In Crowan, by the church (bells 10.30am Sunday mornings/Thursday evenings) and set back from the quiet lane, two little detached thatched stone cottages thoughtfully converted from old barns. Both have their own little sitting-out area (tables/chairs), shared grassed garden area (barbecue) and there are 10 acres of grounds and bluebell copse for you to quietly enjoy with footpaths from your door. Watch quietly at dusk and you will see barn owls hunting from their roost in the owners' barn. The friendly owners' home is adjacent and they are happy to talk wildlife if you wish and help you make the most of your stay. East Barn: inside, similarly furnished but a little larger than West Barn with stable doors into open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (washer-drier, microwave) with cream Shaker-style cabinets, wood floor (rugs), exposed beams, TV/DVD and sofa bed; double bedroom with en suite shower-room (suite).
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|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 3.5 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.
Crowan: attractive hamlet (ancient church) steeped in the history of tin and copper mining, centrally placed for exploring west Cornwall. Gwithian Towans (stunning beach), 5 miles to the north; popular St Ives a little further; to the south, The Lizard and Helston, 5. Praze an Beeble (shops, pub), 1 mile (less by footpath).