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Coppingers Cottage

(Ref. 1080548)

Polzeath, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We were slightly worried about booking Coppingers cottage after reading reviews, but we had a lovely break there and pleased housekeeping could get it ready at such short notice, even though there was a used bar of soap left in shower, toilet handle loose & a bowl of nut shells left on fireplace."

    The cottage has obviously had a lick of paint since previous reviews. Shame the outside wasn't painted too as it would make for much better first impressions. I agree with previous reviews that a decent set of matching mugs would again make a better impression than mismatched tea stained ones ! The bed was comfy, the shower great and fab location with the added benefit of parking. For future guests l would leave the fridge plugged in in-between changeovers as it took a long time to get cold once we turned switch on and we had a lot of food that needed to chill after a long car journey. I would have no hesitation in booking Coppingers Cottage again..hope the owner takes feedback on board and makes suggested improvements.

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback from your stay. We are pleased to hear you had a lovely time and that you would gladly book again. We are sorry there some issues overlooked on changeover but will make the housekeeping team aware. Your feedback will also be shared with the owner for them to consider your suggestions. John Bray on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4May 2023

  • "The wifi was so bad I had to use a hotspot for my whole 4-week stay, I would not recommend this place if you're planning to work from there."

    I notified the owner at the beginning of my stay about this, and she hasn't answered.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry you experienced this issue during your stay, if this had been reported to John Bray we could have helped straight away. We hope to invite you back to North Cornwall again soon. John Bray on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olga3.8Oct 2022

  • "We’ve been coming on holiday to the area with John Bray for many years and as read in a previous comment , yes the sofas and chairs are a little shabby but they are in most of the property’s."

    We always bring a few washable throws to put over them and it’s fine. Also there is a big damp problem which needs looking into especially upstairs. All our bed stuff has a strong damp smell to it. Apart from that we’ve loved it and will be returning next year.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, these issues have now been reported to maintenance, we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon, John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.4Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed at Coppingers every year for 5 years."

    It seems that although it has had a lick of paint everything else is so shabby. The chairs and sofa are really unacceptable as are the carpets. So many things are broken, the house seems badly equipped and un loved.

    Thank you for your comments on Coppingers Cottage. We will look into the items that you have raised and have them looked at Promptly. John Bray Cornish Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie1.3Jul 2022

  • "The standard of this cottage was out of line with the cost."

    We rang to complain about the cleanliness: this included a very dirty rug; chewing gum on the top of the sofa back; drawers full of debris and hair. But the appliances were also poor: we reported that the fridge had a shelf fitted with sellotape. The shelf fell out spilling a full tub of cream. The television did not work properly with a faulty remote. This had been reported by several former renters (according to reviews) but had not been fixed. A whole new television could be bought with the profit from one week at high season. The quality of the cutlery and crockery was poor. The mugs are all Easter egg freebies or cheap mismatched items. Because there is no dishwasher, most of them were stained and filthy inside. There were only two we were prepared to use. The cutlery is thin, cheap and mismatched. A set of decent cutlery is an appropriate expenditure if you want to charge this sort of fee. The location of the cottage is good although noisy at night, but for that price we were expecting a certain level of comfort. Last year we rented a property equally close to the beach which was much quieter and had Smeg appliances, Cornish Blue crockery and decent cutlery. It was some £200 cheaper. As agents, you should be able to let the owners know what an appropriate fee is. This was grossly overpriced, maybe 25% higher than warranted. We have rented cottages through John Bray for 20+ years, but this was poor, especially since it was not even full high season as state schools were not yet on holiday.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Coppingers cottage. We have passed your comments onto the team, and will work to get the problems solved . -John Bray on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff1.9Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Coppingers!"

    The location is just perfect and the cottage is full of character and charm. We found it lovely and clean and everywhere had been freshly painted. Though the cottage is small, the layout was well-designed and our family of four were more than comfortable. The fridge was a little bit leaky but all the other facilities were great. The beds were comfy and all the bedding and towels were provided, even beach towels. We had a wonderful week and would love to stay again!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind feedback for Coppingers Cottage. It's wonderful to hear you had a fantastic stay. We look forward to inviting you back to North Cornwall very soon. John Bray on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7May 2022

  • "Coppingers Cottage is in a fabulous location in Polzeath, just at the base of the hill, which is what makes this property so good."

    However, when we entered the property, it really did look like it had been neglected for years, with large amounts of black mould in every room. The sofas were comfortable but filthy- the armchair has a rip in the arm and under the base cushion there was large quantities of human hair and other stuff- it clearly had never been cleaned. Upstairs was better with the bedrooms feeling quite clean, and it was nice to have towels and bedding provided. There wasn’t much black mould in the bedrooms. However, there was lots of black mould in bathroom. There is no hand soap provided anywhere in the house, and only half a roll of toilet roll provided so this is something to bare in mind. Especially after the year we have had, we thought they might provide hand soap/washing up liquid. The kitchen was nicely kitted out with cutlery, pans etc, however, again it felt like everything needed a clean. Whilst we were away we saw a previous review of Coppingers, and tend to agree with most of that too, it did feel like an old student property/surf shack. Overall, the house was very different to what we had expected. It was dusty and the black mould was not good at all. We would like to stay in Coppingers for the location again, but would have to be reassured with updated pictures that a deep clean has been done, and many improvements made.

    Reviewed by Florence2.5Sep 2021

  • "It has been hard to score the cottage as it was as described and as per photos."

    However, we felt that it was more like student digs than a holiday cottage. When we arrived the bins were full and smelly from the previous guests and we couldn’t find any instructions as to whether we had to put the bins out. I contacted the caretaker and it was collected two days later which isn’t ideal. The carpets needed a deep clean (sticky under foot), the sofa/chair was so uncomfortable (luckily weather was good so we were hardly in it) and there were cobwebs everywhere including in the lamps which meant when they were switched on there was a burning smell!! I know it is an old cottage but it could be so much cleaner. The towels had seen better days, there were no instructions on how to get hot water and it just felt that everything was well worn and needed updating/replacing. We wouldn’t stay in this cottage again but was happy with the service from John Bray.

    Reviewed by Rachel1.9Aug 2021

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This property is part of the John Bray Cornish Holidays collection.
John Bray Cornish Holidays offers some of the best located self catering cottages and holiday homes in North Cornwall’s loveliest locations including Rock and Daymer Bay, on the Camel Estuary, and Polzeath and Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk beds (children)
  • Separate bathroom with shower over the bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor has kitchen, sitting with dining area and an outside courtyard.
  • Night storage heating
  • Freestanding electric oven with ceramic hob, fridge with icebox, microwave, washer/dryer,TV, DVD and video players, radio, WiFi and telephone (on honesty)
  • Electric and heating inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels (plus beach) inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking permitted
  • Local shop three min walk, bar two min walk and beach direct access
  • One reserved parking space at Higher Tristram car park (Car registration needs to be sent to John Bray Cornish Holidays at least 7 days prior to your stay)

The property

Coppingers Cottage is located just a few yards from the golden sands of Polzeath.

This remarkable terraced self-catering cottage sleeps four guests in two stunning bedrooms.

Car parking for one car at the Tristram Carpark 700 yards away, unloading allowed only on the street.

Original character features relive in the cosy beach side cottage.

The living dining area feature an original cloam oven and beamed ceiling.

Enjoy breakfast or dinner from the galley style kitchen in the cosy corner dining area.

There is plenty of room to store body boards, buckets and spades outside in the courtyard.

Upstairs there is a comfortable double bedroom with sea views, alongside this the family bathroom.

The second bedroom has a cosy round porthole window with cabin style bunk beds for the children to explore the sea view and let their imagination take them to far away dessert islands.

Polzeath is a perfect surf beach for novice and those more experienced, also its golden sand is the perfect partner for the bucket and spade.

There is a wide selection of cafes, shops, restaurants and pubs nearby.

The National Trust nature reserve of Pentire Point is not very far away, whilst Hayle Bay is a home from home for coastal birds like puffins.

For those of that like the sea animals there is a close by Sea Safari where you may get a chance to see a pod of dolphins and seals.

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

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About the location


Wadebridge 7.5 miles; Padstow 16 miles.

The seaside village of Polzeath boasts a sandy beach, which is bordered by rock pools and is acclaimed to be one of the best surfing beaches in the country. Polzeath itself has a number of small shops, cafes and restaurants, and the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile route, runs through the village. Just over seven miles away is the popular market town of Wadebridge, which is set alongside the River Camel and offers an array of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as North Cornwall's only family-owned cinema. There’s wonderful countryside in the area, with the renowned Camel Trail passing through the town, and the nearby town of Padstow, with its harbour, pastel-washed medieval houses and celebrated restaurants is well worth exploring. Within driving distance is the UK surfing capital of Newquay, with over 11 miles of golden sandy beaches. Polzeath is an excellent base for exploring this part of Cornwall.

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Bunk bed suitable for children only.
PARKING FOR 1 CAR AVAILABLE In Tristram Camp site car park. Guests need to email lettings@johnbraycornishholidays with their booking details and car registration info at least 7 days prior to their stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas