Willow Cottage - a holiday cottage that sleeps 3 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
We had a lovely stay in Willow cottage. Lyn was a wonderful host. We enjoyed the peaceful location .
I am delighted that you all had such an enjoyable holiday and it was a pleasure hosting you. Thank you for your kind comments. It really does make all the difference knowing that things are enjoyed and appreciated.
Comfortable and well located
Willow cottage is comfortable and well located if you have a car, parking is a tight squeeze if you have a large car but ok once you are used to it. Being located between St Ives and Penzance means you have a choice of 2 beautiful towns to visit. Being close to A30 also meant you could drive further afield easily if you wanted to. The owner Lynn kindly made us a cream tea on our arrival day which was lovely.
Thank you for taking the time to review Willow Cottage and I am pleased that you found the cottage comfortable and well located. Having a car is an advantage, convenient and recommended when transporting a family and equipment for a day at the beach and for exploring more remote places, but depending on your activities it is not at always necessary here as there are frequent buses and trains to many destinations. A number of visitors without cars have happily stayed here and at present people are here for a month ( their 2nd visit) without a car. I was disappointed and concerned with your score for cleanliness as I take great care to achieve high standards. Without any indication of why, I can only wonder and apologise if I overlooked something.
Willow Cottage was just right for us
The cottage was in a good central position for visiting West Cornwall. It was well organised and welcoming.
I am delighted that you found Willow Cottage welcoming and thank you for your kind comments.
We had a great time in this clean and cosy cottage. The host is very friendly and helpful. Everything that's needed for a perfect holiday was there.
Wonderful cottage in a quiet location. Short walk to railway station. Owner near by and welcoming, she even made us a cream tea one day. Would happily go again. Sadly got an extra adult next year so looking elsewhere otherwise would be already booking.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and I am sorry that your party will be too large next year to be accommodated in the cottage.
Another fabulous stay in a comfortable, characterful cottage!
We very much enjoyed our second stay at Willow Cottage; this time on our honeymoon. Lynn is a wonderful landlady. Friendly and kind and willing to share her extensive local knowledge if asked. The cottage is comfortable and characterful and a wonderful home from home after a busy day exploring! Excellent facilities (washing machine, dishwasher etc); lovely, peaceful garden and in a great location enabling us to walk to the train station on days when we didn't want to take the car.
Thanks again Lynn for another fabulous stay in your property!
It was lovely hosting you again and I am delighted that you had a wonderful honeymoon here. My very best wishes to you both for the future.
The village of Canon's Town is close to the larger town of Hayle, with both St Ives and Hayle a little further.
Hayle is dominated by the spectacular 3 miles of golden sands that stretch north towards Gwithian Towans and Godrevy Lighthouse. A quite stunning beach that offers opportunities for sunbathing and surfing. When the wind is blowing, watch out for the windsurfers, particularly in the waves at the northern end of the beach. This is one of the best windsurfing spots in the country. In the town of Hayle, Paradise Park is always popular with both adults and kids with their fantastic collection of rare birds and animals. There is also a good indoor play area for the kids if the weather gets bad!
St Ives, once a busy fishing village, now relies on tourism as its main industry. Turner came and painted a landscape in 1811 and art has played a part in St Ives history ever since. More recently Barbara Hepworth and the Tate Gallery have put St Ives on the modern map. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is an amazing place to visit, and well worth it even if you're not a budding artist. Trewyn Studios where she lived and worked from 1939 until her tragic death in 1975 has been turned into a fantastic museum, depicting many of her favourite sculptures in the sub tropical garden, is now managed by the Tate. The Tate Gallery St Ives was built in 1993 on the former gas works site displaying various paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
From Penzance you can take the Scillonian for a day trip to the picturesque Isles of Scilly, well worth a visit if you have never been. 10 minutes down the road lies Marazion famous for St Michaels Mount, home to a medieval castle and a working local community. St Michaels Mount is accessible by causeway at low tides, or by boat. The castle is leased from the National Trust by the St Aubyn family who reside at the property maintaining and working the grounds.