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Burrow House

Tywardreath, Cornwall (Ref. 1057508)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great time and it was lovely to have access to children’s books, toys and equipment."

    Reviewed by MicheleOct 2021

  • "Lots of good things about this holiday home eg: 1."

    Great location for visiting the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. 2. Reasonably well equipped throughout. 3. Private, fenced garden and very pleasant garden room, though with no views. Not such good things: 1. The entrance drive to arrive at the off road parking is very, very narrow with stone walls at each side. Anyone with a larger than average vehicle would have trouble getting in and out. It's difficult to enter and exit from the road round a sharp bend with poor visibility. We we're surprised that no warning is given about this is made in the information about the house. 2. One of the double beds has a sagging mattress and the dining chairs are very uncomfortable. 3. The instructions given about the Cornish 'Aga' in the information sheets are not very clear about which little button to press to keep it going when it goes off on the timer.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. Many of the roads and driveways in Cornwall are narrow, however, we do drive a larger car and there is plenty of room up the drive for a Land Rover. There is a mirror at the bottom of the driveway to assist with entrance and exit. We will look into the mattress and the instructions for operating the heritage cooker Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2021

  • "Tv was an issue, we had to ring owners, no freeview, no licence, you have to connect through your pc or ipad, my husband was not amused by this, and the tv was in a cupboard, Also suggest housekeeping sort rubbish and recycling in a right mess bottles many, and 3 bags of rubbish left from before."

    We took ours away with us. Other than that the house and village shops were excellant.

    Marjorie:Many thanks for your feedback and we are sorry that in a couple of areas the property did not meet your expectations. The property isn’t advertised as having freeview available, and we have found that most of our guests were more interested in being able to use their apps through the chromecast device and to make use of the large collection of DVDs - the TV is stored in the cupboard when not in use, but is on a bracket to swing into the room when in use. There should not have been any waste left at the property when you arrived and we are speaking to the management company to establish what happened on this occasion and to ensure that it does not happen again.  Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarjorieOct 2021

  • "Burrow House has to be the most comfortable, clean and well equipped home we have ever rented."

    The owners have went out of their way to provided everything you might need. The house is well located to travel around Cornwall and the surroundings areas and Par train station is only 5 mins drive away if you wanted to leave your car and to go on your adventures. The local pub is just a few mins walk down the hill (up hill on way home) and was extremely welcoming to our party of 8 (and 2 dogs). We all thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Roast lunch there. We would definitely highly recommend and hope to book again in the future. The Mcneil family

    Reviewed by LeeSep 2021

  • "Burrow House is a lovely comfortable home."

    Spacious and well equipped. Loved sitting in the conservatory or the beautiful garden enjoying the bird song. A wonderful selection of books, games, puzzles, DVDs etc. Excellent location for visiting a wide range of beautiful and interesting places. Great walking from the door including the Saints Way and the South West Coastal Path. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2021

  • "A beautiful, comfortable and well equipped house with wonderful gardens."

    Located in friendly village and near to a range of great beaches and walks.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "Fantastic house in a great location The garden was very dog friendly and we didn’t need to worry"

    Reviewed by KarlJun 2021

  • "A beautiful house and gardens with a welcoming atmosphere which met all our expectations and more ."

    We could not have wished for a better holiday.

    Reviewed by CarenJun 2021

  • "Was a beautiful cottage and easy to book ."

    Many thanks

    Reviewed by DymphnaJun 2021

  • "Burrow House is a delightful, large and comfortable cottage which easily accommodated the 6 adults in our party."

    The house is warm and there is plenty of hot water for multiple showers and the owners had tried to make sure that everything that was needed for a family holiday was provided with the cottage. We would definitely come and stay again. Tywardreath has a great pub, village shop and a locally famous butcher and while not on the sea front, beach is only 10 minutes away by car. We walked to Fowey and back along the Coastal Path on our first day - but we are keen hikers. We loved cooking on the Heritage Aga and Mary Berry's cook book which was kindly provided was really helpful for us Aga neophytes. We are now converts!

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

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The property

Surrounded by immaculate landscaped gardens in the peaceful coastal Cornish village of Tywardreath is Burrow House.

Burrow House, a detached, family-friendly property, perfect for groups of friends or loved ones wanting to enjoy a relaxing escape in this secluded idyll by the coast.

Step inside the property to discover an attractive sitting room with a large bay window looking out onto the pretty garden, and two large plush sofas on which you can unwind on in an evening beside a stunning feature fireplace housing a woodburning stove․ A large selection of DVDs are hidden in the poof and Google chrome cast allows you to stream from your smart phone or laptop direct to the TV (which folds away into the cupboard when not in use).

Alternatively, the library/snug houses a large selection of books and is a wonderful spot for a peaceful moment getting lost in a great novel, or using the maps to plan your next adventure․ This is also a space that can be used for a workout using the large yoga material mat (Totter and Tumble) to good use, it can also be used a games room for children who will find a range of board games and toys (including a large Brio set – perfect to brighten a rainy day!).

The spacious kitchen boasts a large Heritage gas range cooker, granite worktops and a host of appliances that can provide you with everything you need to prepare and cook delicious meals for the whole group․ Equipped with luxury branded pans, crockery, and Joseph Joseph utensils, it is a home away from home․ Your meals can be enjoyed in the traditional dining room, with its William Morris tablecloth, there is also an excellent spot for a dog bed in the old fireplace․ This room also enjoys garden views from the bay window.

Off the dining room is the bright and airy conservatory, which offers ample seating space and great views onto the garden․ The traditional trunk coffee table hides a large variety of board games and puzzles; local art prints on the walls and a true coastal theme remind you how close you are to the beach․ The French doors can be opened up onto the patio area, should you feel like an alfresco lunch at the seating area complete with inviting sofas.

Venture up to the first floor, passing a cloakroom with basin and WC along the way, to find four generously-sized bedrooms, catering to a variety of groups․ The king-size has a zip/link feature and a charming nautical theme, allowing this room to cater for a couple or two single beds, with luscious Seasalt linen and relaxing orthropedic mattresses, perfect after a day at the beach.

The meadow room boasts an ornamental fireplace and double bed with a calm atmosphere and sea views, ideal to watch the sunset across the bay․ The Bee room features a double bed, an ornamental fireplace and dressing table, alongside an easy chair again and sea glimpses.

The final bunk bed room can accommodate children or adults with organic cotton sheets, as well as removable blackout blind, you are assured a restful nights sleep.

Prepare for each day in the large contemporary family bathroom, enjoying a relaxing soak in the deep P-shaped bath or a quick rinse beneath the rainfall shower with impressive power for a period property.

This property is family friendly, each bedroom is able to accommodate a travel cot, so you can make your own configuration․ One Travel cot with mattress and organic cotton sheet can be provided․ There is also a bouncy chair, high chair, seaside play mat and plenty of baby toys and a baby bath, allowing you to travel without having to pack these bulky items․ Stair gates are provided at the top and bottom of the stairs, but please still supervise your children especially near the stairs․ There are plenty of toys and children books for all ages.

This property is Dog friendly, and 2 bowls and their own feeding mat are also provided, in the property booklet are details of the owners favourite local dog walks, the surrounding pubs and shops are dog friendly, and Par beach is one of the few in Cornwall that is dog friendly all year round․ After a long day exploring Cornwall, they can dry off and curl up by the Aga, a dog’s life.

The garden at the property was deigned by a famous Cornish plant collector and as such includes a number of rare plants and trees from around the world, it is not overlooked and has a lawned area, we feel it has the ambience of a Secret Garden․ Rattan garden sofas and table are provided to enjoy outside․ For those interested in gardens, a book written by Mrs Lamb the designer of the garden is provided.

The pretty village of Tywardreath offers a good selection of shops and highly regarded pubs, in walking distance of the property․ The Butcher is particularly renown and supplies meat to Rick Steins restaurant in Padstow․ The small fish and chip shop also boasts a fantastic Thai menu․ The local store sells essentials, as well as local cider and farm produce․ Nearby Par boasts two sandy beaches, backed by dunes and rolling countryside, where you can swim and paddle safely and your four-legged friends can join in the excitement too, with a year round dog-friendly beach․ Next to the beach is lovely playpark, restaurant, and a duck pond․ The village of Par also has a local grocery, Richards, that sells fish fresh from the boats at Fowey․ Should you require a supermarket you will find one a 12 min drive away in St Austell.

From Par Beach, you can access to the remarkable South West Coast Path in both directions along the coast; head east towards the dramatic cliff walks by Gribbin Head peninsula and the pretty beach at Polkerris Cove as you make your way to Fowey.

In Fowey you can explore the harbour, see the ruins of St Catherine's Castle, which was built by Henry VIII, take the children to the aquarium and browse the art galleries and shops, with top end fish restaurants and local crab sandwiches and ice cream․ From this beautiful harbour you can also take ferries to Mevagissy, and to Looe throughout the tourist season․ There are also options to hire kayaks or paddleboards, or to hop on a boat to cross the river towards Polruan and spend time wandering the winding paths towards charming coves like the National Trust's Lantic Bay․ This is all just an 8 min drive, or a walk along the coastal path.

Head west along the coastal path towards the Roseland Heritage Coast and the harbours of Mevagissey and Charlestown․ Mevagissey is famous for it’s fishing fleet, and you can buy fish here straight from the boats․ Charlestown is a historic harbour used in the filming of Poldark and Pirates of the Caribbean, it has a fantastic shipwreck museum, local ice cream, as well as restaurants and shops․ You could also spend time at some of Cornwall's most popular attractions, including the fascinating eco-park of Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a 200-acre garden filled with fascinating wildlife both local to Burrow House.

Burrow house is the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday to this peaceful and beautiful part of South Cornwall.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x double, 1 x bunkbed room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen with heritage cooker
  • Separate utility (washer, tumble dryer and freezer)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning fire
  • Conservatory
  • Snug.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning fire
  • Heritage cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, condenser tumble dryer, dishwasher, WiFi and selection of books and DVDs, Google chromecast TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, bath towels and beach towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair, stairgates and other baby accessories available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawn garden surrounding property
  • Patio area with seating and BBQ
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: Pets must be kept off the furniture and downstairs only
  • Note: There are three steps down into the kitchen and conservatory. Note: This property has a £350 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • No Stag/Hens or similar parties.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Fowey 3.3 miles; St Austell 6.3 miles.

The pretty, historic Cornish village of Tywardreath, meaning ‘The House on the Strand’, lies in the heart of Daphne du Maurier country and features in her book of the same name. St Andrew’s, the village church, is said to have the best peal of bells in the area, while the village has a lively community, centred round its excellent pubs and range of shops. There are several safe, sandy beaches close to the village, with a variety of watersports and leisure activities available. Par, a small, china clay port with a dog friendly sandy beach is a fifteen minute walk from the village or 5 minutes in the car, home to a main line railway station. Polkerris Beach, a 30 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away, has a beachside restaurant, pub and watersports centre. The attractive waterside village of Fowey is just three miles away, from where there are some dramatic cliff walks to Gribbin Head, passing through much of du Maurier’s familiar landscape. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Tywardreath is a village that will appeal to families and those keen to explore the rich heritage and gorgeous coastline of South Cornwall.

Region Information

Note: This property has a £50 Good Housekeeping Bond.
No Stag/hens or similar parties

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