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Unique Cornish Engine House Apartment
Set in an acre of glorious gardens and overlooking the stunning Cornish countryside, a stay at the historic Engine House near Marazion will be memorable for all the right reasons.
The perfect retreat for two… enjoy a romantic slow-paced breakfast on the balcony terrace, that overlooks your gardens. With specimen plants, trees, flowers, a lawned area and mini-lake, The Engine House is your own personal paradise.
In the evenings, kick back in the summer house that is stocked with prosecco and beers. There are no card payments here, you can leave your payment in the quintessentially Cornish honesty box.
Though there is ample parking here, you may wish to leave the car behind and set out for a Cornish adventure on The Engine House’s two bikes. Not far from Marazion, pack a picnic and venture out to spend time on the beach and walk over to the famous St Michael’s Mount.
When you return from a day of exploring, cook up supper and eat at the handmade dining table for two in the living area which looks out over the gardens and Cornish countryside, followed by a glass of wine and a movie on your luxury ‘squidgy’ sofa.
It won’t be long before you are thinking about your next holiday at this unique and charming holiday home in Cornwall.
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 there 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’s 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 to St Michael’s Mount, or try The Copper Spoon for seasonal vegetarian platters. The Rosario Tea Rooms specialise in mouth watering crab sandwiches and cream teas, while The Mount Haven Restaurant takes 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.
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Short breaks are offered at The Engine House from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).
Acre of stunning gardens
3 flat-screen TVs