With walks on your doorstep and the harbour village and foodie haven of Porthleven only a short drive away, this is the perfect destination for countryside lovers to discover. The leisurely pace of life will entice you to stroll along country lanes, enjoy picnics on the beach and linger over dinner in the pretty harbour watching the world go by.
The first floor sitting-room takes full advantage of the countryside views towards Carminowe Creek on the Penrose Estate and this beautifully presented semi-detached holiday cottage occupies a private position on the owners' smallholding, an ideal place to relax after a full day out exploring this wonderful and unspoilt part of Cornwall.
On your doorstep is the beautiful Penrose Estate, a large area of wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake called The Loe and features woodland tracks, stretches of coastline and open parkland. This is the perfect backdrop for a day out by foot or bicycle with a stop at the Stables cafe for some light refreshment or all the way down into Porthleven for a bite to eat.
Venturing further afield the beauty of the Lizard peninsula and Helford River are both just a short drive away so maybe a cream tea at Lizard Point, take in the views at Kynance Bay and then pop down to the sandy beach and harbour at Coverack, which is dog-friendly all year round.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care with young children on the areas of raised garden.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Up the steps takes you into the cottage with the living-room on the first floor and down an internal flight of stairs to the bedrooms and bathrooms.
The welcoming living-room with sitting and dining-area and a warming wood-burner.
The enclosed patio and terraced garden can be a real sun-trap.
The small but perfectly formed kitchen also has a utiilty-room opposite with the washing machine and a drying rack.
This gorgeous bedroom has a 6ft double or twin 3ft single beds depending on your preference.
This open plan living-room is warm and welcoming.
Carminowe View Cottage is a reverse level semi-detached stone cottage with its own enclosed private garden.
Two comfy sofas around the fireplace...the perfect place to curl up with a good book.
The enclosed garden is mainly gravelled with two raised areas of lawn (please take care with young children).
There is a lovely old wooden pew in the hallway.
Welcome to Carminowe View Cottage.
The surprisingly spacious ground floor bedroom is both stylish and comfortable.
The en suite shower-room.
The double bedroom is at the opposite end of the cottage and has a 5ft double bed.
This double bedroom is also beautifully furnished and looks out onto the garden.
The en suite bathroom to the double bedroom.
The stairs rising to the first floor living-room, kitchen and front door.
The kitchen is an open and sociable space.
This bedroom also has an en suite.
This stylish kitchen is well-equipped and has everything you need to make a meal or a cuppa.
The pretty harbour town of Porthleven is now a real 'foodie' destination with a wide choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants serving local produce.
The beach at Porthleven, great for walking on and relaxing but swimming is not advised due to the dangerous currents.
The Penrose Estate wraps around the lake at Loe Bar, such a pretty area to explore with paths through the woods.
One of the old stables belonging to the estate is now a cafe, perfect for a stop for some light refreshments.
The sandy beach at Church Cove, Gunwalloe is only a short drive away.