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Sheila's Cottage

(Ref. 991006)

Penryn, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well equipped cottage The bed and pillows could be a little more comfortable"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    The place was really cosy and inviting and was of a very high standard. Graham and Gail were very good hosts. The cottage was in an ideal place to visit the SW point of Cornwall. We would recommend the place for a perfect break. Chris

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage,well appointed and owners very helpful"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage quiet location well maintained with everything you require for a perfect holiday"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2024

  • "Comfortable, warm and very well equipped cottage."

    Would certainly revisit and recommend.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Sheila's Cottage."

    A little gem of a place. Very roomy and well equipped. Enjoyed exploring the Falmouth area.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage with everything you could need and more."

    Real home from home. Felt very welcomed and so did the dog! A nice garden, beautiful conservatory which we could not appreciate due to time of year, but would be great in the warmer months. Lots of information/leaflets in cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is just so homely it’s ideal for me being on one level and close ..."

    The cottage is just so homely it’s ideal for me being on one level and close to family despite the most awful weather during our stay we enjoyed our break hopefully all being well we will return again later in the year to Sheila’s cottage as of the hosts you couldn’t ask for a nicer couple and although they are only next door they are no bother quite the opposite which is why we like to keep going back to such a wonderful place

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was superb, ample room for two, tastefully furnished and with all the equipment my wife and I required."

    Its location is good although the access is down country lanes. The owners were great and their welcoming gifts were much appreciated. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage , everything you could possibly need."

    Very cosy, clean and tidy Will definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, fully equipped with everything you could want whilst staying there."

    Warm and cosy. Bed was comfortable and shower was excellent. Doggy friendly, but garden not enclosed. Good location to access various parts of Cornwall. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Dec 2023

  • "I would highly reccomend Sheila's Cottage."

    A comfortable cottage, very well equipped with everything you need. Located in a beautiful, quiet and peaceful position, surrounded by fields and within an easy drive to shops etc. The charming owners live on the property and are friendly, polite and helpful without being obtrusive.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely clean, well equipped cottage."

    Quiet location. Owner attentive but not intrusive. An ideal location to visit in Southern Cornwall, but a beautiful cottage to just relax in. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2023

  • "Sheila’s Cottage was perfect in every way."

    Quiet, picturesque surroundings in the owners garden. The cottage, with its super conservatory a bonus, had everything needed for a great relaxing break. We wanted for nothing, there was plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking gear galore….all spotless. Decorated in a cosy fashion…lots of cupboards containing fascinating items, and plenty of books and games etc. Kitchen was amazing and cooker was easy to work. Shower was lovely and powerful in the en-suite bathroom. Plenty of storage space…in a fitted wardrobe. Graeme and Gail were lovely hosts who left us milk, chocolates and wine, and we left with a cutting of a very unusual plant!! A top notch property….we loved it here!

    Reviewed by Ronnie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The owners were lovely and informative,."

    The place was clean and comfortable with a fully functional kitchen! Lovely welcome pack! Was everything we needed and lovely location.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was so well equipped and spacious. Very good value

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Roomy, very comfortable and immaculately clean and tidy. Great conservatory and very well equipped throughout especially the kitchen. Friendly and helpful hosts. Finding some fresh milk in the fridge when we turned up after a long journey was a godsend and much appreciated, thank you. Would definitely recommend and use again if in area.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage couldn't fault anything host's brilliant lovely people"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved this little cottage."

    Was very well equipped and had a homely feel. A quiet location and well situated for visiting lots of places . Friendly welcoming hosts .

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2023

  • "Pleasure to meet Graeme and Gail who live in the house next to Sheila’s Cottage."

    The property is immaculate and gives a home from home feeling. Every thing you need in the kitchen is there and the shower had good pressure and temperature which we find a must. Plenty of room to relax in the lounge/ dinning room and a beautiful large conservatory.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "An amazing property."

    So comfortable. Everything you could want. The best cottage have stayed in and we have been to many.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage for a relaxing break."

    Immaculate in every sense.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Friendly owners. Central for days out. Quiet and restful. Only the weather and an ill dog shortened my holiday.

    Reviewed by June5.0Apr 2023

  • "Extremely well equipped cottage , very comfortable and very peaceful."

    We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Mar 2023

  • "Listing stated incorrect checking check out times which could be off putting."

    Everything else was faultless. Hosts provided a warm comfortable homely accommodation with lots of extras. Really enjoyed it and will return.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Mar 2023

  • "Well equipped and very comfortable accommodation."

    Owner was always on hand, should we have needed any assistance.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We both enjoyed a fantastic week staying at Sheila’s Cottage, the welcome, the superb accommodation far exceeded expectations, great location for visiting west of Cornwall most attractions and towns within 30 minutes pleasant drive, would thoroughly recommend this cottage to all."

    Reviewed by William5.0Feb 2023

  • "We found our host to be very welcoming and non intrusive."

    The cottage was clean and very warm and comfortable, and very well equipped. If you like peace and quite then you have it here. On arrival we were greeted with chocolates, a bottle of wine and flowers. A lovely touch! Would certainly recommend. Thank you Graeme & Gail

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2022

  • "Probably the best place we have ever stayed in, it had everything you could possibly need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    The cottage was spotless, in a very quiet location and with every possible amenity provided. The information provided about the facilities was very comprehensive and left nothing to chance. The owners are very pleasant people and easily contactable if required. There were several gifts on arrival which were very welcome. Can it be improved upon - probably not

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great property in a central location, everything you could possibly need is Included at the property, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "Friendly but not intrusive owner."

    Clean, comfortable cottage. Plenty of crockery supplied. Quiet location. Nice welcome pack and fresh flowers!

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, clean and everything you need."

    Only comment is that it’s not secure for dogs as it’s a shared garden with the owner and open access to the road. But lovely spot.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2022

  • "Graham and Gail were great host, cottage was well equipped, comfortable and we'll gifts was much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very lovely property had everything we needed and more."

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very welcoming host. Clean and comfortable. Just need to be cautious on the narrow road to cottage. Would recommend for sure!

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ,spotlessly clean and in a good spot for touring."

    Lots of useful local information for eating out. I would recommend this property it is like a home from home.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage with very helpful owners."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Delightful cottage in a lovely quiet setting, spotless and has everything you may need."

    Thoughtful welcome gift for us and our dog Lenny. Can recommend the Cornish Barista cafe only a short walk away at the activity centre overlooking cliffs and a reservoir. The owners gave us a warm welcome, leave you to it, but are there if you need them for anything. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2022

  • "Back again!"

    This cottage with its large conservatory is ideal for us and our dog, being comfortable and well provided, while relatively remote and peaceful. It is well placed as a base from which to motor to any of the wonderful walks of the SW peninsula while Truro, Penryn, and Falmouth are easily accessible, and if you avoid the rush hour, they are never as crowded as the North coast resorts.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everything about our experience was perfect."

    Dealing with Sykes Cottages was vastly superior to our experience with other companies and can be recommended. Sheila's Cottage can also be strongly recommended. It was faultlessly clean, very highly equipped, superbly located and a real delight.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, with everything in it."

    Very clean.

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Mar 2022

  • "Sheila’s cottage is a real gem, very comfortable, clean and wonderfully equipped."

    It’s definitely a home from home and best self catering accommodation we have stopped in. Can highly recommend and we will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was a repeat visit, which says something positive."

    What is more we will go again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "A great cottage"

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful, comfortable cottage in a quiet rural area but close enough to lots of lovely walking and the sea."

    Very well equipped kitchen with everything required. Graeme and Gail excellent hosts leaving us a few nice treats, including those for the dog!

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent little cottage."

    The owners were fantastic throughout the stay. Good location for exploring. Visitor book mentions excellent places to visit and eat.

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Nov 2021

  • "A lovely home from home cottage, very well equipped"

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2021

  • "We would strongly recommend Sheila's Cottage to anyone wanting to visit Penryn/Falmouth/Truro coastline, or further afield."

    It truly is a lovely 'home from home' experience. Everything, was so cosy, clean and welcoming. Graeme and Gail left us a bottle of wine, fresh flowers, chocolates and treats for our dog, as well as even laying the fire in the log burner ready for us. Central heating through-out, which was timed perfectly, so that we were always warm in October. Even extra niceties, such as fresh milk in the fridge, the little things you might forget to take such as cooking oil, condiments ect all provided. This was on top of all cleaning products provided, including dishwasher and washing machine tabs. Extremely comfortable bed, pillows ect. This cottage has it all, including peace and quiet if you need a restful break. It also has a lovely conservatory, with comfortable seating to put your feet up and enjoy the evenings drawing in, in comfort. Cards, games, CDs, DVDs also provided if you want to fill some time. Our hosts were lovely and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I mistakenly left my hairdryer and kindle behind and they kindly informed me and posted it out to me the same day, wrapped in bubble wrap for protection. Also, sitiated close to all amenities and dog friendly beaches in half term. Quite frankly, in our experience we can honestly say that the whole week was made for us with such a lovely clean, inviting and cosy cottage to return to each day. Thank you Graeme and Gail for a lovely holiday that we both felt was a breath of fresh air for us, as well as extremely good value for money. This cottage surpassed all our expectations, thank you! It is definitely on our radar for return visits.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay, found our way around very easily ."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was fully equipped It was very comfortable Would go again"

    Reviewed by Margaret1.3Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was very secluded and very well equiped."

    The owners were very accommodating and were able to give us some good recommendations as to where we could visit that were on the quiet side as Cornwall was so busy. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2021

  • "We explored the whole of the South of Cornwall and Sheila's Cottage was perfectly situated."

    It was such a well equipped clean cottage with a real Home from Home feel. The owners left us lovely goodies. Chocolates, wine, fresh flowers and fresh milk. We will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our second visit to Cornwall, but our first stay in Sheila's cottage, a beautiful, comfortable cottage set in idyllic surroundings, enhanced by a large conservatory with generous comfortable chairs."

    It is ideally placed to visit South Cornwall with its stunning coastline and attractive towns and villages. We particularly like Falmouth, with St Mawes and Fowey coming close seconds. We would definitely recommend a visit to this property, and would consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Having stayed here before we were not surprised at the standard of the cottage."

    This is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and the owners( Gail and Graham) couldn’t be more helpful and we will certainly book this again

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for travelling to other areas in Cornwall."

    The cottage is very comfortable and very well equipped. We would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent little property, very well equipped, the welcome pack was very lovely and the owners were on hand in case anything was needed."

    spotlessly clean inside. very much recommended

    Reviewed by Andrew Draper5.0Sep 2020

  • "By far the nicest cottage we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage."

    The owners gave us very warm welcome. It is in a good location, only a few miles from Falmouth and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped with everything you could possibly need, lovely welcome of chocolates, wine and fresh flowers."

    The owners are lovely people, would definitely recommend and stay again, thank you ☺️

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was the best equipped we have ever rented."

    The facilities comfortable and generous. the situation in the countryside very pleasant. A perfect stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

  • "The weather was dreadful, but Sheila’s cottage was snug and dry."

    It is very well equipped and the generous welcome pack was more than adequate to get us started, while the owner was a mine of information about our options. We will be back

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "This cottage is equipped with everything one possibly need, and is extremely comfortable for a couple plus their dog."

    While the allocated garden area is not gated, it is off a shared drive and away from the country lane. The welcome pack was very generous, and the owner was keen to be helpful with a good knowledge of local attractions and facilities We will return!

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2019

  • "Ottima la cordialità e l'accoglienza dei proprietari di Sheila's Cottage, il nostro soggiorno è stato ottimo"

    Reviewed by Filomena5.0Nov 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, very comfortable well stocked with allyiu need for e relaxing break."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wow,most definitely one of the best cottages we have stayed in, extremely well equipped,very clean and very comfortable,owners very friendly,Nice touch having Lovely welcome pack on arrival inc bottle of wine, chocs and chews for Lola our dog."

    Just the place if you need somewhere to unwind, wish it was bigger so we could take our family with us ,it was perfect !!!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was an absolute dream in a fantastic location and had everything we needed the chocolates and wine were a lovely surprise as was the milk bread and butter in the fridge we would recommend Sheila's cottage to anyone that's going to stay in Cornwall we will definitely be back again next year."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing and our hosts very welcoming."

    We very much appreciated the wine, chocs, fresh flowers and even treats for our little dog! For anyone wanting to explore the Lizard area in Cornwall, I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2019

  • "We booked Sheilas Cottage to give us a convenient base in order to explore the SW Coastal path between Falmouth & Mevagissey."

    The cottage was great, very well equipped and comfortable. Owners live next door and Graeme & Gail were perfect hosts. Lovely welcome pack on arrival inc bottle of wine and chews for the dog. Lots of thoughtful touches. Some great walking on the doorstep and around neighbouring reservoirs (Argal) and the coast is only 15-20 mins away with Trelissick Gardens & the Roseland area / Mevagissey easy to reach via the King Harry ferry from Trelissick. Nearby Truro was a morning well spent too. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage with absolutely everything you could need supplied."

    It was spacious, comfortable and quiet and the hosts were friendly and helpful. Easy access to the wonderful Cornish countryside. The address given was aa little misleading as it is several miles from Penryn.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Apr 2019

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Made to feel welcome. Had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "We have never been in a cottage which was so well equipped a real credit to the owners will most certainly return."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Sheila's cottage is probably the best we have stayed in."

    The location is quiet and rural and gave us a great opportunity for star gazing among other things. You can take country walks from the property. It is also well placed for the sea.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great proprietor, really welcoming, helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Jacob5.0Nov 2018

  • "We were made very welcome by the friendly and helpful hosts,Gail and Graham."

    Sheila’sCottage is very well equipped,,spotlessly clean,warm and comfortable.We wouldn’t hesitate to return again. John and Carol Hawley.

    Reviewed by Carol Jane5.0Oct 2018

  • "It didn't feel like we were renting a property."

    More that we had been invited to house sit for a friend. The property was beautifully appointed and lovely touches made it feel like a home and very welcome. The only reason it does not score 100% is that we would have preferred a bed larger than a double (it was accurately described however), so if you are happy with a double bed, I don't think you could go past this beautiful cottage and it's friendly and hospitable hosts.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Sep 2018

  • "Shelia's cottage is very peaceful, clean and tidy, and it has everything you need for self catering!"

    the property is in a very quite hamlet and the stars are to die for at night. The proximity to Falmouth and Truro is good and we travelled by car and found it really convenient. The property is owned by Gail and Graham, who we found to be most helpful and very friendly and made us really welcome. It was a really nice experience meeting them and staying in this lovely property and I would highly recommend it to all. Chas and Lyn Beaumont.

    Reviewed by Chas5.0Sep 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with woodburner
  • Conservatory.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent..Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 2.6 miles
  • Falmouth 6 miles from the property
  • Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: Guests have wifi
  • Note: Plug in hybrid/electric car charging point available with type 2 connection
  • Please note that this property is a maximum of two adults
  • Children regrettably cannot be accommodated apart from babes in arms and guests would need to bring their own travel cot.

The property

This charming cottage is situated next to the owner's home, Druscilla Cottage, 4 miles from Penryn, Cornwall, where a wealth of historic architecture and harbour heritage are just waiting to be explored.

Ideally placed for touring Falmouth, yet tucked away into the peace and quiet, Sheila's Cottage brings you the best of both worlds.

All ground floor, the interior oozes charm and tradition, commencing in the conservatory, where a collection of arm chairs, and a small table rest amongst natural views, perfect for a peaceful breakfast time.

Continuing into the lounge/diner, floral prints and dark furnishings almost take you back in time, all tied together with a woodburning stove, setting you up for those cosy nights in.

Beyond here, discover the homely kitchen elevated by neutral units and marble effect counter-tops, a lovely place to dish up refreshments each day.

What better way to relax after a long adventure than in the comfortable double bedroom and good finish.

There is even an adjoined en-suite shower room.

Out and about, make your way around a choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town, along with a museum.

The tranquil Enys Gardens rests on the outskirts of the town, while subtropical Trebah Gardens and National Trust Glendurgan are a similar distance.

Visit the National Maritime Museum for a taste of Cornwall’s sea-faring history, or the fine Tudor fortress of Pendennis Castle, set gazing out to sea.

Falmouth, includes a host of things to keep you entertained including harbour-side pubs and eateries with spectacular views, Blue Flag beaches and a lively town centre.

A precious addition to Halvasso.

The local walking is best in class with the Helford River, Coast Path and rural rambles.

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About the location


Falmouth 6 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas