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Hillywych Studio

(Ref. 1102727)

Portreath, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (14)
  • comfortable (11)
  • stay (11)
  • everything (10)
  • hillywych (10)
  • cake (10)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow. We had a fantastic time at Hillywych Studios."

    The accommodation and facilities were spot on. Everything you could want/need and more. And even a lovely cake awaiting us on arrival. Perfect for our family (2 adults, 2 kids and a dog). Portreath is stunning. Lots of lovely walks. Plenty to do and places to visit in the surrounding area. The food at the Portreath Arms was really good. Book, if you can as they get very busy. No dogs in the restaurant area though, so you’d need to go early and try and get a table in the bar area for food if you have a dog. Breakfast at the Pod Cafe was also really tasty. We ordered pizzas via Just Eat from Real Pizza. Amazing, authentic Italian pizza. The Tiramisu was great too and all delivered super fast. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0May 2024

  • "Great place, very peaceful!"


    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is our second stay at Hillywych and it is still as lovely as ever."

    One niggle was the hot water tap; which is a great idea, but doesn't always produce boiling water, so when my other half was making his morning coffee it was tepid before he started drinking it ! However, in the grand scheme of things, this is not a massive issue (maybe a small back-up electric kettle ?) Also, bigger bath towels would be nice as the ones you have aren't very large to be honest. But again, not a deal-breaker. This is a great location, off-road parking, is very well equipped, has a lovely secure garden for the pup, short walk to a great pub and the beach. All in all, a fab holiday and I am sure we will be back again next year. PS Great cake again - thanks so much !

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Apr 2024

  • "A lovely, clean and modern place to stay."

    It had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely location, extremely close to the beach."

    Off road parking is a bonus. Barbecue and outdoor shower available but as we stayed at the end of October not used. Outdoor space would be great in the summer months but we found the decking and steps to be quite slippy. This could do with cleaning and would then be great, as wouldn’t want to fall. Everything we needed inside, but with four of us, was a bit of a pain waiting for hot water to re heat after two had showered. Please don’t let that put you off though. The welcome cake was lovely and well needed after a long journey, and the owners were great when we had a problem with the back gate not shutting properly. Would definitely recommend and use again.

    Thank you for the feedback and i am glad you enjoyed the cake. I am sorry the decking and steps were slippy, it is a contant battle down here to stop everything going green! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay everything was 5 star Beautifully styled."

    Bed very comfortable and bedding was the best we've slept in. We loved our stay. Only thing that would be useful is an outside light for dark nights Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I’m so pleased you found the studios comfortable. Sorry, the switch for the outside light must have been turned off. There’s an internal switch by the front door. My apologies. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just returned from this lovely, comfortable Studio and had a very chilled week!"

    Fantastic location and very well equipped with everything you need Pub is a couple of minutes away and the nearest beach (which is served by various coffee shops and cafes) is just a 5min walk. Tesco was just a couple of miles away (with petrol station) but there is a Costcutter and Bakery opposite the pub - all very handy indeed The beautiful cake that was waiting for us was a very welcome sight after a long journey Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We’re really pleased you liked the village and Beach and found the studios well equipped. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    We really enjoyed our stay, thank you

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing the studios for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have absolutely loved our week at Hillywych Studio."

    It was exactly as described, perfectly clean, comfortable and presented beautifully. We could not fault it. The local beach and amenities were all amazing and very close by. The kids (7 and 10) enjoyed the proximity of the playground and park. The beach was incredibly clean and picturesque. The kids loved exploring the rock pools and swimming baths that were revealed at low tide. The studio was in a lovely, quiet spot in perfect walking distance to the beach, excellent pub, shops and fish and chip cafe. Also very well placed to explore St Agnes and surrounding area. The quality of the accommodation and local food was great. Portreath is very welcoming and we would definitely come back!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We’re so pleased you had a great week at the studios and enjoyed the beach. It’s really great to hear that you found our village welcoming. Thank you for being such great guest, we look forward to hosting you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a great little studio for touring West Cornwall - well maintained with off street parking."

    The welcome cake was appreciated. The outside shower/hose is a bonus with sandy dogs. We did not find the sofa or the chairs provided that comfortable though. The sofa sags a bit and could do with replacing.

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hillywych studios."

    The owners can be really proud of this amazing property ,spotlessly clean and comfortable with added extras especially the yummy cake that welcomed us

    Thank you for your lovely review. We’re so pleased you enjoyed the property and the cake. Thank you for being such great guests and we hope you choose to stay at Hillywych again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great time at Hillywych Studio."

    Very minor issues: some weeding would make everything "shine" even more and the settee, whilst knowing that it's recycled, it does need attention to the actual seating. Overall, we had a great time and we hope to be back again next year.

    Reviewed by John4.4Apr 2023

  • "What an amazing place to stay !"

    Great location, parking right outside, lovely comfortable interior and a sun-trap garden; pretty much everything you could wish for. I actually said to my other half that I didn't want to leave, but I think my boss would have had several words to say about that ! The Portreath Arms pub just at the end of the road is a fab place to eat and drink. I highly recommend staying at Hillywych and really hope that we can get back again soon.

    We’re really glad you enjoyed your stay at the studios. We’re very lucky to have such a nice pub at the end of road. Thank you for making the time to review. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2023

  • "A modern studio in a non touristy village."

    Had everything you could need for a stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hillywych Studio ."

    The facilities were all 5star comfortable clean with lovely touches throughout including the cake on arrival. . Catered for our chocolate lab Blu x he was not left out -blanket

    We’re so please you had a good time at the studios and Blu felt welcome too! Thank you for taking the time to review. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2023

  • "I would highly recommend this property, it is presented to a very high standard & is in a lovely friendly community as well as being ideally placed to explore the surrounding area."

    We visit Cornwall a lot & will definitely use this property again. Also a lovely cake on our arrival was most appreciated as was the return of my husbands clothes which he left in a drawer when we left!!. Thanks Bec

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re glad you enjoyed the cake and liked our village. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Hillywych."

    It is so homely and comfortable, and beautifully clean. The chocolate cake on arrival was devine and very appreciated at the end of some long tiring walking days on the SW coast path. Thank you x

    Thank you for your feedback. It is very much appreciated. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and made the most of our proximity to the gorgeous Cornish coast line. It was a pleasure hosting you and your lovely pooch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely house, very modern and comfortable."

    Perfect spot for walks to the beach and coastal path. We had a lovely week and would definitely recommend this property to others.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re so pleased you had a lovely week and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2022

  • "House was very nice."

    Local was just right. There was everything that we wanted. Lovely stay. Enjoyed walking down to the beach.

    Reviewed by Hazel3.8Oct 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week staying at Hillywych."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided, including cake on arrival! The studio was lovely and bright and spotlessly clean. The park opposite came in handy for the early morning dog walk. A great location for exploring every part of Cornwall. Would definitely recommend Hillywych Studios to anyone looking to stay in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very modern contemporary studio, well equipped and comfortable."

    Perfect location for walking to the beach and exploring the coastlines of Cornwall. Stylish and pretty garden with seats and sunny patio.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We really appreciate it. We’re pleased you found the studios to be comfortable and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being such lovely guests. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Hillywych studio is lovely."

    The kitchen is immaculate, living room cosy and modern while the bedrooms are light and bright with such comfortable beds. The whole studio is beautifully decorated, crisp, clean and attractive. The outside paved garden is delightful and ideal for a barbecue. Bec has considered evry detail and is on hand should an issue arise. WHAT a find, we will certainly recommend to friends!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We’re so pleased you enjoyed staying at the studios. It was a pleasure having you as guests. We hope to see you on your next visit to Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a lovely studio managed by a lovely family."

    They may be next door by they are not intrusive. The studio is as pictured and advertised. It is lovely clean and fresh. We could not fault a single thing.

    We really appreciate your feedback. It’s so great to hear that you enjoyed staying at the studios. Thanks for being such great guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, rainfall shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas flame-effect fire
  • Bioethanol Stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle tap, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hot outdoor shower and tap
  • Off-road parking
  • Rear enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Pets allowed (Maximum 2 dogs) (please note: dogs are not allowed upstairs and in the bedrooms)
  • Sorry no smoking on site (You can smoke in the park opposite)
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are two steps up to the garden patio

The property

Hillywych Studio, a contemporary holiday property, is located in Portreath, Cornwall, situated near the owner’s property.

Boasting a suntrap courtyard, and a stylish interior, the property is perfect for families, friends, and couples alike, seeking a seaside getaway.

Step into the open-plan living room, recognised as the social hub of Hillywych Studio; the bright and airy dining area is the idyllic spot to catch up with your loved ones, recounting your daily plans, whilst the chef of the group makes use of the well-equipped kitchen.

Unwind with a glass of wine whilst searching for your favourite programme before sleep calls, travelling upstairs to either a king-size or twin room, both boasting plush mattresses and soft bedding; both are serviced by a bathroom with both a bath and a rainfall shower, helping you get ready with ease.

Enjoying an enclosed rear garden, perfect for alfresco dining, a barbecue, or simply a morning coffee in the warmer months.

Grab your beach gear and surf boards before travelling to the beach, followed by a rewarding hot outdoor shower, or to wash away any sandy paws.

Hillywych Studios is situated on a peaceful tramway that connects miles of lovely off-road cycle and walking paths throughout Cornwall; the tramway runs from the north to the south coasts.

An inviting park is right across from the property, perfect for a game of soccer or walking the dogs, along with a children's play park with an Astroturf football field is located 100 metres away.

The town of Portreath is a fishing community that was recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site for its mining history and as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; it has a long history and is surrounded by breath-taking cliffs, a beach, and forests.

There is a lovely sandy beach that is dog-friendly year-round with some restrictions during the summer vacations.

During low tide, large rock pools are revealed that are great for a cold-water swim, or you can take a dip in one of the many rock baths that were carved out for Lady Basset in the 18th century.

A quick stroll from the studio will take you to several great (dog friendly) pubs, pop-up food stalls, cafes, shops, beaches, the harbour, and cliffs.

Pick your own fruit and veggies at Trevaskis Farm, or visit the local fishmonger, if you want to try some of the fresh local fare.

Several dog-friendly parks and natural reserves, including Tehidy Country Park, Illogan Woods, and Basset's Cove, are reachable on foot.

Beautiful Godrevy, Gwithians Towans, Hayle beaches, historic locations like East Pool Mine, Cornwall Gold, and Tolgus Mill, as well as St.Ives, Perranporth, St.Agnes, Newquay, and Falmouth, all accessible by car, make for wonderful day trips.

Explore the Great Flat Lode's numerous unique mining historical paths by travelling inland.

Within an hour or so drive, you may visit many National Trust properties, including The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Michael's Mount and The Eden Project, Newquay Zoo, Paradise Park, Penzance Lido and Geopools, and several National Trust mansions and gardens.

For a retreat with friends, or family, Hillywych Studio is a great option.

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

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About the location


Truro 14 miles; St Ives 15 miles.

With its sheltered harbour, beautiful Portreath was, in the 1800s, a hive of activity and industry as a major tin-exporting port. Today, the village attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese restaurant, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 14 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.

Note: Dogs are not permitted upstairs. They are welcome on the ground floor and in the garden but not in the carpeted areas or bedrooms.