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Sunlight Cottage

Holiday Cottage in Truro

Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £319

WiFi
Parking available
Cot available
Highchair available
Garden
Saturday change over
Sunlight Cottage is situated on a beautifully developed site with superbly kept gardens, which enjoys a blissfully peaceful & secluded setting just north of Truro. The location is very central and therefore ideal for those wanting to explore the county widely during their stay. This delightful & extremely well presented development is just less than 10 miles to the spectacular beaches at Perranporth, yet the cathedral city of Truro is less than a 10 minute drive away with its superb selection of shops and restaurants.
Can be combined with Lighthouse & Moonlight Cottages for larger groups.

Property Details

Sunlight Cottage is situated on a beautifully developed site with superbly kept gardens, which enjoys a blissfully peaceful & secluded setting just north of Truro. The grounds are well maintained by the owners providing a relaxing outdoor space including a Zen garden which guests are welcome to use. There is a fragrant garden just beyond the Zen garden and a path network through the woodland and meadow area. There is lots of exercise space and rest benches on which to meditate. There is also a pond which has a fitted safety cover. The location is very central and therefore ideal for those wanting to explore the county widely during their stay. This delightful & extremely well presented development is just less than 10 miles to the spectacular beaches at Perranporth, yet the cathedral city of Truro is less than a 10 minute drive away with its superb selection of shops and restaurants.

The cottage itself occupies the entire ground floor of a traditional converted agricultural building. It is appointed to a high standard and offers accommodation for up to 4 people. There is an open plan kitchen and living room area. The kitchen is modern and well fitted. The living room looks out to the south west over the rolling countryside. There are 2 good sized bedrooms with a separate shower room.

Accommodation
Ground floor only: Entrance through to the kitchen & living room. Corridor through to the main double bedroom, second twin bedroom & newly fitted modern walk in shower (bigger than pictured) with WC.

Facilities & Services
Heating throughout is via electric heaters with an additional electric fireplace in the living room. The living room has comfortable furniture with TV & DVD player. The kitchen has modern fitted units, an electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment & washing machine. WiFi is available at the property.

Miscellaneous
Bed linen is included, however standard electricity is on a coin meter. Please bring your own towels unless travelling from abroad. There is parking for 2 vehicles. We regret no dogs are allowed and no smoking is permitted within the property. A cot and highchair can be made available on request. There is an iron and ironing board. Nearby The city of Truro is only about a 10 minute drive to the south 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.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Property Location


The city of Truro is only about a 10 minute drive to the south 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.

The Cathedral City of Truro is in the heart of Cornwall and offers a wealth of facilities for the visitor. Dominated by the stunning cathedral, it is one of the south west's most attractive cities. Lemon Quay plays host to many events throughout the year including the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival in the Autumn and the famous Truro Fatstock Show just before Christmas. Regular farmers markets occur every Wednesdays & Saturday and there are also arts & craft markets on Saturdays. There is a wonderful range of shopping for the visitor including all the regular high street stores including Marks & Spencer, Tescos & Sainsburys, but also a wide range of more specialist stores. It really is worth a wander through the back streets and alleys to find some fabulous little boutiques.

Truro has a superb range of restaurants from Bustopher Jones & Mannings on Lemon Street to the always popular Pizza Express. There are lively bars and pubs including the superb Old Ale House, a busy Wetherspoons! The Hall for Cornwall hosts everything from Shakespeare to rock concerts and the cinema on Lemon Street has all the latest releases.

Property Reviews

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Großartige Unterkunft mit großartigen Vermietern in großartiger Umgebung

Wir waren zwei Wochen bei Jill und John mit unseren beiden Kindern. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefA 1/4 hlt. Die FeWo ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und bietet alles, was man braucht: komfortable Einrichtung, komplette KA 1/4 che, gute Betten, gutes Bad, TV und Wifi. Das GrundstA 1/4 ck ist traumhaft und die Kinder konnten sich hier nach Belieben austoben. Besonders hat es ihnen der Zen-Garten angetan :-). Die Lage war ideal fA 1/4 r unsere Belange: StrA?nde und andere touristisch interessante PlA?tze waren gut zu erreichen, EinkaufsmA?glichkeiten waren gut zu erreichen und trotzdem ist die Unterkunft absolut ruhig und lA?ndlich gelegen. Jill und John sind tolle Vermieter: sehr freundlich, zuvorkommend und um das Wohl der GA?ste bemA 1/4 ht. Fazit: wir kommen gerne wieder!

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Beautiful property and location

Lovely welcome from the owners. The wine and biscuits were a lovely touch. Beautiful location, excellent atmosphere. Home away from home.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Amazing stay in a gorgeous cottage

We had a brilliant week at Sunlight cottage. The hosts were great, Close if you need them but didnA?t intrude on our week in any way. The cottage itself had everything we needed as a family of four. We all slept really well as itA?s so quiet and no street lights waking us up! Location wise, itA?s was perfect for what we wanted. We visited a different beach every day and were happy to travel around a bit. We will definitely return if we are in the area again.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Our annual Cornwall break

For somewhere that is peaceful, well cared for and in easy reach of north and south coasts this is a very good place to stay. It is equipped to the right level in the kitchen, we like to cook. The dining and living space met our needs. The picnic table was well used being in a sun trap next to the cottage. Also important to us is a comfortable bed and a good shower, the cottage had these. We will be going back.

From the Owner:

3.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 3
Condition: 3
Location: 4
Value For Money: 3

Our Summer Stay

The beds weren't really that comfy and not big enough in master bedroom plus there was a bit of damp too. Other than that we enjoyed our stay and it was value for money we paid.

From the Owner:
We were saddened to read that you were not entirely happy with the beds. The master bedroom has a standard sized double as listed and all beds have thick, quality mattresses selected for comfort which usually generate positive feedback. Knowing that mattress and pillow hardness is a very personal issue, I keep a selection of mattress toppers to adjust firmness. We always ask our guests to let us know if they are unhappy with anything so that we can do our best to address the matter straightaway. The damp you refer to is due to the unseasonably wet weather and it's effect on Cornish cob. It has been addressed. We were surprised to receive a lower score on customer service as we try to do as much as we can for our guests whilst remaining unobtrusive. Our goal is to give our guests the best holiday possible! :-) We would love to see you again!

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Excellent stay at Sunlight.

We were impressed by the friendliness, care and attention to details of Jill and John and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

An ideal location for exploring cornwall

Our stay at the Sunlight Cottage was excellent. It provided an ideal location for exploring Cornwall with easy access to the A30. The owners were very friendly and helpful but at the same time discrete. The cottage was well kept and well provided for and the gardens were lovelly. The bedrooms were spacious and had plenty of storage space for clothing etc. Our only negative comment would be that we felt the kitchen / living room was a little short of work surfaces and storage space for food etc. Not a problem if you eat out a lot or have small kids, but as a family of 4, including 2 teenage kids, we needed to store a larger quantity of food.

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Fantastic cottage

Fantastic stay, great location to explore Cornwall from, so peaceful. Clean and tidy, welcome pack is a nice touch. We could have done with a bigger bed though, there is certainly the space for it!

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Ideal for Truro and surrounding areas

Great base camp for weekend activities in and around Truro, including Newquay, lands end, port Isaac, Falmouth, Camborne (Chinese) and most importantly Truro football club. A great time we all had coming down from Maidstone. Very good value for money, home from home and everything provided.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Work stay

We work the Cornwall area 3/4 a year in the past have stayed at B&Bs and other establishments Sunlight cottage has all you could ask for. Fab fab fab

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

A real gem of a cottage

We are so happy we have found this getaway. We have family in Cornwall and this cottage is in the perfect place to visit all over this beautiful county. We hope that the cottage will be free next time we come down. As you can see above, cleanliness, comfort, location and value for money, all excellent. We also enjoyed the biscuits and wine that the owners left. We cannot recommend more highly this lovely place. Thank you very much and we hope to see you again soon.

From the Owner:

4 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

We'll presented in a lovely peaceful location

Very good value for money,bedding,kitchen area,looked and smelt clean no faults there, parking good,owners very friendly.perhaps a little more attention to detail regarding dust in certain areas,but overall a very enjoyable week, and would like to return one day.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Wonderful week in Cornwall

John and Jill Tisdale were lovely hosts who could not have done more to make us feel welcome. The cottage is set in the heart of beautiful countryside and, being close to Truro, very centrally positioned enabling us to see as much of Cornwall as possible. It was a pretty little cottage and very comfortable.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Perfect Base

Perfect base for travelling around the county. The owners are friendly and helpful. This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the cottage and hope to do so again.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Lovely location, lovely people, lovely cottage. Lovely, lovely lovely!

I can't recommend the Sunlight Cottage enough. John and Jill are lovely hosts and the cottage is very comfortable. The location is close enough to a number of attractions and places worth visiting. Overall an excellent stay.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Our second visit to Sunlight Cottage

A nice two bedroom cottage central to the Truro area, well appointed and cosy. The owners, Jill and John were very helpfull and welcoming. We took advantage of nearby Newquey airport to visit the Isles of Scilly for a daytrip. We also went to Fowey for lunch on the riverside, the Minac theatre and saw a play and visited many beaches and villages. There is a good pub in the village that does good food, and an exalent village shop/post office/off licence. You are made welcome to explore the five acres of garden that the property sits in. Truro has a farmers market on Wednesday and Saturdays.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Beautiful Home From Home!

We stayed here for 2 months during the coldest winter months, and in spite of the below par temperatures, we had a cosy, comfortable stay in Sunlight. John and Jill are the loveliest hosts - attentive and friendly, whilst also respecting space. The cottage itself is very well equipped - even for our long stay which was not holiday time but a short let whilst settling into a new area. The cottage is finished very thoughtfully too making it feel very homely and welcoming. John and Jill couldn't have been more helpful - from the welcome on arrival, to popping down with post that had arrived for us, and replacing the TV when the other had given up the ghost! Only one tip - a little hand blender in the kitchen would be fantastic for us foodies! All in all, a fantastic stay and we would highly recommend whether for a short or longer-term let. Cornwalls Cottages were very efficient and professional.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 5

Excellent customer service

The customer service was above and beyond expectations. We received very welcome recommendations on where to visit, including up-to-date information on events. When we said that we had forgotten towels, they were quickly provided. After being informed of an event that was on that day, we called in to find out more information and were given maps and information to help us on our day out and John went on the internet to provide us with all the details and directions we needed. We were very impressed with the garden and it has inspired us to make changes to our own garden. The location is good for road links to easily reach many areas of interest. Try and avoid travelling through Truro unless you need to, however, as we found it very busy.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Sunlight Cottage

The cottage was very welcoming and a real home from home in an excellent location for exploring the rest of Cornwall. We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage provided everything we could need.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Perfect Base

The cottage was a perfect base in a quiet countryside location for a stay in Cornwall. The couple who owned the cottage and lived on the site were very helpful throughout the stay. Everything was perfect with the accommodation and amenities, would book again without hesitation.

From the Owner:

4.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

Family Holiday

We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 2 older children and 1 infant) and we had a wonderful week long stay in Sunlight Cottage. We have a lovely warm welcome from the owners and the accommodation had everything we wanted, including a high chair, travel cot and a baby bath and ducks for little one! A really comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great central location to explore Cornwall, we would love to return!

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 3
Value For Money: 4

very pleased

i do not think we could have chosen a better accommadation in cornwall.we were made very welcome by john and jill.beautiful scerery,very relaxing holiday.would highly recommend,thank you.brian

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Warm and welcoming.

Had a fabulous time in sunlight cottage, lovely location, nice and peaceful but also near to the hustle and bussle of Newquay and fistral beach and lovely hosts john and Jill, will definitely visit again.

From the Owner:

4 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

short break holiday

a great base for exploring the Fal Estuary- the city of Truro - Eden Project and too many other attractions to list- the cottage is in a lovely setting- easy to find - friendly hosts - the cottage was well equipped and comfy - really enjoyed our stay ! shame that the Wi-Fi was intermittent- more off than on- that may be a boon for some- but it made it harder to go online for exploring websites for local attractions.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

An excellent base for a quiet stay in Cornwall

Sunlight Cottage proved to be an excellent choice for a 3 day visit to Cornwall. It is set in a quite rural location and has all the facilities and equipment you need. Truro and both the north and south coasts are within easy reach. The owners were very welcoming.

From the Owner:

4.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

Great November Break

Ideally placed in the middle of cornwall, Friendly owners, Nice local pub, wasn't too cold when we went in November. (Now i need to fill up space to save this review)

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

A really lovely place!

A lovely holiday in a lovely cottage owned by lovely people!!! My husband, my sister and myself really enjoyed our Cornish holiday and it was so nice, at the end of the day to come home to a nice warm cottage!

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Really helpful

Our stay at the cottage was excellent, we had a problem with the steps down to the cottage as my father is quite frail, when I spoke with the owners they arranged for a handrail to be installed, you really don't get such care given to customers very often. I would recommend the cottage unreservedly.

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