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Little Acres

Large holiday home with spectacular views of St Michael's Mount

Sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms (+ cot) Saturday arrival Two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

This much-loved family holiday home sleeps up to 12 and has breath-taking views over St Michael’s Mount and across Mount’s Bay. Little Acres is very spacious, private and is just moments away from the stunning sandy beach at Marazion, making it the ideal coastal accommodation choice for a larger family or group.

Perched in an elevated location in a hamlet just outside the pretty beach-side village of Marazion, you will find Little Acres. The property overlooks its own large and rambling garden, with uninterrupted views that take in the whole of Mount’s Bay and beyond. From the moment you arrive you’ll be looking towards the Mount and the Atlantic horizon, enjoying the changing light and colour of sea and sky. The main living areas of the property are reverse level, making the most of the view — and you have several living areas which give you both shared and private spaces. Little Acres is welcoming, relaxed and well equipped.

Inside Little Acres

You will approach Little Acres down a short private drive, with ample parking, and step into the upper level. Here you will find all of the living accommodation as well as the master en-suite bedroom, all with balconies facing south-west to the sea. On the ground floor are all of the other bathrooms and bedrooms, facing in the same direction, but overlooking the garden. The property is furnished comfortably in blues, greys and neutrals with original prints and paintings of the local area, and has multiple patios and French doors, giving it a relaxed, light and fresh holiday vibe.

There are two main rooms for entertainment and relaxation. The large living room is a real showstopper with one fully glazed aspect, with its own full-length balcony, giving you uninterrupted sea views. You’ll find it hard to tear yourself away, whether it’s basking in the summer sun on the balcony or watching the storms roll in during the winter. These views are unbeatable whatever the weather, whatever the time of year! Here you have two sofas and additional seating for making conversation and memories. The second living room is geared to entertainment with a 50 inch smart TV and two more sofas, as well as a library and office area — and more great views of course. At the heart of the house and connecting the two living areas is the kitchen and dining room — making the spaces flow in a very sociable way. On this floor you’ll also find the master bedroom complete with king-sized bed, en suite (with bath), built-in wardrobe, dressing table, and your own private balcony,

Downstairs you will find; bedroom two with a king-sized bed and a lovely garden view, bedroom three which can be used as either a single or twin, bedroom four which is a huge child-friendly room with two bunk-beds and a ping-pong table (!), and bedroom five which is a standard double with en suite shower room and access to the garden through its own patio door. Please note that this last bedroom is accessed through bedroom four.

Outside the property

Little Acres benefits from a large and sunny garden. It has paved areas and generous lawns sloping away towards the coast, with some small mature trees and tucked away corners — great for games, adventures, or quiet moments. The garden is planted with agapanthus and hydrangea, and the farmer’s field beyond is a popular haunt for fauna including buzzards, kestrels, rabbits, and sometimes foxes. At your disposal is an al fresco dining area with enough seating for the whole family, a charcoal barbeque, outdoor Portuguese oven, hammock and garden lounge chairs.

Marazion village is just 500 metres away down a country lane — so you have privacy but also great amenities – it really is the best of both worlds! The iconic beach here is over a mile long (and considerably longer if you include Longrock beach). Marazion beach is mostly made up of lovely clean sand with a few pebbly patches. There are some areas of interesting rock-pools towards the village end as well as some small sand dunes, a ‘green’ and a public play area. Marazion is the heart of Mount’s Bay and the village is blessed with excellent pubs, restaurants, cafés, galleries and small independent shops. It’s also your access point to the famous St Michael’s Mount and a range of sports activities (including kite-surfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking, snorkelling and spear-fishing). Along the coast eastwards you can explore the picturesque coves of Perranuthnoe, Prussia Cove and Rinsey, the surf beach of Praa Sands and the foodie haven of Porthleven. Heading west, you will find the historic town of Penzance, the fishing port of Newlyn, legendary Mousehole, Lamorna, Porthcurno and Land’s End.

What we love

Staying at Little Acres will make you feel completely immersed in Cornish life. Whether it’s watching the fishing boats return to Newlyn and Mousehole while sipping on your morning coffee, or trying your hand at stand-up paddle boarding in the bay, Marazion will have you feeling completely at home away from home.

We love wandering down the hill to Philps tiny pasty shop (a must do for anyone visiting here with locally made tea towels, fudge and biscuits as well as the award-winning pasties). You have to go to the Mount of course. We recommend walking out over the cobbled causeway just as the tide uncovers it — it’s the closest you can get to walking on water, and then back ‘home’ for a barbeque and watching the sun slowly set in the west with the sea changing to fiery orange reflecting the light — then settling down to an evening of board games. We love that everyone in the party can find their ‘corner’ of Little Acres, whether the private master bedroom’s balcony, or the kids room to play ping-pong. There really is something for everyone.

The best view in the world
A great week in a fantastic house with the best view in the world. We have booked for next year already. The house and area are ideal for old and young alike. The house is well equipped and tastefully decorated — lovely pictures and furniture. We all voted it our best holiday home in Cornwall yet.
The Meaghers, Jenkins & Careys — May 2023

Retreat Features

  • Spectacular sea views
  • Perfect for large families
  • Vaulted living room
  • Large garden
  • Close to Marazion
  • Full-length balcony
Principal bedroom: king bed
Bedroom two: king bed
Bedroom three: king bed
Bedroom four: single bed with trundle
Bedroom five: two sets of bunk beds
All bed linen and bath towels provided
One vaulted living room with full length balcony and patio windows
A second living room with smart TV, office and library area
Under counter fridge
Additional fridge/freezer
Nespresso coffee machine
Dining table and chairs for 12
One en-suite bathroom with bath
Another en-suite with shower
One family bathroom
Exterior steps without handrail
Internal steps with handrail
Stairs to second floor
Access to bedroom on groundfloor
Access to bedroom via stairs
Please contact us for more accessibility information
Access to large, sunny garden with al fresco dining area
Central heating throughout
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen not provided)
Two well behaved dogs allowed
Allocated parking for 4 cars
Saturday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am


This beautiful expanse of coast sweeps in a gigantic horseshoe shape from Porthleven to Mousehole on Cornwall’s south coast. It’s our largest bay and boasts panoramic ocean views from dramatic cliff tops, pristine sandy beaches and unspoilt fishing villages – plus of course many miles of the south west coast path waiting to be explored right on your doorstep. There is simply no better place to be.

Mount's Bay is home to the majestic St. Michael's Mount
Mount's Bay is home to the majestic St. Michael's Mount

Travel times

  • Marazion is about 5 miles from the nearest mainline station at Penzance. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Marazion is 3 miles from the A30, with a driving time from London approximately 6 hours with good traffic, and Exeter is roughly 2 hours away. Full details to plan your route will be available on booking.

Things we love

  • 20-minute stroll to the nearest restaurants and pubs
  • 1 mile to Long Rock beach
  • 20 minutes to the South West Coast Path
  • 3 miles to the nearest supermarket
Guests Say
  • Exceptional!

    What an amazing family holiday we've had in this beautiful home in the most beautiful location! Our whole stay has been beyond pleasant and we will definitely be returning. The efforts put into making this feel like a home from home are exceptional! This home will definitely be missed and our memories made here will be cherished forever. Thank you so much to the owners and housekeeper. See you again next year!

    The Porters & The Marshalls — May 2023
  • The best view in the world

    A great week in a fantastic house with the best view in the world. We have booked for next year already. The house and area are ideal for old and young alike. The house is well equipped and tastefully decorated — lovely pictures and furniture. We all voted it our best holiday home in Cornwall yet.

    The Meaghers, Jenkins & Careys — May 2023
  • Stunning location

    Beautiful house in a stunning location. Well quipped. We had a ferocious storm for two days so stayed in and played games as the wind and rain crashed onto the glass windows! Sad to be leaving but taking some amazing memories with us!

    The Tant, Sack & Mays families — April 2023
  • Gorgeous

    Gorgeous house and amazing views. Very lucky with the weather and location is ideal. Fantastic week spent with family. Thank you.

    The Budd family — November 2021
  • Wonderful

    What a wonderful way to spend this Autumn half term with all the family. The house is so well equipped and clearly a lot of thought has been put into making sure your guests are going to be happy. Thank you.

    The Thompsons — October 2021
  • A fabulous week

    Had a fabulous week here at Little Acres. Beautiful house, fantastic views. Very well equipped. Special thanks to Harvey for his fountain of knowledge and recommendations of places to visit and the best ways to get there. Thank you for all our little treats. We would love to return again very soon.

    The Chambers, Chamberlains & Thomas families — September 2021
  • Magical

    What splendid views from Little Acres — quite magical, especially St Michael's Mount. The weather was good and we had a great time on the water paddle-boarding, surfing and kite surfing. The Minack Theatre is stunning when you find it! We enjoyed the garden too and were regaled by Harvey the gardener.

    The Duncan family — August 2021
  • Very well equipped

    Absolutely stunning and very well equipped. Being a family with five children, it is quite challenging finding accommodation that caters for all, but this beautiful house fits the bill! Very friendly housekeeper and Harvey the gardener. We hope everybody that is lucky enough to have booked Little Acres enjoys their time here as much as we have.

    The Stanleys & family — August 2021
  • Breathtaking

    A lovely relaxing holiday with my family. This beautiful house and location was just what we needed. The view is breathtaking and I will always remember it. Some of the highlights for us include surfing at Gwithian (Global Boarders are brilliant), and the walk to St Michael's Mount was spectacular. I hope future guests enjoy their holiday as much as we did.

    The Niklassons & family — August 2021
  • Spectacular views

    We had a lovely week here, the house has been amazing. We have enjoyed having drinks on the balcony and looking at the spectacular views. It was great having quick access to Marazion, restaurants, the beach and of course the famous St Michael's Mount. We had an action-packed week including ebiking to Land's End and back, stand up paddle-boarding and coasteering.

    The Platts & Hubbards — July 2021
  • Well stocked for a large family

    A lovely holiday. The house is clean and bright (thank you Claire!) and really well stocked for a large family — rooms are well designed and laid out.

    The Saunders family — July 2021
  • Beautiful house

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us. We never tired of looking at the stunning view! We were very blessed with the weather all week. Sunshine every day! Had a fun packed week visiting: Flambards, Land's End, St Michael's Mount and St Ives! Enjoyed coming back every day to enjoy such a well equipped house. Would love to visit again soon.

    The Webb family — June 2021
  • An amazing holiday

    Thank you for an amazing holiday. We've been visiting Cornwall for 15 years and this is by far the best accommodation we've had. And the view is pretty special too! St Michael's Mount was a must, of course! Really hope we can visit again.

    The Parker & Shackleton families — June 2021
  • Wow

    Wow — what a house and wow, what a view. Lovely stay. Everything spotless when we arrived — thank you Claire the housekeeper. Garden is beautiful and Harvey the gardener very pleasant and polite. Thank you so much.

    The Cunliffe family — June 2021
  • The views are amazing!

    What an amazing house to come to after the long awaited restrictions of Covid have been lifted enough for us to enjoy this place. The views are amazing! Already hoping to return next year.

    The Woodman family — May 2021
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