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Byghan Thornton

(Ref. 1073314)

Illogan, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful weeks holiday and would highly recommend this property."

    Our hosts were just lovely, very helpful and very knowledgeable re local walks etc.

    It was a pleasure to have you as guest at the studio. Also pleased that you both managed to see quite a bit of Cornwall during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "The owners were really nice couple."

    The property is nice for a couple and it was nice to take the dog.the only thing we thought is that we were cold a we had no heating. the area is nice but the weather was horrible

    Thank you for your review. Because of the unusual hot weather in September the heater wasn’t in the studio. Unfortunately the weather changed while you were staying. I did think about asking you if you required a heater, but because you requested a lighter duvet I assumed that it wasn’t wanted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Damien4.7Sep 2023

  • "Had a great holiday, a lovely property to stay at, ideal for what we required and Jean (owner) was lovely, there if we needed her but left alone if we didn't."

    Had everything we needed and have already booked again for next year. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for the positive feed back. It was a pleasure having you to stay and look forward to seeing you in 2024. Jean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, peaceful studio."

    Location was really good. Jean and her husband were very welcoming and unobtrusive; there if you needed them but otherwise left you to get on with your holiday. Everything you needed was thought of, even a complimentary bottle of wine! Garden area was lovely to sit in, if it wasn't raining, not the owners fault! Would definitely recommend

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved staying at this property."

    It was very quiet and had everything you needed and more (ironing board !!!!!) haha. Lovely hosts and a complementary bottle of wine went down very easily. A central property to all fabulous locations within Cornwall. Thanks once again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Hope you didn’t use the ironing board many times!! Lovely to have you to stay. Jean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very desirable accommodation, ideally suited to our needs."

    The listing is a true description of the property, an annex located in the property owners garden. The owners have ensured that guests privacy is maintained at all times. Lovely owners, who clearly take pride of their property, and are readily available if needs be. Thank you Jean and Douglas, and especially for the lovely memento to remind us of our stay.

    It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay in the annex. Hopefully we will see you again when you next visit Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely quite location for couples, out of the Hustle and bustle of the main towns but a perfect location for visiting anywhere in Cornwall, You have access to Tehidy country park on your doorstep, literally across the road, your only a two minute drive to Potreath beach which is ideal to spend the rest of your afternoon with a cocktail or fish and chips from The Atlantic beach bar and cafe and to watch the sunset after exploring."

    Pool is an only a 5 minute drive where you have access to all the amenities you need, Newquay is 30/40 minutes drive and St Ives is 20/30 mins depending on traffic. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the owners made us feel very welcome, any information we needed wasn’t a problem at all and we knew how to contact them if we had any questions, but in all honesty we hardly saw them and the studio is set up in a way that it does feel completely private even though it’s within the grounds of their property. We will definitely be staying again.

    Thank you so much for your review, we equally enjoyed having you to stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you to Jean and Douglas for a wonderful week."

    Everything was spot on.

    Glad you enjoyed you stay and your visit to Cornwall. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "Brilliant accommodation."

    Owners had thought of everything. Lovely clean accommodation and lovely private outdoor space. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you Dawn for your review it’s very reassuring that you had a enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "The annex was comfortable, well presented, and clean, a nice quiet space."

    It had everything it needed for cooking and living, if you need a quiet space for respite, this is it. The owners let me know they were there if I needed them but would otherwise allow privacy. They also added some nice little touches - they went above and beyond. Lovely stay, would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your review Hayley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2023

  • "Ideal for us, very quiet, just over a mile from Portreath beach which is lovely."

    An excellent base from which to explore south Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely property in a good location."

    Lovely people who own it and a good base. Does drop slightly cold at night but radiator was provided.

    Reviewed by Emilia3.8Sep 2022

  • "Delightful friendly owners, never intrusive but always there if needed."

    Very private accommodation and lovely secluded outdoor area. An ideal base to explore all of Cornwall and just minutes from the beach at Portreath. Excellent facilities in the accommodation - home from home. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thank you to Jean and Douglas for a thoroughly enjoyable week at your property."

    You supplied everything we could of wished for for a fantastic stay, especially with all the special littles touches like wine and milk in the fridge and some lovely strawberries. We would definitely recommend this property and our privacy was respected at all times. Hope you enjoy the flowers and chocolates. Hope to see you again. Many thanks Sarah & Phil X

    It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you so much for the flowers and chocolates. Have a safe journey home. Hope to see you again when you are both next in Cornwall. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We spent a wonderful week at Byghan Thornton which gave us a peaceful location in a comfortable studio with all the facilities we needed for our holiday."

    The owners Jean & Douglas were very welcoming and friendly but gave us complete privacy. This was a perfect spot from which to walk the SWCP using local bus services, enabling us to complete linear walks. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to be able to return again in the future.

    Thank you so much for your comments. It was a pleasure to have you both to stay at the studio. We hope to meet you again if you return to Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thank you so much for this lovely little place."

    The owners were very pleasant and polite and we had all the privacy we needed during our stay. The outdoor area is a wonderful sun trap. Inside is much bigger than we anticipated, with a double bed, 2 reclining chairs, storage areas, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. Given the opportunity we’d stay here again in a heartbeat.

    Thank you so much for your comments. It was a pleasure to have both of you as guests at the studio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything was as described."

    We were very satisfied. The hostess is very nice and gave us complete privacy. Everything is wonderful.

    Thank you for you feedback. It was a pleasure to have you as guests in the studio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything was perfect, found it and checked in no problem."

    Lovely surprise little bits in room as a welcome. Lovely friendly and helpful couple as owners next door. Didn’t see much but were there if needed to ask anything. Room was perfect for us , couple with a dog. Outside seating area really is a great little sun trap and enclosed for the dog. We traveled out most days but room not that far from anywhere, which we went to St Ives , Penzance , Lands End , Newquay , Padstow and more in between!! Highly recommended place to stay….

    It was a pleasure to have you both to stay in the studio. Your fog was adorable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owners were really lovely people."

    Had a brilliant welcome. The annex was perfect for 2 people and our husky, the perfect base to explore stunning cornwall. Highly recommend this place. Great value for money too. Thanks very much.

    Thank you for your positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke5.0May 2022

  • "Stayed at this lovely studio on holiday with my daughter the studio is beautiful and very clean the owners are a lovely couple gave us our privacy but were there if we needed anything at all ."

    This studio is a great base to explore this part of Cornwall everywhere within easy reach hopefully will stay here on our next visit to Cornwall.

    It was a pleasure to have you both to stay in the studio. Loved your sense of humour. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0May 2022

  • "We had a delightful stay in this studio - perfect for us and our dog."

    We found the area well placed for getting out and around to explore by rail or car but also enough to do locally on days we didn’t drive out. Well equipped had everything we needed except a corkscrew which I’m sure would have been available had we asked the owners who were lovely.

    Corkscrew replaced Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely little retreat for a solo visitor or couple."

    The owners are very accommodating and also respectful of your privacy. Comfortable and well-equipped; and with beautiful Cornish locations on your door step. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2022

  • "The property was ideal for two people."

    It was very well maintained and had all the facilities we needed.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Couldn’t fault a thing!"

    Very good property. Extremely well equipped. Ideal location. Lovely hosts who were very friendly. Great cream tea

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2021

  • "The premises were very clean, very comfortable and very small."

    Small but perfectly formed. Excellent position to explore Cornwall, very close to a nice beach and, for dog owners, very close to an excellent park. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely owners who couldn't do enough for us."

    Extremely well situated to travel all around Cornwall. Easy to find with sat nav, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely and the hosts made us feel really welcome."

    It was close to a few resorts…. Wouldn’t hesitate to go again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved this place, very private and everything you could want."

    Location is a brilliant base so near to the local beach and amenities. Precook the local pub as it’s very busy but would recommend. Also recommend the local golf club for food they were very welcoming. All in all brilliant, lovely welcoming hosts and would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful hosts!"

    The apartment is nice looking, clean and has everything you need for a staycation! Ideal for a couple and perfect location, only minutes to the local beach and not far to travel to see the rest of the beautiful places in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Tyler5.0Jul 2021

  • "My son (8) and I stayed for a week at the start of the summer holidays and we had a brilliant time."

    The hosts were welcoming and responsive when we needed them, and gave us complete privacy for the rest of the time. The accommodation is in a lovely quiet spot and really central to access south, west and east coast attractions. The nearby beach (portreath) is beautiful and while you will want to drive rather than walk the 1 mile distance because the road has no pavements (& it would be a long slog home) we managed to get free road parking in a hot beachy day by heading down around 9.30am. Other days we popped down for lunch and the beach front parking was reasonably priced and had plenty of spots (though that was on an overcast day....) We both absolutely recommend booking a stay here. Even after our long drive home we are refreshed and happy.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything was as described, it was clean, and the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Not obvious that the property was close to the owner’s house who were very pleasant and helpful, but we had no separate or private garden."

    Thank you for your comments, we hope that you enjoyed your stay. This property is an annexe in the grounds of the owners home. It has a section of garden solely for your use, which is adjacent to the owner's part of the garden. We're grateful for your feedback and have amended our description to make this clearer. We hope we'll see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Jun 2021

  • "The really only comment was lack of privacy although we realise this is difficult as you share the owners property otherwise there were no issues!"

    Reviewed by Nick W3.8Jun 2021

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This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
Over 500 carefully selected and perfectly located Cornwall and Devon properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bed in studio-style layout with kitchen dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Garden with gravelled patio and sun chairs
  • One small well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.8 miles, beach 1.1 miles
  • Note: Pets welcome but should be kept on a lead whilst on the property
  • Note: The garden at this property is immediately adjacent to the owners garden and home

The property

Byghan Thornton is a lovely annexe property in the grounds of the friendly owners home.

Located in a quiet area of Cornwall's countryside, just a short distance from the golden sandy beaches of West Cornwall, the property is ideal for couples looking to escape to this popular location with a homely base to return to each evening.

A bright and airy open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining and sitting area, make this property the perfect setting to unwind with your loved one.

Rustle up a delicious dinner in the kitchen to be enjoyed at the dining table as you plan the next day's adventures.

From here, relax and unwind with a good book or in front of the TV on the reclining chairs before heading to bed for some well-earned rest.

In the mornings, take a refreshing shower in the separate shower room, also home to a basin and WC, where you can prepare for your day.

After a happy day spent visiting one of the many nearby attractions, why not prepare a delicious meal before relaxing and watch all your favourite programs.

The owners have set aside a neat and very pretty garden area for you to enjoy; a super spot to enjoy breakfast before exploring the surrounding area.

The centre of Illogan is a short walk away and offers a couple of restaurants and a pub serving food, as well as a mountain bike hire shop, so you can explore this beautiful area along the coast on two wheels.

Walkers will be delighted to discover Tehidy Woods close by, home to 250 acres of woodland and nine miles of routes to follow.

For evenings out, the vibrant town of Camborne has plenty to offer from big chain eateries to independent cafes, perfect for stopping for a spot of al fresco dining in the summer months.

At Godrevy Heritage you can find stunning beaches, even more walking routes, and the chance to spot nature both from shore and in the waters.

The coast and picturesque sandy beach at Portreath is just two miles away and from here you can join the South West Coast Path to enjoy a hike at Carvannel Downs.

The towns of St Ives and Penzance, with their idyllic harbours and vibrant arts scene, are also within easy reach.

Both towns are renowned for their glorious sandy beaches, while Penzance offers attractions such as the Jubilee Pool, the jewel in the seafront, and St Ives is often seen as a culture hub of Cornwall for its role as home to the Tate Museum.

Byghan Thornton is a fantastic base for exploring Cornwall's magnificent coastlines and attractions.

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

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About the location


Portreath 1.5 miles; Camborne 4 miles; Truro 10 miles; Newquay 10 miles; St Ives 10 miles; Penzance 12 miles.

A small, ex tin-mining community just south of Camborne, Illogan nestles among fields and open countryside, just 2 miles from the sea and fabulous beach at Portreath. The towns of St Ives and Penzance, with their art galleries, restaurants and quaint harbours are 10 miles away, while the beaches of both North and South coast can be reached within minutes by car. Flambards theme park, Gweek seal sanctuary or the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station are just a few of the other attractions scattered around this picturesque region. A great base for a varied family break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas