The beautiful back garden is perfect for everyone - adults can sit and relax while the children have plenty of space to play.
A welcoming wood-burner nestles in the huge inglenook fireplace.
Bedroom 1 is a spacious double room overlooking the pretty cottage garden at the front.
Bunnell Cottage, with its wonderful cottage garden at the front, adjoins the Owner's home (on the right).
The well-equipped kitchen adjoins the sitting-room.
The smaller double bedroom overlooks the back garden (Bedroom 3).
The comfortable sitting-room has French doors leading out to the front garden.
The front garden is a riot of colour during spring and summer.
The sitting-room overlooks the pretty cottage garden at the front.
A typical cottage staircase leads from the sitting-room to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom.
The wood-burner will keep you warm on those cooler nights.
A lovely spot to sit and take in the sights and sounds around you in such a peaceful and relaxing setting.
The twin bedroom with views across the rear garden and countryside beyond (Bedroom 2).
Two windows allow sunlight to flood in to this spacious bedroom (Bedroom1).
The kitchen table has views through the conservatory to the garden...
...and what views they are, at any time of year.
The picnic bench outside the conservatory is ideal for enjoying outdoor meals.
The very well-equipped kitchen leads through to the sunny conservatory.
From inside the conservatory, the lovely garden can be enjoyed whatever the weather!
Even the bathroom has a lovely view!
Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3 both have fabulous views across the back garden.
The glorious back garden is shared with the Owner - who will however be very discreet and unobtrusive during your stay.
The Owner's friendly, happy dog Tilly is always ready to play - but she will also quite understand if you don't want to!
As the season progresses, the front garden flourishes and grows ever more colourful.
There are wonderful far reaching countryside views from the neat farm track leading to the cottage.
The comfortable sitting-room has French doors leading out to the front garden.
A welcoming wood-burner nestles in the huge inglenook fireplace.
One of the many woodland walks nearby, especially lovely in the bluebell season.
If you enjoy walking, then Tremayne Quay is definitely worth a visit.
The pretty church at Mawgan.
Looking across the bay from Coverack's pretty harbour.
The family-friendly beach at Kennack Sands is a short drive away.
A view of the beautiful Helford River.
Enthusiastic walkers will enjoy exploring the spectacular South West Coast Path - this section is at Lizard Point.
Spectacular Kynance Cove viewed from the clifftop.
Cadgwith Cove, still a thriving working fishing village.
Porthleven's picturesque harbour.
Poldhu Cove, just outside Mullion.

Bunnell Cottage


2 miles W of Helford / Sleeps 6 + cot

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Although our experience of the property was disappointing we want to be clear that our dealings with Classic Cottages were nothing short of exemplary. Everyone was polite, courteous and helpful at every stage and this was the fourth time we have booked through them. It was such a shame that this property did not live up to our expectations on this occasion.

We stayed for 5 nights in August having made a last minute booking. The shower wasn’t working (temperature went from scorching hot to freezing and came out like a dribble) and this wasn’t fixed until our last night. The house wasn’t all that clean and when we arrived I spent two hours cleaning the property. We also found the beds quite uncomfortable but that is of course more of a subjective point.

There were a few nights when the temperature at night dropped and we were quite chilly (even though it was August). Whilst the property was quite cold the heating was off and we couldn’t access the heating controls at all (this is all accessed from the neighbouring property). We were subsequently forced to light the Woodburner!

I generally feel like the property needs a general overhaul and ‘freshen up’ as it felt like not much had been done for quite some time. Whilst the property was not advertised as having WiFi, it was quite a surprise when we arrived and there wasn’t any. Everything is just very basic.

Having said all this, the owner was lovely and the setting is absolutely superb. We just felt that if you’re paying over £700 for 5 nights accommodation then unfortunately you do expect more than this property currently offers.

We will not hesitate to use Classic Cottages again but will be sure to make more detailed enquiries next time.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review of Bunnell Cottage. We're pleased that you found the setting superb and the owners welcoming - they've let the cottage with us for many years and guests always tell us how helpful they are. The cottage is furnished in a more traditional style, as reflected in the photos, but we'll certainly pass on your suggestions to make it an even better destination. We're sorry about the problems you experienced with the shower - we can confirm that the unit has since been replaced. We're glad that we could settle on a refund which reflected the inconvenience caused. Alison, Customer Support

Picture perfect cottage in beautiful surroundings with a super host.

Lovely cottage can be in a very quiet location

Lovely holiday. Excellent location as a base for travelling around the Lizard. Very welcoming owner. Beautiful garden and restful surroundings. Clean and homely cottage. Loved the cream tea on arrival. Made to feel very welcome.

A lovely cottage, with a beautiful, peaceful garden, in a great location for some great beaches and walks

A delightful owner will make you feel very welcome. This cottage, although quite simple, is equipped with everything you need and is a in a wonderfully peaceful location, ideally situated for exploring the Helford River and the Lizard Peninsular.

The bonus is the garden that was beautiful, woodpeckers on the bird feeder everyday that kept my son occupied. Although it is shared the owner appeared very tolerant and kids played quite happily.

Perfect country cottage with beautiful garden. Friendly dog for guests to play with. Kindly, pleasant owner.

We had a wonderful week staying in quiet Bunnell Cottage, which was very clean and well equipped especially as we like to self-cater. The owner was always friendly and helpful and gave us full use of her beautiful garden with intruding on us in any way. The area is beautiful with so much to do and see for all ages. We thoroughly enjoyed some stunning beaches, coasteering and cycling.

The owner of the cottage was a very pleasant lady. The laid out tea tray with scones, jam and clotted cream was a nice touch. Also fresh flowers in the rooms was much appreciated by my wife. In the warmth of summer, June to August this cottage would be an ideal venue.

This is a return visit. We have stayed in many cottages, mostly through you and Marlene Hosking is by far the best property owner we have come accross. She makes the holiday really enjoyable and special with the welcoming touches. Nothing is too much trouble. The cottage is lovely and 'homely' and the location is our favourite spot in the country & ideal for visiting the Lizard Peninsular, The Helford River and all of West Cornwall. Doesn't need improving.

garden is really marvellous, nice kitchen, nice rooms, nice Lady, nice dog

Have a look at the fotos, read the description and you must have it. Go there and you ever will stay there. Have some days of holiday and you never will go away.

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