Robins Rest - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Needs some updating
Downstairs smelt quite damp, lots of doilies/ nick nicks around.
Living room furniture in need of updating.
Owner was very nice. Ok if you plan to be out a lot.
The cottage has everything you need to stay there comfortably. The location is great if you have a car as it is so easy to get to everything and if you don't feel like driving you can walk down to the local cove and beach which are lovely (make sure you take the correct footwear though as it requires you to walk on some of the coastal path.) The owner made sure our stay went as smoothly as possibly and was happy to answer any of our questions and give us recommendations of places to go. The local pub, the North Inn, is also great and me and my boyfriend both recommend a day out to Geevor Tin Mine down the road. Loved it- definitely considering coming back again!
Great location for exploring
Great location for exploring
Easy walks to bays nearby
Easy drives to Penzance etc
Basic accommodation - Not many creature comforts
Wouldn't go again
Very basic accommodation, although clean. It lacks comfort.
Bathroom clean and tidy, as is the kitchen. Bedrooms serviceable, clean and tidy. Only criticism is that the sitting room could be more comfortable.
We enjoy it here
Reluctant to offer too good a review in case other people find our new favourite place to stay. We never return to the same place as before but this was our second stay and we are thinking of making it a third time next year.
Pluses: Location is great for surfers who want to stay on the north coast, good walking in area too. Cottage a good size for a week stay, sea views from kitchen and only 10 min walk from beach.
Be aware: It is a little damp in the kitchen and toilet door doesn't lock, so not ideal for those who like perfection. Would like a cafetiere please!
Pendeen village has a general stores and Post office and there are four local pubs serving food. Three of these, as well as the Meadery and takeaway fish and chips, are within five minutes drive or a 20 minute walk down the hill.The small town of St Just is about 3 miles away which has shops including two butchers, a bakery and art galleries. Penzance is 7 miles away for more shops (including two supermarkets), art galleries and restaurants. Portherras Cove is a small beach about two miles from the cottage. There are steps down to the beach but no disabled or wheelchair access and it has no public facilities. Marazion, next to Penzance, has a beach much used for wind surfing and a low tide causeway to St. Michael's Mount (N.T.); access by taxi boat at other times.
There is surfing at Sennen (approx 7 miles), walks in all directions along the S.W. coast path, and riding at St Just. Geevor Mine (Pendeen village) and Zennor Wayside Museum (7 miles) show Cornish history; St Ives (13 miles along the beautiful north coast road) has galleries including the Tate, the Hepworth museum and the Leach pottery. An open top bus goes from Pendeen village to St Ives three times a day which saves parking in St Ives. Porthcurno has an excellent beach with all facilities, as well as the Minack outdoor theatre and the Cable & Wireless Telegraph museum. Penzance has Trengwainton (N.T.), Morrab and Penlee gardens, the latter also housing a collection of work from the Lamorna and Newlyn artists in Penlee House.
St Just-in-Penwith, once the centre of the tin mining industry in this area, is the westerly most town in Cornwall, last stop before Lands End. Geevor Tin Mine was the last to close in 1991 and reopened in 1993 as a Museum and Heritage Centre. At Lands End, the most South Westerly point of mainland Britain, sits many a tourist attraction. If you're lucky, of a clear evening, you will be able to see the stunning Isles of Scilly on the horizon.
From nearby Penzance you can take the Scillonian for a day trip to the picturesque Isles of Scilly, well worth a visit if you have never been. Slightly further afield is Marazion famous for St Michaels Mount, home to a medieval castle and a working local community. St Michaels Mount is accessible by causeway at low tides, or by boat. The castle is leased from the National Trust by the St Aubyn family who reside at the property maintaining and working the grounds. Mousehole is renowned for their Christmas Lights display attracting many visitors throughout December. The Tate, St Ives a short drive away combined with the Barbara Hepworth Museum provide a benchmark for local galleries and artists, attracting many visitors to the area throughout the seasons.