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Nappers Cottage

(Ref. 1033793)

Connor Downs, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage, only thing I'd lose would the air freshener in the lounge as it made us all jump every time it puffed!"

    Had a great stay though. On sunny evenings might be nice to have some seating at the front?

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice little cottage,10 min drive to nearest beach, a few extra things that ..."

    Nice little cottage,10 min drive to nearest beach, a few extra things that could be added a small waste bin in the bathroom,more than 1 small roll of toilet roll kitchen roll more info on places to eat, an option for recycling rather than putting it all in 1 bin

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Jul 2023

  • "A comfortable bolt hole for a week near the sea."

    Very clean and brilliant location for Gwithian

    Reviewed by Juliette5.0Jun 2023

  • "Not enough worktop space in kitchen."

    Would benefit from maybe utilising idle space in dining area so more worktop space could be provided. Also the stairs are quite steep and narrow for an elderly person, which could not be seen from the photos provided in the literature. Other than that, the property is comfortable and very well maintained. The water was always very hot. The property is on a bus route if needed, and there was a local shop and pub nearby.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    Everything provided for. The only very very small issues, that did not ruin our stay at all, and are very minor, are that the riser for the shower head did not work so the shower head was very low on the riser bar. The washing machine was ver very loud. I’m no expert but I think the bearings may have gone? And some small waste paper bins in the bedrooms and bathroom would be a nice addition, the Hoover didn’t work properly so we couldn’t vacuum, which I felt awful about as I wanted to leave the place as clean as when we arrived. Everything was still excellent though. It was thoughtful to provide milk, tea, coffee and sugar, plus the biscuits left for us. Location was great for exploring the areas surrounding.

    Hello, Thanks for your positive feedback, I'm pleased that you had a nice stay. I've fitted a new shower riser and the vacuum is now working ok. The washing machine is a little noisy, but it is in working order. Best Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "A fabulous location, close to Gwithian Towans and convenient for touring the far west of Cornwall - both north and south coasts."

    The sitting room, bedrooms and bathroom are all very comfortable and well equipped. Smart TVs are great and WiFi reliable. The local pub is excellent and very welcoming of dogs (even in the restaurant). If you want to self cater, the kitchen is tiny with very little work surface space and no dishwasher - personally, I would rather have a dishwasher than a washing machine. (The large dining area would have made a fabulous kitchen diner, with the current kitchen perfect for a utility/boot room.) Although dog-friendly, there is no outdoor tap, nowhere to dry wet walking gear and no way of keeping wet dogs out of the living areas. Stairs are fairly steep and narrow. Overall, we had a good stay.

    Reviewed by Corinne3.8May 2023

  • "Very clean Cottage , spacious lounge , Kitchen size fine for short stay ."

    perfectly safe garden for our Dog. Amazing throws for the settee , they are lovely . Parking was easy on the road outside cottage . The cottage is probably more suited to 2 Adults 2 Children due to size of single beds in smaller bedrooms . We were a party of 4 Adults . We loved our Weekend here , and would book again for a short stay .

    Reviewed by Shelley4.4Apr 2023

  • "We have been traveling to Cornwall for over 30 years, and we are delighted to say that Nappers Cottage is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in, it is absolutely beautiful throughout."

    It is so comfortable to return back to in the evenings in order to relax and unwind after a busy day out sight seeing. The lounge and dinning rooms are very large/spacious, and even though there was only myself and my husband staying with out little dogs, there would be plenty of room for a full family to enjoy without living on top of each other. The kitchen is one of the best equipped I have seen, with an extensive range of pots, pans, crockery, utensils etc, there is a large fridge freezer for all your provisions, and an extensive selection of dogs bowls etc, Steve has organised everything beautifully and though of everything that you might need. The bedrooms are spacious, with lovely bedding, and the beds are so comfortable to sleep on. The bathroom is very large with an amazing large bath tub, and large separate shower cubicle. There is a large front garden which is shingled, and a patio back garden with tables and chairs. There is also plenty of parking outside on the roads, which were quiet for the majority of the time, with only the occasional car passing, so a very quiet location. Steve the owner was so helpful and always on hand if we needed anything, very easy and quick to contact/respond if required. We would not hesitate to return again, and or recommend to family and friends, what an absolutely lovely stay at Nappers cottage.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a comfortable clean well equipped place to stay."

    A good base to explore Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Erika5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved staying at nappers cottage ."

    The cottage is spacious and modern and beautifully decorated. The host even provided washing capsules ,liquid ,handwash and toilet rolls .. tea coffe milk and even Cornish crackers ! which was a godsend after a long drive so we didn't have to rush to the shops . The beds are comfy and we slept really well . Lovely hot shower and a bath if you need a soak ! The kitchen is well equipped for everything you need . We caught the bus to st Ives just at the top of the road and was only £10 for a roaming family day ticket. We did walk to the beach too - across the nature reserve which was lovely . The cottage is ideally situated to explore that end of Cornwall - we only had @30 min drive either way to porthcurno and kynance . Parking outside the cottage wasn't an issue either . Thank you for an amazing week - can't recommend nappers cottage enough ! :)

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped little cottage."

    Interior decor and furnishings very good and cottage very clean on arrival.Comprehensive 'info' folder. Many electrical sockets and countless rows of hanging hooks which were v useful! Has two of the largest throws I think I have ever seen! Beds comfortable but all on the smaller side - the largest is a 4'6". We were a couple so one of us slept in a single as 4'6" double is too small for us. Drawbacks? No dishwasher (the kitchen is tiny). Three times we could not park outside but there was parking relatively closeby. Check out time too early at 9ish but they are not alone in this.. Would we stay again? Yes. It's in a great location and pretty quiet and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2022

  • "We knew what to expect as this was our 2nd visit to Nappers - the first stay being just 6 months previously."

    We like the location and the comfortable accommodation suits us perfectly. Nappers makes a perfect base to explore the southern part of the County and is but a short walk to the nearest shop and pub. The spacious lounge area offers a very comfortable space to unwind after an energetic day and the large table allows the family to sit together for meals. Within a short car ride, various other pubs (in addition to the local) offer good meals for those preferring to eat out. The next time we visit the area, we will start our accommodation search at Nappers.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Modern, clean, tidy house in a great location."

    We loved the open space downstairs and the tvs in every bedroom was a real treat! The bathroom is spacious and modern- ideal for a family. Outside space wasnt so great - not really kids or dog friendly but we overcame this by walking the pooch up bridleway nearly opposite the cottage instead of letting him run in the garden and excercised the kids down the beach! Added bonus always a carparking space right outside the house. We especially thought the Information booklet detailing all the local shops, pubs, walks - well just about everything was really helpful - thank you. Little extras would be a bin in the bathroom and an indoor drying rack please! The washing machine is very noisy - so dont put it on at night! All in all a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2021

  • "This was my first time in a holiday cottage so wasn’t sure what to expect but it was lovely, nice & clean & homely with the added touch of a pint of milk & Cornish biscuits available upon arrival."

    The beaches around the area are fabulous for dog walking. Will be booking again next year!

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Oct 2021

  • "Firstly there is not a "lush green Lawn" - it's gravel."

    There was dogs mess on the gravel. Generally there is a lack of storage, hooks etc. especially in the small single bedrooms. Also, nowhere to put toiletries in bathroom. There was no facility for recycling. Most importantly though is the level of cleanliness which is not up to the standard one would expect - lots of dog hairs, lots of dust behind furniture, toe nail clippings under bed, grubby carpets. It needs a deep clean! However this is a nice property in a great location, and it wouldn't take much to rectify these faults. We have run our own B&B in the past and know how important cleanliness is to guests

    I was disappointed to hear that the cottage did not meet the guests expectations, however I thank them for their comments. Yes, the lawn has very recently been replaced by gravel , its golden gravel and looks very presentable, much better than the lawn, new photographs have been taken and the description has now been changed, I have also put a storage unit in the bathroom and added some additional coat hooks. I do state in my welcome pack that there is no recycling service at the cottage, all waste is classed as general and is removed free of charge. Regarding the cleaning, I do use a professional cleaning company, the house keeper was changed in July and since then I have been visiting the cottage regularly to assess the cleaning, I will continue to do this as cleaning is very important. I've found over all the cleaning is being done to a very good standard, I've personally not seen any evidence of dog hairs or dust behind furniture, but I have passed this the guests feedback to the cleaner and will continue to monitor it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul2.2Sep 2021

  • "Great location, just a short drive from Godrevy which is amazing ."

    The house was spotlessly clean with everything you could need for a weeks stay. Would totally recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "We felt the cottage was over priced for the facilities on offer."

    There was a big problem with cleanliness, you don’t expect to arrive at your cottage and have to have a thorough clean of the whole cottage and change bedding etc. The location was excellent but unfortunately in my opinion this cottage is not worth the high rental price being charged!

    I take all customers feedback very seriously and was disappointed when the Fords contacted me on their arrival to say they were not happy with the cleaning, I immediately offered to get the cleaner back in first thing the next day but they declined the offer.I use a professional cleaning company recommended by Sykes and up to this point they have been very good. After discussing the situation with the cleaning company the outcome was that the housekeeper / cleaned has now been changed, I have been to the cottage after she has cleaned and can confirm the standard is excellent. Regarding the other scores given, from my findings there is no justification for these low scores, accuracy of listing, I've reviewed this and the cottage is exactly as listed, comfort and facilities, where guests have commented previously I have added the items requested for example, cafetiere, egg cups, iron and Ironing board where all added following previous feedback, but in this case low scores were given without any explanation., regarding these points, almost all of my previous feedback score these sections very highly. I'd like to assure everyone that I take all comments seriously and endeavour to give the best service possible. Cottage Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jolene2.2Jul 2021

  • "Had a really lovely time at the cottage,we had a brilliant holiday,would have ..."

    Had a really lovely time at the cottage,we had a brilliant holiday,would have been better with a working fire as I love to have a fire on the evening's apart from that would book again,beds were lovely and comfortable and lovely big bathroom

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Nappers Cottage."

    Would stay again and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a cottage close to St Ives and/or Carbis Bay (only a short drive away). Was really impressed on how well equipped it was; the only thing not provided was an iron and iron board.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, ideally located to access lots of other areas."

    Felt like home from home, very comfortable and the kitchen was very well equip, would visit again for sure. Only draw back was the back courtyard wasn't enclosed which from the pictures we made this assumption, but this was solved by keeping her on a long lead so this wasn't a huge issue in the end.

    Reviewed by Kellie5.0Apr 2021

  • "I was absolutely amazed by the lengths the owner went to to make us feel at home!"

    There was even milk in the fridge for us so we didn’t have to go out and get any. The house was so nicely decorated and very clean. Would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Napper cottage."

    The cottage was well equipped, nicely decorated and well organised. The whole cottage was lovely and clean and had a wall dispenser with sanitising gel. The kitchen, although small, had lovely modern units and had a good selection of accessories. All had been well thought out. Thanks for the complimentary Cornish biscuits, tea, coffee and sugar .... what a nice touch! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found that there were many local beaches and attractions nearby that were accessible by car.

    Reviewed by Ita5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage and exceptionally clean."

    Everything you needed and furnished to good standard. Would stay here again without hesitation. ( great neighbours too ! ) Good location for easy access to surrounding areas. Owner Steve very informative on local attractions plus local amenities. Great local pub ( Turnpike Inn ) within 200 metres serving good hearty food of huge proportions. We had a Fabulous time !

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and great location."

    The only very small issue was that the bed in the main bedroom was extremely small. We are 5ft 9 and 5ft 7, and both a fairly slim 10 stone, so we are not especially big people. Luckily there were other beds that we could use, so after the first night, we slept separately. This wasn't a huge issue for us but it might be for some couples. Despite this we would definitely feel happy to stay here again and we had a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely decor and all new looking."

    Most of house was clean,Just needed a few things to bring it up to a home from home. There was no bin in the bathroom and the inside of shower looked like it needed a good scrub. A hook on the door would also be useful. No where to put make up toiletries in main bedroom. Stairs had a sharp grip sticking out that I stepped on but luckily didn’t injure myself. ( I did report this to the owner) No egg cups either

    Reviewed by Nicola3.1Sep 2020

  • "Well equipped cottage with parking always available literally at the end of the path."

    Well located for day trips with pubs nearby offering good food - you need to book these (August 2020) before your stay as you do any attraction you wish to visit or you’ll be disappointed as visitor numbers are greatly reduced due to COVID. Would definitely book with Sykes Cottages again.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV, 2 x single with Smart TV
  • Bathroom, with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining space, and sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • 4 x Smart TV's, DVD/blu-ray player, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed front garden with gravel enclosed rear courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Open fire not to be used, for aesthetics only
  • Note: Check-in at 16.30 pm, check-out is at 9.00 am
  • Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays.

The property

Nappers Cottage is a charming semi-detached granite cottage nestled in the quaint village of Connor Downs, just a stone's throw from a selection of sandy beaches and scenic views.

The property comfortably sleeps four people, perfect for a small family gathering in this spectacular area of Cornwall.

You can leave your vehicle on roadside parking and then be greeted by the peaceful, enclosed garden, the ideal space to bask in the sunshine.

Find the open-plan living area, take your pick from one of the attractive sofas and settle in for a film night in front of the Smart TV.

Resting behind is the spacious dining seating area, surrounded by specks of red and wooden décor, where you can spend some quality family time over a delicious home-cooked meal after a busy day at the seaside.

Also featured in the living area is the well-equipped country-style kitchen, fitted with a fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, microwave and a handy washing machine, ideal for longer stays.

A back door takes you out onto the rear courtyard, benefiting from an alfresco dining area if you fancy enjoying a meal outside in the sun accompanied by a refreshing bottle of wine.

Make your way upstairs where you'll find three snug bedrooms, a spacious double, and two cosy singles, with one featuring a fabulous wall-mounted TV.

Start your day off right in the family bathroom, taking your pick between a long bubble bath or an invigorating morning shower, greeted by a lovely warm towel from the heated rail.

Right on the property's doorstep is the Turnpike Inn, a traditional pub serving good quality food and refreshing pints, there's also a handy farm shop nearby to stock up on essentials.

Walk your pets over to Hayle Towans Beach, a three-mile stretch of golden sands and coastal dunes overlooking picturesque view of St Ives Bay, Porthkidney Sands is another fabulous seaside spot to spend a day out at the beach relishing in the glorious sunshine.

Nearby is St Ives Bay, a popular tourist attraction stretching six miles over to Godrevy lighthouse, the inspiration for Virginia Wolf's renowned novel, 'To The Lighthouse'.

Be sure to visit Tate St Ives to immerse yourself in talent British artists, as well as Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden for a remarkable insight into the life and work of Barbara Hepworth.

The younger ones will be thrilled with Paradise Park and JungleBarn, with a range of lovely animals and rare birds, as well as a jungle express train and penguin feeding opportunities.

West Cornwall is home to the unique Cornish Seal Sanctuary, the historic Chysauster Ancient Village, and St Michael's Mount National Trust property, making this area of Cornwall a perfect gem filled with fun activities and sight-seeing.

Spend a peaceful break away in Nappers Cottage, a stunning base to discover West Cornwall.

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About the location


Hayle 2.8 miles; St. Ives 9.5 miles; Porthtowan 8.1 miles; Portreath 5.2 miles;

Connor Down is a charming village resting within West Cornwall, close to Hayle and the popular resort of St Ives. Within this village you will find a traditional pub, a restaurant, a selection of shops and a farm shop which offers a restaurant and pick-your-own fruit service. Within close reach of the village is the South West Coast Path which offers breath-taking views across to St Ives Bay and to the lighthouse on Godrevy Island. From here, you will also find Hayle Towans Beach which is superb for dog walking while nearby Porthkidney Sands offers turquoise waters and golden sands. Paradise Park and JungleBarn is an excellent attraction if you are bringing younger guests, as they will be delighted with the rare birds and animals that can be found here. Further afield is the town of Marazion, where you will find further amenities and attractions including St Michael's Mount and the glorious beach. Connor Downs offers a delightful base for an exploring the very popular area of Cornwall.

Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas