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Set in gorgeous gardens & quiet countryside close to Mousehole and the sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Quiet rural retreat, close to Penzance, ideal for beaches and SW coast path

Chyenhal Garden Cottage is bright and sunny and has been imaginatively renovated to a high standard by its artist owners. It is full of character with painted wood panelling, beams, roof lights, art and a cosy wood burner. The large windows create magical pictures of the beautiful gardens in which it is set. Approached along a picturesque bridleway there is plenty of off road parking and it is set in quiet countryside but still just minutes away from everything you need for a great holiday.

The living area is spacious; relax on the comfortable two seater sofa and enjoy the play of the flames in the wood burner or enjoy the outlook on garden and countryside. This connection with the outside is also one of the pleasures of dining by the window that looks onto the beautiful cherry tree and is bathed in the glow of the late sun at the end of the day.

The well equipped kitchen area includes ceramic hob and hood, fan oven, microwave, fridge freezer, and washing machine.

The bedroom is spacious and has a double bed, wood panelling and is filled with light and sunshine in the mornings and is warm and cosy at night. The en suite bathroom has a large shower enclosure and power shower.

Step outside the door and enjoy time in the sunny courtyard garden that is just for your use; BBQ and dine outdoors. We also have an acre and a half of garden here which we are very happy to share with our guests; feel free to stroll, relax and enjoy time in what one guest described as our "little piece of paradise".

More Details

Claire Edkins
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had an amazing weekend. Cottage is fab, cosy and warm. Will be back!
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Paul in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room is en-suite and has a hand basin and toilet. The shower has a large glass enclosure with sliding door and power shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom is bright and sunny in the mornings. It is part wood panelled with an opening Velux and a window that opens onto the courtyard garden. There is ample storage for clothes with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and the the double bed has bedside lights and cupboards with drawers. It is cosy at night, sunny in the mornings, bright and fresh in the day.
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Set in gorgeous gardens & quiet countryside close to Mousehole and the sea
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 23 reviews

Beautifully appointed and very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

A lovely holiday in a fabulous cottage. A welcoming cream tea on arrival that was delicious and much appreciated. The cottage was very well equipped and in a very picturesque and peaceful location. Spotlessly clean cottage and friendly hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Chyenhal Garden Cottage and hope you will come and stay again.
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(ABFAB) Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We chose this cottage through the 5star write ups it received and we are so glad we did, the cottage had everything we needed plus more. We were met by the owners Claire and Bern, a lovely, arty couple which suited my wife Liz who herself is an artist. They showed us round the cottage, it was very homely and comfortable and had displays of their artwork and pottery which my wife fancied buying. The other write ups spoke about scones cream and jam and we were not disappointed. We had our own private garden which was totally enclosed with two chairs a table and a BBQ, it was really lovely sitting out having breakfast, we also had the freedom to wander round Claire and Bern's acre and a half of garden which was beautiful. Normally we never go back to the same place twice but having so much still to see in Cornwall and having such a wonderful place to stay this will definitely be an exception. So thank you Claire and Bern you will no doubt see us again

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simple but lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cosy little cottage attached to owners home. Lots of little touches which were much appreciated - handwash, cleaning cloths, loo rolls, washing up liquid etc. Scones, jam and clotted cream also supplied!!! Delish! Very peaceful as set in large grounds but with small private garden to rear which we used a couple of times to bbq. Road leading to cottage is narrow and windey and becomes bit narrower (and bumpy) for last couple of hundred yards. Big car drivers beware! We travelled all over south/central Cornwall from here very easily. Some fabulous beaches nearby. We found the area a very dog friendly place. Claire and Bernard were very welcoming and there if we needed them.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greendale, Wisconsin, USA

Comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Bern greeted us as we arrived at the "hidden" retreat. His warm personality contrasted with the cold rain on our first day near Penzance.

The cottage is bright because of the skylights and high ceilings which gave the small space a larger feel. We appreciated how well utilized the space and books on the rafter, many hooks for hanging wet jackets, pot scrubber, kitchen towels, and whatever you would need a hook for. There was ample storage for clothing. A wardrobe and dresser in the bedroom (a very comfy bed, too!), and and a chair and rack for tossed clothes. :) The internet connection and tv were wonderful, no disturbance in connection at all.

We were looking forward to washing our clothes, which we did, but being American and taking for granted that there would be a dryer, we were disappointed. A clothesline was just outside the cottage, but after hanging the clothes, it started to rain. Then it stopped. Then it started again. We lit a fire in the wood burning stove and hung the clothes on the large drying rack which had been conveniently hidden away in a corner. The clothes were dry by morning.

The kitchen was well appointed. We didn't use the oven, but the stove top and microwave were used, and all the necessary pots, pans, dishes, and utensils were in place. Tea was provided, as well as basic kitchen "things"...soap, salt, etc.

The cottage reflects the owners' artistic talents. Pottery and paintings, all of which coordinated with the peaceful blue color scheme, were examples of their work. We enjoyed

the scones, jam, and clotted cream which met us upon our arrival.

Thank you, Claire and Bern, for our short (3 night) visit. We felt at home!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great you felt so at home, that's just what we hope for. Thank you for choosing to visit us all the way from Wisconsin, good luck with the rest of your tour!
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Comfortable and cosy retreat from the rain

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage which was very well equipped, comfortable and cosy; just perfect for a short break when the weather was less than kind.

The hosts were extremely welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, it really is cosy with the wood burner lit. Many thanks for your kind review, hope to see you again.
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Great welcome, facilities, location...perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant cottage for two. Photos don't really do it justice...spacious inside. Owners are lovely. Thanks for the cream tea and milk on arrival. We enjoyed lovely strolls around Penzance, Sennen and the was a perfect location for all these places...just wish we didn't live so far away!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, it's a great place to be with so many wonderful land and seascapes to explore. So glad you enjoyed the cottage.
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
78 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Just
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Chyenhal Garden Cottage is situated on the Cornish Penwith Peninsula in beautiful countryside. Nine miles from Lands End it is just minutes away from Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole situated on stunning Mounts Bay. Step out of the door and walk from here along bridleways and through fields to the picturesque fishing harbour of Mousehole with its beach, restaurants and old world Ship Inn. It is here that you can join the South West Coast Path which affords some of the best coastal walking to be had anywhere.

Penzance itself is an attractive town with promenade, listed Lido and harbour, shops, restaurants, pubs and galleries. Explore Chapel St, see the Egyptian House and try great pubs like The Turks Head and Admiral Benbow [look out for bandits on the roof!]. Sea trips to look at the abundant wild life of the bay and coast on the sailing catamaran Marine Discovery are are highly recommended; this years highlights include huge numbers of dolphin and porpoise, an enormous shoal of Blue Fin Tuna and a Humpback Whale! The bay offers great sailing, kite surfing and sailboarding.

Newlyn is still a working harbour and is the place to go for all kinds of fish fresh from the boats. As well as the harbour and fish market there are restaurants, pubs and the historic Newlyn Art Gallery.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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