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Chris James

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks English

Cottage, quiet hamlet, 2-car parking, own garden

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in South West Cornwall - Dharma House

3 bedroom cottage between St Ives and Penzance, private garden, 2 car parking

Traditional West Cornwall granite-fronted terraced cottage in the quiet hamlet of Whitecross. (See reviews).

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris James (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks English

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.

Chris James purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Chris James chose South West Cornwall

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...).
Oct 2012
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based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Cottage, quiet hamlet, 2-car parking, own garden
average rating of 4.848485 based on 36 reviews

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation and everything you could need is supplied for you - even a pint of milk for a cuppa when you arrive. Great location for exploring the west of Cornwall and you are only 20 minutes from St Ives or Penzance. There are a few walks in the local area to walk the dog straight from the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Beautiful cottage with a lovely garden

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a lovely well-equipped property, everything you could possibly want is provided. It is lovely and clean and well decorated. The garden is beautiful and well-kept. The property is well situated, and well served by public transport, a bus stop around the corner and the train station down the road, taking you to St Ives and surrounding areas. There is lots to do, and lots of beautiful beaches. We will definitely return !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with pretty garden ideally situated to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Wunderschönes Cottage zum Wohlfühlen

  • 5 of 5

Dieses wunderschöne Cottage eignet sich gut, um Cornwall zu erkunden. Es ist, trotz Nähe zur A 30, ruhig gelegen und befindet sich in einem sehr gepflegten Zustand. Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet und mit einem großen Tisch sehr gemütlich. Auch das Wohnzimmer lädt mit dem Kamin zum verweilen ein. Im Obergeschoss befinden sich ein geräumiges Schlafzimmer, ein gemütliches Kinderzimmer und ein modernes Bad. Ein weiteres Highlight ist der gepflegte Garten, der uns zur alleinigen Nutzung zur Verfügung stand. Das Cottage verfügt über WLAN. Auch die Kommunikation mit den Eigentümern erfolgte problemlos. Kurzum: Wir, die Kinder und unser Hund haben sich sehr wohlgefühlt und empfehlen es gerne weiter!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Google Translate: "This beautiful cottage is ideal for exploring Cornwall. It is, despite proximity to the A30, in a quiet area and is located in a very clean condition. The kitchen is very well equipped and with a large table very cozy. Also the living room with a fireplace invites you to linger. Upstairs are a spacious bedroom, a cozy children's room and a modern bathroom. Another highlight is the well kept garden which stood us for the sole use available. The Cottage has WiFi. Communication with the owners was carried out without any problems. In short, we, the children and our dog have felt very well and recommend it with pleasure!" Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Nice cottage, very complete-in central location.

  • 4 of 5

W had a great week in the cottage,

Everything we could wish for was there, very homy.

Did some great walks, the cottage as startingpoint; st Michaels Way to St Ives and to St Michaels.

Another great walk is the circular walk from Mullion Cove to Kenance Cove and back through the countryside.

If you Like Some good quality fish go to Newlyn, opposite tot the harbour you will find shops where they sell perfect fresh fish.

We , had lovely food im Halsetown Inn and at the Beachrestaurant in Sennen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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A nice, cosy and well kept place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The Dharma House was very welcoming with flowers, tea, coffee, biscuits. The property was clean and well-maintained. All you need to know about the house was well explained. Cooking and even washing was fun as all you need in the kitchen and for the household was there. Beds are comfortable and the bathroom is nicely done and clean. As it was still cold in the evenings we were thankful for the provided heater. The sitting room is cosy and you'll find lots of usefull information, books, TV and a wood burner to comfort you if the weather isn't fine. The garden is absolutly lovely. Shops (M&S at Hayle is super) and sights (St. Ives, Pencanze, St. Michel's Mount, Coast Path, Minnack Theatre, etc.) are easily reached by car or bus. A parking space is provided, a bus station is only some minutes away. For pampered Germans who have to learn to cope with the excentrics of English showers, electricity and WiFi connections Dharnma House is a very easy beginning. We enjoyed our stay very much - thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Whitecross is a small hamlet midway between the north and south coast of Cornwall at the narrowest part. Close to St Ives with the Tate Gallery and Leach Pottery, Penzance with its boat link to the Scilly Isles, Marazion with St Michael's Mount, and Hayle with 'three miles of golden sands'. Up the lane is Trencrom Hill with its ancient hill fort and magnificent views over the whole of West Cornwall. Within a few miles is the north coast and inland the tin mining centre of Camborne and Redruth. The Lizard Peninsula is a short drive away. The Penwith Peninsula has Land's End, Sennen (surfing), Zennor, Botallack and Minack Theatre (please book before your holiday as it is VERY popular having high quality productions accompanied by a backdrop of stunning sea views). Penwith has the highest concentration of Neolithic sites in Europe, including monuments at The Merry Maidens, Lanyon Quoit, Chûn Quoit and an Iron Age village at Chysauster. The Eden Project is about an hour drive away. The cathedral city of Truro is about 30 minutes away with its cobbled streets and stores.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitecross, St Ives area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
16 Jul 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
10 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Pre-Christmas Lights
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

1. If booking more than 56 days from start of rental period a 20% booking deposit is required, else payment in full.
2. No groups of young adults accepted (i.e. 23 years or less).
3. A contract between the tenant and owner is required in EVERY case requiring address of primary guest, names and ages of ALL guests, telephone and email address.
4. Pets must be disclosed in every case.

PLEASE NOTE: Any charges resulting from payment of the booking deposit or the final payment that affects the amount received by the owner will deducted from the damage deposit when refunded. Similarly any costs refunding the damage deposit will be deducted from the damage deposit when refunded. All deductions will be at cost and will be fully accounted for by the owner.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South West Cornwall in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Electrically operated Velux window above bath/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin - 2 Single Bed
    Single - 1 Single Bed
  • The single bedroom is on the ground floor away from the master bedroom (first floor). A travel cot is stored in the double bedroom. The double bed is quite low (not a futon, just low).
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
1. Parking for two cars is provided across the lane (15m from house). 2. There is a woodburner in the sitting room. A good supply of fuel will be provided. However, if this runs out the tenant must provide more themselves. 3. There is a small unfenced pond in the garden. Small children should be supervised at all times. 4. The garden at the front of the property is for our guests' sole use and is not shared in any way. 5. The garden has a gate onto the lane. Small children again should be supervised in the garden. 6. The cooker uses LPG gas. The bottles are supplied and stored behind the property. There is no extra charge. 7. Not really suitable for disabled but ask us. (The owner is disabled and copes.) 8. Guests with small children - There is a wooden stair gate but note that the stairs are open backed. Not been a problem so far but thought I'd mention it. 9. Small pets are considered at an extra charge of £30 per week or part week.

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