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Badger Cottage

(Ref. 976529)

Mawgan-in-Meneage, near Helston, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A very warm welcome on arrival and a lovely comfortable cottage with great attention to detail throughout."

    Spacious and well equipped for a longer stay. Highly recommended and would stay again without hesitation.

    Thank you for your lovely feed back and recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Badger Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Cosy lounge and well equipped kitchen. Couldn't have asked for more, except maybe another week!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are so pleased you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "My family had a lovely stay at Badger Cottage."

    The cottage itself was a bit bigger than we expected, clean and cosy. The kitchen was well equipped. The location was green and peaceful, the cottage also has its own enclosed garden. The owners, Sarah and Jem, were welcoming and friendly. We spent the week mostly swimming and surfing at some spectacular sites nearby like Sennen Cove, Nanjizal Beach, Kynance Cove and Church Cove. We also visited Lands End, Lizard Point and the Eden Project. There is loads more we'd like to do on a return visit.

    Thank you for your lovely feed back. We are so pleased you had a good holiday break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2023

  • "My family and I stayed for 1 week in August 23."

    Prior to our visit, the comms was excellent with regular emails and directions provided which were accurate and clear. When we arrived there was a lovely welcome package with biscuits and drinks etc. Nice touch. The property itself was amazing. Clean comfortable and warm. Everything was provided for us including cuttlery, tea, coffee, cleaning equipment etc. Ample plates, bin bags etc so no need to bring your own. The location is perfect for a peaceful getaway with or without children. The outside space is huge with an apple orchard practically in your back garden. Beautiful scenic private woodland walk which starts at the cottage. We saw an owl and squirrels. Beaches, shops, attractions are located within 20 mins from the cottage. Beware of the winding country lanes, very tight and narrow. The owners are lovely, friendly and accomodating. You couldnt ask for better hosts to be honest. We will definately be returning and staying at Badger Cottage whether it be in the spring, summer autumn or winter.

    It was lovely to meet you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the lovely compliments and feed back. We look forward to meeting you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Badger Cottage was idyllic , well presented and my hosts extremely kind ."

    Do I have a grumble ? Yes I’m not there now ! It was a special week for me

    Thank you, what lovely feedback ! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Badger Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Domino5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great holiday in a lovely cottage in a great location will be back for sure ."

    Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to meeting you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage Friendly and helpful hosts Very enjoyable holiday"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property is based on the Lizard in an extremely picturesqe area."

    Have stayed at that location many times over the past 28 years. For us it is a perfect place to stay.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and returning to see us so many times over the years. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and very kind and helpful host, the kids loved the play area and we had everything we needed for our stay, everything was clean and well maintained, we would recommend Badger Cottage."

    Thank you Sarah for a great stay!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are so glad you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with very friendly and supportive owners."

    The location is peaceful and away from it all, yet everything you might want to visit is near at hand. We noticed that children really enjoyed the play equipment and the chickens.

    Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "A very well-equipped cottage in a fabulous remote location."

    We loved the woodland walk from the house and the nearby National Trust walk to the Quay. The cottage was very comfortable and warm, added bonus was the children's playroom and the playground. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this part of Cornwall.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you had a comfortable stay and that you enjoyed the facilities :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Apr 2023

  • "If I said "Homely, great place, nice people" it may not be available next time I want to book - so just pretend I said something horrible!"


    That's so kind, thank you for the super feedback, it was lovely to see you all again. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Badger Cottage."

    It is extremely comfortable and cosy with all the mod cons, and the location is so idyllic and peaceful. Big thanks to Sarah and Jem, who are extremely hospitable. Don't miss a stroll through Tremayne Woods, which is just a short walk away from the farm. And beautiful beaches, such as Gunwalloe and Poldhu Cove, are not far away. This was our second stay at Mudgeon Vean. We were in Swift Cottage, which is also very attractive, a couple of years ago. We will definitely be back!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your second visit and the location. We look forward to meeting you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Such a warm welcome from the host when we arrived."

    A tray of goodies had been left for us to enjoy along with a lovely vase of flowers. My children loved the farm, with a play area and games room. They also got the chance to collect eggs, which we enjoyed at breakfast. The place was lovely and clean, the kitchen was great with everything you needed. Great base for exploring.

    Thank you for your feedback - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay and our hosts were very kind and helpful."

    We would love to come and stay again.

    Its lovely to hear you had such a good time and we look forward to meeting you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "We love going to Badger Cottage."

    It's well equipped and comfortable, there's lots of outside space including a wood to explore, and Sarah and Jem are lovely and welcoming. It's also in a great place for the a variety of beaches as well as the Helford River. There would be mutiny in our house if we didn't go back every year.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We appreciate your returning and look forward to seeing you every year. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic hospitality, extremely well equipped cottage."

    Great play areas - our eldest daughter would have happily spent all day at the holiday house! We will definitely stay again!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to meeting you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our second time here."

    such a beautiful, peaceful location. The accommodation is spotless and has everything you could possibly need. Sarah and Jem so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. hoping to book a third stay soon :) x

    It was lovely to see you again and glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to the next time. Sarah and Jem Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2022

  • "We would highly recommend Badger Cottage for a holiday in Cornwall, it is set in a very peaceful farm location with countryside all around."

    The host Sarah met us on arrival and showed us into the property and offered lots of local advice on places to eat and visit. The property was really well equipped with everything. A 5 Star holiday location.

    Thank you very much, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in badger Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and beautiful landscape."

    Owners ensured that everything was in place so that we could have a relaxing and stress free week. Thank you!

    Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our first time with Sykes Cottages."

    We found Badger Cottage to be the ideal place for our holiday, extremely clean, well appointed and welcoming owners. Well located for our daily outings and warm place to come back to after a long day. Extremely happy with the experience.

    Thank you - so glad it was a comfortable cottage for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Another wonderful holiday in Cornwall in this lovely holiday cottage."

    Thank you very much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2021

  • "Ten out of ten for Badger Cottage ."

    We loved the large well known equipped kitchen and comfy sofas in the lounge. A warm welcome from Sarah and set deep in lovely countryside, this cottage is one of the best we’ve stayed in, having holidayed with Sykes many times.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely place we have visited many times."

    A really relaxing and beautiful cottage and area. Sarah and Jem are really helpful. Definitely worth a walk to Tremayne Quay.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2020

  • "Every thing you could possibly need was in the cottage very well accommodating to all of our group."

    A lovely couple that made us feel very welcome and tried to help out when a situation arose very much recommended banger cottage

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2018

  • "I didn't actually book it via Sykes in the first place, it was Owners Direct originally."

    All very good though... Badger Cottage at Mudgeon Vean is a great place to stay. Ideal for families with little children it is a farm with a proper playground with swings and adventure climbing frame, there are animals (Chickens, Ducks & Rabbits) and acres of space to play in. There is a nature trail and also a games room with all sorts of toys and a full-sized ping pong table should the weather turn wet. The cottage itself is a well appointed two bedroom, one double one full-sized bunk bed and shower room upstairs with a large open plan living room reception room. The reception room features two sofas (one is a sofa-bed) and an easy chair with Flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPhone charger/Speaker leading on to the kitchen dining room. The kitchen has a fitted suite with modern appliances (fan oven, dishwasher, ceramic hob, washing machine and fridge freezer). Outside there is a private garden with a picnic table and a granite built barbeque. The only downside of this property is it is a long way from the nearest village shop down twisty Cornish lanes so a car is essential. It is a great base to strike out from and very well set up for families. The owners Sarah and Jem couldn't be friendlier and went out of their way to help us and made our stay a real treat. 10/10

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk room
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Woodburner
  • Microwave, under counter fridge, under counter freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with childrens play area Shared
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.Note: This property can be booked with Swift Cottage 976530 and Valley View 1017456

The property

Two miles from Mawgan, and two from Manaccan, above the Helford River, is Badger Cottage.

Grade II listed Badger Cottage, is attached to the farmhouse and dates back to the 18th century.

Inside is comfortable and welcoming, with beamed ceilings, squishy sofas and wood burner in the sitting room.

The kitchen is a good size and incorporates a farmhouse style table and chairs for everyone to gather around.

Stairs lead to two bedrooms: a pretty double and a room with adult sized bunks.

They share a shower room.

As well as its own enclosed garden, guests can enjoy the owners fifty-five acres of fields and woodland with panoramic countryside views and woodland trails.

Children will love the outdoor play space, swings, football goals, climbing frames and sandpit, and the friendly owners will be happy to introduce you to their ducks and hens.

For those not so sunny days, there is table tennis, a pool table, and games/toys, inside a large games cabin to keep everyone entertained.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from the onsite entertainments, the village of Mawgan-in-Meneage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Mawgan Creek, which leads to the Helford River.

From here it is a tranquil walk to National Trust Tremayne Quay, whilst the Seal sanctuary, and Flambards theme park both make for excellent family days out.

The beaches at Gunwalloe, Church Cove, and Poldhu are all within 5 miles for a more relaxed turn of pace.

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

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About the location


Helston lies at the western gateway to the Lizard Peninsula, a large area of downland fringed by a beautiful and spectacular coastline. Helston is a pleasant busy market town famous for its Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. Nearby is the Poldark Mine, one of the best underground experiences in the south west and which tells of the widespread mining heritage of this area. Nestled in a tranquil setting is the National Seal Sanctuary on the Helford River, where there is plenty of entertainment watching seals play and feed. If it is thrill rides that excites you, then Flambards theme park will keep you amused all day and also has excellent living history experiences. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Helston is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family.

Note: Spring water. Arrival after 4pm.

Note: This property can be booked with Swift Cottage 976530 and Valley View 1017456
Please note: it is not allowed to charge electric cars at the property

Note: No stag or hen parties or similar please.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas