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“Perfect family holiday retreat.”
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Dormouse Cottage
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16 reviews
Dormouse Cottage
al fresco on the sun filled  patio
cosy lounge
velvet sofas
huge inglenook and woodburner
kitchen/diner
cooks kitchen
working Cornish Range
Jackdaw bedroom (king) - with four poster
ensuite to Jackdaw
Wrens bedroom (twin)
cabin beds in Wrens
family bathroom
family bathroom
Owls bedroom (King) - with brass bed
Slipper bath ensuite to Owls
upstairs hallway
upstairs hallway
detail - lounge
beaches nearby
Padstow harbour
kitchen/dinning room
on the patio
looking through the front gate
view from the village
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
St Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall, England

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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norm3rdav...
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect family holiday retreat.”
Reviewed August 5, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The Dormouse Cottage was an absolutely beautiful,family and dog friendly holiday home. On arrival we were wowed by the beautiful garden and the whole interior of the cottage. We enjoyed friendly chats with the local farmer whole told us a bit about the area. As this was our first trip to Cornwall the cottage provided a very comfortable home from home and the informative welcome pack gave us wonderful ideas on where to visit. We highly recommend a visit !

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 7, 2017
Dear Norman, so glad you had a lovely holiday at Dormouse Cottage in our gorgeous 2nd home. It is great to share one of our favourite places with other guests and know that they enjoy it as much as we do. Do come back again. Kind regards Elaine
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Warminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 9, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 12, 2017
so glad you loved Dormouse Cottage, it is our own home away from home and we love to share it with other enthusiastic guests like yourselves. Dormouse has been set up to combine luxury with dog friendly, a bit of an unusual combination but it seems to work well. Thank you forbeing great guests and looking after Dormouse as well as we do ourselves. Kind regards Elaine
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Sammie496
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect pet-friendly cottage in beautiful Cornwall”
Reviewed May 29, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Absolutely wonderful stay and we couldn't recommend it more. We had lovely weather so got to enjoy the beautiful garden with a few meals outdoors but we also spent a few evenings curled up on the sofas watching sky movies! Great location with so many dog friendly beaches and towns within a 10 minute drive in either direction, we visited a different beach each day as our dog is a real beach lover! We also visited the Eden project which is only a 30 minute drive away and we took lots of advice on the places to visit from Elaine's recommendations (they literally have thought of everything!) Will definitely be returning!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 1, 2017
Dear Samantha, so glad you enjoyed Dormouse Cottage so much. We have tried to think of everything, because Dormouse is our second home too. It is lovely to share our beautiful cottage with our guests and it is so good to hear that our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Come back again!! XXX
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Witt79
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“'Great stay in a wonderful location"”
Reviewed January 22, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Doormouse Cottage is a wonderful authentic Cornish cottage in a great location. The cottage has been beautifully renovated, providing modern amenities but in keeping with the traditional style of the cottage. The kitchen had everything you would want to entertain if you so desired. Having a full Sky package was great as we enjoyed a few films in the evening and live football! The local beaches are easily accessible and our four legged travellers (Oscar and Teddi) thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to walk on the beach every morning. The cottage is well located to explore Northern Cornwall, Padstow is only 4 miles away and how nice it was to explore Padstow when it's quieter. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we will return to this lovely haven in what is a beautiful part of our beloved island!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 24, 2017
thank you so much for taking the time to give us your thoughts on Dormouse. We are so happy you were comfortable for your holiday, our aim is to make Dormouse a special 'home away from home' for our guests and feedback always helps to let us know how we are doing. Would love to welocme you all again. Kind regards Elaine
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2016
so glad you enjoyed Dormouse, and that you got to enjoy our 'snoring owls'. It is their first year nesting in our box and we are all so thrilled to welcome them to Dormouse as well as our guests!!
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gillies70
Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Doormouse Cottage is a hidden gem”
Reviewed December 4, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A hidden gem. The weather was atrocious so it was particularly nice to come back to such a warm and welcoming environment. The recent refurbishment is stunning – so many lovely features. Well equipped with lots of lovely extra touches. In spite of the weather we visited Padstow, Watergate Bay and Constantine Bay and had some amazing windswept walks with the dog. So many restaurants to visit. Great to have a list of restaurants that allowed dogs for example the Cornish Inn in St Merryn. Our teenage daughters liked having excellent WiFi, speakers they could link to Spotify and Sky TV etc. Can't recommend the cottage highly enough. The 3rd bedroom is very small so consider who will be sleeping there.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Susie7050
Sunshine Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stunning accomodation in a lovely country setting, 10 minutes from Padstowe”
Reviewed October 26, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My sister, brother-in-law and myself stayed at Doormouse Cottage for an unforgettable week, in extreme comfort with a beautifully equiped cottage down to every last detail, situated in a tiny village surrounded by farmland. Everyhere is an easy drive to all of the wonderful beaches and many a charming village to be found.

We will certainly return as soon as we can for another perfect week.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet with cosy/luxurious bedding & towels, comfy sofas every need covered
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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