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The Bolt Hole

(Ref. 1051737)

Downderry, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely stunning apartment with beautiful views."

    Beds extremely comfortable, kitchen well equipped and within walking distance to the beach. Owners have gone above and beyond to make the property very welcoming for its guests and four legged friends.

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic apartment."

    Everything you could possibly need Great location great views of the sea

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "5 Star Luxury holiday apartment,our second stay at The Bolt Hole and would ..."

    5 Star Luxury holiday apartment,our second stay at The Bolt Hole and would definitely stay again,the extra special touches from the owner's and quality throughout made our holiday relaxing and special, once again Thank You for sharing such a wonderful holiday home

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation and views."

    Everything you need us there and the snacks for the dog and the cream tea and milk were a lovely touch. Randomly there was food left in the oven which is a first for us but I guess these things happen sometimes. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Sep 2023

  • "The Bolt Hole is superb!"

    Will definitely be returning. Highly recommend it, a real home from home, perfect location and sea views. And all very dog friendly!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very lovely place, spotless and views were amazing."

    Everything you need was provided.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a superb week made perfect by our stay at the bolt hole."

    Wonderfully located in a picturesque setting so close to the beach. Would return in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Bolt Hole, thanks Helen for the scones and cream as well as milk this little touch was appreciated."

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2023

  • "The property was amazing, the area was was lovely for food and walking ,very highly recommended."

    Amenities are 1st class

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment, very clean with everything you could possible need."

    I would highly recommend and will definitely stay there again when next in the area.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great well equipped property, well located and beautiful view of and the sound of the sea."

    Lovely touch was the cream tea and a bag of treats for our little dog. We had a great week. Thank you

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really great place, highly enjoyed the visit, Thanks, Darren and Julie."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely apartment."

    Very accommodating owner. Will stay again.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely apartment with great views, well equipped and very clean."

    Parking on site is a great plus in Cornwall. Located on the coast between Looe and Plymouth with lots of places to visit nearby and a beach at the bottom of the road. Dog friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was in a great location, with easy access to the beach."

    The apt was decorated to a High standard and also dressed for Christmas, which was a nice touch. We have every intention of booking again in the future

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Loved it again x"

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable with everything well thought out in terms of kitchen appliances down to a thoughtful treat for the dog and scones for his owners !"

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thanks for Great stay the bolt hole was a 5 star stay the area was great the dog love it would stay a gain A one"

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic place would love to go back."

    Truly feels like a bolt hole. Decor is fantastic and just felt like home away from home. Lovely view from the balcony also

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Bolt Hole has to be one of the best for the thoughtfulness and attention to ..."

    The Bolt Hole has to be one of the best for the thoughtfulness and attention to detail for a holiday accommodation, the quality from furniture to bedding,kitchen equipment to thinking about the 4 legged holiday guest was brilliant,and what a view from the sitting room and balcony,which also has great comfy furniture ,it is in a lovely village with 2 very nice pubs and a well stocked shop,we loved it so much we booked again as soon as we left ,Thank You to the owners for sharing

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great location to stay, everything in the apartment you need was there."

    Restaurant at bottom of the hill superb food.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very clean and with excellent facilties."

    Loved the quiet location and view from the property but the weather during our stay prevented us using balcony.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stunning apartment in a beautiful seaside village."

    The far reaching sea views are gorgeous and sitting on the balcony each morning and evening was a real treat. This apartment is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Extremely clean and very well equipped. Beds and furniture all very comfortable. A real gem of a place in this part of Cornwall. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the bolt hole last week."

    Very pleased with the standard of accomodation, facilities, location and management. Would recommend to anyone looking to visit this part of cornwall.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property with great sea views."

    Close to beach and plenty of local restaurants. We'll equipped, scjnes and cream on arrival was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Jul 2022

  • "Excellent lovely places nice location looking out to sea."

    Would go back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0May 2022

  • "Wow what an amazing place."

    Everything you could need, so well equipped. The balcony with sea views and close proximity to the beach is just incredible. Your accommodation is so welcoming for dogs with all the little added extras for them. Our cream tea together with the doggie treats was a lovely welcome surprise. Thank you so much for a super week's stay.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property is perfect for a family that wants a quiet holiday in a village location ."

    The place has everithing you need plus amazing view from balcony . Its also not far from tourist attractions like Eden Project , Looe ,plymouth etc . Our beloved pooch loved his daily walks by the beach every morning . We had a lovely time .

    Reviewed by Arnold5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property is perfectly placed I'm a quiet village overlooking the sea."

    The property itself is well equipped, and the host has thought of everything that guests might need or want. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the place is cosy and modern. It was my first trip to Cornwall and I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did Maddie the sausage dog and the in-laws. Would reconnect to anyone.

    Reviewed by Max4.7Apr 2022

  • "The apartment is beautifully appointed and equipped with the additional benefit of far reaching sea views."

    It was so sheltered that we were able to sit on the balcony on several occasions in February. My first holiday rental where we had very comfortable beds and sofas, so welcome after long walks! We had one random equipment failure but the friendly owner was on the case to rectify it immediately, plenty of communication, excellent electricians and many unnecessary apologies, these things happen as every home owner knows. Nice welcome pack for us and the dog. Thoroughly recommend The Bolt Hole.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was warm and cosy , with great sea views so was perfect for a winter break."

    Every detail has been thought of by the owners including a welcome cream tea and treats for the dog! Crisp white bed linen, power showers and fluffy towels , just like you might find in a boutique hotel. The kitchen is very well equipped and includes large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The extractor fan wasn't great at getting did of cooking smells so maybe the filters need changing? We had a fantastic week and have already recommended The Bolt Hole to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jan 2022

  • "A beautiful apartment."

    Would definitely like to return.

    Thank you for your feedback it is so appreciated. Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed having a place to stay that was so dog friendly."

    Beautiful furnishings and well maintained. Very clean and lots of nice touches. Quiet location with great views.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    Really clean and the beds were so comfortable. Couldn't fault it at all. Have recommended to family and friends. Lovely views out to sea. Beautiful sunsets.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 2021

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    Beautiful, clean, well-equipped holiday home in a great location. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Bolt Hole is everything you could wish for and more!"

    Wonderful sea views, doggy friendly, super clean, luxurious decor, comfy beds and a well thought out lovely welcome pack. I highly recommend this apartment, we went Oct 21 and loved every minute of it, we were sad to leave!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very Clean, great facilities and magnificient views, spectacular balcony"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "The apartment was very clean and spacious with a great sea view and balcony."

    We enjoyed our stay so much we’ve already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2021

  • "Gorgeous apartment, very homely."

    Beautiful setting over looking the sea, lovely and quiet and tranquil. Definitely book again! Owners very informative. Thankyou so much for a lovely break away.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely welcome with dog treats and scones."

    Prompt email on arrival to inform us of issue with bed legs and actions taken to address this. Lovely stay with comfy bedding and have since bought the same duvet for home. Will come back again.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Bolt hole was a real home from home."

    It was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. The Bolt hole was immaculately clean and very welcoming, a cream tea waiting for us and extras for our dog. It was perfectly positioned, with pubs and restaurants a few minutes walk away. The beach was so close and everyone was very friendly to us and our dog. A perfect place to stay while exploring Cornwall. We would highly recommend and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful apartment bigger than we thought Spotless Everything you need has ..."

    Beautiful apartment bigger than we thought Spotless Everything you need has been thought off Helen was alway available to sort any problems very quickly 5* would definitely recommend 5 minutes walk to beach

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "The accommodation was exceptional ."

    Great location . The decor was superb and the amenities were top notch . Everything you could ask for .

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Bolt Hole was an amazing place to stay if you want to chill, there are a couple of places to eat but generally not much more unless you don't mind a walk or a drive, but the place is absolutely amazing and so modern and clean."

    Will definitely recommend and use again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "The apartment is gorgeous and fully equipped with everything you could possibiy need, we loved the balcony with lovely furniture."

    The beach is literally 2 min walk down the hill which is perfect for families. The owners even provided dog food and water bowls which was amazing and a lovely thought. It’s our first time taking our dog on holiday and we would 100% want to rebook The Bolt Hole. Thank you for such a lovely week in Cornwall

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2020

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  • All-first-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car and additional parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Private balcony with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is accessed via a set of stairs

The property

A stylish seaside abode sitting within the peaceful village of Downderry, The Bolt Hole can be found on the first floor of a contemporary array of holiday homes, offering you and your loved ones a memorable stay in Cornwall.

Boasting sea views and just a short stroll from the beach itself, there's no better place if you're seeking an escape to the coast.

Make your way up the stairs and step through into the bright and airy open-plan living space, being sure to open up the balcony doors to let in the refreshing breeze of the coast.

Pour yourself a celebratory drink before sitting out on the private balcony and soaking in the sun, the far-reaching sea views making the perfect backdrop for alfresco dining, or in the cooler months gather around the dining table together with a tasty treat prepared in the well-equipped kitchen which even boasts both a dishwasher and a washing machine!

When it's time to unwind, take seat on one of two plush sofas before the television, or if you're seeking a quiet spot to yourself, curl up beneath the covers of the double bedroom, hosting its own television and even its own gleaming en-suite bathroom it offers a true taste of luxury.

The second bedroom consists of a twin room and is served by an impressive shower room, making a lovely spot to prepare for each day in style.

Grab your beachwear from the ample storage space and head down into the village, here you can find a wide range of eateries to choose from when celebrating a special occasion, as well as shops to gather your own ingredients to pack up a picnic.

Enjoy making precious memories together on the stunning, sheltered beach, where in low tide you can take a stroll into Seaton where you will be met by the natural glory of the Seaton Valley Countryside Park, home to wildlife such as otters and kingfishers, it makes the perfect family day out.

Spend a day at Looe for even more beautiful beach, historical wonders such as the Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol and St Michael's Chapel Of lammana, or take the voyage over to Looe Island, boasting its own nature reserve and a wide range of wildlife habitats, it's sure to be a day to remember for all.

In reach of Plymouth, Liskeard and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Bolt Hole is the ultimate holiday home all-year-round.

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About the location


Looe 6 miles; Liskeard 10 miles; Polperro 11 miles; Plymouth 18 miles.

Downderry is a small quiet coastal village situated in south east Cornwall. Downderry has a sheltered beach, Post Office and shop, deli, and a cliff top pub and an excellent restaurant, serving quality local food. At low tide it is possible to walk along the beach from Downderry to Seaton, where you will find a family friendly south facing beach and the nearby Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature reserve is home to wildlife, including otters and kingfishers and also offers great cycling and walking opportunities. The picturesque working harbours at Looe and Polperro are within an easy driving distance away, and the wonderful stretches of the South West Coast Path in this part of Cornwall take you to rocky coves, dramatic headlands and tales of shipwrecks and smugglers. Further afield is Plymouth, where you will find plenty to see and do, including a marine aquarium, a theatre, large shopping centres and the historic Barbican waterside area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas