Carter’s Croft at Middle Colenso Farm

Penzance, Cornwall
Self-catering


Between Penzance and Helston and close to sandy beaches is a sweet space for 4. Good for young families and all garden lovers

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

This two-storey outbuilding is the last one of three on an 18th-century farm, in an irresistibly Cornish garden setting.

Snuggle up by the wood-burner with books, games and toys, or barbecue in your private Mediterranean garden. In this converted farm-worker’s cottage, beautifully equipped and open-plan, reclaimed timbers and rustic stones mix with the best of new, and all feels cosy and fresh. You can stock up at the farm shop outside Perranuthnoe and return to your own courtyard garden.

Being the closest to the owners’ house and, importantly, the cats that live there, the cottage does not accept dogs. Therefore the beaches are yours to explore, starting with glorious Praa Sands. (Don’t forget the body boards – they’re on the house.) Then set off for seasidey Marazion and lunch at the Godolphin Arms, bang opposite St Michael’s Mount.

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We think you'll love

  • The sense of seclusion - yet the village is a ten-minute drive
  • The quirky contemporary interior design
  • Having access to exotic gardens, and boules
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You should know

  • The main grounds are shared with the other guests
  • There's just one loo and bathroom
  • No public transport - bring a car or bike

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £665
Damage deposit
£150
Surcharges
Available with Smugglers Lane & Old Granary for parties of up to 12.
1 House for 4
From £953 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

I loved the design of this cottage, loads of really clever, space saving ideas make it really comfy as well as stylish. The outside garden area is peaceful, private and feels very mediterranean.

Naomi, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Your closest pub is the Falmouth Packet a mile up the road - with a brilliant fish and chip shop opposite. Little Perranuthnoe (2.5 miles) has craft shops, cafes, a big sandy beach, and the lovely Victoria Inn. Praa Sands, 2 miles, lies in the opposite direction, with a beach café and a surf school. The area is a foodie haven, from Ben's Cornish Kitchen in Marazion (4 miles) to Rick Stein’s seafood in Porthleven (6 miles).

Local points of interest from Christen Pears

  • Explore the historic market town of Marazion and iconic St Michael's Mount which are just a short drive away.
  • Take a stroll down Penzance’s historic Chapel Street with its fascinating architecture, excellent shops and pubs. The iconic Art Deco Jubilee Pool is close by as is the fascinating Penlee House Gallery and Museum.
  • Head over to the bustling former fishing town of St Ives, now an artistic hub and home to an offshoot of the Tate Gallery and the wonderful Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden. Don't miss the Leach Pottery on the outskirts of town.
  • Once the centre of one of Cornwall's greatest mining estates, nearby Godolphin is a truly magical place. Once you've explored the estate make the short walk up Godolphin Hill where, on a clear day, you can see both coasts.
  • Put on your walking boots and get out and about on the South West Coast Path. Some of our favourite walks include the nearby stretch between Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe and the spectacular route between Zennor and the Gurnard's Head.
  • Take in a play at the Minack Theatre, carved out of the rocks above Porthcurno Beach. The beach is great for kids as is the nearby telegraph museum.

Introducing

Christen Pears

Christen, once a journalist, is a Pilates instructor with a fabulous fitness studio on site. Chris is a skipper of tall ships, and sails all round the world. Swapping Australia for Cornwall, they moved and renovated in 2013. Christen leaves you freshly baked scones, surplus home-grown produce, and is on hand should you need help and advice.