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Clovelly Holiday Bungalow

Clovelly with large garden, lots of spots to relax in
Clovelly with large garden, lots of spots to relax in
Clovelly with large garden, lots of spots to relax in
The Conservatory, ideal for a relaxing read with a glass of something nice!
Comfortable & Cosy Lounge ideal for relaxing
Easy to use log effect electric fire in the Lounge
Kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave,plus double oven
Gorran Haven
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

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Kevin L
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Great place to stay, lots of room outside for the kids to run around.
Wifi is very useful as phone signal is poor.
Great beach and small shops that are well stocked for their size.

We return next year Insha'Allah

4 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Service
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Management Response
Sep 24, 2013
It was a pleasure having you stay at Clovelly and we look forward to your return.
Chocolate cake will be ready.
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rosalind...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“This is the best holiday let we have ever stayed in set in a peaceful and beautiful location, a perfect destination, we”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Outstanding service
Plenty to do & see in the area.
Beautiful beaches, shops 7 cliff walks in easy walking distance from the bungalow.
Wonderful home cooked meals from "Cornish country kitchen".

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Liked best: Plenty of rooms well presented & cosy.
Liked least: There was really nothing I didn't like about it!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2013
Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the trips out . Good to know that Cornish Country Kitchen was a help too. We look forward to having you back in 2015.
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Scribbles...
Jersey, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A haven within Gorran Haven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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After scouring the country for a bungalow to suit our soon-to-be 87 year old Dad's limited mobility, my sister and I found Clovelly. We are so glad we did.

The bungalow has an en suite bedroom (great for my Dad), a twin room (my sister and I occupied this), a double room (in which friends of my sister stayed) and a sofa bed in one of the conservatories (yes, there are two conservatories!). Jayne kindly made up the sofa bed for us for when my sister's husband came to stay for one night. She deliberately chose a time when she knew we'd be out to keep out of our way.

The bungalow doesn't have a sea view but it is delightfully private with an immaculate garden with barbecue, which is gated - great for young children -overlooking tranquil sloping pastures and treetops. It is only a five minute walk down a leafy small road to pretty Gorran Haven, which has the safest swimming beach in the area. There are mackerel fishing trips on offer there for less than £20 per person if you fancy some sea fishing.

Gorran Haven has a sandy beach, a couple of small cafes, a decent fish and chip shop (!) and a small grocery, generally open from 8am to 7pm, where you can buy freshly-baked bread and cakes, crab sandwiches and papers. Close by, the quaint town of Megavissey has a range of specialty shops where you can buy more exotic provisions. There is a fish stall at the harbour there that sells fish you can't usually buy in supermarkets (we barbecued fillets of gurnard one evening back in Clovelly - they were delicious!). Lobb's farm shop also has some delectable provisions - it is next to the beautiful gardens of Heligan, only a 5 minute drive away (there's a great cafe there too).

Another evening, we ate at the Llawnroc Hotel - a short walk away (although we went by car because of my Dad's mobility issues). The meal was excellent. The menu had some interesting choices, the fresh fish was great, and, although the service wasn't as elegant as at Rick Stein's restaurant where we also dined, the prices were much cheaper!

For the more active, there are cliff paths from Gorran Haven to walk/run along, which have lovely views and countryside. There also are some pretty walking tracks very close to the bungalow that cut across open fields. One close to the village partly follows a small stream.

The bungalow itself was comfortable, spacious and spotless and extraordinarily well-provisioned. Items provided included barbecue tools, Tupperware storage boxes, a range of glasses, teapots, a cafetiere, a payphone (which accepts incoming calls), wi-fi, cleaning cloths, Brillo pads and even an iPod player - Jayne's attention to detail is astonishing!

The bungalow's decor is older generation only in respect of the heavy style of one of the sofa suites, the coloured bed linen/towels and the fitted wardrobe in one of the bedrooms (I doubt any of that would bother people (particularly the older generation!) but I'm bearing in mind the sort of traveller who expects decor to be as modern as that of hip hotels!). It isn't overly-fussy or overly-chintzy and the bungalow has lots of light in the communal rooms which overlook the garden. The dual oven has one of those hobs that was ever so easy to keep clean - it's more modern than the hob I have at home!

Jane provides the most delicious cream tea and even a service where you can order ready-cooked meals and cakes if you are feeling so minded. She is a lovely lady, who even offered to bake my Dad a cake to celebrate his birthday and gave him a card.

Clovelly is the sort of place that feels like an invisible fairy is looking after you, making sure you have everything you need (her name is Jayne!).

All in all, highly recommended

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Liked best: Layout
Liked least: Style of sofa a bit heavy
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jul 11, 2013
Many thanks for your review. Great to know that you enjoyed the area.
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BionicWoman28
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Clean, well-equipped, well placed, first class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We stayed at Clovelly Bungalow as we had some very specific needs - an ensuite for my elderly mother plus two more bedrooms for my brother and my husband and me. Also no stairs and easy access. Phew - quite an ask! But this bungalow had it all as well as being in very good order with a well equipped kitchen and plenty of space.
Jayne made us a superb cake to greet us, and there were other useful 'bits' in the kitchen - salt and pepper, milk, oil, tea, coffee etc, which was a nice touch although we'd brought our own.
Very comfortable, and plenty of rooms so we could get away from each other!
Lots to see and do not too far away - National Trust properties and gardens for Ma and brother, whilst husband and I 'did' the Bodmin and Wenford Railway which was excellent. We also took the train from St Austell to St Ives (very reasonable (cheaper than petrol+parking), and great view along the coast which you wouldn't get in a car) and visited the Tate (*****). Food there was also very good.
Mevagissey was lovely, and there are plently of beaches around if that's your thing.
Highly recommended for a family holiday

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Liked best: The space - three different sittingrooms
Liked least: Turning out of the drive - get someone to direct you as fairly blind
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 29, 2013
Many thanks for your review, we were pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at Clovelly.
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Jeff L
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“An absolutely superb location with the perfect hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

If you are looking for premium accommodation with hosts that are attentive in Cornwall this is an ideal location. Jayne & Richard's unobtrusive involvement at the start of our stay was very much appreciated. We love walking from this location on the South Coast Path and will be going back soon with or without the children and grandchild. The gardens are perfect for the youngsters and we older sporting folk to enjoy ourselves.
If you want further information from us please ask.
Judith, Jeff & family.

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Liked best: The personal nature of the hosts together with a premium property.
Liked least: That my wife, Judith, made me walk so many times up and down the hill to the sea.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
May 31, 2013
Thank you for your comments, we certainly look forward to your next visit.
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Sally H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A delightful home from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Booking was simple and informal, great communication directly with the owners. Fabulous cream tea on arrival which started the holiday nicely. Accommodation was spacious and well equipped with everything you would need. The little touches such as prettily folded towels complete with hotel style ribbons on the flannels, liquid soap at all the sinks and plenty of dishwasher tablets were thoughtful extras. The sun room was particularly lovely in the mornings with great views of the garden and beyond. We all took turns to sit in the recliner chair! Plenty of storage space in the bedrooms.

Previous guests who have stayed here have commented on the narrow gate to the driveway however we did not experience this as a problem in our VW Passat, we followed the advice of the owners to reverse in and drive out with a passenger in the road to check for traffic.

There is a short walk (about 5-10 minutes) down hill along Rice Lane to the sea (no footpath for most of it but minimal traffic). On the way you pass the car park where the bus to and from St Austell and surrounding villages stops (worth knowing a family bus ticket is available - see Mevagissey info below), Harbours Reach which is a licensed cafe (we can't comment because we did not visit it), Cakebreads the shop/Post Office/bakery (excellent cakes and bread and well stocked with some fresh produce as well as the usual convenience store goods - very friendly staff), opposite are the public toilets, the beach shop selling wetsuits and buckets and spades etc, a fish and chip shop (yummy), the coast path cafe behind the chip shop and the Mermaid Beach Cafe. Both the fish and chip shop and Mermaid cafe serve hot drinks in mugs which you can take to the beach and return when you are done.

The beach is sandy and clean, the harbour on the right is a great place to eat fish and chips and when the tide is out it exposes the bottom of the harbour walls. At high tide we watched kids jumping into the sea from the end of the harbour. To the left there is another beach (Little Perhaver) which you can walk to along the beach at low tide or at high tide head up hill for a short walk and take the second signposted path and follow until you reach the very steep steps down to the beach. Both beaches have exposed sand even at high tide. We preferred the slightly quieter Perhaver Beach - the waves seemed to be better for body boarding, we even dolphins fairly close to the beach and spent at least 15 minutes watching them swim and jump in the bay.

We took a few day trips.

We thought the Sea Life Centre at Newquay was overpriced, and parking in Newquay was a real pain. Nice beach though.

Fowey (rhymes with joy) was very pretty and had lots of lovely little shops and cafes. There was a rowing regatta on while we were there which added to the atmosphere. We parked in the main car park at the top of the hill which was easy to get to.

Eden Project was a great day out for all of us, during the summer there was later opening and we stayed until 8.00pm. We all enjoyed walking up the wobbly stairs to the observation tower above the rainforest biome and lunch was great too.

We took the coastal path to Mevagissey from Gorran Haven. The three mile walk was well worth the muddy trails and the scenery was spectacular. We passed through Portmellon on the way. Our children 7yrs, 9yrs and 13yrs all managed perfectly well. Mevagissey was very pretty, the museum was interesting (and free) and we took a boat trip around the harbour. Lunch was tasty from the cafe on the market square. We took the bus back from Mevagissey to Gorran Haven, it took about 25 minutes and for 2 adults and 3 children cost only £5. Kids go free with the family ticket. Bear in mind that the last bus back was at about 5.00pm.

Lobbs Farm Shop was a great place to get local produce their cheese and their meats are fabulous. We didn't get to the Lost Gardens of Heligan next door though.

We though the bungalow was in a great location, very comfortable and well equipped, we properly relaxed and cliche or not it was a home from home. We loved the village and thought it had great facilities. We have already booked to come back next year!

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Liked best: Thoughtful way the property was presented and the recliner chair in the conservatory!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 28, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review. Was a pleasure to have you stay and we are looking forward to having you come back next year. It is good to read about all the trips that you had and all the things you did. Heligan Gardens is a great place to visit if you find time next year. We are hoping to widen the entrance to Clovelly this winter, so that it won't cause hardship for other guests. But thank you for your comment.
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iacfisher
berkshire
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“Absolutely fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

This was our first stay at Clovelly holiday bungalow.
There was a lovely cream tea waiting for us on arrival with chocolate butterfly cakes for our Grandson.
The milk in the fridge was much appreciated after a long drive.
The bungalow is set in a large well kept safe garden with parking for three cars,it was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you could want including excellent quality linen and towels.
It,s near the beach,the lost garden of Heligan is just a short drive away.
We,ve already booked for next and can,t wait .

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sep 2, 2012
We are looking forward to having you stay again.
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