Guestbook

Rental to the public commenced fully in May 2014.  We had a gap from October 2021 to July 2022 to do building work.

Guest comments are collected from the written guestbook in the house; and from TripAdvisor and AirBnB.  The comments on this site typically lag behind a bit as I update them whenever I get down to Cornwall from the book.  More up to the minute reviews can be seen on airbnb and TripAdvisor.  Best prices on this site though.

 

We wanted somewhere peaceful and relaxing to unwind after our Wedding at St Nectans Glen, Tim's place was the perfect place to do this. The house itself is fabulous, really well presented, light and airy, actually the photos on the listing don't do it justice! House is very well equipped too, plus stunning views of the coast. We'd return in a heartbeat! Thank you Tim

Wedding Party

24 Jun 2023

We just returned from a week at Tim's place in Crackington Haven. To describe the house and locaction....Wow! Beautiful house, far exceeded our expecation, and as for the location...simply beautiful. The views from the house were incredible. We were 5 adults, 2 three year olds and our dog. Safe to say, we all had a lovely time. Thank you Tim. Hopefully we will make it back there in the future.

UK Family

17 Jun 2023

Well, we've all had a fabulous week here in this beautiful home. Stunning views and sunsets. So many places to visit that are equally exquisite.
We've never been to Crackington Haven before but will definitely be returning.
Thank you for the use of your beautiful home.

UK Family

02 Jun 2023

Stunning house! Stunning location! Stunning sun sets! We did not want to leave. The house has everything you need for a perfect holiday. My kids loved the ping pong table and the short walk to reach the beach for their paddle boarding. The gardens are stunning and have beautiful view points of the beach and ocean. We would definitely return in the future. Thanks Tim and Margaret

UK Family

27 May 2023

Chough Cottage was in a fantastic location , to have woodlands for walks and just 400 metres from the sea and cafes it was perfect. we were also lucky to have 7 days of clear blues skies which made us just want to stay at the cottage and enjoy all that was around us , just a great location and the property was so roomy . Another visit is very much on the list, Thank you Tim

UK Family

20 May 2023

We loved our stay at Chough Cottage. It's a beautiful house in a wonderful location. Just a very short walk to the beach with a great pub and cafe and access to wonderful coastal walks. The beds were super comfortable, the showers were amazing and the kitchen brilliantly equiped. We loved the table tennis and chilling in the the lounge area with wonderful views. We'd love to return, hopefully with some better weather next time so we can enjoy the wonderful first floor terrace and sea view!

UK Family

08 Apr 2023

We had a fantastic stay at Tim’s beautiful house. The house is in a fantastic location and is well equipped with everything you might need for your stay - including a table tennis table! The views from every window are amazing, especially from the bedroom with the balcony. The friendly, local pub in Crackington Haven is a short walk from the house. The garden is lovely, with plenty of space for children and dogs to run around. There are also walks from the doorstep.

UK Family

22 Mar 2023

Highly recommend. Already looking to book again.

UK Group

09 Mar 2023

It was a week of 2 halves - glorious Spring sunshine, followed by dramatic low level cloud and drizzle.
We've loved it all! The breathtaking views, which disappeared, the exhilarating wind, the beautiful beach, and not least this wonderful cottage. The boys are insisting we return!
Many thanks for a lovely stay.

UK Family

26 Feb 2023

We have had the most wonderful time in this fabulous house. Very well equipped. We have had daily cold sea dips and incredible coastal path walks. And plenty of table tennis. Thank you.

UK Family

31 Dec 2022

The cottage was absolutely perfect. The location is ideal, with the beach barely 2 mins walk away. The Cabin Cafe is excellent and the Coombe Barton Inn which is also only 2 mins away is also great. I recomend a trip to Trebarwith Strand if you want to see an amazing beach and many of the other tourist locations about are lovely. Fantastic place for a break away!

UK Family

22 Oct 2022

The location and setting for the house met all our requirements and could not ask for anything else. It met all our needs and more and would definitely recommend to anyone else. It's exactly as stated and Tim was responsive when communicating. For a family group then this place is ideal. I would definitely like to return one day as we had such a great time.

UK Family

05 Oct 2022

Absolutely top drawer property. Couldn't have been happier.

UK Family

15 Sep 2022

We've stayed here many a summer now and we love it. The recent extension has opened up what was an already lovely house and makes much better use of the beautiful views of the surrounding area. Admiring the sea views from the balcony with a morning coffee or evening tipple warms the soul. Body boarding, surfing or simply playing in the sea, knowing that a warm shower is just a 5-10 minute walk back to the house makes a beach holiday here so easy, so special. And wandering down to celebrate the sunset with the locals and a bottle of wine will leave you with fond memories.

UK Family

01 Sep 2022

Amazing house! Definitely recommend. Great views, great walks and amazing memories to be had!

UK Family

25 Aug 2022

Thank you so much for making a home away from home. We traveled from Florida to be here with our family - this was a wonderful place to make joyful memories.

Family, USA

19 Aug 2022

We have enjoyed staying in your beautiful house and it’s “new parts” very much! It has also enabled us to spend time with our family, relax, , and take in the glorious view. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

UK Family

15 Aug 2022

A very well equipped comfortable house. If you like walking there are lots of options going right past the door. The house is well furnished with a great open plan kitchen. The lounge is large and comfortable. There are some great extras like Amazon Prime, Netflix and a SMART speaker. Highly recommend it.

UK Family

15 Sep 2021

We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing stay in Crackington Haven. This is a beautiful property - clean, cosy, well-equipped and with lots of lovely artwork and beach inspired furnishings. Super comfy beds and a nice powerful shower always get my holiday vote! The house is a stone’s throw from the beach (a quiet cove away from some of the busier locations) and surrounded by lovely relaxing views. So many coastal and woodland walks nearby and a nice garden to chill out in when you get back and take your boots off. We had some fabulous sunset dips in the sea, strolling back in our towels to make dinner in the great kitchen facilities. The property is within easy reach of the main coast road if you want to explore. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Thanks for a great stay!

UK Family

07 Sep 2021

Lovely week at Tim’s house. Very comfortable and everything you need for a beach side week. Easy to walk to the beach and cafes. Hope to return next year.

UK Family

01 Sep 2021

Really lovely house, fantastic location, one of the nicest places we have stayed.

UK Family

22 Jul 2021

Fantastic property, in a beautiful spot. If you are looking for a comfortable home away from it all with fantastic sunsets then this is for you.

UK Family

15 Jul 2021

Great house & facilities in a superb location. Perfect place for easy access to the beach and a huge array of amazing walks, right from the doorstep.

UK Family

15 Jun 2021

This is the perfect place for a family holiday. Such a beautiful, tranquil place. Can't wait to go back

UK Family

01 Jun 2021

We had the most lovely stay in this cottage. The location and proximity to the beach, pub and cafe were huge benefits and allowed us to walk to them straight from the house (that even one of our party who was recovering from knee replacement surgery could manage the walk!). The area is beautiful with easy access to the south west coastal path and other delights such as the crackington haven cider brewery! The house itself is exceedingly comfortable, gardens and the outlook beautiful so that we were able to make the most of the rainy days snuggled up with the wood burner roaring or sat outside on the wooden seats enjoying the sunshine. Would LOVE to come again!!

UK Family

27 May 2021

We had a great stay here at Chough Cottage. The house was all we had hoped and more. All of the bedrooms were bigger than expected and the two bathrooms were to a really high standard. Would love to return.

UK Family

20 May 2021

The house was wonderful with all the little details thought of and very high quality. The location was perfect and exactly what we needed for a beautiful Cornish coastal break. The host was excellent with communication spot on. We will most definitely return to this little gem!

UK Family

10 May 2021

Amazing house in an amazing location! Enjoyed walking on the coastal path and visiting the local pub and cafe. Great communication from Tim! Would love to go back.

UK Family

01 May 2021

I spent two weeks at Chough Cottage with my daughters. We really enjoyed the location - beautiful views and costal trails. The cottage was clean and I liked the spacious master bedroom. The place is cozy with all the art from the local artists. Tim was a great host and responded quickly to all our inquiries. Thank you for having us.

Czech Family

12 Jan 2021

Chough Cottage is great. Location is perfect for coastal walks and also the beach.

UK Couple

15 Dec 2020

Perfect location and facilities. Everything you need in the kitchen and lovely cosy sitting room with wood burner. Countless amazing walks straight from the front door, plus easy reach to Tintagel, Boscastle and Port Issac etc. Great communication with Tim too, with very quick responses and helpful advice. We’d highly recommend a stay here.

UK Family

15 Nov 2020

Beautiful house, perfect location - everything we needed for a family stay. Thoroughly clean which is more important than ever at the moment. Definitely would consider returning.

UK Family

31 Oct 2020

Tim’s house is in a fantastic location, so close to the beach and cliff walks. Village has two lovely cafes and a pub. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need, we loved the nespresso machine. Shower was excellent and beds comfortable. WiFi also very good. We have booked for next summer and look forward to visiting in warmer weather.

UK Family

15 Oct 2020

Excellent property in a great location. Ideal local pub and cafes, beach and coastal hills to climb. Well maintained and clean property and fast communication and assistance from Tim.

UK Family

10 Oct 2020

We're stayed here each summer for several years. Love it, looking forward to next year.

UK Family

31 Aug 2020

Lovely property in a great part of North Cornwall with very close access to the South West Way

UK Family

31 Mar 2020

Four of us stayed over at Tim’s place for four nights in February. The place was cosy and warm, and we loved the coffee machine, the well-equipped kitchen, the cosy living room, and the brilliant shower! It felt like a home away from home! The local beach (a few minutes walk away) is quiet and nice, and there are plenty of other lovely beaches nearby like Bude, Widemouth, and Sandymouth (particularly beautiful). On top of that, the coastal path passes nearby and there are some beautiful walks. Tim provided plenty of tips on places to eat, drink, and visit. There’s a pub and a couple of cafes a few minutes walk away. We had two little dogs with us, and they loved it too. Check-in and check-out was relaxed. Would recommend for a relaxing family getaway!

UK Friends

15 Feb 2020

The house was excellent and Tim a great host. The information prior was helpful and very timely. Tim also provided very quick responses on a couple of queries once arrived. The location is gorgeous with the beach, cliff and walks in the woods, cafe (cabin cafe excellent!), and pub all within about 2 mins walk. This was also perfect for our small dog who loved it! The house is very cosy and the log burner great. We have stayed in many air b and b’s across Europe and the amenities were perfect for a family, nothing missing and more then we expected! We spent time at Tintagel castle, surfing at watergate bay, lunch at Mariners in Rock, Lifes a Beach in Bude and did cliff walks and storm watched! Would love to return again, thank you Tim!

UK Family

30 Nov 2019

Lovely place and literally a stones throw or 5 min walk to the pub and cafe

UK Family

15 Sep 2019

Tim’s house in Crackington Haven is fabulous. The home is great. A large house which fitted our family of 6 comfortably. Touches like the fibre broadband, excellent kitchen facilities and the games equipment in the garage were great. We were made to feel at home. Location wise the home is superb. A gentle stroll to the beach of a minute or two was great. The beach is lovely and the kids loved the rock pools. Alternatively head the other way from the front door and in a couple of minutes you are in East Wood which is beautifully different. The stream and trees make for a wonderful woodland walk. We couldn’t have asked for more!

UK Family

31 Aug 2019

Really great house. Short distance walk to the beach (1 minute). Great accompdation for children. We were 4 adults, 2 kids and one dog. The house was really phantastic for us. Thank you Tim for your assistant and help, when we need you.

Family, Germany

19 Jul 2019

This was our first time of using Airbnb and we really struck lucky with a fantastic house in a fabulous location with a great host, Tim. The outside is perfect for outdoor living when the weather is good with so sunshine all day long and comfy seating (loved the seat on the cliff). Inside is equally as welcoming and comfortable and the shower is to die for! We can’t wait to be back.

Couple, UK

29 Jun 2019

A beautiful cottage within a short walk from both beach and an old oak wood. Lovely quiet village with amazing coastal walks. House was very clean and had everything we needed for an excellent week.

Family, UK

20 Jun 2019

Staying at Tims home in Crackington Haven was really delightful! Everything was as described on the website, very well thought out and extremely comfortable. Tim was very quick to communicate and extremely kind and helpful with everything. His foodie recommendations were really fabulous! The view is gorgeous, village picturesque yet quiet and we especially loved the cows from across the road that came to greet us! Thanks so much Tim, we hope to return again soon!!

Family, UK

22 Apr 2019

Chough Cottage is a simply idyllic getaway with gorgeous views...Crackington Haven is a secluded hamlet (with an amazing surf beach) but not too far away to explore other towns and villages that dot this beautiful part of the Cornish coastline. A very welcoming and warm home with EVERYTHING we needed, including some top tips on local eateries.

Family, UK

13 Apr 2019

Had a wonderful stay at Chough Cottage over the Christmas holidays. A great location, the property was as described and even more, presentable, clean and cosy for those winter nights! Would highly recommend and will be returning. 👍🏻

Family, UK

31 Dec 2018

Lovely well equipped house with everything you need for a great family holiday. The house is in easy walking distance of a good beach and pub that serves great food. Brilliant coastal walks on your doorstep. There's a really good cafe just a couple of mins walk away. Brilliant communication and response from both the host and the management company. We would love to stay again!

Family, UK

05 Apr 2018

GREAT LOCATION, LOVELY HOME, NICE PUB FOR FOOD. ALL ROUND GREAT SPOT. WILL STAY AGAIN THANKS

family, UK

15 Mar 2018

Everything was exactly as expected. The kitchen was far beyond the best supplied from other previous rentals we visited elsewhere. The little town where the house was, was very quaint and perfect and off the beaten track. Amazing views and perfect spot for morning walks. You are fairly forced to relax which was what we wanted. We're looking forward to visit again during warmer weather.

Family, USA

15 Feb 2018

Great house in an isolated but beautiful area right by the beach! Lots of walking and local village by the breach had a great cafe and a pub! We will be back.

Family, UK

15 Jan 2018

Lovely house, close to beach. Fabulous view from the garden. Great amenities and a thoughtful host.

Family, UK

31 Dec 2017

Fantastic location. Secluded home but with a bus stop, 2 cafes and a pub serving lovely food at the end of the road. Coast path in each direction is perfect for walking. Quick responses from the host and photos are just like the real thing. Thanks Tim!

Family, UK

31 Oct 2017

Thank you for a lovely stay in your fantastic home. Nothing was missing, which is saying something with 4 kids and a dog. The kids were amazed at the speakers and apple TV - not that we had any time to use them! We have taken a day trip to St Ives and Guithian, a couple of days in Polzeath and a couple of lovely walks around Crackington headlands. Thanks again!

UK Family

15 Oct 2016

What a great holiday, super house, clean and everything you need in a fantastic location. Great family time (including dogs). Stayed in most parts of Cornwall and all over Devon, never been to this part though – definitely be back.

UK Family Cardiff

16 Jul 2016

Thank you so much for letting us rent your wonderful Chough Cottage. We have had a great 13 nights here, and re discovered our Crackington roots, and will be very sorry to leave, Your home here is very special, and we very much hope to rent from you again,

UK Family

01 Jul 2016

Thankyou for such a lovely stay in your beautiful home. We have been so comfortable and happy and are leaving wanting to stay for a little while longer. The house is so peaceful and the garden so wonderful, our youngest has been building daisey houses all week! Amazing sunsets and amazing weather!!! We would love to come back again soon! PS Lovely interior!

UK Family Cotswolds

15 Jun 2016

Loved our week’s stay in your charming home. Something for everyone. Loved the surfing on long boards, body boards and just watching the experts. Walks to the top of the mountain with the collies, visits to other local beaches, cream scones, gorgeous sunsets. We loved every moment – all 3 generations and the dogs.

UK Family Bournemouth

15 May 2016

First time in Cornwall for us all. Bizarrely first day on the beach and we bumped into university friends who we hadn’t seen for a few years and unknown to us own a cottage 3 down from Chough. Great walks – albeit interspersed with rain and we even all braved the cold March waters with wetsuits and boards. Thank you.

UK Family

31 Mar 2016

Our first time in Cornwall and your lovely cottage too was very pleasant. We have enjoyed it so much. Thank you for being an excellent host. We are looking forward to returning one day.

German Family

01 Mar 2016

Just wanted to say thanks you for use of Chough Cottage, such a beautiful home with stunning views. We have enjoyed it so much and do not want leave! We wouldn't hesitate in recommending your cottage to others, we hope to be back soon! Thanks again.

UK Couple

02 Oct 2015

Could not have wished for anything better to explore from. Love the 'driftwood' style furniture. Many thanks.

UK Couples

08 Sep 2015

Glorious lazy days enjoyed by all. Didn't feel the need to venture out too much.
Wonderful scoffings at the Wellington in Boscastle for a long lunch.

Kentra UK

18 Jul 2015

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful place. We did see a fair bit of the area, Tintagel, Boscastle, Widemouth Bay, Bude and Summerleaze Beach but our favourite was coming back to Chough Cottage and taking in the amazing views and enjoying your fabulous home. Thankyou!!

Dara UK

11 Jul 2015

Another fabulous stay at Chough Cottage. New bathrooms superb! We've been down to Crackington Haven beach every day, and to Port Isaac, Bude, Strangles and Widemouth Bay.
Had a great BBQ outside too!
Thanks so much - we'll be back!

Rachel UK

04 Jul 2015

We stayed at chough cottage for a four day break and we absolutely loved our time at this beautiful home. We found it to be very cosy with everything we needed for a lovely restful break.

The house is situated in a small private lane with lovely walks into the woods or just a short stroll to a beach, we also took the coastal path (from the beach) and saw some amazing scenery on our walk (some very good walks for the area can be found on I walk Cornwall)
We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to return in the future.
there is also a local pub and small friendly cafe close to the beach.

Mark, UK

01 May 2015

It has been a truly amazing week for our family made possible by this gorgeous and homey cottage.
Chough Cottage has been the perfect home away from home and the setting is truly unbelievable.
We did near and far in Cornwall and some of our favourite parts of the vacation we had right here in the front yard.
Thanks you for being excellent hosts. We hope to return again one day.

Christina Trinidad

09 Apr 2015

What a wonderful setting and place to see in the New Year!!
A beautiful home from hone, we all had a fantastic stay and enjoyed exploring the local area.
Thank you for a memorable stay and we hope to return again.
Happy new year.

Carina UK

01 Jan 2015

Thank you so much for making our Christmas 2014 a very special one.
All the best

Louise 2014

29 Dec 2014

Our family have spent a wonderful week at Chough Cottage. All our wishes have been catered for and when you consider there are 2 adults, 4 children and a dog that's no mean feat! Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your lovely cottage.
PS your recommend of the Wellington at Boscastle was great!

Tracey UK

31 Aug 2014

We are just about to leave after four very very enjoyable days here at Chough Cottage. The house is lovely - extremely comfortable and spacious, yet cosy. We enjoyed eating, sleeping and lounging around here. And we made the most of our surroundings too with visits to the Eden Project, a lovely day on the beach at Bude, and a visit to Bodmin Railway and Tintagel. We're sorry to be leaving after just four days, and can see ourselves returning regularly as our family grows up. And a final thank you for allowing us to stay that extra night - it made all the difference. Best wishes.

Clare UK

01 Aug 2014

Many thanks for a fantastic, relaxing holiday - we came here jaded and leave refreshed!
The proximity to local beaches (Crackington, Widemouth) is a real bonus, in addition to other local beauty spots such as Port Isaac, Bude, Padstow and Polzeath.
We found our house bedroom very spacious, more than enough for both of us and our 2 year old and really enjoyed playing in the garden, watching the sunsets, climbing the grass to the benches and chilling-out with Ping-Pong. We hope to return soon - highly recommended.

Anthony UK

20 Jul 2014

Thank you once again for a wonderful stay in Chough Cottage. The house was beautifully presented on arrival, and there is so much to keep us occupied. We played lots of table tennis, had 2 BBQs ad enjoyed lounging in the garden in the sun. The sunsets are a bit special too.
We've been to Crackington beach and cafes most days, and also to Boscastle, Widemouth Bay (great surf), Port Isaac (great rockpooling), Polzeath (great sand), Bude, Padstow (great atmosphere and playground!) and we did a long walk to High Cliff, made even longer with a 3 and 1 year old on a hot day!
Thanks again and hope to return very soon.

Rachel UK

12 Jul 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Chough Cottage. Tim was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and was always very quick in answering any questions we had.
Highlights for us include; Dinner in the sunshine on the lovely patio, warming up in front of the fire after long walks on the fabulously accessible coastal paths and of course watching the sun set over the sea both from the cottage and from the lovely garden.
The location is excellent and it was great bonus to be able to stroll down to the sea for an ice cream!
The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well appointed - we had everything we could have needed. It is homely, cosy and above all contributed hugely to making our holiday such an amazing and memorable one. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely holiday home - we're already planning our next trip!

Emma UK

30 May 2014

I have no words to describe the beauty of the location where the cottage is situated. It is perched between a valley and the sea ! The cottage itself is quite a big one than what the photos actually depict. I must mention the owners' hard work to make the cottage decor to resemble a ship and every room showcases sea and the beauty of the ocean. All the amenities are near by and absolutely nothing to think of to spend a holiday here. Great place - had a great time - Thanks Chough !

Mani, UK

14 May 2014

We LOVED staying at Chough Cottage. We went with our two small boys and our friends who have a little girl. It is so peaceful, yet is only literally a 2 minute walk down to the beach, which is stony at the back and beautifully sandy when the tide is out. The surf was great, lifeguarded too, and we borrowed the body boards from the cottage - it was so much fun! There are two lovely little cafes right by the beach (the cream teas and ice-creams are just fabulous) and a friendly pub, where you can also get takeaway food. The house itself is really nice, plenty of space for the kids to race around, comfy sofas and comfy beds. We played table tennis and sat and had a BBQ in the garden as the sun set in front of us. Cannot think of anything we didn't like, we would certainly recommend highly to friends and family. Many thanks - will definitely be going again! more

Rachel Talbot

21 Feb 2014