2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 5(2 adults,3children)
Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky
- english, french
About Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky
We are a family of three generations who live in London and all of us take turns at the cottage as there are now too many of us! It's been a very special and much loved place for us for over 38 years. Many of our friends have been to visit the cottage and several have found their own properties near us. Some have even moved permanently to Cornwall. It's a magical place!
Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky purchased this Cottage in 1978
Why Micheline Gunter and daughters, Jessica and Nicky chose Cornwall
We rented the property in the summer of 1977 and immediately loved it. The owners worked at Leach Pottery in St. Ives and the cottage was filled with wonderful pots. Leach tiles still surround the kitchen sink. The Geevor tin mine was still working then and we loved all the history of the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
We loved the fact that it was a working village and not touristy when we bought it and it's still unspoilt. We like the view of the sea the most and being so near the most stunning coastal paths, coves for watching seals, basking sharks, pods of dolphin, and those amazing sunsets over the sea. We love those granite stone walls, the wood burning stove, and cosiness of the cottage. Best is walk to "our" beach, Portheras!
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Nice cottage very peaceful
Lovely surroundings, beautiful coastline
Beautiful few days in a wonderful cottage. Really felt at home and loved the fire. Beautiful walks along the coast right on the doorstep.
Always nice to receive a wonderful review but especially in the winter months!
The cottage is lovely and cosy at all times of the year with dramatic coast just outside the door. (And no need for a car! Good bus service right to the cottage).
Micheline and family
Cosy, peaceful cottage close to the coast path.
We had a brilliant stay. If you want all mod cons and loads of space and light, this may not be for you, but if you are after a cosy, traditional cottage in a quiet location with good food and drink nearby this is a good choice. Wood & coal burning stove, thick stone walls, great walks nearby. Be aware, no microwave or shower cubicle, but if you can live without these I am sure you won't regret booking this lovely place. Highly recommended!
Charming and beautiful cottage
We loved our week here. Great weather, friendly neighbours and a beautiful location.
The cottage was full of rustic charm and absolutely perfect. We couldn’t fault the place at all. Lovely kitchen, comfortable bed and very peaceful setting.
Would definitely recommend and would absolutely visit again.
Loved the actual cottage and the location but, feel a lot more could be done within the cottage. For example:
The shower head is in a bad condition (coating peeling/peeled off). Needs replacing.
Three shelves in the bathroom. Two shelves filled up with cleaning products, clothes and sponges. Not nice to look at.
Too much clutter in the whole cottage.
Bathroom floor has been half painted and a note left on the side saying, sorry but, ran out of time to complete as, took too long to dry!!
The cottage is so characterful however, it is not shown (in our opinion only), to its best. For example, lovely old furniture in the main bedroom but then, there is a bamboo headboard. Not in keeping with the other furniture/age of the cottage.
Unfortunately, because of these points, we would not return to this cottage. 😢�
Charming cottage minutes from coastal path
The cottage is decorated in a very simple and charming fashion so as not to detract from its historic character. It is very homely and well equipped and like home from home. It is only 5 minutes walk from the beautiful coastal path and is therefore ideal as a base for exploring the stunning coast line. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend without hesitation.
We are very happy with this review! All the reasons we love our family cottage. We are now three generations sharing in turns this lovely spot. Like this review says:
“a home away from home”. And best of all it’s so near the sea! I saw a whole pod of dolphin swim by “our” Portheras Cove when I walked to the beach this week! And the wild flowers are incredible right now as are the birds.
Micheline, Jess and Nicky
Coastal 200 year old tin miner's granite stone cottage in a very quiet village on the north coast of Cornwall about 15 minutes drive from Penzance, and about 25 minutes drive to St. Ives (and Tate Gallery) along the spectacular north coast. The coastal path starts just near the cottage with wonderful breathtaking scenery. The location is very near the Pendeen Watch Lighthouse and some lovely secluded, usually empty, sandy beaches, Portheras being our special favorite. The Geevor Tin Mine and Cafe (good Sunday lunch!) is a short walk away and has fascinating tours underground and a museum. Boscaswell is a peaceful, friendly village and Pendeen a short walk away for some good basic shopping, and two nice pubs. Lovely Sennen Cove is a short drive away through the charming village of St. Just. The wonderful Eden Project is about 45 minutes drive away. Also there are many National Trust Gardens to visit including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and many activities for children in the area.
Other Activities: spectacular coastal walks
Golf: Golf Courses are available.
Just added: New KITCHEN, full oven and ceramic hob, Nov. 2016