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Trelights, Cornwall (Ref. 1074925)


Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house but cobwebs in most rooms which we vacuumed away ourselves (where accessible)."

    Bizarrely one of my son’s pillows was covered in black hairs - can only assume a pet had been in. Double mattress cover over a king size bed made it a little uncomfortable (a very minor issue - but it’s feedback). Whilst the third bed was a double, nowhere states that it’s a bunk bed - again, not a major issue as we had a 15 year old who was ok with it. Still a lovely place and a great location - please take this as constructive feedback. If I was the owner, I would welcome the honest feedback.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2022

  • "Stayed at the beginning of July and had a lovely holiday."

    Was a little concerned about the previous reviews regarding the cleanliness of the property, however after contacting Sykes cottages who then contacted the owner it was deep cleaned before our arrival. The cottage is lovely and well equipped, the beds are really comfortable. Just one point though, my son is over 6ft and had to stoop around the kitchen due to the beams and in the upper bedroom and cloakroom but as we didn’t spend much time there and were out all day it was bearable.

    Reviewed by EvetteJul 2022

  • "Maintenance of the property seems at a minimum."

    Property has dirty, as we had a baby with us we spent the first 2 hours trying to clean the cottage! Even though listed you accepted dogs, thick amount of long dog hairs was all over the sofas in the front room and in the carpets. Mould within the main bathroom shower. Kitchen cupboards have spices that went out of date if 2019! Plus mentioned there was a pub and shop within a mile but we could not find one at all. If we had known this we would never have booked. Bit disappointing really.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2022

  • "I need to speak to someone about our stay as the general cleanliness of this property is a concern."

    Reviewed by TimMay 2022

  • "We did enjoy our stay at Kelmscot which is a perfect base from which to explore this wonderful part of Cornwall."

    The house had lots of lovely touches however it was not as clean as it should have been and we did report this to the owner. If you have a large car you may find the parking a bit tricky as it’s a tight space. Be prepared to bring everything you need as there is no welcome pack at all - not even a pint of milk! Be aware the garden is not secure or enclosed so if you have a dog this may not be great. Like I say we really did enjoy our stay but would have been good to have the heads up about the parking space & the open garden.

    Reviewed by NicoleJan 2022

  • "On arrival we had to give the place a once over as it did not appear to have been hoovered in awhile."

    There were months old cobwebs and dust everywhere. Also the shower tray would fill up with water within seconds and overflow. The bath was also full of hairs and very dusty. However, once we had cleaned we did have an enjoyable stay. The downstairs is a very good size and the kitchen is well equipped. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas so a very good location.

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the housekeeping issues, which will be addressed with our housekeeper. However, had we been made aware of the issues at the time of your stay, we would have done all we could to rectify them for you. We will ensure that the shower drain is checked. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay and were able to explore the local area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NathalieOct 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with super kingsize bed (can be 3ft twin on request) 1 x double with king size bed (can be 2'6 twin on request) 1 x ground floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Cloakroom
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV, Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Two well behaved pets accepted, sorry no smoking allowed, Garden with lawn, patio, table and chairs and BBQ, (The garden is not enclosed)
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles, beach 4 miles
  • Note: This property has a 4pm check in time
  • Note: the ground floor bedroom and bathroom are accessed via 4 steps

The property

In the pretty village of Trelights, a mile from the coast path and two miles from the north Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac is Kelmscot.

This beautiful Cornish retreat once the blacksmith’s cottage, seamlessly blends characterful original features with contemporary style and elegance.

Enter into a bright and welcoming sitting room, with full height windows to bring in the light and a feature wood burning stove - simply divine and the perfect place to relax no matter the season.

The kitchen diner is the real heart of the home; here you will find everything you’ll need to rustle up a feast which you can enjoy at the dining table or al fresco in the garden.

As the evening draws to a close, three sumptuous bedrooms await, two doubles with zip link beds for flexible sleeping and a double room on the ground floor.

They share a gorgeous family bathroom.

Outside, a sunny patio and smart lawned garden await (garden not enclosed); perfect for morning coffee or a BBQ on a summer’s eve.

After a day on the beach you can rinse away the salt and sand with a convenient outside shower.

Walkers will love this stretch of the nearby coast path which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Explore the pretty harbour village of Port Isaac where you’ll find some world class eateries or the secluded sandy cove at Port Gaverne where there are opportunities for sea-kayaking and coasteering days out.

Families will love Daymer Bay (dog friendly all year round) and Polzeath; the area's best surfing beach.

Tintagel Castle, Pencarrow House and Garden in Bodmin, as well as the Pentargon Waterfall in Boscastle are all well worth a visit and within easy reach.

For days out and days in, Kelmscot is the perfect Cornish retreat.

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

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About the location


Port Isaac, one of the undiscovered treasures of Cornwall. A beautiful fishing village nestling in a steep sided valley, the old village in the valley remains unchanged from its days of fishing, slate export and smuggling in the previous century

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas