We stayed as a group of 5 adults for the Diamond Jubilee extended weekend and used the Pankiln cottage as our base for exploring Cornwall.
It is one of a row of 4 beautifully renovated cottages formed out of the works for drying china clay, and retains many of the period features within the overall property. We were only the fifth booking in the property and were invited by the owners John and Sheena to provide feedback on what else needed to be added. In truth, our list was very short (wireless broadband and more hooks on the back of doors) as the renovation has been done to such a high standard.
The cottages are conveniently located for the Eden Project (about 5 minutes drive) and the Lost Gardens of Heligan (20 minutes drive). It is also around 50 minutes away from the fishing port of Padstow with its range of celebrated restaurants.
The photos on the website for the lettings agent now reflect the fixtures and fittings at the property - the ones on the original Tripadvisor listing were illustrative only and of lesser quality than what we actually found. There are two double rooms and two twin rooms, with two shower rooms, one of which also has a bath. The patio area is semi-communal, with privacy fencing between each cottage, but can be linked up if you are booking more than one of the cottages in the row.
The kitchen had everything you could reasonably expect in a self-catering facility, including ample sets of crockery and cutlery. Cooking pans were basic, but this wasn't a problem as we had brought our own.
One final warning: to this day I am still baffled by the directions provided by the letting agent to get to the property. However, the postcode provided was known by my satnav so we did find our way without too much difficulty. The cottage is actually located a few hundred yards off the main road through the village of St Blazey, just off the A390. But we'll know better for when we go back in the future, which we fully intend to do!
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