Pip's Cottage - a holiday cottage that sleeps 3 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Judy from Nottingham
Shame about the weather, but had a fab time in beautiful cornwall. Pips cottage is a lovely quaint cottage set in the village of Madron, great views of mounts bay from the attic. Good amenities all around. Had a lovely week with my son, daughter in law and 16 month old granddaughter (not exactly a toddler friendly cottage, but that was our fault not theirs), but we survived with no disasters. Would certainly recommend Pips cottage and definitely Cornwall. Hope to return next year with my husband and dog.
Pip's Cottage is very cosy and quaint. Ideally located in a small village right next door to the village pub, a good base to explore this part of Cornwall. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of crockery to use. Games provided for any day that was wet. Linen was of a good quality. We were a party of 2 adults, 1 child and a very small dog and the cottage was just the right size, any more adults and it would have been a squeeze. It should be noted that the top floor bedroom is only suitable for the able bodied as the staircase is very steep and narrow with a rope handrails. We had a wonderful holiday!
Beautiful design in a small space
Madron very pretty and the cottage a cosy bolthole in a week of mixed weather. Clean and well presented.
Lovely small cottage in West Cornwall
Weather quite good, if rather muddy on walks. Price of a pint in the local very reasonable. Good wifi reception. Glorious views up on the hills.
A neat compact cottage.
Neat compact cottage - well located for all attractions in Penwith. Clean and tidy. Would stay again.
Cosy little cottage!
We had a lovely stay at Pip's cottage. It is small; my husband and son stayed and it was a perfect fit. It is a great location to explore Cornwall. The owner replied to emails promptly and was very helpful. We had a great time.
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!