Miss Gallagher August 2020
A delightful cottage in a beautiful location! A very comfortable and relaxing place to stay and use as a base to explore the area. We definitely intend to return in the future!
Mr McLean July 2020
Wonderful cottage in lovely location with great hosts. 11 out of 10 (the weather helped)
Mrs Grace July 2020
Delightful cottage and good location for exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall. One of the cleanest cottages we have stayed in with Unobtrusive owners who left a delicious cream tea on arrival. Quality kitchen equipment, everything you could possibly need for your stay. Lovely grounds and orchard which you are free to explore with walks from the door along to the creek and bridle ways. We would add that the garden although lovely is not dog proof. Our dog was a bit too nosy, sniffing out the BBQ’s of the campers/caravans also on site some of whom also had dogs. We had to have him on his lead the last couple of evenings so he didn’t wander. Apart from that a great holiday.
Mr King March 2020
Lovely peaceful location with walks from the door to be found in a folder on the book shelves. Kitchen area very well equipped comfy bed and a good shower. Good size garden area for dogs but not secure. Parking is right outside the property.
Mrs Stroud January 2020
Nothing further to add, except to heartily recommend Orchard Vean.
Mr Oliver January 2020
Mr Chapman November 2019
A truly outstanding cottage with most helpful and genial owners. Perfect property and location to explore the wonderful area. Highly recommended.
Mrs Hicks October 2019
Well equipped and very clean. Peaceful and quiet. Cosy and comfortable. Perfect escape.
Mrs Bradford September 2019
Lovely comfortable cottage in a lovely location. Nick and Barbara were most helpful and made us very welcome during our two week stay. A really nice well appointed cottage with everything spotlessly clean - even the wine glasses shone. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Mr Baxter September 2019
The weather was damp all week. But we did have a wonderful stay at orchard dean, exploring the many creek side walks and local pubs.
Mr King September 2019
We had high expectations of our stay at Orchard Vean and we were not disappointed. We received a very warm welcome from Nick and his introduction to the cottage included safety aspects such as the carbon monoxide alarms, fire alarms and extinguisher along with his invaluable knowledge of the local area including walks which can be done from the cottage. Barbara had left a delicious cream tea (which included home made jam) and the flowers made the cottage feel homely. There is everything in the cottage you would require for self catering and there is a good shower and the most comfy bed. The porch was larger than we expected and an ideal place to leave walking boots and dry off dogs if they are wet. Double patio doors lead out onto the outdoor seating area and cushions are provided for the chairs. The parking space is adjacent to the cottage for easy unloading. We are booking again for next year, thank you Nick and Barbara.
Mrs Davidson August 2019
loved this little place, and the surrounding area was great for exploring with our dogs. Already booked a return visit next year.
Mrs Bacon February 2019
This beautiful location in the heart of the Fal estuary is great for birdwatching and walking. The well equipped and tranquil cottage provided us a good winter regeneration. Probably busier at other times of the year as there's an adjoining caravan club site, but this is also small and peaceful so that wouldn't bother us.
Mr Slaiter December 2018
The Cottage is situated in a location near Truro with great access to the whole of Cornwall. The Cottage itself is set in a quiet and peaceful location with great walks near by. It was totally cosy with all the amenities we required in perfect working order. The hosts were delightful and welcomed us with a cream tea and bottle of fizz for New Year. A lovely welcoming touch. If you love walking and enjoy quiet evenings then this is the place to stay
Mr Hamilton December 2018
Best cooking utensils and bed we've ever had. Cottage was spotless, warm and comfortable. No complaints, just one safety concern. The cooker hood is at head height and has sharp metal corners. We bumped our heads a couple of times, sooner or later someone will get a nasty head wound
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing Orchard Vean - we're delighted to hear that you had a great time overall and found the cottage warm and comfortable. We're sorry to hear that you had a few encounters with the cooker hood - we'll certainly forward your comments to the owner for their attention. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Hanney October 2018
Lovely comfortable cottage, well situated to explore the creeks and hidden spots of The Carrick Roads. Easy access to A39 even though it is in a creek side location.
Mrs Boulton April 2018
Quiet , friendly owners, lovely area, our favourite part of Cornwall . What more could you ask.
Mr Manuel September 2017
Comfortable and warm cottage. Best we have experienced.
Mr Ruemmer August 2017
quiet, fully equipped cottage in a wonderful environment for a relaxing stay
Mrs McNeal February 2017
We had a very relaxing break in a beautiful cottage. The location was lovely & we really enjoyed the walks along the water.
Mr Beck November 2016
Superb location to explore the whole of Cornwall. Comfortable, clean and finishes/accesories all to high specification, no expense spared - every details has been thought of and is provided even the small details like washing up liquid to air freshener. Hosts were welcoming - we will return for definate.
Mrs Lee October 2016
A delightful cottage, very well equipped and surrounded by beautiful countryside. An ideal spot for visiting the area.
Mr Levin August 2016
There is a small camping ground (5 places) next to the cottage, but you barely notice these "neighbours"
Mrs Twomlow July 2016
Absolutely faultless, from cream tea to power shower and comfy bed. Great for visiting all of Cornwall. Beautifully peaceful with local walks and dog friendly pubs nearby.
Mr Benbow July 2016
Good location and very nice cream tea provided.
Mr Riches May 2016
We cannot speak highly enough of Orchard Vean, it is perfect for a quiet, peaceful holiday. Situated in a lovely part of Cornwall, it is well located for visiting most areas of the county. From National Trust houses to small beautiful beaches, we found it ideal.
Mrs Caldwell December 2015
This a very nice property in a rural location although within a walking distance of the pub. This allowed easy access to Truro and some of the mining history of the area albeit by car, for the more adventurous it had a number of walks immediately available but due to the fact that we were there end December early January with a lot of rain we were not able to use them all.
Mrs Crawley October 2015
Very clean and well-equipped cottage
Mrs Gray October 2015
One of the nicest cottages I have stayed in. The owners were extremely helpful to me whilst my car was out of action. I would recommend it to my friends and family.
Ms Holt September 2015
We were so comfortable we felt like we were at home. Tranquil location to return to after the hustle and bustle of the more touristy spots. Welcoming touch to have fresh flowers from the garden and a delicious cream tea with homemade jam waiting for us on arrival.
Mr Pfennigwerth July 2015
Orchard Vean is the perfect location to discover Cornwall. Quiet environment, nice pub's around. Dogs are wellcome.
Mrs Baulsom June 2015
We don't really want to share this real gem of a place, but... we can't resist telling everyone how good this place is!!!! This really is one of the best...so relaxing, so well equipped, SO comfortable.... One of the best of loads of great ones!
Mr Broome March 2015
A lovely peaceful cottage to unwind. Well equipped with everything you need to enjoys a relaxing holiday. Space for coats and boots, warm radiators to come back to after a day in the cold!
Mr Richards February 2015
it is a perfect holiday home in a perfect location
Mr Mather February 2015
A lovely cottage in a relaxing setting with great walks practically on the doorstep.
Ms Skeplorn October 2014
Fantastic little cottage, a perfect location with lovely walks straight from the door.
Mr Riches October 2014
We have spent two holidays at Orchard Vene and loved every minute. It is in the perfect spot to start exploring the many beautiful coastal villages and we have been doing just that. We will come again! Maureen and Alan Riches Canada
Mr Griffiths September 2014
We had a lovely stay, even with it being overcast most of the week. The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and well located. The Minnack Theatre was an easy day out with Truro, Falmouth and the north coast all quickly reached. The owner was friendly and helpful and the cream tea (with home made jam) was much appreciated! The maps in the cottage were useful for working out where we had walked around Penpol/Point and for days out.
Oh, and if you're wondering - Vean is Cornish for small!
Mrs Grace August 2014
A delightful, well-equipped cottage with wonderful walks with outstanding views of the creek and surrounding area. The location of the cottage makes this an absolute ideal base to explore the Lizard Peninsula to as far as the Scilly Isles. Alternatively if you want to relax and kick-back this cottage offers a holiday location that the weather can not spoil.
Mrs Roberts June 2014
Perfect location for exploring all of Cornwall.
Mr Sargent May 2014
The care and attention to detail at Orchard Vean speaks volumes for the Desire of the owners, and Classic Cottages, to ensure we have a wonderful stay and we did! Chris And Rosemary Sargent and Bracken and Teasel.
Mrs MacQuarrie May 2014
Have been visiting this cottage since 2003 and the standard and facilities are just as high as the first time we visited - a credit to the owners.
Mrs Whitty April 2014
This was an excellent find as a dog friendly cottage. Lovely walks and a very comfortable stay.
Mrs Ayres April 2014
This is a lovely bright and well equipped property , ideal for a couple plus dog. Very near Trelissick Gardens which have some lovely walks on the Estate.
Mrs Barnes March 2014
This is one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in and the area offers so much do see and do. Wonderful!
Mrs Peacock January 2014
This is a wonderful, luxurious cottage for 2. Perfect for a winter break even though we had dreadful weather there were lots of lovely walks and the cottage was very warm and cosy. I've already recommended to friends and we would definitely stay there again.
Mrs Halsey October 2013
Beautiful cottage,lovely area,amazing welcome from freindly hosts.The property was equipped to perfection.THANKYOU,Nick and Barbara and Classic Cottages!
Mr Riches September 2013
The accomodation at Orchard Vean was excellent - we had a wonderful four week rest and would recomend the cottage highly. We are going back again next autumn.
Mr Keel August 2013
The property was exactly as described. The conversion from the original building has been done to an extremely high standard with top of the range fittings and decoration superb. The location was perfect. Close to major towns of Falmouth and Truro and the south and north Cornwall coasts. There are good walks from the cottage and excellent pubs and restaurants to suit every style and budget within easy reach. We were made to feel very welcome - the scones, jam and cream as well as flowers in the cottage were a great touch. Even the weather was good! Thanks for a great week
Mr Macarthur August 2013
it was a lovely place with great accomodation and welcome people
Mrs Dyehouse July 2013
A beautiful location in a wooded valley. Stunning coastal and river walks. Food at Instow 'The Boathouse' was gorgeous and a stunning evening location. Falmouth had wonderful restaurants and Harbour View and Rick Stein were well worth the money. Lovely shopping in Falmouth great harbour. Busy in Truro but worth the visit. We ate at local pubs and though they were ok would not necessarily go again they were convenient. Trelissick Gardens well worth the visit but go early or else meet the crowds. A great cottage everything you could want is there even shower gel, a barbecue, washing materials etc etc but we didnt find an apple corer!!!! Thanks for a great holiday. Pity our camera was stolen when we got home not a photo of our lovely stay.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing your stay at Orchard Vean - it sounds as though you had some great days out in the area, and we're delighted to see that you enjoyed the cottage. We're so sorry to hear that your camera was stolen when you got home and you don't have any photos to bring back the memories - maybe a return visit is in order...? Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Baulsom July 2013
This HAS to be the best equipped self catering cottage in the West Country!! We want to tell EVERYONE to try it...............and then, we want to keep it to ourselves because if we can't book it again next year, due to popular demand, then we're going to be disappointed! So, please, just don't book EVERY week there, as we are definitely going again next year!!!! Our dogs LOVED it, but you might want to consider fencing off the part where they can escape, thus preventing me (mouth almighty!!!) screaming for them to get back & disturbing other caravan residents...............HUGE apologies! Bit of a dead spot for mobile/laptop reception, but, is that really such a bad thing? There actually WAS life before mobile phones!!!!!!!!!!! Hands up who remembers that!!!
Mr Hollamby March 2013
Very nice quiet location offering excellent accommodation. A good base to tour from or a nice place to just chill out!
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