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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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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 children.
There is a tastefully furnished 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.
he bathroom is downstairs, with a bath and shower over, rather handy when you come in off the beach or from a long walk.
Upstairs are three good sized bedrooms; a double and two twins.
What we get told time and time again about the cottager is that it is a perfect base for exploring the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall's secret treasure. The coastal footpath, an AONB, beaches and pretty fishing villages are all within 15 minutes drive and there is plenty of info at the house about what to see and do.
On the other hand you can just enjoy your time in the cottage and garden and the local hamlet with its local convenience store and the friendly Prince of Wales pub, serving real ales and good food at reasonable prices, just over the road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
Similar to the kitchen, the bathroom 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 Master 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 Cornwall 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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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.
28 Aug 2012
"We did not want to leave."
When we walked in my Father in-law said "We have hit the jackpot!". It is a home away from home and you can tell that it is a well loved & cared for place. We were a group of 4 adults and 2 young children and there was plenty of space in the cottage as well as a good sized garden. We could barbeque and the kids could run around. The cottage is well maintained, very well stocked with everything you need & has comfortable beds. The stairs are quite steep so be aware if you battle with stairs. The area is beautiful and we loved exploring the local coastline. The local people were friendly and helpful in suggesting places to see. We love the ocean and our boys love body boarding so we were very pleased to find sandy beaches with waves. A pub that serves good food (mid range prices) is across the road as well as good restaurants near by. There is a large Sainsburys in Helston. The small local shop was open strange hours so we didn't rely on them. There is little or no mobile phone or 3G signal (T-Mobile) in the cottage but we could get a signal in the garden. Not really a problem but worth noting if it was something you needed to have. The owners were very helpful and provided clear instructions and useful information. I think the property was better than the pictures showed. It was a wonderful week and I am sure we will be back to explore more.
23 Jun 2012
"Comfortable & Cosy Home from Home"
We stayed here with our 13 year old son during Jubilee week, despite the unseasonable weather (especially the gale force winds at the end of the week) we had a lovely time. Couldn't fault the cottage it was lovely and warm, felt a bit guilty having the heating on at this time of year but it was necessary and fortunately included in the rental! It was a shame we couldn't make much use of the garden and barbecue as that would have been perfect but that's the English weather for you - 8th time we've been to Cornwall and still not have a good week! The cottage is located in a small hamlet but is perfectly placed to visit the whole of the Lizard, there's a garage a few yards away with a shop selling a good range of essentials and more importantly a pub just opposite. The staff at the pub were very welcoming and the food was good, they'd gone to a lot of trouble to put on events for the Jubilee weekend but again the weather spoilt things. To sum up we would thoroughly recommend staying at Palm Cottage it was a real home from home and the Wifi, once we'd found the hub was very much appreciated by the 13 yr old, useful for us oldies as well for checking out tide times and opening times of place to visit etc. We would be very happy to stay here again.
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