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 terraced cottage in the quiet hamlet of Whitecross. (See reviews). Sitting room with granite fireplace, wood-burning stove, two sofas, armchair, television with Freeview, DVD player and stereo.iPod player. Books and games provided. The modern kitchen/diner has a gas cooker and hob, dish-washer, washing machine, fridge/freezer, large pine cottage table and a large feature dresser. (Highchair provided.) Next to kitchen is a single bedroom with wardrobe, bedside table and wall heater. Small rear courtyard. The first floor has of 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. The garden is at the front of the property with small pond, a BBQ area with bench/table. Parking for 2 cars.
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 many smaller galleries and fashionable clothes shops.
For those with children Cornwall has many themed parks including Dairyland, Paradise Park, Flambards and the stunning Eden Project is about 50 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, 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.
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
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...).
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.
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.
Wood-burning stove. Pleasant garden. Well-equipped. Parking for two cars. No hidden extra costs.