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Little Pippin

(Ref. 986280)

Carlyon Bay near St Austell, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property and location."

    Ideal for travelling round Cornwall. Just needs more local takeaways and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2024

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay at Little Pippin."

    Beautiful cottage, modern and very clean. Ideally located for Carlyon Bay, Charlestown and South East Cornwall. Owners very friendly but not intrusive. Feel it would benefit a larger bed which the beautiful bedroom could easily accommodate. Would also appreciate if basic beverages had been provided rather than having to go out to purchase after a long journey to Cornwall.

    Dear Sarah, Thank you for your kind words. We are planning on changing the bed. We decided to remove basic beverages due to complaints that we didn’t accommodate certain dietary requirements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah Rebecca5.0Jul 2024

  • "Everything was really perfect!"

    I loved staying in Little Pippin and Kerstin and Glynn were very kind and friendly hosts. Their garden is wonderful. The area is perfect for all kinds of excursions and sightseeing.

    Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to be able to host you. Kind regards Glynn and Kirst. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monika5.0May 2024

  • "Great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely delighted with "Little Pippin" it was one of the best properties we have ever stayed in, immaculately presented and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a week self-catering."

    The quiet location was superb with easy access to coast path and beaches for great walks and a short drive away from many attractions. Due to an injury and inclement weather we were unable to do the area justice, so will definitely be returning! Many thanks for the opportunity to stay in this lovely property.

    Reviewed by Maureen Melinda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Little Pippin is a gem of a place to stay for 2 people."

    .Nice and quiet..shops are not far away and a few restaurants at the top of the road

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving Little Pippin as you found it. Hopefully we will see you again, with better weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was a lovely, quiet and well equipt property."

    It was home from home and we loved it very much. Will visit again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Friendly and helpful property owner."

    Good facilities and location. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation, well appointed, clean, modern and comfortable in a stunning setting."

    Ideal base for exploring this area of Cornwall as it’s only a short drive to Mevagissey, Fowey, the Eden Project plus beautiful beaches like Carlyon Bay and much more. Kind and friendly hosts who were available if you needed information or help with anything. It has everything you need for a great holiday. We would have no hesitation in returning to Little Pippin and will definitely recommend to our family and friends.

    Hi Julie, Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "2nd time we stayed at this lovely property."

    Very comfortable property allowing us to have a stress free holiday. Owners are extremely friendly (especially Reggie the dog) and helpful. Situated close to nearby shops and seafront - Charlestown being our favourite.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, lovely house."

    Thank you for your kind comment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent, high quality accommodation in a peaceful setting with easy access to the delights of Cornwall."

    Hi Julia, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely little quiet property that’s ideal for two people."

    Comfy sofa, well-equipped kitchen, and comfortable bed. The house is in a convenient location for Carlyon Bay, Charlestown, and St Austell, and a short drive to Truro. Purely suggestions, but an extra hand/hair towel or two in the main bathroom would be good and maybe a label for the semi-hidden cutlery drawer. We spent a hilarious 5 minutes not being able to find it! Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "Little Pippin was perfect in almost all respects."

    Despite proximity to the railway line it was peaceful and quiet. The bed was a little on the small side (for my wife and i) but adequately comfortable. A few tea bags, some instant coffee and a drop of milk would have been appreciated after our horrendous rainy journey down. A very comfortable stay, very much recommended!

    Thank you for your feedback. We plan to put a king size bed in after this season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Mar 2023

  • "Little Pippin was exactly what we hoped for and more."

    The property description is spot on. Immaculate throughout and a perfect home from home. Great location and lovely cliff top walk to Charlestown. We would highly recommend Little Pippin and would like to thank Glynn and Kirstin for making us welcome. Chris & Lorraine

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely and clean accomodation."

    Our second stay here. Close to all the local amenities.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Spotlessly clean. Would stay there again

    Thank you for your comment Val. We would love to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Little Pippin is in a great location to explore Cornwall."

    It is clean, comfortable, very nicely furnished and well equipped. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, and made us feel very welcome. It is within easy walking distance of Charlestown, which is a lovely place to visit.

    Thank you for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really fantastic property, everything needed for a week's holiday."

    Ideal location with lovely beaches, places to eat/drink and visit all within walking distance. Such a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy a holiday, the owner's have done a wonderful job with this property, and I'm sure we'll be using it again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted you had a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our week at Little Pippin in an area of Cornwall we had not previously visited."

    The property is ideally situated between Charlestown and Carlyon Bay with a pleasant walk to both.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful location and a very comfortable property."

    Ideally placed to visit all our favourite places such as Charlestown, Mevagissey and Fowey. Cafe, Chinese and Indian restaurants all close by which were all very good and gave us a break from cooking. Looking forward to a return holiday at this property.

    Thank you very much for the feedback. We would love you to visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very clean and comfortable property ideally located for exploring the area."

    Carlyon beach and Charlestown are easy walking distance from the accommodation and well worth a visit. This property also has a lovely shared garden that you can sit out in weather permitting. Thanks again.

    Thank you for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2022

  • "Exceeded expectations!"

    More than met all our requirements and enhanced our holiday experience. Please pass on our thanks to hosts.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Apr 2022

  • "Marvellous little house to stay in whilst visiting my elderly parents who live nearby."

    Very clean premises. Short walk from beautiful beach. Would happily stay again.

    Thank you Sarah for your lovely feedback. We would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Pippin."

    The house itself was extremely clean and modern. Its location was perfect for our daily adventures, we could easily and quickly visit hop in the car and travel to any of the nearby towns. The only thing we thought could be improved was the WiFi signal. It was usually strong downstairs but we found it inconsistent upstairs. Other than this minor inconvenience we enjoyed our stay and would definitely return in the future / recommend Little Pippin to our friends.

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We will review the Wi-Fi situation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annabel4.7Nov 2021

  • "A really delightful cottage."

    Very spacious and had absolutely everything we needed. Perfect location for lots of lovely walks. The only minor niggle, was a constant dripping noise from the down pipe when we were trying to sleep.

    Thank you for your kind words. I will look at the dripping issue with the down pipe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2021

  • "Little Pippin was an absolute delight."

    Spotlessly clean, beautifully , lovely outdoor seating area. Good location. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a very pleasant experience The property couldn't be faulted."

    Spotlessly clean and great location with local supermarket very close by

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Another stay at Little Pippin which we found to be very convenient for the surrounding area."

    This one bed accommodation is very private well appointed and a joy to stay in. We found everything spotless with the added bonus of an outside area to relax in. No hesitation in giving it 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "Little Pippin is a beautiful place to stay."

    Quiet, peaceful and comfortable. It has lovely amenities nearby and a gorgeous beach within walking distance. I am sure we will visit again.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely base for the week, everything you would need in a self catering venue."

    The family that run it are friendly, welcoming and the communication is brilliant. It’s a short walk to the beach and the house is well positioned for getting out and about in Cornwall. We will definitely book to stay there again. Thank you for a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Needed car for all visits but a most enjoyable holiday"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at little Pippin Cottage."

    It has everything you could possibly need. And it was exceptionally clean. It's near to so many lovely places. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "Delightful accommodation, with friendly owners , made our holiday really special."

    Ted & Linda P

    Reviewed by Edgar5.0Oct 2020

  • "Good location very private."

    Very well appointed with good access to local and coastal paths.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location, very comfortable accommodation."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a lovely 2 week holiday in Little Pippin."

    Cottage was immaculate and everything provided, owners had thought of every detail. Visited lots of different areas of Cornwall and it was nice to come back to a home from home. Owners messaged us after first week to make sure we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2020

  • "Little Pippin is a delightful hideaway with great facilities and surroundings and we commend it highly."

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous location,lovely owners and ideal cottage for a couple."

    Excellent facilities and very comfortable.Beautiful gardens and views.worth every penny.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were very pleased with this holiday rental."

    The cottage was equipped to a high standard and the garden was lovely. It was in a great location for walking the coastal path and a short walk to Charlestown. We would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2019

  • "Weather mostly surprisingly good for England."

    Cottage very comfortable, bright and modern. District convenient for touring and very good restaurants close by.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2019

  • "Little Pippin was simply perfect."

    Immaculate inside and out, spotlessly clean, and with a luxurious design, I can honestly say I have never holidayed anywhere as wonderful as this. I've stayed in many self catering holiday apartments/chalets/lodges, but Little Pippin is head and shoulders above any of them. Things I loved : ALL of it !!! But specifically, the warm and genuine welcome from the owners and Reggie the dog; the glorious peaceful and light filled bedroom with its delicious linens and decadent bathroom; the well equipped and practical open plan kitchen and lounge; the access to the garden for a peaceful sunny read with a cuppa or a glass of vino - and the designated parking space right outside the front door. I'll say it again - perfect ! Ideally located for some lovely walks to Charlestown - which is stunning - and Carylon Bay and on to Par, both of which have glorious beaches just perfect for beach combing. The Eden Project is just up the road, and whilst pricey, is worth a visit just to marvel over the sheer audacity of what has been achieved. The Lost Gardens of Heligan is 20 minutes away by car and is a definite must see - a great way to spend a day. And Lanhydrock National Trust is also beautiful. And the return to Little Pippin after a day out was the icing on the cake ! Thankyou for a wonderful stay - I will be back !

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful - well equipped, clean, comfortable, modern, in a great area and with the added advantage of having the extremely kind owners on hand to answer every question and offer help and advice whenever it was needed."

    We will definitely make a return visit. We just wish we lived a little bit closer so we could go more than once a year!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "Everything about the accommodation was excellent, from the warm welcome and helpful advice from the hosts, to the comfort decor and facilities."

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2018

  • "There is nothing to say bad about our holiday, it was great in everyway."

    hosts brilliant. cottage never have we seen one so clean and with everything in situ for our use. area superb with many lovely places to visit.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a beautiful little holiday home."

    Immaculately clean and presented, very attentive hosts who provided us with everything we could have needed whilst allowing us to do as we pleased. Was very sad to leave. Was definitely our home from home!!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • One bedroom; 1 x double with en-suite shower room, shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area
  • Cloakroom with WC and basin.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV’s, WiFi
  • Selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Paved garden and shared lawn at rear with garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Beach, shops and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Babes in arms welcome
  • Note: Please be aware that a quiet railway line runs adjacent to the property, which is used by a small number of small trains.

The property

Little Pippin is a chic and contemporary coastal retreat in Carlyon Bay, St Austell.

This stylish semi-detached dwelling next to the owner’s home is set down a private driveway and boasts off-street parking.

The accommodation is set over two floors with a sleep-inducing bedroom for two guests.

On the ground floor is the entrance hallway with storage, smart cloakroom and bright open-plan living room with modern kitchen including breakfast bar and all the appliances, plus comfy seating and patio doors leading out to the attractive garden.

The paved patio and shared lawn with quality rattan garden furniture for alfresco dining is a sunshiny south-facing spot perfect for relaxation.

Little Pippin makes a delightful rendezvous bolthole, stylishly designed for couples looking to enjoy the attractions of Carlyon Bay.

The shoreline beckons for romantic rambles, swims and paddles.

Explore the cliff top path showcasing stunning seascapes.

Charlestown, famed for TV's Poldark, is home to Tall Ships, rustic inns and galleries, gift shops and eateries - a firm favourite!

The charismatic resort of Fowey is seven miles away with popular Regatta Week.

The harbour is pretty; hire a boat and discover the hidden creeks, take a pleasure boat trip or fishing excursion.

The water taxi to Polruan and Mevagissey makes a fun jaunt and the Bodinnick car ferry lands at Looe and Polperro – lunch aside the quay in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Play golf at one of the three local courses.

Visit The Eden Project with remarkable bio-domes of flora and fauna, just a 10-minute drive away.

After a day in the Cornish air, Little Pippin is a superb choice to return to - relax in the garden with a barbecue nibble and glass of fizz.

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About the location


Charlestown 2 miles; Carlyon Bay 3 miles; Mevagissey 6 miles; Fowey 8 miles.

The old market town of St Austell, just a mile or two from the south coast, is famous as the historic centre of the china clay mining industry. Today, its many beaches and its sub-tropical gardens provide plenty to see and do. The wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are perfect for a family day out, and a little further afield Caerhays Castle provides a stunning backdrop to Porthluny Cove. On the edge of town, St Austell Brewery offers tours of the Victorian brewing equipment and a chance to sample the local beer, and for those looking for surf and sand, St Austell Bay has several beaches to choose from - Porthpean, Carlyon Bay, Pentewan, Polkerris - the last offering a variety of water-sports. As well as a small shingle beach, Charlestown, a pretty, historic port, often has wooden sailing ships in the harbour, and is popular as a film location. A little further afield are Fowey and its beautiful estuary to the east and the fishing port of Mevagissey to the west. With lots to do and something to keep the whole family entertained, St Austell is a great year-round destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas