The Brook - sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
Pool / Spa
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
An escape to the country
My fiancee and I wanted to take a trip down to Cornwall with friends of mine and their young children for the new year. We picked this property as it was quite central, making all the places we wanted to visit (Port Isaac, St Ives, The Lizard, etc) a relatively comfortable drive away.
We were a few minutes early arriving, but were greeted warmly by the hosts who have annexed their property to live in the smaller section, allowing us to have the larger part of the house.
Now when I say this, don't picture a situation where the hosts are always walking in. They respected our privacy and never used the internal door (which was locked), they always approached from the outside of the property.
We were greeted with a lovely welcome pack, plus some firewood and kindling for the log burner (set up ready to go for the first burn). If you have small children, they do provide a fireguard that can be clipped to the wall to protect the little ones.
The property itself was lovely and cosy - even in the dead of winter, we had the log burner on more as a feature rather than needing it to keep warm.
The bedrooms were spacious enough and although my friends brought travel cots, one was on hand should it be required and they also provided a highchair for our use.
One of the showers does have a pressure issue, but the owners were very upfront and honest about that - however it's still absolutely fine as a bath only, and the other shower is great.
If you wanted a lovely comfortable location to explore Cornwall from - I would most certainly recommend this property.
The Brook is bar far one of the nicest self catering accommodations we have stayed. Everything about it was good, including the friendliness of the owners. We will definitely be returning to The Brook it was the most restful holiday we have had for a long time.
Thank you John and Bev x
A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN IN CORNWALL
The property was amazing,everything was spotless,the owners were there if you had any problems and gave us tips and suggestions on places to visit,they are fantastic hosts.The property is also in a very central location to so many beautiful locations,coastal towns,National trust properties, and scenic walks.The hot tub was also a bonus.there are also several outside areas available for your use,everything has been thought of for family or couples holiday. A truly memorable holiday for all the right reasons,we will certainly return.
Home away from New Zealand
Would recommend The Brook to anyone staying in Cornwall. The location is perfect for traveling to all points of interest and very peaceful and relaxing. Parking is no problem. The hosts John and Bev are very friendly, helpful and accomodating. We couldn't fault anything..
Great location with excellent hosts.
We loved our stay at The Brook it was exactly what we wanted and needed. Location is great around 25 minutes from anything you could want to do, but remote enough to be quite and peaceful. Hosts were fantastic offering suggestions for things for us to do, and our comfort was their top priority.
The Brook is equidistant from St Agnes, Porthtowan and Portreath with their stunning beaches with fabulous surf and acres of golden sand. Porthtowan (meaning cove of sand dunes) has some of the best surf in the UK. However it is sometimes not for the faint hearted and beginners should be careful but there is an excellent surf school which operates from the beach. Portreath (meaning cove of sand) is a delightful village which extends both sides of a valley leading down into a little harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance are two more beaches with golden sands that are popular with holidaymakers and surfers alike. The centre point on the Bissoe cycle trail that links the north and south coasts stretching from Devoran to Portreath. with predominantly off road mining trails passes the end of your drive - no driving required at all!.
Tin - the powerhouse of Cornwall's industrial past. Oak wooded, heather topped valleys with crystal streams once throbbed with the racket of tin streaming - winning precious metals. Engine houses and stacks bear stark, romantic testament to a heritage borne of the bravery and determination of generations of miners and Bal maidens. The area of Mid Cornwall, south west from Truro and only a short drive inland from Falmouth is full of this industrial heritage. The Victorian towns of Camborne and Redruth - both produced world-class inventors and engineers. Camborne's Richard Trevithick created the world's first steam-powered road engine in 1801. His achievements are celebrated at Camborne's annual Trevithick Day celebrations in April. You can follow in the footsteps of Cornwall's 18th Century tin miners on the atmospheric tour of the Poldark Mine just north of Helston.
Nearby is Stithians Lake, for fishing, sailing, sailboarding and recently the stunning wake-boarding championships. For views of the whole region take the roads to Carn Brea or Carn Marth above Camborne. From here you can see St Ives, St Michael's Mount, Falmouth and east to Clay Country. Near here is the Great Flat Lode Trail through the mines and high moors. These days, most of the mining has disappeared, but it is still a fascinating area to explore and is steeped in history. A highlight is to hire a bicycle and ride along the old mineral tramway now called the Bissoe Trail from Devoran to Portreath or the North Coast.
The harbour town of Falmouth is within a short drive with a number of attractions for the visitor. There is the fascinating National Maritime Museum or you can take a boat trip around the spectacular Carrick Roads or sample the stylish Rick Stein's Fish & Chip Restaurant or Oyster Bar.
The Helford River and Lizard Peninsula are also within easy reach.
The city of Truro is only a 7 mile drive to the north east and has a wide selection of good shopping including a Tescos, Sainsburys, Marks & Spencer and many other high street outlets. There is also a cinema and a great selection of restaurants, pubs & cafes. The resort of Newquay is about 12 miles to the north with its spectacular surf beaches at Fistral & Watergate Bay. Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" restaurant is located here. Padstow, with its fine selection of restaurants influenced by Rick Stein is just over 20 miles. Harbourside towns & villages such as Fowey, Falmouth & St Mawes are all within easy reach. For those flying to Cornwall, the airport is within easy reach.