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

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Updated: 25-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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

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About the Owner

Jeannette & Geoff Honeywill
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 January, 2017

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.

37 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)


Great first visit, comfortable, clean and cosy

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous week at this beautiful cottage with our two dogs. There were lots of little welcoming touches & extras on arrival including a birthday card which was so thoughtful. The cottage is really comfortable with everything you need and more. The gardens, front and back, are delightful and fully enclosed which was great for the dogs.

Sunday lunch at the Polgooth Inn a short stroll away was perfect. Padstow is gorgeous and the beach amazing, huge & dog friendly (early March). And of course, no visit to Cornwall would be complete without taking in one or two of the great gardens and the cottage is in a perfect location for garden sight-seeing.

I was also really impressed with how easy it was to book and the pre-holiday comms from Geoff and Jeanette; lots of useful info and really speedy responses to queries.

All in all, a perfect experience. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic second visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Brookside and my family and I love it - if we could live there all year round we would.

The cottage balances its Cornish charm while remaining modern, very clean and well maintained. It is also very spacious and has all the comforts and conveniences of home. We have small children and everything you need is already in the cottage so you can pack that little lighter. The shower is amazing and so are the beds. We stayed for New Year and the cottage was decked with Christmas decorations which looked great at night.

It's location is a short walk from the village shop and pub which serves top food. We find it a great place to stay out of the crowds but with easy access to all that Cornwall has to offer.

The owners are very approachable, accommodating and happy to help with whatever you need.

As mentioned above, we love it here and will return a 3rd time for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Brookside, cottage was very clean and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Lovely location with front and back gardens both enclosed and great for our 2 dogs and 5 year old.

Stones throw from the Polgooth Inn which we went to a couple of evenings. Beautiful beaches, and most allowed dogs. The owners advised us to try the coastal walk to Vault beach and we were so glad we did - amazing! We will definately be back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect location for sight seeing and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most wonderful time at Brookside. The cottage is welcoming, homely, spacious and beautifully presented. The gardens are just as gorgeous. We are a family who enjoy home cooked food so the facilities in the kitchen are second to none. The bedrooms a huge. Geoff and Jeannette are so friendly and gave us directions for some very beautiful walks. Cornwall is just beautiful and we have every intention of returning for another wonderful holiday. Our son wanted to pick the cottage up and take it for our home back where we live! I forgot to mention how clean the cottage was as well, I did not have to clean before I could relax. Just perfect in every way. A big thank you for allowing us to enjoy such perfect place for sightseeing shopping and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing find Brookside Cottage is. Charming, peaceful and spacious in a delightful setting, we had a great base to explore much of Cornwall. The home made cream tea was a wonderful treat too. Thank you for helping to make our family holiday so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic holiday at Brookside. What a beautiful, comfy and cosy cottage. Very spacious and clean and homely. Loved having the log burner! The gardens were very well looked after and we enjoyed relaxing in them too. The kitchen had every utensil we could ask for , even made a birthday cake! Was amazing arriving to a delicious cake and wine, juice for the kids and even treats for the dog! The owners were very friendly and helpful and gave us great advice on finding dog friendly beaches and good take aways. The Polgooth Inn, 100metres away was lovely and friendly. We've had a fantastic holiday! Thanks for having us! Hopefully be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Polgooth Inn at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : St Austell Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : St Austell at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 80 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Polgooth Inn at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : Dry Ski Plymouth at 40 Miles Nearest Beach : Pentewan at 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
APRIL 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JUNE 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
NOV/DEC 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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.

30% deposit to confirm booking unless separately agreed and balance 8 weeks before arrival at cottage

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Updated: 25-Jan-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • 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 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • 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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