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St Michael's Marazion

£964 - £2321

St Michael's is a very impressive granite farmhouse offering breathtaking views over rolling countryside to the sea beyond and the famous St Michael's Mount. This Cornish farmhouse is nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in a very peaceful location. Situated on a hilly ridge in the far west of Cornwall, and overlooks the whole of Mount's Bay. Originally built for a mine captain, close to Poldark Country and dating back to the 1800's, it's full of character with many original features. This unique holiday retreat offers a spacious sitting room, a large kitchen diner and three bedrooms on the first floor with a large family room located on the second floor.

Offering plenty of living space for large families along with a beautiful private garden overlooking stunning countryside and beyond to the sea, St Michael's makes for a perfect holiday base. St Michael's is ideally situated between St Ives and Penzance and just a short drive away, to the ancient market town of Marazion. Spend the day here enjoying the beautiful sandy family-friendly beach which overlooks the iconic St Michael's Mount, or if you're feeling adventurous you can even try your hand at kite surfing!


sofa, table and chairs.

Sitting room

three large sofas, armchair, TV, electric flame effect wood burner.

Kitchen/dining area

electric oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, table and chairs.

Utility/shower room

fridge, freezer, washing machine, enclosed walk-in shower, WC, basin, underfloor heating, games table

Bedroom 1

king size bed, basin, sea views.

Bedroom 2

two single beds, basin, sea views.

Bedroom 3

double bed, countryside views

Family bathroom

bath, separate shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 4

double bed, two single beds, Velux windows, sea views, en-suite with shower, basin, WC.

Outside area

table and chairs, tree seat, picnic bench, sea views.

Additional information

oil central heating, cot and highchair availble for use, additional travel cot availble upon request. A small adjoining annex, is retained for family use, with its own private entrance, WiFi, short breaks available.


This place is beautiful! We have been wanting to visit Cornwall for many years and our dream finally came true. We stayed in the St. Michael's cottage which was something right out of a story book. It was recently renovated, very clean and had more than enough space. The owners have done a great job to preserve the historic charm. The view of St. Michael's mount from the upstairs bedrooms was amazing. The beds were very comfortable. The showers had plenty of pressure and hot water. Wireless internet worked very well even with several devices (including laptops). The kitchen had everything we needed and we loved coffee and tea while sitting in the conservatory. The property is beautifully landscaped and a walk through the owners garden is a must! It was our first time driving in the area and everything was very close. Parking at this property was very easy. The owner's of the property were very helpful with suggesting restaurants and sights to see, especially when it came to Poldark country. This trip was very relaxing and we truly enjoyed our visit! We will definitely book this property again!

Rebecca and Kelley

St Michael’s is the perfect place to stay with family or friends, with plenty of space for everyone. The views are outstanding of St Michaels Mount and the surrounding countryside. The area is beautiful with wooded valleys and country lanes, it’s close to Penzance and St Ives, both just a few miles away. There’s also local amenities just down the road which is handy. The local beaches of Marazion and Praa Sands are excellent for kite surfing and windsurfing which was a real hit with our family. The smaller beaches such as Prussia Cove and Peranuthnoe are just a short drive away, perfect for a day out or walk along the coastal paths. The house itself is brilliantly set out, there’s large areas for everyone to get together downstairs that flows out to the large front garden. The kitchen is really well equipped with everything you need. The Bedrooms are spacious, all the beds are super comfy with lovely linen provided. Also there’s plenty of room to securely store your surfboards and bikes round the back of the house. A great place to stay, we will certainly be coming back!!

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St Michael's Mount

St Michael’s Mount sits majestically on an island out at sea and can be reached via a cobbled causeway at low tide or at other times by the 'St Michael' amphibious vehicle! Visit the sub-tropical gardens that surround the castle or step inside the castle walls to explore the myths and legends that surround this iconic landmark. Read more about St Michael's Mount.

Marazion Beach

Conveniently located a moment away from the world famous St Michael's Mount, Marazion beach is found in the heart of Mounts Bay, recently elected as one of the 'most beautiful bays in the world'. It’s the perfect beach for family holidays in Marazion, with cafés just above the sand, lifeguards on hand and clean and safe waters. Despite its beauty and convenience for holiday makers, it remains surprisingly quiet compared to other Cornish beaches. It’s perfect for beach and sea sports and you can even take your horse for a quick gallop across the sands! The long sandy beach that stretches towards Long Rock is a popular windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing spot amongst locals and holiday makers alike. Mounts Bay provides ideal conditions for watersports, and kite surfing and stand up paddleboarding lessons are available with Ocean High for those looking to make the most of the outdoors. Find out more things to do at Marazion Beach >

Venture Eastwards and you'll find Marazion Beach East, or Steps Beach. This dog-friendly beach is favoured by locals as it is quiet due to its limited access and rocky shore, but it is perfect for dog walking, and collecting driftwood after a storm. Children will enjoy the many rock pools when the tide is out. Accessible via Leys Lane or from Marazion beach if you don't mind climbing over the rocks!

Things to do in Marazion

Marazion Town Centre

A wander around Marazion itself is a must for those who love exploring shops. Marazion is an ancient market town with a rich history of smuggling, sea commerce and pilgrimage. Nowadays, the town has numerous galleries, gift shops and cafes along the winding streets with plenty of traditional architecture to look at along the way. 

RSPB Nature Reserve - Marazion Marsh

Just a short walk from the town you will find Marazion Marsh, a freshwater habitat, which is home to Cornwall's largest reed bed. This nature reserve is extremely popular with bird watchers all year round and in winter, it's not uncommon to see thousands of starlings flocking here to roost on the marsh. Read more on our blog.

Marazion Museum

Located in the town hall, this fascinating museum features lots of local artifacts and interesting finds and information on this historic market town. 

Marazion in Bloom

Every summer, the residents of Marazion put on a spectaular floral display from hanging baskets, window boxes and planters. Prizes are awarded for the best displays and locals compete for the award of best presented home and business property. This alone is well worth a visit. 

Walks around Marazion

Located on the South West Coast Path, there are stunning walks across Mounts Bay to Penzance, and to Prussia Cove in the opposite direction. Walking inland, you have 'St Michael's Way'. Thought to be used by pilgrims wanting to avoid the treacherous waters around Land's End, this popular walk runs coast to coast from St Ives to Marazion. This 12 mile walk finishes at Marazion Marsh which can get quite muddy so be sure to bring appropriate footwear! Read more about walking in Marazion on our blog post: Walking in Cornwall: Marazion Walks.

Places to eat in Marazion

Marazion has a good selection of eateries to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to dine out at a restaurant on a special occasion or simply grab a bite to eat to enjoy on the beach, you will find everything you need for a Marazion self catering holiday. From quaint delicatessen style cafes and up market fine dining, to traditional pubs, Marazion offers a wide selection of local Cornish cuisine, all within a short walk of one another. Enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty, stop off at the Godolphin Arms after a day at the beach and enjoy the spectacular views of St Michaels Mount, or visit the 'Delicious' cafe for spot of lunch in a cozy atmosphere. Read our Guide to eating out in Marazion.

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Local events

Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

17th December - 6th January 2017

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2017

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

5th February 2018

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

20th - 22nd April 2018

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

12th - 13th May 2018

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

23rd - 28th June 2018

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Sea Salts and Sail Festival, Mousehole

A three day event celebrating Cornwall's Maritime heritage, with traditional sailing vessels, live music, and craft and cookery demonstrations. Profits donated to local charities. 

13th - 17th July 2018

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

TBC August 2018 

Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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TBC August 2018

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

Dates TBC

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