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Cosy Coastal Cottage With Sea & Moorland Views, Woodburner, Garden and Parking

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Spacious 1 bed, 1 bath self catering cottage with sea, farm and moorland views

Charming converted barn with large upstairs bedroom and sitting room combined with lovely sea view, antique furnishings and wooden floors, downstairs shower room, open plan kitchen and lounge with woodburning stove, tv, wifi, 4 burner gas hob, electric cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, storage heaters, south facing gravelled garden with outdoor seating and moorland views, private off road parking

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, basic french
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Sara

Chris grew up in the Midlands, he was an antique dealer but is now retired. Sara grew up in Penzance and works in arts & complimentay therapies. We live just around the corner from the Hay Loft in The Bowjy, Trevowhan, Morvah.

Sara purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Sara chose South West Cornwall

The Hay Loft sits in one of the most beautiful parts of South West Cornwall, next to beautiful moorland and sea cliffs where I have spent hours sitting and watching birds and seals swim in the water below. The view from the upstairs window shows the S shaped bend in the road that leads along a stunning scenic drive to St Ives. Here, there is no light pollution so at night you can see all the stars.

The feel of the place is timeless with ancient granite outcrops, full of wildlife and native plants yet there are also nearby small villages and towns to explore, such as Pendeen, St Just, Penzance & St Ives where you can find supermarkets & clothes and gift shops, cafes and art galleries

What makes this cottage unique

The first thing I loved about the Hay Loft was the entrance which is a big granite lintel that you pass underneath to enter the cottage it reminded me of an old cornish fogou or cave

I love the cottage because it is very comfortable to be in, especially with the wood burner blazing in the evening. It is so nice to just sit and watch television or read a book ( there are lots of books to look at ) or to sit outside and look at the dramatic moorland view up to the tin mine chimney at Garden Mine Cottage on the hill opposite... it's a truly relaxing sanctuary with lots of lovely decorative quirks that make it a special place


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penzance in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash Basin, Toilet & Shower Cubicle, Heated Towel Rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Antique Brass and Iron double bed, large curtained wardrobe area, sitting area with sofa and coffee table to one end, seated window overlooking sea and farmland fields and moors. Windowed door leading to exterior granite steps.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Cosy Coastal Cottage With Sea & Moorland Views, Woodburner, Garden and Parking
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

lovely place

  • 4 of 5

very well equipped, with much hospitality from Chris.

seaview is a bit overrated, as only to see from the 1st floor and far away, but not really missing.

more than enough privacy and for visiting the west side of Cornwall ideally situated.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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shhh! we dont want to tell everyone how perfect the hayloft is!!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at many properties,and met various hosts ,but this one ticks every box. Every tiny detail inside the cottage, the garden,the area, and the friendly welcome,everything, just EVERYTHING was perfect. Normal life ceased to exist the minute we arrived. Cheering and clapping Sara and Chris. Keep on doing what you're doing please!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much .... it was a pleasure having you to stay
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very nice place with a relaxing vibe

  • 5 of 5

great to get out and explore nature and experience the lovely culture and scenery. the cottage is very comfortable and the hosts are very kind!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Hayloft was a beautiful cottage.

The attention to detail and the warm welcome we received were superb.

Coming back in the evening after days out to a woodburner and peace and quiet was a great feeling.

We will certainly return.

Thank you Chris and Sarah. 😀

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect position for exploring the Cornish peninsular

  • 5 of 5

Everything you would want, a lovely place to stay, quiet and cosy. Couple of pubs not far away serving good affordable food. If we are going to stay in Cornwall again would look to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feel reluctant to tell you all how good this is!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We feel that if we tell you how wonderful the Hayloft is, then we wont be able to book it again when we want it. And we definitely want to return.

But not being selfish people, we will share it with you.

Just love this wonderful cottage. homely, immaculate, with absolutely everything in it you are likely to need, Including a large selection of books. The log burner was a huge bonus, making the evenings so warm and cosy.

Great position, very quiet, village a mile down the road and central to St Ives and Penzance, and the most beautiful beaches and good walking area.

Our host, Chris couldn't be more helpful. We also recommend Chris and Sara's other cottage next door, having stayed there in the summer which is equally lovely.

Please don't go!!!, as we want to go again whenever we can!!

Could happily live in this cottage and area,

Thank you Chris and Sara for sharing this and looking after us so well.

Hope to see you again soon

Alison and Crispin

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8.4 Kilometres
The Radjel Pub, Pendeen
Nearest Ferry
125 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8.04 Kilometres
Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure
Nearest Train
12.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.82 Kilometres
Gurnard's Head Hotel
Nearest Beach
2.41 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Minack Theatre is a gorgeous open air rock amphitheatre near the beautiful Porthcurno beach, with a museum and a cafe on site. Mousehole is a small but prettty old fishing port to walk around with narrow streets and restaurants and craft & art galleries famous for it's illuminations at Christmas. St Ives is a lovely old town famous for it's art scene since the 1950's with art galleries, eateries , and clothing shops surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches offering good bathing and boat trips, also for art lovers there is the Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth museum. Ancient monuments such as Men - an - Tol ( the holed stone), Lanyon Quoit, Nine maidens, the Merry Maidens, Carn Euny and Chysauster are all worth a visit as well as the atmospheric Carn Galver, a high moorland rock outcrop overlooking the sea. Lots of quaint local churches such as Zennor and Sancreed are worth a look and most of the local pubs hold pub quizzes on week nights which are good fun


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Penzance, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 3
27 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Apologies but the property is not wheelchair-friendly as the bathroom is up a large step and the bedroom is up a flight of stairs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.