About This Listing
Lovely rustic double room with private shower room in sunny beamed attic space with a view across to the coast and the Lizard peninsula in the distance. Comfy kingsize bed with cotton sheets and duvets.
You will be staying in our home, a 300-year-old Grade II listed traditional rustic Cornish granite cottage with many original features including low wood-beamed ceilings, wood-burning stove in a granite hearth, and cob walls. Madron is a small and picturesque village 2 miles from the coast, 1.5 miles from Penzance and Newlyn with shops and restaurants and approximately 7 miles from St Ives (galleries, beaches), Sennen (beaches) and Land's End (cliffs, various attractions). Behind Madron are the moorlands where tin was traditionally mined - a great place to walk across heathland with ancient standing stones.
This is an ideal space for a couple or two friends looking to enjoy and explore the western end of Cornwall, from Land's End and St Ives to the Eden Project and Truro, with wonderful beaches, gardens, historic sights and local amenities all nearby. Guests will have free street parking and WiFi internet access for the duration of their stay. There is also a small front garden you are welcome to sit in, with a table if you want to take breakfast or coffee outside in the sun. The nearest pub is just over the road.
For groups of three (or by special arrangement, four if suitable) or someone looking for a bedroom with workspace, the studio room is also bookable as a bedroom to accommodate a third person or as a work area. See separate listing "Cosy Studio in Cottage by Sea" where both studio and bedroom can be booked together. The studio comes with desk and chair as well as fold-out studio couch (sofa by day, double bed by night) with a goose-feather topper. Unfortunately the room is not suitable for small children as it has balustrade railings to an open staircase, and free access for my cats.
ALLERGY SUFFERERS: please note that this is a very old house with its original horsehair plastering and woodwork and may contain spores, pollen and other allergens. There are also three resident cats.
ACCESS: The rooms are situated at the top of the house in a converted attic space, up two flights of stairs. I do my best to accommodate other diet, health or access requirements - please ask if there is anything you need to know or would require.
Please give us a couple of days' notice when booking as last minute arrangements are not always possible to accommodate.
Nearby attractions (a car is useful!):
The world famous St Ives with cafes, galleries, beaches etc including the Tate and Barbara Hepworth studio and sculpture (website hidden) Michael's Mount.
Land's End, Zennor, Sennen, Lamorna, Porthcurno and numerous coves and beaches.
Coastal, cliff and moorland walks.
Minack open-air theatre.
Area packed with art galleries and museums including working mines and telegraph museum.
Many ancient monuments, standing stones, stone circles.
National Trust properties and gardens nearby (the nearest is a quarter of a mile down the road); also hillside sculpture garden, plant nurseries.
The Eden Project is approximately 1.5 hours' drive from here or accessible by train.
Other easy trips include Newquay, Fowey, Porthleven, Helston and the villages and coves of the Lizard peninsula, and the Scilly Isles.
A friendly welcome awaits from owners!
Double bedroom with kingsize bed, and private shower room, exclusively for guest use. Guests can also sit in the studio space adjoining the bedroom.
Guests have breakfast in our kitchen/breakfast room and can also use our small front garden to sit in the sun or take coffee outdoors.
Interaction with Guests
I like to communicate with prospective guests by email/airbnb message before they arrive - this is important to me as in a small house my guests need to feel comfortable with me and my cats, and me with them. I only accept guests who are happy to exchange emails so we can get to know each other a little bit before they arrive.
As guests breakfast in my kitchen we usually have conversations over breakfast. Many interesting tales of origins and travels, plus local information, are shared over coffee and croissants!
Madron has great access to all the local sights, market towns, cultural amenities including the Minack open air theatre, sub-tropical gardens and beaches - a few minutes drive will take you all over West Penwith, an hour or so will take you to Newquay, Fowey, Truro or the Eden Project at St Austell. You can take a boat trip to the Scilly Isles from Penzance.
In the village itself, take a look at our interesting 14th century church, where Nelson's death at the battle of Trafalgar was first announced to the nation in 1805, or the local National Trust garden down a short hill at Trengwainton, or walk to the old tin-mine shafts and standing stones on the moorland behind the village.
A car is really useful. There are buses - including an open top bus tour of the coast and villages - but the service is generally hourly, and to some remoter places less frequent still. Taxis are bookable. Bikes (for the strong of leg and heart!) are also a good way to get around.
House inhabited by friendly, lively cats (2) as well as humans. Cat friendly guests welcome!
No alcohol in rooms.
We had a enjoyable 3 nights in Madron, near Penzance. The house is perfectly located to do tourism in the area with easy parking facilities, and in a calmed and quiet area. We enjoyed a entire floor of the house which definitely exceeded our expectations. It was very tidy, clean and very cosy. Wifi is also fast. The atmosphere in the whole house is really peaceful and the main room is huge with a great illumination (particularly in the mornings) and views to the sea. Definitely a very photogenic place.
Rebecca was a wonderful host, friendly and very helpful, easy to approach and very empathetic. We were very fortunate to try her freshly baked biscuits and buns with coffee in the mornings. There were also many additional good choices for breakfast, with a full variety of jams.
unser Gastgeber war sehr aufmerksam,freundlich und herzlich!
sie hat sogar eine geburtstagstorte für meine Frau gebacken!:-)
sie hat uns bei den Ausflügen sehr gut beraten und wir haben uns im haus sehr wohlgefühlt!
I had a fab time with Rebecca and her extremely photogenic cats. I felt totally at home and had many enjoyable conversations with her - not to mention being taken out to see the prehistoric structures Men an Tol and the Lanyon Quoit. Everything exceeded my highest hopes - a brilliantly successful holiday. Thanks Rebecca!
Rebecca is a fantastic host with a beautiful house in a peaceful village. Rebecca gave us a warm welcome and a great breakfast both days, she was also very helpful with advice about what to do in Cornwall. The room itself is immaculate and so wonderfully relaxing. We'll definitely be back!
My mum and I stayed at Rebecca's place for 3 nights in August. It was a great location from which to explore the delights of West Cornwall like Mousehole, St Ives, Minnack Theatre and more. Madron is a very cute little village.
The room was great, really comfortable with views across to the sea.
Rebecca was a lovely host - really generous with her time and tips for the area.
The booking happened very smoothly.
Rebecca was a very good host, very respectful and helpful. She was a interesting and good conversational partner over breakfast in the morning, and a good source for information about the area. The house is set in quiet picturesque Madron just up the hill from Penzance. It was easy to reach by car and a parking space always to be found near the house. The room is very spacious and full of light coming from the two windows overlooking the lovely village of Madron all the way down to the sea. It was a perfect refuge to come home to after a long day of excursions along the Cornish coast. We would definitely stay again.
Rebecca is a nice host. Unfortunately she wasn't there while we occupied the room. So it took longer terms to resolve problems with the wifi.
The room we stayed in is large and under the roof, so it can become a little hot in summer. But it's really big and comfortable for two persons. Rebecca also left us a lot of informations about the area.
The bath is very small and when the hot water tap is in use, it makes an ear-battering sound for 3 seconds at the beginnig.
We were irritated about the special exhalation in the living room and stayed there not any time.
Kitchen is firm and Inez, the friend of Rebecca, was very helpful by showing us the cottage.
Rebeccas neighbors are also very nice and cooperative.
Sabine And her daughter rented effectively the whole house for the price of a double room As I had to be away on business. In a very old house there are many idiosyncrasies, Noise from the plumbing being one of them! I had left Sabine instructions and told her not to be alarmed about this as the noise passes within seconds If you turn the taps on correctly. I am unsure to what Sabine is referring regarding the sitting room. Guests would not normally need to make use of this family space unless they were joining us for dinner or for the evening, as there is a seating space next to the guest bedroom which guests normally use. The Wi-Fi is fully functional.
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About the Host, Rebecca
Hi, I'm Rebecca.
I'm a former journalist taking a break from the metropolitan fray in my Cornish cottage in a quiet village just outside Penzance. Cat-friendly guests welcome!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the house or rooms, and we'll do our best to answer as soon as we can.