Stunning 2-bedroomed cottage in peaceful countryside, 5 mins' drive from Prussia Cove
A short drive from Prussia Cove and Praa Sands lies a pretty old farm, enshrouded in peace. It’s home to 3 of the most beautifully renovated 18thC cottages: one big, one medium, one small. Palm is the medium-sized one, perfect for a family, with a double and twin bedroom and a lounge warmed by a woodburner. Ancient granite walls are offset by Scandi-style interiors creating a rustic modern blend – whitewashed floorboards, sheepskins, parlour palms in concrete planters and mid-century furniture. Outside, a sun-splashed courtyard garden looks almost Mediterranean, teak sunloungers perfectly placed for the late-afternoon rays, and a BBQ for easy suppers. And if you’re worried about cabin fever, don’t be: the old farmland has been replaced by gorgeous subtropical gardens, so there’s loads of room for kids to run about, plus a boules pitch to add to the holiday feels.
There are solar panels, and toiletries and cleaning products are all eco friendly.
- You’re 5 minutes’ drive from Prussia Cove, a beautifully secluded sandy cove fringed by rocks.
- Or head for Praa Sands or Perranuthnoe, both long wide sandy stretches that are perfect for young families. There are beach games and body boards to borrow at the cottage. On the way home, stop at the farm shop in Perranuthnoe and pick up ingredients for a BBQ supper.
- Older kids might prefer Long Rock Beach, an excellent spot for water sports including windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle boarding.
- The owners recommend a spectacular coastal walk between Zennor and Gurnard’s Head, wild and unspoilt, overlooking rugged granite cliffs and the deep-blue Atlantic. Reward yourself with lunch at The Gurnard’s Head pub when you get there.
- Day trip to Penzance (historic architecture and great little boutiques, plus an Art-Deco lido if you’re not a fan of sea swimming); Mousehole (an idyllic little harbour village) or St Ives (a creative hub, home to an offshoot of the Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Gardens and the brilliant Leach pottery).