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1 Cliff Cottage
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West Portholland Beach  1 minute away
Swimming from the beach
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Roseland Peninsula, Truro District, Cornwall, England

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Lladym
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Sweet cottage with everything we needed”
Reviewed 17 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Situated in a remote location...be careful taking the bends! Sweet cottage by the roadside and only a very short walk to a small beach. Very quiet at this time of year, which is what we were after.
The cottage was very clean and had everything that we needed. Just a warning to watch out for your heads if you are tall, as it is very easy to bump it on the light hangings in the living room.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Sep 2017
Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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450geoff
Evesham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best view from my bedroom window of my long life!”
Reviewed 5 February 2017 for a stay in June 2016

I've stayed at Cliff Cottage for the past seven years, in spring and summer, I never tire of the beauty and serenity it offers me in my busy life. Perched on the cliffs above West Portholland it is South facing and offers warm, sunny accommodation with views to die for. Quaint and unspoilt it is nevertheless a fully equipped home from home. There are great walks from the doorstep and challenging but beautiful and exhilarating bike rides all around the Roseland Peninsular. Considering the situation of the cottage, prices are modest especially out of season.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Feb 2017
We're glad you enjoy the cottage and look forward to seeing you again this year.
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lowdenrac...
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cosy and Magical”
Reviewed 31 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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January in the UK is a hard month. Cliff Cottage and Portholland brought days of sunshine and mild weather for my week long stay. The cottage provides a comfortable bed, cosy log burning stove and everything you need for comfort and ease. It is exceptionally clean and well looked after.
The views are stunning and West and East Portholland are magical places, unspoilt and beautiful. I walked the coastline both ways and it was exhilarating.
As I was on a working holiday the WIFI was very helpful but I would have preferred not to have had to use it!
Stunning location, lovely cottage, I will be coming again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Feb 2017
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the cottage and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Barnum81
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Another blissful break at Cliff Cottage”
Reviewed 25 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My girlfriend and I have the travel bug, and it's rare for us to return to a place, and even rarer to go for the same accommodation. This time though, we had such fond memories of our stay last year we thought it would be hard to beat. We were right.

It's difficult for me to add anything to my last review, as everything is still as good as it was before - so instead, I'll just reiterate what makes this little cottage such a great find.

It's a real character cottage - built from stone, inglenook fireplace, beams (but still very warm) - and yet it has been modernised in a tasteful way. An excellent kitchen, decent wifi, and a new bathroom with the best power shower I think I've ever used. The location is wonderful. Far from the beaten track, with a sea view from every window. The little cove at Portholland is literally a stone's throw away. It's a secluded and peaceful retreat ideal for a couple or small family, and the rental cost is very reasonable.

The area is wonderful, and despite having been in the same place just a year ago we found plenty of new things to see and do a short drive away. Heligan, Eden, Portscatho, St Mawes, Fowey and more.

The owners have been helpful and prompt for both bookings and the checking-in process is very straightforward.

Honestly, I couldn't recommend this cottage more highly and it deserves to be full year round. It's looking like it may become our yearly January pilgrimage!

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Liked best: The cottage itself is cosy and characterful
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Jan 2016
So glad you have fallen in love with Cliff Cottage - but don't tell everyone about our secret escape!!!
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Barnum81
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Wonderful retreat, a piece of Cornish heaven!”
Reviewed 4 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We stayed here for a weekend as a quick winter break, and we were so pleased we did!

It's an absolutely enchanting little place. It's a very cosy old stone cottage, with simple modernisations to include a decent kitchen (with dishwasher), a handy utilities room (with washing machine and freezer), and a small but good quality bathroom - the shower was brilliant.

With a lovely woodburner in its inglenook, the downstairs living area was very cosy and conveniently equipped with a flatscreen TV, DVD player and good wifi for wet evenings. Pretty much our only criticism of the entire experience was a lack of lamps in the living area, which would've made it a bit more ambient - but the fact that this was our only issue shows you the quality of the place. The upstairs bedrooms were modest in size but comfortable and clean, and boasting fantastic sea-views.

It's part of a very small hamlet with no real facilities, but the tiny beach is 50 yards away at the most, and there are handy conveniences just a short drive away. We loved the seclusion - a bit of peace and quiet that is hard to find elsewhere.

If you want to be in the heart of the action, or in a bustling town centre, this won't be for you. There's no mobile reception or any pub to walk to, and as the description says you really need a car. However, we wanted to get away from it all, and honestly we couldn't have done any better. It's such a lovely cottage in a remarkable position with the sea stretching out for miles. Bliss! It was also excellent value for money, and the owner was helpful and prompt in dealing with our late booking.

Would I recommend it? Absolutely, whole-heartedly. We both decided we'd be back later in the year. Book now! You won't be disappointed.

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Liked best: The inglenook fireplace and wonderful views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Feb 2015
Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. There is a lamp tucked away in the old clome oven next to the woodburner and the Ship Inn in Portloe is around 1 1/2 hours walk on the coast path, but maybe a taxi ride home!
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