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  • 5 Carlyon Road - Cornwall - 1939 - photo 1

5 Carlyon Road

Playing Place near Truro, Cornwall (Ref. 1939)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "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 KennethJun 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 JanetJun 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 GlennisJun 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 JillMar 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 KeithMar 2022

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

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 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 DeniseJan 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 JulieAug 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 MickJul 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 AnthonyJul 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 DianeSep 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 JulieAug 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 MarkNov 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 KeithNov 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 MarilynOct 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 TreenaSep 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 RobertJul 2019

  • "All brilliant"

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 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 KeithMar 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 JackieJan 2019

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

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 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 JamesSep 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 SusanJun 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday as always 3 more holidays booked"

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "Everything booked two more holidays"

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 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 WilliamSep 2017

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

    Reviewed by TerryJul 2017

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

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 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 WendyMay 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 RuthMay 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 AilsaMar 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 SusanFeb 2017

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

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 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 GillianOct 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.

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Please note: Towels are not included in the rental.