The Studio - Dog and pet friendly. – Home 25831 Apartment
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
The Studio - Dog and pet friendly. – Home 25831
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 4
- 3 nights min stay
Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 8 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
The Studio is ideal for a couple or small family who wish for peace and quiet, off the beaten track and away from it all. There is plenty of outside space so in the summer months sharing is not usually any problem.
We specialize in people who stay with their dog or dogs. And have also had those that have brought their cats. ( however if they do, cats cannot be let out as the nature of cats is such they may run away if in a strange area)
For those with no dogs etc, we do clean the Studio very well so you should not find any evidence of any pet occupants. However if allergic we cannot guarantee we have removed all pet related allergens.
The Studio is a one room apartment with a sectioned off kitchen, separate bathroom with shower, own heating and front door.
It ideally sleeps a couple, 3 friends sharing or a family of up to 4, with children under 15. But can sleep an extra baby in a cot or an extra child on a futon and sleeping bag (supplied on request) if you do not mind being a bit cramped – this does not usually matter as most families find lots to do so are only back to sleep. Any number over 4 however will cost an extra £40 per week.
The accommodation consists of a large studio room, with a King size bed for couples of for the parents if you come with children. There is a double sofabed that folds out for two more to sleep– friends or siblings sharing can argue about who has the king size bed! The shower room has a toilet, wash-hand basin and shower cubicle. Therefore the open plan lounge/sleeping area is furnished with a double sofabed, colour smart ( internet connected) television, video cassette recorder and DVD player, stereo cd player, and a range of videos and paperbacks. The Kitchenette has a fridge/freezer, small electric cooker, microwave, jug kettle, microwave and toaster.
The flat has its own front door, own full central heating and water heating. The windows overlook the magnificent view. It is equipped with crockery and cutlery for 5, duvet covers, bed linen and towels are all supplied.
For your convenience, there is an iron & ironing board, as well as a vacuum cleaner. There is no room to fit a washing machine but we are always happy to do a service wash for visitors.
There is no telephone in the studio, but most mobile phones get a good reception.
Please book well in advance , special rates apply.
FLORA DAY HELSTON
We are 4 miles from Helston and usually everything for miles around is booked well in advance for this week.
Flora day is a unique Cornish festival/celebration said to have its roots in pagan festivals for welcoming in the spring and new life.
Travel and getting around.
To decrease your carbon footprint it is possible to holiday here without a car. You would get a train to Redruth and bus or taxi to Porkellis
You are welcome to stay around the smallholding and village and if you are fit it is possible to get around locally by bike, which can be rented locally.
This may be a welcome change for those who live in the town, but bear in mind while there is a pub within walking distance there is no where within 5 miles to buy food supplies or for other entertainment. Therefore if you wish to go further afield without difficulty, it is advisable for guests to have transport.
There is a local bus service but it does not go to all routes and stops early evening there are many wonderful local places of interest to visit, by car, including the many local beaches. If you use a car the most carbon friendly option would be to come by train and hire one down here. At the very least, even bringing or hiring a car you have avoided flying and you will be in a wonderful rural UK location
Further details indoors
Internet access ( Ethernet or wireless) However this is slow compared to urban places so do not expect fast speeds.
Dogs and other pets are welcome at £10, they have to be sociable as we have two dogs. The only rule is you clean up after them.
Many family/surfing beaches enforce a dog ban on the beach from Easter Sunday until September 30th but there are enough beaches within the area that dogs are allowed on all year see:
Further details outdoors
Porkellis while an un-spoilt farming village has much of interest within easy distance. It is situated in the world heritage area of mining.
There is a good local pub called the Star Inn which is children, dog and people friendly and is a free house so serves good real ale.
Porkellis is not on the coast but is ideally situated for exploring the lovely Peninsular of the Lizard and all the West Cornwall beaches and visiting the many tourist attractions of Cornwall. Porthleven harbour is our nearest fishing port. It is a very big harbour as it was originally a harbour where local tin was shipped to all parts of the world. Now it is a lovely fishing harbour with lovely picturesque pubs such as the Ship Inn that also does wonderful family meals, many acclaimed restaurants and lovely views ( I can supply pictures of Porthleven via email if requested) Poldark Mine, is just down the road within walking distance if you like walking. Flambards Theme Park is only a 10 minute car drive away.
Other attractions nearby include the National Maritime Museum – in Falmouth about 5 miles, National Seal Sanctuary and Goonhilly Earth Station – both on the Lizard see map. Further a field are the Eden Project, Lands End, Newquay Zoo, Tintagel Castle, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Geevor Tin Mine, Blue Reef Aquarium and St. Michael's Mount to name but a few.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Cot available
- 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 15 Oct 2019
- Years listed:
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- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English
This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Apr 2007. Located in Cornwall, it has 29 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £390.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Oct 2019.
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– based on 29 reviews
- Very Good
“Cosy, comfy place”
We spent two fantastic weeks with our two children and our dog. The studio is small but has everything one needs for a comfortable holidays. It is well situated to go to the beach, wander around Cornwall villages and enjoy the stunning views of the Cornish coast. We loved eating in the garden when the sun was out, and the children as well as the dog enjoyed the freedom of running around. The onwers are extremely kind and even helped us solve a problem with our car. Highly recommended place to stay.
“Such a wonderful cottage”
After the short bumpy ride up to the cottage past the farm we had our first view of our cottage for the week, we were met by Barry who was friendly and ever so helpful. The cottage is a well sized room with a separate shower room and toilet. Perfect for two people, but still further bed space for a small family. Further to previous comments about smells we found nothing to complain about in that respect and we live in a modern house, the house is clean, tidy and had plenty of utensils and appliances to use, just don't expect to cook a Sunday roast but why would you want to do that while on holiday. A car is needed with the closest convenience store being 5 miles away, and beach wise you are looking at a 20 - 25 min drive. We cannot praise the owners or the cottage enough and will not hesitate to book here again some time in the future.
“More like a Home”
The approach road is just a track however this does mean it is quiet and away from any traffic. It is easily driveable if you don't drive it like your on a racetrack. I have read about the smell in the cupboards and agree with the owner, having lived in an old house it was something I got used to. The property is old, nostalgic and therefore not perfect. Then for those who want the true atmosphere of an old Cornish house, you are onto a winner. It is packed full of hidden extras you wouldn't find in a normal studio, the Coffee Machine was well used by us. The little cooker is manageable if you don't want to cook Sunday lunch and I doubt you would go to a studio if that was the case. The large bed was very comfortable and the studio is very animal friendly. We took a Cat and a dog. The Cat was at home immediately, loved the Potpourri, sorry......... Views from the studio are fantastic and you have a lovely area to sit in the evening whilst you relax. All in all this is a lovely place to stay when visiting this beautiful area of Cornwall. What made it 5 Star for us, was not the nostalgic property, or added extras but the owners who live onsite. They are very nice people, who love animals and gave us the impression all they want is their guests to be happy and enjoy their holiday.
Owner's reply: What can I say, a glowing report and than you so much. I do realise now, from others feedback our home from home way of running it may not suite all and will try to somehow get to a happy medium that will suit a wider variety of guests. But I am so very glad it suited you and we always do our best. As yes all we want is our guests, human or animal, to be happy and have a lovely stay with nothing that significantly prevents this. What we are selling mostly I guess is the quietness, the views, the unique spot away from any crowds and a taste of what Cornwall is when off the beaten tourist track. But we also try to provide comfort for our visitors in what is, as you say, a small and very old building - build in the 17th century although adapted by many others in the past and since by us. We do also aim at being an animal friendly place to stay. For guests with any animal. Indeed as well as the usual dog, or cats or even bunnies, if you wanted to travel to stay with a pony, horse or goat as a smallholding we have stables and facilities to cater for all of those and have in the past. If people have dogs or even horses and ponies it is a lovely area to explore with them and we are happy, with prior warning, to cater for those with dogs,m cats and even goats, horses and ponies. I will even go out on my old mare and show visitors the local rides if needed. But of course not all that stay have any animals at all and we try to make it a pleasant experience for those that do not also. Thank you very much for your feedback xx
“Ideal retreat for city dwellers”
This is probably the most pleasant place we've ever rented. It's situated in a rural area with views across the hills to the sea. The night sky is amazing. The cottage itself is lovely and the owners have evidently put a great deal of thought into ensuring their guests enjoy their visit. Wonderful bed, masses of hot water, great shower, really effective heating (we went as the weather turned) and just great value for money. The photos don't do the place justice actually; it's recently been decorated and the front of the house has comfortable seating and lots of flowers. I would recommend the cottage highly and would also note that I wish the yurt with it's own field had been available when our children were small. This place is the best value for money I've come across and we plan to come back. I understand that most bookings are repeat visitors, which says it all really. If you don't like dogs, there are plenty of alternative cottages to choose from. Our dachshund had a marvellous time getting to know the owners' dogs and has returned to London far more sociable and less timid. Excellent all round!
“Lovely time in a picturesque and peaceful area.”
We stayed at the Studio for the first time this year and it comes highly recommended. The room is compact and very comfortable with all amenities required. There were four of us - two adults and two younger children and the room was great. Inside the Studio is a great place to be if the weather is a bit wet or windy. Outside, the Studio has great views over the countryside and is in a quiet and peaceful area. Everything is easy to get to from Porkellis - all the major towns and attractions are within an hours drive. Veritee and Barry are great hosts - with good advice about the area and always available when you need anything. All in all it was a great week away and we will definitely be visiting again.
“A little piece of heaven!”
Stayed here for a week. Luckily we had the only nice week so far of the summer! It's so beautiful and peaceful - couldn't hear a thing other than the birds when we sat on the patio. It is quite isolated but that was just what we wanted. The Studio had every home comfort, couldn't thing of a single thing that was missing. It's in an ideal position for visiting both coasts - all within an hour's driving. Veritee and Barry are the ideal hosts - around if you need anything but discreet when you don't. Hope to visit this haven again soon. Lynn and Ron Gabriel, Birmingham
“Peaceful home from home”
We have just got home from another wonderful week staying in The Studio. This was our 4th year there (and we've booked again for next year already). On arrival we were delighted to find The Studio as clean and comfortable as ever but also having had a face lift since last year with new paintwork etc. It's a lovely place to stay with all the essentials you could need, including ready made bed, towels plus tea/coffee/milk and other cooking essentials all there for your arrival. On sunny days the outside area is wonderful with far reaching views and on colder/wet days The Studio quickly becomes warm and cosy. Veritee and Barry, the owners, are extremely friendly and helpful and we would definitely recommend this gorgeous little place to anyone who just wants a "get away from it all" holiday in Cornwall.
“Lovely little hideaway”
This is a lovely little studio apartment. Everything that I could possibly want was provided. No rushing down to the supermarket for essentials like cooking oil,salt and pepper,spices,cleaning products,tea,coffee,milk and sugar no all was provided. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and the view gorgeous. Tv,dvd and cd player all provided. Veritee left me eggs and local meats which were beautiful. I was looking for some solitude and I saw no one but I knew that Veritee and her husband were just around the corner if I needed them. The studio was clean and warm and everything I could have wanted . I had a lovely few days and would recommend it.
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