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Coth Skyber

(Ref. 1014971)

Hayle, Cornwall Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house, we enjoyed our stay in St Erth and exploring the area."

    The owner was so helpful it was easy to communicate and especially when I left something in the property!

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful home."

    Every home comfort and so peaceful. We loved every moment of our stay and didn't want to leave. Really appreciated the house being decorated for Christmas and the top notch cake on arrival. Super comfy beds and a gorgeous bathroom. Everyone in our party enjoyed their stay and that's no mean feat! Thanks again for a very much needed peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    Many thanks for your very kind feedback - we had a similar feeling when we stayed the week before :-) Delighted you had a great start to your new year , and we'd love to welcome you back to Coth Skyber anytime ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cottage to stay in with plenty of space for everyone, it was a great location with easy access to St Ives (via the train), Gwithian & Hayle."

    A visit to the Star Inn on Thursday evening for their quiz is definitely recommend as is the food! The new bathroom upstairs was a surprise (need to update photos) however the sink is a bit wobbly on the pedestal stand, perhaps making it somewhat unsafe? We also had a few dirty kitchen pots, pans & utensils which needed a thorough clean before they could be used but appreciate that this could be from previous clients to the cottage. Apart from those little ‘niggles’ it is a superb cottage & we would definitely recommend it & return another year! Thank you

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. We apologise for the issue with the bathroom sink which we are aware of and the contractor is booked in to fix this. We have also reminded our cleaner of the need to double check all pots and pans each week. We agree the local pub is fab, and will be delighted to welcome you back to Coth Skyber anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week’s holiday (14/10/23 - 21/10/23), based at Coth Skyber, visiting a number of local beaches, with Ruby, our Labrador."

    Coth Skyber was a lovely base and we very quickly felt it was like a ‘home from home’ for us. All the rooms were very well equipped and spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed, and again very large. The utility room was great for sorting ourselves out when returning from trips, and the garden had plenty to explore for Ruby. We also really liked St Erth, and it was perfect for visits to north and south parts of south eastern Cornwall. Hayle and Gwithian beaches are idyllic for dogs and long bracing walks. The locals were all very friendly and we enjoyed several visits to the Star. We are planning to be back in Coth Skyber in April next year

    Many thanks for your kind feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Coth Skyber. We agree that St Erth really is the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Cornwall - and look forward to welcoming you back again to Coth Skyber in April. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage location very good ."

    Plenty of room in cottage but needs updating , poor outside lighting , we had to use candles to sit outside at night. Beds could do with being a bit more comfortable. We struggled to sleep at night due to extreme hot weather , there were no fans in the house , plenty of heaters in the wardrobes though.. But we did enjoy our stay there and would recommend location.

    Many thanks for your feedback and we're glad that you enjoyed your holiday and you appreciated the fantastic location. Thanks for your comments on outside lighting . We do try and keep our light pollution to a minimum and the clear nights in Cornwall are amazing away from the city lights - but we will ensure all the existing outside lights are working. Bed are a very personal taste and inevitably it's impossible to get one mattress which suits everyone. The 2 singles were replaced last year and we have a rotating replacement on all our beds every couple of years. We don't mind getting feedback that Cornwall is too hot !! But we will add fans to the property for next year as the trend currently does feel like temperatures are increasing and we appreciate that an old stone property does retain the heat well. We hope to welcome you back again soon to Coth Skyber. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angie2.8Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful place to enjoy our holiday!"

    The house was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed! The location is excellent- so close to the shop, pub, station and a short drive to beaches and tourist attractions. We would highly recommend Coth Skyber as a base for a holiday in Cornwall.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback ! We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Coth Skyber and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place very spacious hidden away cottage in a great location ."

    I would really appreciate if the owners could leave it me in there will

    Many thanks for your positive feedback. I will have a word with our children about your request :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was lovely and hot whilst we stayed at Coth Skyber, but the cottage was lovely and cool inside, so slept well."

    Pleasant garden to sit and watch the birds, plenty of nearby walks and the beaches were a relatively short drive away.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay in Coth Skyber. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Coth Skyber is a hidden gem in a brilliant location for exploring west Cornwall."

    The cottage itself has everything you need for your holiday. The cottage is light and airy with a lovely garden perfect for children to play in while adults can watch on from the comfy living area. We were a group of two parents, two grandparents and two young children (3 &8) and we all said it was our favourite location to stay in this part of Cornwall having previously stayed in Porthleven, Marazion and Hayle. The branch line to St Ives being a 15 minute walk away is a massive bonus as is being able to drive to St Michael's Mount in a few minutes. We loved Hayle for the 3 amazing ice cream shops, but preferred the quietness of being able to relax I the quiet village. There are lovely local walks, particularly along the river Hayle towards the RSPB reserve. We can't wait to return!

    Many thanks for your kind feedback, we're so happy you enjoyed your holiday in St Erth. We think the village is the best of both worlds -lovely and peaceful to relax but very close to all the sights. And glad we're doing our bit for net Zero - letting the train take the strain :-) We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage in an ideal location"

    Many thanks for your kind feedback and we hope to welcome you back to Coth Skyber soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely spacious and quiet house."

    Attractive gardens. Near the friendly village pub - the Star Inn. Tasty and good value Sunday lunch (need to book). We found parking difficult in our large vehicle, but the free village car park is only a step away. Convenient base for the area - it's close to the park and ride station for accessing St Ives and numerous other places in Cornwall.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. We love the community feel of the Star Inn - and agree that the scenic train into St Ives is simply the best way to get there ! We hope to welcome you back to Coth Skyber soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Coth Skyber."

    The accommodation was lovely and clean. The rear car parking area was easily accessible, after working out the bolt, and key collection via key code from the box at the back door was easy. Very spacious rooms and cosy gas fire/central heating with access to manually adjust the temperature was great. Had a good nights sleep and enjoyed excellent weather all week. The best weather we've experienced in Cornwall, for a long time. Considering it was the beginning of February! Our dog enjoyed the garden and although we couldn't make full use of it, I'm sure if we visited at a different time of year we would. St Erth is a lovely little village which is very central and provides access to lots of different places within a short drive, Hayle, Helston, Penzance and St Ives. All in all it was a fabulous holiday.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback and we're delighted you had an enjoyable holiday in Coth Skyber. We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful holiday home ."

    Very clean. Every facility provided . Lovely comfortable beds and spacious bedrooms . Beautiful bathroom. Large kitchen with all facilities including dishwasher. Utility with washer, microwave and sink and large fridge freezer. Beautiful setting and garden . Plenty of parking facilities . Beautiful home . St Erth is a beautiful place too . We didn’t want to leave . Slight thing could do with some lighting outside near the front gate and down the long drive . Really dark on winter evenings .

    Many thanks for your kind feedback and we're delighted you appreciated our new bathroom. We do love the lack of light pollution in St Erth but appreciate it can be a bit dark walking up the drive after a visit to The Star - we will take onboard this feedback. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Jan 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at this beautiful house Coth Skyber, the rooms are nice and big, but have a cosy feel about them, we slept very well each night, and loved sitting on the bench outside each morning, enjoying the lovely garden while having our cup of tea."

    Many thanks for making our holiday perfect in every way.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. We're delighted that you had a such a great holiday staying at Coth Skyber. To make the cottage even better we've just invested in a new bathroom with shower upstairs. We hope to welcome you back to St Erth soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a really enjoyable week."

    Absolutely loved the peaceful location in the village of St Erth. You could hear a pin drop at night and the dark skies were just fabulous, we’ve never seen so many stars. The cottage had everything we needed and the village pub was great, just a few metres from the front door. The food was great and we were made to feel really welcome. A coffee table was the only thing missing in the living room so hopefully Santa might bring one for next year. We’re hoping to come back next summer as we had such a lovely break and we were ideally placed for all the places we love to visit.

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Coth Skyber. Santa has indeed brought some coffee tables, and also as a bonus a brand new upstairs bathroom with a fab new shower. The pub has been getting great reviews and we're delighted when our guests can support it as it's so important for the little community. We look forward to welcoming you back to Coth Skyber again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2022

  • "The property was beautiful."

    Could not fault anything. Spotless, comfortable, well equipped and very spacious. I highly recommend it..great location with lovely local pub and shop. I will definitely be rebooking. Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Many thanks for your kind feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back to Coth Skyber and Cornwall soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had two wonderful weeks in this very nice cottage."

    It was clean, very spacious and had everything that you could possibly need available. Only a dustpan and brush we couldn’t find to remove the ashes from the barbecue when we left. St. Erth is a lovely little village. The Pub makes nice pizzas and the playground near the church is very, very nice. We would definitely recommend this house and hopefully come back.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday in Coth Skyber and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Coth Skyber is a roomy house in a good location."

    Cleanliness found satisfactory. The only major problem was the worn out mattresses. There are two double beds, both with ridged frames that make a noise with every movement and two single beds, one with slats (some up the wrong way) and the other a ridged broken bed with a distorted frame! These also had worn out mattresses! To add to the problem only thick, synthetic winter duvets were provided to complete the discomfort. A restful stay? I think not! All of these beds are well past their best. A note was left at the property informing of the above. I would have liked to contact Sykes outside of a review but it isn't made possible. It is also noted that only positive reviews seem get published so I don't expect to see this one any time soon!

    Many thanks for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed the size and location of Coth Skyber, and were happy with the cottage cleaning. It is unfortunate that you waited until your holiday was over before contacting Sykes or ourselves as we would have welcomed the opportunity to improve your experience . It was a very hot week and we would have provided lighter bedding had you asked - our cleaner lives very close and would have happily popped in. Beds are obviously a very personal matter . As you will note our recent guest feedback has been very positive about the beds :- "the bed in the darker of the two bedrooms was really comfortable! Loved the duvet and the pillows - so soft!", "The beds and pillows were very comfy", "Really appreciated the comfortable mattresses and sofas", "its the first time i have actually had a good nights sleep, away on holiday, so thank you". That said we welcome all feedback (which is indeed published !) and will endeavour to improve this area further for all our guests going forwards. We hope to welcome you again to Coth Skyber. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jun 2022

  • "I would have liked to have been more informed about the suitability for walking in the local area."

    It was not possible to walk anywhere safely with a double buggy. Heated towel rails would have been nice. Damp towels aren’t pleasant. I tried to get the heating on once and the thermostat kept saying the temperature was at or over 23 degrees there was no way this could have been possible. Having said all that it was a nice cottage. The beds and pillows were very comfy. Also there were lots of things I didn’t expect in the kitchen… foil, cling film, kitchen towel. The owner was very nice and accommodating and the cleaner was very nice too.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your holiday, found the beds comfy and the cottage well equipped. We do include in the cottage info pack lots of information about the local walks (which are one of the particular attractions of St Erth) but appreciate that Cornish lanes and paths are not always well suited to double buggies ! We have a new bathroom being installed in the cottage this year which will have a heated towel rail, so thanks for confirming that this is something our guests would appreciate. We hope to welcome you back to Coth Skyber again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.8Jun 2022

  • "We would just like to say that we very much enjoyed our stay, the house was lovely, so much room, very comfortable, plenty of space in the bedrooms, its the first time i have actually had a good nights sleep, away on holiday, so thank you."

    The garden was beautiful, and we enjoyed sitting on the bench listening to the birds every morning having our cup of tea. Many thanks. Fiona, Vince, Vincent and Holly. x

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday and appreciated the cottage and garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2022

  • "Really appreciated the comfortable mattresses and sofas."

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage clean and with everything you would need ."

    Quiet and private ,access a little tight but good parking for 2 cars . Great location with good links for visiting surrounding towns .

    Many thanks for your kind feedback - we're glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Apr 2022

  • "Lovely house in a lovely spot."

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Della4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great location for exploring all our favourite places in Cornwall and Coth Skyber gave our family all the space we needed."

    Only downside was that the bedrooms smelt a bit musty and a nest of side tables in the living room would be really useful. All that said, we have already booked to stay again next year! :-)

    Many thanks for your feedback. We have reminded the cleaner to air the house as much as possible during the weekly clean, and we have asked Santa for a nest of tables. Delighted that you will be back again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    Lovely vilage with nice pub. Very convenient for south west Cornwall (St Ives, Marazion etc) bit of a trek up to Falmout, Truro or Padstow. Main downfall is the parking arourd the rear of the property being a bit tight for a large estate car, other than that we had a very nice holiday.

    Many thanks for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your holiday and appreciated the cottage village location. I agree that care is required when parking - we are able to park and turn our VW Transporter in the drive it just takes a bit of practice ! There is also free parking at the bottom of the Chapel Hill, 2 mins away. We hope to welcome you back to Coth Skyber in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denis3.8Sep 2021

  • "Found house ok and keys etc."

    Parking at rear was great. House was well equipped and comfortable. They now have a LARGE TV. Excellent position in mid Cornwall for exploring the South and middle of Cornwall and St. Ives via train. Very pleased with it. Would recommend to other families.

    Many thanks for your feedback and we're delighted you had a great holiday and that the parking was convenient. We agree that the scenic train to St Ives is the most sensible way to visit - and avoid the town parking chaos ! We hope to welcome you back in the future to Coth Skyber. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had good contact with owner for this holiday home."

    He was helpful and kind and kept us in the loop when we had a issue. Lovely house and garden with a 1 min walk up the hill to the village shop and pub! Great parking and easy to get to! Will hopefully be going back!

    Reviewed by Elle3.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at the cottage."

    It was very clean and well equipped. Great location for us, a real home from home. Our only recommendation would be for a better TV and music system as the TV was v small and basic. Otherwise perfect. Thank you.

    Many thanks foryour feedback. We have since invested in a new 55inch TV and have already received positive guest feedback on this. We hope to welcome you back to Coth Skyber soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jun 2021

  • "Coth Skyber is."

    In a very quiet and pretty village that has good access to both the Lands End And Lizard peninsulas. Easy to get into St Ives and quick to get onto the A30. We enjoyed sitting in the garden and walking along the river The cottage description omitted the fact that the property had a washing machine and freezer which would have been useful to know. Instructions on how to access the rear entrance would have helped as the front drive is impractical to use We hope to return for another stay

    Reviewed by John4.4Apr 2021

  • "It would be a good idea to give details on how to approach the property from the rear, as the sat Nav takes you to the front and the access up the driveway is very tight if you have a large car and there is no turning room either, so you then have to reverse back down again."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Coth Skyber."

    very comfortable cottage in a lovely private location. Very close to Hayle and the beautiful Godrevy beach. Everything you could possibly need is in the cottage. Don;t want to criticise but the lounge is so big it could really do with a bigger TV as you could not read anything on screen you were too far away from it. Please be aware on Sykes website it says pet friendly you can take 1 well behaved dog, but dogs are not allowed in the house itinerary.

    Reviewed by Kay3.8Sep 2020

  • "Information book in house said ,Sorry no pets."

    This did bother my partner.Maybe you could cleat this up for future geusts .Otherwise exellent.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need, in a lovely peaceful location."

    If anything the only fault I could see was that the cleaning could do with taking up a notch as there was a lot of cob webs in the majority of the rooms. I would however still book again.

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.7Aug 2020

  • "Brilliant house thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would definitely go back."

    Location is good for exploring that part of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2020

  • "My husband and I love West Cornwall and visit regularly."

    I am reluctant to tell you how brilliantly Coth Skyber exceeded out expectations as we would happily live there, never mind return and we want to ensure we can visit again after this effusive feedback! We don't like apartments and this house was wonderfully big for the 2 of us plus our dog. We got to know the amazing beaches at Porth Kidney and Gwithian as well as Marazion as St Erth village is placed perfectly between them. It's always difficult to know what to bring when you go self-catering but everything we needed was provided from towels to kitchen roll and dishwasher tablets. We found the cottage easily but came in at the front which is difficult to back in and out of so for the rest of the holiday we accessed the property from the Private Road at the back. (Can I suggest that Sykes explain that in detail on the information). Coth Skyber feels like you're in the middle of nowhere but in the centre of everything! Loved it!

    Reviewed by Michele4.7Sep 2019

  • "Excellent accomodation right in the heart of the village but with a mature garden giving great privacy."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Gas Central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, radio, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lawn and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, No smoking
  • One well behaved pet
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.04 miles

The property

Hayle 1.9 miles.

This attractive detached cottage is surrounded by an array of wonderful amenities, nestled in the heart of Cornwall near the Hayle harbour, beaches and nature reserve, it promises a delightful holiday for all.

With a striking stone front an array of shrubs scattered in the garden, Coth Skyber is a homely cottage, perfect for a family trip to discover the wonders of Cornwall.

St.Ives and Gwithian is just a short journey away too, with its renown surfing beaches, it’s coastal museum of the Tate, and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, you can be sure that Coth Skyber is a marvellous base for exploring all the of the attractions that Cornwall has to offer.

With the character of the cottage running throughout the sitting room with its feature stone walls and wooden beams, this room is a wonderful place to gather in the evenings for a family film evening or to enjoy a home cooked meal around the dining table.

The kitchen also offers a lovely area for a dining experience, with its own breakfast bar set within the tradition of the room, sit here and enjoy your morning coffee with a good book before a day of exploration in the Cornish countryside.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, a double with exposed stones seeping out of the bright white walls which makes a brilliant feature to the house, as well as another double and a twin room; this property offers a great layout for a small family to get a restful night’s sleep.

The garden makes a lovely area in the summer months, combining both a lawn and a patio with furniture, play board games here in the afternoon amongst the pretty flowers and bright blue skies in the country air.

The local area of St. Erth is a peaceful area, with the River Hayle running past it, two churches, and a fishing lake, it’s a picturesque area ideal for picnicking.

Just a short trip away is the Penwitch Pitch and Putt offering a fun day out for all, with the Doggy Day Care centre close by, you’ll be sure to spot some adorable pups.

Close by you can also find the bustling cargo port of Hayle, on your way there stop off at the Paradise Park and JungleBarn, a wildlife and safari park displaying rare birds and animals as well as lovely gardens to walk amongst.

Hayle offers an action-packed day out, whether you’re immersing yourself in history at the Hayle Heritage Centre or lazing on part of its famous three miles of golden sand, this picturesque part of Cornwall is a fabulous day out.

Every Saturday, you can also visit the local market in the Chapel hall between 10-12, inside you will find loads stalls from the best local produce and local trinkets which could be the ideal way to start your day.

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About the location

HAYLE

St Ives 6.3 miles; Penzance 7.4 miles.

Hayle is in the far-flung south western corner of Cornwall and sits on an important RSPB wildlife estuary flowing out to the beautiful St Ives Bay, where visitors can enjoy three miles of golden sandy beaches, walks, history and wildlife. Hayle has plenty of activities out of the water too; Paradise Park is a wildlife park, home to some spectacular parrots, otters and red pandas. Hayle has a range of shops, restaurants and bars scattered around the estuary and harbour area. There are skittles and karting for the family, and for golfers, one of the best links golf courses in Cornwall is at Lelant, a mile out of Hayle. But the jewel of Hayle is the three miles of golden sandy beach, with fantastic surfing at Gwithian where there is a surf shop, lessons and hire of equipment. For the less energetic there are beach cafes where you can take in the views and watch the children play. As Hayle is centrally located you can easily access many other places by either public transport (there is a train station at Hayle) or driving. St. Ives is a short drive away where you can wander through the narrow streets, visit the art galleries or admire the colourful sub tropical gardens. St Ives harbour has its own small fishing fleet and there are plentiful boat trips skippered by locals keen to showcase the best that Cornwall has to offer, whether it be seal watching at Seal Island, a couple of hours' mackerel fishing or a relaxing trip to Godrevy Lighthouse. Within easy reach of Hayle is the Minack Theatre (35 mins), Falmouth Maritime Museum (40 mins), Eden Project (40 mins), St. Michael’s Mount (15 mins) and many other fantastic tourist attractions for dry or wet days.

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Please Note: If you require the travel cot, highchair or stair gate putting up prior to your stay, please contact to request this.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas