5 romantic cottages in Cornwall
Walk hand in hand along dramatic beaches and write your names in the sand.
Cornwall is filled to the brim with romance, no matter what time of year. Its white sand beaches, fiery sunsets and a magical coastline, provide you with all the ingredients for a romantic break with your loved one. Below we give you 5 beachside properties that are sure to get you feeling the love this Valentine’s Day.
A cosy cabin made for two, Lobster Pot is set off the beaten track, offering a unique and romantic hideaway for couples. You will truly unwind at this tranquil retreat, with its large wood burner for cosy nights in, twinkling fairy lights on the decking and its stunning coastal interior.
Porthcothan beach is one of Cornwall’s secret bays, providing an ‘away from it all’ feeling for you and your loved one. Pack up a picnic and spend the day in the sun, or if you’re feeling more active, walk the coast path to the picturesque Padstow harbour, where you’ll find an abundance of cafes, shops and restaurants including the popular Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainsworth at No6.
Perfectly placed in the heart of Mousehole in west Cornwall, The Shell Seeker is a Grade II former fishermen’s cottage with a beautiful interior design over three floors. Oozing with romance and relaxation with its crackling log fire and beautiful roll top bath, The Shell Seeker boasts original features including beamed ceilings, a granite hearth, flagstone flooring and stained glass window, all with a contemporary twist.
While out and about, guests can perch on the harbour wall with a picnic, spend the day on the beach, or watch the fishermen’s boats bobbing on the horizon. Mousehole’s cobbled narrow streets and yellow lichened fishermen’s houses huddle together, making this a stunning location to visit.
If you’re looking for a room with a view then this retreat will spoil you. With its windows pointing out across pretty Camel Estuary, Bijou is the perfect place to sit back and relax, watching boats and paddle boarders on the Padstow waters from the comfort of your own bespoke apartment. Its prime position in the centre of Rock and its spectacular sea views from every room, make this the perfect retreat for couples.
Known for its array of sophisticated eateries, Rock is home to No.1 Rock Road, Nathan Outlaw’s Mariner’s Rock, Rock Inn, Rock Sailing Club, The Dining Club and the very popular Blue Tomato located directly next door. The quaint fishing village of Padstow offers Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Paul Ainsworth’s No 6 or Rojano’s in the square.
Cuddle-up together in a cosy fisherman’s cottage, nestled between two headlands in the heart of Boscastle in Cornwall. Harbourside Cottage sleeps 2 guests with lovely views of the river and the headland towards the sea. Thoughtfully renovated to retain lots of period features, the cottage boasts a wood burning stove, deep slate-lined window recesses and original beams.
For a romantic stroll, wander along the riverside towards the historic harbour where the river meets the ocean and watch the waves roll in. Mesmerised by the beauty of the harbour, explore the ancient museum of witchcraft and magic and become spellbound by stories and exhibitions.
32 Dunes sleeps 2 and is just 10 metres from the golden sands of Perranporth beach on Cornwall’s rugged north coast. Enjoy the large patio and superb sea views while you dine alfresco, walk the coast path to St Agnes and Wheal Coates Mine or enjoy a candlelit dinner at The Summer House while watching the sun go down.
Other Perranporth restaurants include the Watering Hole located directly on the beach itself, Del Mar Italian and Alcatraz which we hear is great for cocktails.