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Folnamodry
West Cornwall

£387 - £927 per week
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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.

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.

Cloakroom

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:

Kitchen

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.

 
 

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!

September 2021

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

August 2021

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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. 

Walking

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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Events

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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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 >

TBC December 2021

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Montol Festival

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

21st December 2021

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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 December 2021

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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 2021

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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. 

TBC February 2022

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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!

TBC 2021

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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.

TBC 2022

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 2022

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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.

6th - 9th July 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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 HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC Summer 2022

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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.

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 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.

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!