Self Catering in Cornwall - East Taphouse

Nightingale Cottage
East Taphouse

Nightingale Cottage, East Taphouse, Cornwall
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £225.00 - 545.00

This romantic cottage near East Taphouse sleeps two people in one bedroom.

Nightingale Cottage is a romantic little cottage set with a cluster of other properties, near the small village of East Taphouse. The cottage has a king-size bedroom with woodburner upstairs, along with an en-suite bathroom. Downstairs is an open plan living area with underfloor heating, with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is off road parking for one car, and a front garden with furniture and BBQ. Nightingale Cottage makes a great base for enjoying Looe and the coast, or for heading inland to explore the Eden Project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan.


Well equiped cottage; one of a number in a quiet "farm yard" setting.
Providing you follow the owner's directions and don't rely on SatNav, the cottage was easy to find. Parking is a short distance away from the entrance. It's an old farm cottage building, which has been tastefully decorated and furnished (in 2015, we think). There's nothing from Ikea here; instead you'll find Next, JosephJosept, John Lewis, etc. Spacious enough for two and, yes, it could be described as romantic. We would have preferred more choice over lighting in the combined sitting room and kitchen. With only wall lights and lights inside the top of the kichen cupboards (plus spotlight over the sink), it felt gloomy and over time, depressing. The small windows meant that there was little natural light; some recessed lighting in the ceiling would have made it much better. Very comfortable bed and an "okay" shower. We were not blown over by the strange sink, but it served its purpose. The "cottage garden" was principally an area of decking. Once we'd managed to turn off the water feature, we enjoyed the sound of the birds. Conveniently situated for visiting both the west and east coasts of Cornwall, we clocked up quite a few miles. Didn't manage to find a nearby sandy beach, but Looe and Newquay were not too far away. Would recommend to a friend only if the lighting and location had been better.

The cottage was every bit as delightful as the photos on the website suggested it would be. It was in a good location for travelling to the various places we wanted to visit.
Mrs Sprott

We loved this place! The location was beautiful; quiet, idyllic and situated centrally to many of the sites we wished to visit. The cottage was lovely; very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed to be comfortable. The little garden and sitting area was perfect for relaxing after a day's outing. We loved the peace and quiet and appreciated the friendly neighbours.
Mr Churchill

It was wonderful cottage; lovely and private and had everything you could need. It was central to lots of things. Thanks for making our holiday amazing.
Mrs Coles

This cottage was absolutely stunning! Bought as a Christmas gift from my husband I immediately looked at the pictures online and the were beautiful but when we arrived I was astounded by its beauty inside and out. Such a wonderful location and the peace and quiet was just what we needed. The kitchen area was just outstanding and the polka dot crockery collection was fabulous! Going upstairs to our beautiful bedroom was thee most comfortable bed in the whole wide world and a lovely wood fire burner. Then came my favourite part of the cottage, the fabulous corner bath and a stunning sink, have never seen such a beautiful sink. Whether you use this cottage as a stop gap or a romantic retreat it certainly is worth a stay!!

Services / Facilities:

Electric underfloor heating downstairs with woodburning stove and electric radiator upstairs. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Front garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 4 miles.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the East Taphouse area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Porfell Wildlife Park - 1.4 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Boconnoc - 2.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

St Neot Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Duloe Stone Circle - 3.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Duloe, St Cuby's Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Duloe Holy Well (St Cuby's Well) - 4.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Golitha Falls - 4.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Restormel Castle - 4.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

St Winnow Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

King Doniert's Stone - 5.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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