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West Cottage
Morwenstow

£408 - £1200 per week
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West Cottage is a beautiful property set in a fantastic location, on the edge of a quintessential village green, which is steeped in history and has oodles of character. Designed with ultimate guest comfort in mind, West Cottage offers families, or friends, a fantastic base to explore the beautiful North Cornwall coast and experience country living, in a property with spacious rooms, which have been finished to a beautiful standard, and is the perfect hub to explore the fantastic outdoors, deep in the heart of Hawker country. The pretty, cottage style garden, to the rear of West Cottage, is a wonderful suntrap to enjoy some sunshine, contemplation, and relaxation.

Whether it is exploring the stunning rugged coastline along the Southwest Coast Path, or watching the sunset from the famous Hawker's Hut, after experiencing the wonderful Morwenstow Church, which is nestled in the valley, everything you need is right here in this beautiful corner of the parish of Morwenstow. Just a few footsteps from West Cottage is the local pub, which serves locally brewed ales, cider, speciality gins and delicious home cooked meals. The church, which is just a five-minute stroll away, you'll also find a legendary tearoom which serves famous cream teas and home baked cakes, just perfect after a day exploring this beautiful area.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Single

Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Bedroom 3

Single

Bedroom 4

King

Entrance

from garden path into hallway, stairs to all bedrooms, doors into:

Kitchen

electric range cooker, plate warmer and hob, dishwasher, fridge, doors into:

Sitting/dining room

two large sofas, wall mounted Smart TV, woodburner, table and six chairs, double doors onto patio, door into:

Sitting room 2

sofa and armchairs, Smart TV.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, American style fridge/freezer.

Bedroom 1

single bed, open hanging.

Bathroom

freestanding bath, WC and basin

Bedroom 2

zip n link (super king or twin beds), decorative fire place, en suite with fixed rainhead shower and handheld attachment, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

single bed, open hanging.

Bedroom 4

king size bed, open hanging and shelf.

Garden

patio area with circular picnic table and benches, two chairs and small table, two sun loungers enclosed garden with grass lawned area.

Additional information

oil central heating, travel cot, highchair and two stairgates provided, approach stone track is uneven caution required with low slung vehicles, parking area outside garden gate approx. dimensions 4m x 3.5m WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

A lovely well-equipped character cottage with sunny garden and views, what's not to like? Morwenstow is gorgeous and the Bush Inn a proper English pub with excellent beer and good food, without losing any of its essential character. The church is 5 minutes walk, the coast path another 5, and it's a glorious stretch of the coast for walking. We don't usually stay in the same cottage twice but we may make an exception this time.

May 2024

Excellent, quiet location with coastal path just five minutes away. Cottage is well appointed with all necessary appliances and fittings.

October 2022

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Holidays in Morwenstow

Situated six miles north of Bude, Morwenstow presents the kind of shipwrecking rugged coastline and dramatic rural landscapes that make you want to escape. The parish sits in a National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is the most northerly in Cornwall, located just two miles short of the Devon border and perfectly positioned to afford a wonderful end-of-the-road sense of seclusion.

Combining country and coastal living, Morwenstow is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Pack your walking boots and spend your days rambling through the countryside, and along the South West Coast Path. 

Morwenstow Parish Church is of significant historical interest. Dating back to Norman times, with some believing a Saxon church once stood in its place, this incredible building forms the heart of Morwenstow.

 

Did you know...

Morwenstow was home to vicar Robert Hawker who created the Harvest Festival tradition?

Walks

A rambler's paradise, Morwenstow and the surrounding area are replete with routes across a variety of scenic landscapes, from the craggy coastline, to woodlands and Valleys. 

Walk the South West Coast Path

Arguably one of the most spectacular walks in the county, the coast path offers the chance to ramble along a well-trodden path, while soaking up the spectacular sights and breathing in the fresh sea air. Head in the direction of Bude for a sight of the clifftop satellites of GCHQ Bude, an unexpected view amid the beauty of the cliffs. 

Circular Valley

This circular walk gives you the chance to fully appreciate just why Robert Hawker loved the area so much. Beginning at the Rectory Farm Tea Rooms, head into the churchyard, following the path to the right past the vicarage and down into Morwenna Valley. Turn left at the way marker sign for the coast path following along the length of the valley, through meadows and woods, until you reach Vicarage Cliff and the coast path. Upon joining the coast path, turn left and ascend the cliff to the farmland above. Soon you’ll come across a kissing gate, at this point you can either continue on towards Hawker’s Hut, or return to the Rectory Farm Tea Rooms for a cuppa and a slice of cake!

Why not finish off your day of walking with a homecooked meal at the local 13th Century pub, The Bush Inn?

Beaches

No visit to Cornwall is complete without a trip to the beach, regardless of the time of year you visit. Just south along the coast of Morwenstow are several stunning beaches.

Sandymouth beach

Situated between Morwenstow and the popular seaside town of Bude, this National Trust beach is a popular choice for a day at the beach, while remaining quieter than the busier beaches at Bude. Dog-friendly year-round, and with seasonal lifeguards, it’s ideal for families, surfers, rock poolers, and dog-walkers alike. When the tide is out, the sand stretches for two miles along the dramatic cliffs, exposing a shipwreck buried in the sand. 

Duckpool beach

Beautifully wild and remote, this National Trust pebbly cove can be found at the base of Coombe Valley. At low tide, the cove reveals an expanse of far-stretching sand dotted with rock pools. Though not suitable for swimming, families can enjoy a day building sandcastles, rock pooling, fossil-hunting, and beachcombing. Dogs are welcome all year round, so it’s the perfect spot for letting your four-legged friends have fun in the sand!

Northcott Mouth Beach

This unassuming small cove reveals a large rocky beach as the tide drops, exposing the remains of the SS Belum, wrecked in 1917. Another National Trust-owned beach, this stunning beach is backed by 300 million-year-old cliffs. While surfers will delight in the waves created by the rocky reefs, children can enjoy rock pooling and playing in the stream that runs down the beach. Dogs welcome all year and lifeguards patrolling during the summer.

Places of interest

Set amidst the beautiful countryside, but also close to the coast, there are so many places to explore in the area, from hidden huts to shipwrecks in the sand.

Hawker’s Hut

Robert Hawker, the parish vicar, who created Cornwall's 'Trelawney' anthem and England's harvest festival tradition (which is celebrated here with aplomb), enjoyed spending time in his favoured spot on the clifftop, where he built his own small hut.

Visit Hawker’s diminutive driftwood dwelling nestled in the cliffs below his old vicarage – another must-see that features hand-built chimneys replicating the church towers he treasured throughout his life.

Morwenstow Church

A marvel of architecture, this historic church houses a range of fine carvings, tomb chests, memorials and stained glass windows; while in the graveyard lies dozens of smugglers and mariners - look out for the white figurehead of the Caledonia: the gravestone of a shipwrecked captain.

Henna Cliff

One of the best vantage points in the area affords spectacular seascapes where, standing atop Cornwall’s highest cliff at 144 metres, you can gain a bird’s eye view of Lundy Island and the distant south Wales coast.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

A lovely well-equipped character cottage with sunny garden and views, what's not to like? Morwenstow is gorgeous and the Bush Inn a proper English pub with excellent beer and good food, without losing any of its essential character. The church is 5 minutes walk, the coast path another 5, and it's a glorious stretch of the coast for walking. We don't usually stay in the same cottage twice but we may make an exception this time.

West Cottage is in a great location and benefits from being close to the footpaths so ideal for walking. You are also next door to a wonderful old cornish pub that offers great food.
The cottage is a tale of two halves, downstairs is generally comfortable and spacious and has everything we needed. However, the bedrooms and bathroom are tired and in need of an upgrade. The ensuite is tiny and if you are of a larger size you may find getting into the shower a challenge. The view of the stars on a clear evening from the back garden patio is a must. Parking is in front of the cottage which is helpful, however, they are not wrong when they advise low-slung cars to be careful as the access is by a very rough and bumpy farm track, I am glad we had SUV.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay at West Cottage, as you said there is nothing better than returning to the local pub after a long day of exploring the village, or hiking further afield on the Southwest Coastal Path.

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the upstairs of the property, however. This is certainly not how we want guests to feel after their stay. While we market a wide range of properties, suitable for all different tastes and budgets, it is a shame that the décor was not to your liking. We try to advertise all these rooms, and the rural track approach, as clearly as possible in the property description and photos, so we do hope the property was what you were expecting. We'll keep an eye on feedback regarding this moving forward, so thank you for letting us know.

We hope we can welcome you back to Cornwall again soon. Katy, Customer Services.

At the end of a terrace next to the fantastic Bush Inn, this cozy cottage has been recently renovated with nice new sofas and good quality tiles and new windows keeping the westerlies out. The wood burner keeps it warm and the kitchen is well enough equipped with a good cooker and two fridges. The small garden outside is useful for dogs and has good views. Close to lovely clifftop walks and did I mention the pub! We did have a couple of niggles but these were quickly resolved by the very responsive Aspects team.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you so much for your feedback we are happy that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for contacting us so we were able to sort everything out quickly and swiftly and you were able to get your holiday back on track. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Phoebe, Customer Service

Excellent, quiet location with coastal path just five minutes away. Cottage is well appointed with all necessary appliances and fittings.

Despite a few complaints we generally did enjoy our stay at West Cottage the garden was dog safe,and I am sure in the summer to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy the beautiful view of the fields and the sea would be very relaxing. We certainly would use Aspect Holidays in the future, but would check a few more indepth details.

Superb, homely cottage for getting away from it all and enjoying peace and quiet. Not far from coast path and close to pub and very good tearoom.

Fantastic well equipped cottage with great location . Very peaceful and will definitely return.

A lovely cottage in a quiet location. Close to the coastal path and virtually next door to a 13th century public house. A great base for exploring North Cornwall and North West Devon.