Meet the Owner! Graystones Cottage

Meet the Owners, Maggie & Peter

How long have you owned Graystones for? We bought the cottage in December 2014. We had lived and worked in Cornwall for 12 years and brought up our children here before moving back to Scotland for career reasons. Much as we love Scotland we missed the sea, our friends and the weather, and so while down visiting friends we saw the cottage for sale. We immediately fell in love with felt like home, we loved the combination of an old traditional Cornish cottage cosy downstairs but with the feeling of space in the bedrooms. Being in walking distance of the town, the beach and having views of the sea from the bedroom window was lovely. The terraced garden was an unexpected bonus.

Where's your favourite place to eat locally? For a special occasion and to spoil ourselves we like to go to Ben's kitchen. The food is beautifully prepared and presented and we love it there. For a more informal night and great pub food we like to go to the Kings Arms especially on a Tuesday, when the pub quiz follows at 9pm!

What's your favourite things to do in Marazion? When we're down we like to walk along the beach, explore the galleries, have cocktails at sunset in the Godolphin Arms, meet up with friends and generally relax. Pottering in the garden and waking up to a sea view are major bonuses.

Do you have a favourite walk in the area? There are many beautiful walks in West Cornwall so we're spoilt for choice! But the walk we never get tired of is walking from Graystones to Perranuthnoe where there are tea shops cafes and galleries and another beautiful beach. The walk is just long enough to work up an appetite for a cornish cream tea, and (5.)

What's your favourite view of the Mount? Looking toward Marazion from Basore point just before reaching Perranuthnoe.

Do you know the history of Graystones? Yes, it was built in 1680 and was originally one house . Around the beginning of the 19th century, the Farmhouse was divided into two, Graystones and Graystones Cottage.