Count House Cottage

Penzance, Cornwall
The exterior of Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The exterior of Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The exterior of Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
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The garden at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The garden at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The garden at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
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The living area at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The living area at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
The living area at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
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The surrounding area at Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011110

About Count House Cottage

Once a mining workshop, now a cosy cottage with timber-framed ceilings and sea views.

Count House sits in the heart of Poldark Country, high on the cliffs of West Cornwall and surrounded by remnants of the mining industry. The small stone cottage was once a workshop for the mine's carpenter, and now hosts a cosy one-bedroom nook, with lots of character. Step inside to a small but atmospheric space, where timber frames extend up the high ceilings and large windows stream in light from the open seascape. There’s a stand-alone log burner too; perfect for when Atlantic storms lash the coast. 

Count House sits on a World Heritage Site where former mine engines line a seven-mile stretch of the coast. Go on set of the BBC’s Poldark series and discover the turbulent seascapes and the Botallack mines that cling to the edge of the cliffs. 

Walk a little further along the coast to Geevor Mine and go underground to see the cramped conditions the local miners lived and worked in.  The 30 minute drive to Minack Theatre is well worth it. Catch a play on this dramatic open-air theatre high on the rocky cliffs. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Lobby, bathroom, open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with solid fuel stove, bedroom with 5' double bed.

Notes for guests

Children: Due to the close vicinity of the steep cliffs, pond and mine shafts it is felt that this cottage is not suitable for children.

Heating: Gas Central Heating.

Parking: A private space 50 metres from the cottage along an even path.

Access: Off the main road along a level gravelled track.

Garden: An enclosed garden to the side and rear of the cottage. It has two different seating areas, one with amazing views and the other protected from the on shore winds.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Free entry to Godolphin, Tregwainton Garden and Levant Mine and Beam Engine on production of booking details.

Free entry to all National Trust car parks on The Lizard on production of booking details.

Logs: Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay.

Barbeque: Provided on request.

Cycle hire: Porthleven Cycle Hire delivers bicycles to your cottage and collects them at the end of your stay.

Please note: As the area is steeped in mining history, most old shafts are fenced but guests should stay on the footpaths when walking in the area.

There is an unfenced pond in front of the cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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