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Trescowe Nr Praa Sands, Cornwall (Ref. 959698)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was Superb, well equipped, cosy, comfortable."

    And spotlessly clean. In fact It’s better in reality compared to the photos! Really enjoyed our stay! Thankyou.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, beautiful kept and extremely clean."

    Welcome pack on arrival and all very Covid secure. Great location for our weeks activities. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KellyOct 2021

  • "We loved our visit to Eldertree."

    The hosts Cathy & Peter were very friendly and welcoming, even to enquiring how my husband was as he was unable to travel due to illness. Eldertree is a spacious, well furnished property. Each bedroom has its own bathroom/shower facilities and everywhere was spotless. A welcome/starter pack was provided which proved very useful. There was a super outside space. It would be lovely to sit out there with a bottle of bubbly talking over the day and deciding the next one but as we went in mid October the evenings were too chilly for me. I would highly recommend this property and the whole process through Sykes Cottages was brilliant from beginning to end. Thank you everyone who made this break possible x

    Reviewed by EileenOct 2021

  • "The hosts were brilliant and the property was even nicer than the listing"

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2021

  • "Beautiful, quiet location perfect base for a relaxed family holiday."

    Close to Lizard and St Ives.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Wonderful house and garden, we were very happy there."

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week-long stay at Eldertree, it's such a beautiful and peaceful setting - perfect for relaxing even with two young children."

    The barn was very clean and well equipped with everything you would need for a staycation as well as being very well.located for the beautiful beaches of Cornwall. Owners are very helpful and accomodating, will definitely re-visit in the future and highly recommend to anyone looking for a spacious and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2021

  • "A lovely clean, modern yet traditional cottage in a rural setting about 20 minutes from Marazion through typical Cornish country lanes."

    The owner was very welcoming & cleaning essentials were provided in the welcome pack. There are 3 bathrooms as stated in the listing but none of them are actually en-suite. There is a washing machine but no tumble dryer & the washing line is across the road in a lean to type building, there is an airer provided but trying to dry washing might be an issue if you were planning to do more than a load or two during your stay. We had a lovely week & the cottage is ideally situated for visiting various local attractions.

    Reviewed by LucyJun 2021

  • "Eldertree was just perfect!"

    Everything we needed, extremely clean and the owners were so friendly and welcoming. We were all in need of a break, and this place exceeded all our expectations! The garden was just beautiful and a great place to relax at the end of a busy day exploring Cornwall. The location again was perfect! Near to all the places we wanted to explore, but so peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2021

  • "Eldertree is a really great barn conversion in a brilliant location."

    Away from the hustle and bustle but only a few minutes by car from local amenities. A great base to explore the far south west of Cornwall. Particularly good for our family and for me as a cyclist as there were great rides from the door! We’ll probably be back if Eldertree is available in the future.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2021

  • "Very well equipped."

    Excepionally clean with great care taken to ensure safety against contamination with covid. Good location for visiting the many local beaches and coastal walks.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "Eldertree is a stunning barn conversation."

    It is wonderfully equipped, comfortable & was spotlessly clean. We highly recommend it & will happily stay again. From a COVID perspective - NHS trace & trace is available at the property. The appropriate cleaning materials were made available to us, along with a lovely little welcome pack.

    Reviewed by AliciaSep 2020

  • "The house was thoughtfully prepared and super clean."

    We felt very safe and protected by all the measures taken. The owners had left very useful and thoughtful essential items for our use that really made a difference. The first floor living space provides a perfect area for a family to spend time together whilst cooking , eating and relaxing - fabulous!

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2020

  • "Owners were extremely helpful, replacing the washing machine the next day and exceeding our expectations in cleanliness and quality of the property."

    Fantastic location too, perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "What a beautiful holiday home."

    It was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. It’s along a country road which was great if you like peace and quite and only a few minutes drive to the beach. The garden is beautiful and well kept and the kids loved playing in the garden, I felt safe to leave them to play. The beds were super comfortable, great care and attention has been given to this property. The owners take the cleaning of the home seriously and took all precautions to ensure we were all kept safe during our stay. I really loved this home and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2020

  • "Fabulous spacious converted barn, beautifully presented and equipped with everything you could possibly need for a family holiday."

    The 3 bedrooms all have their own bathroom which was extremely useful. The upside down layout of the cottage made the most of the lovely views. A welcome tray of tea, coffee and biscuits and milk in the fridge was waiting for us on arrival. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "An excellent cottage in a quiet area but within easy reach of many of the highlights like St."

    Michaels Mount, The Lizard Peninsular, St Ives and others. Particular mention should be made of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek. However, the cottage is in an area where the roads are mostly typical narrow Cornish lanes, drive with care.

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    We have absolutely loved our stay here at Eldertree. The cottage is spacious, clean, and well equipped. The garden is beautiful and lovely to sit out in the evening. We have visited Cornwall countless times before and this is by far the best place we’ve stayed. Good food options nearby including pubs, restaurants and fish and chip shop! 100% recommended. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2019

  • "A beautiful converted barn that had plenty of space for 6 adults."

    Host greeted us on arrival. All facilities provided including fresh milk, tea, coffee and cake on arrival. A beautifully kept garden to sit in while the sun set in the evenings. Would highly recommend and would return again.

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable, well equipped holiday home."

    Ideally sited for visiting Falmouth, the Lizard, Penzance, Land’s End, St Ives and all places between. Some lovely gardens to visit too.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautiful setting, well equipped and a real home from home."

    This was our second time staying here and I’m absolutely sure we will return again. Lovely accommodation and location in all weathers!

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2019

  • "Eldertree was a beautiful home-from-home property & fitted to a very high standard & spotlessly clean."

    The setting was so peaceful & quiet, lie-ins guaranteed & we'd definitely stay here again. A beautiful garden that catches the afternoon sun, perfect for an afternoon cuppa with a scone or two (spread the Cornish way obviously!).

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Eldertree cottage."

    The house suited our needs perfectly, was beautifully presented and very comfortable (The DVD player played up a bit but it was a minor issue). We also found the location both pleasant and practical. We will definitely book again. The Grégoire family

    Reviewed by MichelFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was brilliant, with plenty of space yet very cosy."

    It is very well located, close to the beaches, close to St Michaels Mount, nice pubs nearby. We really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by NikolausDec 2018

  • "Eldertree is a lovely cottage with all the facilities you would require."

    the owner Cathy was very welcoming on arrival. We arrived in the early evening and were met at the cottage. Cathy was very friendly and once we were settled in, we were able to explore the surrounding areas at leisure. We even had the pleasure of seeing a neighbour bring out his steam engine. A beautiful sight. With Praa Sands beach just a few minutes drive from the cottage, it was an ideal location. We even managed to walk across the causeway to St Michaels Mount on Boxing Day. We have visited Marazion several time before, but never managed to get across to St Michaels Mount. Definitely a cottage we would book again.

    Reviewed by GirishDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely welcome package, very comfortable and spacious."

    Owners very helpful, we left some stuff behind which they very kindly posted back to us. Would go back there again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2018

  • "Best holiday cottage we've had."

    In fact it felt more like a home, with a welcoming tray of tea, coffee, Cornish cakes and apple juice and a welcome visit from Peter, our host, to see that all was well. So hospitable. The facilities couldn't be bettered and the house so spacious and comfortable. A great advertisement for Sykes.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Eldertree was a great property and gave us everything we needed to thoroughly enjoy the holiday and we would recommend it to anyone."

    On arrival we had treats and the owners were close by if we needed anything. The cleanliness was perfect and it was the ideal location to visit the areas we wanted to explore.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "Very efficient and helpful booking process."

    Eldertree Cottage was excellent and this is our second visit. We would have no hesitation in booking the property again in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful, home from home, holiday cottage."

    Stunning conversion with everything you could need for a lovely holiday. The decor is beautiful, garden stunning and it’s really well located to make the most of the peace and quiet without being more than a few minutes drive from sandy beaches and amenities. The owners are lovely and friendly and we didn’t want to leave! So much so that we’re already planning our return trip for next year!

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable house."

    Easy access to supermarkets, Land’s End and Lizard Point. Some beautiful gardens nearby.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2018

  • "Elder tree was a very comfortable, very clean , spacious cottage."

    Although accessed via typical narrow Cornish roads, it was a lovely quiet place to stay, yet close to some beautiful beaches and coves. The owners provided some lovely extra touches such as freshly picked daffodils, percolated coffee, tea bags , saffron cake and a bottle of Cornish Elderflower Presse. It was nice to stay somewhere where the owner was available should you experience any problems, which we luckily didn’t. Having lived in Cornwall for many years since childhood, it was really pleasurable to stay in such a lovely cottage, quite the best we have experienced over the years since we moved to Suffolk.

    Reviewed by LynMar 2018

  • "Eldertree is a beautiful barn conversion."

    The owners had thought of everything and having 3 bedrooms all with facilities is must for different generations. The kitchen was well stocked and we loved the kitchen island a novelty for us. Lovely spacious bedrooms with comfy beds and loads of storage space. Very warm for our Christmas stay and the wood burner would have been a bonus but we were warm enough without it. Would love to stay again maybe in summer to enjoy the lovely garden. Thank you. X

    Reviewed by BettyDec 2017

  • "Excellent property, comfortable, clean and cosy."

    Could do with a tumble dryer. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by JackiJul 2017

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The property

This beautifully presented barn conversion with pretty country garden is the perfect holiday home for family or friends, set in the hamlet of Trescowe just a couple of minutes in the car from the sandy beach at Praa Sands.

Eldertree flaunts stylish reverse level accommodation and a vaulted beamed ceiling within the living area.

The welcoming open plan living room on the first floor has a cosy wood burner.

Cook up a storm on the Range in the oak crafted kitchen and gather around the generous dining table with a cream tea or pasty.

After the day's adventures enjoy a soak or shower in one of the three bathrooms and recline in the comfy bedrooms; the master bedroom has a door to the patio and pretty, private, enclosed garden with a sunshiny lawn, ideal for children to play and barbecues.

The seaside village of Praa Sands is just two and half miles away with a stunning beach, Beachside bar and the south west coastal path which takes you towards Marazion or in the opposite direction Porthleven which is a lovely harbour town.

Marazion, with its stretch of sandy beach around Mounts Bay has a myriad of galleries, gift shops, cafes and traditional inns.

St Michael's Mount, reached by foot across the cobbled causeway or ferry boat at high water makes for a great day's exploration.

This part-time isle has a dinky harbour and gardens leading to the fortress at the peak.

There are lots of things to see and do, and you will be returning to a peaceful haven at the end of the day.


  • Three bedrooms: On ground floor 1 x King size bed, 1 x twin bed with en-suite shower room
  • Family bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Utility room
  • On First floor 1 x Double bed with private shower en-suite
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove
  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Beach 2.5 miles, pub 2 miles.

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

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About the location


Marazion 4.5 miles ; Helston 6 miles ; Porthleven 5 miles

The village of Praa Sands sits on the south coast in between Helston and Marazion. Praa Sands is known for its mile-long sandy beach and excellent surfing conditions. There is a bar/restaurant overlooking the beach – the perfect spot for lunch with a view or sunset drinks. Praa Sands is also home to a Golf and Country Club, from where the most wonderful sea vista can be enjoyed whilst you play. Just inland from the beach is Pengersick Castle, the tower of which dates back to the 16th century. It is said that Pengersick is haunted, and that the ghost of a monk has been seen wandering the grounds! The house at Pengersick is rumoured to be the birth place of John Carter, the self styled King of Prussia and a tunnel which leads from the house to the beach was apparently once used by smugglers. There are supermarkets and other retail stores in Penzance (8 miles) and Helston (6 miles).

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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