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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our 5th visit to Mengarth, which speaks for itself."

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2023

  • "The house is spacious, really well stocked and has nigh on everything you could need, but it needs a really thorough deep clean."

    I suspect there may be a damp issue as the smell in the whole of the downstairs area was off putting and very strong. Despite using the dehumidifier / opening the windows, it didn't reduce much in the week we were there. There was also an awful smell in the upstairs bedroom, despite keeping the windows open. It's a shame as the house and setting is really lovely. Also be aware that the sauna is as described 'small' - it is uncomfortable/awkward for 2 people.

    The guests the week before gave us 100/100, saying: ‘We will definitely return!’ The next guests gave 94/100. We are open to criticism, but the feedback about ‘damp’ is unbelievable. The house was deep cleaned, inspected, and got a glowing report only a few weeks before. The owner was at the property an hour after this guest’s departure and nowhere had a smell or damp. It was exceptionally clean. It was the height of a hot dry Summer! There was and still is no damp problem. From arrival, the housekeeper, agency and owner were all available to be contacted, to check and ameliorate any concerns, but this guest chose not to complain during their stay. Yes, the sauna is small as stated, and rather lovely especially in the winter. We are delighted that everyone else loves our house, including the sauna, and return year after year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra2.5Jul 2023

  • "This lovely house was spacious, well equipped and comfortable and well placed for exploring the Lizard and west Cornwall."

    The owner called to check everything was ok which was appreciated. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio, surrounded by beautiful flowers and listening to the sea. Cadgwith itself is lovely with great walks on the coast path and shanty singers in the cove. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was a nice house with lots of of room but"

    Reviewed by Kevin2.8Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house, peaceful but with lovely views of the sea."

    We stayed for a week in May, and we loved the house. It’s like a home from home and huge! Ok so, it’s a little scuffed at the edges, if you want pristine, then choose somewhere else. But if you want super comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen, lovely sitting out areas, beautifully clean and homely, AND masses of space, then absolute come here. Pub is an easy walk even if it’s uphill on the way home, it’s not difficult. Lovely shop for fresh fish and sandwiches, and walks in all directions. I can’t recommend highly enough. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "We love the property, we love the village, the locals & the Inn."

    The owners are extremely helpful and kind This was our 4th visit to Megarth , we plan to visit again - need we say more?

    Thank you so much, Lesley! We love it that you love Mengarth and Cadgwith as much as we do. So much to enjoy! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Sep 2022

  • "We were very happy with our stay."

    The village is lovely and the house is well placed for everything we wanted to do. It was also very dog friendly - toys, fenced garden, hose for rinsing. And for humans, a well stocked kitchen with added welcome treats, comfortable beds, a useful garage for storing stuff and a great sitting room made us very happy. We'd definitely come again. And we met the very nice cleaner as we were leaving. She did a great job!

    Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation. Apologies it's taken so long to respond, but we treasure anyone who loves the place as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely large property, very comfortable living space for 8 adults - plenty of seating, more than enough crockery, glassware, etc - even when one load in the dishwasher!"

    Beds were comfy, plenty of wardrobe space, the sauna was a fabulous bonus. The garden was GORGEOUS with fabulous views and lots of interesting places to sit. We absolutely loved our stay here, and managed to squeeze 3 cars on the driveway too!

    Thank you so much!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property - well equipped and beautiful location."

    Ideal for the family and children and a very generous welcome pack when we arrived. Just one minor suggestion. The local contact’s phone number is missing a digit so when we tried to contact her on day one re a broken toaster we could not do so. She did not reply to emails so perhaps owners should check? We have also left a make up bag and shaver cover and cannot contact her to arrange to have them sent - can you help by forwarding her correct number please. A matter for Sykes cottages - come on guys Covid is well and truly over and never was transmitted on bed linen. Asking clients to strip beds is really not acceptable now. Part of the rental is so that domestic tasks are done by the house staff not the client. You need now to review your policy.

    Thank you - we love it that you love it!! A very special place! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan4.7May 2022

  • "Beautiful house, good comfortable beds, clean and the sauna was amazing."

    A laundry basket would have been good but we managed. Would love to come back and explore more of the surrounding area and the beautiful clean beaches

    Thank you! Do come back - so much to explore! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Apr 2022

  • "Our second holiday at Mengarth."

    We love it here! Cadgwith is a lovely village in a perfect location for long coastal walks and for exploring the delights of The Lizard and Mengarth is a perfect place for a large family group to stay. Close to the Cadgwith Cove Inn for evening meals and within walking distance of a good local shop in Ruan Minor. Please note the oven could do with a really good clean and that the freezer part of the fridge/freezer desperately needs defrosting and cleaning. Otherwise no complaints. We had a great stay and hope to be back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have since had one of our Quality Assurance Managers visit the property for a routine check and all seemed to be in order. - The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by V4.7Feb 2022

  • "Mengarth is a beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    We arrived to a surprise of scones, cream and tea/coffee which was a lovely thought. The owner phoned after a couple of days to check if everything was ok, which again was a nice touch. The property is very spacious for all our needs and for our 2 well behaved dogs! The kitchen was well stocked with cooking items and cutlery. The fridge was large (though the freezer compartment was relatively small - so note if you are bringing food with you on your stay). In all, a lovely stay and hoping to return at some point in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Oct 2021

  • "Mengarth is a fantastic property."

    Very clean and tidy and in a perfect location to explore the lizard peninsular. The bedrooms were a generous size and beds comfortable. The lounge was large but cosy could not fault the place.

    Reviewed by Alastair4.4Sep 2021

  • "This was our 3rd stay at Mengarth, we love the location, the property and Cadgwith community."

    The Inn is excellent and the area outstanding for walkers. It was lovely to get a call from the owner asking if we were happy with everything. We are already booked for next year - can't wait to be back - which in itself speaks volumes.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2021

  • "The standard if the inside of the house is poor."

    The bathrooms are well below par and the jacuzzi bath has black sludge coming out the holes and smells of drains. The mattresses are too soft and have poor covers and the bed in the front room is broken so we had to sleep on a slant all week. Very sadly disappointing

    Thank you for your feedback. We’ve spoken with the owners about your comments and they dispute your claims. They're bemused by your review and feel it bears no resemblance to the facts. Criticism is taken seriously and they have checked the position with their new excellent cleaners to whom they are grateful for the excellent service they provide. They also spoke with the guests who followed and also the electrician who visited on your day of departure. Complaints of sludge and a broken bed have been investigated and are unfounded. The photos on line are a true representation of all rooms in the property. Mattresses are a personal preference and there are no previous reviews to suggest otherwise. It is unfortunate that you did not report any of your concerns during your visit and when they spoke to one of your party, he said that you were very happy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kara1.6Jul 2021

  • "House keeping not quite up to spec."

    We always clean Holiday let’s when we leave and we did a better job. We also had a strange thing happen twice. Someone was visiting the let while we were out for the day. Gates that were closed opened and garden seats moved. We took al valuable items with us just to be safe.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. The cleaners have apologised and assured us this will not happen again. We take cleaning very seriously and the house will be deep cleaned and checked in advance of all guest arrivals. The lawnmower man visited and apologises for not asking in advance. He will only visit between guest leaving and the next guests arriving. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we are delighted that you had a marvellous holiday!'' Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Jul 2021

  • "Loved the location and Mengarth in easy reach of the cove and facilities."

    We were a three generation family party of seven plus dog and it's fair to say we all enjoyed our holiday and our stay at Mengarth.

    Reviewed by Brian4.1May 2021

  • "The accommodation was very spacious and the views were stunning."

    The outside space was great for eating alfresco. The beds were really comfortable and the kitchen had absolutely everything we needed and more....however, the property was sadly let down by not being cleaned properly before our arrival (even though we were told we couldn’t get in till 6pm due to deep cleaning as extra precaution for COVID 19). The toilets and showers were dirty, human hair smeared on the wall in one shower cubicle and piled high in a corner of another. It was very dusty and cobwebs missed in all rooms. Dog hair everywhere that got all over our clothes and especially our socks. This let the holiday down. The cleaner/s need an ear bashing!!

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're very pleased to hear of the many things you liked about Mengarth and hope that you had an enjoyable holiday. We're sorry to hear however about the cleanliness issues that you report. We would like to let you know that on receipt of your feedback the owners chose to employ new cleaners immediately in a bid to put this right and ensure cleanliness standards are improved. The owners have assured us of their determination to provide their guests with a spotless and well maintained house and we hope very much we'll see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee4.1Aug 2020

  • "We have had a great holiday in this lovely house in the village of Cadgwith less than a 5 minutes walk from the excellant pub and the coastal footpath, despite the mixed weather from the tail end of Storm Dennis."

    Cosy sitting room with efficient wood burner and a super kitchen, we could imagine how lovely it would be in the summer when able to use the terrace outside. The sauna was a great boon and we enjoyed using it after wild and windy tramps around the beautiful Lizard. We would be very happy to stay at Mengarth again.

    Reviewed by V4.1Feb 2020

  • "Lovely large cottage with tremendous views in a beautiful unspoilt fishing village."

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday to Mengarth and loved the cottage."

    The location was beautiful and just a short walk to beach and pub Cadgwith Cove and Cellar restaurant. Also in village was a small shop and amazing gift shop. The house was beautiful with a lovely patio to sit on when weather was good. Kitchen was lovely and big and very modern with all the utensils needed to cook for an whole large family. Only little niggle I would say was freezer part of fridge freezer was very small but the fridge was enormous so don't get too much frozen food if you get a shopping delivery which luckily we hadn't. Kitchen was cold at beginning of holiday so a small heater or radiator may be an idea but didn't affect us as we did plenty of cooking . Sauna was lovely and enjoyed using this on a couple of times . We will definitely be coming back to house again just wish it took 10 people lol as have to organise an holiday next time for that many people. I really did not want to write this review as like to keep good cottages secret. Also must be noted as reversed way of house there are stairs upto main lounge and kitchen and one lovely bedroom . Not sure if a stairgate was provided for stairs as we didn’t have young children but maybe worth asking if taking young children. Overall a fantastic property and loved the place x

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Apr 2019

  • "Mengarth is a very good house in a superb location with very good facilities."

    Even though a few things need to be updated, the house was very clean throughout. Along with the views the kitchen was the star of the house, clean and well equipped but still leaving enough storage for your own shopping items. It was a nice surprise to get a call from the housekeeper midway through the holiday asking how we were finding our stay and if we needed anything else. A very enjoyable and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2018

  • "Mengarth is in a lovely location."

    Cadgwith is a great village right on the S.W. Coastal Path. However the cottage is tired - no cushions on outside furniture, racking in dishwasher needs replacing and whole place needs a jolly good clean. Overall it suited our needs and seven of us and a small dog had a great holiday and would certainly book again. Lots to do for the whole family ages ranging 13 - 74. Sykes Cottages very efficient and info given accurate and helpful. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted you had a good week. Thank you for letting us know about a couple of issues you had which we will investigate. We strive to keep the property to a high standard and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan2.5Jul 2018

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  • Reverse level over two floors
  • Four bedrooms
  • 1 x ground floor double
  • 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • 1 x twin (zip and link to 6' double)
  • 1 x first floor king size double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with basin, WC and sauna
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor sitting room with wood burner
  • Kitchen
  • Dining hall.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and small freezer in garage, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • sauna, TV with freeview, WiFi, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Garden with furniture
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Two pets welcome at £25 each per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Coast 5 minute walk

The property

A substantial detached house in an outstanding position a few yards from the sea in the charismatic fishing village of Cadgwith.

Set into the hillside and back from the road, Mengarth has reverse level accommodation to appreciate the sea views.

Inside find spacious dimensions, slate flagstones, wood flooring, wood burner, books, artistic touches, bath and sauna to relax in post cliff top rambles.

On the first floor are the sitting room, kitchen and dining hall plus one bedroom and bathroom.

There are three further bedrooms on the ground floor plus two shower rooms.

Accessed from the kitchen is a patio with furniture while the outlook from the steep terraced garden is unbeatable ( be sure to take care on the steps).

Featured in BBC-TV's Fisherman's Apprentice, Cadgwith is one of the most mesmerising fishing/artist villages in an area of outstanding beauty.

This is a place for all who love the smell of sea air, fresh fish from the boat, rock pool expeditions, cliff top rambles, sea shanties, time with family and friends and good food and beer at the 300 year old smugglers' inn.

Cadgwith could not be lovelier; it is the destination to slow down and unwind, where modern world stresses are shut out.

There is a separate sandy beach for sunbathing and swimming and nearby Kynance Cove, rated as one of the best beaches in the world by the National Trust.

It is also a great launch pad for sailing on the Helford, golfing at Mullion's coastal course and the gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan are simply stunning and Rick Stein's seafood restaurant at nearby Porthleven is epicurean heaven.

The perfect family retreat, Mengarth is a real home from home.

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

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About the location


Lizard 3.4 miles; Helston 11.1 miles; Coverack 8.2 miles.

A traditional fishing village on the tip of the Lizard Peninsula, Cadgwith is unspoilt and timeless. Quintessentially Cornish, its narrow streets are lined with former pilchard cellars, higgledy piggledy whitewashed cottages and charming smugglers’ inns. Time here is spent walking the coastal footpath, building sandcastles on the beach and fishing the waters for mackerel. The village is home to a small number of shops including a gift shop, craft shop and a fishmonger’s where you buy delicious crab sandwiches. It also has a lively events calendar, with weekly sea-shanty nights, summer barbecues, a regatta and a fortnightly fishing competition. The market town of Helston is eleven miles away, here you will find an excellent farmers’ market on the first Saturday of the month – a great place to pick up some local produce for your stay.

Note: Please state at the point of booking if you require the zip link beds in the twin bedroom to be left as twin beds or to be zip linked together to make a super king. Please note, in the absence of requesting twin beds, the zip-link shall be made up as a super king.
Note: The baths Jacuzzi system doesn't work but can be used as a normal bath (note why it is not advertised with Jacuzzi bath).
Note: Check in time for this property is 6pm.