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Cornwall Self Catering cottage, Windrush, Newquay, sleeps 8

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Windrush, Newquay, Cornwall

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £726.00

This coastal house near Mawgan Porth can sleep eight people in five bedrooms.

Windrush boasts a prime elevated position with big sea views overlooking Mawgan Porth. The house sleeps eight people and has five bedrooms; one king-size double, and two singles on the ground floor with sitting room, dining room, kitchen and family bathroom. One double bedroom and a twin with an ensuite shower room are on the first floor.

The balcony with garden furniture plus lawn and pond makes a great outdoor space for relaxation. There is off road parking for three cars and a garage for storage. Just a 10 minute stroll from the sandy beach and facilities of Mawgan Porth, Windrush makes a sunny sanctuary close to the coast.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Needs TLC & safety measures
This property is in desperate need of some TLC, upgrades and repairs. Promotional photos on Sykes cottages website are not the reality of what you get with this accommodation. We paid a premium price as we expected to, for a Christmas week rental, however we were extremely disappointed with the standard of the facilities and the cleanliness of the property. This is not a premium rental; this is only 1 star at best and that rating is based purely on its fabulous location. Sykes cottages need to urgently re-evaluate the current 4 star rating to give a more accurate representation of this tired property. The property smelt damp and musty. The first day was spent purchasing fragranced diffusers, cleaning products and Christmas decorations to make the rooms look festive. The single token Christmas tree provided in the lounge was old, dusty and looked like it had been dragged up from the basement. The welcome offerings were very minimal for a party of 8 adults. Dusty fittings and plenty of cobwebs, dirty skirting boards and patio door surrounds. Tired and very distressed furniture, including the beds. The internal bannister is held together by black plastic bag ties. The dining table sits 6 adults at most. The internal doors are chipped and scuffed with large chunks missing from the door closures. Black mould was present around the window frames of the first-floor double bedroom and around the en suite bathroom shower. The top floor shower outlet was blocked and nearly caused a flood first time it was used. Fortunately, there was a plunger on site, so we were able to unblock the hair and debris blocking the drain. Guests should not have to do this. The duvets on every bed were paper thin and had duvet covers that were not long enough so did not fit, old blankets were used to disguise the gap. The pillows were ancient, flat and well used, the ones that had pillow protectors were dirty. The mattress covers were older than the pillows and of a very poor state of repair. The TV remote was broken and a challenge to use to even get the TV to come on. The information booklets are tattered, dated and do not resemble half the appliances. We were promised a basket of logs for the open fire and got a few lumps of coal left for us instead. The garden is overgrown and unkept with little resemblance to the promotional photos. There was an upturned patio table full of stagnant water on the balcony and old rusty furniture piled up in a heap at the back of the property. Generally, the external lighting is poor, some lights appear not to work which overall is a potential safety hazard when arriving back in the dark as the steps are slippery when wet. There is a section of clothesline strung across the top of the path that nearly garrotted a guest as it was not visible in the dark. There is no handrail for the steps leading up to the front door for those guests with restricted mobility. The limited access to the property was not mentioned on the Sykes cottages bookings page. It gives no pleasure to have to write this review, but this rental property is not value for money on any level. We had no choice but to make the best of it due to the large party of our friends and family travelling to Cornwall who were already booked into their own far superior accommodation across Mawgan Porth. Not a property we would consider ever visiting again



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Central heating with open fire
Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 50" Smart TV, DVD, wireless speakers, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair available
Off road parking for 3 cars on the driveway
Garage for storage
Two well behaved pets welcome at 25 per pet per week
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub less than 1 mile
Beach 10 min walk
Note: The property is in an elevated position and although it has ground floor accommodation there is a path with shallow steps leading to the front door and therefore may not be suitable for people with limited mobility
Note: Gardens are not enclosed

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Nearest Attractions

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

Bedruthan Steps - 0.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

St Mawgan in Pydar Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Japanese Garden - 1.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Trenance Gardens - 4.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

St Columb Major, St Columba's Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Nine Maidens Stone Row - 5.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Trerice - 5.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Prideaux Place - 6.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Padstow, St Petroc's Church - 6.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castle an Dinas Iron Age Hillfort - 7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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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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