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Beggars Roost

(Ref. 993864)

Penhallow, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Beggars roost is stunning house set in the tranquil and beautiful Cornish countryside ."

    From the moment you arrive you are greeted by the sounds of birds singing and the sounds of the local wildlife. Waking up in the morning for breakfast we were lucky enough to see a squirrel playing in the tree outside the window .In the evening when the sun goes down have a glass of wine, sit outside and watch the bats fly around. As there is no light pollution the stars on a clear night are phenomenal, You are close to beautiful Cornish beaches and coastal walks .The house is very clean and tidy and very well equipped for families ,you are next Healeys an award-winning Cornish Cyder producer ,They have an amazing restaurant that has friendly staff and accommodates for many dietary needs. Overall this was such amazing stay we have booked again for next year thank you.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Beggars Roost."

    The property has plenty of space and catered for all our needs. The dryer was broken upon arrival however the owner rectified the situation by the next morning. Overall the property was clean, a couple of worn areas but that did not impact our stay at all. The table in the kitchen was sticky although clean, my suggestion would be it needs to be sanded and oiled. The games table was very handy especially with the Cornish weather. The property is right next to an active graveyard, so something to bear in mind with those that are sensitive to it. We had a lovely stay and had a lovely welcome gift from the Cyder farm.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.1Aug 2023

  • "Well equipped kitchen - large front garden -."

    House Not clean- broken bed - broken back door handle- Broken toilet seat - stained carpets - stains on furniture - ripped games table. Very run down. Reported many issues on 1st day of holiday, and everyday since - both maintenance and Sykes not interested. Took a week to get a response and still not interested!

    Reviewed by Jo1.9Jun 2023

  • "A delightfully individual property."

    Clearly cared for and thought out A welcome gift was lovely from the local cider farm!

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "The WiFi didn't work - we rang everyday to ask for it to be fixed and we're promised it would be - no one ever turned up to look at it."

    We would not have booked this place if we had known the WiFi didn't work.

    Reviewed by Matthew2.5Aug 2022

  • "Location very good Had a little problem with gates not closing very well but overall lovely place"

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Aug 2022

  • "The property was spacious, in a nice location and we thoroughly enjoyed the sports table."

    However, we are sadly unlikely to return to this property due to many other factors. The property was dirty. Dust and dead flies everywhere. We spoke to the property manager whilst there and they organised for cleaners come after our visit to more thoroughly clean the property. We were however not financially compensated for this. It took us, as a large family, around six hours to clean the property to a standard that we felt we could relax in. We’re not fussy people either. It was very dirty. Some other notes - broken tin opener, rusty cooking tins and heavily worn coasters. The property lacked basics such as washing up products, black bags, dish washer tablets, milk, coffee, tea, etc. It is a shame as the property has so much potential. If it were significantly cleaner and more essentials were provided then I would recommend.

    Reviewed by S2.5Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was unclean in many areas, previous dog hair on lounge and stair carpet as no hoover available."

    Shower cubicle and bathed needed to be cleaned before use. Lovely settling and great size for a larger family.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7May 2022

  • "Felt the cleaning could be better lots of dust around windows no hoover to clean ..."

    Felt the cleaning could be better lots of dust around windows no hoover to clean with brush not enough could maybe do with fresh paint but still very nicr

    Reviewed by Corinne4.7May 2022

  • "What an amazing place to stay, lovely and quiet, everything catered for, Healeys on the doorstep, what more could you ask for."

    We had a lovely stay at Beggars Roost, drifted off to sleep to the cry of the peacocks each night, very comfortable bed and so relaxing. Roll on next year, we will be back

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Brilliant. As advertised and very much enjoyed the stay."

    Overall heating was a bit high. Although the display said 18-19, we had to turn most of the thermostats down to cool the house. No big deal, otherwise fantastic.

    Reviewed by Brett4.7Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely quiet place to stay."

    Property has everything you want. Definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Beggars Roost."

    It's quiet but handy for Perranporth and the coastal footpath. Much of the character of the old chapel and Sunday school has been retained and we loved the light pouring through the arched windows. We really liked the galleried bedroom and the general feeling of space. A couple of peacocks visited the garden on our last day as if to wish us well. Beggars Roost is clean and well-looked after. You have everything you need for a great stay - even a games room! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Mar 2022

  • "Could do with a better clean, especially in the bathroom."

    The floor by the WC and the side of the bath needs cleaning. Really comfy beds and sofas, great log burner, well equipped kitchen. Could do with some pint glasses.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Feb 2022

  • "Beggars roost is an interesting property with lots of space ."

    I booked it for Xmas and it worked out well for 6 people. It is overlooking an active cemetery which is worth being aware of ,I felt I was intruding on families visiting there loved ones at times. It was a bonus the property had a games area , playing pool was a highlight. Be careful with the fridge it seems to over freeze . A good time was had at beggars roost and I’m sure in the summer is a great base for visiting other places. Only real criticism we paid a lot as it was Xmas time and would have appreciated a welcome pack which is always a nice touch when you first arrive at a new holiday property ,we were left some milk and couple of bottles of cider from the cider barn but know welcome… enjoy your stay …. Or maybe some tea bags and bread would have been a nice touch and one often done in other places I’ve stayed . That said it was good fun to get away at Christmas for a nice change

    Reviewed by Linzi4.4Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation: comfortable, welcoming and spacious."

    Our 13 and 11 year olds were particularly appreciative of the air hockey and pool table! The kitchen was well equipped, although we did eat out quite a bit - breakfast and cream teas at Healeys are a must! The only niggle was that the fridge was so cold that foods and liquids froze, despite the setting being on the warmest temperature. We’re already looking forward to planning a return visit next year.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Oct 2021

  • "I think you should notify that the graveyard is still active ."

    .. we were fine but I’m sure some could be sensitive to this

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Jul 2021

  • "More outdoor seating would be ideal for families and also more seating in the lounge."

    However is was very peaceful and would highly recommend! Very dog friendly too with the enclosed garden. The pool table / ice hockey table was a great addition. The complimentary welcome pack and healeys cyder farm tickets was an added bonus. Healeys is a fabulous place to visit great food and cyder. We will definitely be rebooking another holiday at Beggars Roost x

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, very peaceful with everything you could need."

    When we arrived everything was clean, beds were comfortable, large family table in the kitchen, we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect stay for Six adults, 2 dogs and a 6 week old baby."

    The location was perfect, 7 minutes from St Agnes and 7 minutes from Perranporth’s amazing Dog friendly Beach. The bedrooms were all a good size and the beds extremely comfortable. The Garden was lovely to relax in and very safe for dogs and we all enjoyed the games room in the evening and the kitchen was a great size and well equipped. Just a suggestion to the owner as this property can take up to 8 people I would suggest that the garden had a larger more comfortable table and chairs for outdoor eating and some more fold up chairs for relaxing in the garden, and more pegs for the washing line

    Reviewed by Rosemarie4.4Jun 2021

  • "While most of the facilities were excellent, including wonderful selection of crockery, the kitchen equipment was a bit limited if you want to stay in and cook."

    Eg could do with decent roasting tin(s); mixing bowl(s); blender; tea strainer & larger tea pot + saucepans without damaged non stick coating.

    Reviewed by Martine4.4May 2021

  • "We had been given the wrong key safe code."

    This could have been difficult later in the evening.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Quiet peaceful location of the property and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Very good base for travelling around Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The freedom the family has in planning what we wish to do next."

    Reviewed by William Ross4.4Jul 2020

  • "This is a wonderful place to stay."

    The chapel is beautiful, very comfortable and is by far the best equipped we have ever stayed in. Extremely comfortable beds. The welcome gifts of cider & jam were a lovely touch, as was the milk ready for that essential cup of tea after a long drive. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus we didn't get to see as much of the area as we wanted to or enjoy a cream tea at Healey's but we still had a good time. If you are looking for a real escape from the hectic life we all live these days I recommend you book Beggars Roost.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2020

  • "Such a beautiful place, great views, very comfortable and so well kitted out."

    Excellent location for us and we loved the Cyder farm opposite. We are already looking at returning in the summer months! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Feb 2020

  • "Everything from start to finish was first class, everyone connected with this ..."

    Everything from start to finish was first class, everyone connected with this holiday ( joe and Sam ) were amazingly helpful nothing to much trouble, keep doing what your doing as Arnold Schwarzenegger says (I’ll be back)

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a fantastic break away over New Year that we have just re-booked again for this year!"

    ! everything was just so lovely and nothing to much.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very happy with the whole experience and would definitely return to this property again."

    We would also book through Sykes again. Really appreciated the communication and updates from Sykes and the app was very useful.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2019

  • "This Rental is a gem, from the house itself, the facilities, it’s location, everything is brilliant can not fault it at all we will be back."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2019

  • "Really fantastic house and location we enjoyed our stay."

    Beautiful walks around the village and St Agnes. Extremely comfy bed and well equipped house and prompt response to any questions. Lovely restaurant/tea room at the cider farm and enjoyed our welcome pack greatly! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful, spacious and extremely well equipped - everything from a tumble drier to a windbreaker for the beach."

    Lovely surprise “welcome pack” (mainly cyder from the farm!) and the complimentary cream teas were delicious. Games room was a real bonus with a great variety from a simple pack of cards, board games and a games table (pool, table tennis and air hockey). Would love to go back in the autumn and take advantage of the cosy wood burner. Overall a holiday cottage difficult to beat.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous lodge and facilities, very clean, would definatley recommend sykes ..."

    Fabulous lodge and facilities, very clean, would definatley recommend sykes cottages and will be using them again next year

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2019

  • "The only word we can use about our stay at Beggars Roost is 'perfect' The property was very clean and is very well equipped."

    It is spacious with beautiful decor. There were six adults, a four month old baby and a dog in our party and we all settled in very quickly and were very sad to leave. The games area was well used and it was lovely to have two comfortable areas to sit. There was unlimited hot water which makes a difference when six need to shower. Outside we enjoyed breakfast on the picnic bench watching the Highland cows in the field next door and listening to the peacocks and the donkeys at the Cyder Centre. Blissful! A welcome tray was left with many Healeys goodies and a voucher for cream teas! Such a nice touch.We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jul 2019

  • "The house was amazing, the pictures do not do it justice!"

    The welcome pack and the cream tea was a lovely touch. The games room was enjoyed by all. The location for us was perfect, cider farm and ice cream farm within walking distance. The beach at Perranporth is beautiful and dog friendly which was an added bonus. We will definitely visit again. Had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Managed our concerns very well and speedily resolved initial problem so nothing upset our holiday. Lovely welcome pack of cider and jam from Healeys. Excellent location for a holiday for families. Thank you Healy’s Cyder!!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2019

  • "We had an enjoyable holiday and the owner Georgie was really lovely and helpful, but this cottage is new to the holiday let market after years as a long term let, and it was suffering teething problems."

    As a cottage for 2 people it was fine, but larger groups of upto 8 people might not enjoy this as much. The sitting room needs a reconfiguration. It has only 2 sofas (one of which is broken with a sunken seat) and only one of these faces the TV. We had to move a side table, bring in a lamp from the games room, and lay an extension lead so we could plug the lamp in. The owner offered to try to fix the sofa whilst we were out, but leaving an elderly dog alone with a workman wasn’t feasible. The garden furniture consists of a wooden bench/table and umbrella which you see in pub gardens. This was uncomfortable for reading so I recommend you take your own camp chairs if you want to enjoy the afternoon and early evening sun in the front garden. The back garden is the Chapel’s cemetery which can be accessed via a separate driveway. The 2 chairs in the games room are very very deep (like a fixed recliner) and not good for anyone with a bad back! The alternative seating was church pews by the pool table which were (by design!) uncomfortable. I took to the rocking chair in the 3rd bedroom when I wanted to read quietly, but sadly a swarm of bees escaped from a hive in the neighbouring orchard and took up residence in that bedroom (via a gap around the Velux window) and a wall of the Chapel. The bedroom floor was covered in dead bees as it was very hot in there that week. We were asked to open the Velux window so they could escape, and keep the bedroom door closed!! That meant the other bedrooms were hot and stuffy as we daren’t leave a window open for fear that the bees might prefer those bedrooms!! Not sure how they resolved that problem as the bee expert was there as we booked out. The double beds in 2 of the 3 bedrooms are two single mattresses pushed together. Bizarrely they appear to have mixed up the ‘firm’ and ‘soft’ mattresses, and there was one of each in the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms. Ok if the sleeping partners have different preferences for their mattresses, but may require a shuffling of mattresses if both want firm or soft. The only tv in the Chapel is in the living room, so custody of the remote control amongst 8 guests might cause issues! There appeared to be an unused aerial cable in the games room so you could take your own portable tv. The books and DVDs mentioned as being available were AWOL, as was the ‘welcome package’ provided by the owners for the cleaners to lay out but not there when we arrived. Georgie apologised and provided this when she came to inspect the bee problem as we booked out. But a takeaway ‘Cornish Cream tea’ to eat at home (with scones which were sadly very stale by the evening) was not the same as using the provided voucher for a sit down Cream tea with scones fresh out of the oven at the adjoining Healeys Cyder Farm. However the 3 bottles of different Cyders, the large bottle of Cornish apple juice and the jar of Strawberry jam (all made by Healeys Cyder farm) were wonderful. It was an eventful week at the Chapel, but the lovely weather, the proximity of the beach and facilities at Perranporth and the access to major A roads meant we did not need to spend that much time in the Chapel and the ongoing irritations could be avoided.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.4May 2019

  • "Impressive holiday home - rooms much larger than they appear in photos."

    Everything you could've needed was provided. Fittings and fixtures of very high quality. Extremely comfortable and massive beds. Lovely selection of ciders and jam from Healey's Cider Farm. Unfortunately, we never got a chance to tour the farm and redeem our free cream tea voucher. The graveyard wasn't at all creepy, more peaceful. Looked out the window one day to see a pair of peacocks strolling down the central path. Very peaceful location. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "The owners are lovely and really helpful."

    We had a lovely welcome pack of Cyder and jam made on their farm and a brilliant tour of the Cyder farm . The house is really spacious and the beds are so comfortable.It was beautifully clean It is really well equipped and we loved the big family kitchen table. The kids loved the pool table which is also air hockey and table tennis in a separate front lounge which absolutely ideal for the kids. The house has a lovely homely feel about it . We will all definitely go back . Thankyou to Georgie for your kindness,thoughtfulness and brilliant hospitality.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Mar 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x super king-size zip/link with hand basin, 1 x family bedroom with a super-king size zip/link and two singles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Reception/games room
  • Downstairs WC
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Coal BBQ
  • Starter pack for fire incl
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Towels and linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, more pets will be considered upon request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Note: Children should not be left unsupervised in the master bedroom due to it being mezzanine
  • Please note there is a good house keeping bond of £200
  • Note: There is the Little Orchard cider and music festival occuring between 13th to 15th September and tickets can be provided from the owner

The property

Located in an ideal setting for touring all of Cornwall and three miles from Perranporth, one of the the finest beaches in the UK, is this gloriously converted chapel.

It is set quietly amongst stunning countryside scenery, offering peace and tranquility.

Ideal for either families or couples and being dog-friendly, this is a most relaxing retreat for a real getaway, whatever time of year!

After passing through the gated entrance, you enter Beggars Roost via the reception and games room with a multi-games table offering a choice of pool, table tennis and air hockey to keep all ages entertained.

From here, you can access the sitting room, full of character with a log burner adding to the atmosphere and two reclining sofas offering supreme comfort for everybody to relax together at the end of the day.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area is another social room for all to enjoy each other's company.

The utility room also acts as a room where muddy or wet dogs can cleaned down after a day out walking or on the beach.

There are three bedrooms here all with zip-and-link beds offering a choice of super king-size double or single beds.

The family bedroom with two additional beds is ideal for a family with young children whilst the mezzanine master room is extremely luxurious and spacious.

Beggars Roost offers beautiful countryside views and adjoins a historic old graveyard which acts as a haven for many forms of wildlife, which can regularly been seen.

The property is located within a short walk of Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm a popular local tourist attraction offering tours of their cyder making facilities, cyder sampling experiences, vintage tractor rides and traditional Cornish Cream Teas.

 Their child friendly farmyard is also home to Cornish Black Pigs, Shire Horses, Donkeys & Pygmy Goats.

There is also a restaurant serving fresh homemade food best washed down by one of the farm's famous ciders or freshly pressed fruit juices.

There are also three pubs within a 45 - 60 minutes walk from the property across the stunning countryside, ideal for any avid walkers.

A superb holiday home in a great location for a memorable stay at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Perranporth 2.5 miles; Truro 7 miles; Newquay 8 miles.

The delightful hamlet of Penhallow sits on the coast road between Newquay and Redruth. Rolling countryside, flower-filled hedges, majestic coastal scenery, great beaches nearby and a wealth of visitor attractions make this area a popular holiday destination. Sample the shops in beautiful Truro, wander the coastal path, ride the waves or sand yacht on Perranporth beach. Visit the local cider farm or try the attractions of Newquay Zoo, the Eden Project and the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth - all less than a 40 minute car ride. In the evening the local village pub is a short stroll from your door - holiday heaven.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas