Old Granary at Middle Colenso Farm

Penzance, Cornwall
+44 (0)1736 761300
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Between Penzance & Helston, close to Praa Sands, is a beautiful bolthole for 6. Good for garden lovers & peace-seekers – dog-friendly too


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Play boules in the shared gardens, gleaming with gunnera, banana palms and tree ferns. Retreat to your private patch, fenced, gated and furnished with a barbecue and outdoor seating. All you hear is birdsong and the rustling of leaves.

This charming stone granary is the middle one of three outbuildings on an 18th-century farm, revived and designed in rustic-chic style. The best of mid-century pieces blend with reclaimed wood, slate and linen, and all feels airy yet cosy. Snuggle up with a book by the wood-burner, chat as you chop in the kitchen; the table seats ten plus a few children, in case you come as a group.

Body boards and beach toys are there to borrow, so set off for the beach at Perranuthnoe, two and a half miles down the road. There’s a fantastic farm shop on the way, fabulous food at the Victoria Inn and all the local pubs welcome children.

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We think you'll love

  • The sense of seclusion - yet the village is a five-minute drive
  • The beautiful interior design
  • Having access to exotic gardens
Old Granary at Middle Colenso Farm - Gallery

You should know

  • The main grounds are shared with the other guests
  • Some of the ceilings downstairs are low
  • There's no public transport - bring a car or bike


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Basket with towel and blankets, poo bags and Cornish hand-made dog treats.

Dogs £25. Max. 2-3.

Secure fenced garden. Lovely walks from the door: bridle paths and very close to the SW Coast path and dog-friendly beaches. Owners live on site for advice on walks.


Nightly price
from £190
Weekly price
from £1330
Damage deposit
Singles £0.
1 House for 6
From £1905 beds3 bedrooms


This is our second stay at Middle Colenso Farm, and we know it's the sort of place we'll always come back to. Cream tea on arrival, amazing interiors, beautiful gardens and more - it's impossible not to feel relaxed here. You're perfectly situated to explore Mousehole, Newlyn, Praa Sands and even up to Gwithian Beach. It really is the best!

Ella, Bristol

We loved everything about our stay at The Old Granary: its knock-your-socks-off style, the gardens that make you feel like you’re in another country, and personal touches including scones and homemade jam welcoming you. Everything Chris and Christen recommended was spot on too - from pasties and pubs to paddle boarding locations. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer.

Loren, Bath

As soon as I arrived here I felt peaceful and calmed. The cottage is easy to find and parking is great, the cottage itself is surrounded by beautiful, well kept gardens and trees, all you can hear is bird song and rustling leaves. With beautifully designed and furnished interiors, this is really somewhere to relax and recharge.

Naomi, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Your closest pub is the Falmouth Packet a mile up the road - with a brilliant fish and chip shop opposite. Little Perranuthnoe (2.5 miles) has craft shops, cafes, a big sandy beach, and the lovely Victoria Inn. Praa Sands, 2 miles, lies in the opposite direction, with a beach café and a surf school. The area is a foodie haven, from Ben's Cornish Kitchen in Marazion (4 miles) to Rick Stein’s seafood in Porthleven (6 miles).

Local points of interest from Christen Pears

  • Explore the historic market town of Marazion and iconic St Michael's Mount which are just a short drive away.
  • Take a stroll down Penzance’s historic Chapel Street with its fascinating architecture, excellent shops and pubs. The iconic Art Deco Jubilee Pool is close by as is the fascinating Penlee House Gallery and Museum.
  • Head over to the bustling former fishing town of St Ives, now an artistic hub and home to an offshoot of the Tate Gallery and the wonderful Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden. Don't miss the Leach Pottery on the outskirts of town.
  • Once the centre of one of Cornwall's greatest mining estates, nearby Godolphin is a truly magical place. Once you've explored the estate make the short walk up Godolphin Hill where, on a clear day, you can see both coasts.
  • Put on your walking boots and get out and about on the South West Coast Path. Some of our favourite walks include the nearby stretch between Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe and the spectacular route between Zennor and the Gurnard's Head.
  • Take in a play at the Minack Theatre, carved out of the rocks above Porthcurno Beach.


Christen Pears

Christen, once a journalist, is a Pilates instructor with a fabulous fitness studio on site. Chris is a skipper of tall ships, and sails all round the world. Swapping Australia for Cornwall, they moved and renovated in 2013. Christen leaves you freshly baked scones, surplus home-grown produce, and is on hand should you need help and advice.