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Five Lanes, Cornwall (Ref. 991772)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice big cottage that is well equipped, situated in a small quiet village was just what we were looking for."

    Some of the decor was a bit tired and there was the odd cobweb here and there. Both the large lounge and kitchen were very nice rooms with lots of equipment. Overall a very nice place in need of a bit of a refesh

    Reviewed by MickOct 2021

  • "The cottage could be absolutely lovely."

    But it desperately needs a deep clean. We have already been in touch with you about that and especially about the state of the kitchen. The coffee maker was full of fury mould and there was a mould covered chopping board, both of which were left out for use on the work top (the chopping board stacked with others which we used till we got to the mouldy one). Plus the floor needed mopping when we arrived (which we did) and there were dead bugs and drink splashes scattered about. The two open fires had not been cleaned out and we’re full of ash. There were three log baskets but only 2 logs and a half bag of kindling. The utility room was rammed full of someone’s else’s used paint etc and other DIY items, which made it difficult to use. There were empty bins out back but full bin bags had not been put in them. They lay next to them, which was odd. To us it appeared as though no effort had been made to make the place clean and welcoming. On the plus side it’s full of interesting books and has a brilliant hifi system with lots of CDs, plus games and various spaces to sit and relax. The bedrooms and bathrooms were nice (though the room with the en suite and balcony had 2 single beds so could not be used as a master room). Wi-Fi worked well. All in all could be lovely but first impressions on cleanliness let it down.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Overall a great place to stay, large, comfortable, quiet and relaxing with everything you need in the kitchen and then some."

    A great range of books and games in case of a rainy day and a pub that does fantastic food just 2 minutes walk away. We had a great time watching the squirrels and various birds in the garden and there were several TVs throughout the house in case different people wanted to watch different things. The only slight issues were the single beds were a little too low, making it difficult for an adult to get up from, one of the toilet seats was broken, the tv in the bedroom wasn’t working and the internet stopped working 24 hours before we left. None of these things stopped us enjoying our stay and we would visit again (this current visit already being our 2nd stay). Worth mentioning that our first stay also had internet issues in case anyone was relying on it.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2021

  • "We booked a house as a holiday let, purposely avoiding air B and B."

    However this was very much like an air B and B. It felt like we were living in someone else’s home with their belongings and personal photo albums. There were too many personal items about. We also didn’t realise that it would be in amongst a housing estate. We felt unable to sit on the balcony or in the garden as it didn’t feel like a holiday venue. There was a lack of garden furniture. Communication about the facilities such as heating and waste collections were very poor. The address on the listing was incorrect and there was no Covid track and trace facility. On a positive note the house was very spacious and comfortable and the kitchen/bathroom facilities were excellent. It was bright and airy with lots of windows that opened.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Previous guests recycling and rubbish left at property - this should have been removed to free up space for next guests."

    All beds need upgrading. Single beds had missing feet. Double bed uncomfortable. Upstairs needs a little TLC. Downstairs was excellent. Garden could do with being cleared to enable use.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "The location of the house is good."

    The accommodation is well laid out. The bed linen, towels and kitchen equipment was clean. However, the overall cleanliness of the property was extremely poor. The furniture is dated and very shabby. The house is for 6 people but the outdoor table and chairs was a bistro set for 4. Luckily we had brought our own camping chairs. The house is in need of a good deep clean, an upgrade of furnishings and complete redecoration. If this work was done it would be a perfect holiday house for location, comfort and accommodation.

    Reviewed by ShelaghJul 2021

  • "Cottage was good and appeared relevatively clean on the surface but the more you looked the dirtier it became."

    We hoovered the rug in the living room on day 2 and it became a different colour. A member of the party had asthma and was effected by the dust and cat hair. Property in general just needs some attention as there were a few things in need of looking at (broken toilet seat, broken chair, microwave rusting on inside and gutters filled with moss which meant all rain just flower straight over sides)

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "The house was located in a central area within a cosy little village, which was great for exploring what Cornwall has to offer."

    Close to local amenities such as the village shop and a local pub at the end of the road. Large comfortable house with plenty of room for the whole family - recommend.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2021

  • "Penmoor has everything and more, it’s a beautiful house in a lovely rural setting."

    The house itself is very well equipped and was very clean on arrival. Had a very nice weeks stay

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2020

  • "Plenty of space for the five of us with everything you required in each room."

    The house was yours for the whole holiday and the lady was just next door when we needed her assistance. We all had a good nights sleep as there’s not much traffic going through the village. The location was pretty good and you joined up with the A30 in a short distance. We couldn’t find a hairdryer but luckily the daughter had one. The drive could do with a place to turn and a wider access and generally, outdoors could do with a clean up. Garden furniture wasn’t usable due to condition.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2020

  • "Lovely house with lots of space."

    Huge bath! Just about every appliance you could wish for in the kitchen. We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "Lovely house beautifully furnished and really clean."

    We loved it and there is lots to.do nearby with good access to the whole of Cornwall and Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2020

  • "Upon arriving at the cottage we thought what a lovely house, then on a closer look when putting our things away I saw it wasn’t."

    In Covid virus times you would think the cleanliness would be of high standards this was far from it. The cleanest rooms in the house was the bathrooms. The Kitchen was dirty and greasy, the settee was thick with human hairs and had dirty soggy crisp under it, there were cup marks throughout the house. The lady who owns the house lives in a annex connected to the house you feel like she as just moved out into that to let you stay there. After coming home I’ve read other reviews and I’m annoyed at myself for not reading the earlier because if I had there is no way I would of booked this cottage. Again in Covid Virus times you’d think that Sykes holiday cottages would have something in place to ensure deep cleaning was happening. However we refused to let this spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by BernieJul 2020

  • "Lovely, spacious and clean accommodation."

    So well equipped and felt really homely. Local pub serves delicious food and so friendly, we ate there both nights of our weekend break. Owner lives in annex attached, but we didn’t see her and wouldn’t have known if she hadn’t left a note. So many books, dvds and games to use. Would love to have stayed longer and will definitely return!

    Reviewed by SamanthaMar 2020

  • "This is the most well equipped and comfortable cottage we have stayed at, and we have stayed in quite a few."

    Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen is there, and the welcome gifts were truly appreciated especially the one for our dog. Parking no problem. Owner was very helpful and answered questions we texted almost immediately, but unobtrusive and let us enjoy our holiday undisturbed. The pub a few steps away was also lovely. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by IvoryNov 2019

  • "We arrived slightly early and as we were unpacking the car in the rain the owner arrived home."

    She had been shopping and handed us two large tubs of sweets and two pumpkins for the kids to enjoy Halloween. She also provided adequate logs for the fantastic wood burner in the lounge. The kids were so excited with the large cottage and played in all areas.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Some of the furniture was a bit on the older side, but still nice. More books than you could probably read in a holiday but a good choice. A couple of the beds could probably be updated and the pillows definitely should be as these were a bit flat. The cottage to me felt as if the person who owned it had just moved out, as there where person photo albums in one of the bedrooms. The bathrooms where clean and up to a high standard.

    Reviewed by DavisSep 2019

  • "A wonderful base for a holiday in Cornwall."

    Very clean house with big kitchen/dinner and two living rooms. Therefore perfect if you were a three generation family like us to give space for Kids tv and Grandma to have a peaceful spot to read. Great appliances too. The house was very comfortable and we had a kind host. Dog friendly and set in a pretty village. Would I be happy to live there the other 51 weeks of the year? Absolutely!

    Reviewed by FrancesAug 2019

  • "The cottage owner is attached to the side and the door to her living arrangements is visible via the hallway from the kitchen to use the washing machine."

    We felt uneasy as though intruding on her property. The owner keeps to herself but lacks to respond to messages and be out by ten the day you leave as she doesn't take kindly to you out saying you're welcome as she pleasantly stated. The cottage is well equipped but was disappointing that the dishwasher was out of service. The cleanliness is somewhat questionable. I wouldn't recommend for so many reasons but the surrounding area is also limited and too much traveling to the nicer parts of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by JamieAug 2019

  • "We were surprised how big the cottage was once you got inside."

    My daughter loved the huge kitchen which was full of gadgets we haven,t got at home(she loved the pepper grinder). I brought a few things that I didn't expect to be in the cottage. The fully stocked cleaning cupboard was a real surprise. All in all we had a really lovely long weekend and would certainly recommend this cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by BrynJun 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link can be double on request) with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric range cooker, induction hob, microwave 2 x fridge/freezer, Panasonic bread maker, ice-cream maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs with freeview, super fast wifi, DVD, sound bar, selection of books, toys and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large enclosed garden
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • The owner lives in the annexe on the side of the property

The property

Positioned just moments away from the A30 in the heart of Cornwall, giving you access to all the region has to offer, is Penmoor.

This beautifully presented, detached cottage is ideal for families, friends and those looking to explore the fabulous walking country of Bodmin Moor.

Step into the porchway on entrance, kick off those muddy boots and hang your coats after a day of adventure.

To the right is the large, spacious sitting room with a stunning wooden floor, perfect for wrapping around the woodburner on a cold winter's night in front of the TV.

Take yourself away to the quiet reading area, which is nestled in the alcove, offering a wide selection of fiction, information books and maps to explore.

An L-shape sofa allows you to fully recline on a breezy afternoon.

The snug is to the left of the porch as you come in, which also boasts a woodburning stove, filling the interior with a warm glow.

The kitchen is marvellously equipped, with a cherry red, multi-functional range assisting you with all the cooking.

Catch glimpses of a myriad of birds out in the garden, you may be lucky enough to see blue tits, gold finches and sparrows!

Dine together in this bright and airy space, surrounded by the love and warmth of your family and friends.

Upstairs are three bedrooms comprising a spacious king-size double, a double and a zip and link room with an en-suite shower and French doors leading out to a balcony.

The family bathroom is finished in a sleek shade of white and grey, with a bath tub and separate shower getting you through your stay with ease.

It is just a 2-minute walk to the pub in the village and nearby Altarnun boasts a local shop and post office.

Launceston offers a lovely day out discovering its fine architecture, dominated by the ruins of its Norman castle.

Pay a visit to Tamar Otter Park, with its British and Asian Short Clawed Otters, Fallow Deer and wallabies and Muntjac Deer roaming the 21-acre grounds.

The Camel Trail offers excellent walking and is home to pert of the National Cycle Network.

Enjoy visits to the wonderful coastal towns and villages such as Boscastle and Tintagel to the North and Looe to the South.

This is a superb base for your next trip to Cornwall.

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About the location


Launceston 8 miles.

The small village of Five Lanes is situated just off the A30, less than 10 miles from Launceston and is home to the Kings Head pub and hotel, which was built in 1623. The pretty, neighbouring village of Altarnun offers a village shop, a Post Office and church, which is known as "the cathedral of the moors" plus long walks can be enjoyed around the local area. Eight miles away is the town of Launceston, on the Devon and Cornwall border. This town boasts wonderful architecture, including Georgian buildings in the central square, and is dominated by the ruins of a Norman castle sitting high above the town. Within driving distance is the Tamar Otter Park, or why not take a trip on the steam train from Launceston through the beautiful Kensey Valley? This area is near to The Camel Trail, which is part of the National Cycle Network. There’s plenty to see and do in the area, including visiting the seaside resorts of Bude and Padstow, as well as the city of Plymouth, and the stunning Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor are well worth exploring. A lovely base for your Cornish adventure.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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