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Grooms Cottage

(Ref. 976332)

St Minver, near Polzeath, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great week at Grooms Cottage."

    Facilities were excellent and location was perfect for exploring North Cornwall. Weather was wet and windy but the cottage was a warm and comfortable place to come home to.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Oct 2023

  • "Probably the nicest holiday property we have rented."

    One minor irritant was that there is nowhere to put anything in the separate shower other than on the floor. Some form of shelving would make all the difference.

    Wow, what a fabulous comment, thank you very much indeed and thank you also for mentioning about the lack of shelving in the separate shower-room. We are really pleased as it had simply not occurred to us and we shall remedy this deficiency right away. This is so helpful, thank you, it is certainly appreciated. We hope to see you again some time at Grooms Cottage. Kindest regards Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a very lovely hideaway of a property."

    Perfect for family and a dog. Spacious, clean and with everything you’d want in terms of self catering, getting outdoors and being able to manage your post beach or walk clothing/pet. A quiet setting in a beautiful village and within easy reach of everything Cornwall has to offer. A warm friendly welcome from the owners who are close by for any assistance. A proper home from home and thoroughly recommended for the Seven Bays area and North Coast.

    Hello Paul It is so kind of you to give us feedback and such a high rating, we really do appreciate and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again some time. Kindest regards Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage set in a small pretty village"

    Thank you very much indeed for giving us 100% feedback. We are really delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Kind regards Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very interesting history to this old house."

    It was a really good house. As described, lots of space for adults, children, dog. Good secure garden. Lovely little village, great base for exploring north Cornwall. One minor point, having to bring your own towels was a pain , but otherwise no complaints.

    Thank you very much for your feedback and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Grooms Cottage. Sorry about the towel situation. This policy was decided upon after consultation with Helpful Holidays due to Covid still being active. However where a guest would prefer having towels provided we shall always do so if they ask. I think we shall most probably review the policy at the end of this season after checking again with HH and seeing what other owners are doing. Kind regards Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Jun 2023

  • "The location and private car parking was very good."

    In general the property was acceptable but it would benefit from perhaps being cleaned professionally between lettings and the master bedroom and ensuite having a make over.

    Well, there is always one! I am glad this guest found the cottage 'acceptable'. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned by a professional and dedicated team between lettings which is why there is a delay of seven hours between one guest leaving and the next one arriving. The main bedroom with its magnificent four poster bed does not require a 'makeover'. If this guest wanted a different style of furnishings and decorations perhaps they would have been better served going elsewhere. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham3.1Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped good location cottage."

    The large dog safe garden was a bonus.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and this includes your dog of course! best wishes Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely brilliant and fully lived up to expectation."

    Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The gardens were private and perfect for our dog. Excellent location for nearby beaches and places of interest. Would definitely book this cottage again.

    Thank you so much we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hopefully seeing you again. Best regards Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at this cottage during school Easter break."

    It is well placed to visit surrounding attractions. The cottage is well equipment, clean and very warm. Would highly recommending staying at this cottage. Unfortunately for us the local pub wasn't open until our last night but the cottage owners weren't to know that.

    What a lovely feedback report thank you for taking the trouble to write. Sorry about the local pub, it seems to open when the owner feels like it this year altho now it is summer it seems to be open most days apart from Sundays. Best regards Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lionel5.0Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at Grooms cottage it was cosy, warm and well equipped."

    We liked the upside down layout. The cottage is well placed in the village with off road parking. The garden and courtyard we really liked, but as it was March when we visited we didn't get to sit outside. The owners were helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Mar 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage and very comfortable."

    Had a January break and this cottage had everything we need. The wood burner was awesome. Will certainly visit again

    Thank you David for your comments and we are delighted you found the cottage just right and am really pleased you enjoyed the wood burner. There is nothing quite like seeing the flames and feeling really cozy in cold January, a welcome addition to the central heating. We do look forward tom seeing you again sometime. best regards Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jan 2023

  • "The cottage provided plenty of hot water and heating."

    White goods were sufficient and equipment was well covered although rather in need of replacing especially cooking utensils which were rather thin for the electric cooker and not overly clean. We felt the property was very tired. There was only two of us but had there been more, a three bedroom accommodation, then comfortable seating in the lounge area would have been hard to find. Also a feather settee, leaking feathers, not good for allergies Such as mine. The tumble dryer needed some encouragement to work, big thump, and the main door lock needed removal after locking ourselves in. The owners were very helpful on both issues. We just think they are a bit 'out of touch' with users expections these days. A perfect location for all the best beaches in Cornwall however and we had a good holiday.

    My wife and I are rather puzzled by this feedback given the first rate comments we have received during the year. The cooking utensils are perfectly standard good quality pots and pans. Two are scratched due to busy usage this year and in accordance with our usual practice will be replaced at the end of the season. This customer says that there would be insufficient seating in the sitting room for more than two people? There is a large three seat sofa, a good size two seat sofa, an extremely comfortable and large arm chair plus a leather arm chair. We often have six people staying who find it very comfortable for their needs. We do NOT have a feather sofa, there is one feather scatter cushion amongst the rest. She could have put this in a cupboard or had she told us of her feather allergy before she came we would have had it removed. The tumble dryer developed a problem during her stay, the engineer fixed the problem but we bought a new one as he could not guarantee it would not re-occur. This was fitted the morning she and her partner left as we explained to them we did not want their stay to be interrupted by men moving heavy white goods in and out. She appeared to have a problem with the secondary door lock (not the main one as she says) and so I removed the catch. It would not have interfered with the security during her stay and has now been replaced. I am sorry we could not agree to her request to book two prime summer weeks next year direct with us for her and her partner plus grandchildren, to avoid going though Helpful Holidays/Sykes in order to save her money. We explained we are contracted to you and in any event would not contemplate doing that sort of thing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.8Sep 2022

  • "A very comfortable and attractive property situated in a delightful village ."

    It was well equipped with a properly dog secure courtyard/garden. On the downside the carpets did not appear to have been hoovered,there were numerous cobwebs and the sinks were not particularly clean.

    Reviewed by Tina3.1Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous property, in quiet location."

    My son has autism and has a particular interest in sash windows, so he loved it!! Near to church and graveyard with spectacular views of countryside. 5 minute drive to Polzeath. Only small downside was weak wifi to furthest bedroom, however, it meant the teenagers spent more time with us!

    Dear Julia Thank you so much for your very generous feedback, our apologies about the wifi being weak in the furtherest bedroom, I am not certain what we can do about that but will ask the question of our local internet 'guru. However it does seem that every cloud does indeed have a silver lining in that you were able to have more quality time with the teenagers! with our best regards Graham and Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Jul 2022

  • "A really nice property where we were made to feel very welcome."

    Would definately recommend and also revisit.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2022

  • "We met with the owners on our arrival and we’re greeted with a very warm welcome."

    We found the cottage to be charming and a genuine home from home. A perfect holiday for the six of us, four adults and two children , oh and let’s not forget the dog too!

    Dear Janet Thank you very much indeed for your feedback and really appreciate your lovely comments. We hope to see you again perhaps next year? Best wishes Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "Nicely laid out."

    Clean and tidy. Folder was informative as well. Lovely place.

    Dear Julie Thank you so much for giving us 100% score, we really appreciate it and are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much hope to seeing you again some time! best wishes Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Grooms cottage was gorgeous and very quaint, it was well equipped and cosy ."

    Parking was good and garden lovely, safe and private. Would really benefit from a new quilt and pillows in the main bedroom though and the downstairs, which is the bedrooms, can be quite cold. The cottage is in a very quiet location, close to Rock but not so quick to get to Padstow and the foot ferry including parking would get expensive if doing this regularly. All in all really enjoyed our stay and would recommend but not if you want Padstow on your doorstep.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us. There are just a couple of points I feel I should make however, I am puzzled by your reference to the pillows and quilt in the main bedroom needing replacing as the quilt was replaced at the beginning of 2020 and the pillows were replaced in February this year in time for the start of the new season. Our housekeeper reported that when her team went in to clean after your stay the temperature all over the house including of course the ground floor was 23.5 degrees C. and that the controls on the boiler had been altered so that the temperature was kept at that level 24 hours a day. We do of course have a notice saying not to touch the main boiler controls . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7May 2022

  • "Amazing cottage with wonderful facilities and very well located."

    Dear Annie Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we really appreciate it and are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. All the very best Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Warm welcome and lovely characterful, comfortable cottage."

    Very quiet spot in St Minver, but short drive to great beaches and Wadebridge.

    Dear Catherine Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we both really appreciate it and hope to see you back again in the future! Best wishes Graham & Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, with everything that you would expect to find in a holiday let."

    When you go out try the fourways inn for excellent food. Love daymar beach. Healeys cider farm now charge to go around the farm, please leave as its a total rip off

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect for a base camp, trips out, good food at the local pub , brilliant week, home from home"

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay ."

    The cottage was lovely. Perfectly situated , close to coastline and attractions. There were thoughtful extras, such as BBQ coals and condiments , a great selection of books too. My only criticism would be that our party found both double mattresses were very uncomfortable ( but you can’t please everyone ) and the bedding and pillows had seen better days ( so it might be worth taking your own ) it wouldn’t stop me from returning though. The hosts were delightful , the area perfect for exploring . All in all an excellent holiday in a fabulous place .

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage itself was as expected."

    Lovely location. I do have a few tips which could hopefully help future guests, I wish I had been aware myself... I would recommend bringing a stick on/suction black out blind if you have children in the twin bedroom, the curtains don't do much to keep the light out, same for the double bedroom (we ended up putting blankets up as it was so light come 5am!).

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely property in a great location ."

    Very well equipped kitchen and lots of little extras to make our stay comfortable . The lovely owners are there if you need them .Would highly recommend and we will most definitely be back .

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0May 2021

  • "This is our fourth time at Grooms cottage ."

    .. Comfy delightful location .. well equipped .. Great central spot to explore cornwall. Ideal for families , children,teenagers as plenty of showers , even elderly my Mum is 88 .... and a dog ...

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well positioned, loved the upside down aspect!"

    Kitchen was well equipped and washer dryer very useful.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Aug 2020

  • "For a winter break Groom's Cottage was ideal."

    In fact by the evening it was too hot and we were shedding jerseys. The Tysons were extremely welcoming and had anything been wrong we would have confidently asked for their help. We enjoyed their selection of DVD's and the cosiness of the cottage. The only blemish was when the oldest of a selection of pans came unscrewed after our last lunch! Mark, Maureen and Sybil (3 and a Labrador)

    Reviewed by Lawrence Mark5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great location very central to tourist destinations"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday (18th-25th October 2019) at Grooms Cottage."

    It is in a very quiet and pretty location, a few minutes walk from an excellent local pub, where we (and especially our dog) received a very warm welcome. The cottage is very warm and has everything you could possibly need for a home from home experience. The owners were friendly and helpful and happy to ensure we had a great holiday. We enjoyed it so much, we have booked to return next Spring with some family members, including our little granddaughter. (The cottage also has a high chair and stair gates). All in all, a fabulous holiday and the beautiful weather we had for our coast path walks was a bonus!

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent base to tour round the area."

    Plenty of beaches locally. Owners of the property excelled in making our stay as comfortable as they could. Would stay there again and will recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our third visit to this lovely cottage."

    Well-equipped, roomy, great location with friendly nearby pub. Good parking and small but very pleasant garden. The owners are nearby and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage ."

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Apr 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage in a fantastic location highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2018

  • "Several relatively small issues but all add up when put together."

    1. Needs a clear bin routine. No grey bin for general rubbish, was told to leave black bags outside, clearly this wouldn’t work with foxes, cats, seagulls etc... 2. Very limited supply of bin bags. 3. All crockery mis-matched, chipped etc... 4. Kitchen utensils extremely cheap & flimsy! 5. Beds and pillows extremely uncomfortable, hard, lumpy or past there best. 6. Outdoor seating, clothes line, pegs have clearly lived outside for many years without any maintenance, cleaning etc... 7. Outdoor paving dirty, uneven, wobbly. Again very little maintenance or cleaning. 8. Not peaceful or relaxing due to hammering, banging, power tools from the maintenance men starting at 8:30 - 17:00, every day from the owners property, next door. 9. Private driveway used as a shortcut by maintenance men. 10. The Fourways Inn at the top of the road is a lovely warm, friendly local pub serving excellent meals and drinks! A much needed escape. OK and would be perfectly acceptable but certainly not at this price. More 2 star than 5 star!

    Reviewed by Victoria2.5Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with enclosed garden at the back - perfect for all of us including our small dog."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: a king size four-poster with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, basin and WC, a double and a twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Utility room with shower cubicle, basin and WC, washing machine and tumble drier
  • Up on the first floor, open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen included, but not towels, in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub 1 mile from property.

The property

This grade II listed, detached, 18th century, ‘upside down’, former groom’s cottage is right in the heart of the sleepy village of St Minver.

A stylishly renovated property, it provides lovely, all-year-round family accommodation in this popular part of north Cornwall.

Steps up from the private courtyard at the front of the cottage lead to a glazed front door and hallway with traditional flagstone floor and three ground floor bedrooms, a four-poster double with en suite bathroom, another double, a twin and a separate shower room.

Also on this floor a very useful utility room with a further shower cubicle.

Up on the first floor, an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and cosy sitting area with wood burning stove, perfect for planning the day ahead’s adventures.

Outside, a private courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue, and a terraced garden at the back, perfect for relaxing at the end of the day.

If you're feeling energetic, try out the water sports centre and sailing school at Rock, just 2 miles away where you can catch a foot ferry across the Camel estuary to lively Padstow.

For golfing fanatics, there’s a fine course at St Enodoc.

In a peaceful location, this is an excellent cottage for families with easy access to north Cornwall's beaches and attractions.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

St Minver

The seaside village of Polzeath boasts a sandy beach, which is bordered by rock pools and is acclaimed to be one of the best surfing beaches in the country. Polzeath itself has a number of small shops, cafes and restaurants, and the South West Coast Path, a 630-mile route, runs through the village.

Note: Sorry, no short breaks