Attic Studio in Cottage Near Sea
Attic Studio in Cottage Near Sea

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Space for three in charming cottage, sea glimpses, close to Penzance. This space includes one double bedroom and one walk-through studio room with private shower room shared between the two rooms. Studio has open-plan staircase not suitable for under-5s. Please remember to give me a little background about you all when you enquire for booking, it really helps to know something about guests in advance, and to be certain the rooms are suitable for you.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $20
Weekly Discount: 15%
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The space

This open access studio room is attached to the double bedroom (which is also listed separately as Traditional Granite Cottage by Sea) and allows space for a group of three (or by special arrangement, four) to stay together, sharing the same private shower room. When booking for three, please use this listing, which includes both double room and studio plus bathroom in the same price.

In addition to the double bedroom with kingsize bed, the studio room is suitable for a single adult/child or possibly two children (by arrangement only). It is also ideal for someone looking for a bedroom plus living/sitting/working space for short-term lets (price for stays over a week by arrangement). It 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.

The rooms are situated in 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. Madron is a small and picturesque village 2 miles from the coast, 1.5 miles from Penzance with its 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.

Guest will have free street parking and WiFi internet access for the duration of their stay. There is also a small garden you are welcome to sit in, with a table if you want to take breakfast or coffee outside in the sun.

ALLERGY SUFFERERS: please note that this is a very old house with its original plastering and woodwork and may contain spores, pollen and other allergens. There are also two (sometimes 3) 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.

Nearby attractions:
The world famous St Ives with cafes, galleries, beaches etc
Land's End, Zennor, Sennen, Lamorna and numerous coves and beaches, coastal walks
Minack open-air theatre
Area packed with art galleries and museums
Many ancient monuments, standing stones, stone circles
National Trust properties and gardens nearby (the nearest is a quarter of a mile down the road).

A friendly welcome awaits from owners!

Guest access

Double bedroom, studio bedroom, private shower room exclusively for use of guests.

Guests take breakfast in our kitchen/breakfast room and can also sit in our main sitting room and the front garden if they choose.

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 travels and origins, plus local information, are shared over coffee and croissants!

The neighborhood

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 Truro or the Eden Project at St Austell.

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.

Getting around

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. There is a bike hire place in Penzance.

Other things to note

The best place to park is by the church, 100 metres down the road. There is free on-street parking closer for loading/unloading.
Please note that this house belongs to cats as well as humans - it's their home too so you should be prepared to respect instructions for their safety and well-being.
We would like you to feel comfortable, happy and at home here, so please ask if we can help with anything, or if you need anything particular, or if there is any problem. We will do our best to put things right.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

This is a small village and a quiet area. We expect you to be considerate and aware of our neighbours, so please keep noise to a minimum after 10pm. This house is also home to our two lovely cats, and it is important to be aware of their safety and wellbeing at all times. Please ask if you don't know how to work something, or if there is anything you need or would like to know, and we will do our best to help.
No smoking in the house, (and it goes without saying, no illegal substances or activities) and no additional guests without permission, booking through Airbnb and appropriate payment.
I have ME (chronic fatigue syndrome) which means I am vulnerable to infections, so please let me know in advance of arriving if you think you may be ill with something infectious, so I can take some precautions! Thank you! :-)
Please check in by approximately 9pm on day of arrival. If a later time is required, this needs to be arranged in advance of booking.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

8 Reviews

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Sean User Profile
April 2017
Rebecca is friendly and accommodating, her cats are pleasant also. Location is great to visit Penzance and local attractions. Room was comfortable although there was no provision for hanging clothes. All in all we would definitely recommend Rebecca but be mindful if you're not cat lovers as this may are friendly as they have free reign of the living quarters. This wasn't an issue for us however as we enjoyed the cats company.
Rebecca User Profile
Response from Rebecca:
I'm planning to put up some pegs - there is a wardrobe but only for short items, as it has stored bedding. I will see what I can organise for the future for that. Just to note that you can close the door to the main bedroom against the cats, but they do have free range of the studio room (which has no door!) It was lovely to host you, glad you were comfortable, and thanks for the review.
April 2017

Caroline User Profile
August 2016
The room is stunning! Location is quiet - not much to do, so best if you have a car, I think, though it was possible for us to walk to Marazion in an hour and a half when we wanted to enjoy some new views, and there are buses to Penzance very close by. Very nice to have exclusive use of the bathroom just outside of the room. Bed is reasonably firm and comfortable, shower temperature and water pressure are excellent. Breakfast is quite varied and Rebecca is keen to suit individual tastes! Cats are also very sweet and one is exceptionally friendly. It is evident that the cats make much use of the living room, but if you are sensitive to smells you can avoid this by keeping to the attic room, which smells very fresh and clean.

Isis User Profile
September 2015
Super pretty cottage! Very comfortable and cozy :)

Rebecca User Profile
August 2015
Me, my mom and my sister stayed at Rebecca's place for two nights. We weren't home for most of the day, however Rebecca is a really nice person, we felt really welcomed in her house. The room and the house were really clean. The cats are adorable. The only thing is that there are no shops or restaurant nearby the house, but there is no problem if you have a car. I really recommend this place we had a good experience!

Jess User Profile
July 2015
Lovely, clean and comfy rooms and bathroom. Rebecca was a very welcoming host and accommodated to all our needs. Perfect base for a short break in Cornwall to explore from.

Alina User Profile
August 2014
I spent two nights at Rebecca's house in Madron with three friends. We didn't get to meet her in person, but she was accomodating and friendly on the phone and left us clear instructions, towels and breakfast foods at her place. We used the top floor and the kitchen of the cottage, which were clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Madron is a tiny place but there's a pub across the road and lots of parking space next to the church nearby. Rebecca's cottage is a good place to stay if you're planning to tour South Cornwall by car.

Matthias User Profile
August 2013
Rebecca was a wonderful host. Her house is a nice and quiet place. Rebecca was very helpful, always willing to help us with information and advice. She was very relaxed, we always felt comfortable at her house.

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Penzance, United Kingdom · Joined in December 2011
Rebecca User Profile

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- and book-loving guests welcome!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the house or rooms, and I'll do my best to answer as soon as I can. Make sure to look at both my listings - the studio and the Traditional Granite Cottage by Sea, so as to get all the photos of the house.

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Response time: within a few hours