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Mackerel Sky

(Ref. 959915)

Marazion, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The location is perfect - ideal for walking, sea dipping and visiting the area."

    The apartment is spotlessly clean, and equipped with everything that could possibly be needed. Very comfortable, and a lovely place to stay

    Thank you for your kind comments, Alex. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0May 2024

  • "Loved our stay at Mackerel Sky, a clean, comfortable, stylish and well appointed apartment with sea views."

    With the beach and the causeway to St Michael’s Mount yards away and the Lizard, Land’s End and St Ives within easy reach, it is ideally located. Cafes, pubs and restaurants are easy to walk to through quaint streets or along beside the sea. At the end of the day we were glad of the comfortable sofas for relaxing and a comfortable bed meant we slept well. We packed a lot into our short break but there’s still so much to see and do, so we’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2024

  • "Hi the flat was in a good position for us on the edge of Marazion a short walk for a night out and food."

    The downside was in the dark the step's up to the flat which had a light on a sensor to start with then the light stopped working which then made the step's tricky to negotiate until the light at the top came on. The bed was worn out and the sofa has seen better day's but on the whole it was a good base to have a holiday I've stayed in worse and I've stayed in better. WE HAD A REALLY NICE HOLIDAY AND WOULD GIVE IT 10/10 EXCEPT FOR THE BED !!!

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Mackerel Sky. We are pleased that you made the most of the excellent location and that you “would give it (the property) 10/10 except for the bed”. We fully appreciate that comfort is different for different people, but it’s a shame that you weren’t comfortable at Mackerel Sky. All other reviews this year have rated comfort at 100% , with the word ‘comfortable’ frequently used by guests in their reviews. We were sorry to learn that you didn’t find the property’s outside lighting to be helpful. As you explain that the light at the top of the stairs did in fact come on, when the lighting at the foot of the stairs was less reliable, it would seem that the sensor for Mackerel Sky’s outside light - the one at the top of the stairs - did in fact work. The bottom of the stairs is lit by a neighbouring property’s light. It might well have been that the residents there had switched it off to avoid light disturbance in one of their bedrooms. However, if you had let us know about this inconvenience, we could have investigated to see if there was something we could do to help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin3.1Sep 2023

  • "Extremely well maintained and clean place Communication from owners was excellent and responsiveness was also top class Location cannot be beaten, just park your car and never use it for the week We will be back."

    Cannot recommend highly enough

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable apartment in a great location, everything you need, home from home."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing apartment Would recommend to anyone ."

    Ideal position. Loved Marazion and all areas around. Well done owners of Sky Mackerel. We will return. One tiny thing. Found the iron but not the ironing board. Probably us Thank you for a lovely week Lyn and Lyn Edwards

    Thank you for your lovely comments! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Mackerel Sky and would love to welcome you back in the future. Hopefully the elusive ironing board didn’t cause too much of a problem. A useful prompt to us to make sure the location information is given more prominence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "A warm welcome in the shape of a cream tea and some fresh milk in the fridge."

    Well equipped and comfortable and clean. Comprehensive info specific to the apartment. Ideal location for exploring the coast path.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2022

  • "First class villa in a fantastic location very close to the beach."

    Well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable. My only negative is the parking is quite difficult and hotly contested with residents and other holiday makers. It was advertised on a first come first served basis, however, it's only suitable for smaller cars and there are only about 9 spaces and 16 properties. As a result I elected to park my fairly large estate car in the car park recommended by the owners. My phone wouldn't load the Just Park app (4g not available) so I paid Just Park via their automated phone line for the complete week. The advert stated a 'small fee' however the cost for a full 7 days was £83.40 which, as a pensioner, I don't necessarily consider a 'small fee'. That said we had a great stay and really enjoyed our holiday.

    Thank you very much for your kind remarks. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are extremely sorry to hear that your mobile network failed to load the Just Park App. In all fairness the car park signs clearly state that if this happens there is a telephone number to contact - “No smartphone? Call 01234 862 178. Pay in under 2 minutes.” And that a 7 day pass is available to buy for £50. This enables parking only metres from ‘Mackerel Sky’. We would like to take this opportunity to point out that our webpage wording has always mentioned that alternative parking is available “for a fee”. It seems you might have misinterpreted this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely place too stay, we had a great time and was lovely to have everything we needed."

    Very accommodating so thank you!! Only issue we had was with the parking but we we’re grateful to have somewhere to park majority of the time! We would love to come back :)

    Reviewed by Leah4.7Jul 2022

  • "Possibly worth including a note that larger cars may have limited success with the car park out the back as there was really only the top space and the corner space against the building that would accommodate an estate car without largely blocking carpark access for other vehicles."

    Other than that we had an amazing stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do state that parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis. We do also provide alternative parking options about 100m from the property. - Cornish Cottage Holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation in a stunning location, will definitely be returning"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely clean flat."

    Convenient location for beach and restaurants. No issues with parking in March. Plenty of places to visit even off season. Quite a lot of do’s and don’ts instructions posted around the flat. One small niggle, one of the missives instructed us to strip the bed and place linen in bag provided, no problem with stripping the bed, but where was the bag? Also no spare bin bags for kitchen bin.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave valuable feedback. We are delighted that you found ‘Mackerel Sky’ to be a “lovely clean” property and appreciated its location close to beach and restaurants and with plenty of places to visit within easy reach. We are sorry that you were irritated by our requests to guests. They are intended to help guests enjoy an easy, comfortable and safe stay at ‘Mackerel Sky’ and to maintain its high standards for the benefit of future visitors. We’re sorry you didn’t find the bag left for bed linen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Mar 2022

  • "Location is great , just yards from the seafront and village."

    Immaculately clean appartment. Parking spaces suitable only for smaller vehicles and space not always available.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Sep 2021

  • "What a lovely property, very well appointed, clean, tidy and really comfortable."

    The owners were very helpful throughout our stay, quickly responding to any of our questions. Location is spot on, just a few yards from the beach and fantastic views (and access) to Ste Michael’s Mount. It’s also minutes from the local bus services which provide east access to all parts of the peninsular. With parking such a premium, we simply parked up and left the car pretty well for the week, and used the bus to access loads of places, walks and beaches. Very happy with the property and the area, and would be happy to recommend. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "It was clean and comfortable it was a shame about parking and no where to sit ..."

    It was clean and comfortable it was a shame about parking and no where to sit and have a glass of wine at night but was in a good location for the beach

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2021

  • "Mackerel Sky provided us with an ideal base to holiday in Cornwall."

    It's contemporary decor and attention to detail was a delight. The housekeeper clearly takes pride in their work as it was spotlessly clean. Everything to get you started is there. Tea, coffee, milk and a very welcome cream tea. The local shops and pubs are on the doorstep including a very nice fish and chip shop. There are three main supermarkets a short drive away. Parking onsite is limited but was not a problem for us as we found a space whenever we needed it. Communication with the owners was speedy, very friendly and helpful. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Mackerel Sky for couples of all ages.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment, well equipped and the beach just across the road."

    Well situated for visiting other attractions such as Lizard point, Minack theatre, Mousehole, St Ives, Lands end plus many more. Lovely coastal walks nearby and St Michael's mount just over the road! Places to eat nearby. Very pretty area. We loved our stay and will be back for sure. Thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2021

  • "A very well appointed flat."

    The only potential problem is the parking, but we were able to find a spot in the very small car park and left the car there for the whole of our stay. The owners do have an arrangement with a nearby public car park.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Mackerel Sky was fantastic."

    From the very welcome cream tea on arrival to the small touches. It is perfectly located just across the road from the beach. An absolute haven.. we will be back!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    Loved the setting, local village, ambience and facilities!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2021

  • "The location of the property was perfect."

    So close to everything. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay in Mackerel Sky , spotlessly clean and comfortable, and lovely cream tea , Cornish biscuits,and flowers on arrival."

    It was also so handy to vist our favourite places , even though it was first week in February the weather was kind to us , we had some lovely walks along the beach , hopefully we will stay again ❤️ Michael and Jennifer, from Kidderminster.

    Reviewed by Michael and Jenny5.0Jan 2020

  • "Only downside was small double bed."

    Used to larger bed and huge hotel beds. Didn't sleep well and got bad back. If you are fine with smaller double beds then would certainly recommend this property. Also steep outside steps difficult to heave up cases. We are an older couple.

    Thank you for your feed back. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay so much that you gave a 100% grading for the overall standard of Mackerel Sky: thank you. We are sorry you didn’t sleep well, especially as guests usually find the bed very comfortable. However, we realise that a standard size double bed might seem small in comparison with the huge hotel beds which you mention. It's a shame the stairs to this first floor apartment proved rather steep when carrying up your luggage, but hope that the sea views, views of the causeway and of the surrounding countryside made your choice of a first floor apartment worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2019

  • "The property was in a great location."

    My only criticism would be the car parking outside the self catering cottage. There was an alternative car park we could use 200m down the road and this was not a problem for us. I would still recommend this property to anyone as it far exceeded our expectations!

    Thank you very much for your review of Mackerel Sky grading all categories 100%. We are delighted that you found our property exceeded your expectations and that you felt it is in a great location. We are sorry you seemed to find the parking on the premises was problematic. As on site parking is on a first come first served basis we have paid for very close, alternative parking for our guests. We try to do all we can to ensure our guests are not inconvenienced. We’re pleased you were able to take advantage of this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2019

  • "The apartment was very clean, comfortable, well equipped and tastefully decorated."

    The location was great and information provided was accurate and informative.

    Reviewed by Francina5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent location for us, apartment was first class, very clean, home from home will stay there again when in the area."

    A credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2019

  • "We loved Mackerel Sky."

    It was of a very high standard of comfort and cleanliness while the many thoughtful extras made it really welcoming. It was wonderful to have the beach so close, perfect for an evening stroll to end the day.

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0Jul 2019

  • "This was the cleanest rental we have had and the decor was well thought through and tasteful."

    The location was perfect to be so close to the beach and st Michael's mount. I was worried about the carparking but I didn't need to be if we couldn't get a space by the apartment we had one at the at Aubyrn carpark thanks to the owner paying for parking permit. Bed and lounge very comfortable and good size TV. We would book again if staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2019

  • "Really fantastic 5 night stay, wished we could have stayed for longer."

    the quality and location of the property was outstanding.

    Reviewed by Darrell5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location, clean, comfy bed"

    Reviewed by Martyn4.4Jun 2019

  • "The flat was great everything was there to what we needed The only thing we ..."

    The flat was great everything was there to what we needed The only thing we would have like was a outside space to sit and enjoy the sun and views but we enjoyed our holiday Thanks

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0May 2019

  • "Apartment is very light, clean and well furnished."

    Comfortable and well maintained. Everything you need is provided with a kind gesture of a cream tea provided on arrival. Parking is easy. Marazion is a good location and local facilities are good.

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Apr 2019

  • "The apartment is light and airy and the location is fantastic."

    Unfortunately the apartment below was having building work done and there was very loud constant drilling and hammering until 7pm every night which did mean that spending time in the apartment was impossible. We picked this property as it was in a quiet location so we had a quiet relaxing holiday however this was not the case. However the property itself was lovely.

    Thank you for your glowing headline comments and the 100% score for your recent stay at Mackerel Sky. We are delighted that you were so pleased with the standard of the accommodation and its location. We are sorry that you felt that noise from the renovations to the downstairs apartment detracted from your enjoyment. We had included in the welcome pack a note to advise guests to contact the owner or Sykes if disturbed as he had agreed he would down tools if this was the case.The noisy work downstairs will be completed this weekend. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Mackerel Sky in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2019

  • "Mackeral sky is a stylish but comfortable,well equipped flat."

    The owners have thought of everything you may need and there are nice extras, for example bathrobes. It is also spotlessly clean. Marazion is a great base for exploring Cornwall and a visit to St Micheal’s Mount was a highlight, the beach is beautiful and there are plenty of places to eat or have a drink in the town. We would definitely love to return to Mackerel Sky as there are still lots of places to visit and walks we would like to do.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic apartment."

    Spotlessly clean and very well equipped with comfortable beds and convenient parking. Would highly recommend and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic location."

    The apartment was extremely well-equipped and spotless and reflected the care, pride and thought of the owners to ensure guests had a lovely holiday. Some lovely touches eg. Christmas tree and decorations, a cream tea and mince pies on arrival as well as tea, coffee etc. We would definitely recommend Mackerel Sky.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2018

  • "The location was superb, central to visiting the attractions in this part of Cornwall and the accommodation was second to none!"


    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Everything was as described, lovely apartment central to all amenities, perfect."

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2018

  • "The accommodation was excellent, as advertised."

    The property had all the comforts of home providing a good standard of accessories within the apartment. I was slightly apprehensive about being able to park, however there was no need to be as not only is there parking available at the property on a first come first serve basis but the management have negotiated free parking with the local car parks which are around 100 yards away from the property. Permits are supplied for both. The one drawback which was probably out of the control of the management company was building work taking place next door. The management company point out that it is advisable to leave the windows on a vent setting to allow circulation of air within the property throughout the day. Unfortunately this had the effect of allowing an ingress of dust to enter the property from the building work taking place. The work commenced at 08:00 each morning and resulted in some noise from the mechanical diggers employed. This is only temporary and will not be an issue when the next door work has been completed.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2018

  • "Loved the decor of the cottage because it gave a sense of light an airiness to it;bringing the sights and sounds of the sea inside."

    Scrummy afternoon tea with scones jam and cream were a lovely surprise and greatly appreciated. The cottage was in an excellent position with the beach, sea and St Michael`s Mount a short walk across the road to the beginning of the attractively cobbled causeway and vast beach.Many other interesting places to visit were only a short distance away. Would definitely recommend staying at Mackerel Sky; we even saw one !!

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jul 2018

  • "A very comfortable, well appointed and well equipped apartment."

    There was even the wherewithal to make a Cornish cream tea on arrival, a nice touch after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic location and immaculate accommodation."

    Could not have asked for anymore, from the booking process to the communication - it was all superb. Would highly recommend using Cornish Cottage Holidays to anyone and will almost certainly be using them again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2018

  • "Excellent apartment in a fantastic area."


    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2018

  • "This is a delightful apartment to stay in."

    It was spotless, warm and comfortable. When we arrived after a long drive it was so nice to come into the warmth and also find some treats and a bottle of wine awaiting us. There is everything you could possibly need and more to make your stay enjoyable. It is across the road from the beach, a few minutes walk from the causeway to Mount St Michael, five minutes walk into the village and only 10-15 min drive into Penzance. The village has two or three nice pubs. We think it is one of the best places we have stayed and we would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ngaire5.0Mar 2018

  • "A great base for exploring the area."

    The apartment was so lovely to return to at the end of the day. A lot of thought has gone into the apartment to make it homely and well equipped. So many beautiful places to visit. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2017

  • "AMAZING apartment."

    My fiancé and I went their for our first holiday and we also got engaged at this brilliant place. The location is lovely and really close to local amenities. It’s always spotless and it is very well equipped with what we needed. A very comfy stay and now we have booked it again for our honeymoon next year! I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2017

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  • All first floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan living room with dining area
  •  Bed linen, towels and bathrobes included in rent
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD, Bluetooth speaker, DAB radio, WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Free parking at the apartment car park, subject to availability, for 1 car on a first-come-first-served basis; alternative parking available, for a fee, in a car park approx 100m from the property
  • It is possible to load and unload luggage on-site at the property
  • Shops, pubs, and popular eateries nearby
  • Note: Children are not accepted at this property
  • There are external steps to the first floor entrance
  • Off-road parking.

The property

This highly desirable boutique style first floor apartment is just minutes from the beautiful golden sands of Mounts Bay and the iconic island of St Michael's Mount and the south west coast path.

With sea glimpses, pitched high ceilings, original artworks plus pubs, great eateries, fine galleries and curio shops a five minute walk away, this stylish bolt hole is a perfect, couples retreat.

Set on one floor, this apartment provides quality accommodation throughout.

The separate kitchen with views to the sea is well equipped, leading to the contemporary living space also with sea views and comfy sofas for relaxation, with a dining area for romantic meals.

The light and airy bedroom, with pristine white décor is punctuated with bold splashes of colour which creates a bright and refreshing atmosphere and there is an ultra chic shower room.

Marazion is a buzzing seaside community with a large stretch of beautiful golden beach for walks with a view, swims and boating adventures.

St Michael's Mount is the iconic part time isle reached via a cobbled causeway at low tide or ferry jaunt.

Close by, beaches at Praa Sands and Gwithian are popular with surfers and Long Rock offers a range of watersports.

St Ives, home to the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum is a fifteen minute drive.

Penzance with its rail and sea link to the Isles of Scilly and home to numerous galleries and independent shops is a five minute drive.

Its neighbour Newlyn, boasting the biggest fishing harbour in England and the quaint fishing village of Mousehole are also within easy reach.

The Minack open air theatre at Porthcurno, with its spectacular cliff-top location, is also well worth a visit.

Mackerel Sky provides a stunning base to explore the striking beauty and rich history of this part of Cornwall, being equidistant from the Lizard and Lands End.

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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Note: Regretfully, children are not accepted at this property
Note: Please note, check in time is 4pm

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas