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Quirky cottages with a difference

For bath lovers… 

Post Box Cottage, near Mevagissey 

 Bath tub at Post Box Cottage in Mevagissey

Nestled in the heart of St Ewe village, just a short drive from the quaint harbour town of Mevagissey is Post Box Cottage. Picture perfect with oodles of classic cottage features, beautifully blended with modern amenities for a truly Cornish getaway. After a busy day of walking the stunning nearby coast path, return to this two-bedroom haven and relax with a soak in the very unique bath tub, found tucked away behind folding wooden doors in the master bedroom! 

For animal lovers… 

The Milk House & Old Dairy at The Old Farmhouse Cottages, Bude  

 Alpacas at The Old Dairy and Milk House in Bude

Surrounded by miles of Cornish countryside, The Old Farmhouse Cottages in Bude is a rural hideaway where a small herd of adorable Alpacas are your neighbours! The Milk House is an exceptional barn conversion for two, whilst the neighbouring Old Dairy is a stylish modern barn sleeping four. A haven for wildlife lovers, bring the binoculars and explore the half acre of countryside on your doorstep.  

For spa lovers… 

Praaloha, Praa Sands  

Outdoor swimming pool with a sea view at Praaloha, Praa Sands, Cornwall 

With magnificent sea views from almost every room, Praaloha is a taste of luxury overlooking the beautiful Praa Sands beach. Previously featured as one of the Guardian’s ’50 Best UK Holiday Cottages’, this stunning property sleeps ten with ocean-facing gardens, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two living rooms and two kitchens. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a spot for your evening sundowner! But it’s not just about the views at Praaloha…it has its very own private outdoor pool (heated and with a sea view) and a home gym! Think of it as your own private spa.  

For food lovers… 

Songbirds, Bude 

Dusk at the beautiful Songbirds in Bude

Out of this world views across the rolling countryside and down to sea await you at Songbirds. A most welcoming barn conversion, lovingly restored, located on the grounds of a sixteenth century farmhouse and set within a National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in Bude. Foodies will love the barbecue, outdoor pizza oven and firepit, but more importantly, they’ll be overjoyed to explore the vegetable patch in the garden and pick some fresher than fresh ingredients for cooking up a feast. It doesn’t get more locally sourced than from your own garden! 

For style lovers… 

Corner House Loft, Mevagissey 

Freestanding bath and a floor made of pennies at Corner House Loft in Mevagissey 

In the heart of Mevagissey, moments from the harbour front and rugged, quaint coves is the Corner House Loft. Perfect for romantic getaways, where you can wander the winding lanes and harbourside, meander along the nearby coastal paths and spend time in the invigorating fresh, sea air! With sumptuous furnishings and luxurious features, like the bespoke oak and glass stairway, freestanding bath and stylish wet room with a floor made from pennies… yes, the stunning copper floor is made from one pence pieces! 

For nature lovers… 

Tree Fern Barn, mid Cornwall 

The beautiful gardens at Tree Fern Barn in Mevagissey, Cornwall

Nestled in the heart of rural mid Cornwall, Tree Fern Barn is a tropical oasis for four, with a beautiful courtyard and encompassed by Cornish fields, a rippling stream, orchard and an abundance of leafy lanes and rural walks. Dip your toes in the refreshing waters, wander amongst the trees and hedgerows, whilst listening to the calming sounds of nature around you, and feel a world away from it all! 

For wellness lovers…  

Porth Glas, St Ives 

Private sauna at Porth Glas in St Ives, Cornwall 

Wake up and gaze across the picturesque rooftops of St Ives and out to sea, before heading out to discover the best of West Cornwall; from historic harbours to rugged clifftops and sandy coves. After a stomp around the coast, head back to relax as the sun goes down… and pop into your very own private, indoor sauna. Warm up those muscles, get the blood flowing and detox your skin to feel well and truly revitalised!  

For history lovers… 

Cregyn Cottage, Mousehole 

Porthole to smugglers tunnel at Cregyn Cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall 

A fascinating 300-year-old Cornish bolthole, Cregyn Cottage is steeped in Cornish maritime history. It features its very own 18th century smuggler’s tunnel, hidden away, behind a false wall in the characterful cottage that's located in the fishing port of Mousehole. Although the tunnel is no longer is use, peer through the porthole above the fireplace and get a peek at what the smugglers would have seen on their escapades. Adults and children alike will love to hear gripping tales in ‘The Smugglers of Mousehole’ a book (and now a film) written by the owner of the cottage.  

For fantasy lovers… 

Pump Cottage, St Ives 

Hobbit hole at Pump Cottage in St Ives, Cornwall 

The cutest of cottages and surprisingly spacious, Pump Cottage is as pretty as a picture and home to its very own Hobbit Hole! The wonderfully quirky door leads from the kitchen into a secluded courtyard, where you can relax and unwind, fire up the barbecue and enjoy long, lazy evenings. Located in the heart of St Ives, with a stay here you’ll definitely be waking up and saying ‘I’m going on an adventure’ everyday! Discover the bustling, cobbled lanes, historic harbour and beautiful beaches surrounding this idyllic Cornish town.  

For seascape lovers… 

Lobster Pot, Crab Rock, St Ives 

Spectacular sea view at Lobster Pot, Crab Rock in St Ives, Cornwall 

Find Lobster Pot, Crab Rock on the water’s edge in St Ives, with mesmerising beach, sea and harbour views! You can while away hours watching the waves lap the shore below. Take a stroll to St Ives harbour, tuck into the freshest seafood or wander the soft sands of Porthminster beach and paddle in the clear blue seas. Seaside stays don’t get much closer, as Lobster Pot, Crab Rock is built into the rocky cliffside itself! Find yourself immersed in the Cornish coast, almost literally!  

If you’re feeling inspired and can’t wait to getaway to an unforgettable holiday cottage in Cornwall, view them all here.  

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