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Quarry Cottage

(Ref. 976497)

Flushing, near Falmouth, Cornwall Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was a pleasant place, however the bed linen had a horrible musty smell, the mattress in the main bedroom was not comfortable and the single room had the most horrendously squeaky bed."

    Didn’t enjoy the stay at all because of this, the house wasn’t clean upon arrival. Would not stay again.

    We are glad you found Quarry cottage a pleasant place. We were, however, very surprised to read your comments about musty bedlinen and the cottage not having been cleaned… Lucy, our cleaner/caretaker was still doing this when you arrived an hour earlier than expected. We’re puzzled that you didn’t contact either Helpful Holidays or Lucy to discuss these issues so they could rectify things We respectfully remind guests not to allow their dogs in or on the beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karla1.9May 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week at the cottage."

    It was well equipped, extremely clean and very comfortable. The cottage was well managed by Lucy who was communicative and very helpful, The local area is served by a brilliant pub- The Royal Standard, and a superb local shop, which has everything. We will be booking again, this place is an absolute gem. Thank you Lucy, we had a superb holiday- The Owens.

    Wonderful to receive such glowing feedback about our cottage and Lucy's care and communication. We're so pleased you enjoyed the local facilities . We'd love to welcome you back to Quarry Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great little cottage in a very pretty cornish village ideal for exploring Cornwall."

    Lands end and the eden project approx 1 hour drive only. I would definitely be happy to use quarry cottage again. Brilliant holiday. Thankyou.

    It was very nice to read your enthusiastic feedback.....We look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything as expected, very nice place to stay!"

    Good information about things to do - the environment.

    We are pleased you found our cottage a nice place to stay. We try to pass on local information that we have gleaned over the years to hopefully make your stay more enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cosy cottage, well equipped, good location, Quarry Cottage is situated in the nice friendly village Flushing."

    For us it was a good bases to discover south Cornwall. But also Flushing itself, with a nice pub, good restaurant and shop for some basics has its charms. We would certainly like to come back.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Quarry cottage and made such good use of the village and its facilities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nienke5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just that I couldn’t fault it and would like to come again"

    We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Quarry Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0May 2023

  • "We have stayed here several times but feel that the quality has dropped."

    Dirty oven, hand towels with bleach marks, chipped plates and cups. Mould stains in bathroom. Non matching bedding. It's a big shame as the cottage has always been lovely, but we do not feel it is value for money.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Quarry Cottage. We have spoken with the property owner in relation to your comments and they have confirmed that they are visiting the property themselves very shortly and will attend to all of the points you raise. New crockery has already been purchased, along with new glasses. After a busy summer season they will of course look at the bedding and bathroom stains. They thank you for your feedback and appreciate it very much and hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neill2.8Sep 2022

  • "Quarry cottage is in a great location, there’s plenty of room and offers good information for the area."

    Things to consider for future guests- the house itself is very worn- ie paper peeling, bath rusty etc and most of the crockery: glassware is chipped. It would also have been nice to have a mattress protector and clean pillows, some of ours were pretty tatty, and some pressed bed linen. The kitchen is great and well stocked and a good hot shower! The place itself is a great base to explore Flushing, Falmouth and surrounding areas.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you experienced these issues. We will be attending to them on the next changeover and plan to refurbish the bathroom over the winter. Mattress protectors are usually provided, this must have been overlooked on this occasion. We're pleased to hear of your positive comments too and look forward to welcoming you at Quarry Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louisa3.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in quarry cottage."

    It’s fairly basic accommodation but in a nice spot and comfortable beds. Good selection of crockery etc in the kitchen. The local pub was very nice - friendly for families and good food. The ferry to Falmouth was fun, but £20 return for family of 4 made it pricey. A few suggestions: We didn’t read through the guest book until the last night and realised there were lots of recommendations in there for places to visit - it would be great if they could be included in the welcome pack instead. There was a DVD player and lots of dvds which we were looking forward to using but no lead to connect it to the tv. The smart tv upstairs didn’t seem to work properly - perhaps the internet didn’t reach. Please provide soap to wash hands - only a tiny amount of handwash provided which ran out after a few days.

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome and we are pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday. We do leave a welcome pack on the table for guests to ready on their arrival. We have spoken to our housekeeper and she will check the TV and missing cable as well as provide more hand soap for guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kitty3.8Jun 2022

  • "By far the best equipped cottage we have stayed in which added enormously to our enjoyment."

    The cleaning was a little hit and miss i.e. top shelf in the kitchen area had significant cobwebs but overall no major issues. Lots of info provided to aid our discovery of the local area and the amenities offered. The village itself is lovely but larking can be difficult. It is a shame that pets are no longer allowed as we would have visited again

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed on to the owner. In older properties, it can be really hard to keep cobwebs at bay and they can appear after the clean has taken place or during the stay through no fault of the cleaner. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justina4.7Dec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Quarry cottage, such a lovely cottage and the village was quaint and full of friendly folk."

    There was a fair bit of hustle and bustle for such a small place, we liked the feeling of knowing people were going about their day. The view from the harbour over to Falmouth was gorgeous and we loved getting the ferry over to visit. Plenty of places that serve vegan food if you're looking for that. Only issues were a couple of broken items, dvd player, hoover and electric fan heater, but other than that the cottage was well supplied and very comfortable. We will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Yasmina5.0Sep 2021

  • "Although we enjoyed our time away we were disappointed with the accommodation, didn’t feel it was up to the standard we have come accustom too from Sykes, although we appreciate the accommodation in the village where we stayed are relevantly small it could do with some updating and tlc ."

    The actual village made up for our disappointment with the cottage.

    We are sorry to hear that the property did not meet your expectations. Had you let us know during your stay that there were issues with the property we would have been more than happy to have dealt with them. We believe that the photos present the property accurately as it stands. We are however glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion2.5Sep 2021

  • "If only you could have sorted out the weather!"

    ! Otherwise perfect as usual!!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2021

  • "For the duration of our holiday the weather was very cold, frost most nights."

    The heating was inadequate, the storage heaters switched on at 23.00 and off at 08.00, throughout the day and evening they were cold. The only heating available during waking hours were two fan heaters, both of which were noisy. The owner was contacted, but no improvement was suggested. The lounge and kitchen were comfortable and well equipped, but the rest of the property is tired and in need of renovation. The property is well located within Flushing and we had an enjoyable holiday only marred by the ineffective heating.

    We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Quarry Cottage, liking Flushing and the area surrounding it. Unfortunately the weather can be unpredictable and cold nights can happen even at the end of April. Quarry Cottage does have the characteristic Cornwall cottage storage heaters which charges up during the night and then releases slowly the heat through the day. As the owners informed you after you contacted them, to help keeping the property warm at night they installed a lovely flame-effect electric wood burner in the lounge and they also provide 2 fan heaters that can be moved anywhere in the property. There are also 2 hot water bottles that will help you snuggle on the couch. The owners took the opportunity to freshly repaint the property at the end of March and they made sure to keep the furniture in perfect state as true to the photos, so guests will always know how the lovely Quarry Cottage presents even before arriving. We hope the sun will rise and warmly shine for your next visit so you will be able to enjoy not only Quarry Cottage but also explore all Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm2.5Apr 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Quarry cottage as we usually do."

    Appropriate action had been taken to safeguard us and we had a great two weeks, thanks. Found several new places to visit in Cornwall, and enjoyed some old favourites.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cleaning at the cottage was not very good especially around the log fire."

    Burner thick dust around settees and under. Garden needed attention front door lock very hard to open with the key just one yale lock apart from that good location and we had a good holiday. Oh yeah the kettle broke but was replished with a new one very quick

    We are pleased to hear that you had such a lovely holiday. Thank you for the helpful pointers on cleaning in these difficult times - we will attend to this. Sorry to hear about the front door lock and rear garden, these issues have not been highlighted by our recent guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.4Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful setting and fantastic place to be."

    This was a lovely Christmas for myself my wife, our son and our little doggy. Peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2019

  • "Comfortable, clean and welcoming cottage in a peaceful and historic village."

    The Seven Stars pub round the corner is a great spot to sit outside in the evening sunshine. There’s a handy village shop and the Falmouth passenger ferry which runs every half an hour is a fun way to reach all the amenities of the town. I would particularly recommend the lovely coast path walk around to Café Mylor which overlooks Mylor harbour.

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Sep 2019

  • "Not the cleanest of properties on arrival, bathroom not clean and previous guests towels behind the door."

    bathroom requires an update and extractor fan - signs of damp. flushing is a lovely quiet location, friendly locals and good pubs. ideal place to explore local and further afield areas.

    We are very glad that you enjoyed the location of the cottage, the friendliness of the locals and the many amenities of Flushing. Thank you for the heads - up about the cleaning. We have obviously slipped up on this occasion and hope it did not spoil your holiday. Rest assured, the matter is in hand and at the first opportunity a deep clean will be done. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen2.5Aug 2019

  • "We did not have WiFi the entire time we were there."

    The owner tried to rectify the situation without success. He did offer us a small reimbursement for the inconvenience. It is difficult to plan a vacation without the internet to book activities. The WiFi problem seems to have happened before so not an isolated problem. The home is lovely and nicely situated. Would definitely book again if WiFi is corrected.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Quarry Cottage. We have spoken with the owner who confirmed that following a fault with BT the wifi is now up and running and working perfectly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2019

  • "The quirkiness added so much charm to the cottage."

    Surprisingly a lot larger than it looks from the outside. The homely touches (dog treats, dog blanket, cleaning products, Cornish biscuits, tea, coffee and fresh milk in the fridge) were a lovely added bonus. Good sized towels were also appreciated, a big bug bare of ours is these titchy towels you often get in hotels! Two great pubs in the village serving good food. Cornwall is very dog friendly. Falmouth and St Ives are must see visits.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely time cornwall is beatiful and flushing and falmouth were great ideally situated from seeing all over cornwall only downside was parking there was none."

    we will be back again thank you mary

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Aug 2018

  • "The cottage is perfectly located for ease of access to surroundings."

    The arms on the sofa are very hard on the edges and both of my sons banged their heads on them on separate occasions. The parking is terrible for all, on many an occasion we had to park at the top of a very big hill and walk back down to the cottage. Overall the cottage is lovely and is very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2018

  • "We had a superb holiday, and a huge factor of it being fabulous was our lovely little cottage."

    So charming. Flushing itself is also a beautiful place to stay. Would highly recommend Quarry cottage.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2018

  • "We were so pleased to find a property 1) back with helpful holidays and that had not been taken over by some of the overpriced agencies that seem to think every one needs a 5star property that you don’t feel comfortable in."

    2) at a great price and excellent value for money. 3) A home from home that was fantastically kitted out, comfortable, spotless and beautiful I have spent my whole life coming to Flushing with my family and could not have asked more of what we received; Dee was a wonderful and so welcoming on our arrival, Helpful Holidays service is second to none. Well done and thank you so much for making our holiday so wonderful.

    Reviewed by Neill5.0May 2018

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Summary

  • Over three floors.Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor single, 1 x second floor twin
  • Open-plan living area with sitting area with wood burner, kitchen and dining area
  • First floor shower room, with shower, basin and WC.
  • Wood burner and electric heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • The property is only suitable for up to 4 adults and 1 child
  • Parking is usually available on a quiet road nearby
  • Enclosed garden
  • 1 pet welcome at an additional charge of £40
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • 15 minute walk to Kiln Quay Beach.

The property

Quarry Cottage is a simple, cosy cottage on three levels in a quiet road, just two minutes stroll from the pub, shops and quay in Flushing.

A lovely home for couples or a small family.

Step in to the entrance porch then through to the open-plan living-dining room and kitchen area which has a wood burner and door to the courtyard.

Head upstairs to the first floor and two bedrooms, a double and a single and the family shower room.

Then up to the top floor and a spacious twin bedroom (no door) with sloping ceiling and light streaming in from dual-aspect windows, two wicker chairs and Smart TV with Netflix and Prime Video.

The courtyard has garden furniture and is a tranquil enclosed space for alfresco dining.

Quarry cottage is simply presented without frills and has been enjoyed by its owners for many years as a relaxing seaside retreat.

A handy base for sailing, coastal walking and enjoying many local events and regattas.

The nautical town of Falmouth is nearby with its excellent maritime museum.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

Flushing

Falmouth, with its magnificent natural harbour (the third largest in the world), winding streets and beaches, will keep you occupied for hours. The town's old harbourside pubs, excellent shopping, art gallery and stunning National Maritime Museum simply complete the picture.

Note: This property is only suitable for up to 4 adults and 1 child

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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