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West Cornwall

£435 - £1060 per week

Folnamodry, which means 'Aunt's Folly' in Cornish, is a restful retreat nestled in the historical village of Madron. Folnamodry is an exquisitely decorated, two bedroom property, with a minimal approach to the design of the furnishings, so as to enhance the exposed granite features and the oak timber flooring. The property provides a comfortable, light and airy environment for a relaxing break, where you can unwind and recharge your batteries.

Warm up from your day's explorations with a glass of wine watching the dancing flames of the woodburner. There is a cook-friendly kitchen with a stable door enabling you to watch village life, while the adjoining garden provides herbs and fruit for the cook. Dogs are most welcome, so your canine family member can also enjoy a wonderful Cornish holiday. Start the day beneath the apple blossoms, indulging in an al fresco breakfast of Cornish buttered toast and coffee. The driveway provides ample parking space, but if you want to avoid the crowds in nearby popular tourist spots during the peak holiday period, there is a bus service at the bottom of the driveway. Madron village is located 5 minutes from Penzance, where you catch the regular mainline and local train services, as well as the Scillonian III link to the Isles of Scilly. Folnamodry offers elevated views over Mount's Bay and easy access to the North and South coasts as well as the West Penwith moors. The world famous Trengwainton Gardens, a 5-minute walk from the cottage, has a great café for lunch and cream teas.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Zip and link

Bedroom 2


Entrance via external stone steps

from the gravelled parking area one granite step to entrance porch and front door.

Entrance hall

with stairs to first floor and doors off to cloakroom, sitting and dining rooms.


WC, basin.

Sitting room

sofa, chair, decorative fireplace, nest of tables, Smart TV, DVD, garden views.

Dining room

oak table, two chairs, bench, woodburner, sofa, oak floor, garden view. Door through to:


seven burner gas range, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, stable door with five steps down to gravelled drive.

Sitting area

at top of staircase, with reading chair and doors off to bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom 1

zip n link beds (twin or king size), decorative fireplace, window seat, built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2

double bed, decorative fireplace, window seat, clothes hanging space.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail.

Garden and outdoor area

garden accessed through arch gate, patio table, four chairs, slate seat, bistro table and chairs, apple trees, small pond, gravelled drive with parking for two cars.

Additional information

Gas central heating throughout, No children under 10, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


This is our 3rd stay at Folnamodry, we love the house and its location. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy all that the surrounding area offers. The house was spotlessly clean, and thoughtful items were provided for our dog, he actually ignored his normal bed in favour of the one at the house!! Can’t wait to go back for stay number 4!

February 2024

Lovely spacious home, beautiful mature garden and with a bus stop right outside it's a few minutes into Penzance. Everything you need and lots of extras. Highly recommend!

January 2024

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Holidays in West Cornwall

There is almost an embarrassment of riches for the visitor to choose from when looking at holiday cottages in West Cornwall. With its extraordinary variety of landscapes and coastline, as well as its proud history and cultural heritage, you won't be disappointed.

With many superb beaches to enjoy, including five with the coveted Blue Flag status, it is easy to see why so many people associate this part of the world with sun, sea, sand and, of course, surf. There is, however, so much more on offer when contemplating self catering holidays in West Cornwall.

West Cornwall is home to popular destinations such as MarazionPenzanceCarbis Bay and St Ives, which are all worth a visit. From the iconic St Michael's Mount to the breath taking Minack Theatre as featured in our blog, you wont be short of things to do while self catering in West Cornwall.

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Things to do in West Cornwall

Days out

With such an abundance of stunning sights in West Cornwall, you'll be spoilt for choice when choosing where to visit while holidaying here. St Michael's Mount, The Minack Theatre, and St Ives harbour are just a few of the enthralling places on offer. The many golden sandy beaches that West Cornwall boasts are perfect for topping up the tan. For something a little more energetic, boat trips, fishing excursions and water sports are available. Museums and art galleries provide an equally enjoyable day out, with world famous exhibitions at the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth museum within easy reach.

With the bustling coastal towns of St Ives, Mousehole and Marazion within close proximity of one another, you can be sure to find somewhere to provide everything you need to the perfect family day out. 


Cornwall's spectacular scenery provides the perfect backdrop for exploring. The coastal paths which hug the rugged cliffs offer breath taking sea views, while walking inland you can enjoy the many nature reserves, ancient stone circles and woodland, for which Cornwall is renowned.

Art & heritage

Famous for its quality of light, the area has long been a haven for artists and there are many galleries to be found wherever you go. There are also many gardens to enjoy; the mild climate will often let plants flourish here which you won’t find anywhere else in the country. For those wanting to dig a little deeper, there is also an amazing mining and maritime heritage which has done much to shape the county and its people as well as, it could be argued, the rest of the world.

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd of December, 2024

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2024

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

5th February 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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. Read More >

December 2024

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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.

TBC 2025

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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!

26th - 28th April

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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.

14th - 28th September 2024

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2024

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

This is our 3rd stay at Folnamodry, we love the house and its location. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy all that the surrounding area offers. The house was spotlessly clean, and thoughtful items were provided for our dog, he actually ignored his normal bed in favour of the one at the house!! Can’t wait to go back for stay number 4!

Lovely spacious home, beautiful mature garden and with a bus stop right outside it's a few minutes into Penzance. Everything you need and lots of extras. Highly recommend!

This is our fourth stay with Aspects holidays but first time at Folnamodry. The property was just as described and we enjoyed our stay so much that we stayed an extra two nights. Well furnished and equipped and the standard of cleanliness was excellent. Well situated to visit places like Sennen Cove Marazion Newlyn and St Ives. Garden was secure for our two dogs. Quality of bedding and towels was very luxurious. Would definitely recommend Folnamodry and hopefully will return again soon. Such a relaxing place to stay.

Excellent property, all as described, great location for touring the Penzance area of Cornwall. Everything at the property needed to ensure a comfortable and relaxing break. Dog friendly with a secure garden area for morning exercise. Loved it!

A lovely cottage for a peaceful holiday. Well placed for visiting the surrounding area . Lots of local walks from the doorstep and a bus service outside if you don't want to take the car.

Beautiful, well equipped cottage with lovely touches throughout in a peaceful setting. Very spacious, clean and comfortable with a private garden. There is a bus stop just outside the property which is handy if you don’t want to drive into Penzance. Would definitely recommend staying there.

We had a lovely 10 days at Folnamodry over Christmas. The house was exactly as described & spotlessly clean. Lovely comfy beds and a really nice enclosed garden which was great for our Lab, Ralph. Kitchen had everything we needed & the range cooker was brilliant. Drive & parking also a bonus. Would definitely recommend & come again. Glynn,Polly,Jean & Ralph.

Great house perfect in every way would definitely return again and recommend to others.

I was very sceptical in using the website at first but ONLY because I’d never done it before and everything seemed to good to be true! But I have to say everything that was said on the tin was inside the tin. Very impressed by everything. The welcome package was a delicious cream tea and a fresh bunch of flowers great treat after a long 4 hour journey down. We took our dog down with us and brought all of our own dog bedding and bowls etc but to our surprise Aspects had already provided these for us which made the trip all that much better. Lovely little location in a little village would highly recommend and will definitely be coming back! Such a lovely little cottage perfect for a family get away.

Beautiful comfortable home with lovely enclosed garden for the dog. The driveway is a bit tricky but we mastered it by the end of the week. Regular buses from outside. Lovely cosy traditional pub 2 doors away. They don't serve food but nice place to go for a drink. Would return.

Folnamodry was every bit as lovely as it appears on the Aspects website. Light airy rooms attractively and comfortably furninshed with a lovely garden too. The kitchen is far better than I have at home. However, keen chefs may want to take their favourite frying pan or other kitchen gadgets? Great cooker! Madron itself is a bit short of amenities but you don't have to travel far to get what you need. For me it was frequent trips to Newlyn to buy fresh fish. The village is well placed for trips out to the many beauty spots and places of interest on the south and north of the peninsular. Marazion, Mousehole, Porth Curno (Minack Theatre) and other beautiful beaches as well as gardens, galleries and Museums. If walking is your thing then there are plenty of access points to the stunning coast path. Aspects Holidays were efficient and friendly. I will certainly keep them bookmarked on my computer.

Stayed at Folnamodry for just over 5 weeks. The property is lovely, very well equipped, warm & comfortable. Aspects are on hand if needed, but provide an all in all brilliant service & I am just in the process of booking another property through Aspects (as Folnamodry is unfortunately booked!) Thank you!

We love this place so much that this was our second stay here. On arrival there was scones, jam and cream, a bottle of Presecco; and a card welcoming us back. A lovely touch. It’s perfect for walking to local landmarks and surrounding villages. We will definitely be going back…..again!

Great roomy cottage, great location and lovely village to walk round with the dog. Comfy beds and plush towels. Welcome pack was very poor and disappointing small milk and fudge. ?? Especially as we booked for new year break. Feel the dining room/family room could do with a TV as going with teenagers not everyone wants too watch the same.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review; we are glad that you liked this lovely cottage. We were sorry to hear of your disappointment at the welcome pack though. Whilst every property will have some milk, tea, coffee, and sugar provided, anything additional to that is provided at the discretion of the individual property owners. The owners of Folnamodry have something in place with the housekeeper to provide a nice cream tea box that is supplied by a local company, in addition to the milk, tea, coffee and sugar. Unfortunately, he was closed over the Christmas period, so she supplied some Cornish fudge and some flowers along with milk, tea, coffee and sugar and she later left a bottle of prosecco on your doorstep. We are sorry that it wasn't the usual cream tea box though. Thank you for the suggestion of an extra TV. It is something that greatly differs from one guest to the next, with TVs being more important to some guests than others. With that in mind, we try to show as clearly as possible what facilities are provided in properties so that guests can make an informed decision about the suitability of a property for their party. The owners really appreciate the suggestion and will keep an eye on further feedback, but at this time they will not be adding additional TVs in addition to the one currently advertised. Thank you for your helpful comments and we hope to see you back in Cornwall again. Tanya, Customer Services

Folnamodry is a beautiful, dog friendly cottage in a fabulous location. It was warm and cosy and we particularly liked the snug TV room. The bus stopped right outside and we easily got into Penzance. On our last day we walked to Madron Holy Well and Lanyon Quoit. They are easy to find and it wasn't too muddy but well worth the walk. The local pub is quirky, friendly and inviting. Unfortunately the local shop has closed but that is no problem if you have a car. The cottage is spotlessly clean and has incredibly comfortable bedding/beds. We highly recommend it.

Folnamodry is a beautiful, well equipped cosy house. The beds are very comfy and everything is so clean and well furnished. There is a such a homely feel to the property that you instantly relax and enjoy. It is a great property for two couples on holiday as there is a double and king-size beds. There are loads of little personal touches around the house and a pleasant surprise to have all Ecover products supplied in the kitchen for washing up and cleaning. Being welcomed by a cream tea was perfect thanks.

I spent hours online looking for a dog friendly holiday cottage with a safe enclosed garden, off road parking, a washing machine, WiFi, local amenities such as a shop and pub, and it needed to be a reasonable price. Then Aspect holidays and Folnamodry appeared and had it all. We didn’t know the Penzance area that well but Folnamodry was just out of town in the village of Madron. There are many walks from Madron giving spectacular views along the coast from St Michaels Mount to Newlyn, yet you have easy access to a range of supermarkets, shops and takeaways in Penzance. Folnamodry had everything we needed and was beautifully decorated, very contemporary but cosy. The beds were wonderfully comfy, and the kitchen well stocked with equipment etc. If we could buy Folnamodry we would retire there, as it was just perfect!

Fantastic holiday, excellent clean cottage and very spacious, I could holiday for a month in this cottage. I will definitely be booking with Aspect again

Excellent stay and the reviews on the website are accurate. As already stated the driveway is tight if you have a larger vehicle.

What hasn’t been pushed is the cleanliness.. I would say that this is the cleanest holiday home I’ve ever stayed in. No dirt or dust… the bedding and towels smelled very fresh. When stripping the bedding off the pillows and duvet we saw no marks at all on them, which is a first.

Thanks for an amazing stay

We’ve just returned from a lovely stay at Folnamodry. Upon arrival, the house was sparkling clean and smelt lovely - we both commented on the cleanliness. The house is much bigger than the photos and is really spacious and well decorated with a very comfy bed. Although we didn’t use it much, the kitchen was very well equipped. The only thing that lets the house down is the shower, it’s just not good. The house itself is in a lovely little quiet village and we had some nice walks around with the dog. All in all, a wonderful stay and we wouldn’t hesitate to come back (perhaps when there’s a new shower!!)

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you very much for your review. We were delighted to see that you had a wonderful stay at Folnamodry, the property owners have put a lot of effort into making sure that guest experience is paramount, so they'll be so pleased to see you had a lovely stay. We were sorry to see that you experienced an issue with the shower during your stay, but are really grateful for you bringing this to our attention and we are happy to confirm that the shower has now been replaced, so we do hope that in light of this, we will get to welcome you back here again in the future. Ben, Customer Services.

We had a very relaxing few days at Folnamodry. Kitchen is well equipped with a good cooking range and useful equipment. Very comfortable bedroom and pretty sun trap garden. If you have an escape artist dog like ours, be aware that the garden does have a possible route out behind the shed, but otherwise well fenced. Location is good for both Penzance area and, with a twenty minute drive, St Ives. The coastal trip via Zennor across the golden gorse covered hills is stunning in early May on a sunny day. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

This was a lovely house to stay in, but sadly let down by the very confined car parking and turning space for our quite large car. I found manoeuvring the car in the drive quite difficult and frustrating and I wasn't happy with the prospect of reversing either into or out of the drive because of the bend in the road.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were sorry to hear that you felt the parking let the property down. We have tried to show the parking area as clearly as possible because although there is plenty enough space for 2 cars; if you do have 2 vehicles, you won't have the space to then move the vehicles around on the driveway, which will require either reversing into the drive, or reversing out of the drive. Some may not be completely comfortable with doing this and we are sorry to hear that was the case for you. We hope that most will agree that the benefit of having 2 spaces so that everyone can get out and fully explore this beautiful area, along with the fantastic standard of décor on display here, is well worth this compromise. Thanks for your feedback and hopefully, we will see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

A very enjoyable few days. The house is comfortable and well equipped and really well placed for exploring the far west. We would definitely stay here again.

We absolutely loved our stay. Such a great cottage in a fab location. Local walks were great and it was easy to get to beaches and other areas of Cornwall to explore. The house was fabulously clean. Shower was great, water pressure we felt was really good. The dog was very happy here and loved the garden which was a lovely place for some Al fresco dining. We really enjoyed our stay and would most definitely book again in the future. Aspects holidays were great throughout, very attentive and great communication. Thank you

We had a wonderful 5 days visit to Folnamodry. It is a wonderfully spacious, comfortable, well appointed house. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, the garden is delightful, and the beds are really comfortable. We found the house to be spotlessly clean. We enjoyed the local village pub in the evenings, and explored this lovely part of Cornwall. There are several walks from the house if you do not want to drive. The driveway has a narrow entrance, and any cautious drivers might find it a little challenging, however we had no problems, we simply reversed in. It is typical of a house of this age and character. Thank you Aspects holidays.

Amazing house. You’ll never want to leave. Plenty of appliances and items in the kitchen to feel like you’re at home. Really bright property. Property heats up really quickly and had beautiful views of the garden. Water pressure isn’t great for the shower but it’s just so beautiful.
Would 100% stay again, we even looked up if it was green for other dates. Parking isn’t enough for 2 cars though. We struggled getting out 1 car ha!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed it here. The owners have put a lot of thought into Folnamodry and have tried to provide everything that their guests should need, so we really are glad that you liked it. The access to parking is only 1 car width, but then it opens up to plenty enough space for 2 cars. Because you then park side by side, many find that it is better to reverse into the spaces, to make manoeuvring simpler when you are heading out in the car for the day. We hope that helps to make things a little easier for you if you do ever return to the property. Thanks for your feedback and hopefully, we will see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

We enjoyed our holiday in Folnamodry. It felt very homely and peaceful. The owners have a lovely home that they have shared with visitors. We explored the area and enjoyed the beaches. We would recommend. The Bird Family.

Wonderful cottage with excellent access to so many stunning beaches and attractions. Highly recommended.

The cottage was in a lovely location in a small village only 15 minutes from A lovely beach opposite st Michael Mount. A great base to see so much of Cornwall.

The cottage was a hide Standard and very clean and comfortable. The small garden outside was really nice as well.

The driveway is a bit tight if you have a large vehicle but we got used to just reversing out to the main road.

We had a couple of negatives, like the shower is not great if you are tall and the water pressure was a bit weak. I like my TV in the bedroom and this was a miss at the cottage but it’s not really a negative is just people’s preferences.

I would also recommend using aspects holidays. Great company and very supportive up to the day you arrive and willing to help during the stay.

Overall great cottage in a nice village location.

Beautiful cottage and brilliantly decorated. Comfy stay. Loved it.

Great house, very comfortable, well located for access to beaches and supermarkets in Penzance. Highly recommended.

We absolutely loved our stay at Folnamodry. It really feels like home, away from home. Stunning decor, extremely comfortable and really helpful suggestions and information supplied by the owners. Walks from the property were absolutely stunning. We will certainly recommend Folnamodry to our friends and we can’t wait to return!

I’d like to thank the Aspects team for sorting us out high quality accommodation at a reasonable rate at such short notice! Thanks!

Thoroughly recommend folnomodry for a family holiday or couples, pets will love the large garden, with a lovely pub literally on your doorstep and the bus stop at the bottom of the house it makes for an enjoyable holiday.penzance 5 minute drive away, but with a bus service that stops outside every hour who needs the car. A lovely welcome pack of cream tea and a bottle of prosecco to get your1st evening off to a great start. The staff at aspects are very helpful and nothings to much of a problem

The house is perfect; and we felt instantly at home, especially as there was a welcoming cream tea; and a bottle of wine. The rear garden was totally enclosed which was perfect for out lively puppy. Lovely village location, ideal for walks to local heritage sites. Village pub within a very short walk, which has a lovely friendly atmosphere. We would highly recommend a stay at Folnamodry; and will definitely be going back

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Folnamodry. The property is tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable and roomy for four guests, very well equipped for our stay. It also has a beautiful garden we were able to sit out to eat on sunny evenings and the location is quiet and peaceful. A bus stop just opposite is handy as an alternative to travel into the town. The extra touches were welcome on arrival (milk, tea coffee etc). We would definitely recommend this property and Aspects holidays.

Beautifully decorated cottage with great facilities in a good location for exploring West Cornwall. Lots of nice touches around the property and the owners had thought of everything - well-equipped kitchen, plenty of crockery, lots of towels and super-comfy beds. We will definitely book again!