The Upper Deck B&B

Marazion, Cornwall
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1736 711098

Spotless and thoughtful B&B overlooking St Michael's Mount with delicious breakfasts, warm owners and plenty of space to yourselves


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

You’ll feel glad to arrive at this pretty Victorian house just steps away from the causeway, harbour and beaches. It’s not just the homemade scones, the bright interiors and nice surprises, but the generosity of spirit which is palpable. Bedrooms (with sea views over the rooftops) have crisp white linen, bathrooms have Pure Nuff Stuff soaps from Penzance and both rooms have private spaces for sitting and reading or gazing out of the sash windows.

Breakfasts are superb: homemade granola, muesli and marmalade, local or home-baked bread, bacon and sausages from the butcher in St Just and eggs from the chap next door. If you’re staying in Upper Deck (like floating in your own ocean liner) it’s all brought up to you and Lower Deck guests are treated in the lovely open-plan dining room.

Walk the causeway or ferry over to the island, spend glorious days on the beaches (towels provided) or join coast and cycle paths from the door.

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We think you'll love

  • Alison's homemade scones and her amazing breakfasts
  • Feeling very private in both rooms, with comfy spaces to sit and read or watch TV
  • Having so much to do without taking the car out
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You should know

  • No on-site parking. Drop luggage off then walk back (Upper Deck parking 1-min walk, Lower Deck parking 5-min walk.) Both free
  • No outdoor shoes upstairs so don't forget your slippers
  • The whole house is let as self-catering during July and August


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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

Check in
From 4pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Self-catering rental for 6 guests, mid-July - early September.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £100
1 Twin/double
From £100
1 Suite for 2
From £100



Alison and Paul are the perfect hosts and made us feel welcome, from the minute we arrived we sampled Alison's fabulous cooking of homemade scones and jam and were treated every morning to a wonderful first class breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble with our hosts giving us great advice on where to visit and eat, it really felt more like we were staying with friends. The whole accommodation is exquisite, we had a big super comfy bed and walk in shower, perfectly set, with soft fluffy towels and we even had a G&T left in the fridge for us to enjoy.

Rosaleen, Oldbury

What a delightful place to stay! We have so many great things to say. The private lounge is lovey, so relaxing. You can see the sea as light fades. Alison is clearly a great Cook with everything home made from local produce and lots of choice. The thing that will stick with us is the attention to detail, it's as if the hosts have tried to think of everything to make your stay the best it can possibly be. Well done ! Thank you Paul & Alison

John, Bristol

This is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed at. We really enjoyed our time here. Everything was so clean and comfortable and Alison & Paul were the perfect hosts. They are warm and welcoming and offered us many suggestions for places to visit and we really appreciated their extensive knowledge of the area. We particularly enjoyed Alison's home made scones and tea on arrival. It was also very nice of Paul to ring and let us know our room was ready before we arrived. At all times we felt at home. The separate living room was also very much appreciated. Marazion is a lovely area

Julie, Blyton

How lovely to spend a few days down here in such a friendly B&B where absolutely everything is geared to making sure you have a good time. There's lots to do round and about, so walk your socks off, explore this special part of Cornwall and come home to good cheer and comfort.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Marazion has good pubs, cafes and restaurants - try The Godolphin overlooking the lovely golden sand beach where there is safe bathing, paddle boarding and sailing. Go fishing in the harbour or join cycle route No3. RSPB Marazion Marsh is nearby and you can take the train from St Erth to St Ives for the Tate and Hepworth's studio and garden. The world famous Minack Theatre is a 30-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Paul & Alison Elliott

  • No visit to Marazion would be complete without venturing across the tidal causeway to explore the magnificent island fortress, harbour and sub tropical gardens of St Michaels Mount. The unforgettable view from the castle battlements are stunning.
  • For a spot of culture why not take a picnic and book to see a performance at the amazing outdoor Minack Theatre on the cliffs high above the sea and beach at Porthcurno. We can lend blankets to keep you warm for evening shows.
  • The mild climate in Cornwall makes for some incredible gardens to enjoy. Walk to Tremenheere, or take a short drive to Trengwainton near Penzance. The incredible Trebah garden and Glendurgan are a 35 minute drive away beside the Helford River.
  • Explore the SW Coast path from our doorstep. Walk to Perranuthnoe or the pirate lair of Prussia Cove. For a proper 10 mile hike continue to Porthleven, enjoy a meal and catch the bus back. Expect amazing coastal scenery, perhaps seals and lots of fresh air
  • The marine wildlife in Mounts Bay is extraordinary. Take a boat trip from Penzance and expect to see seals and dolphins, perhaps a whale or basking shark. if you go mackerel fishing bring home your catch and we''ll cook it for your breakfast.
  • Marazion's beautiful beaches offer SUP and kayak hire and instruction, as well as safe bathing or rock pooling. You can even gallop along the beach and go swimming in the sea on horseback. We supply a blanket and beach towels if you simply want to relax.


Paul & Alison Elliott

Paul and Alison moved to Cornwall in 2011 having spent most of their working lives in Lincolnshire and latterly the Falkland Islands where Paul was Chief Police Officer, but they always dreamed of running their own seaside B&B. Alison loves cooking, they're both charming and they know all the best spots to visit, so they make sure you have an unforgettable stay. They also have a little black Lab called Betty.