Originally an 1830s woodman's cottage, this unique detached house is set in 13 acres of private woodland - yet is just two miles from the stunning beaches and charming galleries and shops of St Ives.
The original carriageway winds through the grounds, opening up to a lawned area with a summer-house and a pond. Guests (and their four-legged friends) can enjoy the private walks in the woods.
The house is traditionally furnished and has everything you will need for a family holiday or a gathering with friends at any time of the year. The large kitchen/diner provides an ideal setting for a convivial meal and a catch up, and the conservatory/sun-room makes a lovely space in which to eat or play board games. Two cosy sitting-rooms provide space for both children and adults to relax and the large wood-burner is the perfect spot to snuggle up in front of after a day out exploring and due to the house being in a private woodland has plenty of free logs.
From the main sitting-room, a staircase leads up to the five pretty bedrooms. A stepped landing leads you to the main bedroom, and a separate servant's staircase takes you down to the smallest (or cosiest) of the sitting-rooms. (Take care as this staircase is narrow and steep).
This lovely detached property lies close to Porth Kidney's magnificent sandy beach and Lelant's renowned links golf course, and is just a short drive from all the village amenities including an excellent pub and a shop. There is even a little railway station, from where a delightful train journey with the most striking coastal views will take you to nearby St Ives with its galleries, shops and restaurants.
A trek around the most westerly tip of Cornwall, the Penwith peninsula, to take in the amazing and breathtaking views - even on a cloudy day - is worth the effort. The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno justifies a trip even if you don't stop to take in a performance and iconic St Michael's Mount at Marazion is well worth crossing the causeway for when the tide is out. Just don't be too long or you will get your toes wet on the return journey.
Bathroom 1 with bath, fitted shower, shower attachment, WC, wash-basin and cupboard with washing machine and tumble-drier
Sitting-room 1 with TV
Steps to Kitchen/Diner with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and TV
Sitting-room 2 with TV, video, DVD player, CD and tape player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Bedroom 5 with single bed (3')
Nursery-room with cot
Bathroom 2 with bath, fitted shower, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Take care with children around the pond and beware the second, servant's staircase is narrow and steep.
- Dogs welcome
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
Golden Cock Cottage is surrounded by fabulous gardens.
Enjoy sitting outside and dining al fresco.
There is plenty of space for everyone to gather at the table.
The sitting-room has a cosy wood-burner.
Stairs lead up from the sitting-room to the kitchen/diner.
The modern kitchen-area.
Light the wood-burner and snuggle up with a good book or film.
The twin bedroom (Bedroom 2).
Bedroom 3, the other double bedroom.
One of the single bedrooms (Bedroom 4).
Bedroom 5, one of the single bedrooms.
The lawn has a pond to one side (please take care with toddlers).
The side view of the pretty cottage.
The front lawn.
Acres of private woodland belong to the cottage.
View towards the Hayle estuary at high tide, taken from the end of the drive (the original carriage track).
Gwithian is a truly fantastic beach.
The stunning lighthouse at Godrevy.
St Ives is a great place to visit any time of the year.
One of the many beautiful beaches at St Ives.
Visit the famous St Michael's Mount.