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The Thatched Cottage

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St Hilary, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The thatched cottage is quietly located with a private garden."

    It is located in a small village with some amenities including pubs, a team room and a small shop. All the amenities you need are present in the house and consistent with the description. For people with a dust allergy, the house is less suitable. Just like for people who are taller than 178, they have to go through the living room hunched over because of the low ceiling and cannot stretch out in bed.

    Reviewed by Gerhard2.5Jun 2024

  • "The cottage is well equipped, impeccably clean, cosy after an hour's heating, and spacious."

    It has great character, which is what I want from a holiday cottage, but it does come with quirks. There is a modern kitchen and a light, airy dining room in the rear extension. The bathroom provision, downstairs, is generous. The living room comprises the whole ground floor of the original cottage, but the ceiling is low - about 1.7 metres I'd guess; lower than the top of my head, at any rate.The front door and the door to the rear are lower still. I learned to duck. The steep and narrow stairs also demand care. The long reverse to the parking space is a little challenging, but do-able. Much mud on the lane from the car to the front door, and oatmeal carpets inside. Slippers a must. A good size twin bedroom and double bedroom, the latter reached through a single bedroom, which, for me, acted as a dressing room. The bed was comfortable and the location silent. Good sleeps. Good location for attractions in West Cornwall. A pleasant garden in front of the house, and country view to the rear. All in all, highly recommended. Hint for owner - Dyson vacuum cleaner unusable, by me at least. Argos do a simple Bush cleaner for around £50.

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Mar 2024

  • "Very very small and dirty the beds are terrible cheap rubbish no wardrobes in ..."

    Very very small and dirty the beds are terrible cheap rubbish no wardrobes in any rooms all two small and really needs a good clean

    Reviewed by Damien1.6Aug 2023

  • "We loved this accommodation, it provided the perfect resting place for a fantastic week away."

    walking distance to a local shop, a couple of local pubs and the beach (just under 2miles). There have been several comments on here about parking being an issue down the narrow pathway at the side of the property, but we managed to get a Discovery Sport in there fine and, although we could have been asked to move, we never were. Yes, there is a slight musty smell when you first enter (the cottage is over 200 years old!), but the instructions left by the owners clearly asks you to vent the house and it was fine after. Low ceilings, again, it is over 200 years old and my 6ft tall husband coped fine! We are a family of 5 and it was more than comfortable for us…we loved the large dining table, which allowed us to have family meals when we were actually in! The front garden (no back garden) is lovely and fully enclosed…we were able to relax there in the evening sunshine. The only drawback was the lack of Wi-Fi…this may be down to issues with connectivity for such an old property and, normally, would be a welcomed break for us, but our eldest daughter had exams upon our return and everything from school is now online, but we muddled through…this is the only reason we have marked it down slightly. Would definitely come back and highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Vikki4.7May 2023

  • "We felt that the cottage needed a deep clean generally."

    The kitchen was well equipped and met our needs. The refuse instructions were complex.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4May 2023

  • "We appreciate the problems of old houses as we lived in a 1760 cottage in Wester Ross however the cottage was extremely musty and clearly had not been aired that day."

    Arriving near dark the heating was not on and the cottage cold. The level of cleanliness was poor with cobwebs on blinds, light fittings and in corners, a side table had a thick layer of dust as did the DVD machine - I can offer photographic proof of this. The published description could be a little more accurate, low ceilings is an understatement as no one over 5ft 5 should apply and the parking is very challenging unless you are a confident reverser - which thankfully I am. Pity, as the location is great for exploring the Penzance area, it was well equipped with plentiful crockery and cutlery, pots and pans and it si a picture-book property.

    Reviewed by Roy2.2Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage,old style, some roofs in room were low but it is the style of the cottage."

    Lovely and spacious, plenty of facilities needed such as washing machine, tumble dryer etc. In a lovely area of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2022

  • "We were very disappointed with the overall cleanliness of the property and spent Saturday evening cleaning cupboards and drawers in the kitchen after finding spiders webs on utensils and in cupboards, then moving on upstairs to have to vacuum webs and spiders from behind beds and under mattresses in child's double room."

    All furniture surfaces were dusty. First time I've never unpacked suitcases on a holiday. This property needs a professional deep clean and refresh/updating. Bedding was fine but towels need replacing. Location was fabulous and this property could be beautiful.

    Reviewed by Nicola1.9Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable secluded peaceful cottage location parking is a bit of a issue ..."

    Very comfortable secluded peaceful cottage location parking is a bit of a issue especially bigger vehicles a note pint of milk and a cake which was a nice touch don’t do this don’t do that notes all over the place no Wi-Fi cobwebs all over the place beds are uncomfortable and trip hazards inside the cottage as the carpet looks a little bit like a patchwork quilt in places not suitable for people with mobility needs rubbish was left in the bin in the kitchen we felt the owners could of got rid of cobwebs and gave a little wipe round when they left a note cake and pint of milk Overall we did enjoy our stay in Cornwall although we wouldn’t stay with you again

    Reviewed by James2.8Jun 2022

  • "We were disappointed with this holiday property."

    The Thatched Cottage has so much potential but currently it is looking tired & neglected. Everything is dated, soft furnishings marked, badly repaired (eg curtains). The kitchen worktops were clean but everything else was sticky, greasy, lumps of dusty cobwebs under radiators etc. There is no rear courtyard - it is a pathway to the back gate & storage area for gas cylinders & bins. There is a front garden but it is surrounded by overgrown trees & shrubs. As a consequence the inside of the Cottage is dark, the lighting is ineffective. There are only two chairs with a small table in front garden, not big enough for 5 people. There are green plastic chairs but they are filthy. This Cottage is not suitable for children. The single & twin bedrooms lead straight onto a steep staircase. The bathroom/toilet/shower room are directly off the Utility room, which is off the lounge. Just a shower curtain between the "wet room" shower & utility area. It could look so much better with a little planning. Towels were provided - they were shocking, only suitable for pets!! Only one T-towel. Take a look inside the washing machine door seal - black sludge reminiscent of the Calgon advert on TV. Too many notices everywhere - don't do this, don't do that - just not necessary. There is no BBQ (because of the thatch roof), no WiFi and patchy mobile signal. Parking is a challenge if you have a wide car but is possible with care. That paved walk to the shop? you forgot to mention the hill in between! The Cottage & its location is not suitable for people with limited mobility. We would not recommend this property in the condition it is currently presented.

    Reviewed by Roland1.9Jun 2022

  • "It was a very comfortable home with plenty of space and well equipped."

    The location is excellent to explore west Cornwall and we will be re-booking later in the year.

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0May 2022

  • "Had lovely time the cottage was amazing and comfortable the kids absolutely loved it would really recommend"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2022

  • "The car access is quite tricky to this property."

    You have to reverse down a very narrow drive. Its not really practical to drive in forwards as it wouldn't be safe to reverse out into the road.Getting into the right position to reverse in means that you are temporarily blocking the road. Although it's a B road the traffic can come along quite quickly at times. The drive is shared access to a field so you have to park right at the bottom of the drive to maintain that access. When we arrived the next door neighbours surreptitiously checked that we were not blocking the gate, albeit it that it didn't appear the gate had been used for some time. The drive is also right of way to a footpath that runs from the rear of the property although we didn't see anyone use it.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Sep 2021

  • "Great location and setting."

    Lovely cottage Only issue was the parking facilities as I had to park on the side of the road due to the restrictive space down the lane, where I had my off side mirror ripped off by an unknown driver

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "We thought that the cottage should have been cleaner there was quite a lot of ..."

    We thought that the cottage should have been cleaner there was quite a lot of dust and a lot of mould in the shower room we had a couple of problems which was dealt with by the owners quickly

    Reviewed by Frank2.5Aug 2021

  • "The Cottage is in a perfect location for visiting all the attractions in the area."

    It’s peaceful and relaxing. Especially as it has no WiFi and a poor phone signal. We had an amazing time despite Covid and the G7 conference going on. The Cornish people have been very welcoming. We hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The parking space advertised is only suitable for a small car."

    It is also in a public right of way, and the info received after booking states that you may be required to move your vehicle if required. Therefore advertising the cottage as having parking I find a bit misleading.

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2021

  • "Great cottage with lovely old world charm."

    We were so relaxed there thank you

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2021

  • "Fairytale house located within reach of spectacular castles and beautiful beaches."

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Thatched cottage is beautiful and is in beautiful surroundings."

    When we arrived, we was left a lovely note with a cake. My only problem was the kitchen and utilities weren't clean. Especially with the current covid situation this isn't good enough. I completely understand that it is a very old cottage and with the surroundings cobwebs could happen very quickly, but to open the cupboard and there was cobwebs all over the pans, plus dried up cooked food in the pans isn't really acceptable. Also it maybe because its again a old cottage but the bedding and seating area didn't feel clean. We arrived home and everything had to be washed as it stunk of damp. A little bit of money and re arranging needs to be spent on this cottage, it was like I was sat in my grans 30 years ago. Having all the facilities was great but maybe going through things and getting rid of old stuff that no one needs. Also maybe the rearranging of the upstairs. Having children , the room with the 2 beds should be where the double bed is. I didnt feel comfortable leaving my 8 year old in the bedroom that when the door opened it was right near the stairs, i ended up sleeping with her. That room would be so much better with the double bed. This is a beautiful cottage and just maybe spending a bit of time updating and cleaning would make it wonderful.

    Reviewed by Simon2.5Jul 2020

  • "Amazing week."

    Thank you gor the warm welcome which was greatly appreciated. Weather excellent. Cottage was a good base to visit local beaches and other attractions such as the minack theatre. The local pubs served excellent food and its only a 10 minute walk. The cottage had all we needed and was really cool at night. We will certainly be revisiting here for ant futeure trips to cornwall.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cake on arrival was a promising start, but."

    ... We did not feel the owners were focused on giving their customers the best experience - from the constant dampness of the building, even with ALL the windows open when we were at home, and it being a mostly lovely sunny week, to the trip hazard rug in the living room, down to not providing any spare toilet rolls, and the ones that were there when we arrived were only half rolls! And the pillows were horrid. There was very little information on the area and things to do. There was little commitment to recycling with outdated information and no bags to separate items for collection We understand in such an old building there are important things to consider, but the focus was definitely on making sure we understood the many rules and not enjoying beautiful Cornwall What a pity and wasted opportunity.

    Reviewed by Mrs S1.9Jul 2019

  • "The Thatched Cottage was very quaint and reasonably comfortable."

    It was nice to have a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival. We enjoyed the experience of the ambience of the place and its close proximity to the local shop and pubs. I'm sure it will be important to some tall people who may not appreciate the low ceilings! The key safe should really be repositioned elsewhere in order to get to it easier. Otherwise, it was much as expected.

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2019

  • "We had a successful holiday, and enjoyed the cottage very much."

    We have left positive comments in the visitors book. Coincidentally, we also own an old cottage on Gower, South Wales, which is used for holiday lettings, so we appreciate the idiosyncrasies of these buildings. If we had a criticism it would be that the restricted height in the living room is not really made clear. The description says "Due to age of the property, please be aware of low ceilings and doorways in the original parts of the cottage." I am six feet two inches tall, and had to bend every time I went into the living room, to avoid banging my head on the beams. Several door openings are also very low, as is the staircase which has very restricted headroom indeed. We understand that these characteristics cannot be altered, but felt that they not adequately described by the above description. It is also difficult to get the key out of the key box, which has been located in the outside front store, which is about 4 feet high. You have to get right into the store, before you can get to the key box. There is no light to read the key code. So this has to be done crouching on hands and knees. I am 72 years old and perhaps not as flexible as I used to be, so getting the keys out, and putting them back, proved quite a challenge! This problem can be solved easily! We also thought that the garden could do with clearance and maintenance. The description says "outside you have a pretty cottage garden, where you can sit back with a coffee and plan your day of adventures." It was hard to enjoy as a space because it is very overgrown, and the overhanging vegetation also made the interior of the building darker than it needs to be. We appreciate that it is a very old cottage with small windows, and that is part of its charm, but being very overgrown made it seem just a bit neglected. In windy weather it was quite ghostly and eerie! It is hard to see the building from the road because of the overgrown vegetation, difficult to walk down the front garden path because of overhanging branches, etc. The requirement to reverse the car down the narrow overgrown unlit side alley to the parking place would be too much for some. It is true that there is; "Off-road parking for one car" as stated, but it is not clear that to access this you must reverse 30 metres or so up a narrow single track, with stone "hedges" on both sides. There is no turning space and no room for error. After dark this was particularly difficult to do, but it was not easy in daylight, requiring the manoeuvre to start by turning backwards against oncoming traffic, into a narrow opening off a main road! Creation of a parking space in the front of the cottage, off the road, would be a great benefit, and not difficult or expensive to achieve.

    Reviewed by Steve3.4Jun 2019

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x double (accessed through single bedroom), 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Utility room with walk in shower and basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Gas central heating throughout with electric woodburner-effect stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, Hi-fi, portable radio, board games, books, maps and local information
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for one small car, accessed backwards via a narrow lane, care to be taken
  • Enclosed lawned cottage front garden with seating & table courtyard to the rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 minute walk
  • Note: Low ceilings, beams, steep stair case and doorways throughout property , care to be taken
  • Please note: This property isn't suitable for guests with limited mobility Please note: This property does not have Wifi
  • Please Note: This property does not accept bookings of less than 4 nights

The property

Tucked away in the village of St Hilary, in the Mounts Bay area, is this idyllic 18th century cottage.

Less than 2 miles from the coast and close to the popular resort of Marazion, The Thatched Cottage makes an excellent base for families or group of friends.

Boasting traditional features, including exposed beams and granite hearth, this charming cottage invites you inside into the cosy sitting room, where you can rest on the plush sofas after a walk in the countryside.

The cottage has a well-equipped kitchen overlooking the rear yard and surrounding fields, where you can prepare hearty meals to serve in the dining room.

To the other side of the living room, you can access the spacious utility room featuring a walk-in shower, a separate WC, and from the utility room you reach the family bathroom.

Upstairs, The Thatched Cottage offers three well-presented bedrooms with lovely views of the leafy front garden: a twin, and a single which leads through to the double.

Enjoy a cottage styled garden to the front of the property.

You are spoilt for choice with an abundance of footpaths and bridleways on your doorstep, or you can head to the coastline for superb sandy beaches and the coastal path.

Goldsithney’s local shop and pubs are just a short walk away, whilst Marazion is within easy reach with a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and St Michael’s Mount.

Further afield, you have the popular resorts of Penzance and St Ives.

The Thatched Cottage is a delightful cottage in a picturesque part of Cornwall.

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About the location


Marazion 3 miles; Penzance 6 miles.

The former mining village of St. Hilary is situated at the heart of the Mounts Bay area at the very foot of Cornwall, 3 miles from the sandy beach at Marazion, with its instantly recognisable landmark St Michael's Mount. An ideal base for a family or walking holiday, it has easy access to coastal and moorland walks on both the Land's End and the Lizard peninsulas, and St Ives Bay on the north coast as well. The village has an historic church, while the nearby village of Goldsithney has a pub serving good food and a village shop. 3 miles away the market town of Marazion has many eating establishments, pubs and shops and a sandy beach, as well as the famous medieval St Michael's Mount - at low tide visitors can walk the same path taken by the pilgrims in the Middle Ages. Penzance is just a 6 mile drive where helicopters fly you to the Scilly Isles on day trips. Within a short distance you can discover St. Ives, Land’s End, gardens and castles galore, the famous Eden Project and of course the breathtaking coast of Cornwall. A wonderful base for the perfect holiday.

Please note: This property isn't suitable for guests with limited mobility

Please Note: This property does not accept bookings of less than 4 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season