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Note: Price shown below does not include the £35 booking fee or the £100 refundable security deposit. 25% deposit required on all bookings. Dogs are charged at £30 each per stay. No charges for card payments. 

Treat yourself to a Cornish Hamper for your arrival or as a gift for friends.

Treat yourself to a Cornish Hamper for your arrival or as a gift for friends.

Property description

Carvossa is a quirky 'upside down' cottage oozing character and charm. The large open plan upstairs space is great for families yet feels cosy for couples. The wood burning stove is a wonderful asset should it be needed to supplement the elctric underfloor heating.  The romantic master bedroom has a king size bed and wood burning effect stove, and there are bi-fold patio doors directly onto the Italian styled Courtyard provinding an extension of the cottage with outdoor seating making it a perfect space for those morning coffees and evening meals. There is character and designer flair written all over this beautiful property making it very popular with our guests.

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Accommodation details

Bedrooms:  Two bedrooms are downstairs and one upstairs. 

Bedroom 1 on the ground floor with a King size bed. Wardrobe. Large Chest of drawers. Dressing table. 2 bedside tables. Situated on the ground floor with Bi-fold doors leading into the tiled court yard garden. An electric wood burner stove adds a lovely finish to this beautiful bedroom.

Bedroom 2 with twin beds on the ground floor. Wardrobe. Dressing table. 2 bedside tables. Situated on the ground floor with window to the front of the property.

Bedroom 3 on the first floor with a single bed. Hooks for clothes. 1 bedside table. Dressing table. Situated on the 1st floor with window onto the courtyard.

Bathroom: The downstairs bathroom is full of character and has been finished to a high level. There is a roll top enamelled bath, hand basin, WC and large walk-in shower with a rain shower and hand-held shower attachment. There is also a heated towel rail. 

Hallway: There is a large armoire, church pew and chest of drawers - handy for leaving shoes and coasta fter a day on the beach.

Additional notes: The ground floor is tiled with underfloor heating. The cottage has ‘oodles' of character and has been designed and furnished to a high level. Climbing the stairs to the 1st floor you enter the:

Kitchen Area: The upstairs kitchen has high quality shaker style kitchen units with ample storage and work surface space. Electric hob with extractor and fitted Neff fan oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, fridge and freezer. 

Living Area: The upstairs open plan living room has sea views and also views of St Michael’s Mount from the 2 windows. It is furnished with 1 large cosy sofa and 1 armchair. There is a Bang and Olufsen TV. The wood burner stove provides extra heating and there are electric wall heaters too. 

Dining Area: A stunning wide beamed wooden floor seamlessly joins the large open plan kitchen and living room area and provides space for a dining area with table and seating for 6 guests. There is a sideboard and feature mirror all adding to the wonderful decor.

Other information: Bed linen and hand / bath towels are provided, however please bring your own beach towels.

Accessibility: There are stairs from the ground floor to the living area on the 1st floor so the cottage may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.

Italian style courtyard garden: The courtyard can be accessed from the bedroom and the hallway on the ground floor. It can also be accessed from the open plan living space on the 1st floor. It is a wonderful extension to the cottage and is fully tiled with an outside hot shower. There are pots with planting, benches, table and chairs, all making a lovely relaxing retreat. Off from the courtyard is a washroom with a washing machine and space for buckets and spades.

Parking: FREE Parking is available at Chy Morvah Hotel using our permit. This is approximately 4 minutes walk away.

Pets: Up to two Dogs (and their well behaved owners) are welcome at Carvossa - charged at £30 per week per dog.

Changeover Day

Changeover day for Carvossa is on Saturday. Tenancies begin at 5.00pm on the day of your arrival and end before 11.00am on the day of your departure.

Booking Notes

To secure your booking, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The final balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival date, together with a £35 booking fee and a £100 refundable security deposit. Dogs are £30 each per stay. By making a booking you accept our terms and conditions. 

Short Breaks

Short breaks of 3 or 4 nights may be accepted at our discretion from the beginning of November until Easter, (not including Christmas / New Year). Short stays are priced pro rata of the weekly rate plus an additional cleaning charge. For stays of 5 nights or more the full weekly charge applies.


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Carvossa, Higher Fore Street, Marazion, TR17 0BQ


Please see our terms and conditions before confirming your booking.

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Property features

  • Saturday change over

  • Parking for 1 car. Approximately 4 minutes walk away

  • Accepts two dogs

  • Sea views and views of St Michael’s Mount

  • Close to the beach, restaurants, shops, galleries and the South West Coast Path

  • 3 bedrooms. Sleeps 5

  • 1 Luxury bathroom

  • Open plan living room, dining area and kitchen

  • Beautiful Italian style courtyard garden with table and chairs

  • Wi-Fi

  • Bed linen and towels provided

  • Short breaks available out of season. Minimum 3 nights

  • No smoking.

Meet Carvossa Owners - James & Sarah Coleman

James & Sarah Coleman with Stan the dog.

How long have you owned Carvossa ? We bought Carvossa in 2018.

What's your favourite view of St Michael's Mount?

From the armchair in Carvossa looking left, with a glass of wine in hand, a feeling of “King of the Castle” and with the lights on at night, it quite special.

What's your favourite things to do in Marazion?

 Early morning walk to Parrenuthnoe, stunning! or just simply along Steps beach watching the abundance of sea birds running along the shore. Also Kite surfing in the bay, having lessons!

Where is your favourite place for a meal?

Hmmm, tricky one, there are lots of great places, lunch at the Peppercorn Cafe in Perranuthnoe is lovely on a sunny day, the Fire Engine Inn does fantastic top notch food with a very short stumble home and of course Bens Cornish Kitchen for that special occasion!

 What is your favourite walk in the area?

Walk from Carvossa down to the RSPB reserve and pick up St Michaels way (route to Santiago de Compostela), at Ludgvan, head left to Tremenheere Gardens, stop for lunch or afternoon tea and enjoy the fantastic view, carry on to Long Rock picking up the path to the beach and head back to Marazion.

What is the history of the property?

Carvossa was owned by the St Aubyn family until 2013, when a lovely couple Jackie and Paul did a fantastic job in renovating the cottage and now here we are (thanks guys! 😀), the proud owners of Carvossa. Look out for the Coffin hatch, that’s got some history, oh and the mouse door is not real!

Carvossa Featured in October 2016 edition of English Homes, click the image below to see the full article:

Carvossa in English Homes magazine

Carvossa in English Homes magazine

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Writing this on behalf of my parents who stayed at Carvossa - We’ve been going to down to Cornwall for the past 6 years and this was our favourite house by far! Every thing you needed was provided. The house was beautifully decorated and amazingly themed. We couldn’t recommend enough! It was perfect for our dog Archie and our two daughters loved it too!
— Laura Payne - September 2019
Just stayed at Carvossa in Marazion. Our 2nd visit, the cottage is amazing, we love it, so relaxing and everything you would ever need. This cottage is a real gem, once you have been there you are spoiled to go elsewhere in Marazion. Thank you St. Michael’s Coastal Cottages for your wonderful service. We loved it again! - John, Marianne and Maggie the dog.
We have just spent a wonderful fortnight in the Carvossa cottage in Marazion. What a fantastic property in just the most stunning location. The five of us were really comfortable with the large open plan upstairs with sea views across to the Mount just capping it all. Paul and Alison at St Michael’s Coastal Cottages were fantastic hosts and were on hand to answer queries and questions not only about the cottage but also about what to do in this beautiful area of Cornwall. Would highly recommend! - Graeme Warwood
Carvossa cottage is beautifully presented and very well equipped, spacious, stylish, peaceful and homely. The agents, (Alison and Paul) are most welcoming and always very helpful if you have any queries, dealing with any concerns quickly. Claire and Jeff Dale

"An outstanding, excellent and very comfortable accommodation. the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday. ‘ Carvossa’ satisfies the highest requirements."

"Reluctant to say anything as we love so much we want it all for ourselves. Exceptional cottage in the most beautiful setting. Really top notch from St Michael’s Coastal cottages, thank you."

"Charming cottage, furnished and decorated tastefully and with thought. Would not hesitate to return."

"Absolutely the nicest cottage we have stayed in England, a perfect place to come and relax for a week. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you for giving us such a lovely space to stay."

"Well stocked with everything you could need, beautifully decorated with so many unique features. It is clear that a lot of time, effort and love has gone into making this a beautiful space. We loved it!"

"Without doubt the best by a long way holiday let we have ever stayed in. Thank you"

"We have had a lovely family holiday in Carvossa, such a special place to stay surrounded by beautiful things inside and out! We highly recommend."

"Wow!! what a fantastic experience from start to finish! We had great communication with Louise while booking our stay. It was so nice to get a phone call to say we could enter the property early as cleaning had been done. We loved Carvossa as it felt like a home from home with everything we needed and a comfy sofa at the end of the day to collapse in after hours spent visiting beaches and caves. Thanks so much and hope to be back soon."

‘A very tasteful and well planned cottage. beautiful garden with a shower/how very convenient. Walking distance to the centre of the town and 5 mins from a great pub, Fire Engine’

‘ Great escape and location. Cottage with great character and outside seating. So relaxing and comfortable. Enjoyed every minute of our stay, 2 weeks next time’

‘ Stunning cottage. Excellent service from yourselves, once you have stayed here nothing else would compare. Loved it!’

‘ Best Cottage we have ever stayed in. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Stunning property. Outdoor space is excellent.’