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Top cottages for rambling the South West Coast Path

Rugged coastline, idyllic hidden coves, and fresh sea air make Cornwall the perfect scenic walking destination. With over 300 miles to explore, you’ll want somewhere to rest tired walking legs in the evening. Take a look at our favourite cottages to use as a base for rambling the coast path!

Cair Kinan, Mousehole

 Stylish and contemporary sea view holiday home

Stylishly decorated with calming coastal interiors, Cair Kinan offers a bird's eye view over a picturesque Mousehole. From here there is a plethora of walking options with fantastic views, head towards Newlyn and Penzance and explore the eclectic mix of shops and eateries, or the other direction towards idyllic Lamorna Cove and further to Porthcurno Beach, the perfect swim spot. Return to Cair Kinan to watch the boats sailing by or storm watching on a wintery afternoon.

The Lookout, Mevagissey

The Lookout, Mevagissey

Perched on the waterfront above Mevagissey harbour, The Lookout certainly lives up to its name. Explore the calming south coast on foot, crossing Portmellon, Polstreath or Pentewan beaches. Head further up the coast to Fowey on the ferry boat, you may be lucky enough to see some dolphins! Sleeping four, perfect for two couples to explore the Cornish coast.

Piran Cottage, Lamorna Cove

Piran Cottage

Overlooking idyllic Lamorna Cove, Piran Cottage, sleeping four, is just moments from the rugged stretch of footpath that leads to quaint little Mousehole. Take a trip away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in this gorgeous cottage, designed to make the most of the views of the cliffs and beautiful cove below. The Aga is the perfect addition to rustle up filling and flavoursome meals after long days walking.

North Minack, Porthcurno

North Minack

Located with breathtaking views, North Minack is an incredible coastal home for a break by the sea. Head left to Lamorna and Mousehole or the other direction will take you to Lands End and Sennen Cove, dramatic waves can be seen in winter and calm glassy waters in summer. Don’t forget to catch a performance at the outdoor Minack Theatre, with the sea as a backdrop, this is something you will never forget!

Surfside, Widemouth Bay

Surfside, Widemouth Bay

Just a stone’s throw from Widemouth Bay beach, Surfside enjoys a great location near Bude. Take this stretch of coast path and tackle one of the steepest valleys in Cornwall, but it’ll be worth the climb when you’re greeted with wide open views of the Atlantic. Black Rock beach is dog friendly all year round, so your pooch can have hours of fun running in the sand!

Fantasea, Falmouth

Fantasea, Falmouth

A stunning first floor apartment above beautiful Maenporth beach, Fantasea offers the perfect base to explore south Cornwall. The balcony offers you space to kick back and relax after walking the coast path into the vibrant town of Falmouth. The other direction will take you around the stunning Helford, where you will find an abundance of gardens to explore such as Trebah and Glendurgan.

7 Watergate View, Newquay

7 Watergate View, Newquay

With staggering ocean and sunset views, 7 Watergate View is a gorgeous contemporary apartment sleeping four. Perched on the cliff just a stone’s throw from the coast path, you can take a stroll to sandy Watergate Bay and further onto the stunning coastline at Bedruthan. Enjoy a sunset surf at Watergate and safely keep your board in the private store. Cornwall is a foodie’s heaven currently offering a staggering 39 Michelin recommended restaurants and four Michelin star, including famous names such as Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw to name a few!

32 The Dunes, Perranporth

32 The Dunes

Be prepared to be blown away when you step out onto the balcony at 32 The Dunes! This stunning beachside apartment has panoramic views of Perranporth beach and provides the perfect romantic getaway. With a private path leading to the beach, you can join the coast path and head to St Agnes, make sure you take your pooch as this walk is great for dogs as it passes dog friendly beaches and pubs.

Gull High, Padstow

Gull High

With breathtaking views across the Camel Estuary and Rock beach, Gull High is a welcoming apartment for four people and their furry friend. Park the car and forget about it for the week, lovers of the outdoors will have plenty to do! Take the ferry over the estuary and explore the winding paths around Rock and Daymer Bay, a little further afield will take you to Doc Martin’s Port Isaac, a beautiful spot to stop for a bite to eat whilst you take in the views.

Surf and Turf, Lelant

Surf and Turf

Filled with contemporary design whilst still retaining its Cornish cottage charm, Surf and Turf is a delightful cottage just a hop, skip and a jump from dog friendly Porthkidney sands. Walks in this area can take you to beautiful Zennor where you can tuck into a Moomaid of Zennor ice cream, or simply take the St Ives town trail, browsing the shops as you go, maybe even stopping for a bite to eat at one of the restaurants of cafes. Sleeps four, perfect for the whole family and those on four paws!

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