Once upon a time The Magazine was the dynamite store for the Lamorna quarry; it is now a cosy clifftop retreat. There are stunning views from this detached cottage, set into the side of the cliff leading down to Lamorna harbour. The steep 20 yard uphill walk from the private parking space is well worth the effort to reach the path to the cottage. A stable-door gives access to the kitchen, which opens into the traditional living area and conservatory. A spiral staircase leads to the bathroom and two bedrooms, one with a balcony with fabulous views – an ideal place to enjoy a morning cuppa. Outside, the garden and upper terrace have large decked areas overlooking the cove.
There are superlative views from just about every corner, with the decking areas the perfect vantage point for watching the tides and shipping lanes – during the summer you can set your watches to the Scillonian as it makes its daily sailing from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. With the renowned Lamorna Wink pub just a stroll away up the hill (take a torch with you at night!) you may not feel the need to move very far from The Magazine all week; but if you do choose to venture out and about, there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine/drier
Sitting/Dining-room with satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5') and balcony
Take care on the steep spiral staircase. There is a steep uphill walk from the private parking space to the property.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 1 car in public car park
- No smoking
- Pub 400 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 5 NS heaters
The front of The Magazine.
Spiral stairs lead up to the first floor bedrooms.
The view from the front garden.
The Magazine is the white house in the centre of the photograph.
The view from the property.
The path to The Magazine.
The sitting-area has French doors out to the garden and sea views.
The first floor bathroom.
This double bedroom has a balcony.
The view from the double bedroom balcony.
The stunning surrounding coastline.
Mousehole is just three miles distant either along the cliff path or by road.
Sunrise in Lamorna.
The Magazine is set within an acre of terraced gardens and has fabulous sea views.
The Lamorna leat.