We had a lovely stay for one week in Shippen Cottage. Faye (the owner) and her family were all very friendly and immediately made us feel very welcome.
The child friendly gardens with plenty of play equipment to use, kept the children entertained for the time we spent around the cottage, but just a short 15 min drive away in ether direction is Looe and Polperro.
The cottage is very clean and has all the amenities that you would require for a self-catering holiday. The main supermarkets all deliver to the door, with Sainsbury's being very reliable for us. The cottage sits in a beautiful valley with a stream running past. There are plenty of walks through the forest, with a café stop at the end. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others.
Shippen cottage is a spacious delight. Set in woodland with a couple of other cottages around it is a real idyll. I spent a week there between jobs when I was looking for somewhere peaceful to study. I loved the open space and the balcony style bedroom. The grounds of Tresarran are beautiful with walks in the woods a real peaceful treat. You feel like you are the only person on earth. There is wifi if you don't want to "get away from it all". There is a wood burner in the cottage but as I was on my own I didn't give it a go - though if (when) I return with my family I will try it out.
We have used Tresarren cottages twice when visiting family in Cornwall. The Shippen has bags of character and is in a beautiful setting. The cottage has everything you need for a self catering break. The mezzanine bedroom is great and very spacious. The wood burner is a lovely feature and even though we visited in early March, the cottage was always warm!
Faye and Mark are very helpful and always sort anything you need. If you have children it is a great place to stay, the grounds are lovely, our 18 month old loved running around and meeting their children!
We can't recommend highly enough and can't wait to get down to Cornwall and stay again!
We wanted a quiet long weekend away with our 2 dogs and we got just that. We would recommend Tresarren cottages to anyone looking for a tranquil quiet location to stay in Cornwall. We arrived in Herodsfoot a quaint little hamlet 20 minutes from St Austell.
Tresarren Farm has several rental properties which were once farm buildings. the river runs through the property and it was lovely to sit and listen to the water as it went on its way down to the coast. Surrounded by forest , we also had the birds to listen to including owls at night.
We stayed in Shippen cottage a 2 bedroomed cottage. There was an information folder waiting in the property which told us everything we needed to know. There is an open plan lounge and kitchen . The Lounge has a log burner which kept us cozy at night and a well equipped kitchen. A twin room is just off the kitchen and to the corner of the lounge is a bathroom with bath and shower. The double room was on a mezzanine floor overlooking the lounge. The roof has beams and gives a lovely cottage feel to the place. There is plenty of lawned areas outside which is ideal for children to play in safety. There is also a room at the end of shippen cottage that has a washing machine and the use of a freezer. Forest walks are right on the doorstep if you want a casual walk and a nearby deer park that has several walks and a coffee shop. The nearest shop is 10 minutes drive into Dobwalls or if you want larger shops these can be found in Liskeard ( 20 mins drive ) .
We had Sunday lunch at " The Plough Inn " at Duloe . A beautiful meal and would recommend you try it if you're in the area.
Although we did not meet the owners as they were away on our arrival they made sure we were welcomed by a neighbour who lived in the hamlet and on their return although we made efforts to say hello kept missing each other but we never felt neglected as we kept in contact via facebook.
We left feeling relaxed and de stressed. A real gem of a find and we will definitely be going back a some point.
We had a fantastic stay at Shippen Cottage. The children had plenty to entertain them outside and we found the place truly relaxing. Going to sleep listening to owls is unbeatable.
Faye and Mark were very attentive but not overly, and the welcome pack was super.