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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (17)
  • clean (15)
  • comfortable (14)
  • lovely (12)
  • well (9)
  • good (8)

30 Customer Reviews

  • "A basic clean comfy accommodation in a great location."

    Good quality linen and towels provided. Very kindly welcomed us with a delicious homemade cream tea and lovely fresh flowers. We would def stay again.

    Reviewed by Karin3.8Sep 2023

  • "Very welcoming with a nice touch of fresh flowers and cream tea."

    Its a good base for varied holiday activities.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "A comfortable and peaceful cottage, cream tea and fresh flowers a lovely touch."

    We will be back!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything we could want from a holiday cottage."

    Clean, comfortable and in easy travelling distance to all the local coast. Out of town enough to be peaceful but not so far out as to be inconvenient. Would definitely think about staying there again if we were to go back to the area.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2023

  • "Parula is a delightful property."

    In a quiet location adjacent to the owner’s property. Ideally located for the coast and the South West Coast Path. Also within easy reach of St Ives around Lands End to Penzance. Lands End airport is close at hand with regular flights to the Scilly Isles. I found Parula very comfortable and spacious. I would recommend Parula for two looking for a quiet relaxing break in the far South West of Cornwall. I will definitely be looking for another stay there in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "I didn’t put 10 because the cottage is situated near the airport which may annoy some people."

    The planes are small so not too noisy. Plus, i didn’t quite realise how tucked away it is, so you need the car to get anywhere. The bungalow itself is very comfortable and it was very close to a lot of local delights, like Sennen Cove, Minack Theatre, Land’s End, tin mines, St Ives

    Reviewed by Rita4.7Jun 2023

  • "We found Parula to be a clean, comfortable and cosy place to stay."

    Our hosts were friendly and helpful, and, we appreciated the thoughtful touches such as the fresh potted plant and Easter chocolates. The decor is tasteful and calming. All equipment we needed was readily available for use as and when we required it. The local shops and beaches are easily accessible and there are many walks nearby - all these elements made our stay enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a welcome return visit to this cottage ."

    The cottage is cosy , clean well equipped and the friendly owners are nearby to answer any queries if necessary.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Oct 2022

  • "Listing wise, a number of issues."

    No coffee machine or food processor, there was little in the way of books and games. Picture doesn't show that you have to move a sofa to use the dining table. Also, not listed, but would be expected - no shaver socket. In the bedroom, a lot of the drawers are very stiff, one drawer had a missing handle, and none of the wardrobe doors close. Not enough coat hangers. It should be clear where the key to the fire door is, as it was not obvious (a fire door is no good if it cannot be opened). The kitchen had just enough crockery/cutlery for 2, yet it had a full-size dishwasher - so you had a choice of washing by hand or running a mostly empty machine. Washing up by hand was not made easy by the lack of a plate rack on the draining board. Poor selection of kitchen utensils, and not enough cupboard space. There was nowhere to store our own food, so this had to stay in bags on the work tops, which meant there was little space to prepare food. The state of decoration was poor - hooks with no pictures, unfilled holes in wall, poorly fitted curtain rails in bedroom. At first inspection the property was quite clean, but with a closer look there were areas that hadn't been cleaned for a while, eg next to washing machine, on top of DVD player. The toilet sit was very loose - in our opinion dangerously so (nearly ended up on the floor a few times!) Finally, the property, advertised as a one bedroom (for 2), also had a second bedroom, which had a half made-up bed, with clothes scattered around and the room full of junk! OK we weren't expecting the room, but the state of it was indicative of the care taken over the whole property and just a bit weird.

    Thank you for your feedback. We can confirm that the coffee machine and books were removed in view of Covid but were available by request - these have now been returned to the property, however, we have removed the food processor. We had never had a request for a shaver socket so will consider this. The problem with the drawers and the doors is a result of previous guests leaving wet towels over doors even though there is an electric towel rail in the bathroom. Thank you for your suggestion, but we believe there to be enough coat hangers available. Although we give both keys on arrival, we do say the bedroom door is a fire door so that guests don't use it as a general entrance just the kitchen door. We will provide details of where to find this key in the welcome notes provided. Also, there is a key in the patio door. We provide enough crockery and cutlery for 4 people which if all used along with saucepans fills a full-size dishwasher, we will also be providing a dish rack. There are a varied selection of utensils of good standard provided. The space is more than adequate as everything is spread out in the cupboards for visitors to then sort out, to suit their own requirements. Regarding the decoration it was nearing the end of a very busy season and paintwork is looking tired but as mentioned previously, our usual annual maintenance will begin soon. Your points made regarding cleaning have been noted, generally, our guests are happy with the cleanliness of our property. As agreed during your stay, the loose toilet seat was looked at and repaired during the following changeover. The spare room is just for storage and the door isn't locked as the fuse box is located for visitors’ convenience, but we will consider putting a lock on this door. We were happy to accept your pre-arranged food delivery before your arrival and as a courtesy, placed your items in the fridge for you. We hope we have addressed all of your points. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas2.2Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location, near many places of interest."

    Very comfortable sofas and bed. Nice towels and bedding.Off road parking good. The surfaces and floors were reasonably clean but the cottage could do with some TLC.

    Thank you for your feedback in regard to your comment, as usual before the next season, we will be redecorating. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Jul 2022

  • "The property was damp, every time we went in we had the smell of damp."

    No views from the cottage. Good kitchen

    Thank you for your feedback. We do not agree that the cottage is damp or smells of damp, especially as we had experienced such high temperatures recently, even for our summer. There are 3 large electric heaters available for our guests to use. Regarding the lack of views mentioned, there is one over open fields from the patio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Parula."

    .our host made us very welcome with some lovely treats left for us..the bungalow was very clean..the kitchen was well supplied with cooking appliances, saucepans etc. We felt very cosy staying there..& even got use to the planes landing so close by.. made friends with the lovely tame local bird population... wonderful walks from the cottage.. just a lovely quiet time away in Cornwall. Many thanks

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2022

  • "A lovely place which was really a home from home."

    Very relaxing

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Parula."

    We thought the location was excellent for driving into Penzance, Lands End and St. Ives. Sennen Cove, which is a five minute drive, is just beautiful. It is a lovely, clean cottage and has everything needed for a pleasant stay. Thank you, we would love to return one day!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The information regarding the distance to the South West Coast Path this was billed as 10 mins and was definitely at least double that."

    Also St Just is much further than stated in the information

    Thank you for your feedback we have updated the property description stating that the walk from Parula to the Coast Path takes 20 minutes and the journey to St Just is 1.8 miles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable accommodation located not too far from a lovely cove and the SW coastal path."

    It is just a short drive into St.Just which is well equipped with interesting shops and pubs. The cottages is situated near Lands End airport so has an added interest of occasional small planes going to and from the Isles of Scilly during the day. The cottage has a small secluded outside area that is a bit of a sun trap but overlooks fields with plenty of wild birds activity. The sunsets were good too. The cottage was very equipped with all essential equipment and was lovely and warm. Decent sized towels are provided. Fresh eggs and a cream tea made a lovely welcome gift. I’d definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jennie4.7May 2021

  • "First impressions from the outside Parula isn’t the prettiest looking holiday cottage but the bonus is it’s locality and a sea view from the small patio area."

    Once inside it is warm, cozy and comfortable with everything that you need. Being at the end of Lands End runway was not an issue as they only fly small planes to the Scilly Isles.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4May 2021

  • "The hosts were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the area ."

    The cottage was comfortable , well equipped and clean as we have come to expect when booking a Sykes cottage .

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very good customer service from Sykes, the cottage was lovely and clean with all ..."

    Very good customer service from Sykes, the cottage was lovely and clean with all the facilities that we needed, the owners had taken time to provide a lovely cream tea and a dozen eggs from there own hens upon arrival ,we enjoyed our week in the cottage and would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely!"

    Well equipped, spacious and beautifully decorated. Locality to St Just and local attractions was good with a wonderful cafe and general store! I think the directions to the cottage need to be updated and made clearer.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Aug 2020

  • "While we concur with others regarding things like cleanliness and comfort ."

    There were certain areas we feel need addressing yes there were all the utensils needed on a self catering holiday, there was no cupboards for storing provisions. And the fact that there were no blinds in the kitchen means that you were blinded by the sun by day, and lacked privacy after dark. The net curtains in the living / dining area great during the day but inadequate at night.

    Reviewed by G3.4Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous location easy access to Penzance St Ives and lots of others."

    Comfortable clean and well equipped, what more can one ask from accommodation.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Comfortable and well equipped."

    Nice to have a cream tea & new-laid eggs when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Caro5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property was ideally situated for the places we enjoy visiting."

    Very quiet and secluded.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Jun 2019

  • "Celia and Colin were lovely hosts and made us feel welcome !"

    Everything and more was provided ! such a well equipped kitchen and we enjoyed the scones and clotted cream on arrival ! Fantastic break, have already recommended to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay in Parula ."

    Although it is in a quiet area beaches and places of interest are within a short drive . The cottage was very clean and had everything we could need and was tastefully furnished .

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage is in a quiet location, although being very close to Lands End Airport some aircraft noise can be heard during the day, which is much louder than described."

    The cottage is further from St Just as listed in the description, we walked both by road and public footpaths and it was approximately two miles, which may be an issue for some guests. The cottage itself is very clean and comfortable and has everything you would need for your holiday. The owners are lovely and left us to enjoy our holiday but were on hand should we have needed them. We would stay there again!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2018

  • "Quiet and comfortable cottage with excellent facilities"

    Reviewed by C4.7May 2018

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage, in a lovely location, which is appropriate for our interests of walking and bird watching."

    It is extremely clean and well equipped. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and left much appreciated gifts of a cream tea for two and new laid eggs. We would certainly consider re-visiting in the future.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0May 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king size double
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, coffee machine, washer dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Patio with garden furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 1 mile
  • Sorry, no infants or children
  • Washer dryer is sited in the shower room.

The property

Close to the coast, Parula is a smart pad for two in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Access to the Coast Path is a 20 minutes walk and St Just is 1.8 miles from Parula.

It sits amid open fields and atmospheric moorlands in the hamlet setting of Kelynack, just one mile from the bustling town and beautiful coastline of St Just.

Walkers, romantics, beachcombers, bird watchers, artists, and city escapees will love it here!

Step out the front door and follow the lane down to where it meets the south west coast path and Nanquidno Cove, which is a popular spot for bird watching, surfing and spectacular sunsets.

For epic views, follow the path west along tall granite cliffs to Gwenver Beach, Sennen Cove and Land's End or head east towards Cape Cornwall and St Just where you will find good pubs, cafes and delicatessens as well as several art galleries, including Kurt Jackson's Jackson Foundation.

Continue a little farther to explore the iconic engine houses at Botallack where the Poldark mine scenes were filmed.

Follow the scenic coast road to St Ives for world-class beaches and restaurants plus a tempting array of trendy boutique shops and arty galleries, including the Tate.

The castle topped island of St Michael's Mount and The Minack, an outdoor theatre carved into the cliff face, are also a must for the itinerary.

Situated beside the owners home but none the less, private, modern and pristine, Parula is a comfortable bungalow to return to.

Sit out on the sheltered patio with a glass of red at hand, fire up the barbecue and admire rural views, Parula is adjacent to Lands End Aerodrome with flights to the Isles of Scilly.

Newly refurbished, the interior is arranged on one level.

All mod cons are provided, from a dishwasher to a washer dryer, and coffee machine.

The sitting room has plump sofas, good books/games, a dining table and a door to the private patio.

You will find a spacious bedroom with a comfortable bed dressed in cotton bed linens and ample storage.

The sparkling shower room includes thick fluffy towels and a shower that is large enough for two.

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About the location


Penzance 7.2 miles; St Ives 12.9 miles.

St Just is the nearest town to Land’s End and is situated approximately eight miles west of Penzance. The town itself is an ancient settlement that has a strong mining history and there are several monuments and prehistoric antiquities to visit including the Bronze Age settlement at Cape Cornwall. St Just is ideally located for visitors to explore the far west of Cornwall as it is situated on the edge of the moors and close to the beautiful north coast. In the centre of the town is Plain-an-Gwarry, a theatre used for miracle plays in medieval times, and in more recent times for the Lafrowda Festival.

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