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Nr Wadebridge, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Call +44 (0) 1637 881183 for details or make an enquiry


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Guest Feedback and Testimonials

Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous clients have said about The Artists´ Retreat below:

A beautiful place to spend Christmas. Roaring fire, cosy cottage and wonderful walks along the beach. Thank you!

We enjoyed our stay here and want to come back. What a beautiful cottage, thank you for a fantastic week!

A fabulous week in a wonderful cottage. Very welcoming and cosy.

A lovely warm and cosy cottage to come back to after exploring the coast of Cornwall in mid-March! We´ve had lots of fun and enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

A wonderful week in a beautiful cottage! We will definitely miss the roaring fire and breakfast around the table. Blue skies and fantastic scenery completed our truly memorable week. Thank you!

A week of indulgence getting my head back into drawing and painting. Thank you, thank you for your never ending patience and for putting me back on track in the ´real´ world! Painting like Rembrandt- not very realistic but there´s nothing like setting the bar high! But yes, I will be setting achievable goals that are probably more realistic. The cottage is looking gorgeous, even in the thunder and lightening storms. I´d like to bring the drama home with me. God bless and thank you.

A fabulous week in a wonderful cottage. Very welcoming and cosy. Janet, your cottage is beautiful and I´d like to think one day we will return. Thank you and best wishes.

We enjoyed a fabulous week with beautiful weather. Thank you for the informative art class and the delicious doughnuts! We visited St Ives and Polperro, both of which are a delight. The house is gorgeous, just what our family needed after a difficult year. We will leave feeling relaxed and so much better than when we arrived.

Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful house. We have had a fabulous time and enjoyed some much needed rest. We will be back again, thank you.

As soon as we arrived we felt instantly relaxed. The house is beautiful and the location is incredibly peaceful - just what we wanted! The children loved the garden, especially feeding the chickens and picking salad leaves. It was a very enchanting holiday indeed, thank you!

We have had a lovely holiday. The house is in a great location for exploring the best of Cornwall. We were lucky enough to eat at some memorable places including Nathan Outlaw´s at St.Enodoc! Highlights have been body boarding in some awesome waves and exploring The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Thank you for a brilliant stay.

It was just as described - delightful!

The Artists´ Retreat has an idealic setting in the Cornish countryside where we were able to completely unwind and forget about daily life! The property internally and externally exceeded our expectations, specifically in terms of the kitchen/dining area, log fire, BBQ, patio area and even individual deck chairs to lounge on! The land amongst the farmhouse is stunning and we loved the wildlife and Janet´s dogs and cats! The property was also in a perfect location - central and easy access to both the north and south coasts, enabling us to visit Padstow, Fowey, Port Isaac and Watergate Bay. We even visited nearby Wadebridge, as recommended by Janet, which was lovely.

The pictures on website do justice to the cottage and we were delighted to find out that it was as lovely in reality as the photographs and the description. Janet, the owner, is lovely and made us very welcome. I organised for a private chef (Franklydelicious) to come to the cottage one evening and it was a wonderful experience.

The cottage was in a lovely rural location and well equipped for a large group.

I could see from the beginning that this property was built and maintained by someone special and with a lot of personal character. We found everything as we expected it to be - to our high levels.

We absolutely loved the cottage, the garden was lovely, great for the kids to explore. The freshly cut flowers and fresh bread was a nice touch too.

We absolutely loved the cottage, the garden was lovely, great for the kids to explore. The freshly cut flowers and fresh bread was a nice touch too.

Had a brilliant stay, loved the house and the gardens. Would love to come back again very soon!

A really lovely comfortable house in a beautiful setting. We had a very happy, relaxing week there.

Olivia and I were very pleased with our stay at The Artists´ Retreat. Janet Shearer is an excellent host.

The cottage was very comfortable and set in delightful surroundings. Even if the weather had not been perfect I would have enjoyed staying there as there were plenty of books which catered for all interests and although there were no children in our party we noticed that children´s interests were also taken into account with toys and games etc. The tucked away surroundings were beautiful and peaceful, a perfect place to unwind. I returned home feeling relaxed and rested. I only wish we had been able to stay longer. The Artists´ Retreat is well situated to visit many places of interest, and for both beach and countryside. I would definitely like to return at some time and would recommend it to my friends.

Janet was brilliant the property was fabulous, lovely and relaxing, easy to relax in and in a beautiful location. It provided us with exactly the environment we needed to get away with our little girl - thank you!!

This is a beautiful property in a stunning location. The quality of the property and standard of facilities and furnishings was excellent.

It is great to arrive at a place which is already stocked with the basic supplies: Janet gave us bread, butter, milk, etc along with the hamper. she was also a very accomodating hostess, who regularly checked that we were okay. A brilliant time in a wonderful location

We thoroughly enjoyed our break at The Artists´ Retreat and would recommend it to anybody

The house was lovely, incredibly homely and comfortable, it was a special and yet down to earth, thus perfect place to spend Christmas. Many thanks

It was fantastic!

The property was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Janet was very friendly and helpful.

Our stay at The Artists´ Retreat was fabulous ! We had a really good time. Very nice host, very friendly and we felt very welcome.

We had a lovely stay, perfect holiday.

We had a fantastic time at The Artists´ Retreat, the house was great and Janet was so helpful. The weather wasn’t the best but we made the most of our holiday!

A lovely place to stay and location was central for everything we needed and Janet was very helpful.

The Artists´ Retreat was stunning, and certainly unique! It was well equipped, beautifully decorated and the location was perfect.

We really liked the property and its beautiful setting and found the owner very welcoming. Her animals, particularly the peacocks, were much appreciated by our one year old granddaughter!

I stayed at The Artists´ Retreat for three months from January to March 2011. Such a gorgeous, quaint and cosy house with a very peaceful feel to it. It was a rejuvenating experience – lovely walks, scenery, a central location to explore beautiful Cornwall and a nearby winery which came in very handy!

Really great peaceful house and Janet had a good feeling if we needed something or just space and silence.  Everything was in the house you need to have a great time ...wish I could stay longer.

The house was perfect – exactly what we expected from the website. It was great for the kids, they were able to explore the garden, the stream, interact with the animals, and explore around the house.  The house was beautifully furnished, and well equipped. We loved Janet’s artwork displayed in every room, and especially her trompe l’oeil work.  Janet was very welcoming, great with the kids, and helpful (for example, she turned the oven off for us one day when we were out longer than expected). So, in summary, we loved it!

Beautiful, peaceful setting and we all loved the location - Very central for exploring both South and North Cornwall.

Beautiful, very characterful, rustic property. Janet was very welcoming and happy to offer any help or advice for planning our days. The property was also very well stocked in terms of kitchen utensils and household items.

We had such a lovely time at The Artists´ Retreat, and were made to feel very welcome. We were so sad to have to go home

I just wanted to send you a note just to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at The Artists´ retreat. The accommodation was perfect as was the welcome we received from the owner, she couldn´t have been more helpful. My 12 year old daughter saw your company on a tv programme about Cornwall, visited your website and found the cottage. To be honest it wouldn´t have been my choice of holiday but as not to disappoint her we went along with it. As it turned out it was just about my favourite holiday of all time and I can´t wait till we make a return visit.

A very pleasant experience from booking to the end of our holiday. Ill be recommending you to friends and family.
Thank you.

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