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Brunnion House

(Ref. 977858)

Lelant Downs near St. Ives, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (28)
  • cottage (21)
  • patsy (21)
  • roger (20)
  • location (18)
  • great (17)

50 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely home, very comfortable and clean, had everything you needed for a great holiday."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage, perfect location and excellent, welcoming helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by SallySep 2023

  • "Patsy and Roger were excellent hosts with the support of Ali, the accommodation was ideally situated located for walks for the dog and trips in to Carbis bay, St ives and the South West coast."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property and would return

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "Where do we start…firstly a very warm welcome from Patsy and Roger."

    They had left fresh flowers on the hearth, some sparkling wine and fresh milk from the local dairy farm and some delicious Cornish biscuits, just lovely. The house had beautiful gardens, was very spacious, the living room and views were spectacular. The beds were comfy. Being used to a king size bed, we switched to the twin room mid week! Nice pillows and fluffy towels were a bonus. The house was ideally situated for visits to St Ives, Carbis Bay and Marazion but we went further afield to explore the area. Lizard Point, Lands End and lots of National Trust places. Lovely gastro pub nearby The Halsetown Inn for food and drinks. Patsy and Roger were kind enough to share the history of the local area in a book that Patsy had written. Patsy, if you read this review, your book needs publishing!! I loved flicking through the pages! This was our perfect holiday. Our dog loved it too! We’ll be back, thank you. Julie, Jon & Meg xxx

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2023

  • "Great hosts, ideal location for where we wanted to go and plenty of room in the cottage."

    What more could you ask for?

    Reviewed by LJun 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage in a quiet and beautiful location."

    10 min walk to the pub and great for dogs. Roger and Patsy are very welcoming and helpful for local knowledge. Would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2023

  • "What an absolute gem of a place!"

    We stayed in Brunnion House in May, it was our first time in Cornwall and we had heard so many great things, so expectations were high! Brunnion house did not disappoint, first off, the property itself is lovely, the bedrooms were lovely and rustic, the kitchen had plenty of utensils and equipment for any home cooking, the gardens were gorgeous and kept in a lovely condition. The lounge is a lovely wide area with outstanding views from the window, which my dog much appreciated staring out being nosy. There is plenty of space for the dogs to roam and wander. I appreciated the enclosed garden as my bigger dog is always looking for an escape route. It was absolute bliss sitting in the gardens, it's so quiet and all you can hear is the birds. The location is perfect, it was only a 10 min drive to the sunny seaside town of St Ives, there is plenty of supermarkets around, only 15 mins drive, local pubs in the area too, which served delicious food. If you are looking for a gorgeous stay with beautiful countryside views, then this is the perfect idyllic location! The best thing we could say is that it's lovely and peaceful but not too far from civilization, you are left in peace, but if you need anything, there is always a helping hand. We enjoyed our stay so much, we have booked again for next September, we are looking forward to bringing our new addition to our family this time, with the little one due this winter. Thank you again Roger and Patsy for a lovely stay and we look forward to seeing you next year!

    Reviewed by FrancescaMay 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    Very pretty garden & amazing views. Very nice welcome pack left by the owners and they were always on hand if you needed them.... lovely couple!

    Reviewed by CherylMay 2023

  • "Very kind and helpful owners and the property was very good, my only comment I would have preferred another toilet, otherwise a great holiday."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by MikeApr 2023

  • "A delightful & very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."

    It was a sanctuary of peace, quiet & tranquility after a busy couple of days in St Ives & exploring nearby!

    Reviewed by LizOct 2022

  • "Overall, the facilities couldn’t be faulted, however at the risk of sounding trivial, a set of medium plates in the kitchen would have been good."

    Large dinner plates and small tea plates both provided but nothing in between! Also a bucket would have been useful for cleaning dogs. To sum up, a warm and comfortable cottage in peaceful surroundings. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2022

  • "Great property, with lovely, very helpful owners."

    I’d thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by ViktoriaAug 2022

  • "Would highly recommend this property."

    Beautiful property in beautiful surroundings! Property is equipped with everything you need and online photos do not do it justice! The hosts Patsy and Roger are lovely and very helpful. The house is a perfect location for visiting Hayle and St Ives and we have had the best week away! We will be back!

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2022

  • "Brunnion House is a well appointed property in a small, peaceful hamlet."

    Lots of rustic charm. An ideal location for a tranquil holiday. Lots of wildlife to see and lots of good walks available. The Hosts, a lovely couple, are normally on site and happy to help if required. They do maintain a low key presence allowing privacy. Views from the House are spectacular while the rear garden is peaceful and full of beautiful plants....The Echiums are incredible.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2022

  • "We loved our stay in Brunnion House."

    Beautiful surroundings and blissfully peaceful. Lovely gardens to enjoy the birdsong. The 1st floor living area was delightful. Lovely walks and beaches close by. All in all, the perfect spot to enjoy a week in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2022

  • "Amazing cottage, clean and tidy ."

    . great facilities . Fantastic location , fantastic hosts we will return .

    Reviewed by MieshaMay 2022

  • "The property was lovely - amazing, peaceful location and great house."

    Patsy and Roger were the perfect hosts. Thanks so much for our brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time at Brunnion House."

    All our needs catered for.The house is beautiful,clean and comfortable and owners Patsy and Roger so friendly and helpful.Cant wait to return there.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay, the house was comfortable and the setting was wonderful."

    So peaceful and lovely views from upstairs, the spring flowers were just fantastic and the bird song was great. Richard and Patsy are lovely people, very friendly and full of local information. We hope to return here again.

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2022

  • "We spent a lovely holiday with our family at Brunnion House."

    Petsy and Roger are very welcoming and helpful, creating a peaceful atmosphere. The house was spotless and comfortable with a large living room and a fireplace, which we used every evening while we were playing board games or reading stories. The WiFi was fast and the location is excellent, we were able to get everywhere we were planning to in a short time. We are hoping to return to Brunnion House soon.

    Reviewed by ViktoriaMar 2022

  • "Great dog friendly property."

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "“Clean, comfortable and idyllic” are three words which readily spring to mind."

    The owners, Patsy and Roger were most welcoming and we felt so at home the minute we stepped across the threshold. We’ll be back! Karen and Pauline

    Reviewed by KarenJan 2022

  • "We had the best time in this cottage, it had everything that we needed for our stay."

    Location lovely, cottage lovely and the hosts Patsy and Roger were so helpful, kind and friendly. We will definitely be booking again. Great stay!

    Reviewed by LeeanderDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    Very comfortable beds and large living area with open fire. Safe garden for the dogs and plenty of room for parking. Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was a gem."

    Lovely surroundings and perfect for our needs

    Reviewed by AntonySep 2021

  • "Great location, lovely cottage absolutely faultless"

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Patsy and Roger were a delightful couple and could not have been more welcoming."

    Appreciated the dog towels and bowls. A very thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2021

  • "Patsy and Roger made us feel very welcome."

    Great location with easy access to West Cornwall beaches, gardens and other attractions while located in countryside. Very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2021

  • "This is a very nice cottage in a good location half way between St Ives and Penzance."

    Easy to get to the beach and all nearby tourist attractions. Two bedrooms, so good for small families. The owners, Patsy and Roger, are really lovely - very helpful and attentive. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "Fantastic week away in this beautiful cottage (which felt huge for just the two of us)."

    We really enjoyed having not only our own space but also the private garden to sit in when the crowds of summer in Cornwall are too much! Fantastic hosts, very welcoming and very much enjoyed the prosecco on arrival!

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2021

  • "The host were very helpful they were there if we needed anything."

    Cottage was outstanding. We would book again.We couldn't go last year because of lockdown

    Reviewed by RosemarieJun 2021

  • "Very comfortable owners very friendly and definitely revisit."

    Lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Been before would go back very comfortable cottage beautiful location friendly owners on site"

    Reviewed by KateOct 2020

  • "Amazing place."

    Very cozy and warm during the wild Cornish winter weather. Couldn’t have been looked after any better. Rodger and Patsy are great hosts. Would come back any day. Thank you

    Reviewed by KatieFeb 2020

  • "We had a great time at Brunnion House."

    The friendly and approachable owners were close by and nothing was too much trouble. It provided access to most places with a short drive to local supermarkets and other shops, and of course the local beaches. The dogs loved a play on the beach to burn off some energy. There was a dog friendly pub a few minutes drive around the corner, but we enjoyed the peace and quiet of our surroundings. The house was warm and cosy after a day out. The garden birds were plentiful including over 20 gold finches, a pleasant sight even in the pouring rain - well it was Cornwall in January but it was a lovely relaxing break. It's been a about 14 months since our last visit to the South West of Cornwall, but I think the local drivers need to have some lessons in driving etiquette. They are generally so aggressive and impolite. However, it didn't spoil our break.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2020

  • "We love visiting Cornwall and, this year, Brunnion House made it a perfect break."

    The hosts, Patsy and Roger were on holiday when we arrived so Ali, who was looking after the house in their absence, welcomed us and showed us into the house. What a beauty! The house was warm and inviting, comfortable bed, hot shower and a cosy kitchen and dining area where we ate breakfast watching the birds in the garden. And the upstairs sitting room....large, comfortable and beautifully decorated with views from windows on all sides. We were made up! The weather was perfect, blue skies and sunshine every day which was ideal for visiting the scenic coastal villages. On Thursday night the weather turned and the heavens opened. Come Friday morning, it was still bucketing down so we decided to stay in the house for the day. Unheard of, for us on holiday, but it didn't bother us as the house was so warm and cosy and we had the chance to read Patsy's very interesting book on the history of the area. Then we met Patsy. Such a friendly and likeable lady and full of information. Thank you so much, Patsy and Roger, we had a lovely holiday in your beautiful house and would love to return, We wish both of you all the very best.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2019

  • "Fantastic location very helpful owners/owners friend great facilities"

    Reviewed by KateSep 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brunion House ."

    The house and the views were simply stunning. Patsy and and Roger were so welcoming and Lovely. We would love to revisit in the near future.

    Reviewed by KarlAug 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay in Brunnion Cottage & would definitely recommend to others."

    Cosy cottage, beautiful views, surroundings & lots to explore...daughters loved it & have asked if we can go back next year! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...thank you!

    Reviewed by CarlyAug 2019

  • "Brunnion House was the perfect place for our family and dog this summer."

    The owners were very kind and welcoming to us and the house was very spacious and comfortable with beautiful views over nearby Trencrom Hill. We also enjoyed watching the nature in the well kept gardens. Brunnion House is in a very peaceful location but only a short drive to lots of dog friendly places like Porth Kidney beach, Mexico Towans beach and Trencrom Hill. We also went to St Ives town and Carbis Bay which were close by. We would definitely like to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2019

  • "Cornwall is a lovely place but not dog friendly at all st ives is very bad for ..."

    Cornwall is a lovely place but not dog friendly at all st ives is very bad for parking and the food is average pub food but the beaches are lovely but couldn’t take 2 small french bulldogs on any beach in st ives so won’t be revisiting

    The two St. Ives beaches that are available for dogs are only usable at low to half tide but that there was a lovely area know as 'The Island' that is totally dog friendly and available at any time. Guests were supplied with a 'dog friendly guide' to the area. We advised that parking in St Ives could be a problem but that it was possible to catch the train, which is very reasonable and takes dogs for free, from either Carbis Bay or St Erth stations. We did tell them that the pub half a mile up the road from here was under new management and that we had eaten there and considered the food to be tasty average pub food. There are plenty of other places in the area, with parking, that do excellent food. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Brunnion House, and we were made very welcome by Patsy and Roger."

    The house was comfortable, had everything we needed, and was ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. We would definitely recommend it to others looking for a peaceful holiday hideaway.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing, a hide away in a very peaceful location."

    The owners Patsy and Roger ensured we were happy with everything prior and at the Start of our holiday, even though they were on holiday themselves!! Would definitely return again, and the Engine pub is a must and can be reached on foot in approx 15 mins, good food and drink and stunning beer garden over looking the countryside. Thank you again Patsy and Roger for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2019

  • "Patsy and Roger are lovely people and the house is gorgeous!"

    ! We'll definitely be back as soon as we can afford it!!

    Reviewed by HannahMay 2019

  • "We loved the peace and the privacy of the property, the lovely garden and the amount of light were fantastic."

    We found the double bed tiny for a couple (we are small in height and weight) and unfortunately the cleaning approximate, especially under and around rugs we accidentally touched, under the pillows in the seating area in the kitchen. Also an ant treatment is recommended as they appeared very frequently, even just with a cup of tea - no food! -by the kitchen window. The pump for the water in the kitchen is extremely noisy and every time anyone uses any water, like the loo at night time, it goes off - it would be good to place it outside or to put some sound insulation in the cupboard. A minor suggestion on the info pack: it was overall useful, we personally found unfriendly the amount of details and tone of the instructions (on how to deal with garbage for instance) and did not make us feel welcome. We often rent cottages in Cornwall and most people recycle and are happy to help! Hope these can help

    Many thanks for your feedback. The owners greet their guests and advise them they are available, if they need any help with anything at all during their stay. The double bed is a standard double and she will address the points you mentioned regarding the cleaning with her cleaner and check for any ants. Again thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StefaniaApr 2019

  • "Four of us came to Brunnion House for a couple of nights, pre-Christmas."

    We'd come a long way and for a family funeral, so not the best of times for us personally. However, our stay at the cottage completely lifted our spirits and the house provided somewhere comfortable and very pleasant as a base. We'd like to express our thanks to Patsy and Roger for the all-too-brief time we had there. You made us so very welcome and looked after our every need. It was also very nice to get to know you a little bit. I'm bookmarking your place for a future stay when we're in west Cornwall visiting again as a family. It's a superb home in a gorgeous setting; I feel we've discovered a little gem.

    Reviewed by JonDec 2018

  • "Could be a beautiful cottage but could have been a lot cleaner and the whole place was smelling of damp."

    Left clothes in suitcase because draws were smelling of damp. Car needed as it is way off the main roads along very narrow country lanes

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday, fantastic cottage, fantastic owners !"

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2018

  • "Everything we (a family of four with two young children) needed or could wish for, was there: a babybath, a cot, lots of room upstairs to play and crawl, a washing machine and dishwasher and lovely gardens."

    All the must see sights are within a thirty minutes drive from the cottage, which was perfect for us. Although the weather wasn't that great, we had a wonderful time at Brunnion House. Patsy and Roger really made us feel welcome and the occasional fox and pheasant were lovely surprises.

    Reviewed by DanielJun 2018

  • "We were given a lovely warm welcome from the owners who live close by and are on hand to help with anything but give you plenty of space and privacy."

    The cottage was beautiful, very clean and really well equipped - one of the best we have ever stayed in. We took our two little dogs who loved it here. There are plenty of dog friendly pubs close by and St Ives is only a 10 minute drive away. We couldn't recommend more highly.

    Reviewed by AdeleApr 2018

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining/conservatory area
  • Spacious First floor sitting room with log burner.
  • Oil fired central heating with log burner
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washing machine, shared use of tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books , games and DVDs
  • Highchair available
  • Cot can be provided through a third party Cot hire
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawned area and patio
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles. Note
  • Sleeping is not permitted in the lounge, beds must not be moved from bedrooms

The property

This is a two storey house with its own private access from the gravel drive.

Brunnion House has an lawned gardens to front and rear, with mature trees and shrubs and colourful seasonal plants in tubs, pots and borders.

There is a patio area with table and chairs outside the double bedroom’s windows, also a table and chairs on the rear lawn.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 977835, together they sleep 9.

Brunnion Barns

Brunnion Barns are two beautiful cottages, skillfully converted from 200 year old granite barns in an idyllic rural location yet only 3 miles from the award winning Carbis Bay Beach, reputed to be one of the finest in Cornwall. Just 4.5 miles away is a real favourite, the harbour town and seaside resort of St Ives with its multitude of Art Galleries, restaurants and stunning beaches. Hayle , Penzance, Lands End and the main A30 are also in easy driving distance making this property a superb touring location. Set high up on Lelant Downs with wonderful far reaching views, Brunnion Barns offer homely and spacious accommodation, which is baby, child and pet friendly with a field for dog walking, exercising and ball games. The Barns can be booked individually or together to accommodate up to 10 for a memorable and relaxing holiday or short break in a stunning location in one of the most beautiful areas of Cornwall. As well as beach based pleasures, horse riding, golf and fishing are also available as are many Award winning tourist destinations. The old Cornish stone hedges still border the lanes around Brunnion and, in spring & early summer, are full of wild flowers. Bird feeders bring many species into the gardens and for the keen birders Hayle Estuary & Marazion Marshes often provide interesting rarities. For those interested in Cornish Archaeology and Heritage there is a special file of historical sites and it includes a brief history of the immediate area. A file detailing the beaches, pubs & restaurants and local amenities that are dog friendly is available.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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