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“Nice friendly chalet”
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'Whimbrel' luxury two bedroom chalet
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'Whimbrel' luxury two bedroom chalet
Cosy nautically themed lounge area -recently refurbished
Our lovely, newly decorated lounge.
Our lovely, newly decorated lounge
View of the fully fitted kitchen
Kitchen / diner
Lots of nautical details in our home from home
Main bedroom with double bed and double wardrobes
Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Second bedroom with twin beds
Shower room
Constantine Bay
A walk to Padstow lifeboat station
Trevose Lighthouse
Padstow Harbour
Booby's Bay
View to Constantine
Constantine kite flying
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
St Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall, England

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“Nice friendly chalet”
Reviewed October 12, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

W've had a nice time in Whimbrel and enjoyed your chalet and the environment. We have had some rain, but went 2 days to the Constantine and Harlyn beach. The girls and myself went horseriding on the beautiful farmland near Tina's Stables. It was very pleasant we didn't have to drive by car over more than a few minutes for this activities!

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 14, 2016
Thanks for the feedback-glad you had a great time even with some Cornish rain! :)
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Mary L
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“End of summer stay near Trevone Bay”
Reviewed September 24, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The chalet was very clean, well presented and cosy. It was ideally situated within a beautiful area near Padstow. All the equipment was of a good quality and in good working order. The owners provided lots of information about local walks and facilities.
We liked the decor which was very tasteful.
We hope to return here in the future.

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Liked best: Comfort and convenience
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 26, 2016
So glad you had a great time and loved our chalet as much as we do. Do get in touch for our special return booking rates when your want to come again.
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paulcuthb...
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“dissapointed”
Reviewed September 15, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

arrived at whimbrel for my 50th birthday to a miss-match of old furnishings,2 x sofa beds were so uncomfortable we had to pack out with pillows before giving up and sitting in an old recliner old folks chair, TV far too small need at least 32in, old dish cloth left in sink, bathroom hot tap constantly dripping think needs a tap washer,mouldy curtains in main bedroom, I would seriously think about spending some money on re - vamp.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 16, 2016
I am so sorry that you feel disappointed by your stay at our chalet and I apologise that due to an oversight we did not contact you directly after your stay which is our usual procedure.

As you will see from the other reviews of our holiday home this is the first time anyone has expressed such disappointment.

When we arrived at the chalet after your stay we were rather surprised to find that the sofa throws had been removed and put in a cupboard. We will clarify with the property manager why this had been allowed to happen.

The property manager had cleaned the chalet before your stay and so I am disappointed that you found an old dish cloth in the sink. We supply plenty of new ones in the kitchen drawer along with sponges, dusters and so on and so I hope you were able to find new supplies without difficulty. There were certainly plenty there when we arrived.

The sofas (which are not used as sofa beds) are clean and tidy and I am sorry you found it necessary to pack them out with pillows. The two sofas are matching but I agree that the reclining chair is upholstered in a different fabric. It is however in good condition and we have endeavoured to add some continuity with the cushions provided.

The television / dvd player is a smaller model - sorry you found that disappointing. We have always found it sufficient in a small room.

The previous guests had reported that a tap was dripping but assured us that it wasn’t a major problem. Our contact details are in the chalet so that problems can be resolved quickly and if we had known this was more of an issue than we thought we could have put it right quickly for you. We have now replaced both bathroom taps.

I apologise again that we did not contact you directly after your stay as that is our usual procedure and I am sorry that you were disappointed.
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Reviewed September 9, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: Light and airy and very cosy with a lovely sitting room. The place where the chalet is situated is very quiet. Outside there is a large shrub for shade should you want to sit outside. It is very peaceful and quiet; really lovely.
Liked least: the duvets are a bit tired and need updating
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 10, 2016
Glad you had a great time.
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polarUk
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Value for money, with everything you need for a comfortable stay”
Reviewed June 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Four of us stayed at Whimbrel for five nights over May bank holiday weekend. The chalet was exactly as described and as shown in the photos, with a kitchen, living area and 2 x bedrooms. Excellent value for money for St Merryn / Padstow area. Plenty hot water for showers and well kitted out - a few games, small flat screen tv and everything you need in the kitchen. There is a shop, bar/restaurant, kids park and games room on the Atlantic Bay site where Whimbrel is based. Also a wifi pod (code from reception) if needed, by the shop.
I'd recommend a car, as it is too far to walk into St Merryn. It's about a 10 minute drive to Padstow and the same to Harlyn beach, which we enjoyed. Kids loved the body boarding, which you can hire in St Merryn or on the beach. Recommend taking a torch if arriving late and a toilet roll to tide you over until the shop opens.
You can't park right next to the chalet, but parking is plentiful and only a minutes walk. Lovely stay, thank you.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Glad you had a good time and enjoyed the chalet and the wonderful North Cornwall coast-sorry there wasn't enough loo roll-we try to make sure there is enough to tide you over so not sure what happened there :)
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Matthew S
1 review
“Matthew Sadler”
Reviewed May 28, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a lovely holiday. The chalet is comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. The owners were happy for us to move a few objects out of reach of our 16 month old son (a few ornaments etc) That's pretty standard for us as he is interested in EVERYTHING!. It was nice to have a well kitted kitchen, a washer-dryer and a good shower! The site was clean and quiet (we were there mid may) with a good playground for our son. The immediate area is very beautiful with great beaches and walks. A car is needed and recommended to explore the area with and there are supermarkets about 10-15 minutes away as well as more local village shops and on site facilities. There is a great fish and chip shop in the nearest village, St. Merryn.. Many other attractions are within easy reach by car such as The Eden Project (we had a great day there), Steins restaurant in Padstow (we did not go there because of our little one) and the beaches and surf at Newquay. The owners were very easy to deal with and helped us with an enquiry while we were there. All in all, a big thumbs up for Whimbrel! We plan to come back...

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 25, 2016
Many thanks for your review Matthew-glad you had a great time :)
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Nicola G
Cwmbran, Wales, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Another fab weeked”
Reviewed March 29, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had such a lovely time in October we booked to go back for Easter. Another relaxing weekend, comfortable and clean. Lovely days spent in Padstow and Port Issac. We will be returning again

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 30, 2016
Hi Nicola, So glad you had a good time and that the chalet AND weather were OK for you. We're off their ourselves tomorrow. Thanks for your booking :)
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