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Nappers Cottage

Connor Downs, Cornwall (Ref. 1033793)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AnnMay 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 StephenApr 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 AnthonyOct 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 JudithOct 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 PaulSep 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 JohnAug 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 JoleneJul 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 MargaretMay 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 KellieApr 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 AmandaApr 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 OliviaSep 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 ItaSep 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 ChristineSep 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 VickySep 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 NicolaSep 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 NickyJul 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

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;

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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