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Pilchards Marazion

Marazion, Cornwall

From £679 p/w

  • Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Parking: No
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Beach: 500 Metres
  • Arrival: Friday


Walk to the Beach

A short walk along the seafront.

Best thing about

The panoramic views of St Michael's Mount and the surrounding bay.

The Details

  • Location

    Where is it?

    Pilchards is a two bedroomed fisherman’s cottage with wide reaching sea views across Mounts Bay, with St. Michael’s Mount taking centre stage. It is the perfect spot to watch the lights glowing at night along the coast.

    Marazion is an ancient market town, home to a vast sandy beach where you can walk for miles. It’s great for discovering rock formations with the gentle lapping tide that recedes to the iconic St.Michael’s Mount. This tiny island appears to have been lifted straight out of a fairytale, with a crescent harbour and an ancient castle nestled in wooded slopes.

    Travelling to the Mount is almost as much fun as exploring the island. It’s a ten minute walk over the ancient stone causeway at low tide, or when the tide is in the National Trust runs boats that potter to and fro. Buying tickets for visiting the island is easy via the National Trust website, which prompts a boat ticket if the causeway will be covered and gives opening times.

    There’s plenty to explore in West Cornwall all year round. A park and ride at nearby St. Erth connects to bustling St. Ives via a scenic branch line train. The harbour at Newlyn offers a number of eateries, including a new seafood bar and interesting galleries. Porthleven's beautiful fishing harbour is just a short drive away.

    If you fancy a walk with sea views try the flat promenade, part of the South West Coast Path, from Marazion to Penzance, which is under 3 miles long with cafes and sculptures along the way. Penzance itself offers the renovated art-deco lido with its geo-thermal Jubilee pool and café, the famous Penlee art gallery and an inviting delicatessen. Or pack a picnic with juice and scones to eat at the breathtaking Minack Theatre before catching the rays on Porthcurno beach.
  • The Property
    • Pilchards is a quintessential fisherman’s cottage with lovely views of St. Michael’s Mount and the surrounding ocean.
    • Recently renovated with eco measures in mind including solar electricity.
    • Open plan living and dining space on the ground floor with twin generous two seater sofas, Smart TV, eco fire, and breathtaking sea views.
    • Dining space with Scandi style table and four chairs.
    • Separate well equipped kitchen on the ground floor with electric oven and induction hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and filter coffee machine.
    • Washing machine and freezer in an original outhouse next to the back door. Another restored building now houses a handy hot beach shower.
    • Cot and high-chair available.
    • WiFi.


    • Master bedroom with king size bed, dressing table, hanging rail, two bedside tables and fabulous views of St Michael's Mount and the surrounding bay.
    • Second bedroom with king size bed (can be made into two smaller singles), dressing table, hanging rail, two bedside tables and good views of St. Michael’s Mount and the bay.
    • Spacious bathroom adjacent on first floor with freestanding bath, heated towel rail, WC and basin.
    • Second contemporary shower room, basin and heated towel rail.
    • Separate cloakroom with WC and mini basin next door.


    • Decked patio up fairly steep steps leading from the kitchen - the perfect sun trap for sitting out on a summer afternoon.
    • Free on street parking nearby as there is no parking at the property; parking voucher weekly cost for main car park included in booking. There is however easy access for luggage drop off/pick up at the front of the property.
  • Need to Know
    • One well-behaved dog allowed (additional charges apply).
    • No smoking within the property. 
    • Cautionary deposit of £200, due with full balance.  
    • Short breaks available outside of school holidays.  
    • Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is only available after October half-term and before Easter, excluding school holidays. Only available to book by telephone on 01637 861005.
    • Please note there are some low doors and entryways in the property.
  • What can I walk to
    • Marazion's sandy beach.
    • St Michael's Mount at low tide.
    • Shutters Restaurant & Crab Shack at The Godolphin Hotel.
    • Cutty Sark restaurant and bar at The Marazion Hotel.
    • Selection of shops and art galleries.
    • Chapel Rock Cafe.
    • Tudor Chippy.
    • Philp's Pasty Bakery.
    • Fire Engine Pub (a little further up the road).
    • South West Coast Path.
    • GoSUP paddleboard lessons and hire.
    • Hoxton Watersports Centre.
    • Nearby Perranuthnoe beach with convenient supermarket (1.5 miles).
    • Coastal paved walk from Marazion to Penzance (around 3 miles on flat section of South West Coast Path).
    • The Marazion Beach Box Café (can be found along the boardwalk).
    • Co-Op supermarket in next village (Perranuthnoe).
    • The Coastal Hopper bus service has a stop opposite the cottage, and offers a brilliant car free alternative that travels to local town and village centres.

Guest Reviews

"Pilchards is a beautiful cottage with lovely views across Mounts Bay to St Michaels Mount. The cottage is extremely well equipped, the owners have obviously put a great deal of thought into this and into the decor. Beds/pillows very comfortable. We ate at Shutters in the Godolphin Hotel and really liked the friendly welcoming atmosphere in The Cutty Sark pub. Lovely arts/crafts shops in the village - long may they last."
S Clayton , March 2024
"Pilchards Cottage is beautifully decorated, has a cosy living area, really comfy beds, a stylish bathroom and small but very well equipped kitchen. We could walk to the local village pubs and the Godolphin Hotel restaurant which is where we had breakfast one day and is dog friendly. When the tide was out we walked across to St Michaels Mount and also walked the coastal path along to Perranuthnoe so didn't need to use the car very much. A short drive is Newlyn where the fantastic Mackerel Sky Seafood bar is. There is a bus stop right outside so great if you want a car free holiday.
A Brown , February 2024
"A fabulous stay in a beautifully presented property, with great views to St Michaels Mount. The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and super clean. Car parking around the corner worked out fine. Marazion out of season was very enjoyable too. All in all a lovely stay ☺"
A Wenham, November 2023
"A beautifully decorated, comfortable cottage with amazing views of St Michael's Mount. Pilchards is spotlessly clean and I don't think we've ever stayed anywhere as well equipped. Every home comfort. A great few days"
J Bill, September 2023
"This is the second time this year we have stayed in a Beach Retreats Property and each time the quality has been very good. I chose Beach Retreats because I like to speak to someone locally about facilities
etc and I find the girls in the office very helpful."
L Squire, September 2023
"Had a lovely time at pilchards, cottage very well equipped. Basically if it wasn't in the cottage then you didn't need it!! Super comfy beds and sofas.. Fantastic views, plenty of places to visit so very well situated."
M Pilling, September 2023
"Pilchards is a lovely property, a fisherman's cottage which has been very tastefully renovated and decorated whilst retaining original features and character. The property is very clean and has everything you could need for a wonderful holiday and the views are fabulous. We loved our week at Pilchards and would definitely return, thank you."
S Carletti, August 2023
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Marazion. Pilchards was equipped with everything we could possibly need, beautifully decorated, furnished and clean. We particularly appreciated all the information held on the tablet."
M.Clemenston, August 2023
"We absolutely loved our stay at Pilchards Marazion, despite the Cornish weather of wind and rain! The property was exceptionally well decorated and every eventuality and need was catered for. The views of the sea and St Michaels Mount did not disappoint. It was truly one of the best holiday cottages we've stayed at."
S.Zagnoiev , July 2023

Special Offers

Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is available from November to Easter (excluding school holidays). To claim one of these offers, book a 5 or 7 night stay and use code 5FOR3 or 7FOR5 on the checkout page, or book by telephone on 01637 861005.


Pilchards Marazion

Pilchards Marazion

Marazion, Cornwall

From £679 p/w