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Skiber Goth

Menheniot near Liskeard, Cornwall (Ref. 5240)

3.9

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped and comfortable."

    Glad we have a car with good ground clearance as the lanes around the property were quite rough and bumpy. No mobile signal - though a short drive to a higher point soon found a signal, but of course there's the option to set the mobile to use the broasdband signal. However we found the broadband was affected by neighbours, and failed a few times.

    Reviewed by Robin JeremySep 2021

  • "In a lovely quiet position on a farm, the normal narrow Cornish lanes to negotiate but had a lovely time and lovely accommodation."

    Nice surprise to receive a welcome pack from owners or milk, scones, jam and clotted cream. Nice start to holiday, no phone mobile signal and limited internet due to remoteness, only had to drive half a mile to get phone signal though.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable, the only downside was that we only managed to connect to the internet once and that was at around 10."

    30 at night and connection was gone again by morning. Being so isolated, it would have been advantageous to have phone signal and internet connection

    Reviewed by ASep 2021

  • "The cottage was as advertised, and was very cosy."

    However, there was a real issue with rubbish and recycling - this had been left in the garden prior to our stay and there was A LOT of it. We returned home from the beach one day to find it strewn all over the back garden. Not the most relaxing of sights on a holiday. There were a lot of cobwebs and flies - but being near a farm this was not unexpected. The cottage itself was nice, the bedding and towels were spotless and comfortable. The neighbours (we believe are permanent residents) kept themselves to themselves, occasional noise, but I expect they heard us too!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "The stay was lovely."

    The place is a quaint coriander in a remote location, which was what we wanted. All facilities we as expected although I don’t think the property should be listed as having WiFi as it was very intermittent. There was more times of not having it than having it, which was problematic when looking for things to do or places to go or even checking the weather on that day. Forced us to have proper family time, which is good but we would have just liked to have planned things on the day when the weather was grim.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "The property is in a beautiful location and has the essential facilities for our stay."

    We felt the property was over priced for the size of the property as the open planned living kitchen area is small. The property lacked ventilation as on returning from days out you needed to open all windows on warm days. Limited space to prepare meals and limited utensils with small cooking facilities. If your creative enough you can work around these limitations. On a whole we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Just came home after a weeks holiday at skiber goth cottage, although the cottage didn’t ruin our holiday it definitely let us down!"

    On arrival the host were no where to be seen and didn’t answer any of the contact details given to us. We sat and waited outside the property after check in time, ended up letting ourselves in. No welcome. Finally managed to get hold of the host to let her know we had let ourselves in as we felt rude doing it. She just made it feel as if we were bothering her. The signal at the cottage is terrible, which I understand because of its location. The wifi which is provided is useless, it only seemed to work slowly on the day of arrival. After that it just didn’t work! The cottage itself was dirty when we arrived, the floors didn’t look vacuumed, the cutlery and cups in the cupboard were dirty (even though there is a dishwasher) the bathroom and kitchen we had to deep clean when we got there. Overall let down with the cleanliness, especially after the pandemic! The cottage is also overrun with flies!! As the other reviews say. The welcome pack was also useless, the hosts seem to care very little about their guests! Clearly there just to make money. Have stayed in many cottages across Cornwall, this by far was the worst, they are definitely doing something wrong. We wouldn’t be back.

    Reviewed by KieranJul 2021

  • "The location more rural than expected."

    Miles of narrow roads with no indication of how to get there. No walks/pathways without travelling. No local pub. No holiday atmosphere whatsoever. No phone reception. Poor Wifi connection.

    Reviewed by RodneyJul 2021

  • "Lovely rural setting in Cornwall."

    The cottage is perfect for a family of dog. It was very clean. The garden is small but lovely.

    Reviewed by MariaMay 2021

  • "It was so nice to be finally be able to have a short break."

    Skiber Goth more than lived up to the photos. The sofa area was great to relax in. We had no problems with the WiFi and enjoyed being able to use the smart tv. The welcome basket was delicious. The location was quiet. Great for access to Looe, would highly recommend rock pooling at Hannafore beach, west Looe. We also fitted a trip to Golitha Falls before heading home. There was a nice homely feel, we would really like to visit again.

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2021

  • "Accommodation was lovely and comfortable."

    Set in a lovely countryside setting. Clean but there was lots of cobwebs. We would definitely rebook and stay again.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet area."

    Very out of the way with very friendly neighbours. Most of the coastal areas were well within an hours drive which is well accessible for us. The back garden was a nice small area that the kids enjoyed playing in and was well away from the road. Having a washer dryer and a dishwasher was very handy for us. One issue we had was the large amount of flies which I know is one of the issues with living rurally. Another was the lack of phone signal and slow WiFi (I know, first world problems, but having no sense of distraction I struggled to plan routes on the sat nav, book days out or ring anyone for any help)

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely in a quiet location."

    There are three downsides though the pillows are very poor i would advise people to take their own. And the very narrow lanes leading to the cottage and the surrounding area that are not mentioned on your website. Also no mobile phone signal at the cottage other than that it was a pleasant stay. You will also get a visit from Boris the friendly golden labrador

    Reviewed by JimJul 2020

  • "Really very dirty when we arrived."

    Cobwebs on and behind every door, in most corners of all rooms. I had to remove over 30 spiders in total. Floors were dirty, I had to re-wash all plates, glasses and cutlery almost all were dirty. The state of the dishwasher was disgusting, I had to run it on a empty cycle with a tablet just to get it clean enough to use. The single beds had dirt on the duvets which was puzzling. The tiles over the bath/shower were covered in soap scum which wad hard to miss and just proved it had not been cleaned. The general cleanliness was a huge issue in itself before you even consider COVID. When we then thought about COVID it really made us quite anxious. Not an enjoyable stay at all.

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2020

  • "It was perfect for our needs, the cottage was spacious and well equipped."

    For us it was in a perfect location as it was only a mile away from where my family lived. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by FrancesOct 2019

  • "The pictures on your website were long out of date and although fairly comfortable and nice and warm it was not as nice as it looked nor as well equipped as usual and the soft furnishings were very tired."

    Also, no wardrobes only pegs on the wall which could be an issue for so e people. Quite remote, down very narrow lanes and no phone signal. Very quiet and lovely countryside .

    Reviewed by DianneSep 2019

  • "Excellent stay clean comfortable just two minor things."

    I am disabled and a couple of hand bars would have helped and to put signs up for directions otherwise 10 out of 10 yes we will book with you again

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2018

  • "The cottage was great had everything needed for a comfortable holiday the only ..."

    The cottage was great had everything needed for a comfortable holiday the only negative comment I could make would be about the flies and the pillows and duvets need replacing

    Reviewed by KirstenAug 2018

  • "The barn was down some very tight country lanes not mentioned in the description."

    There were lots of flies which needs to be dealt with. The barn was lovely and the tray with scones ,milk and cream was a lovely welcome. Little bit to remote for us and the garden in the description was non existent we booked the barn as we thought there was an enclosed garden for the dog to play in and in the very hot weather a place for us to seat.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2018

  • "The booking and the whole stay at Skiber Goth was brilliant!"

    Already on the look out to re book another place via Sykes and back to skiber goth!

    Reviewed by GeorgiaJul 2018

  • "The cottage had everything we needed to have a peaceful break."

    It was clean and comfortable and a good location for visiting both Cornwall and Devon

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2018

  • "It was a great holiday!"

    At first you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere (which is exactly how we wanted to feel) but then you was close to key locations like Looe, or Adrenalin quarry. You will definitely need a car, however if you want night off from driving the taxi’s are a reasonable price. We really did enjoy ourselves and would come back again!

    Reviewed by AnnieJun 2018

  • "Everything we needed, great little hideaway."

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2018

  • "On arrival, we found Skiber Goth had an appalling smell inside throughout the property."

    There was no phone signal or wifi to contact the owners and no phone number for Sykes on the documentation sent to us on booking through them. Having traveled miles of winding lanes was unsure of how far back to go to get a signal and after traveling 6 hours to get there decided to unpack. The property had no wardrobes/cupboards to hang clothes. The furniture consists of two child-size bucket chairs 12 inches off the floor and an older two seater settee. The property is lagged so well with small windows in the bedrooms that the heat at night with no air circulation is horrendous as others have also remarked on in the guest book. Even with the windows open and mosquitoes coming in, the heat was such along with the smell it made me physically vomit. After being awake all night we started to pack up at 6 in the morning. We had booked for a week but only been in the property hours. My husband drove some distance away to get a phone signal. There was no reply to the owners land or mobile phone, so he left a message. The owner turned up and admitted he had workmen the week before in the property working on an inside tank and spillage had occurred and that was the cause of the foul rancid smell. Despite knowing this he had let the property to us in this condition. Although the guest book had many complaints about the heat in the bedrooms, and other issues mentioned, his answer was "well open the windows". Offhand and abrupt and told us to go and leave the keys on the table. At this moment in time, Sykes" although having had other complaints about this property, still let it to us. They are refusing to give us a full refund, going from an offer of refunding their commission in vouchers, to then stating the owner is only offering way less than half our money back even though we were only in the property a matter of hours. We had to find other accommodation at short notice and great cost due to their duplicity: IE The owners knowing there was at the very least a problem with the smell, and Sykes, having had other complaints, knew the property was not up to standard and continued to advertise it and take money to let it when it was not as described. The stress and hours I have spent on the phone trying to resolve this to no avail bring me to recommend you do not use this firm and avoid at all costs! I will be taking the matter further.

    Reviewed by MMay 2018

  • "Nice welcome note and cream tea, milk etc"

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned Rear Garden with patio, patio front of Property, One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Property near to working farm, may be some mud on the road

The property

Liskeard 3 miles.

A beautifully-presented, stone-built barn conversion, one of two in a quiet rural location on the edge of the village of Menheniot near Liskeard, South Cornwall.

This cottage is furnished in modern style, which complements its rustic features, with the accommodation entirely across the ground floor, and offers a pleasant place for guests to enjoy a holiday in this popular part of Cornwall.

There are two comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom, as well as an open plan living area providing a sociable space for everyone to gather together after an exciting day out.

Outside is a sunny garden, where guests can enjoy the wonderful views across the lush green Cornish countryside, listen to the birds and relax in the peaceful atmosphere.

Nearby, there are some fabulous walks to enjoy on Bodmin Moor, where there are plenty of rivers, antiquities, trails and mineral tramways amidst the wide open landscapes, which are sure to capture your imagination.

The south Cornish coastline is only a short drive, where there are plenty of pretty ports to visit, including Looe and Polperro.

The two beautiful lakes nearby at Colliford and Siblyback provide cycleways, fishing and watersports opportunities set in a natural conservation setting.

This cottage provides an excellent base to explore south Cornwall, Bodmin Moor and beyond.

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About the location

LISKEARD

Looe 9 miles, Bodmin 13 miles.

The historic market town of Liskeard is located in South East Cornwall at the head of the Looe Valley. The town is home to a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. The beaches and harbour of the quaint fishing port of Looe is a mere 9 miles away. In-between there’s fishing at nearby Siblyback Lake, the Donkey Sanctuary at St Ann's Chapel, Cotehele House (NT) and gardens, and the championship golf course at St Mellion International Resort. Head to the world-famous Eden Project for a superb day out with the children. Even the maritime city of Plymouth with its historic Barbican docks area, outstanding shops, theatres and restaurants and the National Maritime Museum is only 30 minutes by car.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas