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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, great location, 15 minutes walk to Par beach (dog friendly) And 30 second walk to the great local pub."

    And the butcher and village store were an added bonus. Will definitely be returning. Also good communication from the owners .

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a great spot!"

    Perfect for our needs. We don't drive so having a bus stop a few doors down and a short walk to the train station is the dream! Owners were helpful and collected us from the station. Local amenities were good local shops nearby and a small supermarket. Great chip shop a few doors away and super meals from the pub over the road. Short walk to the beach. House was clean with a well stocked kitchen. A few reviews mention the dog next door. You could hear it a couple of times a day but the owner was quick to call it in. All in all a great holiday home in a lovely location.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We’d be happy to welcome you back to Lowena should you return to Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adriel5.0Sep 2023

  • "WOW….where do we start!"

    ! Amazing week was had by all- 2 adults, three children and Buddy the dog. Super clean, well equipped and very comfortable seaside cottage. Handy outside space with laundry room and lovely high garden to enjoy a glass of wine after a busy day on the beach. Beautiful little village with a great butchers and friendly village shop and super food served in the pub across the road. Perfect early morning walks on the beach and a great breakfast served at the Ship Inn in Par. Edies restaurant is well worth a visit a few miles away at Carlyon Bay, delicious food and wine. Perfect hosts who were at hand if we were to need anything during our stay. We will be back to this hidden little gem.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would be very happy to welcome you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a shame lovely location first impression massive pipe of dog waste outside property which the cleaning staff walked straight past cottage was clean and tidy on arrival outside areas were very tatty garden is not worth venturing to if you can make it up the very steep and slippery steps not at all suitable for kids or elderly kitchen facilities very basic bathroom very small and shower door broken toilet seat does fit toilet correctly if you step outside your met by three large aggressive Alsatians which bark morning noon and night at the slightest noise the neighbour said I’ve lived here 26 years so put up with it !"

    Which will probably explain why it’s a rental having returned from holiday I’ve been informed that a heater ls now not working and the owner is seeking compensation even though we didn’t use the heater during our visit what a shame avoid if your looking a relaxing break

    We aim to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests, as confirmed by the many reviews we receive, both direct and via Sykes/Helpful Holidays. We are proud to be rated very highly for all aspects which are within our control. It appears the basis of your review arises from the fact that, sadly, during changeover we found the heater in the single room is damaged (deep crack to the front panel). We appreciate that accidents happen but are disappointed we weren’t made aware of this. The heater cannot be repaired and will need to be replaced so we have had to inform Sykes/Helpful Holidays. The booking website has photos of all areas of the property and specifically highlights access to the garden as does the cottage information pack. We offered to arrange to tend the garden later in the week as the heavy rain had prevented this. We heard nothing from you, denying us the opportunity to address this or any other issue. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert2.5Jul 2023

  • "Our stay was just lovely, the property was clean and very comfortable."

    Easy access to all the surrounding areas. The village pub is fantastic for food .I would say that the garden really is not for the elderly or small children, very steep steps to get to it.There was no iron or ironing board which may suit some people as you are on holiday. Also maybe some throws on the sofas just so you can use at night if it was cold.Over all we had a lovely stay. And the owner Lee was very nice and accessible.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Jul 2023

  • "The property offers everything you would need, just 2 negatives, we couldn't always get parked outside and two large Alsatians next door barked a lot of the time."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "The Cottage is lovely, felt like a home from home."

    The dogs next door are a nightmare barking most of the evening.We was going to take our dog but at the last minute changed our minds and we were glad we did ,next doors dogs would have set our dog off. The garden is lovely but the steps are very steep and to be honest we didnt use it (next doors dogs) and wouldn't like to scale the steps . The location is brilliant 15 minute walk to the train station and you can go anywhere in Cornwall for £5 on the the bus. If the dogs hadn't barked every night it would be a 10

    Reviewed by Debra4.4Apr 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage in convenient location."

    Feels like it has been recently re-decorated and many of the white goods replaced. That said, the electric hob is rather tired and one of the plates does not work. But overall we were very happy with the property and enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback and letting us know about the hob. We can confirm that a new hob has now been fitted and is fully functional. We are glad to hear you had a nice time at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian4.4Mar 2023

  • "The property was excellent in every way - comfortable, clean, cosy and in a lovely location, right at the heart of the village, close to the parish church and local shops."

    It was less than a mile or so to the beach and even closer to the railway station which provided an easy way to get to St. Ives for the day. There was a also a bus service from outside the front door to nearby Fowey and to Mevagissey in the other direction. Nice to leave the car behind occasionally! We also enjoyed the Eden Project - just 15 mins away by car. All in all, a great location and an excellent property. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable warm and cozy ."

    One slight criticism is that the oven hob is an old fashioned style which takes forever to heat up. The settings are very worn so it's difficult to see what setting it's on And a plate rack for the sink area would be useful when not using the dishwasher. Overall a really lovely place to stay in the heart of the village virtually next door to the village shop and opposite the village pub. Really enjoyable stay would definitely book again.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner's are looking to replace the hob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Dec 2022

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay at Lowena and Tywardreath a lovely village to stay in with good village shop, good butcher and a great pub!"

    Cottage was clean and comfortable and everything we needed for our week's stay.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The property was clean, comfortable, and well maintained. The owner lived locally and was attentive to our needs. There are local amenities, a shop, butcher and pub close by and we had no trouble parking.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "I just don't know where to start with this property, amazing doesn't seem to cover it at all."

    Spotlessly clean, comfortable? OMG! Genuinely the best sleep we've had in a long while and sofas you can just sink in to. Everything you could possibly need for cooking with a great butchers and village shop literally steps away. If there were any bad points to this property my wife didn't find them ☺️

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thanks again and it was good to meet you."

    Paul and Viv.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "We agree with all the previous reviews."

    It was extremely clean, exactly as described, very comfortable and in a nice village, within walking distance to Par Beach / the coast / a nice pub (opposite the cottage) and Par train station. The dogs next door do bark if you go out to the wash room / garden, but this wasn’t a problem as the barking was short-lived. We stayed on one of the hottest weeks of the year so slept with our windows wide open. Consequently we were disturbed at night by the noise from the pub (until around 11.30 when it all went silent); the church bells (which chime every 15mins even during the night); the traffic, which is extremely noisy from around 6am until 9am (tractors; HGV’s; buses and noisy motorbikes all pass within metres of the windows) and the aircon units on the back roof of the butchers. The village could definitely do with some traffic calming and a 20mph speed limit. Ear plugs or shutting the windows will cut out a lot of the noise though and it may not affect everyone - it depends on what you’re used to. We enjoyed our stay in Lowena and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay in this cottage."

    Easy to find, lovely village location, spotlessly clean, great WIFI an essential for our teens ! We would definitely visit again. Thank you Lee & Mary .

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean and nicely presented."

    Overall a nice week away and a cosy cottage in a nice village setting.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2022

  • "The owners Lee and Mary were so helpful nothing was too much trouble."

    The cottage was beautiful really clean and so comfortable.We really enjoyed our stay.It was a great place to stay to explore Cornwall. We would recommend anybody to stay you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage in a great location, very clean and lovely hosts."

    Would defiantly recommend and hope to rebook in the future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "Great stay for the family and Georgie the dog."

    Cottage was immaculate, very cosy & perfect for our holiday. The location was fantastic for a very good pub in the village, walks to the local beach and the various places we visited during our trip.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, it was definitely a home to home experience, it had everything we needed for our stay."

    Location was perfect to get to Eden project and the beach. Shop and pub both close by, what more can you ask for.

    Reviewed by Rajvinder4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying at this very pleasant, cosy cottage."

    The place was very clean and comfortable and the hosts were helpful and friendly. The cottage is situated in a lovely village with a nice pub across the road. It is very close to a dog-friendly beach and it is very easy to access the coastal path from there.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and well positioned with a really nice pub across the road, butchers and local shop a few doors away."

    20 minute walk to Par beach and a lovely waterside walk close by. We would highly recommend this cottage and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Mar 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at Lowena, our second visit in a year."

    The cottage is beautifully presented with everything inside to make it a warm comfortable stay. Parking is never an issue, we’ve always been able to park directly outside the front, with the added bonus of no parking fees, unlike other places. The New Inn opposite is a very dog friendly pub, does great food and handy to walk across to after a long day out. There’s also a good butcher along from the cottage and a well stocked local store around the corner if you wanted to cook at home, Par station is literally just down the road, where we caught the train to St Ives for a day out one day… it was so easy. Approx an hours train ride as opposed to a two hour drive and when there, it’s a short gentle walk into town. Thank you Lee and Mary for another wonderful stay,

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic location in the heart of village."

    The owner could not be more friendly or helpful. We will be back! Thank you

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Dec 2021

  • "A great cottage in a fantastic location, all amenities local."

    Great pub serving lovely food. We will definitely return. There is an award winning butcher serving amazing bacon and sausage for a tasty breakfast. We had a wonderful holiday and our dog was made welcome too.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and in an excellent location with the butchers two doors away, the pub over the road and the lovely well stocked village shop around the corner (two minutes walk away)."

    The garden was up some steep steps as described on the website so bear this in mind when booking. It wasn’t a problem for us as we were out every day enjoying the glorious Cornish coastline. The cottage is really well situated for exploring stretches of the South West Coastal Path and close to the Eden Centre which was well worth the the visit. Our favourite pub was the Rashleigh Arms in Polkerris but there are lots of pubs and restaurants within easy reach. Mevagissey,Fowey and Polperro are all nearby and very picturesque. We found loads of walks and Par Sands a dog friendly beach is a 15 minute walk from the cottage. The owners provided a very helpful information pack by email just before we arrived. Check in was straight forward with the key safe. The cottage was very well equipped and spotlessly clean - ideal for visiting this beautiful part of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2021

  • "Ideal location to facilities in the village and for traveling around Cornwall !"

    Also dog friendly area, especially walking on the beach . Enjoyable stay ,very comfortable /clean cottage to relax in, loved the decor/facilities

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was a lovely clean and bright cottage."

    Really good village facilities, shop, pub, Fish and Chip Shop. Beautiful walk to Polkerris Beach. Pretty little garden and huge TV. The only thing we’d prefer is cotton sheets as the part polyester were a bit hot, but guess easier to keep clean. Would definitely recommend. Thank you. Happy for you to publish what ever bits of the feedback you like.

    Reviewed by Darryl5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lowena Cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable."

    The location was ideal for easy access to the lovely village shop and fabulous, friendly village pub. We all had a very restful and relaxing break in Tywardreath.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage, in a beautiful part of the UK."

    Loads of places to visit locally such as Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. Some pretty beaches and towns to explore such as Fowey, Mevagissey. The local pub, 20 yards away was welcoming with good food and St Austell beers. Everywhere was dog friendly, apart from some beaches in the summer. Strongly recommend a coastal walk to next cove, Polkerris, to eat at Sam's or Rashleigh Inn. Owners quick to respond to any questions and no problem parking outside. Could do with an airier to dry clothes as not all can be tumble dried.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean, furniture & fittings were new & everything we needed was provided."

    The garden was raised & up very steep steps so we did not use it. There was a large dog that barked every time we went into the back part of the house. The owners were very helpful & gave us useful information. The nearby shop, butchers & takeaway were very handy & together with the local pub with large beer garden & very good restaurant all made for a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect location stunning cottage made our holiday fantastic"

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very clean , comfortable bed with nice new linen and good quality towels, newly decorated and furnished."

    TV with Amazon and Netflix. Excellent butcher few doors away and chip shop that also does Thai food. Pub across the road, Nice local walks to the woods on the Saints way, and walked to the beach bit of a steep hill , about 3\4 mile.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable beds were comfortable and good quality."

    everything was really nice and a comfortable stay. only comment would be that a drainer on the sink would be useful as it was difficult to stack the dishes .

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2020

  • "Was a very nice place to stay very helpful clean would stay there again"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2020

  • "Lovely house in the centre of the village."

    Garden really only accessible to the able bodied. Not child or dog friendly if that’s what you’re looking for, this wasn’t an issue to us though. Good location for visiting lots of beautiful Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Jude4.7Oct 2020

  • "An absolutely super cottage - very clean and comfortable."

    Also very well equipped. A good location within the village which has a shop, pub and butchers very nearby. Also a mile's walk to Par Sands. Communication was excellent too - very highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable beds."

    Had all we needed for a week's stay. Would be happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage situated in delightful working village."

    Nice community feel. Lowena is a very well appointed and comfortable cottage. would definitely go back again. Lee the owner very attentive and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely, clean, nicely decorated house."

    Convenient for local shops and well positioned for beaches, gardens and Eden Project. Great for dogs as beach is dog friendly and forest walks about 10 minutes in car. Parking easily available outside or opposite. We had an issue with WiFi which was important to us as travelling with teenagers, but it was out of owners control and he did his very best to fix it. Overall would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Aug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/diner, External utility room
  • Electric heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster
  • Smart TV with Alexa, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • No allocated parking, parking is usually available outside
  • Lawned garden with gravel area and picnic bench
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: This property has a £100 good housekeeping bond
  • Note: This property has steep steps leading to the garden, care should be taken and children should be supervised
  • Note: Though it is rarely used, the neighbouring property has right of access across a shared footpath at the rear of the house

The property

Lowena is a beautifully restored, stone built cottage in the pretty Cornish village of Tywardreath.

Situated with the idyllic Polperro Heritage Coast close at hand, you are assured of an unforgettable break.

Enter into the bright and spacious contemporary living space where bright, modern furnishings and a handsome wood burning stove set the room off beautifully.

There's a well-equipped kitchen/diner, where you can enjoy a hearty meal after a day of adventures.

Head up the stairs to three wonderfully comfortable bedrooms, a roomy king-size, a twin and a neat single bedroom.

The accommodation concludes with a crisp, family shower room.

At the rear is a lovely garden with lawn and picnic area where you can sit and soak up the sun with a refreshing drink of choice.

The village of Tywardreath is home to some well regarded pubs and a selection of shops.

From here you can visit an array of golden sandy beaches or try your hand at a number of exhilarating water sports.

For a great day out take a day trip to the Eden Project.

Popular Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissey can all be reached within a short drive.

Further afield, the tropical gardens of the Roseland Peninsula are well worth a visit, as are the famed surfing beaches of North Cornwall.

Whatever you decide, Lowena Cottage is a comfortable, welcoming base to return to at the end of a fun packed day.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

NOTE :This property has steep steps leading to the garden.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas