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Rame Cross near Penryn, Cornwall Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A quant cottage, perfectly situated for exploring Cornwall."

    Quiet, and peaceful. Just what we needed to get away from it all. The cottage was clean and well equipped. However, the sofa was low for us but not a massive problem. The courtyard was fully enclosed, and private, which was piece of mind when letting our little dog out. It was nice to sit out when the weather allowed. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2023

  • "Super property."

    Very clean. Exactly what we expected. Lovely little area outside which was not over looked. Flowers and biscuits on arrival. Set in a lovely spot. Great walks from the cottage. Stithans reservoir walk was good. Nice cafe there, where we sat and enjoyed the views. Will definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property although very cold due to the thick stone walls and I felt guilty having the heaters on as the electric was used up quickly."

    Having the log burner was great but that only warms the living area. The owners were lovely and very helpful when the property key was locked inside my car.

    Reviewed by Nancy4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely little hideaway"

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Apr 2023

  • "Where to start?"

    Totally basic. We use Sykes cottages 3 to 4 times a year, never before have we had to buy salt and pepper!!! Unfortunately, the cooker broke down, (spent breakfast time at the Carnon Inn) - sorted by the owners lovely Mum. The cottage was cold and damp. No cooking facilities eg casserole dishes mixing bowls, kitchen roll, foil, pan scrubs etc, fortunately our family, who live locally, were able to provide hot food. The cottage was clean.

    We are sorry that Toadstools did not reach your expectations. We strive to provide a warm, cosy, rural cottage within a reasonable price range. Usually the log burner and electric heaters (with windows closed as advised) are more than sufficient. We can certainly provide salt and pepper for future guests and a casserole dish/mixing bowl , there were pan scrubbers in the kitchen but obviously they were not located. We received your text regarding the cooker on the Wednesday morning and as we were out of the country arranged for it to be disconnected, replaced with a brand new cooker connected by early evening the following day with communication to you by a family member living at our property. Again, we apologise that Toadstools did not meet your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.5Feb 2023

  • "The owners are very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was perfect for a peaceful stay for us and safe for our dog. Also in a good location to go out and about. We will definately book again.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Oct 2022

  • "Nice and cosy cottage in a convenient, quiet location conveniently placed to reach both the Southern and Northern coasts."

    Reviewed by Daniele4.4Oct 2022

  • "The property was perfect for what we wanted It was clean and well maintained."

    Lovely welcoming touches from the owner. We would go back again.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2022

  • "Cosy, little cottage located in a quiet area with enough facilities for a great stay to explore the surrounding locations."

    Easy to communicate with the owners who are very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Daniele5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely LITTLE place to stay but felt very isolated everywhere where was a car drive away unless you fancied taking the risk of playing chicken on the busy little lane!"

    The facilities are on the small side and being of a large build wasn’t ideal. The local area/beaches are all a 10 minute drive away and unfortunately are not dog friendly summer months.

    Reviewed by Andy2.8Jul 2022

  • "Everything was perfect for us and our 2 dogs, thank you."

    Lovely cottage and perfect enclosed garden. Very private and secluded.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2022

  • "All as the information given, the enclosed garden was excellent for our small dog, we think perhaps some immediate heat would be an advantage, we did find it quite chilly at times, a very nice break through."

    Reviewed by Ken3.8May 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage had everything we needed for our stay."

    We felt curtains needed some attention does not fit properly and gape. Otherwise we loved everything about cottage, owners input and location and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Daren4.7Mar 2022

  • "We loved it, and so did our Spinone; especially the enclosed garden."

    We were lucky with the weather; but if it had been wet and muddy, keeping the carpets clean and dry could have been challenging; especially without a hoover. The log fire was really appreciated in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Mar 2022

  • "Bathroom was very cold as the window did not shut properly."

    Otherwise, lovely. Liked the milk in the fridge and the biscuits. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Feb 2022

  • "Quaint and quirky cottage loved it."

    Everything we needed was there and we rode out Storm Eunice nice and snug

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely ideal for what we needed."

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Feb 2022

  • "A really lovely place to stay."

    Quiet, peaceful and well placed. Would like to have seen curtains that fit the bedroom and lounge areas properly and somewhere to hang wet jackets and place dirty, muddy, wet boots after walking.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Dec 2021

  • "Toadstools - Perfect for Two Beautifully presented in a lovely peaceful location."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and tidy. There was a nice welcome pack of shortbread, tea and milk. The bed was super comfy and there is everything you need here for two. The log burner made it so cosy and was very welcome after spending the days walking in November. The outside area is neat and tidy with secure fencing and gate so your pooch can mooch about safely. The hosts were great - attentive and helpful and just a stone’s throw away if needed.

    Reviewed by Nadia4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    No where seemed to far away. Really nice pub less than a mile away if you don't want to travel far for dinner. We took our dog and it was an ideal location for a couple and a dog.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2021

  • "Well what can you say about Toadstools what a lovely gem of place to stay and unwind ."

    Mark and Caroline are wonderful hosts not intrusive but always there if needed . It is in an excellent position to explore Cornwall there is a post office and the Halfway house pub which is dog friendly and serves excellent food within 15 minutes walk . The small private outdoor space was ideal to sit and relax and was secure for our dog .We would not hesitate to book Toadstools again thanks once again for a great holiday .

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great little cottage."

    Very clean and well appointed. Minimal contact with owners due to pandemic. Small problem during week dealt with quickly and efficiently.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jul 2021

  • "Ideally located and a very peaceful place to stay."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "A real gem."

    Tucked away behind owner’s house, absolutely ideal for touring Cornwall. The owners Mark and Caroline are genuinely nice people

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage for a quiet break, very clean and comfortable:) we had a nice weekend well needed !"


    Reviewed by Tracy4.4May 2021

  • "This is a comfortable little cottage for 2 people."

    We used it as a base for the week to walk a section of the South West Coast Path. It is clean and fresh and seems newly decorated.The kitchen is small but was perfectly adequate for our needs. The lounge is comfortable and cosy and we really enjoyed coming home in the evening and snuggling in front of the wood burning fire. The double bed is comfortable. The cottage is in a quiet location but only a few miles from Falmouth and the coast. It is a good base to explore the Lizard peninsular and this southern most tip of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2021

  • "A lovely quiet location with good access to lots of wonderful bits of Cornwall."

    Cottage was well-equipped, including plenty of towels. A recently improved outdoor area really made a difference to the appearance - though a pity we couldn't take full advantage of the new gazebo area for our short stay due to the bitter April winds! A log-burner and comfortable bed helped us through the chilly nights. Friendly owners - and very talented with all their building and carpentry!

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Apr 2021

  • "Our trip was a much anticipated and way overdue visit to see our son - lockdown and been so long and we had had to postpone 3 trips during 2020."

    Toadstools was the perfect location. Very clean, tidy and comfortable with thoughtful gestures such as just enough milk in the fridge for that all important first cup of tea after a long journey! We were warmly greeted by the hosts - it was late when we arrived and although the directions were good the signage on the roadside was not totally clear. We would definitely recommend this accommodation and hope to return, making more use of the delightful garden area next time.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2021

  • "I loved my stay at Toadstools."

    Cosy, comfortable and quiet, all you need for a relaxing break. The cottage was ideally located for exploring both Falmouth area, and further South on the Lizard Peninsula. The log burner was great, and there was enough kindling and logs provided for the first few days. The owners were friendly, yet unobtrusive. I will definitely stay at Toadstools again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very clean with some lovely finishing touches."

    Loved the log burner.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2020

  • "Toadstools was beautiful, we loved all the quirky little features and the building itself."

    We loved how private it was from the house, with its very own little garden to let our puppy out securely. It is situated in the perfect place for us to explore Cornwall widely. The hosts were so friendly, ensuring we had a great stay. We would highly recommend a stay at Toadstools!

    Reviewed by Niomi4.7Aug 2020

  • "Mark and Caroline are perfect hosts."

    Toadstools is a lovely little cottage tucked away from any bustle. The place is perfect for the general south Cornwall area close to Falmouth and the Lizard

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2020

  • "We arrived at the converted barn, it was absolutely immaculate, we never saw the owners until the last day, that was a good thing as they trusted us with their cottage, I found that very trusting!"

    It wasn’t without foundation as we left it as we found it. It was a little isolated, however,it was central to everything in Cornwall, I couldn’t get over the total ‘blackness’ it was so dark you couldn’t see a hand in front of you! I throughly recommend this rental, you will love it!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king
  • Bathroom with shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining/sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Eco heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV
  • Fuel and power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample parking on country lane next to cottage
  • Enclosed front garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Post Office and shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.6 miles

The property

A delightful and darling detached cottage situated on the private land of the owner’s home.

Toadstools is a wonderful barn conversion, found in a secluded location, perfect for achieving tranquillity on your trip.

Spend a weekend away here with your partner for a romantic retreat, or bring along a friend for a relaxing getaway where you can forget about your cares and bask in the sun amongst the coastline.

There is one king-size room in the property, with clean white walls, it’s a fresh and fabulous room to retire to.

The open-plan dining/sitting area features high ceilings and exposed beams, reminding you of the true origin of the property as you settle down on the sofa in front of the woodburner for the night with your loved one.

The kitchen is a modest but marvellous space, ideal for preparing any meal you fancy throughout the day with an array of appliances.

Head to the front of the property where there is an enclosed garden, here the dog can run around whilst you relax with a book in the sunlight.

If you fancy treating yourself to delicious cuisine outside of the cottage, just 3.1 miles away you will find The Golden Lion Inn on the edge of Stithians Reservoir, offering stunning scenery and fantastic food, it’s the perfect way to spend a romantic evening.

For a wide variety of restaurants, head to the coastal town of Falmouth, boasting an array of eateries and historic landmarks including The King’s Pipe, Pendennis Castle, and the Charles Darwin Plaque, it’s rich in history and adventure, the perfect place to mosey away the day in the sunshine.

Under 20 miles to both Penzance and St. Ives, Toadstools is a wonderful property, perfect for both couples and friends looking to explore the quaint and scenic areas of Cornwall.

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About the location


  • Falmouth 6 mile
  • Truro 9 miles

One of the oldest market towns in Cornwall, the pretty port of Penryn boasts a wealth of historic architecture and harbour heritage with attractive granite buildings steeply sloping along the cobbled streets down to the sea. There’s a good choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town, along with a museum offering free entry, and the tranquil Enys Gardens on the outskirts of the town, providing a range of grounds and a peaceful haven. Further along the Penryn River, just one mile towards the sea you’ll find the famous seaport of Falmouth, with a host of things to keep you entertained including harbour-side pubs and eateries offering spectacular views, stunning Blue Flag beaches and a bustling town centre. Visit the National Maritime Museum for a taste of Cornwall’s sea-faring history, or the fine Tudor fortress of Pendennis Castle, superb set gazing out to sea. You don’t have to venture far from Penryn to discover Cornwall’s many sights, delights and stunning coastline, and this is the perfect character base from which to see it all.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas