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Chi Lowarth

(Ref. 1107940)

Porthleven, Cornwall Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous stay in this wonderful lodge, stylish, well equipped, lovely setting, bed so comfy, slept wonderfully!"

    Lovely little touches on arrival from owners! Short walk into town where there are some lovely places to enjoy a drink and something to eat! Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

  • "While the property was welcoming enough and kept in a good state to which we kept it, it was smaller than it appeared through the images advertised."

    The parking situation was a little tricky and we sadly damaged the underside of our car. It is advertised as dog friendly which it is however it is not secure at all so be careful letting your dogs outside, also the owners have several dogs themselves who wander down which is fair enough however we sadly have nervous and reactive dogs so caused us a few small issues but otherwise it is set in a nice location for dog walking. Sadly it wasn’t for us really and a further reason for the low rating was being charged £100 housekeeping bond when the property was left as we found it, the money was taken by Sykes without consulting us at all, we sadly had no chance to ask what the issue was and upon contacting them to ask for the images and evidence so we could try to see if there was anything that was indeed wrong that we had missed, I heard nothing back despite contacting them twice. As we cleaned the property before we left and returned everything to its proper place I was understandably upset to have been charged extra money without any explanation from the owners or from Sykes. For us it won’t be something we book again sadly, however I would say that if it is for a few days and you aren’t going to be in the property much then it’s not a bad place to stay. But it is not suitable for any larger dogs in my opinion there really isn’t enough space.

    Reviewed by Anthony2.8Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous base to explore this wonderful area of the world."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautifully presented cottage in a quiet rural setting."

    Welcomed with a delicious cream tea, flowers and cold drinks in the fridge. Jake a very friendly and helpful host. The garden is slightly smaller than the pictures show, the outside shower was very useful for hosing down feet and sandy dogs. We spent a lot of time out exploring, the cottage was warm and cosy to come back to of an evening. Overall a good time in this well thought out cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation had a nice fresh and airy feel to it."

    The information pack was excellent it had all the information we needed including some very helpful walk information and I loved the personal touch of seeing the before and after pictures. A lot of thought and care has gone into this property and I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, we loved everything about it."

    The quality of the fittings and white goods, and the keen eye for design that has gone into presenting the ‘cottage’. We also loved the garden, so Cornish with tropical looking plants. The owners have gone above and beyond. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mollie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property with everything you need."

    Greeted by cream tea including homemade scones and jam. Owners very friendly and accommodating as I unfortunately was on crutches with quite a large step into property so a lower step was made! Brilliant. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place with home like feel and hotel quality."

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday let."

    Very clean and lovely to be able to open french doors to enjoy lovely weather we had. Couldn't fault accommodation at all.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "If you are looking for a haven of peace and tranquility to get away from it all Chi Lowarth is the perfect place to rest and unwind."

    Depending on how fast you walk, Porthleven is 20-30 minutes away or 5 mins in the car. There are several walks close by which the owners have put in the welcome literature if you have a dog with you or just fancy a walk. You can also order fresh eggs which are lovely from their rescue hens. The lodge is well equipped and tastefully decorated, very comfortable and has everything you need. Attention to detail is perfect. Chi Lowarth is a hidden gem that is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic property, lovely setting, we had a great time and would love to come back"

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing holiday accommodation, everything perfect and then more, little thoughtful touches throughout the property and then fresh eggs from the owners rescued hens , peace and tranquillity personified, loved loved loved it ."

    11 out of 10

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Exceeded expectations, great place to come back to after exploring the beautiful ..."

    Exceeded expectations, great place to come back to after exploring the beautiful coast Really comfortable, definitely coming back

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "The property was amazing very clean and homely."

    The hosts Jake and Lewis was amazing as we had a slight problem with the television but was resolved in minutes. Me my partner and our two furry companions are really looking forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by Paris5.0Apr 2023

  • "Chi Lowarth is a fabulous place to stay."

    It is extremely comfortable, well equipped and tastefully decorated to make you feel right at home. The hosts thoughtfully provided a great welcome with a proper Cornish cream tea, Easter eggs, flowers and local cold drinks in the fridge ready for arrival! The hosts gave us lots of information and advice to show local walks and attractions. The cottage is ideally positioned to travel to the best beaches, towns and eateries and the lovely garden and local fields were great for our dog A wonderful place to stay made perfect by the best possible hosts ! Thank you

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect in all ways, will be visiting again."

    Reviewed by Elliott5.0Mar 2023

  • "Just all we needed in a lovely part of the country."

    The property has been very thoughtfully equipped and decorated Our small dog enjoyed walking around the daffodil fields. Very minor points: Add that a hairdryer is provided in the description. Full TV reception would have been good but we did not miss it.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely time, there was nothing more that we could ask for."

    Peaceful retreat, lovely walks just a 15 minute drive from amazing beach. We felt at home and are looking forward to booking again soon.

    Reviewed by Susana5.0Jan 2023

  • "Chi Lowarth is beautiful."

    What is special is that it is a purpose built holiday home and not a home that could have been let long term to a local family. Devon and Cornwall need more places like this

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay!"

    The property was lovely and homely and ideal to come back to after exploring all of the beautiful places nearby. On arrival the check in was easy, everything was spotless and there were so many lovely finishing touches. We had plenty of afternoons sitting in the sunshine overlooking the beautiful garden which was very peaceful. The location was great for dog walks and a short drive from various parts of the coast. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay we left a message in the address book for you before we left."

    It was an amazing weekend and you’ve done a gorgeous job with the property you provided everything we needed and more it’s safe to say you went above and beyond. All the best, Izabel and Adam

    Reviewed by Izabel5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week, the weather was absolutely glorious but regardless of that the property is ideal and extremely comfortable with plenty of room."

    It is tastefully decorated and it's obvious the owners care. The garden around the property is small but adequate for us, plus we have two dogs and it worked well, fields easily accessible directly from the property. It is quiet and you are not overlooked in any way. I'm sure there is more positives to add but can't think immediately of all the things I loved about it. It was one of the best places we have stayed. The location whether driving or walking is ideal, its a 20-30 min walk into Porthleven, 15-20 min walk to Penrose estate (beautiful National Trust with great dog walks and access to Loe Pool and Loe Bar), 5 min drive into Porthleven (don't be surprised if you can't park in the town) but be prepared to park on the outskirts and walk in. Coastal paths accessible from there also. The town has everything you need and restaurants (good idea to book, they are excellent and popular) and shops allow dogs, which is a big deal, trust me. This is not criticism (because believe me we will visit again, fingers crossed they let us

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV (on demand services only), WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, patio, furniture and outdoor shower
  • Secure storage for bikes and surfboards
  • Local pilates studio and mobile massage available at an additional charge, booking advised
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.9 miles, beach 1.9 miles
  • Note: This property only accepts babes in arms

The property

Porthleven 0.9 miles.

Chi Lowarth is a luxury lodge in Cornwall, nestled on the outskirts of Porthleven.

This pet-friendly abode has a contemporary finish and is ideal for a romantic retreat, complete with an enclosed garden, off-road parking, ground-floor living, and secure storage for bikes and surfboards.

Inside, the bright and airy open-plan living space welcomes you to rustle up home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen area, dine at the table for two, and relax in the sitting room; why not start the woodburning stove and choose a film on the Smart TV?

Alternatively, make the most of your private, secluded garden to dine in the sunshine, rinse off the sand in the outdoor shower, and there's plenty of lawn space for dogs to play.

Decorated with great attention to detail throughout, this luxury lodge has a king-size bedroom with patio doors onto the garden, bathrobes and toiletries provided, and a beautifully appointed shower room.

For a day by the sea, head to Porthleven with a golden sandy beach, The Ship Inn pub, Kota Restaurant, and the picturesque Porthleven Harbour; all the pubs are dog-friendly!

If you can tear yourself away from your romantic sanctuary, the town of Helston is close by with eateries such as The Coffee Hut and The Cornish Oven for traditional pasties, as well as the Museum of Cornish Life.

Local attractions include the National Trust's Penrose, Helston Railway to ride vintage locomotives, and historic mine ruins along the coast, such as Trewavas Mine.

Be sure to explore further afield with a walk along the scenic coastal path, whilst Marazion and the medieval St Michael's Mount, Penzance where you can sail to the Isles of Scilly, and the Bohemian St Ives are all within reach.

Chi Lowarth is a luxury lodge in Cornwall for two guests to tour a spectacular region.

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

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About the location

PORTHLEVEN

Helston 3 miles; Penzance 10 miles; Hayle 11 miles; St. Ives 17 miles; Falmouth 17.5 miles.

Porthleven is one of south west Cornwall’s hidden, coastal gems, located near Helston, famous for it's annual Flora Dance Festival. Situated between Lizard Point and Land’s End, Porthleven retains the feel of a traditional Cornish fishing village, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Cornish coastline. The iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants cluster around the historic picturesque inner harbour, where there is plenty of boating and marine activity. With a warren of streets lined with classic Cornish, granite cottages, an extensive beach manned with lifeguards, the chance for alfresco dining in one of a number of well reviewed restaurants, and crabbing off the harbour, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, all year round. Porthleven is building a reputation for eating out with a popular food festival established in the spring. Out of season, Porthleven has one of the best surf breaks in the country where you can sit down and get lost for hours watching the energetic surfers riding the waves. There are some fabulous hidden coves along this stretch of coastline, including Praa Sands, Poldhu Cove, and Rinsey, a magical setting for the more energetic. You may have even seen pictures of Porthleven on television, being one of the best spots in the UK for storm watching, with the crashing winter waves often being used as the backdrop to weather forecasts. Walkers will enjoy the South West Coast Path, adventuring west past Rinsey Head with spectacular views, or south across Loe Bar to Penrose Estate with it's National Trust cafe, and on to Gunwalloe Church Cove. Take a trip to the Isles of Scilly by boat or plane and marvel at the display of sub-tropical gardens at the stunning Tresco Abbey. The Eden Project near St. Austell offers an interesting day out. Porthleven is the ideal base for discovering the delights of west Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas