Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
On the seaward edge of Pendeen, known as Lower Boscaswell, a semi-detached cottage blending in with its 18th cent. neighbouring stone cottages, but with the benefit of 21st cent. insulation and comfort. At the front, a neat gravelled parking area, and, at the back, a small, enclosed, mostly lawned garden (table/chairs).
Inside, very contemporary with more than a hint of its architect owner's style. Hall with tiled floor; depth-of-house living/dining room with woodburner, laminate floor, TV/DVD and glazed door to garden; fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with table/chairs, tiled floor and door to garden; back lobby with washing machine, tumble drier and room for wetsuits, outdoor gear/boots. Loo (washbasin). Stairs (stairgates) up to three bedrooms – a double (5' bed), a twin, and a bunk room; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). More stairs up to an attic fourth bedroom with 5' bed, wardrobe on landing and bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). Best for maximum of 6 adults and 2 children. A good family house within ½ mile of a pub and the rugged, spectacular coastal path.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|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||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), 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.
Short breaks are NOT available at this property.
The West Country region
The End of England - the Penwith peninsula: a wild land, but much inhabited since long, long ago; and very beautiful in its wildness. The equal-top coastal drive in the West Country is along its north coast from Pendeen to Zennor to St Ives (Exmoor's sea-view road is its rival): gorse and bracken hills, granite-topped and bouldered, above you; below, small drystone-walled fields sprinkled with sheep, granite farmhouses and barns, spectacularly rocky headlands (to walk), and - if you're lucky and it's evening - a deep, deep blue sea beyond. There are Stone Age burial quoits, Bronze Age hut circles, two remarkably preserved Iron Age villages.
On the softer southern coast, Mousehole is Cornwall's prettiest fishing village, Newlyn the West Country's busiest; built into the cliffs above Porthcurno's sandy cove is the Minack Theatre - a 'must go', but wrap up warm. Sennen Cove's huge sandy beach is wonderful for children and sunsets, as well as surfing. The tall chimneys of extinct tin-mining stand strangely romantically above the sea at Botallack. All this and the light bring painters, especially to St Ives. Penzance is a good, sensible town and base with fine prom for strolling. Helicopters or a ship will take you to the Scilly Isles; the mainline railway to and from the world you left behind. Your first glimpse of St Michael's Mount is one of travelling's thrills. Go to Land's End if you must (only). All round the peninsula goes the coast path, of course - one of the very best stretches of it.
Pendeen: village (church, two good food pubs, restaurant, PO/shop), ½ mile from a magnificent cliff coast (excellent walking). Within 1½ miles are a pretty cove beach, a spectacular lighthouse and Geevor Mine turned interesting museum. Much prehistory around. St Just-in-Penwith, 2 miles. Sennen Cove (wonderful beach), 6. St Ives and Minack Theatre, 12-14 miles.