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Chy Lowen

Bridge near Portreath, Cornwall (Ref. 1072399)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely wonderful property!"

    It had everything we needed, it was cosy and spacious and the most perfect seaside cottage. Just a quick drive from the beach and only 10 minute drive to the supermarkets. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the rooms spacious and it truly felt like a home away from home. Couldn't have booked better accommodation!

    Reviewed by NaomiApr 2022

  • "Had a wonderful few days, cottage was great"

    Reviewed by SamanthaMar 2022

  • "Hi We arrived at the cottage on Saturday and were met by one of the owners who delayed our check in slightly due to the fact he had to replace a toilet seat broken by the previous occupants, not a problem."

    After he had left and we took occupancy we found several cleanliness issues not up to the standard expected, mainly the kitchen but also aspects of the lounge and bathroom. My wife before we could put anything away had to clean the fridge freezer, microwave, cutlery drawer, toaster and bread bin, which still had bread rolls in from the previous guests. The bathroom still had residue of toothpaste around the sinks and tumbler. Also the floor needed to be washed. Most disappointingly was the amount of dog excrement left in the garden by lazy dog owners, my daughter in law to be, when she first arrived had to pick up in excess of 30 bags of poop! All the faults listed should have been checked prior to our arrival and unfortunately took the edge off of our enjoyment of the lovely cottage.We have photos if required and look forward to any response .

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "It was our first experience with the Sykes cottages and I will highly recommend."

    Cottage was absolutely adorable with everything we need for the Christmas period. Lovely cosy comfortable beds and bedrooms. Plenty of space for 5 of us and the doggie. Garden a bit small but fair enough. Short distance to the beach of Portreath, like 5 min drive and if you willing to have a walk after a nice party there is also nice footpath to take you there .Will highly recommend Chy Lowen as it's a lovely place to relax.Best wishes to the owners and big thanx for allowing us to stay at your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by MagdalenaDec 2021

  • "Chy Lowen is a gorgeous place."

    We stayed at the cottage for a week with our son and two young grandchildren (aged 5 and 2). The property is attractively furnished, very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped for all our needs and there is off-road parking. It's in a great location, very close to the coast-to-coast path and only a short walk to Portreath. Although a car is essential, there is a bus stop right outside for the 47 from Portreath to Truro via Redruth, if you want a day out without the car, and the Bridge Inn is just across the road.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

  • "The cottage is in a very good location, ideal for exploring serval local beaches and villages."

    Nice distance to explore St ives and Newquay. Form thw cottage it's a nice little walk down to porthreath which is not over crowded with holiday makers and has everything you need. The cottage it self is cosy, very comfortable beds and has everything you need. The owners are welcoming and are happy to help. Would be very happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by LeanneAug 2021

  • "Had to complain to Sykes for lack of cleanliness and adhering to COVID 19 protocols."

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Holiday was great and house was fantastic."

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2021

  • "Chy Lowen is a lovely cottage and is in a lovely position."

    The decor of the cottage was lovely (with a few quirky things thrown in), it was very clean and we very much enjoyed our stay. However, just a few niggly little issues that the owners should take on board to ensure that future guests are completely satisfied. The TV does not have terrestrial channels or Freeview. During the whole duration of our stay we were only able to access BBC iPlayer and no other channels. Admittedly Netflix and Amazon Prime channels were available but they are of no interest to us. There were no operating instructions for a number of the items in the property, namely the TV, washing machine, oven etc. Certain utensils were missing, namely bottle opener, baking tray (or at least the one provided did not fit the over as it was too large), oven gloves etc. There was only one black bag provided and yet we were asked to put the rubbish out mid week for collection. There were no dish washing tablets ever though there was an instruction to wash the crockery/utensils in the dishwasher before leaving. Lastly, the info pack advised that towels were to be provided at the property - there were no kitchen towels or tea towels provided, hence we had to buy same from the local Tesco. Only small things, but nevertheless annoying. But if these issues were remedied, I would certainly be happy to return.

    Reviewed by GarethJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at this charming little cottage."

    It was in a brilliant location, there was a pub directly opposite and it had pretty much everything we needed for our stay. A posh coffee machine was also provided! It was decorated lovely throughout and all the furnishings were really fitting with this 250 year old cottage. We absolutely loved the features in the kitchen and the original floor was so nice! We really enjoyed our stay and the host was really helpful and recommended a few places for Sunday lunch. It required a little extra attention cleaning wise. There were quite a few cobwebs around the cottage especially in the fireplace, we found a couple items that weren’t ours such as a bath toy and a pair of swim shorts but apart from that it was clean and tidy. The kitchen had everything we needed and even had a dishwasher which was really good! Although a TV wasn’t advertised in the listing I could see a TV in the photo however it didn’t have any normal TV channels which was a bit disappointing as we spent our evenings in the cottage. While they did provide Netflix & Amazon Prime it would have been nice to have normal TV to as it was during the Euros. We had a great time at CHY LOWEN, location was brill not to far from anything and we travelled all around Cornwall without spending hours in the car.

    Reviewed by VickyJun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, hand-held shower, double basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Belling 8 hob range cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for two cars, additional roadside park available
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: Dogs not allowed on the chairs
  • Dogs are not allowed upstairs.

The property

Portreath 1.2 miles.

Resting just over a mile from the sandy beaches of Portreath is this end-of-terrace granite cottage, Chy Lowen.

This homely abode boasts a traditional interior, providing welcoming accommodation for families and couples to call home for a while.

Step into the sitting room and you’ll immediately sense the character of the cottage through the Clearview wood effect tile floorboards, exposed granite walls and ceiling beams, along with an alluring woodburning stove which is sure to be used during the winter months.

Continue through the country style kitchen/diner, here you can sit at the dining table with a feast to delight in cooked up on the impressive range cooker and hob, toasting to a long-awaited Cornish getaway.

Climb the wooden staircase to reach the bedrooms, offering two double doubles and a single room, finished with stylish touches and harmonious colour palettes, along with traditional sash windows from which the surrounding countryside can be admired.

The quality of this cottage is enhanced further within the bathroom, dominated by the freestanding roll-top bath with a rainfall shower and hand-held attachment, along with a his and hers marble wash basin, it’s a lovely place to prepare yourself for the day.

Take a moment to relax within the enclosed garden; sit at the table and chairs for some alfresco dining in between activities, while your canine companion stretches their legs in the sunshine.

If you can tear yourself away from this charming spot, cross the road to reach The Bridge Inn, a traditional country pub or go along the old tramway lined with trees that runs alongside to the Portreath Arms and is perfect if you fancy a night off from cooking.

The surrounding area offers great cycling opportunities, store your bike up on the bike rack in the utility room, and then take them out along The Mineral Tramway Trail Cycle Path, suitable for those with limited mobility, just a short distance away, trailing to Portreath or up to the Tehidy Country Park.

For a fun day out with the kids visit the Rouge Theatre at Tehidy Woods for enchanting celebrations of the seasons as they come and go.

This peaceful woodland is now managed as a national park and this tranquil area can be explored with its own cafe and picnic area and can be reached 5 different ways so no walk needs to be the same.

Head south along the road the property sits on to Paynters Lane End where the local favourite Robartes Arms sits, perfect for a traditional country meal or to really get involved it offers live music and quiz nights.

Portreath is a small yet vibrant resort with a choice of shops, traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as a sandy beach which is popular with experienced surfers for its ‘vortex’ surf break.

Absorb the beauty of the area with a stroll along the South West Coast Path or if you fancy seeing more of Cornwall then the fishing harbour town of St Ives and the city of Truro host a superb selection of amenities and a perfect for a day out.

At the end of each fun-filled day, return to the comfort and warmth of Chy Lowen.

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About the location


Truro 14 miles; St Ives 15 miles.

With its sheltered harbour, beautiful Portreath was, in the 1800s, a hive of activity and industry as a major tin-exporting port. Today, the village attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese restaurant, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 14 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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