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The Old Sweet Shop

(Ref. 959858)

St Blazey, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (9)
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  • stay (6)

17 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect location for visiting the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan."

    The beach at Par is fabulous. However, the cottage was little more than adequate. Musty, cluttered and generally in need of a good clean. Dust and cobwebs everywhere, very dirty oven as well as general lack of storage in both the kitchen and the bedrooms. Garden overgrown, but plenty of outdoor seating, comfy double bed,

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found our cottage in need of a good clean, if you had advised us during your stay we would have been more than happy to reattend. We can confirm that the property was cleaned to a high standard, however, cobwebs can appear within 10 minutes, especially this time of year. We do agree that the The Old Sweet Shop is a perfect location for exploring Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim2.5Oct 2022

  • "Lets start with the positives, its a lovely cottage, quirky and comfortable."

    It is well equipped and the location central for visiting many places in Cornwall, however the listing does not make it clear that the parking (50m away) is in a supermarket car park clearly marked no responsibility for loss or damage, it is not monitored or visible from the cottage. The listing also talks about the rural location and enjoying the garden. The gardens front and back were quite neglected and over grown, the photos make it appear that this is a detached property but is in fact a back to back cottage on a main road through the town so when we did sit out there was a constant flow of traffic rumbling by. The inside could be better organised to provide more storage space for guests. The only available kitchen cupboard was the tiny base unit between the cooker and the fridge and was not big enough to put our basic groceries with the remaining space being utilised by quite a bit of unnecessary stores. The same problem upstairs in the bedroom with many cupboards full of spare linen etc. 1 single wardrobe to hold a weeks worth of clothing for 2 people is hardly adequate, thank goodness we didn't have children with us as there are just 2 bedside cabinets in that room with the airing cupboard again full of the owners stuff. The cottage could have been cleaner, the cooker had a layer of grease on the oven base and a number of cobwebs evident in the lounge and main bedroom. Looking at the listing on our return I can also say it no longer looks as bright and spacious as the photos, the owners seem to have added more furniture and lots of ornaments that are not needed and now make the place look cluttered. We did have a lovely week and the weather was lovely allowing us to visit the Eden Project twice, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a couple of beaches and drive to Lands End amongst other days out but feel the listing was deceiving and disappointed that the cottage was not more rural or how it is pictured.

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Aug 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a great location."

    The place was cosy and very well equipped with everything you need, with nice touches throughout. Great communication and the wine and goodies left for us was a really nice gesture. Easy parking at the co-op a minute away. Great secluded beaches nearby which were some of the best we have ever seen! Thank you so much.

    Hi Neil, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're so glad you enjoyed our holiday home and the beautiful area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfectly situated for exploring the surrounding area, so many impressive gardens and stunning beaches."

    Beautiful, quaint, quiet cottage, clean & with everything we needed for the week. Super comfy beds & sofas. Parking was very easy, only a few minutes walk away, and very handy for shopping. We greatly appreciated the welcome gifts and the emails with really helpful property and tourist information. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2022

  • "This beautiful little cottage was prefect for what we wanted for our family holiday."

    It really did have everything we needed. It was in a brilliant location to be able to do day trips further afield and locally. We had a lovely break away and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Old Sweet Shop is perfectly situated for visiting the Eden Project , The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Charlestown, which has excellent cafés and restaurants."

    The cottage is charming and comfortable with a delightful garden. It also has a good supermarket just a minute’s walk away.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jul 2021

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week in a great location for exploring Cornwall."

    The cottage was quaint, well kept and clean at a very reasonable price.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jun 2021

  • "Despite being on the main road, the rooms face the rear, which means it is very quiet and peaceful."

    Lovely bathroom and well appointed kitchen. Location central to many places of interest. We thought the cottage was lovely.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Oct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and spent much of our time walking on the South West Coast Path."

    This location was very convenient for access to both the North and South coast.The accommodation was very comfortable and the decor was very pleasing. The well equipped kitchen was particularly useful in these Covid times. The Coop supermarket just a stone’s throw away was also very convenient. We would certainly be happy to revisit this cottage again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a cozy cottage and felt at home straight away."

    Was an excellent base to visit many of the beautiful beaches, local Harbour's and attractions. It had fantastic facilities and was lovely garden, was well stocked with herbs, condiments. Would recommend a stay in this property.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2020

  • "24/7 parking is available just down the road in the free car park."

    This cottage has many homely touches and we enjoyed our stay. Due to illness we were unfortunately three days late starting our holiday, but as it was unoccupied the following week the owner very kindly offered us an extra night which really made a difference.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Sep 2019

  • "A very welcoming cosy cottage, all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay."

    Well situated for touring around, plenty to do and see. Good walks and a very good bus service on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay The cottage was very cosy However there is a musty smell ..."

    Had a lovely stay The cottage was very cosy However there is a musty smell to the property it needs a good airing I found the stair difficult to get up and down a warning needs to be put in the listing about this Apart from that it was a great base to visit Cornwall and the welcome gifts was a very Nice touch We felt at home as soon as we entered the cottage

    Reviewed by Leona4.7Sep 2019

  • "Had a great time and holiday cottage was everything we hoped it would be."

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2019

  • "Very cosy and comfortable holiday home."

    Lots of useful things to use. A home from home.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet and well set up."

    The instructions and local information was very helpful. Beautiful part of the country and we did not have to travel more than half an hour to find interesting locations..

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Jun 2018

  • "We loved staying in this quirky cottage."

    The owners were extremely helpful. A lot of effort has been put in to make the cottage homely and everything provided to make your stay enjoyable. Lovely bedding, towels, cushions etc.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk bed
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • Off-loading outside of the property and parking just 50 yards down the road
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2 minute walk, pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: Property is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children

The property

This cosy stone cottage conveniently sits in the centre of St Blazey, just one mile from the southern Cornwall coast.

Just 1 mile from the Eden Project and 3 miles from St Austell and Charlestown, this is the perfect retreat for your Cornwall-based break.

Upon entering this wonderful cottage, step into a delightful dining room where many a delicious meal can be enjoyed with the group together.

Next you will find the charming kitchen, well-equipped and featuring a stunning stone feature fireplace.

The welcoming sitting room is also dominated by a stone fireplace, which hosts a fabulous electric woodburner, accompanying the TV to ensure a snug night in.

The two immaculately finished bedrooms rest up on the first floor; a double and a room with a bunk bed is the perfect arrangement for families with young children.

The accommodation concludes in style with a modern tiled shower room boasting a walk-in shower.

To appreciate your terrifically rural location, take a seat on the rear patio with a relaxing drink of choice.

From the cottage you can easily walk to your nearest amenities in St Blazey.

From here there is much you can easily access, including the ever-popular Eden Project just one mile away.

There is a day trip available for all tastes, with the magical market town of St Austell, the South West Coastal Path and the glistening sands at Par all close at hand for you to make the most of.

A splendid cottage which is the perfect base for a Cornish getaway.

This property can be booked with 1051279 and together sleep 8.

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About the location


Eden Project 1 mile; Charlestown 3 miles; St Austell 3 miles.

St Blazey is a small town situated three miles east of St Austell and was formerly an important engineering centre for the local mining and railway industries. The town is nowadays best known for being the closest to the Eden Project. Nearby Charlestown is a delightful and much sought after coastal village of stone cottages and regency houses. It is famous for its collection of tall ships riding at anchor in the harbour, the shipwreck museum, excellent pubs and restaurants and easy access to the coastal path. The old market town of St. Austell lies just a few miles from the south coast, and is famous for its China Clay mining history. Today, home to numerous beaches, (including dog-friendly Par Sands) and sub tropical gardens, it is a popular place for tourists, with plenty to see and do. A short drive will take you to fashionable Fowey or the fishing port of Mevagissey, and with lots to do, this is a great year round location.

Note: Property is suitable for 2 adults and 2 children due to bunk beds

Note: Saturday check in only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas