Mrs Greenwood August 2021
Laurel Cottage is fantastically located and photographs beautifully but book with caution. We felt the description of the house and the photos did not quite match up to the reality. We did enjoy our stay but the house is very much in need of investment and TLC. The paving stones in the front garden are loose, the mat at the front door worn down and threadbare, the house was cold and damp when we first entered and smelled of damp throughout, the back kitchen glass roof and back garden were covered in moss and algae - needs a good clean, the towel radiators do not work, the rack for drying clothes was small and rusty and so it took a long time for washing to dry (there is no tumble dryer), many of the sash windows need repair as they don’t open properly, the front door knob is very stiff and has been sited too close to the door frame so you need to be careful not to scrape your knuckles. The bedrooms are also quite small and there is limited wardrobe space so would be a bit of a squeeze for 6 adults. However if you don’t mind any of that and just want a knock about house in a good location then it’s the house for you!
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the fabulous location of this stunning property. Thanks so much for making us aware of a few areas that need some attention, we'll defintely forward your suggestions to the owners for future consideration - thank you. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Lillyman August 2021
This is a comfortable cottage perfectly positioned for the beach and coastal walks. Fabulous views when one wakes in the morning!
Ms Burnett May 2021
We loved staying at Laurel Cottage - it was so homely and comfortable. We really appreciated the sunny lounge and front garden with views of the sea. We've booked again for next year!
Mrs Maile April 2021
Absolutely lovely cottage, really homely and comfy! Perfect location and the patio is a total sun trap!
Can’t wait to re visit!
Thank you for a perfect stay, loved it!
Mrs Gant April 2021
This property has the most stunning views. St Mawes is a lovely, peaceful village and the estuary and beaches are perfect for paddle boarding and other water sports. We would definitely stay in Laurel Cottage again.
Mr Smith September 2020
It is a gem
Mrs Lillyman August 2020
Lovely traditional Cornish seaside house. Perfectly placed for easy access to the beach in a quieter part of the village.
Mrs Hennessy August 2020
St Mawes is a picturesque village. Laurel cottage has the perfect location in the village. Views from every room of the sea boats activity. Really comfortable house to stay. Lovely outside space.
Mrs Wild July 2020
A wonderful location and well equipped cottage.
Mrs Hennessy December 2019
Great aspect. Sea views unmatched. So comfortable and warm. Second stay and we will be back.
Mr Smith September 2019
a gem...why i have booked again for two weeks next year- my 12th year!!
Mrs Joel September 2019
Wonderful holiday in a lovely cottage. Well equipped, super views and within easy walking distance of the centre of St Mawes. Would have given 5 stars if heated towel rails, DVD player and CD player hadn’t been faulty- so small problems that can be easily repaired.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review of Laurel Cottage - it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay overall and enjoyed lots of easy walking to St Mawes. We're really sorry to hear that you had experienced some issues with the heated towel rails, DVD player and CD player and we'll certainly forward this to the housekeeping team and owner for attention at the next changeover. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Lillyman August 2019
Comfortable and homely in excellent position with lovely sea views from the house.
Mrs Green April 2019
Thank you Classic Cottages for the most idyllic week's holiday. The cottage was comfortable and stylish. The view and setting were breathtaking. Really friendly and efficient communication before and during our stay. The only problem was we didn't want to go home.
Mr Dinsell December 2018
Overall lovely a cottage in a perfect year round location .. a brilliant Cornish experience!
Mrs Wearmouth July 2018
Stunning property, we all fell in love with it ,quirky and full of charm, in a Fabulous spot .
Mrs Edwards July 2018
Great cottage lovely location with views. Really enjoyed the stay and the privacy around the property was fantastic . Everything you needed was provided
Mr Randle June 2018
Everyone should go there - but NOT when we want to !
Mr Walden April 2018
Mr Aylwin March 2018
Once the faults have been rectified I would be happy to give the cottage a rave review. As mentioned above, we are returning in June so you have three months to get them sorted!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Sorry to hear that the heated towel rail/bathroom heater wasn't working. We've let the housekeeper know and she'll arrange for this to be sorted - we've asked for a shaver adapter to be provided too. Thanks for making us aware and we look forward to welcoming you back again in June. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Baimbridge October 2017
Spacious, well equipped cottage with wonderful sea views, easy access to the beach, and a short walk to the centre of St Mawes.
Mrs Hennessy July 2017
We know St Mawes well. Loved the house's position in the village. Beautiful views from every window. A very comfortable house to stay in.
Ms Pratt July 2017
Charming cottage in an ideal location. Fabulous views from the two front bedrooms.
Mrs Hender August 2016
Laurel Cottage offers unrivalled access to Tavern Beach and was the perfect place to stay with my family at St. Mawes.
Mrs Holden June 2016
We had the most delightful holiday in St Mawes. Laurel Cottage is so centrally located and proved an ideal choice for my chronic fatigue. The views from both front bedrooms were absolutely stunning and even the lights on the boats of night-time travellers were entertaining. The property had a magical lived in feel to it, made all the more pleasant by the choice of furnishings and contents. The unusual layout of the cottage reflected a number of similarities to our home in Hertfordshire, but with additional characteristics of front and rear terraces and conservatory that made our experience very fulfilling. It proved an inspiring place that enabled me to engage with my limited skills at some sketching and water colouring. Definitely back next year if we can secure a booking, this time for two weeks. Terry & Anne Holden
Mrs Souster May 2016
This is the perfect holiday house with its location and character. Loved it!
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