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“We've never been so relaxed!!! You have to stay!”
Shilbury Retreat
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Shilbury Retreat
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26 reviews
Shilbury Retreat
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Sliding Doors into Garden
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Private Garden
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Shilbury Retreat
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Private Garden
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Goonhavern, Cornwall, England

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Very good - based on 26 reviews
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Lauren S
1 review
“We've never been so relaxed!!! You have to stay!”
Reviewed 11 February 2013 for a stay in October 2012

My husband and I have just returned from our 4 night stay at Shilbury. We are still totally relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed our break! The cottage is immaculate with everything you need + more! It's cosy, comfortable and we will be back to stay! As a young married couple we enjoyed newquay 10/15 mins drive away,however also ventured out to perranporth, landsend, st Ives, fistral beach and more! We also discovered sennon cove which is really beautiful as well as Holywell bay! A real hidden gem though, is Watergate bay! Def a must if you like good food, in fact, Jamie Oliver's restaurant is tucked away down there!
The cottage was a perfect base to explore all of Cornwall from! We loved every second of it!

The only thing I will say, is that it is closer to the owners house than I anticipated, however only saw them once during our whole stay, we were given complete privacy, so don't let it put you off!

Already planning when we can go again!

Thanks!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 Feb 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have noted your positive feedback and we have advised the owner accordingly. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards from the SCC Booking Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Liked it all
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Feb 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have noted your positive feedback and we have advised the owner accordingly. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards from the SCC Booking Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Kismets
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 21 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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My husband and I have just returned from a stay at Shilbury Retreat.
We had a most relaxing stay as it was so wonderfully quiet.
We would highly recommend this accomodation to couples.
As stated by a previous guest it is directly to the side of the owners property but I would not let this put you off as full privacy given by the owners who are lovely and very friendly.
We took our dog and there are fantastic walks from the Retreat so we would recommend a OS map for the local area.
The only negative thing we felt was that the small garden was not enclosed so although the weather was lovely we could not leave the doors open or sit out without having to tie our dog up. I have to say though even this would not deter us from staying at this accomodation again in the future.

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Liked best: The property was as described and well behaved dogs were welcome.
Liked least: Small garden not enclosed
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Nov 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have noted your positive feedback and we have advised the owner accordingly. We look forward to seeing you again during 2013. Kind regards from the SCC Booking Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
apcore
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely countryside garden hideaway”
Reviewed 2 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

I stayed here for 5 days, and everything went well - easy to book, the supplied directions were good (as it's down some private roads and unpaved tracks) and the place was setup well for a single person or couple who wants to explore Cornwall. I chose this place because I prefer country lanes to beaches, and it's certainly quiet here, away from roads.

As mentioned in the other reviews, the cottage is a single-story barn conversion in the grounds of the owner's house. They were both lovely, and didn't intrude, but were on hand if anything was needed and for advice on where to visit. Inside it's all open plan: there's 2 single beds next to each other, and a fully-kitted out kitchen. The (small) bathroom has a power shower. Outside the patio doors is a small table and chairs, perfect for breakfast. The grounds of the property are well maintained, and the cottage has parts of the garden that are screened from the house, so it feels nice and private.

A couple of minor things to be aware of: the cottage doesn't have any wifi or internet access, so if that's important to you it's worth asking the owners if they can recommend a cafe locally to get online. I didn't need it generally, but when I did ask they kindly let me use the wifi inside their house, but I wouldn't expect that on a regular basis. The other thing, unless you're staying in summer, is to ensure you're familiar with the electric storage heaters in the cottage, otherwise it can get a little cool in the evening and early mornings. They work fine, though, as does the power shower. Just ask the owner to show you how it's all switched on.

Overall I really liked the place - a great rural location.

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Liked best: Country location away from noise
Liked least: Slightly chilly sometimes
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Sep 2012
Thank you for taking the time to send this very positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards SCC Booking Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: Clean, spacious and peaceful place to stay. Also good value for money.
Liked least: Some of the kitchen utensils/equipment could do with replacing.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
  • 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 an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
11 Sep 2012
Thank you for taking the time to send this very positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards SCC Booking Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The beds
Liked least: A little chilly
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
11 Sep 2012
Thank you for taking the time to send this very positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards SCC Booking Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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