- Swimming pool
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
Reviews & Ratings
36 Customer Reviews
"Lovely cottage, bigger than I expected from the photos."
Very clean and well furnished, including the kitchen and beautifully decorated. Some instructions or map of the site to find the property would have been useful but we managed. Also asked maintenance to come out and look at the boiler (which had air trapped in it which is a potential fire hazard) but we never heard anything back. Happy with the onsite facilities and the reception and bar staff were always friendly, helpful and polite.
"This holiday accommodation and site really suited us, we like a quiet place with space to let the children play and the dogs to have an early morning or late night walk (that i could even do with PJs and a coat on without anyone being about)."
We found the property to be quiet, light, bright, spacious and clean. We liked taking a walk up to the onsite pub to have a drinking/meal and listen to the live band played while the children played giant Chess. One of my favourite things was to hear so much bird song first thing in the morning around the site. We would return and definitely recommend.
"Unfortunately the front door lock stopped working and locked us out for a few hours untill the cartakers could get it replaced."
Other than that it was a realy good stay.
We are pleased to hear the issue you encountered was quickly sorted and hope this did not impact your stay at St Anns 24. Property Owner
"We had a great time for the time of the year"
"TV aerial broken and half of it lying on the roof, no evening TV."
No bottle store on the fridge door.Bathroom very rusty plug in bath, taps on sink moved so difficult to turn on and off, also all sink plugs where in attached and only a hole left in the sink when the plug was not there, anything drop would be lost, the bathroom room mirror light was not working.Toilet, no need for toilet roll holder as plenty of room on the shelf, it was in a very bad position and hurt if you caught when rising from the toilet. The tap also leaked and formed blue debris on the sink.We are aged 78 and 80 and where visiting family for the 80th birthday. Photo’s are available. Needs a lot of TLC. Balcony not cleaned and had weeds growing on it. DISAPPOINTED
"The cottage is in need of some tlc, the beds were awfully uncomfetable and the ..."
The cottage is in need of some tlc, the beds were awfully uncomfetable and the place smelt damp no wardrobe in one of the bedrooms
"The whole place needs a full refurbishment."
It was overpriced. Found a big hole in my son's duvet cover. TV didn't work and my husband repaired it . No designated parking space. Very uncomfortable beds, broken , wobbly chair. Like I said above the whole place was a little bit tatty.
"We expected the property to need a bit of updating based on reviews but were surprised to find that there appears to be a structural issue with the kitchen floor."
It was unsettlingly uneven, creaky and we were nervous walking in the area. We think that a stair gate should be provided as the staircase is in the open plan lounge. As a travel cot and high chair were provided clearly it was anticipated that there would be a toddler in the property. We adjusted the door on the fridge so that it actually could be closed. I won’t detail the many things that needed sorting, a list was left for the managing team on site. The mattresses were uncomfortable and having read earlier reviews took mattress toppers with us. The recently repaired balcony has created a trip hazard. The only plus point is that the site itself is very pleasant. Finally the photos need to be updated to give an honest idea of what is being booked.
Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. All the issues raised are being addressed with the owner. Property Owner
"Beds were extremely uncomfortable, bathroom not particularly clean, recommend taking your own towels as these weren't fresh and only one each, funny smell downstairs."
Kitchen could do with some new utensils. Generally could do with a freshen up.
"Changed the check in and check out times 2 weeks prior to our stay."
I emailed to advise of my disappointment, no reply. On arrival we couldnt park even though the instructions told us to park next to the apartment. Cottage was basic, no oven gloves no hair dryer, no scissors, dining chairs need fixing, many loose legs and one of the seats are falling through, oven was filthy. Tv couldnt get a signal so we couldnt watch it. Despite a ridiculous 8 hours between check out and check in our dishwasher hadnt been emptied so my first job of the holiday was to empty it! The book tells you to hoover before you leave! What are the cleaners doing in all that time. For a family with children we basically lost 2 days of a holiday and for the amount of money charged i felt it unjustifiable. We wont be coming back. We didnt use the facilities on site so cant comment on those. I wouldve complained whilst there but didnt know who to complain to, very impersonal service throughout and given i had no response to a previous email i didnt bother to waste my holiday time and mobile data on complaining.
"It's a lovely spot, indoor pool is nice and the outdoor pool was open before we left (they had issues with it)."
Reception staff lovely friendly and helpful. Went into the onsite pub one evening just to have a change of scenery and that was nice. Only had a drink, no food. WiFi is good in there. The listing description says nearest beach is 10 minutes away. It's not. It's a good half hour. It was also advertised with WiFi which was why I booked it as I knew I would need to work, but it didn't have any wifi. And as 4g wasn't strong, that was the biggest issue. I had to go and buy a mifi router in the end, which was an additional expense I didn't expect. The actual accommodation was nice and spacious and love the downstairs was the bedrooms and upstairs the living area. Had most basic things you would need. It does need a bit of tlc though in places. Some clever balcony photography going on as it wasn't as big as it looks and no lovely little round wooden table as the image suggests! It did have some garden furniture though :-)
Thank you for completing your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed both the accommodation and the site and its facilities. Wifi was removed from the property in March of this year and notifications were sent out to inform all future guests who had bookings in place. Outdoor furniture which is exposed to the elements, over time does need replacing, so we are sorry that the little wooden table was not available for use. Property Owner
"Spacious, clean and well equipped accommodation TV reception kept breaking up but then the weather was not good and in hilly location."
Would certainly book again.
"Beds uncomfortable Sofas uncomfortable Floor boards so noisy you couldn’t put kids to bed and woke them up in the morning!"
Whole apartment needs updating and some TLC. Park facilities were great, food at onsite pub lovely. Swimming pool COVID restrictions fab! Could be so lovely with a little bit of work!
"The accommodation is close to to what we wanted to do."
Cycling in the Tammar trails and visits the few National Trust centres. The cottage was bigger than we expected and equipped with what we needed. The biscuits was a nice touch :) The only thing is that the mattress in the twin room were very hard and you could feel the springs. Oh and a number on door would help too! We do recommend staying at St Anns 24.
"On the whole the accommodation was as listed."
There are just a few points I would like to make. 1. On entry there was a strong damp smell in the downstairs areas. 2. Mattresses are extremely hard to the extent that we had to sleep on the duvets. 3. The whole villa was not particularly clean on arrival. 4. Key entry on the door was extremely difficult to open. Other than these points the villa and Honicome Country Manor was a very pleasant experience.
"We had a lovely time at St Anns 24."
The site is beautiful and peaceful, the staff were polite and went out of their way to ensure that the facilities were made available in a covid safe way. We loved the location- out of the way of the crowds but only a short drive to many loads of great attractions. The lodge was comfortable, relaxing and had everything we needed. The living room/kitchen area was much bigger than expected, as was the balcony. The beds were comfortable, we all slept well each night. We found everything we needed in the kitchen and we loved that the kitchen overlooked the park so we could see our children as they played there. The only downside was that there was a damp smell in the downstairs area as you come in, however this didn't spoil our holiday and wouldn't stop us from returning- we had a great time!
"We didn't have internet, and that was the biggest drawback."
Installing WiFi will be a good idea.
"We was thrilled with it, relaxing, spacious, wonderful views."
Everything we needed. We will certainly return as our daughter lives in lower Metherell, so as a base for us it’s fabulous
"Very rundown and tired place"
"The accommodation was really nice and clean."
I would maybe suggest leaving a hairdryer at the property for people. I would also suggest a change of mattress, it wasn't the comfiest. However we did have a really great time and would stay again.
"A lovely property,with everything you needed."
Really peaceful and relaxing just what we needed
"I chose this property because it was a reasonable price in the school holidays, because the location was perfect for us and because of the swimming pools available."
I have to be honest, I didn't expect much and, after reading a couple of negative reviews, I was a bit concerned! However, when we arrived at the property we were very pleasantly surprised! It was clean, spacious, well equipped, really well located right by the children's playground, only a few minutes walk to the reception, shop, bar/restaurant, gym, games room and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools! We really had such a wonderful stay, I can't find anything to complain about! Thank you!
"Only 2 teaspoons isn't brilliant."
Cupboard door not attached properly causing the fridge door not to close, unless you opened the cupboard everytime next to it. One black bin bag in a tiny bin. Soap tray in the shower was disgusting. No number on the door. First impression outside wasnt great, crack in the render next to the door, weeds everywhere. Looked like one cloth had been used to wipe everything, mirrors included. Plates needed washing before we could use them. Will use Sykes again as we have in the past few times, but will not be returning to this property.
"Your first port of call, was the directions to find the holiday cottage, found it with ease as it is tucked out of the way down little narrow lanes."
The lodge itself, is well situated within the site. Lovely veranda off the lounge area. home from home. Only down side that we found was that there is no hooks on bedroom doors to hang your coats up. The pub on site is very good value for money. All staff on the site is very friendly and helpful. Would recommend a stay here to family and friends.
"Had a nice week, nothing to complain about."
On site swimming pool wasn’t to crowded, so could get fun swim with kids. will consider coming back
"Lovely holiday in this house."
The site it was on could do with some TLC though was great to have a pool onsite and staff were lovely. House inside was clean and we had all we needed. Wasn’t much of a view of the Tamar valley from the house.
"A great base for exploring both Cornwall and Devon."
"Nice but could be better,few little niggles like damp smell down stairs, curtain hooks missing so looked scruffy ,light bulbs missing or not working ."
Still had a very enjoyable holiday .
"THE PATHS OUTSIDE WERE VERRY SLIPPERY WHEN WE LEFT IN THE RAIN BUT WERE FINE WHEN IT WAS DRY"
"Lovely accommodation just a few points."
Found dirty dish cloth in a kitchen cupboard. Cushions on settee had seen better days. Curtains hanging off not enough hooks. Cooker not to clean. Certainly not enough towls left or toilet rolls. Realy just needs a good deep clean and some TLC.
"Beautiful place that was spotlessly clean and facilities on site were good too."
Property was so comfy and in a great setting. Only problem is it could do with a few minor repairs. Big crack beside front door, neither table lamps worked, no lightbulb in bed light and only one of two spots worked either, cooker hood nearly falls out when you open it, towel rail hanging on for dear life. Just sort those minor repairs and the property will be perfect
"The accommodation was dated & needs serious TLC."
The outside space which was the main reason we booked this property was unable to be used, the outside furniture provided was old, unstable and in a terrible condition, we were unable to use it, considering it was 30deg heat we were stuck indoors. The "so called view over Tamar Valley" was overlooking a tarmac car park and the other accommodation opposite. The mattress in the main room was shocking, so old/cheap and uncomfortable after the 1st night my partner woke up in agony with his back & the following 2 nights slept in the 2nd bedroom on a single bed - unfortunately the single mattresses were not much better. not what we expect on holiday to be in a position that we need to sleep separately! The 2 x2 seater sofas were plastic so with the sun beaming through the window were so uncomfortable, and without being able to use the oustside space we had no alternative but to use. The sofas were uncomfortable & impractical. The park itself was nice but again needed TLC, the paintwork to the play area was shabby, the paintwork in general was shabby, the general park was shabby. We paid what we consider a lot of money for this holiday & it resulted in us leaving on Thursday morning despite being booked until Saturday, this is how disappointed we were in this holiday. I feel disgusted and let down. Unfortunately this is not what we have come to expect from Sykes Cottages, we have booked 3 holidays through yourself and have had a wonderful experience so far - this however has let you down badly. We are in the process of booking another holiday but will be cautious to use you again and will be looking elsewhere.
"Downstairs windows could have been cleaned (outside) and a mat could have been provided for the bath."
As many people had noted in the guest book some where to hang towels would have been helpful. Otherwise a nice holiday cottage.
"We loved the holiday cottage at Honicombe."
It had everything we needed, very well equipped. It was spacious and comfortable. Honicombe Park itself had a very nice bar area, gym and swimming pool, the food served in the bar was delicious. We liked the location as it was convenient for lots of nice places to visit such as Bude, Newquay Cotehele. The whole process with Sykes was pleasant and we almost certainly will be using them again.
"Beautiful peaceful setting, excellent accommodation, so clean, comfortable and well equipped."
Liked the duplex with lounge/balcony upstairs and bedrooms downstairs which kept cooler at night. With lovely weather all week made our holiday perfect. Just one thing worth a mention the outside front area needed a tidy up and a patio table and couple of chairs to catch the afternoon sun would have been a nice addition. Thank you very much and glad we found this one.
"We had a good holiday in spite of the rain."
The only thing which caused us a small problem was the lack of WiFi access. There is no WiFi at the property which was more of a problem than we had anticipated. This was compounded by the advertised site WiFi not functioning either. We enjoyed the apartment and general amenities but next time we would go for somewhere that offers access to private WiFi as we are all regular internet users and it did restrict our usage considerably.
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- Over two floors
- Two bedrooms on ground floor: 1 x double
- 1 x twin
- Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, Cloakroom with WC and basin
- Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area on first floor
- Electric heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair available
- Off road parking for 1 car
- Decked balcony and communal garden with lawn
- Two well behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- On-site shop and pub 10 minute walk
- Note: Sorry, no washing machine in the property however, laundry service can be offered via reception at cost
- Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
- Note: Seasonal opening times may apply to all facilities
- Note: Outdoor pool is open from mid May - mid September (weather dependant)
The villa style property at Tamar Valley Resort offers great value in a scenic haven in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within 10 miles of Whitsand Bay.
With a reverse level interior, the open plan living space takes advantage with a balcony, overlooking the countryside beyond.
Onsite, the facilities include indoor and outdoor heated pools, bar and shop, tennis courts and children's outdoor play area.
Ideal for families and friends, this makes a great base for exploring both Cornwall and Devon.
The ground floor has two comfortable bedrooms and family bathroom.
The first floor accommodation offers a well designed open plan, sitting area with dining table and modern kitchen.
The balcony makes a sunny spot for breakfasts and coffee, with communal grounds to wander with lawn and paths.
Within a mile is the local pub and a short drive away is the National Trust property, Cotehele, a Tudor house and valley garden estate set above the River Tamar.
A little further afield you can visit the glorious sandy beach at Whitsand Bay with dramatic scenery and sheer cliffs.
Equally accessible are Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor National Park with undulating moorlands and a myriad of historic sites and monuments - a rambler's dream.
St Ann's is well placed for families and smaller groups of friends wanting a comfortable base from which to explore or unwind.
About the location
Tavistock 9 miles; Launceston 11.5 miles, Plymouth 14.6 miles.
Callington is a Cornish market town, rich in mining heritage and overlooked by Kit Hill, the highest point in the area, donated to the people of Cornwall by Prince Charles to celebrate the birth of Prince William. From the top of Kit Hill there are fabulous views across south-east Cornwall as far as Plymouth Sound. Callington is set in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers a good selection of shops, inns and cafes, as well as being the home of Ginsters Cornish pasties. A few miles away, the quaint village of Calstock clings to the steep banks of the river Tamar and is dominated by the splendid Calstock Railway Viaduct, a giant 11-arched stone construction supporting one of Britain’s most picturesque branch lines running through the Tamar Valley. Other interesting places along the river are Cotehele, a beautiful historic house and gardens owned by the National Trust with a small quay and inn, and Morwhellam Quay, a theme park that staged a living history production for the BBC and where visitors can explore the rich mining heritage and watch blacksmiths, potters and craftsmen at work. The pannier market town of Tavistock is only nine miles from Callington and is well worth a visit on your way to a day’s walk on Dartmoor. A splendid base to explore south Cornwall and West Devon.
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Note: A booking system is in operation for the swimming pools & gym. Bookings are accepted once you are onsite via reception.
Note: The basic games room is open 9am to 8pm daily, charges apply for some games.
(all of the above is susceptible to change at short notice in line with government guidelines).
Note: The pub and all facilities are closed on Christmas day.
Note: Mini convenience store is open 9am - 5pm daily.
Note: Tennis courts are open from Easter until October half term.
Note: Outdoor pool is open from mid May - mid September (weather dependant).
Note: The property is not owned or operated by the holiday park so any issues with it need to be directed to Sykes or the property housekeeper.
Note: Sorry, no washing machine in the property however, laundry service can be offered via reception at cost.
Note: Holiday park restrictions prevent workers/contractors staying on site.
Note: Dogs are welcome, however breeds listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 are not permitted.
Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.
Note: Site Gym and Pool Rules - No under 16's permitted to use the gym. Pool - under 16's must be accompanied by an adult, two children max per adult. Under 8's/Non-swimmers should always be accompanied by a competent adult in the pool. No balls except beach balls. There are no lifeguards on duty.
Note: Upgrading works are currently undergoing in the holiday park to modernize underground sewage piping system.
No disruption will occur in the properties and the piping system will be in use without any restrictions.
The works are planned to end by the end of March 2022.
Heavy machinery and trucks could use the internal holiday park roads and could possibly not adhere to the one-way system due to the large turning circle.