The sitting-room has a fabulous corner sofa to snuggle up on.
The light kitchen/diner is very well-equipped.
The rear garden is a real sun-trap and the perfect spot for a glass of wine after a day out exploring the Cornish coast.
The master bedroom has a gorgeous king-size bed.
The enclosed garden is full of colour in the summer months.
Welcome to Little Gables!
The dining-area overlooks the rear garden area.
Treat yourself to a Cornish cream tea - after all you are on holiday. However, don't forget, it's jam first!
The little gate which leads you up to the front door.
The sitting-room has been styled beautifully.
The master bedroom is styled in lovely greys and whites.
The en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
Bedroom 2 is beautifully styled in sweet yellow and grey.
Bedroom 3 has bunk-beds, which will delight the younger guests.
The family bathroom.
Little Gables is located  by the main road, which leads into the village of Illogan so please do keep a close eye on children and dogs.
The parking space can be accessed via the garden.
The city of Truro is well worth a visit. Full of high street shops, and quirky lanes full of independent shops it is sure to delight. The Cathedral opens it's doors to the public, during certain times.
Porthtowan is a short drive away, and has the most dramatic coastline waiting to be explored.
St Ives hosts not one but seven beaches and is well worth a visit. If beach life is not your cup of tea, then there are lots of galleries to wander around and cafe's to enjoy.

Little Gables


1.8 miles SE of Portreath / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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7 Nights from £463

Little Gables is a lovely, well equipped cottage in a good location close to many amenities. It really feels like home and has good parking. Bev is very helpful if needed. One of the best cottages we have stayed in so would definitely recommend it.

Bev was a amazing host from the welcome goodies on arrival and the treat for the dog. She checked on us regularly to check all was ok. Such a special place.

The cottage is incredibly comfortable, has everything that you could possibly want - really well equipped and in a great location for exploring the North coast of Cornwall down to Lands End. Bev the host is incredibly welcoming, thoughtful and provided a wonderful Welcome Pack & flowers!! Thank you for a wonderful stay and we would highly recommend!

Fabulous property! Comfortable, very well equiped and beautifully decorated and accessorised. Perfect location for exploring the area. Owners have thought of absolutely everything; it really was home from home. Lovely welcome package which was greatly appreciated and friendly contact pre arrival and during our stay. Can't fault anything and can't wait to return!

Wonderful cottage in great location to explore Cornwall. The cottage was the best we’ve stayed in, spotlessly clean & had everything you could possibly need. Fantastic hosts & thoughtful welcome goodies for us & our dog …much appreciated.

Bev (the owner) is very generous in leaving lovely welcome refreshments - biscuits, scones, jam, clotted cream, tea, coffee, milk & Prosecco. She is at hand if you need to ask her anything & replies to texts very quickly. Little Gables is decorated & furnished very tastefully, you can tell a lot of thought has gone into every detail. The property has everything you could wish for including lunch boxes, ice packs & cool bags for picnics on the beach plus body boards, buckets & spades for fun at the beach. Board games, DVDs & Netflix on top of the TV channels is a nice touch.

Great cottage. Clean, well equipped, great location for accessing beaches and Southern Cornwall and a very thoughtful welcome package made this a great holiday.

The house was exceptionally clean and tidy and had everything you could possibly need for your holiday. The kitchen was very well equipped including take out boxes and bottles for your picnic and every conceivable utensil. Bev the owner even left a bottle of Prosecco,tea and coffee and scones and cream for our arrival,a very welcome touch.

The best holiday cottage we have ever booked in the UK, will definitely be back again.

Little Gables is situated really well shops, takeaway and pub within a few hundred yards the property is like a home from home but much better. Everything we wanted was available in the property and the decor has been beautifully done very comfortable and very clean! Bev is a superb host welcome basket, tulips on the table really good attention to detail and great communication. This property exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to book again and stay at Little Gables!

The Little Gables was absolutely perfect and the owner thought of everything we needed, we would definitely book again .

This cottage is a gem and really shows the Cornish hospitality at its best. Beautifully decorated and a lot of thought to the layout, the bedrooms are good sizes so no arguing over who sleeps where. Nice courtyard to relax surrounded by plants and privacy. Modern kitchen with plenty of utensils and space for good dinning. Near to the shops and lovely walking areas.

Amazing cottage, really really clean, glorious decor. Spacious and comfortable, equipped with everything you need. Good location for exploring Cornwall

We loved our stay at Little Gables. The cottage was immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. A perfect base for our Cornwall holiday, a short drive from the stunning North Cornwall coastline.

We booked this to escape from all the madness which is happening in the world at the moment and we certainly was not disappointed! The owners kept us updated by text as to when the property would be available and after a six hour journey to reach here that was most welcome. On arrival the owners had left us a cream tea, milk, coffee, tea and a bottle of bubbly. There was plenty of Covid related precautions such as hand gels, anti bac wipes and disposable face masks. The house itself was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The only minus was that we had to come home after a week! Definitely one to return to. Thank you Bev and Dave.

A stylish and comfortable base with easy access to north coast beaches. The village is unpretentious but has useful little shops and a good pub. Very pleasant walks right from the door to Portreath and the coast path.

I would highly recommend Little Gables. The property is comfortable and very well equipped for us and our dog. Beverley and David went to extraordinary lengths to make sure that their property was cleaned in accordance to COVID recommendations. I would definitely stay here again.

Just amazing!! Very welcoming!! Lovely owners who see to your every need!! Very relaxing!! Close to everything!! Would definitely recommend if you’d like a comfortable family holiday home!!

Little gables was the cleanest property we have ever stayed in. It was beautifully decorated and extreme well equipped.

The owners were extremely welcoming and were on hand if required.

I would not hesitate in recommending this property and look forward to returning in the future

Beautifully furnished and well equipped cottage in a great location, highly recommended. Close to beaches and all local amenities, owner very helpful, great communication.

We found it very clean & tidy, nicely decorated & furnished & well equipped. It was very evident the owners had made a huge effort during the Covid-19 pandemic providing fresh soap at every sink & plenty of hand sanitizer. They also left a lovely welcome hamper which was a very pleasant surprise after a long journey. They also contacted us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction & quickly notified us when the cleaner found an item we’d left behind by mistake. Illogan put us in easy reach of both coasts & a good location to go out & explore Cornwall.

Absolutely amazing accommodation with everything you could need for a stay in Cornwall. The cream tea and milk in the fridge on arrival was a lovely personal touch. Will definitely be recommending Little Gables to family and friends. We were in Illogan for a family funeral but the location of the property put us right in the middle of all our family in Illogan and the quality of the accommodation made a very difficult time a little easier.

Thank you for a fantastic stay in a comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage.

This is a gem of a holiday home Owner was welcoming and very helpful It wants for nothing! Everything is provided for you. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need away from your own home The opposite of a 'hard work holiday home' Incredibly comfortable to come home to and very cosy Lovely seating areas at back and front Light and airey and spacious Having two bathrooms was great Immaculate condition Off street parking greatly appreciated

We loved staying in Little Gables. A home from home house that we felt very comfortable in. Very clean and fresh. The house had everything we needed and the owners even provided welcome drinks and biscuits for us. We had shops, takeaways and a pub all in 5 mins walking distance which was fab! We will definitely be returning on our next trip to cornwall.

We had stayed in Cornwall many times and can confidently say that Little Gables is a real gem. The property was immaculately clean and incredibly well stocked with lots of extra touches (Netflix, fully stocked kitchen, goodies on arrival, safety features for young children, beach toys etc.).

The property is spacious and newly decorated throughout and in a really great central location. Our favourite place in Cornwall is Godrevy which is just a 10 min drive away and there are many other great spots within 15-30 mins.

The owner was lovely and couldn’t have been more attentive when we did get in touch.

All in all one of the nicest places we have stayed in Cornwall and we will be back next year!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your comments, it's great to hear that Little Gables is one of the best properties you have stayed in. Little Gables central location is perfect for visiting so many of Cornwall's special spots as you've mentioned. We hope to welcome you back soon. Emma, Customer Support

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