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Swift Cottage

(Ref. 1067064)

East Taphouse, Cornwall Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay in Swift Cottage was really lovely and perfect for visiting loads of places within easy driving distances."

    The cottage was spotless and in a lovely courtyard setting perfect for all members of our party. Only problem was the postcode directions to the property from Skyes but the owner resolved this issues by contacting us themselves, Lovely surprise gifts too Thank you for a lovely break in Cornwall despite the rain

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything you need was provided for a short stay at this cottage."

    Nothing was missed and those little extra touches went a long way to making your stay most comfortable.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2023

  • "We went for a short break but would happily spend longer here as it was so peaceful, well equipped and nice homely touches."

    And the 'no dog' policy was a definite plus.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "We spent an amazing weekend in Swift Cottage."

    High-quality accommodation, good facilities, very clean and tastefully furnished..

    Reviewed by Babak5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed a great, relaxing break at Swift Cottage."

    A lovely welcoming, clean and well equipped cottage - in a good quiet location, well presented with many thoughtful touches; everything we needed. Thank-you : )

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very clean comfortable cottage ."

    Owners very helpful. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "The holiday let is lovely and clean and the beds very comfortable."

    Brilliant location close to Polperro, Looe and Fowey. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Susanne4.7Jun 2022

  • "Very nice holiday cottage - pretty cottage with original features in a remote location so very peaceful, and beds are very comfortable."

    Was a bit tricky to actually find the location the first time - not helped because it was dark and poor weather (raining and foggy!) but easy to find once I got my bearings. Owners live nearby and are helpful and responsive. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very attentive and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2021

  • "We really didn’t know what to expect, this being our first UK Staycation in years."

    However, Swift Cottage was wonderful both as a place to unwind as a family of four, and as a good base to explore Cornwall from. It is a well equipped cottage with everything you might need, that was spotless when we arrived and just felt like a home from home with some really nice touches scattered around. We were lucky enough to meet our friendly hosts when we arrived who really care about the cottage and their guests, gave us lots of tips on local beaches, places to visit and where to grab some great food. We were also blown away with a lovely welcome basket which was a great surprise! We will definitely try to book Swift Cottage again when we are back in Cornwall in the future and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a brilliant holiday at swift cottage."

    Such a pretty setting and exceptionally clean and well presented. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Cerys5.0Aug 2021

  • "Good, quiet location."

    Lovely cottage, comfy beds and well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage."

    A real home from home with everything we could have possibly needed for our week away. We particularly liked the finishing touches, lovely cream tea, cider and chocolate waiting for us on arrival. Even travel toiletries if we prefer them! Spotlessly clean, beautiful fresh flowers dotted around the cottage too which made it so welcoming. The weather wasn’t as good as it could have been which meant we spent longer in the cottage than we would otherwise, it was so comfortable and relaxing. Beautiful outside space too, undercover seating so we could enjoy our morning coffee and evenings outside even in the rain. We stay in Cornwall most years and this accommodation is one of the best we’ve stayed in, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was equipped to a very high standard."

    Lovely welcome pack and message from owners who were contactable if needed (we didn't need to as they seem to have thought of everything!) Cottage and surroundings were beautiful. We would happily recommend this cottage to others. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Swift Cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage in a very relaxed and private area, lovely after a day out to come back and relax."

    had everything you needed. spotlessly clean

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, very clean, welcoming and homely."

    There’s everything you need to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. The garden area is bright and sunny. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this lovely cottage and will definitely be back. The owner was responsive to emails regarding information about restaurants. All in all a lovely welcoming stay. Thanks so much

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Swift cottage is faultless, such a cosy and homely place to stay in an ideal spot for seeing the sights of Cornwall."

    We met the owner upon arrival who was lovely and couldn't do enough for us, with a beautiful hamper of cream tea waiting for us indoors. All our expectations were met and exceeded, we had everything we needed and more. Thank you so much for a lovely stay, we would definitely recommend to others and would stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom, one twin bedroom (This can be pushed together to make double)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a Highchair.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Highchair, Travel cot, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Communal landscaped courtyard gardens to the rear
  • Private garden with lawned area including barbecue and seating area to the front
  • Enclosed outdoor seating patio area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: There are a couple of internal steps down to both bedrooms and shower room, take care
  • Note: WiFi will be available from 28th April.Please note: The two singles can be pushed together to make a super king.

The property

Sat within a tranquil corner of farmland is this beautiful ground-floor cottage, offering an idyllic getaway for families and friends who want to explore true Cornish delights. Swift Cottage boasts a large sweeping driveway, welcoming you in with an array of luscious wrap-around gardens for you to enjoy during your stay, including a gorgeous lawn which overlooks the surrounding countryside for picnics, several seating areas for alfresco dining with a barbecue, and a covered front patio area where you can delight in a morning coffee as you breathe in the fresh country air. Admire the attention to detail to the interior as you find your way inside, featuring classic oak beams and several Swift bird decorations for you to discover in hidden places throughout the open-plan living space. Prepare a hearty meal in the amply-equipped kitchen to be enjoyed on the group dining table for an evening meal as you toast to a memorable trip before clearing everything away in the handy dishwasher.Kick back and relax on the plush corner sofa for a film night on the Smart TV or spend your evening outside with a refreshing glass of wine as you catch up with your loved ones roasting marshmallow around the fire. When you're ready to call it a night, find two beautifully presented bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin (which can be made into a Super King should you require.) Both rooms have a different style and ample storage for all your belongings, served by a shower room where you can prepare for your day feeling refreshed and raring to go. Explore the surrounding farmland and let the rural beauty take your breath away. A short drive will bring you to the nearby village of East Taphouse, where there is a handy petrol station/store for stocking up on essentials and treats.

Even closer is a local farm shop offering local produce which is signposted along the road.

Two-Watersfoot is home to a local pub where you can spend a night away from the kitchen and indulge in pub grub and relax in the beer garden. Venture into the market town of Liskeard for an even wider choice of amenities, including a wealth of supermarkets, quirky shops, welcoming pubs, and good family restaurants, as well direct train links to Birmingham and London. Nearby Lostwithiel is renowned for its antique shops, Restormel Castle and Duchy Nurseries with its beautiful nursery and amazing cafe with great food and coffee. Very close to the cottage are some fantastic places to visit.

Porfell Wifelife Park is just a stones throw away and offers sanctuary to many different animals from around the world who have been neglected, injured, imported illegally or simply no longer wanted.

If you enjoy some action Adrenalin Quarry is the place to go with it’s zip-slide, waterpark and go-kart track. Other fantastic local trips worth noting are Siblyback Lake where you can enjoy a scenic walk around the lake finished off with a stop at Olive & Co (Winners of the 2020 Trip Advisor Peoples Award) for coffee and cake.

Also enjoy local ice-cream or lunch while the kids play in the small park.

Paddleboards and kayaks can also be rented here for a fun time out on the lake. Just down the road from Siblyback Lake is Golitha Falls which offers a beautiful woodland walk alongside the river.

Inkies Smokehouse serve amazing smoked BBQ among other tasty treats so is definitely worth a try! If a trip to the beach is what you fancy, then why not spend a day along Cornwall's south coast at the beaches of Seaton, Talland Bay, and Looe which hosts fantastic attractions including a picturesque port, a large sandy beach, and bustling ocean swim spot.

Other amazing local attractions in the area include the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project, Lanhydrock House, the pretty village of Polperro, and the vibrant marine city of Plymouth where you'll find the historic Barbican Theatre, the National Aquarium and exciting cosmopolitan amenities.Discover outdoor adventure at Bodmin Moor, boasting a thrilling selection of activities throughout the granite moorland and expansive countryside, from walking, cycling, hiking and horse riding. Return after a fun-filled day to the peace and quiet of the country surroundings and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at Swift Cottage.

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About the location


Liskeard 5 miles; Polperro 9 miles; Looe 9 miles.

The small village of East Taphouse is located on the A390 in the heart of the beautiful Cornish countryside, perfectly situated for exploring all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer. Located between the historic market towns of Liskeard to the east and the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel to the west, there is also easy access to the picturesque old fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey and many spectacular sandy beaches and coves on the South Coast, whilst the rugged and dramatic Bodmin Moor is just 10 minutes to the north. Close by is the Eden Project along with the magnificent Lost Gardens of Heligan and many National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock and Cothele. Bodmin steam railway and the tall ship harbour at Charlestown are also nearby and well worth a visit. Further afield, Plymouth is only a 30-minute drive away as is the windswept northern coastline, with Padstow, Newquay, Tintagel and anywhere from Dartmoor to Land's End all accessible for an enjoyable day out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas