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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location for sight seeing throughout Cornwall, Very light apartment and open plan, the bed was super comfy."

    As it is light and open I would recommend taking eye masks if you like to sleep in. Host was very considerate and contactable if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Candice4.4Jun 2024

  • "We and our dogs had a great stay at Spires."

    Everything was very good, the location, close to Truro (shops) and close to the coastal paths. For the first dog walk in the morning you can cross the street and walk to Jubilee woods. The friendly owners live next door.

    Reviewed by Herman And Iwan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful apartment in a great location with a great view."

    Reviewed by Juergen5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic place to stay , very central to all areas , very clean and well ..."

    Fantastic place to stay , very central to all areas , very clean and well equipped , hoping to re book when we have holiday dates

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2024

  • "We had a glorious week in Cornwall in this well appointed apartment."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming, and provided lovely homemade scones and additional extras which were a nice touch. The views across open fields and beyond from the apartment were exceptional, and the balcony lovely to sit on after a long day of fun! The garden was great for our dog, although most mornings we accessed the bridle path and woodland directly opposite the property, for longer early morning walks. This is a well appointed property is perfectly located for exploring all the coastal areas of West Cornwall. My husband, myself and our dog Henry had a fabulous time and hope to return later in the year.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024

  • "The property was excellent and modern with a great outlook and everything worked properly."

    Cleanliness of the property was good although some cutlery and cooking utensils were below standard, probably as left by the previous tenants. Access is by quite a steep outside staircase that could potentially be tricky for older people. There is a large parking area and garden available for use.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "Spires is a really lovely property with great views and a homely feel, helped with the fact that pets are allowed."

    The owners live close by and were friendly yet not intrusive. A good place to have a break away from The hustle and bustle.

    Reviewed by Allen4.7Aug 2023

  • "My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this perfect cottage."

    The modern interior was exactly what we were looking for, twinned with beautiful views.

    Thank you, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a great location with brilliant views, very relaxing."

    Owners on hand if needed and very friendly but left to enjoy your holiday.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wow what a find we nearly didn’t book because of the stairs what with my dodgie back/hip but so glad we did."

    Stunning apartment with beautiful views (deers in the meadow) . Apartment in a perfect place to visit all areas or to stay in and enjoy the peaceful view. One of the best equipped Holiday homes we have stayed in, hosts have thought of everything and more and great quality items too, the cream tea on arrival was a lovely thought, (tea, coffee and milk). The bed was like sleeping on a fluffy cloud, sweet dreams every night. Will definitely recommend and stay again when coming to the area again

    So pleased you had such a wonderful time in sunny Cornwall. We look forward to seeing you anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

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    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2023

  • "Brilliant stay and fantastic accommodation."

    Highly recommended.

    Many thanks, so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2023

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One bedroom; 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining, and sitting area with woodburning stove and balcony
  • Travel cot and Highchair available
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Off-road, private parking available
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Please make sure dogs are supervised at all times whilst in garden
  • This apartment is only accessible by external staircase, unsuitable for those with mobility issues

The property

Carnon Downs 1.1 miles.

Situated on the outskirts of the quaint, rural village of Playing Place, Cornwall, is this wonderful holiday apartment, Spires.

With close access to the local amenities, a private balcony with stunning views, and well-positioned to explore nearby attractions, Spires welcomes two guests and two well-behaved dogs for an idyllic Cornish getaway.

Utilise the open-plan living space by whipping up delicious, home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen, before settling down for an al fresco dinner on the balcony, taking in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside as you wine and dine.

As the evening grows darker, retire to the plush, well-presented bedroom, where you can drift off to a night’s refreshing embrace.

If you fancy exploring the local area, pop into the The Punchbowl and Ladle ton enjoy some pub grub in a traditional, cottage setting, or restock on essentials at the SPAR in Carnon Downs.

Whilst you're in the area, be sure to take a trip to the nearby National Trust location of Trelissick Gardens, a scenic estate perfect for riverside and woodland walks.

The cathedral city of Truro is a mere stone's throw away, home to the eponymous Truro Cathedral, as well as the lush Victoria Gardens and The Roseland Heritage Coast nature reserve.

Falmouth is a short drive away, a seaside town where visitors can spend a day relaxing on Gyllyngvase Beach or roaming the grounds of the historic Pendennis Castle.

Slightly further afield you can find Newquay, where Newquay Beach and Fistral Beach await eager beachgoers, whilst the landmark location of Huer's Hut serves up amazing views of the Atlantic coast.

Perfect for making memories with a loved one, choose a stay at Spires for an enjoyable trip to Cornwall.

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

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About the location


Truro 3.5 miles; Falmouth 8 miles.

The lovely Cornish village of Carnon Downs offers a shop, Post Office and pub. Not too far away is the village of Portreath with its sandy beach, whilst the city of Truro and the popular town of Falmouth are within easy reach by car as is the north and south coastline with its sandy beaches, ideal for those wishing to surf or walk the coastpath. Fans of classic cars will enjoy a visit to Perranwell Station which gives you the opportunity to hire a Morgan car for the day. Also nearby in the Bissoe Valley is Bissoe Bike Hire where you can hire a bike and enjoy the sights of the old mining works and beautiful wooded valleys as you cycle coast to coast from Portreath to Devoran or just enjoy a snack in the café. Cornwall’s only city, Truro has a magnificent cathedral, the Royal Cornwall Museum, the Hall for Cornwall, which is a theatre and concert venue, as well as a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. In Falmouth you will find a natural harbour - the third largest in the world. Here you will find boat trips up the Carrick Roads, safe beaches, the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle, which was built by Henry VIII and is the town’s most popular attraction. For garden lovers, there is not only The Lost Gardens of Heligan, but Trelissick, Trebah and Glendurgan, all of which are nearby. A short trip across the King Harry Ferry will take you to the beautiful Roseland Peninsular which is well worth a visit. With the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Land’s End within driving distance makes Carnon Downs a convenient base for exploring this part of Cornwall.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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