About Middle Colenso Farm

Middle Colenso is ideally placed for exploring the South West of Cornwall and beyond. It enjoys a secluded, rural location half way between Penzance and Helston and just a few minutes drive from Prussia Cove, Marazion and the south coast.

The farm consists of the main farmhouse and three holiday cottages. There has been a farm on the site since Elizabethan times although the current buildings date back to the18th century.


Since moving here in 2013 we have undertaken an extensive programme of renovation. The cottages are decorated in a modern rustic style similar to our own house, which has been featured in both the interiors section of The Telegraph Magazine and Homes & Antiques Magazine. 

All three cottages are part of Sawday's collection of Special Places. Expect to find classic midcentury and Scandinavian furniture and natural materials such as reclaimed wood, slate and linen. All three cottages have wood burning stoves, making them a cosy choice in the cooler months.

The Old Granary

Three bedrooms - double, twin, twin bunk, two bathrooms


The Old Granary has reverse level accommodation with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor. Upstairs, the spacious open-plan living area includes a kitchen, dining room and living area with wood burning stove.

There is a fully-enclosed private garden to the rear of the property with a gazebo, built-in barbecue and outdoor dining furniture.

Dogs are welcome.

Carter's Croft

Two bedrooms - double, twin, one bathroom


Carter’s Croft is an18th century granite cottage, completely renovated using traditional lime building techniques. There is an open plan living and dining area with a wood burning stove downstairs. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

There is also a Mediterranean style courtyard with barbecue, outdoor dining table and teak sun loungers.

Smugglers Lane

One bedroom - double, one bathroom


Smugglers Lane has a large living/dining area with woodburning stove. There is a separate galley kitchen and a utility room. The bedroom has an en suite shower.

There is a private outdoor space with a barbecue, outdoor furniture and Corten steel firebowl.

Dogs are welcome.





The cottages are set in typically Cornish gardens, with exotic plants including gunnera, banana trees, palms and tree ferns. 


As well as their own private garden, guests also have access to a communal boules court and gazebo.

There is an outdoor shower (cold water only) which is perfect for wetsuits and muddy dogs.

There is plenty of on-site parking. 

Booking information/Terms & Conditions

For prices and availability please visit the page for the cottage you'd like to book. Bookings for holidays can be made online via our website where payment is taken via a secure card facility.


In order to secure your booking we require a non-refundable deposit of 20%. The balance is due four weeks before your arrival date. We also require a refundable damage deposit of £150. For guests bringing a dog to either The Old Granary or Smugglers Lane there is a pet supplement of £25.

Cancellations made more than four weeks before the arrival date will be charged the deposit amount. In the event of a cancellation within four weeks of the arrival date we will retain the full rental charge. We will attempt to re-let the property and if successful, a discretionary payment may be made. However, we strongly recommend you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Our minimum stay for all three cottages is four nights. Check in is after 3pm and check out is before 10am. 

We do no accept bookings from persons under the age of 18.

If you'd like more information please contact us at middlecolenso@gmail.com 


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