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Obo's Retreat

(Ref. 1100965)

St. Minver near Rock, Cornwall Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • stay (10)
  • lovely (9)
  • property (8)
  • great (8)
  • clean (8)
  • location (6)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location and suited our needs perfectly."

    Good enclosed garden and barbecue. The negatives were the sofa covers were badly stained and need replacing. Poor shower in shower room, very little pressure. Disappointed with John Bray who took 5 days to get back to me when I asked if we could stay an extra day. There seems virtually no way of getting someone on the phone.

    Reviewed by Melanie3.8Jul 2024

  • "Fantastic property in a great location."

    Stayed here two years in a row and both stays have been great!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely property, being suitable for families very disappointed there was no cot bed and high chair on request especially as there were baby cutlery and plates."

    This would definitely stop us returning in the future. Floors were not clean when we arrived, my feet were black from walking on the floor within minutes!! Apart from this the overall place was really nice, just think these couple of things need addressing.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.4Jun 2024

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay."

    However, we did leave it cleaner than when we arrived! Settees rather shabby compared to last year. We were disappointed that the food Items that were provided the previous year were not supplied this year. Whilst, the items are, no doubt charged in the overall bill, and may not be to everyone's taste. You may have thought it better not to provide them, however it would have been helpful to add this information to the details about the property. Because we did not want to overload the fridge, the first thing we had to do on arrival was go out and buy milk in order to make tea/coffee after our 200 mile trip!.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Obo's Retreat overall, and apologise for any inconvenience caused regarding the lack of welcome hamper which is now not provided at the property, and the cleanliness issues that you encountered during your stay. All feedback is shared with the owner and your comments will be raised to our housekeeping team. We hope to welcome you back again if the future - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.4May 2024

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very spacious and very comfortable beds. We were here for a week for a family wedding. The Pityme Inn pub across the road was also great. Lovely food and service. All round a great stay. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you had such a fabulous stay and had the perfect base to explore the local area from. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kiran5.0May 2024

  • "A really lovely bungalow."

    Great location! The toys and bits for the children were an absolute bonus and provided lots of fun (as they weren’t their own!). Linen was soft and comfortable as were all furnishings. Won’t hesitate to book again, we had a wonderful break. If I really had to find a concern, cooking pan lid and handles get extremely hot and could be a worth an update and a deeper floor clean as black dog hairs kept appearing. I’m not fussed on either really but worth noting. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7May 2024

  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Obo’s retreat."

    The house was perfectly kitted out for families with young kids. There was such a great range of board games which keep us entertained on the odd rainy day.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we hope to welcome you back in the near future, John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Feb 2024

  • "Bungalow lovely and very clean."

    Couldn’t find the walk in electric shower switch on are a couple of days. Looks like it was purposely hidden as when we did find it shower thermostat obviously broken. Scorch hit or freezing cold. Very dangerous. This was brought up in the Summer in quotes from other guests. Clearly the issue has not been fixed. Other than this we had a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your comments, I will ensure the shower is looked at by our maintenance team, We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. John Bray Cornish holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.1Nov 2023

  • "Not enough pans and cookery equipment for a family holiday, it was a struggle for just two people."

    The property was clean and functional Oh and it's a semi detached, I don't recall seeing that anywhere in the description!

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we are sorry that you felt that there was not enough equipment in the kitchen, We have never had any issues previously and we understand from the owner that a family of 6 can easily be catered. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian Prescott3.1Oct 2023

  • "This semi-detached bungalow was ideally situated for exploring North Cornwall."

    Being opposite the Pityme Inn was a great advantage. The back grass could have done with a cut as it was really too long to eat out. Otherwise it had very comfortable beds with an excellent kitchen.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. John Bray Cornish Holidays on Behalf oof the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margot4.4Oct 2023

  • "The shower in the separate shower room was quite low pressure and there was a broadband issue but it was sorted quickly with the local office, they were very helpful."

    Apart from that, the property was nice and we would book again.

    Thank you for your comments, I'm pleased we managed to fix the issues you raised and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyable stay in a nicely decorated and clean bungalow."

    The walk in shower had a fault with temp gauge. Reported it as it would be dangerous and could scald someone. Front door sticks & is hard to shut. I see a previous guest had reported it so would have expected it to be fixed. As previous reviews had stated they received a welcome pack so I didn't take tea, coffee etc. Anyway we didn't receive one. Luckily shop across road was open.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by these issues. Your comments have been passed on to the team here at John Bray Cornish Holidays and to the owner. We hope you still managed to enjoy your visit despite these issues and would love to welcome you back to North Cornwall in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable bungalow with a welcome bag of goodies."

    We were two families of 5 and there was plenty of room. The bedrooms had comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms with an additional toilet in the utility room. Games and toys for children, the pub across the road which also had the village shop. Found a lane across from the pub to walk the dogs in the mornings. The grass needed cutting but the gardeners came on the Tuesday. Bit confused regarding the wheelie bins but put them out on the Wednesday evening and were emptied before we left but not by the normal dustmen but contractors for holiday lets. It said no glass in the bins but they gave us a bag to put our bottles in and took them. I would highly recommend this bungalow

    Thank you for you kind comments regarding your stay with us. We are pleased to hear you had plenty of room and found the lovely dog walk aswell as the lovely local pub. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a fantastic home and a perfect location."

    We have already booked again for next year. Thank you

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that the property suited your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back next year - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice accommodation very clean inside could do with some cleaning outside and grass cutting."

    Plenty of utensils in the kitchen of good quality great location .

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Obo's Retreat and are sorry the outside cleaning wasn't picked up on changeover. We are surprised the grass needed cutting as this was done the week prior to your stay and again a few days after. We do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Cornwall in the future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis4.7Jun 2023

  • "The property was excellent ."

    Clean spacious and comfortable.Decorated and furnished beautifully.Good location dog friendly pub opposite serving food. Everything you could possibly need to feel at home.Would highly recommend this property we had a lovely stay with our dog.Thanks to the owner.

    Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "Ideal place to stay near to many beaches for children The property had ..."

    Ideal place to stay near to many beaches for children The property had everything you needed Well maintained apart from the front door difficult to lock sometimes but a minor detail Would recommend this property to anyone Nice surprise there was a welcoming gift tea coffee milk jam butter all in a nice bag Would definitely return to this property Thank you

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7May 2023

  • "We ( four German Ladies) had a lovely stay !"

    Besides the Cornish weather nearly everything was perfect! Very well equipped kitchen, a very spacious and bright dining room and living room! Comfortable bedding and two huge bath/ shower rooms! Separate laundry and drying room, perfect for a family stay! We only missed a wardrobe in one of the bedrooms, a full size mirror and the dining table chairs aren’t much comfortable! But this didn’t spoil our holidays ! We had a great time at Obo‘s Retreat ! Spacious private parking….and the Pityme Pub is just across the street offering great food and drinks!

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. We will forward your suggestions onto the owners. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaby4.4Apr 2023

  • "Obo's Retreat is a home away from home, A perfect base from which to roam."

    Close to many beautiful places you'll want to explore, Polzeath, Rock, Padstow and so many more. After a day in the surf we couldn't wait to get back, To lovely hot showers, cosy beds, ready to hit the sack. If you are a chef at heart the kitchen has all you will need, Many hungry mouths you will be able to feed. If a take away or eating out is what you are after, There is a pub across the road filled with ale, good food and laughter. And when you are tired and weary from the Cornish sea air, The comfy sofas are ready so a film you can share. Obo's Retreat is a perfect place for a holiday together, Thanks for the memories, we'll treasure them forever.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you had such a fabulous stay at Obo's Retreat and had the perfect base to explore the local area from! We would love to welcome you back anytime in the future - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2023

  • "We all had a fabulous time at Obo’s Retreat lovely bungalow really clean and ..."

    We all had a fabulous time at Obo’s Retreat lovely bungalow really clean and welcoming, Just could do with a local information pack

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. We are working alongside the owners to get new welcome packs back into the properties. We hope to invite you back to North Cornwall again soon. John Bray on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Nov 2022

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This property is part of the John Bray Cornish Holidays collection.
John Bray Cornish Holidays offers some of the best located self catering cottages and holiday homes in North Cornwall’s loveliest locations including Rock and Daymer Bay, on the Camel Estuary, and Polzeath and Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast.

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom/ WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn
  • Linen and Towels included in rent
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Shed is not available for guest use

The property

Well-positioned near the sought-after location of Pityme in St Minver Lowlands, the village which adjoins Rock, is this stunning single-storey property Obo’s Retreat.

Welcoming six guests for the idyllic coastal escape, Obo’s Retreat boasts off-road parking, pet-friendly accommodation and ground-floor living ideal for a families or groups of friends who are seeking to explore the natural beauty of Cornwall.

Be impressed by a well-equipped kitchen hosting a fantastic range of appliances that is sure to excite any budding chef; allow yourself to unwind as your other half whips up a tasty dish that you can enjoy as a family at the dining table, toasting to a fantastic getaway as you tuck in.

After dinner, retreat to a homely sitting area and click on the Smart TV to delight in a movie marathon accompanied with your favourite snacks.

When the evening draws to a close, clamber into either a super-king-size, double or twin single bed ahead of another day of adventures.

For daytime adventures, begin your day walking over the dunes of Rock Beach, paddle in the shores of Daymer Bay just around the corner from Rock or bask in the sun's rays as you watch the world go by.

Refuel at one of several pubs or restaurants including The Pityme Inn, which is a village inn conveniently located just a stroll across the lane from Obo's Retreat, along with the Pityme Shop for stocking up on essentials, or The Mariners Public House or The Rock Inn before continuing on to Port Isaac where Doyden Castle, and the lovely café of Fee’s awaits.

Further north along the coastline, journey to Tintagel where you can admire the magnificent structure of Tintagel Castle, explore Merlin’s Cave or get lost in a book in the peaceful serenity of Bossiney Cove.

Accessible by car, pop into the local shopping town of Wadebridge which features individual and boutique shops or hop on the foot ferry from Rock to visit Padstow where you can play mini golf, eat your way around the town and collect crabs up from the harbour.

All of this and more awaits at Obo’s Retreat in Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

ROCK

Padstow 1.5 miles via ferry; Polzeath 2.8 miles; Wadebridge 6.2 miles.

Rock is a desirable and much sought after coastal village located on the north eastern bank of the River Camel opposite the famous harbour town of Padstow which is easily reached by a regular ferry service. The summer home of royalty and celebrities offering top class restaurants and quality shops, the real draw is the array of watersports including sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and angling. Continuing on a sporting theme, the golf course at nearby St Enodoc is considered to be one of the best in the country. With an abundance of world class beaches all within a short radius it is easy to see why Rock holds its popularity.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas