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Luxury coastals top 5 luxury Cornwall cottages

Luxury coastals top 5 luxury Cornwall cottages

A look at 5 luxury cottages in Cornwall to stay in.

Our top 5 luxury Cornwall cottages

Ah Cornwall. Home to one of the country’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. If you’re a fan of spectacular beaches and pretty seaside towns, chances are Cornwall is high up on your list of favourite holiday destinations, and quite rightly so. With much of its 422-mile coastline lying within an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this famous slice of the United Kingdom is quite simply stunning. However, there’s much more to the place than staggering seascapes and iconic surf.

Wide, unspoiled countryside spills down towards the ocean where rural villages and market towns pepper its valleys. History weaves itself throughout the landscape with remnants of an illustrious mining heritage on constant display along its coast paths and moorland.

So, whether you’re a beach baby who enjoys hitting the waves or a landlubber who relishes a ramble, Cornwall has a holiday with your name written on it.

Now that you’ve fallen in love with the place, you’ll be wanting to find yourself the perfect pad from which to savour your Cornish escape, whether to while the days away with lazy morning lie-ins and long hot tub soaks, or for early morning surf sessions and scenic oceanside walks. From hideaways for two, to villas for all the family, we think Luxury Coastal’s superb collection of cottages is a great place to start.

Tides reach

Arriving in the sleepy fishing village of Mousehole is a little bit like stepping into a fairytale. Narrow streets wind their way to a pretty harbour where traditional, granite cottages edge the water and boats bob on the rippling tide. Tea cafes tuck into corners, tiny gift shops burst with treasures and independent galleries showcase work from local artisans and painters. If the charm of Mousehole has drawn you, you’ll love Tides Reach. Set right on the water’s edge this resplendent, revamped two-bedroom Lamorna stone cottage has a fabulous front terrace and overlooks Mousehole’s picturesque harbour.

riverview barn

Cool, cedar-clad and contemporary. If you’re looking to step away from a busy schedule and into a lifestyle of pure relaxation it doesn’t get much better than this gorgeous rural retreat. Sporting wide views across the Tamar Valley from every one of its tastefully designed rooms, Riverview Barn is one of the area’s best kept secrets and perfect for nature-infused holidays with all the family. The large, elevated balcony is where you’ll be able to watch the sun rise and set, and a lower decked terrace is ideally placed for afternoon barbecues and long lazy hot tub soaks. The house also offers a host of fantastic activities to keep children and grown-ups entertained like tennis on the private court next to the property, and table tennis and pool on the top floor of the house.

Gwithian lookout

As if holidaying on this marvellous slice of the St Ives Bay coastline weren’t enough. With its gorgeous interiors, sky high ceilings and full-length glass, Gwithian Lookout is a truly special holiday home and one that couldn’t be better placed for beach holidays with family and friends. With uninterrupted views over to Godrevy beach and the lighthouse the beauty of this house is that you can walk bare foot across the sand dunes to the beach without breaking a sweat. Grab your morning coffee at the fabulous Hungry Horsebox or refuel after a surfing session with one of their low & slow beef brisket chilli nachos before heading back for a chill in the sunshine on the front terrace.

Gannel view

Cinema room, pool, stop-you-in-your-tracks views and private access down to the water; Gannel View is one of a kind holiday home on Newquay’s fashionable Pentire Peninsula. With the beautiful ruggedness of the Cornish coastline to the north and the Gannel estuary to the south, the position of this home affords guests the best of both worlds, and five splendid bedrooms along with luxurious living spaces both inside and out create a magical place for family holidays and special occasions.

Rest house

With a soupçon of French Provencal, this sublime, restored Grade II listed studio barn with its walled courtyard and original stone, is a dreamy offering for couples looking to escape to the coast. All light and sophistication, The Rest House is as perfectly formed inside as it is out, with a modern bathroom, open plan living, cooking and dining, and a cosy bedroom nook completed with a Smart TV and woodburning stove. Nearby is the unspoilt beach of Nanjizal and slightly further afield, the clear water at Porthcurno Beach, overlooked from its rocky perch by the Minack Theatre. 


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