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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

Mouzer Cottage, Mousehole, Cornwall

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

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.

On The Rocks, Mevagissey

On The Rocks, Mevagissey, Cornwall

Mevagissey harbour is just a short walk from On The Rocks, a characterful property which sleeps up to 5 plus 2 dogs. Decorated tastefully and with comfort in mind, this cosy cottage is the perfect place to come back to after a busy day exploring the south coast. Mevagissey itself has a pretty working fishing harbour, museum, shops and a great selection of pubs and restaurants. Just a short drive will take you to numerous beautiful beaches in the area, including Pentewan and Gorran Haven, or you could take a scenic boat trip from Mevagissey to Charlestown.

Idle Moments, Penzance

Idle Moments, Penzance, Cornwall

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 paddle board 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.

Granary Cottage, Crackington Haven

A delightful ground floor barn conversion wing within a larger converted barn, Granary Cottage blends traditional and modern together seamlessly. The roomy open plan living space with the original beamed ceilings is a spacious yet cosy area for socialising or unwinding, whilst the kitchen is well-equipped and ideal for preparing meals in. Outside in the courtyard, just through the stable door, you can enjoy a sheltered, sunny, morning coffee and read a paper while you decide how to spend your day. The cottage is situated in the hamlet of Rosecare, with Crackington Haven beach being only 1.5 miles away and is a beautiful cove for swimming and surfing.

Pebble Cottage, Mousehole

Pebble Cottage, Mousehole, Cornwall

Nestled in the idyllic coastal village of Mousehole, Pebble Cottage is a charming Cornish cottage which is perfect for a relaxing holiday. The enclosed decked area is perfect for al fresco dining and has breathtaking countryside views. Situated in a tranquil rural hamlet just outside of Mousehole, this beautiful cottage is perfect for finding some peace and quiet. Pebble Cottage is surrounded by picturesque countryside which you can explore from your front door, plus West Cornwall’s spectacular coastline to discover nearby. This lovely property sleeps up to 3 people and is ideal for a romantic getaway or a small family holiday.

The Little Cottage, Treen

The Little Cottage, Treen, Cornwall

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. 

Coachman's Cottage, Marazion

Situated down a pretty lane with the sea at one end, Coachman's Cottage is a characterful granite cottage centrally located in this ancient market town just a short walk from the fantastic main beach and world famous St Michael's Mount. The cottage retains its original charm, and is only a few minutes away the Godolphin Arms which overlooks the Mount and is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down. There is private garage parking close by; a real advantage in Marazion and should you wish to venture further afield, Coachman's Cottage is a perfect base for exploring this wonderful part of Cornwall.

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