Self Catering in Cornwall - St Ives
St Ives Travel and Heritage Information
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Pricing From: £356.00
This traditional terraced cottage is in the village of Lelant, near St Ives in Cornwall and can sleep three people in two bedrooms.
The Pippin is a charming cottage in the village of Lelant, a short train trip away from St Ives. It offers two bedrooms, one double and one single on the first floor while the living accommodation; sitting room and kitchen are on the ground floor. The bathroom with bath and shower over is also on the ground floor.
Outside is a pretty enclosed lawned garden to the rear and road side parking to the front. The Pippin is one cute cottage, is well presented and ideal for a family or group of three friends who wish to explore this delightful part of Cornwall.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Nice, small cottage though let down terribly by standard of cleanliness
We arrived at The Pippin late Friday night after an 11 hour journey.
The cottage itself is nice but the housekeeping has a lot to be desired.
To start with, the cottage had not been hoovered throughout, there was accumulation of grass, mud, pieces of dirt all over the floor and rugs, I had to hoover through, even though it was 10pm.
There was sticky marks dotted over the wood flooring, where no mopping had been carried out (I drew the line at mopping myself so lived with it).
Three logs had been left for use in the log burner.......we were scheduled to stay 7 nights. The logs ran out after two nights. There was no contact details left how to request more.
The beds were stripped and left unmade, with no bedding sheets or duvet cover provision. Luckily I had brought my own, already made up bedding, otherwise this would have been a real issue.
No clean towels had been provided.
Dirty towels and stripped bedding from the last guests had been left in a black bin liner and piled on the bathroom floor - definitely not welcome. We had to bag up and, not wanting somebody else's dirty linen lying around (especially with Covid-19) had to secure the bags and were left with no option but to leave the bags in the rear garden until we were due to leave.
The fridge was dirty and we had to wash through before we felt comfortable using.
The top of the toaster was smothered with old breadcrumbs as well as an accumulation inside.
Some cutlery was dirty and cups in the cupboard had old tea/coffee stains. All had to be washed before we felt comfortable using.
The two sofas are uncomfortable and we as we were not convinced on the cleanliness of the throws over the sofas, placed clean throws we had brought for the dog over the existing throws.
Before our arrival date at The Pippin, I emailed the holiday rental company for assurances the cottage will be cleaned. My email was sent following negative reviews from previous guests where concerns had been raised regarding the level of cottage cleanliness. My email was unanswered.
On a positive, the rear garden is nicely maintained and secure, which is a must for any dog owner.
Based on this experience, we would not consider returning to The Pippin and will not be using or recommending Cornish Cottage Holidays or Sykes.
In clean and smells of wet dogs
Pros: great position
Uncomfortable old furniture
Smells of wet dogs
Lots of dogs hairs everywhere in cottage
Huge coffee table in the middle of the small lounge with sharp corners, not good for a small child
Kitchen cupboards dirty needed to re wash everything
Small bedroom window stuck shut.
Front and rear doors do not lock safely
Parking is a nightmare (fighting the pub residents for your space)
Pub noisy so had to keep windows closed
Smells from pub whilst cooking food from huge extractors pointing the cottages way
Overall for the price (£875) for 7 days 5:30pm check in, 9:30am check out it was extremely disappointing. Sykes are impossible to contact and really are not bothered about any problems.
If I had read this review I would never have booked this cottage!
If you would like to contact me I would really love to hear from you.
This was the second time of visiting this lovely cottage.
The cottage was very clean, well equipped and perfectly located for a coastal walk into St Ives, or a drive around the beautiful Cornish coast. We would highly recommended staying here and we will definitely be having a third trip very soon!
What a beautiful and amazing place to stay. Everything about this beautiful little cottage is positive. The amenities, the location, comfortable and cosy cottage, enclosed garden, and within 10mins walk of one of the most beautiful beaches I've been on, and so dog friendly too. A fabulous pub just meters away, wonderful food and ambience. So many beautiful beaches and places to visit, an excellent location. Please don't miss the chance of staying in this little haven on earth. I've booked to return before I'd even left. Not a thing I can say can do it justice, just beautiful.
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Electricity inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
One well behaved pet welcome at £20 per week
Sorry, no washing machine
Beach 10 minute walk
Pub 100 metres
Shop within 2 miles
Note: Stairs smaller then average tread and a little steeper but has hand rails either side
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