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Swallows Nest

Morvah, Cornwall (Ref. 1005228)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a super lovely place to stay."

    Full of character & within easy distance to many lovely places/amenities.Well thought out Devore.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in a beautiful, well appointed cottage."

    Everything we could have asked for.

    Reviewed by Kelly-annFeb 2022

  • "This was our second visit to the swallows…."

    And once again.. It was awesome and didn’t disappoint…. We had it for the month as we had family over from the states and not all of our holidays coincided for that visit… It was clean, warm and welcoming…. There was an (outside) issue with the internet which was fixed within days… thank you for a truly relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJan 2022

  • "This property was amazing, however, very disappointed with the cleaniness of the showers."

    Both shower hoses are covered with a plastic sleeve and this has gone mouldy and bulged in several places. The shower heads were also blackened with mould. This was unsightly and disappointing. I would suggest new shower hoses without a plastic sleeve, which will allow for a much better clean. I did report this to Sykes and they said they were unable to remedy the situation for our holiday, which was also disappointing. The wifi was unable to stream a film without excessive buffering. On long Novemeber evenings this really is a must and needs addressing. I am not sure why the router for the wifi is in the bedroom upstairs. We had to leave the bedroom door open to get the signal downstairs. There was also a need for light bulbs to be replaced as they had stopped working in downstairs shower room and cooker hood. The newly installed oven is amazing!! Otherwise we really loved the place and had a superburb holiday.

    Thank you for leaving your feedback. We were really pleased to hear that you had a great stay. The upstairs bathroom was clean but unfortunately the grout and silicone was discoloured (the cleaner did go back to the property during your stay and confirmed this to be the case). The bathroom is now being re-grouted and the shower replaced - this is the first opportunity available at the end of this very busy season. We have not received any previous comments regarding the WIFI and the hub is situated upstairs as this is the location of the master socket and where we can obtain best service into the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "Only issue parking and clearer instructions for the heating and shower ."

    Well equipped and very user friendly, wished there was a local pub and shop , but that’s not an easy fix. Overall wonderful place .

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "The cottage was gorgeous and well furnished and very clean,under floor heating ..."

    The cottage was gorgeous and well furnished and very clean,under floor heating fab(our dog loved ), However when we was going to cook in oven the night we got there we couldn’t ovens was cleaned with some chemicals and the smell over whelmed us and the house so couldn’t cook on cooker all weekend had to have take outs which we hardly do in general Overall fantastic stay soo cosy and lovely coastal walks with our dog

    Thank you for your feedback. The oven is virtually new and the housekeeping company use an eco friendly, odour free cleaning method. We have also never had any comments of this nature before and are surprised to hear this. We are glad it did not impact upon the enjoyment of your stay too much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2021

  • "Very nice cottage decently furnished."

    The underfloor heating not always adequate and we couldn't find any instructions for it. Small dishwasher in a large kitchen didn't make sense. You have to use it twice as much.

    Reviewed by BobSep 2021

  • "The downstairs bedroom is a very small double, no hanging space for clothes & a small shower room."

    The cottage is lovely & well equipped. Parking is a bit tight but other holiday makers were careful how they parked too so it was fine. Lovely little village cafe/gallery we had a great 3 generational holiday

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2021

  • "A reasonably appointed, comfortable house in a great location for a restful holiday."

    Lots of good walks locally, but you need to drive to get to an accessible and family-oriented beach.

    Reviewed by FrazerAug 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage, very comfortable, close to beach, St Ives, Penzance, beautiful walks."

    2nd visit and will return.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "Good location, good cottage, but the mattress in main bedroom is too soft to cause the back pain."

    And kids doesn’t like the smell in the house.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you found the mattress uncomfortable. We have never had any other comments on the mattress and as you can understand it it very hard to tailor to everyone's personal preference. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FeiJul 2021

  • "A wonderful, relaxing stay."

    So impressed with the cottage, it was beautifully done up and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage on the North Coast of Cornwall."

    Beautiful location. Cottage was clean and very warm - sometimes too warm with the underfloor heating. Given there were 4 of us in 2 cars - the neighbours weren't that friendly when we first arrived about where we had to park our cars - but it was ok. Not the right sort of "welcome to Cornwall" feeling you'd hope to receive. Only issue was that 2 of the burners on the range weren't/aren't working (middle and back left). Clearly need to get new markings on the range to show what controls what and the settings - only managed to use the ovens/grill/hobs through testing and guesswork. That all said - we'd still go back there.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. My apologies for the fact that the markings were not clear on the cooker, however, we have ordered a new range cooker and this will be delivered in a few days. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very nice and comfortable apart from the underfloor heating was not working and it took 10 days to eventually fix this problem."

    May I suggest that all Sykes properties have a contact number for either the owner or manager so that major problems can be reported, having said that once contacted all the Sykes staff involved in arranging for the repair of this problem including the local office in Redruth were exceptionally professional, many thanks to them all. Looking forward to our next holiday. Chris & Debbie Cheetham

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Really enjoyed our trip :-)

    Reviewed by EdwardSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Swallows Nest."

    The barn converaion had been done very well. We were alittle disappointed that we were told we could not enter the property until 5pm in order for it to recieve a deep clean due to Covid 19 to find, in our opinion this had not been done. The property was reasonable but not thorough. On arrival the pile of old wood, bags and plastic to the right of the front door did not give a good first impression before entering the cottage. Eating in the cottage with a young family more, due to Covid 19 was not made easy with an oven and hobs that lacked markings. We had to geuss which hob we turning on and had no idea what temperature the oven was set to?! I think changes to this is a must. We enjoyed the location of the property and had lots of family walks. We were able to eplore the local area with days out to st ives, st Michael's Mount, Penzance and a few hidden beaches. With the couple of improvements mentioned i would highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. We check this property regularly and it has always received good cleanliness scores in the past and we are sorry if it did not meet your expectations on this occasion. The slate etc just outside the property was left by the builders following improvement works and was collected after your visit, I am sorry that it we were unable to remove before your arrival. The owners are replacing the range cooker very shortly but in the meantime we had provided a diagram with the instruction booklets. We will now move the information to a more obvious location in the kitchen to help all future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Swallows Nest is a lovely cottage, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Set in a beautiful rural village within walking distance to an amazing beach. We loved being able to walk to historical standing stones, the beach and discover other lovely coves along the coastal paths. St Ives, Penzance and St Michaels Mount are a short drive away for lovely day out.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "The property was not cleaned properly."

    Though the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean, the living room and kitchen were neglected. The sitting room had not been dusted or hoovered. There was filth on the carpets, remains of food under the furniture, crumbs on coffee table, and the floor had not been swept nor washed. In the kitchen, the floor was filthy: remains of food on floor, sticky, crumbs, sand etc. Whoever cleans this property is of the school of - clean around furniture, but ignore underneath. The counter tops had perhaps had a quick wipe with a cloth at most, but once again, if a cloth was passed on the counters, the items standing on the counters were not moved, so whatever remains were there from previous users. On the kitchen island, the cleaner was kind enough to leave a covered cake stand, empty but for some leftover crumbs. The sieve in the sink had remain of food. We contacted Cornish & Devonshire customer service immediately upon arrival in the property and asked that a cleaner be sent to rectify. I also tried ringing but there was an answering machine telling me I would need to hold for over an hour! After sending several emails, I received an email with an saying: we apologise but hope you enjoy the rest of your stay. I sent another email demanding that the situation be rectified, as an apology is not a resolution, and that we would make sure that we would stay away from the cottage while a cleaner came in to enable social distancing. I also said I would file a form complain. The next day I received an email saying my complaint has been passed on to someone else. I sent this person another email explaining what the issues were. I heard nothing back. On Thursday, a day before leaving the cottage, I contacted the complaints department again and reiterated that I would be raising a formal complaint on my return, as nothing was done to rectify. I received another email with an apology: "I can only apologise for the cleaners not coming round to resolve your complaint, we have reported it to the local office twice and was informed by them that the cleaners were going round on the 18th to resolve this for you." We have been staying in cottages for many years. On a couple of occasions were there has been an issue, these have been resolved quickly. This was not the case with customer service of Cornish & Devonshire Cottage Holidays.

    Reviewed by LiatJul 2020

  • "Lovely Cottage , very stylish , well located for the far West of Cornwall ."

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Washing machines, dishwasher, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 vehicle
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed.•Café within 200 metres, Pub within 1.3 miles, shop within 1.4 miles

The property

Pendeen 1.4 miles.

Resting within striking distance of the Penwith Heritage Coast is this impressive, former barn conversion, Swallows Nest, set in the sought after village of Morvah.

This wonderful retreat has been designed to offer a superb base for families and friends seeking a base for exploring the delights that this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in North West Cornwall has to offer.

The interior of the dwelling exudes style and elegance, and comes with everything you could possibly need to enjoy a week-long, self-catering break with your loved ones.

Step into the kitchen, where the Range cooker invites you in to rustle up a home-cooked meal, and the convenience of a dishwasher and a washing machine allows for a relaxing getaway.

Beyond here is the dining room where you can gather to tuck into your meals and the sitting room comes with a woodburning stove, offering a sense of warmth during those winter months.

Completing the interior are three stylish bedrooms, comprising of a ground-floor double with en-suite shower, a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a bunk bedroom, each offering plenty of space to house your personal belongings.

Spend a moment or two within the rear garden, where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed, whilst your canine companions make the most of the spacious lawn during a summer’s evening.

If you can tear yourself away from this rural hideaway, venture to Pendeen where you will find a selection of eateries, a pub and a shop for picking up the essentials.

Whilst here, be sure to visit the Levant Engine House which features in the TV series, Poldark or soak up the views from Pendeen lighthouse.

Further afield attractions including shopping Penzance or enjoying the dramatic and hidden gems found within St Ives.

Swallows Nest is a wonderful escape to this part of Cornwall.

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About the location


Pendeen 1.5 miles; St Just 4.0 miles; Zennor 4.7 miles; Penzance 6 miles; St Ives 9 miles; Lands End 11 miles

The charming village of Morvah is situated on the Penwith Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding natural Beauty, in North West Cornwall. The name Morvah is believed to derive from the Cornish Morveth meaning 'a place by the sea'. In addition to the church which dates back to the 15th century, there is a gallery and café in the village showcasing the arts and crafts of local Cornish artists. Just outside the village are several historical sites from the Iron Age and Neolithic times.
An open top bus service stops at the village on a route between St Ives and Lands End. This is a great way to get around without parking worries or a relaxing way to get home after enjoying walking sections of the stunning coastal path.

Perfect for exploring this lesser-known area of the county, there are so many fantastic things to see and do; from exploring the rugged coastline to pulling on your walking boots and criss-crossing the beautiful countryside, with public footpaths at every turn! The beaches in this section of Cornwall are fantastic and there are so many coastal villages and attractions that will keep you busy. Enjoy shopping in Penzance, discover hidden gems in St Ives' many harbour-front galleries, or find the perfect trinkets to take home in the novelty shops of Mousehole. The open-air Minack Theatre overlooking the stunning beach at Porthcurno should definitely go on the 'to visit' list, and you can also enjoy visiting the many filming locations of the BBC's, Poldark. Whether you're interested in a walking holiday, history, an adventure or a relaxed beach getaway, this fantastic area has something for everyone.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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