New August 2020
Situated on a hill overlooking the magical St Michael’s Mount sits a terrace of three Cornish cottages. This is a period cottage, not modernised to within an inch of its life, but comfortable, cosy, rustic and incredibly romantic.
It has a large, comfy sofa and a wood burning stove for relaxing in the winter nights. There are two patio areas for enjoying the sun, one at the front of the cottage with sea views, and another at the back with a rural outlook. The cottage faces the sea so the views can be enjoyed from the kitchen, living room and the bedroom. It is also within a five minute walk of the popular pub, The White Hart, Ludgvan.
Although rural in location it is within a 5 minute drive of Penzance and in an even shorter drive to beautiful Marazion beach. You could walk to Marazion beach past a bird sanctuary, which is a popular place for photographers catching photos of bird murmurations.
The cottage is in an ideal spot for walkers as it is on the famous St Michael’s Way, the pilgrims’ route to Santiago. For the keen walker there is an eleven mile hike from your doorstep to Lelant. From there you could catch a train to picturesque St Ives. St Ives was made famous by the historic Newlyn painters who rightly believed that it had the best light in the country, and this has been scientifically proven because the pale sandy beaches reflect the sun and enhance the colour of the turquoise sea.
The cottage is in a superb location for exploring Cornwall. There is so much to do you will struggle what to choose. The nearby beaches are stunning and varied. There are pretty coves such as Mousehole, Lamorna, Nanjazel and Prussia Cove. The Surfing beaches such as Sennen, Hayle and Godrevy are a short drive away.
If is culture you are after there are numerous historical houses and places to visit. St Michael’s Mount is well worth a visit. You will see it every day. It looks stunning as it changes with the weather. If you happen to stay with a clear moonlight night the reflections are breathtaking. It is randomly floodlit and when this happens it looks like it’s floating in the sky.
The Minack theatre was originally made by one woman who had the desire to create a theatre in the rocks above the sea. It is reputed to be the best located theatre in the country. If you go on a summer’s evening you can watch the theatre but will also be distracted by the sun setting over the sea. It will be an experience you won’t forget. The setting is breathtaking. You could visit the Celtic village nearby or walk to the sculpture gardens at Tremenheere which are in a fabulous setting. You could swim with horses, visit a vineyard, kite surf or simply relax.
I have lived in Cornwall virtually all of my life. I am passionate about my county and find it difficult to know what to recommend as the list is endless. Everyone wants something different from a holiday and I hope I have a given an inkling of what a fantastic holiday you can have in this quirky Cornish cottage with character and charm and its stunning sea views.