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2019 Reviews


December ’19 – January ’20
Thank you Waterlily for another lovely (new Years) stay and lovely festive decorations and a cosy peaceful cottage. Cream tea and festive biscuits a treat. A special family overflow cottage for our New Years celebrations. Thanks again to Dan for the quick and efficient sorting of heating.
I expect we will be back! 🙂


01st – 12th December ’19
Good to revisit Waterlily. As usual scones and cream waiting for us, Christmas decorations too. Very wet weather this week but have managed to get beach walks in amongst the down pours. Happy Christmas.


15th – 18th November ’19
A super little cottage, with everything needed for a relaxing break.


18th – 23rd October ’19
Lovely Cottage, centrally located – couldn’t ask for more. We can certainly understand why previous guests continue to return and hope to join their ranks.


20th – 29th September ’19
As always, a great stay in a much loved cottage that we have been coming to for a long time. Lovely flowers and scones to greet us too!


17th – 22nd August ’19
Great location, easy to get to everywhere. Local people really friendly with a cosy cottage. Will definitely recommend.


02nd – 16th August ’19
5th Year running, what more to say! Twin bed offering really appreciated this year. Thank you!


26th July – 02nd August ’19
Such a lovely cottage, well looked after, cosy and clean. We had such a lovely holiday exploring beautiful Cornwall. Every day we did something new, visited a new place, explored and had lots of fun! Thank you very much x


20th – 26th July ’19
A lovely clean, cosy cottage. Very well located to visit most attractions. Would recommend Dairyland farm, Flambards and Camel Creek. We enjoyed going round all the little villages and harbours. Thanks for the scones, they were delicious. Would love to come back and stay again.


05th July – 12th July ’19
All good, thank you very much we had a great time and weather to match!


29th June – 04th July ’19
Thank you for such a wonderful, clean and reasonably priced cottage. The location is excellent and suited our needs perfectly. Having a bath upstairs and shower downstairs helped us be ready stiffly each morning. Everything has been fantastic. Many many thanks.


27th April – 04th May ’19
The cottage was perfect, Great location and has everything you could ask for and more! Like a ‘home’ away from home.
Thank you! Loved the scones, clotted cream and jam that were left waiting for us. I don’t want to leave yet. Thanks again 🙂


19th April ’19
Thanks for a wonderful Easter weekend, weather perfect and cottage was perfect too. Well located to see most of Cornwall. Would recommend to anyone, Cornwall at its best.


12th April ’19
A lovely clean and cosy cottage. Enjoyed our stay very much.


29th December – 5th January ’19
A beautiful and well equipped cottage, a small issue with the boiler when we arrived but Claire and her hubby were fantastic in getting it sorted super quick! The cottage is central to seeing so many places, would definitely recommend.

2018 Reviews


21st – 28th December ’18
A superb week spent enjoying a family Christmas. The cottage was beautifully decorated with Christmas joy, the children loved it! Thank you for an amazing week, which was loved by all.


02nd – 09th November ’18
What a cosy cottage. Everything in it what we possibly need. Also in an ideal spot to reach the shop, the chinese, the chippy and the pub. Thank you for providing us with such excellent accommodation.
Hope to come back one day. What an experience our winter holiday has been!! Visited our favourite place in Britain…CORNWALL!!!!!


15th – 19th October ’18
What a fantastic cottage. So cosy and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. A wonderful holiday visiting old childhood memories and making new ones.
Thank you to everyone involved with making our stay a memorable one. Will definitely be back!


30th September ’18
Lovely few days spent visiting friends. Cottage is lovely and homely. Had amazing weather so did some nice walks. Would recommend the pub for food.


16th September ’18
Had an absolutely fabulous stay. The cottage is gorgeous, the village lovely. We have totally fallen in love with the whole area and will definitely be coming back!


03rd – 17th August ’18
We love it here! We are always sorry when we have to leave. See you again!! A great place to stay, this cottage is the same one we’ve been going to for the past four years.
A great place to stay and we are looking forward to coming back again.


30th July ’18
A delightful stay in this lovely cottage. It was a treat for us in more ways than one – it was lived in by great great grand parents, then by my very great uncle and aunt. I remember it well, but it was nothing like this….FABULOUS.


20th – 27th July ’18
This is the umpteenth time we’ve stayed here. Brilliant cottage, superb weather, nothing more to say really!


06th – 13th July ’18
Very Charming and well equipped cottage which is ideally situated for exploring a multitude of Cornish sites!
We’ve spent an excellent week here and would love to return some time.


29th June – 03rd July ’18
The Cottage is perfect and we had an amazing time. Very organised, thanks Claire!


28th April – 05th May ’18
The cottage is absolutely stunning and in a perfect location for enjoying all the sites of Cornwall. We could not have asked for a more wonderful environment. Wish we lived closer for future visits (from the USA!)
You certainly have thought of everything to make the cottage feel like home.


06th – 13th April ’18
Our 4th time here! Waterlily is NEVER a disappointment. Home from home. A nice start being greeted with flowers and biscuits, thank you!


16th – 23rd March ’18
A lovely week visiting our family in Probus. Sun, snow and rain but mostly fine weather. I’m sure we will stay in Waterlily again. Thank you Claire.

2017 reviews


29th December ’17 – 01st January ’18
We had a fantastic stay visiting family and will definitely stay again and recommend to others.


21st – 29th December ’17
Wonderful Cottage, Enjoyed our stay and would come again.


21st – 28th October ’17
We really enjoyed our stay here in Cornwall. Lots to see and do around the area. Waterlily cottage was a lovely place to ‘call our home’ during the week. We would recommend visiting the Poldark mine and some of the other heritage sites, it was really interesting to learn about the history and see where some of the Poldark scenes were filmed. Another great place was the Eden Project, where we saw how the work of conservation can benefit our planet. Enjoyed taking a walk around Holywell and the coastline, ending the day watching the sunset at Newquay. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, we will come back again soon.


06th – 20th October ’17
Have really enjoyed our two weeks here in your lovely cottage. Lots of nice gardens to visit around the area especially Trelissick Gardens. Ideal centre for touring Cornwall. Thanks for everything.


29th – 06th October ’17
Loved the cottage! Very comfortable and thank you for a lovely stay. Enjoyed Cornwall very much and hope to return. Will not wait 40 years next time! Sad to be going back to Canada.


15th – 22nd September ’17
Cottage as nice as ever! Recommend taking Place Ferry from St Mawes and then walking round the headland to St Anthony Head. (ferry wasn’t working whilst we were here) Do NOT recommend St Michaels Mount in horizontal rain and howling gales. Hope to return soon!


08th – 15th September ’17
Lovely cosy cottage and perfect location. Everything you could need (thanks for the teapot!) Recommend the fish and chips around the corner and the curry house. We didn’t need to try anything else! Zanna’s has closed down so don’t try to find it! Eden project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Charlestown and Trelisick all worth a visit.


July 28th – 11th August ’17
Third time round and we still love Probus. We are still finding new favourite places – even within the Roseland so we will have to come again to keep on discovering. The location of Waterlily is paramount to the deliverance of opinion, not to mention its attractive comfort. P.S really happy with the seamless transition of ownership and management of Waterlily, We hope it continues as we want to come again.


21st – 28th July ’17
This little cottage really is perfect. This is our 5th stay which says it all really! We’ve had a wonderful week and the weather has been kind…most of the time! Thanks Claire & Dan – you were very attentive and we really appreciated you being at the end of a text message. We will almost certainly be staying here again


7th – 14th July ’17
Our third visit, 4th already booked! Recommendation in itself! We all had a lovely stay, thank you


3rd – 9th June ’17
What can we say about Waterlily Cottage that hasn’t already been said?! Extremely comfortable, very appropriately decorated, and in a well serviced village. We couldn’t have been happier with our week. Do try the food in The Hawkins Arms, and the Indian is pretty good too. Claire was very helpful both before and after we arrived, so many thanks!