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Properties right on the coast

Cornwall is England’s most coastal county and with nearly 300 miles of coastline, it’s not hard to see why. Rugged coastlines, fresh sea air and unrivalled sea views are just a few of the things that encourage people to the coast.

If you fancy staying a stone's throw from the sea, we’ve selected our top 10 properties right on the coast…

1. Cove Cottage

Situated in the National Trust grounds of Priest’s Cove, the wild rugged peninsula on the west coast, Cove Cottage is about as coastal as you can get! Positioned right next to the coast path, guests staying here can enjoy a coastal stroll or a long ramble whenever they please. Sleeping four, this property also has parking, so you can leave the car and head off on your adventures by foot, or explore further afield for the day. There’s also a fantastic terraced area overlooking the cove, perfect for those balmy evenings, and a woodburner for cosier winter nights. The local area is steeped in mining history and much of the local landscape has been recently used in the filming of BBC’s Poldark.

You might also like Ocean View, Nanpean Barn.

2. Chy Ryn, Sennen

Chy Ryn commands the furthest westerly position in Sennen Cove. Set in two acres of gardens it offers a rugged solitude, yet is just moments from the amenities at Sennen Cove. With direct access onto the South West Coast Path from the bottom of the driveway, keen walkers will love the location of this property. Spacious and comfortable, this large home sleeps ten, with sea views from most of the rooms. With parking for several cars, there’s plenty of space for everyone, making your stay that bit easier. The woodburner adds a homely touch on those cooler evenings.

You might also like Rosevear, Seagulls and Captain's Haven.

3. Heatherlands, Porthcurno

Perched above Porth Chapel Cove, and with a nearby path adjoining the South West Coast Path, Heatherlands really is all about location, location, location. Enjoy views of the rugged coastline and endless sea from almost every room. Sleeping six, Heatherlands has the benefit of a cliffside garden (where it would be easy to pass away many hours taking in the views), parking and a woodburner (perfect for those wintery evenings). From the property, enjoy walks along the coast to the Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach in one direction, and Land’s End in the other direction.

You might also like Logan’s Reach, Ocean View 2 and Tresillion

4. Bonny Bank, Praa Sands

Positioned on the south coast above Praa Sands beach, Bonny Bank is nestled in its own tranquil space on this beautiful coastline. With breath-taking views from the terraced area and many of the rooms, guests can enjoy the coastal position without even leaving the property. If you fancy exploring the area, it’s just a short walk to the beach and the South West Coast Path. Sleeping six, it’s the ideal getaway for friends, families and their four-legged friends. Bonny Bank also benefits from parking, a large garden and a woodburner. 

You might also like Lamorna House and Beach Break.

5. The Beach House, Hayle

Located in a commanding position overlooking Hayle beach, The Beach House has direct access to the coastal path and beach through its private Mediterranean-inspired gardens. Finished to an incredibly high standard, the gem of this property is the fantastic top floor open plan living area with an apex framed window and balcony offering uninterrupted views across to St Ives. This modern reverse level property sleeps six and has the added benefit of parking for up to four cars, behind electric security gates. In addition, two of the three bedrooms offer access out onto the beautiful gardens and terraced area. 

You might also like Sea Cottage and The White Cottage

6. Dolphin Watch Hawkes Point, Carbis Bay

Situated within the half-acre grounds of the main house, Dolphin Watch is a timber-clad eco-lodge offering a slice of luxury in one of the most stunning locations on Cornwall's coastline. Perfectly equipped for couples or a family of four, the bi-fold doors open out onto a generous sized balcony with uninterrupted views across Porthkidney beach towards Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond.

You might also like Atlantic View.

7. St Breca, Prussia Cove

St Breca, which is Cornish for ‘unique’, truly is a wonderfully unique property. Set just back from the coastline, the property boasts a large veranda, where you can relax and take in the mesmerising views across the coast. Inside, the property has a large open plan, beamed living area, complete with an open fire. With the South West Coast Path virtually on your doorstep, it’s easy to make the most of the stunning coastline. This incredible holiday home sleeps four with the benefit of parking, gardens, and of course, sea views. 

You might also like Tairua and Seacot

8. Pencarrow, Mevagissey

Perched right above Mevagissey Harbour, Pencarrow is an impressive property offering views across Fowey estuary and along the coastline. From Mevagissey, guests can walk the South West Coast Path in one direction to Charlestown, the historic harbour used in the filming of BBC’s Poldark, and in the other direction to the smaller village of Gorran Haven. This tastefully decorated apartment sleeps four and offers communal outdoor areas from which to enjoy the views, and a private parking space. 

You might also like Harbour Rest and Rose Cottage

9. Gunvor Cottage, Coverack

Gunvor Cottage offers a coastal experience with a difference, located in the quaint village of Coverack it’s unlike the properties above, this beautiful thatched cottage has the best of both worlds – it’s right on the coast, and it’s part of a village. The South West Coast Path leads directly through the old fishing village of Coverack, so if you stay at this impressively restored cottage, you’ll be perfectly located for some coastal rambling. On return to the village, enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants, the village pub, or cook up a feast in the fantastic, modern kitchen. Gunvor Cottage sleeps four, with sea views from the front-facing windows, a woodburner and parking. 

You might also like Rock House and Castle Cottage

10. Captain's Rest, Porthleven

Cosy cottage in Porthleven right on the coast

Perched on the cliff overlooking the golden sands of Porthleven Beach, Captain's Rest is an enchanting cottage with uninterrupted sea views. Wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore each morning, gaze across the sea with your morning cuppa and decide on the day's plans. Situated right on the coast path, explore the area by foot taking in the views of Mullion one way or Praa Sands the other. On chilly evenings, snuggle up and watch a movie with the captivating sea as the backdrop.

You might also like Shambrook and The Sea Hoss.

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