About the home
Dharma House is a charming three bedroom cottage in the quiet hamlet of Whitecross. Close to both the North and South coasts of Cornwall, visitors are within a short drive of the long sandy surfing beaches of St Ives Bay to the North and the picturesque wind-surfing and sailing beaches of Mounts Bay to the South. Dharma House is ideally located for those wishing to enjoy all that West Cornwall has to offer from adventurous activities to nationally renowned art galleries.
See reviews at http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p400351.
This granite-fronted property, originally built as a farm worker's cottage, is now greatly extended and provides the perfect surroundings in which to relax at the end of a tiring day. The cottage is well-equipped and offers both a high level of comfort and a great deal of character. Dharma House is a perfect base from which to explore West Cornwall.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lelant, 3km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Dharma House has three bedrooms: a large master double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom (on the ground floor next to the kitchen). There are night-store heaters in most rooms and a wood-burning stove and night-store in the sitting room. The hot water and the cooker are fuelled by LPG. The cylinders are closely monitored and replaced immediately when low.
The sitting room has two sofas and an armchair, a flat screen TV with Freeview, a DVD player, an iPod/CD/radio player, games, books, maps and some DVDs. The wood-burning stove is provided with a basket of logs.
The character kitchen/diner has ceiling beams and a feature pine dresser. There is a large country pine kitchen table with chairs and stools. The kitchen is very well equipped as it is also our holiday home. At the back of the kitchen is a small lobby with a courtyard beyond. This courtyard is for utility only and not particularly for guest use. (It contains gas cylinders and is used by the postman to get to Cottage No.3. It is small.)
We provide a stair-gate at the bottom of the stairs but please note that the stairs are open-tread so an ingenious child could still climb the stairs.
The master double bedroom is spacious and has two bedside tables, a double chest of drawers and a large feature wardrobe. A travel cot is stored in the wardrobe with mattress but no bedding.
The twin bedroom has two divan beds, a bedside table and a large wardrobe and overlooks the garden.
The single bedroom has a single bed, a bedside table and a wardrobe. There is an electric wall heater in this room.
The bathroom is on the upper floor and is recently refurbished to a high standard. There is an over-bath shower.
The garden is enclosed and for the sole use of Dharma House. Please note that there is a small unfenced pond. There is a barbecue area at the end of the garden and a table with seating. There is a garden bench near the entrance to Dharma House. A rotary clothes line is also provided.
The two parking spaces are for the sole use of Dharma House guests and are immediately across the lane in an enclosed area.
There is a No Smoking policy at this property.
Pets are considered but please contact the owners. We charge £20 per week or part week for pets. This is to cover the extra costs of cleaning. We also insist that no pet is left alone in the property for more than a short length of time.
With regard to elderly or infirm guests, there are stairs within the property and a small step down into the kitchen. Within the garden, there are two steps at the front door and two shallow steps up to the garden. The garden path is paved but not absolutely levelled. If you have any questions please contact the owner.
Further details outdoors:
Private garden with barbecue, table with seating, bench and rotary clothes line. There is a small pond. Some of the plants in the garden are sub-tropical thanks to the mild climate of West Cornwall.
Guests are required to provide the names and ages of all party members and the address of the primary guest. These details will form part of the contract between the owners and the primary guest. Where possible the delivery of the contract and the full agreement to its terms & conditions will be achieved via email. The cottage is formally reserved upon receipt of the booking deposit (20% of the rental price) and full agreement to the terms & condition of the contract.
We do not accept bookings from groups of young adults (23 years old or younger).
Directions and access details are sent when the final payment has been received.
For some weeks the owners will consider bookings less that a week. Please see tariff chart. If in doubt please enquiry.
The West Country / Cornwall region
West Cornwall is a very ancient part of Britain. The Penwith Peninsula boasts more Neolithic sites than any other region in Europe and includes field systems, stone circles, standing stones, tombs and villages. The scenery itself ranges from wild and rugged to secluded and sheltered providing a variety of landscapes for walkers.
Every kind of beach is available from long sandy beaches where sporting activities are on offer to quiet remote coves at the bottom of steep cliff paths. On the North coast there is St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant, Hayle, Gwithian and Godrevy all within a few minutes drive. On the South coast there is Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance, Marazion, St Michael's Mount, Porthleven and Mullion similarly close. Near Land's End there is the world famous surfing beach at Sennen. Further along the North coast there are the beaches and resorts of Perranporth, Newquay, Padstow and Rock.
West Cornwall is also well-known for its artists, but particularly the communities at St Ives and Newlyn. Both towns are only a few minutes from Dharma House. Visit The Tate, Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Bernard Leach Pottery at St Ives and the Penlee Gallery at Penzance.
The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Helligan are a little further up the county but well worth the journey. Nearer Whitecross are many gardens open to the public. There are several attractions for families and childern. These include the Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Bird Paradise (Hayle), the Land's End Experience and The Flambards Experience (Helston).
For the golfer there are courses at Camborne (Tehidy Park), Lelant (West Cornwall Golf Club), Mullion (England's most southerly golf club) and if you are prepared to travel, St Mellion with its two championship golf courses, including the UK’s first Jack Nicklaus designed ‘Signature Course’.
But West Cornwall is more than a sum of its parts ... so much more.
The Penzance / Crowlas area
Whitecross is a quiet rural hamlet. There is no shop and no pub. However, there are both at Crowlas only 1 km away. The Star Inn is known for its real ale. The Lamb & Flag is 1 km in the other direction and very pleasant for a quiet drink and some food. The White Hart at Ludgvan (2 km) sells wonderful food at reasonable prices. (There are hundreds of good restaurants in Cornwall.)
Whitecross is itself at the foot of Trencrom Hill which is topped by an ancient hillfort. Simply (well, a bit more strenuous than that) walk up the lane, across the ford and upwards. There are views over much of West Cornwall including both St Ives and Mounts Bays. Passing near the cottage is St Michaels Way from Lelant to St Michaels Mount. This dates from pre-historic times and due to its historical significance is the only footpath in Britain that is part of a designated European Cultural Route.
How to get there
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The nearest airport is at Newquay and services other major airports within the UK and some in Europe (Gatwick, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Dusseldorf, Alicante). Newquay airport is approximately 60km from Whitecross. There are car hire companies on-site.
There is a train service from London Paddington through to the terminus at Penzance. St Erth railway station is approximately 2km from Dharma House. Many trains stop here as it is the change point for St Ives.
The main route from London is via the M4 motorway (to Bristol), M5 motorway to Exeter, and A30 from thereon.
Activities near Penzance
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
18 Feb 2013
Having spent one night too long in chain hotels whilst visiting Cornwall on business I turned to trip advisor in the hopes of finding something different. Dharma House did not disappoint. It was... more
18 Aug 2011
We stayed at Dharma house earlier this year for my Mum's birthday and it was absolutely fantastic.
On arrival we had tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and fresh flowers, a simple, yet very effective and welcome touch.
The cottage has everything you could possibly need to cook and to keep a family entertained, It is also very clean and is only a short drive from some very beautiful places to visit.
We very rarely visit the same place twice, however I am looking forward to staying there again!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|23 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 310||-||-||3 Nights|
|Easter||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 432||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 385||-||-||3 Nights|
|Half Term||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 465||-||-||3 Nights|
|Summer||20 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 755||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 590||-||-||3 Nights|
|14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 460||-||-||3 Nights|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Half Term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 20% deposit is required to reserve a booking. If booked less than 56 days before the start of the rental period then the rental price must be paid in full. If a deposit has been paid then the balance of the rental price must be paid no less than 56 days before the start of the rental period.
We require a additional refundable Security Deposit of £150. This is to cover any exceptional cleaning or repair and breakage costs. Normal cleaning and wear and tear are covered by the rental price. Only in exceptional situations are deductions made and the security deposit is usually refunded in full within 10 days of the end of the rental period. The security deposit is to be paid with the final rental payment.
In all instances a contract is agreed between the property owner and the primary guest. We do not accept bookings from groups of young adults (23 years old or younger). Please enquire about short stays also.
Change-over day is Saturday and guests are required to leave by 10 a.m. Guest may arrive from 4 p.m. onwards.Enquire now
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