - so peaceful to sit in on a sunny evening. The cottage had a very relaxing feel and we felt a home. The location was very good - far enmough away from the hutsle yet close enough to get to see things.”

    David R, Oxfordshire, December 2009

Show all Tripadvisor Reviews


    • “We totally loved this cottage, it was ideally situated to see all the attractions we wanted to see. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We loved the enclosed and private courtyard garden.”

    Mrs Pacey, Newark, June 2015

    • “Great accommodation in perfect location for exploring all of Cornwall.”

    Mrs Jones, Stafford, May 2015

    • “A lovely spacious barn, well equipped and nicely furnished. Very convenient location. It was perfect for our needs.”

    Mrs Corcoran, Stourbridge, January 2015

    • “We have stayed at Briar before, the property is beautifully laid out and decorated. The garden is a particular plus as the dog loved it and were completely safe. The location is quiet and peaceful, lovely after a busy day out and it is also so convenient for both coasts. The property is very welcoming.”

    Mrs New, Cinderford, October 2014

    • “The great location of the cottage”

    Mr Cross, Brampton, September 2014

    • “Wonderful property, exceptionally clean, well equipped and presented. Can't wait to go back again!”

    Mrs Lester, Wolverhampton, July 2014

    • “Everything about this cottage was good. It was clean, well equipped and everything provided worked well. It's in a very quiet spot, yet within easy reach of everywhere. I thoroughly recommend it.”

    Mr Devincenzi, Sevenoaks, June 2014

    • “Genuinely loved staying at this cottage, it was a home-from-home, warm and inviting after a wet cold day out with a lovely woodburning fire. Central location to everything you could possibly want to see. Highly recommend the Eden project and Lost gardens of Heligan. Both very dog friendly.”

    Miss Smith, Waltham Cross, March 2014

    • “Cottage was very warm and welcoming. We've stayed at a few cottages in the area and Briar is now at the top of our list for cottages to revisit.”

    Mrs Storer, London, February 2014

Show all Sykes Cottages Reviews

About the location


St Dennis 3 miles; St. Austell 6 miles; Newquay 7 miles.

The peaceful village of Indian Queens quietly sits at the Western end of Goss Moor, just 7 miles from the surf capital, Newquay. Situated on the edge of China Clay Country, the local area houses reminders of this still thriving industry, although it is now centralised over several miles away from this beautiful, rural setting. With plenty of walking and cycling opportunities from the doorstep, and many great surfing beaches at nearby Newquay, along with the town’s fantastic nightlife and other key resort attractions, this delightful location has plenty to offer.

Region Information