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“Wonderful,cosy cottage”
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Sumptuous sofas, a granite fireplace & log burner (freeview TV/Dvd & free Wi-Fi too).
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Sumptuous sofas, a granite fireplace & log burner (freeview TV/Dvd & free Wi-Fi too).
The cottage is tucked away in a quiet lane off the village square. The open plan lounge, with original beams, & solid oak staircase.
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Sumptuous sofas, a granite fireplace & log burner (freeview TV/Dvd & free Wi-Fi too).
The cottage is tucked away in a quiet lane off the village square.
The open plan lounge, with original beams, & solid oak staircase.
The kitchen was completely re-fitted in 2013.
The SMEG fridge-freezer has oodles of space for your BBQ fare, & drinks rack too!
The bright and fresh master bedroom.
Snuggle into the king size bed (5ft) with crisp Egyptian cotton linen.
Two spacious single bedrooms, (solid oak 'ledge & brace' doors lead into each room)
The second single bedroom (n.b. there are wardrobes in all bedrooms).
The west facing conservatory is perfect for afternoon cream tea.
Private courtyard garden to rear of cottage ideal for BBQ's. Church bells on Sunday mornings too!
Fairies in the garden x.
The pretty courtyard garden enjoys the afternoon sun.
The window seat is a cosy spot to watch the horse riders go by.
The upstairs bathroom has a shower over bath, shaver socket, & heated towel rail.
Meet the resident duck family x.
A double-sized powerful shower downstairs (not power shower but direct from boiler)
The cottage is close to a 15th century church, with the highest bell tower in Cornwall!
A farm shop with home-made pasties & cafe with Aga baked cakes on the doorstep
Portholland, one of many sandy beaches in the area, with wonderful rock pools too!
Full selection of local maps & guides to ensure you make the most of every moment!
Little extras await your arrival e.g. teas, coffee, milk, and a scrummy surprise too.
Our summer flower baskets at the front of the cottage are a feast of colour!
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Probus, Truro District, Cornwall, England

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Gillian T
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful,cosy cottage”
Reviewed February 24, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We had a lovely stay! The cottage is very well equipped and furnished to a high standard to meet all our needs.Thankyou Lucy for a spotless cottage,the helpful information and the wonderful cream tea and heart shaped biscuits,perfect for our arrival on Valentine's Day! My daughter & two year old granddaughter stayed too so the games were very much appreciated.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Feb 2015
Thank you for your lovely review and feedback. Zannah from Time Café added the biscuits as a surprise touch for Valentine’s Day and she was so pleased you enjoyed them! We hope to welcome you back to Waterlily Cottage in the future.
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Mrs_Posie
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect!”
Reviewed November 4, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Gorgeous cream tea awaiting our arrival and a thoughtful pint of milk in the fridge.
The cottage was beautifully decorated, really clean and very comfortable.
Ideal location from which to explore Cornwall, yet away from the crowds with great local amenities.
Would highly recommend!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Nov 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. We are really pleased you used our local amenities, we are very lucky to have a well-stocked farm shop, great pub, café, Indian restaurant and lots more on our doorstep! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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S W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Comfort, charm, location, facilities - wonderful!”
Reviewed September 26, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

So lovely that I don't want to let other people know about it!
The title says it all really but when you add the friendliness of the village, the lovely cream tea welcome and the great food available within minutes of the front door then you have a winning combination.
Housekeeper Lucy's care and attention to detail means nothing to be disappointed about and owner Jane has created a stylish and comfortable home from home.
We especially loved 'our' beautiful courtyard garden - we breakfasted outside every day and star gazed late into the evening.
The cottage was an excellent base for exploring the length and breadth of Cornwall. Wifi access made planning trips quick and easy.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Sep 2014
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and for looking after Waterlily Cottage just like it was your own home! In response to previous guest feedback this year we have worked hard to improve the garden wherever possible and so are thrilled that you enjoyed using our compact courtyard space so much! It really was a pleasure to accommodate you both. I sincerely hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Missj44
1 review
“Everything we hoped for!”
Reviewed September 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Stayed at waterlily cottage last week and it is amazing! The cottage itself is beautiful and Lucy and the owner had thought of everthing to make our stay comfortable. First trip advisor review I've ever written but just had to say how pleased we were. Location perfect too as short drives to lost gardens, eden etc.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Sep 2014
Thank you so much for making Waterlily Holiday Cottage your first ever review on TripAdvisor! It was lovely to meet you all and I hope we will welcome you back again in the future. Next time you come you might like to try Trewithen Gardens which is right on our doorstep, literally just a few minutes car journey away from Probus.
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HayleySha...
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“Excellent, reluctant to review incase it gets over booked!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed last year and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Cornwall now. Has everything you need and more, my daughter says it's like staying in a dolls house as everything is so pretty! We love "living in a village", no other tourists around that we would spot. Playground is five minutes walk and well equipped, farm shop has amazing lamb and bacon, the Nisa had everything you might forget to buy, and the pub was a welcome retreat at the end of the day. For families we enjoyed shops in Falmouth, Springfields Pony Farm, Pendennis Castle and St Ives. Thank you Lucy for looking after us so well x

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Management Response
18 Aug 2014
It’s our pleasure to accommodate such a lovely family, and thank you so much for booking your 2015 summer holiday with us! We will be really looking forward to welcoming you back again. Probus is a lovely village and we are so glad you enjoy visiting as much as we love living here!
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Paul C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good Central location to explore Cornwall”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We have had a great week here at Waterlily Cottage. We have stayed in Probus several times now and this is by far the best we
have stayed in. Very comfortable and clean. Many thanks for the welcome Lucy and for the cream teas. Best wishes. Paul and
Jean."

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The best holiday cottage in the village is very high praise indeed – thank you! We hope to welcome you back again one day.
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21Flo76
Rouen, France
1 review
“a very pleasant stay”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Waterlily cottage is perfectly located to explore the area which offers so many pretty spots to discover. You can also very easily go to Truro for shopping.
The cottage is very comfortable and decorated with very refined taste in soft relaxing colours, but we found the lounge was a little too dark and maybe needed brighter lights. We found loads of touristic information and books that we found very useful to avoid missing interesting places to visit.
The village was very friendly and quiet.
We really appreciated the Cornish cream teas waiting for us on the day of our arrival (a very good way of making us, French people, discover one of the most famous Cornish specialities!)
I wish I could have met Lucy as she sounded so nice on the phone!
A lot of little thoughtful details made us feel at home immediately. We will surely recommend Waterlily Cottage to all our England-loving French friends.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Aug 2014
What a fantastic review – thank you! We would love to welcome your friends to Waterlily Cottage one day and hope to welcome you back at some point too. We are continually looking at ways to enhance our guest’s stay at the cottage and we will look at ways of improving the lighting in the lounge in due course. We are so pleased you enjoyed your traditional Cornish Cream Tea. The local village pub, The Hawkins Arms, also sell a selection of locally brewed Cornish Ales which you may like to sample on your next visit!
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