Superbly stylish romantic hideaway, near Prussia Cove and the South West Coastal Path.
This stunning little cottage near the west coast of Cornwall really stole our hearts when we discovered it. One of three on a peaceful old farm, its 18thC granite and slate walls have been lovingly restored and paired with the most beautiful modern interiors, some quirky, some luxe. A peacock-blue velvet sofa; an eclectic mini bookshelf full of Penguin classics. A vintage sideboard and mid-century modern tables teamed with snowy sheepskins and a cocktail-making kit. The blend is so considered and clever, making this such a gorgeous place to hole up a deux; you can hire one of the bigger cottage too if you fancy coming with friends or family (sleeping 4 and 6). Spend your days walking the South West Coastal Path, paddle boarding on the Atlantic and visiting Cornwall’s prettiest beaches and seaside towns, then stock up on fabulous local produce at the nearby farm shop and conjure up a feast to eat in the garden.
Getting here: you’ll want to drive, so you have a car to explore
There are solar panels, and toiletries and cleaning products are all eco friendly.
- You’re 5 minutes’ drive from Prussia Cove, a beautifully secluded sandy cove fringed by rocks, and dog friendly.
- Or head to Marazion, a popular beach with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount and Tremenheere Kitchen for a superb lunch. Adjoining Marazion is Long Rock, which is dog friendly and a popular place to windsurf, kitesurf and paddle boarding (all for hire).
- You’re right by the South West Coastal Park. The owners recommend the spectacular walk between Zennor and Gurnard’s Head, wild and unspoilt, overlooking rugged granite cliffs and the deep-blue Atlantic. Reward yourself with lunch at The Gurnard’s Head pub the other end.
- Day trip to Penzance for its historic architecture and great little boutiques, plus an Art-Deco lido if you’re not a fan of sea swimming. The Cornish Barn is our favourite place to eat – a smokehouse and bar dishing up farm-to-fork produce from local suppliers.
- We love St Ives’s boutiques and tiny galleries; don’t miss the Leach Pottery.
- Porthcurno beach is the poster-child for Cornwall, all turquoise water and white sands. To one side, the famous Minack Theatre clings to the cliffs, a unforgettable place to watch Shakespeare.
- On the way home, stop at the farm shop in Perranuthnoe and pick up ingredients for a BBQ supper.