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Cottage With 5 Beds, Farmhouse Kitchen And Aga, Log Stoves, Games Room

Saint Dennis, Cornwall, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay0 - 5 nights

Cottage in Mena, Edge of Goss Moor, Nr St Austell, Flexible Accommation, great for families, Eden Project and beaches

Sleeps 11. Penpraze is a delightful detached period cottage dating back to the early 1800’s situated in the quiet hamlet of Mena on the outskirts of Goss Moor Nature Reserve which is a Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. This granite and slate roofed cottage offers spacious and flexible accommodation offering numerous character features which include exposed stonework, stripped wooden floorboards, high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and trusses and 2 wood-burning stoves. The accommodation can suit 2 families providing 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large farmhouse kitchen with oil fired AGA, beamed lounge, games room, WiFi and Internet TV’s. The quiet rural hamlet of Mena is virtually equidistant from both north and south coasts providing access to some beautiful sandy beaches and fishing villages such as Mevagissey on the south coast and the wonderful rugged cliff top walks and excellent surfing/bathing beaches along the north coast such as Watergate Bay. Both can be easily reached in 15 mins and the Eden Project in 10. The peace and tranquillity of Penpraze by the Moor provides a perfect environment for those who enjoy a peaceful rural surrounding and life style, whilst also making it ideal for those looking for a bolthole/holiday home in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Local villages provide, pubs and supermarket facilities so it is very easy to get away from it all. Dogs allowed [max 2 dogs, additional charge £30]


David Parry-Williams

Member Since 2014
Response time:
within a few days
english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Feb 14, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Double Futon
      • Bedroom 5
        1 twin/ single
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom - lovely king-size cream iron bed, doors to garden, south facing Bed 2 - king-size bed, rural views Bed 3 - 2 single beds, rural views Bed 4 - 2 single beds, double futon, internet TV, DVD, Wii Bed 5 - single bed All bedrooms have plenty of drawers and wardrobes.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Shower room 1
      • Main Bathroom - White suite, claw footed roll topped bath, large shower with powerful rain head, wash basin with vanity surround. exposed floorboards. Lower Bathroom - Toilet, wash basin and power shower

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                  This is a magnificent room with open-beamed ceiling, twin opening double glazed French doors to garden. Both Windows with built-in shutters and seats. At either end are wood burning stoves, twin leather sofas, dining table, Internet TV and DVD player.
                • Hair Dryer
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Heating
                • Parking
                  Up to 4 cars
                • Towels Provided
                • Tumble Dryer
                • Washing Machine
                • Wood Stove
                  x 2 in Lounge


                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                      This is a superb room being triple aspect with windows to the front and side, and twin opening French doors to conservatory. There are vaulted ceilings, AGA (seasonal) Smeg Fridge, additional oven & hob. Microwave, fully equipped, large farmhouse table.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Pool Table
                            • Books
                            • Foosball
                            • Game Room
                              Table Football, Pool Table, Darts
                            • Games
                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                              DAB Radio
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                            • Video Games
                              Wii - but bring own games and controllers


                                • Golf
                                  St Austell Golf Club - 5 miles 18 holes, 6042 yds, Par 69 Porthpean Golf Club - 8 miles 18 holes, 5175 yds, Par 67 The Carlyon Bay Hotel Golf Course - 10 miles 18 holes, 6597 yds, Par 72
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Playground with Slide and Swings
                                • Outdoor Grill

                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                    • ATM/bank
                                    • groceries


                                        • Notes on accommodation: Please note that we also provide temporary stair-gates in addition to the travel cot and high chair if you have young children. Please let us know if required. Outside: Penpraze is approached over an unmade but well metalled private road which provides access and sufficient parking area for one car on the right hand side and a driveway providing off-road parking for up to four vehicles. The garden is mainly lawn, southerly facing, with Cornish walling and hedging. There is a deck, garden furniture and BBQ area for al-fresco dining. There are many other areas around the garden to enjoy the rural views and tranquillity of Mena. Utility Room: Large room with Butler sink, Washing Machine, Tumble dryer, plenty of space for boots and jackets. Additional storage during stay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea towels are included (please bring your own beach towels). The property is presented with beds made up as required. If additional cleaning/ linen change is required during your stay this can be pre-booked with our caretaker. Other: Large Games Room with 6x3 pool table, table football, darts and various boardgames. South facing conservatory with settle for those sunny Cornish days.

                                          House Rules

                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                          Cancellation Policy

                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                          12 Reviews


                                          Latest reviews

                                          Fabulous stay!

                                          Asha G.

                                          My family and I stayed at Penpraze for 7 nights from 23.12.16. We had a fantastic stay and cannot recommend this property highly enough!

                                          My family (3 adults, 2 children) flew from Australia to spend their first Christmas with my partner and I in the UK. We had decided to stay in Cornwall and wanted to find a property with a traditional feel, in the countryside but close to all of Cornwall's sites.

                                          On arrival we were over awed by the effort David had put in to dress the house for this special occasion. Not only was there a beautifully decorated Xmas tree; throughout the house little touches were included to make the whole space feel festive and inviting. We thought the photos on the Owners Direct website looked great but what we found far surpassed the pictures!

                                          On entry there is a large kitchen/ dining area with Aga plus conventional oven (which was a welcome relief as we are not experienced Aga users and had a large turkey to cook!). On from the kitchen there is a small but lovely conservatory, opening on to the beautiful garden, equipped with a play area for kids. The main lounge/ living space is very large and bookended by open fireplaces. Ample and comfortable sofas and armchairs, plus a dining table. We used one fireplace which warmed the whole house and provided a cosy atmosphere. To the left of the lounge is a small single bedroom, which was perfect for my mother. Upstairs a large double bedroom and bathroom (with shower, tub and wc) and another large room with 2 single beds- perfect for a family with small children needing to sleep close by.

                                          Adjacent to the kitchen is another wing, which includes a games room (with pool table and dart board) and a large bedroom with 2 single beds. A shower room with wc, plus utility room (washing machine, dryer, freezer and ironing facilities) is also located here. Upstairs is a large double bedroom with wardrobe and great views. We found the layout of the house perfect for a large group of people staying together but still needing their own space.

                                          The house is perfectly located next to a farm; it was great waking up to cows in the morning! The housekeeper (Anne) could not have been more helpful, giving advice about rubbish collection and selling firewood at much cheaper rates than in town.

                                          We took a number of day trips and realised Penpraze is ideally located to travel to anywhere in Cornwall.

                                          Thank you Dave for a wonderful stay- we will be back!

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          I am so glad we were able to make your xmas a memorable one. Looking foward to having you back.

                                          Lovely cosy cottage that is well equipped to make you feel comfortable and at home

                                          Louise L.Bournemouth, England

                                          We celebrated a 40th Birthday and this cottage turned out to be great! It is welcoming and cozy and have lots to do. It is well equiped and all our needs were met. The kitchen has all essentials and the lounge is very inviting with the games room being seperate so everyone can do their own thing if they want without being in each other's hair. We had a love stay

                                          Beautifull family/party house

                                          Dawn L.

                                          Stunning, well equipped property, suited to all age groups, small children, teenagers and adults. My other half and I along with 4 x 16 year old boys thoroughly enjoyed the house


                                          Gaynor R.

                                          What a lovely house everything you could ask for really thoughtful welcome package as well xwe would defenatly go back highly recomend it even when it rains games room was a.big hit lots fun was had . Very tastfully decorated & my dog loved the garden which was very safe x a lovely charming property xx

                                          Property was absolutlely beautiful, really clean and comfortable.

                                          Dann O.

                                          Fantastically convenient for getting around the sites, brilliantly situated but you have to drive even to get to the nearest pub.

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          Thank you for the glowing review. Seems more worthy than 3 stars? You can walk to the hotel (it has a reasonable bar) via the public footpath in a little over 10 mins past the Spar. I have a hand drawn map in the house info. So you don't necessarily need to drive for either groceries or pub. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the great review on the cottage.

                                          Perfect Country Getaway

                                          Stephanie C.

                                          We Stayed at Penpraze for our Honeymoon in March & Although the weather was not perfect the cottage definitely did not disappoint.

                                          The whole cottage is beautifully decorated and very spacious, the Kitchen really has the wow factor with the aga which was fantastic to cook food on and also kept the large room lovely and warm. The main bathroom felt very luxurious with a free standing bath and large shower. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable with very cosy duvets and pillows.

                                          The entire cottage was spotlessly clean and had a friendly, happy feel with a tea tray ready made.

                                          Every little detail shows the love and care that has gone into preparing this beautiful house for guests.

                                          We really Loved our time spent in Cornwall staying at Penpraze cottage and would 100% recommend staying here to both family and friends.

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          Many thanks for choosing us for your Honeymoon and I am so pleased it lived up to expectations.


                                          Saint Dennis, Cornwall, UK

                                          Coast/Beach: Many sandy beaches are available to drive to from Penpraze, so getting bored with the same dunes is not a possibility. Personal favourite is the spectacular surfing beach at Watergate Bay a 15 minute drive. The beaches to the south of St Austell can also be reached in 15 mins. South Coast Porthpean Beach - 8 miles Pentewan Sands - 9 miles North Coast Fistral Beach, - 11 miles Watergate - 13 miles Perranporth Beach - 13 miles Travel: Newquay Airport 10 mins away. Distances: Penpraze is situated in the community of Mena St Dennis and Roche within 2 miles. Roche Station 5 minutes drive. Eden Project 5 miles. Heligan Gardens 10 miles. St Austell 6 miles. Newquay 9 miles. City of Truro 15 miles. Nearest pub/hotel 1 miles. Nearest spar 1 miles. Reachable from Exeter within an hour. A303/A34 3 hours. Further Details: St Austell has all the usual facilities that you would expect of a small market town, including ATMs for all the major banks. Asda and Tesco both have major branches on the outskirts of the town and there is a Spar within walking distance of Penpraze. Dogs are Welcome. There is a charge of £30. Max 2.

                                          12 Reviews

                                          Excellent 4.7/5

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