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The Quillet

(Ref. 986799)

Pendeen, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Photo of inside the cottage is different to what it actually is Maintenance ..."

    Photo of inside the cottage is different to what it actually is Maintenance could be improved IE outside drain from kitchen overflows onto path , broken hinge in porch window broken , DVD player doesn’t work Storage heaters in lounge and bedroom very poor and complex controls for some people ,there is one portable heater in the lounge as a backup No conversation on arrival from the owner about points of interest in the area or nearest shops , no full freeview tv programming very few channels Nice views from lounge overall, cottage would benefit from updating

    Thank you for your feedback. We have since arranged for updated photos to be taken at the property. The drain problem was caused by leaves blocking the drain cover which is cleared regularly. We are aware of the broken latch, which will be repaired by the installers at the end of the season. The DVD player was found to be in good working order along with access to several channels on Freeview. In reference to the heating, this was set at 21c in the lounge (where there is an electric wood burner for additional heating). The bedroom was set at 18c both temperatures could have been altered manually by using the dial. There was also an electric convector heater for added heating in the property. Area information is provided in the Cottage write up, with plenty of pamphlets and a book on the local area. The cottage was updated with some new furniture at the beginning of the season with comfort in mind, and amply supplied with utensils and complementary items. We are pleased you enjoyed the views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard2.5Oct 2023

  • "An enjoyable week at The Quillet."

    Unfortunately the shower was very substandard.

    Reviewed by Viv3.4Oct 2023

  • "We booked the Quillet after reading the feedback and we’re so glad we did."

    Mrs North is a delight and very helpful, the setting is beautiful, the cottage itself is clean, tidy and with the most wonderful views, we had a stunning sunset on our first night. We also appreciated the unexpected welcome pack of Cornish tea, coffee, milk and biscuits. The local shop, bus stop and pub are just a ten minute walk away, Pendeen lighthouse is a 15-20 minute walk, or a couple of minutes by car, where we spent an hour each teatime enjoying the views (with a pasty!). It’s a wonderful base to explore the local area by car, Penzance is lovely for a stroll and to buy anything you need, and if you want to visit Newlyn, park in Penzance and walk along the front, it’s that close. We enjoyed our holiday so much that we were only 4 days in when we booked next year’s stay!

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is extremely well situated, near the coast with views of the sea, 10 minutes on foot from a village shop and bus routes to Land's End, St Ives, Penzance (so avoiding parking problems at these popular sites)."

    Although on a farm near other houses, the cottage and garden are not overlooked and feel nice and private. The owner was helpful and we had everything we needed for a very pleasant fortnight's stay.

    Reviewed by Frederic4.7Jul 2023

  • "There was no picture of the outside of the bungalow so wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a perfectly pleasant place to stay."

    The bed was comfortable and the kitchen well equipped but not over stuffed with extra mugs, glasses etc. Which left plenty of space for groceries. Plenty of hot water, shower was fine. The garden was secluded and the surrounding shrubs provided a wind break. The views and surrounding countryside were exceptional. The walk to the village was easy. The footpath to the beach was not for the faint hearted but we managed it and it was stunning and very clean. The mine museum closes on a Friday and Saturday. The host was very friendly. The local pub was pleasant, we didn't eat there but the beer was good. We would love to return soon.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Jun 2023

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and was good value for money."

    We were very grateful for the additional electric heaters and blankets provided as the night storage heaters didn't provide enough warmth. It was a good base for birdwatching, beautiful scenery and looking at Ancient stones etc. It would have been useful to know which rubbish can be recycled as each county is different.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.1Apr 2023

  • "100% ideal - perfect!"

    ! It was like home-from-home for us, cosy, comfortable and beautifully relaxing - cant wait to go back! We loved the farm bungalow setting with sea views and felt totally at home there...thank you!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "I've lost count of the number of times we've stayed at the Quillet, it has all we need for our perfect holiday, waking up to a view of the sea, the Tin Coast and Portheras Cove within walking distance and guaranteed peace and tranquillity."

    We've already booked for next year, thankyou for letting us share your corner of paradise, Mrs North! Jane Parry

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ideal if you want to get away from it all."

    Need to be able to travel to sightsee. Property is clean and as description but perhaps a little dated.

    Reviewed by George2.8Jul 2022

  • "Great location and lovely owner."

    Good for walks along the coast and easy reach of food and shops; quiet too!

    Reviewed by Paula4.7May 2022

  • "The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped with a welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee and biscuits The location was very good with easy walking to a Spar, pub and the coastal path."

    There was a regular bus to St Ives and Lands end. It did help that the weather was excellent for walking and the wild flowers were everywhere.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0May 2022

  • "Better than what we thought it might be like ,great value."

    Brilliant views from every window ,10/20 minutes walking to pendeen or coastal path .

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely five night break ."

    Clean comfortable bungalow in a quiet location with lovely views. Lovely coastal walks , Tregwainton gardens and St Michaels Mount close by , Nat Trust . Geevor Tin mine , and train from St Erth into St Ives all worth doing. Little garden at the back is a sun trap , and owners dogs and pony very friendly.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Apr 2022

  • "Excellent location for walking on the coast path and inland."

    Cottage is well equipped and it was nice to have use of the secluded garden.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Sep 2021

  • "Cottage could do with updating, it looked a little tired."

    Not a lot of instructions on how to work appliances.

    Thank you for sending in your feedback. The photos on the website are a true representation of the property as it stands. We will speak to the owner about giving extra information on the appliances, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Aug 2021

  • "Great location , amazing accommodation , lots of interesting places to visit close by"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Easy to find, well located, great views, comfy place for two."

    A dishwasher would have been a bonus but that’s just me being lazy!

    Reviewed by Nigel & Michele4.7Jul 2021

  • "Had a really great stay at the Quillet, the cottage was as expected, everything we needed, the surroundings and setting were beautiful, peaceful and quiet, not far to walk to the coast path and able to enjoy evenings watching the sun go down."

    Would definitely return. A lovely touch by the owners leaving us complimentary Cornish shortbread biscuits for our arrival with some Cornish tea. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything was perfect, the cottage was just perfect for my wife and I , not I grant you a penthouse apartment ,but perfect for us."

    Location was again for us 10/10 and we will be going back again no question.Mrs North was the perfect host and was there if you needed anything.The farm itself was perfect bliss and right on the southwest coastal path. I don't like to go on about a place because if you do it's become's unavailable due to being fully booked so ignore my comments!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have stayed at Quillet many times."

    It's like our second home! I cry when I arrive and when it's time to go home! It's perfect - so quiet, so much light in the lounge, stunning views, only a 15 minute drive to 3 major supermarkets, a 30 minute walk to the breathtaking Portheras cove with its crashing waves and even when we had a power cut on the Thursday evening, Mrs North was straight on the phone to the electricity company and offered us candles! We have already booked again for later in the year Mrs J Parry

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "It was a perfect holiday cottage in these troubled times, everything you needed for a quiet getaway in a stunning part of the world."

    Just what we needed, Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Rory5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Quillet at Calartha Farm was just what we needed."

    Extremely peaceful and quiet with fabulous views. Just perfect after the noise and bustle of London's Eastend. Just a 20 min drive from Sennen Cove Beach and not far from Penzance and all the big stores. Lovely countryside, great pub with restaurants, St Ives easily accessible, just park in St Erth station carpark and get the short hop train into St Ives, the beach beneath the station is great. Visit the Geevor mine and the Pendeen lighthouse. The Spar in Pendeen sells newspapers and stocks the essentials. Mrs North is lovely and very helpful and the walks along the coastal paths breathtaking. A lovely break.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in Nice location near all sights and easy access to local amenities, shops in village for shopping and takeaways."

    Owner wellcomed us and very helpful. Wellcome pack in cottage milk, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits and everything you need is in the well stocked kitchen. Garden lovely with views and neighbours in field next to cottage horse, cow and some rams. Recommended 100%

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2019

  • "The bungalow was in a lovely setting although the the track to get to it is very bumpy."

    The bungalow itself was clean and had everything you needed. Also if any one is nervous around dogs be aware the owner has 2 which like to run up to meet you. Mrs North was friendly and was there to meet us. The area around farm is stunning so much to see and do and the coast path very near by . The bungalows garden was lovely with it being a sun trap and with sea views . All in all a great holiday

    Reviewed by Debbie4.1Jul 2019

  • "We loved the peaceful setting and this part of Cornwall."

    The Quillet was quite adequate and very much as expected but not exceptional. We enjoyed our holiday and staying at the Quillet very much.

    Reviewed by John R4.4Jun 2019

  • "It was our fourth stay in Quillet - we love everything about it, especially the location and the peace and tranquility."

    We never want to come home

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely peaceful holiday in a bungalow on a diversified farm run by a lovely elderly lady who was very interesting to talk to in an area of outstanding coastline,how could we not have a great time?"


    Reviewed by Mark4.4May 2019

  • "Excellent location."

    Always have relaxing holidays with Sykes at excellent value.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "We were very happy to spend our holiday at the cottage."

    It offered us the best of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by HRISTO5.0Apr 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Electric night storage heating with electric fire
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Front lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: Arrival time is between 4pm and 10 pm - due to farm security we cannot accept guests after that time

The property

Situated within the Tin Coast, the delightful village of Pendeen, is part of a World Heritage site famous for Mining History and Archaeological remains.

This charming ground floor cottage with splendid accommodation for two guests, makes this the welcoming base for your next adventure-packed Cornwall retreat.

The Quillet’s well equipped kitchen enjoys views over the fields to the sea.

The pristine bathroom with glistening white tiles has a shower over the bath.

The bedroom at this comforting cottage hosts a double bed within soothing, neutral décor, ensuring a peaceful place to catch your rest.

The living/dining room adopts a similarly pleasing standard, with a bright and airy theme throughout, it is enhanced by an alluring electric-effect wood burner which rests right in front of the comfy sofa, the perfect spot to curl up and watch a film during the evenings.

The dining area with breath-taking views towards the coast, you can watch the sun go down over the sea making it a truly romantic meal.

In the secluded lawned garden, you can sit with a drink or dine alfresco in its tranquil atmosphere.

The village is a short walk, along a country lane where you can discover the delights of Pendeen, this friendly village hosts a choice of charming pubs, village store and fish and chip shop, and the Mining museum reminding you that this was once a industrial area far reaching out across the world.

The nearby South West Coast Path will take you through outstanding scenery to reach Land's End, or St Ives, and more.

Explore magnificent Cornish Gardens, or take in an evening show at the Minack from this home-away-from-home.

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

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About the location


St Just 2.5 miles; Penzance 7 miles; St Ives 10 miles; Lands End 10 miles

The charming village of Pendeen is situated on the Penwith Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding natural Beauty, in North West Cornwall. It has a handful of lovely pubs, convenience stores, pottery/gallery . There is also a wonderful lighthouse tucked away from the centre of the village, where you can marvel at the most spectacular sea views, stretching for miles. Perfect for exploring this lesser-known area of the county, there are so many fantastic things to see and do; from exploring the rugged coastline to pulling on your walking boots and criss-crossing the beautiful countryside, with public footpaths at every turn! The beaches in this section of Cornwall are fantastic and there are so many coastal villages and attractions that will keep you busy. Enjoy shopping in Penzance, discover hidden gems in St Ives' many harbour-front galleries, or find the perfect trinkets to take home in the novelty shops of Mousehole. The open-air Minack Theatre overlooking the stunning beach at Porthcurno should definitely go on the 'to visit' list, and you can also enjoy visiting the many filming locations of the BBC's, Poldark. Whether you're interested in a walking holiday, an adventure or a relaxed beach getaway, this fantastic area has something for everyone.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season