Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Palm Cottage has always been a second home for the owners, so although the house is ready for your arrival and immaculately clean it has a warmth to it, from the carefully chosen interiors to the garage packed with beach toys for the kids.
There is an open plan living room with an ample sized dining table at one end and a cosy seating area with an open log fire at the other. The kitchen is clean and modern with every piece of equipment, whether you're enjoying a diet of pasties or lobster during your stay. The bathroom is downstairs, rather handy for when you come in off the beach and has a bath and shower. Upstairs are three good sized bedrooms; a double and two twins.
What we get told time and time again with Palm is that it is a perfect base for enjoying the Cornish Riviera. You can get to coastal walks, the beach, villages all within 15 minutes and there is plenty of info at the house about what to go and see and do. On the other hand you can just enjoy your time in the cottage and the immediate hamlet which has a local store and the pub just 25 paces across the road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gunwalloe Church Cove 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 60 km, Nearest railway: Redruth 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
We're experienced holiday-makers in Cornwall so we know how important it is to be prepared for the weather in throughout the year.. We are aware that one can enjoy an ice-cream on the beach in January or equally be swimming in the sea during a rainstorm in August!
We can't guarantee the weather in Cornwall, but we do promise a happy holiday in our most comfortable home with a welcome tray on your arrival.
From the imposing solid front door to the tiled floor vestibule you enter the beamed, open-plan, carpeted living area with its original cob walls. This room invites relaxation with its leather sofa, cosy chairs,open fireplace, window seats, several table lamps, board games, and flat screen TV with DVD player.
At the other end of the living room is a generous dining table, with a rocking and Windsor chairs, in front of an inglenook containing an attractive camphor chest. Also within this area is a side table bearing an elegant locally-made stone lamp.
There is a BT Home Hub connection providing free wi-fi and internet access.
From the living room a couple of small steps lead up to the tiled floor hallway with the bathroom off to the left and to the right, a modern, very well equipped breakfast kitchen with a table seating six and windows overlooking the garden.
As for the kitchen, the bathroom also has a tiled floor plus extensive tiling above the generous bath with a shower over.
There is also a wc, washbasin and a heated towel rail.
The carpeted dog-leg staircase leads to the landing with a neat pine cupboard at one end and a useful OS map of the Lizard Peninsula on the wall.
Up three steps to the right of the landing is the large twin-bedded room, with a spacious built-in cupboard, which overlooks the garden.
To the left off the landing is the very pretty "Beatrix Potter" smaller twin-bedded room, ideal for children, and which overlooks the palm tree and the village.
The double-bedded room, at the other end of the landing, is also of a decent size and equally tasteful. There are a couple of built-in wardrobes and again is at the front of the house.
Our large family have ensured that all five beds are very comfortable and have beautiful, freshly laundered linen, to hopefully facilitate a good night's sleep.
|Further details outdoors|
Stable doors at the back of the property open onto the well-tended, mature garden which overlooks farmland with the satellite dishes at Goonhilly seen in the distance.
The garden is child-friendly, is safely enclosed but large and interesting enough to keep them occupied.
For the adults, too, it's ideal for relaxing, sunbathing and for eating al fresco; a brick BBQ is just waiting for some smouldering charcoal and freshly caught mackerel!
Cars are parked either on the gravel area at the end of the private drive to the rear of the property, just in front of the modern waste treatment plant, or indeed in the well-lit double-garage where you will also find various beach and outdoor toys for the children..
All bed linen provided but you need to bring your own towels.
A welcome tray is provided on arrival.
The West Country region
Stunningly beautiful at any time of the year, the Lizard peninsula is quite unique. Almost surrounded by the sea, it stands alone, in a very real sense from the rest of the county. It is not a place to drive through but a journey's end, a destination.The air is crisp, clear and unpolluted and boasts one of the warmest climates in the UK.
The whole area is splendid for walking, especially along the coastal footpath, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and from where one can view the many sea birds, including, if you're lucky, the chough, at Lizard Point, on the tip of the peninsula.
The cottage is situated in a charming village, Newtown-St.Martin, with a gastropub serving very good food at moderate prices and a nearby shop selling everyday items. St Keverne with its notable church spire is 3 miles distance.
Within 15-20 minutes drive of the cottage are the following attractions:-
Three miles away is the picture-postcard village of HELFORD, a popular second-home destination for millionaires and rock stars and well-known for its sailing facilities. A popular walk of ours is down the magical, mysterious Frenchmen's Creek (of Daphne du Maurier fame) into Helford and then take the foot-ferry across the river from the nearby Shipwright's Arms.
GUNWALLOE CHURCH COVE is perhaps the nearest beach and also one of the prettiest. A long stretch of sand makes a welcoming cove that is safe and ideal for children of all ages.
KYNANCE COVE is quite spectacular!
A National Trust site, one leaves the car at the cliff-top car park and, beach paraphernalia in hand, head down the marked path to what must be one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Kynance is made up of numerous coves that appear with the outgoing tide and so creating a magical spot for children and adults alike.
At FLAMBARDS THEME PARK, on the outskirts of Helston, both children and adults can find plenty to amuse them for a whole day and is open all year round.
Boats can also be hired from ST. ANTHONY, (unique in having a church almost upon the beach), for exploring the river and mackerel fishing.
The NATIONAL SEAL SANCTUARY at Gweek, the only one of two in UK, is of interest to both adults and children.
MULLION, boasts an 18-hole links golf course, open to visitors.
CADGWITH and COVERACK, are each attractive, working fishing villages where one can watch the boats come and go, take a fishing trip or enjoy a crab sandwich or cream tea in one of the cafes.
HELSTON, six miles away, is home to one of the oldest pubs in England but also one of the few remaining that brews its own beer, "Spingo," on site. You don't have to be a real ale fan to appreciate The Blue Anchor since you can also enjoy the company of the fascinating and friendly locals.
After, Helston, PORTHLEVEN, is the second largest town within the peninsula. It boasts a splendid, active harbour and an attractive Victorian terrace.
Worthwhile attractions further afield include:-
The cathedral city of TRURO, about 20 miles distant, has many elegant Georgian buildings.
FALMOUTH, also about 20 miles away, has the third deepest natural harbour in the world and its National Maritime Museum alone is certainly worth the journey.
The MINNACK THEATRE, at Porthcurno, near Lands End, about an hour away,
This exquisite amphitheatre, is carved out of the rock and hosts theatre companies throughout the season. Although the plays are generally of a high standard, it barely matters what's on the stage since the setting is so spectacular that its easy to be distracted from the thespian by the occasional basking sharks in the backdrop. The audience are encouraged to bring their own refreshments: crab sandwiches and a glass or two of champagne goes down very well!
ST. IVES, is probably your typical buzzy, Cornish seaside resort with its narrow streets, surfer shops and the Tate Modern Gallery.
It also boasts two magnificent beaches and an award-winning restaurant, somewhat ingloriously named the "Porthminster Beach Cafe; advisable to book, however.
Ninety minutes journey "up country," as the Cornish say, near St. Austell, is the famous EDEN PROJECT and the adjacent and no less remarkable LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN. If you set off early, you can probably visit both in a day.
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22 Sep 2014
"Excellent Cottage, homely, comfortable and surprisingly spacious."
This cottage is full of character with rooms on different levels, painted original uneven walls, creaky floorboards, an open fireplace in the lounge and delightful window seats. The furniture and furn… More
Thank you for your most favourable appraisal about our cottage following your holiday there last month.
Indeed after owning Palm Cottage for over twenty years we are still surprised how deceptively spacious it is within compared to its outside appearance.
People often say to us fancy having a garden in a second home with all the maintenance etc but we love it almost as much as we adore the cottage itself.
You are also quite right to point out how useful it is to have the shop and the pub so near, the latter having fairly recently been refurbished yet still keeping its old world charm and serving very good food at a reasonable price.
3 Sep 2014
Having booked a cottage in Cornwall and then being let down by company , I searched in panic and happened upon this cottage by chance , fell in love with pictures and booked asap. We were not disappoi… More
Thank you for your most generous comments about your recent holiday in Palm Cottage and we are delighted that you all had an enjoyable time.
We regard it as our country home rather than a mere Holiday Let.
We agree with you entirely about the Prince of Wales pub serving excellent food at a very reasonable price and has the added convenience of being just over the road.
Roskillys Farm is quite unique in the area where as you say one watch the beautiful Jersey cows being milked and also enjoy their delicious ice cream.
We look forward to you visiting us again when we'll be happy to offer you a loyalty discount.
31 Jul 2014
"was to good to be true,its a lovely place to stay ,"
was a long journey from London,but really worthy,the decoration is full of character,the cleanliness is amazing palm cottage is adorable cosy and very comfortable,i advise anyone who want to have a pe… More
Thank you for your generous comments about your recent holiday at Palm Cottage when you managed to visit many of the magnificent nearby beaches and other varied places of interest.
20 Nov 2013
Palm Cottage is a lovely place to stay: very cozy and warm with beautiful homely touches. We were very comfortable and the cottage is warm even in November! The local area is well worth a visit with l… More
Thank you for your kind comments about Palm Cottage and trust that you took advantage of the real fire in addition to the background heating.
As well as Frenchman's Creek the circular walk from Lizard village to Kynance Cove and back is one of our favourite jaunts.
Agree that the food at the recently refurbished Prince of Wales pub represents good value for money and as a bonus, is conveniently just over the road.
23 Sep 2013
"The most perfect cottage."
Palm cottage is the most lovely place to stay. You feel welcome as soon as you enter, The owners have thought about everything you would need and equipped the house well. The cottage is as it is in th… More
Thank you for your kind and eloquent comments about our cottage and the surrounding area. Kynance Cove is also our family's favourite beach with its numerous rock pools at low tide. Pleased you liked The Prince of Wales pub, so convenient and extremely good value.
We look forward to you taking another holiday at Palm Cottage in the near future.
3 Aug 2013
"very very good"
A very well presented and equipped property, we have stayed at several different propperties in the past and this was easily the best, upon arrival we were greeted by a very well kept garden, into the… More
Thank you very much for your very kind comments about your recent holiday in our cottage and am pleased that you all had an enjoyable time despite the adverse weather.
8 Jul 2013
"A Sheer Delight!"
The travel fatigue from a 7 hour journey from London immediately evaporated upon setting foot in Palm Cottage. There were squeals of excitement from the children as they explored the living areas and … More
Thank you for your generous comments about the cottage, garden and village during your recent stay there earlier this month.
We, too, love the Minack Theatre and visit there whenever we are at the cottage.
14 Jun 2013
"A good place to stay"
Palm Cottage has a welcoming atmosphere about it, and is a splendid place in which to spend a holiday. It is old and characterful, and blends well with its beautiful surroundings. When not in use as a holiday cottage, it is clearly a comfortable and well-equipped family home. There are tasteful pictures on the walls and books on the shelves for visitors to enjoy.
It is a child-friendly place. There are a couple of child's pedal cars and a bike in the garage, and a large well-kept lawn at the back where a child may play safely. Although a cot is not provided, there is plenty of room for one in any of the bedrooms.
There are fine beaches and coastal paths only a short drive away, with no shortage of eating places. There is also a pub conveniently situated across the road from the cottage. The food is acceptable, but some of the prices are perhaps a little pretentious. There is car parking space at the back of the cottage, well out of sight from the road, with access to the garage if required.
The owners of the cottage are approachable, friendly, and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here.
23 Apr 2013
"Beautiful cottage and perfect base for this stunning part of Cornwall"
A very well presented cottage, lovely garden and private drive located in this beautiful part of Cornwall. Just a short drive to Helford, St Anthony and stunning walks like Frenchman's Creek. Als… More
7 Oct 2012
"ideal peaceful well equipped and cared for character cottage"
This cottage is in a terrace of character cottages in the centre of Newton- in St Martin, a tiny village within a short distance of Helston. It Is very quiet and there is a friendly well-stocked sh… More
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