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Coastal Tin Miner's Cottage with sea views between St. Just & St Ives

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Dear Micheline,

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!)

More Details

Property Manager
Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

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 South West Cornwall

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!


Pendeen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , There is a shower hose in the bath.
  • The bath has a hose for showering and washing hair. Heated towel rails and wall mounted electric heater. (Switch is outside the bathroom door). Sink, mirror, table and shelves.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Bunk beds or side by side
  • Double bedroom has partial view of the sea from the window, chest of drawers and dressing table with mirror and chair and a wooden arm chair, plenty of lights. Wall mounted electric heater. Twin bedroom has bunk beds with ladder and safety bars on the top bunk (one side removable). The bunk beds can easily be put side by side. There is also a wooden cot that is easily put together and a folding cot for older child or to use in the garden. Also chest of drawers, bed side table with light and a ceiling spot light for reading in top bunk. Curtained off wardrobe with lots of hanging space and shelf with extra bedding, iron and ironing board. Also has partial view of the sea. Wall mounted heater.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The living area is one room used as living/dining with sofa, TV and dining table which can seat five altogether. There is a multi fuel (wood and coal) stove in the large granite stone fireplace. There are also electric wall mounted heaters in all rooms. The bathroom also has a heated towel rail and heaters. Water is heated with an immersion tank and can be switched on for constant hot water or turned off when not needed. The new fully modern kitchen is off to one side partly divided from the sitting room and has full size oven and ceramic 4 burner hob. All bed linen is provided. The beds will be made up for your arrival. Towels cost £3 each for washing. Please let us know at the time of booking if you need towels. Please ask for more details if required. There is an outdoor seating area (patio) with table and chairs in small well planted attractive walled garden with garden gate and small lawn with view of the sea and those wonderful sun sets!


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Coastal Tin Miner's Cottage with sea views between St. Just & St Ives
average rating of 4.0526314 based on 19 reviews

Characterful and authentic

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week here. Superb location very near the coast. Amazing views in an unspoilt par

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful cottage for a week's stay.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week in this evocative little cottage. We walked and explored, sat outside to watch the spectacular Cornish sunsets. There were nice restaurants and cafe's nearby, and we were both touched and impressed with the Geevor tin mine across the fields, which has been turned into a fascinating and touching tribute to the people who worked there.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We used to see the tin miners going to work when the early morning whistle blew in 1978 when we bought this tin miner's cottage! Very glad it is now such a fascinating and historic place to visit. We've just installed a lovely new kitchen. About time after all these years, and without losing the 250- year-old charm of the cottage!
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Cozy, quaint coastal retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 days at this cottage. It is comfortable and cozy and minutes away from the most breathtakingly beautiful coastal paths for walking, running, and exploring. The cottage has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. We loved that it was away from the busier towns but close enough to stock up on everything you could possible require at the Sainsbury's superstore in the Penzance area. Wish we could have stayed longer! Perfect family getaway, so happy we chose this cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoyed the cottage we love! Micheline Gunter and family
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A cosy authentic working mans cottage in cornwall.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week in this lovely cottage. It suited us very well for many reasons. We came to Cornwall by train and the bus stops almost outside. The cottage is situated so close to the coastal path and so convenient for great walks. The historic Tin mines are also very close which are really interesting to visit. The sun shone for us and we eat our lunches in the pretty garden in the peace and quiet listening to the birds and looking out to sea. We eat dinner out in local pubs, a fish and chippy, and a restaurant all within reasonable walking distance. After we returned to the warm cosy cottage to relax, read or watch TV. I would certainly recommend it for my friends to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Very special place

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit with my husband and two young children and the cottage was, once again, simply magical for all of us. After a brisk walk on the spectacular and rugged coast or a day at the beach, entering through the thick stone walls one feels immediately warm and at home. Rooms are incredibly simply but beautifully put together with vintage and modern pieces in a way that is understated but warm and welcoming and perfectly respects the working history and environment. The cottage is well equipped and we did a fair bit of cooking, buying groceries from the very well stocked local shop but also regularly treated ourselves to fish and chips from Lillian's in the village. Our kids loved the bunk beds and running around in the enclosed garden at the front but I think my favourite was the double bedroom with sea views. Slept better there than I have done in years!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: We are so pleased this family enjoyed the cottage so much for the second time! M.G.
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Cornish haven with stunning scenery and views.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for 2, myself and my husband stayed here for 1 week. Quiet and clean with a lovely garden and short walk to coast path. Small, friendly village of Pendeen just 10 minute walk away. Wonderful sea views from garden and bedrooms. Handy buses nearby take you to St Ives, Sennon etc. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to hear our guests have enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding area which my family and I have loved so much for all these 36 years! And especially nice to hear they want to come again............
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
North Inn Pub, Pendeen
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Trewellard Meadery
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Pendeen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $38.35

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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