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Clahar Cottage

Mullion, Cornwall (Ref. 920090)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage, in a great area."

    Loved the quirkiness of such an old property, but had been modernized in all right places. It needs a few more glasses, and the kettle closer to the fridge (I always seemed to be going back and forth around the table with a part made cup of tea!). Really hope you look to-do something with the outside seating area too (behind the main garden). It's a big sun trap, but a pergola or umbrella would have had us out there for longer :o). Would come back at any time if you would have us! Thanks Ciarán

    Thank you Ciaran for your feedback. We really appreciate your comments and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. I shall order in more glasses! We do have plans for both the outside seating area as well as for the inside of the cottage - work starts in January 2023. The kitchen space is to be improved, having an open tread staircase and removal of the understairs cupboard. The opening from the lounge to the kitchen will be widened. The master bedroom will have an ensuite. All very exciting! Property Owner

    Reviewed by CiaranMay 2022

  • "The house was the perfect base for exploring The Lizard peninsula and beyond."

    Perfectly clean and well equipped. A recycling bag/bin would be a great addition.

    Thank you so much for your super feedback. We very much appreciate it! The waste is collected by a holiday waste management company and they separate and recycle at their site. I did ought to include this on the welcome pack, knowing how keen we all are to help the planet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NatashaApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Clahar Cottage."

    It was extremely comfortable, warm and cozy. The dogs were easy to manage because of the layout and the garden was a dream. Mullion village and the surrounding area was a big hit with us. Our main issue was recycling - if the holiday let waste collection does not manage it, an explanation and some pointers for those staying to local recycling points would be useful. We also found the checkout time of 9am a bit draconian - we had a long journey but an extra hour would have been helpful

    Reviewed by BridgetApr 2022

  • "We loved our holiday, when we arrived it was early evening so went straight into the cottage and we had the wow factor "this is beautiful" - but sadly when we woke in the morning to beautiful sunshine we noticed the cottage as beautiful as it was, it was in desperate need of painting and all the dead insects flies and spider corpses were everywhere."

    The lounge furniture was very badly stained, we had brought a load of throws with us because we have dogs, we covered all the furniture before using. The main shower was fantastic but the bath in one of the bedrooms had a very bad damp smell so we didn't use. The garden was beautiful. We used the log burner every night, it was so nice to relax every evening after a wonderful day exploring with the dogs. We would recommend this grade II listed cottage to everyone and we will look to return in the future.

    Reviewed by ChrissyMar 2022

  • "Our second stay at this beautiful cottage didnt disappoint."

    The ceilings in the kitchen and living room are a little low (my husband is 6" 5") but that didn't spoil our stay. Its in a lovely village location, within walking distance of 3 beaches so great if you have a dog and close to lots of places to visit. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by VivienneMar 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in an ideal setting."

    Beautifully furnished and very well equipped. We loved it!

    Thank you so much - very pleased your enjoyed your stay at Clahar! Property Owner

    Reviewed by HilaryMar 2022

  • "A quirky, nice comfortable cottage within easy striking distance of numerous coastal walks."

    Lovely cottage garden and it was great to have it totally enclosed for peace of mind regarding our two small dogs. A couple of minor points: * need a soft broom and brush * we couldn’t leave a comment as the comment book was full. * a number of lights were out but no spares were to be found * despite the reference in the guidance book there was no kindling or firefighters nor matches to light the log burner * a torch would have been helpful particularly as the lane is very dark * the instruction advises to refer to the ESSI cooker but we couldn’t find it These are small points which did not detract from a great winter walking break.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Most helpful. We have our electrician booked in to replace a couple of light fittings as they seems to be faulty but we have also asked the housekeeper to check all bulbs. There are torches in the drawers upstairs - though understand the lane is dark in February, so will arrange for another for the kitchen. The ESSE instructions are located at the back of the welcome pack but perhaps we should make them more prominent. Not sure why there were no firelighters etc as there are usually some left. Will investigate. So glad you enjoyed those blustery coastal walks! Property Owner

    Reviewed by WillemFeb 2022

  • "Clahar Cottage."

    What a lovely cottage just like a chocolate box picture. Old but very quaint, situated a few minutes walk from mullion village with easy access to shops, pubs and places to eat. its situated only a few minutes drive to the outstanding coast of Cornwall with so many coastal walks with stunning views and beaches. We only had one or two minor complaints, one a sweeping broom for inside the house would be very beneficial. Recycling bags or containers, we ended up having to bring all our recycling home.

    Reviewed by ElwynJan 2022

  • "Property amazing."

    Location amazing. Cleanliness not so good. Cobwebs, dead flies, dog hair on floors and over all lounge cushions/blankets and black mould around all windows. This property is clearly rushed when being cleaned. Had to make numerous phone calls to report this and to ask for bin liners, toilet roll, dishwasher tablets and kindling. All missing items eventually provided except kindling which they ‘don’t provide’ even though it is stated in their welcome book that they do and they provide logs, matches and fire lighters…Bizarre! Cleaning issues ignored. All I can say is I’m glad I wasn’t paying summer prices!! I would of been fuming. Maybe they clean more thoroughly for higher paying guests… Who knows? No excuse in Covid ‘deep cleaning’ times that’s for sure.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    We arrived to find it warm and ready for our arrival, there was bread, milk, butter, Prosecco, and a lovely flower arrangement, we settled right in, and that’s the way it remained, home from home..

    Reviewed by IanJan 2022

  • "A wonderful character cottage in a fabulous location in walking distance to the beach and amenities in Mullion."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations, so comfortable and clean and the gardens were fabulous with apples, pears, grapes, tomatoes, lettuce and spring onions there for us to pick as we needed.

    Reviewed by VivienneOct 2021

  • "A real chocolate box cottage with a fantastic dog friendly garden."

    Lovely extra's from the owner's, dog treats & a welcome pack for us. Beautiful area with amazing walks and scenery. Very friendly village and very quaint. We will be visiting again. Thank you for a wonderful week in Mullion, Cornwall

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "Should warn that the property may not be suitable for more elderly persons due to steepness of stairs."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Location was perfect for the village and exploring the coast."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Clahar cottage was wonderful."

    It was finished to a high standard. We loved staying there . Great position for lovely beaches . We would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly as in the pictures."

    It was very relaxing, great location.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Clahar Cottage is a stunning cottage in a great location."

    The interior has been done is such a tasteful way to maintain the history of the building but also offer modern facilities. The garden is a great haven with plenty of seating dotted around to hide in! We enjoyed many walks both from the cottage or within a short drive and our dogs have just loved it! My only very very very small niggles are the lack of a hoover/good brush and some cleaning products as when you are in and out from walks with dogs the boot room got really mucky and I would like to have left it cleaner. A word of warning if you are tall like my husband - walk around with a stoop as he bashed his head on the back door more than once and the low beam in the kitchen near the kettle. You think he’d have learnt the first time but it seemed to knock all his sense out of him!!!!! The steps to the first floor are also narrow in depth and thus steeper which some may struggle with. However these are just things you have to accept in an old listed building and become conscious of during your stay. I hope to return to Clahar again. It was so nice to be able to be in a rural quiet location but also within walking distance to food shops and pubs which meant we hardly had to drive. I highly recommend you try Clahar for yourself, you won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2021

  • "The kitchen very well stocked it would have been nice to have had some flat serving dishes of various sizes however other than that excellent."

    Lovely touch with the butter,milk,flowers and Prosecco also having toilet paper and hand and shower gel and starter logs felt nice and thoughtful we brought our own logs from home also . All in all a lovely cosy home which was thoroughly enjoyed by the family we I’ll be back thankyou

    Reviewed by TrishApr 2021

  • "Wonderful break in a beautiful cottage with extreme comfort throughout and exciting quirkiness ."

    A stunning garden situated directly on a cut through lane, however found it extremely quiet and peaceful . We explored the area and although we have stayed in Mullion previously we discovered new walks a particularly fantastic walk that leads all the way down to Poldhu Bay and amazing views all the way. The cottage has everything you could possibly require for a holiday and an added bonus was the perfectly situated boot room which was perfect for cleaning off our German Shepherd after a day out. We enjoyed the spectacular grounds with its gorgeous garden furniture well planted shrubs and trees there is also a well stocked veggie patch (unusual ) that apparently you can help yourself to in the summer months. We adored this place everything was perfect . Without a doubt a 10 out of 10 cannot rate it high enough.

    Reviewed by GaynorApr 2021

  • "Clahar cottage is amazing, great location."

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Clahar Cottage is gorgeous, both inside and out."

    From the moment we stepped through the door we felt at home and it had everything we could possibly need, plus and more besides. The house was spotlessly clean, and a vase of roses, milk, biscuits, bread and butter were waiting for us along with some logs and kindling to get the log burner started. The cottage is in a fabulous location, we walked to most places (pubs, beaches, village shop, restaurants etc). I would highly recommend it, and we will rebook to stay again. Tip for anyone who uses the smart TV's in the house: delete your Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts when you leave! Some of the TV's had 3 separate accounts save to it, meaning we could have bought movies etc using someone else's account. Obviously we didn't do this, but some people may not be as honest as us. We were amazed that previous tenants had left themselves open to this happening to them. We took our Fire TV stick with us and accessed our Prime/Netflix/iPlayer accounts etc via that, which is by far the safer option. One other small thing to note: The dishwasher is very loud. I'm not sure if that's normal, maybe it is just a very noisy machine, but I have never had one that is as loud as that so might be worth the housekeeper checking it is working ok, just to be safe.

    Reviewed by BiancaOct 2020

  • "Loved it! I had a picture in my mind what the cottage would be like and it exceeded this Good location 300 metres down a narrow lane close enough for all the amenities in Mullion The cottage is truly beautiful"

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday experience in Clahar Cottage."

    Beautiful location and excellent facilities. Welcome pack on arrival even with treats for the dog! The cottage was spotless and beds were so comfortable. The kitchen is so well equipped with everything you need and more. Will definitely return here next year- couldn’t recommend it more highly!!

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2020

  • "Beautiful gardens gorgeous house lovely area just perfect"

    Reviewed by JanAug 2020

  • "Clahar cottage and its garden are stunning, the location is pretty much ideal with a short walk into the village with its shop and pub."

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2020

  • "We really appreciated the little touches on arrival, the lit, warm and cosy cottage, the welcome pack and treats for the dogs."

    These were much appreciated after a long journey. Clahar cottage is homely and beautiful, with amazing features. We loved the garden and the range! It is well thought out, with all the spaces so well utilised and it has everything you need for self-catering. The location, close to Mullion is great for walking and visiting the fantastic coves and beautiful locations that the Lizard has to offer. We joined in the quiz at the local pub and swam and used the facilities at the Polurrian hotel so you have lots of options to keep you busy. A fantastic stay for all the family, we didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage in a fantastic location - thoroughly recommended."

    The issues with the heating that had been mentioned in previous feedback have now been resolved. Owners and the property manager were both very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by CharlieFeb 2020

  • "When we arrived the cottage was cold downstairs and the Esse range was cold too."

    Luckily we didn’t want to use oven immediately because it took a while to get up to temperature. There was only one teaspoon that we could find so boiled eggs for breakfast was a challenge! I’m a housekeeper for Landmark Trust and have to say there were a lot of long-standing cobwebs around the cottage! Also mould around kitchen window which to my mind should be wiped clean at every changeover. However, it’s a fabulous cottage and gorgeous garden and once heating kicked in and woodburner lit, very cosy. Don’t think there is space for more than 2 cars parking

    Thank you Anne for your recent feedback - we appreciate it. We are sorry to hear that the cottage was cold on your arrival and can only apologise. Towards the end of December, we had a new central heating system and ESSE range installed. Whilst there is a Slumber setting on the ESSE - which we had assumed would be adequate to heat the kitchen - we now realise that the ovens must be turned on as well. I have passed on revised instructions to the housekeepers and they will also ensure that they increase the temperature on the central heating thermostat as soon as they arrive so that the cottage is ambient on guest arrival. The mould you mention has clearly formed due to the issue with inadequate heating and has never been a problem before. Your comments regarding cobwebs have been noted also. We do hope this was not too detrimental to your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneJan 2020

  • "This cottage was lovely with loads of character and warm and cozy for New Year and my 40th birthday."

    It was comfy and well equipped too. You can see the garden will be lovely in a warmer season and the kids loved the lambs in the field next door. I have been coming to the Lizard every year since I was a baby with our family and it was brilliant to walk and see what it is like in the winter for the first time - just as beautiful and wild as every other season we come! Just to let you know that the hot water turns off at about 8am which puzzled us on the first day when trying to shower. In the guest info it says it is constant as it's a combi boiler. The hot water has just been put on a funny timer and you have to press the thermostat, go into the menu and manually boost it. This was fine when we figured it out, but may confuse other guests as well at first! Thanks for the holiday :-)

    Thank you Paddy for your recent feedback. It is always useful to hear when guests have had issues with aspects of the facilities and we can only apologise. Our new central heating system was fitted towards the end of December and it appears that the hot water setting was incorrect. We will adjust the timings so future guest do not have this problem and really appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your winter experience - the Lizard is such a beautiful place in all seasons and you've been very lucky to enjoy it every year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaddyDec 2019

  • "Clahar Cottage has been a great base for us to explore the beautiful (If sometimes wet and windy!"

    ) Cornwall. Within easy walking distance to the village and beaches. The cottage was easy to find, had adequate parking (3 cars!) and provided everything that we could need! We found the bedrooms to be large and comfortable, as was the lounge and the kitchen/dining area - managing to cater for the needs of 6 adults and 2 dogs. We did have to contact the ‘property manager’ regarding the poorly Rayburn and subsequent lack of hot water and heating but were immediately provided with heaters and extra logs after a quick visit from an engineer who also sorted hot water! The instructions for the use of the microwave were easy to follow enabling us to cook easily....... even a roast for 6!!! We found communication to be quick and efficient which was very reassuring and would definitely recommend this cottage. If the weather cooperates you are in for a treat!

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "The only reason for picking the cottage was to visit my brother who lives across the road."

    We found the cottage well equipped and comfortable. The only negatives was the Rayburn oven never got up to temperature and spoiled a few meals and also the size of the bathroom sinks were far too small.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are very sorry that the fault with the Rayburn affected your stay. Unfortunately, rectifying the problem immediately proved impossible as the work required took 4 hours to complete and would need to be switched off the previous night. As the Rayburn also provides central heating, this was clearly not feasible. As there is an additional oven provided, albeit a small one, we had hoped this would be acceptable in the interim and also provided vouchers for the local eatery. In light of this issue however, we are now installing a double wall oven with grill so such an inconvenience cannot occur again. We also note your comment on the size of the basins and will assess this also - notwithstanding acknowledgement of the age of the cottage and the restrictions this imposes. With the aforementioned modifications, we do hope to welcome you as guests in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with very nice, typical cottage gardens and a vegetable patch."

    Inside the cottage has a modern feel without losing the old cottage charm. We had an issue when we first arrived with one of the bathrooms which was quickly resolved after a phone call to our cottage manager. There are lots of places to visit within a short distance and lots of beautiful beaches, some of which are unfortunately not dog friendly. We walked the coastal path from The Lizard to Mullion stopping at Kynance Cove for lunch, the scenery here is stunning and well worth a visit even if you don't want to walk all the way. We also enjoyed visits to Caverack, Cadgwith, Helford, Porthleven and Mousehole, all are well worth visiting. We would recommend The Old Inn in Mullion for evening meals and if you feel like driving out the Hazelphron is a nice change with a very good and delicious menu, if you wish to take your dog and sit in the bar area booking is recommended. Overall we had a superb holiday.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2019

  • "Beautiful quaint cottage with gorgeous garden."

    The children loved picking the fruit and veg and running around the lawn. Very clean and well stocked. Lovely peaceful location (although with kids most beaches a short drive away). Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2019

  • "Lovely village location with coastal walks, all facilities available locally, fresh bread/pastries ."

    Everywhere dog friendly, very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in an incredible location!"

    The house and garden were so lovely that we almost didn’t want to leave. Ideally situated on the lizard peninsula which is a hidden gem of Cornwall. We’d come back again in a heartbeat, thanks again.

    Reviewed by SeanJul 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely gorgeous and in a great location."

    We loved everything about the cottage and its beautiful garden which my dogs also loved. The cottage was really clean, lovely comfortable beds, great furnishings and nice little touches throughout the cottage. I would defiantly stay here again and recommend to friends. The hosts were very friendly when booking too.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "A delightful cottage set in well maintained gardens."

    Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beautiful beaches close at hand.

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2019

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king size with en-suite with bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size bedroom, 1 x twin (zip/link beds); can be a king size
  • WC and basin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning fire
  • Utility
  • Combi boiler central heating and woodburning fire
  • Range cooker, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • 1 highchair available
  • Smart TVs throughout the property
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with lawn area and garden furniture
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub within 0.2 miles
  • Beach 1 mile.

The property

This Grade II listed cottage, complete with a traditional thatched roof, rests on the edge of the delightful village of Mullion, the largest on The Lizard.

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Clahar Cottage is an endearing base for a family looking to explore a part of Cornwall immersed with picturesque fishing ports, long stretches of sandy beaches and some of the country's finest scenery.

Upon entering the whitewashed cottage, you are welcomed into the contemporary interior with delightful farmhouse touches.

Prepare delicious home-cooked meals within the kitchen to enjoy together around the dining table, where a striking ESSE cooker takes centre stage.

After dinner, step into the sitting room where you can curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea in hand to catch up on TV, whilst the woodburning stove fills the room with warmth during those chilly winter evenings.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase to retire to one of the three stylish king-size bedrooms, one having a cosy en-suite where you can look forward to enjoying a warming soak in the roll top bath.

There is the option to convert one of the bedrooms into a twin if required. During the warmer months, you can look forward to spending time within the garden area, where you can soak up the sun with a refreshing beverage whilst enjoying the tranquil surroundings.

Stroll around the cottage vegetable garden and help yourself to whatever seasonal fare is ready to harvest. If you can tear yourself away from this delightful spot, a short stroll will bring you to a selection of eateries and pubs, and a number of shops for picking up any holiday treats and necessities.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, you and your companions will be delighted to explore The Lizard Heritage Coast, perhaps enjoying the views from the South West Coast Path.

Close to the Cottage, you can walk to the local beaches, where you can either spend an afternoon at the pretty harbour cove of Mullion, the beautiful and more secluded Polurrian Bay, or the National Trust's Poldhu Cove, where Marconi sent his first Transatlantic radio message in 1901.You can enjoy surfing here and refreshment at the beach cafe, open 363 days per year.

At the Polurrian Bay Hotel, perched above the beach, you can enjoy stunning views across the Atlantic.

For a small daily fee, take advantage of their leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, spa and tennis courts.

A short drive away is Kynance Cove - also National Trust - famous for its turquoise seas and for where Poldark was filmed.

A little further north takes you to the bustling and picturesque harbour resort of Porthleven, tipped as Cornwall's next food hotspot.

If golf is your thing, Mullion Golf Club offers fine scenery and views down to the links holes running towards the beach and Gunwalloe Church.

For those feeling more active, head to Coverack which is popular due to its superb windsurfing conditions.

For something more leisurely, spend an afternoon at the National Trust's Lizard Point where you can take in the views from the most Southern point of England, or to the north east lies the Helford River and the beautiful day sailing waters around its estuary.

Clahar Cottage is certainly a heart-warming getaway to this wonderful corner of Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

MULLION

Helston 5 miles; Lizard Point 5.5 miles.

Mullion is a large village on the Lizard Peninsula, five miles south of Helston and just over five miles from Lizard Point, the most southerly tip of mainland Britain. The village is home to a selection of popular restaurants, shops and pubs, Mullion Meadows Chocolate Factory and coffee shop, as well as Mullion Cove, a pretty working harbour. Helston is a pleasant busy market town famous for its Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. Nearby is the Poldark Mine, one of the best underground experiences in the south west and which tells of the widespread mining heritage of this area. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Mullion is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter