A 200 year old terraced cottage with a stunning view of famous St Michael's Mount and the surrounding sea. Historic character & interesting modern features offer cosy comfort for a solo retreat, romantic break or two friends seeking quiet relaxation.
This is a small, perfectly-formed cottage with loads of historic character, including an unusual wedge-shaped ground plan (wider at the front, narrowing to the rear). Thoughtful modern refurbishment has added to its distinctiveness and made it a comfortable and delightful place to stay, full of functional beauty.
The single room downstairs has a cosy lounge area with a beautiful modern efficient wood burner in the original granite fireplace (wood provided). An ingenious fold-out dining table attached to a built-in dresser divides the lounge from the compact kitchen area, which leads out into a tiny back yard, handy for hanging up waterproofs and swimming gear, drying clothes. The yard opens onto a back alleyway, providing a useful alternative entrance (e.g. for putting out the rubbish or avoiding bringing wet gear through the cottage).
Upstairs is the bedroom/study, with the wonderful sea view (which can be enjoyed sitting up in bed), and the sea-themed bathroom, with bath and shower over - step into the boat (bath) to get wet!. As well as a double bed in the bedroom, there is a single sofa bed in the downstairs lounge area, with ample bedding for both. The ergonomically set up study area in front of the main bedroom window offers a lovely space for working ...or just sitting and admiring the view.
The bedroom feels like the bridge of a ship - a fantastic vantage point for admiring St Michael's Mount, observing the changing weather, tides and sailing boats in the bay, glimpsing the Scillonian (Isles of Scilly ferry) entering and leaving Penzance harbour and enjoying longer views across the sea to the Lizard Peninsular.
Light and airy, the cottage catches the morning sun at its front (take a chair out into the tiny triangular front yard for an alfresco coffee break) and the afternoon/evening sun at the back, where there is a disused (but well-maintained) walled cemetery dating back to the mid-18th century. The front of the cottage overlooks gardens and allotments, providing a green haven for birds and making the narrow road seem more like a country lane.
A little gem, offering a mix of town, country and coast, and old and new.
Accès des voyageurs
You will have sole use of the whole cottage during your stay, with a set of keys so that you can come and go as you please.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Helpful instructions are provided on how to use the various facilities within the cottage, together with information about local facilities and places of interest. When you arrive, I or one of my friends will be there to greet you and show you around the property, and then leave you to enjoy your stay. A phone number will be provided in case of emergencies.
The cottage is very small, with narrow and low doorways and staircase. Storage space is limited, so I recommend you travel light knowing that bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided and that you are welcome to use all the equipment and utensils in the house.
The cottage has no television, but has fibre-to-the-house broadband, with speeds of up to 40mbps, so bring your mobile devices.
Welcome to my home, which is yours to make full use of during your stay. Please...
No shoes to be worn upstairs (there is a boot box inside the front door).
The house is not suitable for children.
Nor is it a party house, being suitable for those seeking quieter relaxation.
Music played at a reasonable volume that respects my neighbours is fine - in the sitting room there is a record player, together with an amp and speakers through which you can also play music from a mobile device; there are also smaller speakers and amp in the bedroom.
No pets allowed.
No smoking in the house.
Smoking is permitted in the back yard as long as you use an ashtray.
I'm from Cornwall, at the south western tip of the British mainland. The mother of adult twin sons, I was an archaeologist for many years and now work freelance as a counsellor/psychotherapist and am training as a homeopath. I love swimming (especially in the sea), the cinema, dancing and listening to music and exploring new places. I am a tidy and considerate guest and Airbnb host.