- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
- Sea View
Built in 1912 for a French sea captain, Carn Du is an Edwardian villa in the pretty Cornish village of Mousehole which offers light airy accommodation, an infinity pool and uninterrupted views of the Atlantic. Houses this spacious and stylish which are also this close to the sea are few and far between.
Carn Du is made up of a house which sleeps 12 and a cottage which sleeps 4 so it is the perfect base for families and groups of friends who want to explore this beautiful stretch of seaside. The accommodation is characterised by expansive living spaces and large windows with panoramic views, not to mention a perfect blend of traditional features and mod cons. And on your doorstep this charming old part of Cornwall has much to offer, from the delightful harbour town of Mousehole and the sandy beaches to coastal walks and award-winning restaurants.
There`s a huge amount to do in the area, whether you want to surf and explore secret coves or visit gardens and historic landmarks. The beaches round here are beautiful - Porthcurno is 15 minutes away by car and hidden beyond that is the beach at Sennen. The coastline becomes more rugged as you move west towards Land`s End and the peninsula has an abundance of prehistoric monuments to discover, not to mention some sensational scenery. From the house you can look out beyond Penzance to St Michael`s Mount, the incredible open air Minack Theatre is not far away, and the quaint town of Mousehole is just a quarter of a mile down a steep hill. Don`t miss the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the art galleries of St Ives and the scenic West Cornwall Coastal Path.
The drive to Carn Du takes 4.5 hours from London. Take the M4 to Bristol, then the M5 to Exeter, then A30 to Penzance. From Penzance take the main road around the bay to Newlyn. By train you can take the London Paddington to Penzance mainline and then get a taxi, or you could fly into Newquay airport.
Nearest Train Station:
Several in Mousehole
The house can comfortably sleep 12 ` 10 in the main part and 2 in the Annexe. On the first floor of the house there are five large bedrooms, two of which open onto a balcony high above the sea and one of which has an enamel bath underneath the window from where you can marvel at the views. Three of the bedrooms are en-suite and there is a further family bathroom. The large family kitchen is fitted with an Aga, and you will also find a dining room, a sitting room with a log fire, and a sun room, all of which lead into one another. The self-contained annexe has a bathroom, a kitchen and a bed/sitting room and the cottage has two double bedrooms (one with a balcony), a bathroom, and an open plan living/dining room and kitchen with a wood burning stove.
Outside in the garden there is a heated infinity pool (7m x 4m) which is open from Spring to the end of October.
The cottage can be rented separately or together with the house. Dogs (maximum of two dogs per group) are permitted at a cost of