In Crowan, by the churchyard (bells 10.45am Sunday mornings/Thursday evenings) and set back from the quiet lane, two little detached thatched cottages thoughtfully converted from old barns. Both have their own little sitting-out area (tables/chairs), shared grassed garden area and there are 10 acres of grounds and bluebell copse for you to quietly enjoy with footpaths from your door. The friendly owners’ home is adjacent and they are happy to talk wildlife if you wish and help you make the most of your stay. East Barn: inside, similarly furnished but a little larger than West Barn with stable doors into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (washer-drier, microwave, fridge, electric oven/induction hob) with wood floor (rugs), beams, TV/DVD and sofa bed; double bedroom with en suite shower-room (suite).
Crowan: attractive hamlet (ancient church) steeped in the history of tin and copper mining, centrally placed for exploring west Cornwall. Gwithian Towans (stunning beach), 5 miles to the north; popular St Ives a little further; to the south, The Lizard and Helston, 5. Praze an Beeble (shops, pub), 1 mile (less by footpath).
All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Open plan living area with sitting area with sofa bed, kitchen and dining area.
CROWAN This delightful village is set on the River Beeble and is in a fantastic position for exploring the nearby coastal towns and villages. The village has a pub, shop, Post Office and popular fish and chip shop which makes this an ideal base. Nearby is St Ives harbour which has its own small fishing fleet and there are plentiful boat trips skippered by locals keen to showcase the best that Cornwall has to offer, whether it be seal watching at Seal Island, a couple of hours' mackerel fishing or a relaxing trip to Godrevy Lighthouse. Hayle is just over six miles away and has plenty of activities out of the water too; Paradise Park is a wildlife park, home to some spectacular parrots, otters and red pandas. Hayle has a range of shops, restaurants and bars scattered around the estuary and harbour area. The jewel of Hayle is the three miles of golden sandy beach, with fantastic surfing at Gwithian where there is a surf shop, lessons and hire of equipment. Within easy reach of Praze-an-Beeble is the Minack Theatre, Falmouth Marine Museum, Eden Project, St. Michael’s Mount and many other fantastic tourist attractions for dry or wet days.