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10 quaint Cornish cottages

From cosy cottages with woodburners and open fires, to charming original features such as exposed beams and granite walls, there’s something truly special about staying in a traditional Cornish cottage. 

Mowzer Cottage, Mousehole

Cosy cottage in Mousehole

Just moments from Mousehole’s pretty harbour, you’ll find Mowzer Cottage, tucked away down a peaceful lane. This traditional granite cottage sleeps 4 and has idyllic sea views from the first floor for guests to wake up to every morning. There are brilliant coastal walks right on the doorstep, as well as the enchanting maze of cobbled streets in Mousehole to explore. Discover the shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants which surround the working harbour, before returning to the contemporary cottage for a cosy evening by the woodburner.

Piran Cottage, Lamorna Cove

Quaint cottage situated in an idyllic cove.

This enchanting cottage overlooks Lamorna Cove, the beautiful turquoise sea and the rugged coastline of West Cornwall. Piran Cottage (sleeps 4) is built in reverse and boasts spectacular views of the ocean and the craggy cliffs below. This fantastic dog-friendly cottage is just moments from the South West Coast Path and is perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding dramatic coastline. After a day out walking the coastal path or relaxing at Lamorna Cove, return to the cottage for drink on the pretty patio or snuggle up indoors by the woodburner. Drift off peacefully each night to the soothing sound of the sea.

Starlight Cottage, Rosudgeon

Starlight Cottage

The charming Starlight Cottage with its quaint, leafy garden, is the epitome of rustic, country character. Nestled within the village of Rosudgeon, beach dwellers, enthusiastic hikers and leisurely ramblers don't have to venture too far to enjoy the stretches of golden sands and magical hidden coves, or the wonders of the coastal path. Sleeping 5, this quaint cottage also accepts pets, so your pooch can enjoy strolls across the beach and relaxing by the woodburner.

Idle Moments, Penzance

Idle Moments, Penzance

Get away from it all at this cosy bolthole in the vibrant seaside town of Penzance. Idle Moments is a quaint cottage, just a short stroll from the harbour, shops and restaurants in the town. The property sleeps 3 and is perfect for a small family or a romantic getaway. Explore the harbourside town of Penzance, the neighbouring fishing villages of Mousehole and Newlyn, the beautiful beaches of Mount’s Bay and the iconic St Michael’s Mount. Wherever your adventures take you, you’ll love returning to this cosy cottage to enjoy a glass of wine by the woodburner. 

Gunvor Cottage, Coverack

Gunvor Cottage, Coverack, Cornwall

Escape to a gorgeous thatched cottage in the quaint village of Coverack. Gunvor Cottage sleeps 4 and has been elegantly renovated to create a delightful fusion of traditional and modern furnishings. Enjoy sea views from the cottage and reach the beach after just a few steps from the front door. Coverack has a stunning harbour where you can hire a kayak or a paddleboard to take out on the water, or treat yourself to a Roskilly’s ice cream in the sunshine. There are plenty of walking opportunities, with dramatic coastal scenery all across the Lizard Peninsula and lots of beautiful coves and quaint Cornish fishing villages to explore. Gunvor Cottage provides a homely place to return to after your day’s adventures.

Cove Cottage, Cape Cornwall

Cove Cottage is a cosy fisherman's cottage set in an awe-inspiring location, nestled in two acres of private grounds. The west facing garden room offers breathtaking views over the majestic Brisons Rocks and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The market town of St Just is a short drive away with a good selection of shops, galleries and pubs offering a range of different cuisines. From here you are ideally positioned to explore this wild and rugged peninsular either by foot on the coastal path or by car.

Waverley Cottage, Wadebridge

If you are looking for an idyllic setting for your holiday in Cornwall, this quaint stone cottage is the perfect place. Waverley Cottage is nestled in the pretty hamlet of Burlawn and is the ideal retreat for the whole family to make memories together, including those with four paws! It offers a sumptuous, cosy lounge with a lovely woodburner, which is perfect for warming up next to after a brisk walk along the beach. If you’d rather sit back and relax at home with a drink in hand then the woodland and countryside views, with birdsong and beautiful sunsets are all on hand from your seat in the garden.

Lower Trevivian Cottage, North Cornwall

Lower Trevivian Cottage

Lower Trevivian Cottage forms the wing of a Grade ll listed, traditional farmstead, set amongst stunning sprawling grounds, overlooking unspoilt countryside, on the northern edge of Bodmin Moor.  The woodburner is perfect to cosy up next to after a day exploring the rugged and wild scenery. This lovely cottage sleeps up to 4 people and is a perfect romantic getaway for a family of keen walkers.

The Little Cottage, Treen

The Little Cottage is a romantic rural retreat situated in the village of Treen. Unwind in peaceful surroundings and enjoy coastal walks to Penberth Cove, an unspoilt cove surrounded by dramatic craggy cliffs, or over to Porthcurno, a stunning tropical looking cove where the iconic Minack Theatre is built into the cliff. Whether you choose to spend your days exploring by foot, or paddling on kayaks, discovering secret coves and fabulous coastal scenery, The Little Cottage offers the perfect home from home to return to at the end of the day. Relax in the secluded sun trap garden and enjoy the quiet surroundings with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. This country cottage also welcomes one small dog. 

The Rosery, Perranporth

The Rosery

Lovingly renovated and bursting with charm, The Rosery promises a calm retreat for those looking for an escape to the coast. Sleeping six and accepting pets, window seats, low beamed ceilings and wooden and flagstone floors, all add to the cosy cottage's character. All just a mile away from the three miles of golden sand at Perranporth.

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