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NEW for 2019 - The Old Stores offers spacious seaside family accommodation for up to 8 people in a stone built former store, with a sun trap garden and decking area with roof top views of the sea and St Michaels Mount. Up to 2 dogs (and their well behaved owners) accepted. Parking for one small car. This character property is close to all the amenities of Marazion and only minutes from the beaches and causeway to the Mount.
The Old Stores is a traditional granite built property which retains many of its original features including an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. The open plan conversion of the ground floor rooms provides a large living space, yet maintains three distinct areas for living dining and cooking. Upstairs there are four bedrooms- one king size with a galleried landing, two large bedrooms to the front have zip and link beds enabling them to be configured as king size beds or 2 singles. There is a smaller room with 2 x single 2’6” beds. The bathroom has a magnificent roll top bath which is believed to have been salvaged from a ship, and there is a separate shower room with second WC. Outside there is a lawned garden with patio and summerhouse from which there are sea and Mount views.
The Old Stores is equipped with a large flat screen TV with Freeview. There is a music system for Radio and CD’s (and cassette tapes) and free superfast Wi-Fi. The property is centrally heated by oil with radiators throughout.
The property is just a few minutes’ walk from the safe sandy beaches of Mounts Bay from where you can look across to St Michaels Mount - surely one of the most incredible seaside views in England.
The Old Stores is conveniently located just a two minute walk from Marazion's quaint town centre with its cafes, traditional pubs, high quality restaurants and specialist shops selling crafts produced by local artists.
Marazion is within easy travelling distance of all the major attractions in West Cornwall, which makes the cottage a perfect base for a Cornish holiday. The Tate Gallery in St Ives, the remarkable Minack Theatre, St Michaels Mount and several other outstanding National Trust properties and gardens are just some of the ‘South West Top Twenty’ visitor attractions within easy reach. Being just 3 miles from Penzance, Marazion has excellent road and rail links and is well placed for the International airports at Newquay and Exeter, with convenient flights from several UK and European airports.
Entering the cottage through the front door there is a vestibule with hanging space for coats and shoes. The spacious living room extends for the whole frontage of the house, with comfortable seating arrayed around the impressive granite inglenook fireplace and its enticing wood burner, ideal to warm you after a bracing walk along the nearby beach in winter months. The well equipped kitchen has everything you need for your self catering holiday with a long wooden serving worktop directly into the dining room. Stairs lead up to the four bedrooms on the first floor, together with the family bathroom and separate shower room. To the rear is a garden with lawn and a raised decking area with a large suntrap summerhouse from which there are sea and Mount views A fabuous place to soak up the sun and enjoy an evening relaxation with a glass of wine.
Bedrooms: All bedrooms are upstairs on the first floor.
Bedroom 1 to the rear of the property with a view onto the garden has a King size bed. There is a large fitted wardrobe providing excellent storage together with a chest of drawers. A dressing table is on a raised ‘galleried’ part of the room. The bedroom is carpeted and has a radiator and a velux roof window.
Bedroom 2 is to the front of the property overlooking Fore Street. It has a pair of single zip & link beds which can be pushed together to make a king size bed. Storage is provided with a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The room has an original feature fireplace and is carpeted with one radiator.
Bedroom 3 is at the front of the property overlooking Fore Street. It also has a pair of single zip & link beds which can be pushed together to make a king size bed. Hanging storage is provided with a chest of drawers and dressing table. The room is carpeted and has one radiator.
Bedroom 4 Is at the front of the property between rooms 2 & 3 also overlooking Fore Street. It has a pair of single beds. Hanging storage is provided. The room is carpeted and has one radiator.
Bathroom: The large family bathroom upstairs is fitted with a magnificent deep cast iron roll top bath WC and hand basin. The room has a large mirror, electric towel rail and electric shaver point.
Shower room: This compact room has a corner cubicle with electric shower, WC and hand basin. There is an electric heated towel rail
Kitchen: The well equipped kitchen has modern base units providing lots of useful storage space and a long solid wooden worktops with a stainless sink. There is a gas 4 burner hob with extractor hood over and an electric fan oven, microwave, toaster, fridge with ice box, and kettle. There is a washing machine in the washroom adjacent to the rear door.
Living area: The comfortable living room has a large comfortable sofa beside a massive granite fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove, perfect for those cooler evenings. The flat screen TV has Freeview and there is a music stack system with radio, CD and cassettes.
Dining area: The large dining room has an antique dining table and chairs and other comfortable seating. The oil central heating boiler sits in the old fireplace making this a cosy area in winter.
Outside: The good sized enclosed garden has a lawned area and shrub borders. To the rear of the lawn there is a raised decking area and summerhouse with garden furniture provides rooftop views of St Michaels Mount and the sea - a stunning location to enjoy the sunshine and a glass of wine. Bikes can also be stored in the summer house.
Parking: The Old Stores benefits from parking for 1 very small car to the rear. The parking and turning space is tight and is reached via a narrow lane (only 6’.6” wide in places), so it is only suited for small cars (Mini or Fiat 500 size). For those with larger cars (or a nervous disposition) there is alternative parking at the seafront car parks (currently £4.50 / day), or if you are lucky you may find on-street parking in the Market Place
Other information: Bath and Hand Towels and bed linen are provided. Please bring your own Beach Towels.
Dog Friendly: Up to 2 well behaved dogs accepted at £25 per dog per week. All evidence of the dogs both inside and outside must be removed prior to departure. Dogs not allowed upstairs.
A High Chair and Travel Cot are available but please request at time of booking. (bring your own bedding for the travel cot).
Accessibility: All four bedrooms and both bathrooms are upstairs in this property which unfortunately means that the cottage may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. The ground floor also has 4 small steps between the different areas.
Changeover day for The Old Stores is on a Friday. Tenancies begin at 4.00pm on the day of your arrival and end before 10.00am on the day of your departure
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 £30 booking fee and a £100 re-fundable security deposit. By making a booking you accept our terms and conditions.
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.
The Old Stores, Fore Street, Marazion, TR17 0AH Cornwall
Please see our terms and conditions before confirming your booking.
Sea views and views of St Michael’s mount from garden
3 minutes to the beach
Sleeps up to 8
1 Bathroom & 1 shower room
Large open plan living room, kitchen and dining area
Wood Burner & Central Heating
TV with freeview
Bed linen and Towels provided
Short breaks available out of season. Minimum 3 nights
2 Dogs accepted
1 car parking space for a small car only.
Do you have a question about this property? Contact us using the form below:
My sister & I stayed at the Old Stores with our 6 children and labrador in February. The house is well appointed with spacious bedrooms and a large living space good for a big family. The summerhouse would be good in the better weather. The agents were very helpful and popped in to see we were alright on the first night. Thanks so much, the house was FAB. Edith
Meet the owners
How long have you owned The Old Stores?
“I've owned The Old Stores since 2017. A return to the home town of my grandmother who lived in a cottage opposite, where I spent much of my childhood.”
What’s your favourite view of St Michael’sMount?
‘The Top Tieb harbour is short walk from the Old Stores, turning left at the Copper Spoon to the end of Leys Lane where I enjoy my favourite view of St Michaels Mount, town and the beach as it stretches westwards to Penzance. Fish and chips from this view point as the sun sets is the best seat in the house.”
What’s your favourite things to do in Marazion?
“Walking, jogging or cycling in and around Marazion, where the sea meets the land is a joy. Playing in and on the sea with boats, boards and kites takes that joy to a new level. Privileged I am...I hope you enjoy too”.
Where is favourite place for a meal?
“Marazion is blessed with many great places to eat. My current favourites when not munching chips on the harbour wall being Ben's Kitchen and the Kings Head”.
What’s your favourite walk in the area?
“Walking or jogging along that stretch of beach is a favourite to fully appreciate the full extent of the bay and the Mount in changing light and tide. The coastal footpath to Perenuthnoe to the east gives a more rugged perspective of the Bay”.
What’s the history of the property?
“When my grandmother lived opposite The Old Stores was then, unsurprisingly a general store run by Winnie. I would often go to the stores on errands and to spend pocket money on anything from model Airfix kits to sweets”.