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May Cottage

Pentewan, Cornwall (Ref. 959309)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Review(s)

  • Ian

    “Lovely cottage for the week, in the lovely village of Pentewan.”

    Parking a bonus. Nice and clean. Only one complaint is that the upstairs bathroom basin was a tad small and the hot water was a mere trickle, thats when it got hot, after about 10 minutes.

    Parking a bonus. Nice and clean. Only one complaint is that the upstairs bathroom basin was a tad small and the hot water was a mere trickle, thats when it got hot, after about 10 minutes.

    - Ian, February 2024

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are happy to hear you had a lovely stay at May Cottage. We have since checked the water pressure which was found to be working fine in the bathroom. We timed 50 seconds to a minute to get to bath temperature, and hotter. Property Owner


  • Over two levels
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Living room with wood burning stove and window seat
  • Electric panel heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games, DVDs
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Designated parking for 2 cars
  • Two decking areas with garden furniture and large garden with enchanting views
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Beach, shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Max 4 adults.

The property

May Cottage is situated in Pentewan, a pretty hamlet positioned on a stunning stretch of the South Cornish coast.

A 5 minute walk takes you to Pentewan's beach, an adventure playground among bathers and water sports enthusiasts and a firm favourite among locals since it is so large it rarely gets crowded.

For walkers and cyclists, there is the Pentewan Valley Trail, a 4km inland road-free path through beautiful woodland, and the scenic coastal footpath which stretches in either direction over rugged cliff tops, and hidden coves.

Unspoilt and uncommercialised, the village itself provides a convenience store, pub and well-reputed bar/restaurant.

The picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, which still boasts a working harbour and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are within 5 miles (both linked to Pentewan via a cycle path) and the world famous Eden Project is less than 20 minutes by car. Nestled in a sheltered valley along a quiet row of traditional cottages and away from the main thoroughfare, the cottage is truly a cosy haven by the sea and an excellent choice for breaks at anytime of year.

Comfortably furnished to a good standard throughout, the mix of traditional and contemporary adds character combined with comfort.

Entered via a stable door, the sitting room boasts plump leather seating and a wood burning stove and there is a substantial selection of books, DVD's, games and videos.

Upstairs are three prettily furnished bedrooms, a single and two double rooms, offering flexible sleeping arrangements for four occupants.

Separated from the cottage by a quiet lane are two decking areas equipped with garden furniture and a large garden with enchanting views across the valley.

There is ample parking for two cars.

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About the location


St Austell 4 miles; Mevagissey 2 miles.

Pentewan is a delightful coastal village set back from the sandy expanse of Pentewan Beach. The village shop and pub draw visitors from far and wide, while the beach is good for children and a favourite with water sport enthusiasts. Dogs are only permitted on the beach between the first Sunday in November and the end of February, but dog walkers can enjoy the stunning woodland of the Pentewan Valley Trail, along with other beaches a short drive away. The coastal path passes through the village and as it climbs up the cliffside towards Mevagissey, the views across the bay toward Devon in the far distance are breath-taking. Good cycle paths pass close by and there is cycle hire available in the village. The nearby fishing village of Mevagissey offers many restaurants and fresh local fish. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pinetum Gardens are both just a short drive away, while the Eden Project is within easy reach and well worth a visit.

Note: Maximum occupancy four adults.
Note: A traditional Cornish cottage with a narrow open tread staircase with slightly reduced headroom
Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas