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5 Carlyon Road

(Ref. 1939)

Playing Place near Truro, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was warm and had comfy sofas."

    The beds were comfortable but the pillows were a bit flat. The addition of the door to the garden was a real asset for our dog. The cottage was spotlessly clean,so well done the cleaner. All the locals were very friendly whilst out on our morning walk,they loved a little chat. The spar shop was very well stocked and has a post office. We had to contact the owner with a query and he came straight round. This is the second time we have stayed here as we have family in the area. Thank you for the milk and biscuits very welcome after a long drive.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jan 2024


    Reviewed by James Rutherford5.0Dec 2023

  • "Well maintained, well appointed and very clean."

    We've stayed winter and summer and will definitely return again to use it as a base for our family visits. Easy access to city centre, with convenience store within easy walking distance for those forgotten items!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2023

  • "Once again had a lovely stay at this property second time we have stayed its ..."

    Once again had a lovely stay at this property second time we have stayed its ideal for visiting our family who live there only downside its booked up for September next year when we was hoping to stay it shows how popular this property is will definetly stay again at some point

    Reviewed by Gina4.7Dec 2023

  • "Our second visit to 5 Carlyon Road and hopefully not our last."

    When we next visit Cornwall this property will, if available, be at the top of our list.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very comfortable, good quiet location near Truro."

    Excellent for our dogs and lots of parking. The only suggestion we have as our son has special needs is a grab rail in the shower and possibly another one outside the front door. It would also help any older people who stay at this bungalow. We have stayed here before and will be staying again. We have booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved the bungalow."

    Great for dogs. Buddy loved the garden and nearby walks. Accommodation was clean and everything in working order. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at bungalow, the only issues we found was having to bring ..."

    We had a lovely stay at bungalow, the only issues we found was having to bring our own towels as this took up a lol of space when travelling, also would have been nice to have a smart tv so we could access other tv platforms

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely quiet setting, spotlessly clean and well appointed kitchen."

    Very comfortable to come back to after a long day visiting family who live locally. Lovely touch was the welcome pack, very much appreciated after a six hour drive.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a brilliant week the bungalow was ideal for what we wanted it was very clean ..."

    Had a brilliant week the bungalow was ideal for what we wanted it was very clean and welcome pack was much appreciated very quiet spot in the village as we cycle the garage was very useful for storing the bikes already booked for December

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    It was really clean & had everything we needed.lovely big garden for the dogs.good base for touring the area.would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "So good we came back"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely two week stay at the property."

    We wanted peace and we got it here. Spotlessly clean on our arrival and the milk and biscuits was a nice unexpected touch when we did arrive. Lovely big well established back garden that was dog safe and private. Dogs loved it in the sunshine and we spent a lot of time sat out. Property had everything we needed for our stay. Dog friendly and a lovely lane to potter along with lovely views just a short walk away. Drive way for the car ( would easily take three cars ) and nice front garden ( no gate ) looks out on to a nice quiet lane. We will definitely stay again in this property and really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable bungalow it had everything we needed for a very enjoyable holiday we will certainly stay there again"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the property."

    The new addition of the door to the garden, from the dining room, is a welcome addition. Made life easier with the dog. The house was clean and tidy, as well as a comfortable space, which we very much enjoy staying in. We especially enjoy the garden and all the wildlife that visit it. The kids loved watching the pheasant who was walking around the garden for a hour or so.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "Once again a great stay."

    The garden could do with a trim and the room thermostat could do with replacing so you know what temperature its set at. Other wise a great property, spotless clean which is a credit to the owner, which we thank you for. Looking forward to our next stay at number 5 Carlyon Road

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2022

  • "The holiday let so suited us that we have booked for a second stay."

    What better recommendation?

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved this place."

    It's clean and tidy and nicely furnished, very comfortable, and very well equipped. The garden is lovely, with parking, furniture and sun. Close to shops, petrol and main road for days out.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely bungalow, well kitted out with everything you needed for a week's stay."

    On arrival the property was clean and tidy. The only observation we have is that it might be worth leaving a chopping board out, it took us a couple of days to find it! We were more concerned about blunting the knives on the glass chopping board. We really appreciated the tea, coffee, milk & biscuits (which we enjoyed!) that was a lovely gesture, along with the dishwasher tablets & washing machine tablets, hand towel & dish clothes etc (although we did bring our own supplies with us). We had fabulous weather and really enjoyed our week in Cornwall, reliving many childhood memories.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Bungalow is very peasant with a lovely mature back garden and plenty of parking."

    It had everything we needed. It was quiet and peaceful. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Glennis5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable and clean."

    The cottage is situated in a lovely, quiet village but with quick and easy access to major routes for visiting a variety of locations.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2022

  • "Another great stay at this property."

    Its always very clean when we arrive which is a credit to the owner. We're already looking forward to our next stay

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Mar 2022

  • "Great property, met all our requirements and a lovely area"

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2022

  • "Disappointed in condition of the cooking vessels, definitely need replacing, non sticks badly chipped."

    Nothing in place to encourage us to light the fire, I.e. no fuel, fire lighter , no advise re disposal of ash. First of many cottages we have stayed in throughout the country that didn't leave a welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Jan 2022

  • "Everything was great."

    Just one small thing. Maybe have a look at the bolt on the gate. I cut my finger quite badly on it.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage set in a very peaceful place."

    Very central location and everything on the doorstep. The owners have gone way above and beyond in supplying everything you would possibly need.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Jul 2021

  • "The bungalow smelt of damp."

    The owners had put the heating on to mask the smell, but it was awful. It was so bad, we left early. When we got home, I washed everything in our suitcases as it all smelt damp. It was awful.

    Thank you for your feedback and it is a shame that you did not contact anybody during your stay. Most of the windows have ventilation catches, which we would recommend are used especially if you are drying clothes around the property, as it is a small cottage. The owner lives a short distance from the property and is happy to assist with any help a guest may need during their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony1.6Jul 2021

  • "We arrived slightly early, with permission, to an immaculate cottage."

    Everything was pristine and made us feel confident. The owners were easily contactable and very responsive. The garden was large and very pretty, the area is very quiet but good access to the major routes. A very enjoyable stay and thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely accommodation in a quiet location."

    Very clean and comfortable with everything you need. Also a supermarket for groceries close by.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very comfortable and well located bungalow."

    We visit Cornwall most years in the autumn and 5 Carlyon Road will certainly be on our list for a possible future visit.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2019

  • "We've stayed here before and after our last stay we suggested to the owner that his cooked could do with being updated as its very inefficient as the rings stay hot for ages after being turned off."

    We were disappointed to se the same old cooker when we returned this time. This cooker should have a warning on it about the rings staying hot, I put a pan of water on the ones I had used, and after our meal the water would be HOT, so be careful. Good local pub, Punchbowl and Ladle which has recently had a refurb and new owners. Looking forward to our next stay in March. PLEASE PLEASE "update the Cooker"

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Nov 2019

  • "A lovely bungalow in a peaceful village location."

    WIFI was not listed but was available so that was a nice surprise. Comfy bed, and 2 great sofas.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2019

  • "This cottage had a few pluses for us."

    ..large fully enclosed back garden for dogs..use of garage to store things and a driveway big enough for 2 vehicles.

    Reviewed by Treena5.0Sep 2019

  • "Minimal crockery available."

    Would have to wash up after every meal negated use of dishwasher at end of day. I was aware that dogs were accepted but the bungalow stank heavily of dogs. Had to buy our own air diffuser. Nice bungalow though.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jul 2019

  • "All brilliant"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2019

  • "When we arrived at the property, we found it warm and welcoming, which is always good after a long drive."

    We found the coffee, tea, milk and some saffron buns as a welcoming pack, I must say I've had better, but it was enough to start. In the morning we noticed that the shower curtain was in need of change, so I rang the owner and he came round to change it as soon as he could, which was good. The single beds are very small. My only disappointment was in the kitchen, the cooker was very old and inefficient, so I would like to see a more up to date when we return, also although the fridge freezer worked ok it made a lot of noise when working so it could be on its way out, my only of the minor thought was that the garden could do with some TLC. Other wise we are looking forward to our next stay. Just one other thing, I you walk to the Punch Bowl & Ladle [local pub] take a torch and a high vis jacket as there's no footpath.

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Mar 2019

  • "Perfect location to suit our needs."

    Perfect for the dogs - large garden and plenty of walks nearby. Very clean and comfortable stay - home from home. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Jan 2019

  • "Absolute brilliant this was our fifth holiday and we have another three booked"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2018

  • "Yes Great cottage fantastic location for getting around Cornwall Was lovely and ..."

    Yes Great cottage fantastic location for getting around Cornwall Was lovely and clean and had everything you needed apart from Towels which wasn't mentioned in the information

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2018

  • "We enjoy our stay so much a person can hear the silence everything was more that we expected."

    We will definitely recommend Sykes to all our friends. That is way we are looking for a similar holiday place on the east coast. Thank you again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday as always 3 more holidays booked"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very clean, spacious and warm accommodation, very well equipped."

    Peaceful location, well situated for exploring Cornwall. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2018

  • "Everything booked two more holidays"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2017

  • "Nice clean bungalow nice towns owner was very nice and helpful lovely beaches we ..."

    Nice clean bungalow nice towns owner was very nice and helpful lovely beaches we would recommend this property to everyone it is a nice peaceful place dogs loved it Thanks June bill and dogs willow the Newfie and Alfie the mini schnauzer

    Reviewed by William4.8Sep 2017

  • "Great communication throughout our business dealings, thank you."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2017

  • "Brilliant as usual second holiday booked in two more holidays"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2017

  • "We had a very pleasant stay."

    Everything was good and clean and the beds were very comfortable. And our dog enjoyed it too with pleasant local walks. And everyone in Cornwall seems to be very friendly.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.6May 2017

  • "The bungalow was very clean and comfortable."

    The back garden is fenced off and very private, so ideal for our dog. A perfect base for exploring the area!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2017

  • "Very pleasant people, Mr M."

    Hood and Mrs Hood Snr, most welcoming. Appliances nice and easy to operate, no need for instruction leaflets. Excellent access to Truro, yet remaining quiet village atmosphere, well equipt local shop.

    Reviewed by Ailsa4.8Mar 2017

  • "This was good value holiday accomodation , a perfect base for us to visit family."

    It's great that we can take our dog with us but the best bit about this house is that it is SPOTLESSLY clean!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Feb 2017

  • "Everything was brilliant we've booked another week"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2016

  • "Excellent location for exploring the area around the Fal river and Cornwall generally."

    Accommodation more spacious than expected, central heating very efficient, so good for all year rental. Well stocked Spar 5 min walk away, so no need for trips to supermarket. Bus stop by Spar, U1 buses every 30 mins to Truro and Falmouth, several buses each day to Trelissik Gardens/Ferry quay all covered by Fal Mussel Card. Recommended. Good for anyone using public transport.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double 4'6inch , 1 x twin 2'6inch
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Full gas central heating with electric fire in dining room and open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Wifi
  • All gas and electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Large enclosed garden with garden furniture
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable garage for storage of bikes/surfboards etc
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 500 yards, pub 1 mile
  • Please note: Towels are not included in the rental.

The property

A delightful 1930s bungalow situated in the peaceful village of Playing Place, just 2 miles from the popular town of Truro.

Quietly nestling amidst a handful of trees, this tranquil property offers peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, boasting an open fire in the sitting room, an electric fire in the dining room and a charming, well-established garden ideal for alfresco dining.

The shops, restaurants, museums and theatres in both Truro and Falmouth are close to hand, whilst exploring the gardens at Trelissick, Trebah, Glendurgan and the misty reaches of the river inlets leading to the sea at Falmouth and Helford will keep the inquisitive visitor occupied for days.

Even the King Harry Ferry offering day trips to the beautiful Roseland Peninsula is just a mere 2 miles away.

With Pendennis Castle, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, St. Just in Roseland and the north coast of Cornwall also within a short drive, visitors can enjoy this perfectly placed retreat all year round.

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About the location


Truro 2 miles.

The peaceful village of Playing Place quietly rests close to the River Fal, just 2 miles from Truro. Perfectly situated for exploring the creeks and hidden reaches that wind their way inland from nearby Falmouth, the whole area provides a haven for boating and sailing enthusiasts. The village has its own shop and post office, whilst riverside pubs and restaurants are a feature of the area, as well as walks along the shoreline, amazing wildlife and lush wooded valleys just waiting to be explored. Nearby Truro and Falmouth offer great shops and amenities, whilst Trelissick Gardens are within easy reach and well worth a visit. Further afield lie the delights of Helford River with its hidden coves, famous gardens and seal sanctuary, whilst a hop across the river on the ferry brings you to the timeless beauty of St. Mawes and the Roseland. A stunning location for all the family.

Please note: Towels are not included in the rental.