Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
In Brane, snuggling amongst its sister cottages, a sturdy, detached, 19th cent. stone cottage. A neat garden, safely enclosed by a wall, with large lawn (good for ball games, table/chairs) surrounds it. Inside, depth-of-cottage living room (20') with wood floor and beams (6'2"), TV/DVD and woodburner; dining area with huge granite inglenook (woodburner) and neat fitted kitchen (dishwasher, larder fridge); utility room (washing machine, microwave, freezer). Steepish stairs up to four bedrooms – two double, one with en suite shower-room (suite), and two single, all with rural views; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Useful outhouse for surfboards/bicycles. Easy access to good restaurants. Brilliant for walkers/families in an almost traffic-free situation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||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)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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 star.
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.
Brane: hamlet (stone cottages, working farm, Iron Age settlement) at the end of a no through road, deep in lanes with footpaths in all directions. Lovely walk (1½ miles) to Drift Reservoir (fishing). Sennen (sand/surf beach) and St Just, 3 miles. More sandy beaches at Porthcurno, Porthchapel, Pedn Vounder, 7 miles.