About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 5(2 adults,3children)
The cottage is made of 3 foot thick granite stone with a flagstone floor partly covered with rugs. It is tastefully decorated retaining its original rustic charm. At the heart of the main living area there is a wood and coal burning stove with the sofa to one side and dining table and chairs to the other. There is also a flat screen colour TV and DVD player. The kitchen is off to one side, new in 2016, with all basic equipment, full size oven, touch hob, fridge freezer, and toaster. Off the other side of the living area is the full bathroom with bath and shower hose, and heated towel rail. The two bedrooms are upstairs with views of the sea. One double and the other with bunk-beds, that can be put side-by-side if required. The windows are all double glazed, there is a storage heater and wall mounted electric radiators in each room. The garden has a paved area, raised seated area (with glorious views of the sea and sunset) and small lawn. There is a spectacular coastal path 5 minutes walk from the cottage which leads along the cliffs to sandy coves, Geevor Tin Mine (with lovely cafe and spectacular view) and Pendeen Watch Lighthouse. A wood burning stove at the cottage makes the romantic setting complete.
Surrounding Area: Peaceful, quiet village with a short walk to the corner shop and two pubs and post office in Pendeen. Penzance is 15 minutes drive away for shopping, trains, buses, restaurants and tennis. The Geevor Tin Mine is also a short walk away. And the Pendeen Watch Lighthouse is on the way to our closest beach, Portheras, about a 30 minute walk from the cottage or few minutes drive to park by the lighthouse and lovely walk to the beach. St. Ives and the Tate Gallery are 25 minutes drive away on a dramatic coastal road with spectacular scenery, cliffs, wild flowers and ancient standing stones. Also many birds and wild life, idyllic beaches, surfing, horse riding, fishing, sailing and trips to the Scilly Isles. The wonderful Eden Project is an easy 45 minute drive away, and many gardens including The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Also bird, seal, and butterfly Parks (brochures are in the cottage). And, of course, there is picturesque Mousehole with great restaurants, and lastly Land's End.
Many wonderful restaurants in the area. : See list of restaurants available in the cottage or request from owner by email. The restaurants change over the years so I'd rather give you up to date recommendations!
Review of cottage: Sent: August 25, 2007
Many thanks for making our holiday in Cornwall memorable. Your cottage is fabulous and I will keep your email address on file for the next time we come to Cornwall. We loved everything about our holiday despite the weather the first week and the M5 shutting down and the children think it is far better than going abroad. As for the cottage it is a charming dream of a place.
Hope you have many happy years there. (My reply: Yes, we have had 30 very happy years of going to the cottage!)
Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky
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- May 12, 2018
About Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky
We are a family of three generations who live in London and all of us take turns at the cottage as there are now too many of us! It's been a very special and much loved place for us for over 38 years. Many of our friends have been to visit the cottage and several have found their own properties near us. Some have even moved permanently to Cornwall. It's a magical place!
Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky purchased this Cottage in 1978
Why Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky chose Pendeen
We rented the property in the summer of 1977 and immediately loved it. The owners worked at Leach Pottery in St. Ives and the cottage was filled with wonderful pots. Leach tiles still surround the kitchen sink. The Geevor tin mine was still working then and we loved all the history of the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
We loved the fact that it was a working village and not touristy when we bought it and it's still unspoilt. We like the view of the sea the most and being so near the most stunning coastal paths, coves for watching seals, basking sharks, pods of dolphin, and those amazing sunsets over the sea. We love those granite stone walls, the wood burning stove, and cosiness of the cottage. Best is walk to "our" beach, Portheras!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A lovely little old cottage perched on the coastal path in a very interesting part of the world.
The cottage is warm and welcoming and has everything you need for a comfortable holiday.
How nice to have this lovely review from a February booking! Not many people book in the winter months but hopefully they will now after these "warm" and "welcoming" words about our much loved "little old" family cottage of 40 years.
The new modern kitchen and wall mounted heaters in all the rooms help make the cottage comfortable without losing the "old" charm. Enjoy!
Micheline and family
Such a beautiful homely cottage so warm anc cosy and so close to the most beautiful landscapes ever
Our experience of our stay was totally amazing glorious weather, views, sunsets and our little home from home was lovely to come back to in the evening, so cosy would love to go back again and my 6 year old now wants to be a miner
We are thrilled you have had such a good week at our much-loved cottage! Many thanks for the lovely review from the Gunter family, Micheline, Jessica and Nicky and five grandchildren who love it there too!
Yes, it is wonderful to have the historical interest of the tin mine right on our doorstep and to have the Geevor Cafe there for lunch after being underground in the mine. And the Cafe has a huge window with such a great view of the sea and it's only a ten or fifteen minute easy (flat) walk away from the cottage along the coast. They do a great breakfast too! And there is a nice gift shop. It's only closed on Saturdays.
Very nice old house, plesant all over.
Very good exp
Beautiful, clean cottage
Cottage lovely, weather terrible;-)
Less is More
We're not the type who want a hot tub and big screen TV... we love the throwback to a previous era, and this stone cottage gave us exactly that. Peace, quiet, calm, and amazing views.
This cottage is walking distance to some of the most amazing views in Cornwall. The cottage itself is 'spare' as it is described, and that is perfect.
We are thrilled with this lovely review which perfectly describes cottage and its exciting location.
Micheline and family
Characterful and authentic
We spent a lovely week here. Superb location very near the coast. Amazing views in an unspoilt par
Coastal 200 year old tin miner's granite stone cottage in a very quiet village on the north coast of Cornwall about 15 minutes drive from Penzance, and about 25 minutes drive to St. Ives (and Tate Gallery) along the spectacular north coast. The coastal path starts just near the cottage with wonderful breathtaking scenery. The location is very near the Pendeen Watch Lighthouse and some lovely secluded, usually empty, sandy beaches, Portheras being our special favorite. The Geevor Tin Mine and Cafe (good Sunday lunch!) is a short walk away and has fascinating tours underground and a museum. Boscaswell is a peaceful, friendly village and Pendeen a short walk away for some good basic shopping, and two nice pubs. Lovely Sennen Cove is a short drive away through the charming village of St. Just. The wonderful Eden Project is about 45 minutes drive away. Also there are many National Trust Gardens to visit including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and many activities for children in the area. Other Activities: spectacular coastal walks Golf: Golf Courses are available. Just added: New KITCHEN, full oven and ceramic hob, Nov. 2016
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There is a wood burning multi fuel stove in the granite stone fireplace. It has glass doors and a fire guard if needed for safety. Wood and coal is easy to pick up at the corner shop in Pendeen and there is usually enough in cottage to start you off. Heather and Chris Weeks can help you with anything you need. Please sign our guest book when you leave and leave your cottage keys in cottage! Thanks