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The Snug

(Ref. 962074)

Rescorla near St Austell, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage is beautiful, nicely set out and everything inside is very good quality and made a very comfortable stay."

    Good location for exploring Cornwall. Friendly hosts. Would definately recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect little holiday cottage for 2."

    Everything we needed was provided,for a relaxing break. Excellent friendly hosts. Hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Snug is a wonderful wonderland of a place to stay."

    Ideal for me on my own with the rest of my family on holiday close by in Newquay. The location is great with peaceful walks in the immediate vicinity and easy road access to most places I remember from my many holidays in Cornwall these past 63 years. Kim and Gary are excellent hosts, nothing is too much for them to help make your stay a happy one. Thank you Kim and Gary, in the words of Arnie "I'll be back"

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing, no complaints at all it was an excellent accommodation for 2."

    Immaculate and cosy with everything you required in place. We took e bikes and they were able to accommodate these as well which was a massive bonus to us. The hosts were really nice and were most helpful too. We would not hesitate in recommending this cosy little "Snug".

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2023

  • "A well-planned, attractive and spotless cottage - comfortable and cosy."

    Nice courtyard view - we appreciated the planting.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jul 2023

  • "A delightful comfy cottage in a secluded setting."

    Owners are very welcoming and happy to share ideas about places to visit. Cottage is very clean and well equipped. We had a lovely few days stay.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very clean."

    quiet relaxing. Very helpful property owners.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Jun 2023

  • "The expression “small but perfectly formed” sums up The Snug."

    It was just as we expected and we were delighted.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous little cottage."

    Has everything you could possibly need for your holiday and in a beautiful setting in a pretty courtyard so very quiet. Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2023

  • "There was a lovely welcome from the hosts Kim and Gary as we arrived, so accommodating and friendly, the snug is a delightful and comfortable cottage set in beautiful grounds, it was so clean and well equipped."

    i would certainly recommend the snug.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely little place - perfect for exploring the area around St."

    Austell and further afield.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, perfect for two people."

    The Snug had everything we needed. The owners have thought about everything and have made it cosy and comfortable. The property was a bit tricky to find initially as the postcode took us to Merry Meadows Farm, other than that it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice place been at the property now for the last three years really enjoyed the stay and would recommend"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Delightful property, very comfy, ideal for a couple."

    Lovely location. Great for SW coast path and/or the Eden Project.

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage had everything you need such friendly owners , lots of places to visit not to far away ."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, clean cottage, very well maintained in peaceful rural location."

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jun 2022

  • "A small but perfectly formed little cottage."

    Spotlessly clean, well appointed for a small cottage but immaculate in every aspect. A perfect place for quiet getaway for 2. We were so happy with our stay that we have already booked again for next year but in the owners larger barn convertion at the same farm. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Snug is well named, a little cosy bit of heaven."

    Idyllic location. The accommodation is small but the owners have ensured it has everything you need and has lots of nice furnishings, homely touches. Exceptionally clean.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very warm and helpful welcomw."

    Cottage exceptionally clean. Very quiet location and parking was ideal.

    Reviewed by Ashley John5.0Oct 2021

  • "The snug was perfect - we absolutely loved it."

    Comfortable clean and the whole thing had no expense spared. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful immaculate accommodation, friendly hosts."

    Great location for exploring Cornwall and so peaceful

    Reviewed by Becki5.0Sep 2021

  • "The location was brilliant we visited many places whilst on our visit."

    The snug was immaculate . The kitchen had everything you could ask for and the shower was like a power shower , would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2021



    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2021

  • "Kim and Gary were the perfect hosts, The cottage was everything we needed, We really enjoyed our stay,"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved the snug and would highly recommend it to anyone and the owners are lovely."

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage with all you require."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

  • "Great 2 night short break."

    Kim the owner was on hand when we arrived to give us a quick tour of the lovely warm "Snug". Beautifully presented, clean and inviting. You can tell that Kim has put in a lot of thought and effort into making our stay at The Snug one to remember. Lovely and comfortable furnishings, well equipped kitchen, great shower and even a table and chairs outside to catch the last of the sun! Great location to visit all the pretty harbours in the area and the Eden Project too which is only a few minutes down the road. We would definitely want to return to the Snug or the separate larger house next door. Thank Kim for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2021

  • "Super clean, comfortable (bed was particularly comfy!"

    ) and suitably named! It really was a snug.. the owners were friendly and accomodating. Perfectly located, not far from Charlestown Harbour with it's great food places, views, history and relaxed atmosphere. We are getting married in July and the snug gave us a much needed getaway, a break from wedding prep and the children. Sunny morning courtyard to enjoy a quiet coffee before setting off for the day, you really could be anywhere!!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2021

  • "The snug was absolutely wonderful, just what I needed."

    It was very clean, warm, comfortable with a lovely hot shower. Not only that, it had a lot of extra, thoughtful touches that made it a very special place. It was so cosy, relaxing and peaceful. Located in a quiet, scenic place, but also had easy access to some of Cornwalls most beautiful places. The hosts were also extremely welcoming, friendly, relaxed and were on had if needed. I definitely would return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very relaxing break in cosy accommodation."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Kim & Gary were very welcoming and told us places of interest to visit."

    The Snug is a perfect bolt hole for 2 people very cosy and well equipped. Can’t rate it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great place to stay in a brilliant location with plenty to do!"

    Very welcoming and friendly hosts, would absolutely recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic place, spotlessly clean and very well equipped, lovely hosts couldn't do enough for us, will definitely be coming back soon!"

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2020

  • "Snug Cottage is exactly as it reads on the tin."

    A tad difficult to find with the final directions but I think only because we came from an opposite direction but once we passed, turned around and spotted the two garage doors it was fine. Our first impression of the cottage was great, sunshine on the seats outside and a lovely welcome from Kim. As soon as you go in you can tell it was spotless and clean. The owners have thought of everything and the attention to detail and workmanship for the renovation is excellent. We have had a lovely week there 17th - 24th July and were very lucky with the weather. It is in a great spot for getting around to all the lovely places Cornwall has to offer and is near enough walking distance to the Eden Project. Easy to get to Charlestown, St Austell, Mevagissy, Looe, Polperro, Fowey and a simple 50 min drive down to St Ives. Both Snug Cottage and The Barn (which is on the same plot) are immaculate, definitey 5 star ratings :)

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was a very relaxing break."

    Owners very helpful and friendly and very central for lots of attractions

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "It’s a fantastic little cottage with everything you need for a little base for your stay."

    it’s in a gorgeous area and being in st Austell, it’s in a great area to travel out to the well known parts of Cornwall. also the hosts are a lovely couple who made every effort to make us feel welcome and ensure that we had everything we needed for our trip! highly recommend either of the properties that they rent out.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Aug 2019

  • "Super cosy, extremely clean & homely."

    Very welcoming & tastefully decorated. It was a little difficult to find at first as there are no signs indicating the whereabouts of the property...the sat nav as well as ourselves were very confused... We had a great holiday however & would thoroughly recommend The Snug

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2019

  • "Kim and Gary are excellent hosts."

    Excellent location for exploring Cornwall. If you are looking for a property that is within walking distance of a local pub then this may not be the property for you. Gary kindly dropped and picked us up so we could go out for dinner - very kind, Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2019

  • "My Husband and I stayed at The Snug last week, and we were both really impressed with the holiday cottage and the warm greeting and goodbye we got from Kim."

    The property was beautifully decorated throughout, and had everything we needed. We were out exploring Cornwall on a daily basis and it was a lovely retreat to get back to after long days out. We went to many places, and would recommend Port Isaac, Land's End, Falmouth, (especially Pendennis Castle and the Ranch Steakhouse & Grill), St Ives, Charlestown, The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, Newquay, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Jamaica Inn for wonderful food. You can also just sit out in the courtyard and enjoy the peace and quiet or go for a walk around the lakes at the back of the property. We will be going back for another holiday so we can explore more of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Caron5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had an excellent week in the snug."

    Very comfortable and a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing place to stay.

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was our second visit to the snug and was as good as the first."

    A lovely little cottage in a secluded location. Cosy with good facilities. Easy access to local attractions and not a stretch to get around the rest of Cornwall. The owners are lovely, nothing too much bother. If self catering all the main supermarkets are within easy reach. Poldark country so much to see and do. May well return next year

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Oct 2018

  • "Had a very warm welcome from Kim and Gary and continued throughout the whole of our stay."

    Very comfortable and homely accommodation. Great location to explore Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Snug is aptly named but was perfect for two adults who did not want to cook but needed a base."

    The owners are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. They have put a great deal of thought into the layout and decoration of this property. We really enjoyed our stay at the Snug.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2018

  • "The snug was just what we were looking for and exceeded our expectations, set in wonderful surroundings, with lots of wildlife and scenery."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful, they were able to recommend some lovely places to visit and eat out etc. It’s also located very central to lots of attractions within Cornwall. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Everything was perfect."

    The location was quiet, helped considerably by perfect weather for the week. The cottage was ideal for the two of us with a fully equipped kitchen area and owners present next door. We have only one complaint - your map on your website showing location. Yours took us to Resugga Farm off Hallaze Road, not Lower Resugga Farm in Rescorla about 1/2 mile to the north on another turning off the Penwithick Road. Thank goodness for GPS and Google Maps street view.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2018

  • "Brilliant hosts very friendly and informative."

    The snug was furnished to a high standard and every thing you could want was there. would recommend to anyone who wants a quite relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Snug by name, snug by nature."

    A beautiful cottage, ideal for a restful break. Near enough to cycle routes or to drive for days out.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely hosts and beautifully decorated Snug."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "Really comfortable well appointed cottage nicely set out in a quiet location."

    Had a warm welcome from Kim and Gary who were always happy to stop and have a chat about the day and make suggestions. Didn't get a visit from the deer but had an owl stop by on our last night. Two local pubs within short drives with excellent food although cottage was well equipped for dining in as well. Could easily have spent another week there.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Snug very much lived up to expectations."

    It was very cosy, comfortable and blissfully quiet. We were made very welcome by Kim & Gary, the latter even venturing outside during a major thunderstorm to check up on our wellbeing and being soaked in the process. Not many people are so committed to looking after their guests! A lot of thought had obviously been put into making the Snug ideal for a delightful break in a gorgeous environment.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2018

  • "Exactly what we were sold."

    Beautiful, idyllic and a great base for exploring Cornwall. Loved every second of being there. Kim and Gary are the perfect hosts xx

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2018

  • "The Snug was an absolute delight."

    Well equipped, cosy and warm. Facilities were excellent. The induction hob & combi cooker were more than adequate for our needs and we cooked some lovely meals while there. The location in Rescorla, down a little lane, was discreet but within easy reach of St Austell and the many other nearby attractions. Eden, Heligan, Charlestown, Fowey are all just a short drive. We went to St Ives, just an hour away, and there is so much to see and do, with the satisfying knowledge you will return to a little sanctuary of calm when you have sated your appetite for exploration. All the major supermarkets are within easy reach so self catering is no effort. The rural setting is just gorgeous. We saw deer from our window and many varieties of birds. The owners, who live in the main house were warm, friendly and helpful, yet unobtrusive. All in all a very satisfying break and cliched it may sound, but we would happily go back. I can highly recommend this lovely little cottage.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Snug."

    It was beautifully decorated with everything you need for a weekend away and the kitchen was perfectly equipped. I’d happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Amer5.0Mar 2018

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  • All ground floor studio accommodation
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with rainfall shower, a basin and W.C
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Off road private parking for one car
  • Private secure storage for bikes and boards
  • Pretty courtyard garden with patio table and chairs
  • Gas central heating
  • Induction hob, combination microwave oven and grill, fridge
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Village shop, pub, Fish and Chip shop, and Post Office 1 mile
  • Note: Check in time 4PM
  • Note: Sorry, no children under 16.

The property

Nestled at the bottom of a private tree lined lane, in the rural hamlet of Rescorla, amidst tranquil countryside sits The Snug, the perfect getaway, bolthole.

This charming property is located in an attractive courtyard setting and offers uninterrupted country side views in a peaceful setting.

Being well positioned to the Eden Project and cycle trails.

The Snug provides beautifully appointed, immaculate, accommodation for single travellers or couples alike wishing to explore the charm of Cornwall.

As you enter via the rustic stable door you will find whitewashed walls, crystal chandeliers, original artwork and vintage finds giving this quintessential property a rustic and romantic feel.

The snug's open plan layout provides a small but well appointed, kitchen area with 2 ring induction hob and combination microwave oven and grill, larder fridge.

The living area provides comfortable, cosy seating and a wall mounted T.V, DVD player.

The comfortable ornate victorian style metal bedstead is adorned with sumptuous linens, pretty cushions and soft quilted throw.

A separate shower room lies beyond offering a large shower cubicle, rain head shower, heated towel rail and fluffy towels.

Outside in the pretty front courtyard, there is a lovely sunny seating area with patio table and chairs, and potted plants.

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About the location


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

This is the location to choose for a quiet relaxing holiday where you can really unwind. The snug has only Little Resugga (ref no 961605) and the welcoming but unobtrusive Owners as neighbours ensuring peace and relaxation for all. This rural retreat is a great home from home for those wanting to discover the
magnificence of Cornwall, yet having essential amenities in the village of Penwithick less than a five minute drive away. Located close to the Cornish Riviera coastline being just two and a half miles from Charlestown, a pretty
historic port which has a quaint quay and is famed for Tall Ships and home to Poldark country. Three miles away or approximately 40 minutes along the public footpath brings you to Cornwall’s best known attraction The Eden Project, with spectacular bio-domes of flora and fauna from around the globe. The sailing waters and picturesque streets of Fowey with it’s natural harbour and fine selection of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, the fishing village of Mevagissey and the ancient town of Lostwithiel all beckon you to visit.
Golfers and ramblers will enjoy the spectacular sea views from the 18 hole golf course over Carlyon Bay beach and costal footpath across dramatic cliff tops. Closer to home there are fly fishing lakes, footpaths and cycle trails to explore, so this is the perfect place for relaxing and active holidays alike.

Note: Sorry, no children under the age of 16.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas