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Rospletha Bungalow

(Ref. 1038671)

Treen, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • theatre (7)
  • minack (7)
  • well (7)
  • location (7)
  • amazing (6)
  • lovely (6)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "We hadn't realised that the adjacent Minack Theatre is now so popular, and it was challenging that quite often it was almost impossible to get out of the bungalow or return because of the sheer volume of traffic coming down the very narrow lane."

    The bungalow is situated right next to the Minack overflow carpark, which wasn't made clear in the description. The bungalow is an illogical construction; it must have been extended several times. It was well equipped - we had everything we needed, but has a general air of being unloved and rather neglected. Lots of spiders. The seats of the sofas have sagged appreciably. Information about recycling, rubbish disposal and what is available in the area would have been useful. We met the owner, and understood the housekeeper was ill, which might answer some of the issues we have mentioned. It was disconcerting not to have a local contact number in case of emergency. Ringing Sykes Cottages is not a good option, and we were fortunate not to need to contact anyone urgently. The views from the bungalow are magnificent and we were lucky to have good weather and some amazing sunrises and sunsets. It was very kind of the owner to come down from London to sort out the bungalow, and to get us some milk and flowers as a welcome for us.

    Reviewed by Frances3.1Sep 2023

  • "Rospletha Cottage is located in one of the most beautiful spots in Cornwall and probably the UK."

    We had an amazing few days exploring the local area, with the Minack theatre, the coves and the coastal path right on our doorstep! Simply stunning! Sadly, the first few days of our week were spoiled by the unclean state of the kitchen when we arrived. I had to put all the plates, cutlery and utensils in the dishwasher, wash the tiles, the shelves, the glasses. There was even a full cup of coffee left in the microwave, with mould on it. There were cobwebs in lots of places (stressed me as I am not a fan of spiders) and we weren’t able to open the French doors onto the patio until the owner ‘forced’ them open later, which we had not dared to do. The hinges were just very rusty, due to the sea air I guess. We were also put off by the fact that the owners were staying in their wooden chalet in the garden, right across the cottage’s patio, so sitting outside didn’t feel private at all. This chalet is neither mentioned in the cottage description, nor showing on any of the photos for the cottage on Sykes. Also, there IS a huge field at the back of the house, with sea views, but it is also the overflow car park for the Minack theatre, so every afternoon, we had hundreds of cars/vans and people just 100 meters or so from our rental. Again, something which is not mentioned in the description. The owners of the cottage / chalet had visitors coming across ‘our’ garden on two occasions…this was not acceptable. On the first night, we arrived quite late because of heavy holiday traffic. When I saw the lack of cleanliness in the kitchen (namely dirty plates and cutlery draw), I went over to the chalet to mention this to the owner (who had just welcomed us and said to come and see him if there were any problems). I thought they’d like to let their cleaning company know…well, I was not received well at all! I won’t go into the details as we did receive apologies the next morning but I was left shaken. Rospletha is an amazing place, but, as a family, we all felt the same: Rosphetha Cottage needs more cleaning, TLC and private garden space. Also, I would not have chosen this cottage if I’d known that we would be sharing the garden with its owners.

    We are sorry you found so much to complain about. There seem to be 3 issues. 1. Cleanliness: You found one cup left in the microwave. One plate not clean on the back. An undisclosed problem with a spatula. Some cobwebs. None of this is acceptable and we apologise. Given your forensic examination of the property, we assume everything else was Immaculate. 2. The garden. As the website clearly shows there is no garden as such. The bungalow abuts a 3 and a half acre field. The acre closest to the bungalow belongs to it. The remainder belongs to the Minack who use the third of the field furthest from the bungalow as an overflow car park for approximately 2-3 hours 4 afternoon a week during their season. We have considered ;planting trees or building a wall but feel it would detract from the sense of space. 3. Given there is no garden it is axiomatic that we cannot share it with the occupiers of the bungalow so this allegation is simply untrue. The ‘chalet’ as you describe it is not only screened by a treebut at all times when we stay there we keep the blinds closed on the two windows closest to the bungalow. We are scrupulous in our respect for the privacy of our guests in the bungalow as is evidenced in kinder feedback on this thread. We note you logged that we had visitors on two occasions. We have no idea whether you did or not. Perhaps it is our privacy that is the issue! Finally if you are coming to Cornwall in the summer looking for solitude you are doomed to disappointment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.1Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Rospletha and appreciated the comfortable beds at the end of busy days at the theatre."

    In general the property was well appointed. However we felt the kitchen would benefit from a deep clean. Examples included the cutlery drawer, microwave and shelves over the sink. Also the radio was covered in a sticky residue. It would have been helpful to have a handbook with guidance on rubbish, recycling, etc., although the folder with details about local history was very interesting.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful week spent at Rospletha!"

    Perfectly situated for walking to the Minack for a show! Everything was lovely! Not sure how much of the garden/field actually belonged to the bungalow!!!

    So glad you enjoyed your time at Rospletha. We seem to be having some very nice guests! The situation with regards to the field is that one third belongs to the bungalow. The boundary is marked by some thin wooden posts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing place for The Family."

    Great field outside that my dog to play, didn’t want to come back inside. Saw the shows at The Theatre. Exquisite beaches near by & would absolutly love to go again.

    Thank you so much for such positive feedback. We love Rospletha and are really happy when other people do too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Indur5.0Jun 2023

  • "Although the bungalow is in a beautiful location, has good parking, is spacious and is very close to the Minack theatre, there were a few problems: It has an open fire but you need to provide your own logs and these are not available locally."

    There were no clear recycling instructions or collection dates – ended up taking most of ours home as the box was full on arrival. The holiday let description needs updating as the local pub has gone, as has the shop and the café was closed for season. No owner contact details so had to work through the agent initially. TV didn’t work, reported on arrival but took 5 days to resolve; was also surprised that no hair dryer is provided. A big (and apparently a known problem) was the kitchen sink is blocked. This should be sorted as a priority! I would recommend a thorough ‘deep clean’ as some surfaces (eg doors) were grubby and ‘sticky to touch’. This may sound as if the stay was a disaster, but it wasn’t, far from it. It was just missing care and a little TLC. Oh, and a frying pan that you can lift without being Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Reviewed by Carole2.8Sep 2022

  • "We arrived after 3pm, after a 6 hour drive, and found the cleaners there."

    They us told the arrival time was 4-30pm. We stood outside waiting for them to finish. Before they left we were informed they had no clean towels and had washed the ones from the previous occupants and left them for us to dry. They said any problems to give them a call on the landline. The overall cleanliness was poor, cobwebs across pictures on the walls. The interior and sofas were tired and well used. When we came to light the fire ,we always specify an open fire, there wasn't any wood, kindling etc to use. There was no welcome pack with contact details. The only contact we had was from Sykes email. We rang that and found it was a recorded message from Sykes. Consequently, we had no open fire throughout the stay, The location was beautiful and grass area outside was nice for the dogs to run and play.

    Reviewed by Jill2.8Mar 2022

  • "Top spot. Lovely accommodation."

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a fantastic location."

    With the Minack Theatre so close by and easy access to SW coastal path its perfect for walks and adventures, to return to your house to relax for a glass of wine and food with fantastic views from patio or conservatory. Then sink into really comfy beds for restful sleep so you can get up at dawn and watch the sunrise with a mug of coffee. Will be returning if I can get the time I want for next year.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "The holiday cottage is in a great position to explore the south west cornwall."

    The costal path and two amazing beaches are only about 5 minutes walk away. The cottage has all the amenities needed and is a comfortable homely environment for any family. We loved that we had a great view and space to play games in the garden area. This is a great base to be in Cornwall and is our second holiday in this cottage. We love this place so much we have booked a third stay for next year.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Rospletha Bungalow."

    The house was well equipped and clean throughout. The location is amazing above one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It just a short 5-10 min walk down to the beach which our youngest (aged 4) could manage. The owners live next door so it's handy if there are any problems, but unless you ask they leave you alone to enjoy your holiday in private, which was nice. The only slight problem was we arrived at the check-in time of 3pm only to find the cleaners still in the house who told us the time should actually be 4:30pm and that Sykes had not updated the communications as they had requested.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "We spent 7 nights at Rospletha Cottage and loved every minute of it."

    The location was perfect for us. A 10 minute walk to our favourite beach and lovely coastal walks for our dog. We spent a few nights BBQing on the beach, fish and chips at Penzance and the local pub. All of the rooms were lovely with plenty of space. The house itself was big enough for us as a family of four. The land was great for our dog, though she is very well behaved and just potters about. Waking up every morning to the sea was perfect. Couldn't of asked for a better property. It was a nice surprise to have the Minack nextdoor to us...what a place!!!! Breath taking. The property was clean and had everything we needed. With regards to dog walks...we did the coastal walk every morning onto the Rospletha Cliffs and further down a coastal walk. 100% will book again without a doubt. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very good location for the South West coastal path."

    The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno beach & cafe are within 5 to 10 minutes walk away. Would highly recommend the theatre but book well in advance. Lovely place.

    Reviewed by Kewal3.8Jun 2021

  • "A fantastic location, lots of walks, beautiful beach, lovely owners, very easy to book and information given was great."

    Had a very comfortable and amazing holiday, would definitely recommend and would love to go again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room, basin and WC, 1 x children's bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towel inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Open garden with lawn and outdoor furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Bunk beds are suitable for children only.

The property

Rospletha Bungalow is a well-appointed dwelling nestled in the rural parish of St Levan, Cornwall.

Set over one floor, this charming pet-friendly bungalow is the ideal base for families of six or groups of four who seek an escape to the wonderful county of Cornwall.

As you open the door and step inside the sitting room oozing with character, admire the gorgeous stone walls and traditional open fire place that you can warm by as you relax on the sofas and flick on the TV, following an exciting day of adventure exploring the local area.

Take a seat at the table in the wonderful sun room and sip on a warm cup of coffee as you make plans with the group for the remainder of your holiday and look forward to the days ahead.

Head on through to the glossy kitchen kitted out with all the essential appliances, where you can cook up a storm and prepare a delicious three course meal for the family to delight in at the dining table.

As the evening draws to a close, wander through to your bedroom throughout the stay; a spacious double bedroom with ample storage boasts unrivaled views of the sea whilst a pretty twin bedroom with crisp white bed sheets has the benefit of a contemporary en-suite with a walk-in shower.

The last of the bedrooms is a lovely bunk room, perfect for those travelling with children.

Settle down for the evening with a warm soak in the bathtub that can be found in the family bathroom, or unwind with a book in the peaceful snug.

The ground-floor is also home to a well-thought cloakroom with hand basin, WC and washing machine so that you can stay ahead of the game and wash all of your clothes before travelling back home at the end of the holiday.

Spend time in the well-kept garden with a dinner alfresco as you bask in the sunshine with a nice glass of white, whilst the children and dogs play on the lawn making the most of the warmer weather.

Take a morning stroll along the white sands of Porthchapel Beach before heading to Porthcurno Beach Cafe for a freshly made scone and a nice cup of tea.

Visit the open-air amphitheater of The Minack Theatre or head to Sennan Cove to view the Mayon Cliff Ship Wreck.

For a memorable stay in Cornwall, book Rospletha Bungalow.

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About the location


Treen 8.2 miles, Penwith Heritage Coast 9.1 miles

The delightful village of Treen can be found hidden within the rural parish of St Levan, in the outstanding surroundings of Cornwall. Home to many local establishments including a Local Produce Cafe and Shop as well as a charming pub, this village has everything you could possibly need. Sitting just 0.5 miles from the coast, there are an abundance of scenic coastal walks and sandy beach strolls to embark on during your stay in the area. Head down to Penberth Cove to explore the historical fishing hamlet or wander the magnificent Minack Theatre, a beautiful open-air amphitheatre boasting stunning seascapes that can be found in the village of Porthcurno. Hop in the car and head to Penzance for a day of exploration in Morrab Gardens.