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Delightful cottage with beautiful gardens in peaceful countryside, close to sea.

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1 bathroom, garden, rural location yet near the sea

This charming single-storey, spacious cottage has been tastefully converted from a traditional 18th century milking parlour. Situated down a narrow country lane with views overlooking fields, the cottage has a large, enclosed garden facing west and enjoys full sunshine all day. Visitors also have full use of a further 2 acres which are beautifully landscaped with an orchard and herbaceous borders. The cottage has its own drive and plenty of off road parking. The interior is tastefully furnished with both modern and antique furniture and the paintings are either from Penny's studio or by her friends. The sitting room has two comfy settees, a cosy wood burner and French windows opening out onto a terrace with lovely views. The spacious kitchen/diner is open plan with ample crockery and cooking equipment. The bedrooms and bathroom are large and stylish and the whole building has a Mediterranean atmosphere of space, warmth and tranquillity. A well-behaved dog is welcome. Outside there is a patio with barbeque and the well-maintained garden has a lawn smooth enough for a game of croquet which, along with tennis racquets and surf boards are all in the little garden shed.

Penny is a working artist and has her studio at Tregonebris where she paints and sells her work. Visitors are welcome to call in and browse.

For further information please contact Penny

by phone or 'email owner' below

More Details

Penny Rumble
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Penny Rumble

Simon and I came to Cornwall in 2008 and bought Tregonebris Old Farm as a series of cattle sheds and an old dairy. We devoted two and a half years to the careful renovation of the buildings and the Old Dairy is now a successful and attractive holiday home. We wanted to give holiday makers a feeling of space and freedom so the cottage has large rooms and there is a huge field in front.

I am also a full time artist and my studio is in the converted piggery. Everyone is welcome to browse in the studio/gallery.

Simon and I live next door to Dairy Cottage and we love this tiny hamlet in West Penwith which is so quiet and rural and yet so close to the sea.

Penny Rumble purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Penny Rumble chose South West Cornwall

Both Dairy Cottage and our own farm building are listed. They were built in the 17th century of huge blocks of granite and are typical of the Cornish vernacular style. The buildings are full of atmosphere and early features. We love living here and feel totally a part of Cornwall's ancient heritage.

What makes this cottage unique

Dairy Cottage has gorgeous views across the fields which are home to the many bullocks that graze the fields throughout the long summer months. There is a wild wood with a dashing stream across the lane and one can step outside and walk to ancient sites such as a Stone Circle and an Iron Age village. The buildings are nestled in a valley and protected from the full force of the winds. We are four miles from the south, west and north coast so one could say - the area is almost an island! It is a perfect base for exploring this far western edge of Cornwall.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We (the Rixecker Family of 4 and one dog) spent two weeks at Dairy Cottage so what do we recommend? RELAX! Enjoy the cottage and its surroundings. there is so much to see and explore.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sancreed in Madron

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Both bedrooms have plenty of light space and are furnished with armchairs, tables and chests. The twin bed can be converted into a an extra large six foot double bed with a mattress topper.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Simon and Penny live in the converted barn next door so if visitors require any extras they will be happy to help. A well-behaved dog is welcome and a travel cot can be provided for toddlers. Please note short term breaks are available at a nightly rate out of season. The renovations include all the latest insulation technology and comply with building regulations and the listed building requirements. The interior therefore includes many old features, beams and exposed granite quoins whilst being warm and comfortable. Tregonebris lies in the heart of the Bolitho Estates and the surrounding fields are home to 90 head of beef cattle.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Delightful cottage with beautiful gardens in peaceful countryside, close to sea.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Tranquil , spacious fully equipped characterful property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway- from- it -all location. Very close to some stunning beaches and picturesque villages. Very friendly welcome from the owners. Some great walks to historique stone--age sites nearby . Would definitely highly recommend for couples or smaller families .

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. There is definitely some great walking from the cottage and over the winter I plan to print a booklet with easy maps containing a series of local walks. Guests can then step out of the front door, visit all the local ancient sites and have all the information and route directions at their fingertips.
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A Cottage with the "Country Living" touch in Beautiful area of Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Drive to an ancient, beautiful area of Cornwall, find your internet shopping already there in a lovely cottage you reach down a country lane. Sit and relax as the smell of Astrantia flowers drifts through the living room..there they are in a little vase arranged under a beautiful seascape painting. Then wander into the kitchen and tuck into the fresh cream tea left to welcome you...

Our stay at Dairy Cottage was perfect. We were a family of 5 with children aged 5, 3 and a 4 month old baby. There was a cot set up for our baby on arrival. The huge garden area accessible but enclosed was the biggest reason we picked the cottage over others and we weren't disappointed. We borrowed a body board from the shed so that even mummy could have her turn "surfing" at Porthcurno beach. Our 5 year old begged us every night to let him play croquet (also available in shed) and we rootled through reams and reams of books and brochures and history hidden away in a pretty little desk in the living room that help us decide our itinerary for the holiday. There was also an entire library available including Poldark series (no time to read though!). Considering that well-behaved pets are welcome at this property we were happily surprised to find it very clean on arrival.

On our first day we headed for Marazion and had a lovely time at St Michael's Mount. We had a boat trip and on return watched a little carnival procession then let the children play pirates at a weatherbeaten public play area. We had a delicious lunch with superb views at Chapel Rock Cafe.

There was plenty to do even on rainy days e.g Falmouth Museum. Our kids had a soft spot for Mousehole after watching a film about the "Mousehole Cat" at Falmouth Museum and spent hours on a small patch of sand by the harbour filling a hole with water from the sea. We also loved Tregwainton Garden (National Trust).. Slightly nearer to the cottage we visited the Merry Maidens stone circle. We were the only family visiting it at the time! We have left with many great memories, our baby's first holiday passed all too quickly and the feeling that there would be so much more we could do if we had longer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that all of you had such a wonderful holiday in this beautiful area.
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Beautiful peaceful cottage with lots of character and great base for exploring the area!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage during the School holidays, and it was so lovely to have some a nice peaceful place to return to during the busy summer months. It was extremely well equipped, I can't think of anything that we needed and couldn't find. You have your own private garden, and also Penny lets you use her garden too, the kids loved running around it. The cottage itself has so much character and is so homely, I could happliy live there! We also got cream tea, and wine on arrival, which was great.

The location was also great, perfect for exploring that part of cornwall. Penzance, Mousehole, Sennan, St Ives, Marazion are all easily accessible. We loved the beaches in Sennan Cove and Porthcurno. They are both very close, and lovely sandy beaches. We did have a bit of rain too, but managed to find lots to do. Penzance has a lovely old fashioned cinema, and we visited the telegraph museum and a mine museum. We also visited Paradise Park in Hayle, and this is great for kids. My favourite was visiting St Michael's Mount in Marazion (the town itself is also great to explore).

Penzance itself has a number of large supermarkets, which is so handy. There are also local smaller shop in Sennan Cove which we visited a few times, and has a lot in there (it is next to a great fish and chip shop - which was handy too). We preferred to do our own shop, but Penny did say she was happy to take in a supermarket delivery, so this is another option.

I would definitely recommend staying in this cottage, it was perfect for our family of four and a great place to explore the area!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We really enjoyed having a young family in the cottage.
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Dairy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from our second holiday at Dairy Cottage. This year, the weather was even better than last year, which just added to our enjoyment of this lovely, welcoming cottage.

Warm and cosy, with everything you could possibly need. The benefit of a holiday before the 1st May meant that we could walk our dog on some fabulous beaches, such as Sennen Cove, but in the evenings our dog still had time and energy for a great game, racing around the beautiful gardens with the resident and very hospitable dog, Poppy. None of us wanted to come home!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, welcoming cottage in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

If you are in need of comfort and relaxation in a beautiful old cottage, look no further! Dairy Cottage is tasteful and unpretentious; comfortable sofas and beds, antique furniture, and Penny's excellent sea paintings on the walls reminding you of the beautiful part of Cornwall you're in! We also loved the book selection and decent cookery books. Everything was well thought out and equipped. Outside a lovely garden set in gentle rural countryside. Perfectly positioned for fantastic beaches, walking, and good eating places. If you can ever have enough of the great outdoors, St. Ives, Mousehole, etc. are close by. So it wasn't just the bottle of wine and baked goodies we found on arrival that warmed our hearts, the whole place just puts you in good spirits ready to enjoy every bit of your holiday whatever the weather!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Well Equipped Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic holiday. Dairy Cottage is a gem - cozy, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It has been very thoughtfully furnished by Penny and Simon and is the perfect base from which to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St Buryan
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
90 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sennen Cove
Car: necessary

Dairy Cottage is situated in the tiny hamlet of Tregonebris, an ancient settlement of only a few houses. It is part of the parish of Sancreed and lies in the heart of protected countryside designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Across the road are unspoilt bluebell woods where the bubbling stream forms the head of the Lamorna Valley. The cottage is also very close to one of Cornwall's finest stone circles:-Boscawen-un ,and the Iron Age village of Carn Euny is just a short walk uphill as it sits above the sheltered hamlet of Tregonebris.

Dairy Cottage is in the far west of Cornwall and is near every available coast. The magnificent surf beaches of Sennen on the north coast and the sheltered coves of Porthcurno and Mousehole on the south coast are within a few miles. The vibrant fishing port of Newlyn and the market towns of St Buryan, St Just and Penzance are within easy reach. Picturesque St Ives, famous for its community of artists is only a short drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sancreed, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There are no hidden charges. All prices include electricity, central heating, fuel for wood burner, linen and towels although visitors are requested to bring their own beach towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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