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Burrow House

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Tywardreath, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "What an amazing holiday home."

    Lots of rooms for play and relaxation. Loads of toys and books for children ... and adults! The brio train set is second to none! We couldn’t believe how much there was and what an interesting collection …. I’ve never seen a train wash before! The large doll was a huge hit with my granddaughter ….. especially when we found all the different clothes for her! We loved the conservatory and spent most of our time there (when we were in!), especially in the evenings. We made good use of the local facilities – the shop, Thai restaurant, pub (both with incredible food) and the little lane, which went down a wooded hillside, under the railway bridge and to the river, which had a rope swing over it – that was great fun! The surrounding area of amazing picturesque fishing villages and rugged beaches were very special. We had such wonderful days out and each day was completely different! The Heritage gas range cooker was our challenge, especially when cooking a roast as there is only one main oven space. However it kept the kitchen beautifully warm and great for drying clothes!! I felt quite sad to say goodbye to Burrow House and all the adventures we went on!

    Many thanks for your feedback and we are so glad you and your family enjoyed your Cornish holiday - we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great house, everything as described."

    Good location, friendly village.

    Many thanks for your feedback and so glad Burrow House was what you were looking for, we hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Burrow House, and extra lucky with a heatwave for the first week in September !"

    ! House was perfect for ourselves for the whole week and children, partners, Grandaughter and grand dog for various days. perfect facilities, more than enough room for everyone and with a wonderful garden for that outside space. Ideally situated for travelling out and visiting other parts of the area. Just have to be aware of the very tight entrance to property, but just a minor thing in the grand scheme of things. We would highly recommend this for a wonderful family holiday.

    We are so glad you found Burrow House to be a perfect place for your Cornish Holiday. As with many parts of Cornwall there are some narrow lanes around and a narrow drive to the property, however, there is more than enough room for larger cars and we have added some additional lighting to help with the drive at night. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a perfect stay for a large family group across the generations."

    Great location and accommodation lovely with great beds, facilities and welcome gift. Games room a real bonus for the little ones, but found the access drive not ideal particularly when dark.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Burrow House - we have added some additional lighting around the drive to help with access at night. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2023

  • "Loved the cottage and it suited our family as we were a group of 10."

    Unfortunately we couldn’t all eat together as there were only 8 dining chairs. Also as a person who loves to cook I found the Aga cooker very inconvenient as it was totally out of my experience and the drive was so, so narrow for our vehicle . We never used the sitting room as the seating arrangement was no good for 10 therefore we sat in the conservatory in the evening.

    We are so glad that you loved the cottage and found it suited your party. The dining room is set up for 8, however, there are an additional 4 chairs in the house so there is room to eat together and even have a couple of guests. We do love the conservatory in the summer evenings, and prefer the lounge with the log burner in the cooler months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.4Aug 2023

  • "Interesting house, comfy beds and in a good location."

    We felt photos of the property were misleading - two of the bedrooms had no storage and another had an unusable wardrobe due to a damp smell. The grass hadn’t been cut, the planters were overgrown and the barbecue was dirty. The difficulties of negotiating the entrance to a narrow drive should be highlighted more. We felt for the money we paid we expected a higher standard; we have booked several properties with you and have been happy with them but were disappointed with this one.

    We were saddened by this feedback as we strive for the very best standards at Burrow House, we have not had any similar reviews to this before, and we wish you had contacted us during your stay to give us the opportunity to help ensure you had the best holiday possible. We are sorry you felt the bbq was dirty, rust does acculamate on the bbq over the season, especially with the recent wet weather - it is replaced yearly. The garden is attended every fortnight. There has been unseasonably wet weather and the camellias have just finished blooming, however, we would have happily had the gardener make an extra visit. We do feel that as a 5 bedroom property there is ample storage throughout the property for holiday guests. We have not been able to detect any damp in any of the wardrobes, but are sorry you felt that you could not use one of them. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the comfortable beds, we use luxury branded linens and strive for high standards throughout our property. We agree that it is a great location, and we hope you had a wonderful Cornish holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine2.5Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is just lovely and the rooms are all decent sizes we were a family of 9, including 2 small grandchildren who absoultey loved it, they loved the playroom with all the toys and the comfy playmat, playing hide and seek in the garden with the dogs which was secure so was never a worry."

    The kitchen was well equipped loved the dishwasher ( I dont have one at home) it was perfect.. It was a good base to explore the sourounding towns and beaches Par beach is lovely for the dogs the children loved it too with its small coves where we looked for creatures and pretty shells and everyone we met was friendly and welcomming. Noone wanted to leave and we are making plans to return.

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your holiday - we would love to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Eleven of us had a lovely stay at Burrow House."

    The oldest of the five children was seven and they had a wonderful time with the toys and in the glorious garden. They also loved Polkerris beach, Cardinham Woods, Charlestown and Porth Pean beach. The Eden Project is close but more for adults. We struggled a bit with the Aga to be honest but did soon get the hang of it, although we failed miserably at cooking five pizzas in it... ;-) The king/twin and bee bed were too soft for other adults but the meadow bed was very comfy for my husband and I. The setting is very quiet and convenient for a local shop, fish and chips and the New Inn. A couple of the children also did Parkrun at Par which is an easy walk away. All in all, I would definitely recommend it although the drive access, as mentioned before, is horrendous!! You have to be there to see how awkward it is and my husband did scrape one of the wheels on our car getting past the little white wall. It would be a lot easier without the little white wall...... ;-)

    Reviewed by Tina4.4May 2023

  • "We stayed for a week in March, 3 adults and 1 dog."

    We loved having the space. The house is lovely. It has a proper old feel to it, which is very homely, and the heating system is fabulous; you won't get cold. We made good use of the kitchen, dining room, living room, play room and boot room, however I think our favourite was the conservatory. It was lovely to sit in there with the door open, listen to the birds sing and look at the lush garden. The garden is gorgeous. I imagine how lovely it would be to spend time in it during the warmer months. A word of caution to new visitors, when you arrive, be prepared for the turning into Burrow House to be very narrow. It's easily navigated but a surprise if you don't know. Also, there were ants in the kitchen, dining room and conservatory, a surprise for March, but perhaps it's because the heating system in the house is so good. We gave them a good spray and advised the owners.

    The ants were a surprise but have been dealt with! We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and were able to enjoy the space, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved our week in Burrow House, 9 of us, 3 generations, and the house worked well for us."

    It was nice having both a sitting room (with very impressive log burner) and separate conservatory/garden room with comfy sofas and plenty of light. The location is perfect for visits to so many of Cornwall’s pretty towns and villages as well as many attractions and of course so many beaches, we were spoilt for choice! Would highly recommend this place, very welcoming and we all left feeling refreshed and relaxed!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday - we hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thank you so much for letting us to stay in you beautiful house."

    It was an absolute pleasure. There was everything what we need to make our stay blissful. Happy New Year!!!

    Reviewed by Magdalena4.7Dec 2022

  • "An absolutely wonderful weeks stay."

    The cottage was very cosy and comfortable with nothing wanting. The beds were very comfortable and we appreciated the quality of the bed linen. A very well equipped holiday home. Only one very small “gripe”….. We’re not very “tech savvy” and found having to go through “chrome cast” to view TV programmes quite frustrating. Highly recommend The Catch down the road…. Fantastic “chippy tea” one night followed by an exceptional Thai meal the next. Happy campers all round.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely spot and beautiful house and garden for relaxing and fun!"

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable, good location."

    Cooking with the ‘aga’ took some getting used to and it made the kitchen very hot.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Sep 2022

  • "There were three generations in our party and this was the first time we had all been together in over three years to celebrate a special birthday."

    Beautiful house which was perfect. Loved sitting in the cosy conservatory. Yes the turn in is sharp and took us by surprise the first time we entered but once you knew how it was there was no problem. Couldn’t fault any of it.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous property, really well equipped for a large family with lots of children of different ages."

    Quick and easy walk to the shop & pub, and in a great location to access Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a great house for a family holiday, we were really sad to leave."

    This is a lovely part of Cornwall, with lots of places to visit within a relatively short driving distance. A couple of things to note - the entrance to the parking is very narrow, a hob in the kitchen would have been a great addition, giving much more flexibility for cooking.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property, fantastic location, everyone enjoyed their stay."

    Thank you for your feedback - so glad you enjoyed your holiday, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved Burrow House !"

    Set in a lovely garden, with plenty of space for a relaxing family break. A welcome pack of tea, coffee, bread, butter and milk was much appreciated. Delightful rooms. Everything was clean and tidy, comfy beds! Well stocked village shop, pub 5 mins walk away with easy reach to Eden Project, Charleston, Fowey and local attractions... just the ticket ! Thank you !

    Many thanks for your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Burrow House. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2022

  • "Probably the best holiday property we have stayed in."

    Four generations of us in one house aged from 2 to 85 and it worked brilliantly. Everything of the highest quality and very well equipped with loads of nice touches. The garden was just coming on song and was a blaze of colour and smells. Grampy thoroughly recommends a play with the train set. Owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful.. Thoroughly recommended.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback and we are so glad that you had a wonderful stay at Burrow House - we hope we will be able to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 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 Angela4.1Oct 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.

    Update: As of 2022 we have Freeview in addition to the Chromecast and DVDs. 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 Marjorie3.8Oct 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 Lee5.0Sep 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 Janice5.0Sep 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 Emma5.0Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Karl4.7Jun 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 Caren5.0Jun 2021

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

    Many thanks

    Reviewed by Dymphna4.7Jun 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 Jane5.0May 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x double, 1 x double on ground floor,1 x bunkbed room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • Ground floor shower, WC and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen with large Heritage gas range cooker
  • Separate utility (washer, tumble dryer and freezer)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning fire
  • Conservatory
  • Snug.Boot room and utility room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning fire
  • Large Heritage gas range cooker, 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.There is a step to get to ground floor bedroom
  • Note: Good Housekeeping Bond will be returned promptly should no damage be found
  • No Stag/Hens or similar parties
  • Note: property will have Christmas decorations from the beginning of December

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 in the cupboard 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!). This leads into the boot/utility room, which accesses the ground floor bedroom, the Peacock room with double bed, and the shower room/WC. 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 more 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 orthopedic 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 fifth bedroom is a bunk bed room that can accommodate children or adults with organic cotton sheets, 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, and plenty of baby toys and a baby bath, allowing you to travel without having to pack these bulky items.

Fixed 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 favorite 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 designed 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 garden is fully enclosed. 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

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