Primrose cottage, penzance

"Thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful home from home. We always choose a house off the general beat and this ticked all the boxes."  


sunday changeover for relaxing weekly stays

* Sleeps 11

*Off the beaten track

*Set in almost 3 acres of stunning private gardens

* 5 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms in main house

*Luxury 1 bed cabin in the grounds

* Pet friendly

* Free wifi

what guests are saying...

"The house has beautiful art and wonderful energy in every room, on every wall and in every corner. The house really appeals to people of all ages who want a nice, relaxing Cornish break. Short driving distance from spectacular walks and beaches, as well as Penzance being easily accessible for shops and the like. The garden was fascinating, and a great place to relax!"

Jimmy. V 

"Beautifully decorated, with an artist’s eye clearly at work, two double doors open from the large kitchen into a fantastic extensive garden. Each bedroom has its own character and the spacious sitting room has several different spaces for people to spend time unwinding together or separately. The well-equipped sculpture workshop is in a new wing added at one end of the house, bright and airy, with views out over the wonderful garden and near the kiln. Tucked away down leafy lanes, the house is close to spectacular walks and beaches, the best of unspoilt historic Cornwall."

Lucy. M

"Amazing huge garden and bright living space. We had a lovely week!"

Jonathan. T

"This is a very different cottage compared to others which we have stayed; it plays in our thoughts constantly. The garden is spectacular and welcoming to an array of wildlife - perfect for wasting both mornings and evenings away." 

Paul. M


"Primrose Cottage, Penzance"

Experience country living at its very best from this expansive, dog friendly holiday home located between St Ives and Penzance with the numerous beaches and villages of west Cornwall all in easy reach. 

If you want inspiring art, liberating space, far reaching views, tranquillity, and the wilds of west Cornwall on your doorstep then look no further than Primrose Cottage. Originally two separate properties, both are now absorbed into one Laid back, comfortable space set in one of the most tranquil spots you're likely to find in the far west. Add to that the near three acres of private gardens with an outside bath where you can soak up the scenery and you've got most magical spot for large parties to enjoy this wonderful area.

In the near three acres of grounds is the wonderfull woodcutters cabin which sleeps two making this a perfect home for groups who want to spread out. Usually the cabin is rented separately through the year but for a few weeks the whole property is available together for larger groups.

Outside in the gardens, there are numerous areas to enjoy, including a sitting area where you get glimpses of the sea in the distance. There is even a fire pit where you can warm up enjoying the amazing night skies under a blanket of stars. It’s a nature lover’s paradise awash with wildlife, including visiting badgers and foxes and resident shrews, rabbits, frogs, buzzards and owls. The gardens really are a delight and if you’re bringing your four-legged friend they will be in doggie heaven. There are almost three acres of private grounds so If it’s seclusion away from the everyday hectic world you’re looking for then you may well have found your perfect holiday…

We are asked to look after many properties, but few tick all of our boxes. The location has to be spectacular, and the home has to feel just right. Primrose delivers everything we look for in a holiday home and more.


The Boskednan area of New Mill is a collection of beautiful cottages, all private from one another, nestling in the hidden shelter of a stream-fed valley where gunnera (the fairy tale giant rhubarb like plant) reaches up, casting its gentle green tinge to all below it. Although you will feel lost in idyllic countryside it is only a ten minute drive to Penzance or Marazion with its fabulous beach overlooking the famous St Michaels Mount. Primrose Cottage is pretty much equidistant from the north and south coasts. While it's inland you could easily walk the 4kms to the north coast, and you can see the south coast between the trees.

Main House


The large living area is part cosy sitting room centred on the large wood burner, and part large well-lit orangery style conservatory with views down across the extensive gardens towards the ponds. Even with two families staying everyone will find room for their own private space as well as plenty of seating for communal gatherings.

Cooking and Eating

Plentiful space characterises the generous kitchen and dining room. The long dining table, with its decoration of objects trouvé and candles, seats ten - yet is equally comfortable for hosting a romantic dinner for two.
The open plan kitchen with its capacious fridge freezer and range cooker has everything you'll need to cook up a great meal for everyone, while the chef can still enjoy the banter family group.


MASTER SUITE:  Such grand terms often leave you underwhelmed, not so here. The master bedroom's own staircase takes you to its comfortable space with twin lancet windows giving a view over the gardens and down the valley to the sea. It even has a door out to the back steps which might give parents a secret breakfast hideaway! This bedroom is in the original smaller cottage and so wonderfully private from the living space. Its bathroom is tiled in hand made ceramic tiles made by the owner.

ACCESSIBLE BEDROOM: Another king sized bedroom on the ground floor for easy access, with plenty of storage for clothes.

OTHER BEDROOMS: Upstairs in the larger of the original cottages are three more bedrooms, a twin, a single and double, all with lovely views over the gardens.


The master bedroom has its own private bathroom, and the family bathroom on the ground floor has a walk in rain forest shower and separate bath. In the hall there's a separate WC. And outside there's a shower for the brave! Great after a day's surfing.

The cabin

Living: The cosy living area is centred on the large wood burner and its a wonderful place to relax in with a large comfy sofa and armchair. There is a 40inch flatscreen TV that includes the full Sky TV sports and movies package.

Cooking and Eating:The hand built wood and slate kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast together with a Bosch electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. There are a table and chairs perfectly positioned to enjoy your meals looking out of the French doors into the gardens.

Sleeping: The bedroom area has a majestic driftwood king size bed with a super comfy John Lewis mattress. There is a chest of drawers and a small handmade wardrobe.

Bathing:The luxury shower room has underfloor heating, a heated towel rail and of course there is the outside bath with endless piping hot water. Just be careful walking back into the cabin with wet feet. Towels and bedding will be supplied for you, just remember to bring your beach towels.


LINEN AND TOWELS: Towels and bedding will be supplied for you, just remember to bring your beach towels.
GARDEN: The term garden hardly does justice to the extensive outside space at Primrose Cottage. Children will love finding somewhere to hide, in fact the adults might just love doing the same, with peace and quiet guaranteed somewhere within sight of home. If you’re a nature lover the grounds are filled with many rare specimen plants and shrubs and they are surrounded by wild countryside with breathtaking walks in every direction.
PARKING: There's plenty of room to park several cars, but you won't get a low slung sports car up the track.
PETS: This is a dog's paradise. You're a long way from main roads, and the footpaths and tracks head off to the moors from right outside the cottage, and for the more adventurous walker - on up to the coast. One or two dogs are welcome at £25 each per week.
WI-FI: We're at the edges of BT's empire here and while there is wi-fi it is slow and often drops out. It's OK for browsing and email, but won't support streaming.