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Strawberry Cottage

(Ref. 985163)

Penryn, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was spotless, I was very pleased because I had my grandchildren staying with me."

    We could not find a tin opener and our last night we could not use the hot tub, due to the small of stagnant water. Other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you Sharon.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2024

  • "Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Strawberry Cottage It's a light and airy property with a wonderfully comfortable front room and a well equipped kitchen."

    Very clean and spacious and with ample room to spread out and relax. We loved the location and the aesthetic and being able to get the car backed up into the carport (albeit not fully) was a welcome addition. Overall, really fantastic and a very relaxing place - especially when including the opportunity to use Sky and Netflix of an evening. Only a few cons really and one of which is our personal taste. All the mattresses in the property tended to the incredibly "soft / bouncy" so if your preference is for a harder mattress this will be a bit of an adjustment and secondly, the hot tub cover is split meaning that whenever it rains (which during our stay it did non stop anyway) the tub will fill with rain water (as it's not covered over) and get very cold. Didn't affect us personally due to the weather being unsuitable for using it anyway - but thought I'd point it out. Oh and (Colombo-esque) one last thing, the frying pans are a bit bowed in the middle (just makes them a bit unstable during use) - but that's honestly nitpicking a little. Overall, a thoroughly recommended location with a wonderful view over the town to the hill opposite and a comforting atmosphere to relax in. Thanks for such a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Lee4.4Nov 2023

  • "It’s a lovely warm cottage, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, we especially loved the bread maker."

    We were slightly disappointed with the state of inside some of the kitchen cupboards and bedroom drawers when we went to unpack, however once I’d cleaned them, we were happy with the rest of it. It’s a short walk into the town area with a good pub being about a 5 minute walk. The owner was very helpful when we had a problem with the internet, which was due to the storm, so absolutely outside her control but she still helped and kept us updated on the situation, thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrena4.7Oct 2023

  • "The hot tub was not maintained after usage."

    We had to only use it once.kitchen pots were left dirty.

    Reviewed by Aysha2.5Oct 2023

  • "Besides the miss communication on my behalf regarding a clean for the second week."

    There was only a couple of discrepancies one the radio/stereo in one room did not work and the Internet kept phasing in and out possibly due to high demand. The other was parking outside the front as there was a local lad who kept parking his car in the front doorway which in turn had an effect on other neighbours whom were in a predicament due to my car having to be in there way .

    Reviewed by Allen3.4Sep 2023

  • "We travelled to this special hot tub property because it was myself and my better halves anniversary and I wanted to surprise her from the off."

    We arrived there on the Saturday and the facilities were great and we were happy. The hot tub though wasn’t working for a number of days and although the owner was very responsive, there wasn’t any empathy in her texts/correspondence considering that this feature was an intended anniversary present (mentioned in my initial text to her) The owner did offer to pass me over to Sykes though for them to perhaps schedule another property that had an hot tub. After speaking to Chloe at Sykes, who went above and beyond in her communication with me, I decided to stick it out and stay put. I didn’t receive a good will payment from the owner which would’ve been nice but Chloe at Sykes has since refunded the booking fee I had paid to Sykes to the tune of around £50 which was a pleasant surprise and I will definitely be booking my next getaway with them. Thank you Chloe :)

    Reviewed by Laurence4.1Sep 2023

  • "Overall review."

    +positives & -negatives Porch - The porch just needs cleaning. cobwebs, leaves and an empty glass on arrival. Looks tired. Carport - Pillar to pillar it is 89 1/2 inches, there is a recess behind the pillars but very tight as others have mentioned. Could not get toddler in car seat if car is in car port, let alone unload the car from the doors. We unloaded through the boot. This isn't owners fault just a fact. No on street parking as the locals & residents use it. Came back one day to someone parked across the front of the house. Again not the owners fault just a simple fact to note. Entrance Hallway - Smells damp / musty on entrance but it is subterranean, to be expected to a degree Downstairs bedroom - Partner slept here a couple of nights and noticed blood stained duvet, large dinner plate sized stains, when stripping down the beds on the morning of departure. + cooler that upstairs Downstairs en-suite - The shower hose to head was held together at the head with masking tape. And leaked. we informed the cleaner who informed the owner who denied knowledge of it, and sent a plumber out the day before we left to replace the hose. The base of the shower tray is falling apart, can see on Rightmove neighbour has same en suite set which means is what was installed when house built in 2010. Ran dehumidifier entire time to help with musty smell + Excellent water pressure! Kitchen - No salt or pepper shakers empty (we should have been more prepared) The fridge is savage, it froze our salad. ( The house manual says don’t touch the temperature settings ) Oven rubber seal broken / loose so doesn’t keep heat in effectively. - quick search on Rightmove shows kitchen to be what was originally installed in 2010 when house built. Extractor dirty / not extracting efficiently Tops of cupboard doors are sticky.. + Decent Biscuits and tea Good size Water pressure good Clean overall Toaster is efficient! Lounge - Internet connection poor - “weak security” router possibly needs firmware update as Wi-Fi doesn’t work properly throughout property. Even sat next to router. therefore the sky on demand serices are limited to reception available at the time + Large size Comfy / squishy sofas, probably because they are from 2009 as the label indicates sky tv when it works. Upstairs bathroom - Tired Cracked paint by bath Could do with new silicone around floor and bath There’s a soft spot in front of bath which seems like broken floorboard maybe? + Good size Clean Bedroom upstairs with window - Found a battery under the left side table . Have left on kitchen table. Not toddler safe, choking hazards. also Found big clump of hair and sanitary towel paper wrapper under bed on right side. Found a Childs tennis racket toy under the downstairs bed, a red bead & reciepts from 2021 and 2022. Underneath side tables and inside sofas found food wrappers, also left on kitchen table. Shows large furniture not hoovered, checked beneath for 2 years. Bedroom upstairs door to patio - Wardrobe handle came off as soon as tried to open the door. Room not laid out very well, gap from radiator to bed 8 inches and bed to wall 10 1/2 inches, to get to the hot tub you must squeeze past this gap or go over the bed. Silicone around doors mouldy + Lots of plug sockets Swapped lamps from downstairs to up as they are fancy and have usb plugs built in. Garden - Windows need washing. The trickle vents especially Could do with a once over with a jet washer + Hot tub. Used Sunday for 1 hour - great first impression. Went to use Tuesday and it was slimy and smelly, notified the owner. Wednesday owner sent lady out to have a look at it as wouldn’t turn on and to change the filter and check chemicals. Owner said we "should have messaged Sykes first and not her, said biofilm from people wearing makeup", (ref Sykes terms and conditions Complaints while at the Property - contact owner first) Thursday hot tub was good it worked perfectly as expected Friday hot tub cold! Turned itself off again at main point, it was 35.1' so gave up on it. overall not great, but ok as a base to come back to whilst out adventuring and seeing family in Falmouth. interior decoration and colour palette well thought out, but not worth the £800 paid for the week. Sykes don't seem concerned, said will forward to owner so issues addressed before next Tennant.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property."

    Decorated to a high standard and spotlessly clean. A good private location for exploring the surrounding areas. We had a lovely stay. Thank you.

    Happy Times. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, it makes our job worthwhile, and we hope you come to Cornwall again soon. Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay at this property."

    We had 2 adults and 2 children (7 and 9) staying and there was plenty of room. The residential street was very quiet. Yes the parking space is tiny but it's not a problem. Just either park outside the door or get people to jump out before you park. The living room has comfy sofas and it is a very warm house (we had to turn the heating down in December). I saw a review that said the house had a lot of dust...that wasn't a problem on my stay. It was really clean. The location is a 10 min drive from central Falmouth. It is less than 10 mins to walk to the train station which takes you to Falmouth or Truro. All in all, a lovely stay in a very comfy house.

    Catching up on responses. Thank you so much for leaving feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in Cornwall. Mrs jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Dec 2022

  • "A very pleasant, comfortable stay at Strawberry Cottage."

    Like other reviewers though we did find the parking tight!! Whilst not using the hot tub or garden at this time of year we would think that having access only through one of the bedrooms might be a problem depending on the make up of the party if 6 people were staying. We were all from the same family but perhaps this should be explained in the property details? Similarly the lack of a proper shower in the main bathroom could prove a problem if a mixed party all needing to use the downstairs bedroom shower. Observations rather than criticisms - we enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are arranging for a shower to be fitted shortly in the main bathroom. Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.1Nov 2022

  • "The lounge, kitchen and living area are well furnished and comfortable."

    The kitchen is well equipped which was useful and the outdoor hot tub is a great addition which we used every day after being out exploring. A couple of negatives - The beds,unfortunately, were not comfortable and the mattresses on all 3 double beds are in need of replacement. Both bathrooms smelt musty and have some mould & flaking paint and need some attention. In our opinion, the house needs a ‘deep clean’ - dust on skirting boards and substantial amount of dust behind the furniture & beds. We did have a good holiday and were able to overlook these issues although we had disturbed sleep due to the poor comfort of the beds. The parking bay is tight and whilst we were able to park our 4x4, only the driver can access the car door when parked and only if you are slim! Fortunately we only had one car but if 2/3 couples stayed and had separate cars then you would struggle for parking in the road …. In the week we stayed there were not any alternative spare spaces. Overall it’s a nice place but would definitely suggest these things are addressed to ensure future guests have a more comfortable stay.

    Thank you for you response and feedback which we have found helpful. The Bathroom has been repainted. An extra spring clean was arranged by the housekeeping team. Car parking in Cornwall is at a premium. We have two parking spaces which is usually sufficient but parking is available in a nearby car park if required. I will consider the beds, which are a silent night miricoil. Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca2.8Oct 2022

  • "Overall a really good holiday let."

    Some items in the kitchen were a bit dusty on arrival but a quick rinse sorted that issue out, and some natural over time marks in the bath and around the house. Bedrooms were clean and well presented on arrival and pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the hot tub. Previous guests had left some food in the cupboards which we would of preferred not to have to deal with. There is a warning on arrival to not use the hot tub after 10pm due to being in a residential area. You are close to the college and university campus so there are a lot of students around and the local pub stays open till 11pm. There are a lot of things provided to do in the house, games, DVDs, magazines etc. We would stay again.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. The hot tub is emptied and cleaned and re balanced weekly so it is clean for each new guest. We like you to have a lovely stay and appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Oct 2022

  • "Parking is an issue, there is only space for a small car in the car port leading into the garage!"

    Next door has two cars and a van, so it meant I could not fully park right outside, encroaching on the neighbors on the other side!!

    Thank you so much for your feedback, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Strawberry Cottage. The garage was built to conform with a full size parking space. I can confirm I have parked a Vauxhall Antara in the driveway, and a Nissan Navara Pickup behind it. The next day we parked the Nissan on the drive with the Vauxhall Antara behind it. Its a little snug but you can park and still get out of the drivers side. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2022

  • "Superb property of a very high quality."

    We loved everything about Strawberry Cottage; it was so homely and we were very sorry when our stay there came to an end. Would highly recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. It makes it all worthwhile. Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay."

    Everything we needed.

    Thank you so much for your feedback so glad you enjoyed your stay. It make it worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeannie4.4Jun 2022

  • "Everything catered for ."

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Jun 2022

  • "Strawberry Cottage was as expected."

    Clean and comfortable. There was plenty of space for all six of us. The kitchen had all we required and more. The beds were very comfortable. The hot tub was lovely all though the filter needed looking at. Over all we had a very pleasant stay. The only thing we all agreed on was the access to and from the garden, through the bedroom. It was a bit cramped but we all managed ok.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2022

  • "The property was very clean, comfortable and welcoming."

    The kitchen was very well equipped. I would book this property again.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2022

  • "Overall the cottage was nice however, unless your car is no larger than vw golf there is no off street parking - this is the same for all the neighbours so the road is heavily congested with cars - if you put you car on the drive you wouldn’t get out of your car unless you have a sunroof - so I feel it’s wrong not to make this clear."

    The ensuite had black mould on the walls an ceiling and the extractor fan was so full of dust it couldn’t have been cleaned for a year. There is ample wall space for full length mirrors in the bedrooms but there are none just a tiny little mirror sat on the bedside tables. I also feel that all rooms should have a working tv not just a DVD player as this was not made clear and we had no dvds with us. Aside from that it was nice but certainly not luxurious but I guess it depends on what you’re used to.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Feb 2022

  • "Drive very narrow and parking very tight in the road."

    Therefore if you have 2 cars could be stressful. Cottage furnished very comfortably with all home comforts. Notes suggest not using the hot tub after 10.00pm as is in a residential area which can limit your use on a holiday. Nicely situated to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Nov 2021

  • "Lovely well kept property, very homely and with lots of extras provided."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and was lovely and clean."

    The only thing to take into consideration is the size of your vehicle as we have a large 4 wheel drive - the drive/porch and the street to the cottage was very tight.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house was very comfortable and well equipped especially the kitchen."

    The hot tub was lovely, the little courtyard garden was nice. There is a nice food pub just up the road and Penryn is well served with pubs and takeaways. The only downside of the house was that although the living room had SKY tv, only a few channels were available and the tv in the main bedroom had terrible reception.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jul 2021

  • "The beds are not kingsize as stated in the summary."

    The downstairs bedroom was very musty. I chose to keep most of my clothes in my suitcase as putting them in the chest of drawers would have made them smell. The sky dish is so old & rusty (I have photos) it's no wonder we could only watch certain channels and the picture was constantly breaking up. Also the toilet brushes in the bathroom & en suite were rusty and dirty (again I have photos) Overall the cottage was a good base and very well equipped and we enjoyed our holiday but in the current covid climate I feel the cleanliness could have been better.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Jun 2021

  • "Strawberry Cottage is in Penryn near Falmouth."

    We were a family of 6 (3 generations). The cottage was just perfect, it was exactly as stated on Sykes' website. The owner had provided everything you could think of. In the garage there were sun chairs, wind breakers, body boards, bbq, washer, dryers and buckets and spades for guests to use. We all enjoyed using the hot tub, even my dad who's 86. The cottage was in an easy to find location and ideal for visiting places. We visited Falmouth town, Gylly beach and Perranporth. Dollys tearoom has some delicious honey and rose scones. We had an evening meal and a family breakfast at the Windjammer restaurant near Trago mill. Also the Carnon Downs Premier Inn has a lovely Beefeater restaurant. The Flicka Donkey Foundation near Penryn is a donkey/rescue sanctuary. It is free to visit, but you need to pre book well in advance. I would recommend Strawberry Cottage to friends and family and I will definitely book to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "Good base for Falmouth and travelling to other parts of Cornwall."

    The house was beautifully decorated with a homely feel. Perfect for 4 people seating wise in the kitchen & lounge, perhaps a bit small for 6. The Jacuzzi was a real bonus and made a nice way to relax after a long day out and about.

    Reviewed by Janie3.8Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a good location close to Falmouth and, although only a small village, very close to the amenities in Penryn."

    The facilities were very good, lots of videos, games and books. The décor was pleasing and the kitchen was very well equipped. The main bathroom would benefit from having a proper wall fixing and curtain for the shower, as we had 6 adults using the en-suite shower! The hot tub was a lovely treat - shame it was accessed through one of the bedrooms. Altogether a very relaxing, comfortable accommodation.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Sep 2020

  • "Holiday home was beautiful and spacious and thoroughly loved the place."

    Just 2 things let it down... Firstly, my son dropped a lot of stuff on the floor and when retrieving it I found a bottle of water and a tissue under the settee, an empty vaping box, a face mask and cotton wool buds under the bedside tables.... I could understand if they couldn't be seen but settees and cabinets were a good few inches off floor so clearly visible if someone had looked. With covid at the moment I didn't appreciate having to dispose of these items. Second thing to disapoint was the tvs didn't work in either of the bedrooms. They wouldn't pick up a signal so I had 2 teenagers who were disappointed they couldn't watch TV in their room.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing, totally exceeded our expectations."

    The hot tub made the holiday, along with the cottage feeling like home from home. Location was perfect, with a pub at the top of the road!! Along with a number of good takeaways and a local shop within easy walking distance. Would recommend Red Chilli Indian takeaway. It is a short drive into Falmouth, and the house is perfectly placed to explore the wonders that Cornwall has to offer. Absolutely outstanding house. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely property- all facilities were excellent."

    Nice touch with milk in the fridge and a packet of Cornish biscuits to welcome us on arrival. Loved our stay, would recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to book again

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Mar 2020

  • "Just fabulous"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2019

  • "First time having a holiday in Britain for about 20 years."

    Would definitely recommend Strawberry Cottage as it was in a lovely location very quite. The owner Mrs Jackson has given the cottage that home from home feeling & has thought of everything down to wetsuits, body boards, sea shoes and everything else you can think of needed for the beach. The information pack she has prepared is great where the shops are, best places to eat. Had to contact her whilst we were there as there was an issue with the hot tub she got someone to come out at around 9pm in the evening much appreciated. My 15 year old daughter also realised on our way home that she had left her jacket in the wardrobe, I contacted the owner & she is going to post it back to us which I can’t thank her enough for. Also arriving to milk in the fridge was most welcome after a 6 hour drive. would defiantly be looking to book again,

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "The house was an absolutely perfect home from home to explore Cornwall."

    The property was beautifully decorated and in excellent condition. So many lovely little touches like some biscuits left for us. We definitely recommend this house and will be looking at availability here first the next time we want to visit Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very comfortable excellent accommodation, very clean and tidy."

    Wasn't expecting the welcome pack, nice touch

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Only one thing would like towel rails and shelf in the bathrooms apart from that just right"

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2018

  • "The owners had thought of everything that you would need on a holiday right down to buckets and spades."

    The furniture was comfortable as were the beds. The cottage was lovely and quiet in spite of being a town house. Crockery etc. was plentiful. The garden was compact and cosy and all facilities were in working order.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2018

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  • Upside down accommodation
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and living area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, Sky TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent.Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stair gate available on request
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed private garden with patio at rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Property is decorated for Christmas booking.

The property

This elegantly presented two storey town house rests in the heart of Penryn, near the town of Falmouth.

Providing luxury upside down living combined with a homely environment, this beautiful property is perfect for couples, families and friends seeking an assorted destination to base their holiday.

Step up to this inviting home, welcomed by a ground floor double bedroom which enjoys a quality finish accompanied by a modern en-suite shower room.

The stairs taking you up to the first floor are carpeted in a plush neutral shade leading to the other bedrooms and a large, dual aspect open-plan living room boasting a bright and airy feel with sumptuous furnishings, a deluxe leather armchair and an electric fire with a beautiful fireplace surround.

During the summer you can pull open the French doors onto the Juliet balcony and feel a cool breeze flowing through the interior space.

The dining area offers a table big enough for ten people, whilst the kitchen is quality fitted with wonderful contemporary fixtures bringing a edge of style about the place.

Enjoy a lovely hot soak in the tub of the family bathroom and fully relax after a busy day exploring the Cornish region.

The king-size bedroom boasts a TV and another set of French doors leading out into an enclosed garden for you to enjoy some privacy in the outdoor air.

Discover the pretty town around you on a lazy afternoon, stroll along to the port and admire the historic architecture steeply slopped along a cobbled street meandering down to the sea.

Explore the many restaurants, cafes and pubs.

The nearby town of Falmouth offers a variety of things to entertain you, from stunning sandy beaches and a maritime museum to harbour-side pubs and the exquisite fortress of Pendennis Castle.

Strawberry Cottage is a superb getaway for a memorable visit to Cornwall.

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About the location


Falmouth 6 mile; Truro 9 miles.

One of the oldest market towns in Cornwall, the pretty port of Penryn boasts a wealth of historic architecture and harbour heritage with attractive granite buildings steeply sloping along the cobbled streets down to the sea. There’s a good choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town, along with a museum offering free entry, and the tranquil Enys Gardens on the outskirts of the town, providing a range of grounds and a peaceful haven. Further along the Penryn River, just one mile towards the sea you’ll find the famous seaport of Falmouth, with a host of things to keep you entertained including harbour-side pubs and eateries offering spectacular views, stunning Blue Flag beaches and a bustling town centre. Visit the National Maritime Museum for a taste of Cornwall’s sea-faring history, or the fine Tudor fortress of Pendennis Castle, superb set gazing out to sea. You don’t have to venture far from Penryn to discover Cornwall’s many sights, delights and stunning coastline, and this is the perfect character base from which to see it all.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas