Count House Cottage

Penzance, Cornwall

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* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


Ground floor facilities

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  • 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 such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

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.

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