5 romantic cottages in Cornwall
May 4, 2018
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.
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.
Cornish Chough (pronounced ‘chuff’) is a ground floor luxury apartment made for two, perfectly positioned just 200 metres from Gyllyngvase beach and a 15-minute walk to the historic harbour and town centre. The apartment boats a log burner, private garden, large light filled bedroom, sumptuous handmade super king-size bed and 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Not only that, you’ll also receive a Cornish cream tea, slippers and luxury dressing gowns on arrival.
Couples will find plenty of foodie hot spots to choose from for a candlelit dinner for two. We recommend Star and Garter, Rick Stein’s, Espressini or Olivers. See our full list recommended restaurants on our blog.
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.
White Horses sleeps 2 and is just a 15 minute stroll from the golden sands of Perranporth beach in Cornwall. Enjoy the large garden, alfresco dining (you might need a hot water bottle and blanket for the winter months), sea views and a gorgeous rural setting, with rolling hills.
After a day of exploring the beach and its fabulous sand dunes, head to one of Perranporth’s many restaurants including the Watering Hole located directly on the beach itself, Del Mar Italian and Alcatraz Bistro opening this summer.