On the edge of Germoe and a mile from Praa Sands is this beautiful, Grade II listed, part-thatched, detached cottage. To the front, a little, well stocked cottage garden; to the rear, an enclosed, private, level lawned garden (summerhouse, table/chairs, barbecue) with wonderful rural views.
Inside, bright and utterly charming, renovated with great attention to detail and furnished with much care. Back door straight into slate-floored kitchen/dining room with beams, range-style cooker, fridge-freezer and 2 steps down to lower kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave). Shower-room (suite). Huge, bright living room with beams to apex, pretty stained glass roof lights, 'living flame' gas fire, TV/DVD and stable doors to garden. Hallway and sitting room/snug with woodburner and TV. Steep stairs (handrail) to three pretty bedrooms, all with wood floors (rugs) – a very lovely double with fantastic views over fields to Godolphin Hill and Germoe Church; a twin (linkable to 6' double); and a single. Romantic bathroom (suite with separate shower). Damages Deposit £200. A picture-postcard cottage, both inside and out, in a fantastic spot for coastal exploring at any time of year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The Lizard peninsula: quite different to Penwith (see End of England): not wild; very varied. Down its west side are sandy coves (Kynance, with towers of serpentine rock, is stunning). In the middle, Goonhilly Downs are flat, little cultivated, with their very own wild flower species and a satellite tracking station. Lizard Point (lighthouse) is the English mainland's southernmost. The south and east coasts are also of coves between cliffs and one bigger, child-friendly beach, Kennack Sands, and the pretty thatch-roofed villages (not many in Cornwall) of Cadgwith and Coverack, and handsome St Keverne (the farm making Roskilly ice cream is nearby and visitable), and off-shore The Manacles, which sank many sailing ships.
Then, approaching the Helford River's mouth, you come to Gillan Harbour and St Anthony-in-Meneage and all that is soft and dreamy, lush, sub-tropical and wonderful about south-west Cornwall; and so it continues up the wide river to Helford village, Frenchman's Creek and, up another creek, Port Navas (see Cornwall's 'Med'). Helston is the base town; Mullion has a golf course with great views; Porthleven is the fishing village (quite big); Gweek has a seal sanctuary; from Culdrose airbase, sailors of all kinds (and occasionally tourists) are rescued.
Germoe: tiny village (14th cent. church) between Helston and Penzance. Huge sandy beach of Praa Sands (pub, PO/shop, café), 1 mile. Rinsey Cove, 1½ miles. Porthleven (large village with shops, pubs, cafés), 3½ miles. St Michael's Mount, 5 miles. St Ives, 9 miles.