“Sarah May's cottage is a nice, quite small building adjoining the owners' own home just off the village square in St.”
Keverne, a pleasant, quite busy little village near the south end of the Lizard peninsula. The owners, Margaret and Arthur, are lovely, and having them on site is great if anything crops up. They were very generous to us during our week's stay in Sarah May's cottage in August 2018. The Lizard is relatively quiet (compared to the rest of Cornwall in August!), and we avoided the crowds pretty well (except at Land's End and St. Michael's Mount). Perhaps the best thing about the location is that ...
Keverne, a pleasant, quite busy little village near the south end of the Lizard peninsula. The owners, Margaret and Arthur, are lovely, and having them on site is great if anything crops up. They were very generous to us during our week's stay in Sarah May's cottage in August 2018. The Lizard is relatively quiet (compared to the rest of Cornwall in August!), and we avoided the crowds pretty well (except at Land's End and St. Michael's Mount). Perhaps the best thing about the location is that it's about a 5 minute walk across the fields at the end of the lane to Roskilly's, where they sell the best ice cream in Cornwall, possibly in the world; they also have a good café and restaurant, and a petting zoo, etc. (it's a working farm too). The cottage itself consists of a small main room that trebles as kitchen, dining room and living room. It's quite tight: if 4 people sit round the table, you can't open the door to the bedroom and bathroom! The equipment and furnishings are at least adequate, if not luxurious, and it's all quite clean and recently painted. Likewise, the bedrooms and bathroom are small and functionally furnished. It was fine for our family, having one small (seven-year-old) child. There is also a nice garden directly outside the back door with a picnic table for guests' use. All in all, it had everything we needed, and a friendly welcome too. Thanks to Margaret and Arthur for making our stay a very pleasant one.
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Perfectly located for touring the stunningly beautiful Lizard Peninsula, this cosy, compact cottage is set in the village of St Keverne, just one mile inland from the coastal path and within the designated Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
On entering the cottage, after passing through the pretty garden, you can't help but notice the old fashioned attention that the owners, who live just next door, bestow upon Sarah May's cottage, which is full of character.
There are two bedrooms, one double and one single as well as an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Outside, after a good day walking the coastal path or spending time on one of the many stunning beaches in the area, loungers and other garden furniture give you the opportunity to relax in the sun trap of a garden.
Just a very short, level walk from the cottage takes you into the village of St Keverne, once the haunt of smugglers.
Here you will find whitewashed cottages, two pubs, a bistro and a handful of shops clustered around the central square and all overlooked by the magnificent 15th century church.
On summer evenings you might even catch the village band, a choir or even one of the annual festivals when the square really comes alive.
Walkers are spoilt for choice here, apart from the amazing coastal walking, both lakeside and woodland nature trails can be found just a short walk out of the village at Tregellast Barton.
With so many beaches and riverside villages to explore, Sarah May's Cottage offers an ideal base for a perfect Cornish holiday.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric coal-effect fire.
- Electric heating with convector heaters and electric fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 1 car
- Garden with lawn and furniture (shared with owners)
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 5 mins walk
- Note: There is a small step down into the hall leading to single bedroom and a step up into the shower
- Note: No children under 3 years
- Note: Due to the compact nature of the property, not suitable for guests with limited mobility
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About the location
Helston 12 miles.
On the eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula, the pretty village of St Keverne, lying just 1.25 miles inland, is the focal point for this area, with its village pubs and shops surrounding the village square, and an impressive church spire, at one time used to guide the Cornish fishermen home. From St Keverne, you can easily explore the natural and spectacular beauty of the Lizard Peninsula by car, bicycle or on foot. You will find walled fishing harbours, tiny secret coves, sandy bays and dramatic clifftop walks along the South West Coastal path. Just north is the Helford River, a yachtsman's dream and home to Frenchman's Creek, and picturesque Helford village. A short walk takes you to Roskilly’s Farm, where you can tuck in to ice cream to die for. Further afield, visit Falmouth, with one of the world's largest natural harbours, Pendennis Castle built by Henry VIII, and of course you cannot miss out on a trip to The National Maritime Museum.
Note: No children under 3 years.