Refurbished in 2006 Cherry Tree Lodge is a large beautiful detached holiday home set in the idyllic location of Plain-an-Gwarry, showcasing the charming and pleasant views of the beautiful surrounding farmland and only three quarters of a mile away from the ancient market town of Marazion. The hamlet of Plain-an-Gwarry is surrounded by the countryside and woodlands presenting wonderful walks and bike rides in all directions and the horse riding stables being right on our doorstep.
Marazion offers local shop amenities, and the also; a local doctors surgery, pharmacy, post office, art galleries, restaurants and most importantly the famous St. Michaels Mount sitting just off of some of the safest bathing beaches in the country. The large bays’ golden shores are among one of the finest locations for wind surfing and kite boarding, with major events and competitions often being held here. The Marazion Marsh is protected by the R.S.P.B with the extensive reed beds being home to unique habitat and has become very well-known and a popular location for bird watching.
Penzance is only a ten minute drive away, where our taxi rank, train station and the bus station are all available upon arrival to the town. Driving slightly further along you will find the Isles of Silly ferry link. A fifteen minute drive from Cherry Tree will take you along to the north coast’s famous fishing village and artistic St Ives. The legendary Lands End and the surfing beach of Sennan Cove are also only a twenty minute drive away. If you would like to explore the South Coast, Kynance Cove is worth a visit is a beautiful added piece to our coastline and slightly further on is Britain’s most Southerly Point the Lizard. Slightly further on is an experience not to be missed for those who want to lunch next to the tranquil Helford River.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marazion 1.5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 35 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 3.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Single beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor comprises of a large comfortable lounge with widescreen digital tv & dvd with french windows opening onto the gardens & decking area. There is a separate dining area, utility area with additonal oven, washing maching, dryer & ironing facilities.
The heart of the house centres on the large open kitchen area which also has a recreational seating / living area. The spacious kitchen is fitted with all mod-cons including dishwasher with an additional toilet facility adjoining it.
The first floor consists of four double bedrooms all fully furnished & with fitted wardrobes, sinks & mirrors. One of the double rooms also has a single bed & all rooms have countryside views. The master en suite bedroom has an adjoining bathroom with shower, bath, sink & toilet.
Penzance owes its name ('holy headland' from the Cornish pen and sans) to the small rocky headland to the south of the harbour and the chapel which once stood just inland (on or close to the site of the present church).
The settlement of Penzance would have been not a great deal more than this for much of its history until the sixteenth century, Mousehole being the principal harbour on Mount's Bay before then. Following its burning by the Spanish in 1565, much of the infant town had to be rebuilt and it was not long before it was incorporated as a borough.
In 1663 Charles II made Penzance a new coinage town for the tin industry (see Helston), removing this privilege from Bodmin and Lostwithiel at the same time and thus marking the westward movement of mining activity. From then on Penzance did not look back: its maritime trade became increasingly varied and vigorous and the town developed as a market for the whole of West Cornwall.
Today Penzance is undeniably one of Cornwall's most attractive towns, both in terms of its architecture and position and, perhaps more importantly, its spirit.
This is a place of great vitality and originality with much of interest to see and do: the Penzance and District Museum and Art Gallery in Penlee Park has a fascinating collection of paintings by the Newlyn School and the Lamorna group of artists; the statue of Sir Humphry Davy in Market Jew Street commemorates one of the greatest chemists this country has ever produced ("the Cornishman of genius par excellence", as A.L. Rowse has called him); and Trinity House's national lighthouse museum is down by the harbour.
The Scillonian III operates from Lighthouse Pier with a daily service to and from St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly; there are also regular helicopter flights to the islands from the heliport on the eastern edge of the town.