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Private, Spacious Cottage with All Mod Cons and Country Views



Updated: 16-Jul-2016
Thatched Cottage in St Martin, Lizard, Cornwall, Peaceful Location on edge of Cornish Village and close to Helford River

Miranda Cottage is a 3 bedroom thatched cornish property of immense charm and character. The property embraces quality character features such as slate flooring, inglenook styled fireplace, exposed granite lintels, open beamed ceilings, wooden doors and a hand finished ash kitchen with granite work surfaces. Inside there are 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, conservatory, dining room and large kitchen with AGA and extra breakfast table. It sleeps 6 but guests often comment on the space and comfort available. Externally, the property has a private car park, entered via a six bar gate. A footpath leads around the property to a rear garden providing privacy and delicious views across the rolling countryside of the southern Helford.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

We are a small family business promoting and managing properties across Cornwall.

Some of the properties are self-owned but, we also manage properties on behalf of friends and neighbours.

These are/were our private homes and we want guests to enjoy using them as much as we do. We also care about the people staying in our properties.

We think it helps set us apart and starts right from the first enquiry.

Have a look at our own website: Gorgeous Places to Stay

Hope we can tempt you to visit. Happy Holidays!

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We started letting the property in June 2012 and have received some gorgeous feedback;

"It exceeded our expectations and was far more spacious than we had imagined. The kitchen was very well equipped with all we needed and the ipod docking station was useful too. In fact, we were constantly amazed with how well equipped it was.

It was one of the nicest and most well equipped places we have ever stayed in. We are already recommending it to friends and family and would love to visit again"

"What a gorgeous property. In great condition, very private, very quiet and a wonderful base for exploring west cornwall. We think it's amongst the best value properties we've rented and we've been renting for 20+ years"
Jan 2012
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Best cottage we've started at "Beautiful"

  • 5 of 5

This is a real gem of a cottage.

Beautiful inside and out. Good size parking out front . Has everything you need, the Aga is fun to cook on. Slate floors are lovely.

The Garden is so lovely to sit in for an evening beer. Bedrooms all really big in size, lovely bathrooms x2 and shower room downstairs .

The house is spotless clean thanks to Ann, with cream scones and flowers on arrival "Thank you Ann"

Book and contacts were easy and nothing to much trouble for Justin.

Just a perfect place, will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hot Property !

  • 4 of 5

We know Cornwall and The Lizard very well and we much appreciated Miranda's convenient location and the welcome refreshments provided by the friendly housekeeper. The cottage had all the charm of a traditional Cornish cottage but with the the added comfort and conveniences of being modern. Furnished with style we enjoyed the lovely natural materials used throughout. The one thing we did not enjoy though was The Aga. The cottage was extremely hot when we arrived as we visited during that rare thing..a nice Summer. We knew of it's existence of course but as the cottage does not have a handbook of how the cottage works I didn't think of turning it down until we'd been there 36 hours and that was after I'd rung the property manager. He was very helpful and there is, of course,a handbook to the Aga but I did not dare interfere with it until instructed to do so. After that things improved considerably but it did mean we had a couple of uncomfortably hot days when using the kitchen was unpleasant. A little forethought would have prevented this and I guess then I would have awarded 5 stars. We felt the property offered good value as 2 couples can share and be completely private as the layout offers good flexibility with 2 bathrooms upstairs.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Miranda Cottage is a delightful place and exceeded our expectations. The property itself is full of charm and character and was perfectly clean and well maintained. The plate of scones, jam and clotted cream were a lovely surprise and most welcome. Everything we could have asked for was available with all towels and linens spotlessly clean. Ann from across the road does a brilliant job of keeping the house neat & tidy for incoming guests and is always around to give advice & tips about the local area. After a long journey on motorways, the roads to St Martins seem very narrow and twisting but after a good nights sleep they appear more friendly and we saw foxes, a deer and squirrels along the way. The Ship Inn and Old Courthouse Restaurant serves excellent food but you may need to book. The Prince of Wales is also a great place to eat. We found the cottage was an excellent base to tour from and we visited Newquay Zoo, Lands End, Falmouth and the Eden Project to name a few. The cottage is also very close to some lovely beaches. All in all we really enjoyed our stay at Miranda Cottage and would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday for 2 weeks at Miranda Cottage. The description was understated if anything as the property was immaculate in every detail and huge !! The only slight issue is cooking on the Aga but this was fun to learn and the result was incredible even if it did make the cottage very warm. The welcome from the house keeper Anne was brilliant and she could not do enough and the standard of cleaning on arrival was just first class and the best standard we have experienced on the Lizard and we have been coming for 10 years and never been disappointed so this was so welcome to find a property even better than expected. The management company/owners were contactable and very open with lots of information. We would have no reservation to recommend to our friends and family as they would love the experience here. The Lizard is a great place to be based, Helford Sound is beautiful, wonderful beachs on the South and North Coast and of course cream teas. Best place we had something to eat was Sea Drift at Porthleven and this was just brilliant but you need to book early !! Thank you for a great holiday , no bad points at all !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This property has just been purchased and is being upgraded in advance of being rented out for the first time during Summer 2012. This will mean that loads will be new and in great condition!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ship Inn at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Penzance at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A394 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ship Inn at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Coverack at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Lots of walking, cycling, fishing, sailing close by


Beaches, inlets, rivers and the sea are just minutes away from the property


Nearest airport is at Newquay. Approximately 60 minutes away. Alternatively, RNAS Culdrose is only 2 miles away (if you can travel in by helicopter!).


Property is located on the edge of St Martin. Main local town of Helston is 6 miles away.

Further Details:

It's a rural location and you'll need a car. Nearest pub is in Newtown (1 mile away). Lots of restaurants and pubs in Helston and along nearby Helford Passage.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
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:
30% deposit required to secure the date. Full balance due within 3 months of arrival

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Spring & Summer are very busy but reductions available if booking within 4 weeks of arrival

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From the Owner

It's a great cottage in a delicious location and so close to the enchanting Helford Passage. What more do you need?

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms, one en-suite, one main bathroom and downstairs shower/WC. Both upstairs bathrooms have gorgeous, deep baths.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom. Two of the rooms have fixed doubles with one being a double or twin. There is space in each room for a cot.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Very private rear garden with private parking and walled/gated property. Utility Room: Washing Machine, Freezer, travel cot, Iron and ironing board and high chair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and cleaning are provided within the price Other: Beautiful conservatory allows you to chill out and watch the Cornish weather (good and bad) roll by.

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