This whitewashed cottage sits on top of a hill only yards from the coast, with sea views from almost every room and nothing but the sound of the waves crashing against the cliffs. It’s set next to owners Lucy and Roger in the main house but has been cleverly designed to feel very private.
Laze away the days on comfy couches next to the wood-burner in the sitting room: TV, books and stunning sunset views. Sit out in your little garden at the side of the house and ask your hosts about the secret garden by the sea – and the amphitheatre, which guests love for yoga with the ocean as an inspiring backdrop.
Head straight out the door and onto the coastal path; there are three stunning beaches within a 10-minute walk of the cottage – the closest, at Fishing Cove, is five minutes and is wonderful for dog walking and watching the sun go down. At the end of the lane there’s parking at Church Cove and Dollar Coves – useful for surfers and families with young ones. Amble five minutes down the road – or a little further along the beach – to Halzephron Inn for locally caught crab and seafood chowder. You can walk or drive to Porthleven for more restaurants and shops.