Pippin Cottage, self catering holiday cottage at Penhallow Farm on the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall
Pippin Cottage is a delightful holiday cottage near beaches in the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall

Penhallow Farm, Ruan High Lanes, Truro TR2 5LR

Call us on 01872 501987

Guests' Comments

June 2020. We were looking forward to our September holiday in Pippin cottage, but being in the vulnerable Covid group we felt unable to go so far away from home at this difficult time. We were delighted to have our deposit refunded immediately after phoning to cancel. Very kind. Thank you.

January 2020. What a wonderful start to the year. The cottage is lovely and beautifully kept. We would want for nothing more. Thank you Clare for a warm welcome and taking so much care to make sure we felt truly at home. (Taken from the visitors book).

November 2019. Another wonderful stay at "The Pippin". Thank you, Clare and James. See you soon. (Taken from visitors book).

October 2019. Thank you for a relaxing stay at Pippin cottage. Despite the rain we have managed to get out and about to see as much of beautiful Cornwall as we could. The house has been the perfect space to relax and host a trio of "come dine with me" nights. The dogs also were a welcome addition. Thank you!

20-10-2019. Second time this year. Still made us welcome, lovely cream tea again Clare. We love your cottage - all that we could wish for. Thank you. (Taken from the visitors book).

2 - 5 October 2019. Staying in your lovely comfy Pippin Cottage was so wonderful and relaxing. We've enjoyed the spacious house, the perfect beds and fully equipped kitchen, Our 2 girls loved the toys, lego and funny hullabaloo game, searching for shells and Pendower Beach and eating delicious cakes at St Just in Roseland. (taken from the visitors book).

Thank you Clare for such a lovely place to stay with family! It's been very relaxing and despite the weather we've enjoyed lots of travel visits. The Roseland Inn was excellent. I suspect we will be back again the next time we want to come and explore the area. (Taken from the visitors book).

September 2019. Pippin cottage was the perfect base for a wonderful few days exploring the Roseland. An impromptu trip made all the easier by the great recommendations Clare has listed on her website as well as in the book in the cottage. We had some lovely walks and enjoyed the beaches (Carne and Pendower especially). We didn't have a bad meal during our stay, taking some of Clare's excellent recommendations including: The Hidden Hut, Hubbox, The Watch House and our personal highlight was the Woodfired Feast at Philleigh Way Cookery School hosted by chef Rupert who put on a really fun evening. Pippin Cottage was a great base for a quieter night in playing cards and board games while Henry cooked up a feast using incredible Cornish produce sold at Curgurrell Farm Shop. Thank you for a really lovely holiday. (Taken from the visitors book).

September 2019 We've had a brilliant short stay here at Pippin Cottage. down for a wedding it was a great opportunity for a holiday and to explore the Roseland. We loved the quiet country lanes, and views, and our toddler Oscar loved the dogs and seeing the cows! Great weather, exploring beaches, Portloe, St Mawes, Portscatho and Trelissick. the cottage was perfect for us, thanks for the cot and high chair. (Taken from the visitors book).

August 2019. Another amazing 2 weeks! New places to explore every day. Harry loved the combine and says he will remember it forever. Some places are not as great the second time but "Pippin" was even better and the K9 welcoming gang...deft as ever! (Taken from the visitors book)

August 2019. Our second stay at Pippin has been no less magical than our first. We've loved the absolute peace and fresh air and the superbly comfy house, the toys and the garden. This part of Cornwall is so beautiful. In addition to the beaches we would recommenda lovely walk around Dodman's point starting at Penare carpark, Tatums in Portscatho, Da Bara Bakery, Craftworks pop up restaurant at the vineyard down the road. Oh and Gorran Haven village! We hope to return a third time! (taken from the visitors book).

August 2019. Thank you for our second stay in Pippin Cottage with such a warm welcome. Highlights for us were definately the beautiful garden to play in with stunning views, the many beaches including the one with the Hidden Hut (highly recommend), trip to Falmouth, body boarding and the amazing Philleigh Festival - enjoyed by all of us. We are all looking forward to our next stay. (Taken from the visitors book).

July - August 2019. What a fantastic week for 3 generations. We couldn't have asked for a better place - both location and cottage. Best equipped cottage we've ever stayed in, clean and comfortable. Thank you. Would love to stay again. PS Emma loved Robert's farm - great space for her to play in and own garden space. Love Towan Beach! (Taken from visitors book).

July 2019. We all loved Pippin Cottage and this peaceful place, the cows, the dogs and everything! Thank you Clare for the warm welcome with scones, marmalade, clotted cream, milk and apple juice. We really enjoyed it. We had everything we needed, more than we expected and are normally used to. There is so much to see around here and we couldn't do everything in 8 days so we have to come back definately! (Taken from the visitors book).

June 2019. One of the very best cottages we have ever stayed at (and there have been a lot). Very clean and comfortable with everything supplied down to dishwasher tablets. A very warm and friendly welcome from Clare and the dogs. I really enjoyed my tour of the farm. Thank you very much, I hope we will return soon. (Taken from the visitors book).

June 2019. Thank you very much Clare! For the lovely welcome attentions, delicious scones, great pub recommendations. We've also enjoyed taking the ferry from St Mawes to Falmouth and walking around Caerhayes Gardens. Many more trips to Cornwall are on the books in the coming years! (Taken from the visitors book).

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The house is so very warming and delightful to stay in. We felt at home from the moment we got here. The boys loved the lawn and enjoyed our evenings running around and playing hide and seek and bulldog. We will definately be booking again next time we intend to cross the border. (Taken from the visitors book).

May 2019. A delightful house and we so enjoyed staying in such a lovely place. We were very comfortable and did not want to leave. (Taken from visitors book).

October 2018. From arriving to scones and flapjack the experience at Pippin Cottage was really enjoyable. Will definately be returning. Thank you for a lovely stay. (Taken from visitors book).

November 2018. We've had a very relaxing few days here. The "Pippin" is very well equipped and comfortable. the location is idyllic and a great base from which to explore from. You've gone the extra mile by making Dad's stay a very memorable one. I don't think he will forget that combine, it made his day. Thanks again for such a warm welcome. (taken from the visitors book).

February 2019. A huge thankyou from the Benistan family for our lovely stay at Pippin Cottage. Very well located, we discovered plenty of castles, gardens and fish harbours all so beautiful!... (Taken from visitors book).

February 2019. ... A lovely relaxing few days which is just what we were hoping for. Pippin Cottage was wonderful, fully equipped and was a warm welcome at the end of every day. Hopefully will be back soon. (taken from visitors book).

March 2019. Thank you Clare for the lovely cream tea when we arrived. WE have had a lovely time in your beautiful cottage, so comfortable and fresh. the weather was with us and have had some lovely walks and the bonus was coming back to your cottage to relax. Hope to see you again. Thank you again. Nothing was too much trouble. (taken from visitors book).

Sept 2018 ...We have walked the beautiful coastal path from St Anthony's Head to Portloe and visited the splendid gardens at Heligan and Trelissick and also the nearby Poppy Garden. Thank you Clare and family. We will be recommending you to friends and family. (Taken from visitors book).

August 2018. We've had a lovely couple of weeks at Pippin Cottage. Beautiful cottage and surrounding countryside. Children have had great fun at the beach, especially Pendower beach. We can recommend the Roseland Inn, Da Bara Bakery and Tregairewoon Farm kitchen where we had a delicious Sunday lunch. Myrtle and Eva were such lovely friendly dogs and the children will miss them. Thank you for a lovely holiday. (Taken from visitors book).

August 2018. Yet another wonderful week at Pippin Cottage. After staying here last year and loving it so much we returned this year and it did not disappoint. Visiting Lappa Valley and Pendennis Castle again and a day out in Looe, St Mawes and a trip to clip and climb with a play centre - the children had a fab time. We love staying here and hope to be returning. Thank you for another lovely holiday. (Taken from visitors book).

July 2018 Thank you so much for the wonderful time in your cottage. We've really enjoyed this week. All the time we felt very comfortable in your lovely furnished cottage. We could recover very well - we enjoyed the time in your garden and in the Roseland. Your trip ideas were very helpful... We look forward to coming again. (Taken from visitors book).

July 2018. We've had a wondeful relaxing holiday in your cottage. We enjoyed this lovely garden and the sheep in the field. (Taken from visitors book).

June 2018. We've had a brilliant week staying in your lovely cottage. Your dogs are so lovely and friendly! Pendower beach is great. Portscatho is so pretty. Very peaceful place to stay. Thank you! (Taken from visitors book).

June 2018. Like everyone else we have had a lovely time in your wonderful cottage... Lovely walks across the fields to the Roseland Inn. Can recommend the Bakery/Cafe on the main road. (Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book).

May 2018 Thank you for our second amazing stay here in Pippin Cottage. The cottage is perfect for us - a real home from home! The surroundings are peaceful and beautiful. We are grateful for the little touches for Jacob - stair gate and high chair etc. Pendower Beach is the best!! We hope to return again. (Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book).

March 2018 Thank you so much for a lovely stay and to Eva for her welcome very morning and evening - the kids loved seeing her! We all enjoyed watching the new lambs arrive in the fields each day. We love the cottage and the locality has been perfect for us - we really hope to be back and will certainly recommend it to others. (Taken for visitors book).

March 2018. What a lovely place to stay!...The cottage is homely, comfortable and really well equipped. We couldn't hope for better. (Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book).

March 2018. Highly enjoyed our time at Pippin... We enjoyed a sail from St Mawes to Falmouth, bus to Truro then bus back from Truro to St Mawes. Cafe in Portscatho very nice and open every day as is the village shop. (Taken from Cottage visitors book).

Thank you so much for our stay at Pippin Cottage. The cottage is beautiful and so spacious for the six of us. We all enjoyed the luxury of the wood burner - very warm and toastie on a November night. The area is so peaceful and tranquil. We were so close to the coast and enjoyed dropping in on all the small fishing villages along with a day trip to the Eden Poject. We would highly recomment this cottage to friends, and this trip has reawakened a love of Cornwall.

Sept 2017, The cottage had everything our 3 generation family required for a comfortable and cosy stay. We particularly enjoyed the big kitchn/dining room where several convivial family evenings were spent. We loved St Mawes and the ferry to Falmouth. Portscatho was great for its well stocked general store and the delicious Sunday roasts enjoyed at the Plume and Feathers is highly recommended. Pendower beach is very convenient for the kiddies. We enjoyed St Ives and a visit to Leach pottery. (Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book).

August 2017 A really great 2 weeks, fantastic cottage, wish we could stay forever! Harrys says, I loved the chicken eggs and finding caterpillers. Thank you James and Clare for making us feel so welcome! (Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book).

Lovely well equipped cottage with a stunning view out the back. Clare was very welcoming and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if we were in the area.

Thank you Clare for a bright and happy welcome to Pippin Cottage - clean and tidy, calming views after a long journey. We, the 5 of us, had a delightful stay. All our walks were mostly in sunshine along flower hedgerows with sea and estuary views. Even our two wet days had its delights. The cottage filled our requirements perfectly. (Taken from Pippin Cottage guest book). 28 April - 5 May 2017

We had a wonderful time this past week. Thank you for the warm welcome! Our daughter really enjoyed having her own room with en-suite. And the boys really enjoyed the garden to play tennis in. Thank you! (Taken from Pippin Cottage guest book) 22 - 28 April 2017

We've had a wonderful week in the cosy comfort of Pippin Cottage. We enjoyed the great walks, seeing seals and cormorants in the sunshine. Trelissick with rhododendrons at their best. (taken from Pippin Cottage guest book). 31 March to 7 April 2017

What a lovely cottage! We felt at home only a few minutes after our arrival. Everything was perfect, comfortable and beautiful. (taken from Pippin Cottage quest book). 18 - 23 March 2017

Beautiful, well equipped, clean and spacious accommodation. Cream Tea and bottle of wine on arrival ! Had a lovely peaceful new year with our two girls. Will have to go back when warmer xx Clare and James excellent hosts enjoyed our stay. Oh and thank you Clare for posting the sock back !

(Excerpts from entry in visitors book). We found the cottage super comfortable, beautiful and very well equipped. In terms of the area we found it stunning and it felt quite undiscovered. Our weather was fantastic so we spent all but two days on the beach - Carne, Pendower and Porthcurnick. WE went to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and St Mawes Castle - both great hits with our 5 and 2 year olds.... We hope to be back!

8 August 2016 (Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book). We had a very good time in your cosy cottage. We like a lot the bread, cookies and bottle of wine as a welcome gift. Thank you very much. We enjoyed the garden with the barbeque and the nice view. To conclude, everything was perfect, even better than we had hoped for. Alexandra and friends.

(Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book). We had a lovely stay here, with such a warm welcome from the Freeths. Our 2 3/4 year old loved seeing the chickens in the morning/evening and a highlight was his fresh egg for breakfast. It was great being in easy reach of the beach (Carne trumped Pendower for us just on sand and facilities). We would love to come back one day.

Thank you so much Clare and James for such a lovely welcome - Pippin Cottage is beautiful! Fantastic location, peaceful and relaxing - just what we needed. Great base to explore from and of course, weather been brilliant! What more could we ask for! Hope to return one day to such a lovely place. Thank you!

(Taken from Pippin Visitors Book). 1 - 8 July 2016. Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this delightful cottage - so well equipped and comfortable, as well as being in a beautiful and peaceful location. Had a good time re-visiting familiar places and discovering new walks along the coast path.

(Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book, 24.6.16). Thank you for a wonderful welcome and providing us with this fantastic cottage to stay in. Comfortable, relaxing and very central to all around here in Cornwall.

(Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book, 1.7.16). Excellent accommodation and lovely outlook - so peaceful!

(Taken from Pippin Visitors Book, 3.6.16)Thank you! We had a fabulous time. The kids felt right at home and so did we! Great hosts, the cottage has everything you need and a bit more. We will definitely recommend it!

(Taken from Up Front Reviews). Fabulous cottage next to the farm, the owners could not have been more helpful. Plenty of space for three couples and even additional guests for dinner! A great location for kayaks and bikes, storage room too! Cornwall at its best.

Action packed weekend - cycling, kayak and coast walks. Fantastic location and cottage perfect for us - Thank you very much! (taken from cottage visitors book).

From the moment we arrived this felt like home ... only better! Pippin Cottage is everything we could have wanted for a weekend away from it all. Thank you so much! (Taken from the cottage visitors book).

Extracts from entry in visitor book, April 2016: Cottage was fantastic; spacious, homely, lots of unexpected comforts and special thoughts to make you feel at home. Children loved watching the lambs playing. Overall a wonderful week and exactly the relaxing holiday we were hoping for. Whilst we didn't go far from the cottage or visit big attractions, we didn't feel the need to get in the car when there are so many beautiful places to see and explore which are accessible by footpaths. Thanks Clare and family for making us feel so welcome.

28 March - 1 April 2016. A lovey cottage for a family holiday. We enjoyed the wood burner each evening after a day out - returning from wind and rain at the beginning of the week...and glorious sunshine at the end of the week. We enjoyed long walks around Nare Head, Dodman Point and the Roseland Peninsula (the latter was very muddy!!). So many nice touches in the cottage to suit every age ...and VERY comfortable beds. We have had a great week!!

The best holiday cottage we have stayed in. We have stayed in many cottages over the years, and believe this is the best. From a practical point of view, the cottage is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. It's position is ideal if you want a quiet time (naturally on the Roseland), situated down a farm drive (no passing traffic), and the large self enclosed rear garden, facing out to fields, was ideal for our son to burn off some energy. You could also not ask for a more hospitable owner than Claire and James who also own and run the farm. On arrival in the cottage was home made bread and jam, milk, tea & coffee and even scones, clotted cream and a bottle of wine! We were warmly welcomed and introduced to the very friendly Myrtl (Border Terrier), but they were not intrusive through our stay. However, they did find us and invite us and our tractor mad three year old boy to see the combine working hard on the last harvesting of the year, which he loved. As a practical point of view, kitchen is fabulous with lots of space to cook, toys for our son to enjoy, very spacious and relaxing. All in all, this was a fantastic cottage with great owners, and I would thoroughly recommend it (although sometimes I thought we should keep this as a 'well kept secret').

A very lovely cottage and a peaceful location. Thank you for the food you left - very welcoming. Enjoyed the stay in Cornwall, visting many places. (Taken for Pippin Cottage visitors book)

(Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book). Pleasant stay, nice base to explore Cornwall. Owners very friendly and helpful. Garden safe for children. Very well equipped for all of our needs. Delicious bread, scones and flapjacks on arrival. Thank you.

(Taken from Pippin Cottage visitors book) We've had a fantastic stay at Pippin Cottage. It is a wonderfully relaxing setting and the scones, biscuits and bread on arrival were delicious! The walk to Pendower Beach from the cottage was a good recommendation and I enjoyed my swims in the sea. The church at St Just in Roseland was such a relaxing visit and we all loved the gardens at Heligan. Thank you for a great holiday and for thinking of all our neeeds. (The cottage) is so well-equipped. We have all loved our stay here and would hope to visit again.

Amazing. Beautifully presented cottage with everything and more thought of (incl plastic bits for the younger ones and stairgate). Garden perfect and safe and big enough for the older ones to play footie and let the smaller ones run amongst the trees. Cannot fault it and highly recommend though would rather keep it our secret!!

Had a lovely welcoming stay in Pippin Cottage. Spacious, comfortable and perfect for our family. King Harry Ferry, Trelissick, Truro, Carne Beach and HubBox got the thumbs up from our teenagers. Thank you Clare for your delicious bread and tea on arrival. Would love to come again sometime.

An amazing place that makes the long journey worthwhile. The fresh scones and flapjacks, bottle of wine in the fridge just made the start of our holiday so much more special. To sit outside and absorb the silence once the kids were asleep make a truly relaxing break. A place to recommend. Thank you for your hospitality. We did feel at home! (copied from the cottage visitors book)

We all loved our stay at Pippin Cottage and would recommend it to anyone. It's a lovely setting and the welcoming was very pleasant. We visited most of Cornwall on our stay including the Eden Project, Newquay, Lands End, Flambards, St ives and Porthcurnick Beach and the Hidden Hut. All the beaches and harbours around the area are stunning! Thanks to the Freeth Family for a lovely holiday - hopefully we will be back soon. (taken from the cottage visitors book)

(Taken from Up-Front Reviews). Myself wife and son all enjoyed our stay at Pippin Cottage. We found it very clean and the people who let the cottage out very helpful at all times. The area around the cottage is excellent for walking and close to the sea,but the nearest cove is well over a mile away if not more. The cottage itself is a very nice and peaceful place to stay with very helpful owners.

Average rating 5/5 Review title Pippin Cottage, Treworthal nr Philleigh Pippin Cottage was clean and comfortable and suited our family consisting of 2 adults and 4 teenagers. The outside space was perfect for us all. There wasn't really anything we would change apart from the weather which was a mixed bag. We all loved the cottage and would recommend it to others and would try to book again if coming to this part of Cornwall. We particularly liked the kitchen with the large table and plenty of room around it and the beds were very comfortable. The owner was very welcoming and friendly and provided a delicious tea on arrival. The cottage was a short drive to the King Harry Ferry, lovely beaches, Falmouth and Truro. A big thumbs up from all of us.

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Clare & James Freeth, Penhallow Farm, Ruan High Lanes, Truro TR2 5LR