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Nanparra Cottage

Mawnan Smith, Cornwall (Ref. 960053)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage really comfortable ..."

    Cottage really comfortable Mattress really uncomfortable extremely hard on double bèd feel this needs replacing Thank you

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful walks to both coast and countryside."

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "Friendly owner."

    Very clean. It is a lovely quiet location, only 15 minutes walk from the beach and coastal path. It's also on a bus route between Falmouth and Helston, which we found very useful. You can walk the coastal path in either direction and get the bus back. It would have been nice to have more outside space, but the little patio (at the front) does get the evening sun. On the downside, the decor and carpets looked rather tired and dated. It is a very pretty and cosy little cottage, that would really benefit from updating the kitchen, bathroom, carpets and decoration. Having said that, we still really enjoyed our time at the cottage.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "It's a really nice place to stay and lots of beaches around no far if you drive."

    Reviewed by StefanAug 2021

  • "Very well equipped cottage, very quiet area."

    Nice short walk to a lovely beach but the local shop is expensive. You need a car to get to a decent pub/ restaurant, wouldn’t recommend the local.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "Brilliant location , so peaceful and quiet , yet close enough to all main attractions , extremely well equipped home with more kitchen utensils then we probably own ourselves haha so plenty of facilities to cook for yourselves."

    Extremely clean on arrival , nice layout , no complaints at all one of the best equipt staycations we’ve been to so far. ONLY suggestion would be for a long mirror to be located within bedrooms as a young person you sometimes want to check your outfit before heading out etc, there were mirrors in the rooms but a full length would be a great finish touch, thanks for letting us stay we shall certainly be back

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2021

  • "Very nice cottage in small hamlet less than 10 minutes walk from local village."

    Hourly, and extremely timely, bus service to Falmouth. Great for quiet break and close enough to get around the area if looking for things to do . Nice restuarant and pub about 10 minutes by car/ cab. Would definitely go back if staying in same area again.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "Nanparra Cottage was very comfortable,clean and well presented,it provided a good base from which to visit many areas."

    Still disappointed that the original cottage we had booked was suddenly removed after we had paid in full and at such short notice,cannot understand how this is allowed to happen

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2021

  • "A warm cosy clean and well equipped cottage."

    Location beautiful but do need car.

    Reviewed by KimMay 2021

  • "Would've been better if we had been able to adjust the heating ourselves as the evenings were quite chilly."

    All other aspects were good.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. The heating can be adjusted from the property by using the temperature dial on the system and I will speak with the housekeeper to make sure the instructions for this are more prominently displayed. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Nanparra Cottage and would look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StellaApr 2021

  • "The cottage was comfy, clean and well eqipped, with good quality appliances."

    A bonus was the fact despite its relatively quiet location it lies on an excellent bus route between Falmouth and Helford Passage. You could actually holiday there without a car. Why the owners and Sykes Cottages don't advertise this facility I don't know. What I didn't like was the fact that the heating system can't be controlled from within the cottage, but only by the owners. In other words, every time you want to alter the temperature you have to contact them.

    Thank you for taking the time for leaving your feedback and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Nanparra Cottage and the local area. While the heating can be controlled externally, it can also be adjusted easily using the dial inside the cottage, so no need to request this with the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2019

  • "One of the pictures of sea view in description is not correct."

    That view is 15 mins walk through a path to sea. Cottage was comfortable, quiet and just right.

    Reviewed by SandipSep 2019

  • "We weren't sure if the area at the back of the house was part of this property and therefore accessible?"

    Also the property sadly had a strong damp smell, especially on walking in downstairs. Otherwise it was well equipped (though lacked a full length mirror), tastefully decorated and generally cosy. Had off road parking which was welcomed and essential. A short walk from Mawnan Smith and the red lion pub. Also 20 min walk from Maenporth beach. Not too much else nearby we found.

    The rear of the property isn't detailed on the listing and is not accessible for guests. The owner will consider adding a full length mirror for 2020. There was a leak in the boiler housed in the garage during the season which was fixed but left a smell which has now dissipated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean, it had everything we could possibly need for our stay."

    The beds were the comfiest I have every slept in!! The area was lovely and peaceful. Highly recommend the village pud -The Red Lion. Service and food were outstanding. We'll definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by KeelaJul 2019

  • "Fantastic little cottage with everything you need."

    Comfortable beds and good hot shower.

    Reviewed by FrankieJul 2019

  • "Absolutely smashing cottage, all facilities within walking distance, very happy with the experience"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage equipped with high quality appliances, we felt we had come home to our own home."

    Will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2019

  • "This was our second stay at Nanparra Cottage."

    Great location for exploring the coastline in this area. Cottage very clean and comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2019

  • "Nanparra cottage is a little gem it is in a lovely peaceful location but not too far from places to visit National Trust properties Glendurgan and Trellissick not far away and a local shop and public house just a short walk away in Mawnan Smith the cottage itself is clean and comfortable linen and towels very good quality also very well equipped with everything you need and plenty of space we had an enjoyable week and would recommend this cottage ."

    Reviewed by RaymondSep 2018

  • "This cottage failed too meet expectations."

    as we had a eight mile diversion to find the place due to the road closure only 50 yards from the cottage. there was no garden just a small patio at the front door. parking was very awkward. drying facilities a 2ft 6 in wide gap at the back of the cottage with rock faced wall and a clothes line . lack of information for services and history of the cottage

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry to hear you were disappointed on this occasion. The emergency roadworks nearby were clearly an inconvenience and we apologise this wasn't communicated to you. We'd like to reassure future guests that this work has now been completed and we will endeavour in future to keep guests updated should there ever be a future recurrence. We hope that despite this, you managed to enjoy your time in Cornwall and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "Cottage is comfortable, quiet and very clean."

    A great base for exploring this area of Cornwall. Plenty of walks and a beach near by. So good we have booked it again for next year !!!

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2018

  • "A heads-up about the road works 50 yards away would have been nice - our shortest access to Falmouth was cut off due to the diversion."

    Don't be so cheap with the toilet paper - a spare roll would have been useful.

    Thank you very much for your comments, we're very pleased to hear you had a good holiday and enjoyed your stay. We're sorry you weren't advised about the emergency roadworks, which began at short notice. We apologise for this oversight and hope it didn't present a large inconvenience to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "We did have an enjoyable week in spite of a very disappointing first impression, but it took some determination and positive thinking."

    There were roadworks 100 metres awsy, a bit of a sell( turned out from the oil central heating,) , and the beds were very very hard.One of the single beds was slightly softer than the double so I used that. Keeping windows open and the door to the boiler room shut dealt with the smell, but allowed in the noise! So the workmen turned up at 7.30 am Monday to Friday, starting the diggers or other machinery just before 8am. The roadside front sitting area was the only outside space, but imposible to use in the day. It was nice at the weekend and after 5pm, so we just had to get out during the day. We did like some attractions nearby, especially Trebah Gardens and Helford Pasdage and luckily the weather was ok. The roadworks are due to finish by the end of September, so that will probably be ok but I think it was wrong not to warn us or give a discount.

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. Overall we're very pleased that you had an enjoyable week but so sorry that you were disturbed by the nearby roadworks. These sprung up unexpectedly at extremely short notice in order to repair a collapsed duct. We apologise for the inconvenience this caused you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaggieAug 2018

  • "Cottage was wonderful."

    Did not get no correspondance after booking holiday apart from once with address and where to get key. Would of been nice to have had bit more reassurance week before we left. Plenty of sale bumf though.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

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    It was too far to walk to the village for me as I can't do hills but otherwise a lovely cottage with everything we needed even salt and pepper very thoughtful would use you again Regards Sandra Anderson

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2018

  • "We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years, but nanparra cottage is the best we have seen."

    The cottage was immaculate. Set in a lovely peaceful location, yet close to all the local amenities. The kitchen was wonderful. Equipped with everything you could possibly need. Including a very good knife block with SHARP cooking knives! Halilieuah! Wonderful, cozy accommodation with all the convenience of home and more. An absolute credit to the owners, whom I hope get to read this review. We will undoubtedly be booking again, (as my sister in law lives in Falmouth), and look forward very much to our next visit.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2018

  • "Good location lovely to come home to after a busy day"

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Everything was high quality. Beautifully situated. Sykes admin was excellent for a last minute booking but bad that the contact mobile number for the owner was wrong. Look forward to working with you again.

    Reviewed by BobApr 2018

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The property

This traditional cottage is less than a mile from the coast close to the seaside town of Falmouth.

In a rural village setting near the Helford Estuary, this character property is ideal for families, friends and couples seeking a homely retreat.

The front door opens directly into the living room with exposed beams, a generous stone hearth with a mock stove and dining area.

Just two steps into the kitchen that has all you need to rustle up a bite to eat and the two bedrooms are country casual.

The master with double bed and additional single bed (fifth guest welcome on request) and the twin is ideal for both adults and children.

At the front is a pretty paved, slightly elevated enclosed patio, a sunspot with countryside views for dining in the Cornish air.

The village offers walk-to amenities to include a shop for provisions, village pub and restaurant.

Fabulous Falmouth with deep water harbour, National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and quirky gift shops, art galleries and eateries is four miles away.

From the harbour, enjoy Rick Stein's Fish & Chips before boarding the ferry to picturesque Flushing, St Mawes or Truro, or take a fishing excursion or seal safari.

The sandy beaches of Swanpool and Gyllyngvase boast good cafes for waterside refreshment.The florally scenic National Trust Gardens at Glendurgan, Trebah and Carwinion are within easy reach of Nanparra Cottage.

Or enjoy a round of golf or don walking boots and ramble the coast path through ancient woodland.

Hire a kayak or boat and discover secret creeks and tiny coves on the banks of the River Helford, with a picnic basket or pasty.

Reward your efforts with a pub lunch in one of the waterside inns at Helford Passage or Helford Village, linked via the passenger ferry.

A superb spot for discovering the delights around Falmouth, Nanparra Cottage makes a comfy haven.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with 1 x single (Additional 5th guest welcome on request at £50 extra per week) 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Open plan living room with dining and sitting area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio, furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 mins walk
  • Coast 1 mile.

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About the location


Mabe 3 miles; Penryn 2 miles; Truro 11 miles.

Falmouth, with its magnificent natural harbour (the third largest in the world), winding streets and beaches, will keep you occupied for hours. The town's old harbour-side pubs, excellent shopping, art gallery and stunning National Maritime Museum simply complete the picture. Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, is Falmouth's most popular attraction, sited on its own peninsula with superb panoramic sea views. Across from Falmouth harbour is the beautiful town of St Mawes, surrounded by the rocky coves, sandy beaches and lush green countryside of the Roseland Peninsula. Go there by car (15 miles) or take the passenger ferry from Falmouth (15 minutes). For nature lovers there is the Swanpool Nature Reserve, a lagoon and site of special scientific interest teeming with a variety of wildlife. Falmouth offers such a rich variety of landscape and attractions for people of all ages, it is sure to tempt you back time and again.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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