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The Crows Nest

(Ref. 1056895)

Maenporth near Falmouth, Cornwall, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing time at The Crows Nest."

    The property clearly well loved by the owners as it is immaculate and is furnished to the highest of standards. It was the perfect base for us to explore Cornwall. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0May 2024

  • "Great accommodation in a beautiful location."

    Loved the view down to the beach and being able to hear the sea from the balcony. The cottage was fab and the showers were 10/10. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was as listed and had pretty much everything that we needed ."

    ..pool nice extra as were the tennis courts (provision of racquets a nice touch) beautiful view from the property the only thing that would have been nice would have been a couple of fold up beach chairs for the beach as space was tight we didn't take our own ...but enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jillian3.1Aug 2023

  • "What a wonderful holiday in a fantastic apartment!"

    The apartment has fabulous views over the beach and surrounding hills from the balcony, is a good size, very close to the beach and well equipped with everything you could possibly need (even tennis rackets and balls). It also has a wonderful leisure centre with great staff who are really helpful. Although seemingly lacking in transport, there is a regular bus service (every hour) with a short walk through the woods to a bus stop at Bareppa to catch the No 35/63 bus. A minor point is that some of the instructions need updating as they are out of date since Covid.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at The Crow's Nest."

    The property is well equipped, clean and had loads of extras we weren't expecting! Our girls didn't want to leave at the end of the week! Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2023

  • "Wow loved it so much on day 4 of the holiday booked to go back again in September."

    First time we have ever done that. Sykes do need to update their arrival instructions as they were confusing & contradictory. Luckily the owner texted us on the day to clarify as other people had the same problem.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "No instructions for the heating controls, main bathroom light automatic switch ..."

    No instructions for the heating controls, main bathroom light automatic switch off too short & second bed not made up, difficult access and really only suitable for a single person

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Typical of most estate agents, the photos of this apartment make it feel that it is bigger than it actually is."

    It is also showing its age here and there – a bit of TLC would not come amiss. Whilst OK for my wife and I, it could be quite cramped with 4 adults or 2 children. Unfortunately, the instructions for opening the main barrier to the estate were rather confusing, as two pin numbers were given, but only one is correct. Also, the remote key fob does not work as this system was discarded by the estate some time ago. The hot water temperature was too high, making taking a shower a bit perilous as there seemed to be only two settings, very hot or super hot! I am 6ft 6 inches tall, but found the rooms to be OK, apart from the main bed being very low on the floor. Unfortunately for us, the weather was not that good with a lot of rain and also quite cold, the radiators were just about adequate. Because of the weather, we could not really make use of the two balconies, but no doubt in the summer they would be very good. The kitchen was well fitted with adequate tools, but a larger frying pan would be good, especially as we like eating a lot of fish! We ate in the Cove Restaurant, just below the estate, on our first night and the food here was very good. We did not make use of the leisure facilities, but the apartment/estate, overlooking the beach, is in a good location and the road into Maenporth not too bad. Overall we had an enjoyable week in this apartment, whilst reasonable value at this time of year, not sure we would like to pay more in high season.

    Reviewed by John4.1Apr 2023

  • "A pleasant, comfortable flat in an excellent location."

    The flat was comfortable, neat and clean. The heating was very controllable and the kitchen well equipped. The owner was very responsive and sorted out a minor problem for us quickly and efficiently. The location is excellent (if you are happy walking up hills) and the view is great. The use of the leisure centre is a great advantage when it rains and the leisure centre has an outside tap for rinsing wetsuits and the like. The only downside is that the bedrooms are slightly on the small side. The main bedroom doesn't have much drawer space (there is an ample chest of drawers in the second bedroom). The second bedroom has a bed which may be rather small for a couple and only one side and the bottom end of the bed are accessible.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Crow's Nest."

    A very comfortable, well equipped apartment with all "mod cons". Lovely and quiet with great views from the two balconies. We really enjoyed using the onsite swimming pool and jacuzzi. The whole estate was beautifully kept with lovely planting throughout. We enjoyed lots of coastal walks and it was easy to walk into the local village where we were able to use local buses. The property owner was very helpful and prompt to answer a couple of small queries we had. We would highly recommend this superb property.

    Reviewed by Felicity Anne4.7Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful apartment in a fantastic location (such easy access to a lovely beach) and wonderful on site facilities with the heated indoor swimming pool to enjoy."

    We had a lovely week at the Crow's nest, thank you. We hope to return one day for another Maenporth break.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2022

  • "A memorable holiday in an amazing location."

    The accommodation was extremely well presented and to a very high standard. Everything was in tip top condition and very clean. The only slight improvement that could be made would be the beds in that they were a little short but given the dimensions of the bedrooms they probably couldn’t get much bigger. The views from the two balconies were amazing and provided a great place to sit on an evening. The walk to the beach isn’t long at all but be prepared for a steep walk/ steps back to the accommodation. All that said the Crows Nest is definitely somewhere we would look to return to.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2022

  • "Generally we were very pleased with the appartment."

    It was comfortable and well provided for. Loo roll very thin, therefore used a lot more, and the floor was quite sandy to walk on with bare feet. Lovely views and very quiet

    Reviewed by Jane4.1May 2022

  • "Crows Nest is finished and furnished to a very high standard."

    It is very compact (particularly in the bedroom areas) and would be very unsuitable for anybody large or tall. We enjoyed our stay there. Our only complaint is that the lounge chairs (although stylish) were very uncomfortable to sit in for any length of time.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we are pleased to confirm that there is now a new sofa and chair at the property. We do hope that you will visit again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed facilities on site, following covid regulations were very good but we were unable to book early or late swims, happy that we were able use pool, sauna, jacuzzi & tennis courts."

    Beach, coastal walks, views amazing. Unfortunately unable to book The Cove restaurant for dinner or breakfast, which is right on the door step of the complex. (Tried booking several times in weeks before staying at the Crows Nest) No shop local to walk to for snacks or other food items, so means getting in car with roads that are very tight in places or can only fit one car at a time! Luckily beach cafe was good to use offering a reasonable choice.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Glorious location and easy access to wonderful Cornwall!"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, google speaker, balcony and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x small double with google speaker and a TV with DVD player
  • Bathroom with a walk in shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Two balconies, both with seating; one for dining and one for relaxing.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, a selection of books and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • On-site parking for one car
  • Two balconies, both with seating
  • On-site facilities include: indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, games room, tennis court, playground, access to 29-acres wooded countryside
  • Lightwave Smart switches which can be operated through voice commands via the Google speakers in each room
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Although this property is on the ground floor, there are 15 steps from the car park area up to the building, please consider this when booking.

The property

Falmouth 3.2 miles.

Discover stunning beach views, contemporary style and an array of luxury facilities at hand at The Crows Nest, a beautiful ground-floor apartment lying in Maenporth in Cornwall.

Perfect for two couples or a small family, The Crows Nest sleeps up to four guests, is child friendly with a travel cot and highchair available, and is within easy reach of plenty of attractions, including Trebah Garden, Cornish Seal Sanctuary and the university town of Falmouth.

Find yourself relaxing in the contemporary-styled open-plan living space after fun-filled days out, with a stylish sofa and armchair new for the 2022 season, placed perfectly before the large Smart TV which comes with Netflix and Amazon Prime, so you can relax before the modern electric fire watching your favourite shows and films.

Enjoy a quiet moment in the snug reading area with one of the books from the shelf, or head out onto one of the balconies to soak up beautiful views of the beach down below.

Rustle up delicious dishes in the dark wood fitted kitchen which is complete with all you need for a self-catered stay, as well as a washer/dryer in a storage cupboard too, with a dining area to gather around for quality time.

Step into the wonderful master bedroom when you're ready to rest, decorated with a charming sailing theme with oars above the king-size bed, a smart TV in here too, and an en-suite shower room, along with access to the second balcony.

The second bedroom is a small double, also with a TV and DVD player and access to the second balcony, complete with quirky decor including two old school desks providing a unique dressing table, and served by the stunning shared shower room.

You won't have to travel far for a host of exciting activities, with The Crows Nest being part of the Maenporth Estate, you can indulge in some relaxation in the Jacuzzi or sauna, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool, or challenge your partner to a game of tennis on one of the two courts, with a playground to keep the little ones happy and a whole 29 acres of woodland to explore too!

Begin each day with a scenic walk along the beach, maybe venturing further along the South West Coast Path for a longer ramble, taking in the beauty of the coast, and stopping in at the lovely The Cove restaurant or for a coffee or snack at the temporary Maenporth Beach cafe.

Spend a sunny afternoon exploring Trebah Garden, a beautiful botanical garden with subtropical trees and even a private beach to explore.

Animal lovers can delight in a visit to Cornish Seal Sanctuary where a host of adorable sea lions and seals live along with otters, penguins and even ponies, with a café too to stop for a refreshment.

Flambards Theme Park is nearby, while a little further away is the amazing National Trust Lizard Point where scenic rocky cliffs and walking paths lead to the most southern point of England's mainland.

The vibrant and artsy university town of Falmouth is well-worth exploring, with Pendennis Castle, National Maritime Museum, Castle Beach, Falmouth Art Gallery, and a host of restaurants and pubs to discover.

Spend an exciting break at The Crows Nest with your loved ones in beautiful Cornwall.

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About the location


Falmouth 3.3 miles; Portreath 17.4 miles

Maenporth boasts a fantastic coastal setting, with its rocky cove and sandy beach in West Cornwall, just two miles southwest of Falmouth. It offers some spectacular views over towards Pendennis castle and the lighthouse on St Anthony Head, the ideal spot to bask and enjoy a relaxing holiday. There are also many watersports activities available, for those who like to get out and enjoy a little adventure. You can try boating, scuba diving and sea kayaking. Stop for a bite to eat at the local beach cafe for some delicious hot food or an ice cream on a sweltering afternoon, or choose to dine at The Cove, an award-winning Cornish restaurant, with uninterrupted views across Falmouth Bay. Falmouth boasts old harbour-side pubs, excellent shopping, an art gallery and the National Maritime Museum. Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, is the town's most popular attraction, rested on its own peninsula with a stunning outlook over the sea. A short car journey will take you from here, across to St Mawes, or you can climb aboard the passenger ferry. This beautiful town is surrounded by jagged coves, golden sands and emerald green countryside of the Roseland Peninsula - simply heaven! Maenporth is also perfectly located for exploring the Lizard Heritage Coast, where you can admire ever-changing scenery and exceptional wildlife! Try the local seafood, visit the delightful fishing towns along the coastline and stroll the glistening sandy beaches. A picturesque location, beckoning you and the family year after year!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas