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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.

Wheal Call, Cape Cornwall

With captivating views of Cape Cornwall and the sea below, this granite cliff-top cottage offers a magical setting for a relaxing break. Wheal Call sleeps 4 and is bursting with character and charm; think exposed beams, wooden floors, granite walls and woodburning stoves. This rustic cottage offers the perfect setting to switch off and escape from it all in an idyllic setting. Discover the secret coves and wild landscape of West Penwith and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlantic from the comfort of the cosy cottage. 

Toddy Cottage, Gorran Haven

Toddy Cottage, Gorran Haven, Cornwall

Get away from it all at Toddy Cottage, a hidden gem situated on the stunning south coast of Cornwall. Just 30 seconds from Gorran Haven’s gorgeous sandy beach, this cute cottage offers the perfect setting for a relaxing break by the sea. Ideal for couples or families wanting to escape to a tranquil seaside setting, Toddy Cottage sleeps 4 and is ideally placed for The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and exploring the Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey. Gorran Haven itself is a quaint and quirky village, with lovely shops, cafes and pubs, whilst its sandy beach is ideal for beach games, sandcastle building, paddling and kayaking. The cottage itself is very homely, with a cosy living room with sea glimpses, a comfy double room and a twin room with bunk beds and an additional cot bed. 

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. 

Gull Cottage, Marazion

With mesmerising views of St Michael’s Mount, the location of Gull Cottage is truly magical. This sweet stone cottage sleeps 4 and is ideally placed for exploring the gorgeous sandy beaches of Mount’s Bay and the wonderful south west coast path. Marazion itself has plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants for all your Cornish treats including cream teas, ice creams and locally caught fish dishes. Back at the cottage, fire up a barbecue in the evening and enjoy a meal out on the decking with wonderful views of the mount or enjoy a cosy evening indoors by the woodburner. If you’re looking for a traditional Cornish cottage in a fantastic coastal setting, you can’t get much closer than this. 

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