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Bright, open plan, modernised cottage with balcony, 1 minute to beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 toilets, sleeps 6

Sarnia cottage offers spacious accommodation with open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a wood burning stove and a bright sun lounge.

Fully equipped including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, TV and DVD. Patio for barbecues is a sun trap. There are two double bedrooms and a third bedroom with bunks. The front bedroom has a new zip and link bed, so can be 2 Singles or a king size double. All have duvets. We do not normally provide linen, but if you do require it, there is a charge of £10 pp.

One bedroom leads out onto a balcony with sea views. Sarnia Cottage is one minute from the safe, sandy beach and causeway to historic St. Micheal's Mount.

For cosy winter breaks there are storage heaters and the wood burning stove.

The area: Marazion has a sailing club and windsurfing school. Close by are the lovely towns of St. Ives, (the home of The Tate and many other Art galleries), and Penzance and there are amazing beaches around the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno and Sennen. Marazion is on the South West coast path, and there are stunning walks to be found nearby and around the Lizard and Lands End peninsulars. Penzance has an art deco swimming pool (sea water) and in the town are several Art galleries and two lovely parks.

Just ouside the town are Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons supermarkets.

In Marazion there are 4 pubs and several restaurants. 'Ben's kitchen' has been open for a few years, and has an excellent reputation. The newly re furbished Godolphin has wonderful sea views, bar, and serves good meals.

Soon to open is the Fire Engine at the top of the town. Ben's brother will be the chef!

Visitors enjoy:-

The Minack theatre

The Tate Gallery at St. Ives

Lands End

Paradise Park


Mousehole and Newlyn

Lamorna cove

More Details

Susanna Hughes
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, For French and German please call second number
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Susanna Hughes

I grew up in the village of Marazion, went to school in Penzance, and have always loved West Penwith. My 2 children also love Marazion, as do their partners and now my grandchildren. We all visit regularly, separately or sometimes all together!

Susanna Hughes purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Susanna Hughes chose Marazion

We chose Sarnia because it is adjacent to Tresco, which was the cottage I grew up in, now owned by my niece Jane (the two cottages can be rented together and would then accommodate 12).

What makes this cottage unique

Just 2 minutes from the beach

The beach is very safe for young children

The causeway to St.Michael's Mount is 2 mins away

Very close to all village shops and amenities

Excellent restaurants just 2 mins walk away

All mod cons as furnished for our own use.

Storage heaters and woodburning stove.

Back patio and balcony get afternoon and early evening sun. Ideal for BBQs.


Marazion Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , upstairs with washbasin and toilet
  • The main bathroom is downstairs, with bath, shower, toilet shaver point and storage heater. Upstairs there is a toilet and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is a zip and link which can be two singles.
  • Bedroom 1 is a zip and link bed which can be 2 singles. Bedroom 2 has french doors leading to a sunny roof terrace with a sea view. The smallest bedroom has bunk beds. A cot is available, also a high chair and stair gate. There is an upstairs toilet and wash basin.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Many water sports available on Marazion beach, also surfing on nearby beaches


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Bright, open plan, modernised cottage with balcony, 1 minute to beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

A great little place

  • 4 of 5

Swift, friendly and hassle free booking. It's a charming title house, with all that we needed.


  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed the short break, despite the storms delaying your arrival. Hope you enjoyed some good surfing. Susanna
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Positive first time

  • 4 of 5

First time we've ever stayed in someone's property rather than doing the B&B thing, would definitely recommend from this experience. The home was comfortable, just the right décor, very homey feel and great facilities provided. I only leave one star off as no parking and having to pay £4/day then £5/overnight gets costly, but hey ho. But lovely quiet location down a side street, great outside area for eating outside, bbq etc. Nice thick walls so quiet property for sleeping in. The only thing waking us was the fact we had the windows open as hot weather and the birds waking us up! Not a complaint, a luxury really. Picking and choosing when you get up to have breakfast and having more than just a bedroom for a holiday is fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, But so sorry you had to pay so much for parking, I was there for a few nights just before you, and I only had to pay £5 per day/night. A week is £35. I think it's best to say, ' I'm here for 4 nights ' and pay up front! Another time, maybe it's negotiable! Susanna
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Perfect holiday - lovely cottage perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better holiday. Lovely cottage in great location. Would definitely holiday here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you had such a good holiday in Marazion. Susanna
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Beautiful cottage in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful long weekend at Sarnia in May this year, from the first impressions when driving into Marazion, we knew we would get the relaxing break we were hoping for, and when we arrived at Sarnia this was confirmed. It is a lovely, bright and welcoming cottage in the perfect location just a minute walk from the sea. It feels like a home from home, and the owners really have thought of everything you could possibly need. We spent time in the village browsing in the shops, had drinks and cream tea at the Godolphin Hotel with wonderful views of St Michaels Mount and some lovely walks along the beach. We visited Lizard Point and spent a day at St Michaels Mount, as well as a lazy afternoon enjoying the sunshine in the garden. At the end of the day it was lovely to curl up in the cosy living room to watch a film on Netflix, as I said, the owners really have thought of everything! It was our first visit to Cornwall and certainly won't be our last, and we would definitely stay at Sarnia again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable,home from home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent,dog friendly home.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage equipped with all you need for a few days away in a very beautiful part of Cornwall. Very cosy once the log burner was lit! We were lucky to have great weather - cold but bright and sunny - the sunsets over Marazion and St Michaels Mount were stunning. Marazion is a very pretty little town and the beach provided hours of entertainment for the kids and dog. Lots to do locally too and plenty of child and dog friendly National Trust sites (Botallack, Godolphin and Trengwainton being the ones we visited). Polgoon vineyard just outside Penzance also worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, that's great, remind me if you book again that you wrote such a super review! Susanna
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Just
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Car: recommended

Please note that we have not got our own dedicated parking. Parking is in the local car park, 100m away. We are no.2 on the list waiting for an annual pass, but at the moment you have to pay £35 a week in the summer. Free out of season.

Sarnia Cottage is in the pretty village of Marazion about 2 miles from Penzance. The village has a general store, Post Office and bakery along with a number of art galleries.

The historic St. Michaels Mount can be reached at low tide by the causeway or a relaxing ferry ride at high tide. The Castle is a National Trust property.

Marazion is a wonderful place for children with a safe, sandy beach and a small river in which dinghies can be used. It also has a great adventure playground. Sarnia is just 2 minutes walk from the beach, sailing club and playground. Further along the beach are facilities for learning to windsurf and kite surf. There are surf schools at nearby Sennon.

Marazion is on the South West Coastal Path which has fantastic walks. Close by is the Lizard peninsula with its' dramatic coastline. Travelling west you can visit Chysauster, Minack Theatre, Lands End, Sennon and Mousehole. St. Ives is less than 10 miles away. Penzance also has a lot to offer.

Other Activities: bird watching, kite flying


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $139.92
Pet Fee $27.98

Deposit is 33% of the weekly rent. The remaining balance to be paid one month before arrival.
Weekly rents include the cleaning. Weekend rates do not include cleaning.
Weekend or short breaks by arrangement with owner.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.