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Turn a Penny

Holiday Cottage in Coombe

Sleeps 2 - Bedrooms 1 - From £604

Sea views
Dog Friendly
WiFi
Open fire / woodburner
Parking available
Cot available
Highchair available
Garden
Friday change over
Nestled amongst the beautiful Kea plum orchards unique to this unspoiled part of Cornwall lies Turn a Penny; a magical bolt hole where you can indulge in casual luxury and serene water views. You are just a few steps from the beautiful tidal creek at Coombe.

Property Details

This really is a unique part of Cornwall, where wild orchards meet the waters edge. River views greet you from every room, and the comforting crackle and warmth from the wood burning stove make it magical and intimate escape all year round.

The double bedroom is the last word in casual luxury and enjoy peaceful river views from the bath. Both the cosy living and dining rooms make the most of the spectacular views and offer every convenience as you'd expect. The modern kitchen is fully equipped for self catering, and we can arrange for a hamper of delicious goodies to be waiting for you on arrival.

Accommodation
Ground Floor: Separate living room and dining room with modern kitchen.
First Floor: Double zip & link 6ft bed (can be twin) with TV and iPod dock. Separate bathroom with roll-top bath with handheld shower, separate shower cubicle & WC.
Exterior: Large garden with mature apple trees. Portable BBQ provided in the spring and summer months.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via central heating and the cosy wood burning stove (logs supplied). The kitchen is fully equipped with a range of modern equipment including an electric oven & hob, fridge / freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher & espresso machine. The lounge has a flatscreen digital TV & DVD player, music system with CD, Radio and iPod docking station. WiFi available at the property & there is a telephone for local & incoming calls. There is a hairdryer, iron & ironing board.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, a basket of wood for the wood burner, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is enough parking space for 2 vehicles. Up to 2 dogs are allowed at an additional cost of £50 per dog / per week although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. A basket of logs is provided for the wood burner; thereafter available from the owner. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a cot and highchair.

Extras
A welcome pack is provided in the cottage for your arrival, but also available as an extra (£30) is a very special wicker hamper containing Tregothnan produce including Kea plum jam, selection of teas and Housekeeper's biscuits. Also available is a stunning private tour of the Tregothnan Gardens at £70 per person. This visit is very special as the gardens are rarely open to the general public. The tour lasts around 2 hours and concludes with a Tregothnan cream tea. It is a very special treat!

Kayak hire is provided for cottages in Coombe. You can pre-book your kayak (£162 per kayak per week, £65 per day for a 1 person kayak) at the same time as your booking. Exploring the River Fal by kayak is a simply magical experience whilst you are in Coombe. In addition, the Estate has a rowing boat available to hire (£186 per week, £65 per day, max 4 person) if you would prefer a slightly more sturdy vessel for your adventures! A mooring directly in front of the cottage is also available to hire (£25 per week) for boats up to 15ft. For larger boats up to 25ft, there are three floating moorings which can be hired on request and subject to availability. When taking to the water, guests are able to explore Coombe on the Cowlands Creek - a unique and special estuary off the River Fal.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 security deposit is required to be pre-authorised on your card.

Property Location


The city of Truro is only about a 10 minute drive away 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 16 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. The yachting centres of Mylor, Falmouth & St Mawes are all within easy reach of the cottage. There is a watersports centre at nearby Loe Beach where you can learn to sail or windsurf. The nearby Roseland Area of Outstanding Beauty with its superb coastal walks is also a short drive away via the King Harry Ferry.

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, pubs & nightclubs including the superb Old Ale House, a busy Wetherspoons and the infamous L2 if you are so inclined! 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

Perfect Retreat

Wow. What a beautiful cottage and location . Ideal to relax and unwind. We have never had a better cottage.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

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

Stay at Turn-a-Penny

We booked Turn-a-Penny in the hope of finding some tranquility and some seclusion which it was implied on the overall description of the property. The cottage is indeed lovely with a very well- equipped kitchen, a lovely master bedroom and a very comfortable bed. The only issue for us was the fact that there is a byway right next to the cottage. In the days of our stay (mid-August) there was a constant flow of people going pass the cottage every five minutes. The front garden that faces the river is also the barbecue area and with the constant flow of people going by, we felt hard to find much privacy. And because the cottage is very lovely indeed, many people would spend time just outside the property staring at it and taking pictures. So from that point of view, it was not the ideal tranquility or seclusion we were hoping for. Overall, the estate is lovely and perhaps we should have chosen another cottage.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Very nice cottage in rural location

Only a few miles away from Truro but hidden in a very rural environment, this cottage is a great escape! Very well equipped, everything you need is provided. Many lovely details to make you feel really welcomed. Good location to explore central and west Cornwall, but you can also stay at the cottage and use the walking paths passing the cottage.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Lovely scenic holiday cottage

Lovely location, Ideal for kayaking and dog walks, just what we hoped for only next time we would book 2weeks. The cottage was very clean and tidy and our stay was very comfortable. The cottage is very well equipped and has little extra touches to make your stay enjoyable ie binoculars for watching the river and wildlife , slippers, toiletries, welcome goodies including local tea,coffe,milk, biscuits etc and fresh flowers.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

navipantry holiday

Very nice cottage on a very nice place and a wonderful stay, all friendly, hope not the last stay in great britain

From the Owner:

3.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 3
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 3
Value For Money: 2

Lovely House But Winter Access May Be A Problem

The house itself is immaculate with good facilities. Peace and quiet was very welcome. However there were a few niggles: Access Road - for a high end, and high cost, house the access road is terrible, Rutted, slippery and very narrow. Also the farmyard at the top doesn't set a good example as to the standard of the rental properties it leads to. The stone slabs on the ground floor were filthy. We dropped some water and when using the mop to clean it, the water coming off it was filthy. Dust free yes, but clearly hadn't been washed with a mop for a while. So felt it a bit of a cheek to charge AGBP50 PER DOG to cover a cleaning charge. Landline phone is very useful as only mobile signal is at the top of the hill, but the phone in the bedroom is like having a night light on. Ended up unplugging it. It's a small house, you really don't need two phones! Living room has way too much in it, 2 large arm chairs, a sofa, large coffee table AND a foot stool. No room to move and no where to put dog beds. Will look elsewhere in the future unfortunately.

From the Owner:
Thank you for your review - we truly value all the feedback from our guests and apologise that we did not meet your expectations this visit. We take pride in our cleanliness and attention to detail and will review cleaning procedures to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Access lane maintenance is carried out throughout the seasons however, this is reliant on the weather and we apologise that these works had not been carried out prior to your stay following an earlier period of bad weather. Works are in progress and we hope to welcome you back in the future to one of our other Tregothnan Wild Escape cottages to enjoy our unique area of Cornwall here in Coombe.

5 out of 5

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

Fabulous (but don't tell anyone)

A truly lovely cottage in a magical and peaceful spot - no light or noise pollution (unless you count the moon and wading birds). Everything about this cottage is perfect.

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

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

Once again.

Once again a very peaceful and enjoyable stay at Turn a Penny. A very clean, well appointed cottage in a quiet part of Coombe. Even when the weather is inclement the cottage is snug and warm. Any request will be dealt with swiftly and efficiently by Lucy or Andrew. A wonderful place for a relaxing break.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Excellent holiday in a very lovely Cottage

Turn a Penny is a very well equipped,comfortable,lovely Cottage in a stunning location. We spent two wonderfull weeks there and have realy relaxed also our dog! The Cottage location is close to Truro for shopping and all other Cornwall places of interests are reached within short drive. Weather was excellent for many walks at the South West Coast Path, Amazing! Thanks to Lucy for the nice, warm welcome and hospitality.

From the Owner:

4 out of 5

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

Turn a Penny July 2016

We enjoy the quiet location and beautiful surroundings. The cottage provides home from home comfort.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Worth the penny

This is a lovely well furbished cottage with excellent support staff in a beautiful location on a tidal creek.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Your own five star hotel!

After driving for 8 hours covering 410 miles we were delighted to find the perfect destination at our journeys end. Turn a Penny cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. The most perfect setting in a tranquil location. The cottage itself had everything needed for a home from home, large comfortable bed, well appointed kitchen, and a beautiful bathroom. The cosy lounge with wood burner was the perfect place for a relaxing evening after exploring the Cornish countryside. We had a wonderful week and hope to be back very soon.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

Very relaxing!

My husband and I have just returned from this wonderful little cottage. It was everything we were hoping for: secluded feel but also conveniently close to Truro / fabulously well equipped / cosy/ welcoming. Unfortunately we had to cut our break short by a day but cannot fault the cottage or the service.

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

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

A picturesque rural hideaway conveniently joined to the real world

Highly recommended - equipped with everything you need and lots of things you didn't even know you heeded. The welcome basket could have been a little more generous - a crusty loaf from a local bakery would have gone down very well with the excellent Tregothnan tea! Will almost certainly visit again. Just a tad wet this time - record rainfall throughout UK - but wellies and umbrellas provided if you didn't bring you own. Definitely 10/10 if not 11/10!

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

The lovely Cottage

A truly lovely cottage in a beautiful and peaceful setting. We would not hesitate to book again. Our dog loved it too! Gorgeous walks, scenery and everything we needed in the cottage including hot water bottles! Everything was very thoughtfully considered and it was one of the loveliest cottages and places we have stayed.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Loved our week in 'Turn-a-Penny' and we will be back!!

The cottage was perfect and ticked all our boxes for comfort and location. Slept like a log in the most comfortable bed ever and woke to beautiful views of the river and the plum trees. Will be telling everyone about this wonderful place!

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Cosy retreat

Well equipped cottage in a tranquil location but not far from the many interesting places to visit in this area . Loved the bathroom with bath overlooking the estuary , huge bed and the beautiful flowers , tea and biscuits from the owners estate on our arrival.The cottage sits by the estuary with fabulous views and lots of walks nearby. At night it is still and you can hear owls and a variety of seabirds. A lovely holiday.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

An excellant Cottage in a quiet and peacful location.

Could not fault the cottage. The location is excellent just off the estuary with its own private garden. The cottage was weel equipped and very comfortable.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

100

This was a wonderful holiday at a most beautiful and idyllic location and the cottage was pretty good too! For peace and quiet and as a base for visiting West Cornwall it was perfect and we look to return next year. Thank you for your hard work and your warm welcome.

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

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

Turn a Penny July 2016

Loved the cottage, loved the holiday. Could have stayed for 10 nights instead of 7. Would be good to have the option for a 10 night stay in future. I don't think the heated rail in bathroom was working (might be a fuse). Also would be nice to see the Kea Plum liqueur back on your supplies list. That aside - we've booked again for next July. Would have liked a 7 night stay over Christmas, but a) the cottage was booked and b) I don't think there was an option for a 7 or 10 night stay. Thanks for a lovely holiday. Joan May.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Seclusion

Turn-a-Penny is a lovely cottage in a secluded, serene location. All you could want for is supplied. Only the broadband was an issue but once it is upgraded it will be a perfect holiday location.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

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

Great stay at Turn a penny

We enjoyed our stay at Turn a Penny. It is a cosy and lovely little cottage. We booked five days over the Christmas period. Lucy from cornwall cottages called on the second day and offered assistance. The whole cottage was very well equipped. All the information prior the our stay, e.g. Arrival Guide were informative. We would come back and really recommend Turn a Penny.

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

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

Another Relaxing Tregothnan Retreat

Wow! We loved this little cottage, plenty of space for two in a great location. This was our 3rd stay in a wild escapes cottage and yet again we weren't disappointed. Always loads to see and do in and around Truro. Park and ride is AGBP1 return on Saturdays and your ticket gives you a discount in the Arts Cafe, next to the museum in Truro, and the food is great. It's amazing that you can be in a cottage in the middle of nowhere and within 10 mins be in the centre of Truro. There are also lots of little villages within a short driving distance to enjoy (we loved St Agnes and KT's cafe, Cornish pasties at their best!). The only downside is the rather narrow, bumpy farm track to the cottage, but it is a 'wild escape' after all. The river estuary is tidal so provides a changing landscape throughout the holiday, something to bear in mind if you're planning on taking a boat or kayak. We were sad to find out that the nearest tea garden, Halwyns, is now closed permanently, so it means much longer walks to find the nearest cream teas! The cottage has everything you need to have a relaxing holiday, although if you do need wi-fi be aware that it is quite slow.

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

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

Fabulous stay again, potty about the rain

The cottage provides all your creature comforts, especially important if the weather is unkind. We returned back and were not disappointed. Joan and James May.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

A piece of heaven...

Turn-a-penny is a little piece of heaven in the Cornish countryside. The peaceful and tranquil location by the water couldn't be more perfect for a relaxing holiday. The cottage is the loveliest we've ever stayed at- cosy and extremely comfortable with everything you could want for a self catering break. Love, love, loved it!

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

Third visit to Turn A Penny

This was our third stay at Turn A Penny which says it all really. A very cosy cottage in a beautiful location, well furnished and professionally managed.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Lovely cottage

Very peaceful cottage, beautiful inside and out. Based in very quiet location: perfect if you want to get away from it all for a few days. Nice biscuits and jam in the hamper!

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

A little piece of heaven

The cottage and the location are just beautiful and so peaceful, you can hear only the birdsong. The cottage is charming and cosy and we didn't want to leave. Located next to the River Fal yet just 3 miles from the lovely city of Truro.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

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

James and Joan

Our only criticism would be that it lacked a nearby pub within walking distance and the property would benefit from a gate across drive to deter other peoples dogs from entering onto the property. We would definitely come back again. The location was very tranquil and just what we needed to unwind. Lucy was also very helpful.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Peace and tranquility

Had a great week at Turn a Penny, the standard of property and location was excellent. Lucy , Debbie and everyone we met were very friendly and welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The facilities were all of the highest standard and it truly was like a home from home. A couple of points for improvement would be: 1. Cut down a few trees and give the cottage a true view of the water, it was so frustrating to be so close and not to have the view to make things complete. 2. Tidy up the entrance to the farm at the top as it is not the greatest first impression to be greeted with.... 3. The lane is pitted and overgrown in parts and if you are driving a nice car rather than a tractor down it could cause damage so could do with some work to make it less precarious. 4. The sitting room/ lounge is too crowded for such a small space, the cottage is only meant for two people so get rid of a chair... 5. Keep one cupboard near the fridge empty for non perishable foods as otherwise there is no storage. Otherwise cannot fault it...... Hope to be back in the future. Alan & Pam Maggs (and Barney the Westie)

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

peaceful

A lovely cottage in a peaceful location. Great to be able to hire a rowing boat. Good quality outside furniture too. Well equipped kitchen. Thank you

From the Owner:

4 out of 5

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

Our 2nd stay at Turn A Penny

Usual very high standards maintained. Suggestions: some smaller coffee cups would be welcome, air freshener for the bathroom and a wire cleaning brush for BBQ please. Although clean, a lot of the cutlery was water stained from drying in the dishwasher - an occasional manual wash and dry would add polish to what is already a great act.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Campions and bluebells all the way at Turn a Penny

What a super cottage and location. So peaceful and restful which was just what was needed this time. This is our second stay at Turn a Penny and hopefully we will return next year all being well. There is so much to see and within a very short distance. In the evenings we would walk to Coombe along the side of the estuary. We had glorious weather and relaxed in the garden on the recliners and just took in the ambience. To wake in the morning and sit up in bed see the sun glinting on the water and see if the tide was in or out. To be thoroughly recommended. The cottage is a delight everything one could want.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

A glorious May stay in Coombe

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this property. Lucy has thought of everything when it comes to the specification. The location of the cottage is remote, peaceful and the wildlife and woodland is remarkable. We feel totally relaxed and we will be back.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Lovely cottage in peaceful location

Lovely cottage in a peaceful riverside location. The cottage has everything you need and more, and is very comfortable. Feel secluded and yet not far by car to other parts of Cornwall. There are lots of walks right outside the door, and lots of wildlife.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

Turn A Penny Cottage

Turn A Penny Cottage is in a wonderful location, the cottage is fully equipped with everything required to make our holiday very comfortable. Both Lucy and Sherrie were very helpful with lots of good advice on where to visit and the best places for really good food. We would highly recommend Turn a Penny Cottage.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Lovely Seculded Cottage

This is the second time we have stayed at Turn-A-Penny and the 6th time weA?ve returned to one of the Tregothnan cottages at Coombe. It is very peaceful here, lots of lovely walks and near enough to get to anywhere in Cornwall. The cottage is wonderful and ideal for a couple especially if you have dogs as it is right on the water and secluded enough to be safe to let them roam, i.e. no roads and only one footpath (the only downside is that there isnA?t an enclosed garden area). The facilities at the cottage are second to none; lovely big bathroom, well equipped kitchen, log burner, 6A? bed, sun loungers-bench-brollie, outside hose, plenty of parking and a sunny aspect. We (especially the dogs) love it here and weA?ll be back later in the year.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

60th Birthday Celebration

The cottage is amazing and in a wonderful setting. Perfect place to celebrate my husband's 60th Birthday. The roses were lovely when we arrived on Valentine's day. Many thanks.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Perfect

Me and my wife stayed at the cottage and are little dog penny. We had a fantastic stay at the cottage, everything you could possibly need was supplied, the cottage was clean and extremely cozy, the location was perfect most land marks are never more than a hour away, just can't fault anything about this cottage or the area, thank you for a lovely holiday.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Turn a penny cottage

Turn a penny is an idyllic cottage very well equiped with everything one needs for a perfect get away. Lovely views comfortable and warm we didnt want to leave.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Luxury country comfort

Extremely high standard of decoration, furnishings and fittings throughout in this newly renovated detached cottage. Very comfortable 6' bed, super bathroom with a large power shower as well as free standing Victorian style claw bath, lovely dining room and very cosy lounge - all first class with beautiful views to boot! My only slight criticism was the rough private access road down to the property which has developed a few pot holes badly in need of some hard core - you certainly don't need a 4x4 but it might be a problem if you have a vehicle with particularly low road clearance. My only suggestion would be to provide a simplified explanation of the heating control / programmer in place of the manufacturer's installation and operational instructions which were a tad complex and longwinded. Both minor points. Oh, and a pair of good oven gloves would be welcome addition in the kitchen rather than an oven cloth.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

A Little Jewel

Turn a Penny Cottage is a little jewel in an idyllic setting. Just a few steps away from the creek-side, it is peaceful & tranquil and there are several footpaths to explore right outside the garden gate. The cottage has been re-furbished to a very high standard & is astonishingly well-equipped with every need thoughtfully catered for. You literally only need to bring the clothes you wear & buy the food you eat. The kitchen has drawers full of every kind of utensil you can think of and all the usual appliances with the exception of a tumble-drier. However there is an outside clothes line (pegs are provided) and an indoor clothes airer so the lack of a drier is not a problem. Heating is by very efficient electric radiators - we had to keep turning them right down or off! - and there is a little wood-burning stove in the lounge as well, which makes it gloriously cosy. For evenings in, there is a large collection of DVDs, books, board-games, TV & radio. The only (very personal) quibble that we had was that we found the pillows too 'fat' (we prefer thinner ones) and the duvet too thick and hot (again, we prefer a much thinner duvet). Next time - and there WILL be a next time - we will bring our own pillows and ask if it's possible to have a thinner duvet (there is a limit to how much we can cram into our Smart Car!). Would we recommend this cottage to others? Absolutely - providing they don't want it when we do!

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Beautiful cottage

The cottage itself was really beautiful. It was extremely well equipped with everything anybody could possibly need. Only one downside for us and that was that there was no enclosed area in the garden for the dogs. The cottage was in a very quiet spot with no traffic, but we were concerned that the dogs would wonder off and get lost.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

Perfect English Country Cottage

This cottage & location was everything we hoped for from an English country cottage. Everything you can think of was supplied. Cottage is decorated very nicely with a lot of attention to detail which made the experience perfect. After a long day of sightseeing it was great to come back to the cottage for a hot bath (roll top bath) and a few glasses of wine in front of the open fire. Lee & Jay, Sydney, Australia. Sept 2013

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Turn a Penny

Stunning location with buitifully appointed accommodation. Perfect for peace and tranquility. We were blessed with two weeks of cloudless skies in July with sunshine from first light till sunset. If only you could guarantee the weather who would want to go anywhere else. A perfect place to relax and unwind.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

Hottest week of the year

Very peaceful property, ideal for two people. Well furnished and comfortable, although alternative bedding would be useful in hot weather. I would suggest a small chair or stool is needed in the bathroom to put clothes/towels on when using the shower. Plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen, but it was all in use. There was no specific place to put non perishable food.

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