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Polsue Cottage

(Ref. 1002265)

Point near Devoran, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, light property, well decorated and spotlessly clean with none of the previously mentioned smell of damp."

    The kids loved the location with the massive green outside and the crabbing opportunities about 5 minutes away. One warning for ordering food is that the fridge is quite small with a weirdly hard to access bottom compartment. It could also do with a vegetable peeler, kitchen scissors and a few more glasses for non alcoholic drinks (plenty of wine glasses!).

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2024

  • "Ŧhis is the 3rd."

    time we have stayed at Polsue Cottage and it will be the last. The remote curtain closer in the living room did not work properly. The bedding had not been adjusted for winter let - more blankets needed. Although clean and tidy the whole place was looking tired could not get the towel rail in the bathroom to work Just a whole series of little things which indicated lack of care and investment. Very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, great feel to it and all set in a pretty village with waterway views."

    Morning coffee on the quay was just a 1 minute walk from the door.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2023

  • "On arrival at Polsue all seemed great, great location with nice views over the Quay."

    Upon walking into the house there was distinct smell of wrotten water or sewage. The house itself smelt clean but we soon discovered it was not particularly clean. Cob webs everywhere, dirty windows both inside and our and dog hairs all-over the sofas and carpets down stairs. We woke up on Sunday to discover the smell had got worse further investigation revealed the sewage was blocked and over flowing down the side of the house. A message to the management company and to Sykes got this sorted in the same day. Warwick from the management company kept me up to date through the day so thank you to Warwick. Later in the holiday the boiler broke and we had no hot water, again dealt with in the same day. When we reported the smell we also reported that the frying pans and saucepans needed replacing as the Teflon coating was coming off and made them unusable. This fell on deaf ears and we ended up buying our own. So to sum up Polsue great location and nothing a bit of TLC and good clean would not make this a 5 star property but as it is I can only give it a 3 and that is purely on location.

    Reviewed by Scott2.2Aug 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean , excellent welcome pack, perfect location - all we could ask for."

    We are looking to rebook later in the year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely welcoming cottage."

    The large lounge/diner was perfect for entertaining family visitors over the Christmas break. Beautiful views out of the upstairs windows over the estuary. We took our dog and it was great to have the green opposite for short walks and lots of nearby beaches for longer walks. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and the Welcome Pack of milk, wine, biscuits etc. was a lovely extra touch. A really comfortable, cosy stay over Christmas. Would highly recommend this cottage. Just for info. the cafetière didn’t have a glass liner so was unusable and we also were unable to turn off the two lamps using the remote control.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is wonderful, in a stunning and peaceful location."

    Very well equipped and we had a very relaxing week celebrating our son's graduation. One small comment. There was a constant smell of damp in the downstairs bedrooms and bathroom.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jul 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Polsue Cottage, and found it clean, comfortable, quiet and well-equipped."

    The location and views are lovely. There was no trace of the damp that previous reviewers had mentioned. However, it would have been useful to have been told, in the information pack, about the ventilator in the kitchen ceiling, which puzzled us when we first arrived. We assume that it’s triggered by moisture levels, as it was running mostly in rainy weather. It is clearly effective, but unfortunately the cold air it expelled caused draughts. This was not a problem when the weather was warm, but on cooler days we needed to turn up the electric heaters. As there is no door between the kitchen and the sitting room, a heavy curtain over the gap would probably have helped.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2022

  • "Polsue became our relaxing home for the week, fabulous garden for breakfast in the sun and then again for the afternoon, paved area in the sunshine with loungers provided in the utility were well appreciated."

    The welcome pack was perfect for arrival after our 10 hours on the road, the chilled wine was a lovely surprise, ordered our shopping so barbie was on in the sun as soon as we'd all unpacked, paddle boarding on the creek was perfect for the kids with access possible a short walk to point quay, had a fab holiday, especially as we could include our pooch

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is situated in a lovely location with pleasant views over the creek."

    Well equipped and comfortable to stay in, however, was unaware that the utility area was not in the actual cottage, but at the back of the garage, which could have been unpleasant if wet. The fridge also was rather small. There was a definite smell of damp downstairs, particularly in the twin bedroom, however, we ensured that this was aired daily allowing the room to dry out; it is after all a very old cottage. Nice starter pack in cottage, which is always welcome. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey3.8Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is in perfect location and has everything imaginable for a comfortable holiday."

    We enjoyed it so much we have already booked our next stay here!

    Reviewed by Irina5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location but has a serious damp problem."

    Upon arrival we noticed that the entire downstairs had a strong smell of damp. We bought several reed diffusers and opened windows as often as possible but it made no difference to the smell. When we looked more closely, we realised that there was black mould growing on the walls of all 3 bedrooms. The twin bedroom is particularly bad - the damp there is so bad that there is also mould growing on the slats of the beds and the bottom of both mattresses. Anything left downstairs overnight felt slightly damp to touch the next day, and when we arrived home we had to wash everything as it all smelled of damp. The cottage was also disappointingly dirty, especially when extra cleaning should be in place for covid. There were cobwebs in corners, thick dust on lamps, dog hairs all over, dirt on the window frames, amongst other things. We contacted Sykes on day 2 and told them about the lack of cleanliness and damp, and they said they'd book a reclean. Despite contacting them every day during the holiday this didn't happen. By the middle of the week, my elderly, asthmatic mother could no longer bear to sleep on a mouldy mattress in a mouldy bedroom, so Sykes agreed to pay for a hotel for the remainder of the stay. We would also have moved into alternative accommodation but in high season, in Cornwall, this was impossible. Sykes agreed to provide compensation for uninhabitable accommodation. Since returning home, I've had to ring Sykes multiple times to ask them to refund the hotel stay and provide compensation for a ruined week in a damp and dirty property. Today they have finally refunded my mother's hotel stay, but the owner is refusing compensation for what was a very expensive week in an unacceptable property.

    Reviewed by Gemma1.9Jul 2021

  • "Polsue Cottage is a great location for exploring Cornwall."

    Found the cottage comfortable and enjoyed using the garden and BBQ.

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.4Jun 2021

  • "We couldn’t fault the cottage and enjoyed the creek side view,shame that the privet hedge hadn’t been cut back,which would have allowed us more expansive views while seated in the delightful garden."

    The ability to park the car on site was brilliant,also the fact that we could control the heating,even in June!Enjoyed the walks from the doorstep.approx 4 miles drive from Truro,but it’s another world.Our cocker spaniel loved this holiday also.Lovely welcome pack on arrival,the owners directions to the property were spot on,well done! Would recommend and return

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in super location."

    Great for walking. Well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Spacious and comfortable accommodation. I often struggle with hard mattresses on holiday so it was a relief to have a comfortable bed with good quality bedding. The welcome pack was a nice touch and also the info on local attractions. Sadly didn’t have good enough weather to test out the bbq but the garden is lovely. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage lots of thought put into the decor one of the best I have stayed ..."

    Lovely cottage lots of thought put into the decor one of the best I have stayed in nice area lovely views nice for walking with a lovely well laid out garden just a shame about the weather would go back again Di and Dawn from gloucester

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2021

  • "A very cosy comfortable cottage in a beautiful place."

    The welcome pack of food wine and milk was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. Norah the Labrador loved the dog toy. Point is a good base for many attractions and beaches and there are also many footpaths around the area

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely loved it!"

    Stunning location overlooking the estuary. Holidaying with 2 young children and great base for exploring loads of activities whatever the weather. Kids particularly enjoyed jumping in the estuary and crabbing from the top. Thanks so much for a great stay

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage, spacious, Comfortable and quality furnishings, lovely views Of the ever changing estuary."

    The kitchen had lots of room, well equipped with all you need. The bedrooms/ beds were all comfortable . A useful utility in the garden. Plenty of parking. We spent Christmas here, the cottage had been tastefully decorated, and treats left for us and the dogs !! which made it extra special.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2019

  • "I don't think the photos and description did justice to the property."

    It was better than I expected. Modern and spacious and bright inside while retaining it's cottage character. Views from the cottage across the creek were lovely and better than the photos showed. It is in a charming setting. The village is quiet but within very easy reach of the main road to most places in the area. Lovely walks along the creek and a colony of 20 egrets in the trees on the other side. I thought it looked ok from the description but it turned out to be more than that and a really lovely place to stay. I would return to it if visiting the area again. The garden was very pretty and due to the lovely weather really pleasant to spend time in. One thing that would help is if there could be instructions with the key details on how to use the key lock and handle. We got the hang of it but it was difficult at first.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2019

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Main entrance into 1st floor kitchen
  • 1st floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • 1st floor living/dining room
  • Stairs from kitchen down to 3 bedrooms
  • 1x kingsize bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom and 1 x single bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, a selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Open fire available during winter
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair - please request at the time of booking
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Entrance is through to first floor with steps down to ground floor bedrooms.

The property

Situated in the idyllic village of Point, Nr Devoran, Polsue Cottage is a recently refurbished, reverse-level layout, white-washed cob cottage, nestled between the village green and stunning Restronguet Creek.

Upon pulling into the driveway through the 5 bar gate, you walk down through the enchanting garden to a bridge that brings you straight into the light and airy well equipped modern kitchen on the 1st floor, with stunning views across the creek and garden and down towards the village of Devoran.

Off the kitchen you will find a useful cloakroom and a light and airy sitting room and dining area, beautifully furnished, with spectacular views across the creek at the front and to the garden at the back.

The dining area consists of a large square table surrounded by benches, making the perfect spot for not only eating but for playing games and planning your day.

From the kitchen, stairs lead the way down where you will find a beautifully furnished king size bedroom and a single bedroom to the front of the property, each enjoying fantastic views across the creek.

At the back is a delightful twin bedroom.

All rooms benefit from storage for your personal items and are served by a newly installed family bathroom, housing an elegant bath and shower over.

This property is as much about the delightful garden as it is the cottage, with a patio area that includes a brand-new Weber gas barbecue and a bench on which to sit and shout encouraging words to the chef!

As well as a lawn on which you will find a round wooden garden table that comfortably seats 8.

It is the perfect location to take advantage of the evening sunshine after a fun-filled day out.

Just outside the front gate, you will find the village green, which is the perfect place for kids and dogs alike to have a good run around and you will also find an old fashioned phone box which now acts as the village library.

Feel free to borrow a book!

Just below Polsue Cottage is Point Quay where during high tide you can launch a dinghy or kayak, go for a swim, or fish.

It is also a top notch crabbing area for kids and adults alike!

During low tide it is a great location for bird spotters.

The nearest pub is the Old Quay Inn in Devoran which is a stunning flat walk along the old tramway which runs alongside the creek.

It serves great ales, numerous gins and fantastic food.

It also very close to a well equipped children’s playground.

Polsue Cottage is only 2 miles away from Loe Beach, where a number of water sport courses can be undertaken, including paddleboarding, sailing, powerboating and kayaking.

It is also very close to the King Harry Ferry which allows easy access to the beautiful Roseland Peninsula and St Mawes.

It is also ideally located for quick access to the North Coast and Cornwall’s world-famous surfing beaches.

There are a number of gorgeous walks on the doorstep and the incredible 11 mile coast-to-coast cycle trail that runs between Devoran on the South Coast to Portreath on the North.

Polsue Cottage is the perfect choice for exploring all Cornwall has to offer.

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About the location


Truro 4 miles, Falmouth 9.6 miles

Point is an idyllic tucked away village in South Cornwall on the edge of Restronguet Creek and is surrounded by glorious countryside. Everything you could possible want out of a holiday is right on your doorstep. The vibrant city of Truro with its numerous restaurants and independent shops is only 4 miles away. Falmouth, famous for it’s festivals, beaches and maritime history is only 20 minutes from Point. You will never be short of places to visit or things to do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas