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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

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A&A_F-L
Peterborough, England
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Worked brilliantly for our group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Travelled as part of a group of 12 friends and we took 3 of the 4 cottages here. It worked brilliantly. Grace (who was so very helpful throughout the booking and organising process; thanks Grace) put a large table into one of the cottages so we could eat together in the evenings, and the sunny communal courtyard area was a lovely shared space. It made it easy to wander in and out of the cottages, drag chairs from one to another to be sociable and so on. The cottages themselves are lovely. Spacious rooms, nice bathroom with shower and bath, a separate downstairs loo (always useful), good kitchen with full oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble drier. Living room has TV, DVD player and music system, oh and there's free wi-fi. Everywhere was spotless. Having reserved, inside parking in the middle of town is so useful too. We had great weather but if it had rained it would have been even more of a blessing because you can load and unload in the dry.
We all found being central in Penzance great for picking up bits of shopping, to just be able to wander the town, which is lovely, or to walk along the front to Newlyn. One of the other big bonuses of the location is that you're 2 minutes from both the train and bus station. That may not strike you as any big deal (as it didn't us) but when the roads get jammed in the summer and parking in some spots is a nightmare, you may find it a boon. For example you could drive to St Ives, queue for half an hour to get into town, drive through the crowds in increasing frustration looking for somewhere to park, give up and leave without having got out of the car OR you could stroll two minutes to Penzance station, pay £4 return and enjoy a serene 25 minute ride (actually 2 rides because you change at St Erth) to St Ives station and take a pleasant 5-minute stroll to the harbour. You choose!
One thing it's only fair to mention. If you're a light sleeper bring ear-plugs. Like everywhere else by the coast down here you my be woken by seagulls (especially when baby ones are around) but also the cottages' position above the shopping centre does have its downside. We had some noise from some late revellers one night, and were woken one morning by a shop alarm going off. Just bad luck but, as I say, might be worth having ear-plugs.
We'd highly recommend the cottages, and would return ourselves. Best I can say is that one of our party plans to come with her extended family next year and take 3 or 4 of them. Excellent.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Condition and layout of properties
Liked least: Occasional noise from shopping centre below
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Yu H
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A very quite place in the center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

It was a very good place to stay. The utilities in the houses were good. The staff of the management office were very nice.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Jan 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon.
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Chrissie...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A beautiful trio of houses in Cornwall.. What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Our usual bunch decided to organize a get together in Cornwall this year as opposed to the usual choices. And we couldn't have made a better choice! We rented these three beautiful houses, which had everything you could ever expect, and could have stayed indoors quite happily had we not been enticed by the lovely local walks nearby.

As a group, it offered us the opportunity to spend time together and yet have our own space at once and we alternated hosting dinner on some nights! The weather was "autumnal" as expected although it wasn't a real hindrance, but I would seriously consider coming back in spring/summer with my partner or with the others again. It was well organized and the customer service was second to none, we couldn't have asked for better.

In summary, a wonderful location, wonderful accommodation and a wonderful excuse to get away for a bit with friends and an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. I would definitely recommend a stay here. What a find!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The properties were beautiful and the location.
Liked least: I can't really fault the experience.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Nov 27, 2012
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Listed since : Oct 2012
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