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Tinners Cottage

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Liskeard, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "My wife and I thought that Tinners Cottage was just what we wanted as a holiday base."

    It was clean, well equipped and well situated for exploring Cornwall. A lot of thought had obviously gone into providing things to use on holiday. There were maps, suggestions for days out and even things like buckets and spades for families with young children. We really enjoyed our stay, would recommend it to our families and wouldn't hesitate to book the cottage if we come back to Cornwall again.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We're so glad you had a good holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back if you holiday in Cornwall again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2024

  • "Please I don't have to tell you its right in front of your eyes-just look ."

    I'm not going to shave in a sink or wash my face ,as I look down to the right and see a dirty sink plunger ,also there's a fithy sponge in the bathroom cabinet-surely your cleaner should have seen that . I would not stay at your cottage again . Regards Paul Hill .

    Many thanks for your feedback. The sink plunger is located on the floor and should therefore not affect your use of the sink however, we will ask our housekeeper to check the cleanliness of this on their next visit. The bathroom cabinet you mention is in fact the housekeepers cleaning cupboard where all cleaning products are stored, there is an open vanity unit under the basin for guests toiletries, as well as on the window sill. We would like to reassure all of our guests that we take the cleaning of Tinners Cottage very seriously and this is reflected in previous feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul2.2May 2024

  • "Great holiday in a lovely cottage!"

    We had everything we needed and it was lovely and clean and cosy. Loved the fire. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We're so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the cottage with everything you needed. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place in perfect location for us dogs loved garden we could travel to ..."

    Lovely place in perfect location for us dogs loved garden we could travel to locations easily and nice and private would certainly use again

    Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and the peaceful private setting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house is quite cozy and quaint."

    However, it would need to be better maintained. Thorough cleaning of the kitchen or bathroom is absolutely necessary. The garden would also appreciate more affection. So the price is not appropriate at the moment.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you found Tinners Cottage cozy and quaint. Our caretaker is meticulous about cleaning, and the property is thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis. This was checked mid-July and found to be spotless as usual. The garden was pristine as checked recently on our recent visit. However, as described, it is a woodland cottage garden, so there are trees, leaves, twigs, etc, as expected. The gardener prunes back shrubs and mows both lawns and visits very regularly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christoph2.2Aug 2023

  • "We chose Tinners Cottage because of the ‘Direct Access’ to the moor quoted in the description, unfortunately it was so overgrown with stinging nettles and brambles it was impossible to even see where the access was."

    We took photographs. This continued into the garden, the upper area in particular, we couldn’t check out the security for our dogs thoroughly, although we found it isn’t secure. On arrival for the late check in time of 4pm we found that the floors were soaking wet, real puddles on the stone floor. We had to wait outside with the door open for them to dry for over half an hour. The mop provided was inadequate for the job as it can’t be squeezed dry. It was still wet the following Friday! As we were expected out by 0930 on departure day this effectively reduced our stay to 6 days. It was particularly hot during our stay so we were surprised to find 10.5 tog duvets on all the beds. We contacted Sykes who were very helpful however the owner said this was down to lack of storage and there were no summer weights available. No need to keep them onsite but change seasonally or put in vacuum sacks under the beds. The mattresses are really cheap and uncomfortable as are the pillows, I notice feedback to another guest that they are changed regularly but if they are cheap in the first place this is irrelevant. It may be difficult to getting conventional mattresses up the very steep stairs so maybe worth trying memory foam ones. Buy cheap buy twice. The poor nights sleep we had along getting with bad backs spoilt our stay. The TV is failing, red horizontal lines appear that spoil the picture. The very steep stairs require a safe banister, however the one provided seems to be a broom handle, the fixing at the top is very loose and we each caught our hands on it at various times. It isn’t safe. The banister on the other side doesn’t go the length of the stairs so is irrelevant. Does the owner do their own cleaning? If not then do check up, there were several parts neglected. I cleaned the window frame in the rear bedroom and the mirror before I could see in it to dry my hair. There are some nice touches in the limited space available but it seemed to us it has been neglected and just those last bits of comfort would make so much difference.

    Thank you for your feedback. The access to the moor is available directly from the country lane connected to the property. There is no problem with direct access to the moors from here and is a lovely walk along the lanes. The garden is secure but it is never advertised being dog proof. Depending on the dog they could be able to escape any type of enclosure. The water on the floor accumulates on the normal grooves of the tiles and the mop provided is a sponge mob. Check in and check out time are standard but the owners will move the check out to 10am for future bookings. The duvet, mattresses and pillows are regularly upgraded but personal preference heavily influence one’s comfort. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra2.2Jun 2023

  • "Lovely old quaint cottage in a quiet rural setting perfect for exploring Bodmin moor ,the mines & quarries there & the beautiful coastline nearby."

    Thank you for your lovely review! We're glad you appreciated the tranquil setting and enjoyed staying in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7May 2023

  • "Great stay, thank you."

    Just what we needed we both work for the NHS and this was our first holiday in over two years. We’ve always loved Cornwall and the house was nice and central to where we wanted to go. The house was ideal nice and cosy we would definitely recommend it. Thanks again

    Thank you so much for your great feedback. We're glad you had a wonderful stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Aug 2022

  • "Our stay at Tinners Cottage was lovely, the coolness of the cottage and shade of the garden helped keep us cool when it was up to 30 degrees."

    Really good facilities, quiet location. Loved the question jar. Couldn't work out how to get the setting on the TV to play dvds but didn't affect our stay. Folder and guest book full of information. We will definately return - happy place!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed staying in this 'happy place' and were able to relax in the peace and quiet. We will check where the laminated instructions for the TV/DVD are as they are usually next to the TV. We look forward to welcoming you back to explore more of this fascinating area of Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our second stay at this cottage and it was just as good as the last one 4yrs ago."

    The same high standard and peace and quiet.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It makes all the effort worthwhile. We're so glad you had a good time and enjoyed the peaceful, relaxing setting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Jun 2022

  • "No clean linen for the second week of our 2 week stay No wood for wood burner Cottage was cold and rather dark."

    We are looking for somewhere to stay at Christmas but think Tinners Cottage may be too cold. Access to the parking space was tight No facilities to recycle, the houses around us had bags for cardboard, tins etc. Sykes Cottages response to a faulty smoke alarm was prompt and efficient

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your stay at Tinners Cottage. The owner has informed us of the following - the housekeeper provides a mid week clean and fresh linen, if requested, it is assumed in the warmer months the fire is not used and therefore logs were not supplied for your stay, unfortunately TInners Cottage closes for winter and would not therefore be available for Christmas, there are 2 bins and 1 recycling bin, there are clear notes in the cottage manual regarding the recycling of refuge.For Tinners Cottage the housekeeper removes the rubbish, not the council, hence why the boxes are different to the residents. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.8May 2022

  • "The cottage was very nice but very difficult to actually driving into the property."

    . there is a spring running across the little lane and the hedges are overgrown and very bumpy…. Bedrooms …very little storage for your clothes double wardrobe in the main bedroom had a padlock on.. bedroom two little storage , had to keep the clothes in the suitcase..

    Many thanks for your comments. We are so happy that you liked the cottage. In answer to your other comments, the spring is minor and even in the middle of Winter with heavy rainfall has never been a problem. Alternative access can be via the other end of the road to avoid the spring if desired. The country lane is typically Cornish in nature, but people carriers have been driven down it without a problem. Cars can also be parked at the end of the tarmac road a very short walk away if desired. The master bedroom has an oversized, wide chest of drawers as pictured, giving ample storage room for 2 people's clothes in that bedroom and there is plenty of hanging space with hooks on the back of the door, a further row of wooden hooks with coat hangers on the wall and a large coat stand with hangers on. The cupboard in the master bedroom, is as labelled, the caretaker's cupboard where it is necessary to store essential items needed for the cottage. The second bedroom has a row of hooks with coat hangers on the wall and pegs on the back of the door. There is also a hanging rail with hangers inside the fitted cupboard and ample space for clothes storage, but we're sorry if you felt this wasn't enough for your requirements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Sep 2021

  • "Garden is dark and enjoyment would benefit from trees being pollarded."

    Rubbish appears tiny to have been collected for several weeks. Rubbish was moved into the road but not collected. Property was cold on arrival. Would benefit from pasta bowls. But, great location for Bodmin moor, couple of great local pubs to eat at, Liskeard and shops not far way, beach at Seaton is wonderful. Would go back.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Aug 2021

  • "We have just returned from two wonderful weeks in Tinners cottage with our little family."

    This cottage is so cute and homely. The little touches made it a great stay. Dvds, games and books. Wifi was poor and only possible to check emails and not possible to watch anything online but we didn’t mind. The garden is beautiful and the fire made a great touch. The local pub in Minons serves good portions of nice food, the farm shop 5 mins away was very helpful and Inkies is a nice place for coffee and breakfast after a walk at the falls. The cottage is well placed for visits to Cornwall, including Eden, gardens of helligan, the beaches and walks on the moors. Thank you so much and we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Such a lovely pretty holiday cottage, and extremely cosy in the evening when the woodburner gets going."

    We were there in 2020 October half term and experienced the wettest and windiest week of the autumn so far - Tinners Cottage is well located so we still found lots to do, visiting all the usual harbours and touristy attractions, including a trip to Lands End and St Michael's Mount. Please be aware that the bathroom is downstairs - not a problem for us, and at this time of year is on the cool side! Kitchen is well kitted out with everything we needed, fridge is a small under-the-counter size fridge (with an ice box) and we were able to use the front porch area to keep cool any surplus vegetables/fruit/eggs etc - we cooked quite a few family meals! If you prefer a plumper pillow for sleeping, you'd be advised to pack your favourite from home, as we did. Wifi worked well and the parking space is huge, enough for two cars easily, once you negotiate the narrow lane. There are ample board games, books and DVDs to keep all ages amused if there's nothing on the telly. The outside space is amazing, but due to the time of year, we couldn't make use of it all sadly. The cottage is located in a very peaceful location, no traffic noise and ideal if you want to just get away from it all!

    Thank your for your wonderful review, we're glad you enjoyed staying at our cottage. Just to clarify, the fridge is a standard sized fridge that you will find in most holiday cottages of this size. The bathroom has a heated towel rail and also there is a highly efficient fan heater on the wall that gives instant heat for the very cold months in Winter when the bathroom can feel cooler. The plumpness of pillows is very much a matter of personal taste, but we will look at replacing some of them if needed, at the end of lockdown. As you suggest, if you have exacting requirements on this, best to take your own. Thanks again for your great review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Oct 2020

  • "The mattresses were very uncomfortable the pillows need replacing as very flat."

    The tv needs to possible b on a wall so everyone can c it. There was nit basic kitchen utensils available to use. We were very disappointed for value for money

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry to hear your views. We have had several previous comments saying that the beds are very comfortable. We acknowledge your comment regarding the positioning of the TV and will look at possible solutions at the end of the season, although as detailed, these are 200 year old stone walls so difficult to drill load bearing brackets into, hence the TV display unit. We have a large range of kitchen utensils available for use and have received comments that the cottage is well stocked. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise2.5Aug 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a quiet village location."

    The cottage is very old, we visited in July in very warm weather and still found the cottage cold, especially the bathroom. The outside space is great but gets no sunlight due to the amount of trees.

    Reviewed by Deborah3.1Jul 2020

  • "We arrived at Tinners Cottage in storm Dennis."

    When we got inside it was a beautiful cottage and really cosy and warm when we lit the wood burner. It was well equipped and had everything we needed. There is plenty do do in the area and although it was very windy and rained a lot of the time we still managed to go out every day and really enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by M4.7Feb 2020

  • "There was an issue with the internet, we contacted Sykes who contacted the owner, who jumped in to his car and drove 400 miles to sort it."

    This type of service is exceptional

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful residence in a very good location."

    Waking up daily to nothing but the sound of the wildlife outside was bliss.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "The Cottage was beautiful especially when the fire was going in the evenings."

    Lovely walks around with your dogs, best thing was Golitha falls 10 minute drive away we all enjoyed and was a beautiful day.

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage cosy clean warm excellent for the dogs garden safe ideal area if you have dogs would recommend."

    Reviewed by Elsa4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy and traditional cottage in a wonderfully tranquil location in a great location to explore Bodmin moor and the coast."

    Skies were so clear at night we could even see The Milky Way! Really nice garden (which our dog especially enjoyed) and large easy parking area right outside. We had a minor wifi issue on arrival, but Sykes and the owners went over and above to sort out really quickly with absolutely no problem whatsoever. Overall, the cottage, location and service are superb and would highly recommend a stay here if you want a peaceful break away. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage, perfect for us & our dog."

    Neighbours were lovely when met & very welcoming. Cottage was just as we wanted & a great base for us to explore on our holiday.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Jul 2018

  • "Tinners Cottage is a delight although there would be an issue with insufficient hot water if a family were to stay."

    We managed to muddle through between three adults but found we had to boil the kettle for washing up if one of us wanted a bath. That being said location was ideal. Beds very comfortable. Shower was lovely. Enclosed garden is brilliant for dogs.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Jun 2018

  • "Excellent base for exploring Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2018

  • "Slight issue around the bedding and cleaning but thankfully all was sorted promptly when called in for assistance."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2018

  • "The garden was lovely, although We had to make a barrier to stop the dogs from ..."

    The garden was lovely, although We had to make a barrier to stop the dogs from going onto the higher tier of the garden because of the squirrels

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, every thing needed for a holiday was there."

    From washing machine tablets to dish washer tablets. The only thing I missed was a radio, but the tv had radio channels. The beds were extremely comfortable, I was worried that there were no blankets in case of being cold at night but the quilts were warm. I could not fault the cottage at all. The garden was delightful, so quiet, no cars, no noise. Lovely walks for the dogs and near historic sights, shops and not forgetting Tragopan Mills. I would certainly book the cottage again, maybe later in the year or early next year. Please pass my thanks to all the staff and cleaners who made my stay so memorable. Kind regards Jane Lawrence

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting area with woodburning stove, dining and kitchen area.
  • Electric heating and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, raised lawn, patio and garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub a short walk away (0.8 miles), shop and restaurant 3.5 miles
  • Coast 12 miles
  • Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

This is a charmingly charismatic 200 year old stone cottage, near Liskeard in Cornwall.

It sits just 9 miles from Looe and the beautiful coastline.

The interior boasts traditional beams, flagstone floors and exposed granite walls, creating a traditional vibe for family, friends and couples seeking an authentic Cornish retreat.

Cosy up on the sofa facing the woodburning stove in the cooler months after a ramble to stunning South Caradon Mines, just paces from the front door.

Tinners Cottage has an open-plan living space with kitchen and dining area, making a great social space for feasts and relaxation.

The woodland garden is on two levels with a lawn and a patio for alfresco dining.

Higgledy-piggeldy stone steps lead to a raised lawn with a pond and a bench.

Enjoy fabulous walks across scenic Bodmin Moor or drive to Siblyback Lake, just two miles away.

Looe, with its colourful harbour, beach, galleries, eateries and inns is less than a 30-minute drive away.

Talland Bay and Fowey are worthy destinations to explore.

Perfectly placed for a fusion of country charm and coastal capers, Tinners Cottage ticks all the boxes for relaxation and recreation for all the family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Looe 9 miles, Bodmin 13 miles.

The historic market town of Liskeard is located in South East Cornwall at the head of the Looe Valley. The town is home to a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. The beaches and harbour of the quaint fishing port of Looe is a mere 9 miles away. In-between there’s fishing at nearby Siblyback Lake, the Donkey Sanctuary at St Ann's Chapel, Cotehele House (NT) and gardens, and the championship golf course at St Mellion International Resort. Head to the world-famous Eden Project for a superb day out with the children. Even the maritime city of Plymouth with its historic Barbican docks area, outstanding shops, theatres and restaurants and the National Maritime Museum is only 30 minutes by car.

Please note: Steeper stairs than normal. Irregular landing at top of stairs.
Please note: Please supervise children. Upper garden lawn has irregular steps and a pond.
Please note: Although a Rayburner appears in the photographs, this is not available for use.
Please note: This is a small cottage and the water tank isn't large enough to provide hot water to fill the deep bath. The shower provides instant hot water to have multiple showers.