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Secure off road parking right next to your accommodation Have a meal on your own private patio area and enjoy the ample garden
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40 reviews
The Old Vicarage - View from the rear
Secure off road parking right next to your accommodation
Have a meal on your own private patio area and enjoy the ample garden
The living room - showing TV and fireplace
Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the cosy log fire
Spacious dining area
Kitchen with full oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer
Prepare a meal of local sea food in your well equipped kitchen
Spacious master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room
Master bedroom en-suite shower room
Rear bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
Rear bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
Rear bedroom en-suite shower room
View over the secluded garden
Gwithian Beach - North Coast 8 Miles
The Lizard - South Coast 15 Miles
Eden Project - St Austell
Make the most of the many beaches
Take up a new sport!
Relax and get away from it all
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Warm and welcoming at any time of year
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Helston, Cornwall, England

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sjwilk0
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“You have to stay here to appreciate how fantastic it is”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family and I recently stayed at the Old Vicarage and had a fantastic time. The house and setting is stunning, and the accommodation wing itself is self contained, private and is more than equal to any 5 star + hotel standard. The accommodation itself is brand new and modern and there was nothing that we needed to ask for. The owners were really friendly and helpful and made us feel extremely welcome. We will definitely be returning and have already recommended this holiday rental to several friends and colleagues!

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Liked best: Everyting
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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A E
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Absoulte perfect place -- it doesn't get any better”
Reviewed July 2, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Perfect! We took overseas family for a getaway and The Old Vicarage was indeed the best property we could have chosen. Being so centrally located to many areas of the Southwest, it was easy access to everything we had on our list to see and enjoy. The property is EXCELLENT in every way and the attention to detail made our stay just like 'home'. Thank you Debbie and Paul and family.

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Liked best: The high standard of detail to the property and to the needs of those staying
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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SarahStQ
2 reviews
“Best holiday cottage you'll find!!”
Reviewed April 4, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed for 3 night in March, everything has been thought of. Everything you need for a great break. Beautifully decorated, kitchen with everything you would need, hundreds of DVDs, loads of games. Perfect if the weather isn't at it's best. Breakfast goodies all stocked in the kitchen as well as a full biscuit tin. There is a guidebook with lots of recommendations of things to do/see, good restaurants etc. Will definitely be returning!!

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50andout
New South Wales, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It doesn't get much better than this.....perfect!”
Reviewed February 14, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

From our first email contact with Debbie, the owner of the property, I felt confident that we would have a great experience at The Old Vicarage. I often feel like its a huge leap of faith booking and then paying for accommodation when you are on the other side of the world, but Debbie's professionalism and warmth in her initial and ongoing dealings with us was outstanding. The property is, as other reviewers have commented, genuinely "5 star", which when married with a warm welcome and generous provision of breakfast and other supplies (milk, bread, butter, jam, eggs and bacon) makes for a very comfortable, relaxing and memorable stay. The two en suite bedrooms are luxuriously appointed, and we all had a great sleep each night of our stay - there is no noise at this property and the beds are superb. Bathrooms are brand new, spotlessly clean and the provision of locally made shower products is just another example of the generosity of the owners. A cook will want for nothing in the kitchen, with good quality cooking utensils and all the essentials (coffee, tea, oil, spices, cling wrap etc) provided. The main living room was our favorite place though, featuring the original Old Vicarage date stamped brick in the wall over the wood burning fire, the surround sound DVD/TV and the unbelievable collection of DVDs, books and Cornish maps, walking and surfing guides and general tourist information. The information pack provided by the owners about the property and the local area is professional and comprehensive - certainly the best that we have encountered anywhere we have traveled in the last 25 years.
This is truly a very special place and we were very sad to leave. I would encourage anyone looking to stay in this area of Cornwall, which is perfectly positioned between the north and south coast, to book at the Old Vicarage and experience the warmth and character of this wonderful property.

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Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Essie0101
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just stay here!”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Our first experience in Cornwall and we couln't have picked a better place to stay. As previous reviews stated, the old Vicarage is a 5+ rated holiday stay. Thanks to the owners you feel right at home and the breakfast provided was more than sufficient.
Really enjoyed our stay of a week!

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Liked best: The inside space, the garden and the proximity to all attractions
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Cary C
Crawley
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect property for a relaxing and comfortable stay!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I arrived with my husband and two teenage children after a long and tiring journey and the property was perfect inside, the bedrooms and en-suites looked brand new and it was like 5* accommodation. I had a lovely night’s sleep and felt very relaxed the next morning.

We made use of the TV and surround sound and DVD's available and my kids couldn't decide on what they wanted to watch due to the endless choice available.

The kitchen was clean and well-equipped to cook a lovely breakfast on our fist morning, thanks to the supplies that Debbie had bought for us, including freshly laid eggs. We also cooked an evening meal as the weather wasn't very good and had all the utensils available that were needed.
A basket of logs were also supplied, as well as a bowl of sweets for the kids, so a cosy night in was had by us all
We were able to leave our car under the car port but due to the bad weather couldn’t make use of the lovely patio and garden outside.
Overall we were very impressed with the property and would love to stay again and spend more time visiting the area, as we only stayed for 2 nights. We found this a good base in between both coast-lines and would have no hesitation in recommending this property for a comfortable and relaxing stay!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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1970Iwona
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“The best self- catering accommodation you can find!”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed in the cottage on May bank holiday with our friends from abroad and we must say that it was the best self- catering accommodation we 've ever had!
Services provided by Debbie and Paul are much above 5*!
Their hospitality and their beautiful cottage deserve the best rating possible!
The cottage is tastefully furnished and equipped with very good quality and comfortable furniture and modern appliances.
A living room with a fire place,very comfortable beds,modern and warm bathrooms ,sunny patio and garden area make this place very cosy regardless the weather.

However,what is unique about staying in this cottage is the service provided by the owners.
Debbie and Paul went the extra miles (not only a mile) to provide the service beyond any expectations and the best hotels could learn from them how to make customers happy and pleased.
Their welcoming hamper was a lovely surprise!
On every step we found surprises making us feeling like the most welcomed quest.
You open a living room cupboard and will find: movies,books ,guide books,maps,etc.There is no way you will be bored!
Also a kitchen was full of surprises so you do not need to run to a shop every time you need a pinch of salt ,pepper or seasoning!
Debbie and Paul take care of all your needs!

We had the wonderful time there,despite weather not being perfect.
After a cold day ,it was so much pleasure to sit next to a fire place and enjoy a glass of wine ,while talking to friends or watching a movie.
We will recommended this cottage to anyone who wants to relax in Cornwall and we cannot wait to return to this magical place!
Thank you Debbie and Paul for helping us to impress our friends and making our stay unforgettable!

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Liked best: feeling welcomed and being surpised by the quality of the services provided by the owners
Liked least: Nothing! We wish we could stay longer!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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