Dougal's Cottage Front Exterior Spring 2016
Dougal's Cottage is a cosy family - friendly and dog -friendly former Cornish miner's cottage offering stylish and comfortable accommodation with the advantage of wonderful sea views of the Atlantic ocean from the double bedroom and long garden . Suited to families, couples, walkers and four legged friends alike the cottage also has Wifi. There is one double bedroom and one single bedroom allowing up to three guests + toddler . The single bedroom can also accommodate a travel cot which means the cottage lends itself to a young family to come and stay. Additional Housekeeping available by prior arrangement if required . For two week bookings we offer a complimentary clean of the cottage and change of linen and towels.
The property is situated in a quiet country lane in the middle of a small row of old cottages in the thriving unspoilt coastal village of Pendeen located between St Just and St Ives on the North Atlantic coast. The coastal drive from St Just to St Ives has officially been recognised as one of the most beautiful scenic drives in Europe.
The village of Pendeen has two good pubs which are both within walking distance of the cottage as well as a village shop selling daily newspapers, a good range of food including locally produced milk, eggs, meat, bread, fruit and veg , pasties etc and most every day groceries and essentials that guests might need.
Recently opened and receiving rave reviews is Maria Chica's Cafe & Tapas in the village. Good to know that this very friendly place also offers breakast
This area is known for it's rich mining heritage, outstanding natural beauty , it's dramatic coastline bordered by the Atlantic ocean with historic engine houses dotted along the cliff face, fabulous beaches ,warm climate , hidden coves, unspoilt village pubs and wonderful restaurants making it an ideal choice for a holiday destination. It is no surprise that this area has been chosen for the filming of the Poldark tv series . Filming locations include the nearby hamlet of Botallack and Levant Engine House situated between the villages of Pendeen and Trewellard.
We are dog owners ourselves and know the advantages of taking your pet/s on holiday with you .We accept one well behaved medium dog or two well behaved small dogs at no extra cost . Like many holiday cottage owners we do have a few doggy rules which can be viewed on the ' Bringing Your Dog' page .The cottage has a long garden and there are wonderful walks from the doorstep - your dog can also enjoy a fantastic 'off lead' experience along the coastal path with breathtaking views out the Atlantic Ocean accessible in the village . There are also two beautiful dog - friendly sandy beaches accessible from Pendeen Lighthouse in the village itself
The area offers several glorious clean sandy beaches which rival many we have visited overseas ,spectacular scenic walks , surfing ,swimming ,kayaking, culture , seal spotting , fishing, bird watching . We are very lucky indeed as Portheras Beach and Boat Cove nestle below the coastal path in the village of Pendeen itself so you don't have to go far to find sun sea and sand - head to Pendeen lighthouse and you will come to Boat Cove and Portheras Cove
The area has many hidden coves to explore , picnic areas ,delicious food , golf, horse riding, pretty villages , rural village pubs , excellent restaurants and cafes . As you would imagine there are many art galleries in the area to visit including St Ives , Newlyn And Penzance. The Minack open air theatre and Land's End are easily accessible .
Pendeen is very fortunate to have a good fortnightly farmer's market selling an excellent selection of locally produced delicious food. There are beautiful National Trust properties and gardens to visit nearby including St Michael's Mount and Trengwainton Gardens , this area has it all and more!
The recently restored Art Deco Outdoor 'Jubilee Swimming Pool' in Penzance offers a fantastic outdoor swimming experience and guests can easily spend the day there.
The well known Cornish artist Kurt Jackson has opened the ' The Kurt Jackson Foundation Gallery ' which is tucked away in a street in nearby St Just and well worth a visit.
More About Dougal's Cottage:
Changeover Day = Friday
Arrival Time = Anytime After 4 pm( MasterKey Safe For Guests To Access The Cottage At Whatever Time They Want To Arrive After 4 pm)
Departure Time = By 10 am
No Smoking Policy In Dougal's Cottage
Smoke Detector , Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector /Alarm
Dougal's Cottage has a long lawned garden at the end of which is a stone wall and fields looking out across to the Atlantic ocean .There is a patio area with outdoor teak garden table and chairs,sun parasol and stand and small portable charcoal barbecue .
The property offers a double bedroom with very comfortable double bed and stunning views from the window across the fields out to the Atlantic Ocean. At night open the shutters in the double bedroom to see the twinkling lights of the local fishing boats .The single bedroom is next to the double bedroom and has a comfortable single bed, original built in shelved cupboard and hanging rail , chair ,wood flooring and blue and white striped curtains with black out lining.
There is useful lobby aea where you can hang your coats and hats and park your foot wear which leads into the sitting room which boasts the original large granite Inglenook fireplace with wood burner .
The cottage is furnished with a mix of contemporary and vintage pieces as well as paintings dotted around the walls by Cornish artists and some local pottery. There is a Samsung flatscreen ,dvd player with good selection of dvd's for both grown ups and children, i Pod dock with cd player, Board games , books and a basket of leaflets to point guests in the right direction for things to do and places to visit.
The well equipped eat in kitchen has most electrical appliances that you might need as well as a round dining table and chairs and a ceramic Butler's style sink and bridge taps .The tiles and blue cupboard and unit paint by Fired Earth remind you that you are by the sea . Double doors open directly onto the patio area of the garden ideal for ' al fresco' dining. Black out lined curtains.
The village of Pendeen has much to offer so much so that you don't have to venture far from Dougal's Cottage if you don't want to- after all you are on holiday . With walks on the doorstep and two beaches within easy reach on foot guests might like to pack a picnic and head towards Pendeen lighthouse from where they can easily reach dog- friendly Boat Cove and Portheras Beach and are quite likely to spot some seals along the way.
The village is very friendly with a thriving community ,some of the inhabitants were the last generation to work in Geevor tin mine before it closed. There is a fortnightly farmer's market, post office, church , doctor's surgery , fish and chip shop ,pottery shop and a village shop selling most daily items you might require. There are two good traditional village pubs in Pendeen , the New Inn and the Radjel both within walking distance of the cottage . Free village car park opposite shop and a regular bus service.
Not only are there wonderful walks on the doorstep and two beautiful beaches within walking distance but also a short walk away is Geevor tin mine, restaurant and museum and the lighthouse . Guests who are interested in our Heritage can arrange a visit to the ancient underground tunnel at Manor Farm by request. The fine example of a former engine house at Levant can be reached on foot and a short drive on the way to Penzance takes you to Trengwainton Gardens owned by the National Trust where you and your dog can enjoy a walk in the grounds , discover the Ha ha and sit and reflect while enjoying the stunning view from the lawned terrace. At Newbridge why not visit Tanglewood Wild Garden which is privately owned - just off the main village road with signs to get you there.
At Trengwainton a variety of Azaleas , Camelia's and Magnolia's are in abundance and other flora and fauna native to Cornwall can all be discovered in a beautiful setting . Treat yourself by visiting the highly recommended restaurant nestled in the old walled garden which prides itself on their delicious home made food . Books and paintings are for sale in the former head gardener's cottage ,and there is also a well stocked NT shop . Godolphin House and St Michaels Mount are within easy reach as are other gardens in Cornwall.
The thriving fishing village of Newlyn and picturesque Mousehole with it's quaint cottages and narrow little streets , pottery and art galleries are both only ten minutes away by car . Beautiful Lamorna Cove is a stones throw from Mousehole. The larger town of Penzance has an interesting mixture of Georgian and Victorian architecture and is approximately only seven miles from Dougal's Cottage . Here you can walk down Chapel Street and browse the Antique and Vintage shops , pop into one of the many places to eat , join a course about chalk painted furniture , view a forthcoming auction at David Lay's auction house and perhaps indulge in some retail therapy while you are in town .There is also a weekly Farmer's Market here, cinema and train station.
From Pendeen take the coastal drive to St Ives ,you will see cottages and small holdings dotted along the way which have changed very little over time which adds to this part of Cornwall's magical charm. On the way is the picturesque hamlet of Zennor where you can have a good pub lunch at the Tinner's Arms . Drive a little further and you cannot miss the Gurnard's Head Gastro pub serving the most delicious and freshest of local produce and an excellent Sunday lunch. Many of the pubs in the area are dog friendly and have gardens . The nearby town of St Just is only ten minutes drive away. You can take the turning after St Just towards Sennen Cove which is another glorious beach in the area .
Cape Cornwall golf course is very near St Just .
St Ives itself is approximately half an hour away by car , this coastal drive is considered one of the most beautiful coastal drives in Europe. Here you will find quaint narrow streets with boutiques , shops,and little places to eat plus an abundance of art galleries . St Ives is also home to the recently enlarged Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and close by is the renown Porthminster Cafe/ Restaurant which sits comfortably overlooking the beach.
We think this area of Cornwall is very special and think you will too.