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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second visit to Mallards and it continues to be our favourite place to stay."

    A real home from home. Clean, well equipped and a great location for lots of adventures. We definitely hope to be back. Thank you Mallards Cottage for such a magical happy week even in the rain!

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Mar 2024

  • "Totally agree with all the comments in the previous poor review regarding general untidiness and a feeling that it was all a bit grubby."

    In addition we had two other issues, one extremely serious. The first (which now pales into insignificance in view of the subsequent one) is that the feature bath cannot be used. The hot water runs out before the bath is even a quarter full. I texted the owner via the cleaner (contact number I had been given) to ask if there was a heater for the water as there wasn’t enough for a bath. The owner simply responded that the water was on 24/7! We could not therefore use the bath during our stay. The main issue however is that the cottage heating system does not work. On arrival at the cottage for a winter break my daughter and I found it to be without working heating. It was freezing cold and everything felt damp. The heaters are night storage so I adjusted the dials (where possible as they were old / broken / jammed) and hoped that they would heat up overnight. The whole cottage was icy cold. There was one portable heater downstairs so we carried it upstairs and put it in one of the bedrooms which we then had to share. It was so cold that we used the duvet from the second bedroom as well and “slept” in our clothes. In the morning despite having all night to heat up the heaters in the bedroom were still barely warm and the one downstairs was stone cold. I contacted the owner via the cleaner and asked him to supply a couple of portable heaters. He didn’t but said he would call the electrician. The electrician didn’t arrive that day so the cottage remained freeing and once again my daughter and I had to sleep in our clothes. I contacted the owner the next day and again asked for a couple of portable heaters (hardly asking for the world) and he just kept promising an electrician. On the third day after more repeated promises of an electrician I contacted Sykes who said they would contact the owner. The email response I then had from them was that the owner “would NOT be providing portable heaters as there was an open fire to heat the cottage and the owner suggested we went and bought logs!” We were already using the fire and had bought bags of coal and logs but alone it was not enough to heat the whole of the downstairs let alone the upstairs. The attitude of the owner was staggering. I cannot stress enough how cold and awful the cottage was. We were so miserable and the owner point blank refused to do anything to heat the cottage. On the fourth day I asked Sykes for a cottage transfer or said we would have to leave. Sykes then contacted the owner again and subsequently although we were out we were told maintenance had attended and turned the heating up “as far as they dared”. Being night storage heaters we knew we would still not have heat that night but hoped they would be hot the next day. So we had yet another night sharing a room with one portable heater and sleeping in our clothes. It was so cold it felt as if we had kept all the windows wide open overnight! The next day the heating was still not working. Unable to face another freezing cold night I went to B & Q and ordered two heaters myself. When they arrived the next day we collected them and local residents on seeing us struggling to carry them into the cottage questioned what we were doing. I was close to tears and they were so lovely, helped us and also went and sorted out their own portable heaters for us to borrow. They too were horrified at how cold the cottage was and at the owner’s refusal to help us. Sykes response was that should we wish to pursue this we will have to pursue the owner direct via the smalls claim court. I am in the process of doing just that!

    We are saddened to hear that you were disappointed with your stay at Mallards. As you can see from previous reviews, they are usually very positive and we haven’t received feedback like this previously. We are sorry that no logs were provided for the open fire, this must have been missed on the changeover so we do apologise for this. The village store is a few minutes away, which sells logs and other fire supplies, I hope you were able to make use of this store for replenishments. During the winter months, the heating is on in all rooms, there is a portable heater and also an open fire for guests use, we therefore do apologise that you found the cottage cold. Upon receiving your phone call we arranged an electrician to be with you as soon as possible. I’m afraid that due to it being Mothering Sunday, we were unable to get a same day call out, but the electricians were with you as soon as possible to try and resolve this issue. We have taken your comments on board and have arranged for both an electrician and plumber to review the amenities within the property as these are comments that have not occurred previously and we want to ensure this is rectified. We apologise again for any disappointment caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather1.6Mar 2024

  • "My 6th stay at Mallards and it never disappoints."

    In the most wonderful spot in a lovely village with everything you could possibly need. I always look forward to staying and never want to leave. A special thank you as always to Claire and the team for making Mallards feel like home. I will of course be coming back soon!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage and had lots of charm but didn't live up to expectations, The Kitchen felt dirty and could do with a real good spring clean , crumbs in drawers and cupboards messy, you were left 3 dishwasher tablets in a little pot and one had burst and the liquid was all over the others and sticky and messy."

    the place just lacked attention to detail, there was a stain on one of the single beds sheet and the wardrobe had all the linen for the cottage in it which would be ok if stored neatly and tidy and not some dumped on the floor. The outhouse was scruffy and messy. The parking spot beside the house is tiny and you have to stick the front of car out to get access to your doors and was often blocked in as it is really busy there as it used as turn around spot for cars and parking spot for people to access the beach. It is a lovely cottage and it just needs tidying up a bit by the cleaner , I left it cleaner than I found it. It isn't cheap to stay here and the extra charge of £25 per dog on an already expensive price for the cottage is a bit cheeky , having said that your paying for the location no doubt. Despite these things which can all be corrected with a bit more care and a spruce up, I had a lovely stay and the cottage is nice. A nice touch of cream tea and milk left on arrival but I put the plates and utensils through the dishwasher before using,

    We are disappointed that you had issues with your stay at the Mallards , the housekeeper is very fastidious , clean and tidy is always how we want it to be.....apologies if there was a problem. With respect to parking there is a single space outside the Mallards only and unique to the the cottage.... which seems to cope well with all sizes of vehicle that arrive throughout the year ....... again apologies if you had difficulties Property Owner

    Reviewed by J2.8Feb 2024

  • "The cottage/village was exactly as described, the cottage had almost everything you needed ( we thought there would have been a supply of logs etc for the open fire or at least one nights supply) but we were able to purchase at Asda just a few miles up the road apart from that it was a wonderful stay, we were very lucky with weather during the dayand hoping to return soon."

    The ship pub was very friendly and welcoming, food was very good. Definitely recommend ( oh thankyou for the cream tea!!)

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Mallards Cottage turned out to be the perfect choice for our family vacation."

    From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a memorable stay. First and foremost, the location couldn't have been better. Nestled in a quaint seaside town, the cottage offered a fantastic blend of convenience and charm. It was just a stone's throw away from the beach, which made it incredibly easy to enjoy leisurely strolls along the shoreline, build sandcastles with the kids. Only drawback was that the beach wasn't open to dogs during the non-winter months. What impressed us right away was the cleanliness and tidiness of the cottage. The attention to detail was evident throughout the property. The well-kept interiors and the cozy furnishings created a warm and inviting atmosphere that made us feel right at home. One of the highlights for our family was the convenience factor. Mallards Cottage is not only close to the beach but also within walking distance to a small shopping mart and several charming pubs. This made it effortless for us to stock up on essentials and indulge in some local cuisine without the need for extensive travel. Speaking of indulgence, a heartfelt thank you is in order for the delightful welcome pack of scones, clotted cream, and jam that greeted us upon arrival. It was a thoughtful touch that instantly made us feel welcome and added an extra layer of comfort to our stay. We stayed at Mallards Cottage as a family of two adults, two kids, and two dogs, and it accommodated us perfectly. The fenced patio provided a safe and secure space for our furry friends to play, and the children had a blast exploring the nearby beach and its treasures. Mallards Cottage offered us a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and allowed us to unwind and connect as a family. We left with cherished memories and a strong desire to return in the future.

    Thank you for enjoying the Mallards so much we are constantly thrilled with guests having a great time at the cottage ……makes our efforts more than worthwhile ……thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darshini5.0Aug 2023

  • "Another amazing stay at the mallards, our 4th time."

    Clean and comfortable. Perfect location. We love that the sun hits the front garden in the evening summer months for bbqs and sitting outside till late.

    Thank you .... from all the staff that take care of the Mallards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice4.7Jun 2023

  • "First and foremost this cottage was spotlessly clean."

    It has everything you need and more for a fantastic holiday. Highly recommend.

    Thank you from Claire and the cleaning team, and myself as the owner , we endeavour to provide a geat cottage as a base for your visit to Cornwall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was spotless when we arrived."

    The Cornish scones were a real treat and much appreciated. On the one occasion I called Claire she was lovely, friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend The Mallards, the location was great and accommodation was beautiful!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2023

  • "Well situated cottage, good village facilities, excellent meals at the Ship, all very dog friendly except for the beach."

    the Pentewan beach is closed for dogs from April to October, there are a number of dog friendly beaches , close by Goren Haven, the magnificent Caerhayes , fuller information in the Mallards property details Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our 5th stay at Mallards."

    Such a homely cottage in a lovely spot with everything we need for an enjoyable holiday. Claire is warm and friendly and always ensures everything is perfect for our stay. We are looking forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2023

  • "Mallards cottage is lovely, cosy, yet spacious."

    It is clean and has everything you need and more. The milk in the fridge and the cream teas was a lovely surprise. During our stay there was a problem with the hot water, this was reported to Claire, the house keeper and an engineer arrived the same day to resolve it. Having only spoken to Claire a couple of times on the phone, I found her to be very friendly and approachable, it was a pleasure to speak to her. The beach is very close by, about two minutes away. We would certainly go back again and would recommend the Mallards to our family and friends.

    Thank you for very positive comments on your holiday in the Mallards , our endeavour is always to provide a high standard of furnishings , that sit comfortably within a traditional Cornish Cottage. Our house keeper Claire is exceptional, its our pleasure to make sure guests visiting the Mallards have the most enjoyable experience... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Loved staying here."

    Cosy, yet had plenty of space. The huge bath was amazing. Enjoyed having a real fire in the evenings. There was everything we needed and the place was spotless. Note to self for next time, dogs can't go on the beach until November 1st.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, a real home from home,cozy feel."

    , great location great price for a week. I will definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great outdoor space to sit in the sun Interesting artwork and all white ..."

    Great outdoor space to sit in the sun Interesting artwork and all white interior Landline telephone provided was useful as we had no mobile signal Such comfortable bed Enjoyed being in the village for the week

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2022

  • "The bath plug chain was broken so had to use scissors to get plug out."

    The selection lever on the bath between bath and shower head was loose and had to be removed and replaced at a different angle. The taps on the left hand sink did not work. Two of the lights in the kitchen did not work so was darker than needed to be. Washing machine spinner did not work so washing came out wet. Tumbledryer did not dry as filter needed attention. Cushions on dining chairs stained as was the cusion on one of the settees and the outside chairs. Could do with chest of drawers in twin bedroom. Button on front of dishwasher missing so difficult to turn on.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I the owner have stayed at the property since your visit and can confirm the washing machine needs to complete its cycle completely, dryer in good working order, new cushions now on dining chairs. Taps fine on bathroom sinks , two light bulbs changed in kitchen . Sofas new in February as was patio furniture Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip2.5Aug 2022

  • "Loved the location of the property with all facilities nearby ie shop and pub etc."

    house was big enough for the four of us, clean and tidy with everything you could need. Nice and cool inside on a hot day. We would definitely recommend this place to our family and friends and hope to book again in the future. A fabulous summer break away.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage was a delight."

    There wasn't anything that we wanted that wasn't there. Amazing location close to the beach and it was easy to just walk down to the sea for t swim

    Thanks to my exceptional housekeeper and her team the last week has bee 100/100 reviews , fantastic !! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay."

    We noticed a few updates this year which was lovely. The Mallards never disappoints! A great location in a beautiful village. Great facilities, spacious and clean. Couldn't ask for more. Hopefully we can return again soon.

    A great response and another happy guest my team lead by Claire try hard to make everything as good as it can be! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Jun 2022

  • "Ideally needs a 2nd toilet, but 20p does get you access to the very clean public loo opposite."

    Thank you for your feedback , I spoke to one of the guests during w/c 3rd of June he pointed out they visited last October loved the cottage/location so much they returned.... He is a keen scuba diver , and was enrolled with the diving school in the village Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Jun 2022

  • "We had the best time at the Mallards, what a wonderful cottage in a fantastic location!"

    We could not fault a thing. The cottage is beautiful with everything you need there, the beds were so comfortable. We absolutely fell in love with the cottage and didn't want to come back! Will definitely be back. Thank you, also to Claire the housekeeper, she was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2022

  • "Car parking limited - only space for 1 small car at property."

    Occasional parking space available nearby.

    As owners we would regularly arrive in our BMW X5, my housekeeper has a pick up So parking one vehicle outside the Mallards , has never been a problem . Sorry if you found it so. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8May 2022

  • "Good kitchen facilities, comfortable beds."

    Would have been nice to have a welcome book as it didn’t feel like ‘a welcome to Mallards’. We did appreciate the scones but it felt a bit business like! I have a friend In Portmellon so easy distance. The coastal path lovely for dog walks as was the Pentewan cycle path. So close to the beach which was lovely but needs to be made clearer that ‘ no dogs’. Overall a good experience.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay!"

    Property was very clean on arrival with everything we needed (including cream tea!). Even though it was April we were able to relax in the sun on the front patio and enjoyed our strolls to the beach. This really is a brilliant location, with so much to do nearby including Heligan Gardens, Mevagissey and Goran Haven.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Apr 2022

  • "Very clean and functional with well equipped kitchen and sunny outdoor space."

    Great comms with the housekeeper. Would have been helpful to know that the floor upstairs is uneven and potentially dangerous for an old person. House was very cold in the evening/morning and not enough hot water to run more than a very shallow bath. Very expensive for what it was.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that you found the property to be very clean, functional and well equipped. Reviews received, tend to be positive with a number of returning guests. Mallards is a Traditional Cornish Cottage by the sea, our view has been to preserve the character of the property, as some of these cottages are unique. We have a Smart TV, enabling Netflix access which has been installed. We can confirm that there are two new sofas, new shower and a recent refurbishment of the kitchen. Had you spoken to Claire (who is exceptional) she would have suggested that you turn on the upstairs heating. There is also a stand-alone heater available for use in the utility. She would have also mentioned that the hot water tank is on 24hrs a day. We can appreciate that you stayed only 3 nights, but the property was available to you for the week at the normal weekly tariff. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arabella3.1Mar 2022

  • "We loved this little cottage and it’s location."

    The housekeeper was delightfully efficient and friendly and the local pub was a favourite! Everything in the house was well ordered with two exceptions: the television was advertised as having Netflix but had no additional services to the regular tv. Given that we were there over Christmas when watching tv in the evening would be very much on the agenda, this was disappointing. I would recommend the tv needs upgrading to a smart tv with iPlayer and other capacity for on-demand viewing. The dishwasher needs servicing - the door nearly took my hand off at one point and broke a glass when it snapped shut; it also failed to dry any of the dishes - probably needs salt, or the filter checking. I would definitely book here again. It’s a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Dec 2021

  • "Another wonderful stay at The Mallards!"

    Perfect location, clean, excellent facilities and luckily, we had fantastic weather! Cant wait for out nect stay.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really good cottage with everything needed."

    Good location and nice beach close by

    Reviewed by Barnaby4.7Aug 2021

  • "There are two basins in bathroom and hot tap on one basin and cold on the other did not work."

    We did not complain but received a phone call saying a plumber had been booked. He did not arrive and we heard no more about it. As there were two basins it didn’t cause us much of a problem.

    Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback. The owner has confirmed that the plumbing in the bathroom is now working perfectly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculately presented with everything you could require."

    Claire is a great asset to yourselves and went out of her way to make our stay fantastic. We will certainly return to the Mallards again one day and would highly recommendation using Sykes Cottages for your holiday. Thank you for looking after us Best wishes Kevin & Sally Hancock

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2021

  • "Great location."

    Well placed for many local attractions. Lost gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, Charlestown, Mevagissey all a short drive. Tintagel, St Ives approx 1 hour drive make for a great day trip. Pentewan has a Lovely beach minutes walk from the cottage. Cottage gave us a great base to our first visit to Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Sep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mallards."

    The cottage was very clean and well equipped. Claire was very helpful and communicative, the cream tea waiting for us on arrival was much appreciated. The location is great for getting around, we never needed the car, with the weather being kind to us, we were able to take advantage of the beautiful walks from Pentewan. We highly recommend Mallards and would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was our second time staying at The Mallards in Pentewan and we were not disappointed."

    The cottage is a home from home with everything you could wish for provided. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom is huge with both a bathtub and a shower. The week we stayed was disappointing in terms of the weather but we had music, TV, books, DVDs and board games to keep us occupied. The pub serving wonderful food and local ales was just a short walk away and the locals are very friendly. I can only say we had a lovely holiday once again in beautiful, but this time a very damp, Cornwall

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2019

  • "What is there not to like about the Mallards."

    The house was exceptional, it had everything that you would need for a good holiday plus some nice extras. Claire was absolutely brilliant in giving us instructions about how to get into the house. One of the best things was the comfort of the beds - the mattresses were brilliant, if you're staying somewhere for a week it really makes a difference if you sleep well. The beach was so close about 2 minute walk, and the Ship Inn pub was also about 2 min walk and was so lovely. We also found it was really well situated to go and see the surrounding country. Although there isn't a local shop - the garage was really well stocked and we even used the shop on the campsite one day when the garage was shut. The nearest supermarket was in St Austell and was about a 15 min drive.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2019

  • "A brilliant location, walks on the beach are well worth the effort."

    We had a brilliant time with picking up sea glass and drinking in all the establishments.A good base to visit all the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2019

  • "Wonderful oasis from all the busy ports and other villages."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic week at Mallards Cottage."

    A very pleasant surprise - bright, spacious and very clean. Better than the photos. Our family of our stayed here for a week before Easter. Claire who looks after the place is friendly and helpful- when we noticed a bulb had blown in one of the lights she was round to replace it right away. We loved the well equipped kitchen and huge bathroom, and the fact that the heaters were all on for when we arrived. Would be very happy to come back again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with exceptionally high standard"

    Reviewed by Karon5.0Mar 2019

  • "Once again Sykes team have excelled, from booking to checking out everything was fantastic."

    We did not get to the cottage until 5am on the Saturday morning after travelling over night and Claire had kindly left lights on to assist us in the dark, most thoughtful. There was extra coal and logs left for us, the cottage was immaculate - in fact I have never rented a property that was so fresh and clean with absolutely everything you could possibly need. I am certain that we shall return and enjoy another fantastic week or maybe two! Please pass on my comments to Claire, her standards are truly fantastic.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2019

  • "Excellent property."

    Well suited to our needs will book again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2018

  • "Just to say the cottage was perfect in every way."

    It was a mixture of quaint and modern and so well equipped. The cleanliness was exemplary in every way. Communication with the owner was excellent and I would recommend this cottage and it's location to all.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage next to the beach."

    Large bathroom good shower. The kitchen is modern all electric. Comfortable and spacious bedrooms and lounge area. Downsides the hot water tank is not big enough to fill the bath and the tv box is limited so you only get bbc iPlayer but not itv or channel 4. Netflix is available though.

    Reviewed by Keven4.7Sep 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    lots to do and plenty of walks for the dog. (and us)

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage situated right in the middle of a small village with a couple of shops, cafes, pubs and watersports rentals."

    While the cottage is dog friendly, the area is most defo NOT. Dogs are not only not allowed on the beach, but nowhere near it. Which spoils it hugely, as even if you just wanted to watch your family or friends on the beach from a distance, you cant. From a gate just outside the front of the cottage, dogs are banned from going any closer, or around the harbour area. Big shame, as otherwise, it would be perfect. Couple of points others have meentioned, yes it does smell a bit at first-i think it needs the cupboards cleaning out, and a good mid summer clean-like under beds and sofas etc. Yes, the hot water will NOT supply a full or half bath full-but the power shower is very good. The stairs are steep and narrow, but only like youd expect from a cottage. And the double bed does need replacing as it dips in the middle. The front of the house could do with a tidy, and some better furniture (outside) would make it a lot better. Most of the surronding houses are very well looked after, and it looks a little untidy in comparison. Also a couple of the windows dont close properly. While all this sounds bad, im only mentioning it to hopefully make the next persons stay better, and with the exception of the dogs being banned completely from the beach area, it didnt spoil our stay at all. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Aug 2018

  • "The 3 x bed mattress's are not comfortable, the springs in the single bed in the one room are broken."

    Need modern mattress's.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4May 2018

  • "We phoned, as instructed, 3 days before arrival to speak to the housekeeper and to find out a keycode in order to get the front door key from it's secure box by the gate."

    The person we spoke to was very pleasant and helpful. On our arrival we were greeted with a lovely Cornish cream tea which even included tea bags, milk and sugar. The cottage itself was in a lovely village position close to all amenities including a local pub selling real Cornish ales and served the best Sunday carvery we've eaten in a long time. We found the property extremely clean and well equipped. The sofas and the double bed were comfortable and there were plenty of cushions. There was dedicated off road parking which was useful in a small popular Cornish village with narrow winding streets. The only drawback for us was a very steep and narrow staircase but this is only to be expected in a converted and very old cottage. We have no complaints and enjoyed our holiday very much. We would certainly consider using it again the next time we visit Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Gill4.4May 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage and holiday and we even ordered the sunshine!"

    The cottage was perfect and very comfortable in every way. There was tea/coffee, dishwasher tablets, plentiful towels and bedding etc to make everything easy and the cream tea on arrival was brilliant. As others have mentioned, the hot water was an issue and although the plumber came out there was very little hot water for washing up/baths. Luckily the shower is electric but with two young children full of sand, the bath was needed!! The outside terrace is perfect and a suntrap but it could definitely be improved in appearance and comfort with a more comfortable seating area etc. Generally a fantastic holiday in a great setting. Definitely walk the coastal path from Pentewan to mevagissy and have dinner at shark fin. Amazing views.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0May 2018

  • "The house does have a damp smell."

    I think that there should be a warning about the steep stairs

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Apr 2018

  • "Loved the cottage and its location for fab easy walks with our little dog."

    Great pub and cafes and shop for the paper in the morning a pleasant walk for my husband with the dog.A couple of observations: a butter dish and extra chopping boards would be good and there didn't appeat to be a dustbin.The double bed was so comfy and great to have access to lots of decent towels and bedding which with the washing machine and dryer was fab.The bath looked amazing but the size of the hot water tank only permits a very shallow bath,my husband always prefers a bath but found the hot water supply to be inadequate,Gaynor did send a chap to have a look but it was the size of the tank thats the problem.All in all it is very homely and comfortable .The door on the dishwasher is a bit severe and its best to use the grill for toast rather than the toaster which takes forever!All in all it was wonderful I think Christmas here would be magical .

    Reviewed by Janet4.8Nov 2017

  • "Wi fi only worked for 1st couple of days."

    This did not affect us but may bother other customers.

    Reviewed by Maria3.8Oct 2017

  • "It would have been helpful to know that Pentewan Beach is not dog friendly for most of the year."

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Living room with open fire, dining and sitting area
  • Night storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, Espresso coffee machine, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, Netflix, DVD, WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • One small dog welcome at £25 per week
  • Front terrace with furniture
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent (logs can be replenished from the village store)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.3 miles

The property

Located in the village square, this detached cottage provides stylish accommodation in the coastal village of Pentewan, South Cornwall.

Nestled snugly in the heart of the village it is just a three minute walk to the beach, the old harbour and the village amenities, making it perfect for a traditional family holiday.

Two pretty bedrooms overlook the village square and downstairs you will find an attractive, fully equipped kitchen with modern units and wooden worktop.

Walk into the open plan dining and sitting area and look forward to relaxing on the comfy sofas at the end of your busy day in the sea air with the wood burning stove a welcome addition on those chillier evenings or winter breaks.

To the front there is a sunny terrace, perfect for alfresco dining and watching the world go by.

Mallards is just 500 yards from Pentewan Beach which is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and watersports enthusiasts and for walkers and cyclists.

You can find spectacular dog friendly beaches at Gorran Haven, Carhayes, Perranporth, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth.

The Pentewan Valley Trail offer 4km of inland paths through beautiful woodland along with the coastal footpath which stretches in either direction over rugged cliff tops and where you can spot hidden coves.

For those who wish to tour the area, there are a number of great days out to be enjoyed.

A trip to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, pretty Mevagissey and the Eden Project are all with a 20 minute drive, or further afield, the National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth is an impressive and educational attraction.

With its low beamed ceilings this charming cottage will provide you with a wonderful and memorable holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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St Austell 4 miles; Mevagissey 2 miles.

Pentewan is a delightful coastal village set back from the sandy expanse of Pentewan Beach. The village shop and pub draw visitors from far and wide, while the beach is good for children and a favourite with water sport enthusiasts. Dogs are only permitted on the beach between the first Sunday in November and the end of February, but dog walkers can enjoy the stunning woodland of the Pentewan Valley Trail, along with other beaches a short drive away. The coastal path passes through the village and as it climbs up the cliffside towards Mevagissey, the views across the bay toward Devon in the far distance are breath-taking. Good cycle paths pass close by and there is cycle hire available in the village. The nearby fishing village of Mevagissey offers many restaurants and fresh local fish. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pinetum Gardens are both just a short drive away, while the Eden Project is within easy reach and well worth a visit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute