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The Old Vicarage Retreat

Luxulyan, Cornwall (Ref. 1068705)

5.0

Perfect

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderfully clean and comfortable accomodation."

    The kitchen is equipped with everything you need...not that we cooked much... The location is peaceful and quiet but made a perfect base for so many local attractions. The Eden Project is only a couple of miles away which was why we chose The Old Vicarage Retreat. Thank you Andy and Wendy.

    Hi Michael Thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "The property was spotlessly clean."

    Owners very friendly. Could not ask for a better cottage would highly recommend

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the retreat."

    The best word to describe the accomodation is fantastic.Everything you need from kitchen appliances,relaxing sofas and comfortable bed is catered for.A huge thank to Andy and Wendy for being so kind and friendly.We would not hesitate to recommend and return.

    Hi Susan Thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you both again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "It was everything we could have hoped for really good, very clean and the best holiday cottage we have had,comfortable with all the facilities we needed ."

    Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. May we also say thank you for leaving the holiday retreat so clean and tidy - it is very much appreciated. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by GloriaMay 2022

  • "Directions to the venue and information provided were really good."

    The kitchen was excellent with every piece of equipment you could need and all seemed new. However there were problems with drainage in the bathroom sink and the water pressure in shower was very poor. Some additional heating in the large kitchen living room would have been good as the evenings were very cool.

    Thank you for your review of our holiday retreat. We are glad that you found the property well equipped, however you appear to have experienced some issues during your holiday, which is a shame, but we shall try to address them... The bathroom sink drainage issue was a minor blockage, caused by what appeared to be a concentrated toiletry product that had congealed in the sink plug hole. The same product was also in the shower tray waste and on the used bathroom towels. We have tested the shower, which does seem to be working normally for a standard electric shower, but we will continue to monitor it just in case. The kitchen/living area has 3 centrally heated radiators and a thermostat control in the kitchen area to adjust room temperature, with operating instructions in the welcome book. We don’t know if you adjusted the thermostat control to suit your needs, but perhaps this was the issue. Unfortunately, we were not aware of these issues during your stay, so we were not able to help or resolve them whilst you were here. Incidentally, we did briefly speak to you on day 3 of your holiday (to check everything was ok) and all was well. Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2022

  • "We were delighted to find this little gem it’s a great place for exploring all the area’s, it’s so comfortable with everything you could need to make an enjoyable stay, Andy and Wendy are super hosts."

    Would 100% recommend this place and maybe one day will even come back as we had the best week.

    Thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Spotlessly clean. Friendly, helpful owners. In a lovely small village, very peaceful. Nice walks. The local pub is very friendly and serves good food. There is a small railway station in the village, about 35/40 minutes to Newquay. We spent a day at the lost gardens of Helligan, definitely recommend this. Also nice places to visit a short drive away. Would definitely recommend this cottage. Thanks for a great week.

    Thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2022

  • "The property is extremely well maintained and a good base to explore Cornwall from."

    We would certainly recommend to friends and family.

    Thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "A superb property."

    Extremely well appointed, every item imaginable available, from cooking utensils, to WiFi accessibility. The property was spotlessly clean, in addition there were more than adequate sanitising products provided, making it as covid safe as humanly possible. This is the first time we have used Sykes cottages, if this is typical of their standards, we will most definitely use the company again. This property is a great asset to their website.

    Thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by VickiMar 2022

  • "Bedroom very relaxing colours and tasteful decor."

    Very clean, best place we have stayed.

    Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoyceNov 2021

  • "Highly recommend this first class cottage set in beautiful landscaped gardens with squirrels."

    Superb well stocked friendly village shop a short walk away. Andy & Wendy were welcoming hosts who did everything possible to make us comfortable during our stay. The well stocked kitchen is a cooks delight with an amazingly efficient stylish gas range. An amazingly generous choice of up to date books and films. A good base for touring Cornwall. The Eden Project a short drive away. We have stayed in many Cornish holiday cottages and this must be one of our most favourites! Thank you so much Andy & Wendy for sharing your beautiful cottage. We would be very happy to return.

    Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2021

  • "The property was above and beyond our expectations so so clean and every little item you needed was there."

    Cosy and warm,all the white goods you needed, a wonderful large fridge/freezer,comfortable settees and chairs...I could go on!!!!!! This is the first Sykes cottage we have rented I dont think it can be bettered . Above all Andy and Wendy made us feel so welcome.

    Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous place."

    Can’t find one fault at all. This is the best holiday home I have stayed and if I can guarantee my next holiday stay to be as good as this one. I will continue to choose another holiday let without a doubt. I really don’t think you can beat that.

    Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeggySep 2021

  • "It was like a home away from home, just without any stress."

    Great location for seeing Cornwall and has a nice walk from within the village if you want to escape the car. Local pub is friendly and the food was delicious.

    Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by AntonyJul 2021

  • "The retreat was stunning and in a beautiful location within easy reach of so many lovely places."

    Our hosts Wendy and Andy were extremely friendly and kind and provided everything in the accommodation you could possibly need. Thank you both for a very relaxing break, just what we needed.

    Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy and MargaretJul 2021

  • "The Old Vicarage Retreat is an excellent property finished to a very high standard."

    The open plan living, dining, kitchen area is flooded with light from patio doors and windows giving a very bright and welcoming feel to the property. The property is spotlessly clean and the location is peaceful and relaxing, yet only minutes from many places of interest and superb beaches. Our hosts Andy and Wendy are lovely people and very friendly and welcoming. My wife and I had two superb weeks here and both agree that this is the best self catering cottage we have stayed in in the UK and would highly recommend it. Thanks Andy and Wendy, we hope to be back in the future. Martin and Liz.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "The facilities were excellent and the location was spot on for enjoying the peace of the country side and for visiting places such as Looe and Polperro."

    Our hosts,Andy and Wendy, were welcoming and lovely people,who made our stay memorable and the anti Covid measures they had installed could not be faulted. We had a superb stay and would recommend the The Old Vicarage Retreat as a place to stay.

    Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesJun 2021

  • "The Retreat is an idyllic property which is peaceful and quiet despite being adjacent to a Bed and Breakfast property."

    The standard of decor and facilities provided are second to none. The patio doors open out onto a patio which has a bistro table and chairs for guests use. It is flooded with light in the morning and a welcoming place to return to after days out. The owners are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. I cannot find any faults at all to comment on within the property. We loved it.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "The accommodation is very nice."

    It’s clean and tidy and had all the facilities that we needed. The owners were not particularly helpful or friendly but this did not affect our stay.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2021

  • "Perfectly presented holiday home."

    Super clean and great location. The owners were kind and they have made every effort to ensure you have a wonderful stay!! Definitely 5 star accommodation!!

    Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the lovely review - it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Vicarage Retreat and your visit to Cornwall. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Andy & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2021

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with amazon fire stick, Blu-Ray player and stereo and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Gravelled patio with furniture and lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • No one under the age of 18
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Note: Property is for sole use of booked guests only

The property

The Old Vicarage Retreat is located in the quaint village of Luxulyan in the heart of Cornwall and provides an ideal base for exploring the vast Cornish peninsula.

Although set in a peaceful village, the A30 is within easy reach and the location provides an ideal base, with many places of interest only a few minutes’ drive away.

This idyllic retreat offers a wonderful escape for couples eager to explore an area steeped in history, with beautiful surroundings, including the Luxulyan Valley (a World Heritage Site) and close to the south coast.

Following an afternoon’s ramble, pop off your walking boots and relax within the open plan living space, complete with plush seating from which you can relax and unwind into the evening.

The contemporary kitchen houses all you could need and the large range cooker is sure to inspire some home cooking.

On warm and pleasant days, why not bring the outside in by taking advantage of the large patio doors and perhaps enjoy a relaxing evening meal on the patio, whilst planning your next adventure.

Discover the plush bedroom as you retire for the evening, settling into the welcoming king-sized bed and maybe watch a show from the large wall-mounted Smart TV.

A new morning and the inviting en-suite with walk-in shower will set you on the right foot for another day of exploring.

Luxulyan is a small village, yet it does offer a small local shop, post office and village pub.

The shop and post office are a minute’s walk away, The Kings Arms 5 minutes’ walk away and renowned for its friendly atmosphere and selection of local ales.

With the Luxulyan Valley, Eden Project, Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, Charlestown (famous for the filming of Poldark), Fowey and The Lost Gardens of Heligan all close by, and the magnificent South and North coasts of Cornwall to explore - this really is the ideal base for a very special holiday.

Get to know your surroundings even more by venturing along the Saints’ Way that runs from Fowey on the South coast, through the Luxulyan Valley and onto Padstow on the North Coast, or perhaps Bodmin Moor, opening up miles of wild landscapes across rugged terrain, or maybe head to Helman Tor, home to a patchwork of wildlife rich habitats across more than 500 acres - it’s a real hidden gem. Note: Property is for sole use of booked guests only

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About the location

LUXULYAN

St Austell 4.6 miles; Bodmin 7.8 miles; St Columb Major 10.6 miles; Luxulyan Valley 1 mile; Eden Project 2 miles; Charlestown 5 miles; Lanhydrock 7 miles; Fowey 8 miles; Mevagissey 11 miles; Padstow 21 miles; St Ives 45 miles.

Resting four miles northeast of St Austell lies the small village of Luxulyan. The village is best known for the Luxulyan Valley, a beautiful wooded valley in which runs the river Par. It was designated as part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site in 2006 and is now owned by a local charity, helping to keep it beautiful. The village offers a small shop and post office, a local pub (The Kings Arms) and a granite church. There is also a village train station on the Atlantic Coast Line, running passenger trains between Newquay and Par. From Par, trains are available Northbound to Lostwithiel, Looe and Plymouth, or Southbound to Truro, Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance.

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