"The property reflected the price paid."
We would not recommend it for the “high” season because the facilities do not match the price that would be paid then. The single bedroom should be a shower room for the use of the double bedroom at that end of the house. The owners were very nice and helpful.
Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear the owners of Higher Tumrose provided a warm welcome. This particular property has a strong history of repeat bookers and positive feedback - we are sorry to hear you wont be returning for a summer stay. Property Owner
"Beautiful place to stay and relax, owners were very friendly and have a beautiful collie."
to be able to walk around the back of the property through the owners private paddocks and be on Bodmin Moor in ten minutes was a real joy, just such a beautiful area and the walks were amazing. after a long walk with the dogs to get back light up the woodburner and have something nice cooking in the well stocked kitchen with a glass of red (or two). the perfect place to unwind and relax. Thank you
"Property is well placed for visiting the east and west coasts."
Short walk to the village and pub does great food with plenty of outside seating. While the property is large with great sized rooms, apart from the bathrooms it needs some TLC and a good clean. Dirty windows, dust on the back of doors and towel rails, dirty sockets in the kitchen and doors need a good clean. I wouldn’t touch the drier and oven! This is the first property we have stayed in where we have felt uncomfortable with the cleanliness.
Thank you for your feedback. I have spoken to the owner regarding the cleanliness issues who will speak to the housekeeper. We have never had any issues of this nature before and there is a regular window cleaner. We are sorry that this impacted your stay on this occasion. Property Owner
"Just to thank Mr and Mrs Larsen for their friendship and for allowing us the ..."
Just to thank Mr and Mrs Larsen for their friendship and for allowing us the privilege of being able to stay in a beautiful location with the solitude we all need from time to time to recharge our batteries and relax
Thank you very much
"What a fantastic place to stay - extremely well equipped, nothing has been forgotten."
Higher Tumrose is a comfortably furnished home with quality furniture, some very lovely pieces and book cases to rival a library. The whole place was spotless and all topped off with views to die for plus we had super weather too. Our dogs loved the immaculate garden but one did take a leap of faith and had a fabulous time in the field opposite ;) ! A 10 minute stroll downhill brings you to the prettiest village around which has a shop and a welcoming pub serving very very generous portions of good food and an excellent selection of local ales.
We will be back, and can only presume that the previous negative reviewer was staying at a different accommodation.
"Higher Tumrose is a beautiful cottage set in a very rural location."
Everything we needed was provided. The view is gorgeous with the added antics of the small flock of sheep. Our dog enjoyed sunbathing in the garden or warming herself in the sun room. Beds were comfortable. We particularly loved our master suite. The village has a very welcoming pub with a small restaurant. The portion sizes were enormous! There is also a small but well stocked community shop. One of the houses nearby sells homemade jams and preserves and a couple of houses sell fresh eggs. A perfect place for our Cornish escape. Our only regret? That we didn’t book two weeks. Never mind, I’m sure we’ll be back soon!
"A lovely cottage in a beautiful quiet country setting yet with everything close by."
Very private garden, ideal for the dogs. Fabulous walks on your doorstep. Accommodating and charming hosts. We will be back.
"A super house with a lovely sunroom,sitting room and a well equipped kitchen ."
Loads of room for everybody . Beautiful peaceful location - great to be away from the crowds at the beach but easy access to both north and south . The house is located in a pretty village with a pub and community shop.
"Such a beautiful cottage and location."
The cottage is very well equipped, with more than enough space for 5 adults, a dog and two small children. Absolutely gorgeous, incredibly peaceful, I hope we'll be able to return!
"We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect in every way."
"This property is the place for time away from the hassle and troubles of daily life."
A real chance to recharge the battery.
"We were 2 families and the house was a great layout for us and a fantastic location."
The only recommendation I would make is the white goods in the kitchen are quite old and need updating, especially the washing machine (the clothes smelt clean, but didn't necessarily look it!).
"Fantastic property with breathtaking views."
The master bedroom in particular has the most incredible views from the windows- amazing start to your day when you have a cup of tea staring out!
Great space and has everything you could possibly need. We loved staying here and were so sad to leave. Gorgeous property, beautiful area and fantastic owners!
Thank you! Highly recommend this property. Will def return!
"This beautiful cottage is in a quiet part of Cornwall the views are spectacular ..."
This beautiful cottage is in a quiet part of Cornwall the views are spectacular and walking to Bodmin moor is on your doorstep owners are friendly facilities are very good only small niggle were the 10 steps to front door they are shallow and easier than I thought but if you have difficulty going up steps could be a problem they are slightly slippery at the sides if it’s wet I have arthritis in my knees and I managed to get up and down them there is a very handy hand rail to hang onto we enjoyed are stay very much would love to go back sometime
"Lovely quiet location."
Friendly, helpful owners.
Warm, cosy cottage.
Lots of hot water.
Short walk to the village and to the Moor.
"We specifically chose this house because of it’s location on the moor."
It is beautifully situated and we walked everyday. It was so peaceful and relaxing and the house provides everything you need. It is well located to explore the many lovely parts of Cornwall but for us the moor itself was the main attraction. The village is idillic and has a lovely community shop and pub.
"The owners were very helpful and lovely
The owners were very helpful and lovely
The cottage was beautiful and the views were amazing
We have booked again for next year
"On the photos it looks like a bungalow but it is built on the slope of a hill so there are quite few steps up to the front door."
It would have been helpful to know this. I have rheumatoid arthritis and go through periods of ill health when steps would be a real problem to me. People with limited mobility need to be aware. Other than that this bungalow is really spacious and comfortable- we really enjoyed staying there.
"This cottage is fabulous , there is everything in it you could possibly need , its lovely and spacious with the most outstanding views ."
Peaceful and beautiful . The owner was on site in the evening to welcome us , not intrusive at all , we did not see them again except to wave to . We will definately be back . PS beautiful dog called Connie as well
"Our stay at Higher Tumrose was very nice and all the family including the dogs felt very welcome it’s in a lovely location and it was all in one level which was good."
The only downside was it could have been cleaner as there was dust in places and cobwebs around.. the shower in the en-suite was not very good as it was slow, apart from those 2 things it is a very enjoyable cottage set in an amazing part of the countryside
We are glad that overall your holiday was wonderful. We are very sorry that you had a problem with cleanliness on this occasion. We have spoken with the owner who is liaising with her cleaner to ensure that there are no further issues in this regard. Historically the property has had a very good cleanliness rating so we are sorry that it fell short for you on this occasion. Glad that you had a great holiday. Property Owner
"The property exceeded our expectations."
The house is all on one level & was amazing & plenty of room for 7 with 4 very good size bedrooms. This is a large property with plenty of space to all be together or have some time away to yourself if desired. Both of the showers were great, especially the main bathroom with the overhead large shower head. The main bathroom has a large bath with central taps too. The conservatory is much bigger than in pics & looks out on to views. The kitchen & main bedroom has the same views at the front of the property. The owners Sheila & Kim were lovely & there was milk & cookies awaiting us on arrival. My mother uses a wheelchair & so the front of the property access is not possible (but I wasn't aware of that from the Sykes site until I read the reviews), However, on reading the reviews I phoned the owner & she was extremely helpful & said there was access around the back of the property over the grass & we did not find this a problem at all, there is just a very slight bank & you can park car at the back access as well. (at the front there is also an old way in which is just 4 steps in between fir trees but this is not currently used but could be possibly in the future if the owners wanted to open up property for the disabled & put a lift in there). There is another review on here about slippy steps to the front of the property but these are made of granite & were not slippy in the slightest & not sure if granite can get slippy - I didn't think so, but all was good with both existing access ways to the property. The property views exceeded expectations & were amazing. Such a peaceful place with stunning views. There is everything you could possibly need at the property, very well equipped kitchen, hairdryer, iron, ironning board, laundry basket, washing line, pegs, bbq, even found a bucket & spade! in porch
"Enjoyed the cottage nice and spacious."
The conservatory was nice to sit in on an evening and looking at the views. Could have had better weather but still enjoyed it.
"We love staying at Higher Tumrose, that's why we've booked it every May for at least 17 years."
Its a wonderful place.
"The farmers are nice people."
We looked up the cottage thinking about going back but we're put off by your prices
"Absolutely gorgeous place and the owners are brilliant"
"The cottage had many thoughtful touches and was very homely."
The owners were very kind with arrangements for my 90 year old mother. Really beautiful views, very quiet and Blisland is a very friendly village. On a sunny day in December the sunroom was a really warm and a lovely place to sit. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything needed including another beautiful view. The heating system and wood burner were excellent although the double bedroom next to the living room could be cold at night. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. The bathrooms were modern and very well equipped. A beautiful setting on a nice farm. Wonderful, thank you!
"There is a set of stone steps up to the building that get a little slippery when it is wet."
"Very peaceful place with lovely views and just a short walk to a pretty village and up onto Bodmin Moor."
Higher Tumrose is a very cozy, but spacious bungalow. The large lounge has the best wood burning stove I’ve ever used - so easy to light. There was plenty of equipment in the kitchen. Everything worked although the appliances are a bit elderly (the microwave is small). The beds were very comfortable too.
The downside; the main bathroom shower was little more than a dribble which meant queuing for the electric en-suite one. There are ten steps up to the front door and the paving is slippery when wet. Only a problem if you book the property, like us, with an elderly parent in mind. Bizarrely the sun lounge was a fly graveyard!
This aside, Higher Tumrose was a great place to stay for exploring North Cornwall. We loved the pub too - great beer and really friendly.
"We would like to thank the hosts Mr and Mrs Jensen for their kindness, friendship and hospitality."
They were there if we needed them and yet left us alone to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the cottage. The views and the tranquility of the cottage made a perfect holiday for us. The cottage was warm and very comfortable well equipped. For us it made for a perfect time away to leave as far as we could the trials and tribulations of our normal lives behind us and just enjoy each others company in a wonderful setting. Please thank Mr and Mrs Jensen very much for allowing us to have the opportunity to stay at Higher Tumrose.
"We had a great time."
Great cottage which had everything that we needed. Weather was fabulous for both weeks. Already booked for next year!
"Another week in a beautiful cottage with friendly owners."
Found this wonderfully peaceful place last year & had to go back. If you are looking for somewhere to unwind this is it. Traditional village pub very close for good meals & a wonderful community run shop - please use it so locals don't lose it.
"We were very surprised to see you charging a booking fee."
We assume that Sykes have introduced this charge which is unwelcome.