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Cormorant Cottage

£398 - £970 per week

Cormorant Cottage is the ideal getaway for couples or a small family and their four legged friend in search of a cosy home away from home. Set to the west of Hayle Estuary and only two miles from St Ives, the village of Lelant is the ideal location for exploring Cornwall. You can also come and go as you please with your car, as you have your own private parking space. This lovely cottage also boasts a small, but perfectly formed, enclosed garden. For the animal lovers, Porthkidney Sands is just a short walk away and dog-friendly all year round!

You can also pop to The Badger Inn which serves family friendly pub food, carveries and Cornish ales and be home within a minute, once you've had your fill. Cormorant Cottage is a great place to stay at any time of year.


from the parking space one step into:


fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, DAB radio.

Dining room

table with seating for four.

Sitting room

two sofas, TV/DVD, woodburner, door to main road.

Bedroom 1

zip and link (king or twin) beds, window seat.

Bedroom 2

double bed, window seat.


WC, basin, bath with hand held shower attachment.

Outside area

enclosed garden area, bench, table with seating for four.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note the property is on the main road that leads to St Ives, therefore you will hear the noise from passing traffic, careful manoeuvring into/out of parking space is required, please also note that there is no shower in this property, only a bath with handheld shower attachment, There is a right of passage for the elderly neighbour through the garden if his access at the front is blocked. The stairs are a little steeper than average in this property. We advise contacting the booking team for more info, WiFi, two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


After a last minute switch of cottage, we had a very pleasant stay. Cormorant cottage is in an ideal location. We had roadworks outside the property which meant parking was easier - could see this being awkward at peak traffic times - but at least we had parking.

The cottage needs a little TLC but all in all we felt it was very homely and very comfortable.

February 2022

Second time we have booked with Aspects holidays, both cottages of a very good standard. Staff were very helpful when we made contact with office, we would use this service in the future for holiday bookings!

October 2021

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Holidays in Lelant

Lelant is a pretty, quaint village that is situated on the main route to Carbis Bay and St Ives. Rent a self catering property in Lelant and you'll be well placed to dine out at the delicious deli and restaurant, 'The Old Forge', enjoy a round of golf at West Cornwall Golf Club, or jump on the branch line to St Ives town.

Lelant itself has two pubs, a restaurant, a golf course with stunning views and a vast beach with areas of secluded woodland. Holidays in Lelant are perfect for couples who want the peace of staying somewhere rural but are close to local amenities. You're never far from the beach when you stay in Lelant; take a stroll alongside the estuary, through the sand dunes and down to the vast expanse of Porthkindney Sands where the River Hayle joins the Atlantic Ocean.

Did you know...

Porthkidney beach is dog-friendly all year round!

Things to do near Lelant

If you book a holiday in Lelant you’re perfectly situated for sightseeing, with a nearby train line to St Ives or Penzance for spot of shopping. If you jump in the car you can travel down the far west coast, one of the most beautiful driving routes in the UK. Stop off at the Gurnard’s Head for a bite of lunch or make your way down to Cape Cornwall and Sennen Cove

For those looking to explore on foot, the 12.5 mile St Michael's Way walk from Lelant to Marazion offers a great way to experience the Cornish countryside. The walk meanders through moorland and the small villages of Gulval and Ludgvan before emerging in Marazion with St Michael's Mount in clear view.

For something requiring a little less energy, visit Steeple Woods Nature Reserve for a more relaxing walk and spectacular views. Read more on our blog.

If you fancy a round of golf, Lelant is home to the West Cornwall Golf Club, offering breathtaking views and is playable at any time of year. Read more on our blog about Golf Courses in West Cornwall.

Nearby beaches

The closest beach to Lelant is Porthkidney Sands which is dog-friendly. Please note there are certain restrictions during peak months on other beaches in the area. 

For more info on Porthkidney Sands, and other must-see beaches in the area, check out our blog post on Sandy beaches in West Cornwall.

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.

After a last minute switch of cottage, we had a very pleasant stay. Cormorant cottage is in an ideal location. We had roadworks outside the property which meant parking was easier - could see this being awkward at peak traffic times - but at least we had parking.

The cottage needs a little TLC but all in all we felt it was very homely and very comfortable.

Old quaint cottage , very comfortable but not suitable for elderly or infirm due to the stairs, lack of a bannister at the top makes it unsafe in my opinion and my mum fell on the stairs Whilst mentioned previously it is on a very busy road which is approx 2 foot from front window. Parking is a bonus however difficult to manoeuvre in and out of due to busy road and blind spots . I drive a big car and it only just fitted into the parking spot . Aspect were excellent and quick in response to my questions and I would recommend them

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry to hear that your Mum had a fall. A lot of the more traditional Cornish cottages have quirkier layouts and steeper, narrower stairs than what many of us are used to, so it is always worth checking on the suitability of a property with the bookings team, if you are travelling with young children, elderly, or anyone with limited mobility. We always want to be as open and honest as possible, with website photos and descriptions, so that guests know what to expect, so we try to show the proximity of the property to the road and parking space size as best as we can with photos, including a car pictured in the space, to give an idea of what will fit. We are sorry if this is not what you had expected. We have since added a note to the website to highlight the steepness of the stairs. Thank you for your helpful comments and we hope that you still had a nice time here. Tanya, Customer Services

Second time we have booked with Aspects holidays, both cottages of a very good standard. Staff were very helpful when we made contact with office, we would use this service in the future for holiday bookings!

Had a great stay at cormorant cottage, the location actually suited us, which was near the beach and close to public transport network, train & bus nearby - The Beach is just a 10-15 minute walk and Hayle/Carbis Bay can be reached walking in under 40minutes or just a 5 min car journey.

The cottage itself was tidy, had all the amenities you would expect and was pretty cosy for a family of 4, (beware it is on a main road and can be a little noisy and difficult to park, however the description mentions that so no complaints).

In summary a great week away in a reasonably well kept cosy cottage and given the cost difference to staying in Carbis Bay or St Ives it was superb, however if your looking for somewhere to stay a bit closer to the action then this place is not for you, however if you want to chill out and escape the hustle of St Ives then I can certainly recommend it…

Lovley cosy cottage in a beautiful location. Has everything needed for a comfortable stay. We had a wonderful week there and would love to return soon!

Lovely cottage with a cosy homely feel! As advertised on a busy road and a tight drive way but didn’t bother us once in the house. Perfect escape for a week!

Great area and cottage and great walks.

A very traditional cornish cottage, nicely decorated and comfortable. The master bedroom is a good size although very little hanging space. On the whole a really nice place to stay, close to St Ives, Marazion (St Michael's Mount), Sennon, Lands End, Porthcurno and The Minack Theatre. The village pub is 2 mins walk and the year round dog friendly Porth kidney Sands a short stroll. Only real negative is the noise from the passing traffic but we did get accustomed to it after a few days.

A lovely quaint cottage near a lovely dog friendly beach porthkidney sands ,road very busy parking ok as long as you take time to reverse in and then easier to pull out when going out . A short walk to the train station to get into St ives and Carbis bay this is really great and reasonable . A great spot Lelant to get onto the a30 and discover this lovely part of Cornwall .

Lovely attractive property. Very comfortable for a family of four. Great location for Porthkidney beach - It is a beautiful beach 15 minutes walk down the road (past the church) Great for trains if you don’t fancy driving into St Ives etc. Lelant station is 5 minutes walk down the hill. Delicious cream tea at the Old Farmhouse & pottery on the corner opposite the Badger Inn. We found the location of the cottage ideal for exploring many of the lovely places in cornwall. Please be aware though that whilst the off-road parking is a great bonus, it is rather difficult getting in and out of the space and you would need an extra body directing you in and out. The road itself is very busy and if you are not used to road noise you may not find it very relaxing as it is a noisy road both day and night.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the fantastic location of this property; it really is in such a great spot for getting out exploring so many beautiful places around this area of Cornwall. Thanks for your helpful comments; the property is on a fairly busy, though also quite 'slow' section of road, and we would want customers to be aware of this before booking, as it may not be what everyone wants. The volume of traffic does vary greatly at different times of the year though, so out of peak weeks, you will generally hear a lot less of the passing traffic. We always find it best if you reverse in to the parking space here, which makes it much easier for getting out again, especially if you are trying to get out without anyone guiding you. Tanya, Customer Services

Beautiful cottage: however, not suitable for peace & quiet or relaxing break. Constant traffic noise affected our stay. Garden gates not secure for dogs near a very busy road during our stay.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your feedback and we are sorry if this property had not been what you had expected. It is located on the main road into St Ives, so we try to make this clear within the description, but we have now added further details to the description, as we would always want to be open and honest so that guests know what to expect from a property. The gates are secure, but the one by the road is a standard gate, with small gaps between panels and not very high, so this may be something worth considering if you are bringing a dog. For anyone interested in this property, there is a picture on the website to highlight the style of gate, but the team here would be very happy to chat about it further and advise on this. Although the road can be busy, and noise may be heard at times, this beautifully presented cottage is in such a fantastic location for exploring Cornwall, so we really are sorry to hear that you hadn't found it suitable for your party. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely comfortable cottage near to local amenities and all our favourite places to visit. Road is quite busy so traffic noise took some getting used too as we are not used to it! Be careful getting out of parking space as it’s tight! Overall it was clean, cosy with everything we needed

Cormorant cottage is warm and cosy and has a tastefully decorated rustic feel. It is in an excellent location for exploring west cornwall and all of the many beautiful local beaches. The cottage provided a great base for us and is bigger than expected. Only slight drawback was the main road, which can be very busy at peak times, but this was out weighed by the convenience of having a parking space, garden for our dog and the convenience of having st ives and local supermarkets just a short drive away.

Just returned from cormorant cottage in Lelant , ideal for pub with lovely beer garden and good food , walking distance to dog friendly beach and train station . The cottage is small but adequate as described and dog friendly .

Lovey little cottage perfect for our family and dog. Close to train station pub and beach. Would definitely recommend

Family of 3 Lovely Cornish Cottage with lots of character. Situated perfectly for the beach; which is about a 15 minute walk. Village Pub with good sized portions and home made food. The cottage was a perfect size for two adults a dog, and a 14 year old. Personally I wouldn’t recommend the cottage for families with younger children due to the stairs; particularly as you come straight out of the bedrooms onto the top of the staircase. TV/DVD has a good signal and WiFi an advantage. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend the cottage highly.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments and it is great to hear how much you liked Cormorant Cottage. Traditional Cornish cottages like Cormorant Cottage are packed full of character inside and out, but often with this character, you can find that they can be a little smaller, with layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, so it is definitely an important consideration when booking a property like this. We always try to be as open and honest as possible, and try to give an accurate representation of properties within our photos, so we hope that we have achieved that in this case, but we will continue to monitor feedback. We hope that you enjoyed everything that this fantastic location and cottage had to offer, and hopefully we will see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services.

A fantastic weeks holiday in a well equipped cottage which is conveniently located. Only a few minutes walk to the nearest bus stop then only a 9 minute drive to St Ives. A few minutes walk to the nearest pub and within walking distance to a year round dog friendly beach. Would definitely stay again and would definitely recommend.

Cormorant Cottage is a beautifully appointed cottage. It is central to lots of interesting places and having the dog friendly, vast Porthkidney beach only 10 mins walk away was excellent. The traffic noise could be a problem for some, however.

Great cottage and location. Short walk to great beach to walk my dog. Looking forward to booking next year.

An absolute little gem . Beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Ideal for dogs . Unfortunately the main road was very busy at all times, which meant reversing the car out of the drive way very nerve wracking. Train station was brilliant, a very short walk away. St Ives and Carbis Bay stunning.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your feedback. The road can be a little busy at certain times, and care should be taken when manoeuvring out of the space. We are sorry if this was not quite what you had expected. Where possible, we have always found it easier to reverse into the space, making it a lot easier to get back out onto the road again. It was great to hear that this didn't detract from your stay at the property though and that you had a great holiday. Thanks again for your comments, and hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Loved the cottage in general. It is furnished nicely very modern and you get a sense of relaxation the minute you arrive. Perfect thank you.

Fabulous week spent at cormorant cottage. Close to the lovely porthkidny beach and the bustling towns of St ives

Lovely cottage, well equipped. On a very busy main road with not much of a footpath so beware if you have dogs. Very comfortable stay, loved the kitchen it was so light. Living room is very comfortable, bedrooms really nice size, mattress in back bedroom was very hard. It went quite cool for a few days but we couldnt get the heating to come on, so perhaps intructions need to be a bit clearer. All in all a very nice stay.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. There are usually instructions for all properties for appliances and heating etc, so we are very sorry if these were not present and if that caused some problems with getting the property up to a comfortable temperature. We will check next time we visit the property to ensure that these are available. Thank you for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Services

The close proximity to the beach is a real plus also the same with the Badger Pub. For dog owners you can't get much better than Porthkidney beach, it is vast and dog friendly all year round. The Badger pub is also dog friendly with a large beer garden.The living room is very comfortable and relaxing. The wifi is good and the TV is adequate. Thank you for a fantastic week


Nice comfy dog friendly cottage with good pubs nearby. Good location, close to A30 for getting around Cornwall. Road can be very busy at certain times making parking/getting out a bit hair-raising as visibility isn't great because of stone wall. Overall would recommend.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Cormorant Cottage. The road can be a little busy at certain times, and care should be taken when manoeuvring out of the space, which we try to highlight on the website description, so that guests can be prepared for this. We are sorry if this caused you any difficulty. We hope you agree that the convenience of having the parking space, which are in high demand in this area, made it worthwhile, as well as being in such a convenient location to be able to easily get to Carbis Bay and St Ives, and easy access to the a30 to explore all that the area has to offer. Thanks again for your comments, and hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a great family holiday with the dogs in Cormorant cottage, Porthkidney beach is superb for dogs and children and only a short walk away, extremely quiet year round and definite highlight of our stay.

A beautiful, cosy and comfy cottage, very well appointed, and great to have a parking space.

Good location, very handy having the off road parking. Beach wasn’t far away being dog friendly as well clean and tidy. Don’t rely on trains stopping at Lelant it’s stops at Lelant Saltings. Approximately a 15 minute walk. Will return next year. ??

Don’t book if you are a light sleeper or if you are in any way unsteady on your feet.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We are sorry if there were any points about this property that didn't meet all of your expectations. Traditional Cornish cottages, like Cormorant Cottage, often have layouts/stairs that are more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, but packed full of character and charm. We appreciate that this may not suit every guest and we would always try to give an accurate representation of properties within the photos and descriptions, so hope that we have achieved that in this case. We have since looked into your comment about the gap at the top of the window, which allowed road noise in, and can confirm that the gap is only present when the window is left on 'vent' setting. It can also be set to fully close, which is useful for those colder days or the evenings, and to minimise any traffic noise. We are sorry if this was not immediately clear, and hope that this information will mean that you would still consider returning to this lovely cottage. Tanya, Customer Services

Beautiful cottage, just a short walk to the beach. We did a short break and wished it was for longer.