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LARGE FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOUSE, MARAZION, CORNWALL

The View

Contemporary holiday home with spectacular sea views

Sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms (+ cots) Saturday arrival Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

A fabulous large holiday home, The View in Marazion sleeps up to 11 guests in comfort and style. Six spacious bedrooms and two generous living areas make this home perfect for two families to share and socialise in, and the views across Mount’s Bay and over to St Michael’s Mount are unbeatable.

As well as providing a spacious and stylish interior, The View is also in an excellent location; set on the edge of picturesque Marazion, with its tiny shops, art galleries, and excellent cafés & restaurants — and with the spectacular coastline of Mount’s Bay on your doorstep, just waiting to be explored.

Large interior of The View holiday home near Marazion ion Cornwall

Inside The View

Before you even step into The View you are met with sensational views across the bay, giving you a taste of what to expect once you’re inside this fabulous home. As you step over the threshold into the interior, you are greeted with a large, bright and airy entrance hall, which leads off to the stylish open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which is one of the show-stopping features of the property. These spaces flow together with the kitchen/dining space opening through to the living room — making an ideal social space for an easygoing and carefree holiday. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, and the living room has stunning views in two directions and opens out onto the balcony, facing south and west to make the best of sunny afternoons and spectacular sunsets. Three of the six spacious bedrooms are here on the first floor, one is a commanding en-suite with excellent sea views, then there is another lovely double room and a singe, as well as the family bathroom.

The lower floor benefits from an additional living area; the perfect space for you to get away from it all, for children or young adults to entertain themselves, or even for a second family to use. A further three bedrooms can be found on this level; one is en-suite, and there are two twins — as well a good sized shower room; a book case and activity chest on the lower landing provide plenty of games and things to do too.

Ample off-road parking for up to three cars is located at the back of the house, out of the way where they won’t disrupt your views. A large well-kept garden stretches round to the side and the front of the house with outdoor dining furniture; the perfect escape from a hard day’s work on the beach or exploring the local area.

Out and about

The tiny and popular heritage town of Marazion lies just moments away; you can wander down to it in a few minutes and either browse the boutique shops and galleries, spend time in cafés or the excellent local pub — or stroll over to the epic sweeping beach that stretches for two miles all the way to Penzance. Of course the unmissable thing to do is visit the Mount. At low tide you can walk across the historic cobbled causeway to the castle-topped island (National Trust), where you will find fairy-tale turrets, dazzling views and sub-tropical gardens, and a church dating back to medieval times. When the tide is high a boatman will take you across… We highly recommend walking out and boating back (or vice versa!). The beach here is one of the best — sandy, gently sloping, lifeguarded in summer and huge.

For food and drink, head to Ben’s Cornish Kitchen (book in advance) where you will find local produce simply cooked in comfortable surroundings. For pubs choose from the iconic Godolphin Arms with its contemporary beachside restaurant, or The King’s Arms pub is in the heart of the town, serving up the best in local ales with a small beer garden; ideal for people watching!

Nearby to the west are Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole, famed equally for pirates, art and fishing. To the east are miles of gorgeous coastal path leading to pretty Perranuthanoe and Prussia Cove… and on as far as your legs will carry you. Tremenheere Sculpure Gardens is situated just a couple of miles away from Marazion, where modern art installations line exotic plant-filled gardens, offering panoramic views of the bay. Whilst The View provides all of the comforts you could ask for in a holiday home, there is plenty to see and door when/if you step out the door.

Dining table seating nine inside The View Marazion

Things we love

The fact that The View has two comfortable, well-equipped living areas is most certainly a desirable element of a house this size. The downstairs living area opens up to the large, lush garden through sliding doors, allowing children or young adults to use this area, whilst the adults enjoy breathtaking views from the kitchen-diner-living space upstairs. The house provides the perfect retreat within a retreat; if you are looking for a place that is suitable for a large family, or a couple of families then The View is the right choice. Of course the best thing about The View is… you’ve guessed it — the view! As many of our guests have commented, you could just sit and look at it all day.

Very comfortable
Fantastic location, especially the view and very well equipped kitchen. Lots of very comfortable space for us and the dogs! We would love to come back.
Sue & friends — February 2023
Features

Retreat Features

  • Incredible panoramic views across Mount's Bay
  • Large, enclosed garden
  • Sun-trap balcony with views of St Michael's Mount
  • A short stroll down into Marazion
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
SLEEPING
Principal bedroom: king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: king bed with en suite
Bedroom three: king bed
Bedroom four: twin beds
Bedroom five: twin beds
Bedroom six: single bed

All bed linen and bath towels provided
COOKING & DINING
Well equipped kitchen
Electric oven & hob
Two sinks
Microwave, dishwasher
Fridge/freezer
Tea towels provided
LIVING & RELAXING
Two living room areas
Woodburner
Balcony with seating, enjoying views across to St Michael’s Mount
Flat-screen TVs in each living area
DVD player & iPod dock
Books & Games
Free WiFi
BATHROOMS
Family bathroom with bath
Ground floor shower room with basin & WC
Two ensuites
Bathroom towels provided
OUTDOORS
Beautiful patio area, outdoor dining area
Gas barbecue
Enclosed garden
5 minute walk to beaches
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Saturday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
BABIES & TODDLERS
Travel cot(s) available on request (no linen) and high chair on request
PETS
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at this property
UTILITIES
Washing machine
Tumble drier
HEATING
Oil central heating
Woodburner
PARKING
Private parking for 3 cars
ACCESSIBILITY
Three exterior steps without handrail (front/main access)
Exterior steps with handrail (garden to top patio access)
Internal steps with handrail
Stairs to second floor
Access to bedroom on groundfloor
Contact us for more accessibility information
Location

MOUNT'S BAY

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.

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

The marazion guide

A mosey around Marazion

For a small village, Marazion has an impressive collection of places to eat, things to do and places to visit, not forgetting its beautiful beach, which stretches for three sandy miles east towards Penzance. Hidden amongst the tangle of streets and lanes are some of Mount Bay’s loveliest art galleries, showcasing works by local Cornish artists. The Marazion Gallery, in the centre of the village, is run and manned by the artists themselves, whilst the Out of the Blue gallery exhibits the striking work of mixed media artist Glyn Macey. Another place worth popping into is Avalon Art, which is chocca with beautiful paintings, ceramics, jewellery and homewares, all by local artists, craftspeople and artisans.

If it’s retail therapy you’re after, Marazion has a number of lovely boutiques and gift shops, such as the little Morva boutique which houses a collection of beautiful gifts from local makers, from homewares and prints by local artists to texties, beauty and lifestyle products.

 

At the heart of Mount's Bay

The little village of Marazion makes a great base for exploring Mount’s Bay — the 12-mile sweep of coast between Porthleven in the east and Penzance in the west, with dramatic clifftops, beautiful sandy beaches, fantastic places to eat, unspoilt fishing villages, iconic engine houses, and, at its heart, the small village of Marazion, opposite Cornwall’s most famous landmark — the dramatic St Michael’s Mount.

To the east, a string of beautiful beaches dot the coastline, such as Perranuthnoe, Prussia Cove, Rinsey Cove and Praa Sands. In Porthleven, you’ll find a vibrant food scene with award-winning restaurants, cool cafes on the harbour and lots of places to pick up local produce. Head west to Penzance (it’s an easy drive or a lovely hour’s walk along the seafront) for art galleries, independent shopping and top notch places to eat, as well as the town’s art deco lido.

Gateway to the Mount

The village of Marazion lines the huge expanse of sand and causeway that leads to the dramatic St Michael’s Mount. Pitched into the sea just a few hundred metres from the shore, Cornwall’s most iconic landmark is an unmissable place of history and legends, sub-tropical gardens and wonder. The big tides here mean that when the cobbled pathway across the bay to the Mount is exposed, so are golden sands, rock pools and gentle waves.

Stroll over the causeway at low tide (or take the ferry at high tide) and discover subtropical gardens and steep terraces, the tale of Cormoran the Giant and the history of the castle, as well as the village on the Mount that a few families call home. Now owned by the National Trust, it makes an incredible day trip. There’s an art gallery to browse and several places to food, including a light lunch at the Island Cafe on the eastern side of the island and an afternoon tea at the Harbour Loft at the top of the Mount.

Beaches

Marazion and Long Rock

Together Marazion and Long Rock form the coastline spanning from St Michael’s Mount all the way to Penzance, a stretch of about three miles. When the tide recedes, the shallow waters are perfect for paddling; when the wind picks up, it becomes a popular spot for kitesurfers — head into the cafe above the beach to watch them perform tricks out at sea. There’s kitesurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and yoga on offer at the brilliant Hoxton Special cafe. Lifeguards keep watch from mid-July to early September and dogs are allowed on the beach all year except July and August (10am-6pm).

Perranuthnoe beach in West Cornwall

Perranuthnoe

This large sandy beach in disappears completely at high tide. It’s a popular spot with locals as it manages to stay under the radar, but has some great surf in the right conditions. It’s close to the unspoilt village of Perranuthnoe, which has lots of places to eat, and you also get excellent views of St Michael’s Mount from the beach. Perched just above the sea is The Cabin Beach Cafe, an amazing little gem of a cafe, which is open all year round and serves up lots of tasty food, from delicious brunches to cream teas.

Forever Cornwall Praa Sands Beach Blue Sea.jpg

Praa Sands

Praa Sands is a brilliant family-friendly beach with amazing waves, pristine white sands and plenty of facilities, such as the Boatshed Activity Centre, which provides various watersports, including coasteering, kayaking, surfing, and paddleboarding, and Global Boarders, which offers surf lessons and board hire. Access is easy thanks to the the large carpark just off the beach, and there are several good places to eat, too. Lifeguard services are provided from May to September, and dogs are welcome on the beach from September through June.

Food & drink

Cafes in and around Marazion 

Right on the beach with amazing views of the Mount, the Hoxton Special cafe serves great coffee in china cups (Marazion is plastic-free) as well as delicious iced teas, cakes and ice creams. Check out their burger nights in summer. The Copper Spoon, just off the highstreet, is a friendly place with delicious baked goods — grab a coffee and one of their legendary cinnamon rolls to eat on the harbour wall. Within the grounds of the beautiful sculpture gardens, Tremenheere Kitchen serves light lunches using homegrown produce. Slightly out of town in neighbouring Perrenuthnoe, The Cabin Beach Cafe is a delight, selling stone-baked pizzas, delicious puds and great cream teas — it makes a great refuelling stop for walkers treading the coast path.

Godolphin Portrait

Pubs, bars and restaurants in and around Marazion

For sweeping views across Mount’s Bay, the Godophin Hotel and Restaurant is hard to beat. There’s a daily-changing menu, with seafood coming straight from local dayboats. If you’re hankering after a lunchtime pint, a cosy fireside glass of wine or a nightcap, head up the hill to the Fire Engine Inn, an authentic pub with cobbled floors and beautiful views of the Mount. We also love Craby’s Beach Bar & Terrace (walk-ins only) tucked behind the seawall for its barbecue feasts and zingy cocktails. In Perranuthnoe, less than two miles away, the Victoria Inn is a 12th-century pub with a beautiful terrace for sunny days and roaring fires for winter, serving award-winning food and plenty of Cornish ales.

St Mount’s Bay Local Food Guide

With some of the county’s most vibrant, independent communities, Mount’s Bay is a great place to get your hands on local Cornish Produce, The town of Penzance is chock-full of places to stock up on local food, from delis and bakeries to farm shops and weekly markets, whilst neighbouring Newlyn, one of the UK’s largest fishing ports and home to the Newlyn fish market, is the place to go for fresh fish and seafood.

Take a look at our handy Cornish Food Guide to find out where you can buy local produce in the Marazion area.

Things to do

St Michael’s Mount

A trip to Marazion wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the epic St Michael’s Mount, a medieval castle with terraced gardens and church set on a tidal island pitched into the sea just off Marazion beach. During low tide, you can get across the island on foot via a causeway (take the ferry at high tide). Discover the legend of Cormoran the giant and delve into the castle’s rich history, explore the subtropical and terraced gardens surrounding the castle (seasonal opening times apply), wander through the harbour and art gallery, or enjoy an afternoon tea at the charming Harbour Loft located at the top.

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

If subtropical gardens are your bag, make sure you make the two-mile trip to the gorgeous Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, halfway between Marazion and Penzance. With stunning exotic planting, intriguing instalments, such as the Sky Space, which allows you to view the sky and passing clouds from an elliptical dome, and sculptures dotted around the sprawling grounds, the 22 acres of gardens are a must-see if you’re visiting the area. There’s also an impressive art gallery, which runs a exciting programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year, and shop, plant nursery and restaurant and takeaway hut.

 

Starling Murmuration Over Marazion Marsh RSPB At Sunset, Cornwall, England, UK.

RSPB Marazion Marsh

This large reed bed, set back behind Longrock Beach, is a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is home to a wide variety of animal, bird and plant life, many native to the area but some, such as the mink, more recent additions. There are guided walks of the marsh available from the nearby car park. The RSPB Reserve here is popular with birdwatchers; twice a year thousands of starlings roost there and their arrival, as the sun goes down, is pretty spectacular. It’s also an important site for wintering bitterns.

Guests Say
  • Will definitely be returning

    Second stay and will definitely be returning. Dog also very much enjoys her stays — especially Porthkidney Sands, Praa Sands and Marazion beach. Great food at the Old Coastguard in Mousehole. Until next year.

    The Osborns & Donegans — November 2023
  • Wonderful

    This is the second year we have stayed here. A lovely house. Have had a wonderful time.

    Sarah & family — October 2023
  • Such amazing views

    Fantastic location, such amazing views. The house is lovely and so well equipped. We've had a great holiday with beautiful weather. We would highly recommend a trip to the Scilly Isles by boat from Penzance harbour and St Michael's Mount is a must, such a special place. Praa Sands was a great place to swim, body board and surf. We have all had such a relaxing holiday.

    The Apps family — June 2023
  • Fabulous home away from home!

    Fabulous home away from home! Everything you could want or need with breathtaking views and scenery! Throughly enjoyed our week. Fully relaxed including William (dog). Thank you, we shall definitely be back.

    The Dronfield family — May 2023
  • Very comfortable

    Fantastic location, especially the view and very well equipped kitchen. Lots of very comfortable space for us and the dogs! We would love to come back.

    Sue & friends — February 2023
  • Very happy

    A lovely stay here. Very happy with the house and everything it has to offer. Will definitely be back. A trip to St Ives is a must and Land's End was good to visit too.

    The H & P families — New Year 2023
  • So much space for everyone

    Amazing house and views. The weather wasn't very kind to us but we didn't mind staying in, relaxing and enjoying the fantastic views. There were eight of us here (four families) but so much space for everyone. The market town of Marazion was only a 10 minute walk.

    Unknown — November 2022
  • Very pleasant house

    Very pleasant house — well appointed. Throughly enjoyed the view, balcony and the amenities, as well as the beaches and surrounding area.

    The Longden/May family — July 2022
  • Superb location with outstanding views

    Lovely house, well equipped and presented. Superb location with outstanding views. Enjoyed visits to St Ives (busy but excellent park and ride) — something for everyone from beaches, shops, galleries to a variety of eateries. Gorgeous sands at Gwithian and National Trust at Godrevy well worth a trip. Our all time favourite is Mousehole — got engaged and had honeymoon there and still a special place.

    Karen & Andrew — May 2022
  • The best place we have stayed in

    It had everything we needed to enjoy the holiday and enhance our experience of being in Cornwall again. This is the third time in Cornwall and this is by far the best place we have stayed in. I would highly recommend this house to anyone, the location is fantastic and the view is incredible. A great base to see many places in Cornwall. If I get the chance I will definitely be going back.

    Mr Webb — September 2018
  • Highly recommend

    The View was a beautiful, very comfortable home and perfect location. Would highly recommend this lovely property.

    Mrs Lovell — June 2018
  • Magnificent

    I could have looked at the magnificent view the whole time we were there.

    Mrs Jump — March 2018
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