Reviews of Kernock Cottages
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This was our second stay at The Coach House at Kernock Cottages, and from the moment we turned into the drive, I can honestly say it felt like we were coming home.
Damian was there to greet us as before, but this time it was like we had never been away. He remembered everything about us, our family and what mattered in our lives. Even Solo our dog, who we brought for the first time, took to him straightaway!
The welcome pack was fantastic, with food and drink to last all weekend. We especially enjoyed the bottle of bubbly the first night as it was my wife’s birthday.
Although we never doubted it, it was wonderful to see Solo take to Central Bark and run like a mad thing all over the glorious secure six acres that it provides.
We walked forever each day, enjoying places that Damian recommended as well as returning to a few of our favourites. The hot tub was fantastic to slip into after a long day on our feet.
Everything about the weekend was perfect, and we will certainly be coming back again. So let’s continue to keep this just between ourselves, so we can be sure to be able to book again without the place being full up.
9 March 2023 Score: 5/5
I stayed in the Coach House which has all you might need for a break away. It is really comfortable and in a beautiful quiet location. The welcome pack is outstanding, full of local produce. Even my dog was made welcome with a gift. The garden is genuinely secure and the enclosed dog park heaven for rabbit chasers. Damian is very welcoming and helpful. An excellent place to stay if you want a base to see the local area or just a quiet place to get away.
2 March 2023 Score: 5/5
Just returned from a weeks stay in Tree Barn and can only say it was brilliant.
The welcome from Damian was really friendly and informative and enabled us to settle in straight away.
Our dag Dylan had a fantastic time wandering around Central Bark and the local beaches.
Lunch at Inkies was fantastic and many local walks were a pleasure even though it was raining most days.
The hot tub always gave us time to warm up and relax after our days out.
We will certainly return in the future.
Thanks for a great week
23 March 2023
We had the most amazing week. Our expectations were very high and I was a little concerned I’d be disappointed but I need not have worried.
The property is wonderful, the views and the setting is unbeatable and the hosts have thought of every detail and are so friendly and attentive.
As I have a keen interest in sustainable living I was impressed with the zero carbon measures in place and we were lucky enough to be given a tour.
Our little dog had the time of his life. We will mostly certainly be returning. Thank you for a brilliant holiday.
If you want a truly 5* holiday cottage experience, that not only allows but specifically caters for dogs and is environmentally friendly, this is your place.
We highly recommend the local farm shop and a trip to the falls, but only when Inkie’s is open because it is amazing!! Tree Barn July 2022
Absolutely brilliant [and sustainable living]
To be honest, I really didn’t want to give this review. The Coach House at Kernock Cottages was so perfect, I thought about trying to keep it all to myself! We had the best holiday I can remember having in a long time. The cottage itself was perfect. It had everything you could want, from a top end 5 star finish to a wonderful hot tub tucked away in the secure garden.
We didn’t take our dog this time. We managed to convince the family we had to come and check out the facilities before booking it as a family holiday! Safe to say, we will be back, this time with all the family. I know our dog will absolutely love Central Bark.
Damian and Louise were the perfect hosts. Even though the other cottages were full, and people came and went while we were staying, they made us feel like we were their only guests. That is a rare quality. We were delighted by everything they did for us, including the fabulous welcome pack that awaited us on arrival, complete with a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge.
If I could score Kernock Cottages higher I would, but remember – this is our little secret! April 2022
The Perfect Place and The Perfect Hosts
I cannot praise this place enough. The tranquillity, location, scenery were all amazing. I had high hopes after following Kernock Cottages for a while on Facebook, and to say we were not disappointed is an understatement. The cottage was perfect. The hosts were amazing. The welcome package for us and our dog was thoroughly appreciated. Perfect location to go out exploring Cornwall as well. We will definitely be back, to be honest we didn’t want to leave! I have already recommended this place to 3 other people! May 2022
Our stay here was fantastic. We spent 7 nights at Kernock with our baby son and dog. Damian and Louise brilliantly helpful, around if you need anything before or during your stay, without at all being intrusive. The cottage is fantastically well equipped and located for either a peaceful retreat or a hub to go and explore. The best break I’ve had in a very long time.
Coach House – July 2022
We found Kernock Cottages after much searching for dog-friendly stays in Cornwall. The description on the website sounded perfect, and the reality was even better. Whilst absolutely perfect for dogs (fantastic welcome pack, the enclosed garden, central exercise facility etc ) there was zero compromise on the humans’ accommodation – all the luxury of a quality self-catering cottage with its own private garden, hot-tub and welcome hamper. We couldn’t have asked for more for our hideaway week to rest and recharge our batteries.
But what really sets this place apart is the personal touch from the owners, Damian and Louise. From their patience and understanding before we arrived, to the arrival meeting, to the local “in the know” recommendations, and checking up on us during the hottest week of the year, we were made to feel not just welcome, but special and looked after. Honestly it was great, nothing seemed like too much trouble.
Since returning home, we have recommended this place to everyone we know and have absolutely no qualms about recommending it whole-heartedly. Thank you, Damian and Louise. We will be back.
Coach House – August 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Heather Barn. Such a lovely welcome, and the cottage was lovely. Gifts for the dogs and a stocked fridge were lovely touches. So peaceful, and nice to have a large area for the dogs. Hot tub was an extra treat. We will be back!
Heather Barn – September 2022
Wonderful luxury dog-friendly cottage
The two cottages were exactly what we were looking for. Very clean, comfortable, and in a lovely location. We were well catered for, and so was our dog! When required, we received information for eating out, walks etc, and there is a full info book in the cottage. We used a local cordon bleu chef, for a meal in our cottage for a special occasion , who came recommended, which was lovely. We will definitely return in the future.
Perfect for our family break
Your cottage was above and beyond our expectations, finished and fitted to an excellent standard that really helped us to enjoy our summer break regardless of the unpredictable weather. However, the thing that impressed us most was your flexibility, friendliness and welcoming attitude. We had a number of awkward requests, such as arriving early, asking for an additional cot on the day of arrival and requirement for 6 days rather than 7, but nothing seemed to be too much trouble for you. The icing on cake was when you discovered Will (our one year old) loved trains and arrived at the door with a huge train set which kept him happy all week. These little touches and your helpfulness really made our holiday – thank you so much. We will most definitely be recommending your cottages to our friends and hope to stay with you again in the future.
Two couples with toddlers
Quiet, great for kids, nice accommodation ,good family pub walking distance away, use of china fleet club pool, kids loved it.Hope we can return in the near future.
What a fantastic spot for a weekend. Wished we could’ve stayed longer. Amazing generosity from owners too. Thankyou. Will definitely be looking to book again.
Great location Great accommodation Great hosts Nothing seems to be too much trouble. We have stayed at Kernock 4 times I don’t think that anything more needs to be added.
We rented all five cottages as guests of my daughter’s wedding. All of us were astounded at the high quality of the furnishings, the cleanliness and the very unexpected welcome pack! after an amazing wedding nearby we were so pleased to be able to come ‘home’ to warm and comfy beds and only the bleeting of lambs to wake us up next morning!
Friends, couples, and very young families
Excellent disability facilities,well equipped throughout all the living rooms kitchen etc. Wonderful quiet location situated in lovely grounds. The complimentary morning breakfast basket was a nice touch.
Excellent holiday retreat
Heather Barn is beautifully done out and provides excellent access for guests with limited mobility. The location is also beautiful and close to many tourist attractions including accessible walking and cycle tracks. Very much enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
Luxury accommodation in a beautiful location
What a wonderful place to stay – we cannot recommend it enough. Everything was above our expectations. The cottage was well equipped with so many special touches . . . the bath robes, all necessary kitchen products and especially the magnifying mirrors – an essential for us females! We felt immediately welcome and at home – as did our dog! The views at Tree Barn Cottage are amazing with beautiful sunsets and so many wonderful walks nearby.
What a fabulous cottage and in the most amazing setting. The cottage was spotless and fitted out to a very high standard and I couldn’t fault the cottage – simply loved it. I was also impressed that the cottage is also very eco friendly using all low energy lights, re-cycle bins and bio mass heating. Amazing attention to detail. Our welcome pack was a very nice touch, as was the welcome pack for Sofie, our dog, who by the way loved her holiday! Top marks Kernock Cottages. If you’re looking for a quality cottage, in great countryside, handy for touring around Cornwall or just staying local and chilling out, this is the place for you. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
We had a very friendly and warm welcome staying at Tree Barn Cottage with our 3 big dogs. We had a trailer and lots of sailing kit with us and there was plenty space, help and advise at hand with the owners living on site. We’d recommend it to any family with or without dogs and would certainly come again if we are near Plymouth. It’s very peaceful and quiet!
A couple, 3 big dogs and some friends…witherspoony
The owners are incredibly warm and welcoming and provide so much information to help plan a trip. The cottage itself is immaculate, comfortable and has everything you need and more with fluffy dressing gowns the cherry on top.
A beautiful cottage with amazing views and peaceful surroundings.natashacz
We have been coming to Kernock cottages for ages now as we as a family really love it there, the owners couldn’t be more helpful, we have now stayed in every cottage and they are all great!! Couldn’t recommend enough.
We stayed in Heather Barn for our summer holiday and had a fabulous time. We loved the garden best of all because it is huge and private but the cottage itself is also lovely, very clean, modern and finished to a very high standard. We had fantastic weather and some great days out as Cornwall is beautiful and there are lots of things to do and places to visit. Our best day was a family canoe trip courtesy of the Tamar Trails Centre which was really good fun. We also enjoyed the outdoor water park at Paignton and body boarding at the beautiful beaches of Holywell Bay near Newquay and Widemouth Bay at Bude.