Smugglers Lane at Middle Colenso Farm

Penzance, Cornwall
Self-catering


Between Penzance and Helston and close to surf beaches, a perfect place for two. For peace-seekers and lovers of mid-century design

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Set off on the coastal path for Prussia Cove, once the haunt of smugglers. Return to your private courtyard garden. There’s also a communal outdoor shower – excellent for dogs and wetsuits. With towels, blankets and Cornish treats, dogs will be happy here.

This one-storey stone outbuilding is the first of three on an 18th-century farm, surrounded by Mediterranean gardens. The floor-to-ceiling windows create light and space, while the tiny kitchen makes use of each nook and cranny. It’s warm and stylish in a mid-century way – and also has a great wet room.

Body boards are here to borrow so head for the beaches of Perranuthnoe and Praa Sands. There’s a much-loved fish and chip shop a mile way, and excellent restaurants in Porthleven. Try award-winning Kota and Kota Kai, or the legendary Rick Stein.

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We think you'll love

  • The peace and seclusion - yet the village is a five-minute drive
  • The stylish and romantic interior
  • Having access to exotic gardens
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You should know

  • The main grounds are shared with the other guests
  • The kitchen is tiny, but fine for two
  • No public transport - bring a car or bike

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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 £74
Weekly price
from £568
Damage deposit
£150
Surcharges
Dogs £25 per dog. Available with Carter's Croft & Old Granary for parties of up to 12.
1 House for 2
From £741 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

I loved the feel of this cottage, small but perfect, from the decor to the garden area outside. Absolutely ideal for a romantic break or a couple's space as part of a bigger group.

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.

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.