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Higher Lampra

(Ref. 1000411)

Mullion, Cornwall Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Very quiet. Dog walkers paradise. Area beautiful and plenty of walks. Local pub the old inn. Very friendly Cottage very warm and lovely large tv Host Jason was very nice. Flowers and fizz on arrival. Lovely touch

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "As always, a fantastic stay would love to come back every week."

    Didn't want to Leave We will definitely be coming back again

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great time, a real getaway from it all."

    Mattress could be updated but as it is would not stop us rebooking as it was such a relaxing place, warm and easy.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Oct 2023

  • "We have just stayed at the cottage Oct 2023."

    The cottage is quirky but very nice, we met justin and he welcomed us and our yappy pooches, he gave us some useful info on local facilities. The garden is secure and large dogs loved it, we had the fields around the cottage to walk on, quite honestly it was perfect for us. You will enjoy your stay.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very Friendly and helpful owner."

    Location was excellent especially for our dog walking. Fantastic wild fields adjacent to property which had mowed pathways and picnic areas around the perimeters. Great idea.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage set in beautiful gardens and stunning views."

    We loved walking our dog in the evenings as the sun was setting. Very peaceful, all the comfort we needed and a great location for exploring the Lizard. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The host was very friendly and helpful."

    If you're looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful setting then look no further. Perfect get away. Perfect for your dog . Perfect little cottage.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovelly comfortable cosy cottage in rural setting."

    Good location to explore The Lizard and only 30mins from St Erth for park and ride to St Ives. Enjoyed coastal walk Pendhu Cove to Mullion Cove. Friendly and helpful host Justin. Thank you for welcome of fresh flowers and bottle of wine. We shall be returning.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was very nicely looked after, lovely and clean and well stocked with kitchen utensils etc."

    Bed was lovely and comfortable. The property was in a lovely position and had large lake close by. Very peaceful - Just what we needed. Would recommend it to anyone looking for this kind of property. Thank you Justin for the flowers and bottle of wine - a lovely thought.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved staying at Higher Lampra."

    Delightfully peaceful in a woodland setting. Amazing for our two dogs who loved the opportunity to exercise in the 14 acres of grounds. The cottage itself is arranged upside down with good sized lounge and bedroom. Easy access via Mullion to Poldhu beach and others on the Lizard. Thank you so much Justin for your hospitality. We will be back soon!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideal for dogs . Wonderful dog friendly beaches and excellent pubs nearby. Natives very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely quiet cottage with fantastic outside space for the dogs to roam and not be worried about as 100% secure."

    Will be visiting again in the future!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was a fantastic cottage, in a ideal, remote setting."

    It had all the home comforts, no Wi-Fi which was refreshing. Recommend

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2021

  • "We spent a week at Higher Lampra and it couldn't have been more enjoyable."

    The property is a cosy, well maintained, sweet little cottage. It's 'hideaway' setting was perfect for privacy but within walking distance of the lovely Mullion village. With a car all attractions, beaches were accessible with the property providing a tranquil setting to relax after a full day. The setting is lovely with fields and a small lake perfect for walking our dog and the property has the bonus of a secure dog-friendly garden. The host, Justin was really friendly and helpful. We had a little problem with the shower unit and Justin quickly sourced and fitted a new one while we were out that day. He was great. We would strongly recommend Higher Lampra and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Sara4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped for a holiday."

    The grounds are dog friendly and safe. There are 3 fields you can walk around next to the cottage with benches to sit and watch the wildlife. There is lots of walks around. Some of the beaches close to dogs 1st July, but there is many dog beaches available.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have stayed here before, a number of years ago, and were pleased to find the property was as we remembered it."

    Clean, bright and comfortable and superbly quiet. The garden was smaller and more shady but secure for the dog. The owner, Justin, was lovely, approachable and keen to know if all was well. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jean3.4Jun 2021

  • "Cottage is situated in a very quiet situation well away from roads."

    There is plenty of walking available in fields around it and down to small lakes in the owner's grounds. A good place to escape to but also easy to get to villages/walks nearby. Only thing missing at well equipped cottage was outside table - but owner aware of this but unable to get one due to shortage! Enjoyed our stay in perfect weather!

    Reviewed by Hugh4.4Jun 2021

  • "Absolute gem of a property."

    Set in the country private and spacious. Beautifully laid out with everything you need. Comfortable and homely. The space around us was lovely for us and our dogs and we including them were made very welcome by Justin the owner. Would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "If you like to get away from everything, and immerse yourself in the countryside, enjoying the fabulous walks around the cottage, in surrounding fields/woodland,and the spectacular coastlines, a short drive away,this is defo the place and location for you!"

    The cottage is quirky, sleeping downstairs and living/eating upstairs... super comfy bed and it is so quiet there - absolutely guaranteed good nights sleep. Justin is very personable and welcoming - and ensured we had everything we needed.. couldn’t do enough to assist! Carole and David

    Reviewed by Carole4.7May 2021

  • "To be honest, after reading a review posted a week or two before our arrival, we did wonder what we would find."

    As is usual, during our research when booking a holiday we had scrutinised the photos on Sykes' website and thought we had a fair idea of what to expect. We are glad to report there are no hidden horrors and all was as expected. After driving along a woodland drive carpeted with bluebells, red campion, cow parsley and so much more, we found the property set in a secluded corner of the 14 acre estate (which has mown paths around the field edges and pond for you to wander and explore - great for a dog walk in the evening after a day out). It was beautifully warm, clean and comfortable. It suited us and our dog perfectly. The whole area is criss-crossed with ancient public footpaths which lead to little villages and coast paths. There is a lovely track which starts just down the hill (to the right) from the property which will take you to Mullion village (c 1 mile). It was the perfect property for our break and without doubt we would go again. (PS. Perhaps if the author of the rotten review had researched he would have found fewer 'surprises' and maybe consider his manners and address petty issues direct with the host) "

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2021

  • "We had a very relaxing time at Higher Lampra."

    .. beautiful old upside down cottage set in tranquil, private surroundings. It was lovely coming back to it after a trip out and driving down the lane with stunning wildflower hedgerows. The cottage is warm and cosy, nicely furnished and with great views of the surrounding countryside. Although small, the kitchen is well appointed which was important for us as the evenings were too cold to sit outside at a restaurant so we self-catered. Lots of information is supplied for trips out and a selection of videos for evenings in.The cottage is nicely placed for exploring the tip of Cornwall and also has lots of public footpaths around it if you don't feel like getting in your car. The family who run it are very friendly and keen to make sure everything is as you want it. It really felt like home for two weeks, we didn't want to leave and we would love to go back sometime.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have stayed at numerous properties and this could be the worst."

    On our first evening the TV failed with a bang. Richard was really helpful and arranged for a replacement. No problem there but many issues with fitments and general presentation of the property. The main door is weak and an intruder could easily gain access. Very poor security. Two bathrooms are listed. The downstairs has a hand basin and toilet. Carpeted floor with no pedestal mat. Not hygienic. The upstairs shower is desperately small and barely adequate. Heating is by night storage heaters. These are rusty and in generally poor condition. Not a good way to heat a property, particularly at this time of year when temperatures varied from quite hot to cold. All electrical appliances have inspection dates of 2017 and are cheap quality. The kettle, for instance, only worked at times if the switch was held down. Some of the plates were chipped. Cutlery was limited. A poor selection of ill sorted items. Only four table knives for instance. Certain items missing, such as a fish slice. Old cracked non stick coated frypan. Generally poorly equipped. Table too small to spread a newspaper. Two very rickety chairs. Lighting too dim to read by. No surface to put anything down other than window sills. A coffee table would have helped considerably. Little storage space in the bedroom. Two small bedside cabinets. A small desk with three drawers. A small child sized wardrobe. All looked like random charity shop purchases. No 'welcome pack' with details of nearest doctors, refuse arrangements and so on. Some of the equipment leaflets applied to items which were no longer there. Overall, very disappointing and we were pleased to be able to leave. The low rating in the recommending category is down to the almost unreadable booking details. Certainly a format that does not work with Apple computers.

    Reviewed by Gof1.9Apr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage for a relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a great time at Higher Lampra."

    The cottage is tucked three hundred metres away from Chythons Road and is accessed via a private drive. It was very clean and well fitted out and suited us down to the ground. It is close to some lovely nascent wild flower meadows (great for our dog) but best of all are the two lakes which are beautifully landscaped and havens for wildlife (I saw kingfishers every day). Justin, the owner, was very friendly and has done a tremendous job in restoring the grounds. It was a real pleasure to both swim and boat the lake after a day's hiking the SWCP. It's a great location to explore the Lizard and beyond and the dark skies at night were perfect for stargazing and comet hunting.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "The owner justin greeted us on arrival and we entered the cottage to find fresh flowers, champagne,and a decorated Christmas tree and so lovely and warm ."

    Our dog milo loved ths enclosed garden and fields to run in the cottage had everything we needed to cook our Christmas dinner and justin even rang us to see if we had all we needed on Christmas day .Even dog biscuits and towels supplied all in all a super place to spend Christmas close to mullion and the coast highly recommended

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is very well stocked, there was everything there that we needed."

    Bedding and towels were very good quality and the bed and sofa very comfortable. Loved lighting the log burner of an evening, the cottage was always nice and warm. Our dogs loved the freedom of the owners fields which were well maintained with a cut path and nicely placed picnic tables. We had a very relaxing stay in a lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely Cottage, with a great Host."

    Tea and Mineral water were a welcome treat.( in the Cottage on our arrival) as were the 2 vases of flowers . Very nice cottage, in a well maintained private garden which has many lovely plants and flowers , with 14 acres to explore too !!. nice base to explore the Lizard. Very quiet spot too, Justin and Tony ( the dog) are very Friendly, and made us feel at home. Exploring the Lizard is a great holiday, and we took a trip to Land's End to see a Sunset too. Would recommend to anyone. We will go again..

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Nice location and good for dogs."

    30 minutes brisk walk to nearest pub in Mullion via road or tracks. Bedroom and it’s furniture has musky background smell.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings at higher lampra, and the cottage had everything we needed and more, the bed was extremely comfortable and we feel very rested after our stay!"

    We will definitely be returning, our two dogs also loved it and with so much land surrounding the cottage including an enclosed garden it was also safe and dog friendly for them too! Thankyou very much

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "Every thing was very good, lovely cottage and enjoyed staying there, the only drawback was the track getting to the cottage from the road, which was very bumpy and full of pot holes and the signage at the entrance which was hidden with overgrown weeds, but could not speak highly enough about the cottage itself."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2019

  • "This is a fabulous spot to stay."

    ..the extra service by the owners was really appreciated. Great attention to details on linen and towels. Great for walking and cycling and the dogs were really happy. Excellent location for many of the National Trust sites too

    Reviewed by Richenda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Perfect cottage within a perfect location!"

    Both ourselves and for our two small dogs. Justin was the perfect host and we cannot say thank you enough for our perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2019

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Summary

  • Reverse level property
  • One bedroom; lower-ground-floor, king-size bedroom with double bed and en-suite, with basin and WC
  • Shower cubicle with walk-in shower
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning fire
  • Electric heating and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, selection of DVD’s
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 14 acres of shared grounds with one other holiday let
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and garden seating
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Coast 2 miles
  • Pub and shops 1 mile
  • Note: Check in is 4pm
  • Note: Starter pack for woodburning stove will be provided but additional logs can be purchased

The property

Higher Lampra is a romantic country retreat, tucked away amidst 14 acres of beautiful grounds in the superb Lizard Peninsula countryside, less than two miles from the coast.

Detached and delightful, the interior is perfect for couples seeking an almost hideaway escape.

The cottage is charming, with a sitting area complete with a woodburner for extra warmth - a relaxing spot on the sofa during winter breaks.

There is a table for two, plus separate kitchen, with a quirky feature of shower area at the far end.

The lower-ground-floor hosts the pretty bedroom, a haven of country comforts, guaranteeing tranquil slumber with en-suite WC and wash basin.

Set in this peaceful idyll, the cottage is reached along a private driveway with ample parking and an enclosed garden to keep pets safe and secure.

For rambles and rural exploration, venture through the 14 acres of fields and woodland or pack a hamper with bubbly for a picnic aside the stream or pond, amidst the wildlife and birdsong.

Explore the attractions on the Lizard Peninsula, with a myriad of charismatic fishing villages, beautiful coves and beaches all within easy reach.

Enjoy spectacular seascapes which can be spied from the coast path or visit the working harbour of Mullion Cove, steeped in smuggling history.

Coverack and Cadgwith are divine coves and beautiful Kynance Cove is simply stunning with dramatic cliffs and sheltered beach.

Mullion has a host of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, craft shops and art galleries reached within a few minutes’ drive, and the ancient market town of Helston, famed for The Floral Dance, is less than 4 miles away.

For couples who enjoy both the countryside and ocean, Higher Lampra ticks all the boxes.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 999507, together they sleep 6 people.

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About the location

MULLION

Helston 5 miles; Lizard Point 5.5 miles.

Mullion is a large village on the Lizard Peninsula, five miles south of Helston and just over five miles from Lizard Point, the most southerly tip of mainland Britain. The village is home to a selection of popular restaurants, shops and pubs, Mullion Meadows Chocolate Factory and coffee shop, as well as Mullion Cove, a pretty working harbour. 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. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Mullion is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter