The Pirate’s Den

The Pirate's Den

3 bedrooms - Sleeps up to 8 - Pirate theme, Cosy Cottage


This Delightful Pirate Themed Cottage Offers The Perfect Escape For family & Friends

Explore Cornwall in this beautiful cosy cottage. The Pirates rest is the perfect place to relax and make special memories. Boasting its very own outdoor hot tub, pirate themed interior with rustic furnishings. We also welcome your furry friends – dogs welcome. This property is not to be missed with its stunning location and charm.

Packages & Prices

PLEASE NOTE: Pool Party Barn is now (3 properties) - Main Barn, The Cottage, & The Lodge. The Main Barn has exclusive use of the outdoor hot tub, all 3 properties share pool with time slots given.

PLEASE NOTE: Pool Party Barn is now (3 properties) - Main Barn, The Cottage, & The Lodge. The Main Barn has exclusive use of the outdoor hot tub, all 3 properties share pool with time slots given.


Min 3 nights booking, max 7 nights booking

Prices June to August

3 nights: £1,750
4 nights: £1,850
5 nights: £1,950
6 nights: £2,050
7 nights: £2,150


Prices September to May

3 nights: £1,250
4 nights: £1,350
5 nights: £1,450
6 nights: £1,550
7 nights: £1,650


Xmas: £1,650 max 4 nights, latest check-out 28th December
New Year: £1,650 max 4 nights, earliest check-in 30th December

Key Information & Booking Terms

Bedroom Plan
Sleeps 4-5 or max 8 if bed sharing 3 bedrooms – located up-stairs, chest of drawers in all bedrooms Bedroom 1: double bed sleeps 2 Bedroom 2: super king size bed sleeps 2 Bedroom 3: two double beds sleeps 4
One family bathroom with large shower, sink – located upstairs One separate WC – located upstairs One WC and sink - located downstairs Lounge with real leather sofa and arm chairs, can sit 8, with TV – located downstairs Dining Room, can sit 8, has memory foam seat cushions for maximum comfort and support – located downstairs Small kitchen – located downstairs (with gas cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, Nespresso machine). No dishwasher Fully equipped kitchen with plates, pots and pans, utensils, glasses Washer/dryer adjacent to kitchen Luxury Tahiti premier hot tub/spa with 105 jets, with small bar area and stools Front garden and patio with chairs and table Enclosed back garden with grass and a small cobbled patio Pet friendly – dogs only 1 x travel cot bed with proper mattress, 1 x high chair provided. Please bring beddings for the cot bed Toilet paper, kitchen towels, washing up liquid, detergent, cleaning products, provided. Bed linen (luxury Egyptian cotton), indoor towels provided Please bring your own towels or bathrobes for the hot tub No stairgate for babies 2 car parking spaces: one in the garage, one in front of the garage, by the palm trees CCTV cameras – external only (3 domes – one overlooking the car park in front of the garage, one overlooking the front door where the pirate flag is, one overlooking the back garden cobbled patio). Recording images only, no sound Smoke alarm Carbon monoxide alarm A number of board games provided in the Dining Room WiFi, TV Iron and ironing board
Neighborhood Description
The Pirate’s Rest cottage is part of the St Mary's House complex, formerly known as The Old Police Station. St Mary's House is the most iconic building in Penryn, bar the Clock Tower There is a wonderful photo of Queen Elizabeth II in front of St Mary's House, when she visited Penryn town in 1977, with the occasion of the Silver Jubilee One bedroom has views over Falmouth Harbor which is just opposite the cottage. Muddy Beach café, 1 min walk – with wonderful Falmouth harbor views. It serves breakfast, meals, coffee, cakes Penryn High Street, 1 min walk – with pharmacy, Rowe’s Cornish pasties (including vegetarian and vegan), post office, Indian and Chinese take away, Mariners award winning fish & chips, Spar convenience store (with a cash machine next to it), three pubs, hair dresser, Stargazy – Italian gourmet shop – selling meals and freshly baked cakes Lidl & Sainsbury’s, 2 min by car, Asda, B&Q 10 min by car The Pirate & The Geisha, vegan specialty café, wonderful vegan cakes, 1 mile from the property, in the woods Bailey’s country store with local produce meat, sausages, milk, eggs, cakes, pies, cider, wine, as well as vegan food pulses and beans, home made meals, fresh veg and fruit, dog food Seabourne fish shop, 1 min walk Osteopath & Acupuncture “The Devery Practice” in the same St. Mary’s House complex, by the Pirate’s Rest – please book in advance if you need any treatment as very popular LA Pilates, 2 min by car – takes drop-in at £10 per hour session, limited spaces. Advance booking recommended as extremely popular – Lucy Angell is amazing teacher www.lapilates.co.uk Falmouth High Street, 10 min by car, with fantastic views over Falmouth Harbor and is a shopping paradise! St Ives, 19 miles Carbis Bay, 22 miles Penryn train station 5 min by car Truro 15 min by car or by train
A Bit History
Penryn is one of the oldest towns in England, with a rich history; Penryn was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086, called Trelivel back then, but existed long before that, from the iron age. In 1216 the name was changed to Penryn by the Bishop Simon of Exeter. Penryn is more than 600 years older than Falmouth and you can feel the history by walking through the streets of Penryn. Some houses are still as they were in 1621. Penryn had been a pirates’ favourite location in the XV century because it had access to the third largest natural port in the world and therefore safe haven in times of storms and bad weather. Three generations of mayors in Penryn were pirates between 1550 and 1650, which was a way of life in Penryn at the time, fact which was known by Queen Elizabeth I yet conveniently overlooked. The pirates of Penryn used to steal valuable merchandise from ships coming from the New World, especially Spanish ships. One of the most famous woman pirate Lady Mary Killigrew used to be a pirate by night - there is a well known story where she and her crew not only killed all the men on board of a Spanish ship and stole the merchandise, but stole the ship itself and sold it! Queen Elizabeth I, which overlooked acts of piracy as it contributed to the wealth of the Kingdom, had to act on such clear evidence of a ship being stolen. Mary Killigrew and her crew were sentenced to death however short time after, Queen Elizabeth I pardoned Lady Mary whilst the others were killed. Her husband, Sir John Killigrew, also a pirate, later founded Falmouth town in 1661 and lived in Arwenack House which is opposite the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. We have tried to bring a bit of the rich history of Penryn’s piratesque past in our holiday cottage, to keep the story of Penryn alive – which back in the XV century was thriving as a pirate town. The portrait of Lady Mary Killigrew was painted by Anthony Van Dyck and a reproduction of it is here at the top of the staircase. The map in the dining room is from 1610 and was drawn by hand by the great John Speed. Can you spot Penryn on that map? Falmouth did not exist at that time – hence it is not on the map. The pirates were considering having women on board as unlucky, hence why most pirates were men at the time, no women were allowed on the pirate ships, (or women were disguising themselves as men to get in) however pirates believed that a figurehead of a half naked bust woman on the front of the pirate ship was a sign of good luck and was calming the sea. Let’s hope the one in the master bedroom leads to a calm and relaxing holiday for you and your family. St. Mary’s House – the blue building at the front on Commercial Road – was a Police Station in the past and the cottages behind were the private residence of the Chief Inspector and his Deputy. The building next to the line of garages it is now the premise of an osteopath business. The Police Station was closed down more than 40 years ago and the building was sold, later renamed St Mary’s House. However the postal address of Cottage 2 behind still bears the name Cottage 2, The Old Police Station with the Royal Mail register as a key identification for the address.
What other guests said about The Pirates Rest
Brian June 2022

Perfect pirate cottage for all your pirate needs. The pirate cottage was fantastic. Me and a group of friends stay for the was shanty festival in Falmouth and it surpassed our expectations.


Justine June 2022

Just book it!! Its such a fun house to stay in, the treasure left by the captain is so fun and its the best stocked holiday home we have ever been in. There is absolutely everything you need in the kitchen and more. The garden is lovely and secure for dogs and a great afterwards sun trap, and table in the front garden is a perfect sunny spot for breakfast. Couldn't say enough good stuff about this pirates retreat xx


Mihaela April 2022

Thank you for the warm welcome to your wonderful Cornwall cottage! We had an amazing time and we felt very well looked after by yourselves. The Easter treats were a delight especially for the children and we have made some amazing memories! We’ll definitely recommend your cottage as your hospitality has been unmatched! See you again soon and wishing you a wonderful Spring season!


Rosanna Aug 2021

We had a fantastic stay at Greg’s place. The house is equipped with everything you need including additional touches like slippers, wine, picnic blanket and games. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it is a great location for exploring nearby areas.


Robert Aug 2021

Perfect property as a base for visiting Cornwall, the garage has everything needed for beach life, house is perfectly clean and suited to children and dogs, brilliant treats hidden for kids, and perfect for our dog too, would recommend, thank you ????


Coralie Aug 2021

We really enjoyed our stay in Penryn.. lots of walks and a short drive to beautiful beaches. The cottage is spacious and well equipped.


Janet Aug 2021

Where to start. Cottage was excellent, clean, extremely well equipped and so many hidden treasures. The children loved it and the dog was made very welcome. Beds were comfy and plenty of space for our party of six adults, two children and a dog. Garden was useful for dog and children to play. Did not need to bring anything as everything was provided at the cottage. Greg was an amazing host.


Seema Jul 2021

This is a beautifully decorated house. Very well maintained and clean. There were treasure chests around the house with sweets which delighted the kids. Pirate themed board games and puzzles were very nice touch to complement the theme. Greg, the host, was quick to respond and communicated clearly. We enjoyed our stay and recommend this place highly.


Eryka Jul 2021

Accurate details plus very easy to follow directions. Greg is very accommodating and efficient in answering our questions. The Pirate Cottage itself is over the top in quality... everything in the house compliments the Pirate theme. This is the best airbnb that Ive ever booked so far!


Xinyi Jul 2021

A really nice place to stay with friends!


Vadim Jun 2021

A really nice place to stay with friends!


Jamin May 2021

Great stay and top notch amenities! Highly recommend!


Rahala Oct 2020

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


Maria Oct 2020

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.


Deborah Sep 2020

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!


Sharon Sep 2020

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.


Holly Aug 2020

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 wxploring 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.


Elvio Aug 2020

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.


Michelle Aug 2020

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.


Gersende Aug 2020

We staid at Greg and Maria Claudia’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 close to Falmouth where you can find pretty much everything you need as well as in Penryn! 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 C are definitely spot on with their hospitality. Their kindness is just as outstanding!

Booking Information
We require a non-refundable 30% deposit via bank transfer or cheque only at the time of booking, and the full balance is to be paid 12 weeks prior to your stay. Sorry we do not accept credit cards. The Balance is due 12 weeks to arrival, and a security deposit of £500 due with the balance which is refunded up to 7 days after you vacate the property provided that there are no damages and house rules are kept to. For further info please see Booking Terms & Conditions All bookings are subject to a property booking fee of £115 which is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable.  

All bookings for 7 guests or more are subject to a large group fee of £75 which is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable.


House Rules
No smoking inside the cottage No noise after 11 pm, no loud parties – as there are neighbors to respect No DJ, no karaoke No charging EV cars from our 3-pin home sockets. We will provide details of two public EV chargers, 2 miles from the cottage if needed After walking the dogs, they should be washed before allowing them indoors. Hope pipe for this purpose is provided outside Children should not be left unsupervised in or near the hot tub Hot tub unbreakable glasses provided – please do not use glass in on around the hot tub No non-identified guests to be brought on the premises, this cottage is for exclusive use of the guests who booked it CHECK IN 4PM CHECK OUT 10AM
Covid-19 Information



If you are unable to attend one of our holiday cottages as a result of a national lockdown, where holiday lets have to close, we will offer refund/postponement options. Refunds would be less any booking fee/group policy fee paid and postponements would be subject to a £75 administration charge.

If you are unable to attend one of our holiday cottages as a result in a change in law, ( not guidance )  which restricts number of guests, we will offer refund/postponement options. Refunds would be less any booking fee/group policy fee paid and postponements would be subject to a £75 administration charge.

Our customer care team will contact you in the event of any restrictions.


If you wish to cancel your booking, if the holiday let is still open and available,  we may not be able to offer a refund/postponement. We will however assist you with any insurance claim from any travel insurance you have taken out.


For any refunds ( subject to the above Covid Policy terms & conditions ) we will try to action these refunds as quickly as possible, however please allow up to 14 days for the refund. In extreme circumstances ( national lockdown )  in busy periods this may take a little longer, we kindly ask for your patience, as a small family run business our resources are limited.


All balances must be paid on time for your booking to be secure – If you do not pay your balance on time, your booking may automatically be cancelled. If you cancel your booking prematurely our normal terms and conditions apply.


When placing a new booking with us, we strongly advise that customers take out their own travel insurance with a reputable provider to cover your booking in the event you have to cancel. It is your responsibility to make sure your cover is sufficient and to cover all likely risks that may affect your holiday which include you or members of your party for being unable to travel because you or a member of your party fall ill with covid, or are required to quarantine or self-isolate. These events can be covered by you taking out travel insurance.  We do not provide this.

There are a number of policies that include cover for illness with covid and self-isolation – you can look for suitable cover on comparison sites such as https://www.gocompare.com/   ( We are not selling, promoting endorsing or recommending any particular product and do not benefit financially from any )

With all new bookings / postponements during the pandemic, all customers have booked under our terms and conditions which include our covid policy above.

For all latest info  – please visit – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

It is your responsibility as a guests to make sure you are familiar with all the latest laws in place before travelling.

Preparing for your holiday

Checklist - Essential items to take with you.

  • Hot Tub Towels – Although most properties do supply towels, you will need to bring your own towel when using a hot tub or pool, we kindly ask that you do not use the guests towels for this purpose.
  • Food & drink – All properties are self-catering, so remember to pack tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, condiments and all essential items you need for your stay.  We do offer chefs 3 course meals and other catering options, so please enquire to book any of our services.
  • Bin Bags – A few bin liners will be provided, but we always advise to take additional bin liners with you. Some toilet roll will of course be provided but we recommend taking extra so you don’t run out.
  • Pets – If you have booked a pet friendly property, please still remember to bring your dogs bed, blankets and towels as well as their food and water bowls. Just because a property is pet friendly does not mean the garden is secure. It is your responsibility for the safety of your pet while staying at the property.

Essential information

Check in times – Please note we are unable to arrange early check in times, however, this is something you may be able to arrange with the owners directly.

Final Arrangements - Once your final balance is paid you will receive final arrangements, please make sure everyone in your group reads through all the final arrangements including any house rules at the property.

Decorations – Please do not stick any decorations to any of the walls, Sellotape and blue-tac leave marks. Please do not use confetti as this causes additional time cleaning - which may have to be charged.

The dishwasher – Where practical and possible use the dishwasher on an appropriate temperature setting.

Waste and bins – Ensure all rubbish and waste is disposed of properly in secured bags and left in the location advised by the owner.

Guests – You are not permitted to invite additional guests back to the property, if any additional guests arrive, your booking maybe cancelled and you maybe asked to leave. No refunds for an early departure would be made and the security deposit maybe withheld, and additional charges may apply.

Pets – You must ask if the cottage is pet friendly, please do not bring any pets unless this has been confirmed. If you take a pet to a property that does not allow pets then you may be asked to leave and no refund of the security deposit would be made.

Children – Please supervise young children at all times while at the property – inside and outside. Check the property garden

Hot Tub – If you are pregnant you should not use the hot tub, for all other guests no longer than 15/20 mins should be spend in the hot tub at any one time. Please check hot tub times as some properties have restrictions on the times allowed. If you feel the water in the hot tub is dirty, please do not enter, contact the owner/caretaker to take a look and check the chemical levels. Children should be supervised at all times in the hot tub and young children/infants should not use the hot tub.

Noise - We ask all guests to be considerate of neighbouring properties and not to cause a disturbance

Breaking the law – If any guests while staying at the property are found to be in breach of the law, you maybe asked to leave. No refunds would be offered if you had to leave due to a breach in not complying with the law.

Damage – If you accidentally damage anything, please report this to the owner / caretaker straight away. This maybe deducted from your security deposit. If the damage is in excess of the security deposit then the owner/celebration cottages may invoice you directly for any amount which exceeds this. The owners reserve the right to always press criminal charges for any criminal damage.

Complaint – issue at the property – Please inform the owner straight away of any issue at the property, please allow the owner/caretaker access to the property to try and resolve any issue. You must then also inform Celebration Cottages of any issues within 24 hours after your stay. Please note: you must have reported any issues at the time with the owner and given all opportunity to allow the owner to help.

Activities booked – Please note that third-party suppliers are not permitted to access any of our properties unless their services have been arranged through Celebration Cottages. Any violation of these rules may result in eviction from the accommodation and the potential forfeiture of your security deposit.

Enjoying your activity – Keeping safe If you or any member of your group has any allergies or any health concerns, this must be mentioned on the day to the 3rd party supplier direct before engaging in any activity - you may have mentioned this to our events coordinator, but it is your responsibility to mention this to the supplier direct to confirm they do know of any food allergies or health reasons which may effect an activity or catering option.

Games - We strongly advise not to play any games which could be a choking hazard. An example of this would be the dangerous game which includes filling your mouth with marshmallows and answering questions. Please understand these are high risk games and could be potentially life threatening. We advise all guests to act responsibly and think about the safety /risk aspect to any game you and your guests play.

Problem with an activity – If you have booked an activity and encounter any issues, please promptly report the problem to the activity provider and give them the opportunity to address the situation. If the problem cannot be resolved or you require assistance or need to make a complaint, please contact our out-of-hours assistance line at 07795173749

Emergency assistance – If there is a life threatening emergency please call 999. Make sure everyone In your group knows the full address of the property, or the what3words location if available.

If anyone in your group has a serious allergy, we strongly recommend documenting an emergency plan which everyone can follow in case urgent assistance is needed.

Candles - No candles are to be brought in to any property.

Portable/disposable barbeques - No portable or disposable barbeques are to be brought into any property. If the property has a barbeque. it must be used responsibly and safely.

Emergency exit - Please make sure all keys are left in the doors for easy access out of the property in case of a Fire, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and plan a fire exit route.

Electrical sockets - Do not use internal or external electrical sockets to charge electric vehicles. Please only use specific charging points if available. Guests will be responsible for any damages and costs arising from any improper use.

Before You Depart

Please ensure that the property is left in the same condition that you found it.

Please remove all food from the cupboards and fridge before you leave.

Please ensure all dishes are washed and put away. If possible put the dishwasher (where appropriate) on the night before and empty.

On the day of departure, it is kindly requested that you remove all linen from the beds, including sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and mattress protectors. Please leave all linen and towels in the laundry bin or bag if provided or in a pile in the bathroom.

Return keys to the key safe or place specified by the owner.

We hope you enjoy your holiday. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

PLEASE NOTE: Pool Party Barn is now (3 properties) - Main Barn, The Cottage, & The Lodge. The Main Barn has exclusive use of the outdoor hot tub, all 3 properties share pool with time slots given.

Please click this link to view the activity info page for families bookings.

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