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Hideaway Cottage

Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 991639)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely lodge with excellent facilities."

    Our stay was made so special as the owners left goodies for my partner’s special Birthday. Excellent in all ways.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2022

  • "A welcome basket was a lovely touch it was clean big lovely comfortable mattress and with a bathroom and separate shower room On the first night the owner came round while we were using the hot tub I found a little intrusive to be honest And both me and my husband became ill after using the hot tub a sore throat and cough on Wednesday early hours my husband callled an ambulance we came home a day early has we were both extremely poorly."

    The lodge is located down a steep one way hill It was private being the lodge was the last one at the end. Some of the facilities weren’t open has they were being repaired Plenty of towels and toilet rolls had been left the oven and cooker top took some time to get going the hot water for the bath wasn’t really hot but the shower was.

    Reviewed by HarlineMar 2022

  • "This cottage was absolutely perfect for having a young family and a dog."

    It was warm, hot water was plenty, with immediate cooking and cleaning facilities. There were kid friendly games and books, so the family always had something to do when the weather was bad. Overall site facilities were great. I would recommend earlier opening hours for gym, so early risers could get out before the day starts. Also more info on immediate walks from the holiday site. Overall great stay, and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2022

  • "We stayed for a week in February when the weather was not great but the property fabulous."

    The property was clean and very well equipped. It was lovely to find a welcome basket of goodies too. We appreciated and reassuring when the owner popped round to check everything was ok for us (it was but he did need to show us the button to press for the hot water!). The site itself and facilities were great, and we’re well used by all (especially with the bad weather!) We had a really good meal at the pub and can thoroughly recommend it. The hot tub was a wonderful addition and we appreciated that the owner had enclosed it from the elements; it was already very private, being located at the back of the property, but it did make it more cosy. The only minor improvement I can suggest is festoon/fairy lights above the hot tub and/or on the balcony, just to make it even lovelier! Thank you for letting us stay, we had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "We booked this cottage for our family Xmas get away, and we were absolutely delighted with it."

    The communication through out was brilliant, the hosts were really helpful and accommodating. The cottage was set out all Christmasy on our arrival, which made it really feel like a home from home. It was very clean and there was pretty much everything you needed to make the stay hassle free. We all enjoyed a very much needed relaxed stay and would definitely come back for another stay some time.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "We were a bit disappointed how steep the roads were surrounding the lodge"

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "Not enough doggie bins around the site."

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2021

  • "Great cottage."

    Lots of facilities. Nice and cosy and liked the privacy of the hot tub. Little welcome basket was a lovely added touch! Fantastic!

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "The property had mould on ceilings in the main bedroom and an suite."

    We foumd cobwebs on ceilings uptstairs . There were no fresh toilet rolls left only part rolls with a few sheets left. Child's hand prints on the doors from the lounge to the decking hadn't been cleaned. The welcome pack was a nice touch and the lodge itself was lovely. But the cleaning seriously let it down. The Lodge sleeps 8 but there's only 1 car park space.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "Overall, we had a wonderful holiday and would definitely consider booking again."

    There were a couple of things that could have been improved on... 1. The XBox that was included in the price didn't work at all (other than the noisy fan). We asked at reception twice for someone to take a look but no one did in the week we were there. This disappointed the kids a bit. 2. A couple of the chairs on the balcony had broken arms but we still had enough to use as a family. However, the swimming pool, tennis courts and hot tub were amazing and the lodge was very well kitted out. The arrival hamper was a real treat! Thank you.

    Glad that you enjoyed your stay, we have replaced all the chairs on the balcony with new aluminum chairs. The X Box has been removed due to Covid-19 as have the other games and puzzles in line with guidance issued. Mr White September 19Thank you for the feedback, We have improved access to the Hot tub by creating a decked path and removing a section of wall around the patio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2020

  • "Nice cottage plenty of room, access to the hot tub could be better although the hot tub itself was very good and relaxing."

    The site was clean and tidy and ideal for walking the dog. The general location is quite and some distance from the major holiday hotspots.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "The inside of the cottage is clean with plenty of room, the only downside with the inside is that because the bedrooms are downstairs you can hear people walking about upstairs and the floor creaks quite badly."

    The Mattresses on the beds are very soft, more like a blown up lilos, so not very comfortable. The outside was a massive disappointment, the grass was about 5 inches long all around the cottage, we didn't use the hot tub because the area around it wasn't great, overgrown dead plants in the wall, and the seat built into the wall had green algae all over it. To get the lid off it, you had to walk in the long grass after it had rained, all seemed to much bother, then someone came and, strimmed the long grass in the pouring rain, and grass cuttings was left all over the pathway, that then you trod into the cottage. The site has a pub that is dog friendly and serves really good food, and was handing out dog treats to the dogs as you arrived, lovely staff very helpful.

    We are sorry that the exterior of the lodge wasn't up to your expectations, we have taken measures to make improvements. The flower beds have been tidied up, we have improved access to the Hot tub by creating a decked path and removing a section of wall around the patio. We now cut the grass ourselves (weather permitting) as well as the park staff so we can keep it at abetter length. Mr Bell July 19We have treated the balcony and the lodge exterior woodwork has all be repainted Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2019

  • "Enjoyed our stay at this cottage providing plenty of room for both of our families."

    The veranda was in need of varnish as coating was cracked and shabby looking. There were numerous cobwebs in the outdoor seating area and obviously hadn't been cleaned. The freezer contained several unwanted items when we arrived and hadn't been defrosted for weeks. Children were disappointed there was no Karaoke machine (as advertised) and although there was accommodation for eight, there were three teaspoons. Other than these minor annoyances, we were happy with the accommodation together with items / facilities provided, including the fact that the hot tub was serviced every few days. Our major annoyance about this holiday, and not anything that the owners could control, was the fact that the on-site bar / restaurant was closed weekdays until 5pm. When I holiday on a site like this one, and the children want to have a day on-site using the swimming pool(s) etc., a bar lunch is something that should be available, especially in July. I therefore decided not to frequent the aforesaid bar / restaurant for the entire holiday and enjoyed the cottage veranda or eating off-site instead. This would stop me staying at this site ever again.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "Hideaway was somewhat a disappointment the windows were dirty the welcome pack should have had a few fresh items such as milk and maybe a few food items like tea coffee not wine and dog chews the land at the back of the property was a bit grubby too its a shame really as most of the interior isn’t too bad ."

    ps not happy with the after effects of the hot tub but thats another story.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2019

  • "A really delightful cottage."

    The only one in the park that had real privacy for the hot tub. For the two of us and our dog it was perfect, although for larger groups of more than 4 I think it would be a bit cramped. When they say dog friendly, they mean it. There were bowls and towels and two large dog beds, as well as a little treat in the welcome hamper (which was a nice touch in itself - thank you). Location was great, with good access to lots of tourist attractions, especially if you like views, flowers and nice walks. The pub on site was very dog friendly and the bar staff were fantastic. All in all we had an amazing visit and will almost certainly be back at some point.

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2019

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  • Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite Jack-and-Jill bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 2 x twin with 2'6" beds
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker
  • 3 x TV with Freeview ( 2 x TVs in bedrooms and built in DVD player's), DVD player, CD/radio, Xbox, selection of games books and DVD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Cot, highchair and stair gate available
  • Patio with hot tub and balcony with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub on-site
  • Note: Guests have access to on-site facilities including indoor and outdoor heated pools, gym, restaurant and bar, bike hire and table tennis.

The property

Set on a hillside within the peaceful grounds of Honicombe Manor Holiday Resort, enveloped by the beautiful Tamar Valley, is this delightful retreat.

Ideal for family and friends looking to get away and breathe a different kind of air, this Alpine lodge boasts upside down accommodation, making the most of the views from the first floor.

Walk through to a cheery set of bedrooms on ground floor, accompanied by a shower room and a Jack-and-Jill bathroom so you can get ready morning and evening with ease.

There is an open-plan living room upstairs, leading to a sunny balcony with comfortable dining furniture and views over open countryside; a wonderful place to sit with a drink or exchange pleasantries over dinner.

To the exterior, the grasses are bordered by trees and a quiet patio area rests with a hot tub.

Relax in the luxurious bubbles and listen to the sounds of the babbling brook running down the side of the nearby as you sip a glass of something cold.

The on-site facilities include indoor and a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pools and tennis courts, as well as use of the gym if you're feeling particularly energetic.

Close by is Gunnislake hosting a small selection of shops, pubs and the Tamar Valley Railway with regular services along the river bank to Plymouth.

Cotehele is a couple of miles away near Calstock, a National Trust property and rustic, working 19th century mill on the banks of River Tamar, with woodland walks and formal gardens.

Tavistock, with its pannier market, pubs and restaurants is a must, as well as Dartmoor National Park for exploring a region of wild open moorland, distinctive tors and green fields separated by stone walls.

This lovely holiday let is just what you need to rejuvenate in a superb area of Cornwall.

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About the location


Tavistock 5 miles; Plymouth 18 miles.

The small rural village of Gunnislake lies on the steeply wooded banks of the River Tamar. It has village pubs and a small selection of shops. Notably, the village sits at one end of the scenic Tamar Valley Railway - with regular services along the river bank to Plymouth. The area is perfect for exploring Dartmoor, the south and north coast beaches and the attractions of Cornwall’s far west. Close to hand, the Dartmoor town of Tavistock with its pannier market, pubs and restaurants is a must, as well as the popular fishing village of Calstock, renowned for its crafts and festivals, while the Donkey Sanctuary and Cotehele House and Gardens (NT) are just 10 minutes away. Enjoy a round of golf at St Mellion (8 miles), explore the restored Victorian mining village at Morwellham Quay (4 miles), search for otters and deer along the Tamar Valley footpath, visit the National Trust owned Lydford Gorge, or take a trip to the beach and picturesque harbour at Looe (25 miles) - there’s something for everyone. For something really different, why not ride the scenic Tamar Valley Railway into Plymouth and spend the day in the fabulous Marine Aquarium or strolling the historic Plymouth Hoe?

Region Information

The pool and gym will be closed for emergency pool repairs from 4pm on Friday 11th March and will reopen again on Monday 14th March.

Also, that the pub kitchens will be closed for food from Monday 28th February through until Tuesday 15th March. The pub will still be open, there just won't be any food available during these dates.

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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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