Mr Varcoe November 2018
Overall rating, below, from 2 to 3 stars, some things 4 stars. The property was dry and relatively mould free (but check shower), and the heating was excellent and a bonus in bad winter weather! Kitchen good. The main 'book' of information had apparently gone awol (as we were informed on the owner's welcome card, so we had no notice of rubbish/recycling dates etc. and probably other useful bits of information.
Very pleased with welcome wine and biscuits and spray of flowers - a nice generous touch.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your review of Bona-Vista. It was great to hear that you found it to be warm and welcoming. We're sorry that the information pack was missing and we'll follow up on your comments with the owners. Alison, Customer Support
Mrs Williams September 2018
The welcome gifts for us and our dog were a lovely touch. The pool room at the bottom of the garden was a bonus. The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. It is very well situated for exploring the Lizard and only a short drive to other coves and tourist attractions. We hired the cottage for two weeks, for two adults and a Labrador. We had loads of space as the cottage can easily accommodate at least seven. I would recommend to family and friends. The owner contacted us throughout our stay to ensure we were happy at the cottage.
Mr Garthwaite September 2018
We did not meet the owners but in two brief telephone conversations it was obvious that they are very kind and thoughtful people and it is no surprise that their property is so well-kept and welcoming.
Mr Tompkins September 2018
A super property, best equipped we have ever stayed in. Clean and comfortable and a good location. Village shop 15 minutes walk which sold just about everything. 40 minutes walk down the lanes to the Cadgwith Cove Inn (and 40 minutes back too!). We often say that we'd stay somewhere again but never do - but we will be going back to Bona-Vista as we had a wonderful week. Can't speak highly enough.
Ms Budd June 2018
I contacted Classic Cottages via the online chat to enquire about local parks and places to safely walk my dogs. They went about and beyond to help me. Bona Vista is a lovely place to stay, really comfortable and the owners really do go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. We had a wonderful couple of weeks and took my 2 dogs along with us. The Pool Room at the bottom of the garden and the owners left some money so the kids could play. Lovely garden for BBQ's. Highly recommend!
Mrs Dawson March 2018
Very comfortable and spacious. Well located for visiting anywhere on the Lizard without having to drive up narrow lanes each time to get out. Good safe garden for the dog (and for the children in good weather). Owners left treats for us all and rang to check everything was fine. We will come again next year.
Mrs Green August 2017
This was a beautiful cottage, perfect for our family holiday with the children and the grandparents! It was a wonderful location and gave us a great base to explore some fantastic places in the surrounding area. It was clean, well equipped and very spacious. The owners were super friendly, adding some great welcoming touches to the place, and very helpful when we had questions. We had a fantastic week and would definitely love to come back!
Mrs Geeves August 2017
A fabulous, clean and spacious home from home. Ideal location for exploring The Lizard.
Mrs Payne August 2017
much larger than many other properties available for holiday use.
Mrs Parker July 2017
Very comfortable! The boys enjoyed the snooker! Good value for money and well placed for the Lizard peninsula!
Ms Budd July 2017
Lovely place to stay and owners went out their way to add special little touches. Really great week.
Mr Ward May 2017
Clean and very well equipped. Nice to have phone call from owner on day of arrival to check all was okay.
Mr Pitt October 2016
We hired the cottage in the first week of November. We were thrilled with the cottage - it was all such a high standard, it was spacious, clean, and cosy. The location was great for walking around the Lizard. We had a great week and would love to return.
Mr Pinner September 2016
Very good location within the Lizard with easy access via road or walking to a number of local villages. The cottage is ideal for a large family or two smaller families sharing. The addition of the games room with pool table is great for the evenings where the weather isn't very good. Fairly close the main Lizard to Helston road means that it is very easy to access any of the local villages. Very clean and a warm welcome from the owners.
Dr Boulton July 2016
We had a fabulous stay at this cottage. The village of Ruan Minor is in a perfect location for visiting the rest of the peninsular as well as being very easily accessible for the road back to Helston. The cottage is well furnished and equipped and the enclosed garden was great for the dog. It is also southerly facing so gets sun all day. The teenagers and my husband also enjoyed the pool table. Cadgwith is a short walk away for pubs and cafes and we also walked to Kennack sands in 35 minutes. Great cottage and great location.
Mrs Gladwell March 2016
We will be booking again for next year.
Mr Pinner September 2015
The place was very nice, clean and tidy along with being quite large which can easily accommodate either a large family or two families with 3-4 children. The welcoming extras were very much appreciated. The cottage is in a perfect location for getting around the peninsula being very close to the main Helston to Lizard road.
Mr Ronan September 2015
Quiet and relaxing
Mr Calver August 2015
Comfortable family property in an ideal location.
Mrs Stocks July 2015
The cottage had everything we needed and was in a lovely location close to many walks in the area and the beautiful Cadgwith Cove. The cove's inn was 20 minutes walk away, but remember a torch for the way back!
Mrs Coombes June 2015
Bona-Vista is a lovely, spacious, peaceful place to stay to relax and enjoy the beautiful Lizard countryside and coves. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Pankhurst for preparing Bona-Vista for us to stay in at such short notice. The lovely roses were very welcoming.
Mr Hills May 2015
This is a very clean, comfortable and most of all spacious cottage in a nice quiet location. We really enjoyed our stay, it was a great base for exploring the area and our dog loved the big garden, it's just a shame the weather didn't let us sit outside for a barbecue!
Mrs May March 2015
The most comfortable, welcoming property we have stayed in. Highly recommended.
Mr Dudbridge December 2014
Property was much larger than expected and exceeded our expectations, some lovely extra touches
Mr Manning September 2014
Mrs Turner September 2014
Very spacious. Everything that was needed was there. Lovely touch leaving some biscuits and drink specifically for a child.
Mrs Eastwood July 2014
A well located, very clean and well equiped cottage with lovely views across the lizard.
Mrs Redding October 2013
Lovely cottage, in an ideal location for exploring well worth a visit.
Mr Goebe August 2013
The owners of the cottage are very friendly and ready to help!
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