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Lelant, Cornwall Show on map


  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Second visit to Pippin, wonderful stay would definitely recommend."

    Excellent location, great for our dog, The Badger Inn (50 meters away) excellent food and hospitality. Good links to St.Ives.

    Hi Stephen Thank you for the lovely feedback.we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect just had an issue with the key safe on arrival the kind neighbour who holds a key provided us with a spare key."

    The location was great short walk to the beautiful dog friendly beach, train station and bus stop. The pub opposite serves great food, although sone evenings we experienced a lot of noise from the pub garden Great location for exploring the local beaches. Very well equipped kitchen. Great to have a secure garden for our dog. We had a great holiday and have already booked again for next year. The added bonus was we had amazing weather.

    Thank you for your feedback we look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Sep 2023

  • "The perfect property."

    It has absolutely everything you and in the best location possible. It was so clean and cosy. A stones throw from the local pub and a 10 minute walk to a very quiet beach. We took our dog and the garden was more than big enough and they even had dog bowls to use. Bus stop into St Ives is a 2 minute walk away. The house is in a quiet spot but a great location between St Ives and Hayle. We’re already looking at booking this property for next year because it was amazing. I know there isn’t guaranteed parking but we never had a problem the whole time we were there. Cannot fault anything.

    Reviewed by Steffi5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    The garden was a lovely bonus. The hills and accessibility to the beach was not so good for a local walk but plenty of other nice places to go. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you for letting us have Pippin again this year we had an amazing time and very relaxing."

    Our dog is quite an anxious dog but feels very at home and loves just sitting and sniffing in your garden.

    Reviewed by Stacee4.4Apr 2023

  • "I've stayed at this lovely cottage a few times and always look forward to returning."

    The cottage is very cosy, well equipped and well presented and in a good location, it also has a pretty well maintained back garden. Very relaxing, close to the beach and good for walking. I had a great week at the Pippin!

    Reviewed by Glynis4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage and a perfect location to explore from."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need, clean and tidy."

    Great location so central to all Cornwall has to offer for everyone. Excellent having a train station so close especially if visiting St Ives as it is so busy to park and costs only £2 on the train.

    Reviewed by Maxine3.8Aug 2022

  • "Pippin is a delightful cottage just a few minutes walk from our favourite beach, beautiful Porthkidney Sands."

    Just across the road is the fantastic Badger Inn which we enjoyed many delicious meals in. We had fabulous weather so we were able to relax & enjoy the pretty garden. Lelant is a lovely village to have a potter around & the walk to St Ives has breathtaking views. Myself, husband, daughter & pooch had a wonderful week & hope to return soon! Thank you for a lovely stay :)

    Reviewed by Rosie4.4Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Close to the beach and the train station. Carbis Bay and St Ives are minutes away and there so many things to do in the area. I would thoroughly recommend staying in this lovely property.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments .we are pleased you had a nice stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Pippin was fantastic everything we needed just perfect."

    Have stopped in Lelant 3 times now first time at this house and would definitely be back has everything we need and the beach is amazing.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "We love Pippin."

    It is in a fabulous position - convenient for everything yet out the way. Lovely characterful little house, clean and well-equipped. Sweet garden.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2022

  • "Charming cosy little cottage with beautiful surroundings in a perfectly located."

    Spotlessly clean. Well equipped. Wifi and smart tv. Dog escape proof pretty garden at rear. Plenty parking spaces on road. Pub with beer garden and good food across road. Train station end of road. Leas than 10 mins to St. Ives. Would return without hesitation

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Jun 2022

  • "We loved Pippin, it is a beautiful little cottage in an amazing location."

    So close (but not so it effects the peace of the cottage) to the train shuttle back and forth to St Ives & the bus route - we only used our car once during our week stay. There are great facilities & it is clear that the owners have thought long & hard about what is needed for a comfortable stay. It was lovely having the little well tended garden. Lelant is a great village and Porthkidney Sands just a short walk away is breathtaking! The bathroom was fantastic, the underfloor heating was a real bonus to keep it dry. We were disappointed that there wasn’t any recycling facilities, we even walked up to Tesco at Carbis Bay with our plastic, cardboard & glass but there wasn’t anything there either. A footstool would be idea in the lounge just for that extra bit of comfort! Some confusion about check-in & out times, the listing differs from the email received and the guest books differs again. 3pm check in and 10am check out would be ideal as 5.30pm & 9.30am takes a whole day of your holiday away.

    Thank you for your feedback. The check-in time has now been amended to 4pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sallie4.4May 2022

  • "I've just spent a relaxing week at the lovely Pippin."

    The cottage was clean and cosy, very well presented, lovely decor, and has everything you need. The garden is pretty and well maintained. This was my fourth visit and I hope to return again. Thanks for a great stay! Glynis

    Thank you Glenys for your feedback we are pleased you had a lovely time Regards Joan and David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0May 2022

  • "Such a lovely house and beautiful garden."

    It suited us down to the ground especially our dog who is quite reactive but was very relaxed. The beds are very comfortable. Nicely located and parking was easy. We especially enjoyed the Beach and coastal Walks close by. Thank you for letting us stay at Pippins we do hope to return again soon

    Thank you for the lovely feedback I am pleased you had a good holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stacee4.7Apr 2022

  • "Pippin is a lovely cottage, it is quaint and well thought out."

    A lot of care has gone into making it so homely. The garden is great and dog proof, lovely to sit in and enjoy the afternoon sun. The location of the cottage is also ideal, we parked up and caught the train and bus to different places. There is so much to see and do , fabulous beaches and walks nearby. The location is quiet, the pub is handy and friendly, nice beer garden to sit in with the dog. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Pippin Cottage, the location is fabulous and the cottage itself a delight."

    It was cosy with a very well equipped kitchen. We loved the little wooden burning fire, the garden was perfect too for our little dog. The housekeeping is to a very high standard, this may have changed since the last review so I thought it was important to say this. All in all 10 out of 10

    Thank you for the lovely feedback.I appreciate that you have taken time to do it as some don't unless they ha e negative views We have a new housekeeping service who are fabulous . I am pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very cosy and comfortable."

    Loved the location, and the birdlife on the estuary was amazing. Garden was safe for our little dog too.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Jane .we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "Recently returned from my third visit to the lovely Pippin."

    This cottage is cosy, well equipped, and in a great location with a very pretty garden. However, I noticed that the general cleaning standards have slipped since my last visit. Bathroom and kitchen floors weren't clean, light bulb above microwave not working + I couldn't find a spare, also needed to replace mattress protector as stained. Some dust and hair in certain areas, usually hidden areas. Overall, the cottage felt a bit grubby with a lack of attention to detail, and as mentioned in a previous review, this lovely cottage deserves better, so I hope these comments will be noted. I always have a great time at the Pippin, but unsure about returning at the moment. Small welcome pack would have been nice.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete and send in your feedback. We want to re-assure you that all issues have been addressed with the housekeepers. We are sorry that you encountered these and had we been made aware of any issues during your stay, we would have done our very best to rectify them at the time. We hope very much that you will reconsider and would love to welcome you back to Pippin. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynis4.4Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in a great location."

    We had a wonderful week. The bed was so comfy and there are some fantastic walks close by. It was also spotless. We were disappointed by the food in the Badger Inn, but we enjoyed other close-by restaurants. I would suggest that the check-in times be clearer. On this website, it says 5:30pm, which we thought was late for the time of year to be arriving in the dark. However, in the information pack, it mentions 3pm. We also couldn't work the towel rail in the bathroom, which meant it was a bit cold in there. Nevertheless, a great stay.

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Nov 2021

  • "It should be clearer that the bathroom is downstairs."

    Apart from that it was a lovely cozy cottage which had everything we needed. Close to a beautiful beach and safe garden for the dog.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are sorry that you didn't feel we made it clear enough that the shower room was downstairs, we do state on the website that it is a ground floor shower room. Aside from this we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Sep 2021

  • "Enjoyed stay."

    Location excellent - easy drive into St Ives - very busy there so easier to drive to railway station at Erth (?) and get train- fare reasonable. Car parking not ideal at cottage but no real problem, plenty of space down hill 50 yds. Cottage charming, facilities fine, bathroom excellent. Very clean. Very quiet.

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2021

  • "Struggled to park Not the cleanest Bed uncomfortable Sofas very ..."

    Struggled to park Not the cleanest Bed uncomfortable Sofas very uncomfortable Plates didn't fit in microwave Toilet didn't flush very well No recycling

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The Owners will discuss this with their cleaners. As advertised: there is roadside parking available but this can't always be immediately outside the cottage. The toilet does flush if the button is operated centrally. Others find the beds and sofas very comfortable but but of course this is a matter of personal preference. The owners have opted not to recycle as people often leave the bags on the road or forget to put them outside on the correct days. There are containers and dishes that fit in the microwave therefore food can be transferred to the plate, once heated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire2.5Aug 2021

  • "As soon as we opened the front door we were all more wooed by the cottages charm than we expected."

    Very clean too. Nicely kept garden and our escape artist dog found no holes in the fences. Very friendly neighbours. Amazing location for the coastal path or quick train hops to St Ives.

    Reviewed by Phill4.7Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was welcoming and spotlessly clean on arrival."

    It is very well equipped for a small cottage, has a pretty, sunny little garden and is in a great position- quiet yet handy for restaurants and sites. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2021

  • "I've recently returned from a great week stay at the lovely Pippin."

    I previously stayed there in October last year, and was let down by lack of poor cleaning standards. This now seems to have been rectified, and great care has been taken to bring the cleaning standards up to scratch. The Pippin is cosy and very well equipped, with some lovely touches throughout, also with a pretty well maintained garden. I look forward to returning to The Pippin again!

    Reviewed by Glynis4.4Apr 2021

  • "Pippin is a lovely cosy cottage with a pretty and well maintained garden, and in a great location."

    However, the overall cleanliness was very poor and I needed to clean the shower and toilet area before feeling comfortable in using it. There was a fair amount of dust and cobwebs in various places and the kitchen cupboards were dirty. Having said this, I had a great time, and felt that this cute cottage had been let down by the cleaning standards. I'm hoping these comments will go towards some improvements being made, and then I would have no hesitation in returning to the lovely Pippin in the future.

    Thank you for completing your feedback. The cleanliness issues have been dealt with; new housekeepers have been sourced and have done an amazing job. The owners recently visited the property themselves and found it to be pristine. They would like to assure guests that cleanliness issues will not be a problem in the future. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Pippin and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the not-too-distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynis3.4Oct 2020

  • "I had filled in a Feedback for Pippin cottage the other day and put."

    The Pippin cottage at Lelant was well decorated and comfortable with a good back garden where the dog could be free. Parking in the narrow street without pavements could be difficult at times. Although there was no washing machine there is an excellent laundrette two miles away at Hayle does a service wash. All in all an enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage conveniently situated about 25 metres from the Badger Inn, also about 10 minutes walk from the nearest dog friendly beach."

    A nice if slightly strenuous walk into St Ives along the coastal path but close to Lelant railway station at the bottom of the hill. A nice walk along the bottom of the hill towards Hayle. The Birdie Café does really nice food. Parking was a bit tight but once parked outside the cottage it is quite safe. We had a great relaxing holiday and will try to book something again next year.

    Reviewed by Edward William5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    Lovely and clean, kind neighbours (number 5) and the time we spent there was just perfect. The cottage had everything we needed and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy comfortable cottage."

    ....definitely recommend it to anyone. A bonus that pub is a minutes walk away!!

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Aug 2020

  • "Upon arrival after 8 hour journey we arrived 15 minutes after check in time to find the cleaner was still there!"

    We had to return 30 minutes later. After gaining entry the whole house absolutely stank of fish! This lasted for 2 days. The floors had not been mopped, we found the previous customers had left a dirty towel, their used soap and a travel cot in the main bedroom by our bed, the box downstairs in the living room. There were used tissues behind the bin in the bedroom. The garden was in dire need of a good cut and tending to. While Pippin is in a good location the house itself is very dark downstairs and very small. Upon reading the guest book it appears previously that the owners had left a welcome pack of which there was none to be seen and would have been a very welcoming gesture. Overall we were very disappointed and sadly we would not return. It felt as though the owners had forgotten that we were coming at all!

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. We are sorry that the property wasn’t ready upon your arrival. In light of Covid-19 we have had to adjust our arrival times to allow the cleaners extra time and our apologies if you did not receive the notification advising of this. We check this property regularly and it has always received good cleanliness scores in the past (as can be seen by the other feedback displayed) and we are sorry if it did not meet your expectations on this occasion. The garden of the property is maintained every Friday so we were surprised to hear that you felt it was in dire need of attention. Following receipt of your review we visited the property in order to check upon it and can happily confirm that we found it to be clean and in good order throughout. At present we are unable to supply a cream tea welcome pack as we would have done in the past but we still provide a starter cleaning pack, toilet roll etc and we hope to be in a position to present fresh goods in the not too distant future. We are sorry to hear that you will not be returning to Pippin but would like to reassure future customers that Pippin is as advertised and we have every confidence you will enjoy your holiday here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan2.5Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Had everything we needed for a great week in spite of storm Dennis! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathlenn5.0Feb 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage in a ideal location close to transport."

    Owners thought of everything and cottage had everything we needed for our pleasant week away. The scones, cream and jam were a lovely touch on arrival especially after arriving late due to traffic. Would definitely recommend the Pipin Cottage, Lelant.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2019

  • "Hi, I can honestly say we had a wonderful break."

    The Cottage was absolutely perfect in every way. Many thanks to you all Kind regards Paul

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely neighbours, a good bas to explore."

    Everything we needed for a weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.4Aug 2019

  • "Upstairs in the cottage was lovely, though downstairs the living room was very small, photos on website do not show the dining table also in the lounge, and a large un-needed coffee table taking up all the room!"

    !! No drainer to dry pots on if you wanted to handwash. Plus side, lovely garden, outside tap, Badge Inn across the road was lovely, and great train access to St Ives. Cleanliness - sofas were covered in dog hairs, and absolutely stank of wet dog. I hoovered them after we arrived and left the rugs covering them in the corner all week which made it a bit better. Leaflets in the basket were years old, the window in the kitchen was so dirty on the inside you could right your name in it, Whilst checking around when we were leaving, under the sofa was also full of 'tumbleweed doghairs', and 3 draws upstairs were full of someone else's clothes from a previous visitor!!! Not great housekeeping standards, I appreciate it was dog friendly, but not everyone has dogs and surely it should be cleaned properly and deeply after customers!! Its not difficult to hoover under a sofa as opposed to round it. Would not recommend the cottage because of this, and we noticed there are other comments in the visitor book regarding same issues.

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The owners apologize for the poor service you received. They have changed our cleaning company and are now generally receiving maximum marks for cleanliness. We have also provided a dish drainer in case a guest requires one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy2.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely location for the train to Carbis Bay and St Ives."

    The only thing we thought that could of been provided was some comfortable seats/loungers for the garden.Difficult to relax in the garden due to bad seating.Other than that the cottage was lovely.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.8Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is in a brilliant location and has a lovely garden."

    Very disappointed with the tiny size and dark sitting area, even when it was sunny outside the area was dark. I appreciate it is a cottage but pictures indicate a larger, lighter room. Well equipped kitchen, knives desperately need sharpening. Nice bathroom, it would be helpful if there were instructions on how to keep the shower on longer than 10 seconds without keeping your finger on the button. Much better properties available for a similar price.

    Reviewed by Maggie2.8Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Pippin, it was very comfortable ,clean and had everything you need."

    The neighbours were friendly, and parking was easy outside the house. The location was superb, a lovely beach within easy walking distance, also the Railway station which is a lovely trip into St Ives. From Lelant no where was too far, we visited practically the whole of the West of Cornwall all within easy driving distance.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Apr 2019

  • "Had a fantastic holiday at Pippin."

    The cottage is cosy and in a perfect location. We were very fortunate with the weather during our stay however it would be the perfect place to escape to whatever the weather.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Mar 2019

  • "We felt the furniture was uncomfortable to sit on, and it felt quite cramped in places."

    If there had been more than 2 of us it would have been awkward moving around the house and sitting at the dinner table. The situation was very nice and in an ideal area, with some lovely walking directly from the house. The house is well maintained and the bathroom and main bedroom comfortable.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.4Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is very quaint and in a good location for visiting St Ives and lots of other lovely places around Cornwall, however my husband and I have both come home with aching backs as the bed was not firm enough for us."

    I know this couldn't be helped as it is the chance that you take when you go away. However I was disappointed at finding cobwebs around the bathroom window frame when I put the blind up to open the window to 'air' the bathroom after having a shower (as requested via a note in the bathroom!) There were also cobwebs above the cupboards in the kitchen and the cupboard above the fridge. The grass also needed cutting as our feet got very wet when we went out to sit at the little table. Other than that we enjoyed our holiday very much.

    Reviewed by Carol2.8May 2018

  • "The heating left a lot to be desired."

    Hot in the bedroom, cold in the bathroom and kitchen and ok in the sitting room if you kept the door shut. Parking was an absolute nightmare. Very little room available on the road and on one occasion my car was damaged due to high level of concrete on the road adjacent to the pub car park entrance. Very small kitchen but just about adequate. Bathroom towel rail very difficult to regulate.

    Reviewed by Bryan2.5Mar 2018

  • "Excellent holiday."

    Cottage is beautiful and very close to the beach. Easy access to St Ives and other tourist venues. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Donna4.6Oct 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage, amazing location!"

    would gladly go here again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2017

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  • Living room with wood burner in inglenook fireplace and dining table, well equipped kitchen, ground floor shower room with corner shower, underfloor heating, hand basin and wc
  • Flight of stairs to 1 x double bedroom and 1 x single bedroom.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • One well behaved pet welcome at £20 per week
  • Sorry, no washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Beach 10 minute walk
  • Pub 100 metres
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Note: Stairs smaller then average tread and a little steeper but has hand rails either side.

The property

The Pippin is a charming, cosy granite terraced house in Lelant.

With beautiful beaches on the doorstep, pretty villages around and St Ives just minutes away, it is a perfectly positioned holiday home.

This cosy cottage is in the heart of the peaceful village that is bound by the Hayle Estuary to the east and the sweep of St Ives Bay to the north.

The white stretch of Porth Kidney Sands is just 10 minutes walk away, this little known beach is stunning and lined with incredible sand dunes.

The two storey cottage has characterful accommodation with a lovely inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove in the living room for a warm welcome as soon as you walk in through the front door.

The kitchen and shower room are also on the ground floor and upstairs are the two bedrooms one double and one single, both beautifully appointed.

There is an enclosed sunny garden to the rear which has a barbecue and is perfect for relaxing in the warmer months with a good book.

Lelant itself has a basic provisions store and good food is served at the Badger Inn.

Golfers are welcomed at the nearby club and are sure to enjoy the 18 hole links course which has great sea views.

The branch line to St Ives is just down the hill - hop aboard for this short train ride - on arrival, the much painted pretty harbour will need no introduction - enjoy an ice cream whilst taking in the view.

The Pippin is a lovely home for a small family or group of friends and is an ideal base for exploring Cornwall at any time of year - book soon!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.
Note: Stairs smaller then average tread and a little steeper but has hand rails either side.