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Driftwood Cottage

(Ref. 959189)

Ashton, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (34)
  • clean (15)
  • lovely (15)
  • well (13)
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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely Cottage, Amanda the owner was lovely and would not hesitate to recommend the property to friends and family."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely, charming and well-equipped cottage."

    We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Wifi was almost non-existent though and TV didn't function as Wifi was so slow.

    We're so pleased that you found the cottage to be well equipped, clean and comfortable. Thank you. Sorry to hear that you encountered problems with the wi-fi. It is a shame that you didn't think to contact us about this during your stay. We had no idea. Had we been made aware, we'd have happily tried to solve the issue immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great little cottage in a good location for us to get to beaches and attractions."

    Well presented, very clean and tidy which we felt comfortable in on arrival. The cottage is accurately described on the site and would be happy to recommend.

    Thank you so much. We are delighted that you would be happy to recommend the cottage to others. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved our week at Driftwood Cottage."

    Everything we needed in the cottage, very well maintained, very clean and comfy beds. Good location for exploring north & south coasts. Would highly recommend.

    It was great to read your lovely review. Thank you very much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosina Lyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage was amazing, perfect for our family of three (our daughter is 4)."

    It had everything we could want and more. So good I have already booked again for next year. It was really cosy.

    We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We look to welcoming you all again on your return visit next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2023

  • "It is a nice little cottage with all we need, but not useable for large people."

    The floor and electrics are a bit older. Toilet flush very noisy. But its a good start to many touristic locations.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were pleased you agree with other guests that Driftwood Cottage is very well equipped and perfectly situated to visit many of the South West's tourist destinations, including Lands End, St. Michael's Mount & St. Ives. The property is also very well positioned to explore many of the beautiful and less visited hidden gems which this unique part of the UK has to offer. As a 19th Century tin miner's cottage, much of the original flooring has been retained, such as the boards in the bedrooms, in order to add character. It is worth mentioning too, that the kitchen floor was replaced last year. We are unsure about your comments regarding the electrics which are tested regularly. Being solid granite, the cottage walls and the ceilings with exposed timbers result in cables being surface mounted in places. Sadly this is unavoidable. You comment that the cottage is 'not usable for large people'. As clearly noted on the website, in two places there are lower door heights which may be an issue for tall people. Signs in the cottage alert people to this. The property was a tin miner's cottage and by its very nature is modest in size. Driftwood Cottage reflects its interesting origins which many guests of all sizes have found to be part of its charm. We hope this is helpful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Axel4.4May 2023

  • "Cottage is very charming, cozy and airy."

    We had a really nice stay. I recommend to read the welcome pack as it had loads of useful information. And we really appreciated the parking.

    We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for all your positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zuzana5.0Apr 2023

  • "Sweet cottage and spotlessly clean."

    Perfect for our few days away. We cooked a few meals whilst there and it was nice to have a really decent cooker /hob and all the utensils you could need . The location was perfect for us and the owner had left loads of information on walks in the area which was really helpful.

    Reviewed by Kimberly5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculate and well equipped."

    It was ideal location for visiting all the surrounding areas. We would book this cottage again. The welcome pack was great and the owners have applied a great deal of love and effort to ensure you have a great holiday. There is a lot of information left in the cottage on local walks etc that we found useful. We found thet local bus service good value so we didn't have to worry about parking .in S ives etc .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "The property was very comfortable and furnished to a very high standard."

    There was everything that we needed for our weeks stay. We enjoyed our stay very much and would consider coming back to the cottage on another trip.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cottage, which is immaculate, beautifully decorated and very well situated for exploring the surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great stay at this beautiful, clean and cosy cottage."

    It had everything we needed and was in a great location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "We love driftwood cottage and Cornwall and the lion and lamb pub"

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything was great with the property."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2020

  • "The welcome pack was greatly received and really appreciated."

    The owners local knowledge on walks was very informative. Please pass our thanks on to the owners for a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic,great location well equipped and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2020

  • "The whole trip was amazing and was exactly as listed a beautiful cottage with off road parking."

    When we arrived we were welcomed with a hamper which was a lovely touch.I have to say the owner is a wonderful lady who made the stay really easy. I would recommend this cottage to friends and family. We went to celebrate a birthday and Porthleven is a beautiful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Munali4.1Aug 2020

  • "We loved our weeks stay Driftwood Cottage, its a lovely light airy but yet cosy place."

    The cottage is small but for a holiday let its perfect and has everything you need, its clean and decorated to a lovely standard. The beds are comfortable and come with lovely duvets, although quite heavy for the summer months and there is plenty of storage space for clothes etc. We were welcomed with a bottle of Rose, some biscuits, tea and fresh milk in the fridge which was very much needed after our 6 hour drive from Sussex. My husband even made friends with the neighbours who kept giving us fresh cucumbers from his garden which tasted delicious. The parking also helped as we have a WV T5 and to have a space which was not only big enough but right out side the house always helps with tired children and shopping bags! The garden has a small area you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine or your morning coffee in the sun, my own quibble is the plants/bushes could do with a cut back so the lawn is more accessible for the children to play but this would not stop me returning. We look forward to returning one day

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Jul 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage, lovely and homely."

    Good parking. X Great back garden for evening Pimms!

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jul 2020

  • "We love the cottage the area and of course the pub really friendly and great food"

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the tip of Cornwall even the Eden project was only an hour and a half away."

    The cottage was warm and cosy with all the facilities you need. One added bonus was off street parking.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great little village with easy access to all."

    Main roads locals were very friendly and helpful found everything we needed in the surrounding areas cant wait to go back to Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet village location."

    Spotlessly clean and full of character. Perfect for a family of four interested in coastal walks, body boarding, mining heritage, cream teas and everything else south-west Cornwall has got to offer. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Cornwall, it had everything we needed and we enjoyed our 2 weeks."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2019

  • "WE were made very welcome on arrival with a welcome package biscuits tea wine ."

    and flowers, the cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. MY two adult children would comment that the beds both doubles and singles were not that comfortable. I am in agreement with this comment. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THE COTTAGE WAS VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE WITH BEAUTIFUL DECOR. I would also say it was in a great position to visit lots of places. The owners are clearly very organised as they left clear guidelines and helpful hints for visiting places. We thank you and would very much recommend the cottage in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Jul 2019

  • "Cottage really comfortable and cosy."

    Very clean and a lot of attention to detail. Lovely quiet spot with great access to some beautifull spots in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Ilona5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage was exactly as promised."

    Extremely comfortable, modern fittings and fixtures. Nothing extra was needed. I loved the decor. It felt like I had stepped into country homes. Loved it. Would have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying in Driftwood cottage."

    It was a real home from home and was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The extra touches and welcome pack were very much appreciated. The location was perfect for walking the South West Coast Path. We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cosy, spotlessly clean and well equipped cottage."

    In a very quite spot within range of lots of places for walking and going by car. Only a minytes walk to the pub was a bonus. Also the bus stop was opposite the pub.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent location ideal and easy distance for all Cornish coast."

    Lovely welcome pack and owner very friendly

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Mar 2019

  • "We loved this holiday the cottage was perfect could not fault anything had everything you needed in it bed was so comfortable ."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean can’t wait to go back next year and the pub down the road great food and lovely staff

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2018

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    It had everything we needed and more! Everything has been so well thought out, it really did make our holiday so much easier and less stressful. Very clean and presentable throughout, we had a lovely stay at Driftwood Cottage.

    Reviewed by Marieann5.0Aug 2018

  • "Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday, Driftwood Cottage was so pretty, clean & well equipped it was the perfect base to visit all the beautiful places Cornwall has to offer."

    We would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Lance5.0Aug 2018

  • "Extremely well presented cottage."

    Very clean and with everything you would need from a holiday cottage. Very well positioned to get to all the areas around west Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0May 2018

  • "This cottage was the most well equipped holiday property we have ever stayed in."

    There was a nice little welcome pack, tea,milk, biscuits.etc. If I had to say a negative,it would be we couldn't find the chairs for the garden set. but that is really the only thing. Ideal for exploring the south west, I would recommend a visit to Porthleven Harbour, Cape Cornwall and Kynance cove,and many more

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a quiet location."

    Good location to explore the surrounding areas including harbours, beaches and coastal walks The cottage was well kitted out to prepare meals. Enjoyed the wood burner in the lounge albeit a little temperamental. Would be ideal to have a little more wood supplied especially as we arrived for Christmas week and a lot of local places closed on bank holidays but didn't spoil our stay Parking outside the cottage Pub within a few minutes walk from the cottage

    Reviewed by Lesley4.2Dec 2017

  • "Holiday cottage has very low ceilings in places."

    Perhaps a mention of this might help if you are over 6 foot.

    Reviewed by Anne4.6Sep 2017

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Night storage and electric panel heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, stair gate, WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Pub 2 min walk
  • Please note: small step up into kitchen and bathroom with lower door height

The property

Characterful tin miner’s cottage close to Porthleven and some beautiful beaches.

The cottage is located in the quiet village of Ashton, just over a mile from the south coast with its scenic walks and sandy coves.

Full of character, Driftwood Cottage boasts exposed granite walls and beamed ceilings, with calming neutral tones throughout; the perfect country cottage.

From the front garden, step through the handy porch into the inviting sitting room, where a cosy wood burning stove creates a warming snug during winter months.

The country-style dining room leads up into the small but perfectly formed kitchen, where a door allows the Cornish sunshine to stream into the cottage on fine days.

Upstairs, there are two restful and well-presented bedrooms; one of which enjoys distant sea glimpses.

The enclosed rear west-facing garden offers a delightful place to unwind, perfect for summer barbecues or a read of the morning papers.

The village of Ashton is small and friendly, with a lovely, quaint family-run pub -The Lion and Lamb - just a short stroll from the cottage.

Well positioned for exploring the south coast, guests of Driftwood Cottage will find plenty of picturesque rambles close by, and the much-loved harbour town of Porthleven is just a short drive away.

Holidays here are spent discovering the coast, relaxing on sandy beaches and trying out the local fayre in the area's charming inns and highly-acclaimed restaurants.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthleven 3 miles; Falmouth 12 miles; Penzance 14 miles.

Helston lies at the western gateway to the Lizard Peninsula, a large area of downland fringed by a beautiful and spectacular coastline. Helston is a pleasant busy market town famous for it's Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. Nestled in a tranquil setting is the National Seal Sanctuary on the Helford River, where there is plenty of entertainment watching seals play and feed. If it is thrill rides that excites you, then Flambards theme park will keep you amused all day and also has excellent living history experiences. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Helston is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family. By car reach numerous outstanding beaches, including Porthleven Beach, Praa Sands Beach, and Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach, with Loe Bar offering a dog-friendly landscape, along with the chance to join the stunning Cornish coastal path.

Please note: No smoking
Please note: Small step up into kitchen and bathroom with lower door height.
Please note: Electric Car Charging is not permitted at the property.