Large holiday home with far-reaching views
Set back from the pretty town of Marazion, a ten-minute walk away sits Gwern Cottage. Overlooking the iconic Mount’s Bay and Marazion Nature Reserve, this spacious cottage sleeps eight across two floors.
This welcoming family home is complete with solid oak floors, open beams and stable doors. Blending charming features with a coastal-inspired contemporary styling, Gwern Cottage is a wonderfully light property with plenty of space for guests to enjoy.
The bright and airy lounge comes complete with large, sumptuous sofa and armchairs, a modern flame-effect fire and large wall-mounted smartTV, and benefits from the light flooding in through the bi-fold doors leading to the fantastic raised decking space.
The well-equipped kitchen, which features a dishwasher, electric oven with separate hob and freestanding microwave. There’s also a handy utility space which has a washing machine and tumble dryer. Adjacent is the separate dining area where eight guests can sit comfortably around the large wooden dining table.
Three of the generously-sized bedrooms are located downstairs. The bunk-bed room is the perfect space for kids, with plenty of storage and a large TV complete with Xbox console. The two further bedrooms are both double in size, again with more than adequate storage for your holiday wardrobe. The family bathroom is also situated on this floor, contemporary in style it features a bath with shower over.
Upstairs you’ll find the master suite, which boasts the best view in the house. Open the French doors and guests will appreciate the large sea view balcony with bistro dining set. Once you’ve finished soaking up the view, there’s a plus double bed, TV/DVD, and small en-suite shower room. And for those that need to cram in some working hours there’s also a handy separate study on this floor.
The outdoor space is a glorious extension of this welcoming home, fringed by an abundance of luscious flora. The raised decking has ample garden furniture and a BBQ to enjoy al fresco Cornish dining, plus there’s plenty of lawn for young ones to burn off any excess energy, while parents simply sit back and enjoy the view.
High-quality bed linen and towels are provided at all of Cornish Secrets properties.
Marazion is situated on the south coast of Cornwall and is the gateway to the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount. Follow the path of the ancient pilgrims by walking the stone and cobbled path across Mount’s Bay to reach the island, or at high tide that is a ferry that will take you out and bring you back.
There are lots of water based activities for the energetic including windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing and sailing. On Chapel Rock and Marazion harbour, there are numerous rock pools to explore and above the beach there is a large park for the little ones to enjoy.
The South West coast path offers up outstanding views in this part of Cornwall. Sherpa expeditions provide guided and self guided walks (and cycling routes) and the beautiful St Michael’s Way is an ancient path that starts at St Ives, slightly further north and finishes on St Michael’s Mount.
The shopper in you will love the individuality of the local traders, there are no chains here. Specialising in their own unique goods they include The Rigging where you can pad out your existing wardrobe, Summerhouse Gallery to add to your art collection, Silver Origins for jewellery pieces, Boylan Ceramics and Pisky Cove for a range of specialist assorted gifts.
After all that shopping you will be in need of some refreshment! Marazion offers up a large range of tempting places to eat. The Godolphin Arms boasts outstanding views over Marazion beach and The Copper Spoon is known for its seasonal vegetarian platters. The Rosario Tea Rooms specialise in mouth watering crab sandwiches and cream teas, while The Mount Haven Restaurant take pride in the outstanding local produce they use.
There is so much to do here, but if you wish to venture a little further afield then Prussia Cove and Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are well worth a visit. Also, the artist town of St Ives is a relatively short drive north, where you can visit the Tate St Ives, indulge in a spot more shopping and admire the pretty backstreets. Lucky visitors might also catch a glimpse of the harbour seals.
Gwern Cottage is available weekly from a Saturday.
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Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £35 per booking
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable. This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.
Dog stays: £35 per dog per week
NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Overlooking the iconic Mount’s Bay and Marazion Nature Reserve
200m from Marazion beach
10-minute walk from Marazion
Master bedroom with large sea-view balcony
Spacious garden complete with raised decked terrace and BBQ
Combine with Gwern Barn (sleeps 4) for a large group
A light-filled property with oak flooring without
Kids' bedroom with Xbox console
Ample private parking
It was lovely and the house was beautiful