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The Annexe, Laburnum

(Ref. 913846)

Rescorla near St. Austell, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very pleasant stay here."

    Everything you needed was at the property. The owner was helpful and a lovely guy

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2024

  • "The Annexe was an ideal base for my holiday in Cornwall."

    It had all the facilities I needed and it was comfortable. It's in a lovely location too. The owner was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2024

  • "Comfortable as a base for sightseeing trips but a bit dated, however the bed was comfortable and the shower was hot."

    Good location for Eden and Heligan

    Reviewed by Jackie3.4Apr 2024

  • "Excellent property, very friendly host, good base to explore Cornwall's south coast"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "Could not fault it at all."

    Everything we needed and more. Good location for our trip.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Feb 2024

  • "Ideal setting and good for going to shops and not far from the A30."

    Has a lovely view from bedroom. Could do cooking for self catering and kitchen was good. Host was nice and friendly they met us at the property.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Annexe was just the place for us!"

    A good location. Easy to find. And a fabulous view from the bedroom window. The bedroom was spacious and had plenty of hanging/storage space provided in the wardrobe and dressing table. The lounge/ diner was more than adequate for our needs - the two-seater sofa allowed relaxing in comfort (I'm very short so all sofas are too deep for me) but my husband was very comfortable. The kitchen was well-equipped and organised and easy to work in, although the only meal we ate there was breakfast. The bathroom boasted a very good shower and was just large enough to manage comfortably. We regret having not met the owner, but wish him well for the future. If we were in that part of Cornwall again we would certainly return to Laburnham Annexe. It was so convenient for Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey and Foy. The pub in Bugle also offered a good meal on our first evening. All in all 100% perfect

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable accomodation."

    Very handy for the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligon, but rather far from St Austell, you definitely need a car and can`t really rely on public transport.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable and cosy in an ideal location."

    Lovely view from bedroom. Nearby walks. John the owner was very kind and helpful. Many thanks for the stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "Loved it. Only a few grumbles."

    Sofa is dated and could be more comfortable. No baking tray but didn't bother me. Mattress is very soft which gave me back pain but that is because I suffer with back pain and need a firm mattress so personal to me. Others would love a soft mattress.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Oct 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely, very cosy and very clean."

    John the owner was very helpful and told us to get in touch if we needed anything. Unfortunately we didn’t get to travel around much as we were called home for family reasons. We would definitely stay at the annexe again and recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2021

  • "John is a nice man but the accommodation smelt very musty, we had to buy fresh air spray and spray every morning and evening."

    There is black mould all around the tiles in the toilet and along some of the skirting board in the bedroom. A large rotter hole in the toilet door frame. Overall the shower area and the general decoration is out dated. The sofa is most uncomfortable. We have noticed that other people have liked the accommodation but not us. This does not come anywhere near the standard that we have enjoyed in other places that we have booked through you. Sadly we will have to think twice before we book again through you. Sincerely, Kevin Duffy.

    Reviewed by Kevin2.2Sep 2021

  • "This cottage was absolutely perfect for me as a single person wanting peace and quiet and wishing to explore the surrounding area which has multiple beautiful walks through the areas where nature has reclaimed former China clay extraction."

    Others criticise the standards of furnishings etc. It is very homely, and this undoubtedly reflects the caring character of its owner John. Read the description, look at the photos and check the location on a map. This is not boutique luxury in a tourist centre so don’t book if that’s what you expect. It’s very comfortable if you are relaxed about minor defects. Plus it’s relatively cheap, and it’s quick to get to honeypot coastal areas anywhere in Cornwall via the nearby major roads. Parking is very easy on the road opposite the cottage which has virtually no traffic apart from adjacent residents. I never attempted the on site parking bay because you’d need someone with you to assist backing out safely. Roscala is a small hamlet of residential properties but the property has unobstructed views from the front bedroom over adjacent countryside. The small side patio is great for morning coffee. I’ve stayed here twice and would return without hesitation.

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2021

  • "Great location to visit both east and west coast of Cornwall ,all you need in the Annexe"

    Reviewed by Dale4.7Jul 2021

  • "We were very disappointed with the cottage; having stayed at many Sykes cottages this was the worst."

    The owner John was very welcoming and helpful but the whole cottage is 'tired' The settee and mattress are saggy and need replacing. The cottage felt damp (john was having trouble with the storage heaters and provided 2 very efficient fan heaters which seemed to warm the air but not the fabric of the building - the situation improved as the week went on as we turned the heating up and opened the windows. The bed linen was fine but the heavy cover on the bed smelt sour. The kitchen was small but well equipped (one small grouse - could an extra 2 mugs be provided?) but to say the cottage had a dining space, while true, is misleading, 2 small chairs and a table not much bigger than a skateboard! The bathroom was tiny, only just big enough to function. The 'courtyard garden' was a narrow space down the side of the cottage which didn't get any sun and was therefore dark and damp, not the open area shown on the photo. Rescorla is not a village, it is a street with houses on it - no pub, no shop, these are in Penwithick, a good mile away. And finally the 'off street parking' was on such a steep slope that we scraped the bottom of the car each time we parked, and judging by the marks on the ground we weren't the first. Thank goodness we had fine, sunny weather and were able to get out each day! We didn't mention most of this to John as a) nothing could be done about most things and b) he was so pleasant we didn't want to upset him about things he couldn't change.

    Reviewed by Helen Kay2.8Apr 2021

  • "John the owner was a great guy, very helpful and informative."

    The location was good for exploring all around Cornwall. The Annexe was spotless. Will return one day.

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Laburnum Annex."

    Everything was very clean. John the Owner was very welcoming and friendly, every time we saw him, he asked if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Annexe Laburnum."

    John was there to greet us and we found the cottage spotlessly clean and very welcoming. The weather was not great during our stay but the cottage is so cosy and comfortable that staying in some mornings/evenings was a pleasure. The kitchen is well equipped, the shower was always hot and the bed ever so comfy! The situation of the cottage is easy access to all parts of Cornwall. We have no hesitation in recommending The Annexe Laburnum for your next visit to Cornwall! Thank you, John! Betty and David August 2020

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely location, John was really lovely and helpful the accommodation was lovely ..."

    Lovely location, John was really lovely and helpful the accommodation was lovely and clean and cosy, could do with a tumble dryer

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very nice accomodation ."

    Beautiful sunset . Excellent value for money

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a really nice time, very cosy and comfortable it made you feel at home ..."

    We had a really nice time, very cosy and comfortable it made you feel at home rather than a holiday let, the owner made us feel welcome and could was very approachable, short car drive to local beach and for local food shopping and take aways

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable little property for two people."

    Ideal location for Eden Project, St Austell Brewery and slightly further afield: Padstow, Falmouth and Truro. Friendly host, helpful but not intrusive. All in all a great little place for a break.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Feb 2020

  • "The annexe has a damp problem that needs rectifying."

    There isn't any facilities to be able to recycle. Everything goes into the same bin.

    Reviewed by Harriet3.1Aug 2019

  • "The annexe was clean and cosy, everything had been thought of and some extras included such as milk, tea and coffee."

    The owners were friendly and popped in to see if we needed anything. We had a very pleasant stay and would come again.

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely quiet location ."

    Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "It's a lovely cosy annex , perfectly situated to see most areas around you."

    nice a peaceful and a lovely chip shop around the corner lol

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "Warm welcome from the owners."

    Milk tea and coffee available in case we had not had a chance to shop.

    Reviewed by Francis5.0May 2019

  • "The property is comfortable, clean and very well presented."

    The view from bedroom window is beautiful. The owners contacted me to ensure that everything was ok with getting settled in and were on hand to answer my questions over where to put rubbish for collection. Couldn't have asked for nicer hosts. Although the property is just off the beaten track it is well furnished with everything you could need to ensure a good stay. Lovely quiet setting with views across fields. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had an amazing time & we both loved the accomodation in the The Annexe Laburnum!"

    ! Highly recommended indeed.....the owners John & Brenda are so lovely & accomodating.....we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Jan 2019

  • "Very welcoming hosts"

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Nov 2018

  • "Wonderful holiday."

    The owners met us in person when we arrived and could not have been kinder. The property was well kept and everything we needed was on hand. We will DEFINATLY go with your company again. Many thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Oct 2018

  • "The annexe was really conveniently located, the hosts were very friendly and welcoming, the accommodation was clean, extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Annika5.0Sep 2018

  • "An ideal little Annex in a quiet location easy access to the coast or inland destinations, everything at hand in the Annex and the owners John and Brenda could not have been more helpful and welcoming would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2018

  • "No problems"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2018

  • "We arrived just after 3 in the afternoon , the key instruction were 100% acurate and on opening the door WOW ."

    for the rating that was given , should have beenery w ell presented, all rooms where just as discribed and no smells . There was tea , coffee and milk in the fridge which was on ready for us along withe frezzer . We meet the owner about an half hour after arrovl , Very nice couple and was made very welcom would recomend this to anyone and will be back for another visit Bed was very clean an as was towels ext if i had a moan sofa was a little hard as was the bed BUT nothing will be like home Overhaul would give 5 Satrs for this and Price also 5 Stars

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2018

  • "We had a great time whilst in Cornwall, our stay at The Annexe was lovely, great place to stay, ideal location and fantastic price, will definitely be booking again and would absolutely recommend!"

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.8Jul 2017

  • "Was exactly as the brochure said with nice little touches Owners lived adjacent and were very helpful"

    Reviewed by Derek4.2Sep 2016

  • "Just what we wanted."

    .. quite when we want to & activities when & where we want to.. Excellent host... thanks

    Reviewed by Mustapha4.8Jul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note a 7 night booking must start on a Saturday

The property


Austell 5 miles.

A cosy, single-storey, semi-detached cottage annexe, in the pretty village of Rescorla, just two miles from Penwithick and five miles from St. Austell.

Comfortably furnished, this Cornish cottage near St. Austell offers an ideal retreat for two.

The perfect base for discovering all the delights of South Cornwall.

Inside this St. Austell cottage you can enjoy the beautiful views across the surrounding countryside from the bedroom.

Outside this St. Austell cottage there is a small courtyard garden, where you can relax after a day spent walking the beautiful Clay Trails or the many surrounding footpaths, an afternoon at one of the stunning subtropical gardens in the area, or a sunny day by the sea at one of the many beautiful nearby beaches.

Take a stroll around the harbour at picturesque Mevagissey, with its museum and cafes, or spend the afternoon in quaint Charlestown before enjoying the sublime scenery from the South West Coast Path.

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About the location


Charlestown 2 miles; Carlyon Bay 3 miles; Mevagissey 6 miles; Fowey 8 miles.

The old market town of St Austell, just a mile or two from the south coast, is famous as the historic centre of the china clay mining industry. Today, its many beaches and its sub-tropical gardens provide plenty to see and do. The wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are perfect for a family day out, and a little further afield Caerhays Castle provides a stunning backdrop to Porthluny Cove. On the edge of town, St Austell Brewery offers tours of the Victorian brewing equipment and a chance to sample the local beer, and for those looking for surf and sand, St Austell Bay has several beaches to choose from - Porthpean, Carlyon Bay, Pentewan, Polkerris - the last offering a variety of water-sports. As well as a small shingle beach, Charlestown, a pretty, historic port, often has wooden sailing ships in the harbour, and is popular as a film location. A little further afield are Fowey and its beautiful estuary to the east and the fishing port of Mevagissey to the west. With lots to do and something to keep the whole family entertained, St Austell is a great year-round destination.

Seven night bookings must start on a Saturday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas