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Suntrap Hideaway

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in quiet location."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    I loved the totally enclosed garden for which my escape artist mini dog was safe. Owners very friendly & helpful.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow for our holiday."

    Everything you could need was there and it was bright and comfortable. My only small point was the bed was smaller than we are used to ie.kingsize. But we were very happy at Suntrap.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2023

  • "The best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Beautifully presented, and furnished to a very high standard throughout. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need (I always take decent scissors, can opener, veg peeler etc with me, but didn't even get them out of the bag). We were all (including Missy our 11 month old puppy) made welcome from the moment we arrived. Extra touches like the cream tea provided by the owners, and welcome treats for Missy, really made this a week we will never forget. We highly recommend having a meal at the village pub (a few minutes walk away), staff are very friendly, the food is reasonably priced, and, beautifully cooked. There's a village shop opposite the pub, but we found this a bit pricey. However, there are several major supermarkets locally, meaning we were able to get everything we needed for our stay very easily. Plenty of visitor attractions nearby, many of which are very dog friendly. We visited a couple of local beaches Par Sands & Porthpean (some restrictions are in place during the summer months at Porthpean) both were beautiful, clean, and dogs friendly. Par Sands was our go to beach, unlike Porthpean it's dog friendly all year round, with no restrictions on when dogs can use it. Par Sands is easy to access, off a main road and has ample parking even on busy days. The only problem we had with this location was, trying to pay for parking, which was only accessible through the Ringo app, which incorporates what they call a convenience charge (20p) for using the service and charges for texts to confirm you've paid etc (50p in total, additional charges, for using the service and text confirmations). Thank you for a truly memorable holiday that we didn't want to end!

    Reviewed by Liesa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing property."

    Everything in there that you need. Wish all rentals were like this. Fran the owner very helpful. Very nice pub a very short walk.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2023

  • "A great little modern bungalow, Very clean, light and airy with very good facilities."

    My wife is severely disabled but she encountered few problems in what I would describe as a disabled friendly property. It is well named as the suntrap courtyard had sun from breakfast till supper. Our hosts Fran and John were lovely and so keen to make sure we had no issues and thank you Fran for the welcoming cream tea! Finally, the property is in Sticker which is quite unspoilt and very friendly.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great property ideal location."

    Enjoyed our stay very much hopefully looking to book again. Close to great locations to visit. Dogs enjoyed themselves as lots of great walks a short drive away and local supermarkets nearby. The owners were lovely and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Iris5.0May 2023

  • "Suntrap Hideaway is absolutely gorgeous."

    It really is a Suntrap and a hideaway if you want peace and privacy and comfort. Very helpful owners next door. The village is lovely with a great pub and good convenience store within easy walking distance , plenty of dog walking locally. Situated on the peninsula of Cornwall it’s easy to get to beaches on the north and south coast.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2023

  • "Had a really lovely stay at Suntrap Hideaway."

    Fran was very welcoming and helped with anything we needed whilst we stayed. The property was very clean and was great for the dogs with the garden too. The location was brilliant as it’s very close to a lot of places we wanted to visit in Cornwall, most places are just a short drive away. Had an excellent week and would love to stay there again!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2022

  • "Such a lovely place to stay."

    The lovely, friendly owner is close enough to be on hand if needed, but not intrusive. Everything you could possibly need and more is provided. The enclosed paved garden is ideal if you have a dog. Great location for days out all over Cornwall. We've just returned from a week's stay and will certainly being staying again next year.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow nice owner very pleasant stay will recommend it to others"

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful property - clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Everything about the stay was fantastic, due to the warm welcome and excellent communication from Fran. The property is situated in an ideal spot for exploring the rest of Cornwall - so many places of interest within easy reach. Great local pub and shop in walking distance and supermarkets a very short drive away. I will definitely be returning in the future - thank you for being such a fabulous host.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "First time in Cornwall and will not be the last."

    Beautiful home in a perfect location. Owners on hand should you have any queries, nice little welcome gifts for humans & pooches and accommodation clean with everything you could need during your stay. Will definitely be recommending!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Jul 2022

  • "We frequently visit Fran & John’s - we always have a good stay, it’s home from home."

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely first class accommodation."

    The Bungalow had everything you could wish for. Great location and central to all Cornwall has to offer. Great welcome pack on arrival, that was very appreciated. Dog friendly pubs everywhere. The Bungalow is furnished to a very high standard and in beautiful condition. The underfloor heating was a real treat. We will definitely be back next year. Thank you Fran and John very much indeed.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have just arrived home after a week stay at hideaway cottage,it is the best cottage we have stayed in so far, the cleanliness, the furnishings, the owner, the the area,the welcome Cornish tea all second to none,we hope to go again very soon."


    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jan 2022

  • "We loved our stay , such a lovely holiday home ,had absolutely everything we ..."

    We loved our stay , such a lovely holiday home ,had absolutely everything we needed , dogs well catered for ,lovely cream tea provided on arrival , just absolutely perfect can highly recommend this stay to anyone definitely will return

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is a brilliant property, really well laid out and presented."

    A small private courtyard , ideal if you have a dog. Close to a lot of great places on the south coast, ideal for quick days out. The owners are extremely friendly and welcoming, the welcome pack was delicious. Especially nice to have tea, coffee & milk available for when you turn up after a long drive.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have visited Suntrap a few times, it is truly home from home, being all on one level is necessary for our group, Fran and John the owners are close by if you have any questions."

    Will be visiting again, Eileen

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Suntrap Hideaway."

    Everything in the cottage is of a very high standard and very tastefully decorated and equipped. I cannot recommend this cottage more highly. The owner was delightful and extremely helpful and generous. We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at Suntrap hideaway this cottage is absolutely beautiful a ..."

    Had a lovely week at Suntrap hideaway this cottage is absolutely beautiful a credit to the owners has everything you could want for a very relaxing stay In a lovely village with a nice pub and good food served Hopefully to return again in the future

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation very comfortable everything we needed was provided, it was nice providing the cream tea and the other food left for us a nice touch by the owners, thank you."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was our 2nd time to Suntrap hideaway."

    The owners have thought of everything. Even the dogs have a welcome pack and towels. We explored much of Cornwall as the cottage is in an ideal place to get to anywhere within an hour. Although the owners are next door it does not feel you are being watched. You would not even know they are there. Wi-Fi is really good connection. Will not hesitate to stay here next time we come to Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2021

  • "A wonderful place to stay, the little extras and attention to detail created some really nice wows."

    Also excellent location for getting around

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything about our holiday at Suntrap was perfect."

    I would highly recommend it. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The property was delightful and the owners very welcoming and happy to help"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant stay John and Fran give us a real Cornish welcome"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location."

    Not far from several beaches. Sticker is quiet little village off main highway with pleasant atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation!"

    We had a fantastic time staying in Suntrap and would highly recommend! Fran and John (the owners) are happy to help but keep themselves to themselves! We will definitely be returning - it is situated in an idealistic location with everything you could ever need!

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage I in Cornwall."

    , it had everything we needed and the enclosed patio was a bonus as we could sit out with our two dogs and not worry about then escaping. The owner was near in case we needed anything,we did on one occasion and she was so helpful. Near the children's play park was an enclosed field that you can take dogs in to have a run around etc,so useful. Loved our holiday and would recommend Sun trap cottage. We hopefully will go back again. Just perfect. Sandy and Jenny and two dogs Willow and Bramble.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "What can I say about this amazing place except its fantastic, in a perfect location for peaceful quiet, relaxing holiday."

    Only noise in the morning was an owl hooting.Lovely comfortable bungalow that has everything and I mean everything you need for a perfect holiday.The owner Fran had left a welcome pack for us including a cream tea which was most welcome after a long drive. Centrally placed to explore the south coast, not far from St Austell, Mevagissey etc. Amazing beaches nearby, a visit to Porthpean should be done. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage is a fantastic base to explore this beautiful area."

    The owners are nearby and are very helpfull without being intrusive. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need.There is a nice secluded garden which we enjoyed and is exactly as the name says suntrap. I would definitely recommend this cottage,we have already booked again for next year.5/5

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our cottage was excellent, The owners most welcoming and friendly."

    A welcome hamper included wine and scones, jam and clotted cream. Our 2 dogs were catered for, and the owner very kindly washed some very muddy towels. An excellent accommodation package for us.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2020

  • "Fran and John have thought of everything Definitely home from home"

    Reviewed by Jac5.0Dec 2019

  • "Home from home cottage with everything provided that you could possibly want."

    Immaculately clean and nice little courtyard for the dogs to have a mooch in. Cream tea on arrival was much appreciated. Very good location for exploring Cornwall with good road access close by. Village of Sticker has handy little shop and pub providing excellent food within walking distance of cottage

    Reviewed by Anne-marie4.7Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is really well equipped."

    Absolutely everything you need is there. Even foil and cling film, things that can end up costing a lot on your first shop. The welcome pack was indeed very welcome and included some treats for all 3 dogs. A nice touch. The cottage is next to the owners cottage but they are not instruísse in any way whatsoever. It was just lovely.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage set in quiet village with lots of enjoyable, local walks to enjoy with my dog."

    Situated just outside St Austell, it was placed conveniently for exploring all areas of Cornwall with Lands End in the west, Looe in the east and Newquay in the north, all accessible within an hours drive. Mevagissey is less than 5 miles away and nearby are several sheltered coves and beaches. Local village has convenience store and dog friendly pub, and there is even a stock of popular paperbacks and DVDs available to borrow at the village bus stop. The cottage has all the facilities for either using as a base or to enjoy quiet times in the secure garden. The owner, Fran, lives in an adjacent house and is so friendly and welcoming. Fran even provides a welcome pack on essentials and a cream tea to see guests through their first night. Thorough enjoyable accommodation and locality. I heartily recommend Suntrap Hideaway to all holiday makers.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday all made much better by Suntrap Hideaway and the host Francis."

    Francis was truly lovey, the cream tea on arrival was a bonus and she was so friendly and full of advise on where to go, nothing was too much trouble. Loved it that much we tried to book again for next year while we were still there but unfortunately it is fully booked

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous location from which to explore Cornwall."

    Garden completely private. Owners friendly but left us to it, welcome pack a nice surprise and much appreciated. Home from home, definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Teresa-marie5.0Jul 2019

  • "On arrival we had welcome pack of bread, milk cheese, cream tea ."

    Dog had welcome treats also. Nice central location to explore cornwall, local pub was dog friendly with excellent meals. Really enjoyed it. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "Suntrap Hideaway was a real home from home."

    The location was ideal to explore the south of Cornwall. Fran was there to greet us on arrival and we settled in very quickly. It was very clean and homley. We had some basic provisions left for us along with a welcome cream tea which we all enjoyed. We would all highly recommend a stay at Suntrap Hideaway.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2019

  • "Great hosts loverly welcome pack, excellently situated in a really nice village ..."

    Great hosts loverly welcome pack, excellently situated in a really nice village with good pub and good food, we will be back

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely base for touring Cornwall."

    During busy Easter holidays it is lovely to return to an easy parking space and quiet location with all the home comforts.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2019

  • "Perfect in every way, Fran & John were delightful had a perfect holiday, even weather was good."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Local Pubs do excellent food, the location is great for exploring Cornwall the paved courtyard worked wonderfully with our 3 dogs, on the down side the cottage was so warm and cosy even though it was cold enough for hale sleet and a little snow, we never needed to light the log fire."

    There is a quiet beach 7 miles away perfect for the dogs. The cream tea and essentials in the fridge and treats for the dogs when we arrived was just part of the way we were made to feel at home during our stay.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2019

  • "Home was comfortable."

    Welcome cream tea, ham, milk, cheese and dog treats were a lovely touch. Ideal location for coastal walks, local friendly pubs. Owners live next door which was advantageous when there was a problem with the heating which they immediately resolved. Home benefits from an enclosed patio/seating area secure for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2019

  • "The property was ideal for us and our 9 month old puppy containing all that we needed."

    The hosts were very accommodating and friendly, even to fitting in a grooming session for our dog. The dog-walking field in the village was very useful and the village pub was not only within walking distance but also welcomed dogs and served excellent, well-priced food. We ate there twice and on one occasion had a group of male Cornish singers performing. An excellent background to the meal. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful, clean cottage."

    Underfloor heating throughout made it warm and cosy at night. Log burner was a nice addition. We had that on every night, got too warm even at this time of year. Had to open patio doors at 1 point. Fran was really helpful with any info on beaches for our 3 mad Spaniels and other places of interest. Never bothered us once even though she was only next door. She really respected our privacy. Lively welcome pack for us and the dogs as well. We will definitely be returning for a summer visit. Lived it. Thank you Fran.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Dec 2018

  • "The bungalow itself was lovely and clean and comfy."

    , and everything you needed,, also a lovely welcome pack

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Nov 2018

  • "We had an amazing holiday."

    Thanks so much. Was so clean & comfortable & relaxing. What made it was the ham, cheese & cream tea that was waiting for us on arrival. And of course the dog treats!! Thanks so much

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "This was 'home from home'."

    Lovely accommodation, lovely location and a cream tea on arrival (as well as milk, bread, ham & cheese)! Very friendly community and welcoming 'local' the Hewas Inn. All dog friendly which suited our little Cairn Terrier - even a secure exercise green less than ten minutes walk away. Very convenient for a visit to the 'Lost gardens of Heligan' and to the 'Eden Project'. The neighbouring Polgooth Inn offers another welcoming environment only a mile and a half away. We left for home with very fond memories.

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at Suntrap Hideaway."

    The accommodation was clean and comfortable and there was everything we needed. The cream tea on arrival was very welcome indeed after a long journey!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was really nice and Fran was really lovely the week there was really ..."

    The cottage was really nice and Fran was really lovely the week there was really stress free and the dogs loved especially Bella as she had a bath and blow dry for the very first and she loved would come back and would certainly recommend to friends With kind regards the Edwards family plus Monty and Bella

    Reviewed by Monika5.0Oct 2018

  • "Fran and John were both really welcoming and there a lovely welcome pack for both humans and dogs on arrival."

    Garden was really secure for the dogs and the property was ideal if the dogs had wet feet as it is all tiled. The instructions for finding the property were clear and accurate. It is situated in an ideal location to provide a variety of days out. We have already made a reservation to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2018

  • "Owners really friendly lovely welcome pack on arrival."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2018

  • "The owners of the bungalow are very friendly and helpful."

    The equipment in the property make it a real home from home.There is a nice pub and a good shop just a few minutes walk away and it’s very close to lots of beautiful destiations.1

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Exceeded our expectations,beautiful well equipped bungalow with everything you would need and exceptionally clean set in a lovely quiet location."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely property, secure garden for dog or young children."

    Nicely furnished and well equipped. Exceptionally clean and comfortable, felt very relaxed. Ideally situated for visit several places within a 20 miles radius. Friendly owners who supplied a lovely cream tea welcome pack plus other extras.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2018

  • "Excellent facilities, great owners"

    Reviewed by Lavinia5.0Apr 2018

  • "Suntrap Hidaway , is a lovely immaculate bungalow , the owners have thought of everything."

    We were greeted with a lovely welcome pack of goodies , which was very much appreciated by us and the dogs . The bungalow is in a good location to visit lots of different areas of Cornwall on various day trips 10/10 thanks

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2018

  • "As dog friendly a cottage, and owners of cottage, as you can get!"

    A real pleasure! If you are worried the hard surface in the garden is not wholly suitable for your dog, don't be, there is enclosed grass they let you use. Also fully accessible, although no hand rails etc everything else was spot on for me with my mobility issues. The name is absolutely true! Sun all day on the patio and sun into the cottage but it didn't overheat either. It is really peaceful there and they really have thought of everything, and if they haven't, they would bend over backwards to accommodate and sort. Wonderful location for seeing the coast of St Austell, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and so much more besides.

    Reviewed by Marsaili5.0Apr 2018

  • "Ideal location for us, not far from many places we wanted to see."

    A very short walk to the village pub the Hewas Inn, good beer and good food, a must visit if you stay here. Very comfortable, the open plan works well and we appreciated the under floor heating, the wood burner was used as Easter a bit colder but any excuse! All very clean and modern. We didnt take a dog, but is dog friendly was quite surprised how dog welcoming Cornwall was. Staycationing should be? Will re visit.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2018

  • "We were made to feel very welcome, as were our dogs which is very important to us!"

    The house was lovely inside, very clean and the owners had thought of everything. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great place to stay, very very well equipped and fabulous welcome pack."

    Made very welcome b the owners.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Mar 2018

  • "Excellent well equipped cottage and very clean and comfortable."

    Shower was a delight to use. Hosts were very helpful. Would use this property again.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fran and John are wonderful hosts."

    You simply cannot do any better than they did. Everything about the stay was just exceptional.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x doubles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, iron and ironing board, TV with freeview, DVD, Hi-Fi, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Up to three small-medium sized dogs welcome
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed paved garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Pub/shops 5 mins walk
  • Beach 3 miles.

The property

This stylish high-spec bungalow is sited in a secluded position next to the owner’s residence, in the village of Sticker, three miles from the Cornish Riviera coast.

Presented to an excellent standard with stylish and modern interior furnishings, the property will have immense appeal to those keen to explore the region and enjoy days on the beach and outdoor activities.

An open plan living space has a comfortable sitting area furnished with soft brown leather sofas arranged around a contemporary woodburning stove.

There is an attractive dining area with smart kitchen to the side.

Both bedrooms equipped with indulgently comfortable mattresses share a large bathroom with bath and separate shower.

A hidden courtyard garden is a special feature and will offer security for parents and dog owners.

From your front door enjoy scenic walks in peaceful countryside and nearby Pentewan Valley offers riverside and traffic free woodland trails, that can be explored on foot or on two wheels, cycle hire is available and there are some super picnicking areas en-route.

For families there is a play park 200 yards from the property, and indoor activities including Kidzworld can be found in nearby St Austell, 3 miles.

The village pub/restaurant and convenience store are within a short walk and the beaches of Porthpean and Pentewan are within a 15 minute drive.

The cathedral city of Truro and popular coastal resort of Fowey are both within a 10 mile radius.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Charlestown 2 miles; Carlyon Bay 3 miles; Mevagissey 6 miles; Fowey 8 miles.

The old market town of St Austell, just a mile or two from the south coast, is famous as the historic centre of the china clay mining industry. Today, its many beaches and its sub-tropical gardens provide plenty to see and do. The wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are perfect for a family day out, and a little further afield Caerhays Castle provides a stunning backdrop to Porthluny Cove. On the edge of town, St Austell Brewery offers tours of the Victorian brewing equipment and a chance to sample the local beer, and for those looking for surf and sand, St Austell Bay has several beaches to choose from - Porthpean, Carlyon Bay, Pentewan, Polkerris - the last offering a variety of water-sports. As well as a small shingle beach, Charlestown, a pretty, historic port, often has wooden sailing ships in the harbour, and is popular as a film location. A little further afield are Fowey and its beautiful estuary to the east and the fishing port of Mevagissey to the west. With lots to do and something to keep the whole family entertained, St Austell is a great year-round destination.