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Splatt House

Mount Hawke, Cornwall (Ref. 976383)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely holiday at Splatt House."

    Bed was comfortable.Bedding very clean and fresh.The whole house was clean and welcoming. Peaceful and relaxing. It's decoration was different and interesting,unusual floor tiling.All very different! Lovely garden.Secure surroundings for dogs. The house was very well equipped.There wasn't a microwave there, something we use daily but obviously this might not matter to others.We managed. Bowls, blankets and towels for the dogs. Pretty walk to Porthtowan past the river and through the woods.Fresh,tasty lunches in the Porthtowan Cafe. There were fresh flowers and the most delicious Brownies left for us. The owner was easily contactable friendly and approachable We would highly recommend this cottage. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2022

  • "A wonderful, comfy home from home."

    Such care and thought has gone in to the decorating of the property. Lovely garden with lots to see. My dogs enjoyed their walks and stay at Splatt House.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2022

  • "A beautiful stay."

    Only a couple of days with my brother's but we very much enjoyed the time we were in the house. Worth pointing out to the owner though, there was a smell coming from the bathroom, as a plumber I can with some certainty say this was coming from one of the wastes, probably the bath waste. That said it did not impede on our enjoyment too much. Will definitely be back for another stay with my wife next year as not only a comfortable place to stay but equally important for us is the location of the property, perfect for our favourite location's. Highly recommend. Mickie.

    Hi Mickie, So glad you enjoyed Splatt and many thanks for the heads up re. the odour in the bathroom, will check it out immediately. Have a great Christmas. Cheers Phillippa Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback which we have passed to the owner and they will investigate further. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Splatt House and hope you'll choose the property for your next Cornish break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MickieOct 2021

  • "Well what a lovely quirky find this was."

    Set back from the main road where you can get a bus to Truro and porthtowan the other way. Pub in walking distance and the best beach when low tide! Just follow the instructions in the house (chapel porch beach). 3 good sized bedrooms and a lovely sunny garden to laze in. They have thought of everything! Even the dog. We will back!

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2021

  • "The two double beds are so uncomfortable."

    They need new mattresses urgently, it did ruin the holiday not getting a good nights sleep.

    Hi Dean, I'm so sorry that you found the beds uncomfortable and that this affected the enjoyment of your holiday. The the mattress in the master is new, but I agree the other double is due for a change and I will be replacing it this month. Thank you for prompting me on this issue. Cheers Phillippa Thank you for your feedback. Comfort and mattresses are of course a personal preference but the owner will consider your comments when they are making updates to the property at the end of the season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeanJul 2021

  • "Traditional Cornish cottage in quiet surroundings, a short drive (or decent walk), to the stunning coastline with beautiful turquoise sea in the little coves."

    The cottage had a home from home feel, and although we did have a problem with the hot water system the owner was easily contacted and a plumber was promptly sent. A great holiday!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Lovely house for a Cornish holiday."

    Close to 5 beaches. Our second visit. V dog friendly with lovely Brownies and vases of flowers to greet us on arrival. We enjoyed sitting in the glassed in verandah when it got windy, local walks in woods full of bluebells and on the v different local beaches and the SWCP. St Agnes fish and chips and pasties recommended and Victory Inn v friendly with lots of garden seating fir outdoor only visits. A quirky comfortable house with good ecocredentials - interested to experience an air source heat pump in action!

    Reviewed by LizMay 2021

  • "A washing machine would have been useful based on a 2 week stay."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Splatt House is stunning."

    It’s a beautiful quirky cottage. We ate outside in the splendid new veranda everyday. Cleanliness of the cottage is excellent & the welcoming homemade cakes were an added bonus & delicious!

    Reviewed by SiouxieAug 2020

  • "This must have been our 5th stay and our 6th week in Splatt."

    Phillippa and Densil have done an amazing job of the new back door and veranda, we spent loads of time out there. It took me a while to realise that they had replaced the windows it has been done so well. Next year booked already!

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2020

  • "Loved the quirkiness of the cottage, the detail is awesome."

    Loved the location, which was peaceful yet easy to get to where we wanted to visit. I’d definitely come back here again. The owner is very kind and helpful too. My only two comments are the lack of washing machine and that you can hear every single noise and step made. No tv could be on in the evening after anyone went to bed etc

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2020

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Beautifully and individually designed we felt so at home. Everything we could conceivably need was provided. Splatt House is ideally located for so many different activities - wonderful cliff walks on the doorstep, excellent surfing beaches only a few minutes drive away, history at every turn. We particularly enjoyed walking from the cottage through parc shady and along the beaches and cliffs to Perranporth and a boat trip down the Fal from Bodmin to Falmouth and on to the Roseland peninsula. We cannot rate this cottage highly enough. On warm days, the garden is a delightful place with buzzards flying overhead and on cooler evenings, the open log fire was so cosy. We were greeted on our arrival with home baked brownies, fresh flowers in the rooms and a wealth of details of places to visit in the vicinity. 10/10.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2019

  • "The cottage was just right for us Down a very quiet lane perfect for exploring the area No dishwasher,microwave or washing machine to get in the way."

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "We loved our stay at Splatt House."

    It was just just so peaceful and beautiful. The house was comfortable and garden a lovely place to sit.

    Reviewed by Ann DeborahJun 2019

  • "A very unusual house."

    We will be returning another time.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2019

  • "Wonderful ans Coup cottage."

    Feeling like coming home. A quiet place in a landscape that leaves you speechless. Courtesy and frendliness characterize the people we met. Again a very nice holiday.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage, full of character."

    We must love it as it's the fourth week we've stayed here in 3 years.

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2018

  • "Splatt House is an immaculately clean excellently equipped and well located holiday let."

    We were 5 adults and enjoyed our stay very much. Beautiful walks right on the doorstep (1.5 mile walk to the best beach in Cornwall down leafy quiet tracks with stunning views) and a very short drive to many other coastal villages and towns, including lovely St. Agnes. We highly recommend. Splatt House is an old rural cottage so be realistic in your expectations; no dishwasher or washing machine and creaky floorboards etc. We loved it.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2018

  • "Not only was Splatt house in a perfect location it was an artistic treat!"

    The mosaic flooring downstairs was like being in a sweetie shop, not knowing where to look. Very relaxing atmosphere, buzzards soaring overhead and even a distant peacock! The house had enough room for all six of us plus a very energetic puppy. What a treat! Wished we'd stayed for longer.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2018

  • "Was a wonderful cottage, very quirky,and comfortable."

    Would love to return. The home baking, tea,coffee and milk was a nice surprise. A washing machine would have been usefull during our stay.

    Reviewed by RussellJul 2018

  • "This is our first experience of staying in a holiday cottage so had nothing to compare it to."

    However, despite the weather, we had a lovely stay with our friends. The location was ideal to use as a base for the various places we had planned to visit. The only thing I would suggest is to have additional armchairs instead of the armless easy chairs. It is an experience we would like to repeat.

    Reviewed by KenMar 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x twin
  • Kitchen with breakfast table and chairs
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Dining room
  • Sunroom with table and chairs
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Fridge-freezer, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car, further parking is usually available on a quiet road nearby
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

Splatt House is a quirky detached cottage over two levels, lovingly designed by its creative artist owner and full of charm outside and in.

It’s just a ten minute stroll from Mount Hawke, along a quiet country lane.

A lovely carefree family house, or a quiet retreat for a couple.

Inside, it has plenty of character with beams, handmade mosaic floors and wood floors upstairs.

Step down into the sunroom with table and chairs, and space for those coats and boots after a bracing walk.

Go on through the stable doors in to the kitchen with breakfast table and chairs and then through to the living room with cosy open fire and then on into the dining room.

Head up the stairs to three bedrooms – two doubles, and a twin and the family bathroom.

A garden gate leads into a small courtyard and a few steps take you up to a larger lawned area with table and chairs for those al fresco meals, or just relaxing.

A unique Cornish cottage with oodles of personality, close to lovely golden beaches and Coast Path walking.

Nearby there is St.Agnes to visit and just a little further, excellent golf at Perranporth

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthtowan 2 miles ; St Agnes 2.5 miles ; Truro 7.5 miles

Mount Hawke is a small village just outside St Agnes and Porthtowan on the north Cornish coast. Once heavily involved in the local copper mining industry, today Mount Hawke is quiet and mainly residential. There is a church which is dedicated to St John the Baptist, and a very good gastro pub – The Old School Bar & Kitchen – which is, as the name suggests, in a restored, traditional school building. There is also a Post Office, a couple of shops, a primary school, village park and Cornwall’s largest indoor skate park. Porthtowan beach is a pleasant walk from the village, through woodland and a pretty valley, and St Agnes Beacon and the coastal footpath are also within easy reach. Kayak hire and tours are available at St Agnes, as are surf lessons. There are also riding stables at nearby Goonbell, which offer countryside hacks and treks as well as pub hacks, summer picnic rides and children’s Pony Days.

Region Information

Note: Low lintel (5’4”) to steep open tread stairs (top stairgate) up to landing (5’5” lintel)

This property offers the following short breaks:

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