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Traditional Grade II Listed Cornish Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 bed Cottage with Rural Views near sea and galleries

A special retreat, Maple Cottage is stylish, spacious and comfortable. Attached to the owners house, The Grade II Listed Georgian cottage retains character with stripped wood floors, thick walls, an original granite inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove and is decorated with Farrow & Ball eco-friendly paint. The gardens around the property are gardened using eco friendly methods, and are planted to attract bees and butterflies. The owners paintings adorn the walls and you may visit their nearby gallery & studios. Maple Cottage is situated in a beautiful area in the heart of West Cornwall with views down the Lamorna Valley to a distant glimpse of the sea. The cottage will appeal to those interested in wildlife, country walks and the nearby ancient historic standing stones. Beaches, the coastal path are within easy reach.

Change-over day is now Saturday.

More Details

Pam Betowski
Member since: 2011
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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Pam Betowski

Attracted by the inspiring landscape and the quality of light we moved to Cornwall from London over 25 years ago. My husband, Noel Betowski, is a professional artist and we are both musicians.

Pam Betowski purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Pam Betowski chose Sancreed

We fell in love with the romantic, unspoilt and historic nature of this area that transports one back to a time gone by. Although situated in quiet rural area, it is only a five minute drive to the market town of Penzance and the sea. Our property is one of the important historical houses of West Cornwall.

What makes this cottage unique

Situated in the centre of rural Penwith with easy access to towns, beaches and coves. The area retains a timely historic atmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just bliss! Cottage was perfect. Loved exploring Cornwall. Laura & Martin

Another wonderful stay. Revisiting old haunts and finding new - plus art and music in situ! Bliss!

Warm and cosy, very clean and perfectly peaceful.

Ideal homely base clean and warm, fantastic wood burner. Anne

Fantastic holiday, the cottage is lovely especially with the log fire! Would love to come again soon! Loved it! David and Lily

Amazing cottage, fantastic setting. Amazing views and excellent base for exploring. We can't wait to come back again! Paul & Em

Thank you for a lovely week. Great location for exploring local archaeology and beautiful cliff top walks. Loved the jazz night at the local Pub.

Very well equipped and situated.

A fantastic base for all the walking we have done - a real home from home. Beautiful art - do look round Noel's studio! S & L

We have enjoyed this cottage very much - the best yet. A real treat to be surrounded by excellent paintings - thank you!
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sancreed in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • First floor bathroom with bath, wc and wash-basin. Heated towel rail. CH Radiator. Towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: First floor, bedroom with double bed. Duvet, hair-dryer. Central heating Radiator. Electric fire. Countryside views down Lamorna Valley.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maple Cottage is situated near a country lane not far from the main road but far enough to be quiet and peaceful. Our small hamlet is surrounded by open farmland and bluebell woods. There are country walks to ancient remains of villages and standing stone circles. Stunning beaches and art galleries are close. Outside there is a private walled garden and off-road parking.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Traditional Grade II Listed Cornish Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

Everything we expected from this property, according to the description online.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here. Pam and Noel were perfect hosts, and made sure we had all we needed for out stay.

The cottage was cosy, warm, and we loved coming back to it, after being out all day sightseeing . Warming log burner to relax in front of and a very comfy couch, all added to the relaxed atmosphere we wanted from this holiday.

Kitchen well equipped including a washing machine, which we've never had before in a cottage rental.

Everything we needed for our stay, couldn't fault it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!
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Absolutely delightful.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in quiet location and ideal for exploring. Great condition and all the facilities you need. Would definitely return. Thank you Pam & Noel for wonderful relaxing week. Regards Simon & Ness

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you as guests again!
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A great house and amazing hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this place! It has everything you need during vacations! We were not lucky with the weather but the fire place abd coziness of the house made our holidays adorable!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation.
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Maple Cottage, Sancreed

  • 5 of 5

We loved the very clean and comfortable cottage which had a distinct "oldie worldie" charm. Our stay was very relaxing in the quiet location a little off the beaten track but nevertheless close to many of Cornwall's beautiful attractions. The owners, Pam and Noel, gave us an immediate very warm welcome and were most attentive during our stay in attending to our every need. This was certainly a holiday which provided us with total peace and quiet and we were most sorry when the time came to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Maple Cottage!
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Maple Cottage was a delightful place to stay in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very helpful and friendly. The cottage had original art work on the walls that really made it unique. It was a very good base for visiting lots of fantastic places, such as St Michael`s Mount, Mousehole, Cape Cornwall and St Ives.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Our best place in Cornwall: beautiful, quiet, friendly, stylish with a lot of privacy

  • 5 of 5

The traditional, granite cottage was still better than the description. It is situated - hidden within a couple op traditional buildings in a wide landscape, not far from the main road from Penzance to Lands End, but far enough to hear nothing from the traffic. Though the cottage is very old, it makes a very stylish impression, with a kitchen open to the living room. The sleepingroom and the large bathroom are upstairs (the stairs are comfortable). The cottage has an own garden with a granit wall around it, so that one can enjoy the sun, without being blowing away by the wind.

Everything was very clean and new. The library contained a lot of interesting books and we did appreciated very much to find a very detailed map of the surroundings, which was very useful to find the way aside the main roads.

The owners, one of them being an artist, have been helpful and friendly. We were invited to visit the art studio, which was very impressive.

Yes, we definitely would like to stay there next time and would recommend the property to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
St Buryan
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
5.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
St Buryan
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Studio tours.

Please contact owners for further details.

Galleries in Penzance (4mls): including Penlee House, the Exchange, Newlyn Art gallery.


Stunningly beautiful, sandy beach at Sennen Cove (4.5 miles). Porthcurno and The Minack Theatre (7 miles), Marazion beach & the causeway leading to St Michaels Mount (8 miles).

Trewidden Garden (2.5 miles) huge variety of rhododendrons.

Tremeheere Sculpture Garden & Cafe (6 miles). Work by leading sculptors and range of exotic and semi-tropical plants in a beautiful setting overlooking Mounts Bay.

Galleries in St Ives: including Tate St Ives and Penwith Gallery. (12 mls)


Newquay Airport 42 miles. Penzance Rail Station 4 mtiles.


Village shop and Pub St Buryan 3 miles. Public telephone 1m. Penzance 4 miles.

Major supermarkets 5 miles. Nearest sandy beach 5 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sancreed, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

To reserve Maple Cottage and to confirm price, please contact me initially. The cottage will be booked on receipt of your deposit, an amount one third of the total price, which will be confirmed by return email. Payment may be made by Cheque, Paypal or Bank transfer. The balance is to be paid by 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Alternatively you may pay by Credit card immediately using the Owners Direct online booking system.

It is advised that you take out your own holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Arrival/Departure day is now Saturday. Arrival time after 2:00. Departure by 10:00.

Notes on prices:
There is a £10 reduction where guests provide their own bed-linen.

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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