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Nightingale Cottage in East Taphouse, Cornwall

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Nightingale Cottage description

Holiday home
Nightingale Cottage is a romantic little cottage set with a cluster of other properties, near the small village of East Taphouse. The cottage has a king-size bedroom with woodburner upstairs, along with an en-suite bathroom. Downstairs is an open plan living area with underfloor heating, with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is off road parking for one car, and a front garden with furniture and BBQ. Nightingale Cottage makes a great base for enjoying Looe and the coast, or for heading inland to explore the Eden Project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The small village of East Taphouse is located on the A390 in the heart of the beautiful Cornish countryside, perfectly situated for exploring all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer. Located between the historic market towns of Liskeard to the east and the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel to the west, there is also easy access to the picturesque old fishing ports of Looe, Polperro and Fowey and many spectacular sandy beaches and coves on the south coast, whilst the rugged and dramatic Bodmin Moor is just 10 minutes to the north.

Electric underfloor heating downstairs with woodburning stove and electric radiator upstairs. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Front garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 4 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Wesson
June 2015
Everything at the cottage was fantastic, the holiday was very relaxing and value for money.
Mrs Sprott
August 2016
The cottage was every bit as delightful as the photos on the website suggested it would be. It was in a good location for travelling to the various places we wanted to visit.
Mrs Coles
April 2016
It was wonderful cottage; lovely and private and had everything you could need. It was central to lots of things. Thanks for making our holiday amazing.
Mr Saunderson
March 2016
The cottage was beautiful, had everything we needed and was in a great location.
Mr Mrs Matthews
February 2016
Nightingale Cottage was very homely, clean and well equipped. Highly recommend.
christine w
March 2018
The cottage is in an area called East Taphouse, basically the middle of nowhere. The cottage is lovely, decorated very tastefully and the furniture is of a very high standard, nothing cheap or tacky! There is absolutely everything you need there, even a washing machine and dishwasher, the bedroom has a wood burning stove in it, I used it just once during our weeks stay as I couldn't really see the point. The king size bed was extremely comfy and the bed linen wasn't bargain buy from Asda. The ensuite bathroom has a small, but deep corner bath and over head shower and the most delightful, unusual sink. Now for the niggles and the reason I gave 3 stars. The microwave was filthy, food splatters all over it, I cleaned it the best I could but couldn't get all the old food off. The window ledge in the living room was covered in dust and what looked like bits of ceiling plaster, I had to Hoover it as I couldn't just leave it, some sachets of tea/coffee sugar ECT were left to use, I put the kettle on as soon as we arrived, made tea, put the little pot of uht milk in and it was just little white bits, the whole lot of little milks were sour! I was told there would be these left for us so didn't bring milk and it's not as if you can just nip to the shop as it's around a 15-20 min drive. The bedroom floor is the creakiest I've ever known! It's NOT possible to creep to the loo in the middle of the night without waking your partner, and the en suite has no window so is pitch black, the light switch for it is in the bedroom so you can't go in, close the door then turn the light on, you have to turn the light on then open the door flooding the bedroom with light, the log fire sits on a slate square and walking back from the loo in the dark can be very dodgy if you don't remember to walk right by the side of the bed and I stubbed by toe a few times on it, very painful!
Tami J
September 2017
Oh my goodness. What can I say about this place? Not a single complaint about it - everything has been thought about and all you need to do is roll up, unpack your bag and relax. Comfy sofa, comfy bed, wi-fi that actually works, television that gives a decent reception, ditto upstairs, a shower that actually showers properly, a very clean and beautiful property. We were able to pop out for our day trips and come in and chill - particularly if the weather turned, we could hunker down on the sofa with books and blankets. Most certainly would return. Peaceful and set in beautiful grounds, just perfect and what the doctor ordered. Excellent.
March 2016
This cottage was absolutely stunning! Bought as a Christmas gift from my husband I immediately looked at the pictures online and the were beautiful but when we arrived I was astounded by its beauty inside and out. Such a wonderful location and the peace and quiet was just what we needed. The kitchen area was just outstanding and the polka dot crockery collection was fabulous! Going upstairs to our beautiful bedroom was thee most comfortable bed in the whole wide world and a lovely wood fire burner. Then came my favourite part of the cottage, the fabulous corner bath and a stunning sink, have never seen such a beautiful sink. Whether you use this cottage as a stop gap or a romantic retreat it certainly is worth a stay!!
September 2016
Providing you follow the owner's directions and don't rely on SatNav, the cottage was easy to find. Parking is a short distance away from the entrance. It's an old farm cottage building, which has been tastefully decorated and furnished (in 2015, we think). There's nothing from Ikea here; instead you'll find Next, JosephJosept, John Lewis, etc. Spacious enough for two and, yes, it could be described as romantic. We would have preferred more choice over lighting in the combined sitting room and kitchen. With only wall lights and lights inside the top of the kichen cupboards (plus spotlight over the sink), it felt gloomy and over time, depressing. The small windows meant that there was little natural light; some recessed lighting in the ceiling would have made it much better. Very comfortable bed and an "okay" shower. We were not blown over by the strange sink, but it served its purpose. The "cottage garden" was principally an area of decking. Once we'd managed to turn off the water feature, we enjoyed the sound of the birds. Conveniently situated for visiting both the west and east coasts of Cornwall, we clocked up quite a few miles. Didn't manage to find a nearby sandy beach, but Looe and Newquay were not too far away. Would recommend to a friend only if the lighting and location had been better.
Mrs Hubbert
June 2015
Lovely compact cottage, actually very spacious for 2 people. Very clean had everything you could possibly need. Ideal for touring area. Bathroom washbasin was amazing, like a marble fountain! Owner very friendly helpful.
Mr Churchill
June 2016
We loved this place! The location was beautiful; quiet, idyllic and situated centrally to many of the sites we wished to visit. The cottage was lovely; very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed to be comfortable. The little garden and sitting area was perfect for relaxing after a day's outing. We loved the peace and quiet and appreciated the friendly neighbours.
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