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Cornwall coast path cottages

630 miles of beautiful South West scenery make up the South West Coast Path, with a big chunk of that being in Cornwall it’s time to explore the dramatic clifftops and golden beaches that line the shores of this popular county.

A seasoned walker’s repertoire is filled with mountain climbs, Lake District circulars and coast path adventures. Many people walk the South West Coast Path in chunks, covering a certain area in a certain space of time. Why not take a couple of weeks, book a cottage and walk out along the path every day of your break? If you stay by the coast, you’ll be minutes from the coast path and there’ll be no need to get in the car for the whole holiday.

 

Each of these cottages is either on the coast path or a short walk away. With coast path convenience comes beautiful sea views. It’ll be hard to decide whether to stay in and admire the view or get out in the fresh sea air for a brisk walk.

 

Trelowen

Fowey | Sleeps 8 + cot

The coastal view from the hot tub at Trelowen.

Tucked adjacent to the coastal footpath above Polruan harbour, Trelowen is a beautiful home to be based for your walking holiday. Take the paths up and down the river or hop on the ferry and go shopping on Fowey. Retire to the hot tub to ease your aching feet after a long day of walking.

 

The Captain’s Gig

1.7 miles E of St Austell | Sleeps 5 + cot

The Captain's Gig has been the backdrop to many scenes filmed in Poldark.

A lovely 18th century terraced cottage that has probably appeared in the background of a Poldark episode or two. Sitting above the harbour at Charlestown gives you excellent views of the tall ships moored below. Step out into town for a quick circular or plan a whole day out on the South West Coast Path.

 

The Old Coastguard Station

Falmouth | Sleeps 4 + cot

The Coastguards Station is in an enviable position on Pendennis point in Falmouth.

Conveniently placed on Pendennis isthmus, just around the corner from Pendennis Point in Falmouth, this apartment has beautiful views out to sea and is so convenient for hopping on to the coast path for a day long jaunt or just the fifteen minute wander down to the local beach, Gyllyngvase.

 

Demelza

1 mile SW of Mullion | Sleeps 4 + cot

Named after the Poldark heroine, Demelza has a beautiful view of Mullion cove.

This luxurious apartment has picturesque views of Mullion Harbour and plenty of room to relax with a group of friends or family. Start your day with a dip in the pool at Mullion Cove Hotel (included in your stay) and then relax in the cove while bird watching or wander along the clifftops of the Lizard Peninsula.

 

Mr Blue Sky

Praa Sands | Sleeps 2

Glamping at its finest; Mr Blue Sky is a perfect example of our 'in the wild, but en suite' philosophy. We promise you'll be comfortable here.

Surrounded by a panoramic of the Atlantic Ocean, including St Michael’s Mount, Mr Blue Sky is a seaside haven that you may never want to leave. This private glamping site has its own beach hut bathroom with a hot shower, flushing toilet and wash-basin along with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

 

The Nutshell

Marazion | Sleeps 2

Cosy up with your other half in the simplistic interiors of the Nutshell, at the heart of Marazion.

The Nutshell is a bolthole for two at the heart of Marazion. The simple interiors have a clean but cosy feel and this is the perfect base for couples to explore some of the best places in west Cornwall, such as St Michael’s Mount, the Penzance Jubilee swimming pool and the Tate St Ives.

 

Oystercatcher

Sennen | Sleeps 5

Come rain or shine, we're not sure we'd ever be able to leave the huge picture window at Oystercatcher. Look at the colour of the sea!

You might never leave the glorious picture window of Oystercatcher but when you do, you’ll find the coastal path straight outside. Start your walking holiday in a beautiful location and discover the wild west of Cornwall around Sennen.

 

Polmina

6.2 miles SW of St Ives | Sleeps 2

A romantic, secluded location for your next walking holiday in Cornwall.

Surrounded by Cape Cornwall, Zennor and St Ives, Polmina is a Cornwall escape that’s ideal for a couple who really want to get away from it all. The cottage is set up on the cliff with far-reaching views out to the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Rock

Portreath | Sleeps 6 + cot

The view from Rock is amazing, plus having a beach on your doorstep means you can dip a toe in the sea at any time of the day.

The modern interiors and incredible views over Portreath beach make Rock a lovely place to call home for your holiday. When you fancy a little vitamin sea you don’t even need to leave the house. But being so close to the coast means you can hop on to the coast path for 5 minutes or 5 hours, it really is up to you.

 

Ocean Retreat

2.3 miles SW of St Agnes | Sleeps 2

A lush hideaway for lovebirds. You can see the sea from the mezzanine bedroom.

You can see the sea from your bed in this beautiful home for two in St Agnes. Wander the village for your entire holiday or go further afield to Perranporth or head south to Falmouth. You’ll definitely be getting your fix of the coast in this Cornwall hotspot. 

 

Tregwelen Shepherd’s Hut

1.2 miles SE of Padstow | Sleeps 2 + cot

Looking over the Camel estuary, staying at Tregwelen Shepherds Hut means you can hop on to the coast path to Padstow or Wadebridge and get started on your Cornwall adventures.

Escape to this beautiful glamping location overlooking the Camel Estuary and only 20 minutes’ walk from Padstow. This shepherd’s hut is a special retreat with panoramic views and perfectly placed on the Camel Trail for walking the South West Coast Path between Padstow and Wadebridge.

 

 

Praxis

4.4 miles SW of Boscastle | Sleeps 2

Wake up to the ocean at Praxis and then wander beside it on the South West Coast Path.

A former artist’s studio, it’s easy to see how the location of this pretty home inspired creative minds. Sit on your balcony and watch the crashing waves of Trebarwith Strand and hop in the sea whenever you feel like it.

 

Lady Emma’s Cottage

1.8 miles NE of Kingsand | Sleeps 8 + cot

How do you get away from it all? Stay at Lady Emma's cottage on the Rame Peninsula for uninterrupted views, a private garden and woodland to explore just outside your gate.

Standing alone on the edge of the Rame Peninsula, this is a quiet corner of the world to escape to for some down time and the chance to get a little bit closer to nature. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, woodland and the sea, you can relax in your own secluded haven. Plus, with a hot tub with sea views and a tidal shingle beach a short walk away, you might never leave Lady Emma’s.

 

Rockwater Cabin

2 miles W of Kingsand | Sleeps 3 + cot

This 1930s cabin overlooks Whitsand Bay in Cornwall. Stay at Rockwater Cabin for the ultimate seaside glamping holiday.

Beautiful views aplenty from this cabin overlooking Whitsand Bay. Rockwater is a vintage 1930s cabin with a unique calm and tranquillity. From this vantage point you might catch a glimpse of dolphins and porpoises in the sea below and peregrine falcons and kestrels above. Walk straight on to the coastal path to explore this a leg of the south Cornwall South West Coast Path or just relax on your private deck.

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