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The Birch Studio

Lamorna, near Mousehole, Cornwall (Ref. 976558)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “The setting is lovely and very near to a stream. We had the best of the sun in the morning, but being in a valley we didn't get to enjoy the sun in the afternoon.”

    Mrs Netley, BORDON, October 2018

    • “Although we enjoyed the fantastic location, the studio is quite humid even in the middle of the summer. This spoiled our sleep. We read that there is a dehumidifier but did not use it Maybe it can be made clear to future people renting the property that it is probably necessary to use it and provide clear instructions. (Assuming the system is efficient)”

    Mr Sear, August 2018

    • “It was a most amazingly peaceful and relaxing property. Simply, but perfectly decorated and fitted out. It is somewhere to go to forget the manic pace of life and enjoy the simple pleasures of silence (enhanced by the constant rush of the stream and bird song) and clean, fresh air. Very comfortable, we felt at home straight away.”

    Mrs Latty, Mayfield, June 2018

    • “The setting in Lamorna is stunning. The terrace area in front of the studio gets the sun until about 2pm and, as I had fantastic weather, spent the mornings being lazy in the sun before going out to explore. Lamorna is a really good location to cover West Cornwall. The stream running down the valley is not a dainty trickle and took a couple of nights to get used to. However, I could have easily spent the whole week just sitting on the terrace gazing across the stream into the trees on the opposite bank. I loved it.”

    Miss Cornwell, WHITCHURCH, May 2018

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    Mrs Davies, Wedmore, October 2018

    • “A beautiful cottage in an idyllic location spoilt by a level of cleanliness which was appalling. Nothing above eye level had been cleaned in a long time the roof window was festooned with cobwebs which had been successful for the builder as they also contained dead flys and various other insects. There was black mould on the walls and the shower door seals where covered in black mould, likewise light fittings in the bedroom had the same covering of mould. The tops of the kitchen cupboards which are above the food preparation surfaces where covered in a thick layer of dust and grease. I have stayed at many holiday cottages over the years but I can honestly say I have never encountered a cottage so dirty. Had there been a nearby hotel with vacancies I would have moved out on day one!”

    Mrs Phillips, Benfleet, September 2018

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The Property

Down the deeply wooded lane towards Lamorna cove, past its pub and 200 yards from the cove, nestling along the banks of the valley stream, a little detached cottage, once the studio of the artist 'Lamorna' Birch, from where he drew his inspiration. From the privately owned lane, a sloping path leads through a natural garden (terrace, table/chairs) on various levels beside the valley stream (unfenced), surrounded by mature woodland; it’s worth just sitting and enjoying the timelessness and calm of the place. From the garden, step up into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with high beamed ceiling and big skylight letting in lots of natural light, terracotta-tiled floor (rug), woodburner, sofa and day bed (no TV). From living room, 3 steps up to curtained-off double bedroom (access to one side of bed only) with hooks for clothes-hanging and en suite shower-room (suite). No children under 10 due to stream. Best for maximum of 2 adults/1 child. Parking, 100 yards. Pub, 350 yards; beach and Coast Path, 200 yards. A balm-to-the-soul idyll.

Lamorna: captivating cove and former fishing village (hotel, pub, seasonal café/ boat rentals), made famous by film-makers, authors, such as Derek Tangye, and artists, including S.J. ’Lamorna’ Birch and other Newlyn School of Art founders. Stunning 2 mile coastal walk to Mousehole. Penzance and Porthcurno’s Minack Theatre, 5 miles. St Ives, 15 miles.


Ground Floor

Kitchen Living Room Bathroom Double Bedroom


All ground floor: 1 x double bedroom with en suite shower room. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove.


  • Electric fires, night storage heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car in a reserved parking space
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 10 due to stream
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 2 adults
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Lamorna A delightful fishing village nestled on a hillside and spilling down to the shore. The picturesque harbour, surrounded by its maze of winding narrow streets, draws visitors from miles around, while in the distance St Michael's Mount stands proudly in the centre of Mounts Bay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 10 due to stream. Note: This property is best for a maximum of 2 adults.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.