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Cottage With 5 Beds, Farmhouse Kitchen And Aga, Log Stoves, Games Room

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Mena, Edge of Goss Moor, Nr St Austell, Flexible Accommation, great for families, Eden Project and beaches

Sleeps 11. Penpraze is a delightful detached period cottage dating back to the early 1800’s situated in the quiet hamlet of Mena on the outskirts of Goss Moor Nature Reserve which is a Special Area of Conservation and SSSI. This granite and slate roofed cottage offers spacious and flexible accommodation offering numerous character features which include exposed stonework, stripped wooden floorboards, high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and trusses and 2 wood-burning stoves. The accommodation can suit 2 families providing 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large farmhouse kitchen with oil fired AGA, beamed lounge, games room, WiFi and Internet TV’s. The quiet rural hamlet of Mena is virtually equidistant from both north and south coasts providing access to some beautiful sandy beaches and fishing villages such as Mevagissey on the south coast and the wonderful rugged cliff top walks and excellent surfing/bathing beaches along the north coast such as Watergate Bay. Both can be easily reached in 15 mins and the Eden Project in 10. The peace and tranquillity of Penpraze by the Moor provides a perfect environment for those who enjoy a peaceful rural surrounding and life style, whilst also making it ideal for those looking for a bolthole/holiday home in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Local villages provide, pubs and supermarket facilities so it is very easy to get away from it all. Dogs allowed [max 2 dogs, additional charge £30]

David Parry-Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About David Parry-Williams

My wife & I have always loved Cornwall. We bought the property as our ideal retirement home, maybe a few years too soon as I've still not been in a position to give up work. So please enjoy Penpraze in the meantime!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Dennis in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main Bathroom - White suite, claw footed roll topped bath, large shower with powerful rain head, wash basin with vanity surround. exposed floorboards. Lower Bathroom - Toilet, wash basin and power shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom - lovely king-size cream iron bed, doors to garden, south facing Bed 2 - king-size bed, rural views Bed 3 - 2 single beds, rural views Bed 4 - 2 single beds, double futon, internet TV, DVD, Wii Bed 5 - single bed All bedrooms have plenty of drawers and wardrobes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes on accommodation: Please note that we also provide temporary stair-gates in addition to the travel cot and high chair if you have young children. Please let us know if required. Outside: Penpraze is approached over an unmade but well metalled private road which provides access and sufficient parking area for one car on the right hand side and a driveway providing off-road parking for up to four vehicles. The garden is mainly lawn, southerly facing, with Cornish walling and hedging. There is a deck, garden furniture and BBQ area for al-fresco dining. There are many other areas around the garden to enjoy the rural views and tranquillity of Mena. Utility Room: Large room with Butler sink, Washing Machine, Tumble dryer, plenty of space for boots and jackets. Additional storage during stay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea towels are included (please bring your own beach towels). The property is presented with beds made up as required. If additional cleaning/ linen change is required during your stay this can be pre-booked with our caretaker. Other: Large Games Room with 6x3 pool table, table football, darts and various boardgames. South facing conservatory with settle for those sunny Cornish days.


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Cottage With 5 Beds, Farmhouse Kitchen And Aga, Log Stoves, Games Room
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Penpraze for 7 nights from 23.12.16. We had a fantastic stay and cannot recommend this property highly enough!

My family (3 adults, 2 children) flew from Australia to spend their first Christmas with my partner and I in the UK. We had decided to stay in Cornwall and wanted to find a property with a traditional feel, in the countryside but close to all of Cornwall's sites.

On arrival we were over awed by the effort David had put in to dress the house for this special occasion. Not only was there a beautifully decorated Xmas tree; throughout the house little touches were included to make the whole space feel festive and inviting. We thought the photos on the Owners Direct website looked great but what we found far surpassed the pictures!

On entry there is a large kitchen/ dining area with Aga plus conventional oven (which was a welcome relief as we are not experienced Aga users and had a large turkey to cook!). On from the kitchen there is a small but lovely conservatory, opening on to the beautiful garden, equipped with a play area for kids. The main lounge/ living space is very large and bookended by open fireplaces. Ample and comfortable sofas and armchairs, plus a dining table. We used one fireplace which warmed the whole house and provided a cosy atmosphere. To the left of the lounge is a small single bedroom, which was perfect for my mother. Upstairs a large double bedroom and bathroom (with shower, tub and wc) and another large room with 2 single beds- perfect for a family with small children needing to sleep close by.

Adjacent to the kitchen is another wing, which includes a games room (with pool table and dart board) and a large bedroom with 2 single beds. A shower room with wc, plus utility room (washing machine, dryer, freezer and ironing facilities) is also located here. Upstairs is a large double bedroom with wardrobe and great views. We found the layout of the house perfect for a large group of people staying together but still needing their own space.

The house is perfectly located next to a farm; it was great waking up to cows in the morning! The housekeeper (Anne) could not have been more helpful, giving advice about rubbish collection and selling firewood at much cheaper rates than in town.

We took a number of day trips and realised Penpraze is ideally located to travel to anywhere in Cornwall.

Thank you Dave for a wonderful stay- we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad we were able to make your xmas a memorable one. Looking foward to having you back.
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Lovely homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was really lovely and very well equipped. Our 4 girls absolutely loved the games room. Felt like home

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage that is well equipped to make you feel comfortable and at home

  • 4 of 5

We celebrated a 40th Birthday and this cottage turned out to be great! It is welcoming and cozy and have lots to do. It is well equiped and all our needs were met. The kitchen has all essentials and the lounge is very inviting with the games room being seperate so everyone can do their own thing if they want without being in each other's hair. We had a love stay

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifull family/party house

  • 5 of 5

Stunning, well equipped property, suited to all age groups, small children, teenagers and adults. My other half and I along with 4 x 16 year old boys thoroughly enjoyed the house

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house everything you could ask for really thoughtful welcome package as well xwe would defenatly go back highly recomend it even when it rains games room was a.big hit lots fun was had . Very tastfully decorated & my dog loved the garden which was very safe x a lovely charming property xx

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property was absolutlely beautiful, really clean and comfortable.

  • 3 of 5

Fantastically convenient for getting around the sites, brilliantly situated but you have to drive even to get to the nearest pub.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review. Seems more worthy than 3 stars? You can walk to the hotel (it has a reasonable bar) via the public footpath in a little over 10 mins past the Spar. I have a hand drawn map in the house info. So you don't necessarily need to drive for either groceries or pub. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the great review on the cottage.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boscawen Hotel
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St Austell Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boscawen Hotel
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Carlyon Bay
Car: necessary


Many sandy beaches are available to drive to from Penpraze, so getting bored with the same dunes is not a possibility. Personal favourite is the spectacular surfing beach at Watergate Bay a 15 minute drive. The beaches to the south of St Austell can also be reached in 15 mins.

South Coast

Porthpean Beach - 8 miles

Pentewan Sands - 9 miles

North Coast

Fistral Beach, - 11 miles

Watergate - 13 miles

Perranporth Beach - 13 miles


Newquay Airport 10 mins away.


Penpraze is situated in the community of Mena

St Dennis and Roche within 2 miles.

Roche Station 5 minutes drive.

Eden Project 5 miles.

Heligan Gardens 10 miles.

St Austell 6 miles.

Newquay 9 miles.

City of Truro 15 miles.

Nearest pub/hotel 1 miles.

Nearest spar 1 miles.

Reachable from Exeter within an hour. A303/A34 3 hours.

Further Details:

St Austell has all the usual facilities that you would expect of a small market town, including ATMs for all the major banks. Asda and Tesco both have major branches on the outskirts of the town and there is a Spar within walking distance of Penpraze.

Dogs are Welcome. There is a charge of £30. Max 2.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Dennis, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Low
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Mid
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Peak
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
A £250 deposit is payable on booking on holidays up to £850.
Holidays over £850 require a £350 deposit.
Final balances are due eight weeks prior to the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover from 2014 Property available from 4pm. Short breaks are available Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday out of season. Reduced rates for small parties out of season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Short breaks are available out of season indicated by 3 or 4 night minimum stay. Please enquire about reductions for smaller parties outside of the main season. We charge an additional £25 for 1 dog and £40 for two dogs for a week's stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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