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Fumbles Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £300
    Low season
  • £500
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 20th March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking

About Fumbles Cottage

Fumbles Cottage is an excellent choice for a Penzance holiday. This quirky fisherman’s cottage has been sympathetically decorated and furnished to accommodate three people comfortably, so is ideal for couples or small families who want to enjoy a holiday in one of the warmest parts of the UK. Here, you are within walking distance of all Penzance amenities, including many independent shops, restaurants, tea rooms and pubs (numerous!).

Penzance is a friendly town with a long nautical history of smugglers and pirates! Fishing has been one of the town’s primary sources of income for centuries, but now the harbour is busy today with recreational boats including the Scillonian with daily crossings to the Scilly Isles. Georgians and Victorians loved Penzance as a holiday destination, and features like the Morrab Gardens and long seafront promenade (the only one in Cornwall) are as lovely today as ever. Penzance is home to Britain’s oldest continually operating cinema, The Savoy, and also the famous Art Deco Lido Jubilee Pool which was opened in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee of George V.

Penzance Harbour faces the magical St Michael’s Mount, which is reached via a granite causeway from Marazion. You would be forgiven for thinking you were in the Canary Islands as the castle gardens are full of exotic plants that love the subtropical temperatures. You can get a great view of St Michael’s Mount by walking along the South West Coastal Path of from Tremenheere Gardens. A visit to the amazing outdoor Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean is a must. Every summer there is a full programme of drama, musicals and opera. There are also extremely well preserved Iron Age buildings nearby at Chysauster Ancient Village.

Cornwall is famous for its beaches, and there are many within easy reach of Fumbles Cottage. The closest is the shingle Promenade beach in Penzance itself, although like nearby Battery Rocks beach, it is only visible at low tide. The closest sandy beach is Eastern Green, around a mile from the town centre. It is very shallow and sheltered, making it a great choice for families. Longrock has sand and surfing, while Marazion is an excellent choice - taking in the wonderful sight of St. Michael's Mount at the same time!

St Ives is less than eight miles north of Penzance. It takes around 20 minutes to drive, and there is also a regular bus service. The beautiful landscape and quality of the light have attracted artists here for centuries, and St Ives has a well-established art scene with lots of galleries, including a branch of the Tate. You cannot stay in Penzance without going the 10 miles to Land’s End, the most westerly point on the British mainland; and the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly point, is also lovely for a day trip.

Fumbles Cottage is a perfect base from which to explore not only Penzance itself but the stunning coastline and the many major attractions of West Cornwall.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Susie & Peter Watson joined Independent Cottages in October 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Cornwall)

Fumbles Cottage is a traditional fisherman's abode that has been sympathetically updated to make it comfortable and welcoming for guests.

Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor:

  • The living and dining area is open plan, with a low partition separating the seating area from the dining area.
  • The living room has a two-seater couch, rocking chair and an armchair facing the fireplace with living flame gas fire and television. The room is painted in cream and white with subtle nautical touches.
  • The dining area has a shabby-chic pine dining table with four chairs. It is light and airy, with a fresh feel that is kept cosy in winter with central heating.
  • A fitted kitchen includes an electric stove and oven, microwave, washing machine, fridge and all the crockery, glasses and cutlery you need.
  • The family bathroom has a small bath with shower above, WC, handbasin and heated towel rail.

First Floor:

Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated in a similar style to the rest of the house with a palette of cream, white and blue.

  • The master bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables and reading lights, and drawers for storage.
  • The second bedroom has a large single bed against the wall that is suitable for an adult or child.

Outside: With parking at a premium in most places of Cornwall, the off-street parking space that comes with Fumbles Cottage is a huge bonus. The small front garden has a bench, and there is also a little courtyard at the rear of the cottage.

Additional Information: All utilities, linen and towels (not beach towels) are included. The property has WiFi and central heating throughout. Unsuitable for wheelchair users as the bedrooms are on the first floor and there is an internal step between the dining area and kitchen.

Fumbles Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Large Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £300
Mid Season from £400
High Season from £500
Peak Season £500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Susie & Peter Watson
Member Since October 2017

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Fumbles Cottage 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 20th March 2018