2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 5(2 adults,3children)
Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky
- English, French
About Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky
We are a family of three generations who live in London and all of us take turns at the cottage as there are now too many of us! It's been a very special and much loved place for us for over 38 years. Many of our friends have been to visit the cottage and several have found their own properties near us. Some have even moved permanently to Cornwall. It's a magical place!
Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky purchased this Cottage in 1978
Why Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky chose Cornwall
We rented the property in the summer of 1977 and immediately loved it. The owners worked at Leach Pottery in St. Ives and the cottage was filled with wonderful pots. Leach tiles still surround the kitchen sink. The Geevor tin mine was still working then and we loved all the history of the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
We loved the fact that it was a working village and not touristy when we bought it and it's still unspoilt. We like the view of the sea the most and being so near the most stunning coastal paths, coves for watching seals, basking sharks, pods of dolphin, and those amazing sunsets over the sea. We love those granite stone walls, the wood burning stove, and cosiness of the cottage. Best is walk to "our" beach, Portheras!
Max guests: 5
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
What makes this place special is the location, definitely in the right place if you like coastal walks. Close to St Ives too. Would definitely stay here again although there were a few odd things going on, for example the cupboard door was always open in the mornings and a kindle bin was turned upside down in the room on our last night. So very odd but these are old tin miners cottage so there could be some history here. My dog was really spooked by something in the house too. However we haven't been put off by this as it is lovely and qwerky.
Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the cottage, and appreciated its quirkiness! We think the location is very special too, we'd be more that happy to welcome you back another time.
Definitely a great getaway from it all.
The cottage was just how we expected with period features.
The neighbours we’re all friendly and after a days surfing or walking it was lovely to walk through the gate, pour a glass and watch the sunset. Sublime.
So nice to have another lovely review! It's exactly how we feel ourselves about our family holiday home. We can get away from it all and into the past when tin miners were still working at the Geevor mine, in the heart of Poldark country. And those stunning sunsets!
Nice cottage very peaceful
Lovely surroundings, beautiful coastline
Beautiful few days in a wonderful cottage. Really felt at home and loved the fire. Beautiful walks along the coast right on the doorstep.
Always nice to receive a wonderful review but especially in the winter months!
The cottage is lovely and cosy at all times of the year with dramatic coast just outside the door. (And no need for a car! Good bus service right to the cottage).
Micheline and family
Cosy, peaceful cottage close to the coast path.
We had a brilliant stay. If you want all mod cons and loads of space and light, this may not be for you, but if you are after a cosy, traditional cottage in a quiet location with good food and drink nearby this is a good choice. Wood & coal burning stove, thick stone walls, great walks nearby. Be aware, no microwave or shower cubicle, but if you can live without these I am sure you won't regret booking this lovely place. Highly recommended!
Coastal 200 year old tin miner's granite stone cottage in a very quiet village on the north coast of Cornwall about 15 minutes drive from Penzance, and about 25 minutes drive to St. Ives (and Tate Gallery) along the spectacular north coast. The coastal path starts just near the cottage with wonderful breathtaking scenery. The location is very near the Pendeen Watch Lighthouse and some lovely secluded, usually empty, sandy beaches, Portheras being our special favorite. The Geevor Tin Mine and Cafe (good Sunday lunch!) is a short walk away and has fascinating tours underground and a museum. Boscaswell is a peaceful, friendly village and Pendeen a short walk away for some good basic shopping, and two nice pubs. Lovely Sennen Cove is a short drive away through the charming village of St. Just. The wonderful Eden Project is about 45 minutes drive away. Also there are many National Trust Gardens to visit including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and many activities for children in the area.
Other Activities: spectacular coastal walks
Golf: Golf Courses are available.
Just added: New KITCHEN, full oven and ceramic hob, Nov. 2016