Mr Tolhurst September 2023
We had a superb holiday enjoying the views and the tranquility at Westward. The games room was a great bonus enjoyed by all and our dog loved the large secure garden. We hope to come again.
Mrs Terry June 2023
House a bit "tired" but very spacious and well equipped for 8 people. The garden is enclosed if you have a dog (at least, ours didn't find a way through - though he is big ) and being able to walk through the gate at the bottom of the garden to the tiny, stony beach was ideal for the paddle boarder in our group( who had taken her own board). The layout of the top of the house looking out over the water was perfect. The view is "special". Plenty of outdoor seating to utilise to take full advantage of view and sun (if lucky enough to have some- we were) Can walk from house to nearest litle beach through fields and along tracks.I spent a lot of time at house, just sitting and looking!! The parking is a small issue if you have a long car but doable. We left one of ours in the car park at the bottom of the drive - honesty box of £2 day. It was fine there - very quiet, end of road car park, and not over used. Location was perfect for me as I just loved the view - couldn't have been better for me but if you want to be going out to the busier towns and villages all the time, it may be a bit "out on a limb". It did seem a lot of money when I was looking to book but if 8 of us had gone, it would have been @ £300 each, which is quite acceptable in my view.
Mr Hudson June 2023
The view and location are what is special about the house. The bedrooms are fine - perfectly adequate but not special - but it is made by the huge kitchen / dining / living room and the view across the river from there and the terrace. There are dog walks from the door and a gate from the garden down to a small beach.
Be aware that, when we booked at least, the location was described as 1 mile NE of St Mawes - this is across the river and any land route to St Mawes is several miles long, not something for a gentle stroll into town as we'd expected.
Mrs Stabler March 2023
Comfortable house in a fantastic location. Great views. Lovely walks in the area
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for such lovely comments. I can imagine the views were breath-taking from the balcony. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back to Classic again soon. Donna, Customer Support.
Dr Dean December 2022
The property is in a beautiful position overlooking the creek. There are close neighbours with whom you share car turning, which can be difficult. The property is well furnished and comfortable and suits our extended family when we stay
Mrs Blackmore September 2022
This is the second time i have visited Westward and we will be returning. I went with 6 girlfriends this time and they loved it . Last time i went with by siblings and my 95 year old Father and they loved it .The house is suitable for all ages. Its clean comfortable very well equipped warm and cosy even though its a massive lounge kitchen dining area with a great view.The beds are super comfy and lovely large bath sheets. Location is fabulous . Great access to the water and would be really good for paddle boarders. I certainly have no negative comments .
Mrs Moon September 2022
Fantastic house with an amazing view in a great location to explore the area
Mr Goodhew August 2022
Westward is a fantastic house which works incredibly well for children with all of the space. The position is amazing and the owners have thought about what one needs when on holiday (big fridge, two dishwashers etc).
Thank you for a wonderful week. I hope we will be back next year!
Mrs Peterkin July 2022
A beautiful, high standard accommodation in the most fantastic setting. The views over the estuary are stunning. The next door boatyard is well equipped and is lots of fun for all. If you want a peaceful, relaxing break this is perfect. After 20 years of holidays in Cornwall this house is hard to beat.
Mrs Nicoll July 2022
Beautiful home with stunning views and easy access to the water.
Mr Wray July 2022
Stunning location to while away days watching life on the watery horizon and if you want more adventure to exit the garden and sail / paddle over the horizon.
Mrs Goble May 2022
This is a fantastic property with fantastic views. Extremely well appointed, the owners have thought of everything. The lounge,dining,kitchen is huge and has panoramic views of the bay. Beds very comfortable. Bathrooms spacious and showers very powerful. The kitchen has everything you would need, 2 ovens, microwave, and 2 dishwashers. The garden is large and dog friendly. The utility room includes a washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rack. The games room has a table tennis table, table football, 2 large sofas and a television and dvd, with access to the lower decking and garden and more sunloungers. A large veranda with table, chairs and sunloungers completes the package. With a good location I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property.
Mrs Hudswell November 2021
A beautiful house in a spectacular location.
Mrs Adams October 2021
Westward is a gem for a large group.
Mrs Temple October 2021
A perfect stay at a lovely house with outstanding views, whatever the weather, from inside the house and out. Peaceful but with a bit of boat activity to entertain and the most beautiful views across the wide river, with many wonderful birds to watch. Ten out of ten.
Mrs Nowakowski October 2021
There is only one word that describes this property from the moment you walk through the door - WOW! I have been fortunate to stay in some lovely places but this one is certainly one of the best. The view is just stunning and the house has every possible piece of equipment or furniture that you could expect. When we go on holiday we tend to go out and about every day exploring the area but on this occasion we were just happy to sit on the terrace and watch all the activity on the water. We had sunshine every day which was October is a bonus and it is a real sun trap sitting out. I only hope that we have the opportunity to visit again in the future.
Mr Fryer October 2021
Excellent place for a quiet break the view is spectacular over the river.
Mr Dunlop August 2021
This was our second holiday at Westward and it absolutely fulfilled our expectations form the previous year. It is a spectacular house in a beautiful location, beautifully presented. Highly recommended and we are sorry we cannot return next year as it is already booked up during our possible dates.
Mrs Peterkin July 2021
Fantastic holiday cottage. Beautiful views over the estuary. Comfortable and well equipped accommodation. We go every year and always have such a wonderful time.
Mrs Cable June 2021
Great view and so very peaceful.
Mr Smith June 2021
One of the best views you’ll find and the panoramic window makes it all the more special!
Mrs Loram-Martin April 2021
Lovely large accommodation in a lovely setting and so nice and quiet . Only downside no shops nearby.
Mrs Tod September 2020
The owner, Fiona, was very helpful with advice on the area. The accommodation was spotless and the location beautiful, even if a little remote. I would be happy to recommend this property to friends.
Mrs Bonham-Carter August 2020
We had a wonderful family holiday, and would love to return ASAP.
Mrs Peterkin August 2020
Exceptional cottage with outstanding views over the estuary. Really lovely house offering the comfort to relax, unwind and relax. It is so peaceful. Also has a game room which is great if the weather is disappointing. An added bonus is the adjacent boatyard which offers great facilities for younger members of the family!
Mrs. Connor July 2020
We spent hours sitting on the terrace looking at the most amazing view and watching the boats in the river. Then walked out of garden door, 1 minute along river bank to mini water sports centre- hires paddleboard and kayak and paddles up the estuary . Amazing
Mr Nelson-Jones July 2020
We had a brilliant holiday. The location is beautiful and very peaceful. The view is amazing.
Mr Dunlop July 2020
Westward was the perfect base for a family holiday involving three generations in lots of boating, fishing, walking and beaching. The furnishing, equipment and presentation of the house were first class. The spectacularly beautiful setting, looking down the Percuil River towards St Mawes, dominates the living room, balcony and garden. Access from the garden allows for kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming from the rocky beach directly below. Launching, mooring and trailer storage for a boat was easily arranged with Percuil Boatyard (01872 580564) almost next door. The setting is peaceful and not at all crowded but there is always a 'buzz' of interesting activity on the river. Local facilities are quite adequate and Truro is only about 30-40 minutes away. The agency, Classic Cottages, were extremely helpful in the face of Covid 19 difficulties. We all agreed it was the best family holiday we had ever had. Highly recommended!
Mrs Coe October 2019
This property is great for a family being together but yet being able to have your own space. Incredible river views and wonderful outside space - huge “balcony” and dog friendly garden. Fabulous location with direct access to the shore and footpaths on the doorstep. Didn’t want to leave !
Mrs Baker September 2019
A very spacious property with amazing views. Very well equipped - especially the 2 dishwashers. Good showers. Garden large and tidy with good outdoor furniture. Welcome pack and fresh flowers. Don’t miss St Just in Roseland church, the Hidden Hut, Craftworks and Slice pizza van.
Mr Ruff July 2019
Lovely cottage, excellent location shame the oil tank wasn't fixed when fault was known....
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for reviewing Westward and it's great to hear you enjoyed the cottage and it's location overall. We're so sorry there were some problems with the oil tank during your stay and recognise that this was inconvenient. We're pleased however that the issue was dealt with as quickly as possible once reported and a suitable resolution was reached. We hope to see you again in the future. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Ward July 2019
Lovely peaceful location, walking from the door, excellent beaches close by and sailing, kayak and SUP hire a few mintes away.
Miss Rose July 2019
Excellent location with superb views there is always something to watch. It is very quiet at night with some excellent star gazing from the balcony.
Ms Smith June 2019
The view from the living room is wonderful and peaceful, but is also entertaining when the sailing classes are on!
Mrs Forsyth May 2019
It is in a most beautiful area.
Mrs Baker April 2019
Another great holiday in a beautiful place! Thank you for the thoughtful extra touches. This year the weather was a bit grim at times so we really appreciated the jigsaws and games room. Very comfortable and ideally designed for a wonderful family holiday. We shall return!
Mrs Lester October 2018
We rented the cottage for my husband's 60th birthday, and we all absolutely loved the house and in particular the location. Thank you for helping to make it a great memory!
Mrs Peterkin August 2018
Beautiful cottage. Superb for water sports or watching water sports. Factastic views over the estuary from the patio - also a real sun trap! Great games room for cooler evenings and rainy spells.
Mrs Smith June 2018
Stunning location and so peaceful, lovely walks with the dogs from the house and a brilliant kayak/paddleboard hire company literally next door! Didn’t want to come home!
Mrs Kitson June 2017
Westward was the best holiday home we have ever discovered. The attention to detail was much appreciated , lovely linen towels and all the amazing kitchen equipment was much appreciated along with 2 dishwashers ,2 ovens and 2 kettles. The estuary views were amazing and as 8 south coastal walkers we loved the easy access to some great walks
Mrs Grainger May 2017
Perfect space. We were a multi generational family with 2 dogs holidaying together and there was something for everyone.
Mr Varley May 2017
Westward worked excellently for our family group which included adult children and two elderly ladies
Mrs Baker March 2017
Another perfect holiday! Westward is ideal - bright, spacious, excellent location, amazing views and everything has been thought of. Welcome tray is lovely and the owner is great at contacting by text to be friendly and helpful. Everyone - from age 4 - 81, had a marvellous holiday. Thank you!
Mrs Kentigern-Fox October 2016
Stunning location amazing views and a very well equipped property
Mrs Bradshaw October 2016
The house was everything we could have asked for & suited our needs perfectly. Location is stunning views amazing a real Cornish treasure.
Mrs Lawrence September 2016
Very spacious house in a wonderful location, very well equipped and comfortable. We would love to go back.
Dr Holman August 2016
The views were superb. The property was well equipped and everything was in good condition. A lovely place to stay.
Mr Rose May 2016
Lovely accomodation with superb views.
Mr Ohlson May 2016
We loved our stay at Westward, the view was awesome and a game of ping pong was such fun during the rainy afternoons.
Mrs Baker April 2016
So spacious and with an idyllic location. We loved the games room and found beautiful walks from the front door. We will be back again!
Dr Cole March 2016
Westward gave us a fantastic holiday, even with rather poor weather. The views are amazing and even three teenage boys gave it a seal of approval! Thank you.
Ms Burdett March 2016
It was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. The house itself, the position, those views - just to die for, felt like we were in a different country. Absolutely 5 star.
Ms Albin February 2016
A shame 4th bedroom was laid out so that twin beds were at opposite ends of the room
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for taking the time to review Westward. We're sorry the layout of the second twin room didn't suit you - the beds are positioned to allow access to the patio door and make the most of the space available. We try to give as much information as we can via the property photos, so it's always worth checking these before booking. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay overall. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Donnell December 2015
This property far exceeds expectations. Its roomy, airy, well equipped and fantastic for a family holiday. We booked it for Christmas with sons coming from USA & Dubai so had to make sure they felt at home. They loved it. We had tournaments of table tennis and fuzzball as well as other games. The kitchen is so well equipped even though I took my own Christmas china everything I needed was provided.
This had its down side because we ended up cooking every day as it was a pleasure to use the kitchen with loads of room to muck in together - TWO dishwashers & TWO ovens. PS Our bed in the upstairs bedroom was a dream which to a fussy couple like my husband and I is the Icing on the Christmas Cake!
Mrs Mellor September 2015
FANTASTIC property, weather and holiday. We were expecting beautiful views from the photos you have on your site but we were wowed by the full extent of them. Would definitely recommend and go back ourselves.
Mrs Porch August 2015
Beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful.
Mr Anderson-Edward August 2015
What a great find! Wonderful last minute break in an idyllic location with watersports on our doorstep to keep the kids happy - absolute perfection.
Mrs Peterkin August 2015
Superb views over the gorgeous estuary. The most peaceful relaxing holiday ever.
Mrs Royston June 2015
We had a marvellous holiday in this spacious, comfortable, well-equipped property. The setting is idyllic. I would recommend it without reservation.
Mrs Baker April 2015
Westward completely exceeded our expectations. We were expecting it to be very nice, but it is exceptional. The location is idyllic, views just beautiful and the house has absolutely everything you could possibly want. All fittings are of an excellent standard, top level appliances, plenty of everything. The games room was a complete winner - and we hadn't even factored it into our holiday choice! The balcony along the rear of the property is just ideal - our 2 small children spent ages just trotting to and fro with wheely toys.
Spacious rooms,quality of furnishings and fittings, thoughtfulness of owners, welcome tray and flowers, quality and quantity of appliances and equipment, restful nature of property, location ... and the garden rabbits - a complete delight!
Mr Matthews September 2014
The level of service from classic cottages is really second to none. We are already looking to book with them for 2015. G. Matthews
Mr Rose May 2014
Outstanding views, you won't want to leave, peace and quiet even on a bank holiday, if you enjoy watching water sports this is the property for you!
Mr Parr October 2013
Fantastic setting, there are plenty of walks about for the dog, very close to the river for fishing, easy to get about to St mawes, Falmouth etc etc. very peaceful location. Overall I am a very happy customer and will be returning. The owner Mrs Ferguson was very helpful, yes she had mentioned about the flies this time of year and supplied us with a fly light which helped, also reading through the comments book, comments left by other guests was helpful, as it looks like other previous guests had left comments about things and Mrs Ferguson has taken on board these comments and rectified these concerns so well done. Good management all round.
Mr Redhead September 2013
The windows were filthy outside and inside with finger prints and hand markings. The patio set table was broken this was broken last year and should have been disposed off at the end of last season. The ground floor shower leaked in the same place has last year nothing been done. All these faults were highlighted last year.
This cottage needs some T L C
Reply from Classic Cottages
We were so sorry to hear that you found some problems when you returned to Westward this year. The Owner has already replaced the outside furniture with something a little more hardwearing, and has revised the housekeeper's cleaning routine so that nothing is overlooked. The Owner couldn't replicate the shower leak herself (nor could we when we visited), but no doubt the plumber will be able to pinpoint it and fix it. Thanks so much for taking the time to review the house. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Gilbert August 2013
Don't leave your mobile phone, I-pads etc on the windowsills in the living area because when it rains they flood!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review of Westward - sorry to hear that you had some problems with the windows leaking. We've discussed it with the Owner and she's looking at getting the windows repaired or replaced. As the property fronts straight on to the creek, when the wind blows the rain straight at the front of the house, those windows do take the full force of Mother Nature - however, it's definitely worth it for the amazing views from the living-room. We hope you had a great stay. Tanya, Customer Support
Update Summer 2014 - all living-room windows at front of property have been replaced.
Mrs Redrup March 2013
A fantastic property with a fantastic view. Westward exceeded our expectations and looking forward to a return vist soon. Would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to chill out and relax, watching the world go by on the water.
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