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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
A few doors down from the famous Pengersick Castle, Star Cottage is a 4 bedroom property that boasts a rural and coastal location with all the local amenities you require for a great summer holiday.
Just a 5 minute walk from the beautiful lifeguard staffed sandy beach boasting stunning views across Praa Sands to the Lizard peninsula beyond, Star Cottage is a great holiday home for your summer holiday.
Surfing lessons can be arranged from the beach as well as hiring surf board and kayak's which is a great way to be see the local coastline.
A coastal walk from Praa Sands to neighbouring village Porth Leven through National Trust coastline, is well worth a visit due to its stunning scenery and old mines. It's fast becoming a 'foodie' destination.
Local attractions include: Pengersick Castle, St Michael's Mount (National Trust), Minack open air theatre and Tate gallery at St Ives, which are all a short drive away.
Star cottage itself is an attractive terraced cottage built in 1750 with Cornish granite walls and slate roof. It sleeps a maximum of 7 people. The rooms are as follows;
~ 4 bedrooms (1x double bed 2x twin beds and 1x single)
~ 2 bathrooms (1 of which is ensuite)
~ 1 downstairs toilet
~ Kitchen diner
~ Utility with washing machine and drier
~ 2 reception rooms
~ Patio front garden (with 8 seater furniture). This is a fenced off secure area for children to play
~ Courtyard area to rear of house
~ Parking for three cars is available on the opposite side of the road from the house
~ We have two flat screen TVs and Free Wireless Internet
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praa Sands 250 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 50 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 10 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, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has been recently sympathetically decorated with stripped oak floors and classic paint colours. It has all the traditional features you would expect of a period property - woodburner, antique furniture and Belfast sink.
The property has all the modern conveniences you would expect including flat screen TVs and internet access.
You will need to provide linen and towels
|Further details outdoors|
Private garden with table & chairs. Parking for two to three cars
The West Country region
In the last decade Cornwall has emerged as one of the world's iconic destinations.
From the dramatic coastline of the north to the sheltered bays in the south, from ancient moorland to soft river estuaries, surfers, walkers, sailing buffs, gastronauts and visitors simply seeking a break from a hectic world have discovered a fascinating, vibrant culture, first class accommodation, food to die for and a naturally thrilling adventure playground.
Cornwall has been a natural home to inspiration, art and ideas since the early 19th century. So much so that, apart from London, you'll find nowhere in the whole country that's host to more working artists than Cornwall.
The county's dramatic landscape has also provided the backdrop for many a film and TV production, and nowhere more so than the little fishing village of Port Isaac - which is now synonymous as the fictional Port Wenn in ITV's Doc Martin.
Pengersick Castle (only 2 doors down!)
"It is the dual tower complex of this, which survives today. Its spacious newel stair is one of the best to be found anywhere in the country."
Tate St Ives
"International Modern and Contemporary Art"
"The largest conservatories in the world, cutting edge iconic
architecture, awe inspiring gardens, a rainforest... the list goes on!"
"The Minack Theatre was the inspiration and life’s work of one
remarkable woman, Rowena Cade."
Healey's Cornwish Cyder Farm
"We are the largest Cornish Cyder maker in Cornwall and the only
distillers making Cyder Brandy and Fruit spirits. In fact we have
Cornwall’s only distillery - the first in Cornwall for 300 years. "
Geevor Tin Mine
"Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine
sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor’s outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall’s industrial mining past."
"At award-winning Newquay Zoo you can experience the world's wildlife
and have a great family day out."
Here is a small list of the various National Trust attractions available near Penzance. For more information on attractions in Cornwall - please visit the National Trust website here.
St Michaels Mount
"Still home to the St Aubyn family as well as a small community, this iconic rocky island is crowned by a medieval church and castle – with the oldest buildings dating from the 12th century."
"With plants from around the globe scattered throughout this 10-hectare (25-acre) garden, there is something to inspire around every corner."
Levant Mine and Beam Engine
"Part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, this is the only Cornish beam engine anywhere in the world that is still in steam on its original mine site."
Cornish Mines and Engines
"At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit these two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local hero Richard Trevithick."
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12 Jul 2014
"Lovely, well equipped cottage close to beach"
Just returned from a wonderful stay at this cottage. Was everything we had hoped for and just a short walk from the beach. A great mix of oldy worldy charm with modern bathrooms and well equipped ki… More
12 Jun 2014
We stayed here for the May half term. The cottage is enchanting with old stone walls, and creaky floorboards, window seats log burner etc. It has endless charm and character and you would happily live… More
29 May 2014
My wife and I stayed at Star Cottage for three nights for our first wedding anniversary. I booked the trip and it's safe to say that I earned serious brownie points as the beautiful cottage met o… More
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22 Jun 2013
"Comfortable with all the facilities we could want"
7 friends stayed for a week. Everyone liked the "cottagy" style of the house. We were warm and cosy and the shower and bathrooms were very modern. We were delighted to find all the necessa… More
Thank you for your kind review of Star Cottage, we hope to welcome you back soon!
31 May 2013
"Brilliant location and beautiful property"
We stayed at Star Cottage in mid May as our first holiday with our 17 week old son. The cottage has absolutely everything that you could need for a self catering holiday and more!The cottage is beauti… More
30 Dec 2012
"Great location, Stunning cottage"
We rented Star Cottage for a long weekend in February and had a great time. It was the perfect base for us to explore the surrounding area - St Michael's Mount, Penzanze, St Ives. I had never bee… More
30 Dec 2012
"cosy cottage with a great beach close by"
Stayed here over an Easter weekend - a little further than we would normally travel for a long weekend but with an early start and latish finish the journey was fine. The cottage is finished well, if … More
30 Dec 2012
"A lovely cottage with all the comforts of home"
Spent Christmas 2012 here with my family. We had a great time.The log burner made it very cosy despite wintery weather outside. Even if its raining outside there's plenty to do with the Sandbar… More
10 Jan 2012
"Comfortable Cottage in a great location"
We booked the cottage for a long weekend with friends to use as a base to explore Cornwall. It was in a very convenient location just a short drive or walk away from the major attractions of St Ives, Penzance, St Michael's Mount etc
The living space is quirky and interesting and is more than comfortable to spend a rainy afternoon in. The cottage has good sized bedrooms however the staircase is very narrow so hard suitcases are difficult to manoeuvre.
Overall a very enjoyable few days and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to explore the beauty of Cornwall.
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