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Cornish Cottage. A mile from the beach. 1/3rd acre Garden and Summer House.



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Cottage Perranporth, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location,Free Wifi, Perranporth links Golf Course 0.5 mile and where 'Poldark' was written.

The Smithy is a four bedroom cottage which is over 200 years old, and was originally the Blacksmith's in the tiny village of Rose. It has since been extended into a family home. The three mile sandy surfing beach of Perranporth is just over a mile away. There are 4 bedrooms in total. 2 Doubles and 2 Single Bedrooms. 3 of the Bedrooms are on the Ground Floor as are the Bathrooms. We have a large enclosed private garden of 1/3rd acre. Summerhouse with outdoor games and BBQ. Rose is an extremely quiet village. Shop and pub a mile away. We don't take pets.

NB: We have our own personal separate cancellation policy and refunds under our terms and conditions which you will find on our booking form. Special offers available for early 2017 bookings. We don't take online payments so there is no booking fee for our guests.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This is a special family home which we use when our guests are not!

Owned by The Braiden Family for the past 11 years.

We have 2 Children who learnt to walk on Perranporth beach and now at the age of 30 and 27 love to surf, walk the coastal paths and relax after their busy lives at work.

The beautiful beaches and coves of both the north and south coast are wonderful to explore.

We so enjoy the peace and tranquility of the village of Rose.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr & Mrs C. Feb 2014 : The Smithy is a charming, deceptively spacious cottage in the quiet hamlet of Rose just inland from the north Cornish coast It is superbly well appointed, warm & comfortable.It is ideally placed for the famous surfing beach of Perranporth, several National Trust properties,excellent eating places & many other Cornish attractions.We have stayed in the Smithy now on three occasions as we love the cottage & this part of Cornwall & hope to return in the future.

Guests ZJ 2013 :'The Smithy is a lovely cosy cottage situated in a quiet and peaceful location. The cottage is full of beach artifacts and other personalized items which gives it such a homely feel. We were so impressed with the large range of reading books and the children loved the DVD collection. There was something for everyone to be preoccupied with. The quality of the bedding was excellent, and the patio and garden were so beautiful to sit in.
May 2013
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26 Reviews

based on 26 holidaymaker reviews


A peaceful haven

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly want. The owners have put a lot of thought and care into making this a comfortable and homely holiday stay. The garden is magical for children. Lots of little places to play Hide and Seek! The owners were only ever at the end of a phone if you had a query and there was also the friendly housekeeper who lives opposite. We would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had such a lovely holiday and we look forward to your return one day. Best wishes to you all.
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Hassel free peace and total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A very straightforward and rapid booking system. The cottage is equipped to a very high standard and gives the feeling of being a home. Jackie the housekeeper, who lives opposite, is to be congratulated on her very high standards..

A great location with wonderful walks to work off the effects of superb eateries. This was our third visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and for leaving the cottage so immaculate. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes to you both.
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our family trip to Rose and staying in your cottage. The cottage has everything you could ask for with a lovely garden, and has a lovely calm feel to it . We all enjoyed the long walks into Perranporth through the golf course and over the sand dunes.

We all had a lovely week and look forward to returning next year .

Thank you Helen .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The Smithy is a beautiful cottage. It is much larger than it looks from the outside. Plenty of room for the 5 of us. Clean, tidy and very homely. Very tastefully decorated. Every piece of kitchen equipment you could ask for. Garden is huge and very well equipped with BBQ, games, sunbeds and a lovely large table so you can eat outside, which we did. Sufficient off-road parking for 2 cars, so if you have family who want to do different things in different places (as we did), it is perfect. It's a bit of a trek to the beach but there is parking available in Perranporth (arrive early to avoid disappointment) but if you are able to walk, there are a couple of nice routes to get down to the town/beach. The benefit of being out of the town is that it is nice and quiet. I loved it as did my parents and my 15 year old son. I will be very surprised if we do not go back. Thanks Helen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we hope you return again soon. Best wishes to all your family.
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What a beautiful house in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We adore Perranporth and the Smithy was the perfect place to stay while visiting this lovely seaside town.

It's beautifully furnished with some lovely little touches. It's well appointed and has enough space to easily facilitate our family of six. The fabulous collection of garden toys also kept the kids amused in a well kept and large garden.

The owner is an absolute pleasure to deal with and we'll definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With best wishes.
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Comfortable cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My family of six, including my elderly mum and my nine year son, spent a lovely week at the Smithy. The cottage is accessible for the elderly and the delightfully spacious garden kept my son occupied. The cottage is bright and well maintained. The kitchen is very well equipped, though admittedly, we didn’t put it to great use given the many tempting restaurants and pubs close by. A couple of my favourites are the Smugglers Den Inn and the Bolingey Inn.

The location is perfect for getting to the beach in Perranporth. It is also within walking distance of the nearest riding stables, Reen Manor Stables.

The comfy beds and quiet location contributed to some good night’s sleep during my week there. I would certainly recommend the Smithy to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to you returning once again.
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From the Owner

The Smithy is over 200 years old having originally been the blacksmiths cottage for the village of Rose. It has been in our family for 11 years and we have had many UK and international guests during this time. Close to the SW Coast path, miles of walking on the spectacular cliffs can be enjoyed, or simply days at the beach.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary


The Beach at Perranporth is a five minute drive or 25 min walk across the dunes.

Perranporth Beach is famous for its 3 miles of sand and surfing. It's many rock pools keep families entertained for hours. Lifeguards are on duty from Easter to October- Featured on 'Seaside Rescue.'


Use of car is essential. Newquay airport is 20 mins drive away.


Perranporth and it's local facilities one mile away.

Beaches and Coastal Path within a mile.

City of Truro and Cathedral, Theatre and Cinema 7 miles.

Falmouth with Maritime museum 40 mins drive.

Eden project 20 mins drive and Lost Gardens of Heligan approx 40 mins drive.

Further Details:

The area is full of wonderful beaches, walks and coves to explore. Marvellous restaurants to choose from. Superb area for Birdwatchers.

Cornwall is the home of the writers Daphne du Maurier, Roasmunde Pilcher, Winston Graham, E.V Thompson.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Oct 2016 - 23 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Holidays
24 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Whitsun Holiday
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
I have my own booking form and cancellation policy terms and conditions.
Please use availability calendar.

We don't take any pets.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover.
This is only flexible out of high and mid season.
Arrival check in time after 3pm. Departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:

25% Deposit at time of booking and balance of payment required 8 weeks before. A fully returnable damage deposit payment is also taken. (Returned once property has been inspected on completion of holiday)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The Smithy is only about a mile from the the spectacular beach of Perranporth and is tucked away in the tiny peaceful village of Rose. We have a large safe enclosed garden, for relaxing with a BBQ after a hectic day at the sea!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Toilet only.
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Toilet. Bath. Seperate shower.
  • Ground Floor bathroom. Large full family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Ground floor separate toilet.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) No Pets. Notes on bedrooms: Ground Floor Bedroom 1 very spacious with Double bed and built in wardrobes Ground Floor Bedroom 2 with Single Bed Ground Floor Bedroom 3 with Single Bed Upstairs Bedroom 4 very spacious with Double bed,built in wardrobes, TV/DVD


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large south facing safe enclosed garden of 1/3rd acre. Summer house. Patio furniture. Sun Loungers. BBQ. Windbreaks for the beach. Badminton. Croquet. Outdoor chess set. Utility Room: Separate downstairs toilet contains Washer/Dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets, Linen, Towels, T towels and Hair Dryer provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Housekeeper lives opposite. For those staying for a fortnight, there will be a change of bedding and towels after the first week. Other: Dining room with dining table, chairs and sideboard. iPod Dock. Separate Snug with 2 chairs for reading. Plenty of books and hundreds of movies to watch on DVD and Video. High Chair. Travel cot. Stair gate.

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