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Nancegollan, nr Porthleven, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Really nice accommodation."

    Hosts were brilliant. Highly recommended 5⭐️

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a beautiful cottage and situation easy to reach so many places and despite the weather we had a great week."

    The cottage provided everything you could need it was warm clean and very comfortable the wine and chocolate biscuits were very much appreciated. Arthur our Jack Russell had a wonderful time and loved visiting the goats pigs and alpacas. We will certainly recommend The Courtyard to friends and hope to return .Anne Tim and Arthur

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Feb 2024

  • "Home from home."

    Everything you need. Beautiful decor. Very quiet. Great rural stay with the animals on site a plus. The owners are very friendly.

    Reviewed by M5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have a lovely stay there."

    A small comments is the dishwasher tablet, there is only 2 tablets for a week stay. We will recommend to others as it is a lovely cottage with good facilities.

    Reviewed by Phaik4.7Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous property, very well equipped and great location."

    Loved being somewhere quiet. Owners we’re very friendly and helpful too. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Gilly5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second visit to The Courtyard and it was great, just what we expected, nice and peaceful, quiet and a lovely cosy cottage, very clean and tidy, it has all the equipment you need, bedroom area downstairs, along with bathroom and washing facilities, upstairs is very spacious, an open plan kitchen with large dining table and living room, with fantastic views of the surrounding area, good Wifi."

    Plenty of things to do and see, a small play area for children and friendly goats, pigs & Llamas and on a clear night it's fantastic for Stargazing. Plenty of places to walk the dogs. The cottage is situated in a great place to visit all local attractions on the coastal road or inland. The owners are lovely and approachable, if you need anything they are only too happy to help. We can't wait long enough to come back. Thank you to you both for such a lovely stay xxx

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2023

  • "My wife and I had a great holiday at the cottage, the owners were extremely helpful and friendly."

    Having two large dogs it's not always easy to find cottage's that are friendly to dog's, ours had a great time at the farm. Thank you John & Sue

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a perfect spot!"

    The Courtyard is lovely & spacious & the view of the animals from the window is perfect. The laundry room is a bonus. The bedroom quiet and peaceful. The living area is a wow! The dogs were really comfortable & were entertained by the animals when looking through the window. You are so centrally placed to visit everywhere. Only a few points, the TV needs to be replaced to allow for Netflix and Amazon accounts to used and better equipped kitchen cupboards in terms of crockery and a small frying pan. Otherwise, the place was great.

    Hello Deborah Glad to hear you had a good stay ,will check with the agent about the crockery to make sure we are up to date . Have just purchased a large smart tv for the rainy days that my guests might have to endure. Just need a gap in my bookings to give me time to get it fixed to the wall . Thanks for your custom Deborah . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage/converted barn was located in a superb area for sightseeing and visiting all the beautiful towns and beaches in the west of Cornwall."

    The farm in which the barn was located housed 2 delightful pigs, 3 Alpacas and 2 goats and we very much enjoyed visiting them everyday. We were appreciative of the choc biscuits and wine upon arrival. The bed was very comfortable. However, unfortunately this sums up our positive comments. In a nutshell, the cottage was tired, run down, emitted a very musty smell and was dirty. In particular, we needed to clean the toilet bowl - the rim where the water flows out was filthy as was the basin’s overflow hole, the area around the tap and bath overflow. There were no cleaning products, so we had to use washing up liquid. The towels were very rough and tiny. In the kitchen, the teapot was dirty as was the butter dish (and milk jug, which we didn’t touch). The decor is in great need of updating and indeed the whole space is in need of a full refurbishment as it is run down. The sofa was dirty and smelly. All the house plants were plastic and were faded by the sun. There were many cobwebs and dead insects. The Dvd didn’t have any sound and the instruction manual was for another model. Our biggest issue was that we booked a four tick cottage, which this clearly was not. How can we trust the tick system if it appears that no one is monitoring this property. You could ask why we didn’t take all of this to the owners, the reason being is we were on a 7 day holiday and we didn’t want to waste any time dealing with issues that should not have existed in the first place. We paid for a 4 tick accommodation and this was at the most 2 ticks. It was a great disappointment, but we stayed as we live in London and this was our summer holiday

    I am sorry to hear of your experience at your stay at the courtyard Jonathan, I have taken on board the issues raised and plan a general refresh and uplift of the property this autumn . The property is dog friendly and in the weeks previous to your stay Cornwall experienced some very wet humid conditions, I can only assume that the smell you experienced was from wet dogs that have been allowed on the sofa that gave a musty smell to my dissatisfaction of course . I am again sorry that the level of cleaning was not to your standard, on the week of your stay my wife suffered a sudden bereavement which meant I was down to just one cleaner for the three units so inevitably things got missed. If you look at the rating of the property it is very good at 4.5* and overall rating of 92/100 by guests and the many positive reviews received I feel this is a one off . Hope this helps to explain the situation Kind regards Jonathan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan1.6Aug 2023

  • "Thankyou so much for the wonderful stay in The Courtyard."

    It's a truly lovely holiday home with everything you could wish for, for a comfortable & enjoyable stay. Thankyou also for the biscuits and wine, they both went down a treat. It's a really good central location to see everything in the area. We loved feeding the pigs and goats. Those along with the alpacas make for such a peaceful and rural setting. We will hopefully be back.

    FionaAug 2023

  • "Had a great stay could not fault the place nice outdoor garden area to sit and ..."

    Had a great stay could not fault the place nice outdoor garden area to sit and chill in - the owners could not be more helpful if they tried - fresh eggs from them are to die for and to top it off they have 2 very ugly yet friendly pigs I fell in love with and fed each day - one of the best UK breaks I have had and will be going back next year thank you John & Carol for a great stay

    Thanks so much for the review Graham hope to see you again one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything we needed for a great break."

    Ideally situated to visit all the main beaches. The dogs had enough space to love their stay too. Couldn’t find fault in anything. Would love to return again

    Thank you so much Joanna for the kind review , Hope to see you again one day . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really loved this property, very warm and cozy."

    Every single thing we needed was there and it was all in lovely condition and very clean. The bed was very comfy as was the settee. The shower was very good. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. We loved seeing the goats, pigs and alpacas outside. The property is in a very good location, especially for Lands End and Lizard Point and for the South West Coast Path. We could not fault the property and would highly recommend it.

    Thank you so much Peter for the positive review and recommendation for the courtyard Good to hear you had a pleasant stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "If you don’t stay here you’ve made a mistake !"

    !! Honestly a lovely place … lovely atmosphere … stunning location for day trips and the calf was adorable.

    Sorry for the late reply Simon but really appreciate you kind words Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable and clean property with excellent facilities."

    Lovely location on the farm and well located for visiting that part of Cornwall.

    Sorry for the very late reply Jack but thanks for the positive words in your review of the courtyard . Many thanks for your booking Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Sep 2022

  • "Polite and helpful owner, quit and relaxing holiday guaranteed, we enjoyed"

    Sorry for the very late reply Andreas ,but thank you very much for your review of the courtyard in Cornwall England . Hope your trip to the Uk was enjoyed Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andreas5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property is rustic- it reminds me of France!"

    We enjoyed fresh eggs daily for breakfast. The property had all the amenities we required. We do not have children, but there is a kids field with nets - goal posts and a lovely swing to sit and read in. The hosts were there but not there so they weren’t in your face. Some lovely places to visit on the doorstep. Lovely holiday. Thank you

    Thank you so much Craig for your stay at the courtyard ,appreciate the rustic comparison With that of France ,has been mentioned on more than one occasion. Thanks for the kind words in your review . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2022

  • "As a solo traveller, this was way more than I needed - plenty of space, everything you need and a large parking area all on a level site."

    I had a really good week situated in Central Cornwall with good roads in all directions (some of them a little narrow on occasions !) At 'The Courtyard' you will find many farm animals which are all completely silent at night ! I would recommend this property to all travellers - Oh, and the owner is friendly and helpful too which is always a bonus !

    Very sorry for the late reply anthony . Thank you very much for the positive review ,just to let you know that all the plants that you kindly watered made it through the drought . From me and all the happy plants a big thanks this end Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the courtyard we arrived after a 8 hr journey so it was lovely to have some coffee and biscuits and a bottle of wine."

    Lovely hosts nothing to much trouble very pleasant people. Courtyard had everything we needed very comfy bed and a perfect location to get to lots of places. Would we stay again definitely we will be back.

    Thanks Gillian for the positive review sorry for the late reply but just noticed I missed this one , Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Over all the property was in fairly good condition but a bit tired in places."

    Two of the saucepans we're damaged and in our opinion not usable. All of the cutlery and crockery was mismatched and although usable gave an air of something thrown together rather than a business. All of the cook ware crockery and cutlery is due a refresh. No milk, tea, coffee and sugar was provided which was a shame as when you have travelled for 4/5 hours you need a cupper on arrival. The wine and biscuits were a lovely thoughtful touch. The bathroom floor needs re grouting as there is a loose floor tile. The decorative tiling around the bath has black mold on the grout. The towels were damp on our arrival which ment the towels were wet all week as in june you don't need the heating on. All the little decorative touches and books were dusty and had cobwebs on them. Which gives an air of the whole property being unclean, which is unfair as it had been cleaned well. The bedding was clean and bed comfortable, which is a big thing when on holiday. Bedroom furniture well equipped plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. The property is lovely in a fantastic quiet country location. Good location for exploring the bottom of Cornwall. We would recommend the holiday let to friends and family and would stay again, the ability to take your dogs is fantastic. Please don't take offence of our comments we just feel with a little attention to detail you could have a fabulously comfortable holiday let.

    Thank you for response Robert ,I will address the issues mentioned in you review promptly as they are easy to resolve . Unfortunately my main housekeeper could only manage a limited service on the week of your stay due to just coming home from hospital ,so the issues you experienced had been an oversight on my behalf i do provide tea and coffee as standard I had missed the issue with the saucepan as it had obviously been left to boil dry and was warped on the base and would not have been put into service I had spotted it We do however encourage guests to contact me if any issues need sorting during the course of their stay But I am glad to hear overall you enjoyed your stay and would still recommend my accommodation Thanks Robert for the advice . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2022

  • "We have really enjoyed our stay in a quiet farm environment."

    The barn conversion is an excellent holiday let, very well equipped and well placed for exploring the area. Thank you for our introductory gifts!

    Thank you Margaret glad to know you had a good stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7May 2022

  • "Avoid at all costs Me and my partner stayed for 1 evening and then returned home."

    The place was disgusting, hadn’t been dusted, cooker hood thick with dust, the washing machine had black mould in it. Was vile. Told the owner we was leaving to which I feel he didn’t really care, just said he think it got cleaned. Avoid at all costs

    I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment and was sorry that I couldn’t be at the property to meet with you in person when you arrived. We pride ourselves on our Customer Care and would have gladly rectified the issues you have raised. Clear instructions are left inside the property on how to contact us should any issues arise. Guests are advised that the check in time at the property is 4pm and early arrivals by guests can put undue pressure on our cleaning team, who strive to maintain a thorough level of cleaning within the allotted check in and check out times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chelsea1.3Apr 2022

  • "Perfect quiet country retreat and an ideal base to explore south west Cornwall."

    Easy ( by car) access to Penzance and for walkers, the South West Coastal Path. Barn comfortable and fully equipped and Owner Jonathan around but not intrusive if you need anything. Pet friendly with access to owners land/ fields for dog exercising. The Blue Anchor In Helston to be highly recommended too!

    Thanks nick your welcome Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Owner very welcoming and friendly.

    Thanks Hannah for the kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jan 2022

  • "Many thanks for letting us stay in your lovely converted upside down barn conversion."

    We had a fantastic week & the dogs had a great time too. The Courtyard is nicely located to visit many of the lovely beaches that are dotted around this area of Cornwall. The accommodation had everything that was needed to enjoy our time away on holiday. We only seen John on our arrival & was very polite & said that if we need anything you only have to ask. By only seeing him on our arrival just proves that everything was spot on & that there was no need to contact him. We will definitely keep this one in mind for future use. Kind Regards Mike, Lynn Daisy & Hollie

    Thank you mike hope to see you again on day ,thanks for the review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2021

  • "Our second time staying here ."

    Such a lovely quiet location , fully equipped clean & comfortable just love the place hope to return next year too

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Loved staying at the farm for the second time."

    Just a few improvements would be the bed needs replacing as it’s very squeaky and makes a noise everytime you turn in the night. Also the pillows are very flat and old and need replacement. These are not negative comments and just what I would improve to make the stay more comfortable. Would definitely return.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have spoken to the owner who will be taking a look at the bed and the pillows. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage - very good for exploring the Lizard peninsular ."

    ...... but slow broadband speed

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and has everything you could need."

    We would love to go back one day. The hosts are very welcoming and left a bottle of wine as a welcome which was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sheree5.0May 2021

  • "Not suitable for people with walking difficulties, as stairs are hard to climb."

    Sitting room is upstairs, also settee not suitable as very difficult to get out of. Otherwise excellent, quite with lovely walks.

    Reviewed by June4.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with everything that you need for a stay!"

    However, there was a very bad issue of damp in the cottage which was much more noticeable in the bedroom downstairs. Unsure if due to lockdown and the cottage potentially being unused it has made the issue worse but it was unacceptable and mould could be seen in the corner of the room and on other walls. All of our clothes which were in the bedroom (even items in the wardrobe or draws) were made damp, and the top of the duvet bedsheet was wet/damp to touch. The smell of damp was imminent everytime we walked through the door when we had been outside. We tried to improve the damp by keeping the heating on 24/7 and opening all of the windows when we were in the property. Even the picture upstairs in the lounge had mould spores inside the frame (originally I thought it was dirty). On night 6 my throat was like razor blades and I had to go out to the pharmacy and buy syrup / cough medicine to help the pain. I have later researched and found that mould spores can cause severe inflammation and irritation to airways. The issue of damp needs to be resolved and if this happened I wouldn’t be able to fault the cottage at all as we had an enjoyable stay otherwise.

    Thank you very much for your review, we’re very pleased to hear how much you liked the cottage, but sorry to learn that you experienced an issue with damp. As you can see from the many other positive reviews (including people who stayed just prior to you) this is the first report we’ve received of this nature. We’ve discussed your comments with the owner and they have confirmed they will carefully monitor the property moving forward. They agree there is some damp on the pictures within the frame – these will be cleaned and then reframed. The owners also agree that there was one small mould patch on a bedroom wall which will be attended to. The walls to the ground floor are all dry lined (with bitumen) so it is unlikely there should be a big issue with the property, but to be doubly sure the owners will be carefully checking on the plumbing too. We are confident any issues that are found will be addressed and we hope you will choose to return in future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne2.5Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous week in this lovely place."

    Friendly and welcoming and a really nice feel. A great base for exploring but also felt pleasant to sit and relax outside.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage on a perfect location!"

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautifully located on the edge of the village and very handy for the places I wanted to visit, being only 4 miles from Helston and a 15 minute drive to Hayle and its wonderful beaches."

    The information folder was very useful- I sampled the fish and chips from Praze-an-Beeble- they were excellent! The owners were very helpful and welcoming and the attention to detail with the information pack was helpful.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was nice and quite and peaceful and well positioned for touring all around cornwall."

    Reviewed by Horace3.4Jun 2019

  • "We Were met by the owner on arrival at the cottage who was very friendly, he explained where we could find him if needed and where we could walk our dogs."

    The cottage itself is stunning and had everything you need in it, which is all good quality. We arrived to find flowers and a lovely welcome pack waiting for us, which was such a lovely gesture. We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2019

  • "The coutyard was a fabulous place, to stay on a working farm."

    The owner was really friendly and nothing too much trouble. The only slight thing is the info from sykes cottages about dogs is misleading dogs are allowed upstairs but not on furniture. Welcome pack was excelkkent.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2019

  • "You met expectations as we have stayed at Sykes holiday cottages before on several occasions now, and know the very high standards of your lets."

    The Courtyard was perfect for the just the two of us (no dogs or parrots this time!), and Jonathan was as welcoming and helpful as the last occasion, when we stayed in the Mill next door. A fascinating stay on a working farm, and a great base to visit the many attractions of this tip of England's most westerly county.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "Great welcome ."

    Very comfortable and well equipped property and ideally located for both coasts. Will definitely return .

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had an absolutely amazing holiday."

    Jonathan was extremely friendly and helpful and it was all so very relaxed

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "It’s is really good that you can take your dog but quite annoying that they cannot go on any of the beaches between Easter and October."

    It would be very helpful to put this in the information provided about the cottage and surrounding areas. All in all it was a loverly holiday but a lot fewer pubs than expected and places to eat in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Steve3.4Aug 2018

  • "John was extremely helpful."

    local pub the Crown at Crowntown was exceptional.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2018

  • "The Courtyard is an absolute delight, we loved our stay there."

    Such a surprise to find a welcome pack for us on arrival including a bottle of wine, fresh flowers and all the makings of cream teas. The cottage was so well equipped and there was everything you would need for a comfortable stay. There was even a bonio for our dog! Loved the upside down barn and so quiet and serene. We heard owls hooting at night which was lovely! This cottage is very well situated for travelling round Cornwall, we were ideally placed to explore everywhere then come home to "our" cosy cottage after a busy day out. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0May 2018

  • "Really quiet and bucolic."

    Everything was thought of.

    Reviewed by Rachelle4.8Jun 2017

  • "It is the third year when we are going back to the same place, it is amazing it feels like home"

    Reviewed by Daniela5.0Jun 2017

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  • Reverse-level barn conversion
  • Ground floor 1 x king bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Upstairs open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD
  • WiFi
  • Storage for beach equipment
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared courtyard area with seating
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • 2 well-behaved pets welcome free of charge
  • Sorry, no children over 2yrs and no smoking
  • Pub/restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Coast 3 miles
  • Note: For larger family group holidays there are two more holiday cottages on site, 985559 Edwin's View and 959065 Mill.

The property

Sitting in a pretty rural farmstead, this barn conversion offers spacious and light accommodation near the Cornish town of Porthleven, West Cornwall.

A perfect escape for a couple or young family.

With reverse-level accommodation, the pretty bedroom will be found on the ground floor and as you go upstairs you will notice the vaulted ceiling in the superb open plan living area, giving a real feeling of space and with fabulous countryside views.

If you like to take your morning coffee outside, there is a lovely shared courtyard area where you can also enjoy a barbecue or for an evening out, just a mile away, you will find a friendly and relaxed pub/restaurant with something to suit every taste.

Just a short drive will take you into the harbour town of Porthleven, a bustling fishing village with restaurants, art galleries and cafes galore for those little treats and for the best in local seafood.

There is also a sandy beach here however head for the mile long stretch of sands at Praa Sands, home to a surf school and beach shop providing wetsuit and surfboard hire for some water fun.

The coastal hotspot of St Ives is within easy driving distance with its winding lanes and glorious beaches, or head into Penzance, the centre of the Lizard Peninsula.

For a more cosmopolitan vibe, head to the fabulous harbour town of Falmouth for cafés, cocktails and boutique shops.

A lovely barn for a relaxed holiday where you can explore to your hearts delight.

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

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About the location


Helston 3 miles; Penzance 10 miles; Hayle 11 miles; St. Ives 17 miles; Falmouth 17.5 miles.

Porthleven is one of south west Cornwall’s hidden, coastal gems, located near Helston, famous for it's annual Flora Dance Festival. Situated between Lizard Point and Land’s End, Porthleven retains the feel of a traditional Cornish fishing village, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Cornish coastline. The iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants cluster around the historic picturesque inner harbour, where there is plenty of boating and marine activity. With a warren of streets lined with classic Cornish, granite cottages, an extensive beach manned with lifeguards, the chance for alfresco dining in one of a number of well reviewed restaurants, and crabbing off the harbour, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, all year round. Porthleven is building a reputation for eating out with a popular food festival established in the spring. Out of season, Porthleven has one of the best surf breaks in the country where you can sit down and get lost for hours watching the energetic surfers riding the waves. There are some fabulous hidden coves along this stretch of coastline, including Praa Sands, Poldhu Cove, and Rinsey, a magical setting for the more energetic. You may have even seen pictures of Porthleven on television, being one of the best spots in the UK for storm watching, with the crashing winter waves often being used as the backdrop to weather forecasts. Walkers will enjoy the South West Coast Path, adventuring west past Rinsey Head with spectacular views, or south across Loe Bar to Penrose Estate with it's National Trust cafe, and on to Gunwalloe Church Cove. Take a trip to the Isles of Scilly by boat or plane and marvel at the display of sub-tropical gardens at the stunning Tresco Abbey. The Eden Project near St. Austell offers an interesting day out. Porthleven is the ideal base for discovering the delights of west Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula.

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Note: Babies welcome, regretfully no children over the age of two years.

Note: Please contact the owner before you stay if you wish to charge an electric vehicle at the property. Additional charges will apply.