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Halvosso

Falmouth, Cornwall (Ref. 959964)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a location that’s great for walks from the doorstep as well as easy access by car to many lovely places in this part of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "The cottage was very nice and we had a lovely welcome."

    David and Candia are very good hosts and were on hand if needed. Very quiet location and you will need a car, but it is a great base for visiting Cornwall.

    Reviewed by MarieJun 2022

  • "Quaint cottage and a beautiful cottage garden although access down the path restricted due to overgrown bushes and plants."

    Step down from garden to back door large which can make it difficult for people with mobility issues. Shame about the front garden not being usable as it would make a lovely sun trap when the weather is good. Didn't feel very dog friendly with the number of restrictions in place despite paying a lot of money for the privilege of bringing our dogs.. Apart from that the owners are lovely people who went the extra mile to ensure we felt welcome. Would definitely recommend this cottage as the comments above are merely our opinion of our experience during our stay and in no way are meant to convey anything other than that.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "Stunning cottage with everything you could possibly need there."

    Very welcoming host , would definitely recommend this beautiful little cottage to anyone

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in really comfortable, relaxing and had a genuine happy atmosphere."

    Well equipped and the owners Candia and David were really friendly and helpful. Our 3 dogs loved the garden and being granted use of their field was a big plus as allowed the dogs extra freedom off lead We really enjoyed the holiday and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by BernardMay 2022

  • "The cottage is beautifully clean and very well stocked."

    Flowers and the consumables provided were very thoughtful and made the initial evening pleasant. The master bed is a little hard but nothing major however the headboard is incredibly creaky and makes a lot of noise with even minor movements in the bed. We solved this with a pillow pushed behind it however it did wake us on the first night. Overall a fantastic stay and we would recommend the cottage. P

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was very cosy and comfortable. Very well equipped we didn't need anything because everything was provided. Philip and I would definitely recommend staying at Halvosso as it is so close to some lovely beaches and our dogs loved it too.

    Reviewed by AmandaFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    It is extremely well equipped with everything you might need, it is a real home from home. The location is great, set in peaceful countryside whilst being just a short drive to the beaches, restaurants and shops of Falmouth. There is a large Supermarket just a 5 minute drive from the Cottage. The owners were very welcoming and on hand should you need anything, not that we did.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2021

  • "Extremely well equipped and clean and very comfortable tiny cottage - perfect for two single or one couple and child."

    Dog proof garden. Parking for one car OK but not very easy as small space. Very helpful and friendly hosts. One suggestion: A map of local footpaths/bridle ways accessible from the cottage!

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2021

  • "This beautiful little cottage is immaculately clean and comfortable and the owners have provided everything you might need during a stay."

    The owners also live nearby and you can immediately feel that the place is well loved and maintained by them. We were welcomed on arrival with some lovely flowers on the table, a bottle of prosecco chilling in the fridge and some local biscuits to sample - perfect! The cottage is situated in a wonderfully quiet area but is only a short drive away from Falmouth and has good access to many other locations in Cornwall. Would absolutely 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by TanyaOct 2021

  • "The owner was very helpful on arrival, there was a nice bottle of Preseco and cornish biscuits on our arrival."

    Lovely clean cottage and very near to local beaches and places of interest. Flambards victorian village well worth a visit. Definitely a 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Candia & David are Brilliant Hosts,very welcoming,we had a problem with the cooker,the fuse tripped and blew the element on it,David quickly ordered another one and fit it."

    Candia left us fresh eggs from her hens,she also put a bottle of prosecco in fridge,got us some milk and fresh flowers from her garden.Thank You Candia and David for your thoughtfulness and generosity this was our second visit to your beautiful cottage.Siska our dog loves your enclosed field to run around in.Thank You Both so much we will be back Jackie,John and Siska Lawry

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2021

  • "In the details of Halvasso Cottage, it should explain that the second bedroom with two single beds is particularly small!"

    The two beds are against the wall on each side and space down the middle for you to access your bed is about 5/6 inches! Therefore only one can get into bed at a time! There is nothing in the details of the cottage to say that there is no wardrobe and no cupboards or drawers! The only hanging space is one hook on the back of the door. The room is also so small that you actually cannot shut the bedroom door as it cannot get past one of the beds. We had to share our friends wardrobe and drawers in the main bedroom. Very difficult as we had to ask our friends if it was ok to come in and put our clothes away and, in the morning, to ask if it was ok to come in and get out our clothes in the morning. There is no room at all to leave clothes on the floor, not that we wanted to do that! Our shoes we left in a bag in the lounge to try and make life a little easier! I would suggest that the cottage is only suitable for a family with small children or just one couple. If a family has two children of age, say, 11 or over, it would be too small. As the access to the cottage is from the back where you park the car, the path down the garden to the back door is overgrown with lovely roses and flowers but, if it has been raining you either walk through the wet grass or brush past soaking wet roses and bushes to get to the door. It is a small thing but annoying if raining. We did mention it to the owners when returning the key but the gentleman said that his wife loved the beautiful bushes, roses etc. Access can be made at the front of the cottage but as the car is parked at the back, it makes more sense to use the back gate.The lounge and kitchen are absolutely fine, comfortable and clean, it is just the upstairs and maybe some garden maintenance would help! I hope this feedback is helpful to you and would appreciate your comments.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. The owners carefully monitor the comments from their customers and will always take the appropriate action based on the general consensus of opinion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KayJun 2021

  • "Everything about our stay was lovely - cottage, facilities, cleanliness, weather and a friendly owner, a rare combination."

    What more could you wish for?

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage, clean, superbly equipped and tranquil."

    Extremely comfortable beds and a homely sitting room. The garden was colourful, peaceful and secure. We enjoyed an excellent relaxing holiday. The owners were extremely helpful and kindly left a much appreciated welcome pack.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "This is a beautiful well equipped cottage and, whilst a little remote, there is a great coffee shop and bistro (open during the day) within easy walking distance."

    The owners were super helpful and when there was a small problem with the cottage this got remedied quickly and efficiently. Thank you for allowing us to stay, it was just what we needed coming out of lockdown 2

    Reviewed by TrisDec 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful we were left a bottle of wine, Cornish biscuits and a fresh milk which was very thoughtful after a five hour journey."

    The hosts could not do enough for us and were only across the road. Fresh towels were in the cottage off road parking. Cottage was homely and spacious. Would certainly recommend this cottage and would definitely stay again. The location is rural and a car is needed to get about.

    Reviewed by DominiOct 2020

  • "Gorgeous little cottage with so much character."

    Well appointed. Very welcoming owner. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our trip to Halvasso cottage."

    The cottage itself is well presented with a good selection of items to make it feel like home from home. We particularly appreciated the efforts the owners put in to accommodate us having a baby and also the Covid related measures necessary at this difficult time. The bottle of wine, milk and chocolates on arrival, together with the owners both popping round to check we were OK were also greatly appreciated. In terms of location, if you stay here, the Pandora Inn and Herron Inn are both relatively close and good pubs to visit. Kynance Cove is further away but a must if the weather is good. Trelissick Gardens and Trebah Garden are also both close and great for a picnic in the sun. I'd also say book early and rent a boat on Helford River. It's a great way to see the stunning Falmouth estuary which is on the doorstep of Halvasso. Thanks for a great stay. Best.

    Reviewed by LukeJul 2020

  • "Halvosso is a superb cottage, everything was to a very high standard."

    The owners have put a lot of effort into maintaining a lovely traditional and comfortable cottage. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2020

  • "The owners were exceptionally helpful."

    Thank you for the logs :) :)

    Reviewed by RussellNov 2019

  • "As in previous times visiting this cottage it was wonderful."

    the cottage is always comfortable,clean and well equipped it is in the perfect place for all areas to visit we came down when the weather has been at its worst but still a great time was had even soaking wet!! amazing we can use the field to run the dogs in complete safety too Many thanks again to our wonderful hosts see you next year

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2019

  • "Great cottage and location."

    The facilities are brilliant and the cottage is immaculate. A great week away.

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage , really helpful, relaxed and friendly owners."

    There was a big enclosed field that we could exercise our dogs in, which was very useful.The second bedroom was a bit small for our teenagers, more suited to younger children. Very peaceful yet near to Falmouth, the cottage was a very nice place to stay .

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2019

  • "Beautiful Quaint Granite Cottage, situated in Halvosso, 2 bedrooms would suit small"

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2019

  • "We stayed in a beautiful cottage, couldn't fault it, our only issue was he had to drive everywhere as nothing was within easy walking distance which was a shame as we thought it did say that we could walk to places."

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage with everything you needed."

    Just like home. Cornwall is beautiful and we will be back.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2019

  • "Great location for exploring Cornwall"

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2019

  • "We would have liked softer beds but that is purely personal."

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with a lovely garden."

    Owners were very welcoming. Great quiet location that was equally accessible to places of interest. Very peaceful and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by EzdraApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location to visit West Cornwall."

    Very friendly and helpful owner. Nice base for 4 of us and our 3 doggie.

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2019

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners."

    Good placing for driving to gardens in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by MatsApr 2019

  • "Fantastic owners it was a shame we had to leave so early as we would have liked to have said goodbye."

    They could not do enough for you Cottage was so comfortable and had everything we needed. My only concern was the single room two adults would struggle as once the second bed was up there would have been no room for anything else. I had nowhere to put my clothes but apart from that it was gorgeous

    Reviewed by GloriaMar 2019

  • "The cottage was more than we expected."

    The owners have thoughtfully restored it with plenty of home from home comforts. A real gem.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2019

  • "Very nice owners nothing to much trouble."

    Nice gift pack on arrival.Not very close to a pub you have to drive a lot to get anywhere that was there only downside

    Reviewed by MariaFeb 2019

  • "Deep into Cornwall, in a tiny Hamlet, an artisan cottage sensitively and beautifully modernised."

    Packed with high quality equipment to make one's stay both relaxed and entertained. A short distance to both Truro and Falmouth, well supplied with restaurants to meet all pockets and tastes. Close at hand to romantic coves and sandy beaches; this cottage has everything going for it. The bonus is warm and friendly hosts, full of good information but keeping a very low profile. We were at Halvosso for Christmas, the stay being enhanced by a pretty Christmas Tree and a jolly log fire. We wholeheartedly recommend this wonderfilled cottage !

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2018

  • "The cottage was cosy, and well-positioned."

    The owners were on-hand, friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped."

    Friendly owners. Pity about weather.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2018

  • "The owners were fantastically welcoming and helpful"

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "This was our second visit to this lovely cottage."

    Hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by PamelaOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well equipped. Comfortable sofas and bed. Homely and welcoming.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    It had everything you could possibly need a real home from home surrounded by beautiful countryside. It was a very rural location down some very narrow lanes. Guests need to be aware parking is very limited and the space small. If you have a larger veichle please check before booking. Although the owners appear to live locally and would most probably have an alternative parking arrangement. The ideal location for a restful break.

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2018

  • "Very pleased,cottage really welcoming and very clean,with lovely touches and very well cared for with every facility taken care of."

    The owners are very welcoming and go out of their way to meet all your needs.Garden was the icing on the cake ...great.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2018

  • "Nothing was too much trouble for the owners."

    Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location."

    When we arrived we had been left a bottle of wine by the owners. A very nice gesture. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed. The owners had multiple leaflets about places to go, things to see. The lounge and dining area were spacious, two lovely, bright bedrooms. Bathroom and kitchen were very nice. The cottage was very clean. Thankfully the owners had left important phone numbers in a file as my dad took I'll whilst we were there and needed a Doctor. We had our two dogs with us too. The back garden was perfect for them. But, as an added bonus the owners let us use their field everyday to give them a run off their leads. We would highly recommend the cottage, and we look forward to returning soon. Definitely a 5* from us.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2018

  • "A really lovely cottage in rural setting but well placed for visiting Falmouth, Truro, Eden Project etc."

    Very nicely furnished, comfortable bed and well equipped. Owners are delightful and it is definitely a cottage we would return to.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

  • "Overall the cottage was OK ."

    However I would not have booked if I had known how far from the main road down basically a farm track the property was . Also the second bedroom really would not fit two adults so it needs mentioning on the part of sleeping four . Staying one week also became a challenge for storing clothes as the wardrobe space is inadequate to say the least . We are retired and average ten breaks a year and felt disappointed this time . We left after five nights Thursday 10th of May and checked into a hotel for the last two nights .

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect for myself and my partner."

    We were welcomed by an amazingly clean and well equipped cottage. We arrived quite late at night and found the kitchen cupboards stocked with teas, coffee (and lots of other essentials) not to mention the milk and chilled wine in the fridge and delicious Cornish biscuits!! The log burner makes the cottage so cozy, we loved it!!

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very cozy. Fitted with everything you could need. A real home from home. Location was perfect for us. Really liked the wood burning fire, proper sized bath towels and mugs. Nothing missing from the kitchen. One reviewer in the visitors book said they brought everything including the kitchen sink with them, and didn’t need any of it. Spot on! Very friendly hosts. Garden ideal for our small dogs. Would definitely consider booking this property again. Property says it sleeps 4 but I think that would be a tight fit for four adults. Dog owners should note that dogs are required to sleep in the kitchen overnight.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2018

  • "We enjoyed the few walks we had, which was cut short by the snow, but the Host were very friendly & helpful, will certainly be coming back in the future."

    Reviewed by AdamFeb 2018

  • "The Cottage was superbly equipped, a home from home."

    Extremely clean. The hosts were so friendly and helpful. It's been the best cottage we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2017

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Summary

  • Kitchen leading to attractive dining and living room with large inglenook fireplace
  • Stairs to first floor family bathroom
  • Two bedrooms, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Rear garden and off road parking.
  • Oil fired central heating, Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi, Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Phone (incoming calls only)
  • Cot and highchair available, fixed stair gate
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden
  • Three (small) well-behaved pets welcome
  • Note : £20.00 supplement Per Pet Per Week.

The property

Halvosso is one of four traditional quarryman’s terraced cottages situated in the tiny hamlet of Halvosso.

Peaceful and secluded, yet a mere mile to the main road to Falmouth.

This cottage has timeless charm, is decorated in a modern country style and enjoys first floor views over the countryside towards Falmouth Bay.

Scenic, rural walks can be enjoyed from the front door or head out for a walk along the coast paths.

The port of Falmouth is less than a 10 minute drive and as well as daily provisions, offers independent shops, restaurants, traditional inns, galleries and wonderful beaches.

Renovated to a high standard, by the owners that live across the lane, Halvosso offers a cleverly designed kitchen, a wonderful living room with enormous inglenook fireplace with welcoming wood burning stove and dining table.

Stairs to the first floor lead to the family bathroom (bath and shower over) and two well presented bedrooms, a well appointed double and small, snug twin.

A gorgeous well screened sun trap of a garden is to the rear of the property along with parking for one car.

The really ancient town of Penryn, now home to the Combined University of Cornwall, is 10 minutes away and if interested in architecture, is worth a visit - there are many ope ways with pretty cottages to view and a dinky town museum.

The hidden coves and fishing villages around the Lizard Peninsular will fascinate, and closer by, the stunning sub-tropical Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are a must.

Halvosso is a great choice of holiday home at any time of year and would suit a small family or group of friends wanting a peaceful relaxing holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

PENRYN

Falmouth 1 mile; Truro 9 miles.

One of the oldest market towns in Cornwall, the pretty port of Penryn boasts a wealth of historic architecture and harbour heritage with attractive granite buildings steeply sloping along the cobbled streets down to the sea. There’s a good choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town, along with a museum offering free entry, and the tranquil Enys Gardens on the outskirts of the town, providing a range of grounds and a peaceful haven. Further along the Penryn River, just one mile towards the sea you’ll find the famous seaport of Falmouth, with a host of things to keep you entertained including harbour-side pubs and eateries offering spectacular views, stunning Blue Flag beaches and a bustling town centre. Visit the National Maritime Museum for a taste of Cornwall’s sea-faring history, or the fine Tudor fortress of Pendennis Castle, superb set gazing out to sea. You don’t have to venture far from Penryn to discover Cornwall’s many sights, delights and stunning coastline, and this is the perfect character base from which to see it all.

Region Information

Note: Supplement of £20.00 Per Pet Per Week
Note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas