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Longview Cottage

(Ref. 946405)

Penwithick neat St Austell, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "Very cosy warm ."

    .perfect for a peaceful stay..lovely we don't have pets but dogs are welcome..lovely place to visit the places near by.. good wi fi. Full kitchen and comfy sofa . Would recommend..

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Feb 2024

  • "Completely as described, a lovely warm feeling cottage, home from home."

    Also peaceful and quiet, just what you want when on holiday.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely week."

    The cottage has everything you need for two people. It is in a great location for visiting this part of Cornwall and we had plenty to do while we were here. The fantastic weather we had all week was an added bonus. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "As it’s said on the tin has everything that you need for a stay and is ideal for exploring"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage with everything you need including umbrella for rainy evenings to take the dog out"

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and it was so comfy."

    Everything we needed was there. The only down side is no private space to sit outside. There was a little area with chairs but it was in a communal area. Still loved it so much thank you

    Hello, the outside seating area is only for use by Long View as we the owners only use the back garden. The garden is gated for those who stay with a dog. Thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jun 2023

  • "This was a lovely, welcoming cottage Ideal for my dog and myself Stairs a little tight but soon negotiated Cozy open plan sitting room/kitchen Lovely light bedroom with extensive views Weather couldn’t have been better!"

    Can’t wait to go again Owners very helpful and made me feel quite secure and relaxed

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "The holiday let is only the right hand portion of the whole property in the picture (door and 2 windows)."

    Finding the lane entrance was difficult especially with no mobile signal strength along Penhale Road. Leaving the lane was always "hope nothing coming" as impossible to see with walls either side. However, the property was clean, bright and comfortable with everything we needed. The owners were lovely people. It was all we needed for a 'base' for our short break in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Don4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely quaint little cottage for two, limboing up and down the stairs was quite a novelty but only to be expected at 6' 3" a fully useable kitchen, very peaceful and quiet and a constant fascination watching the birds feeding at the window feeder."

    The only criticism would be finding the occasional time when the shared washing machine and tumble dryer were not both full with washing but not on and stayed like it for hours!

    Yes the washing machine is the one we use as well, most people text me to let me know the want to use it and i will make it available. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Apr 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage and pretty garden and provided a useful unexpected stay for me."

    Just for the property owner- I found all the different air fresheners way too pungent and cloying. The key safe is loose and I imagine can be opened without the code. I moved some of the air fresheners to the laundry room and hope you didn’t mind. If they are needed one scent would be better than the many in use. It’s such a small dwelling I think it would be better without them. The bedroom heating wasn’t working nor the outside light, as my stay was short I didn’t bother contacting you about it. I would have appreciated a tea towel.

    Reviewed by Felicity3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely clean, warm and quiet property perfect for 2 + small dog."

    Conveniently located with good access to local attractions and coast.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Longview cottage but there were a few jiggly things that we found unusual."

    There were no cleaning tools. The only way to sweep the floor was to ask for broom to which we were given a rechargeable dyson vacuum. A broom and mop would have been useful especially as we had our dog with us who sheds hair. When we arrived we were surprised to find the washing machine and tumble dryer were in an out door utility and whenever we needed to use it we had to ask as the owners washing was in them. Finally over the 2weeks we were there a large amount of mould developed on the walls, we kept the windows on the latch to allow the cottage to breathe as requested but it made no difference. There was condensation running down the walls in the bedroom. We live in a similar age cottage and have had this problem in the past and have been able to deal with it. My husband suffers with asthma and the spores from the mould can aggravate it. We did enjoy our holiday and these things weren’t too big a problem.

    Reviewed by Christine2.5Jan 2023

  • "This is a beautiful, quaint cottage, everything is of a very high standard."

    Ideal for visiting many local attractions. Wonderful to have a parking space too

    Reviewed by Margaret Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is of a high standard."

    It is convenient for touring all the area. We like the fact it has a parking space. So glad we booked 2 weeks.

    Reviewed by Margaret Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "Longview Cottage was very comfortable and cosy."

    The use of the front garden to sit in was very pleasant, both the cottage and the garden are a great place to relax. Phil and Carole were very welcoming and helpful when we had a car problem.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just back from a week long stay at Longview Cottage."

    Great central location for exploring Cornwall! The cottage is lovely and cosy for 2 + a dog! Very very tall people may struggle or people with mobility issues, but we loved it :) Things to note: The cottage is attached to the owners house but we never heard a peep out of them, just heard their dogs when they got a delivery. The instructions for using the garden could have been clearer - we had to look back on the photos to see what we were allowed to use! (It’s the front garden with the table & 2 chairs on the gravel). We had to buy some additional basic items whilst we were there, just in case this is useful! Tea bags, coffee, sugar, milk, toilet roll, kitchen cleaning spray. The shower scolded me on day 1 - do not flush the toilet before going in to the shower as it plays havoc with the hot water and it didn’t seem to cool down for AGES, then completely stopped and when it started again came out boiling hot (safe to say I didn’t do that again). And the shower pressure is pretty terrible but I guess that may be an issue with older properties? As the property is small, the fridge/freezer is also understandably pretty tiny. If you’re staying for a week like we did you won’t be able to put many days worth of food in there! It gets very hot in the bedroom when it’s sunny - bring a fan!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jul 2022

  • "Was a lovely, peaceful, clean well equipped cottage, the garden was beautiful, instructions on how to use equipment was good."

    Bird feeder on the window was a brilliant touch with loads of little visitors. Owners were not intrusive but was assured if anything was needed then you were welcome to knock. Loads of information on places to visit. Central to Cornish amenities. Close to main A Roads. If we could make one suggestion if possible please?? mirror at the end of the drive positioned to enable you to see clearly up the road, a car (that was speeding) nearly took off front of our car as we were edging out. Fantastic break and plan to return next year x

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful property in a beautiful setting Nothing too much trouble but also left alone to enjoy your stay Perfect"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday."

    .The cottage is ideal as a base for going out&about to lots of areas. Not everyone especially those as us with a long journey of up to 7 hours with stop offs, brings their own foods we did bring some&pets things but a Welcome pack would be lovely things like bread, milk, tea, coffee, eggs , all local we were left ciders they were lovely. Needs to really state what the village has and opening times as the only shop only open to 530 or not late same as the chip shop.I would also let people with small children and pets know that their is a stone wall re garden & there is a drop if climbed on or to car park if got under the hedge. Would be ideal if small fencing was put around this area as our pup got on the wall and jumped.. Lovely lady who owns the cottage & good that you can nip to a shed and use a washing machine and dryer.. If you are wanting a very quiet break with just the lovely birds&local cats, or for going out and about this is ideal..

    Reviewed by Susan Deborah3.8May 2022

  • "We were not impressed with the stay at Longview Cottage, the area had abandoned cars littered around the village or vehicles that were being repaired and as the car parking area for the cottage could not be seen from the property we did not feel secure in leaving our vehicle there ."

    In the promotion photos it stated that there was a patio area to use attached to the cottage, how can you use this area when you have to jump over a brick wall to access it ?. The facilities were ok but no washing machine , the property was clean and tidy but a lot smaller than expected and as such the problems we have mentioned did not encourage our stay at the cottage, and as we was on holiday to celebrate my 70th birthday we did not feel comfortable in staying, so after 30 minutes or so we returned home.The promotion shots portrayed a cosy romantic cottage for a nice break away but in reality it was nothing of the sort !!!!

    Thank you for your review. Penwithick is a lovely ,safe Cornish village. There are no abandoned cars. The safe car park is inside our property and is gated at night. The pretty patio is easily accessible from the cottage path, you do not have climb over any walls. It is a beautiful, peaceful, exclusive sun trap, we have an abundance of flowers, plants and lawn. If you sit still long enough you might see some wildlife. the washing machine is located in our outhouse along with the tumble dryer, you only needed to ask for directions. The cottage sleeps two, and as such, is a lovely, cosy relaxing place to spend time within. We are in close proximity to a plethora of wonderful beaches, visitor attractions, gardens and harbours. We are sorry that you personally felt the cottage and location was not for you, but the majority of our lovely visitors, who have stayed with us, have had a wonderful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J2.5Mar 2022

  • "Very nice property that river do the cleaning should learn how to dance properly ..."

    Very nice property that river do the cleaning should learn how to dance properly television television unit was full of dust and on the worktop they were dead insects but otherwise happy with the property and would recommend to friends

    Reviewed by Caroline3.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very quiet and in an excellent location to get around Cornwall."

    The property had excellent facilities, it is hidden away behind other houses, but felt like you were remote. We had a very pleasant stay and would highly recommend this cottage. Hope to return again sometime.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2022

  • "I had a grand week at Longview Cottage despite the dreadful weather (and final ..."

    I had a grand week at Longview Cottage despite the dreadful weather (and final night’s power cut on last night courtesy of Storm Eunice) It was so clean, well-equipped, cosy and homely that I managed to fully relax and unwind which was what I’d hoped for a week into retirement

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have stayed several times at Longview and the cottage is always immaculately clean and warm"

    Reviewed by David4.7Jan 2022

  • "Great cosy cottage , friendly hosts , everything you needed provided in cottage."

    Great position to explore all around Cornwall . Would def stay again . Many thanks :)

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jan 2022

  • "Cottage has some damp but to be fair it is 200 years old so to be expected."

    I stayed here for a month and very quickly it felt like home. And it's so quiet. The shower is a bit small. Phil and Carol are lovely and right on hand if you need anything. Would highly recommend staying here for a cornish holiday.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    Welcome pack of cider, fresh flowers. Very well supplied with crockery, pans etc. towells. Bed super comfy. Handy for many locations.

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.8Oct 2021

  • "The Cottage was very comfortable and had all the facilities needed for our stay,we would happily reuse or recommend this cottage."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "As a property that allows dogs, cleanliness is always an issue with the soft furnishings."

    In this property rugs had dutifully been cleaned however I think the sofa may be beyond help. Lovely scented candles were provided but the sofa was giving off an aroma all of it's own. I did also have to clean under it. They hadn't moved the sofa and done this. Low light fittings and a section at the top of the stairs is very low. A warning of this would be good. The reading lamp was an excellent extra. Never had that before. All in all a lovely place with good heating and facilities.

    The house is over 200 years old stairs are steep as the write up states .The sofa is old and converts into a bed for the renters to use if the stairs are to steep we will clean moor the soft furnishings Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was fitted to a very high standard and the owners were very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday and this quirky little cottage did not disappoint us."

    It was extremely clean and had all the facilities needed on a week long break, the hosts were on site if we had a problem (we didn't) and they left a lovely couple of bottles of cider on arrival which was appreciated after a long drive; they also keep a couple of chickens so we had some tasty fresh eggs for breakfast. The cottage is central to lots of other resorts/ towns so we were able to do a lot of planned site seeing and if we are ever in the area again we would certainly rebook this fabulous cottage.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2021

  • "Floor round the fridge rather dirty."

    Found sofa and bed uncomfortable. Internet was not working for the first couple of days, but the owners sorted it out by the Monday. Kitchen well equipped. Nice quiet place.

    Cleaned and re painted floor new sky box a lot better Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Jun 2021

  • "No problems we are aware of."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "I think it should state that the stairs are very steep and unsuitable for people with limited mobility."

    Saucepans very limited. Only 1 with a lid. Washing machine and/or tumble drier were always in use by the owner.

    read house details 200 year old cornish house has steep stairs low beams Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.1May 2021

  • "Long view is a perfect cottage for 2 people (and dog!"

    ). It has a lovely garden with seats and easily accessible common land nearby for dog walking. The location has easy access to Par beach or Charles town or the A30 for travelling further afield. All the usual facilities in the cottage including TV and WiFi work perfectly. The weather was perfect and we had a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2021

  • "We found the cottage to be very much smaller than it appeared in the photographs."

    The lighting in the downstairs room is very poor making it difficult to cook and read. Prior to going on holiday, like other people we know, I found it impossible to contact Sykes by phone, fortunately unlike others I was not trying to get a refund.

    Reviewed by Mike3.1Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was okay but the cleanliness left a lot to be desired especially in current pandemic situation."

    Also due to Covid eating out was difficult and found cooking utensils were quite sparse, 1 small saucepan, 1 small frying pan and a steamer. Did enjoy the bottle of wine in the welcome pack but found the almost out of date Reduced pint of milk quite off putting.

    Reviewed by George2.5Aug 2020

  • "Missed the turning to the cottage, a sign at the bottom of the drive would help future visitors I believe"

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, small but perfect for two."

    Very peaceful. Had everything we needed and was a great base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Bronya5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was small but perfectly formed!"

    We had everything we needed for a short stay in Cornwall - would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Mar 2020

  • "Cottage was the perfect size for two people and conveniently situated near to the main St Austell road but in a very quiet area."

    It was immaculately clean and warm for our winter break. Wifi signal was fast and TV worked great. There were fresh flowers and a bottle of wine on arrival. We really enjoyed our stay and couldn't fault the cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2020

  • "The little touches left by the owner, milk, flowers and wine, were much appreciated."

    A lovely cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2020

  • "Gorgeous Cosy little cottage, with everything you needed!"

    Lovely owners too! Central to many attractions and a short trip to the many beautiful little harbours that make Cornwall special. Everyone was so friendly!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2019

  • "Super location to everything to do in Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Jordan4.1Aug 2019

  • "Cottage wasn't easy to find, a sign at t h e entrance could be useful."

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Aug 2019

  • "Was really easy to book through Sykes."

    Cottage was lovely. Only feedback I have is that I had to chase the owner several times for details of key collection

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners were helpful when we arrived , we were able to use front garden to ..."

    The owners were helpful when we arrived , we were able to use front garden to sit in ,good location for travelling round the area

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8Jul 2019

  • "A most enjoyable week with lots of site seeing."


    Reviewed by A5.0Jun 2019

  • "Thank you to Carol and Phil who were very welcoming and let us arrive earlier than expected."

    Beautiful cottage which was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a lovely week in Cornwall. Within half hour drive of the most beautiful beaches and towns around. Hope to return. Kate and Lee.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2019

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with lovely sheltered patch of the owners garden to chill out if not wanting to travel."

    Near lots of places to visit. Very impressed with both the holiday and Sykes.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "Very quiet spot, seemed remote but things were very close (Tesco/Lidl/ and fuel about 1mile) great base for visiting general areas of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2019

  • "Only that it was just perfect"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely friendly owners."

    My 6ft3 boyfriend struggled a little with the low ceiling coming down the stairs but this was our only issue. It was a lovely stay and we highly reccomend it. Take a torch at night as the driveway can be a little dark.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2019

  • "A well appointed cottage with everything you need."

    Very close to the Eden Project and lots of other places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2018

  • "Great little cottage perfect location for exploring Cornwall."

    The Cottage has everything you need is clean and comfortable. Fresh flowers and a bottle of wine on arrival a very nice touch. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Sep 2018

  • "Carol&phil very friendly nice and cosy central where wanted to visit"

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2018

  • "Nice cottage, a little difficult to find initially without numbers to the properties, but easy when you've done it once."

    Ideal location for exploring Cornwall, very pleasant owners.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2018

  • "Every time we have used sykes cottages the accomodation has been excellent."

    the recent one in cornwall was no exception, the owners were friendly and helpful but not in your face. the cottage was charming and cosy and very clean and well equiped.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent hosts, cosy, comfortable cottage which included everything we needed."

    We appreciated the welcome pack and the use of the garden to sit out in with only the sound of birds to keep us company. The position of the cottage was such that the places we wanted to visit were easily accessed by car or public transport. We have holidayed in Cornwall before but we hadn’t been to Fowey, Truro or Charlestown and they were all thoroughly enjoyed by us. We were recommended to book Sykes accommodation by a number of our friends and we weren’t disappointed in fact we may be booking a cottage in Northern Ireland with another couple next spring. Thank you for helping us enjoy a lovely holiday in a wonderful county.

    Reviewed by Will5.0Jul 2018


    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2018

  • "Longview Cottage is a small cottage which we found clean and very well placed to visit all the different parts of Cornwall."

    The owners were friendly and helpful which helped make the holiday more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by K5.0Apr 2018

  • "Phil and Carol owner both lovely nice bottle of wine and flowers very clean ..."

    Phil and Carol owner both lovely nice bottle of wine and flowers very clean place sky tv internet sorted many thanks Dave

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was great, just right for the two of us and our dog."

    It was well equipped, very clean and in a nice location with lots of places to explore nearby. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.8Nov 2017

  • "On discovering we were on honeymoon, the owners had thoughtfully placed chocolates, roses and a bottle of bubbly in the lounge to greet us and scattered rose petals on the bed."

    We were so touched by this extremely lovely and thoughtful gesture.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, done out to a very impressive standard."

    It was very comfortable and a great base for exploring the area. The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2017

  • "Quite a steep very narrow staircase , might be difficult for anyone with knee or hip problems."

    But such a lovely cosy cottage , and very friendly owners next door .

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2017

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External utility.
  • Electric wall-mounted heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden with private front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Low ceiling on stairs
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note : Requests need to be made with the owner to use the washing machine during your stay

The property

St Austell 2.5 miles.

This cosy, semi-detached cottage is 200 years old and is a beautiful blend of old and new.

Set beside the owner's home and their large gardens and paddock, it is situated in the village of Penwithick, a short drive from St Austell and just three miles from the fantastic Eden Project.

Set back from the heart of the village up a long tarmac track, a short walk from the convenience store and fish and chip shop, this wonderful little property is a lovely, romantic base for couples to explore Cornwall.

The front door opens directly into a small, pretty open plan living area with a deep, comfy sofa beside the window and a beautiful, modern kitchen with a Belfast sink.

There are wooden overhead beams and a stunning, stone feature fireplace set in the far wall.

Upstairs, there is a shower room and a charming double bedroom with lovely countryside views from the window and a stunning, original stained glass window set between the bedroom and hallway.

There is also a pretty, decorative heater above the bed and a large wardrobe so you can fully unpack and really make yourselves at home at Longview.

Outside, to the front of the cottage is a large lawned area shared with the owners, as well as a private seating area directly in front of the cottage.

In the summer, this make a fantastic spot to sit out with dinner, or enjoy a glass of wine as you enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this superb location.

There is ample off-road parking and the Eden Project can be reached by foot across fields from the back of the property.

This area of Cornwall is incredible, with so much to see and do.

The Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes of the Eden Project are an absolute must-visit, and you can visit St Austell, the delightful Charlestown and enjoy beach days at Carlyon Bay.

Slightly further afield is Newquay and Perranporth, Truro, Mevagissey and Looe.

Also The Cornish Way Clay Trails are nearby with over 200 miles of inter-linking walk and cycle paths to enjoy.

The Polperro Heritage Coast is excellent for walking enthusiasts, whilst the village of Polperro itself is a wonderful day out.

Infamous for its smuggling tales, there is a museum, shops, restaurants and you can take fishing trips from the harbour.

However you choose to spend your holiday, this delightful little cottage will certainly be the cherry on top of your Cornish getaway!

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About the location


St Austell 2 miles; Newquay 15 miles

The small, quiet village of Penwithick is situated quite centrally to Cornwall, two and a half miles from St Austell. The village has a convenience store, a fish and chip shop and a Post Office on the main road running through it, and is a wonderful base for exploring the local area. It is just two and a half miles from Charlestown, a delightful little village situated on the coast with a tidal pebbly beach beside the harbour, and several friendly pubs. Three miles away is Cornwall's best known attraction, the beautiful Biomes of the Eden Project. Enjoy fantastic walks on the Polperro Heritage Coast, visit the quaint, bustling fishing villages of Looe and Mevagissey, or travel slightly further afield to the opposite coastline and try surfing or bathing at Newquay and Perranporth. A fantastic place to stay for exploring Cornwall!

Babes-in-arms only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas