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Old Mill Cottage

Camelford, Cornwall (Ref. 964223)


(14 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was a great base to explore Cornwall the only downside was the late ..."

    The cottage was a great base to explore Cornwall the only downside was the late check in and the early check out but cottage was lovely and clean

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Very sorry about the later check-ins at the moment. Most cottages in the area have had to use similar times ever since COVID to allow our housekeepers time to complete the extra rigorous cleaning required to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Delighted though that you had a good time. There's such a lot to see and do in this very beautiful part of Cornwall - it sounds like you made the most! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "We loved staying at theOld Mill."

    It provided everywe needed for a lovely holiday. We were all sad to leave and will hopefully be back next year. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Do hope you can come back soon - there's so much to see and do in the area a week's just not long enough! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Loved our holiday here!"

    The house was clean and facilities as described. Perfect location for our first trip to Cornwall. We loved the outside space and kids enjoyed the games room. Would happily return!

    So pleased you all had a good time. We would be delighted to welcome you back very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2021

  • "So I hadn't spotted that this didn't have wifi it was only when I was reading a review about facilities that I saw it."

    I think making this more on the website has since been rectified but it wasn't at the time of booking and I was hoping to work from there. Old Mill Cottage is absolutely delightful but another reviewer was right about a lack of 'items' so there are very few pieces of cutlery and it might sound trivial but things like a water jug would be handy. However, I did bring my own Nespresso machine - which is a priority for my family!! I had lovely texts from the owners about walks, and Trebarwith Strand is just the most beautiful place to see the sunset. Due to covid every pub or decent restaurant needed a reservation, which is why WIFI is needed these days. I'd also appreciate a dishwasher but that's because I'm lazy

    Many thanks for your kind comments about Old Mill Cottage. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry though about the cutlery and water jug situation. We do have more cutlery and kitchen equipment (though sadly not a coffee machine!) But unfortunately we were asked to put every non-essential item away due to the COVID-19 precautions. I suspect the things you wanted are probably in the loft along with our cushions and extensive DVD collection! These will be coming back again very soon I hope now. Regarding WiFi, this has proved complicated to arrange due to Old Mill's situation but we're working on it, and hope to be online next season. Alas we were told a dishwasher is out of the question as our water comes from an approved natural spring and we can't make any more demands from it, but we do hope the idyllic situation of Old Mill and the surrounding area makes up for the chore. Lastly, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the sunset from Trebarwith Strand - it's magical isn't it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "We are a family of five with a dog and were delighted with the cottage's quiet, rural location."

    Lots of walks on the doorstep but within a short drive to Camelford for supplies and the coast a little further on. We wouldn't hesitate to book this cottage again.

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments and we're absolutely delighted you enjoyed your stay. We're biased of course but we reckon our little area of Trethin is a very special place. The walks right from the cottage door are glorious and it's so nice to have the best of both worlds - the beach in one direction and magical Bodmin Moor in the other. Then of course you can head back up the road to Camelford for fish and chips at award winning chippie Peckfish! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2021

  • "Despite the lovely setting and pretty decor, the cottage is very basic and lacks the substance required for a good holiday."

    There is a gorgeous roll top bath for example but not enough hot water to fill it - nor enough for showers for all four of us. There’s no dishwasher and there’s nowhere to hang wet swimwear and wetsuits. There’s no reason at all for the laundry to be closed - just a simple person limit would do in covid times. There’s a letter of instruction to put everything in a bin before departure but unlike the other cottages, there isn’t a bin outside. There’s a nice bench outside to sit at but no though has been given to positioning and it stays in shadow rather than the evening sun. Finally there’s not enough glassware and it’s mismatched too. Apart from the water issue which requires investment in a new boiler, it wouldn’t take much to turn this into a lovely cottage but as it stands its far too much money to pay for what there is and we won’t be returning.

    We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at Old Mill Cottage as much as you'd hoped. We work really hard to try to give guests the best possible holiday so we're very disappointed that you're disappointed. It can be a bit tricky with the hot water sometimes as both the bath and the showerhead are quite large and it can take a while for the immersion heater to reheat the tank if several people have been using them. As regards the positioning of the pic-nic table to catch the evening sun, obviously the sun moves round the garden throughout the day and is also in different positions at different times of year so it's difficult to please everyone. However the table is portable so we do hope visitors will feel free to move it as they please, to suit their requirements. Regarding the laundry room, unfortunately this has been closed on the advice of the tourist board for the protection of guests during the lockdown. There should have been a notice on the door explaining this but I'm happy to say that as of 'Freedom Day' July 19th it is once again open to everyone. Finally thank you for your suggestion about somewhere to hang wet swimsuits. Hadn't thought of this before but now we're ordering an indoor/outdoor airer for just this use. It will be good for wetsuits too as we have a lot of surfers in these parts! Oh and sorry if the glasses were mismatched. Sometimes this is unavoidable if accidents happen and odd breakages have to be replaced at short notice. We're on the case though and installing new ones shortly. best wishes, Linda & Mick Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeirdreJul 2021

  • "The cottage was In beautiful surroundings,very quiet and relaxing and it was easy to find."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable,had everything we needed nice and spacious we would deffinetly use it again and pass the experience onto friends and family

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We love it at Old Mill. Yes we stay there ourselves too! And we're so delighted when guests share our enthusiasm. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again soon.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2021

  • "Wonderful dog friendly cottage which we booked for a last minute getaway."

    It had everything we needed (including a lovely gas log burner) and was a great base to explore the north of Cornwall from. Was also handy to have an outdoor area for the dogs. The only slight downsides were that it doesn’t have wifi and the shower/ wet room did not drain very quickly. Having said that, would definitely recommend and return!

    Reviewed by LydiaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was fab lovely location and generally clean and very comfortable."

    The bathroom was lovely particularly the bath. The only issues were the kettle didn't work kept cutting out the wooden work surface in the kitchen was very sticky which wasn't nice although we ate out mostly as were were there for a short period and the bin in the garden absolutely STANK which was horrible every time you walked past to get to the car. Small points but needs addressing.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "The cottage was exactly as pictured, had comfortable beds and was clean."

    The gas stove means you can warm the living area up within minutes and there was seating both inside and outside. All games and dvds have been removed due to Covid so you need to take your own (that is mentioned in the pre-holiday information). It's amongst a few other cottages but it was very quiet when we stayed. The cottage is located in the remote rural village of Trethin, with walks from the door, and is a great base to drive to a number of costal resorts (Polzeath, Summerleaze, Daymer Bay were our favourites). The place does smell a bit damp and the kitchen is under-equipped (possibly they've removed to much due to Covid or just don't think people want to cook on holiday) - really could do with providing some serving dishes and serving spoons, a fine mesh sieve, a decent chopping knife and more tea-towels. That's said, we would happily return to this lovely holiday let.

    Reviewed by EllaAug 2020

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Old Mill Cottage and as previously had an excellent holiday."

    The cottage is situated with others set in lovely gardens at Trethin and the hydrangeas were in flower this time and looked fantastic. It is a quiet location and a drive to the nearest beach (although not that far) so not for those looking for a high octane beach holiday but ideal for those looking for a quieter holiday and want to enjoy the countryside and walking. The Old Mill is an ideal base with all the necessary facilities and comforts - we really like it and so did our dogs and granddaughter who learnt how to walk during our stay.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2020

  • "What a cosy cottage, well equipped, beautifully decorated and surrounded by the dense green of pastures and blooming flowers!"

    We enjoyed both, walking from the doorstep and exploring the villages and scenic beauty of Cornwall on the coast and in Bodmin Moor. A lovely place for relaxing holidays!

    Reviewed by EvelynMay 2019

  • "What a pleasant surprise."

    This was a last minute booking and we are always wary of booking new places but the old mill cottage was a little gem tucked away in a part of cornwall that we have visited hundreds of times over the last 30 years but have not stumbled across. Beautiful cottage, beautiful grounds. Good facilities. Everything we needed for a fantastic Easter break. Unfortunately as we were out enjoying ourselves for most of the time due to the lovely weather we were unable to meet the owners but would like to pass on our thanks for allowing us to stay. The only thing that stopped it being 10/10 all around was the lack of wifi which is always useful for planning visits if staying longer and lack of it's own washing machine which wasn't a problem this time but may be a problem for longer stays. Other than that everything was great thanks again

    Reviewed by IanApr 2019

  • "We loved it, nice location as well quite near to lots of beaches."

    Only negative is no wifi

    Thank you for your feedback. We do value all customer feedback. This property does not advertise as the property having Wi-Fi. We recommend you contact our travel experts who can find a suitable property in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David VaughanSep 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with 3 singles, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with a freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Games room with pool table and table tennis table.
  • Electric heating with underfloor heating in the bathroom and hallway with gas logburner effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared lawn with bench
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Communal laundry room on site, with coin operated washers and dryers

The property

The Old Mill Cottage forms part of a beautiful, stone barn conversion just two miles from the central Cornwall market town of Camelford.

With renowned walking, cycling, scenery and tourist spots easily reachable from here, this is an ideal base for that much-needed family holiday.

The property benefits from a beautifully...

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

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About the location


Bodmin 8 miles; Tintagel 6 miles; Padstow 17 miles; Bude 17 miles; Newquay 26 miles; Truro 35 miles.

The old market town of Camelford nearby is located close to Cornwall's north coast and is ideally situated for exploring the wild country of Bodmin Moor and the high cliffs, hidden coves, fishing villages and surfing beaches that populate this beautiful area. The shops in this old market town have delicious local produce. The southwest coastal path is a year round attraction and the surrounding villages and hamlets harbour a wealth of country inns and restaurants. With Wadebridge for a great day out shopping and the Camel Trail for biking and walking, Launceston the old capital of Cornwall with its 13th century castle, Camelford with the best fish and chips you’ll ever taste, Padstow and Port Isaac for fine dining, Bossiney, Trebarwith and Tregardock beaches for surfing and the fascinating tiny worlds of the rock pools, along with Tintagel, Boscastle, Polzeath and the myriad of other coastal villages to enjoy, you have a dazzling array of days out waiting for you all within 30 minutes. The owner is down the road in Tintagel to help out with anything you need or just for local knowledge. We want you to have a truly wonderful holiday.

Region Information

Please note there is a good house keeping bond in place for this property fro £100 for all bookings taken after 07/11/2020.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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