About This Listing
Space for three in old workers' granite cottage, view of the sea across village rooftops. Please note when booking, this space includes studio room AND double bedroom with private shower room. Studio has open staircase and cat access!
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, and cob walls. 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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Guests must be cat-friendly!
Alcohol in rooms only by arrangement
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.
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.
Rebecca was a lovely host! And her home was nicely situated in the center of Madron, a very picturesque town, which was a great home base from which to explore the area. My only reservation would be if you are allergic to cats, but one in our group was and Rebecca went extra lengths to make sure the room was clean and the cats were kept out. So not much of a problem there! We also made the reservation at the last minute and Rebecca readily accommodated us.
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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.