Mrs Holley June 2021
Mrs Green May 2021
Remember to take own seasoning etc and very careful on the driving best to drive in and go to bottom and turn round
Mrs Prior April 2021
The Shieling is bright, with a lovely garden and in a beautiful, peaceful location in Golant. We spent many happy days on Lantic Beach and Polridmouth Cove and there are nice local walks as well as the coast path not too far away. There was a lovely welcome basket and the property was spotlessly clean and we found the beds all very comfortable. The house could do with some updating with some of the rooms looking tired and dated. It also missed some of the touches we’d enjoyed and come to expect in Classic Cottages properties - a good welcome pack of recommended places to visit, DVDs or on demand TV / games etc.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we're sorry to hear that you felt The Sheiling was looking tired in places. It's obviously a very popular property which has had some busy seasons over the years but we do work closely with owners to try to ensure that reinvestment and refreshing happens regularly and we will pass on your feedback to them for their consideration. Due to the current situation with Covid some of our owners are not currently leaving a cottage information folder along with DVDs etc but hopefully this will change with things slowly becoming more relaxed. Tressa, Customer Support
Mrs Jones September 2020
This is a truly lovely cottage which is much more spacious than the pictures suggest. The garden surrounding the house with lots of different seating areas is really nice and means you can catch the sun anywhere! The cottage is very well equipped and feels very homely and it was also extremely clean on arrival. The COVID preparations and instructions were good. Fantastic too to be able to walk down to the river and the wonderful pub where we were made very welcome and had really delicious pub grub (salmon fishcakes to die for!). There are so many places to visit in the area, including The Lost Gardens of Helegan, Lanhydrock House and gardens, The Eden project and lots of lovely coastal villages. We went on walks from the house and particularly memorable Is the Hall walk from Fowey taking in Bodinnick and Polruan and taking the ferries. As another reviewer suggested, when leaving the property to go out, reverse out of the drive uphill and go down to the bottom to turn round! It is a narrow lane with passing places! We would highly recommend The Sheiling for a relaxing break.
Mr Grey September 2020
What a beautiful holiday home. Very tranquil and relaxing. There are lots of personal touches throughout The Sheilings.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for taking the time to send your feedback. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the personal touches and that you felt relaxed during your stay. We hope to welcome you back to The Sheiling. Sarah, Customer Support.
Ms Beaumont July 2020
Beautiful garden and garden room. Fabulous location, quiet with stunning views from the house.
Lovely place to unwind.
Mrs Limongi July 2020
This is a very comfortable house, with a peaceful garden. It is very well equiped. We had a relaxing time. we especially appreciated the beautiful environment, after being in lockdown for so long.
Mr Simons May 2019
Excellent property, ideal for a family holiday.
Mr Kerby September 2018
Great location but that's all
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review of The Sheiling - it's great to hear that you liked the location in the lovely village of Golant and we'll be in touch to discuss your feedback further. Kari - Customer Support
Dr Mohan June 2018
The Sheiling is a charming, Quirky cottage. It has everything you need and more. If you like it from the pictures you'll love it there. It's perfect. One tip - don't reverse into the driveway. Pull in, reverse out up the hill and go down to the river and turn around.
Ms Redpath May 2018
Beautiful spot, lovely walks also hand being close to the fisherman's arms for food in the evenings.
Mrs Evans March 2018
The cottage was lovely very comfortable. It had everything you could need. Would stay again.
Mrs Smith March 2018
In a very good location, close to Fowey and many walks close by. A good place for two couples sharing or if teenagers need space of their own.
Mrs Dunbar December 2017
Such a lovely feel when you walk in. So homely, such a lovely stay.
Mr Jones August 2017
Fantastic location, easy reach of lots of places. Home from home
Mr Gould June 2017
What can I say, the Sheiling has everything. From a good assortment of quality pots and pans, all with correct lids. Everything a kitchen needs, lovely comfortable bed, (haven't slept so well in ages!) very comfortable furnishings, and that incredible conservatory where we spent a great deal of time. The garden is wonderful with a great many birds and a frog, certainly the garden's natural stream is a real asset, and provides a home to whirligig beetles. Bats fly around in the evening, even a stag beetle came to see me. Cynthia, the housekeeper, was very kind and relaxed and made us feel very welcome. In short, if you want peace and quiet far from the madding crowds, the Sheiling is for you.
Ms Fogg October 2016
The cottage is in a quiet and peaceful location, with some good views of the River Fowey, and perfectly situated to visit places such as the Eden Project, Fowey and beaches at Polkerris and Par.
Mr Fullerton September 2016
A lovely cottage in a quiet village with a friendly pub close to hand.
Ms Watson August 2015
This was the second year that we have stayed at the Shieling. We loved it just as much this year and will definitely return again. Lovely property in an idyllic location peace perfect peace.
Mr Irving May 2015
for the first time on using holiday rental properties we found the beds very comfortable and had, much needed, good restful nights.
Mrs Beddard April 2015
Very nice property, very comfortable. No hesitation in recommending to others.
Miss Angus April 2015
This was a last minute booking and we weren't sure what to expect, but on the basis of the excellent help we got when booking we were optimistic. We weren't disappointed, great service, great house and a great location for well needed R&R
Mr Baker February 2015
Its not as good as it looks in the publicity.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We were so sorry to see that you were unhappy with your choice of property. As you know from our correspondence with you, we are very confident that The Sheiling is honestly and accurately presented with clear photos showing the paved garden area and the extremely comfortable and welcoming interior. It's a real shame that you would have preferred a grassed outside space, but we're glad that you loved the village and thank you for your additional comments about the easy parking and generous provision of fuel for the fire. We'd be delighted to help you find a different property to meet your requirements in the future. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Craig December 2014
A snug and serene cottage in picturesque Golant and a perfect base for exploring south east Cornwall. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped, The Sheiling is a characterful delight.
Mrs Preece September 2014
This house was absolutely perfect - we were a party of 2 couples and we could have our own space or be together quite easily..The location is lovely and relaxing,but equally there is plenty nearby to do. The pub in the village provides good food at reasonable prices for those days when you don't want to cook. An oasis of calm to which we hope to return very soon.
Ms Watson August 2014
Great place to stay if you appreciate peace and tranquility. The cottage is a real gem, well equipped, comfortably furnished with a lovely garden where you can find many different spots to sit and relax, weather permitting.
Mrs Hawley August 2014
This is a lovely bungalow in a beautiful, friendly village. The local pub ' The Fishermans Arms ' serves excellent food if you don't feel like cooking. You are only a short walk from the river and it is an easy walk as well, not too steep if you are older or pushing a pushchair. There is everything you could need in the cottage, and if it is rainy there are books , records, games and videos etc in abundance. If there is anything you need to know the extremely helpful housekeeper, Cynthia, is close at hand. Everywhere was clean and tidy when we arrived, and I hope it was not too bad when we left !!
Mrs Mayo July 2014
Fantastic location and the most amazing, peaceful gardens. We enjoyed our time at The Sheiling.
Mrs Maynard June 2014
We knew what to expect as this was our third stay here. This is a superbly equipped property, full of fascinating memorabilia collected by the owner's mother. We regret we had never met her and listened to the many stories she would have had to tell.
We would have liked to stay long enough to read all the hundreds of books!
Mrs Pearson April 2014
As a family of 4 adults, one child, a baby and a dog, there was plenty of space at the Sheiling for a comfortable stay. Seemingly everything was provided including bed linen and towels and a huge range of kitchen items. The little touches were appreciated as well, such as the fresh flowers, milk and chocolates on arrival. Our granddaughter loved the little play area by the water. We also used the village pub on a few nights - the food was reasonably priced and of good quality.
Mrs Clare September 2013
This cottage was just perfect. Very comfortable and homely and in a lovely area close to the harbour and the pub. Just delightful in every respect. Can't recommend highly enough.
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