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Brea Cottage

(Ref. 1021411)

Ludgvan near Crowlas, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing, we loved our stay."

    There was everything we needed and more. Even did the holiday washing so I didn’t have to do it on my return. Excellent location for beaches and all towns ;) went into st Ives on the train and loved it.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "Brea Cottage is a lovely little cottage and in a fantastic location with gorgeous views."

    The local pub was in walking distance with great food and welcoming locals. However, Brea Cottage needs some tlc urgently. The bathroom door is broken so could never be shut. The locks are failing on the doors resulting in us being unable to lock the back door for fear of it failing all together. The beds are very uncomfortable and the mattresses need replacing. I noticed a large orange manky piece of sponge laid on top on the double mattress! The tv remote is broken. I bought new batteries to try and it still wouldn’t work. The kitchen work surface is swollen with water as it hasn’t been sealed so smells damp. Brea Cottage has so much potential but it just needs a little work spending on it and some tlc. I would love to come and stay again, my back just needs a new mattress installing first!

    Reviewed by Alyson2.5Oct 2023

  • "All good. Small characterful Cornish cottage."

    Good base for exploring West (proper) Cornwall. Train to St Ives, walk to St Michael's Mount, Penzance, Hayle... Mount's Bay and St Ives' Bay; two wonders of the world. Cottage facilities good, clean and tidy. Dog happy, teenager happy, all good.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was almost as described although it would be useful to add steep access steps to front door and 3ft fence bordering to a field from rear garden (more for dog owners) to house description."

    Although the property was lovely and in a fantastic location the main bedroom bed needs replacing.

    Reviewed by Georgina4.1Sep 2023

  • "Surprised to find steep steps on arrival as no pictures show them, anyone with mobility issues could have a problem."

    Enjoyed our stay, felt overall cottage looking a bit tired. Needs a more modern tv. Great for the dog .facilities were very good. Laminate on kitchen drawer needs fixing and wiring needs tidying up in longe.

    Reviewed by Jean3.8Sep 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brea Cottage."

    Really liked the basket of goodies on arrival, always a welcome touch after a long drive. We had everything we needed for the stay and the location was very central for where we wanted to visit - close to Marazion, St Ives and the whole peninsula. The back garden was great for the doggies and the front decking provides a sunny space to sit too. We were without WiFi but this is likely to be up and running again by the time I'm writing this (a new router arrived during our stay).

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, thank you for the welcome pack."

    The cottage is very close to all the main holiday locations for a perfect holiday. Very clean and tidy and our little dog was more than welcome. We had a brilliant week, thanks.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Not advised in advance of working internet."

    Which resulted in my inability to work from the cottage as scheduled whilst parents were supposed to be exploring. Had this been advised I would have made other arrangements! This resulted on a weeks lost salary for me and a poor practice record at work for late notification t which left the team then short staffed. Plus I had to use leave later scheduled for the year so now have had to cancel my own holiday plans! Sun room covered in cobweb and dead flies on windows and ledges. Front gate does not close properly. So could not let the dog out there. Spiky plants not cut back coming up steps to property so scratched face. Shelf in bathroom rusted. Local pub has been closed down so nothing in walking distance to property so false advertising. Advert does not mention steep steps to the property. Upon advising router still not working not further feedback or apology offered. Gardens not maintained, roses not tied up so sitting on the floor, resulting in dog stepping on thorns! Front pots not taken care of, dead, empty looking so not welcoming. Frying pans in terrible condition so could not use for cooking. The lack of internet meant we could not pre book trips or research the area for activities or even takeaways (local one also closed for the week) so o had to keep going out to find and access Wi-Fi and pubs and restaurants to use their Wi-Fi to identify things for parents to do. I’m extremely disappointed as This Ruined the holiday which was a 50th wedding anniversary gift for them. I’m very disappointed so cannot recommend future bookings. Feels like owners don’t care about guests, just want the sales.

    Reviewed by Stephanie2.5Jun 2023

  • "Love Brea cottage, we first stayed here back in 2016 and though not much has changed in appearance it is still home from home, very well equipped and in a great location."

    The out of season price is very fair for what you have available to you... our only slight issue was that the hot water seemed to drop every so often... some days it was there but others we couldn't get any ... this wasn't really an issue as there is an electric shower and the dishwasher so never really had the need use that much water anyway, this certainly didn't effect our holiday we look forward to returning again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2023

  • "The stairs leading up to the cottage are dangerous it really does need a hand ..."

    The stairs leading up to the cottage are dangerous it really does need a hand rail the steps are not shown on any advertising at all

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant little cosy cottage."

    Everything there for us to light the fire (its December). Perfect location for visiting popular towns and near to beach. Perfect for the dog too

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage secure gardens for dogs great location most definitely use again"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, ideally situated to explore the very tip of Cornwall."

    Bed needs attention - definitely a new mattress other than that all great. The cream tea and Prosecco welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Have recommended to my brother who has already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Lyndsey3.8Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a super location and provided everything we needed for our stay."

    The cream tea provided as part of the welcome pack was outstanding. My only negative feedback would be on the beds. They were soft, lumpy and felt well past their best.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, conveniently located and provides all you need for your perfect Cornish gateway!"

    We loved our week here and would definitely come back! A suggestion: mattresses/beds needs replacement and blinds would be helpful with the bright morning light. With these two improvements confort will be perfect.

    Reviewed by Claudia4.7Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing!"

    ! We will definitely be back. Beautiful location, really clean and some amazing finishing touches from the cleaners. Sandra was really helpful when we had a slight problem with the wi-fi. Dog absolutely loved the space and the garden. Haven’t got enough good things to say about Brea Cottage. Thankyou for making our holiday to Cornwall so comfortable and special

    Reviewed by Elisha5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great time lovely cottage steps a little steep but would not hesitate to stop there again."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great little cottage, right up our street with some quirky features."

    Good location for where we wanted to visit, whilst on holiday. Only slight issue was the steep steps up to the property but didn't put us off, we would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8May 2022

  • "This cottage was not how you described it on your website."

    I have complained to your customer services department because we were extremely disappointed, there were many problems including poor kitchen equipment and the fact that the bathroom was joined on to the dining room, ugh! You had awarded the cottage 3 stars and we had paid the price accordingly, but this cottage was definitely NOT to a 3 star standard!

    Reviewed by Clare1.6Dec 2021

  • "We rented this property so we could complete the final stage of the St Michaels Way pilgrims walk from Ludgvan to Marazion."

    For that purpose it was an excellent property. For anyone using it as a base for a general holiday they should be aware that there is a steep flight of steps to get into the property and also the stairs in the house itself are quite narrow and are equally steep. Not a problem for us but for young children or those not good on their legs we would say this property is not for them!

    Reviewed by Andy3.8Dec 2021

  • "Apart from a few minor issues which were sorted promptly everything was good"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had another wonderful holiday in Brea Cottage."

    It had everything we needed and was comfortable and cosy. Great location for visiting many beautiful beaches, towns and attractions. We particularly appreciated the cream tea and bottle of prosecco on arrival - thank you!

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage Thoughtful owners welcome gifts left, milk, wine and a cream ..."

    A lovely cottage Thoughtful owners welcome gifts left, milk, wine and a cream tea pack - very nice touch Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2021

  • "I had stayed at this cottage before so knew what to expect and was not disappointed."

    The only issue I had was not with the property but the information from Sykes. We travelled to the cottage by train and took all the additional Covid related items as directed in the emails from Sykes which resulted in additional luggage but did not need them. The cottage had towels and tea towels and oven gloves and hand sanitisers. The only thing missing was details on how we were to deal with the linen and towels on leaving the property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was so well equipped, clean & homely."

    The welcoming gifts were also not only a lovely touch but a most welcoming gesture. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and for a base to get around from, it was excellent. Quiet location with lots of bird song and even a surprise back garden. Would definitely stay here again & would recommend.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0May 2021

  • "The only thing was the steep steps up to the cottage."

    We are in our 70s and trying to get cases up the steep narrow steps was a problem. This is the only entrance to the cottage and I think it should be pointed out and perhaps a hand rail fitted. Everything else was excellent.

    Reviewed by Edith5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely - cosy, comfortable and full of character."

    It was exactly as on the listing, with the addition of a dishwasher (not mentioned) and access to beautiful walks along the public footpaths from the fields at the back. The position is ideal for reaching many attractions, beautiful beaches, interesting towns and villages and local landmarks, including St Michael's Mount. Nearby Penzance is very convenient for shops and local amenities. We loved our stay here and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great little cottage in a quiet little village within easy reach of St Ives,Penzance and Lands End."

    2 great pubs within a short walk from the cottage. The Star on the A30 is also a brewery so a constantly changing choice. The White Hart at the top of the hill serves a great Sunday lunch. The cottage itself has a woodburner and 4 oil filled electric radiators plus 2 towel rails in the bathroom. We visited in Feb and found the cottage warm enough without using the oil heaters as the woodburner was extremely warm. A fully equipped kitchen plus a welcome pack of milk biscuits and wine. A great holiday and a great cottage def will return.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2'6 twin beds
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sun/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil heating and woodburning stove
  • Tumble dryer, washing machine, microwave, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Unrestricted on road parking
  • Decked terrace area with furniture and rear garden area with furniture
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.2 miles, shop within 0.5 miles
  • Note: The twins beds are only suitable for children
  • Note: Check in is 5pm and check out is 10am
  • This property has £150 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Note: Access to this property is via steep steps

The property

Crowlas 0.6 miles.

Boasting an elevated position within the quaint village of Ludgvan near Crowlas, is this mid-terrace dwelling, Brea Cottage, exuding charm and character.

This delightful abode is perfectly positioned for couples or a family seeking a traditional getaway to this corner of Cornwall.

After situating your car on the unrestricted road, follow the steps up to the property and admire the scenery before relaxing into your evening.

Oozing charm, the sitting room boasts a woodburning stove which takes centre stage before the plush furnishings and the TV, a wonderful space for a tranquil evening in.

The character of the property is continued into the kitchen where the exposed brick wall overlooks the appliances required to cater for yourselves, whether it be a picnic for the beach or a heart-warming evening meal.

Enjoy your meals within the sun room, where the dining space offers the opportunity to take in the views of the well-kept garden whilst tucking in.

As the evening draws to a close, head up to the first floor to catch your rest in between your Cornish adventures.

Enter the double bedroom and be delighted by the pastel hues of yellows and greys which offer a bright and fresh space for a couple to retreat to, whilst the twin bedroom is well-presented for younger guests of the group.

To the exterior, choose to spend your time upon the south facing decked area with views of the village and surrounding countryside to be enjoyed during a spot of alfresco dining, or head to the rear garden with a cup of tea to soak up the rolling hills of Cornwall.

If you fancy a special treat one evening, a short stroll will bring you to the local pub serving delicious food, or travel slightly further to the village of Crowlas where you will find another pub and a shop.

Alternatively, visit The White Hart pub that serves excellent food only a quarter of a mile from the front door.

A scenic car journey will bring you to St Michael’s Mount which can be reached via boat, offering you and your loved ones the opportunities to explore the 15th century chapel and medieval castles.

For those seeking to discover the glorious coastline, walk along the iconic South West Coastal path where a number of beaches are awaiting to be discovered, boasting opportunities for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Brea Cottage is an elegant base for exploring all that Cornwall has to offer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Whitecross 1 mile; Ludgvan 1 mile; Marazion 4 miles.

Crowlas is a village in Cornwall. It is located one mile from St Michael’s Mount, a small tidal island home to the 15th century chapel and medieval castles. It can be reached by a causeway or frequent boat rides. Local sights include the Cornwall Coastal Path for walkers and cyclists and The Hoxton Special open for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as Penlee House Gallery & Museum which specalises in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists. Visit the local pub The Star Inn which houses excellent Cornish Real Ale. Crowlas is 1 mile east of Ludgvan and 1 mile south of Whitecross.

This property has £150 Good Housekeeping Bond.