Mazey's Cottage

  • Mazey's Cottage
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Gallery over sitting Room
  • Gallery with 4ft futon
  • The kitchen
  • The kitchen - French doors to the front
  • Main bedroom with king size bed
  • Bedroom no 2 with twin 3ft beds
  • Family bathroom with bath/shower over
  • Looking from shower room to the WC
  • Front courtyard
  • Front courtyard outside sitting space
  • Rear courtyard outside sitting area
  • Rear courtyard showing adjacent field


  • Sleeps 4 + 1
  • Dog friendly (£20 per week per pet)
  • Free Wi-Fi (typically 1.5 to 3.5 MB/s download)
  • 2 'bathrooms'
  • Adjacent field for dogs or children to play in
  • Enclosed courtyard/gardens front and rear
  • Views over fields to the sea at Mount's Bay and the Penwith hills
  • Suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Private off road parking for 2 cars
  • Wood burning stove
  • Solar hot water, electric heating
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Built-in oven and ceramic hob
  • Fridge, freezer, microwave
  • TV, DVD, radio

  • Sitting room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove
  • Large kitchen/diner with French doors to front courtyard
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 double (5ft king size bed), twin (2 x 3' singles)
  • Gallery sitting room/bedroom with 4ft futon sofa/bed
  • Family bathroom with bath/shower and under-floor heating
  • Walk-in tiled shower room with under-floor heating
  • Separate WC with under-floor heating
  • Secure storage shed for bikes, surf boards etc
  • Linen and towels (not beach towels) provided
  • All electricity is included plus kindling and a large basket of logs. Extra logs can be purchased for a small charge
  • Arrive/depart Friday
  • No smoking in cottage


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Mazey’s cottage is believed to have been built sometime in the late 18th century. It is interesting that at one time in the 19th century a family of nine was living there. The old cottage and farm buildings were converted to accommodation by us and work was completed in May 2011. The original cottage is now the sitting room with gallery. The stone cowsheds are now the kitchen, hall, bedrooms and bathroom.

The cottage has been designed and built to be as eco-friendly as practical. Despite its 18th century origins, the cottage achieves comfort and environmental standards which are better than many modern houses. Electricity is supplemented by a wind turbine which is 80m away in the adjacent field. Hot water is principally supplied by solar power and the cottage is equipped with A rated appliances.

Inside, the cottage provides lots of living space. There is a large kitchen/diner easily seating six while allowing plenty of room to move around and cook. The kitchen has an arched, beamed ceiling and French doors to the front garden courtyard. The sitting room is spacious and light. It has a high, arched, beamed ceiling and five windows as this was originally the old two storey-cottage. There is a wood burning stove to keep you cosy if the weather is cold and wet or in the evenings after a day out in the fresh air. The gallery over part of the sitting room can be used as a quiet sitting space, a play area or an extra bedroom using the 4ft futon as a bed. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower over and also a fully tiled shower room and separate WC with washbasin. All the floors downstairs are tiled. The 3ft stone walls are plastered following the stone contours, painted white, and are warm and dry. The cottage faces south so it is warmed by lots of sunlight on sunny days.

Outside, Mazey’s Cottage has its own spacious, private courtyard gardens to the front and rear. Both are fully enclosed with walls and gates so can be secured for dogs. In the front you will catch the morning and daytime sun while the rear courtyard is a suntrap in the afternoon and evening. There are lovely views from outside the cottage (weather permitting), particularly from the rear courtyard sitting area. You can park your car in the field next to the cottage if you want to have unobscured views to Mounts Bay. The field for children and dogs is right next to the cottage and there is also a footpath to Tregonning Hill – a short walk with fabulous views.


Mazey's Cottage
View over Mazey's Cottage
The sitting room has a high ceiling with open beams over the main sitting area
Sitting Room with Clearview wood burning stove
Sitting room showing the gallery and stairs
Under the gallery in the sitting room
Gallery with 4ft futon
The gallery showing the window to the front. There is also a Velux roof window over the stairs
The stairs down from the gallery
Kitchen looking towards the bedrooms
Kitchen looking towards the sitting room
Kitchen showing French doors to front
French doors to front courtyard
Hallway between bedrooms and kitchen
Main bedroom showing window to back courtyard
Main bedroom showing one of the front windows (there are two)
The main bedroom has a king size bed, built in wardrobe and dressing table with mirror
Bedroom No 2 has twin beds and a built in wardrobe
Bathroom with under-floor heating and mains shower over the bath
View from the WC into the shower room with under-floor heating
Looking from the shower room to the WC which has under-floor heating
Linen room between the shower room and the WC also with under-floor heating
The front courtyard faces south so has sun for most of the day
The front courtyard
The rear courtyard has a shed for storage, access to the washroom and parking for two cars
Rear courtyard for outdoor dining.  It is very private and a 'suntrap' in the afternoon and evening.  Cars can be parked in the field if you prefer your views unobscured.
The rear courtyard and adjoining field for children and dogs to play in. There are gates to the field and courtyard which can be closed for privacy or security
From the rear courtyard there are panoramic views over the fields to Mount'sBay
The lane in front of Mazey's Cottage has very little traffic
Mazey's Cottage from the field in front (The Badger Field)
Ground floor plan (Upstairs gallery not shown)


Sarah, Paul, Eleanor and Tom Crosby - Reading

October 2018

One of the best holiday cottages we've stayed in - and we've stayed in a lot! We love the knobbly walls and beautiful rugs. Thanks so much for the flowers, apple pie and brownies too - very thoughtful. We've been very lucky with the weather and visited the beach pretty much every day - not bad for late October! We hope to visit again.

Gerry, Ann and Dixie (guide dog) - Leamington Spa

October 2018

Another wonderful stay at the cottage - a real home from home - very well equipped and plenty of space to spread around. Very dog friendly - many thanks to Roger and Cath for their warm welcome including Cath's wonderful home-made cake. Superb base for West Cornwall - so much to do from here. Lovely pasties from Gear Farm; walks in the fantastic Trelowarren Gardens (+art/craft exhibitions); fascinating sculpture gardens at Tremenheere plus Museum of the year - Tate St Ives. We'll definitely be back!.

Ian, Lesley and Martha Stokes, Hampshire

October 2018

Thank you Cath and Roger for another warm welcome. We love it here - a 'home from home'! Hard to believe it's our 7th visit already. Looking forward to next year.

Dave Ryden and Jill France with Daisy and Ruby (Border Collies), Hebden Bridge

September 2018

Mazey’s Cottage is our home from home in Cornwall, for us and our two Border Collies, Daisy and Ruby. The cottage’s floors, the field adjacent owned by Roger and Cath, and the 30 minute walk up the hill at the back for views over the sea to the south and north, all make it perfect for dog-owners. Nothing is too much trouble for our hosts, who live adjacent, and it is great to have a self-catering place that has added warmth from a log fire on those Autumnal evenings. On a warm day, sit outside and watch the sun set to the West over Penzance. A very peaceful location, yet five minutes’ drive from the main road at Ashton. We love so much nearby. Walking favourites are: nearby beaches/cliff walks at Rinsey and Praa Sands; the north coast from Portreath to St Agnes, with plenty of good cafes on the walks; and west of Porthcurno along the coast to Lands End and beyond. Eating places: The Square in Porthleven is our favourite for a special meal out; also great cafes in Porthleven, Perranuthnoe; and (afternoons only) Rosemergy (home made) cream teas by the wild Atlantic, west of Zennor.

Gisela, Olaf, Felix, Alex & Gizmo, Germany

August 2018

Dear Cath and Roger, Many thanks once more for a wonderful fortnight at Mazey`s Cottage in summer 2018. You have been perfect hosts again- thanks for the delicious welcome cake – yum yum, always helping hands /advice when needed and your lovable dogs waiting for us to play with them. This summer was our 6th visit to you and we hope there are many more to come. We always feel so home from home in the cottage - perfectly equipped with all amenities you need, cosy and quiet corners inside and outside, enough space for the kids to play, perfect for our dog (Gizmo likes walking up to Tregonning Hill – I have to admit, it was my first time up there this summer and I really loved the beautiful views to Mounts Bay, St. Ives Bay, down to the Lizard Peninsula,... ). For us Lower Balwest Farm is the ideal location for exploring Cornwall – every year we head back to our favourite places like St. Ives, Kynance Cove (delicious jacket potatoes) via SW coast path from the Lizard with its Polpeor Cafe (one of my loved places for Cornish Cream Tea), Perranporth (ideal beach for kids for Bodyboarding or Surfing). We love walking the Coast path, exploring the historic areas of working Cornwall (Botallack Tin Mines or Blue Hills Tin St. Agnes), Porthleven on market days, Mousehole with its pretty alleys, Lamorna Cove, Porthcurno and many more. This year we found some more hidden treasures such as Gunwalloe (St. Winwalloe Church of the storms), mystic St. Nectons Glen nr. Tintagel, Rinsey Head, Porthgwarra Beach (Poldark site)… Not to forget the impressive gardens (Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Garden, Glendurgan Gardens all nr. Falmouth, Trengwainton Garden (Penzance), all very impressive during May/June! Please keep an eye on „our Cottage“ – we will be back in 2019.

Lynn and John, Wiltshire

July 2018

We have been holidaying in Cornwall for many years staying at some beautiful locations and accommodation. We have to say Mazey’s Cottage is the “Jewel in the Crown” of all the holiday lets we have stayed within Cornwall. Mazey’s is perfectly placed in terms of location…but so peaceful within the fifteen acres of farmland. Cath and Roger welcomed us on our arrival and have been great hosts during our stay. Nothing has been too much trouble when help was required. They both truly have beautiful cottage that catered for all our needs. Clean, quality furnishings and views of Penwith Peninsula that we never tired of. To finish…our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Maisie and Binky had a wonderful time at the one-acre field they had to run off steam. You could not ask for a better place if you have pets…. Many thanks to Cath and Roger for our wonderful stay and we look forward to returning in the near future.