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Bowling Green Cottage

Carnkie near Camborne, Cornwall (Ref. 1013041)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "A little comfortable cottage."

    We stayed at bowling green cottage for 14 days in July 2022 . We were 4 adults and 2 little dogs. If anything was needed the owner's helped straight away. We loved our stay and would love to book again sometime

    Reviewed by BirgitJul 2022

  • "Really interesting location close to a lot of Cornwall's mining heritage and central for all areas of western Cornwall."

    The cottage had a nice garden for the dogs and plenty of places to sit outside and enjoy the views. Washing machine and washing line very useful. Inside it's comfortable with all the facilities you would expect. There's an eclectic mix of artifacts in the cottage and the bathroom probably could do with some updating in fairness, although didn't bother us at all. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals and oven was excellent. Wifi was pretty slow but we had a good 4G signal. Owners were lovely, overall would recommend!

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2022

  • "Very comfortable place to stay, hosts very friendly and helpful, great surroundings and perfect location for travelling to all the other towns and beaches, would certainly recommend it for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful and relaxing vacation."

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "Excellent location, lovely host and good facilities to make our stay very comfortable"

    Reviewed by SophieMay 2022

  • "If you like to be in the country with wonderful views,but also near enough to facilities like a supermarket etc than Bowling Green cottage is ideal."

    A compact little bungalow with a cosy open fire and two comfortable settees in the living room, a small but perfectly working kitchen and two lovely bedrooms provide all you need. And if you have dogs, they will enjoy the well enclosed garden. Naomi and Kevin are on hand if needed and the fresh eggs were a delight. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by DagmarMay 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay, a proper home from home, very clean and comfortable."

    We found that the cottage is well placed to visit all over Cornwall which was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks there with our greyhound and everywhere we visited, including many cafes, are dog friendly. Naomi and Kevin the owners were very friendly and if we'd had any problems (we didn't), they're right next door. Thank you once again for our lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2022

  • "A beautiful little cottage in the most wonderful setting and location."

    Great walks from the cottage. The dogs loved playing in the secure garden and walking up to the monument in the morning. Local beaches are not far away. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. Naomi was very friendly and helpful. Delicious eggs for sale from her chickens. Would highly recommend a stay at Bowling Green cottage.

    Reviewed by CharlotteMar 2022

  • "Really nice and quiet place to stay."

    House is very cosy and relaxing. The view from the windows and garden are beautiful. The eggs sold from the farm are lovely.

    Reviewed by JustinFeb 2022

  • "We booked our stay to have something to look forward to in January and Bowling Green Cottage has been just what we needed."

    The weather hasn’t been kind to us but we managed to visit Lands End, St Ives, Porthleven, Kynance Cove, Helston and the Lizard. When the weather lifts, the views are amazing. The cottage is so welcoming, cosy and well-equipped that we have been really comfortable here. We love the extra touches like fresh flowers, soap powder for the washing machine, Netflix and even a torch for taking the dogs out at night. The cottage layout is so thoughtful with a stone floored entrance to bring the dogs into before they go into the lounge. The garden is securely fenced and even my two cocker spaniels could not find a way out. We were only here three nights but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have already recommended it to friends and would love to stay here again ourselves. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by ChristineJan 2022

  • "A great place to stay,location was good for us to visit places and the walks nearby steeped in history"

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "This cottage was as described in the advert, it was very clean and comfortable, lovely flowers to welcome us, the cottage was warm and cosy despite being freezing outside will storm barra throwing all sorts of weather at us."

    The open fire was wonderful. The cottage was well equipped there wasn’t anything we needed and didn’t have. Local pub was great, went there 3 times. We will look forward to visiting again

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2021

  • "My friend and I stayed twice at cottage this year."

    Once in May and end of Nov/Dec this year. We had an awesome stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our time at this lovely little cottage."

    The owners are very friendly, but not intrusive, & left us to enjoy our holiday as we wanted, but at the same time are very helpful when needed. The cottage itself was clean, very cosy, comfortable & had everything needed for a nice quiet self catering holiday (and the coal/log fire is an absolute treat on cold evenings, although the central heating there is great). There are plenty of amenities within a 5 minute drive of the cottage & plenty of local produce is sold nearby. All in all we left extremely satisfied with our stay, & would sincerely like to thank Naomi & husband for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "We have stayed at this cottage twice before this one."

    It is a lovely cottage within easy reach of the bottom part of Cornwall. The facilities are very good and it is well maintained. The owners are lovely and will help with any issues. Fresh eggs on site and a pub 5 minutes walk away. It can get a bit windy on the top of the hill but it is double glazed, great place to stay.

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2021

  • "Bowling Green Cottage is in a great location to explore Cornwall."

    The owners could not have been more helpful. The cottage is quite small; our party was two adults and three dogs so it was ok for us but I think four adults would struggle with the space. Instant heat from electric radiators was very welcome 'cos the weather was awful the week were there. Enclosed garden was great for the dogs and there are plenty of walks close by for more exercise. The pub at the end of the road was great! Very dog friendly and fabulous Sunday lunch

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2021

  • "Very helpful delightful people."

    Nothing to much trouble fresh eggs were amazing even provided dog bowls and treats.

    Reviewed by TerryOct 2021

  • "The cottage was not cleaned we arrived 10 minutes early and knew we would have ..."

    The cottage was not cleaned we arrived 10 minutes early and knew we would have to wait the owner told us she hadn’t hoovered yet so we waited when we got into the cottage it smelt very damp we weren’t too concerned as it was described as rustic but we weren’t prepared for the unclean cupboards the bathroom could do with a deep clean also the kitchen the door handles were sticky with grease the grill pan had grease and crumbs from the previous people the oven door was filthy the carpets were grubby the tv had a black line running through it so made watching it difficult the blanket box under the bed was covered in dust we also discovered the fridge couldn’t have been cleaned as the freezer compartment had the previous people’s food left in it and it would have nice if the lawn had been mowed overall we felt let down by this experience and if we hadn’t paid we would have left but we stuck it out till the Friday as it was our first holiday since COVID IT WAS NOT CLEANED TO A STANDARD ONE EXPECTS FROM YOUR COMPANY IN ORDINARY TIMES LET ALONE IN A PANDEMIC we had a previous holiday cottage in Scotland which was booked through you and it was everything we hoped for we feel really disappointed our holiday was not what we were hoping for and would not recommend this cottage to anyone

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are very sorry to hear of the issues you raise, which are in stark contrast to many other positive reviews we’ve received for the property. As you’ll see to date, comments on the property, cleanliness and the owners have been complimentary so far and yours is the first which isn’t so. We’ve spoken to the owners who dispute your statement on cleanliness and feel these comments are unfair and unjustified. Many hours were spent preparing the property for your arrival in the usual way. The owners take their letting of Bowling Green Cottage very seriously and they pride themselves on giving good holiday experiences – this is reflected in the feedback we have received and we have every confidence this will continue to be the case moving forward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2021

  • "Great cottage perfect for 4 people."

    5 minutes from a local very friendly pub. 2 miles drive from Redruth. Short drive to 3 great beeches. Hosts were great and available when needed but do not intrude on your privacy.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2021

  • "This cottage is absolutely amazing, it has a real homely feel about it."

    Everything was up to standard, me, my husband and 2 children loved it. It’s in the perfect place too, the views are stunning, everything u need is available including iron & ironing board, airer, small washing machine & washing basket & pegs for the outside line. There was also a good hairdryer in the bedroom drawer. The countryman inn is a short walk away where we spent a couple of evenings having tea, playing pool & we also did the quiz! The cottage is also a very cosy place to spend an evening in after a busy day out exploring Cornwall.

    Reviewed by CarrieJul 2021

  • "Great base for exploring Cornwall."

    The cottage was perfect if you have your dogs with you. Very comfortable beds and all the amenities you need. Very peaceful and relaxing setting. The farm has sheep, goats, variety of hens and cockerals. Freshly laid eggs for breakfast! Delicious! The hosts didn't intrude at all but were there if needed. Would book again!

    Reviewed by NickyJun 2021

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed at bowling green, while we were there we were going to book again for the same week next year but when looking and saw the price increase have decided against it."

    I think that sykes are letting themselves down with such a high increase

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2021

  • "Cottage very tired needs a bit of TLC"

    Thank you for your feedback. Recent comments for the property have been amazing, it has a real homely feel, everything you need available. Great cottage and base for exploring Cornwall. No previous comments have been received on the cottage being tired or in need of TLC. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a very handy location, short drive to gorgeous beaches and lovely woods."

    Cottage had all amenities and was very homely, clean and run by lovely people who are more than willing to help with questions and advice ! Would highly recommend !

    Reviewed by EmApr 2021

  • "The cottage had not been cleaned to a high standard, there were aged cobwebs and dust in places, taking into account the extra time allowed for corona virus we were disappointed."

    The twin bedroom floor was damp, this was traced to water seeping down the lower part of the walls, this in turn meant that nothing could be left on the floor. The hot water in the bathroom was feeble to say the least, and the shower played up with those showering, going hot and cold. The host was pleasant and helpful on our arrival, but wasn't seen until our departure.I I would be happy to recommend Sykes Cottages, however we could not recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "Very well equipped cottage, beautiful views and very friendly owners."

    Local pub dog friendly and good food.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect location, especially for our Cavapoo to walk and play in a very large paddock, not going onto roads was a blessing."

    I'm not sure if its Cornish folk being laid back but we did have a minor issue with our hot water, we mentioned it to the owner, and worked around it ourselves. We did enjoy a lovely week and would book again.

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2020

  • "It was very comfortable cottage and very central to places of interest although with covid 19 made it impossible to go a lot of places."

    One local beach highly recommended only a 5 mile drive. Owners very welcoming to myself, wife and 3 dogs.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "The cottage was all we had hoped for very comfortable, well equipped and clean the host's were very friendly and helpful the scenery good all helped to make it a very nice holiday would like to go back again."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and friendly host always there to help when needed"

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "This property is in need of updating ,(On photos on the site looked ..."

    This property is in need of updating ,(On photos on the site looked ok,) Cleaning was poor The steps indoors need marking with yellow tape or some colouring as you forget and trip up them Ironing board needs replacing badly Beds fantastic Outside was fantastic, owners lovely I always recommend cottages from Sykes but not this one

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2020

  • "Nice little detached two bedroom cottage in the grounds of a farm next to the owners home."

    All good.

    Reviewed by RonMar 2020

  • "We had a brilliant stay."

    The hosts were friendly and helpful without being at all intrusive. The cottage was super cosy and had everything we needed. The location was brilliant, within very easy reach of a good range of facilities and a nice pub, as well as being close enough to a range of stunning beaches and coast walks. The cottage and the whole area were really dog friendly. The only thing that was a slight disappointment was the shower - it worked enough to fulfil its purpose, but the flow was a bit weak. However this really was only a very small issue and did not stop us from having a great holiday and we would 100% recommend this cottage as a fantastic base to explore the North Cornish Coast.

    Reviewed by NickMar 2020

  • "A lovely property."

    Noami and Kevin are very friendly and helpfull. I have been going back for several years. Already looking forward to next year!

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2020

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage with fantastic views all around."

    Close enough to amenities whilst still feeling rural. The hosts are right on your doorstep but not in any way intrusive, despite walking right passed their door to get in and out we still had privacy which helped us to be able to manage our reactive dogs so that they could still have a wonderful, relaxing stay too!

    Reviewed by NaomiDec 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with seating
  • Up to five well-behaved dogs/pets welcome
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Note: Two steps from dining area up into the hall which leads to the kitchen and sitting area
  • Note: small step up into the kitchen
  • Note: Step up into shower approximately 28cm

The property

Nestled in a rural spot in the village of Carnkie, close to the town of Camborne, is this idyllic getaway, Bowling Green Cottage.

A lovely retreat for families or a couple, this cottage enjoys a peaceful location with plenty of clifftop and coastal walks nearby, perfect for those wanting to explore the area on foot.

The interior boasts many rustic features such as the exposed beams.

After a day of outdoor exploration, look forward to relaxing in the sitting room, hosting two sofas, an open fire and a TV for entertainment, or simply enjoy the company of your loved ones.

The compact but well-equipped kitchen has everything needed for a short break to the country, whilst the dining table provides enough space for all to gather at mealtimes.

There are two bedrooms at Bowling Green Cottage, including a double and twin, serviced by a shower room.

Head outside and delight in the enclosed garden, taking in the refreshing Cornish air whilst enjoying a cold beverage.

The location is ideal for walking and cycling, with easy access to the Tehidy Woods and a cycle path which trails along to Portreath, home to a beautiful sandy beach which is popular with surfing.

Travel into the town centre of Camborne for all your amenities, including pubs and restaurants serving fine food and real Cornish ale.

Further Cornish delight can be found on the coast of the Godrevy Heritage where you can enjoy more stunning beaches and walking routes, as well as the chance to spot nature both from shore and in the waters whilst surfing.

A great base for touring the attractions of West Cornwall.

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About the location


Portreath 4.5 miles; Hayle 7 miles.

Camborne lies in the heart of a former mining community and was well known for its “Queen of Cornish Mines" - the Dolcoath copper and tin mine, the deepest in Cornwall. Today, Camborne is home to Heartlands, a community space covering 19 acres and scattered with remnants of the mining industry, providing a free space for visitors to explore the heritage of Cornwall, browse art and craft projects, stroll through the gardens and sit and share a picnic or enjoy lunch at the Red River Café. From Camborne centre you can follow an interesting town trail, or spend the afternoon in the museum before visiting the array of shops and pubs. A ten-minute drive from Camborne brings you to a wealth of sandy Cornish beaches including Portreath, Gwithian and Porthtowan. Camborne is ideal for exploring Land’s End, the Lizard Peninsula, Truro and the Eden Project, which are all less than an hour’s drive away, ideal for a day trip.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas