Visitors who have stayed at Ruby Cottage over the past twelve years have been very complimentary about the warm welcome, the holiday cottage being a “home from home”, how well equipped it is and how friendly the people in the village are.
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Ruby Cottage gave us a lovely four days in mid February – thanks so much for making it available. Given the weather, warmth was important, so we enjoyed the warmth of the heaters. The first day was a bit cool because we assume the house had been empty for some time; but it soon warmed up. We also enjoyed the open fire, especially after we’d learned that wood burns much better when combined with some coal. Thanks for the welcome tea-tray and bottle of (excellent) local wine. We thought the house was well equipped and clean, and the little garden looked very inviting (especially with the first primroses we’d seen this year); and the price was fair. We recommend it strongly.
Richard and Gaynor,11th February 2017, London
Here we are again for the 7th time in Ruby Cottage. Weather mixed, mild, misty, sunny! We’ve been to Padstow on Sunday to visit their Christmas market. Very crowded by worth it. Watergate Bay is a large lovely beach and the pub Wax is very good. Steve wanted to visit Newquay – we stayed there for 15 minutes! What a dump. Cadgwith Cove (near the Lizzard) is beautiful. Mullion Cove is a must with various small shops including a chocolate factory. I had the most awesome fish stew (best meal I’ve had for ages) at the Mason’s Arms in Camelford. The landlady is lovely and this pub is very cosy with lots of memorabilia (have to see to believe). Port William is a must to with beautiful views over the sea at high tide with xmas decorations too. Thanks to Mel for helping us in a crisis and for the warm welcome of scones and vino. Very tickled by their cockrel who can’t quite finish its crow, think its getting on a bit.
Annie, Steve and Toby (big black Labrador), 2 December 2016, Shropshire
An amazing cottage, loved everything about it. We have had a brilliant two weeks, perfect for travelling around Cornwall. Garden is brilliant especially for dogs. The cream tea was delicious and an added bonus. Would love to stay again if we are in this neck of the woods. Thanks to Mel for making sure all was OK.
Wendy, Jim and Meg (dog), 29 October 2016, Bolton
Thanks for everything. We had a lovely time exploring loads of beaches and villages. Particularly enjoyed the local beach – Trebarwith Strand for a pint at sunset. Hope to come again soon.
Adam, Debs and Ellis (dog), 7 October 2016, Bristol
We had a fantastic time again! The last time we were here 6 years ago we raved about Ruby beedf from a farm near Boscastle. This year we found that the farmers have established a gorgeous cafe and shop over looking the sea just outside of Boscastle on national trust land. But is still called Home Farm – we recommend that you check this out. Haywood Farm for great cider! Not sure why did not know about it the last time. All in all Cornwall seems to be rocky! Body surfing at Tregardock beach was awesome (but as a 50 year old, a bit of suffering afterwards)!
Rika, Geoff and Meaow (cat), 27 August 2016, West London
We’ve had a wonderful week! We loved seeing the countryside in and around Delabole especially Port Isaac where we had some amazing food, and saw the most beautiful cliffs. Thank you particularly for the scones and tea waiting when we arrived, tired and hungry. We loved visiting Tintagel on a day trip and wandering the cliffs along the coast. It felt wonderful to have this cottage to come back to each day.
Jorven & Hedwik, 18 June 2016, Sweden
We’ve had a fantastic time. It has been home from home and the kids and dog have enjoyed the garden. The quarry is great for a walk and the local pub is great with good food. Trebarwith strand has been our favourite beach but be careful of the tide. Polzeath is lovely too! Thank you Mel for the wine and scones and keeping a lovely house
The Woodfines, 11 June 2016, West Yorkshire
A really truly beautiful house with lots of space inside and out. It had everything we needed and the welcome hamper was delightful. Even though it did rain quite a lot while we were here we had a great time exploring Cornwall’s north coast.
The Plaister family, 26 March 2016
Thank you for a wonderful welcome to Cornwall with a scrummy cream tea and wine for afters! Such a friendly village everyone says hello and doggy friendly. Thank you so much for all the info, gives us lots to choose from, we left info on a few places, Eden project was an interesting place, loved the “rain forest”, more suited to families though. Doc Martin’s well worth the visit, fresh seafood is superb. Beautiful little garden, safe for our little pooch, so than you, loved watching the birds, ‘til the next time.
Fiona, Mike & Dyson, (dog)24 October 2015, Scotland
Brilliant cottage, deceptively large and with all that you need and more near great beaches, had a fab time would highly recommend.
Hayley, 13 August 2016
Lovely cottage well equipped kitchen and comfortably furnished. A really enjoyable stay for all, the wifi and DVD collection proving a great hit with our girls! The dogs were well catered for and we enjoyed the garden on the sunny evenings. We’re back again for another two weeks which says it all. Nice place to base yourself in this beautiful part of Cornwall.
Tracy and family, 25 July August 2015
Our second stay at Ruby Cottage. Lovely as always. Thank you for the lovely cream tea and wine. Had a great time.
Heather, David and a very happy two dogs, Bucks, 10 October 2015
Had an amazing honeymoon here at Ruby Cottage. This is a lovely place to stay, we have really enjoyed it and the weather has been just so lovely – couldn’t have been better. We will definitely be back again! Thanks so much for the champagne and cream tea on arrival – much appreciated!
Tina & Paul, Doncaster, 26 September 2015
Had a great holiday at Ruby Cottage. Enjoyed visiting our favourite old haunts like Trebarwith Strand, Boscastle, Perranporth etc. Padstow extremely busy, Port Isaac was heaving. Mixed weather but who cares?! Dogs enjoyed the garden.
Maxwell family, Somerset, 25 July 2015
Lovely cottage and great location for exploring the area. Would recommend Newquay beach and the ferry across to Padstow – especially the beef and blue cheese pasty from Chough bakery! Poldark was a nice local pub with value for money food. For a nice day out we enjoyed Tintagel and the Olive Garden was lovely too. We found the local people really friendly and our first night showed the delights of the Delabole carnival.
Tucker, Chester, 18 July 2015 Top of page
We all had a great stay with many places to visit nearby. It is a good place to walk to the Spar or the Fish and Chip shop and the quarry. We have visited many places like Polzeath and Daymer Bay as well as Padstow and Port Isaac. The cottage is well equipped with many extras. We all home to come again another time.
Postance family, Leicester, 11 July 2015
We have had a wonderful time. So many places to see and visit. Can recommend Davidstow War Museum – Steve & Sheila Perry have worked so hard to put together a great display. Best dog beach – Daymer and the staff in the shop are very obliging. Hope to come again another day.
Mike & Rosemary, Andover, 4 July 2015
This was our first stay at Ruby Cottage, we found it very comfortable and the garden was very secure four our dogs. An ideal location for touring the usual attractions. Tintagel is a must for the breath-taking views, the beaches at Rock are lovely and very dog friendly, Bude is 15 minutes up the road – a lovely town.
Michael, Marie & family, UK, 23 June 2015
This was our 8th visit to Ruby Cottage – something that speaks for itself – we love it here. We always spend time revisiting favourite haunts as well as discovering new places. A new place this time has ben Trellisick House and Gardens. This is gardening on a very grand scale with lots of paths leading you through exotic plantings of tree ferns and palms to catch lovely views of the River Fal. Part of the house is now open for the public to explore. Thank you once again for providing us with such a lovely place to stay.
Shirley & Derek, Yoxall, 20 June 2015
Hi, we just wanted to say thank you for providing such a lovely, well-equipped, spacious cottage for our recent stay in Cornwall. We were very comfortable there and it is obviously well looked after. We loved Cornwall, lovely farm shops and lots of walks along the coast with such beautiful views. We were also lucky to have the added bonus of seeing The Fishermen’s Friends perform on Friday evening, outside on the Platt at Port Issac, with the sun setting behind us – just wonderful! We will be back!
Mary & Christopher Daniel 13/06/2015
We have all had a lovely week at Ruby Cottage. We have stayed several times now and it is always welcoming and comfortable. Over many years we have investigated many of the amazing attractions in Cornwall, but new to us this year was our visit to Carnyglaze Caverns. Well worth a visit.
Jacqui, Andy, Jake, Ben, Kirsty & Poppy (the dog), Staffs, 23 May 2015
We have had a really lovely week in your cottage. Thanks for your “welcome tray” which was indeed welcome! The surrounding area has so many wonderful experiences, whether it is the coastal walks and places to visit, the country houses, the varied market towns or indeed the good assortment of eating places. Thank you.
Carol & John, Bournemouth, 16 May 2015
From the original communication to our arriving to find a lovely welcome tray, our stay at Ruby Cottage was indeed a really pleasant experience and in such a cosy cottage too! The cottage has all the facilities you need away from home. Whilst there is also a very pleasant garden area, we mainly took advantage of the many sights to see in the area which are plentiful, from the many resorts including Padstow, Port Isaac (Doc Martin), St Ives and pretty port of Polperro to walks along the coast. Plus visited some of the Historic Houses in the area. Just a great area to visit.
Jonell from Bournemouth, United Kingdom 11 May 2015
This property has everything. Really well equipped and comfortable and near all the major sights in the area. It is animal friendly with a lovely garden and slate entrance floor – ideal for muddy dogs! The cottage looks deceptively small from the outside and then, once inside, you are delighted by the space. There are some interesting walks from the house which means you don’t always have to get in the car and the village has all the essentials shops. The welcome goodie bag was most appreciated and we are now firm fans of Camel Valley wine. I think this is ideal for friends, families with small children and is completely pet friendly.
Gloria and family, London, October 2014
Thank you for the cream teas and wine. Weather wasn’t too bad…. bit windy and a few showers but we were able to get out and about every day. Had a walk round the quarry for the first time, never got to do it the last couple of times we visited. Its a lovely walk. I’ve attached a couple of photos of Harvey (now 10 and a half). Bluebells were lovely. Thank you again for letting us a stay
Heidi and Martyn Norflok, 2nd May 2015
Thank you once again for your lovely cottage. Mark and the in-laws loved it even more than last time. Brilliant cream tea and very fine Cornish wine – many thanks. We have a few stories to tell including one about the eight foot eel at Port Gaverne.
Stuart, Tanya, Mark, in-laws & Amber (beagle), Surrey, 21 December 2014
Lovely cottage, second time there. Our old dog has loved the friendly beaches at Trebarwith, Harlyn Bay and Portholland (S. Coast). A well-kept secret. Pasties in the wind on Tintagel cliffs by the church. Quarry walks. The weather has not mattered at all to us. The sun has shined when it needed to. Thank you to everyone.
Nicola & Jack, Herts, 25 October 2014 Top of page
Had a fantastic time. Many thanks to Mel and Sabina & Marek for a lovely home from home holiday. Great cottage, well equipped and safe rear garden for our two dogs. Would definitely come again.
David, Heather, Honey (3-legged lab) & Poppy (6-month old Border Terrier), Bucks, 4 October 2014
We had a fantastic week combining visiting friends in the village with a much needed holiday. Like every other visitor, we appreciated the lovely cream tea and bottle of local wine, plus the relaxing feel of the cottage. We came expecting the usual mix of British weather but have had a superb, scorching week, with the exception of a day’s sea fret on the south coast. We’ve walked, body boarded, done lots of touristy things like Fish & Chips at Rick Stein’s café (very good), interspersed with having the advantage of friends who could introduce us to the very friendly local people. We always thought Yorkshire folk were the most friendly but now we know that Cornish people are too! We especially loved the ambience of the Tube Station at Polzeath beach ad much admire the range of choices that they provide. The food is excellent. The area around the quarry was great for birdwatching, plus of course the coastal paths for seals, dolphins and birds too. We’re both looking forward to another holiday at Ruby Cottage.
Hazel & Colin, Yorks, 20 September 2014
Thank you for another lovely stay at Ruby Cottage. Wine and cream tea a wonderful welcome. Had a mixture of weather! Absolute downpour whilst visiting Glendurgan Gardens. Luckily the kitchen is very warm and perfect for dying everything out. Had a couple of lovely sunny days too. The children loved body boarding at Trebarwith Strand and Harlyn Bay whilst I loved the quietness and stunning views at Hawkers Cove. Ate a lot of fish and chips and pasties in Padstow. Enjoyed National Trust houses Antony and Llanhydrock. We drove around and explored a lot. House was lovely. Only extra we would like would have been an extra blanket, had two quite chilly nights. Many thanks.
Sophie Robert, Max, Phoebe and Fleur, Norfolk, 30 August 2014
Thank you for the cream tea. The cottage is lovely and we have enjoyed coming back yet again. We visited quite a few places including Padstow, Port Isaac, St Ives, The Caverns. We had dinner at the local pub (the Bettle and Chisel) – the steak was lovely and we had a warm welcome. Polzeath beach is lovely and was full of surfers. They seem to do surfing lessons there. All in all it was a great holiday.
Lorna, Darren, Kirstie and Caroline, Essex, 23 August 2014
A great time had by all. Thanks for the cream tea and wine. Nice touch! Can I suggest a summer duvet for the double bed? Though very cosy, it id become a little too warm at times. I loved the bed, it was extremely comfy and warm. I also loved how the room upstairs slants and the fact that there is a dishwasher so I don’t have to wash up! Good value for money, would recommend.
The O’Briens and Langans, Lancs 16 August 2014
We had a lovely holiday – weather was beautiful and the cottage perfect for the dog (lovely garden). We went to all of the beaches nearby although it was too hot to walk far. The Slate quarry is a perfect walk. Thank you for the Cornish Cream Tea. We also enjoyed Delabole Carnival.
Kerry, Alex, Jackie, Paul and Frank the dog, Warks, 26 July 2014
We have had a very nice holiday with rain and some sunny days on the beach. Thank you for the Cornish sparkling wine. We have had a relaxing holiday. e.
Emma, Silke and Thomas, Germany, 19 July 2014
We have had a relaxing holiday. Three days of We’ve had a wonderful week discovering North Cornwall. Our favourite find was Mother Ivey’s Bay to the west of Padstow. The sea was as turquoise as the Mediterranean but unfortunately a few degrees cooler. My mum and dad were thrilled to be so close to Port Isaac where Doc Martin is filmed and had their photo taken outside his house. A beautiful spot to watch the sun set from the coastal path overlooking Port Isaac Our dog had to have his hair cut as it was so hot! Debbie on the road to Polzeath trimmed him up nicely. A fantastic cottage, lots of BBQs in the sunny garden.
Suzi, Suzanne, Ray, Jane and Basil (Cocker Spaniel), Suffolk, 21 June 2014
very hot weather and a little rain at the beginning of the week. Our neighbours recommended Ruby Cottage (Shirley & Derek) and we have had a great time. We went to the Eden Project in the rain but we enjoyed it. Appreciated the scones, jam and cream after travelling so far. Thanks to Mel for a lovely clean and tidy cottage. It has everything one would need. Very well equipped. Eaten out most of the week. We hadn’t been to Cornwall before but we will be visiting again. Many thanks for a lovely holiday.
Ann & Ken, Staffs, 14 June 2014 Top of page
Another very relaxing holiday. Weather mixed but on the whole it was mainly sunny and quite warm. Been to the Lizard and Kennack Sand. Had a lovely meal at the Witch @the Lizard. Nice walk around Delabole Slate Quarry. Looe is lovely and crossed over on the car ferry to Foweyand made a brief stop at the Malsters Pub on the way back. Thanks to Mel once again for leaving the cottage so clean and for the scones and wine.
Steve, Anne and Toby (black lab), Powys, 24 May 2014
Yet another great holiday in Cornwall. Weather windy and sunny. Visited the Lizzard (lighthouse most southerly point) great gift shops & really nice pubs. Found a fantastic beach by accident go to Hawk Bay & it’s down a farm field, and you can see Daymer bay and Rock across the estuary. The Mote pub in Port Isaac is worth a visit for a lovely meal. Thanks to Mel for a clean cottage (as usual).
Steve, Anne & Toby(dog), Wales, 2 Nov 2013
Had a pretty good week in Cornwall even in cooler weather towards end of week – it was bright and sunny. Nice cottage (as 5 years ago). Our two dogs Jenny & Meg settled reasonably well and loved the beaches. Thanks.
Janice & Graham, S.Yorks, 5 Oct 2013
Enjoyed our stay at Ruby Cottage courtesy of “the Usher’s”. Lovely cottage. Lovely pasty at Padstow, good walk with dogs at Hawkers Cove. White Heart pub at St Teath very welcoming, lovely food and dog friendly. Just a quick visit for the weekend but was fab.
Ginny, June & Harvey (dog), Hampshire, 29 Sept 2013
Ruby Cottage is very comfortable & has been a wonderful base for us. We very much appreciated the “Cornish Cream Tea” after a very long journey from E. Sussex. We have done a lot: we have been to Mevaqissey, St Michael’s Mount, Mousehole, Lands End, the Eden Centre, St Nectan’s Waterfall, Jamie’s 15 for lunch at Watergate Bay, Trebarwith Strand, the RAF Museum at Davidstow and Jamaica Inn. We highly recommend the RAF Museum. It has been put together by one man and it is quite incredible how much memorabilia he has collected & been given. St Nectan’s Waterfall is unusual & well worth a visit (B3263 between Bossiney & Boscastle, 15 mins from here) But be warned- it is NOT for children, the elderly or disabled. It is 30 mins walk – very up and down, then a 10 mins descent on slippery uneven slate steps. We enjoyed the Camel Valley Vineyard wine too, thanks for that! Cornwall is so beautiful & there is so much to see. Hope to return
Richard & Sarah, East Sussex, 14 Sept 2013
This is the first time we’ve come on holiday, and to Ruby cottage without Molly, our much loved border terrier. Sadly, Molly died in July and we brought her ashes to scatter across the sands of Daymer Bay, her favourite beach. Thank you Sabina for the wonderful gift you left us. It was kind & thoughtful of you and we will treasure it always. Although the weather wasn’t great for much of the time, we enjoyed visits to Lanhydrock, The Eden Project (perfect for a wet day!) Trerice, Fowey and Bedruthan Steps, where we were able to climb down onto the fabulous beach and walk amongst the huge rocks. We both hope we’ll be back again soon – Cornwall has become a favourite destination, and Ruby cottage our second home.
Shirley & Derek, Staffs 6 Sept 2013
What a lovely cottage. The weather has been like the med. The garden is an oasis of calm. Spent days by the sea even swam at Trevore and Harlyn Bay. A day on the moor by a stream just us, the dog , ponies, birds and sheep. Port William, Tintagel Arms and the local pub. Absolute heaven. quarry walk every day with the dog. Don’t want to go home.
Nicola, Jack and Riley, Herts, 6 July 2013
Back for a second year and just as great as the first! Love the cottage! Weather was not great til Thursday but no matter! Things we tried this time; Trebarwith strand and Port William for ale and decent food – always!! Port Quin for peace and quiet and cliff walks – avoid cafe van (overpriced and average). Trevathan farm shop @ St. Endellions for great local produce. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a trial flight with Cornwall flying club out of Bodmin airfield for an amazing view of the coast (and Cornwall!!) The Cornish Arms @ Pendogget for good food Cornish atmosphere. The great Cornish skies and fresh air!! enjoy!!
Stewart, Avy and Iggy, West Sussex, 29 June 2013
Thank you for tea and scones! We had lovely week here in Cornwall, Devon and Ruby Cottage. We had nice weather almost the whole week, seen a lot, Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor, TIntagel, Eden and Lands End. We broke one glass – replaced it with a similar glass – hope it will be correct. We tried to make a log fire in the open stove but the chimney seems blocked in some way so we had to stop the fire. Since we had “Midsummer staig” with us, we left one for you and hopefully more Swedish tourist maybe here to stay at Ruby cottage. We will recommend it!! Thank you once again! Sorry, about the chimney – late birds nesting – now all cleared.
Family Granquist, Sweden 22 June 2013
A lovely welcome waited for our arrival – cream tea and wine. Thank you. Great stay even if weather was rather damp! As a geologist we came for the quarries and Delabole quarry is a must if you are into how slate tiles are made – the surface tour was worth £8 – we paid each. Ruby Cottage is a delight – a big thank you to Mel for all the hard work in keeping the cottage clean and sorry because our dog Lucy decided to have a moult this week Hope to be back
Paul, Les and Lucy, 15 June 2013
Had a lovely holiday here in Cornwall. Enjoyed our stay Ruby Cottage, the garden was definitely our favourite spot! Of course the weather was beautiful, so we enjoyed the many coastal footpaths. Hired bikes and did the Camel Way – would recommend Bridge Hire in Wadebridge, they allowed us back late after closing time. Many thanks
John and Linda, 2 June 2013
Mixed weather didn’t hinder us much. Lovely cottage – beautifully clean and well equipped. Thank you for cream tea and wine – a lovely touch. Visiting the Port William pub is a must. We saw two spectacular Sunsets and had two lovely meals. Such a dog friendly county is refreshing – Ruby and Dylan enjoyed being everywhere with us and playing together. We are taking two tired dogs back home to Lincolnshire. Would come again and confident to recommend Ruby Cottage to any of our friends.
Mick, Lynn & Ruby, Mandy, Steve and Dylan. Lincoln 18 May 2013
Shame there wasn’t more sunshine so we could have sat in the garden! Walked for miles and appreciated comfy bed! Had nice meals at Golden Lion at Port Isaac and Cornishman Tintagel. Hope to come again.
Carol and Ron 11 May 2013 Top of page
This is our 3rd visit to this lovely cottage. Spending my birthday here was great. (thanks for the bottle of bubbly and cream tea.) Toby (dog) has been in the sea every day. Carbis Bay (nr to St Ives) is a must and you don’t have to pay to park! St. Nectan Glen and waterfall at Trehevey B3263 between Bossiney and Boscastlle the most magical place ever, with tea shop and a most awesome gift shop. The old Wainhouse Inn (on the way to Widecombe Bay) very good lunch. The Cobweb in Boscastle also good. Bude is worth a visit with an open air market on a Friday. Lots of local produce there and home made crafts. Thanks Mel for leaving the cottage so clean.
Anne, Steve and Toby (Big black Labrador) 13 April 2013
Another relaxing stay at Ruby cottage. Despite the weather being so wet and windy, we did manage to get out and about to see the festive cheer. Christmas dinner was a great success in the equipped kitchen! Lister enjoyed sleeping in the cosy, loaned dog bed. Thanks.
Malcolm, Karen, & Lister (dog), Hampshire, 22 Dec 2012
Thank you so much for the cream tea & bottle of bubbly. We have enjoyed our stay once again in this lovely cottage. Had a lovely day visiting Mousehole, Newlyn (lovely fresh fish) and St Michael’s Mount. Wadebridge is worth a visit with some nice shops. War museum worth a visit and afterwards lunch at the Rising Sun at Altarnum which is nearby. Bude worth a visit too. Widecombe Bay is great for dogs as the tide doesn’t cover the whole beach when high (unlike Trebarwith) and is great for fresh fish.
This week has flown by (don’t want to go home!). Thanks to Mel for leaving us a lovely clean cottage, (once again).
Annie, Steve, Toby & Tessa (dogs), Wales, 29 Sept 2012
Very enjoyable break – lots of walking especially coastal path, Wore Ed, the cocker out! (quite difficult to do). Good amount of sun. Saw ‘Fishermen’s Friends’ free concert at Port Isaac on Friday evening – real treat. Cottage excellent – thanks
Keith, Jenny & Ed, Hertford, 1 Sept 2012
Thank you very much for our lovely week at Ruby Cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed the scones and wine, Thank you! Lots of trips to Trebarwith Strand, we really appreciated the tide times book on the pin board. Plenty of body boarding and we’re even a little sunburnt! Also visited the Eden Project, Port Isaac and Padstow and St Eval Candles.
Thank you for the very comfortable cottage, a great base for North Cornwall!
Sophie, Robert, Max, Phoebe and Fleur, Norfolk 25 Aug 2012
We have had a lovely week at Ruby Cottage. The accommodation is clean and tidy and very well equipped. Thank you very much for the lovely cream tea and bottle of wine on arrival – a nice surprise. We had one rainy day which gave us an excuse to light the fire! Trebarwith Strand is a beautiful beach and the Port William is a great pub with good food and views. Bettle & Chisel is a good “proper” pub – we ate there and expected pub grub but the food was really great. Best mussels we’ve ever had. Spent most of our days at the beach but did visit the Bee centre one misty morning which our two girls enjoyed.
Joe, Emma, Florence & Eva, Worcestershire, 4 August 2012
Thank you for providing a very comfortable cottage. Location ideal for all different villages and beauty spots. Would recommend the Port William (Trebarwith Strand) for both good beer and lovely food. Both Boscastle and Port Isaac are really pretty. Thank you for such a lovely welcome (wine and scones) – we really felt at home here.
Andrew & Jayne and “Freddie & Ruby”, Cheshire, 21 July 2012
Ruby Cottage has been the perfect little getaway – a real home from home. Very well equipped, cosy and great location for all the outdoor adventures we have had. We visited the Eden Project, Port Isaac, Daymer Bay, Rock, Delabole Quarry and Trebarwith Strand – the scenery is stunning and even the odd shower hasn’t stopped us having a lovely time. Thank you for allowing us to stay and for making Ruby Cottage so much more than we expected!
Andy & Jamie & “Merlin, Phoebe & Smartie”, Norfolk, 14 July
We had a good week with great weather (occasionally). Thank you for the cream tea and chilled wine, great start to the holiday, as was the beautiful cottage which has been cosy and comfy. Best meal by far is Bangors Organic Restaurant (near Bude) – fantastic food and a really interesting couple who run it. Smugglers chippy in the village is also really good. Delabole quarry has nice walks if you stay close to home. Look out for dolphins around Boscastle. A really lovely relaxing holiday in a great location
Hilary, Martin & Francesca, Liverpool, 7 July 2012
What a fabulous little place! The cottage was spotless and is very well equipped – a real home from home. We were greeted with a cream tea and a great bottle of local wine. Things to do and would recommend: Trebarwith Strand – beautiful (even in the rain) and dog friendly. Port William pub is good for food and drink. St. Nectan Glen waterfall – to be seen to be believed, a special place indeed. Davidstow Moor museum – great if interested in military history, run by a great couple who give it a local flavor. Delabole quarry – impressive and there are some nice walks. Great place, great walks, great beaches (Daymer Bay is dog friendly too). Must come again soon!
Stewart, Amy and “Iggy”, Sussex, 30 June 2012
experienced every sort of weather you could imagine! We had fabulous sunshine on Tuesday and torrential rain on Thursday and variations of eah the rest of the time! If you have a dog, do take him/her to Rock and Daymer Bay. It is our dog’s favourite place. Even though Molly is now 13, once on the fabulous sands there, she races about like a youngster – the same of course applies to Derek and me! We visited Castle Drago for the first time this week and thought it was well worth the longish drive and back along the A30. Thank you for everything and we hope to visit again next year.
It’s our first stay at Ruby Cottage and it won’t be our last. Such a warm and cosy cottage and a surprise to arrive to a Cornish tea and wine. We have two well behaved dogs who loved Trebarwith Strand and Widemouth beaches. Boscatle well worth a visit as well as Tintagel. Port Isaac very beautiful but busy this time of year.
Anne & Steve and “Toby & Tessa”, Mid Wales, 23 June 2012
tage. It’s a very comfortable cottage and a great base from which to explore Cornwall. Highlights have been Polzeath, Eden, Crealy, Lanhydrock and Tintagel. We found Trevathan farm shop very good – lots of good food to buy and a great play area. The cream tea on arrival and the wine in the fridge is a lovely touch. We even survived the “once in 50 years weather” which wasn’t that bad. We had lovely weather earlier in the week and had a great time.
Val, Andy, Isabelle & Grace, Warks, 9 June 2012
We’ve spent another lovely week here in Ruby Cottage and have experienced every sort of weather you could imagine! We had fabulous sunshine on Tuesday and torrential rain on Thursday and variations of eah the rest of the time! If you have a dog, do take him/her to Rock and Daymer Bay. It is our dog’s favourite place. Even though Molly is now 13, once on the fabulous sands there, she races about like a youngster – the same of course applies to Derek and me! We visited Castle Drago for the first time this week and thought it was well worth the longish drive and back along the A30. Thank you for everything and we hope to visit again next year.
Shirley, Derek & “Molly”, Staffordshire, 16 June 2012
We have had a great week at Ruby Cot
Ruby Cottage is great, we have had a very comfortable stay with changeable weather but we still got out and about. Ruby Cottage is fantastic so comfortable and clean.
Chris, Cally, Kev & Tanya, Warks, 2 June 2012
We have had the most fantastic week and have realised that we should have visited Ruby Cottage years ago! We didn’t arrive until about 6pm so went straight for the wine which was most welcome and we liked it so much we went to the Camel Valley Vineyard to buy more. Highlights of the week – well just about everything (except Bodmin and Newquay). We loved Lanhydrock, the Eden Project, Pendonnis Castle and Tintagel. Lunch at Fifteen in Watergate Bay was a real treat and it’s hard to imagine a better view from a restaurant anywhere. A nice sunny, warm day helped. We would recommend the RAF memorial museum and the Davidstow Airfiled and Cornwall at War Museum – we thought we’d only spend a short time but ended up being there over two hours. The people running their museum are really dedicated and are so enthusiastic. Great place to take children to help them understand a little more of what the war was like. Hope everyone else visiting has a good a time as we did.
Lyn & Bob, Essex, 26 May 2012
Lovely cottage with everything we needed and more. Thank you so much for the cream tea and bottle of bubbly in the fridge – a great surprise and a great way to celebrate our Ruby wedding – this cottage break was meant to be! We managed two lovely walks on coastal paths, explored Tintagel Castle and ate well. We took the ferry from Rock to Padstow – a mistake – so crowded we came back again.
Sue & Tony, Somerset, 1 April 2012
How lovely to arrive to such a warm welcome; Cornish cream tea really “hit the spot” and wine in the fridge. The accommodation was exactly right for us. My son (of 25) had all the space he needed in the downstairs bedrooms, and I could remain undisturbed in my cosy bedroom. We were here for my sister’s golden wedding anniversary so it was a gathering of the clans. It was a delightful visit.
Maggie & Myles, Tamworth (& USA), 8-12 March 2012
Thank you so much for the lovely welcome. We loved being in Delabole and Ruby Cottage was only five minutes’ walk from our daughter’s new home. We spent a fun evening together playing Trivial Pursuit and made a jigsaw, it was great to have such a wide choice of activities and films. At this time of year the weather is very unpredictable, but the cottage is so cosy and comfortable. Ruby Cottage has been added to our “Favourites“ list. We very much hope to return later in the year.
Adrian & Rosemary, Cambridge, 2-5 March 2012
Fantastic cottage, cream tea and wine very much appreciated. Absolutely spotless, lovely comfy bed. Loved the map box, so many walks too little time. Cannot wait to come back.
Emma, Paul & Bertie, Woking, 16-18 February 2012
Had a fantastic time at Ruby Cottage. Beautiful place and a home away from home. Thanks to Mel also for making the place so spick and span on her day to come in. Would certainly recommend Ruby to family and friends.
Rachel, Todd, Sophie & Jack, Australia, 28 Dec to 13 Jan 2012
Another wonderful stay at Ruby Cottage. First Chrstmas away and very relaxing and enjoyable. Able to get some great walks in too.
Karen, Malcolm & Lister, Hampshire, 23 to 28 December 2011
Didn’t expect much at this time of year, but apart from two days rain, it was warm and sunny. We managed to walk the coastal path from Boscastle to Port Isaac, plus a full day on Bodmin Moor. The cottage was clean and well equipped with great character. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return
Mike & Margaret, Warwickshire, 7 November 2011
Our Ruby anniversary at Ruby Cottage arrange by our son and daughter-in-law. A dream stay at a wonderful cottage. Thanks for the cream tea and Cornish champagne. Mel does a wonderful job and the cottage felt like ours (wish it was!). Enjoyed it so much, hope to come again – you couldn’t change a thing.
Tony & Sonia, Cornwall, 5 November 2011 Top of page
Our fifth stay in as many years and Ruby Cottage has not lost any of her charm. Weather was a bit mixed but only what we expected at this time of year, and it remained wonderfully mild. Bedruthan Steps was a new place for us this time – the Cornish equivalent of the Australia’s 12 Apostles – seen on a magnificent blue Cornish day. We stopped off at the Cornish Arms in St Merryn, where the tenant is Rick Stein. We enjoyed really great value food there and intend to return in the future. Our very favourite place though is Daymer Bay. If you have a dog (or even if you don’t!) this is a brilliant place for a walk and if you get as far as Rock, the newly rebuilt Rock Inn offers good food and is also dog-friendly. Thank you for your hospitality once more, we’ll be back for yet more Cornish magic, we don’t seem to be able to get enough!
Shirley, Derek and Molly (border terrier), Staffs, 29 October 2011
Another great stay (second visit this year). The week flew by – we’d definitely recommend Lanhydrock – lots to see, gardens are beautiful. Went down to Marazion and walked out to St Michael’s Mount – well worth a visit. Weather has been amazing – did not expect a heat wave in late September/early October! Look forward to coming back next year. Thank you for a brilliant stay and for the cream tea on arrival.
Gill, Sheila & Tinto, Scotland, 23 September 2011
Just to say we had another great holiday in Ruby Cottage and realised that one week really isn’t enough and plan to come back for longer next time. We met all the locals in the Bettle and Chisel….such friendly people! Bonnie and Hiska had a thoroughly great time racing round the beach and going on long walks…..
Joanne, Koen, Bonnie & Hiska, Belgium, 10 September 2011
We had a fab time – cottage looks great. Quite a different holiday this time as the boys weren’t in tow. Pete and I played at being grown ups and ate out at Long Cross Hotel and the place in Trebarwith which were both good. Also went cultural at Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Garden – both well worth the drive in my view. Also took the coast path walk from Port Isaac to Port Quin which turned out to be one of those little undiscovered gems though walk was a little challenging on the old knees!
Gill & Pete, Berkshire, 27 August 2011
The cottage is absolutely fantastic and we loved the nice welcome of cream tea. It was really nice to have some extra space in the cottage, having previously stayed in caravans, the children loved their rooms as we loved ours – really cosy. Extremely well equipped, we couldn’t think of anything else that e needed – particularly liked the use of radios/CD in kitchen and listening to Cornwall’s pirate FM in the mornings whilst making breakfast. Enjoyed our visits our and about, particularly Tintagel, Boscastle, Port Isaac, Newquay zoo, Padstow and the Tamar Otter Sanctuary. Followed your directions to Trebarwith strand and this was our favourite beach; huge Atlantic waves, beautiful sunsets and all round wonderful place. A truly fantastic week’s holiday – the whole family have really had a great time and would love to come back to Ruby Cottage.
Carpenter family, North Lincolnshire, 20 August 2011
Excellent accommodation – the best we have stayed in so far. It’s even better than it looked on the website, much bigger than we expected and so well equipped. The beds were so comfy that it was hard getting up in the morning even for mum who is (as we say in France) “très à cheval sur la literie.!!”. Spotless when we arrived and of course, a lovely welcome cream tea. We were not really lucky with the weather but still had three or four days of sunshine. We visited lots of fantastic places. We loved Bodmin Moor and would recommend the Hurlers’ Halt in Minions. The week just flew, we didn’t even have time to watch one of the excellent selection of DVDs. We’ll be back.
Sophie, Gisèle, Francoise, Marie-Madeline, France, 30 July 2011
Our first visit to Delabole the the crowds other than Padstow which was very busy but as we went by ferry from Rock, we d(though not to Cornwall). W had a good week weather-wise, although the thick fog was a little disconcerting on Sunday. Although the start of the school holidays, we did not really have trouble wiidn’t have to worry about parking. We found the cottage very comfy and well equipped although some doorways a little short for a tall husband! The dog has felt at home too – the secure garden was very much appreciated. The week has whizzed by – will have to stay two weeks next time.
Judith, Keith, Emma and Wolfy, 23 July 2011
What a delightful cottage, such a surprise. All the comfort of a home. Enjoyed visiting family in Par and looking around some of Cornwall we didn’t see on previous visits. We love the rugged coastline. On our first visit a few years ago we walked to Lands End and the Lizard, unfortunately, not so fit this time so have to manage with views from the car. Thanks from a couple of Kiwis from New Zealand.
Adrian & John, New Zealand, 3 July 2011
Thoroughly enjoyed our time here, cottage exceeded our expectations, very comfortable with everything we needed. Managed to pack lots in the visit and would recommend a trip to St Ives and the Tate. Padstow was nice for a day – Rick Stein’s cafe – food excellent. Rock very pretty with good beach for dogs. Enjoyed our day at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Gill, Sheila & Tilly (Labrador), Scotland, 18 June 2011
Thank you for the use of this lovely cottage. We have been to Delabole before but never had such a lovely place to stay, ideal for our two shelties. What a lovely surprise to find a cream tea on arrival. We found the cottage well equipped and the information box and book so useful, particularly the walks. We particularly liked the Boscastle, Crackington Haven, Tintagel and Siblybeck Lake walks – all very different but well worth doing. The weather was a bit mixed but only kept us in for one day in the fortnight and then we enjoyed choosing from the abundance of DVDs. Had a bit of a search for the perfect “Cornish pasty”, we always believed it to be in Padstow but this year the best came from Looe. Visited three National Trust places and all in all had a lovely time.
John & Jan, Staffordshire, 4 June 2011
Many thanks for the use of your lovely cottage – very comfortable and very well equipped. Thanks especially for the cream tea welcome.
Matty & Mary, Hampshire, 7 May 2011
Again, we all had a most relaxing time, good food, good walks. Feeling much refreshed.
Rika, Geoff, Tom Tom & Myaw Myaw, London, 24 April 2011
Thank you for making our short stay so relaxing. Ruby Cottage is very welcoming and comfortable. Well equipped with plenty of information. Thanks to Mel for a warm welcome and for being so obliging. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will definitely return
Karen, Malcolm & Lister (Sussex spaniel), Hampshire, 21 April 2011
Thank you for a lovely long weekend at Ruby Cottage. We’ve seen rain, wind, ice and sun in three days and have enjoyed it all! Ruby Cottage has been a cosy retreat. Charlie the Jack Russell is thinking of moving here!
Chris, Ron & Charlie, Staffordshire, 25 February 2011
We both loved Ruby Cottage and appreciated how clean it was. I couldn’t believe how well equipped the kitchen was! The Bettle & Chisel is a quiet, friendly pub with good beer and decent pub grub. Padstow was still busy – we ate at Rick Stein’s cafe – the food was really good and very reasonable. Port Isaac is really nice – nice pubs and good places to eat – we tried The Slipway Hotel on our last night – very good, you need to book. Wadebridge has all the shops you need. We also visited Tintagel, Boscastle and Bodmin and went on the steam railway. There is not really anything in Camelford and we would not recommend the Cornish Arms even though it is in the Good Beer Guide. The Lanhydrock National Trust House was amazing – you need the whole day as the house is enormous – we counted eight rooms at least dedicated to food preparation! Everyone in Delabole has been really friendly and we have really enjoyed our stay – will definitely be back in the summer so we can enjoy the beaches.
Owen & Charlotte, Surrey, 18 September 2010
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us and many thanks to Mel for such a clean place and friendly welcome with the cream tea on arrival. The cottage was like home from home, very well equipped kitchen. Weather did let us down a bit with quite a bit of rain but didn’t stop us from going out. Can really recommend the Bettle & Chisel down the road, opposite the Spar. Superb food and John and Cheri made us feel very welcome. We visited Boscastle, Tintagel, Padstow, Polzeath.
Michell, Paul, Lauren, Ben, Saffie
You were right, I forgot all about the payment problems when I walked through Ruby Cottage door. I fell in love, actually a “coup de Coeur”. As everybody says, well equipped, cosy, lovely, the perfect typical Cornish cottage I was dreaming of when I planned our holidays. Our stay has been a fabulous one, there is so much to see. The children were happy with Delabole’s playing field and the beaches and we visited lots of places, Newquay, St Ives, Land’s End, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Restormel Castle, Tintagel. In short, a very pleasant stay, to be renewed! We appreciated the cream tea and wine on arrival and all the details in each room that made us comfortable.
Chopin family, France, 31 July 2010
Had a wonderful week again at Ruby Cottage. Weather thankfully a bit better than last year though still hit and miss. Had a wonderful walk down to Tregardock. Stunning views and well worth it. You can park in the village to make the walk shorter. Took the ferry to Padstow. Did some crab fishing from the harbour. Caught a fair few – 6 year old son very happy. Rock pooling in Baby’s Bay next to New Polzeath yielded a scallop which we cooked for tea and shared between 4!!!! (accompanied by some fish and chips). Trebarwith Strand wonderful for body boarding and chilling out. If you are brave enough (or mad enough) try picking some mussels from Trebarwith. AT low tide you will find massive ones on the rocks. With a good scrub and cooked with some garlic, celery, onions and clotted cream you will have a stunning supper. As usual, cottage extremely well equipped for us “foodies”. In fact, I think rather better than my own kitchen…. Also visited Eden Project.
Price family, Worcs, 10 July 2010
As everyone has said, a lovely welcome of cream tea after a long journey. An excellent start. We have had an amazing week, this is undoubtedly the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. A fantastic location to get everywhere. We have walked with our two retrievers to Trebarwith and back, walked around the quarry twice, walked in Port Isaac and Tintagel and visited Padstow – each time with both dogs. We went body boarding twice at Trebarwith and rewarded our exercise with amazing freshly cooked hot doughnuts. The cottage is fantastic, dog friendly, and perfect for relaxing after a strenuous day. The slate floors are ideal for keeping the dogs and us cool on hot days and an amazing collection of DVD, games and jigsaws have kept us entertained all week. We will be back next year.
Rick, Debbie, Emma & Chris, Warks, 3 July 2010
This has been really great. Geoff ate all the scones and jam. Our cats have really enjoyed the ambience. We do recommend you and your future guests to go to Lundy Island which is off Clovelly; puffins, peregrine falcons, razor bills, fat seals and dolphins! Great exercise walking for a day (around 10 miles around the island). We recommend those that like beef to check out the produce from the “Minster Herd” Home Farm, it’s off the road just towards Boscastle. There is a shed and you simply put the money in a box and walk off seeing the cows that have given you the stuff!
Rika & Geoff, London, 26 June 2010
Very pleased with the welcoming cream tea. We have it a lovely comfortable little cottage (mind your head!) and with the hot weather all week, the slate floor and cool lunge have been a godsend after a day out or relaxing in the secluded garden. Not a lot can be added to previous visitors’ experiences of Padstow, Port Isaac, Bude, Tintagel etc – all well the climb or ferry trip. Would recommend using the Town Trail routes to really see the “real” area. Maps have been very useful with the info in the two folders. NB. Check the Tide Tables before visiting the local beaches. Not recommended is the Bettle & Chisel, good for a swift half but not for families.
Ron & Amanda, E Sussex, 19 June 2010
We were so pleased to see a cream tea on our arrival and even more when we discovered the wealth of local information available in the two binders. The weather was gorgeous all week and we went to one beach or another every day. Our favourite was Trevone Bay but the beach at Daymer Bay was also nice. Old MacDonald’s farm was a big hit with our three year old and made for a nice day outing. A warning: cream tea is delicious, but daily cream teas for a week will pay havoc on you system. Ruby Cottage was a wonderful way to explore Cornwall. We will recommend it to friends.
John, Jessica & Samantha, London, 12 June 2010
Thanks for a lovely clean cottage. Had a great week. Some bike rides, some walks. Used local buses. Weather not brilliant but managed to enjoy one barbeque! And WD40 came in useful for bikes left out in rain! Chris from Delabole Taxis was great – went to Trewarmett Inn for a live music night – very good.
Lin & Pete, Worcs, 8 May 2010
Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We had a wonderful weekend in every way possible and will always look back at our time at Ruby Cottage as a highlight of our time in the UK.
Sarah, Tammy, Andre & Kate, London, 30 April 2010
We love Ruby Cottage! Can we buy it please? We had a lovely break, it is peaceful and comfortable. We were even lucky with the weather – so much so I got sunburnt! Looking forward to our return.
Heather, Joe & Ellie, Sussex, 12 April 2010
Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage and the welcoming cream tea and champagne the icing on the cake – thank you – a lovely way to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary. The weather was not particularly kind to us but we were walking everyday and saw much of the area and coastline/. During the week we also visited jame Oliver’s 15 at Watergate Bay and Rick Stein’s Petroc Hotel at Patstein. Hope to return.
John and Sue, Sussex, 20 March 2010
Our 4th visit postponed from January for health reasons, in view of weather in January, quite glad! Usual offerings of cream tea supplemented so we could toast our health – many thanks! Managed reasonable walks despite the cold our Border Terrier enjoyed herself back at our usual haunts plus a very, very cold Landhydrock. Hopefully back again “soon”.
Derek, Shirley and Molly, Staffs, 6 March 2010
Sadly a very short stay but a very big thank you for an enjoyable one! Have a great Xmas and be back soon.
Sue, Mick and Cassie, Bedfordshire, 29 November 2009
This being our first family visit to Cornwall we have all had a wonderful time. We have been blessed with fabulous weather for October and walked miles and miles and miles! Ruby cottage has been a snug haven to come back to after a busy day and I have never slept so well. Many thanks
The Wood family, Surrey, 24 October 2009
The cottage is so well equipped, the only thing I couldn’t find when I needed, was a plastic lid to put on dog food…hardly a crime and just indicated how you had thought of everything that a holiday maker might need! Very well appointed and clean. The garden was delightful and so quiet and secluded even despite being so close to the neighbours’. It is perfectly positioned for visiting large areas of Cornwall and we took advantage of this and explored the beautiful coast and beaches. We brought Milly dog with us, who is actually not our dog, but a dog who we “dog sit” for when her owners have holidays, but for this week we borrowed her and she was our holiday dog! Well she had a ball, she found the puppy within and was very excited with lots of places to explore. We loved being able to bring her to Ruby Cottage and wish to say Thank you for allowing her to join us. We were very surprised to be greeted with cream tea, a lovely touch and very nicely made scones at that too!
Anna, Ted and Milly (holiday dog), Hampshire, 17 October 2009
How lovely to find scones & cream on arrival – thank you so much. We have been sleeping so well in your comfy beds – such clean and sweet smelling linen too. Boscastle and Port Isaac so picturesque but busy. Ferry from rock to Padstow – a good idea but found Padstow rather “over Steined”. We think we will stick to local fish & chips. The Eden Project was great bvut we preferred Heligan – even though it was pouring. We had a great time in Cornwall. Thank you, especially Mel for such a lovely clean house.
May and Allan, Brittany & Northumberland, 3 October 2009
Lovely week and lovely weather – thank you for the cream tea – very welcoming! Beautiful cottage with lovely beds! Recommend walking from Padstow to Harlyn along the coastal path (6 ½ miles but mostly a fairly easy walk). Beautiful views of the estuary. Also, walking from Trebarwith Strand to Tintagel about 3 miles but not an easy walk – stunning views though. Ferry from Rock to Padstow was lovely, particularly when the tide is out and the sun is shining. Had a lovely picnic of crab sandwiches from Rick Stein’s shop on the beach.
Beverley, Bill, Abby & Tom and Dylan (Cavalier), Staffs, 12 Sept 2009
Had a relaxing week in this cosy and comfortable cottage. Cream tea was a lovely surprise and very welcome. We agree with all the other people that this is a lovely area to visit. We will certainly return.
Jo, Ged and Lucky (German Shepherd), Middlesex, 5 Sept 2009
Had a wonderful week in this cosy, comfortable cottage, which has everything you need and wonderfully warm cream tea welcome! Weather has mostly been dry and occasionally sunny with the odd soggy day! Would highly recommend visiting Polzeath for its fantastic beach – huge and sandy. Cliff coastal walks are spectacular, particularly around Tintagel. Thank you for a lovely week.
Maydo & Rick, Cambridgshire, 29 August 2009 Top of page
Lovely cottage, well equipped, every need catered for. Thank you for the welcoming cream tea. We love North Cornwall and visited all the usual favourites; Port Isaac, Padstow, Rock etc. Joe had surf lessons. Trebarwith Strand a firm favourite although incoming tide a bit scary! Our first visit to Bude, had a very enjoyable day, lovely cliff walk to Widemouth. We have had a smashing week.
John, Julie, Joe & Kelly (Golden Retriever), Wilts, 15 August 2009
What an authentic, cute little cottage. And such a delicious welcome with the Cornish goodies! How well equipped it is – we also appreciated the choice of DVDs and CDs and made extensive use of the maps and booklets on walks. On the days with sunshine we took hikes in the country and along the coast. Tintagel to Trebarwith – nice! Port Quinn to Port Isaac – demanding walk but splendid. Walk starting from Minions very interesting combination a nature and culture (compass required!), Boscastle, an attractive village, countryside, woods, cliff walk (can be crowded in parking lot). On foggy, drizzly days we preferred excursions with indoor possibilities! Eden Project – a must do, go early to avoid queues. St Ives – museums and galleries, we found the Tate rather disappointing, though nice walk along the coast. It was our first visit to Cornwall and we loved it! We hope to return some time and we’ll definitely recommend Ruby Cottage to our friends. Thanks a lot.
Donald, Monique, Eva and Charlotte, Belgium, 8 August 2009
We enjoyed our stay in such a well equipped cottage. We visited several beaches and recommend Trebarwith, Harlyn near Padstow, Trevone and Polzeath. Screech Owl Sanctuary is well worth a visit and St Austell cinema good if it rains – it is brand new and has four screens. My son enjoyed the notebook and it was handy for cinema times etc. We ate at the Mill House at Tebarwith – best to book for evening meals. Spar shop fresh bread and sandwiches. Padstow is best visited by parking at Rock then take the ferry across. We very much appreciated the scones, milk, sugar and tea and also the change of towels and bed linen.
Lisa, Alan, Luke and Abi, Worcestershire, 25 July 2009
Our second visit to the cottage, it really is a lovely homely place to stay! The weather was not very nice this week but we have still had a great time. Bude is a lovely place to visit. The cream tea when we arrived was very welcoming. Thank you Mel. Cottage was spotless and clean.
Lorna, Darren, Gregg, Ray, Kirsty, Essex, 18 July 2009
An amazing break from home. Weather mixed bag. Got absolutely soaked through to the skin walking back from Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor – seemed appropriate somehow! Trebarwith strand – fabulous beach for children. Wadebridge a lovely town for wandering on a wet day – don’t miss Granny Wobbly’s fudge shop – homemade in front of us and made everyone happy. Bumped into Martin Clunes in the Co-op in Port Isaac. Re: the cottage. Well, I lamented the fact I had forgotten my hairdryer – not to worry – two here! Lamented the fact I forgotten ‘Last King of Scotland’ DVD not to worry that was here too!!! Kitchen equipment second to none. Only thing I couldn’t find was a citrus reamer for my sole… hardly a criminal offence! Lovely feather duvets and pillows! I have to confess, I am a person who likes attention to details so I noticed (and truly appreciated) the thought that had gone into the decoration and provisions of the cottage. Thank you so much, will visit again soon.
Claire, Jeremy, Owen and Alice, Worcester, 11 July 2009
Had a fantastic week here – weather been lovely apart from a couple of rainy days but great to escape the London heat wave. Had no car so have been relying on buses, free bus to Asda on Monday morning was a great experience with all the locals. Lovely trip across Bodmin Moor. Walk back from Trebarwith was a real slog, being 20 weeks pregnant- more like 3 miles than 1.5 we found! But loved visiting Port Isaac, where we saw Martin Clunes filming Doc Martin, buying fish for our barbie in the garden. Polzeath – walk round to Daymer Bay and Rock – view of estuary is lovely. Had a gorgeous meal at Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant to celebrate our anniversary – the set lunches is well worth £35. Cottage and garden spacious, comfortable and very well equipped, lovely to relax in. Hope to be back with the little one someday. Also massage with Rob at Holistic Harmony very gentle and relaxing – have left a voucher on the notice board for anyone coming next month to use. Thanks for delicious cream tea on arrival too.
Joanne and Nathan, London, 27 June 2009
Our first holiday with the twins (now aged 1) where the sun has shined everyday – we’ve all enjoyed the beach at Trebarwith, digging holes and making sand castles. The house has been fantastic, a home from home and really well equipped making everything that much easier. Thanks to Mel and her husband for taking out the single bed to make way for the two cots.
Justin, Nicky, Alba and Elliot, Avon, 20 June 2009
We came to Ruby Cottage with our dear friends to celebrate our Ruby Wedding, the cottage and garden are a delight. We have had a great time. A really special meal at the Mill House also a really good meal at the Cornish Arms. In Port Isaac very fresh sandwiches and cup cakes. Loved Cornwall will be back. Cream tea was a lovely touch many thanks.
Janice and Carl with Mike and Anna, Derbyshire, 13 June 2009
Ruby Cottage is an excellent base to have a holiday, whether the weather is wet or dry – all mod cons! If you are heading to Launceston “Mad Hatter” is perfect for both tea and coffee – 2 pages on the menu devoted to different teas – most which we had never heard of, but the flavour of each was described – very nice. Maps in cottage were very useful as we forgot bring our own. We loved Cornwall and come every year – this is far the best cottage yet! We hope to return. Thanks very much for everything.
Pete and Davina, Midlesex, 6 June 2009
Pleasantly surprised at the cottage – all things catered for … very welcoming! It was nice that the dogs were allowed without fuss as they are part of the family. Great information supplied on surrounding walks and places to see. If you come with your dogs, great coastal walks – be prepared for hard slogs up and down the rugged coast-line. The dogs have plenty of fresh water along the way due to the water off the hills. We hope to come back and hope everyone enjoys their visit as much as us.
Martin, Carol, Sabre and Sadie, Staffordshire, 30 May 2009
3rd visit in 3 years! We never before done that at any other property or area! Usual days out, Padstow, Port Isaac (where the crew of Doc Martin are in residence) Fowey, Camel Trail, Crackington Haven etc. Weather very kind until today, Friday 15th. Poor Molly our elderly boarder terrier was pleased to see the rain as she needed a rest!
Shirley, Derek and Molly, Burton-on-Trent, 8 May 2009
We had a blissful week-end and thank you for your nice cottage and for your hospitality. Due to our short stay we followed other people’s suggested trips rather than invented our own. Thank you all who left behind their advice.
Renata, Misha, Eva, London, 21 March 2009
Jo and I had a very mixed week of weather – a couple of lovely winter days walking on the coastal path from Tintagel to Trebarwith. Food highlights were the excellent value set lunch at “Fifteen” at Watergate bay and the superb food at the Mill House restaurant down near Trebarwith. Other tips are St Kitts Herbery, Charles Town harbour near St Austell and the lovely Port Isaac and its excellent harbour side fish and chips. This cottage is superb. Very well equipped.
Andrew and Jo, Manchester, 24 January 2009
Tanya and I first came to Ruby Cottage on 30 April 2006….. we enjoyed our stay here so much that we not only returned with our 20 month old boy, but with the “in-laws” as well. They were especially blown away with the rugged and uncompromising nature of the Cornish coast – altogether a delightful and memorable way to spend the New Year.
Stuart, Tanya, Mark, Leonid and Nina, Surrey, New Year 2009
Lovely cream-tea welcome and a great cottage. Everything we used or needed seemed to work well and the heaters kept the place warm. We had a good meal at the Mill House.
George and Magdalen, Oxfordshire, 28 November 2008
Second visit this year and we had a lovely time. Weather not bad at all, apart from a bit windy to say the least on Sunday evening! Hope to be back in 2009……… Thank you.
Mick, Sue and “Cassie, Bedfordshire, 25 November 2008
What a beautiful cottage and so thoughtfully equipped. We were so grateful for washing machine and dishwasher. Had several hail storms, but missed the snow! Met that on the way home. Your web page is now on my list of favourites. I can see Rolo and I making a return visit. It was so good to be able to take him into Tintagel castle, and the cafe afterwards, and the back gate access to the garden meant we were able to shower and dry him after our walks before going into the house! We also tried several of the recommended eating places (I didn’t cook at all) and were grateful for previous visitors comments in the book. We were staggered at the choice of dvd/cd’s. All in all one of the best places we’ve been to.
Chris, Caroline & Rolo, Hampshire, 25 October 2008
We have been having self-catering holidays for over forty years (including many in Cornwall) and Ruby Cottage is up there with the best of the accommodation. Delabole is a very friendly place – we enjoyed our stay very much.
Judy & Peter, Stroud, 27 September 2008
Had a lovely time, cottage and cream tea were gratefully received after a long journey.
Heidi, Martyn, Victoria, Keith, Abygayle, Prince & Harvey, Norfolk, 20 Sept 2008
We had a lovely week staying at Ruby Cottage (if you need someone to stay permanently to look after it, not a problem!!!). Very, very fortunate with the weather – six lovely days out of seven, our dogs have never seemed so content.
Mick, Sue, Joan, Dolores and our four dogs, Beds, 13 Sept 2008
We had a lovely relaxing week, staying in a warm, cosy, inviting Ruby Cottage. The weather was very kind and we went out to many places every day. Thank you for making the garden so dog friendly, our Jack Russell was really at home here.
Jim & Shirley, Somerset, 6 September 2008
We had another wonderful holiday in Ruby Cottage although this time the weather was not fantastic. However, when we did go out we had real luck with sunshine in Mousehole, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Newquay – three separate days of sun! We went to Rick Stein’s again and it was fabulous. Just to let you know that we will remain loyal customers but maybe not next year as we are moving house in a few weeks time, we hope to return the year after though.
Joanne & Koen, Belgium, 30 August 2008
The cottage is lovely, a proper home from home, great attention to detail and everything we could want. The weather was the usual mixed bag though we did have a lovely sunny Sunday at Harlyn Bay.
The Fosters, Hertfordshire, 23 August 2008
Many thanks for the very warm welcome and the cream tea. Cottage very well equipped which was truly appreciated. Georgina loved Polzeath, the Surf’s Up Surf School was fantastic. Dexter, our boxer loved his walks on the coastal paths. Weather was dire, oops, sorry, Friday was sunny!
Nick, Elaine, Georgina & Dexter, Surrey, 15 August 2008
A lovely surprise that the cottage was so spacious and the garden is lovely but unfortunately the weather was not good so put our BBQ plans on hold. Jack & Leo had a brilliant time surfing with Surf’s Up Surf School – brilliant rain or shine! We also got the ferry from Rock to Padstow and went on a two hour mackerel fishing trip. The cottage is very well equipped, lovely to have washing, drying and dishwashing machines. A shame the DVD player didn’t work (note from owners – this was replaced the day after we were told it didn’t work).
Carl, Melissa, Jack, Leo and dogs, Hampshire, 8 August 2008
What a beautiful cottage! We had a lovely holiday and did a lot of sightseeing and going to the beach. When it rained we painted, played scrabble and had a laugh. Mel (the lady who looks after the cottage) – THANK YOU for making us feel welcome, we found no faults with anything. I will be recommending this place to people and hope to come back next year.
Lorna, Darren, Gregg, Ray & Kirsty, Essex, 19 July 2008
A lovely week. Spent most of our time out by the sea though we had to force ourselves there ‘cos the weather was mixed. The cottage is so lovely, we felt like we were at home. The information in the boxes is so helpful. Port Isaac was one f the best places and the cottage itself was lovely.
Thoko, Hillary, Ierato, Alex & Tapika, Northampton, 12 July 2008
Had a lovely week in Cornwall, very beautiful part of the country. The walk to the castle in Tintagel was excellent exercise. We had a really fantastic dinner in Trewarmett – the meat is all sourced from their own farm and the crayfish were delicious too.
The Balfours & Dougal the dog, Inverness, 5 July 2008
Lovely cottage, “home from home”. Had a really enjoyable stay. Mel was extremely helpful and friendly. Visited Eden, Bude, Padstow, Port Isaac and all the local beaches. Had an enjoyable coastal walk from Polzeath to Rock, then the ferry over to Padstow. Hope to come again.
The Hardings, Leicester, 28 June 2008 Top of page
The welcome tray created a big impression on the four of us and the cottage lived up to expectations and beyond – it made a great base for touring the area – Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan were excellent. In Delabole, the Bettle and Chisel is very handy and good food in a friendly atmosphere. We concur with most others that the local fish and chip shop is exceptional and has to be experienced to be believed. We had a great holiday and will be returning in the not too distant future.
Sheila, Michael, Sue & Norman, Staffordshire, 21 June 2008
We had a lovely week, Ruby Cottage is warm and comfortable and full of character. Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly especially in the Bettle & Chisel pub – excellent local beer by the way. The Mote at Port Isaac was also excellent. Support the local fisherman and try the spider crab – really, really fresh and tasty. Tregardock beach was like no other beach I’ve seen, particularly as it disappears at high tide.
Johnathan & Angela, Buckinghamshire, 14 June 2008
The cottage is beautiful and we had a lovely, restful week. We particularly enjoyed meals (even breakfast) in the garden as the weather was gorgeous. Further from home we’d recommend, like so many others, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, the Camel Trail, Padstow and the beautiful cliff walk near Tintagel.
Liz & Joll, Hertfordshire, 7 June 2008
Had a great time. Cottage very well equipped, everything you need and more. Padstow is great, pasties wonderful. Beds lovely, everywhere spotless. Thanks to the lady who looks after the cottage.
Steve & Joan, Coventry, 31 May 2008
Our second holiday here at Ruby Cottage. We do so love North Cornwall and the cottage is a brilliant base for exploring so many places. Molly loved walking at Daymer Bay, a great “dog friendly” beach, and we also walked along part of the Camel Trail, climbed the steep steps to the cliff tops of Boscastle and explored the nooks and crannies at Port Isaac.
Shirley, Derek & Molly, Staffordshire, 17 May 2008
We had a fabulous week at Ruby Cottage with plenty of space for our children (and their cousins) to play and comfortable beds at the end of a fun packed day. Fun things for children – the ferry from Rock to Padstow (where we spotted Fern Britten and her family!). Cardinham Woods, which has a great playground. Thank you for all your hard work in making the cottage so clean and comfortable.
Heather, Neil, Joe & Ellie, 18 April 2008
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our week at Ruby Cottage. It is very comfortable – the fluffy towels and cosy duvet were especially welcome after the long drive down from Yorkshire! (and the cream tea!). It is a great location for exploring Cornwall . Perfectly located for exploring Eden, Heligan, “Poncey” Padstow etc. We thoroughly enjoyed the beaches and the weather smiled on us – wonderful blustery coast walks, and I can thoroughly recommend the Haven Café in Crackington Haven for its wonderful soup & great pasties, and excellent cream teas at Trebarwith Strand – we need to diet now
Adam, Sarah & Jade, Bradford, 21 March 2008
I loved it, my partner loved it and both dogs loved it. What more can we say except that thanks for letting us bring the dogs in the first place to such a beautiful Cornish cottage. We had good weather for the first five days, travelled around a bit and visited quite a few pubs! Yes we found it really peaceful and the open fire took us back to our childhood. It was warm and cosy. Next we’ll bring our friends as well as the dogs.
Sue, Nick, Nellia & Pepper, Isle of Wight , 23 February 2008
Ruby Cottage is a great refuge from the wind and the rain – snug and cosy with log fires and a great collection of DVDs. Despite the weather there was still lots to see and do. I particularly liked the kitchen tour at Lanhydrock. Fantastic retail therapy at J shoes in Wadebridge and St Kitts Herbery.
Rose, Chiswick, 30 December 2007
What a great cottage and a great place to head off and discover the area. We went of FIVE of the walks mentioned in the book and we were also really lucky with the weather. My Belgian boyfriend loved driving on the Cornish roads especially in a left hand drive car! Even scarier for the passenger. We’ll be back.
Joanne & Koen , Belgium, 27 October 2007
We’ve had a fantastic week. The cottage is delightful and the weather has been very kind – hot walking from Port Isaac to Port Quinn. The information for walkers has been very useful for us – 5 miles most days. What a fabulous coastline there is here. We loved Delabole.
Angela & Jonathan, Wilshire, 21 Ocotober 2007
What a wonderful spot to call home while viewing many of the Cornwall sights. The cottage is a lovely mix of the past and present. Lots of character with all the modern conveniences.
Tom & Val, Canada, 22 September 2007
This is our second visit to Ruby Cottage this year – it’s so nice to be able to see it in the sunshine and use the garden. We’ve had mostly lovely weather and been on the beach two days. It’s been good coming back, knowing the cottage is so well-equipped and comfortable. We’ve already recommended it to friends.
Tina & Mike (and Ruby the dog), Kent , 8 September 2007
We’ve had a wonderful time at Ruby Cottage. Quaint and very comfortable. The weather has been brilliant…..I must say I’ll miss this lovely little cottage but I will relish the time that we have spent here. I’m going to spread the word and we both hope to revisit this brilliant little home.
Gemma & Mark, Suffolk, 1 September 2007
This is our second time staying at Ruby cottage and once more we have had a fabulous time. Mel has been really helpful. The shop is still selling everything and the HSD in the pub is just too good for me!
Pete, Gill, Niall & Jonjo, Reading, 24 August 2007
We have had a great time exploring the area and the children learned to surf on Polzeath beach. The car park at Port Isaac is the first I’ve seen full of fish! Pasties from the local Spar were very popular with the children. Cottage excellent.
The Stanleys, Flintshire, 18 August 2007
A refreshing break of sunshine and hot temperatures! The cottage is lovely and is very well looked after.
Adele, Dave, Victoria and Freya, Warrington, 28 July 2007
To sum up this holiday, the accommodation is fantastic; a traditional English cottage accompanied with modern appliances and comfortably accommodated all four of us. Having said this, the location of the cottage isn’t to the same standard, however there are plenty of nearby-by places to visit which more than makes up for this. Overall, an enjoyable holiday.
Luke, Ian, Julie and Lee, Nottingham, 21 July 2007
We really enjoyed our stay in Cornwall. We went surfing and visited many interesting places. The cottage was a wonderful little place to come back to and relax. It is very well kept and a nice place to stay.
Nicola, Jamie, Gordon and David, Edinburgh, 7 July 2007
Had some variable weather with flash floods!! But managed to fit lots in anyway. Recommend Tintagel, Eden Project and a dip in the sea. Cottage is lovely and a good place to be when the weather closes in. Definitely recommend local beer and fish & chips.
Holly and Shan, Manchester , 22 June 2007
We had a lovely time albeit a short stay. The weather has been mixed but it not stop us going about. Ruby Cottage is excellent – homely and well equipped. We will certainly come back if we travel this way again. Will highly recommend to friends and family.
Gem & Gina, London, 15 June 2007
Ruby Cottage is a real gem (sorry about the pun!) – we felt at home here as soon as we walked through the door. Molly enjoyed all of her walks especially the one along the Camel Trail which begins from the car park in Padstow. Another favourite was Daymer Bay where there is lots of firm, wet sand when the tide is out.
Shirley, Derek and Molly ( border terrier), Burton-on-Trent, 9 June 2007
A fantastic cottage, much bigger than we expected. The weather has been mixed all week but it was good to make use of the log fire a couple of times. Robert loved surging at Polzeath and body boarding at Fistral . Wasn’t too impressed by Padstow – it was very busy and every second shop/café, restaurant seems to belong to Rick Stein. A great stay – thanks.
Brian, Georgina & Robert, Leeds, 2 June 2007
This is such a lovely cottage to stay in! We were impressed with all the little touches that made us feel so welcome. Unfortunately the weather let us down slightly, is Delabole always covered in mist?? We had some great days at the Eden Project, Tintagel and Padstow.
Jono & Liz, Edinburgh, 19 May 2007
Thank you very much for making our short break. Lovely cottage, really well equipped and very comfortable. The place is ideal for walks.
Agnieszka, Andy, Ewa, Paul, Poland ( London !), 5 May 2007
We really had a fantastic stay in Ruby Cottage, it is a wonderful place to stay and so well equipped, just like being at home! Our son (16 months) finally learnt how to get down the step to the lounge feet first!! He has loved exploring the cottage and seems to have enjoyed it immensely. All in all we had a great week in perfect accommodation – will definitely recommend to others and hope to revisit ourselves in the future.
Andrew, Claire & Ethan (Barry and Duke), Derbyshire, 11 Feb 2007
Weather very mixed, rain, sun and storm force winds. Despite this we had a lovely time and finally got to grips with lighting a log fire! The cottage is very well equipped and clean and we’ll definitely recommend it. Would really like to stay in the cottage in warmer weather. (Tina & Mike have already booked again for September!)
Tina, Mike and Jenny (and Ruby the dog), 13 January 2007
We’ve enjoyed a lovely week here at Ruby Cottage. It was our first visit to Cornwall and we certainly plan to return. Highlights included St Ives, the various cliff walks, the Beach at Rock and the village of Port Isaac. While we didn’t get a table at any of the Rick Stein places in Padstow, we would thoroughly recommend No 6, an excellent and friendly alternative, in Middle Street. Thank you for such a cosy cottage.
Vickie and Marcia, 16 September 2006
Thank you so much for the lovely holiday in Ruby Cottage. It is so well equipped and the kitchen is wonderful looking out onto the delightful garden. We’ve just had a fabulous last day spent in glorious sunshine and under a perfect sapphire blue sky. We went to Daymer Bay which is absolutely gorgeous and a must do for everyone. We walked along the coast path to Rock (eating wild blackberries on the way) and then took the ferry to Padstow. Sampled a Cornish Pasty from Chowdry’s (I think) bakery on the waterfront. No wonder they are award winning – delicious and very highly recommended. Back to Rock on the ferry and walked back to Daymer Bay along the beach, basking for an hour or so in the sun before going back reluctantly to the car. Another great day was spent at Lanhydrock, I’ve visted countless historical homes, but this was the best ever and I can’t imagine it being surpassed. Port Isaac is a delight and one of my favourite towns. We did the walk from one of the cards in the box and thoroughly enjuoyed it. Stop off at St Minver and have a look round the beautiful church there – well worth taking the time. Boscastle, Tintagel and “over the other side”, Fowey and Mevagissey, are some of the other places we visited and thoroughly enjoyed. We were nearely put off going up to the castle at Tintagel when we saw the steep ascent and the height. However, with encouragement from a warden, we did it and were so pleased we did. It really wasn’t as bad as it looked so anyone visiting, please, please have a go. You won’t regret it! I could go on but my comfy bed beckons and we have a long drive tomorrow. There are so many things to do and places to see which we just haven’t had time for. This must mean that we have to come back again!!!
Brigitte and Irene, Leicester, 9 September 2006
Had a great time, cottage very good with everything we needed. We spent most of our time on the beaches at Trebarwith Strand and Daymar. Best beach though for us was at Tregardock if you want the walk. For pub lunches we tried the Mason’s Arms in Camelford and the Port William above the beach at Trebarwith. The village has everything we needed for a self catering holiday without the hustle and bustle of a tourist resort.
Owen, Pam, Meg and lab, 2-9 September 2006
Lovely to stay in a village not solely inhabited by tourists! Everything you could possibly need to feel like you have all your home comforts around. Blazing log fires each night – a bargain at £2 a bag from the garage. Lots of space for the children to play apart from the grownups. Visited Tintangel Castle – fantastic walks and exciting cows! The “Camel Trail” from Wadebridge on the bikes is easy and very scenic and Padstow is a nice cosy town – highly recommended, wish we didn’t have to return the bikes at 5pm as we could have spent more time in Padstow and experience the ferry ride to Rock. Watched DVDs each night, have almost exhausted the Spar selection. Thank you for providing a “home from home” and a splendid place to recharge our batteries.
Becky, Oksana and Timur, Wimbledon, 26 August 2006
The cottage is lovely and very well equipped, furnished with taste and care. There is everything a guest may need! Staying here we had a great time, the place is ideal either for a walk (we went to Tintagel, a charming trail) or for visiting further places (Lanhydrock near Bodmin and Lizard Point are worth a visit, as well as Dartmoor in Devon). The leaflets and the maps are very useful, also we enjoyed the photo-book about Delabole: very interesting and amusing! We had a wonderful holiday, hope to come back soon.
Stefano, Rita, Cecilia, Livia, Claudia Nardini, Italy 19 August 2006
We had a very nice holiday here in Ruby Cottage! The cottage is very well equipped (only suggestion might be some extra pans that fit the cooking plates) and has a nice atmosphere. It is a very good base for touring, walking and cycling (although the road in front of the house is very busy in August) and we saw a lot of the beautiful surroundings Walking along the coastal path is marvellous: just birds, sea, the wind…. No cars or other intruding sounds!
Juliet Wiggers, Holland, 5 to 19 August 2006
Wonderful cottage, really well equipped and very comfortable. Surfs-up at Polzeath is fantastic – we booked ahead for a week of lessons but you can just turn up. Port Isaac is great but park above the village. We bought some fish there – v. dodgy, had to throw it away! The pub at St Kew is fab, fantastic food. V. pretty and good for children. Wonderful walks around St Izzey, along the estuary, all very well marked. Camelford Bike Ride – great fun. We had a brilliant week –thank you!
Mike, Alison, Olivia, Charlie (Bud and Judi), 29 July Chiswick W4
Great location and cottage had everything we needed – comfortable, clean and spacious for a holiday cottage. Weather perfect! We would recommend a trip down to the Minack theatre (book tickets for a play first). Well worth the drive – fantastic coastline and spectacular backdrop of the ocean, for a play. Also enjoyed Trebarwith beach, Tintagel and the Eden Project. Saw huge basking sharks below the cliffs near Port Isaac. Excellent meal at the Millhouse Inn and also liked Steins fish and chips in Padstow. We’d love to come back.
Eileen & Hannah, 22-29 July 2006
Wonderful cottage, excellent location. We had a wonderful week exploring, I would recommend Daymer Bay and the ferry from Rock to Padstow, even my 2 year old enjoyed the walk. Other places we visited and really enjoyed were Port Isaac and Tintagel and the Lappa Valley Railway. Would recommend Ruby Cottage to everyone.
Georgia, Jerry and Jasper, 2-9 July 2006
Cottage and garden are lovely, a great place to stay and explore North Cornwall and Devon. We visited Tintagel, Boscastle and Port Isaac, Clovelly in Devon is worth a visit. Hartland Point has a lovely well stocked café and lovely view. It is also well worth taking the time to drive down to Lydford Gorge on the edge of Dartmoor – wear good walking shoes and allow a good 2-3 hours. If you have a dog that loves water, then he/she will be very happy! Hope to visit again soon.
Heidi, Martyn and Harvey (wirehaired pointer), 24 June 2006
We had such a lovely time! Oliver went surfing at Polzeath – great beach. Trebarwith Strand also fabulous and very near. There is also a riding school nearby that do children’s activity days. Didn’t get to see everything, a week isn’t enough so will be back. Thank you for the box of leaflets and O.S. maps, they were very useful and we’ve added some more…. Everywhere we went was lovely. Restaurants were good!
John, Liz, Emily, Oliver Bourne, Chiswick, 3 June 2006
The kitchen is a wonderful place to sit in as it is so light and airy – and very well equipped. Twice we visited Padstow via the ferry from Rock: on May Day with the crowded celebrations in the street and the day after to visit my brother. Had wonderful fish and chips at Steins on the seafront. Port Isaac was also a place we went to more than once. We loved the fish market there and gorged on giant fresh crabs and cream teas. Trebarwith Strand was also a favourite place for us to go – using it as a base for walks up and down the coast path. Enjoyed watching the surfers who were out ‘til it was dark, bobbing up and down like seals. The Eden Project was certainly one of the high points of our trip – so much to see. We caught the Bulbmania special exhibition – fields up fields of rare and exotic tulips – fabulous!
Stuart & Tanya, London, 30 April to 6 May 2006