Mrs Ferris November 2023
Fantastic little cottage in a wonderful location, highly recommend!
Mrs Wheeler October 2023
Forge Cottage had a missing ridge tile causing a leak into the double bedroom. The housekeeper did mention it to us upon arrival and that she was trying to sort a roofer to deal with it. However, with all the wet weather, including Storm Ciaron, this leak meant us having to put a bucket by the bed to catch the water. The cottage was unbearably damp, with wet and mouldy windows and the air blow heating was not sufficient to dry out the property from the roof leak. The windows could not be opened to allow air to circulate either. There were only skylights which with the rain, could not be opened either. We ended up leaving early as we could not bare staying there any longer. The housekeeper did her best, but this property should not have been let out to us with the roof leaking into the bedroom where we had to sleep.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We were so sorry to hear of this and we just want to reassure you that this was not an ongoing issue that we had been aware of in order to discuss the impact on your booking before your arrival. Unfortunately, the tile had come down, and being right in the middle of some horrendous weather, roofers were not able to safely repair this straight away. Sadly, with all the wind and rain, the windows could not be opened to air the property at the time either. We have been in touch since to discuss this with you further and offer our apologies, but we would again like to stress that we were so sorry for the very unfortunate timing of this. The owner and we completely appreciate that this was a far from ideal situation, but they have since confirmed that the repair is complete, and the property dried out and back to how guests would expect. Classic Customer Support
Mrs Wood September 2023
Lovely well equipped and spacious cottage in perfect location just 5 mins to beach and a minute to pubs and shop. Parking space is ok even for a largish vehicle. Some issues due ti the age of the building but this would not stop me returning as everything else was so good . No garden which we knew but there was enough space to sit outside at the side of the car .
Mrs Newman June 2023
As older clients we do prefer brochures but know that they are in the past.
Mr Willows May 2023
Had a lovely stay. Not far from the beach. Plenty of country/seaside walks. Lovely.
Mr LAWRIE May 2023
We stayed at the cottage for a long weekend, we had x 2 children and our 3 dogs. The cottage was fantastic, it is in a great location and provided everything we needed.
Mrs Williams April 2023
Have stayed in Crantock before, many times, so we knew Forge Cottage before we booked but didn't know it was available for holidays. Brilliant location as central to village, beach and access to coastal path. Use Crantock as it's near many of our favourite walks. Cottage was very cosy & the best equipped that we have stayed in and we've used lots of rentals. Very near our favourite pub the Albion Inn, which we used for Sunday Lunch and afternoon beers during our two weeks. When we return to Cornwall we would love to stay here again.
Mrs Harrison March 2023
What a wonderful place to stay with everything you need on the doorstep. Comfortable , cosy and really well equipped.
Mr Jackson August 2022
Great property, excellent location, friendly and helpful housekeeper, enjoyed it so much we have rebooked for next year, can’t wait to go back
Mr Rietbroek May 2022
Lovely and beautiful cottage, we loved staying here with our dogs. Very clean, great service and Crantock is such a beautiful place. We loved playing at the beach and exploring the sw coastpath!
Mrs McKay April 2022
Cannot recommend Forge Cottage enough. Wonderful location. Spotlessly clean. We would book again.
Mr Lamden March 2022
A lovely little cottage in the lovely village of crantock,fantastic for visiting crantock beech,with a lovely village shop,post office,and pubs.We’ve been visiting crantock now for the last 7 years
Mrs Peacock March 2022
A beautifully situated cottage but in general needs an urgent update particularly if going in the winter months. Not a smart tv so channel limitation and no dvs for DVD player. If in summer there’s nowhere to sit out or dry beach gear.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your review for your stay at Forge Cottage. We are sorry to read that this property didn't suit your needs, we do try to be accurate with our website and have photos which reflect the property. We say in the description if the TV is a smart TV and are sorry if you were under a different impression. Our sales team are very knowledgeable if you need assistance selecting the perfect cottage for you, Sarah Customer Support
Mr Griffiths January 2022
We really enjoyed staying at Forge Cottage. We stayed at the end of January with two dogs. The village / pubs were extremely dog friendly which was a welcome bonus & the beach ensured they exercised themselves - hitting the sand and playing. The lady at the local Londis was informative and welcoming, as was Jo the housekeeper / agent. The church was an added bonus for history lovers - within a beautiful setting and dramatic lighting within, with an amusing story around the back of a criminal who broke free from the stocks and fled to sea, before being tried for his crimes. Both pubs served good food and welcomed dogs. Its definitely on our 'return to' list. Also, I loved listening to the owls in the night - a rare opportunity !
Miss Preston December 2021
The forge cottage is a beautiful period property, well equipped, amazing location, room to park one car right outside the front door. Short walk to the beach, post office and pubs. Would love to stay again. Highly recommend.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay in Crantock, and that the great position of the cottage so close to the beach worked well for you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Ferris November 2021
Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. We had everything we needed, and Jo the housekeeper was really friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back.
Mr Lewis October 2021
We had a lovely time at Forge Cottage and we will book this quaint and quirky cottage again. A stones throw from the beach and more importantly the two awesome pubs, burger van and pizza restaurant.
Mrs Needham October 2021
Fabulously equipped kitchen everything in the cottage was in good working order, a beautiful little cottage, very close to one of the best beaches in the world,we adored the Cottage I would love to live there permanently.
Mrs Mackie June 2021
The location of this cottage is perfect if you don’t want to drive during your holiday.
Beach, pub and local shop all within easy walking distance from cottage.
Mr Marshall April 2021
We loved this cottage for a short stay with our family of 4 (2 kids of 6yrs). It is very compact but this was no challenge for us as the weather was beautiful and we spent most of our time outside. The cottage is well arranged and feels more spacious than it is, so it was great for a short stay.
The beach is really stunning and it is a great bonus to be at the end of a track which leads directly to the dunes and coast path - no need for long walks on busy roads. The beach is within easy walking distance, especially if you don't mind sliding down sand dunes, and you can quickly get to the less-populated areas of the beach, a definite bonus if you are trying to avoid crowds.
The housekeeper was nearby and super-helpful with any enquiries we had. Definitely recommend.
MRS Wildon September 2020
Fantastic location. Everything we needed for our stay. Had good weather until the last day. Would stay again.
Mr Bruce July 2020
Love this house.
Mr Lindsey July 2020
Just one point that could help others ! If you are taking more than one car to the cottage you can reserve a car parking spot a Crantock village hall for £25 for a week
Mrs Booth March 2020
The owners were fantastic, orange cake and fresh milk on arrival very welcoming and thoughtful. The cottage was very comfortable like home from home. very dog friendly and what a beach and so close. Will definitely book again. 5 stars.
Mr Berryman November 2019
Just that it's a cosy relaxing retreat and easy to get to everything
Mr Parkhurst September 2019
Excellent location Beautiful cottage Highly recommend
Mr Mathieson July 2019
We have just returned from a lovely weeks stay in the forge cottage , the cottage is perfect for a family of 4 , comfortable and clean and well equipped and in a great location to a lovely beach on your doorstep “ we will be back “ Steve
Mrs Smith June 2019
We really enjoyed staying in the historic Forge Cottage, although retaining some period features, it was cozy with a beach house feel to it. The close proximity to the beach and public path was also perfect for us with our dogs.
Ms Halstead September 2018
All very good and would recommend Forge Cottage and Classic Cottages.
Mrs Arnott July 2018
Cute cottage in excellent location. Sadly quality of furnishings do not reflect the cost.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's great to see that you liked the location of this lovely little cottage. We're sorry that the furnishings weren't to your taste, but we have passed your thoughts on to the owner for consideration. Classic Cottages
Mrs Varley June 2018
would recommend to friends, great location
Dr Moncaster March 2018
Great location, perfect for beach lovers, dog walkers and pub lovers!
Mrs Kirk March 2018
Lovely well equipped cottage in a perfect location for both the beach and village amenities
Mrs Vanstone February 2018
Forge Cottage is a lovely little building. It was perfect for me, two children and small dog. Great location in the village. Not to far from beach. Crantock lovely area for walking. If weather had been better we would of explored more. Owner are helpful and welcomed us with treats for all.
Mrs Birch November 2017
Forge Cottage suited us perfectly. We settled in immediately and felt at home for the rest of our stay, which was magical. A cosy cottage home by the sea with amazing walks and good pubs. What more could we want?
Mrs Dark October 2017
The cottage was lovely, very well equipped , and for personal reasons the pay phone was excellent, a very memorable holiday
Mrs Poolman September 2017
Very comfortable and clean. Everything needed to have an enjoyable holiday. Would definitely book again.
Mr Bedford August 2017
a holiday is what you make it , forge cottage helped make ours!
Mrs Jamieson August 2017
Loved the area and will return
Mrs Barker June 2017
Forge Cottage was delightful. A lovely restored stone cottage with a warm welcome from the owner. This coupled with a great location made a great holiday. Would certainly choose this cottage again.
Mrs Andrews May 2017
Great base to explore the area as close to the beach and coastal path parking area was even big enough for our large car
Mr Gregory December 2016
An excellent property with every amenity within a very, very short walk. An ideal location for any dog owner with Crantock beaches a downhill walk of 5 mins. A very welcoming property with everything there ready for you as you arrive, milk, sugar, tea, coffee and even scones with cornish cream and jam. The owners are lovely and they keep the property impeccably clean and tidy. A really special touch was the Christmas tree, decorated with fairy lights, we were made to feel at home over the festive period. Well done and thank you. We are booking for next year in this property as there is parking for 1 vehicle.
Mr Watkins October 2016
Great place for walking and beach holidays
Mrs Thornton July 2016
Excellent location one of the best beaches is walking distance, lovely place to spend your Cornish break
Mr Stocks June 2016
2nd stay and loved it just as much. Ideal base for walks on the beach and beyond. A very helpful and pleasant owner.
Mr Axworthy March 2016
Have stayed at Forge many times over the last 7/8 years and always thoroughly enjoy ourselves.
Mr Stocks March 2016
Forge cottage is a cosy, compact well equipped cottage. It is an ideally situated base just 2 minutes walk from the convenience store and local pubs. There is unfortunately no garden to sit out in however just cross the road outside the door and you are on the lane leading to the sand dunes, beach and the coastal path. The owner is pleasant and friendly.
Mr King December 2015
really clean and cosy even though you can take dogs
Mrs Busby October 2015
Lovely cottage in a great location. Heating needed in the second bedroom Warm welcome from owner with scones which is a lovely touch
Mrs Spowage May 2015
Everything you need for a Cornish break,very helpful owners, who kindly forwarded something I left at the cottage-many thanks.
Mr Roberts August 2014
Great location, we love Crantock. Owners, Lorna and Bob, very welcoming and approachable. The Cottage was really lovely and just what we needed.
Mrs Fulford July 2014
Lovely cottage in a wonderful village. Lots of amenities close by, and breath taking walkes and a glorious beach close by. Perfect for our small family of 3 and our four legged companion.
Mr Woodruff May 2014
Great central location 1 minute walk to the 2 village pubs gentle stroll down the beach rd to one of cornwalls finest beaches. Raining outside? Then load up the log burner after a cliff top walk. Complete with home comforts of a dishwasher washing machine 2 showers.
Mrs Laird April 2014
The location is very good for getting to Crantock Beach, however the cottage is a little cramped for four people.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review - the cottage is a conversion of an early 19th Century forge, and as a Listed building it's not possible to alter the internal layout too much. Although it's not huge, it does offer a cosy and attractive hideaway for four - and as you say, it's great for the beach! Tanya, Customer Support
Miss Hand March 2014
The location was excellent, the beach was dog friendly, there was a local shop which was very well stocked, the local pub was excellent, the cottage had lots of character. No garden with this property...and as we had two dogs with us this really should have been made clearer
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so glad you enjoyed the location and everything the village has to offer. The working origins of the cottage mean that there isn't a garden, but there is a parking space just outside which is unusual for the area. A little table and chairs can be squeezed just to the side of the parking space (see the photograph of the cottage's exterior) but as this is so small, we've chosen not to advertise it. However, with the fantastic sandy and dog-friendly beach just a few minutes walk down the hill, we hope that most guests won't be too disappointed. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Snape November 2013
Cottage in perfect position for beach, village and pubs!! Ideal for coastal walks.
Mrs Gardiner October 2013
A lovely cottage in a perfect location. For those who have dogs it can't be beaten. Don't be put off by the lack of garden as the walk to the beach only takes a few minutes. When you get back take the dogs to The Albion which is a really pet friendly place to enjoy a meal and a pint, the bar staff have even got a pot of treats just for the dogs!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your feedback - it sounds as though you had a great stay at Forge Cottage. As you say, Crantock beach is only half a mile down the hill, and is a dog-friendly beach year round - I'm sure the dogs loved a run along the sands! We're glad that you all enjoyed your time in Crantock. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Mills August 2013
We chose the cottage for the location and village facilities. Cottage met brochure description. Fantastic beach literally on doorstep. Cottage off road parking meaning no expensive car park charges!
Mrs Cowling July 2013
forge cottage is a lovely place to stay, felt like home, would defo book again
Miss Parry-Evans May 2013
Had a lovely stay, handy track opposite cottage leading to beach. Suitable for taking dogs off lead. Both bedrooms had en-suite facilities which was a plus. Had everything you need for a weeks stay. Would recommend to my friends :)
Mr Lloyd March 2013
A very cosy cottage for the two of us (plus dog) and we really enjoyed being able to walk directly onto the coastal paths and Crantock Beach ... and what a beautiful beach it is! Definitely up to usual high standards of Classic Cottages.
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