The Countryside Retreat

Reviews for The Countryside Retreat

'This property was everything we hoped it would be. It was clean and cosy throughout. We had a great week exploring western Cornwall and this was the perfect jump off point and place to come back to each evening. We’d stay here again without doubt.' April 2024

'We had a lovely stay. The place is close to St. Ives and other touristy areas. The house has everything we needed and the interior was lovely. I definitely recommend this to stay when visiting Cornwall.'Thank you for providing a lovely place to stay. We had a great week will be back!' Sept 2023

'A great cottage for a family getaway. Ten of us sharing (4k & 6a) but it never felt overcrowded. Well appointed, clean, good selection of DVDs, and tv with streaming services. (Not that we had time for TV or sitting by the wood burning fire, as we were enjoying the amazing local beaches or playing games around the table.) Emma was quick to respond to any queries we had prior to arrival, and everything went smoothly.' Sept 2023

'Emma's place is just lovely. clean, comfy and spacious, great for a family vacation! would definitely return!' July 2023

'I recently had the pleasure of staying at Emma's Airbnb in Cornwall near St. Michael's Mount, and I can confidently say that it was an unforgettable experience! From start to finish, everything about this stay was exceptional, making it the perfect getaway. The location was convenient for exploring other nearby attractions, such as picturesque coastal walks, charming villages, and beautiful beaches. There was never a dull moment, and we were able to make the most of our time in Cornwall. The Airbnb itself was an absolute gem. Clean, cozy, and well-appointed, it felt like a home away from home. Emma clearly put a lot of thought into every detail, from the tasteful decor to the comfortable furnishings. The bed was incredibly comfortable, ensuring a good night's sleep after a day of exploration. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. With its unbeatable location, cozy accommodations, and incredible hosts, you can't go wrong with booking this fantastic Airbnb.' July 2023

'The place is beautiful, fully equipped kitchen, lovely backyard and amazing collection of movie dvds and board games. We had a great time.' July 2023

'One of the best house I ever stayed, clean, safe, and felt like home, had the best time of my life. Host is soo helpful and friendly. Overall 11/10 ✔️' June 2023

'A beautiful home from home for a lovely family week away! Plenty of space, comfortable beds and wonderful spacious living area! Would definitely stay again and recommend to others!' June 2023

'Beautiful property, extremely well equipped. It’s like a tardis. Very big property, strangely very sociable as well as very private. You can really spread your family around the the different levels yet socialise also. Superb unique property in an awesome location.' Jan 2023

'Fantastic place for a family getaway!! We were a large group with young children, and found the living set up to be absolutely perfect for our needs. The cottage itself is located within easy distance from the A30, giving access to pretty much anywhere in West Cornwall. It's beautifully decorated, and made for a perfect base for our adventures. Check in was easy, and Emma even left us some lovely treats for our arrival! It's a warm and welcoming place and we would absolutely book here again 🙂.' October 2022

'We had a wonderful time. The house is very well equipped and catered for all our needs. Having a small person I was very happy about the stair gates. The space is lovely to hang out and relax on rainy days when you don't feel like heading out r taking a little break. We slept incredibly well, which for me is rare when I am not at home. Emma is a great host, very responsive and easy going. Thanks Emma it was perfect.' Sept 2022

'We were a family of 10 and there was plenty of space in this lovely house. It is situated in a lovely countryside area with hill and sea views. Each bedroom was spacious, the kitchen catered to all of our needs and was stocked really well. The living room provided a comfy area with enough seating for all of us. The house is very well situated with short drives to Penzance and St Ives and to nearby beaches. Thank you Emma for a lovely stay and for making the experience so easy!' Aug 2022

'This is a great place for a large group to explore West Cornwall. The house is maintained to a good standard and is large enough for a big group to fit in without feeling cramped. In particular, the upstairs lounge is a great space for playing games and reading in the evenings. Emma’s helpful guide folder was indispensable for finding local walks and attractions. Communication was great and check in was really easy. Highly recommended.' July 2022

'A beautiful house in a very peaceful location, plenty of room for two families to share. (Group of 8) The house is a good base for exploring Cornwall by car or public transport with a good local pub within walking distance. The house was very clean on our arrival with a welcome basket which was much appreciated after a long journey. Emma was a great host, very responsive and happy to help with anything we needed.' Oct 2021

'Fantastic location / property / space' June 2021

'Lovely Airbnb away from the hustle and bustle of the usual touristy places and yet well positioned for short car trips to St Michael’s Mount (8mins), St Ives (15mins), shops (8minutes). The lounge area was a particular favourite of ours, gorgeous and well equipped with a good selection of rainy day activities (DVDs, games) and lovely plants all around the house! There was wood for the fireplace, a BBQ pit, a dishwasher and plenty of cooking equipment all around - everything you need for a larger group getaway!' May 2021

'Emma’s place is amazing. Perfect location where St Ives and Penzance is a short drive away. Whole house just has a real homely feel to it and the beds were really comfy. Will 100% stay here again.' May 2021

'Emma’s place was beautiful, very nicely located, and she was responsive and helpful. Highly recommend.' May 2021

'Thank you Emma! We had a fabulous time! It was everything the pictures and info said it was! Spectacularly clean, very comfortable and brilliantly situated! We were able to visit all our favourite places, especially Marazion, Hayle and Porthcurno beach! Despite the strong winds, we enjoyed your beautiful garden and waking up to the sun shining through the fronds of your tree fern, was a treat for my wife who loves tropical plants! The peace and quiet of ‘Lamu’ has done us all good and it’s also been a very memorable and highly welcomed break, after all the challenges and difficulties of the past year of Covid restrictions. Thank you.' April 2021

'Emma’s place is better than expected and better than the pictures show. Incredibly well located close to the A30, it provides fantastic access to both the north and south coast beaches and walks of of Cornwall so you’re always near a nice spot even on the windy days.' April 2021

'Emma’s place was the cleanest stay we ever experienced, she is a brilliant communicator all round and was very helpful. The two fireplaces are brilliant because you can have the fire burning away during dinner time and breakfast time in the kitchen, and then in the lounge in the evening when relaxing with a glass of wine. We comprehensively enjoyed our week here and couldn’t recommend it enough. We hope to return in the summer. Thank you Emma.' December 2020