St Keverne Cottage - a barn conversion that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
St Keverne Cottage
Cottage is fine, plenty of space and swimming pool great. Could probably do with refurb. However, the outside space is small and shady, next to car park. The cottage itself is very dark inside. It would be ok if weather was fine or you were out a lot.
Beware of front door - which can easily lock you out ! No wifi in cottage was also a nuisance , although it was available in games room.
Easy check in
Pretty much as described
A great cottage
The cottage is in a excellent location and the surrounding area is beautiful. It is a good sized cottage with all the latest mod cons. We loved stopping there and would definitely be interested in returning
Basic but good for dogs
We booked this cottage due to it having a heated pool and being dog friendly as well as it's location near Falmouth. On the positive side, the cottage is warm and there is plentiful hot water and heating if required. It is good for dogs, having a field just across the driveway for quick walks, and they seem to be very dog friendly owners/caretakers.
The site has a nice garden, although this cottage faces out from it to the driveway. There is a wooded walk behind the site with owl boxes and lovely trees. It's very peaceful and set well back from a quiet road.
There is tons to see and do within a short drive of the location.
There were quite a few negatives for us: The facilities in the cottage are basic. The website said every cottage had a washing machine and tumble dryer, in this cottage it is a combined machine, with very poor drying capability. There is no cupboard for the hoover and ironing board so they are just out in the living room. The smoke alarm in the kitchen went off when we cooked anything, even lightly toasting bread. There are no basic store cupboard things like salt and pepper. The double bedroom only has one reading light and bedside table. The mattress was very uncomfortable, with springs digging in. The toilets didn't refill after flushing too well, the caretaker came and sprayed the mechanisms for us which helped a bit, and he said they were planning to replace them.
Re the shared facilities on the site: The hot tub was lovely and warm and large. The sauna wasn't working during our week, they were waiting for a part, which was a shame. The pool is slightly heated but I found it too cold, although my husband swam a few times. There is a cover which you have to roll on and off yourself, this is quite tricky as we both have dodgy backs, it's heavy and one side of the pulley seemed to have a broken handle. It definitely put my husband off swimming daily. The wifi is not great, which we were warned of, and I was happy about but others in our family were not!
Overall it was not awful, but we won't be returning.
Very nice cottage in Cornwall
St Keverne is a lovely place to stay near many of the best sights and beaches in Cornwall.The cottage was comfortable and spacious.There were a few niggling issues that were annoying like lights that weren't working in bathrooms which were replaced but immediately broke again! And hyper sensitive a fire alarm which went off when I made toast and woke everyone up! But overall it's a great place and inwouks recommend it.If you seek peace and quiet, a decent pool and sauna included go for it.
Thanks for your review we are glad you had a nice stay. We've sine replaced the bulb holders and everything seems to now be working fine.
We had a lovely stay there, and really enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. It is only a short drive from Falmouth and the beaches.
St Keverne Cottage is situated just one mile from the quaint Cornish village Mawnan Smith, and three miles from the bustling port of Falmouth. Here you will find a host of shops, bars and restaurants, the award winning National Maritime Museum and Trebah Gardens which is not to be missed.
Falmouth is one of Cornwall's most popular places to visit because of its unique mix of attractions, water sports, beaches, history and place to eat. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle are both high on visitors lists of places to visit and the views from Pendennis on a fine day a truly magical. Falmouth is the sailing capital of Cornwall with its spectacular deep water natural harbour offering a haven for both cruisers and racers. Many events are held through the summer culminating in the famous Falmouth Regatta Week and associated shore side events.
The beaches at Gyllingvase & Swanpool are coarse sand and are wonderfully sunny south facing spots. You can ride the ferry to beautiful St Mawes for the day or take a delightful trip around the estuary stopping off at either Trelissick Gardens or Smugglers Cottage for a cream tea! There are plenty of places to eat & drink in Falmouth and recently Rick Stein has opened his Fish & Chip Restaurant & Oyster Bar at Discovery Quay adding to the superb mix across the town.