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Penhale Cottage

(Ref. 1098694)

Marazion, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Despite having made a phone call to Sykes/the owner before booking to ensure the described rear courtyard was secure for our dogs, and been assured this was the case, on arrival it was clear this was not for two reasons."

    One, the gated rear entrance had no lock as it was in fact a thoroughfare for the next door property, and the courtyard belonging to the cottage was dissected by this alleyway. The courtyard for the cottage is off this thoroughfare which had no gates and was open to it. You have to come out of the cottage which backs onto the alley, and cross it to access the garden. Two, there was dog excrements (three piles of!) in the cottage courtyard when we arrived late Friday. A call to the managing agent was made and message left requesting a call back. As this was out of hours I expected a call first thing Monday. However no one called despite having described the problem and asked for a return call. When I called on Tuesday late afternoon the agent said they had not got the message and said they were surprised as they had checked the property themselves. That being the case it can only have come from someone using the alleyway and entering the open courtyard. This renders the courtyard not secure and clearly open to the public. I have seen the owners response to another review saying the courtyard was not secure. They suggest that house rules are dogs are not to be left alone in the property and this includes the courtyard. To be clear we are happy to, and did follow this rule, however we cannot sit and relax where our dogs are off the lead and anyone might open the gate and walk through the alleyway as they are likely to run to see who is coming into their space (a natural instinct) and be at risk of getting out onto the road. If I have to sit in the garden with my dogs on a lead I may as well be out in public. This is what we did in the end. We didn’t use the courtyard and made it clear to the agent that we would not be doing this or cleaning up members of the publics dog foul. Other feedback is generally more positive. Cottage is pretty and compact. Great log burner for the damp conditions in both the cottage and the weather! Kitchen generally well equipped. A bit stingy to only say that one black bin bag of rubbish will be collected, for a weeks stay this felt very impractical. We ended up walking rubbish down to the bins at the long stay car park where was parked, there are large public bins there, included in the £55.10 per week parking fees! Bed was comfy, sheets clean and well made.paint work and carpets looking a bit grubby in places. Floors downstairs needed a good clean when we arrived as they were still gritty presumably from sand tracking in on previous occupants footwear. Nice touch to leave spices for use, however many of these were out of date and as the cottage was quite damp the powders had solidified and they would be best thrown away. Overall I’d give this stay a 3/5.

    Thank you for taking the time to give your honest feedback. It is always so disappointing to read a review like this, especially given the number of people that have thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Penhale with or without dogs. Firstly I am so sorry that the number in our welcome folder was incorrect and didn’t automatically re route your call through to the management team as it always has in the past, this has now been rectified in both the welcome folder and the pre-arrival email sent out. With respect to the courtyard not being private, you will see from all our very positive reviews that it is, except for our neighbour who does share the gate with us when they are staying there (which is rare) and who are both dog lovers. That obviously doesn’t excuse the dog mess that must have been left by the previous guests and not cleared up by the management team - I have since addressed this with them together with the lack of cleanliness, unusable condiments and they have apologized, as do we. The courtyard is secure, albeit the gate is latched not locked, my previous comment was that we just ask that dogs aren’t left unsupervised in either the cottage or the courtyard. We do reserve the right to charge for extra rubbish but haven’t had the need to so far, as you have said, there are large bins right next to the car park which is just a 5 min walk, along the seafront, which you will need to use if you are unable to secure a space directly in front of the cottage. We are however so pleased that you too enjoyed the new wood burner, that together with all new storage heaters and windows has ensured that the cottage remains nice and warm and cosy - we love our Winter stays there now even more! Michaela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina2.5Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely short break at Penhale cottage."

    Very cosy and comfortable, clear instructions and a fabulous wood burner that we now have to buy for our own home! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    We love our wood burners and are really pleased that investing in a new one in our holiday home has given our guests a more cosy enjoyable stay too. Thank you for your wonderful review. Michaela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage in the perfect location."

    We had a great stay with our 2 border collies in December. The beach is literally a 5 minute walk away, and a perfect base for exploring the coastal paths. The little log burner was a welcome addition as it was exceptionally cold and we really appreciated that the cottage had been decorated for Christmas which we didn’t expect. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for giving us such great feedback - Penhale is enjoyed by both those with dogs and without, but our 2 Springer Spaniels love their stays in Marazion and can't wait for their morning runs on the expanse of beach that is just at the end of the road. The wood burner had just been replaced before your stay, so really pleased it has enhanced everyones Winter experience. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Michaela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Hello, we can’t praise this beautiful cottage highly enough."

    It was as described, clean, well equipped and beautifully furnished. We honestly found nothing to complain about, a home from home. We enjoyed spending time in the cottage as much as exploring the surrounding area. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful and well presented cottage, bed and bedding extremely comfortable!"

    Ideally situated within Marazion and a short stroll to various places to eat and drink. We tried The Godolphin and Cutty Sark @ Marazion Hotel, both excellent. There's a few little gift and craft shops to browse within the village also. We didn't manage to get parked at the Cottage until the last evening but it really didn't matter as the beach car park is less than 5 mins walk away and we bought a weeks pass for £50. Morrisons was close by and at less than a 5 minute drive away in Long Rock, it was ideal for a quick shop or to pick up essentials on your way out for the day. Highly recommended and would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Cherie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really amazing experience, cottage was beautiful, clean and an amazing location."

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jul 2023

  • "Al very nice, beautiful cottage"

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jun 2023

  • "From the moment we entered the cottage we felt completely at home."

    It is perfectly equipped for a fabulous stay and in the most convenient position just a stroll down to the beach. My dog Percy was so relaxed and he couldn’t wait to get out to explore the beach every morning! We will definitely be re booking for another stay!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just home from a fabulous week at this cottage."

    The owners have catered for every need and the cottage is perfectly situated in the stunning picturesque village of Marazion. The cottage was warm and cosy and we felt immediately at home along with our 2 cocker spaniels. The garden gate is shared but the neighbours are friendly and we had no issues. We parked by the front door to unload and then bought a weeks ticket from the car park which was a couple of minutes walk away. We have recommended this cottage to family and will be booking again for next year !

    Thank you for your lovely review. We usually buy a weeks ticket when we stay at Penhale too, which is £50. It is a bonus if we can park directly outside the cottage but as we have mentioned before, we thoroughly enjoy the 5 min walks along the seafront to and from the car where the views over to St Michael's Mount remind us of our fantastic location. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back to Penhale again next year! Michaela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2023

  • "The stay at Penhale Cottage was exactly what we both needed."

    My wife and I took our two dogs (German Shepherd and Lurcher). As had been outlined in the advert prior to booking that parking nearby can be a challenge, given there is no allocated parking. We were fortunate for 3 out of our 4 days and parked outside, but that is predominantly due to the time of year of booking. The cottage itself was lovely. I do not have any fundamental negative feedback to provide. The only thing I would say, is that I was constantly putting coal or logs onto the log burner fire, but without feeling the benefit of the heat, which I found bizarre. Recommendations I would suggest for future clients are as follows: 1. Turn on water heating on the morning prior to the guests arrival, as we had to wait hours until we could have a hot shower. 2. The courtyard is fit for fresh air but not for exercise for your dogs. It is very small. Notwithstanding all of the above, we would be delighted to stay at the cottage again in the future. Thank you so much, you've allowed us to create some wonderful memories.

    We love to hear it when our guests have made some wonderful memories whilst staying in Penhale. The cottage is heated with modern electric storage heaters which can give instant heat if need be, so we tend to only use the wood burner for a bit of additional heat and ambience, so haven't ever found it lacking, apologies that you did. The hot water should have been turned on before your arrival, albeit we do recomend that you double check it has been done on your arrival. Apologies if this impacted your first impressions but glad to hear you would be delighted to return and we hope you do, very soon. Thank you. Michaela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell4.1Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a fantastic location in the centre of Marazion."

    Thank you for your review, we love how close Penhale is to the beach and if parking directly in front of the cottage isn't available, how the 5 minute walks along the seafront to the car park admiring the views to St Michael's Mount reminds us of what a fantastic location we are in. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Michaela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable in a great situation. Had great time. A few comments. Very poor flow from shower Fridge door kept sticking, difficult to close. Parking outside a nightmare. Local van owner parking in front of cottage. We parked in public car park but cost an extra £50.

    Lovely to hear you had a great time, thank you for your feedback. If the spaces in front of the cottage are taken, we buy a weeks ticket (£50) to park in the car park too, but then find we really enjoy the 5 min walk along the sea front. The shower is a spacious walk in cubicle, mains pressure fed and provides a lovely enclosed relaxing hot shower but we agree, it’s not a power shower yet, watch this space! And regards the fridge door, that has been frustratingly tight this year, given it’s a brand new kitchen we hoped it would settle down, but it is being altered this week. Pleased you found the cottage very comfortable and enjoyed its location, hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2022

  • "This was an excellently appointed cottage with everything we needed and more."

    It was a pleasant surprise to find that there was a Smart TV so we could log on to our streaming accounts for late night viewing. Everything in the owner's guide was clear and helpful. The useful tip to purchase a weekly parking ticket at the car park down the road is a good one as the parking outside is limited. Very good position for getting places and the local eateries offer good food and service. Would definitely stay here again if we're in this part of the world.

    Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Michaela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location, a few minutes walk from beach/ pubs/ restaurants/shops etc."

    Marazion is very quaint, clean and friendly. The cottage is spacious and a home from home for a couple with 2 dogs. Very clean and bright inside. Lovely furnishings, including a v comfy bed with crisp cotton bedding. Michaella, our host, provided thoughtful extras on arrival such as tea /coffee/milk and even a cold bottle of champagne! Worth noting that although the back garden/patio area is secure and dog friendly there is shared access with the attached cottage to the side gate so dogs can access either garden area if unsupervised. This was not a problem for us as the owners next door are also dog lovers and lovely people. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jul 2022

  • "Unfortunately the cottage was not as expected from the description."

    Which was sad as the cottage was lovely for the right people and small dog not large dog(S). The plus side was we got to see our daughter, Son-in-law and granddaughter who live in Helston. The cottage itself was a fisherman's cottage as described, but there is no mention of ceilings in the downstairs of the house being so low which caused an issue for my husband who being 6'2". The property is pet friendly and two well behaved dogs are accepted, We have 2 doberman's so as these are not small dogs and due to booking in the summer months dogs are not allowed on many of the beaches between 10am and 6pm, especially Marazion. It was difficult to find walks for them that where not in the sun, or which attracted horse flies. The court yard was quite small and was not private and was not fully enclosed. The garden was gated but the courtyard was actually seperate from full garden and the outer gate serviced both Penhale and adjoining cottage and courtyard, this cottage used this as the main way in. The dogs would obviously bark, despite being supervised at all times. This wouldn’t be ideal for anyone in the other property having dogs or being afraid of dogs. The kitchen despite having enough utensils pot, pans and herbs it was very limited with space. It only had an undercounter fridge and has 1 shelf freezer, the cupboard door of this integral fridge is extremely stiff and hard to close, hence in heat we have been having, food quickly goes off or freezer shelf melts as door is not correctly closed. Then all other food must be stored on 3 available shelves on a trolley and in a vegetable and egg baskets, encouraging flies and looking very unsightly. I normally take cleaning products with me but on this occasion, I had forgotten, I have found in previous properties items have been left or limited clean items are there for you to do a general tidy, in this instance there was no cleaning solutions to even clean tops when cooking. Then nothing even to clean bath, toilet or shower if you needed to and unfortunately the shower water pressure was extremely low.

    I was very disappointed to read your review, especially given your full mark score for comfort and the other lovely reviews we have received to date. My husband is also 6’ 2” and has no problems with the ceiling heights, just has to duck through the door ways which at his height he is very used to. We have 2 Springer Spaniels who love staying at Penhale in Summer months, especially their long runs on the extensive sandy beach less than a couple of mins walk away at the end of the road before 10am and after 6pm when the temperatures are cooler for them. As one of our other guests have commented, our neighbors are dog lovers and are rarely there. We do ask that dogs aren’t left unsupervised on the property anyhow and this would include the enclosed courtyard. There are indeed dog restrictions on a lot of beaches across Cornwall at this time of year but if you don’t mind a short drive there is a beach at longrock with parking which is a 5min drive from Marazion or 30 min walk. The lovely Prussia Cove is a 12 min drive and Porthkidney Sands a 20 min drive, both of which have no restrictions at time of writing. The country cottage kitchen is all newly fitted and was designed for its compactness, admittedly not for storage of a whole weeks shopping at once albeit a great kitchen to cook in. When we stay we occasionally eat out at lunch time and spend the odd evening at a local restaurant and with a great choice of supermarkets just 5 mins down the road, buy everything fresh every few days, for when we cook at home. The walk in shower could admittedly have better pressure but it does pretty much have an endless supply of lovely hot water and there is the added advantage of a bath in the bathroom too. I hope that you found time whilst staying in Penhale to explore and enjoy the amazing area surrounding Marazion, given it’s close proximity to lots of famous Cornish towns and coves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.4Jul 2022

  • "Had a Lovely stay ay Penhale, would highly recommend it."

    location is great. Our dog Dolly loved her walks on the beach and we enjoyed the local pubs with good food and amazing views across the sea. looking forward to second visit..

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External utility
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove (October to March) inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Limited parking available outside as well as additional parking available in nearby car parks
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.1 mile
  • Please note: This property has steep stairs and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please note: This property does not allow children.

The property

Tucked away in the charming coastal town of Marazion, on the coast of Cornwall, rests this remarkable Grade II listed holiday home, Penhale Cottage.

Beautifully-adorned with a traditional white-washed exterior and boasting a characterful décor with exposed beams and original stonework, Penhale Cottage offers an idyllic base for a romantic retreat for two.

Park up on the roadside and unload your belongings with ease into your new home-from-home, where a snug sitting room invites you to put your feet up and unwind amongst the warmth of the woodburning stove.

When stomachs start to rumble, discover the well-equipped kitchen diner, where you can enjoy a sociable drink with the chef as they utilise the fantastic range of amenities to rustle up a romantic meal for two.

In the warmer weather, why not make mealtimes an alfresco affair with a seat in the rear garden; a truly idyllic spot to soak in the fresh, seaside air as you toast to a wonderful getaway.

When sleep calls, retreat indoors and prepare for bed with a blissful soak amongst the bubbles of the bathtub before climbing into your pyjamas and catching your rest in the intimate king-size bedroom.

Take advantage of your coastal location and take the short stroll from your doorstep to the pristine sands of Marazion Beach, where you can follow the causeway at low tide to St Michael's Mount, home to the iconic mediaeval castle, or watch the world go by as you paddle the shores with a view across the horizon.

The coastal town of Penzance is set a short distance away, brimming with a host of must-see sights and attractions, such as the Penlee House Gallery & Museum, the scenic harbour and the well-kept grounds of St Anthony Gardens, perfect for an afternoon stroll.

The National Trust's Trengwainton Garden rests further inland, a 16th century country home beautifully-adorned with vibrant gardens, woodland trails and a quaint tea room, where you can indulge in a spot of luxury with a traditional Cornish afternoon tea.

Explore the picture-perfect coastline of Cornwall with a romantic retreat at Penhale Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Penzance 3.8 miles; Helston 9.6 miles.

Marazion is the gateway to the enchanting castle and island fortress of St Michael's Mount. The ideal location for family holidays with large sandy beaches and a popular destination for watersports including windsurfing, paddle-boarding, kite-surfing and sailing. Situated on the shore of Mount's Bay with stunning views towards the Lizard peninsula and Land's End the ancient market town of Marazion is a great place to visit at any time of year. Discover a variety of gift and craft shops along with art galleries as well as a selection of old pubs and excellent restaurants in this historic location.

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Please note: This property does not allow children.
Please note: This property comes with a good housekeeping bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

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