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The Kiddleywink

£373 - £810 per week

Escape to the idyllic Lamorna Valley where you will be rewarded with this lovely little barn conversion, the perfect Cornish bolthole for two just a short stroll from the sea. The open plan living space is perfect for cosy nights in by the woodburner or take yourself out onto the decked terrace for a glass of wine in the summer evenings. The local pub is literally moments away and with parking right outside, The Kiddleywink is a fabulous and convenient base to enjoy your holiday.

The Kiddleywink is perfect for those wanting to enjoy the peace of the valley and the beauty of the landscape. Explore the harbour side with its weather ravaged walls, and a bracing walk along the cliff top, or further afield to the villages of Mousehole, St Loy and Porthcurno or down to the Land's End peninsula.


front door from parking and decking area into:

Living/kitchen/dining area

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, under-counter fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, table and seating for two, sofa, TV, woodburner, door to rear outside area.

Shower room

enclosed shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Outside area

decked area with table and seating for two, parking space.

Additional information

electric radiators throughout, due to the locality of The Kiddleywink being in Lamorna, mobile phone signal is limited. Please note there is no WiFi at the property .


Have just spent Christmas at the Kiddleywink, the cottage was beautifully decorated, the Christmas tree looked amazing by the log burner. Everything we needed to cook Christmas lunch was there. We fished at the cove on Christmas morning and then back to the cozy cottage to put the turkey in! Our 3rd visit and will definitely be back.

December 2021

Another excellent stay at The Kiddleywink. Very well equipped especially in the kitchen, and extremely well kept and clean. Note - no WiFi (or phone signal) which we loved! Already booked for next year.

October 2021

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Holidays in Lamorna

Lamorna Cove is a beautiful and secluded area of Cornwall sat between the pretty harbour town of Mousehole and the glorious Porthcurno beach. You can walk the coastal path to both of these locations, or if you’re feeling adventurous, walk all the way to Land’s End! Lamorna Cove is the perfect base to enjoy a self catering holiday and to explore the further reaches of West Cornwall.

The cliffs around Lamorna Cove are beautiful. The cove has been known for fishing and quarrying in the past. It was also a haunt for artists such as 'Lamorna Birch', particularly in the 1930s. The Cove also has an arts festival and a flourishing village hall, in which you might see international performers from time to time on the Carn to Cove Rural Touring Circuit. The cove lies at the end of a woodland valley, as does St. Loy, a little further south along the coast.

Top tip

Walk the coast path from Lamorna to Mousehole for some truly breathtaking views!

Things to do at Lamorna

When the tide is out, Lamorna Cove sports a small sandy beach, but its rocky nature means the area is better known for diving and snorkelling. A nearby beach café serves hot and cold snacks or park up and enjoy an ice cream while looking out to sea. In the summer season you can hire motorboats and kayaks or if you’d rather something less active, the blue waters are perfect for bathing. If a day at the beach is your thing, check out our guide to Sandy beaches in West Cornwall for other beaches in the area which are well worth visiting.

With the harbour town of Penzance just a short drive away, there's plenty to keep you entertained on a self catering holiday in Lamorna. For ideas on what to do during your stay with us, check out our blog post on Days out around Penzance.

A trip to the stunning tidal island of St Michaels Mount is a must if you're in the area.

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Walks around Lamorna

Lamorna is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning scenery that the West Cornwall offers. With coastal paths to the east and west, and other inland walks to traditional Cornish villages, ramblers will be in their element. Visit the ancient celtic site of the Merry Maiden stone circle on route to Porthcurno or make the famous 'Good Friday' walk to the quaint fishing village of Mousehole. Read more on our blog on Mousehole Walks.

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Nearby events

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd December 2022

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2022

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

6th - 9th July 2022

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2022

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

6th February 2023

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

17th - 25th June 2022

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >

TBC December 2022

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

13th - 15th May 2021

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

22nd - 24th April 2022

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

10th - 24th September 2022

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

30th April 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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A true story...

A lot of famous people holiday in the hills and coves of Cornwall. In the 1970s, three locals (an out of work actor, a DJ, and a young writer) decided to start a hospital radio station, named Duchy Hospital Radio. They set up in a caravan in a car park behind West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance. The actor and writer were particularly interested in spoken word programmes and secured an Uher, the must-have portable reel to reel audio tech of the day. The actor discovered that a famous person was getting away from it all at Lamorna Cove Hotel.  An interview with George Harrison would get Duchy Hospital Radio noticed! The famous Beatle was only too pleased to help and invited them to join him at the hotel for a cream tea. For an hour or more the actor and writer chatted amiably to George about being famous, hiding away in Cornwall, what the other Beatles were like, and the price of tea and chips. Back in the Duchy Radio caravan, the novice reporters soon discovered that in the excitement of meeting their hero, the actor had forgotten to press ‘Record’!

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.

Have just spent Christmas at the Kiddleywink, the cottage was beautifully decorated, the Christmas tree looked amazing by the log burner. Everything we needed to cook Christmas lunch was there. We fished at the cove on Christmas morning and then back to the cozy cottage to put the turkey in! Our 3rd visit and will definitely be back.

Another excellent stay at The Kiddleywink. Very well equipped especially in the kitchen, and extremely well kept and clean. Note - no WiFi (or phone signal) which we loved! Already booked for next year.

The Kiddleywink is an ideal property for a couple, located in a peaceful valley near the coastal path but within easy reach of the facilities of Penzance. The cottage was well equipped, very clean and comfortable, next door to the Lamorna Wink pub - we ate there one night and enjoyed our meal. The bus stop was a 15 minute walk from the cottage, we caught the Coaster open top bus one day and had a circular bus trip to St Ives via Porthcurno, Lands End and Sennen Cove, great fun, it was also an excellent walking area.

A lovely property, with lots to explore close by either by foot or in the car. The property was well stocked with all the essentials required. And the pub next door was an added bonus with some fantastic food.

We had an amazing stay at The Kiddleywink, it was very central to places to go such as St Michaels Mount and the Minack theatre. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and couldn’t fault our stay! Would definitely recommend and I’m sure we will be coming back to Cornwall very soon!!

A nice little property in a pleasant and quiet location, only a short distance from the very pretty coastal village of Mousehole and lots of interesting places to visit.

Excellent cottage in a idyllic location, perfect for exploring the far west of Cornwall, especially if you like putting on a pair of walking boots! Everything you could need is supplied in the cottage. Great that theres a washing machine and washing line outside, managed to go home without the usual suitcase full of dirty clothes! Although it was nice to get away from it all, we did struggle with no phone signal or wifi, although this wouldn't stop us booking again!


We could not think of a better place to spend our 50th Wedding Anniversary - total peace and quiet, with all the facilities we need, including the convenience of being able to visit all our favourite haunts and discover some new ones. Already booked for next year!

Had a lovely 14 day stay at The Kiddleywink. Property was very clean and well equipped. Loved waking up in the morning and hearing nothing but the birds. So peaceful. Would stay again in a heartbeat.


Had a wonderful relaxing week at the Kiddleywink location is perfect to pop up and down to the cove depending on the tide to fish and central to so many other beautiful coves and beaches some of which we had never found before in the many years we have been coming to Cornwall. The cottage itself is perfect very clean comfy and safe just what is needed at present.

Lovely cottage, picturesque surroundings. Exactly what was needed after a hectic few months.

Excellent "bolt hole" to get away from it all in Cornwall. No phone signal and no WiFi, a bonus for us! The best equipped cottage we have stayed in for many years, and we've been coming to this area of Cornwall for 40 years now! This is a perfect place for two people, who enjoy the quiet.

Excellent will go again

A really lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable. The pub next door was a bonus, with delicious food (we did need to book a table). Quiet location but a great base for exploring the area.

The cottage was lovely and clean and very well designed, just right for a couple to enjoy a relaxing holiday. You can take walks on the coastal path without having to use your car, and then come back for a meal at the Lamorna Wink, which is just next door !

Our second year there, surroundings local pub the wink Excellent food and company , landlady and landlord could not be anymore helpful Will return again

Beautiful modern cottage with top class fittings with everything you need. The complimentary tea, milk, biscuits, scones and cream were a lovely welcome surprise. Just a minute from the village pub and a five minute walk to the sea front its in an idyllic position surrounded by trees. The only downside is because of the lovely location it has no phone signal or wifi.

Comfortable. A great location for walking