Pip's Cottage is a delightful, small, traditional 2 bedroom cottage situated just outside Penzance in the quiet village of Madron. The loft conversion double bedroom has stunning rooftop views across Mounts Bay to St Michaels Mount.
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This lovely stone property, constructed out of Lamorna granite, is situated in the quiet village of Madron, just outside Penzance on a hill overlooking Mounts Bay and the picturesque St Michaels Mount. Although this cottage is located inside the village, the view from the double bedroom is stunning with a rooftop view of the Mount! The cottage is ideally suited to 2 people but is flexible enough to sleep a maximum of 3.
Madron is a central spot to act as a base for exploring west Cornwall. The dramatic, moody, west of Cornwall has a plethora of sandy sheltered coves and rocky headlands, all of which can be viewed from the South West coast path. Pip's Cottage is very close to the traditional fishing villages of Newlyn and Mousehole. The ancient standing stones of Lanyon Quoit and West Lanyon Quoit are all within a kilometre as is the Men An Tol with its interesting vertical ring shaped centre stone! The Celtic Madron Well was the only source of water for Penzance and Madron until the 18th Century. There is a good bus service to Penzance from just outside the cottage.
Ground floor: Enters into the open plan living / dining / kitchen. Please note a sofa has replaced the chaise longue shown in the photographs. Staircase leading to:
First floor: Landing at the top of the stairs with doors leading to: a double bedroom, WC and bathroom with shower. Fairly steep and narrow staircase leading to:
Second floor: Open plan single bedroom (with double bed) with storage. There is limited headroom but excellent views of Mounts Bay.
Exterior: Small pretty courtyard garden with dining set and barbecue. On street parking.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heaters and the cast iron gas stove in the living room area (not pictured). The small kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge and separate freezer. The lounge area has a flat screen digital Freeview TV & integral radio through the freeview channels. There is free WiFi at the property. There is an iron.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to bring your own beach towels. One well behaved dog can stay at a small additional charge of £25 per week, although please remember that dogs cannot be left unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are during the quieter months of the year.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Madron is a quiet village located just outside of Penzance, there are a number of pubs close by. For foodies, we would recommend The Coldstreamer which is located in Gluval and has an excellent menu. The closest supermarkets can be found in Penzance with a Tesco, Morrisons and a Sainsburys.
Madron Church was originally the mother church for Penzance and gained notoriety in 1805 following the death of Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar. News of his untimely demise was first passed to shore in Penzance from HMS Pickle that was en route to Falmouth. The Mayor of Penzance then led a procession to Madron church where the first memorial service in England was held for Admiral Nelson.
Penzance is just a 5 minute drive away. Every June, Penzance holds the Golowan (Feast of St John) & Mazey Day celebrations. This week long celebration attracts many visitors and traffic is banished from the centre of Penzance during Mazey Day when the streets become lined with stalls and hold colourful processions. From Penzance harbour you can catch a ferry to the Isles of Scilly.
The sub tropical gardens of Morrab are definitely worth visiting.
St Ives (Cornish: Porth Ia) lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne on the coast of the Celtic Sea. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing but has become renowned for its number of artists. The Tate St Ives exhibits work by modern British artists, including work of the St Ives School. The three storey building lies on the site of an old gas works, overlooking Porthmeor Beach. The Tate also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. The St Ives September Festival, runs annually and is one of the longest running and widest ranging Festivals of the Arts in the UK. It last 15 days and includes a range of arts from music to poetry, film, talks and books. St Ives harbour is still a working port where you can watch the local fishermen landing their daily fresh catches of locally caught seafood. It is very sheltered and a perfect sun-trap in the heart of the town. Porthmeor beach has fine golden sand and is a wonderful beach for surfing with a surf school. During the summer trained lifeguards ensure the bathing is as safe as possible. There are restaurant and cafe facilities right on the beach with toilets and beach huts on the terrace behind.
Mousehole is a picturesque fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall between Penzance and Land's End, that has retained much of its old world charm. The narrow streets are filled with galleries, small shops and restaurants. Local cottages built from Lamorna granite, cluster together around the inner edge of the harbour, these are protected from the force of the sea by two robust breakwaters. Car parking in the village is extremely limited due to the narrow roads and visitors are encouraged to park on the outskirts of the village. The tiny village was overcome by the loss of the Penlee lifeboat, the Solomon Brown, just before Christmas 1981. Most of the crew was from Mousehole. On the anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat tragedy, the Christmas Lights are turned off for one hour as a mark of respect for the crew who died whilst trying to rescue those on the Union Star off Lamorna. The Mousehole Christmas lights are famous throughout Cornwall and are well worth visiting. Just offshore from the harbour is St Clement's Isle, a small group of rocks where an ancient hermit was said to have lived. A few hundred yards along the coast from the village is a huge cave, which is believed to give rise to the village’s unusual name. This is unlikely but the origin of the name is still a mystery. It is possible to walk west along the Coastal Path to Lamorna Cove, looking down on Tater Du Light on the way.
To the east is Newlyn, the largest fishing port in the South West and a great place to buy local fish!
Guest from Nantes stayed for 7 nights.
This property is lovely, cosy and comfortable. The location is excellent to visit the area, you are more or less 15 mn drive from St Ives - Mousehole - Land's end - Gennor Tin Mine - St Michael Mount, great places to visit ! But around the cottage, there is no shops within walking distance (only a pub nearby). The cottage has no good soundproofing, but it was ok because the neighbourhood is quiet.
Guest from Minehead stayed for 7 nights.
COLD (there was a log fire but only 1 log and no tinder), difficult access to attic, attic needs switch for light upstairs (as well as at base of stairs), no razor socket, poor parking,could not activate storage heater in bedroom, difficult to access WiFi (Code left for future occupants). Well kept garden. Good hot water.Door lock needs oiling! Could recommend for others but with above shortcomings. Not your fault but great shame that pub was not doing meals [pub in next village NOT to be recommended]
Guest from Dublin 3 stayed for 7 nights.
Pips Cottage is a very cosy, comfortable, traditional cottage in the village of Madron just outside Penzance. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. It is small but extremely well equipped, sylish and beautifully decorated. I loved the various pieces of pottery and art work dotted around the rooms and stairway along with the books many of which related to the area.The owner provides extensive information regarding local attractions.The WiFi works perfectly and there is a very good selection of t.v. stations. It feels like a home rather than a holiday let. Although small, the very creative and clever use of space means it doesn't feel cramped or cluttered. Both bedrooms have double beds and are comfortable however the upper room (with the wonderful view) would be difficult to access for anyone with mobility issues and with it's very low beams is not for the fainthearted The bathroom is imaginatively decorated and a good size. The terrace at the back is lovely and I enjoyed breakfast in the sun there on a couple of mornings. It is an ideal base from which to explore the area, especially as there is convenient access to the main A30 dual carriageway. The cottage is next door to a pub but I only heard noise from there on my last night, a Friday which in fairness is usually a busy night in most pubs. Madron is a very quiet village and you will need to bring any foodstuffs you require with you. The nearest shop is in the neighbouring village of Heamoor which you will pass through if coming from the Penzance direction. I shopped on my way from the airport but I would happily have paid a few extra pounds if a hamper with the bare essentials was provided. The only small reservation I have is with regard to parking. Parking seems to be problematical in Madron. You will more than likely have to park near the church. It's not too far away but be prepared to carry luggage and shopping to the cottage. However that is not the owners fault and I soon realised that the same problem arises in villages all over Cornwall. I travelled alone and felt very safe and comfortable in Madron and Pip's Cottage. It's a beautiful place to stay and I hope to return some day and will recommend to family, friends and colleagues.
Guest from Northampton stayed for 14 nights.
We stayed for two weeks in September. The location was perfect for reaching all of the things we wanted to see and do. The cottage was clean and had all of the amenities that we needed. It suited our requirements perfectly. I would recommend it for a couple but it might be a bit small for two couples.
Guest from Machynlleth stayed for 7 nights.
Nice little cottage, clean and every thing you need. Beds were very comfortable for a good night sleep but quite noisy from the pub next door with people outside smoking. The sofa and chair in the lounge was very uncomfortable. The garden would have been nice to sit in if it had some sun on it. The net curtain on the window of the first bedroom could do with replacing. And that window was very draughty and could not close it properly. All in all we had a great holiday and visited a lot of lovely places. I would go to Cornwall again but I would like a bit more comfort. Thank you
Guest from Manchester stayed for 7 nights.
Had a comfortable time at the cottage which is well placed to explore this part of Cornwall. Cottage looks beautiful but is on the small side downstairs with only one room. We managed as there were two of us and our nine year old son but if we had another child or we had been two couples we would have struggled. The cottage is very well kitted out with both bedrooms a good size, lovely bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. Would recommend.
Guest from Oldenburg stayed for 7 nights.
A smart original Cornish Cottage. The furniture is nice, the little terrace beautiful. Especially the view from the upper floor to St. Michaels's Mount is impressive. Madron is a good starting point for visiting several places at the coast.
Guest from Dorchester stayed for 7 nights.
Had a great stay at Pip's Cottage. It was in a good location which meant we could travel round to the local area easily. Beautiful beaches and walks. A lovely cosy little cottage which was great value for money.
Guest from Inveraray stayed for 7 nights.
A wonderful little cottage In a pefect location. Everything catered for your holiday, bedrooms and bathroom were a great size with plenty room. Living room/kitchen was perfect and fully equipped, although when the weather is lovely you'll never be in!!!
Guest from London stayed for 7 nights.
We had a great time in this cottage. I has everything you need and nothing you don't! Great location to visit Cornwall, some great places very close by (Newlyn for shellfish and seafood, Madron well and Lanyon Quoit for old stones...). I would go back! Thanks, Guillaume
Guest from Bideford stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely cottage, Every attention given to detail to make for a very comfortable stay. Good location. Close to beaches and lots of interesting places to visit close by.
Guest from Crystal Palace stayed for 7 nights.
Comfortable cosy cottage decorated really nicely throughout. Fantastic views from the top window! We found the location to be perfect as were only 5 minutes from the A30 so could easily explore. Madron Well and Trengwainton Gardens and Polgoon vineyard are all within walking distance from the cottage,
Guest from Fareham stayed for 7 nights.
Cottage quaint and cosy, but disappointed with location and outlook , and noisy neighbours, glad the pub has closed.would of liked to sat out in the garden, but trees blocked out the sun, so didn't.
Guest from Stroud stayed for 7 nights.
We had a very enjoyable week staying in Pips Cottage. It was about 20 years since we were this far down in Cornwall. Although it was early in the holiday season we were pleasantly surprised at how clear the roads were down to Penzance. We had no problems finding the cottage, the instructions given were very clear. The property was very clean and tidy with everything we needed for our stay. It was an ideal location for visiting St Ives, Penzance, The Lizard, Minac Theatre, Lands End, and of course excellent views as you walk along the coastal paths. We would be very happy to return in future years, and we would not hesitate to recommend to our friends
Guest from Barnstaple stayed for 7 nights.
Cute cottage, fully equipped, nice and cosy in the evenings. Pity pub next door has been closed for years apart from that we had a really lovely special hoilday. very easy to get in to town good location
Guest from Falmouth stayed for 3 nights.
Pip's Cottage is a cosy cottage with lots of character typical of its location.If you're looking to experience the truly wonderful west of Cornwall, this is a great place to stay!
Guest from Tonbridge stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely stay at Pips Cottage. The reason I said comfort was "ok" was because the red chair wasn't comfy for all evenings in. Cornwall's fog kept us in during the evenings otherwise really, really good. Thank you!
Guest from Farnham stayed for 5 nights.
A really cosy cottage close to all the sights and attractions in West Cornwall. The storage heating is not really sufficient for the property and could do with being updated, but other than that the cottage was perfect for my needs and I had a lovely stay.
Guest from Boston stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely little cottage for me and my boyfriend we had an amazing time and loved how every little detail had been thought of! Thank you! We would definitely come back! Sarah.
Guest from Wokingham stayed for 7 nights.
Small characterful cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Great location for exploring the west of Cornwall and great value for money.
Guest from Wem stayed for 7 nights.
Our week at Pip's cottage was amazing. We had never been to Cornwall before and upon arrival at the cottage, we instantly fell in love with it. The cottage has everything you need supplied to you. We loved the area, as it was only a 5-10 min drive to the sea front. The attic bedroom is a lovely feature, it is an attic so low headroom and the staircase up could be an issue if you have mobility issues. But we found the attic a lovely feature to the house. Waking up and looking out the window to the ocean was something to really call a holiday. We loved our week away and staying in the cottage, the only bad point for us was having to leave. Thankyou for a truely relaxing week which we will never forget.
Guest from Wigan stayed for 7 nights.
We arrived after a pleasant journey somewhat different than the last time we travelled to this area ( a difference of some 13 hours) the roads are so much better now,on arrival at " Pips Cottage" we where pleasantly surprised with the location which was central to all that we planned to see after so long away and the set up was good with local amenities to hand with some noticeable changes to the area, if we return to Cornwall we would prefer a different location and we found the accommodation a little cramped the top bedroom was not practical for our age group but this apart everything else was fine and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Guest from Wolverhampton stayed for 7 nights.
Beautiful little cottage about a 30min walk from Penzance town. Friendly locals, cottage was clean and very cosy and suited us perfectly. Equipped well with kitchen utensils and towels. Lovely veiw from 2nd floor window. Would definitely return next year!
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