Welcome to THE PIRATE’S REST Family Holiday Accommodation in Penryn, Cornwall


Steeped in legend and history, in its heyday Penryn exported granite all over the world from the banks of the river where two creeks meet in south Cornwall. Today, the remaining old buildings can still be seen and enjoyed by thousands of visitors who flock to this much-loved holiday region.

This luxury cottage accommodation is located at the rear of St Mary’s House just yards from Falmouth Harbour.

Penryn stands tall today as a hub of Cornish culture, and its galleries and boutiques have shaped today’s Cornwall since its creation as a market town in 1259. We simply love all the stories of the pirates of Penryn. And with such colourful beginnings, Penryn town and tales of her pirate deeds have become steeped in Cornish legend and mystery.

What better way to explore the area than from the laidback luxury of The Pirate’s Rest – a self-catering cottage that is ideal for the whole family to enjoy, and easy to explore all of Cornwall on your holiday.

Offering tasteful and welcoming pirate-themed accommodation planned with families in mind, The Pirate’s Rest provides all the ease and comfort of home, with the care and attention to detail you expect from a privately owned holiday venue.

Spend your days experiencing the extraordinary attractions and beauty spots of timeless Cornwall and then unwind in cosy luxury of The Pirate’s Rest.


An attractive holiday choice – a postcard overview:

  • Cosy cottage
  • Pirate theme, rustic furnishings
  • 2 car parking spaces
  • Ideal for a small or large family
  • 3 bedrooms with 1 super king size bed and 3 double beds
  • Can sleep 4-5 people or maximum 8 if bed sharing
  • Well behaved dogs welcome


We can’t wait to help you create beautiful family holiday memories.

What our guests say about their stay with us….

Testimonial 10

“We stayed at Greg and Maria’s place for a short vacation last week and had a truly wonderful stay. The place felt loved and was spotless when we arrived. Greg and Maria thought of absolutely everything you may need during your stay from the toilet paper to a full equipped kitchen with all the tools you may need! We were so well waited for and welcomed that it felt very homely. There were board games for the boys and of course WiFi and a television but also personal touches from the hosts that makes your vacation very special! The boys loved pretending being pirates 🏴‍☠️ for a short week and we loved being able to travel from one end to the other of Cornwall to visit the most beautiful sites and beaches. Penrhyn is closed to Falmouth where you can find pretty much everything you need as well as in Penrhyn! You will enjoy the fresh fish of the Fishmonger almost next door and the numerous walks and hikes you can do around. Greg and Maria  are definitely spot on with their hospitality. Their kindness is just as outstanding!” Gersende August 2020

Testimonial 8

“Pirate cottage is absolutely amazing. It has lovely decorations throughout, is extremely well equipped, and the hosts are incredibly responsive. Finding the cottage was a breeze with the pre-check in directions given and there was ample parking for two cars. Check in was easy which meant no hassle after a long drive and we were able to get settled in and relax. My 6 year old son loved exploring the cottage with all of its pirate theme. I was immediately impressed with the level of cleanliness and how well the cottage was equipped. Everything we could have wanted was available: pots, pans, and all kitchen equipment; cleaning supplies for dishes and laundry; teas, coffees, sugar; toiletries and a hair dryer; and even family games to play. Nothing was forgotten. The back and front gardens were a lovely place to have a cup of tea or sit out and enjoy an evening drink. The back garden provided ample space for the children and dog to run and play. The location is lovely with an easy 2-3 minute walk into Penryn or a 2 mile walk into Falmouth. Plenty of restaurants and stores nearby. I would definitely check to see if pirate cottage was available for our next trip down to the area.” Michelle August 2020

Testimonial 7

“We spent six nights at the cottage. Facilities were over and above the expectations. The property was immaculate with regards to cleanliness. The area is nice with shops and amenities within walking distance. Falmouth is just down the road with a multitude of restaurants and shops. Would not hesitate to stay again”. Elvio, August 2020

Testimonial 6

“Wow what an amazing house! The hosts were great so responsive to all messages with quick efficient replies. House clean wih everything you could possibly need. The theme is so much fun and the children loved exploring through the house. Location is great, lots of walks, shops, cafes etc… Beautiful beaches nearby with coves to explore. Highly recommend for any family looking for a seaside getaway”. Holly, August 2020

Testimonial 5

“If you have someone in the family who loves pirates then this is definitely the place for you. Cottage no 2 is tastefully decorated and they pirate theme is stylish and not tacky! And if you love wine, you will love the captains compliments too 😉 really easy check in/out process made the whole stay perfect.” Sharon September 2020

Testimonial 4

“Awesome cottage! Done to a very high standard and the things that they provide will blow you away!!! The enclosed garden was just perfect for my 2 dogs! And they loved all the treats! The village has a few very friendly pubs a great Indian and Nemos fish n chips were to die for! Highly recommend doing the river walk from Mylor bridge to Pandora Inn, takes about an hour! Great food with views! And also only a short walk into Falmouth which is stunning! So glad I found the Pirates Rest! And the captain is very generous!” Deborah, September 2020

Testimonial 3

“We had a wonderful stay at the Pirate cottage. The town is lovely and not too far from Falmouth which has great views and amazing restaurants. The hosts were great and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome. We loved the pirate theme and the board games were a good additional touch. We would definitely return in the future”. Maria October 2020

Testimonial 2

“The pirate cottage is a fantastic place to stay for all pirate lovers (and even none-lovers). It is sparkling clean and the beds and bedding are really comfortable to sleep in. Gregory and Maria C really went overboard with the pirate theme and we really loved the house full of treasures which was really magical for the kids. There was real chocolate coins in the treasure boxes and games! They felt like they had entered a theme park. It really was that great! The cottage is in a fantastic location and is only about 10mins drive to Falmouth and the surrounding areas are easily accessible. we had a very cosy and comfortable stay and will hopefully be back to stay soon.” Rahala, October 2020

Testimonial 9

“Fab location, near to Falmouth, and love all the food options nearby!” Adam July 2020

Testimonial 1

“Such fantastic family accommodation, a place where we could really relax. The kids love the pirate theme!” Margaret July 2020