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Penrose Farm Cottage

(Ref. 959161)

St Keverne, Cornwall Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect holiday cottage."

    Well equipped. Comfortable and scenic. We extended our stay because we couldn’t bear to leave.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage located in a perfect spot."

    Fully equipped and clean.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second visit and we are already planning our third,we can’t imagine staying anywhere else in cornwall"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Penrose was a lovely cottage and very quirky it was well equipped with everything you needed and Carolyn was very helpful, If I had to be critical I would suggest that it should be made aware that the steps outside and the different levels when entering all the rooms inside the cottage can be quite a challenge, although this is part of the charm and the age of the cottage I feel this should be mentioned."

    So if you have mobility issues this is not the house for you. The views and surrounding villages are stunning and well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and in a great location."

    Peaceful and quiet but close enough to amenities and for days out. Very disappointed that the path to the beach was closed - one of the main reasons we booked the property. There is an alternative route provided however, about 20 minutes walk and quite steep in places, but it isn't signposted and we only discovered it at the end of our stay (I wrote the directions in the visitors book). On the whole though we had a lovely holiday, helped by the gorgeous weather. The Lizard is a beautiful part of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Sep 2023

  • "We liked the cottage, it was ideal for our needs."

    The enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs to explore. Sadly, we weren’t well, so we left to come home early, so didn’t get to enjoy the full week we had booked.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very peaceful and quiet. The views are wonderful and make for a relaxing holiday. A nice welcome gift of wine, cakes and flowers on arrival. Thanks

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very well appointed characterful holiday Cottage with good outdoor space."

    Hope that access to the local beach is repaired soon but for us, visiting with young grandchildren, probably Coverack and Kennack Sands were a better option.

    Reviewed by Miranda4.7Jul 2023

  • "Well presented comfortable cottage, usable open space, good parking, perfect for local walks, and surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Donald5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful and very well equipped holiday cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable with thoughtful touches such as information leaflets, books and games. Beautiful view of sea and countryside. The hot water is extremely hot and there are warning signs for this but could be a risk for young children.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay in this great cottage - everything you could want/need provided & plenty of space for 6 of us."

    I was a bit worried about parking but there was enough space for two vehicles (Just make sure one vehicle parks to the left of the garage). Only real disappointment being the footpath to Godrevy Bay still being closed whilst we were there. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2023

  • "We just had a wonderful holiday at Penrose farm cottage extremely clean & very comfortable & homely Carolyn the house keeper is a lovely friendly lady we look forward to visiting this lovely cottage again!"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great place to stay with everything you need for a relaxing home."

    We have stayed 4 times at Penrose farm cottage and no doubt will be staying there again soon. We had a great family holiday ,5 adults a teenager and dog!

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Television in main bedroom would be nice but not complaining"

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2022

  • "Spotless and so well equipped."

    We loved Penrose cottage. Perfect for exploring the Lizard ( never visited before), a cove around every bend it seems and one within walking distance too. It sets a very hard bar when looking for next place to stay so we might have to return!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Overall an excellent property, as a dog owner one improvement would be a gate at the top of the steps to stop dog's going onto nextdoor garden, beautiful house ."

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Sep 2022

  • "We spent a week at Penrose."

    The cottage was spacious, clean and well kept. Everything we needed to have a relaxed stay was there. Communication with Carolyn was easy and she shared helpful information. Did not want to leave, perfect for exploring the Lizard Peninsula.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage very clean and everything you need are provided."

    Loved our stay, I was born in st keverne so lovely to see my family. Would reco mmend this cottage to anyone who would like a holiday in such a beautiful place. Cottage stayed lovely and cool for us and the dogs as we went during heat wave.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Aug 2022

  • "A comfortable & relaxing property in a wonderful location & with beautiful sea views."

    It feels like a home!

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Penrose!"

    The location is fantastic and the property was very well equipped. In terms of feedback my only suggestion is that for dog owners and parents of young children a gate between the property boundary and next doors garden would be a great addition, we made do with a small table from the outhouse.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    So clean and comfortable and the location is so peaceful. Only a few minutes walk from a very secluded, dog friendly beach and the village with pub and shop. Not far to many lovely places to visit including Kynance Cove. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect cottage: comfortable, warm, spotless, well equipped, 10 mins from beach for dog walks - couldn’t ask for more."

    (No mobile signal - a bonus! Wi-Fi & Sky excellent if need contact)

    Reviewed by Lavinia5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is beautifully decorated, cosily warm and very spacious."

    The upstairs sitting room has the most stunning views of the sea. and the bedrooms are enormously comfortable. All in all a lovely week in a delightful location, I would recommend Penrose Cottage highly!

    Reviewed by Miles5.0Oct 2021

  • "We liked the layout of the cottage, which was very important to us as we had new parents and their 5 month old baby with them!"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely place, very comfortable for us as a group of 6 (parents, teenage kids + grandparents)."

    Helpful and friendly host made us very welcome. One point to add is the wonderful sea view from the upstairs lounge…could make more of this in the listing! Thanks for a happy and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Cottage was well appointed, very clean and tidy, which is testament to the excellent work of the house keeper, Bette Swindon."

    The location is superb with the local secluded beach, which we had all to ourselves at times. A good location to explore many coves and chocolate box villages. Wish we'd had two weeks The only criticism is that some land owners block off some public rights of way .

    Reviewed by Haydn4.7Jun 2021

  • "This was our second stay and our little group of seven were very pleased to be back."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable in a wonderful location and the housekeeper very friendly and helpful. Just one small gripe- would it be possible to update the garden furniture which is plastic old and brittle, the garden is very pretty and somewhere comfy to sit would be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Felicity4.1May 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean, Bette was very helpful and friendly."

    The beds where so comfortable , the views from the living room are beautiful. We would definitely love to return again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2021

  • "We thought from the details that the cottage would be closer to the village, within close walking distance, but we actually preferred to be more remote - safer - and we were closer to the beaches, so turned out even better."

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely week at Penrose Cottage."

    We have two secondary school aged kids who can walk a bit further now and we like to be away from the crowds but close enough to have enough to do. So Penrose was just perfect. It’s quite a large cottage for 4 people with four bedrooms (we didn’t use one of the bedrooms). The rooms are a good size. Bedrooms are all of a decent size with comfortable beds (it was hard to get the kids up in the morning!). The living room on the second level to get the sea view is especially comfortable and we spent most of our time there when in the house. The kitchen is not massive but was fine for us and is next to the dining room so they work together. There is a 10 minutes walk to the beach which we walked every day. There is next to no parking in the village so few people travel in and we had the beach almost to ourselves each day (in August). There are lovely walks from the house in either direction particularly along the coastal path. Many ice creams from Roskillys, trips to Coverack for kayaking, little cafes to stop in, rocks to climb and bbqs on the beach. We only got in our car twice in a week; once to shop at Tescos in Helston and secondly to walk the coastal path around Lizard Point. There is a garden at the back on two levels; a lower little one with a garden table and chairs, and an upper grassy area which could be used for ball games. But we didn’t use them much and there were lots of other things to do. There is off-road parking as well for one car (not sure if you could get two in?). Overall, Penrose was perfect for us and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is very spacious, well furnished and equipped."

    Everything you need is here. Enclosed garden great for the dogs, but also sitting out and eating al fresco. Parking facilities for the car were excellent too! 2 beaches close by and walking distance (10-15 mins) which were never over busy, even during August!! Local pubs and cafes in St Keverne area serve good food. Ideal location for away from it all with excellent coastal walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Aug 2020

  • "So quiet and relaxing."

    Beautiful views of the sea and fields from the front of the property. Spacious and well equipped. Within walking distance to a quiet beach and coastal footpath. 15 minute walk to 2 lovely village pubs, village shops and a cafe. Garden was full of flowers. Comfy beds. So peaceful sitting in the smaller, walled secluded garden by the property and the upper garden accessed by a few steps was large and backed on to farmland. Just what we needed after spending months in the house during lockdown. The only negative is the lack of mobile phone signal but the wifi signal is strong and there is a pay phone in the house that accepts incoming calls so we were not completely cut off from the world!

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2020

  • "Just that we had a good time, weather was kind, and the cottage was warm , comfy and cosy, no complaints."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Mervyn4.7Dec 2019

  • "Lovely very clean cottage."

    Quiet location.Jenny and her husband very friendly and helpful. Lovely touch fresh flowers in each room as well as wine and nibbles to greet us. Would certainly recomend thiscottage and hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Three generations enjoyed a great week at Penrose Farm Cottage."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a great position for exploring the Lizard peninsula. We enjoyed a meal at The Three Tuns in St Keverne, as well as walking to Roskilly's for ice cream. The wonderful Godrevy Cove was a treat, we even saw a seal on our last day.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage but could do with an update, Neighbor not happy about parking even though we were careful to stay in designated spaces."

    Had a wonderful holiday and would definitely use Sykes again. Cakes and wine left on the first day was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful, the location too."

    We were so impressed with the welcome cakes and wine - so very thoughtful. Jenny and Pete, the housekeepers were extremely helpful, knowledgable nothing was too much trouble. They explained the walks in great detail, as we were with two sets of elderly parents , in fact one celebrated their 80th birthday whilst we were on holiday. Every room in the cottage was so homely and the kitchen was so very well equipped. I would think the cottage will certainly be on our wish list to return in the future. To summarise, Wonderful, loved it.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely idyllic location."

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "This is our second visit to this cottage and it didn’t fail to live up to our expectations."

    Spacious with fantastic views to Godrevy Cove and the sea beyond. In a wonderfully quiet location with immediate access to fantastic walks whether along the coast, to the village of St Keverne or Roskilly duck ponds! We’ll be back

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2019

  • "Perfect cottage in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by A5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely house, with all the amenities that we could ask for."

    So nice to be able to walk to the beach this year, as the path was not open last year, and we saw a seal there twice. The house is well equipped and in a great location and Sykes kept us up to date with any changes to our booking in an efficient and courteous way.

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Aug 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage very close to a secluded beach."

    Arrived to find flowers in every room, wine on the table and a selection of cakes.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    Lovely welcoming pack and milk in the fridge. Seemed to have everything one could need and beautifully furnished.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is brilliant, the location is fabulous, the only niggle was that Godrevy Cove was inaccessible the week we were there, and will be so until August 2018, but other than that, it was fantastic waking up to see boats in the cove, and listening to the sea."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2018

  • "Third time at Penrose farm cottage and it remains a family favourite."

    The upgrades since our last visit are lovely,the kitchen and living room in particular look great. Thankyou and hope to be back next year!

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Apr 2018

  • "A very warm welcome from the neighbours Mick & Lynn and with lots of tips of what to see and do."

    Lovely quiet place. Well keept and clean property. Spacious and recently done up.

    Thank you for your feedback! It was a pleasure to have you at Penrose Farm Cott and we hope you will visit again in the future for more lovely holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Jul 2017

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double opposite the bathroom
  • 1 x king-size double
  • 1 x single
  • 1 x twin, top floor via steep narrow stairs
  • 2 x bathrooms each with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Study.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer-drier, dishwasher, Sky TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars plus a garage
  • Sunken garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well behaved pets welcome at £15 each per week
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 15 mins walk
  • Beach within a 10 - 20 minutes walk
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Steep narrow stairs to top floor twin bedroom
  • Note: Can accommodate 7 guests on request.

The property

This attractive traditional 18th Century cottage stands in the delightful and secluded hamlet of Rosenithon near St Keverne on the Lizard Peninsula, with excellent sea views.

Set over three floors, Penrose Farm Cottage is ideal for family and friends, combining spacious accommodation and light bright decor with original features, including an ancient inglenook fireplace (not in operation) and ceiling beams.

On the ground floor is a double bedroom, bathroom, dining room, study and kitchen.

The first floor has a sitting room with sea views, bathroom and two further bedrooms.

The third floor has the fourth bedroom which is a twin.

The garden is on two levels with an attractive sheltered patio - perfect for alfresco dining or sitting with a chilled drink - and a large raised lawn which backs onto green farmland.

St Keverne is half a mile away with its picturesque church, village square, shop and two friendly Inns.

The Helford Estuary including Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek creates a unique ambience for sailors and canoeists, the Seal Park at Gweek provides an unforgettable experience.

Boating and diving facilities are available nearby and windsurfing, paddle-boarding and kayaking take place in nearby Coverack.

Flambards Theme Park and Poldark Mine are both within easy driving distance.

There is something for all ages on the Lizard Peninsula, famous for its quaint and pretty villages, including the fishing cove at Cadgwith and other tranquil bays with stunning beaches of white sand and turquoise seas, and secret caves.

The Cornish Coastal Footpath passes close to the cottage and other footpaths nearby cover long stretches of rugged scenery.

Perfectly located for a coastal and country retreat, Penrose Farm Cottage ticks all the boxes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

ST KEVERNE

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.

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Note: Steep, narrow stairs to Second Floor. Note: Can accommodate 7 guests on request.