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Higher Trowan Cottage

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1049360)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Higher Trowan."

    It’s very well equipped and has everything you need. After a long 6hr drive the tea, coffee, biscuits and pint of milk was very welcome and a lovely touch. The cottage was lovely and warm and very clean. Whilst the weather wasn’t good enough for us to sit in the garden the children did enjoy the outside space. We did some lovely walks from the cottage and you can pick up the coastal path quite easily. The scenery in this part of Cornwall is amazing. The only downside for us is that some areas of the cottage are looking rather worn. The wooden floor in particular and is loose in places. I kept catching my socks on the splinter chips. Also, we found it rather difficult to relax in the living space in the evening because the sofa and chairs were so uncomfortable. The leather one is really worn and hate to say it but discoloured with a slightly odd smell. If these areas were addressed we would go back. The beds were comfortable and the location is great.

    Reviewed by KateApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and just right."

    The location was great and the cottage well furnished and comfortable. However, when we arrived the place was very cold and no hot water. I found the controls to turn the heating and hot water on but would have expected these to have been on for our arrival. Also, there were no logs for the wood burner and i spoke to the owner and was advised that I should have been offered a starter pack before we arrived. I did not get this and we had to go to a garden centre to buy wood. The owner did resolve thongs the following day and we found a bag of logs and a bottle of wine outside. Both appreciated.

    Reviewed by MaryannJan 2022

  • "Lovely property and perfect base for St Ives."

    Disappointed that there was no firewood available on arrival for our cosy December wood burner plans. Tried to phone contact numbers given but no answer or call back to messages.

    Reviewed by CaraDec 2021

  • "Fantastic stay in a beautiful property & in a great location!"

    Would highly recommend. Only point to note is the car park is not outside the property so may not be suitable if you need easy accessibility. Otherwise the perfect place for a getaway in a beautiful town.

    Reviewed by HollyOct 2021

  • "We were told that we could park outside the property when I phoned as I am on crutches at the moment and when we arrived the parking was 150 yards away."

    The waste bin was disgusting and you wasn’t allowed to open most of the windows. There was only a small wardrobe in the property which was full of blankets

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2021

  • "Firstly, we had two days of no heating just as the evenings were turning chilly."

    Secondly, the advert fails to make clear that the internet costs more than £20 for a one week stay. The freezer had not been defrosted and cleaned and the kitchen bin looked like a health hazard - absolutely dreadful state. It is also a bit penny-pinching to provide only one toilet roll for a one-week stay. There is no information in the property about suggestions of restaurants or parking in town, which can be real challenge. That said, there are many positives to this property - it is well appointed and very peaceful, but a little more of the personal touch would make it so much better.

    Reviewed by EricSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an idyllic location - well equipped and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the setting was excellent , but considering the amount of money we paid for the two weeks there is a few issues as stated below."

    No barbecue as advertised (we did mention this to Helping hands who managed the maintenance , they said they would have a word with the owners) no response. No washing line or clothes rack as the same as other cottages . Lack of wardrobe space (1 small one available in main bedroom) No storage for food in kitchen, Small fridge not big enough for 4 people. Damaged large window frame in bedroom sticking out (which should have been reported ) as it could have been issue with security.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful, however, I feel it lacks that personal touch that you often get when doing a UK break."

    The bathroom unfortunately wasn’t clean (hair left in plug hole), a lot of cobwebs - appreciate that’s hard given the wood beams etc. Some parts could do with updating, but otherwise - peaceful and remote location.

    Reviewed by GeorginaJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, good spot for seeing the sights and beautiful views and sunsets from the garden."

    Had a bit of a struggle finding it once in Trowan, property sign is at the back which isn’t very helpful. Arrived for our 3pm check-in as per Sykes, as opening up a couple walk around the corner coming to check all was ok and didn’t realise we were at 3 o clock check in, they nipped in first to which there was some rubbish and bits left by the cleaners which they took. Inside is as expected from the photos and description; beautiful decor, comfortable and clean. Unfortunately, we left out a pack of biscuits with the rush of unpacking, also not much cupboard space. Within the hour there were ants all over our stuff. They were coming up at the back of the sink, I assume cleaners/owners know it’s an issue as there’s ant powder under the sink which once used it was ok for the rest of the week, would of rather known and the powder been down before wasted food. Helpful tips: the bbq has been removed due to Covid (not sure how that will help) which we weren’t told so bought lots of bbq food, messaged and was told somebody would ask and get back to me which they didn’t so ended up having to go to the shop for a disposable once which wasn’t the plan. No washing line or clothes airer; self catering with a washing machine (in fairness it is a dryer too) but with a garden I did expect something to dry the clothes on. Beautiful walk to the coastal path, especially to watch the sunset. All in all we would return and had an amazing time exploring the beautiful sights of Cornwall. ☀️

    Reviewed by CharlotteMay 2021

  • "This cottage is in a great location as it is walking distance to St Ives (45 minutes) along the South West coast path."

    The cottage was very comfy and easy to turn the heating up/down which is an important consideration at this time of year (October). The WiFi was excellent. We felt safe and there was a good Covid-19 plan/information with what to do who to contact etc.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open plan living/kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, Pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: Property has an optional £30 fuel starter pack you can purchase at booking

The property

Located near to the idyllic harbour town of St Ives, a five-minute drive from the beach and offering superb sea views, is this single-storey barn conversion, Higher Trowan Cottage.

With a contemporary design mixed with character features, this stunning property is ideal for a couple or small family looking to escape to St Ives and the stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that surrounds it, while also being close to the coast and the Penwith Heritage Coast.

Entering the property, you will find an open-plan living area with stunning wooden flooring and grand apex ceilings with wooden beams, with a set of French doors that open up onto the garden and allow you to admire the sea view.

The sitting room has a choice of furniture to relax on, with a leather sofa you can rest on while enjoying something on the TV, and two arm chairs you can cosy up on after choosing a book from the bookcase, all whilst enjoying the warmth from the woodburning stove.

The dining area has a farmhouse table complete with Greengate china and Cath Kidston textiles, plus seating for four, where you can enjoy sitting down to meals together, prepared in the handcrafted kitchen, equipped with granite surfaces a butler sink, dishwasher, washing machine and all of the appliances you could possibly require during your self-catering holiday, there is even a wicker picnic basket and bottle carrier if you wish to enjoy a picnic in your stunning location.

The property has two spacious bedrooms; a twin and a king-size double, both with quality soft furnishing, fresh and crisp white linen and ample storage space for your belongings.

The stunning, contemporary bathroom has a luxury freestanding roll top bath, along with a walk in shower and heated towel rail for added comfort.

Outside, there is off-road parking for two cars, plus a rear, enclosed garden with a patio area and furniture, along with a barbecue and a large lawn, so you can dine alfresco and admire your stunning coastal view.

The centre of St Ives is just over a mile away, with a host of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés, along with attractions like Tate St Ives, a spectacular modern gallery, and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, beautifully preserved as it was in 1975.

There are a choice of sandy beaches approximately two miles from the cottage, including Porthmeor Beach, popular for swimming and surfing, Porthgwidden Beach, a sheltered sandy beach with turquoise water and Harbour Sand, another lovely sandy expanse with plenty of restaurants and pubs close by to enjoy dinner with a view.

The seaside resort of Carbis Bay is three miles away, with its Blue Flag awarded, family-friendly beach enjoying rolling Atlantic waves, while the vibrant town of Penzance is slightly further afield, with quaint cobbled streets, beautiful beaches, high-quality restaurants, contemporary art galleries and tropical gardens.

Walkers and cyclists will enjoy exploring the Penwith Heritage Coast, which encompasses Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove, Mayon Cliff Ship Wreck, Land's End, Porthcurno Beach and many more incredible landmarks and attractions.

Higher Trowan Cottage is well-placed for discovering the incredible north coast of Cornwall.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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Region Information

Note: Property has an optional £30 fuel starter pack you can purchase at booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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