Ancarva is the most beautiful little cottage, with everything you could possibly want for an escape to the Cornish scenery. Most comfy bed in the world, spotlessly clean throughout, beautiful touches including a ready laid fire and provisions for a cream tea made us instantly at home. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could think of, and the stunning secret garden also comes with a BBQ should the weather treat you well enough. We made friends with the locals and the landlord in the amazing local pub, the Royal Oak, which does absolutely delicious food and a good selection of real ales amongst other things. Perfect base for exploring Cornish highlights in the car including st Ives, Falmouth, Truro, Penzance etc. Couldn't fault our wonderful stay, thank you Jacqui and Simon for your thoughtful communications and the generous lift from the station, and an amazing holiday to remember.
Marvelous place to stay. Hosts were welcoming and friendly. Cottage warm and snug. Clean and very well appointed. Comfy beds. A lot of thought has gone into making sure you have everything you need in a cottage. The secret garden was beautiful. 10/10.
We loved staying in this pretty little cottage to celebrate my birthday. We thought the cream tea upon arrival was a very special touch (very tasty too).
The beds are very comfortable and bedding is great quality, I had a great nights sleep. We loved getting out the bath to wrap ourselves in the soft fluffy towels. I was surprised to see that the fire had already been build ready for us to light which was very considerate, we loved curling up in front of it to watch City of Angels (great dvd collection by the way!). The selection of board games was a lovely touch too, 'who wants to be a millionaire' went down very well whilst we indulged in cheese and wine!
We did tear ourselves away from the cottage on a few occasions to visit St Ives, Lands End and Falmouth. The location of the cottage is great, and everything was quite easy to get to, we drove since it was all very close, but the trains run regularly and are a great alternative.
The kitchen is compact and very well organised, we enjoyed a home made chicken roast with all the trimmings on the Sunday and found everything needed.
Having previously worked in a 5* Hotel as a guest relation executive, I have to admit I can be very particular about cleanliness and there was not one single part of the cottage which was not perfectly clean and tidy. There was not one thing missing, the hosts have clearly thought about every tiny detail. A wine cooler, sewing kit, torch, first aid and spare batteries - I could go on! I can't think of anything that was missing!
Upon recommendation of the host, we ate in the Norway Inn which was very tasty (I've been craving their desert menu ever since) and we enjoyed the short stroll to the pub and back, particularly our midnight adventure back after with our torch!
We were sad to leave but would love to return one day and continue to explore the delights that Ancarva and Cornwall offer.
Although we didn't actually meet the owners, their kindness was apparent from the way we found the cottage on arrival and the considerate communication while we were there, but also after we had checked out. We found scones and cream waiting for us on arrival which made us feel very welcome!
The cottage has a working fireplace which we were free to use and a lovely secret garden.
It was very well equipped, with everything we could wish for.
The location is good for day-trips, but there is also a public footpath next to the cottage.
There is a shop next door, which has a good selection of groceries and a good pub across the street.
I would definitely recommend a stay at this cottage!
Stunning modern and clean cottage with fire place, Laura Ashley furniture, private garden with babbling brook and decorated eith hearts galore. Easy to travel around Cornwall from here. Will definitely be coming back.
Every thing was perfect on arrival at Ancarva at Perrenwell Station, warm clean and cosy, thank you Jaqui and Simon for the lovely scones and cream and fresh milk waiting for us, yummy start to our holiday.
We explored the cottage straight away and found everything spotless, not a spec of dust anywhere, the beds were comfy and it was lovely to have clean fresh sheets, and especially pressed ones (so comfy)
Clean fluffy towels, in fact everything was 5 star
We had a lovely week at Ancarva and particularly loved the log burner .many places to explore around the area, lovely pubs and close to big towns and tourist spots, but coming home to the cottage every day was the icing on the cake, we would definitely recommend it to friends and family, P.S BOOK at the pub for good food just up the road
Absolutely lovely cottage in a beautiful location! The owners are a delight and made all of the arrangements seamless. The owner met me at the cottage to make sure everything was to my liking. She even left scones, clotted cream and jam! The decor is so beautiful and comfortable. Would love to make the cottage my second home. Highly recommend!!!