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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lounge furniture was clearly newly replaced but not as comfortable as it looked, however the double bed was really comfy and that’s what matters after a hard day’s walk."

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7May 2024

  • "This property was well presented and spotlessly clean with every Kitchen ..."

    This property was well presented and spotlessly clean with every Kitchen appliance imaginable good TV and Wi-fi connection The shower water pressure was somewhat low but acceptable Someone even cut the grass while we were out excellent

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, hope you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2024

  • "Our second time staying at ChiffChaff and yet again it didn’t disappoint."

    Very clean, all the facilities were excellent, washer, oven, heating, shower etc, location is great to walk into Padstow and a Tesco on the corner of the main road easily walked to if you need to stock up on anything. Having two small dogs with us the front garden was perfect for their needs and I appreciate you have to mow lawns when you can, but the only criticism was the grass was a bit long and could have been cut weather wise. Definitely staying at this cottage again if we to visit Cornwall for a third time. Thank you for the memories ChiffChaff, Louise, David, Foxy and Bertie.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, it means a lot. So pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely and comfortable every thing we needed."

    Directions on Sykes not good needs looking into

    Thank you. We will look into the directions, we have now put Chiffchaff on Google maps, so hopefully that will help future visitors. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely bungalow, it’s in a need of refreshing, but it does the job."

    The shower is very under powered, you need to stand right up against it. Kitchen has all the equipment you need. Lovely bungalow will book again. It’s great to have a Tescos round the corner. The walk into Padstow is about 15 - 20 mins. The drive is abit tight just as you get to bungalow so just be careful. The little road map pointing to where the bungalow is wrong. As you turn into Sarah’s close turn into the first driveway and go to end of drive it at top on left.

    Reviewed by Sheena4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well equipped property."

    Loved the new settees!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is well located to walk into the centre of Padstow - our favourite Cornish seaside town with lovely harbour, coastal walks, restaurants & shops ."

    The Tesco nearby is very handy. The small fenced garden was ideal for our small dogs & a glass of wine in the evening. We had a lovely relaxing holiday.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so pleased you had a good holiday - we love Padstow too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent, spotless, all amenities available."

    Home away from home would highly recommend. Excellently situated to Padstow centre.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great stay at the property."

    Super clean, super area, only a short walk into Padstow and really handy having a Tesco over the road. Everything we needed and really enjoyed our holiday If I wanted to be really picky, the house felt a bit "dated " and a bit old fashioned but was so comfortable and clean, it didn't really matter.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Chiff Chaff."

    It is clean, well equipped and very comfortable. One observation i would make it would be advisable to point out the access drive is not really wide enough for larger cars and vehicles as I know to my cost and will have to make a rather expensive visit to the local body repair shop this week.

    Reviewed by Barbara Denise5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our 3rd stay at Chiffchaff,it's just a lovely place to stay,clean and cosy,and a good all rounder,enclosed garden which our little westie loves."

    Situated in a small cul de sac,Tesco's a short distance away and lots of nearby places to visit.

    Thank you so much for such lovely feedback and your return visits. I will pass this onto Helen, our caretaker who works hardto keep things spotless and comfortable Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable , very clean property with everything we needed for our holiday."

    Fabulous location for walking into Padstow, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Jun 2023

  • "This is lovely place to stay."

    The location is great you are a short walk into Padstow ,coming back takes a bit longer up the hill. The accommodation is Good and very comfortable ,the kitchen is well equipped and the standard of cleanliness was outstanding.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perhaps a spare loo roll wouldn't go amiss and some blackout blinds in the bedrooms really are essential."

    Despite which, if we return to Padstow, we would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Chiffchaff."

    The property was ideal for our needs and had everything we needed, and more, for our stay. Property was nice and clean, appliances were well maintained and instruction manuals left, just in case. Location was handy for walking in to the centre of Padstow and for access to the main road. Tesco supermarket a minute walk from the front door. All bedding and towels were provided, and the basic cleaning products were in the property for our use, so we didn't need to take any with us. We would definitely stay here again if returning to the Padstow area.

    Reviewed by Davie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent, we've been before and may well go again."

    One or two items (oven fittings) were a tad greasy but otherwise everything was perfect.(except the weather) Having mentioned oven fittings I will say that Chif Chaf clenliness far exceeded all other holiday cottages we've stayed at ( and that's a lot) So to conclude as I began. EXCELLENT!!!

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "Excellent location, close to bus stop (regular busses) and Tesco store."

    Nice sized property. Most suited to 2 adults & 2 children rather than 4 adults. The carpets and 3 piece suite are clean, however, they look dirty because they are very dated! Suite is comfortable to sit in. The microwave should be replaced. It has a crack inside and is rusty around the door. Although the double bed is a standard size, it would not suit larger people. It is very comfortable to sleep on however. I recommend upgrading to a king size especially as there is plenty of room to take it. The kitchen is well equipped with all the pots, pans, crockery, utensils etc that one could need. A dishwasher would be a bonus but is not essential. There is a noticeable damp musty smell in the property which does not completely go away when windows are opened. This is an issue when it is cold outside. This property has tremendous potential, however, it does need updating. I appreciate that this is reflected in the rental fee but I would be prepared to pay more if it were to be done.

    Reviewed by George3.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely clean, warm, well equipped and very comfortable property with a small secure front garden and it’s own parking space."

    Unfortunately on the first day of our holiday the fridge stopped working but this was dealt with really quickly and efficiently and a new fridge installed. It is an ideal property if you have a dog or dogs and very central for so many places to visit. I have just booked for next year which will be our third year running!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Property was comfortable but dated."

    It was clean apart from all the cobwebs in every room around the coving. Fridge was not working and very noisy. We had warm milk and orange juice daily. We had to buy milk every other day, fortunately Tesco was just across the road. The drive and parking was tight for a large vehicle.

    Reviewed by Ursula3.4Sep 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week in Padstow and really enjoyed our stay in Chiffchaff, what a lovely bungalow in a fantastic location."

    We will definitely be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage that provided all the comforts you would expect at home."

    Superbly placed so as to have easy access to the facilities Padstow has to offer. Supermarket very near and the harbour/town just a gentle walk away. Offroad parking at the property was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely weeks stay here with the family."

    Brilliant location, would definitely recommend!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Jul 2022

  • "Chiffchaff is ideally situated for exploring Cornwall."

    It’s about a 10 min walk to Padstow harbour but takes longer coming back up a hill!! Got easier as the week went on. The bungalow is homely and clean, there is everything you need. The garden is small but it is adequate. The drive is narrow but we had no issues in parking. The neighbours were very friendly. We had a great week and the weather was wonderful. The bed was the most comfortable one we have ever slept in. We would not hesitate to recommend staying at Chiffchaff.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Chiffchaff,as we were so impressed the first time,it's in a lovely cul de sac ,it has everything you could ask for very clean and cosy."

    Also must mention the lovely lady Clare a nearby neighbour who we enjoy chatting too. If I had one request it would be thicker curtains in main bedroom as street light opposite makes the bedroom really light so it doesn't feel like night time.We certainly will be back...

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "The holiday was perfect except for the fact that because of covid we had to make up our own bed after a long journey."

    I've been to other holiday let's and hotels and this was not the case,can not understand the logic,a sensible reason would be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Property had everything we needed. Short walk into Padstow and only a few minutes drive to some beautiful beaches. Great secure little garden for our dogs. Home from home...would love to revisit sometime.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved this snug cosy accommodation so much that we have already booked again for next year."

    Very clean, kitchen well stocked, beds comfy and the front garden just big enough for our three dogs to have morning and evening wee wee’s. Perfect for us to use as a base for visiting surrounding areas of interest and beaches. Thank you ChiffChaff from the Cowper’s and Foxy, Suki and Bertie.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Chiffchaff. Best wishes, Julia Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Chiff chaff."

    This is our 3rd time here and just booked again for March. Can't beat it for a home from home stay very close to Padstow.

    Thank you for the positive feedback and pleased you like our new improvements, best wishes Julia Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Nov 2021

  • "The property was spotless."

    We were told that the main light in the double bedroom wasn’t working but the owner had left our telephone number with an electrician who would get back to us. We are still waiting. The lock on the door was faulty. You could easily open it from the inside, but trying to open it from the outside was a nightmare. We reported this to the owner who said a locksmith would get in touch with us to arrange to sort it out. Again we are still waiting. We stayed there for three weeks. We have stayed at Chiff Chaff quite a few times over the years and have really enjoyed our holidays there, but were really disappointed this time and will definitely not be returning.

    I am sorry you didn't have a satisfactory stay at Chiffchaff. I did have to chase up the electrician and should have done it sooner, my apologies. The locksmith has now changed the lock on the front door, on the Monday after you left. We have since spent time at Chiffchaff, ensuring things are working as they should - something we haven't been able to do during lockdown. Thank you for your repeat custom, sorry to have lost you as a customer, but hope you have managed to find a property you like. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy3.1Oct 2021

  • "Very well equipped, clean, warm and comfortable house."

    The garden is small but well fenced - however the fence is quite low and anyone with a sight hound would need to be watchful when letting them out. The back of the house is close to the main road into Padstow but I didn’t find it at all noisy. I do think that a little more attention needs to be paid to maintenance of the property. The front door key is very temperamental and difficult to lock/unlock. There was one lightbulb in the main lounge light not working on arrival and a second blew whilst I was there, with no spares. On the third day the previously working electric fire suddenly stopped working and on another night the fuse box tripped. My main problem with the house was the drive and parking. The advert states that you approach via a double width drive which you do. Unfortunately it doesn’t say that this then narrows to an awkwardly angled very narrow drive with unforgiving stone walls on one side. If you have a large or a long estate car as I have it is difficult to reverse up or, if you drive in forwards turning your car around in the available space is also very awkward. That said I felt comfortable, warm and safe and would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now sorted the electrics, but were not made aware of the tripped fuse box, sorry. You have made a very useful point about the parking and we will re-look at the instructions - although our new neighbour has taken down part of the wall for her to access her drive, which may make parking at Chiffchaff easier... Best wishes, Julia Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Very well equipped and spacious."

    Comfortable beds. Great location for walking into Padstow. Opposite Tesco ( very handy) and house backed into main roas, but not t oo noisy.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Chiffchaff Best wishes, Julia Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Bungalow was very old fashioned inside and had a fousty smell upon arrival and even after being out for a few hours."

    We arrived to a note saying that the light in the main bedroom wasn’t working and an electrician had been called but no one contacted us during the week and it wasn’t fixed during our stay. Also the toilet seat was broken. No toilet roll provided which we didn’t think was a luxury item! Very well equipped kitchen though. Great location for Tesco but a long steep walk to the harbour so not good for anyone with health problems. Bungalow backs onto main road so very noisy with traffic in main bedroom very early in the morning. Would not stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that the bungalow didn't meet your expectations and it is disappointing that you thought the property was not accurately represented by the website photos. We have raised the smell with the cleaner, and the lack of toilet paper was an oversight, apologies for this. As you may imagine trying to get an electrician in peak holiday time is not easy and since there are two wall lights and a side light in the main bedroom we felt we were not leaving holiday makers in the dark until it can be fixed. With regard to the main road, Padstow is a popluar destination, so the roads do get busy, sadly there is little we can do about it, but make future visitors aware of this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy1.9Jul 2021

  • "Shower very low power No dishwasher though didn’t expect as not in details but most rentals now have."

    No welcome pack was disappointing Great location but not if you can’t walk up steep hill

    Reviewed by S4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely little bungalow, perfectly situated for a walk down to the harbour, will definitely go back and stay again."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2020

  • "Bungalow well equipped for all our needs."

    central to the harbour and shops. The only disappointing thing was the enclosed garden which is mainly at front of property you could not use rear garden as too small, no door leading to rear garden had to go through front garden to rear gate

    Reviewed by John4.1Oct 2019

  • "A lovely bungalow with everything we needed."

    Very clean and comfortable. Quiet location but in walking distance to Padstow harbour and a Tesco 2 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/diner.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge freezer, washing machine, smart TV, bluetooth sound bar and blu ray DVD player, a selection of books, DVDs and games and WiFi
  • Electric log burner style fire
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage and off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden
  • Maximum of 2 pets only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Garage next to property for hanging wet suits or storing body boards ect
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.4 miles

The property

Resting within an endearing location, is this detached bungalow.

Chiffchaff is a delightful retreat offering a superb base for a small family looking to get together to explore the breath-taking Cornish coastline and the nearby traditional villages.

Look forward to the spacious open-plan sitting room and dining area, which can seat four people.

If you fancy a quiet evening in, use the lounge - with its large sofa and two armchairs - to relax and unwind of an evening, with the electric log burner style fire adding a welcoming ambience to the room.

There is a selection of books, games and DVDs for provided so you can enjoy a family game night, or have some quiet time while reading a good book.

The spacious kitchen is wonderfully appointed to the front of the property, with all the appliances you could need to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family.

Use the garden area for sitting out with a refreshing beverage watching the sunset, while your pets run freely in the enclosed space.

Garage and off-road parking is available for 1 car.

While you're in Padstow, visit its beautiful local beach, which offers an abundance of activities for families to get involved with, including surfing, rock pooling, or spend your day building sandcastles with your little ones, or enjoying some swimming.

Access the famous Camel Trail, which is perfect for walking and cycling, with spectacular views across the coast along the way.

Or for a taste of history, venture towards Padstow Museum, which offers an interesting collection of memorabilia about Padstow, over the past two centuries.

Chiffchaff is the perfect place to explore the Cornish coastline with your family.

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About the location


Harlyn 2.9 miles; Constantine Bay 4.2 miles; Polzeath 15.6 miles.

Padstow is situated at the head of the Camel Cycle Trail and is a fantastic base for exploring the South West Coastal Path which opens up routes to beautiful Cornish countryside. This delightful fishing port is surrounded by sandy beaches and offers many opportunities to taste the locally sourced produce in celebrity owned establishments. Padstow has something for everyone with watersports, walking, cycling and fishing, you can even take a trip on a local fisherman’s boat! The excellent surfing beaches of Harlyn and Constantine are ideal for safe family fun, and Constantine Bay is also home to a golf course, just a few miles away, while a passenger ferry across the river from Padstow to Rock takes you to the beach at Daymer Bay. Just around the corner toward Pentire Head is the surfing paradise at Polzeath, and when the beach no longer calls, there’s a golf course nearby, several stately homes and gardens to visit. The fabulous Eden Project is just over twenty miles away.

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