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Charming Cottage With Easy Access To The Eden Project, Lost Gardens Of Heligan

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely cottage in Polgooth - well placed to explore Cornwall with safe,sandy beaches close by.

Brookside is a charming, South facing Cornish cottage that sits in a quiet country lane. The cottage is more than 150 years old and has been refurbished to a high standard, decorated in a simple,modern style yet retaining its period charm.

The cottage offers privacy when dining al-fresco on the patio plus spacious accommodation for six plus a cot with three bedrooms (two doubles, one twin) and a large family bathroom. The lounge-dining room has a huge original stone fireplace with an efficient wood-burning stove. Furnishings are modern yet invitingly comfy.

The cottage looks onto a peaceful,pretty lawned garden with rose bushes,edged by mature trees and shrubs with a natural granite slabbed patio area that faces south,enjoying direct sunlight all day long.Both front and rear gardens are private and fully enclosed by walls,fences and natural hedges. A wealth of mature plants and flowering shrubs (camellias, rhododendrons etc.) surround the property.There is ample parking at the front for several cars.

Just a short stroll along the lane is the village pub.The Polgooth Inn serves great local beers and food prepared using locally sourced produce.It`s a proper family-run place that welcomes children and animals and serves food all day both in the pub as well as the garden.There are more excellent pubs and restaurants within easy reach of Brookside, including Austells (3 mls.) and Kingswood (0.5 mls.)

There is a village shop/off-licence/post office, while larger supermarkets are within a mile or so.

Polgooth is perfect for exploring Cornwall due to its central location. The Pentewan valley which Polgooth borders is great for walking or cycling the dedicated trails leading to the coastal villages of Porthpean (fabulous safe family beach, sailing, watersports), Pentewan ( large beach plus watersports, gymnasium, restaurants), Mevagissey (ancient working fishing port, restaurants, shops) and Gorran Haven (sandy beaches,walks, great pub, coastal walks). Other local attractions include the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project and the beautiful harbour village of Charlestown with its wonderful pub, restaurants and shops.

St.Austell golf club is on the edge of the village and Carlyon Bay golf club is just 3 miles away.

There is a convenient rail link at St.Austell (2 mls.) which is on the main London-Penzance route.

Children and dog friendly.

Free superfast broadband and smart tv.

Welcome pack on arrival.

2017 rates available on request

More Details

Jeannette & Geoff Honeywill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Jeannette & Geoff Honeywill

Brookside is owned by Geoff and Jeannette who live next door so if you require any help or assistance you are welcome to call on our services.We have good local knowledge of beaches, walks, etc and are happy to book restaurants etc on your behalf. We will guide you to coves and beaches which are not on the tourist trail. We have both been involved in Cornish based businesses for many years.


Polgooth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Family bathroom with super-deep bath, walk in powerful shower,w.c. and heated towel rail. Velux window in the roof so you can relax in the bath and study the night sky.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) plus cot(s) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - king-size bed,large wardrobe, bedside tables,reading lamps. Chair. Window to south. Bed 2. Double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables and reading lamps.Window to south. Bed3. 2 single beds, bedside tables and reading lamps. Cots available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Patio area to the front of the property with large table and chairs plus barbecue. Lawns also to the front which are fairly level and lots of shrubs and plants. A smaller patio area to the rear of the cottage with table and chairs (great for early morning sunshine) plus rotary clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and good quality bed linen included. Property is cleaned weekly and bedlinen and towels are changed weekly Other: Lobby area with small table and 2 chairs leading to back garden with patio area with table and chairs, rotary clothes line.


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Charming Cottage With Easy Access To The Eden Project, Lost Gardens Of Heligan
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Super property with excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

Photos don't do it justice - it really is a lovely property. Great location for accessing both north and south coast beaches with everything you need in very close proximity - St Austell for main shopping but the village also has a very good shop/post office and the Polgooth Inn is only 100 yards down the road. Kitchen is really well-equipped with everything you need if you want to cook at home. Geoff and Jeannette were very welcoming and helpful and we can't thank them enough for allowing our 3 dogs to stay - it's not an easy thing to find properties which accept 3 dogs these days!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Second visit and just as amazing as the first

  • 5 of 5

I seriously cannot find the words to describe how amazing this cottage is.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hopefully we will be back next year.

A visit or two to the local pub Polgooth Inn is in order.

Thank you Geoff and Jeannette for letting us stop again and for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fantastic cottage in a great location, good access to all of Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Brookside is very well equipped and has a lovely cosy atmosphere. Jeanette and Geoff are very welcoming and gave suggestions for walks, beaches to visit and places to eat. The Polgooth Inn is just a short walk away and we throughly enjoyed our meal there.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage in a quiet rural location.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage, equipped with everything you could need a real home from home. It had a very cozy feel and beautiful garden. The beds were very comfortable. We have a toddler and it was perfectly equipped with stair gates and high chair. Great location, the village was very quiet so perfect for relaxing. Close to lovely beaches and St Austell. The weather was not very good, but that did not distract from a lovely week. The relax cosy feel of the cottage made up for it. The owners were very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage in an ideal setting

The cottage on entry is very clean and as if you are the first people there

We had no issues at all ,Jeanette and Geoff are wonderful hosts and are available for advice about local beaches and activities

The cottage is very well equipped and if you do not want to eat out you don't have to because it's so well equipped you can eat in

By reading the visitors book we could see that a lot of people return here because you know that you are staying in fabulous accommodation

If you book this property then a must is the polgooth inn across the road because it does great food beer and Gin

I would recommend this cottage I can not fault it in anyway at all

I would love to return here in the future

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage, Great location, Great holiday, would highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

So good I have already booked two weeks next year. Thanks to Geoff and Jeanette for always been on hand, best cottage I have stayed in with my family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Polgooth Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
St Austell Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Polgooth Inn
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Dry Ski Plymouth
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended


The coast and beach are just 2 miles by car away at Pentewan which is also within an easy level walk or cycle via designated cycle trails which start about a half mile from the cottage along a quiet country road. Pentewan offers water-sports, fishing trips, swimming, sailing and there is a gym and swimming pool as well as a pub, restaurants, garage and convenience store.


Newquay airport 12 miles.Plymouth cross Channel ferry port 35 miles.

St.Austell railway station 2 miles.

Collection from railway station can be arranged.


Village shop half mile. St.Austell (nearest town) 2 miles.

Heligan Gardens 3 miles. Eden Project 5 miles. Charlestown 2 miles. Mevagissey 3 miles. principal Cornish city, Truro 12 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $210.56

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% of the total rental value to secure the property. The balance is due a minimum of 8 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments by personal cheque, bank transfer or pay pal.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Depart 10.00. Arrival 3pm
Short stays available.

Notes on prices:
For dates not shown please contact us either by phone or email.
3 day stays available and discounts for couples.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.