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Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Beautiful Lower Boscaswell



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
A traditional stone Cornish cottage cottage with stunning views of the Atlantic

A detached cottage in a peaceful setting, with breathtaking views of the sea and with direct access to the coastal path.

A simply perfectly idyllic holiday retreat from where you can enjoy the magic of all 4 seasons.

For over 150 years the cottage has kept watch over the Atlantic. Facing West it is the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the ocean in Summer and the wild storms in Winter..

Kept in keeping with it's age this cottage has the best of the old and the new. With slate floors, granite stone walls, an aga, granite work tops and wooden cupboards it also has all the modern comforts of heating, upstairs carpets, a shower, a dishwasher and microwave etc.

Situated on a rocky coastline with Pendeen Lighthouse in the near distance, and views of the ancient tin mine of Geevor nearby.

Cottage Details:

Sleeps two

Sheltered garden patio

Oil fired central heating

Kitchen/Diner with aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

Sitting room with wood/coal stove

Double bedroom with superb sea views

Bathroom with shower over bath

slate floors and granite work tops

Faces West so perfect to enjoy the sunsets over the ocean

TV, DVD and CD player

No Wifi, but dongles can connect from here

Bed linen provided, but please bring towels

Private Parking space

Local pubs and shops only 1/4 mile walk

Connects via a country path to the coastal path

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful cottage by the sea

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the historical Geevor Tin Mine site. Perfectly positioned to explore the beauty of the Penwith coast and its many coastal path walks and surrounding historical towns and villages - and of course the incredible Minack Theatre. We enjoyed good pub food in many of the local pubs.

The AGA was the most amazing and comforting part of the cottage. So wonderful to come down to its warmth every morning and again at the end of the day - virtually instant boiling the kettle!

Our only hesitation in giving this near perfect cottage 5 stars is that as international travellers it is not convenient to have to bring our own towels. I would recommend this cottage to my family and friends in Australia who love to travel - but I know this one small thing would be a big negative.

Helen is easy to communicate with and the cottage was exactly as described - we did come equipped with towels!

Would definitely love to revisit sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kylie, many thanks for your useful feedback.. I am happy to keep towels there for International travellers, that is a good idea, I would just need to add a laundry charge to that. I am so glad that you enjoyed it there. With best wishes Helen
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect to relax. Atlantic ocean, South West Coast Path, remains of early industrialism, local pub, lighthouse etc. in easy walking distance.

A cottage as you imagine it. It is well equipped. And on top: the warmth of the AGA-oven is marvellous.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property was well maintained and well equipped, and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

My stay was a pleasant one, with the weather varying from very hot to cool and stormy, with some of the Atlantic sea mists that are a feature of this coastline. The cottage was clean and felt well maintained, always welcoming, with the Aga in the kitchen always ready to boil a kettle for a cuppa in minutes after a walk along the cliffs. The bedroom is wonderful as it is possible to sit in bed and drink tea and watch the ocean, and waking up to the view is the best way of de-stressing that I have ever known.. The sun-trap patio was ideal for sitting out on the hottest days and really secluded. I arrived feeling tired and in need of a break, and left feeling refreshed and invigorated, and wanting to come back soon. Penny Farthing Cottage is well recommended for anyone wanting to re-charge their batteries and relax but have everything at hand, Pendeen is the ideal base for travelling around West Penwith and steeped in history, with Minack and Lands End and St Michaels Mount and Penzance all in a short drive. The owner was very prompt in answering any questions and has a genuine interest in ensuring that any visit is a successful and pleasant one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to you coming again.
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Wonderful Cornish retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfectly positioned to see the Atlantic with easy access from the main road to St Just. The house was very clean and decorated to a high but still very cosy standard and very affordable. Very comfy bed and fantastic kitchen with Aga. Parking is ideal and the enclosed private patio garden is lovely on a warm day or evening. Overall this made our holiday very enjoyable and we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review. We do look forward to your return visit. Helen
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Brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage great views comfy bed will definitely be back. Great place for walks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhaftes Haus in paradiesisch ruhiger Lage

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus war in allen Punkten noch schöner als beschrieben.

Ábsolut sauber und in bestem Zustand mit einer vollkommenen Ausstattung wie zuhause.

Die Infos des Besitzers waren sehr gut, bei Fragen waren die Hauskeeper, die ganz in der Nähe wohnen sofort da.

Wir fühlten und sehr geborgen, wenn wir von unseren Ausflügen in das gemütliche Häuschen mit seinem warmen Aga - Ofen zurückkehrten.

Wir werden gerne wiederkommen und allen Freunden dieses kleine Paradies empfehlen.

Besonders gefiel uns der nahe gelegene Küstenpfad mit der romantischen Felsenküste, die historischen Minen etc. zum Wandern.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : North Inn at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Scilonian at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Penzance at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A30 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : North Inn at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Portherras at 4 Kilometres

Idyllic Surroundings

In an area of outstanding natural beauty you’ll find beaches that stretch into the distance, gardens to visit crammed full of exotic plants and many meandering creek walks. Lazy sunbathing, superb walking and much surfing to be had. Pennyfarthing Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the delights of Cornwall.

Walk from the cottage directly down this path to join the coastal path with stunning views and the historic relics of Geevor Mine.

Places to easily visit include the Geevor Tin Mines


St Ives and the Tate Gallery



Newlyn Fishing Village

Marazion and St Michael's mount

Minnack Theatre

Porthcurno telegraph museum




Directions to the cottage from Penzance

take the B3318 North Road.

At Pendeen ‘T-junction turn left onto B3306.

Turn right just by the Costcutter store onto Boscaswell Road.

Continue down road until reaching a square with bus turning space. Bear right and exit left. PennyFarthing is on your left at end of this stretch of road before final bend. Pull into driveway far side of PennyFarthing.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October-Mid December 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rentals normally start and end on a Saturday, however, we are happy to accept bookings for shorter or longer periods outside of the main school holidays.

A non-refundable deposit of £150.00 is required to secure a booking with the balance payable in full 4 weeks before arrival.

If you do not hear from me within 24 hours please do text me or call me on 07545 227 272. Your enquiry is important to us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The views from this cottage are breathtaking. Lying in bed and looking out at the ocean is like looking at an ever changing oil painting. Set in one of the most unspoilt corners of Cornwall it is surrounded by history. It is a place where you feel how much stronger nature is then man. At night the stars shine bright, by day the bird life fills the skies. It is truly one of the most magical and energetically restorative places I have ever experienced.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Double bed with pine drawers and a wardrobe. Over head and over bed lighting. Views directly onto fields and the Atlantic Oceon


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • No pets or smoking allowed.

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