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Chy Ryn

(Ref. 974078)

Kilhallon near Tywardreath, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (15)
  • comfortable (13)
  • dave (13)
  • andrea (11)
  • cream (11)
  • home (10)

26 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Anthea and Dave."

    Delicious scones!! A very comfortable home from home with great views over Par.

    Thank-you very much we appreciate your positive comments. We try to make all our guests feel as comfortable as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "There is absolutely nothing to complain about this property."

    Dave and Andrea most welcoming but not intrusive, however they are happy to answer any questions and have a chat. The property itself is simply 'home from home', everything you need is there (which made most of which I took unnecessary!). We cannot rate this highly enough and will certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful home, really comfortable with all the facilities you require."

    Very friendly and helpful hosts. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another lovely holiday at Chy Ryn, this was our fourth visit and once again we were not disappointed."

    A lovely comfortable home from home where we can just relax and recharge our batteries again. Dave and Andrea are the perfect hosts, there if you need anything but not intrusive in any way. We are already planning our next visit!!!!

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage to stay in - beautifully clean, comfy beds and very well equipped."

    A great base from which to explore the area. A really relaxing break.

    Thank-you very much for your great comments, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found the accommodation to be of a very high standard and it was a very comfortable stay."

    Dave and Andrea were excellent hosts and we couldn't have asked for more from our holiday. The cream tea was much appreciated on arrival, thank you Andrea. We can't understand the point, other than self satisfaction, of finding fault with this accommodation to the point of being rude, not informative.

    Thank-you so much for your positive comments, we really appreciate your kind words. As you know, we always try to make sure you are comfortable here and to present Chy Ryn at a high standard. Thank-you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our third visit to Chy Ryn and we love staying there."

    It is a lovely property, tastefully decorated and very well equipped. We really enjoy sitting out on the balcony, looking over the valley, after a day of exploring the beautiful local area. It is so peaceful, an ideal bolthole to recharge your batteries. Andrea's cream tea on arrival is yummy and very welcome after a long journey. Thank you Andrea and Dave for everything. Barry and Linda

    Thank you for your comments, it was lovely to see you both again. Hope you will visit us in the future. Dave and Andrea Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Superb ‘home from home’."

    Welcomed with homemade scones, with clotted cream and jam. Exceptional cleanliness and comfort. Fantastic views across the countryside and very peaceful. All our needs were catered for as a family and it was handy having Dave around to offer advice on places to eat and visit. We will definitely visit again.

    Thank you very much for your comments, much appreciated. We always try to do our best for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rochelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "We stayed at Chy Ryn in early August for two glorious weeks - we arrived on the same Friday after the previous unhappy visitors had left (reference their review comments) - we were warmly greeted by David upon our arrival - we made our way to the accommodation where David briefed us on the safety aspects of the property - David was very informative and answered all our questions - as this was our 3rd year and successful visit to Chy Ryn we knew that we would have an excellent, comfortable and satisfactory stay - we found plenty of information on locating places to visit and eat - we were very lucky with the weather during our holiday - we found the accommodation very much home from home and were very sad to leave - I would thoroughly recommend Chy Ryn as a safe and excellent place to stay with wonderful proprietors (David and Andrea) who allowed us to go about our days without any fuss - we hope to return again next year - we could not understand after reading the comments in the review left by the previous guests that they found Chy Ryn not to their liking -We could not ask for more."

    . we very much appreciated all the ornaments and decorations as they depict the Cornish way of life that we found at Chy Ryn - we also thoroughly enjoyed the welcoming homemade scones, jam and clotted cream that was provided on our arrival by Andrea - it was very much appreciated and enjoyed with a much needed cup of coffee after our long journey so we thank you once again David and Andrea for a great holiday and we hope to see you again next year

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a difficult review to write as so many people have given Chy Ryn 5 star reviews which I read many times before making a booking."

    I also looked carefully at the pictures. After all, these are the only pieces of information to go on when parting with hard earned money. Sykes need to make sure that information on properties is up to date and accurate. This is not the case for Chy Ryn. I stayed for 2 weeks with my husband and 22 year old son - I checked the twin bed situation before travelling to make sure that the room was suitable for a 6'+ male. These are the issues we encountered, a number of which seem contrary to the info that is on the website (and all the others where images of the property can also be found) - Decor - this has been updated from the photos - the lounge area feature wall is a mid blue, clashing with the purple pictures; there are lots of soft furnishings which also clash. There are so many trinkets that it is impossible to find space to put your own things. The coffee table is multiple colours rather than the warm oak in the pictures and the kitchen table is rectangular (less space to move around by the dishwasher). Blinds are needed - the kitchen would benefit from one as the hosepipe which is used daily by the owner is right outside the window. The bedrooms need blinds as the curtains are only slightly better than net curtains. There are no drawers, or storage boxes within the wardrobe, to store underwear etc. in the main bedroom; a few more clothes hangers would have also been helpful. 13.5 tog duvets in the summer are inappropriate (the whole house gets very hot indeed). The double bed sheet was bobbly and had to be turned inside out to make it feel a little less scratchy. On arrival we were offered a change of bedding after our first week but it never arrived. The bedding in the twin room was very flowery, bright and clashy. The twin beds were very uncomfortable with springs very evident. Both bedrooms were so full of ornaments that it was very difficult to find space to put our own possessions. Towels, in some cases, were very thin. The bathroom - needs a toilet roll holder on the wall - it is not ok to put the toilet roll in the shower tray, where we found it on arrival. There is no sealant on the shower cubicle end panel as I found out when cleaning it at the end of our stay. Also, no shaver socket (just for info only). Upstairs the walls are very thin and the floorboards very creaky. Coupled with stiff and noisy latches on all of the doors it was very difficult not to disturb others. The stairs are also very narrow (just for info only). The kitchen - provided washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, 2 J-cloths, 1 spare bin bag, some cleaner spray and some wipes. If you need kitchen roll, cling film, silver foil, salt and pepper, etc. you need to bring it yourself. The dishwasher needs more salt and rinseaid. The morning after arrival the fridge defrosted over the kitchen floor and into the cupboard under the stairs - there had been a 1 inch thick sheet of ice on the back of the fridge when we arrived - I had to use my own tea towels to mop it up. The kitchen bin is too small and there is room for a larger one. There is no clothes airer (a small rotary washing line is outside under a tree) - the lobby area gets exceptionally warm and we put our washing to dry in there by hanging items off hooks etc.. Off this lobby is a toilet, again with many ornaments, including hanging off the window handle – this window needs to open! The lounge area - no mention of interconnecting door behind the bookcase. Table tennis bats provided, but there is no table tennis table (even though some websites mention a games room). Wifi can be patchy as the router is next door as far as we could tell. The TV could probably do with an update as we had to link our laptop up to it in order to watch our choice of Commonwealth Games coverage. Outside - accessibility from the parking area is about 20m with a number of steps, some steep. A mirror opposite the gateway would be helpful for exiting safely. There is enough furniture to sit at (though it needed a clean). We only found the BBQ when packing up to leave - it's in the cupboard under the stairs - we weren't told this - you, apparently, have to ask for access to gas. Good wifi and a BBQ were the 2 things that I was looking for in my holiday search - disappointing. On the website it states that this place is tranquil - well it might have been when the original ad was put together but sadly it wasn't for us. 10 of 14 nights were disturbed by noise coming up from the football ground in the valley below - football noise, loud music and compering. There is also the noise from the railway (just for info). The shared garden should be made clear - plants are watered, fish are fed, and grandchildren visit - this is just to make people aware, as we weren't. As an update to past visitor comments - there are no longer any runner ducks. The visitor info book is basic - it would be very helpful to have places to visit, places to eat (cafes, restaurants, etc not just pubs), beaches, supermarkets, bus stops, train stations, etc.. Maybe even a tide times booklet given that the place is by the sea! I’m sure, had we known which door to knock on, and if we were the sort of people confident in asking, then some of these things could have been sorted by the owners. There was no knock on our door or text message to check that all was ok. Thank you for letting us stay and for the cream tea on arrival.

    We are disappointed to hear that Chy Ryn was not to your taste and that you disliked almost everything about our home. We are always on hand, living on site, and try to deal with any issues ASAP if we know about them. Fortunately, other than the odd minor problem, 99% of our lovely guests enjoy visiting beautiful Cornwall and our accommodation. It was a shame you stayed in behind closed doors and curtains for 90% of your 2 week visit and missed out on so much of our picturesque county. The Sykes rep who stayed here last year was very happy with her visit to us. We wish you all the best with future holidays and hope you will find accommodation somewhere to suit all your needs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen2.2Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay with lovely hosts who have been helpful and kind."

    The property was immaculately clean with a beautiful view. The rooms were comfortable and had lovely views. The hosts even made us scones with jam and clotted cream to welcome us and they were absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2022

  • "The view is amazing."

    The owners are helpful but not intrusive. The location is convenient for getting out and about. Good places to eat nearby.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2022

  • "Spacious, homely accommodation in a lovely setting, quiet with great views and handy location for visiting the local beaches and attractions."

    Dave and Andrea were very welcoming with a scones, jam and cornish cream ready on arrival. Recommend the burger and quiz night at nearby Trenython manor on a Tuesday. Thanks for a wonderful holiday with good weather.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Chy Ryn and it was just as lovely as we remembered."

    We were met with a warm welcome from Dave and a cream tea from Andrea which we thoroughly enjoyed. Chy Ryn is a beautiful home from home, very well decorated and equipped to a high standard. We enjoyed watching the wildlife in the garden which included rabbits, squirrels and even a deer. We look forward to our next visit. If we could give it more than five stars we would.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay in Cornwall"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Chy Ryn is very comfortable and well equipped, and suited us well as a home from home."

    We especially appreciated: the pair of ducks at our kitchen window, the considerate hosts, the view, comfortable beds and a downstairs loo! We didn't travel far to find plenty to do - despite a week of unseasonable weather.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2021

  • "A wonderful find!"

    We arrived to a warm welcome from Dave, who was very informative and helpful. Andrea very kindly surprised us with a homemade Cornish cream tea which was delicious!! The cottage is beautiful - warm, comfortable, tasteful decor and immaculately clean. The view from the patio decking area is beautiful. The pet ducks were adorable! The location is great, less than 4 miles to Fowey and Par beach is a couple of minutes drive away. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a peaceful, quiet and relaxing holiday. 5* ++++.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent level of comfort and facilities - everything had been thought of."

    Great views. Pet runner ducks to add to atmosphere. Written details do not say there is a downstairs loo - added bonus. definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely owners/hosts, lovely views, great facilities and the ducks were a great bonus, super cute!"

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0Apr 2021

  • "I can honestly say that this was one of the most satisfying holiday stays that we have ever had."

    The house was immaculate with a south-facing terrace overlooking a sloping garden and lovely view. Inside the house was immaculate with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday. Best of all were the wonderful owners Dave and Andrea who welcomed us with a cream tea on arrival. Hearing that my wife loved fresh fish, Dave brought round a lobster that he had caught. He even went to the trouble of preparing it for us. The location is great too, just two miles from the Eden Project and close to some great beaches. Very impressive.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable , well equipped holiday home."

    Lovely outlook to the fields on the opposite side of the valley , lots of wildlife , including a Buzzard patrolling the valley. Good location for the attractions of Cornwall , rural , but seconds from the main road.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "This x cottage is really lovely."

    It has beautiful views. Everything is very modern and there was everything we needed. Dave, the owner was very helpful. He caught some fish which my husband enjoyed. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone going to Cornwall. We really enjoyed out stay. Pat Humphrey

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2018

  • "Chy Run is an immaculate, comfortable cottage with everything we needed to have a lovely holiday."

    The view from the patio window is lovely which we enjoyed with a drink on the decking. Dave and Andrea couldn't have been more helpful. A special place to spend a holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very well equipped & comfortable. Lovely views from lounge and decked area.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2018

  • "Please move the house to nearer a beach!"

    David and his wife were lovely - gave us a warm welcome and showed us around, explaining what and where things were in the house. They also gave us help about places to visit. They made us feelat home.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jun 2018

  • "Chy Ryn (974078) was just a wonderful place to stay."

    Close to the Eden project and other interesting places. The house is beautifully presented, quite luxurious, extremely well equipped and so very comfortable to stay in. We couldn't wait to return in the evening to eat on the patio or in the open plan living kitchen area and appreciate the peace and quiet and lovely view across the valley before relaxing on the large sofa looking out of the patio windows. When it was too dark to enjoy the view there were dvds and books to enjoy. The owners Andrea and Dave have thought of everything you may need when kitting this house out for adults and children ( over 10) to enjoy a great holiday. They were so warm and welcoming on arrival. There was a gift of homemade scones ,homemade jam and cornish clotted cream , milk, tea , coffee and biscuits left for us to enjoy as soon as we arrived. Andrea and Dave are next door and so were on hand with smiles and advice if necessary but we never felt that they were intrusive . We will certainly return on our next visit to the area and only wish it was a shorter drive from home!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Open plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting areas.Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent.Be linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Garden with large terrace, sun awning and furniture
  • Barbeque on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Pet free property to accommodate those with allergies
  • Note: Open pond in garden
  • Note: Sloping ceiling in twin bedroom
  • Note: No children under 10 years of age and no babies in arms
  • Note: Due to steps in property, not suitable for those less mobile
  • Note: Check in 3pm, Departure 10am.

The property

Set in an ideal location for touring all of Cornwall, this spacious,tastefully furnished holiday home is situated in a small hamlet between Fowey and St Austell two miles from the Eden project.

Adjoining the owners home and accessed by a private drive and then a few steps you will feel at home the moment you arrive.

Passing through the comfortable open plan living room with a huge comfy sofa will take you to the large terrace with beautiful far reaching countryside views.

There are two bedrooms, a double with splendid views and a twin with sloping ceilings on the first floor along with the bathroom.

With so many delightful small towns and villages such as Fowey, Lostwithiel , Charlestown and Mevagissey all close by and within a short drive, as well as the County's major attractions such as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan there will always be lots to do here before returning to the peace and tranquility of Chy Ryn.

Just a mile away and well worth a visit is the charming hilltop village of Tywardreath complete with a traditional Cornish pub serving good food and fine locally brewed ales and an award winning butchers.

A lovely comfortable home set in a tranquil location yet the perfect touring base.

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About the location


Fowey 3.3 miles; St Austell 6.3 miles.

The pretty, historic Cornish village of Tywardreath, meaning ‘The House on the Strand’, lies in the heart of Daphne du Maurier country and features in her book of the same name. St Andrew’s, the village church, is said to have the best peal of bells in the area, while the village has a lively community, centred round its excellent pubs and range of shops. There are several safe, sandy beaches close to the village, with a variety of watersports and leisure activities available. Par, a small, china clay port with a dog friendly sandy beach is a fifteen minute walk from the village or 5 minutes in the car, home to a main line railway station. Polkerris Beach, a 30 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away, has a beachside restaurant, pub and watersports centre. The attractive waterside village of Fowey is just three miles away, from where there are some dramatic cliff walks to Gribbin Head, passing through much of du Maurier’s familiar landscape. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Tywardreath is a village that will appeal to families and those keen to explore the rich heritage and gorgeous coastline of South Cornwall.

Note: No children under 10 years of age and no babies in arms.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season