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Peaceful Traditional Cornish Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage near Hayle, St Ives, Penzance; Cornwall, England - Granite Tin Miners' Cottage In Beautiful Quiet Countryside Between St Ives And Penzance

The cottage lies in a hamlet near Trencrom Hill, in the narrowest neck of land between St Ives and Penzance in the West Penwith area of Cornwall. Situated on a very quiet lane - it is extremely peaceful even at peak holiday times. West Penwith, which stretches to Land's End, is wilder than the lusher sheltered estuaries of Helford and the Fal to the east; it is scattered with pre-historic monuments and settlements, and has a more recent history of tin mining and fishing. 1 Polpeor Row was converted from two miners' cottages into one, and has been owned by our family since 1962. Little has been done to the original structure and many of the internal walls are bare or whitewashed granite or the original wooden partitions. The cottage is simply but comfortably furnished for five, with some antiques, and local paintings and pottery. Our cottage makes a marvellous base from which to explore the area, whether you want peace and quiet, family seaside beaches, bracing moors and cliffs with prehistoric settlements, gardens and National Trust properties, surfing, sailing, looking for wildlife, eating local produce or visiting superb visitor attractions.

Penny Barton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Penny Barton

Tin Miners' Cottage is owned by Penny and her sister and managed by Penny. We both live in East Anglia - Penny works for one of the Cambridge colleges and her sister teaches in Norwich. We have both been holidaying at our cottage since our parents bought it in 1962: one of Penny's earliest memories is climbing in and out of the window on the first visit as the agent had mistakenly sent the keys to our home address. Now our sons (three between us) have grown up with the cottage too, and we hope will one day take it over from us: Penny's elder son had his first solo visit with friends in 2013.

Penny Barton purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Penny Barton chose Cornwall

Our parents originally chose this property because they loved the very quiet location yet easy access to so many places, and the simplicity of the place. At the time they were keen, rather intrepid, scuba divers but we grew up having many idyllic family beach holidays. Later they bought a boat and there were more sailing related holidays; Penny's family continued this tradition by towing sailing boats to Cornwall for many years.

What makes this cottage unique

For us this place is a family home, imprinted on all of us. Although we repair and update it with time, it is important to us that the cottage retains as much of its original simplicity as possible, whilst still being very comfortable and having everything that you need for a great holiday.

Nowadays Cornwall has the added attraction of great food - some excellent restaurants specialising in local produce, great farm shops, and of course the irresistible (if calorie-laden) Cornish pasties, cream teas and fish and chips.

We never manage to visit all our favourite haunts in one trip and each time drive back up the A30 lamenting what we didn't get around to this time!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Very cosy indeed, ideal location and private gardens that the children loved to play in. Looking forward to coming back in 2015'. 2014

'Beautiful cottage, idyllic location. Had a wonderful stay, thank you.' 2013

'Had a lovely stay! Definitely on our list to stay at again.' 2013

'Conwall wos The best best best best holiday evr.' 6-year old visitor, 2012
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ludgvan in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs family bathroom with wc, large bath with electric shower over, washbasin with marble splash back. Electric immersion heater.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with single bed. All bedrooms have cupboards built in to the panelling. Ample space for travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The stairs are very steep and not suitable for people with mobility difficulties. Toddlers would also need supervision. Our cottage retains its original structure, and the ceilings of the ground floor are the underside of the upstairs floor boards, whilst the single and twin rooms are separated only by a wooden partition - sound insulation is not particularly impressive and encourages a peaceful lifestyle! For this reason the cottage is suitable for families or one or two couples, but groups of friends might find it lacks privacy. The outer walls of the cottage are built from granite - if you are used to living in a modern house you may notice a slight damp feeling on arrival if the cottage has been unoccupied - this should clear quickly with ventilation. The thick walls do ensure that the cottage stays beautifully cool in hot weather.

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 4
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 5
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 6
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 7
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 8
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 9
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 10
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 11
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 12
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 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

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, with checkout by 10am and check in after 3pm. Flexibility may be possible out of season. Short breaks available in low season, normally Friday-Monday or Monday-Friday at £205.

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.
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