½ mile from Germoe, on a 15 acre smallholding (sheep, friendly collie dogs, chickens), a cottage well converted from 18th cent. barns. Solar panels, a small wind turbine and 21st cent. insulation make it comfortable and ecologically friendly. Lovely footpaths from the door up Tregonning Hill (views to north and south coasts) and to the Nat. Trust Godolphin Estate. From outside the cottage there are fantastic panoramic sea views over fields to Mounts Bay. To the front and back, large paved enclosed areas with tables/chairs both sides to catch the sun. Adjacent fields for children and dogs to play. Inside, stone and tiled floors (rugs), high ceilings and beams. From back courtyard, shallow step down to large kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker) with glazed doors to the front; 2 steps up to living room with woodburner, TV/DVD, double-height ceiling and stairs to gallery with futon. Off the living room, shower-room (wet-room) and loo. From the kitchen, hall leading to two bedrooms - a double (6' bed), and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Washing machine, tumble drier and loo in outhouse with lots of room for bicycles/surfboards. A wonderfully spacious and tranquil cottage.
Germoe: tiny village (14th cent. Church) between Helston and Penzance. Huge sandy beach of Praa Sands (pub, PO/shop, café), 1 mile. Rinsey Cove, 1½ miles; Prussia Cove, 3½. Porthleven (large village with shops, pubs, cafés), 3½ miles. St Michael’s Mount, 5 miles. Hayle/Gwithian, 6 miles. St Ives, 9 miles.
Mostly ground floor: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Wet room with shower, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with wood burning stove. 1 x first floor gallery bedroom with futon.
GERMOE The village of Praa Sands sits on the south coast in between Helston and Marazion. Praa Sands is known for its mile-long sandy beach and excellent surfing conditions. There is a bar/restaurant overlooking the beach – the perfect spot for lunch with a view or sunset drinks – a Post Office and general stores, beach cafe with fish & chips, and a beach/surf shop stocked with everything you could need for a great day at the beach. Praa Sands is also home to a Golf and Country Club, from where the most wonderful sea vista can be enjoyed whilst you play. Just inland from the beach is Pengersick Castle, the tower of which dates back to the 16th century. It is said that Pengersick is haunted, and that the ghost of a monk has been seen wandering the grounds! The house at Pengersick is rumoured to be the birthplace of John Carter, the self styled King of Prussia and a tunnel which leads from the house to the beach was apparently once used by smugglers.