Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Whitecross - Dharma House
3 bedroom cottage between St Ives and Penzance, 2 car parking
Traditional West Cornwall granite-fronted terraced cottage in the quiet hamlet of Whitecross. (See reviews).
New in late 2014 – BT Infinity 2 Broadband installed providing super-fast Internet access with good reception throughout the cottage. A NOW TV box attached to the television provides catch-up for all main UK terrestrial channels but also allows those with their own Sky accounts to access their subscribed channels. No computers or tablets are provided.
There is a comfortable sitting room with large granite fireplace containing a modern word-burning stove. The sitting room has two sofas and an armchair, TV, DVD player and stereo player. There are books (novels, area guides and OS maps) and games also.
The modern kitchen/diner has a traditional feel containing a farmhouse pine table, chairs and stools and a large pine dresser but offers most modern conveniences: gas cooker and hob, dishwasher, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and washing machine (in separate lobby). A highchair is available also. Virtually all guests remark how well-equipped the kitchen is. The cottage is our holiday home so offers mugs, glasses, coffee pots, kitchen knives, serving dishes, cooking utensils, butter dishes, and on and on and on…
Next to kitchen is a single bedroom with wardrobe, bedside table and wall heater. And behind the kitchen is a small courtyard with tap for cleaning muddy boots
The first floor has:
- A double bedroom, bedside tables, dressing table and large wardrobe and stored travel cot.
- A twin bedroom with bedside table and large wardrobe.
- A high specification bathroom with bath and integral shower. A shaver socket is provided.
There are night-store heaters in most areas. Electric radiators are also provided to give an extra boost when necessary.
The garden is at the front of the property with small pond, a BBQ area with bench/table. This garden is for the sole use of our guests.
There is parking for two cars across the lane in a secluded parking area. Parking is about 15 metres from the cottage.
Places of Interest: Mounts Bay has many interesting towns and village around the bay including Marazion with St Michaels Mount, Penzance (boat to the Scilly Isles) and Newlyn and Mousehole with their pretty harbours and famous Christmas lights.
St Ives has strong artistic connections. Visit the Tate Gallery, Leach Pottery and Barbara Hepworth Museum. There are numerous smaller galleries scattered throughout West Cornwall.
For those with children Cornwall has many themed parks including Dairyland, Paradise Park, Flambards and the stunning Eden Project is about 44 miles away.
For walkers, the cottage is near to the St Michaels Way footpath, as well as many ancient monuments such as Trencrom Hill fort, Chysauster, Carn Euny and Men an Tol. The cottage has a selection of guide books, leaflets and maps.
At Hayle Estuary (2.5. miles from the cottage) is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and nationally renowned RSPB reserve.
Truro has a cathedral, several large stores and an excellent museum.
Activities: Surf lessons are available at Gwithian Beach. Horse riding near St Ives and at Halsetown. Climbing at Gurnards Head and Zennor (and elsewhere I'm sure). Wind surfing at Mounts Bay. Golf at Lelant, Camborne (Tehidy), Truro, Mullion. Surfing at Sennen, St Ives, Gwithian, Portreath, Porthtowan, Perranporth, Newquay. Go Carting at Hayle.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Chris James
We are both Cornish but do not live in Cornwall. We bought the cottage so that we could visit our elderly parents. We consider Dharma House our home and maintain it as such. It is well equipped, therefore. We have been letting it for several years now and aim to meet the expectations of modern guests.
Why Chris James chose Whitecross
Traditional granite cottage. Centrally located in West Cormwall only a five minute drive to either the North or South Coast. Quiet. Good for walkers. Sleeps five comfortably. Attentive to guests comments and suggestions so continually improving.
What makes this cottage unique
Wood-burning stove. Pleasant garden. Well-equipped. Parking for two cars. No hidden extra costs.
Guestbook comments from the manager
We thought that the cottage was just perfect. Although we're not experienced cottage-hirers, we were surprised how nicely decorated it was, how comfortable, how easy to locate and how well located. We appreciated the welcoming touches of the tea, milk, flowers and logs. Our planned first night out ended up as a night in! Everything worked, the traditional games were fun and the plentiful guide/historical books gave us fresh ideas on where to visit during the half term. The weather held well enough too (but that wasn't in the contract so...).