Cottage in Mena, Nr. St Austell, Cornwall, England - Cottage in Mena, Edge of Goss Moor, Nr St Austell, Cornwall, England
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.
Top Traveller Review
Great base for fab holiday
About the Owner
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!
4.8 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
My family and I have enjoyed a wonderful week at Penpraze where we welcomed 2016 and celebrated my son's 30th Birthday.
What a brilliant place to have a big family get together. The setting could not have been more perfect the cottage was thoughtfully dressed for Christmas and the Welcome Pack much appreciated.
The cottage is full of character, the kitchen with the ever warm Aga very much the heart of the home and with the table moved over also the venue for my 3 little granddaughters nightly" disco " !!
The Cornish weather was not kind to us but spending our days in the cottage was not a problem 3 generations were entertained with the toys and games for the younger ones and Darts, Bar Football and Pool available for the older kids!
The kitchen was fully equipped so preparing meals for a large number was not an issue. Provision of cot, high chairs and stairgates meant that valuable space could be saved in the car.
Dave was very helpful only a phone call or text away for any questions or queries regarding the property and thank you to the caretaker who kindly put up some 30th decorations prior to our arrival.
Will definitely be returning.
Great base for fab holiday
Lovely cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Well placed to reach both coasts and places of interest. Recommend Eden Project, Minack Theatre, St Ives, Padstow and Lost Gardens of Heligan. Only cautionery note is that 5th bedroom, which one of our party of 6 adults was going to use, is only suitable for small child as bed is very high bunk bed. Would happily return.
went with a group of friends for a birthday celebration. we had a fantastic time. flew from Dublin - very easy access from Exeter airport to Mena. Hired a car which was very reasonable and easy to find the house. the house is beautiful, lovely gardens, lots of space, wonderful open fires and spacious kitchen area. Bedrooms were very comfortable and lots of wardrobe space. the area is beautiful, lots to see and do. would highly recommend Mevagissey, the Eden Project and Jamie Oliver Fifteen restaurant for breakfast which overlooked the amazing Watergate Bay. Such a relaxing break in a stunning setting.
Myself, my husband and 4 friends spent the most amazing 5 days in this beautiful cottage. We said goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015. We flew into Bristol as it was so much cheaper then flying into Exeter, we picked up a hire car and drove to Penpraze, following Dave's brilliant directions, the journey took us about 1.45hrs but it was an easy drive. Penpraze is a delightful cottage with everything you could possibly need, the welcome pack which was left for us was just what we needed to get us started, it was a lovely thought. The owners had even put up a christmas tree for us. The cottage was cosy but spacious at the same time, even though the rooms are large they feel cosy and warm. The wood burner in the living room was lovely to sit around and just enjoy the relaxing evenings. The bedrooms, with there comfy beds are tastefully decorated. The cottage is located ideally for visiting all the beautiful beaches and fishing villages. We spent our days walking on the beaches and discovering the little villages and our evenings playing pool and relaxing. We walked across the public path to St. Dennis where we had a lovely evening in the local pub. Our stay in Cornwall was brilliant and the cottage was the perfect place to stay, we will definately be back to visit again and will recommend Penpraze to all our family and friends.
A BIG thank you to Dave for helping to make our Easter holiday so wonderful! This beautiful house has everything you need for a cozy, fun, family week - we were a party of 10 and the house didn't feel squashed at all. The kids room with the games room off it was just what we needed after long days spent on the stunning local beaches. The kitchen is huge, full of every utensil needed and the large utility room also has everything needed for washing, drying etc of wet and muddy clothes! The garden is peaceful and private, full of colour and with far reaching views of farmland, fields and cows. The local area is beautiful, fishing villages, the Eden Project and many beaches, good local pubs and the village is a short walk through the fields. We can't wait to go back to visit this area again and will definitely be booking up this wonderful property again.
Have just spent a week in this stunning cottage. Everything you could ask for and more. Very comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge with wood burning fire, fabulous location for visiting all of Cornwall. Perfect for two families with lots of space and facilities to keep the children amused. Including the pool table which my 8 year son was obsessed with.
Thank you Dave, we will be highly recommending your Cornish home
Activity and Interests
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.
Porthpean Beach - 8 miles
Pentewan Sands - 9 miles
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 2 miles.
Nearest spar 2 miles.
Reachable from Exeter within an hour. A303/A34 3 hours.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Half Term Autumn
22 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas / New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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.
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
- Available arrival
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room ...
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Stereo ...
- Video Games ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- 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.
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- 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.