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The Lily Pad

(Ref. 1007123)

Camborne, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Had everything we needed. Excellent location for accessing south Cornwall.

    Reviewed by YvonneNov 2023

  • "A very clean, cosy well equipped cottage in a great location."

    Lovely friendly owners. The little private back garden and off road parking were a bonus. Would happily recommend and hope to come back again soon

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay every thing you needed very clean and nice and ..."

    We had a very enjoyable stay every thing you needed very clean and nice and quiet would definitely recommend and would use again in the future

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2023

  • "The Lily Pad is a lovely cosy cottage in the garden of owners Julie and Rob."

    It is like the Tardis-looks small on the outside but has lots of space inside. There is a short driveway to the property and you step immediately into the galley kitchen which leads into the lounge. The bedroom and ensuite shower room is off the kitchen. There is a patio garden through doors from the lounge. Julie and Rob have provided everything that you could possibly need for your stay-including a selection of herbs and spices in the kitchen. The Lily Pad was warm and comfortable and there was a welcome pack of scones, jam and cream plus milk waiting for us. Julie and Rob popped round to welcome us on our second day and would have been on hand if we had needed them. There is lots to do in the area and we visited Porthleven, Newquay, Falmouth, Newlyn and St Ives which are all within easy travelling distance. Nearby Miss Molly's Tearoom is well worth a visit for all-day breakfast and a rummage round the extensive vintage warehouse. We had a lovely week at the Lily Pad and would not hesitate to return or to recommend it to family, friends and other Sykes customers. Thank you Julie and Rob for making this accommodation so comfortable and welcoming.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage ."

    Perfectly situated for all locations in Cornwall

    Reviewed by WendySep 2023

  • "This is a perfect size bungalow for a couple to stay in, it has everything and more that you need for your stay, there are even spices in the cupboard so you really just need your clothes and toiletries and your ready to go, it is in a perfect position to explore Cornwall well."

    It is clean and tidy except the sofa which looks dirty and stained, We took a large throw with us thankfully and covered the worst of it, we found it strange as everything else was really good, We think it really needs replacing as it was off putting, never the less we would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2023

  • "The property was homely and comfy and thought it was well situated for us in reaching up to Bodmin and down to Lizard."

    Very kind hospitable hosts who kindly provided scones,jam, cream and milk on our arrival and provided useful information about the area

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2023

  • "Perfect place for couple."

    Well equipped with everything you need.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2023

  • "The Lily pad was was very clean, comfortable and cosy."

    The cottage was very well equipped with everything you’d need for your stay at the Lily pad. A lovely quiet location and a nice little garden to sit and relax in. Would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2023

  • "Very clean, private outdoor space is an absolute suntrap."

    Large shower. Large bedroom. Your own drive! In a quiet little village. Super close to Tesco, B&M and more. If we go back cornwall next year we would defo stay here again. The owners are lovely and very helpful with recommendations. I plan on go abroad next year, but if we don't, then we shall be back. (Lisa + Rob).

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2023

  • "Cosy little cottage will be back in the future."

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2023

  • "The only negative feedback is the difficulty in parking - with oncoming traffic and having to reverse into the drive which slopes down at an acute angle towards the property - not for the faint hearted!"

    The property itself was clean and well presented - a credit to the owners Rob & Julie.

    Thank for taking the time to leave your feedback. Most people, based on their driving abilities will have no problem parking in the drive, it may take a little manoeuvring, but with a cleverly placed mirror opposite and only coming from a village road, this is very manageable. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2023

  • "A quiet and comfortable cottage that fully lives up to and is deserving of its listing and the perfect location for exploring all of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by PeteMar 2023

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay in the Lily Pad."

    It is a very comfortable and quiet property with all mod cons, adjacent to the owners house and set back from a little used road in the village of Higher Brea. There is good off road parking on a drive for the sole use of the Lily Pad. There are views out onto hills from the sliding patio doors. The patio itself is secluded and an idyllic spot for a drink on a sunny afternoon. I stayed in early February but the property was always warm and comfortable, a testament to it's excellent insulation. A log effect electric fire was very effective at raising the temperature on an early morning should it be felt to be needed. The property is perfectly situated for exploring the North Cornwall Coast and as far as Lands End. The Great Flat Lode Mining Trail is right on the doorstep of the Lily Pad. The owners. Rob and Julie, were very friendly and very helpful, Nothing being too much trouble. I will certainly be looking to go back for another holiday in the future in the Lily Pad. I have no hesitation in highly recommending the Lily Pad for a single person or a couple looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2023

  • "We can only give praise and thanks to Rob & Julie for our wonderful Christmas break at The Lily Pad."

    The cottage is superbly furnished, very welcoming and private. The location is also perfect for those seeking to explore South West Cornwall. We’re certainly looking forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by KeithDec 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage."

    Everything we expected and more. There was a Cornish cream tea waiting for us and some milk, a very nice thought. The heating was on for our arrival and the bed had a throw over the duvet as it was bitterly cold for the whole week. This was our second stay at the Lily Pad and we hope to see the owners again on our next visit. They both popped around for a chat and to see if all was well. An excellent week and the sun shone every day ( December).

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2022

  • "The cottage was a wee gem, very comfortable, warm and well placed for visiting the local sites and walks."

    The owners were very helpful, keen to ensure we had the best stay possible. The cottage is lovingly decorated with lots of wee touches, and the living area feels really light and open with the big windows looking out onto the small seating area, and views out to the hills. Highly recommended. The cream tea provided by the owners was also a bonus!

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in the Lilly Pad."

    The cream tea provided for us was a very nice touch and much appreciated after our long journey. The accommodation is very conveniently situated for touring the area and is comfortably furnished throughout. Hope to return sometime.

    Reviewed by LeighOct 2022

  • "A great little place to stay."

    Clean, cosy and with everything we needed

    Reviewed by JoyOct 2022

  • "2nd time of returning, absolutely love this lovely place, very welcoming owners ..."

    2nd time of returning, absolutely love this lovely place, very welcoming owners that are more than happy to help, very good central location for exploring Cornwall, highly recommended

    Reviewed by JamieOct 2022

  • "Central location with five star accommodation every thing you could wish for and ..."

    Central location with five star accommodation every thing you could wish for and more Rob and Julie very friendly and helpful and would recommend

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2022

  • "Lily Pad cottage was a lovely place to stay, its in a perfect location for travel across Cornwall."

    It's got everything you need and it's lovely and clean.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage just as description and very comfortable and private a perfect location for exploring West Cornwall."

    Owners are next door and very helpful without being at all intrusive A very enjoyable break we hope to visit again

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2022

  • "Perfect spot from which to explore Cornwall."

    Ideally situated and so comfortable to return to each night. Couldn't fault it and would definitely return to the Lily Pad again and again

    Reviewed by IanJul 2022

  • "A well equipped, very clean and comfortable property that really makes a difference to your holiday."

    The owners were friendly and helpful, the cream tea was a nice touch too. We would not hesitate to recommend this one…thank you

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at the Lily Pad, our second stay, clean and cosy home from home everything you could possibly need and the cream tea was very welcoming after a long journey thanks to our hosts Rob and Julie!"

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2022

  • "Our stay at The Lily Pad was great and the owners, Julie and Rob had supplied everything we could possibly need in the cottage."

    We even had a Cornish Cream Tea waiting for us which was lovely after a long journey. We would certainly recommend this lovely little cottage as an ideal base for touring picturesque Cornwall.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2022

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage with everything you need."

    Lovely friendly hosts and a welcoming cream tea on arrival. Would love to go again.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2022

  • "Great little cottage."

    .. Everything you could possibly want for a week self catering... Great location for exploring Cornwall... Cycle and walking trails on your doorstep... Beaches a very short drive. Good pubs restaurants and take aways in Camborne.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "This is a lovely, clean, cosy and comfortable cottage that has everything needed to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Cornwall."

    The owners introduced themselves at the start of our stay and were at our service if we needed them. We would highly recommend this cottage as it is a great base from which to explore Cornwall. Again, the best cottage we have stayed in for a long time. Our compliments to the owners.

    Reviewed by MandyOct 2021

  • "We had an excellent 4 night stay at The Lily Pad."

    It was a very cosy private cottage located in a lovely little village which was very close to local amenities. The cottage was very clean and well looked after. No issues with heating or keeping warm. It had great facilities in regards to the kitchen and bathroom. Also, having Netflix was handy when back from a day of exploring. Julie and Rob left some scones, cream and milk which was a nice touch. They also made sure we had everything we needed. We hope to return in the future when we visit Cornwall again.

    Reviewed by LOct 2021

  • "This was a lovely spotless cosy cottage home from home, everything you could possibly need, Rob and Julie very welcoming and the cream tea coffee tea and milk were a nice surprise when we arrived after a long journey, it was nice to come back in the evening and relax and watch a film on Netflix!"

    I will recommend the cottage to my friends and will definitely return, thank you again Rob and Julie!

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2021

  • "This was a lovely welcoming cottage when we arrived and also to return to after a busy day on holiday."

    There were lots of very thoughtfull extras such as scones clotted cream and jam on arrival with milk coffee and teabags too. The hosts were very welcoming but not intrusive. The cottage was comfortable, lovely and clean. I would happily recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Clearer directions to property"

    Thank you for your feedback, we will review the directions closely and look at adding extra detail in to ensure accurate directions are given. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Would just like to say that all expectations met."

    But also the owners made a real effort to ensure we settled in with some lovely extras

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "The peaceful location."

    Easy access to many parts of Cornwall. Local supermarket nearby.

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2021

  • "The absolute pleasure was arriving at a facility very much home-from-home."

    The unit itself is very spacious for a couple and the available technology (Netflix etc), games, books all added to the enjoyment. The actual location, in the village of Brea, was also a tremendous advantage. We could use it as a central hub/base, with easy access to destinations in every direction. To arrive 'home' after each strenuous and exhausting day to such comfort was just brilliant. Our very friendly and helpful hosts were an added and greatly appreciated bonus. All in all, we only have praise and thanks for a memorable getaway.

    Reviewed by RodneySep 2020

  • "The Lily Pad was very comfortable, and central to coastal areas."

    We had a very warm welcome from the owners with a few extras in the cottage. The extras we were advised to take due to Covid restrictions were not necessary at all. With south facing french windows we found the cottage to be very cosy even on days when the weather was less inclement. Would recommend to anyone and will probably return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The Lily Pad was perfect in every way."

    The hosts were very welcoming and lovely people. The Lily Pad has every facility you will ever need. We cannot more highly recommend this cottage as a place to stay. It is ideally located to discover the whole of Cornwall. It definitely exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Fabulous property, with the mist comfortable bed I think I’ve ever stayed in!"

    ! Hosts are gracious and very welcoming. The house is a good base for travelling around Cornwall, we were able to visit, Padstow, Truro, Falmouth, Penzance, lands end and st ives (mainly via the Coaster bus which had AMAZING views) The closest beach at Portreath is an absolute gem and we had delicious fish & chips there! St Michaels Mount Inn is a lovely pub 10 min drive away with great food and a fun quiz night on Tuesdays! There’s a large tesco store nearby in order to stock up on essentials when you arrive. The property was sparkling keen and had everything you needed to prepare nice breakfasts and an evening meal if you wish. We will be recommending to friends and returning at our next opportunity!! Thank you Rob & Julie!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Perfect for a little holiday and situated in a great location, close to all major corniche attractions.

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Cottage fully equipped with everything, cosy and cute with lots of extra touches. Only thing I would mention is the noticeable dust and cobwebs we found quite a lot of. The bedside lamps were very dusty and the ceiling lights, also quite a few cobwebs in door ways and the bathroom. Overall, lovely cottage and owners, and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2020

  • "A fantastic little cottage equipped with all you would need and the owners were very nice and welcoming."

    It is ideally located to visit the whole of Cornwall with local shops and restaurants not too far.

    Reviewed by BenJul 2020

  • "Beautiful little Cottage very well equipped very clean really enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2020

  • "Great location from which to visit the tip of the county, no more than 30-45 mins from any destination south of Newquay that we visited."

    Really thoughtfully appointed property, only requiring food and drink for our short stay. Cosy and comfortable place to spend the evenings. Owners were lovely; welcoming, friendly and helpful. Thanks to Rob and Julie. Very happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by HMar 2020

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    We particularly appreciated the access to Netflix. Good central location of the cottage enabled us to easily visit St Ives, Penzance and Falmouth. Great cliff top walks nearby and we also walked out of the cottage and along local mining trails as well as up to Carn Brea hill top which gave us some lovely views. Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2020

  • "The peace and quiet of the area, which was exactly what I was looking for."

    Reviewed by RogerDec 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and in great spot to travel and site see all over cornwall ."

    The hosts were very helpful with support and advice when needed. Definitely recommend them.

    Reviewed by BarbaraNov 2019

  • "Just what we both needed, a real tonic and just what the doctor ordered."

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped and decorated beautifully."

    The extra touches were greatly appreciated i.e.: fresh flowers milk tea and coffee cream tea. There was everything provide which was great no need for extra shopping etc. The owner's were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage is well placed for exploring the great places in cornwall e.g. lizard,lands end, falmouth ,vintages everywhere is within easy reach.The town itself has all the amenities required and walks right on the doorstep.All in all great place

    Reviewed by LyndaOct 2019

  • "This is a really lovely cottage, in a good location and perfect for a couple."

    We would certainly consider returning.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Very clean. Very homely. The hosts were amazing and very welcoming. There were lots of homely touches and will definitely return next year .

    Reviewed by ChloeSep 2019

  • "Yes , everything was perfect for us , our hosts Rob and Julie introduced themselves and were very friendly and helpful."

    The location was just right for all amenities and the village was lovely to walk around in the evenings.

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2019

  • "Thankyou to Rob and Julie."

    The cottage is so lovely and comfortable and is beautifully decorated and has some lovely touches. Its central to all the best places to visit, kynance cove, lizard point, tintagel, Falmouth etc. We had a busy week exploring and the cottage was just what we needed to come back too each evening to relax. Would definitely recommend and love to return.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful and perfect location to explore Cornwall"

    Reviewed by TarnyaAug 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove.
  • Electric heating with electric wood burner-effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Netflix, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • (it is best to reverse into the parking area)
  • Enclosed private patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

This detached cottage has been thoughtfully designed to provide quality accommodation in a beautiful part of Cornwall.

You have ever-changing countryside views to be enjoyed the year-round from the open-plan living room and an electric wood burner-effect fire to keep you toasty and warm during the winter months.

Choose to bring your loved one to The Lily Pad cottage and enjoy a refreshing stay together, cooking up a tasty meal in the well-equipped kitchen, before unwinding on the sofa in front of the TV.

You have a lovely double bedroom with an en-suite shower room waking you up each morning.

Relax with a glass of wine on the sunny, enclosed patio accessed from the French doors in the living room, and make the most of the privacy as you catch up on events from the day.

There is also a handy, lockable bike/surfboard store for you to use, with the owners living next door they also offer the use of a washing machine and tumble drier upon request.

You have many attractions worth a visit Carn Brea monument is worth a climb, while the castle at Carn Brea offers a restaurant in the evenings with stunning views.

Stroll the golden shores at Portreath and watch the surfers take on the waves or bask in the sunshine, you also have the World Heritage Site Heartlands and a plethora of walking and cycling trails to explore, such as The Great Flat Lode.

Get on the trail of Cornwall's mining history and explore the Mineral Tramway Trails, with over 37 miles of mostly level and traffic-free pathways.

You have spectacular views and rugged scenery right on your doorstep, a real escape to a beautiful part of the country.

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About the location


  • Portreath 4.4 miles
  • Hayle 6.8 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas